Girl Scouts hold homeless animals supply drive June 9
On Saturday, June 9, Girl Scout Troop 3702 is collecting supplies for homeless animals roaming the mountain areas at the Oakhurst Feed & Pet Supply Store, 40119 Enterprise Drive. The event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Girl Scouts are collecting new items such as Dawn Dish Soap, paper towels, gift cards, leashes, collars, toys and grooming supplies.
As part of the Troop’s Girl Scout Bronze Award and Community Service Project, the girls partnered with Eastern Madera County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The goal is to complete the project by the end of the year when a new shelter is set to open.
The Girl Scout Bronze Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve. To obtain the award, a Girl Scout must be in fourth or fifth grade and have 20 hours of team building, community exploration and project implementation.
Garden Club workshop focuses on pollinators
Oakhurst Garden Club at True Value, 40596 Westlake Drive in Oakhurst, presents “Perennials for Pollinators” on Sunday, June 10, at 1 p.m.
Participants can learn how to encourage honey bees, which are the best butterfly plants and how to design an attractive garden, large or small. There will also be a demonstration on home beekeeping.
Participants receive a 20 percent off coupon good for any plants.
Details: 559-683-7117 or Oakhurst Garden Club on Facebook.
Local mom to host parenting book club meetings
Beginning Friday, June 15, Sarah Coelho Webster, a local mom to three “wild and wonderful boys” ages 1-5, will host a book discussion group at the Oakhurst Branch Library for parents who desire to learn “the most loving and positive ways to raise their children.”
The group, scheduled from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the library’s Sue Rhu Children’s Reading Room, is the first of three meetings that will continue through July. Subsequent dates for the discussion group are July 6 and 20, also on Fridays.
The Oakhurst Branch Library is located at 49044 Civic Circle Drive.
Webster encourages participants to “come prepared” to discuss the 100th episode of the Joyful Courage podcast by Dr. Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of The Whole-Brain Child. The podcast is available at www.joyfulcourage.com/podcast/100.
Webster said all ages are welcome to attend the child-friendly book group which she also described as “guilt free.”
“That means if you haven’t read, or even partially read any of the books we’ll be discussing, but have parent-related issues to discuss, you are still welcome to attend,” said Webster who also has “six years of parental tips and tricks” under her belt to share.
The stay-at-home mom to Wesley, 5, Hank, 3, and Vincent, 1, said her family moved from Merced two years ago to live in the Oakhurst/Mariposa area for its “lovely trees and fresh air.”
The free discussion group is sponsored by the Friends of the Oakhurst Branch Library.
Details: contact the library at 559-683-4838 or www.oakhurstfobl.com.