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Community Calendar - week of May 7, 2015

BINGO

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

Senior Center Bingo: 12 noon Every Thursday and First two Saturdays; 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the community center, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-2200.

CAR CLUBS

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

CLUBS

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.

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 Lions Club: 6 p.m. First Wednesday; Denny’s - 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: sierralionsclub.org.

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

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: Dee Treibold (559) 658-8727.

DANCING

Gold Dust Dancers: 7 p.m. - 9: 30 p.m. Wednesdays; Line dancing 6 p.m., Square dancing 7 p.m., New dancer class 7 p.m., Mainstream & plus dancing 8: 15 p.m. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. $5 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. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702 or bahai.us.

Farmer’s Market - Bass Lake - Grand Opening May 13th: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. goodoldaze.com Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: Chuck Nugent (559) 642-8163.

Farmer’s Market - Oakhurst - Opening May 7th: 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7117.

National Day of Prayer: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7; 9 a.m. opening general session with Key Note speaker, Neil Mamen, author and small group Bible study “40 days toward a more Godly Nation” 6 p.m., closing prayer. nationaldayofprayer.org. Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave., Yosemite Lakes Park in Coarsegold. Details: John E. Lorenzana (559) 760-3839.

Mountain Community Women Present: Mother’s Day Fashions and Luncheon: lunch at 11: 30 a.m., fashion show to follow Saturday, May 9; featuring local shops: Dorsey’s Hallmark, Elaine’s, Eclectic Closet, Past to Present, Sportsmen’s Den, Simple to Superb, Western Sierra Nursery. Plant sale and yard art 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: for tickets and information: Stephanie Flemming (559)760-9813, mountaincommunitywomen.com.

“Organic Farming in the Mountains” presentation: 10: 30 - noon. Saturday, May 9; local grower, Celia Allman will be discussing important topics of organic farming in our mountain communities. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-4838 or oakhurstfobl.com.

Tri-county Art Show -Yosemite Western Art (YWA): 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and last day closes at 3 p.m. Runs until Sunday May 10th ; Timberline Art Gallery, 40982 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7972.

Reunion for Raymond Granite High School - May 16th: 8 a.m. check in and lunch 12: 30 to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16; complimentary coffee and pastries then lunch tickets sold at front door. Raymond Elementary School, Raymond. $12. Details: RSVP John Miles (559) 689-3352.

Fork in the Road - Kitchen Tour: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17; visit 10 indoor and outdoor kitchens. The tour will feature finger foods offered at each home including wine tasting. Benefit for the AAUW (American Assoc. of Women.) 10 selected homes, Mariposa. $20. Details: AAUW at aauwmariposa.com.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - May 12: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Second Tuesday; 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.

North Fork - Grace Community Church - May 26: 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.

Our Lady of the Sierra - May 19: 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 - June 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.

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.

Family Discovery Day: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23; there will be projects and games for children and adults. Learn ways for finding your roots, learn to scan, have photo taken in costumes, find your family’s history. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint, 49967 Rd. 427 (School Rd.), Oakhurst. Details: Sharon Weaver (559) 679-7693.

FUNDRAISERS

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, youth 18 and under $4, families $20. Details: (559) 760-7406.

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).

Pancake Breakfast: 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.

Grandmother’s Club Yard Sale: 7: 30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, May 15 to May 16; something for everyone. 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold. Details: Debbie Gerber (559) 641-5248.

EMC SPCA Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16; Help build the Shelter. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Huge rummage sale: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16; All proceeds benefit a non-profit animal rescue group. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri Hills (559) 676-2784.

EMC SPCA Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 6; Help build the Shelter. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

GARDENING

Manzanita Garden Club: 10 a.m. Second Thursday; This month: Lady Bug Lady from High Sierra Lady Bugs, on Natural Solutions for pest control. Mariposa Iris, 6147 Smither Rd., Mariposa. Details: Janice Avert (559) 683-5395.

Mountain Laurel Garden Club: 10 a.m. First Friday; meet at members homes, in the Mountain Area. Details: Cheryl (559) 683-4079.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Mother’s Day Brunch Elks Lodge 2724: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10; Brunch with Eggs, Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Fresh Fruit and complimentary Champagne and a Rose for Moms. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. $18. Details: Reservations (559) 683-2717.

MEETINGS

Madera Oversight Coalition: 6 p.m. Second Monday; our goal to inform the public on subjects beneficial to the community. Protecting the natural environment from adverse impacts. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. info@moc1.org. Details: (559) 868-4400.

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

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.

Oakhurst Elks Lodge - 2724: 7 p.m. Second and Fourth Tuesdays; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

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.

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.

Mountain Bear Fan Club: 11: 30 a.m. Third Thursday. Details: (559) 683-1111.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold: 6: 30 p.m. Second Thursday; 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.

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.

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.

Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo) - May 14: 1: 30 p.m. Thursday, May 14; 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: 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.

Mountain Pianists: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24; this month only on the 4th Sunday. Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

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.

SCOUTS

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 - 357: 7 p.m. Mondays; boys ages 11 (or in 6th grade) to 17. Scout Building, North Fork. Details: Dave Smith (559) 877-2186.

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.

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.

Royal Rangers - Outpost 242: Wednesdays; boys ages 5-18. Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Andy Clendenning (559) 683-8760.

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.

SELF-HELP GROUPS

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) 683-1166.

Celebrate Recovery: dinner 5: 45 p.m.. and meeting 6: 30 p.m. Tuesdays; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. North Fork Christian Center, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-4251.

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

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.

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

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

Bass Lake Lions: 11: 30 a.m. Second and Fourth Wednesdays; President Chris Baker Ducey’s Restaurant, Bass Lake. Details: basslakelions.org.

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

SINGLES

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Thursday ; pregnancy test and parenting classes. 40356 Oak Park Way, Suite A & B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Kenya (559) 642-2229.

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 Alzheimer’s or dementia. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (800) 541-8614 or Carol (559) 683-4045.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. 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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