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Community Calendar - week of June 28

BINGO

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.

BUSINESS NETWORKING

MAMA - Mountain Area Merchant Association

6:00 p.m. First and Third Wednesdays; Join other merchants to discuss promoting local area business. Crab Cakes, Oakhurst. Free.

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 Mountain Quilters Association

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

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

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

4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7117.

Cooling Center for the Mountain Area

Call each office for special summer hours ; Coarsegold Community Center, 35540 Hwy 41 (559) 683-7953. Yosemite Lakes Park Clubhouse, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, (559) 658-7466. Oakhurst Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane. (559) 658-2200 North Fork at Grace Community Church, 56442 Road 200, (559) 877-2346.

Farmer’s Market - Yosemite Lakes Park

4 -7 p.m. Tuesdays; certified farm fresh vegetables, citrus and stone fruits, honey and more. Clubhouse front lawn, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, YLP Coarsegold. Details: Susan Corcoran (559) 658-7307.

Flag Day Celebration

4 p.m. Sunday, June 14 to February 22; Patriotic Cowboy Worship 4 p.m., Tri-Tip Dinner 5:45 p.m. (fundraiser for Semper Fi), Flag Day Observance 6:45 p.m. Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Tri-Tip Dinner $15.

Gala for the Arts - Madera County Arts Council

6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 25; enjoy wines, beer and a feast of heavy Hors D’oeuvres. Table seating available. maderaarts.org. San Joaquin Wine Company, Inc, 21821 Avenue 16, Madera. $40. Details: Circle Gallery (559) 661-7005.

Golden Chain Theatre “Childsplay” - Scenes and Monologues for Children

12 p.m. ages 7 - 16 Mondays; Give your child a theatrical adventure this summer. Signups June 27 at noon. Coffee/Dessert Reception Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Directed by Jennifer Piccolotti Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $50 per child. Details: (559) 683-7112 or goldenchaintheatre.org.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - June 9

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 - June 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.

Our Lady of the Sierra - June 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 - 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.

Vacation Bible School - Calvary Chapel of the Sierra

9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Monday, June 22 to June 26; children Kindergarten through 7th grade. Recreation Center- 33507 Road 230, North Fork. Free. Details: (559) 877-4917.

Vacation Bible School - Little Church in the Pines

9 a.m. - noon Monday-Friday ; “God our Awesome Creator” Come and join us for a learning environment with games, crafts and snacks. 39446 Road , Bass Lake. Details: (559) 642-3243.

Vacation Bible School - Christ Church Anglican

9 - noon Monday, July 20 to July 24; Journey off the Map - Isaiah 30:21, games, crafts, stories, refreshments. Pre-registration cards available at Dorsey’s Hallmark. 43140 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 6883-7374.

FUNDRAISERS

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.

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, dessert and beverage. No dinner on July 3 due to holiday. 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.

Collectible Book Sale - FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27; Treasures can be found $3 and up. Proceeds benefit Oakhurst Branch Library. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Bring your Library Card with FOBL 2015 sticker for $1 off. Details: (559) 658-5639 www.oakhurstfobl.com.

EMC SPCA Bake Sale

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, July 11 & July 25; Help build the Shelter. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Mountain Bear Fan Club pancake breakfast and “BIG” Sale

7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m Saturday, June 27; 7-11 a.m breakfast; 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sale. Benefits the Mountain Bear Fan Club 46041 Road 415 #82, Coarsegold.

Oakhurst Rummage Sale to benefit “EMC-SPCA”

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27; Tons of items at great prices. No early birds allowed. From 1 - 2 p.m. everything with be 1/2 off. 40208 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: For more info or donations for rummage sale, contact Virginia (599) 676-8898.

GARDENING

Mountain Laurel Garden Club

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

Manzanita Garden Club

10 a.m. Second Thursday; this month: July program on Cacti Gardens. meeting at different locations every month,. Details: Janice Avent (559) 683-5395.

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.

40 Days Towards a More Godly Nation

1:30 - 3 p.m. Second Sunday of the month ; Neil Mammen DVD presentation, this non-partisan class will cover role of government, whose role to take care of the poor, do laws change hearts? and more. Presented by the Salt and Light Ministry. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Attendance is free and $15 for workbook. Details: (559) 760-0880 or saltandlight@sti.net.

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 - 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28; this month only on the 4th Sunday. Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

Patriotic Concert presented by Oakhurst Community Band

6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28; Music celebrating our nation and it’s veterans and special Big Band jazz selections. donations of any size are appreciated. Mountain Christian Center, Oakhurst. Free admission. Details: (559) 760-3849, www.oakhurstband.com.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Lady Duffers golf group

9 a.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.

Yosemite Festival

Saturday, June 27; www.YosemiteFestival.com Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst.

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-Friday ; 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 - Senior Nutrition Program

11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday ; to order lunch, call by noon the previous week day. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Brendan Drew (559) 683-7953.

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 Sierra Rotary

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

Sierra Lions Club

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

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, Oakhurst. Details: Lynn (559) 683-7975.

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.

PFLAG

6 -8 p.m. Second Tuesday; PFlag is a nonprofit organization for parents, friends of lesbian and gays. Offering support and education for all individuals. Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Jennifer Rogers (559) 760-8701.

Mommy Time - Support

1:30 - 3 p.m. (Doors open at 1 p.m.) First Wednesday; Support, information and education for moms and moms-to-be. Sponsored by Natural Instincts Community Birth Collective. North Fork Studio, North Fork. Free. Details: Jenny (559) 240-4370.

THEATER

Golden Chain Theatre “Bertha - The Beautiful Typewriter Girl”

June 5, 6, 7, June 12, 13, 14, June 19, 20, 21 and June 26, 27, 28 Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. ; reservations or information www.goldenchaintheatre.org. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Adults: $15 and ask about other discount prices and season tickets. Details: (559) 683-7112.

Oakhurst Talent Show auditions

1:30- 4 p.m. Sundays; It’s that time of year for the Oakhurst Talent Show, sponsored by Humana Insurance, to benefit the Senior Center. The event will be held every Sunday, through the month of August. Bring talent. Sierra Senior Center behind the Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Zona Cahill (559) 641-6910, or (559) 676-0927.

Golden Chain Theatre “Children’s Summer Musical Workshop”

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday ; Cinderella Kids. Give your child a theatrical adventure this summer. Signups June 27 at noon. $50 deposit required. Performances July 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. Directed by Sarah Persson. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $125 per child. Details: (559) 683-7112 or goldenchaintheatre.org.

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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