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Community Calendar - week of July 21

BINGO

Coarsegold Community Center Bingo: Mondays: doors open 10 a.m., first game 12 noon; Wednesday evenings doors open 5:30 p.m., first game 6:30 p.m.; 3rd Saturday of the month doors open 10 a.m., first game 12:15 p.m.; bingo and burgers on Saturday. Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: Joe (559) 683-7953.

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. Crab Cakes Restaurant, 49271 Golden Oak Loop, 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.

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.

Coarsegold 4-H Meeting: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. second (except July and August) Thursday; Refreshments available. Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Pat (559) 683-5149.

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 -: 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 -: 4 - 7 p.m. Thursdays; True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7117.

Jazzercise: 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday ; Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: Gerri (559) 641-8570.

Military Widows or Retired Military officers and Families: Camaraderie, legislative issues info, support. Looking to start up meeting ; as a member of Society of Military Widows (SMW) and lifetime Military Officers Assn. of America (MOAA). Location to be determined, Oakhurst. Details: Paula at Sierrarange1026@yahoo.com.

Worship in the Park: 6:30 p.m. Saturdays; Mountain Ministerial Association and Friends in the Park sponsoring this weekly event through August. Rotating pastors and worship music bands leading Christian worship services. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and a picnic basket. Community Park at Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Details: Dennis McCourt (559) 642-6392.

What’s happening - Judi Hussain, visitor center coordinator for Visit Yosemite Madera County : 10:30 to noon Saturday, July 30; Judi Hussain, will speak at a special workshop. Hussain will cover where to hike or bike, where to find boating, fishing and swimming holes, where to take children, where your dog can roam, as well as tips and tricks for visiting Yosemite during the busy season. Library Community Room, 49044 Civic Circle Dr., Oakhurst. Free. Details: (559) 683-4838, or www.oakhurstfobl.com.

The 2016 Oakhurst Area Night Out : 5 - 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 2; presented by the Oakhurst California Highway Patrol and Madera County Sheriff’s Department. Come with the family to celebrate our first responders, to meet the men and women who keep our community safe. Payless Shoe parking lot on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: CHP Officer Kaci Lutz, (559) 658-6590, or CSO Evans at the Sheriff’s office, (559) 642-3201..

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.

Play Bridge: 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays ; United Methodist Church, Whittenburg Hall, 49223 Road 426, Oakhurst. Details: Paul (559) 658-8952.

Sierra Vista Vacation Bible School : 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday ; Cave Quest VBS is open to kids who are 4 and well potty-trained through 6th grade. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, 39696 Hwy 41, Oakhurst. Details: www.sierravistachurch.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Pancake Breakfast : 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Last Saturday of the month ; All you can eat pancakes and eggs or biscuits and gravy. Community Center, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. $5. Details: Joe (559) 683-1443.

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.

Ladies of the Elks - Salad Supper Buffet: 6 p.m. Friday, July 22; bar opens at 4:30 p.m. Salads, fruit, dessert. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing. Oakhurst Elks Lodge, 42484 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. $10. Details: (559) 683- 2717 details and reservations.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Help get our No Kill Animal Center built. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Collectible Book Sale - FOBL - Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6; Book prices $1 and 50 cents children’s books. Proceeds benefit Oakhurst Branch Library. Library Community Room on Civic Circle, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-7552 or oakhurstfobl.com.

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, August 6; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Help get our No Kill Animal Center built. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

Hot August Nights Classic Car Show and Street Party: 3 - 8 p.m. Saturday, August 13; The North Fork Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event offering unique exhibits, food booths, prizes, special guests and fun for the entire family. Entry forms for entering a car in the show can be found at www.northforkcarshow.com. Volunteers are needed. Anyone interested can contact Jenny Pearson, (559) 877-3441, or starrynights@netptc.net. Main Street, North Fork. Details: To reserve booth space, vendors can call (559) 877-2410 or (559) 877-3771..

EMC SPCA - Bake Sale: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, August 20; all proceeds benefit EMC SPCA. Help get our No Kill Animal Center built. True Value Home Center on Hwy. 49, Oakhurst. Details: Sharon (559) 642-6611.

GALLERIES

Photography Fest and Sale sponsored by Sierra Artists’ Gallery of Mariposa: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; a call to all photographers - event will run through July 24. Awards are in 2 categories color and black & white, along with Best of Show and People’s Choice. his exhibit is in addition to the Gold Rush Art Show in October and the Mariposa Miniatures in March. Artist reception and awards will be July 24. Highway 140 and 6th Street, Mariposa. Details: Sandee Scott (209) 966-2284.

Timberline Art Gallery: 10 - 5 p.m. Friday, July 1 to July 31; watercolor - pastel - ceramics exhibit. Timberline Art Gallery, 40982 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-3345 or timberlineartgallery.com.

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; August 11 - Program Jeff Del Cerro about resources for water-wise planting. meet at members homes, Oakhurst. Details: Catana Hawkins (559) 683-0855.

MEETINGS

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.

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; Dr. Andrew Fiala, chair of the Department of Philosophy and director of the Ethics Center at Fresno State University is the guest speaker at the next meeting of Oakhurst Democratic Club, Aug. 6, at Denny’s. Fiala, who will speak on “God and Politics” is known to area readers for his “On Ethics” column that appears every Saturday int the “Insight” section of the Fresno Bee. Denny’s - 40650 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 641-6617.

LDS - Family History Center: Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Wednesday evening 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Fridays by appointment only ; Genealogical Research. LDS Church, 49969 School Road (427), Oakhurst. Free Genealogy class. Details: kab@sti.net or (559) 683-8878.

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.

PUBLIC FORUMS

Travel with Tony Krizan: 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 10; Mountain Secrets Sierra Star Columnist, adventurer, author and photographer Tony Krizan will present a free slide show presentation on Old Wawona Stagecoach Road. All who attend can enjoy a variety of complimentary hors-d’oeuvres provided by Crab Cakes Restaurant. Autographed copies of Krizan’s books on hiking trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains will be available for purchase. Yosemite Southgate Hotel and Suites, Hwy. 41, Oakhurst.

Bass Lake Town Hall with Supervisor Tom Wheeler: 6 p.m. Thursday, August 11; Topics include: county wide issues. Contact Supervisor Wheeler with any questions or visit www.madera-county.com/supervisors/wheeler.html. Pines Lakeview Room A, Bass Lake. Details: Supervisor Wheeler (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.

Celebrate Recovery: 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 to February 22; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. Sierra Pines Church, 40855 Covey Court, Highway 49, Oakhurst. Details: (559) 683-2882.

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; find freedom from your hurts, hang-ups and habits. North Fork Christian Center, North Fork. Details: (559) 877-4251.

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.

Caregiver Respite Group : 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Take a break while your (Alzheimers/dementia/elderly/disabled) family member enjoys a structured day of activities, socialization and personal care. Sierra Senior Center, 49111 Cinder Lane, Oakhurst. $15 includes lunch. Details: Jennie (559) 658-8227 or Barbara (559) 683-6474.

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; July 14 - Ducey’s Br and Grill at the Pines Resort, Bass Lake. 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.

THEATER

“From Sea to Shining Sea” Golden Chain Theatre: Saturday 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.; a variety show with lots of dancing by both young performers, including two five- year -old sisters, and the more seasoned members in the community. The show features well-known numbers from California all across America to New York, ending with a big patriotic finale. Golden Chain Theatre, 42130 Hwy. 41, Oakhurst. Tickets available at the door: $12 adults, $10 seniors (55+), students $8 (13-18) and $6 for children 12 and under.

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, 35610 Hwy. 41, Coarsegold. Details: (559) 683-1215.

Marine Corps League, Griswold Mountain Detachment - 1121: 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday; 40045 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.

Military Widows or Retired Military officers and Families: Camaraderie, legislative issues info, support. Looking to start up meeting ; as a member of Society of Military Widows (SMW) and lifetime Military Officers Assn. of America (MOAA). Location to be determined, Oakhurst. Details: Paula at Sierrarange1026@yahoo.com.

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.

Drop-In and Volunteer! Help Keep Yosemite Beautiful: 9:30 a.m. - Wednesday meet in front of the Yosemite Valley Visitors Center; Fridays meet in in front of the Tuolumne Meadows Store. Wednesdays and Fridays ; Make a difference - All ages welcome! Join us fro 1-3 hours on a project. Take an active role in protecting and preserving our natural resources. Create memories while removing invasive species, collecting native seeds and pickup up litter. Must wear long pants and closed -toe shoes. Sun protection, water and snacks are recommended. , Yosemite National Park. Details: yose_volunteers@nps.gov or call (209) 379-1850.

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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