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Community Calendar - Aug. 13, 2020

 

August 13, 2020 | View PDF



As activities restart and businesses reopen, we will try to update readers on the status of events and activities throughout the area. Please contact Erica Soriano with additions and changes at [email protected] or call 661-292-5100 by Monday at 4 p.m. for that week’s paper.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW: Farmer’s market -- Wasco’s free Farmer’s Market will be held Thursday, Aug. 13 at 1280 Poplar Ave., 9:30-11 a.m.

Utility bills -- The City of Wasco wishes to remind residents that the official city website is the only authorized avenue to pay utility bills online.

Coronavirus testing -- Covid-19 testing is available for free; insurance, if available, will be billed. Wasco Library, 1102 7 th St. Appointments made at lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. Donde? Biblioteca de Wasco, 1102 7th St. Si no tiene acceso de internet llame al 888-634-1123.

Shafter City Hall closed -- Shafter City Hall is closed to public until further notice. Oficina-cerrado al publico (por orden del gobernador).

ONGOING

Cooling off -- Shafter’s cooling center will be open at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents using the center are encouraged to bring their favorite nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, reading materials, games, etc. Face masks are required.

Emergency food pantry -- The food pantry is a one-time food service that is provided to families in need on an emergency basis. A food basket can be provided when the church is notified of the need, and if any further assistance is needed. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco. Contact the church, 661-758-2516.

Shower and laundry services -- We have a shower and washer & dryer available for the homeless to use by appointment. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco. Call 661-758-2516 for appointment.

TUESDAY

Gleaners (Senior Sack) -- The Senior Sack program is for senior citizens 60 years and older. Food is distributed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at GABC starting at 12 p.m. There is a onetime $2 administration fee. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

Food giveaway -- The Impact Program is a biweekly food giveaway provided to anyone who is in need, Tuesday or Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis for those 18 years and older. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

Narcotics Anonymous -- Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

FRIDAY

Food giveaway -- The Impact Program is a biweekly food giveaway provided to anyone who is in need, Tuesday or Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis for those 18 years and older. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

 

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