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Calendar of Events February 19

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:12:15, 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 or biscuits and gravy. $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.

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: 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 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.

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: 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.

Stage Route Bus Tour - April 25 - Coarsegold Historical Society

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday April 25 - hurry space is limited ; tour begins and ends at the Coarsegold Museum, to Knowles, the Raymond Museum stopping at historic sites. Lunch included with special speakers along the way. Dessert and docent led tour ending the day. Coarsegold Historic Museum, 31899 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $45. Details: (559) 683-8877 or email CHS@sti.net.

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

Greg & Sharlene - Spaghetti Dinner

5 -8 p.m. Thursday, February 26; Help is needed to pay mounting medical bills for Greg’s recent lifesaving surgery. They have helped so many, now it is our time to help this great couple. Take-out will be available. Hitching Post - Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. $10. Details: tickets (559) 641-8071.

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, Lonnie Setaro (559) 683-3938.

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: www.MaderacountyGOP.com. Madera Municipal Golf Course, Ave 17, Madera. Details: Mary (559) 683-5757 for reservations please.

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.

“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.

Mountain Community Women presents special speaker

9:30 a.m. social and business meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, March 2; Kathy Burrows with discussion on Foot Zone Therapy. All proceeds support the Oakhurst Community Center. Website: mountaincommunitywomen.com. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6572.

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.

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.

Raymond - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler

6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, March 19; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, 31828 Road 600, Raymond. 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.

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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