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Community Calendar - Oct. 14, 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 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.


S.T.E.A.M/ S.T.E.M program — Will be at 3 p.m. at the Wasco Library, 1102 7th St.

Teen night — Join other teens in a night of creativity and fun on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Wasco Library, 1102 7th St.

Family game night — There will be a family game night Oct. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wasco Library, 1102 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.


Historical Society Annual Meeting — Dr. Mike McCoy Executive Director of the Kern County Museum will be the speaker at the Shafter Historical Society Annual Meeting on Oct. 21. The meeting will be held at the Shafter Learning Center, 236 James St., and will commence at 7 p.m. His topic will be Liquid Fire; Preserving Iconic Neon Signs. All are invited.

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.


Shafter-Bulky Waste Collection Event — Saturday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shafter Aquatic Center 269 Poso Ave. Free drive-in and drop off your unwanted household items: home appliances, mattresses, furniture, water heaters and T.V.’s and E-waste. Residential Waste ONLY.

Shafter-Recolección De Articulos De Basura Grande, sábado, 16 de Octubre, 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Centro Acuatico Shafter 269 Poso Ave. GRATIS! Traiga ye deje sus articulos grandes de hogar, como: Electrodomésticos, colchones, muebles, calentadores de aqua, televisores y desechos eletronicos. Basura Residencial Solmente.

Trunk or treat — Shafter Free Will Baptist Church Trunk or Treat will be Saturday, Oct. 30 at 155 Redwood Drive from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Depot museum — The Shafter Depot Museum will be open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Depot is located at 150 Central Valley Highway.


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