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Community Calendar - Oct. 31, 2019


NEW: Veteran’s Day ceremony -- All veterans and the public are invited to the event at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Teresa Burke Elementary School, 1301 Filburn St.

NEW: Thanks to veterans -- Kern County Libraries invite families to their library branches to give thanks and create cards for local veterans. Stop by during open hours throughout Nov. 6-8 to create your thank you cards.

NEW: Halloween blood drive -- Now through Nov. 2, Houchin Blood Bank of Bakersfield is a having a blood drive. Donate blood and mention “Scare Valley” to get a free ticket to Bakersfield’s Scare Valley haunted attraction. For more information, call 661-323-4222.

NEW: Libraries closed -- The Shafter and Wasco branch libraries will be closed Nov. 11 for Veteran’s Day.

Dia De Los Muertos – Fourth annual event Friday, Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m. Downtown 7th Street. Indo/vending opportunities at [email protected]

Wasco Animal Shelter — Donations are welcomed: Dog/cat beds, stainless steel buckets, dog/cat food and pet toys. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. At 5409 7th St. Wasco. Information, 661-758-7240.

Free rides for students -- Kern Transit will be offering free rides to all enrolled in Bakersfield College with valid student ID. Through finals week, Saturday, Dec. 24.

Class of 1969 —Wasco High School Class of 1969 is looking for members for its 50th reunion. The classes of 1966-1972 also are invited. Contact Earl Grizzell or email grizzell@! or 550-300-4410.


Senior lunch – Senior center serving meal Monday-Friday at 11:25 a.m., 1280 Poplar St.


NEW: Adults Get Crafty -- Nov. 2 at the Wasco Branch Library 1 p.m.

FREE Zumba Gold — Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter, at the Walker Senior Center. Call Shafter Recreation for more information, 661-746-3303.

North Kern 4H -- Meetings 7 p.m. second Monday of each month at Karl Clemens Elementary School cafeteria, 523 Broadway St.

Mayor’s office hours -- Mayor Alex Garcia holds office hours on the second Monday, 3-6 p.m., at 810 8th St.

Rotary Club -- Wasco Rotary Club meets every Monday at the Wasco Recreation Center at noon.

Fishes & Loaves -- Free dinner every first Monday 5-7 p.m. at 408 Griffith Ave.

Adult education -- Enroll for classes at 1445 Poso Drive. High school diploma program, ESL, citizenship and Microsoft Office.


NEW: FREE Adult Hip Hop Class -- 7 p.m. at the Shafter Recreation Walker Senior Center at 505 Sunset, Shafter. Classes are $3 donation. Led by Brandi Root.

No-cost community yoga -- White Wolf Wellness partners with Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, starting at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 5. At the Wasco Community Center, 1280 Poplar.

Woman’s Club -- Meeting second Tuesday at noon until May at clubhouse, 1601 7th St.

WUESD -- Wasco Union Elementary School District meets second Tuesday in the board room at 6:30 p.m.

Coloring -- Color Me Happy! At the Wasco Library from 4-5:30 p.m.

City Council -- Meets first and third Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on 8th Street.


NEW: TAB—Teen Advisory Board Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. Come strike up conversation about teen interest at the Wasco Library.

Zumba Gold — Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter, at the Walker Senior Center. Call Shafter Recreation for more information, 661-746-3303.


ACTS Class –-Alcohol and chemical treatment series meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Sounds of Pentecost, 2000 Palm Ave. Rides are available.


NEW: Movie showing — “Book of Life” will play Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wasco Branch Library

Storytime & craft— At 3:30 p.m. at the Wasco Library.

Seniors exercise -- Wasco Senior Center exercise class, starting at 10 a.m. 1280 Poplar St.

Family Storytime & Crafts -- 3:30-5 p.m. at the Wasco Library.


NEW: Movie showing — Nov. 2 at 12 p.m., “Coco” will be playing at the Wasco Branch Library.

Museum on the Move (Museo En Movimento) – Join in for some Dia De Los Muerto theme activity at the Wasco Branch Library, Saturday, Nov. 2, at

4 p.m.

For updates or to submit additional information about a club, organization or meeting listed in this public service column, call the Wasco Tribune at 661-292-5100 or email [email protected]


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