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Community Calendar - Feb. 12, 2015 edition

BINGO

Senior Center Bingo

Noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2200.

Coarsegold Community Center

Monday: 12 noon., doors open 10 a.m., Wednesday night: 6:30 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., third Saturday: 12 noon, doors open 10 a.m. ; Breakfast last Saturday of the month. All you can eat, pancakes & eggs. $5. 7 -11 a.m. 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Connie (559) 683-5879.

Oakhurst Elk’s Lodge

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

Grandmothers Club - #24 Valentine Card - Bingo Party

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, February 14; The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold. Lunch $7 - Lunch, Cards or Bingo $10.

BLOOD DRIVE

Yosemite Lakes Park

9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 21; sponsored by Ladies of the Lakes. Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Pkwy., YLP Coarsegold. Details: Sue Corcoran (559) 658-7307.

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: http://www.sierralionsclub.org.

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 mailto:mimi@netptc.net.

Sierra Mountain Quilters Association

6 p.m. First Thursday; Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: For further information go to www.sierramountainquilters.org.

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.

Grandmothers Club - #24 Valentine Card - Bingo Party

10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14; The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold.

DANCING

Elks Lodge Sweetheart Dance

6 p.m. Saturday, February 14; $20 per person. Call for reservations (559) 683-2717.

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: Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women, Harmony of Science and Religion. www.bahai.us. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - March 10

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 - Feb. 17

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 - Mar. 3

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 - Feb. 24

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; http://www.oakhurstpetanque.org. Behind Oakhurst Elementary School on School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Tish (559) 683-6540.

Grandmothers Club - #24 Valentine Card - Bingo Party

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, February 14; The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold. Lunch $7 - Lunch, Cards or Bingo $10.

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) 658-2200 (9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon - Fri).

Mountain Community Women Annual Mardi Gras Card Party and Luncheon

10:30 a.m. Friday, February 27; Luncheon and raffle prizes, all games welcome. If you need a partner, let the organization know and they will find the right table for you. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. $12 donation, Ticket information and group reservations, (559) 683-3938. Details: mountaincommunitywomen.com, Ellie (559) 658-2342.

66th Annual Hornitos enchilada dinner

3:30-8 p.m Saturday, March 7; Dinner, entertainment, local vendors. Hornitos Patrons Club is a non-profit group serving Hornitos and Mariposa County. Stag hall, Hornitos. $13 adults, $7 child.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC)

11:30 a.m. First Monday; go to website for details: http://www.MaderacountyGOP.com. Madera Municipal Golf Course, Ave 17, Madera. Details: Mary (559) 683-5757 for reservations please.

Mountain Area Literacy Council ( MALCo ) - Feb. 12

1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 29 to February 12; all volunteer group promotes literacy. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-1456 or email: malcotutor@gmail.com .

Diabetic - Alzheimers - Down’s Syndrome - Support Groups

Mondays; Mariposa Senior Center, Mariposa. Details: Andrew Carisio (209) 742-7641.

Madera Oversight Coalition - March 9

6 p.m. Second Monday; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: info@moc1.org .

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 12; Speaker: Chris Raines, YNP-Wildlife and Cohabitation. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $13 for chamber members, $14 for guests/non-members. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766; chamber@oakhurstchamber.com .

“Keep Our Mountains Beautiful - KOMB”

6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26; Upcoming community cleanup date is April 25, 2015. Denny’s Restaurant - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Sandee Scott (559) 760-1058.

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.

MUSIC

Mountain Pianists

2 p.m. Sunday, February 15; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Lady Duffers golf group for Women

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) 676-5009.

PUBLIC FORUMS

YLP - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler

6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, February 26; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 662-6050.

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.

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.

Soroptimist International of the Sierras

Noon First and Third Thursdays; Crab Cakes Restaurant, 49271 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Details: President: Michele Shockley, (559) 683-1661 or SISierra@Soroptimist.net .

MCW - Mountain Community Women

9:30 a.m. First Monday; Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Kathy Posey (559) 641-6572 or mountaincommunitywomen.com.

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.

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. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Support group for individuals caring for persons with Alzheimers or dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.

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.

Oakhurst Garden Club at True Value presents - Free Workshop - “Hardscape & Garden Building Projects”

1 p.m. Sunday, February 15; Statuary, abors and birdbaths - DIY paths and stepping stones - Garden edgings and raised beds - Patios, decks and walls - Build a bench from 1 board. Bring your questions. Drought suitable plants will be our focus. Participants will receive a 20% coupon good for any plants. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: www.facebook.com/OakhurstGardenClub .

First Aid & CPR Certification Class

9a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, February 21; 2 year American Heart Association Certification, Infant and adult.*Space is limited and you must call to reserve your spot. This is a senior project put together by Justin Wevers. All proceeds go towards Yosemite High Ag Welding Department. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint, 49967 Rd. 427 (School Rd.), Oakhurst. $35. Details: Bridgette Russell (559)240-9674.

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