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Community Calendar - week of Feb. 11

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 Fourth Saturday; Scholarship fund raiser for Vision Academy of the Arts. 49111 Cinder Lane - behind the Community Center, Oakhurst. Details: Sheila Adams (559) 642-4329.

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. Details: Colette Goga (559) 683-7977.

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

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.

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 Triebold (559) 658-8726.

North Fork Women’s Club: 10 a.m. First Wednesday; Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-8606.

La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital: 1 p.m. Second Wednesday; Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Patty Spinelli email: pspinelli4@yahoo.com.

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. New Square dance class starts March 16 at 7 p.m. donation $5 a week. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 868-3319.

Sweetheart Ball - Oakhurst Elks Lodge: 4:30 p.m. bar opens and dinner served 6 p.m. Saturday, February 13; Music and Dancing. Dinner includes New York steak, salad, dessert. 42484 Hwy. 41 across from Bass Lake Road (222) turnoff, Oakhurst. $30 Reservations suggested. Details: (559) 683-2717.

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.

Tax-Aide - Income Tax return preparation and electronic filing - Last Day April 12: Tuesdays by appointment only ; two Saturdays available Feb. 27 and March 26. Offered by the AARP Tax-Aide program to all ages. Returns prepared on site and then electronically filed. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free offered to low and moderate income families. Details: Brian Ross (559) 285-1494.

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 there may not be 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.

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.

Fish Fry - : 5 p.m. Friday, February 12; funds raised for Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center and the Knights Wheelchairs for the Needy programs as well as other community an Parish projects. Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church, Indian Spring Road, Oakhurst. $8 adults, $5 children, $25 families of 4 or more. Details: Tony Tucker (559) 760-7406.

Antiques & Collectibles Appraisal and Luncheon: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and lunch 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13; Mountain Community Women hosting have your collectibles appraised, Hand carried items only - please no stamps, coins or currency. and enjoy lunch. Verbal appraisal of two items. www.mountaincommunitywomen.com. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $25 includes verbal appraisal of two items and lunch. Details: appraisal questions - Jill Hufford (559) 641-7867..

Yosemite Western Artist : 11:30 a.m. Saturday, February 20; General meeting, potluck and art demonstration. Art Demonstrator: photographer Wendy Denton. Gertrude School House, Rd. 600, Ahwahnee. $10 nonmember or $5 member. Details: Sandee Scott (559) 760-1058.

German Fest - Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5; Authentic German cuisine - 4 course dinner, raffle, live auction, entertainment. Community Center, 39800 Road 425B, Oakhurst. $30. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner for the Children’s Museum : 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12; The Oakhurst Lutheran Men’s Club hosting Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. Matching funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. All proceeds go to Children’s Museum. Lutheran Church, 39255 Black Road, Oakhurst. $12.50 adults and $5 children 12 and under. Details: (559) 683-4673.

GALLERIES

Miniature ART Show & Sale: Gallery hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday-Monday ; Art show is juried and open to all artists 18 and older. Accepted ART medium categories are: still life, animal, portrait, landscape, seascape and 3 dimensional. Awards to be given in each category and presented at a Gallery Reception on March 20, including “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice.” Intake of artwork entries Feb. 12 - Feb. 19. Hwy 41 and 6th St, Mariposa. Contact us for application, fees and information. Details: Carol Sill (209) 742-4385, sillvester@sti.net; Sierra Artists Galley sierraartgallery.com, (209) 966-2284.

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; February meeting will be a presentation by Betty Massey on the care of gardens during drought conditions. Call for directions and information. Meeting at different locations every month, . Details: Janice Avent (559) 683-5395.

Oakhurst Garden Club: 1 p.m. Sunday, February 14; Garden Crafts workshop includes garden glass, totems and dish flowers, how to make a bird seed wreath and make a garden kneeler, solar light fun! True Value Hardware, Hwy. 49 & Westlake Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7117.

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.

Tea Party Action meeting Oakhurst - Coarsegold: 6:30 p.m. Second Tuesday; centralvalleyteaparty.com. Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant at Best Western, 40530 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 642-4921 or matp@sti.net.

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.

Mountain Bear Fan Club: 11:30 a.m. Third Thursday. Details: (559) 683-1111.

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.

Madera Oversight Coalition General Meeting (MOC): 6 p.m. Second Monday; our goal is to inform the public and discuss county wide issues that can cost us all money ($) 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; January 4th special speaker Gail Hawksworth local dog expert discussing Dog Adoption - finding the right dog for you. mountaincommunitywomen.com. Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: Marilyn (559) 642-2766.

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.

North Fork Rancheria TANF Executive Board : 5 p.m. Fourth Thursday; meetings subject to change, call to confirm date and location. , North Fork. Details: Vicki Kelley (559) 877-2461.

Oakhurst Democratic Club: 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. First Saturday; Special speakers invited monthly. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6617.

Coarsegold Resource Conservation District: 9 a.m. Fourth Thursday; North Fork Mill site on Road 225, CDC Conference Room, North Fork. Details: (559) 642-3263.

La Sierra Guild of Valley Children’s Hospital: 1 p.m. Second Wednesday; Lutheran Church, Crane Valley Road (426) and Black Road, Oakhurst. Details: Patty Spinelli email: pspinelli4@yahoo.com.

“Keep Our Mountains Beautiful - KOMB”: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18; Upcoming community cleanup date: Round Table Pizza, Von’s Center, Oakhurst. Details: Sandee Scott (559) 760-1058.

Oakhurst Democratic Club: 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. First Saturday; Featured speaker: California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer and Senior Volunteer Coordinator Kaci Lutz Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6617.

MUSIC

Concert by the Westmont College Orchestra: 7 p.m. Monday, February 15; Touring from Santa Barbara. Free. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst.

Kamanawannaplaya Ukelele Club of Oakhurst: 4:30 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, February 21; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

PUBLIC FORUMS

YLP - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, February 11; Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 662-6050.

Raymond - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Raymond-Knowles Elementary School, 31828 Road 600, Raymond. 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. www.bsaoaktroop341.org. Details: Ben Kenison (559) 676-2335.

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 #2, YLP Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1166.

Celebrate Recovery: 5:45 p.m. dinner and 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesdays and 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.

Creative Writing, Memoir Class: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fridays; new semester begins January 8, writing life stories. No fee, no college credit. Instructor Joyce Struhr. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-5494.

Meatloaf Dinner - Sierra Senior Center: 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 19; Sierra Senior Center behind the Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Members $7, non-members $10. Details: (559) 658-2200.

SERVICE CLUBS

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; February 11th dinner is at Pete’s Place, Highway 41, Oakhurst. Dinner at a different local restaurant every month, Oakhurst. Details: Reservations (559) 760-8372.

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.

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.

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.

Gambling Problems - Free Counseling: sessions offered Monday - Saturday; do you or someone you know have a gambling problem? Individual or family counseling is available with an authorized treatment provider, trained through the office of Problem Gambling and UCLA. , Oakhurst. Free. Details: Licensed Clinician, David Johnson (559) 707-9212.

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.

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.

VFW Post 8743: 11 a.m. Second Saturday; Positive Living Center, 40056 Indian Springs Road, Oakhurst. Details: Gary Powell (559) 658-5182.

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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