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Community Calendar - Dec. 12, 2019


NEW: Elks’ New Year’s Eve party — Open to the public at 16694 Wasco Ave.,

Wasco. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call Annie for tickets and more information, 661- 203-7328.

NEW: Libraries closed — All Kern County libraries will be closed Dec. 24 through

Jan. 1, 2020.

NEW: Wasco Animal Shelter — Donations are welcomed: nonplumping cat litter,

kitten/puppy chow and stainless steel buckets. Drop off donations at the shelter,

5409 7th St. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NEW: MOFA -- Mexican American Opportunity Foundation of Bakersfield is a

vocational training program at no cost. Career enhancement classes, externship,

computers, typing and GED. Call for more information, 661-336-6821 or email

Santa is coming — Santa Claus is flying in! Stuffed animal giveaway courtesy of Ming Avenue PetSmart. Santa arrives Saturday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minter Field Air Museum, 401 Vultee Ave., Shafter.

Social media training -- Kern Citizens for Energy will be hosting a FREE social media training on Dec. 9 , 5:30-8 p.m., at the Wasco Public Library, Partnering with the Downtown Business Association. Dinner will be provided. Call 661-327-1698 for reservations, or email [email protected]. Ask for Rachel G.

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]

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.


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.


NEW: FREE Yoga in Wasco — White Wolf Wellness Foundation offers a free Yoga class starting Jan. 7 and continuing Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 at the Wasco Community Center, 1280 Poplar Ave. Yoga instructor Yani Valdez teaches stretching to help with pain, stress and anxiety. Provided by Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

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.


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: Museum on the Move ( Museo En Movimento) – Come a join in for some in a Christmas ornament activity at the Wasco Branch Library, Dec. 20 at 4


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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