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Community Calendar - week of Oct. 29

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.

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. Donation $5 a week. Class for Beginners starts every September. Community Center, 39800 Road 426B, Oakhurst. 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.

Coat and Canned Food Drive: Collection starting now; bring those unwanted coats and canned goods to help. Drop off your donations at any participating Real Estate Office or Yosemite Gateway Assoc. of Realtors (located next to Sear’s), Oakhurst. Giveaway will be Dec. 18th - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All Souls Day Candlelight Service: 6 p.m. Monday, November 2; commemorating all those who have died and sometimes referred to as “The Day of the Dead”. Candles will be provided. Little Church on the Hill in the Oakhill Cemetery, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Suzanne Harvey (559) 760-2995.

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.

Religious Icon Painting Class: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for three days Monday, November 9 to November 11; Joyce Tanner official iconographer of the San Joaquin Episcopal Diocese will teach beginners and assist more advanced icon painters. All materials provided. Bring a brown bag lunch daily to class. Cunningham School at Fresno Flats Village on School Road (427), Oakhurst. $60. Details: Suzanne Harvey (559) 760-2995.

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.

Fall Festival - Spring Valley Elementary School: 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 30; game booths, bounce houses, haunted house, silent auction and delicious food. Spring Valley School, 46655 Road 200, O’Neals. Admission is free.

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.

“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.

Book Sale by FOBL : 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 7; - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library, proceeds benefit the Oakhurst Branch Library. Bring your Library Card with FOBL 2015 sticker for $1 off. Civic Circle behind Library - old fire station, Oakhurst. $3 a bag (standard grocery bag). Details: (559) 683-7552, oakhurstfobl.com.

Rummage Yard sale for Lake Restoration Project: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 7; See signs on Hwy. 41. Vendor spaces $10 for 10x10 space. Set up time staring at 6:30 a.m. Indian Lakes Park on Seminole Ave, Coarsegold. Free. Details: Jan (559) 642-4511.

Helping Hands Banquet: 6:15 p.m. Friday, November 13; a Comedian as the speaker, tri-tip / chicken dinner. Serving our mountain communities with free services related to pregnancy and parenting. Come learn more and help support this charitable organization. Reservations Required, Oakhurst. No cost to attend, donations requested. Details: graceacres@sti.net (559) 760-0880 .

Helping Hands Banquet: 6:15 p.m. Saturday, November 14; a Comedian as the speaker, tri-tip / chicken dinner. Serving our mountain communities with free services related to pregnancy and parenting. Come learn more and help support this charitable organization. Reservations Required, Mariposa. No cost to attend, donations requested. Details: ( graceacres@sti.net (559) 760-0880 .

“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.

MCW - Green Thumbs: 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 16; Speaker: Sue Langley discussing drought tolerant native plants and lawn replacement options. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B - Main Hall, Oakhurst. Details: Jill (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.

Our Lady of the Sierra Women’s Guild: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, November 14; lots of vendors, cookie walk, art and craft items. Soup and salad lunch from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments while browsing. Parish Hall, 40180 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Lunch $5. Details: (559) 683-3901.

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.

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.

Trunk - N - Treat: 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, October 31; Sponsored by the Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce and College Center. Community College Center parking lot on Crane Valley Road (426) and Civic Circle Drive, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7766 or email: events@oakhurstchamber.com.

Trunk - N - Treat: 4 p.m. Saturday, October 31; Senior Center, 39800 Road 425 B (next to the community center), Oakhurst. Free.

Trunk - N - Treat: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Saturday, October 31; Mountain Christian Center, 40299 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free.

Trunk - N - Treat: 4 - 9 p.m. Saturday, October 31; Harvest at the Grove, 42461 Hwy. 49, Ahwahnee. Free.

Trunk - N - Treat: 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, October 31; Anyone who would like to come and park along the street is welcome to be involved - business’ will be open from 5 - 7 p.m. Sponsored by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce. North Fork down town, North Fork. Free. Details: Rebecca Kern, president North Fork Chamber.

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.

LDS - Family History Center: All beginning classes 2nd Tuesday at 10 a.m. Beginning Research 10 a.m. and Roots Magic software at 11 a.m.; specialty classes 12 noon. LDS Church, 49969 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free Genealogy class. Details: (559) 683-8878 or kab@sti.net.

Oakhurst Democratic Club: 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 7; speaker: Kevin Bowman of KRYZ-LP Mariposa discussing community Radio, area club events, issues, news, interviews, panel discussion and emergency broadcast programming at 98.5 on your local FM dial. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6617.

Benghai Survivor and Hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto: 10 a.m Saturday, November 14; meet real life hero and learn the truth about Benghazi. Speech 10 a.m. tickets $25. and Private lunch 1 p.m. at $20. Little Church in the Pines, 39446 Road 434, Bass Lake. Pre-purchase tickets at kimbuck@attitude.com. Limited seating . Details: Kim Buck (559) 906-4832 .

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.

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 bit.ly/rksveteranrun or call (559) 689-3336.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler - Oakhurst: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 19; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (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.

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 “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, 40056 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121: 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 40056 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: Jim Winney (559) 658-2062.

Society of Military Widows: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 5; a national organization of military surviving spouses from every state in the USA and overseas. Learn how to be a part of this group, learn more about your military benefits as survivors, and share camaraderie as members of the military family. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst.

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.

Introduction to your Andrioid: 10:30 - 12 p.m. Saturday, October 31; Jerry Ward hosting the use of your Android. Basic navigation, phone functions, connecting to the internet and much more. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Pre-registration please as event is free . Details: (559) 683-4838 or visit www.oakhurstfobl.com.

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