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Community Calendar - April 21, 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 Branch Library, in partnership with NO Kid Hungry, and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools is offering FREE meals and space to do homework at the library Mondays and Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m.

FREE bookkeeping training program at MAOF, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation,. 2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200, Bakersfield. Call 661-336-6821. Related Occupations include accounts payable/accounts receivable clerks and payroll clerks. Entry requirements: Be 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. Visit


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


Shafter City Council meetings are held at City Hall 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 the lunch meetings.

Senior Lunch Program--Every first and third Tuesday of the month: Griffith Avenue Baptist Church Baptist, 408 Griffith St., will be giving sack lunches out to seniors at

11 a.m. Sponsored by Golden Gleaners.


Shafter Rotary meets 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 at 1900 7th St. in Room 202. The meetings are on the second Thursday and could also be held in the Library Room 1101. The Agenda is on WHS online.

Wasco Recreation & Park board meetings are every 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 each month at the WCW Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave..


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.

SATURDAYThe Shafter Depot Museum is open every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 150 Central Valley Highway.

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


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