Community News - week of Feb. 11

Early deadlines

Due to Monday’s holiday, Feb. 16, deadlines for placing in ads in the Sierra Star have changed. Display ads must be in today, Feb. 11 by 5 p.m. There are no changes for the Feb. 17 advertiser.

Fish Fry

Oakhurst’s Knights of Columbus Council will host a Fish Fry Fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., Feb. 12 at the Parish Hall at Our Lady of the Sierra. The hall is located in the basement of the church located just past the entrance to Oak Creek Intermediate School on Indian Springs Road.

Funds raised will be used to support Helping Hands Pregnancy and Parenting Center, the Knights Wheelchairs for the Needy programs, as well as other community and parish projects.

Prices are $8 for adults, $5 for kids 18 and under, and $25 for families of four or more.

Details: Tony Tucker, (559) 760-7406.

Annual spring tour

The Westmont College Orchestra will perform 7 p.m., Feb. 15, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church as part of the annual spring tour. Admission is free, although a goodwill offering will be taken.

“The orchestra’s annual tour is a highlight of the season,” director Michael Shasberger, said. “It brings Westmont’s story to wide-ranging and diverse audiences, and heightens the performance skills and experiences of our students.”

Numbers the 60-member orchestra will perform include Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture,” “Music for Shakespeare” and “At Shakespeare’s Tomb.”

Bible reading

Bible readings will take place 6 p.m., every Saturday, beginning Feb. 20, at the Oakhurst Community Center. There is no charge, and questions and discussion will follow the readings. All are welcome to attend.

There is no preaching, just reading the Bible and an explanation of the scripture, followed by group discussion.

Details: Ed Tuggy, (559) 696-4774.

Love at Gallery Row

Celebrate love and passion with art, music and spoken word, Feb. 13, at Gallery Row in Oakhurst.

“A Day with the Artists” will be held 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Williams Gallery West, featuring printmaker Linda Zupcic, origami/mixed media artist Andresa Marjala, and jewelry artist Camille Cole.

Live music with Good Medicine will take place, 6-7 p.m., at Stellar Gallery, and Lee Underwood will read from his recently published anthology “Diamondfire,” 7-8 p.m.

Admission is $5 at the door. Reservations are recommended since the audience is limited to 30 people.

Details: (559) 683-5551, or

Garden craft workshop

The Oakhurst Garden Club invites everyone to enjoy a free “Garden Crafts” workshop held 1 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at True Value Home Center.

Activities will include how to make a bird seed wreath, create garden kneelers, make totems and dish flowers, and much more. Participants will also receive a 20% coupon at True Value for any plant purchase.

Details: (559) 683-7117.

Blood Drive

A 4-H Club blood drive, with the Central California Blood Center bloodmobile, will be held 1-4 p.m., Feb. 13, at the Coarsegold Historic Village parking lot.

Donors receive a free vintage tee-shirt. To sign-up, email Mindy Gresham at

KOMB meeting

Keep Our Mountains Beautiful (KOMB) will hold a meeting 6:30 p.m., Feb. 18, at Round Table Pizza, where the next roadside litter cleanup event will be planned. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Details: Sandee Scott, (559) 760-1058.

Yosemite Western Artists meeting

A general meeting, potluck and art demonstration by photographer Wendy Denton for Yosemite Western Artists will be held 11:30 a.m., Feb. 20, at Gertrude Schoolhouse on Road 600. Cost is $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.

Details: Sandee Scott, (559) 760-1058.

Children’s Museum fundraiser

The Oakhurst Lutheran Men’s Club of Oakhurst Lutheran Church will host a Corned Beef and Cabbage St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, 5-7 p.m., March 12, as a fundraiser for the Children’s Museum of the Sierras.

Suggested donation for the dinner is $12.50 for adult, $5 for children 12 and under. The dinner will receive matching funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Museum.

Tickets are available at the Children’s Museum and Oakhurst Lutheran Church.

Details: Oakhurst Lutheran Church, (559) 683-4673.