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.
The Shafter Press and Wasco Tribune office will be closed Monday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July weekend.
Cooling center — There is a cooling center in Shafter at the Walker Senior Center at 505 Sunset Ave. The center is open from 1 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Kern County General Services at 661-868-1000.
Cooling center — There is a cooling center in Wasco at the Wasco Free Will Baptist at 938 7th St.
Summer food service program — Lost Hills Wonderful Park is sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be provided to all children who are 18 years of age and younger at 14688 Lost Hills Road, Lost Hills, starting July 19 through July 30. Breakfast is served at 7:30 to 8 a.m. Lunch is served from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
Allensworth State Historic Park — There is a traveling exhibit at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park exploring the rich, long history of African Americans in rural California. The exhibit is from June 19 to Aug. 1 at the park at 4011 Grant Drive, Earlimart. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to sunset.
Senior lunch program — The senior sack program gives out lunches to seniors every first and third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m., sponsored by the Golden Gleaners. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St., Wasco.
Wasco Recreation & Park Board — Meetings are on every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hall at Barker Park, Wasco.
Truth Ministries — Truth Ministries: A Faith Based 12-Step Program providing fellowship recovery will be held on Thursday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church, 400 Kern St. The program begins on Feb. 25. Call 661-746-4969 for more information.
Food giveaway — The Impact Program is a weekly food giveaway provided to anyone in need, Fridays beginning at 7 a.m., first come, first serve. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St., Wasco.
Fireworks — The Shafter Fireworks Celebration will be Saturday, July 3 at the Shafter High School Recreation Field, 526 Mannel Ave. Gates open at 6 p.m. There will be food, fun, music and a 50/50 raffle. Everyone is welcome. No alcohol or BBQs permitted.
Fireworks — The Wasco One Nation Celebration will be Saturday, July 3 at Barker Park in Wasco. There will be vendors, music and food.