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Calendar - week of Oct. 1

DISASTER RELIEF

Disaster Relief Fund - Local folks helping our neighbors: Daily; 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.

North Fork Boosters: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 6; food & refreshments for purchase. A $20 ticket provides you with nine cards with six games to each card. Big final black out game. Cash prizes. Must be 18 to play. Town Hall, 33060 Mono Road (228), North Fork. Details: (559) 877-2267.

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.

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 - 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.

Flea Market - 29th Annual Hornitos Patron’s Club: 7 a.m. Sunday, October 4; treasures and Fleas Galore... plus a whole lot more. Spaces available. Hornitos Park, Hornitos. Details: (209) 376-2320 or hornitospc.com.

Free Health Screening: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, October 18; Dental, blood pressure, visual acuity testing, body mass measurements, physical therapy consultations, food samples, face painting, healthy tips for a healthy life. Sponsored by Sierra Ambulance, Adventist Health, Kaiser Permanente, Madera County Sheriff’s office, Madera County Fire Dept., VA, Coarsegold Physical Therapy. Community Center, 39800 Road 426B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7312.

FOOD BANK

Coarsegold Historic Village - Oct. 13: 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 - Oct. 27: 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 - Oct. 20: 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 - Oct. 6: 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.

Coarsegold Country Fair: 2 - 6 p.m. Saturday, October 10; Coarsegold 4-H is partnering with Coarsegold Elementary School. There will be deep fried Oreo’s, cotton candy, snow cones, food booths, dunk tank, music, silent auction, henna tattoos, game booths, and face painting. The Coarsegold 4-H will host a petting zoo with helpful information and a variety of animals. Coarsegold Historic Village, 35340 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold.

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.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, October 10 and October 24; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Help get our No Kill Animal Center built. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Huge Rummage Sale - benefits Catnip Society: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 10; See Signs, No early birds. Our storage units are packed to the brim. 40820 Winding Way off Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Keri (559) 676-2784.

Soroptimist Annual Soup & Salad Luncheon: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15; homemade soups, salad, dessert, tea or coffee. All proceeds benefit local Soroptimist International of the Sierras projects. Raffles galore! and door prizes. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $15. Details: Sue Graham at Oakhurst Giftworks (559) 683-7845.

YLP Volunteer Firefighters Station 10 - Tri-tip BBQ: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, October 17; Tri-tip BBQ sandwich, beans, salad and drink $10, Hot dogs, chips and drink $3. Tour Station 10, engines and morel. Interactive fire safely trailer, kid’s activities and give-a-ways. Vehicle extrication demo and AED defibrillator demo. corner of Long Hollow Drive and Glacier Drive, YLP Coarsegold. Details: Meet your local firefighters.

GALLERIES

Sierra Art Trails - Open Studio Tour: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily Friday, October 2 to October 4; three day tour, catalog contains your ticket with map to all the studios and select businesses with information on all participating artist. sierraarttrails.org. Foothills, Eastern Madera County. catalog ticket for two $18. Details: Jon Bock (559) 658-8844 or info@sierraarttrails.org.

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; October 8 meeting: Field trip to a local cottage farm. Meeting at different locations every month. Details: Janice Avent (559) 683-5395.

Madera County Master Gardeners: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 3; Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening and landscaping questions. Email: mgmadera@ucdavis.edu. or visit website: http://ucanr.edu/maderamg. Western Sierra Nursery, 49266 Golden Oak Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 675-7879 ext. 7210.

Madera County Master Gardeners : 10 a.m. Saturday, October 17; Irrigation Workshop led by MG Barbara Mattice and Jim Espinola on irrigation basics how to convert your current sprinkler system to drip irrigation and prepare for fall and winter. Email: mgmadera@ucdavis.edu. or visit website: http://ucanr.edu/maderamg. Madera Community College Center, 30277 Ave. 12, Room R3A, Madera. Free. Details: (559) 675-7879 ext. 7210 or facebook.com/maderamastergardeners.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Fall Festival - Wasuma: 4:30 - 9 p.m. Friday, October 30; games, food, bounce house, haunted house, silent auction, costume contest, pumpkin alley, raffles and our pumpkin patch. Wasuma Elementary School, 43109 Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Tickets 50 cents, all games 1 ticket. Details: (559) 642-1585.

MEETINGS

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) 760-1177.

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: Darren 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.

Oakhurst Democratic Club: 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 3; speaker: Glenn Franklin, Resource Conservation Districts. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Ellie Schermerhorn (559) 658-2342.

Ahwahnee - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, October 22; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Wasuma School Cafeteria, 43109 Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Details: (559) 662-6050.

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.

North Fork Chamber presents “Oktoberfest”: 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Saturday, October 10; Live music by “The Executive Rocker Show and Good Medicine”... Beer, Wine, Food for purchase. Bandit Town, 55420 Road 226, North Fork. $10 at the door. Details: (559) 877-2410 or info@north-fork-chamber.com.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous : meetings in all mountain areas daily ; visit: oakhurstaa.org, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-1662.

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: Jeri (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 ; Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $1.75 seniors 60 plus, guest $4.50. Details: Brendan Drew (559) 683-3811.

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 - 55+: 5 p.m. Second Thursday; Mikes Iron Horse BBQ. 48841 Royal Oaks Drive. Dinner at a different local restaurant every month, Oakhurst. Details: Reservations (559) 760-8372 or singlsdine55plus@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

Golden Chain Theatre “The Mousetrap” murder mystery by Agatha Christie: Oct. 2,3,4, Oct. 9,10,11, Oct. 16,17,18 Friday & Saturday 7 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.; reservations gctboxoffice@gmail.com or 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.

ECCO - 22nd Annual Quiet Day : 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 7; Registration and continental breakfast. Guest speaker Dr. Richard LaMonagne will explore the Biblical principles of “Christ, the Good Shepherd.” Evergreen Conference Center (ECCO) 40803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $18 donation includes lunch. Details: Lori Hedvall (559) 642-3534 or rayhedvall@sti.net.

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