Community News, April 18 edition: Easter service, Fresno Flats lecture and more

The Little Church on the Hill is hosting an Easter Sunday service, its first in over 30 years.
The Little Church on the Hill is hosting an Easter Sunday service, its first in over 30 years. Tiffany Tuell - Special to the Sierra Star

Easter Service at Little Church on the Hill

For the first time in over 30 years, the Little Church on the Hill in Oakhurst’s Oakhill Cemetery will host an Easter Sunday service.

The service is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. April 21 and will include thanksgiving, prayer and celebration.

There will be no offering taken, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the Little Church on the Hill Foundation for continued upkeep and maintenance of the church..

Throughout its history, the Little Church on the Hill has remained non-denominational, making it a perfect choice for the community’s Easter Sunday service, said Pastor Gayle Basten of the New Community United Methodist Church.

Details: Call Pastor Gayle Basten at 415-225-2916 or email him at pastorgayle@newcommunityumc.net

Fireside Chat

The Mariposa Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie St., is presenting another Fireside Chat on Saturday, April 20 at 2 pm.

Sharon Giacomazzi, local author of historical hiking guide books, magazines and articles, will discuss the many abandoned burial grounds in the Sierra foothills and where they can be found.

Details: Call 209-966-2924

Fresno Flats May lecture

“Oakhurst memories” are the focus of the next lecture in the monthly Friday Lecture Series at Fresno Flats Historical Park, 49777 School Rd.

Featured speaker Larrie Unruh will share his memories of living in Oakhurst from the 1940s until the 1960s. The presentation will include about 45 photos.

The event is free, but donations are accepted.

Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. Previous lectures have been near capacity by 6 p.m., so attendees are encouraged to come early.

Yosemite Democrats meeting

The May 4 meeting of the Oakhurst Democratic Club at the Oakhurst Grill, 40530 Highway 41, will feature a presentation by the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

The presentation will be led by Anne Russell, a North Fork resident and biologist for both the Sierra National Forest and Yosemite National Park; and Matt Armstrong, an archaeologist from the San Joaquin Valley who works in environmental compliance.

Their presentation will be on the Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s support of the Carbon Fee and Dividend system and their details on HR 763, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

The free program begins at 9:15 a.m. A breakfast buffet starting at 8:30 a.m. costs $8.

Details: Email info@yosemitedems.com.