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Community Calendar - Feb. 6, 2020

 

February 6, 2020 | View PDF



ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW: Celebrate Black History Month — Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park and the Friends of Allensworth invite you to celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, tickets and directions to the park, call 661-849-3433 or email park staff at [email protected]

NEW: Libraries closed — All Kern County libraries will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, for Presidents Day.

Free citizenship class -- Open enrollment. Classes are Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. in Room 302 of the Wasco Adult Education Center, 1445 Poso Drive. Call 661-758-7414 Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for information.

Free tax filing — The United Way of Kern County is once again offering free VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Services for Shafter residents to help file their 2019 tax returns. The service begins in February. You can contact the city at (661) 746-5001 for more details.

Volunteer readers -- Karl Clemens Elementary School is looking for volunteer readers to read to classrooms Monday through Thursday from 9-10 a.m. Volunteers need to be trained for this project. Contact academic coach Tara Rojas at 661-758-7120, ext. 42007.

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.

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

MAOF.org

ONGOING

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

MONDAY

NEW: Kids Get Crafty —Devote an hour to the joy of crafts and conversation at the Wasco Branch Library Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Free Fit Camp — Get fit with Giselle, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Shafter Youth Center, 455 E. Euclid Ave. On Instagram at getfitgigi.

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.

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

TUESDAY

UPDATED: Free yoga — White Wolf Wellness Foundation offers a free yoga class continuing Feb. 18 and 31 at 7:15 p.m. 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.

WEDNESDAY

NEW: Color Me Happy — Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at the Wasco Branch Library.

NEW: TAB — Teen Advisory Board Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. Teens, grades 7-12, you are invited to chat about your favorite books and movies, play awesome games with friends, and make the library a great place. Help plan events that spark teen interest at the Wasco Branch Library.

Free Fit Camp — Get fit with Giselle, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Shafter Youth Center, 455 E. Euclid Ave. On Instagram at getfitgigi.

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.

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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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