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Community Calendar - week of May 12

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 Wednesday; Join other merchants to discuss promoting local area business. Crab Cakes Restaurant, 49271 Golden Oak Loop, Oakhurst. Free. Details: Colette Goga (559) 683-7977.

Women in Business - sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce: Noon Second Thursday; networking with business leaders, owners and managers. Call for location and schedule, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7766, oakhurstchamber.com.

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

North Fork Women’s Club: 10 a.m. First Wednesday; scholarship funding for women. Mill Site meeting room, 57839 Road 225, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-6554.

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.

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. 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. www.golddustdancers.com. Details: (559) 692-2145 or (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.

Farmer’s Market Bass Lake - Opening May 18: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; many vendors, entertainment, fresh flowers, jams, honey soap and produce is wonderful fresh from the farm. Sponsored by the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. goodoldaze.com Pines Village, Bass Lake. Details: Chuck Nugent (559) 642-8163 .

Farmer’s Market - Oakhurst - coming in May: 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7117.

Fashion Show - Ladies of the Lakes - Scholarship fundraiser: 1:30 p.m. doors open Ticket sales starts April 30 deadline is June 1 ; 50/50 raffle, door prizes, finger food with special guest model Carmen George of the the Fresno Bee. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, YLP Coarsegold. $15. Details: Sue Corcoran (559) 658-7307.

Calissa Crumption’s Senior Project - “History - The Dinner Show 1”: 6 p.m. Friday, May 13 to May 14; Proceeds for new timing system for swim called the “Colorado 6”. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, Coarsegold. $45 includes dinner and show. Details: (559) 676-8491 or online at ccrumption3863.wix.com/history-dinnershow1.

Bodys By Boyd - Open House & Mixer - Oakhurst Chamber of Commerce: 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17; Food, Fun, Networking. Door prizes and no host bar. 40140 Enterprise Dr. off of Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-7766.

Grandmothers Club - Yard Sale: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, May 20 to May 21; glassware, books, kitchen items and more. The Village Clubhouse, 46777 Oonay Nation Road, Coarsegold. Details: Debbie Gerber (559) 641-5248.

44th Annual Tri-county Art Show -Yosemite Western Art (YWA) until May 29: daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Reception Saturday May 21 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ; Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Fiber, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture Timberline Art Gallery, 40982 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Sandee Scott (559)760-1058.

BBQ - Military Appreciation: 12 noon - 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21; honor veterans and thank the supporters. BBQ tri-tip, Music, Celebration, Family Fun. Dr. Michael Horasanian DDS office on Crane Valley Road (426), Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-4691.

Fashion Show - Ladies of the Lakes - Scholarship fundraiser: 1:30 p.m. doors open Saturday, June 11; 50/50 raffle, door prizes, finger food with special guest model Carmen George of the the Fresno Bee. YLP Club House, 30250 Yosemite Springs Parkway, YLP Coarsegold. $15. Details: Sue Corcoran (559) 658-7307.

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.

Parking Lot Sale supporting the Relay For Life of Eastern Madera County: 9 a.m. - til midnight Saturday, May 14; parking lot sale with several teams bringing baked goods, raffle tickets for sale and lots of treasures collected by many of our teams. Sign up or make a donation: bit.ly/1Mw50rs. Badger Stadium at Yosemite High School, Oakhurst. Details: Tami Michel (559) 658-1410.

Parking Lot Sale supporting Yosemite Badger’s Youth Cheer: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14; Rummage sale, baked goods, lemonade stand and also Just Daisy gift boutique items and specialty T-shirts. Idea Print Work, 40085 Enterprise Drive, Oakhurst. Details: Michele Shockley (559) 658-1803.

Spaghetti and Meatball dinner : 5 - 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14; Volunteer Fire Company #32 and the Chowchilla Mountain Women’s Club. Dinner includes salad and dessert. Donations accepted and selling T-shirts, shopping bags, cookbooks. Ponderosa Basin Fire Station, 5618 Creel Road, Mariposa. Details: Erma Katen (209) 966-3566.

SPCA Annual Plant Sale: 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, May 14; 50 different bearded irises. All donations benefit SPCA. 45503 N. Oakview Dr., Oakhurst.

GALLERIES

Reception - 44th Annual Yosemite Western Artists: 4 - 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21; oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, fiber, mixed media and more. Exhibition runs May 21 - 29. Timberline Art Gallery, 40982 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst.

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; Rusty Avery Master Gardener will answer your many gardening questions. , Oakhurst. Details: Catana Hawkins (559) 683-0855.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Memorial Day Events - VFW Post 8743 and Marine Corps League Griswold Detachment 1121: Monday, May 30; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving. The schedule as follows: 9 a.m. The Indian Cemetery at the Wassama Round House on Road 628, Ahwahnee. 10 a.m. The Oakhill Cemetery, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. 11 a.m. The Picayune Cemetery above the Casino. 1 p.m. The North Fork Cemetery. , . Details: (559) 868-3518.

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 - This month only May 12 Thursday: 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.

Sierra Lodge - Free and Accepted Masons - 788: Meeting 6 p.m. First Wednesday; dinners - 3rd Friday of each month. 40216 Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Darren Stearns (559) 642-4513.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oakhurst Sewer Advisory - MD22A: 8:30 a.m. First Wednesday; Discussing Oakhurst Sewer and Water issues. Raley’s Community Room, Hwy 41 and Hwy 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-5757.

Madera Regional Water Management Group: 1:30 p.m. Second Monday; Discussing all water issues in Madera County. rotating locations, Oakhurst. Details: and location (559) 642-7788.

Oakhurst Democratic Club - : 8:30 a.m. breakfast, meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. First Saturday; Special speakers invited monthly. Featured Speaker Dr. Darin J. Soukup May 7th. Discussion will be focusing on the role of local college center and our economy. Measure C discussion. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6617.

Women In Business Luncheon and Networking: Noon - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12; Speaker Dianna Conaway of Western Sierra Nursery “Beautifying your Garden and Mind”. Sponsored by Bass Lake Boat Rentals Ducey’s On The Lake at the Pines Resort, Bass Lake. $18 for chamber members, $20 for guests/non-members. Details: RSVP (559) 683-7766; chamber@oakhurstchamber.com.

MUSIC

Kamanawannaplaya Ukelele Club of Oakhurst: 5 p.m. Tuesdays; beginners to advanced over the age of 18. Lessons available. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: Laurie B. Ballard (559) 760-4746.

Mountain Pianists: 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15; Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Lucie Richter (559) 683-0352.

“Songs Of Joy” featuring the Yosemite Brass and the Sierra Singers: 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22; Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Free admission. Details: Catherine Walker (559) 658-7376.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

7th Annual - Mountain Area Bloom Run : 7:30 a.m. run and 7:40 walk Saturday, May 21; 10K, 5K Run and 2 mile fun walk. All proceeds go to Rivergold Athletics. More Details: www.mountainbloomrun.com. YLP clubhouse., YLP Coarsegold. Must pre-register. Details: Sarah Curley (559) 692-2329.

PUBLIC FORUMS

North Fork - Town Hall Meeting with Supervisor Tom Wheeler: 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9; contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Rancheria Community Center, 56900 Kuhugib Road, North Fork. 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.

SERVICE CLUBS

MCW - Mountain Community Women: 9:30 a.m. social and 10 a.m. business meeting First Monday; Community Center on Road 425B, Oakhurst. Details: (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; May 12 dinner at Di Cicco’s Italian Restaurant on Hwy 41 and Road 426. 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

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.

Hero’s Day: 8 a.m. Friday, May 27; Family fun for those who serve! Military I.D., it’s all Free (lunch too!) Skiing, Tubing, Fishing, Queen Rides. Bass Lake Boat Rentals, Bass Lake. Details: (559) 642-3200.

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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