Senior Center Bingo
12 noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2200.
Coarsegold Community Center
Monday doors open 10 a.m. games begin 12:15 p.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.
Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis - Bingo night
Doors open 5 p.m. games begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14; soup & sandwich selection, home made pie, 50/50 split, raffle, drinks and prizes. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $20. Details: Ram (559) 790-5929.
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.
Sierra Lions Club
6 p.m.; Denny’s - 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierralionsclub.org.
North Fork Women’s Club
Sierra Mountain Quilters Association
6 p.m. First Thursday; Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. 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.
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.
Tri-tip Barbecue - Senior project of Katelyn Suderman and Jesse Villa-Martinez
4:30 - 7 p.m. Friday, March 27. BBQ Tri-tip with beans, salad and bread. All proceeds will go to benefit Spectrum Ministries, who help orphans in Tijuana, Mexico. Katelyn and Jesse will be traveling to Mexico with school supplies, clothing, and food for children in an orphanage. $10 donation. Details: (559) 676-8377.
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.
Eddy Bear & Stuffed Animal Drive
Now being collected Monday-Friday; collection boxes can be found at: Bank of America, Yosemite Bank, Hallmark, The Purple Cow, Mountain Christian Church, Chase Bank & The Met. Details: (559) 683-1111.
Auction and BBQ lunch fundraiser
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11; be sure you tell the Park Entrance Gate attendant that you are attending our event. Full Wawona Hotel style BBQ lunch with all the fixings. Bid on dozens of items in the Silent Auction. Take home items or gift cards. Visit us at yosemitewawonacharter.org. Wawona Elementary Charter School in Yosemite, Yosemite Nat’l Park. $8 adults and $5 children. Details: (209) 375-6383.
Shred It Event
Coarsegold Historic Village - April 14
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 - April 21
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 - April 7
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 - April 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
Bowling Benefit for Senior Project of Zach Upshaw and Bily Petrushkin for Manna House
1 p.m. Saturday, April 11; Bowling tournament. Bring canned goods for food drive. Raffle prizes. Senior Project for Zach and Baily. Valley Bowl, 12829 Hwy. 145, Madera. $20 per person. Details: (559) 674-0951.
Carnival “Children’s Day” First 5 of Madera County
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, April 17; for children up to ages 5 and their families. Games, entertainment, raffle prizes, music, family fun! Free give-a-ways for the first 50 children under 5 years old! Next to the Sierra Star - 49165 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 664-4198.
7 a.m. - noon Last Saturday; all you can eat - proceeds to benefit the Coarsegold Community Center. 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.
Fish Fry 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. $8 adults, youth 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).
Collectible Book Sale - FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28; Treasures can be found $3 and up. Proceeds benefit Oakhurst Branch Library. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-5639, www.oakhurstfobl.com.
EMC SPCA Bake Sale
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 4; Help build the Shelter. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.
North Fork Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Tri-Tip BBQ
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25; take-out available. Lots of items for drawing and silent auction. Desserts available for purchase by North Fork Women’s Club. Special display planned, Skylife Emergency Helicopter, Wildland firefighting equipment, Company 11 equipment. Kennedy Hall at North Fork School, North Fork. $10 at the door, $8 pre-sale and seniors. Children under 10 -$5. Details: Linda Gott-Maddox only evenings (559) 877-4458.
Manzanita Garden Club
10 a.m. Second Thursday; call for location, Oakhurst. Details: Lillian Trubert (559) 683-0995.
Mountain Laurel Garden Club
10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, in the Mountain Area. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.
Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724
7 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.
Woodcarvers - Central Sierra Woodcarvers
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.
Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold
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)
Diabetic - Alzheimers - Down’s Syndrome - Support Groups
Mondays; Mariposa Senior Center, Mariposa. Details: Andrew Carisio (209) 742-7641.
Madera Oversight Coalition - April 13
6 p.m. Second Monday; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: email@example.com.
Sierra Lodge - Free and Accepted Masons - 788
8 a.m. breakfast and 9 a.m. meeting First Saturday; Practice: Wednesday nights 6 p.m., Family Dinners: 3rd Friday of each month. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Darin Stearns (559) 642-4513.
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.
Oakhurst Democratic Club
8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 4; Speaker: Lowell Young and Peter Leinau, “Desalination to Augment Water Needs.” Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2342.
Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) - April 9
Open Mic at Reimer’s
7 - 8 p.m. Saturdays; Music, poetry, comedy or whatever you can imagine! Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. 41969 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 642-3232.
Lady Duffers golf group
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.
Coarsegold - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler
6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Community Center, 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 662-6050.
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) weekly Den locations vary, Oakhurst. Details: Larry Jeffries (559) 658-5292.
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.
7 p.m. Mondays; Yosemite Lakes Park Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Module #1, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1166.
Tuesday 6 p.m. and Friday noon; New Community United Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1166.
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.
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.
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
MCW - Mountain Community Women
Bass Lake Lions
11:30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Chris Baker. Ducey’s Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: www.basslakelions.org.
Senior Singles Dining Club
55 years and older. Dinner in local restaurants, or members’ homes. Details: Mort (559) 642-3632.
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.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.