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Community Calendar - Sept. 30, 2021

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.


Shafter: CAPK -- Head Start and State Preschool is accepting applications at the Shafter EHS Center. Located at 459 E. Euclid. Documents needed to complete application: Birth Cert., income and immunizations record. (661) 746-8240

Shafter: Un progragr La Preparacion para la Escuela comienza con Head Start. Estamos en Shafter 459 E. Euclid. (661) 746-8240.

Wasco FFA Charles Craig Classic from Sept. 10th through 12th at the Wasco FFA Farm. Friday begins in the afternoon. Sat. and Sun. events begin at 8 a.m. FFA Farm is located off Hwy 46 west make Left on Leonard.

Wasco Branch Library is in partnership with NO Kid Hungry and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools is offering FREE meals and space to do homework.

Bookkeeping Free Training Program at MAOF, “Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. 2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 336-6821. Related Occupations* Accountable Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerks & Payroll Clerks. Entry Requirements: At least 18 years of Age, must complete a reading and math assessment, High School Diploma or GED required.

Cooling Center in Shafter: Open 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walker Senior Center at 505 Sunset Ave. For more information call Kern County General Services (661) 868-1000.

Wasco Cooling Center: Wasco Free Will Baptist at 938 7th St.


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.

Diabetes Undone Program will be hosting 8 sessions on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $99 and includes the participant kit. It will be held at the Shafter Seventh-Day Adventist Church 17898 Poplar Ave., Shafter. For more info call (661) 319-7236 or email [email protected]


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.


Wasco Rose Festival and Parade — The Wasco Rose Festival and Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 9. Parade begins at 10 a.m. and starts on D Street and Poplar. Festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. at Barker Park.

The Lavender Garden is having Lavender Your Health FREE Seminar about the health benefits of Lavender! It will be on Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. 14014 US-46, Lost Hills.

Wasco Elk Lodge #2419-Blaine Willard Memorial Car Show Sat. Oct. 2 at 16694 Wasco Ave. Showtime @ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music, Food, Trophies, Raffles and Music by Boom Dog. For more information call Jerry (661) 747-8831


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