The 30th annual Crab Feed, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oakhurst Sierra, will be held 6 p.m., Feb. 6, at the Oakhurst Community Center. All you can eat bread, salad, pasta and crab, along with raffle and door prizes, and full bar.
Proceeds support area scholarships and community projects.
Tickets: Bob Brosi, (559) 683-4694; or Doug Dearing, (559) 658-0300.
Free master gardener workshop
The Mariposa Master Gardeners will present the 2013 documentary “Song of the Soil,” 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Feb. 20, at the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors chambers (5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa).
The film explains how soil came to be, how it’s a living thing that sustains us all, how it’s being abused, and what we can do to help. Since man switched from being hunter-gatherers, who took the earth’s bounty and left the soil alone, to today’s intensive agriculture, the soil has suffered. Learn how we can reverse the trend, and how alive the “dirt” beneath us really is.
Registration: (209) 966-2417, or cemariosa.ucanr.edu.
The North Fork Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2016 Installation Dinner, Jan. 29, at the North Fork Town Hall. Meet and mingle begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and installation, at 7 p.m.
The dinner, catered by Frank Prudhomme Catering, includes Penne Pasta with choice of Marinara sauce, zucchini with toasted walnuts and rosemary, and a dessert. There will be a full bar, hosted by the North Fork Boosters, 50/50 raffle, and door prize. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations are recommended, but tickets can be purchased at the door.
Details: (559) 877-2410, or NorthForkvc@gmail.com.
Free IPhone and IPad class
For those who received an IPhone or IPad for Christmas, and would like to to know how to use it more efficiently, a free class is being offered.
The Yosemite Unified School District Adult Ed is offering the class - IOS Fundamentals and Basics, starting 6-9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1, in the Adult Education Computer Lab.
YHS Music Director Francisco Marquez will be teaching the class, and participants are asked to bring their own device to the class. The requirements are iphone 5 or higher or ipad 3 or greater.
Details: Lawnna Porter, (559) 683-8801, ext. 366.
Friends of the Oakhurst Library will hold a book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 6, in the Community Room. Book prices are $1, children’s books are 50 cents. Proceeds benefit the library. Bring your library card with FOBL 2016 sticker for $1 off.
Details: (559) 683-4838.
Madera County Office of Education will host the 34th annual Academic Decathlon Feb. 7. The Super Quiz begins at 2:30 p.m., followed by a reception and awards ceremony at Madera South High School. Students will take tests in the areas of art, economics, literature, mathematics, music, science, and social science. Subjective events include essay, interview, and speech. The public is invited to attend.
Details: Kristi Winter, (559) 662-3873, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross looking for local heroes
The American Red Cross of the Central Valley is looking for nominees to be recognized as local heroes for the annual Heroes of the American Red Cross Event, April 30. The deadline to nominate a hero is Feb. 7.
Potential heroes are those who touched the lives of community members through selfless acts, such as helping save a life, showing compassion, or demonstrating the spirit of giving.
Hero categories include: Education; Good Samaritan; Fire Rescue; Health Care; Military; Community Partner; Law Enforcement; Animal Rescue; Youth; and the Spirit of the American Red Cross.
Details: Amy Smith, email@example.com, (559) 455-1000, ext. 6501.
Israeli ambassador to speak in Mountain Area
Yoram Ettinger, a former ambassador from Israel and writer about the Middle East, will speak about the conflicts between the United States and Islam Jan. 30.
Beginning 9 a.m. at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Ettinger will then speak 7 p.m. at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church.
Details: (559) 877-2882.