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Community Calendar - week of Oct. 15

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.

Celebration in Music Concert by Sierra Chamber Singers and friends: 7 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24 to October 25; United Community Methodist Church, 49223 Crane Valley Road (426, Oakhurst. Donations welcome. Details: (559) 7071.

BINGO

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

Vision Academy - Senior Center: 12 noon Last Saturday; Scholarship fund raiser for Vision Academy of the Arts. 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the Community Center, Oakhurst. Details: Sheila Adams (559) 642-3429.

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; Sweetwater Steak House, 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.

“Flu Shots” by Madera County Public Health Department: 10 - 11 a.m. Drive Thru, Friday, October 16; must be 12 years of age or older. www.madera-county.com/publichealth. Post Office parking lot, 33173 Road 222, North Fork. $5 per vaccination. Details: Madera County Public Health Dept. (800) 427-6827.

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.

Mountain Community Service Club Expo: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 24; Kiwanis pancake breakfast, meet the CHP, Service clubs including Soroptimist, Lions, Rotary, Boy Scouts and so many more. Drawing for a $100 cash prize, free eye exams, free massage, and free genealogy for your family. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Dottie Lee (559) 683-5119.

240th Birthday of the USMC : 5 p.m. social hour Sunday, November 8; Griswold Mountain Detachment of the Marine Corps League sponsoring this event. Dinner and dancing to follow 6 p.m. cake cutting and champagne toast. RSVP by Oct. 23. ECCO, 43803 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $30. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

Benghazi Hero Kris Paronto Speaking Event: 10 a.m. Saturday, November 14; speaking on “God in Combat.” Little Church in the Pines, 39446 Road 434, Bass Lake. Speech is $20 per person. Private lunch limited seating $20. Call for tickets. Details: Kim Buck ( 559) 906-4832.

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.

Chili Cookoff and Pie and Cake Bake-Off - North Fork Women’s Club: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24; enter your chili, pie and or cake. Entertainment, food and drink. All proceeds benefit scholarships and educational enrichment adctivities for all age levels. New Venue. Bandit Town, 55420 Road 226, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-6554.

Oakhurst Community Expo: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 24; Kiwanis pancake breakfast, meet the CHP, Service clubs including Soroptimist, Lions, Rotary, Boy Scouts and so many more. Drawing for a $100 cash prize, free eye exams, free massage, and free genealogy for your family. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Dottie (559) 683-5119.

Madera Wine Trail Weekend: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 7 to November 8; Start off your Holiday season festivities on the Wine Trail! Travel to participating wineries to sample wines, enjoy delicious food from various caterers, vendors and food trucks, enjoy live music, and holiday gift shopping! Take home some wine for gifting or to share for the Holidays. Many wineries will have special discounts on wines you take home. Madera County Wine Trail, Madera County. $25 in advance or $30 day of event. Details: www.maderawinetrail.com.

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.

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.

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.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Oktoberfest - Oakhurst Elks : bar opens at 4:00 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 24; dress in costume, prizes for best child and adult costumes. Steaks cooked to order with all the trimmings. Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41& Road 222, Oakhurst. $18 adults and children under 12 half price. Details: Reservations (559) 683-2717.

“Taters and Table Setting” Contest and Luncheon - MCW - Mountain Community Women: 10:0 a.m. Monday, November 2; Vote for your choice of the best table setting, great raffle prizes to win, all proceeds benefit the community center. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. $10 donation. Details: Jill (559) 641-7867, table setting contest - Marilyn (559) 642-2766.

“If I Only Had A Brain” - Sierra Lions Club presents Trivia Night: 5 p.m. Saturday, November 14; Supervisor Tom Wheeler emcee, live auction, raffle, light dinner faire and refreshments for sale. Senior Center, 39800 Road 425 B (next to the community center), Oakhurst. $10 per person or $80 table. Details: Peggy Potter(559) 676-3432.

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; November 12 meeting will be led by Master Gardeners Jeff Del Carro and Caqrole Chavin. Meeting at different locations every month. Details: Janice Avent (559) 683-5395.

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.

MCW-Green Thumbs: Monday, October 19; field trip to Tillandsia Intl, the largest supplier of air plants in North America. All funds raised go to support the Oakhurst Community Center. Details: Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

Christmas Boutique - Yosemite Lakes Community Church: Boutique 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 14; bake sale and luncheon, raffle drawing at 2 p.m., grand prize King quilt and many other raffle prizes. 43840 Patrick Ave., YLP Coarsegold.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Zombie Walk - 6th Annual - A Cause 4 Paws: 5 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 17; dress in full zombie attire in the spirit of Halloween. After the walk attend the After Party with silent auction, food , drinks, DJ, kids games and the best zombie competition. Proceeds to EMC-SPCA. A Cause 4 Paws, 40455 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $5. Details: Vickie Deane (559) 760-7017.

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.

Halloween Carnival - 3rd Annual: 4 p.m. Saturday, October 31; games, cookie walk, candy costume and decorated pumpkin contests. Senior Center, 39800 Road 425 B (next to the community center), Oakhurst. Chili and Corn Bread $5.. Details: Sheila Adams (559) 642-4329.

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.

Madera Oversight Coalition General Meeting (MOC): 6 p.m. Second Monday; Our goal is to inform the public on good and bad issues and encourage responsible growth. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. info@moc1.org. Details: (559) 868-4400.

MCW - Mountain Community Women: social 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. First Monday; Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: mountaincommunitywomen.com or (559) 641-6572.

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.

Mountain Pianists: 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 18; 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.

RKS 2nd Annual 5K and 1 mile Color Run: 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 11; all proceeds go to Fisher House - Helping Military Families. Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, 31828 Road 600, Raymond. Ages 5-13 $15 and 14+ $25. Details: Register at http://bit.ly/rksveteranrun or call (559) 689-3336.

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: President Dannie Forbes at SISierra@Soroptimist.net.

SINGLES

Senior Singles Dining Club - 55+: 5 p.m. Second Thursday; Nov. 12 dinner at El Cid Mexican Restaurant, Hwy. 41. 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.

Golden Chain Theatre “Fiddler on the Roof” musical by Joseph Stein: Nov. 6, 7, 8, Nov. 13, 14, 15, Nov. 20, 21, 22, Nov. 27, 28, 29. Friday & 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.

Veterans “Stand-Down” VFW Post 1981: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, October 23; open to veterans and general public seeking Veteran Benefits and Employment Services. VFW Post 1981, 2026 N. Granada, Madera. Free. Details: Charles Hunnicutt (559) 675-7766.

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.

Family Caregivers “To place or not to place”: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 27; pre-registration is required. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. Free for unpaid family caregivers. Details: Valley Caregiver Resource Center (559) 224-9154.

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