Calendar

Community Calendar - 11/27/14 edition of the Sierra Star

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.

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

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 - Dec. 16

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 - Dec. 2

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 - Dec. 23

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).

Collectible Book Sale by FOBL

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6; benefits the Library, sponsored by Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library. Books $2 and up, children’s $1. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4333, www.oakhurstfobl.com.

Pancake Breakfast - Kiwanis

7 - 11 a.m. Saturday, December 6; Pancakes, eggs, ham, sausage, milk, coffee and juice. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $6 adults, $3 children 12 and under and under 5 Free.

Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal, Boutique and Luncheon

Boutique hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and lunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13; have your collectibles appraised, shop for holiday gifts and enjoy lunch. Hand carried items only and please no stamps, coins or currency. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $25 includes verbal appraisal of two items and lunch. Details: Boutique questions - Karen Bussberg (559) 658-6192; appraisal questions - Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867..

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

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.

Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal, Boutique and Luncheon

Boutique hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and lunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13; have your collectibles appraised, shop for holiday gifts and enjoy lunch. Hand carried items only and please no stamps, coins or currency. Appraisal questions Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $25 includes verbal appraisal of two items and lunch. Details: Boutique questions - Karen Bussberg (559) 658-6192; appraisal questions - Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867..

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Shredded Pork Tamales - Holiday special

YHS FFA Boosters Must preorder before December 3; support local FFA and future leaders. Ag Farm, Oakhurst. $18 dozen. Details: Bridgette (559) 240-9674 or jshandor@yosemiteusd.com.

Christmas Tree Lighting - Coarsegold Chamber

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

See’s Candy

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ; Sponsored by Our Lady of the Sierra Women’s Guild. 40044 Hwy. 49, Suite B1 next to Von’s market, Oakhurst.

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.

Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal, Boutique and Luncheon

Boutique hours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and lunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, December 13; have your collectibles appraised, shop for holiday gifts and enjoy lunch. Hand carried items only and please no stamps, coins or currency. Appraisal questions Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $25 includes verbal appraisal of two items and lunch. Details: Boutique questions - Karen Bussberg (559) 658-6192; appraisal questions - Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867..

MEETINGS

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.

Oakhurst Democratic Club

8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 6; Special special Sheriff John Anderson. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.

Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo)

1:30 p.m. Thursday, December 11; all volunteer group promotes literacy. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-1456 or email: malcotutor@gmail.com.

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.

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 - 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9, and Dec. 23 Tuesday, ; Open to loved ones of a person with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Learn ways to cope with the dementia behaviors and when to seek help. Some financial assistance is available. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614.

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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