An annual plant sale to benefit the EMCSCPA will be held 9 a.m. - noon, May 14, at the home of Lyle and Nancy Swanson, 45503 N. Oakview (off Highway 49 near Goldside).
Along with beautiful, blooming Irises, there are many other plants to select from.
A second EMCSPCA fundraiser - An Evening of Whine and Noses - will take place 6-8 p.m., May 27, at Western Sierra Nursery. A donation of $10 per person covers hors’doeuvres, and live music by Larkspur. There will also be a no-host bar and raffle prizes.
Details: (559) 642-6611, or emcspca.org.
Women in Business
The Women in Business lunch meeting will be held noon - 1:30 p.m., May 12, at Ducey’s on the Lake. Dianna Conaway, owner of Western Sierra Nursery, will speak on Beautifying your Garden and Mind.
Cost is $18 for Oakhurst Chamber members and $20 for non-members.
RSVP: (559) 683-7766, or Chamber@OakhurstChamber.com.
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at Yosemite Lakes Community Church (in Yosemite Lakes Park) May 5. Prayer starts at 6 a.m., and the worship and special guest, Pastor Jim Franklin, along with other area pastors, will speak 9 - 10:30 a.m. A video of the morning presentation will be shown at 6 p.m.
Community Awards for graduating seniors will be held 6:30 p.m., May 9, in the Yosemite High Theater.
Last year, more than $100,000 was handed out to 160 YHS seniors.
There are several methods available for those who wish to vote in California’s primary election, held June 7, by mail rather than in person.
Ballots will be automatically mailed May 9 to voters who have “permanent vote by mail status.” Those who don’t have that permanent status, but wish to vote by mail, can use one of these options.
In writing by: sending in a letter or sample ballot application, fax to (559) 675-7870, or email to email@example.com. By telephone: call the county clerk’s office at (559) 675-7720 or toll free at 1-800-435-0509. Online: download an application from votemadera.com and submit it by mail. In person: apply at the county clerk’s office, located at 200 W. 4th Street in Madera.
Dinner and Movie in the Park
A spaghetti dinner, along with the classic film “Lady and the Tramp,” will be held 7 p.m., May 6, in the park across from Pines Bakery Pizzeria in Bass Lake. Raffle tickets will be sold at the event.
Dinner tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for a child in advance; tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for a child at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the North Fork School office, or at Pines Bakery Pizzeria. All proceeds go to the North Fork Destination Imagination Team for Global Finals.
Author Jennifer Moss celebrates the release of her fourth novel, “Friend of the Family,” with a book signing, 5-7 p.m., May 6, at Branches Books in Oakhurst. Light refreshments will be available.
Tea Party meeting
The Oakhurst/Coarsegold/Mountain Area Tea Party will meet 6:30 p.m., May 12, at the Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant. The pros and cons of candidates and ballot measures from the viewpoint of three core Tea Party principals will be discussed. Bring your June primary voting ballots.
Details: firstname.lastname@example.org, (559) 642-4921.
The United States Postal Service will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, Saturday, May 14. Simply place your non-perishable donation in a bag by your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up, and the items will be delivered to Manna House.
Spring Wine Trail
Madera Wine Trail presents Spring Wine Trail, May 14-15. There are nine participating wineries. The cost is $25 in advance through May 13, and $30 the day of the event.
For special hours at each winery, see maderawinetrail.com.
Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty
The Mariposa Friends of the Fair Foundation, along with the Rodeo Royalty Committee, has announced that the 2016 Mariposa County Fair Rodeo Royalty Applications are available for this year’s contest, open to young ladies ranging in ages from 6 to 21 that are from Mariposa, Madera, Merced and Tuolumne counties.
The committee will host an introduction meeting for contestants on June 5, as well as workshops focusing on public speaking, poise and horsemanship that will be offered prior to the competition day. The goals of these workshops for the contestants are to provide information, guidance and an opportunity to practice in front of their peers.
Shawna Petrushkin, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial of Oakhurst, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2016.
To earn this achievement, Petrushkin established herself as one of the company’s top advisors by consistently demonstrating exceptional commitment to financial planning and superior client service. Only a select number of high-performing advisors earn this distinction.
Petrushkin’s office is located at 40291 Stagecoach Road.