Calendar

Community Calendar

BINGO

Senior Center Bingo

Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3811.

Coarsegold Community Center

Mondays and Third Saturdays; Monday 10 a.m., senior meals 11:30 a.m., games start 12:15 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m., games at noon. 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.

Oakhurst Elk’s Lodge

10 a.m. doors open, games begin at 12 noon First and Third Sundays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

CAR CLUBS

Southern High Sierra Corvettes -

6 p.m. social hour, meeting starts at 7 p.m. First Tuesday; www.southernhighsierracorvettes.com. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Paul Linton (559) 676-0680.

CLUBS

Sierra Lions Club

6 p.m.; Denny’s - 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierralionsclub.org.

Service Organization of the Sierra (SOS)

9:30 a.m. Last Tuesday; serving the community by raising funds for scholarships, public library and teacher grants. Oakhurst Medical Group Room, 40232 Junction Dr. at Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Linda Seaberg (559) 642-4280.

North Fork Women’s Club

10 a.m. First Wednesday; scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: Mary Collins (559) 877-4332 or mimi@netptc.net.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association

5:30 p.m.; business meeting at 6 p.m. Pavilion at the Community Center Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Lin (559) 642-2673.

MOPS "Mothers of preschooler’s"

9 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; all mothers of preschool age children and younger. Child care provided. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2254 ext. 201.

DAR - Sierra Foothills Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution

11:30 a.m. Third Saturday; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Nancy Wider (559) 683-2851.

DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers - Line Dancing

6 p.m. Wednesdays; and beginning square dancing at 7 p.m. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. $2 donation. Details: (559) 868-3319.

ETC.

Baha’i’s of the Mountain Area

7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month ; discussion on topics as "What is the Baha’i’ faith" and Oneness of Mankind, Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women. www.bahai.us. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - Dec

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Our Lady of the Sierra - Nov. 18

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Third Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

Raymond Community Church - Nov. 4

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. First Tuesday; fresh and perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. Community Church - 325505 Road 600, Raymond. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - Nov

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fourth Tuesday; fresh, perishable food and other items. Some foods have limits so enough for everyone. Bring bags with you. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 237-3663.

FUN & GAMES

Oakhurst Petanque Club

9 a.m. Saturdays; www.oakhurstpetanque.org. Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

FUNDRAISERS

Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon Last Saturday; All you can eat Proceeds to benefit the Coarsegold Community Center. Community Center, 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.

Spaghetti dinner - Our Lady of the Sierra

5 - 7 p.m. First Friday; monthly dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus. All you can eat includes salad, bread & beverage. 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. $7.50 adults, youths 18 and under $4, families $20. Details: (559) 642-3452.

Monthly Dinner - Senior Center

doors open at 4 p.m. dinner is served at 5 p.m. Third Saturday; complete dinner, call for menu. 49111 Cinder Lane- behind the community center, Oakhurst. $8. Details: Reservations (559) 683-3811 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon - Fri).

GARDENING

Mountain Laurel Garden Club

10 a.m.; meet at members homes, Mountain community. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

Manzanita Garden Club

10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: Lillian Trubert (559) 683-0995.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

13th Annual Christmas Boutique

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 22; Christ Church Women and friends presents handcrafted birdhouses wine boxes, wooden nativity sets, kitchen items, needlework , crafts, baby gifts and so much more. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Lunch $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. . Details: Diane (559) 877-6401.

Christmas on the Ranch 10th Annual KT-Lee Ranch Alpacas

10 a.m. Friday, November 28 to November 29; 35625 Road 274, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 760-3969.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Operation Christmas Child

serving the mountain area. Monday, November 17 to November 24; A project for 2014 Samaritan’s Purse, pick up your shoe boxes and fill for those children in need. Evangelical Free Church, 50443 School Road, Oakhurst. Details: Kathey Harmon (209) 917-0292.

Christmas Decorating party - Coarsegold Chamber

10 a.m. Saturday, November 22; Join the fun, bring unwanted decorations, bring a ladder, come and help us decorate the tree. Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold.

Christmas Tree Lighting - Coarsegold Chamber

5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, November 29; Free soup & refreshments, children Make-N-Take gift room, carols and Chrismas music, Santa & Mrs. Claus, dancers and band. Community Center - Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 960-8330.

Christmas Tree Auction - 13th Annual Holiday Event

3 p.m. silent auction begins, Live Auction follows Sunday, December 7; complimentary champagne, hors d’oeurves, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club and other local charities. Bid Online Nov. 19-30 at www.BiddingforGood.com/BGCOakhurst. Bass Lake Event Center, Bass Lake. $30 per person. Details: details: (559) 683-9000 or www.SupportBGClub.cMarket.com.

MEETINGS

Sierra Freepackers - Backcountry Horsemen of California

6:30 p.m.; Tuesday Nov. 18. Discussion for work party volunteers, trail rides, Christmas party and other activities. Free. Oakhurst Library on Civic Circle Dr. Details: (559) 658-7563 or modell@sti.net. www.sierrafreepackers.com.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724

7 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers

12 p.m. Thursdays; beginners to advanced. Tools available. Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Larry Smith (559) 906-4198, email woodtat@icloud.com.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District

10 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

Oakhurst Women’s Fellowship

Noon, First Wednesday; no reservations necessary. Speakers, music, door prizes and fun. Sweetwater Steak House, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $11 inclusive. Details: (559) 642-4872.

North Fork Rancheria TANF Executive Board

5 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Board meetings regular schedule. Please confirm attendance. 57911 Old Mill Site Court, North Fork. Details: Jeanne Chapman (559) 877-5500.

Chamber Board of Directors

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Fourth Thursday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Yosemite Bank conference room, 40061 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Merchant Retail Committee

7 a.m. Second Tuesday; Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce, 40637 Highway 41, Oakhurst.

Oakhurst EDC

7:30 a.m. Fourth Wednesday; Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst.

Emergency Preparedness Committee

7:30 a.m. First Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Sierra Ambulance community conference room, 40755 Winding Way, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold

6:30 p.m. Second Thursday; www.centralvalleyteaparty.com Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4921 or matp@sti.net.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking

Noon Second Thursday; sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for more information and location of this months event. Local Restaurants, Oakhurst. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766.

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly)

10:30 a.m. Mondays; Weight support group. Promise Land bldg., Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Val Stocker (559) 642-4026.

EMCCC Foundation

2 p.m. Third Thursday; call the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Central Valley Community Bank, 40004 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766.

MUSIC

Open Mic at Reimer’s

6 - 8 p.m. Saturdays; Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., watch local musicians, poets, comics, or other unique acts. 41969 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 738-1154.

Fire Fighter Heroes Salute- The Oakhurst Community Band

3 p.m. Sunday, November 23; A special salute to our Firefighters. Also, a selection of holiday favorites. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Alan Graas (559) 658-0600 or www.oakhurstband.com.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Women’s casual golf

1 p.m. Saturdays; 9 holes for ladies who don’t care about keeping score or following every rule. River Creek Golf Course, 41709 Road 600, Ahwahnee. $20 includes cart. . Details: Linda Shepler (559) 683-5600.

SCOUTS

Boy Scout Troop - 357

7 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11(or in 6th grade) to 17. Scout Building, North Fork. Details: Dave Smith (559) 877-2186.

Boy Scout Troop - 316

6:30 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11(or in 6th grade) to 17. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: George Stillman (559) 642-7683.

Boy Scout Troop - 341

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; boys ages 11(or 6th grade) to 17. Oak Creek Intermediate (OCI.), Oakhurst. Details: John Dufresne (559) 683-8635.

Cub Scout Pack - 341

6 p.m. Last Thursday; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Nicole Star (559) 977-6964.

Royal Rangers - Outpost 242

Wednesdays; boys ages 5-18. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Andy Clendenning (559) 683-8760.

Cub Scout Troop 314

6 p.m. Tuesdays; boys ages 6 to 10 (1st - 5th grade) Rivergold School, Coarsegold. Details: Den Leader Tim McGrew (559) 760-3369.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

Alanon "Women Only"

9:30 a.m. Saturdays; Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alanon

Tuesday 6 p.m. and Friday noon; New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Alanon

7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Module #1, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 658-7281.

Celebrate Recovery

5 p.m. Wednesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

SENIOR PROGRAMS

Coarsegold - Senior Nutrition Program

11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, Coarsegold. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Brendan Drew (559) 683-7953.

North Fork - Senior Nutrition Program

11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Community Center, North Fork. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Jamie Flippen (559) 877-2346.

SERVICE CLUBS

Oakhurst Sierra Rotary

Noon Wednesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Susan Madden.

Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis

Noon Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Vicki Burkhalter (559) 683-5854.

Oakhurst Mountain Lions

6 p.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Wayanne Markley (559) 683-4475.

Oakhurst Sierra Sunrise Rotary Club

7 a.m. Tuesdays; Yosemite Gateway Restaurant at Best Western, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: President Tim Madden.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club

; 55 years and older. Dinner in local restaurants, or members’ homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632 .

SUPPORT GROUPS

Better Breathers

12:30 p.m. Last Saturday; anyone with COPD or breathing problems (and spouse) Yosemite Bank community room - outside entrance, Oakhurst. Details: Jackie Wilson (559) 683-4250.

PFLAG

6 p.m. Second Tuesday; PFlag is a non-profit organization for parents, friends of lesbian and gays. Offering support and education for all individuals. Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Kris (559) 676-9141.

Chronic Illness Group

10 a.m. First and Third Thursday; anyone suffering from chronic illness including cancer, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S. or chronic back pain. 3rd Thursday each month will practice Tai Chi. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Mary Nelsen (559) 658-1394.

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia by Valley Caregiver Resource Center

10 a.m. - noon Tuesday, December 9; Open to loved ones of a person with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.Learn ways to cope with the dementia behaviors adn when to seek help. Some financial assistance is available. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614.

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre "Musical" by James Mierkey and Jennifer Piccolotti

Nov. 1, 2, Nov. 7, 8, 9, Nov. 14, 15, 16, Nov. 21, 22, 23 Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. ; reservations or information www.goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $12 and ask about season tickets. Details: (559) 683-7112.

VETERANS ACTIVITIES

Women’s Veterans and PTSD support group

11 a.m. First and Third Tuesdays; VA Clinic on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Barbara Cole (559) 658-8939.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121

9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Suite 103, Oakhurst. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

American Legion - Post 110

6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Third Thursday; Community Center, 34540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

VFW Post 8743

6:30 p.m. Second Friday; Positive Living Center, 49269 Golden Oak Dr. #103, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

Caring Veterans of America

9 a.m. Second Wednesday; Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Details: Commander Terry Cole (559) 658-8939.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS

EMC - SPCA

5:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; if you love animals and would like to help. The Cat’s Meow, 40315 Junction Dr. Suite C, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-6611.

WORKSHOP

Central Valley Writer’s Workshop

6:30 p.m. First and Third Thursdays; Ginsburg room in the Chowchilla Library on north corner of Third Street and Kings Avenue, Chowchilla. Details: Glenna Jarvis (559) 665-7381, glenna@glennajarvis.com.

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