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Community Calendar - April 14, 2022

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.


Wasco Elks Golf Tournament. Saturday, April 23. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Four-man teams. North Kern Golf Course, 17412 Quality Rd, Bakersfield. Call Sergio at 661-747-9044 or email [email protected].


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

Bookkeeping Free Training Program at MAOF – Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, 2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200, Bakersfield. Call 661-336-6821 for information. Related occupations include accounts payable/accounts receivable clerks and payroll clerks. Entry requirements: At least 18 years of age, must complete a reading and math assessment. High school diploma or GED required.

All residential households are able to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. These tests will ship for free starting late January. Visit


Richland School Board meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 6 p.m., at Golden Oak Cafeteria, 195 S. Wall St., Shafter.

Shafter City Council meetings are held at Shafter City Hall council chambers on the first and third Tuesday of each month.


Wasco Woman’s Club – Meetings are at the Clubhouse at 1601 7th St. on the second Tuesday of each month. $15 fee for lunch.

Senior Lunch Program --Every first and third Tuesday of the month at Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St. Senior lunches for seniors beginning at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Golden Gleaners.


Shafter Rotary meeting Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

Shafter Kiwanis meets Wednesdays at noon at the Shafter Veterans Hall.


Wasco High School board meeting – 1900 7th St. in Room 202. The meetings are on the second Thursday of every month and could also be held in the Library Room 1101. The Agenda is on WHS online.

Wasco Recreation & Park board meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hall at Barker Park in Wasco.

Shafter Recreation and the Gleaners have food distribution every first and third Thursday of the month at the W.C. Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter.


Food giveaway — The Impact Program is a weekly good giveaway provided to anyone in need, Fridays beginning at 7 a.m. first come, first serve. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St., Wasco.


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


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