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Community Calendar - Nov. 21, 2019


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NEW: Thanksgiving lunch -- New Generation Church and Grace Community Church will be sponsoring a FREE Thanksgiving lunch for the community and the homeless Saturday. Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Barker Park.

NEW: Christmas Village and Parade – Sponsored by the Wasco Downtown Business Association Monday, Dec. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.

NEW: Christmas tree lighting -- The 3rd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony after parade on Monday,eDec. 2. FREE event for the family to enjoy.

NEW: Santa arrives at Minter Field – Santa is flying in to the Minter Field Air Museum, including a stuffed animal givcaway Courtesy of Ming Avenue Petsmart. Santa arrives at 11 a.m.; open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minter Field Air Museum, 401 Vultee Ave., Shafter.

NEW: Christmas for seniors of Kern County — Help brighten a low-income, homebound s’enior’s or Veteran’s Christmas by collecting sundries and toiletries with a group of friends, or at a business, school or church group. For more information contact Sandy M. at 661-426-1200 or, 661-703-8893, 3501 Mall View Rd. #298-115, Bakersfield, or [email protected]

NEW: Libraries closed—Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving.

NEW: Wasco Christmas Parade — The Downtown Christmas Parade Monday, Dec.

2, begins at 6 p.m. The DBA also is planning a Christmas village block party after the parade.

NEW: Toys for Tigers — Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Christmas trees will

be on display at the Wasco Parks and Recreation building. Anyone interested in

decorating a tree should email Candy Wilson 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 [email protected]!comcast.net or 550-300-4410.


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


NEW: Crafternoon— Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Wasco Library.

UPDATED: Movie — Nov. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wasco Library.

Zumba Gold (modified Zumba) — FREE for all ages, 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter, at the Walker Senior Center. Call Shafter Recreation for 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.


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.

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.

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


NEW: Crafternoon — Nov. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wasco Library.

Zumba Gold (modified Zumba) — FREE for all ages, 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter, at the Walker Senior Center. Call Shafter Recreation for 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: Quilting and crafts -- At the Wasco Library Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.

Storytime and 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.

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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