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Community Calendar - week of August 27

DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster Relief Fund - Local folks helping our neighbors: All donations are tax-deductible; this fund is established by the 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

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

Oakhurst Elk’s Lodge - canceled until further notice: Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41 & Road 222, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2717.

BUSINESS NETWORKING

MAMA - Mountain Area Merchant Association: 6 p.m. First and Third Wednesdays; Join other merchants to discuss promoting local area business. Crab Cakes Restaurant, 49271 Golden Oak Loop, 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: 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 - Square & Line Dancing: 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Line dancing 6-7 p.m., donation $2 per week. Square dancing 7-9:30 p.m. Class for Beginners starts Sept. 16th. Community Center, Road 425B, Oakhurst. First three weeks are Free after that donation $5 per week. Details: (559) 868-3319.

Free Dance Classes and BBQ - Open House: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, August 29; all ages and levels. Door prizes, live entertainment and BBQ. Community Dance and Theater, 35340 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Free. Details: (559) 642-6555.

ETC.

Baha’i’s of the Mountain Area: 7 p.m. Third Wednesday of the month; discussion on topics: Elimination of Prejudice, Life after Death, Equality of Men and Women. Yosemite Bank community room, Oakhurst. Details: Don Reed (559) 683-7702 or www.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 - 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.

Driver Safety Education for Teens and their Parents: 6 p.m. Thursday, August 27; Class: “Two hours can save a life”. Help your teen become a safe driver. CHP office, 40500 Redbud Drive, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Officer Kaci Lutz (559) 658-6611.

Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Years) Service: 9:30 a.m. Monday, September 14; Home near, Bass Lake. Details: susanrappaport@gmail.com.

Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) Service: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 23 ; Home near, Bass Lake. Details: susanrappaport@gmail.com.

Car Seat Check-Up event: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19; upper parking lot. See if you car seat measures up. Yosemite High School, 50200 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: Officer Mike Kenny or Officer Mike Kenny (559) 658-6590.

Kol Nidre Evening Service: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 22; Home near, Bass Lake. Details: susanrappaport@gmail.com.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sept. 8, 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. Sept. 22, 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. Sept. 15, 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. Sept. 1, 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.

Youth Soccer Clinic at YHS: Saturday, September 12; free lunch and custom T-shirt with Soccer clinic. Yosemite High School, 50200 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 673-0436 or www.bigs.org.

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 Aug. 29 the last Saturday; all you can eat - proceeds to benefit the Coarsegold Community Center. 35540 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Agnes Wiley (559) 683-5646.

EMC SPCA Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29 and September 19; help build the Shelter. True Value Hardware, 40596 Westlake Dr. & Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Run for the Gold - 13th Annual Car Show: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. pre-register cars, 5:30 p.m. kick-off BBQ dinner Friday, September 11 to Saturday Sept. 12. Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday 7 a.m., lots of cars, booths, food. Enjoy a great family fun filled day. Proceeds to local schools in form of grants. oakhurstkiwanis.org. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-4452.

Military Musical Tribute at Golden Chain: 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11; Golden Chain Theatre will present a mini-melodrama as a benefit for the Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment No. 11221. Funds raised will be used for scholarships for students graduating next spring. Golden Chain Theater on Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10. Details: Jim Winney, (559)658-2062

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; September 10th meeting: Gordon Johnson on plant placement, color and survival. This months meeting at Oakhurst Library on Civic Circle Drive. Meeting at different locations every month. Details: Janice Avent (559) 683-5395.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

California Retired Teachers Association: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 2; CalRTA, Division #79. Refreshment served at 9:30, informational speaker at 10 a.m. John Wells Center, 701 East 5th Street, Madera. $16 . Details: (559) 430-5083 for reservations.

MEETINGS

Republican Party of Madera County (RPMC): 11:30 a.m. First Monday, Sept. 7; 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.

MCW - Mountain Community Women: social 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. First Monday; September 14th - Membership Drive meeting. Raising funds to support our Oakhurst Community Center Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: mountaincommunitywomen.com or (559) 641-6572.

CASA Information Session: 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 2; Please attend to learn more about how to become an advocate for foster children. Madera Redevelopment Agency meeting room, 428 E. Yosemite Ave., Madera. Details: Nicole (559) 244-6485 receptionist@casafresno.org.

Oakhurst Democratic Club: 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 5; speaker: Pedro Elias, Planned Parenthood Director of Public Affairs - Fresno. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Ellie Schermerhorn (559) 658-2342.

Mountain Area Literacy Council (MALCo): 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10; all volunteer group promotes literacy. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-1456 or email: malcotutor@gmail.com.

Beth Moore’s Live Simulcast: 9 a.m. Saturday, September 12; YLP Community Church Women’s Ministry presenting. Coast included materials, lunch and refreshments. Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Ave., Coarsegold. $25. Details: online at itickets.com/events/344830.html. or (559) 642-4181.

MUSIC

Kamanawannaplaya Ukelele Club of Oakhurst: 6 p.m. Thursdays; beginners to advanced over the age of 18. Lessons available. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: Laurie B. Ballard (831) 233-9816.

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.

Mountain Heritage Days Parade and celebration: 10 a.m. parade Saturday, September 19; begins at Yosemite High School down School Road (427) onto Crane Valley Road (426) and turn onto Golden Oak drive finish line. Lots of food booths, crafts, raffles, children’s activities, awards and silent auction. Wine and Cheese reception at 4, BBQ dinner and live music at 5:30. and so much more. , Oakhurst. Details: Fresno Flats (559) 683-6570 or www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Bass Lake Town Hall with Supervisor Tom Wheeler: 6 p.m. Thursday, August 27; Topics include: county wide issues. Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Pines Lakeview Room A, Bass Lake. Details: Supervisor Wheeler (559) 662-6050 .

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) 683-3811 .

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.

Creative Writing, Memoir Class: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; New semester begins Aug. 28, seniors writing their life stories. No fee, no college credit. Instructor Joyce Struhr. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-5494.

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 and Third Wednesdays; President Don Keifer. 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.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club: 5 p.m. Second Thursday; 55+ years. Dinner at a different local restaurant every month., Oakhurst. Details: Reservations (559) 760-8372 or singlesdine55plus@aol.com.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Thursday; pregnancy test and parenting classes. Earn Baby Bucks to shop in the boutique. Mon - Thurs. 10-4 p.m. 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 “The Odd Couple: Female Version”: 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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