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Community Calendar - April 28, 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 Friday at 4 p.m. for that week’s paper.


Wasco Branch Library is in partnership with NO Kid Hungry and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools in offering free meals and space to do homework. Mondays and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 661-758-2114 for information.

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

All residential households are able to order four free at-home covid-19 tests. These tests ship for free. Visit


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


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 on the second Tuesday of the month. $15 fee for the lunch.

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


Shafter Rotary meets at 7 a.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

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


Wasco Union High School board meetings are held at 1900 7th St. in Room 202, or at the library in Room 1101 at 6 p.m. The meetings are on the second Thursday of every month. The agenda can be found at

Wasco Recreation and Parks 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 each month at the W.C. Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter.


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


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


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