Community News - week of June 2

Flag Day

A Flag Day celebration will be held 6 p.m., June 14, at the Oakhurst Lutheran Church. Guest speaker is California Highway Patrol Officer Kaci Lutz, who is a former Army Blackhawk helicopter pilot. Her husband has just returned from a tour in Afghanistan.

The evening includes pulled pork sandwiches, a short program with music, and a closing flag-burning ceremony at 7 p.m. Children will receive an American flag, half sandwich, chips and a soda.

Proceeds benefit Semper Fi.

Details: (559) 683-4673.

Senior Scam Stoppers Seminar

State Senator Tom Berryhill, Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, and the California Highway Patrol in Oakhurst invite the public to a seminar at 9 a.m. Friday, June 10 on how to prevent themselves from being targeted by scammers.

Dubbed the “Seniors Scam Stopper Seminar” held at the Oakhurst CHP office on 40500 Redbud Drive, experts will explain how the public can protect themselves from fraud relating to home repair, insurance, finances, identity theft, and more.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by June 7.

Details: Mary Alice Kaloostian, (559) 253-7122.

Kiwanis pancake breakfast

In honor of Flag Day, the Oakhurst Sierra Kiwanis Club will hold its Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 - 11 a.m., June 12, at the Oakhurst Community Center. Pancakes, eggs (any style), ham, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk will be offered at a cost of $7 for adults, $3 for children age 5-12, and free for those under 5.

Ham radio event

The Mountain Amateur Radio Club will meet at noon, June 25, behind the True Value Home Center on Highway 49 for the national American Radio Relay League's annual Field Day.

The event will last until noon, June 26, as amateur radio operators work around the clock to set up field radio communication stations, get on the air, and contact thousands of other operators in the United States and Canada.

It is used as a social event and a practice run for emergency communications.

Details: Alan Gil, (559) 683-8095,

Hazardous waste

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, staff from Madera County will accept and remove hazardous waste, all for free.

Items that can be safely disposed of by hazard waste staff include: motor oil; oil filters; televisions; computers; pool chemicals; drain cleaner; paint remover; and much more.

Details: (559) 675-7811.