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Community Calendar - week of July 17

Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief Fund - Local folks helping our neighbors

All donations are tax-deductable ; this fund is established by the Oakhurst Community Alliance to assist individuals in our mountain communities that are the victims of natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, and floods. Eastern Madera County, Oakhurst. Yosemite Bank is also accepting donations on behalf of the Disaster Relief Fund. Details: donate on line: www.memberplanet.com/campaign/oca/fund.

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.

Classic Car Show & Street Party - North Fork Chamber of Commerce

5 - 8 p.m. Saturday, August 8; Art show, live music, BMX show, craft, food and info. booths. Dozens of classic cars, hot rods and restored vehicles. Downtown, North Fork. Details: www.northforkcommerce.com or (559) 877-2410.

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: 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 Centers 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.

Farmer’s Market - Coarsegold Certified

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sundays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Coarsegold Chamber of Commerce. Coarsegold Historic Village, 35300 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Chris (559) 760-6760.

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

12 p.m. ages 7 - 16 Mondays; Give your child a theatrical adventure this summer. 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.

Community Wide Yard Sale

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, August 8; booth rentals available. Our Lady of the Sierra, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: Diane Kraft (559) 683-3901.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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.

Spin Art contest - Children’s Museum of the Sierra

12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18; contest begins at 1 p.m., judging at 2 p.m. Prizes awarded to children in grades pre-K, K-3, and 4-6. 49269 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. Details: (559) 658-5656.

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. 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.

Christmas in July - Grace Community Church

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18; 25 vendors with handmade gifts, jewelry, clothing, baked goods and more. BBQ pork sliders and other goodies available. 56442 Road 200, North Fork. Details: Donna Fisher (559) 877-2014.

First Annual Shrimp Fest

Doors open at 5 p.m., Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 18; 49111 Cinder Lane - Oakhurst Senior Center, Oakhurst. Senior Society members $15, Non-members $20. Details: Tickets - (559) 658-2200.

Flags & Roses - Marine Corps League Griswold Mt. Det. #1121

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18; Funds will be used for scholarships and local veteran’s needs. True Value (Oakhurst), Grocery Outlet and Vons, Oakhurst.

Spaghetti Dinner - Elk’s Theme Children and Community Youth Programs

6 p.m. Friday, July 24; Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. $15 and children under 10 free. Details: Reservations (559) 683-2717.

EMC SPCA Bake Sale

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, August 1 and , August 15; help build the Shelter. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Doc’s Dogs for Vets - Rummage Sale

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, August 1; We are in need of donations and may be able to pickup within our area - No large appliances, furniture or computer items. See our Facebook page at facebook.com/docsdogs4vets. 40208 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri (559) 676-2784, Virginia (559) 676-8898, Roxanne (310) 490-5337.

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; 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; 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; Wednesday nights 6 p.m., Family Dinners: 3rd Friday of each month. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Darin Stearns (559) 642-4513.

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

Cousin Jack’s Mariposa Evenings - summer concert series

7 p.m. Friday, July 17 to July 18; Friday “The Blue Skies” Trio and Saturday “The Well” brought to you in part by Mariposa County Arts Council. Mariposa County Art Park on Hwy 140 between 4th and 5th Streets, Mariposa. free. Details: (209) 966-3155.

Mountain Pianists

2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19; Library on Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

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.

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

5:45 p.m. dinner and 6:30 p.m. meeting 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 Jackie Mallouf (559) 683-6832.

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 Dr. Bob Brosi.

Sierra Lions Club

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

Soroptimist International of the Sierras

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

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

Oakhurst Talent Show auditions

1:30- 4 p.m. Sundays; time for the Oakhurst Talent Show 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. 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.

Laugh Out Loud

7:30 p.m. doors open, showtime 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18; Hilarious Comics: JR DeGuzman, Cheryl The Soccer Mom and Joe Klocek. Golden Chain Theater on Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $25. Details: laughoutloud2015.brownpapertickets.com or (800) 838-3006.

Golden Chain Theatre “The Odd Couple: Female Version” “

Aug. 14,15,16, Aug. 21,22,23 and Aug. 28,29.30 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.

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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