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Community Calendar - Dec. 29, 2022


NEW: The Shafter Library and Learning Center have book bags (10 books in each bag) that can be checked out. The bags will include books mostly for the kids but who says that adults can’t enjoy them also! We have red bags for this holiday and orange bags with Halloween books. Our blue bags include books to improve reading skills, on all subjects and some picture books. We also have bilingual book bags. Please come to the library and request them.

NEW: The Shafter Library and Learning Center: Registration for Spring Classes will start after Jan. 3, 2023. There is going to be art, cooking, Spanish, etc. classes. Call the Library for registration after Jan. 3 at (661) 746-5055. For more information visit our webpage at

NEW: Wasco Adult Education Center Spring 2023- Registration is now open. Enroll now! High School Diploma, ESL English as a second language, citizenship, HISET English only and introduction to computers. Wasco Adult education center, 445 Poso Drive, Wasco (661) 758-7414. All Classes are FREE.

NEW: Emergency Medical- Register Now, Wasco Adult Education Center 1445 Poso Ave. begin your journey and explore emergency medicine. 8-week EMR Programs Jan. 17, 2023 M/W 6p.m.-9:35 p.m. or March 13, 2023 M/W 6p.m.-9:10 p.m. (661) 758-7414.

NEW: Shafter Woman’s Club- Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, September through May. Meetings start at 11:00 a.m. at the Shafter Youth Center, 455 Euclid Ave.

NEW: American Refuse: Free Bulky Waste pick-up service. Fridays to all City of Shafter core residents. To schedule a pickup you may use the App or call (661) 758-5316

Nuevo: American Refuse: Free Bulky Waste pick-up service. No sabes que hacer con esos Articulos de Basura Grande? Llame a American Refuse (661) 758-5316 o use su aplicación para programar una recojida de estas articulos. Este servicio es GRATIS para todos los residents de la ciudad de Shafter (ore residents).

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: At least 18 years of age, completed reading and math assessment, high school diploma or GED.

NEW: Bristol Hospice Bakersfield: Hospice Volunteers needed in Kern County, must be vaccinated. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Please call the Volunteer Department (661) 716-4000 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

All residential households can order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Visit


NEW: North Kern 4H- Meeting will be held at Karl Clemens cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. every 2nd Monday of the month. For more information please contact Chris at (661) 809-2851.

Richland School Board – Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 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 at 6 p.m.


NEW: Shafter City Council Meetings are held every First and Third Tuesday of each month at the Shafter Council Chamber, 336 Pacific Ave. Shafter.

Wasco City Council Meetings every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held at 746 8th St. Wasco 6:00 p.m.

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

Senior Lunch Program – Every first and third Tuesday of the month: Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St. Sack lunches for seniors will be given out at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Golden Gleaners.


Shafter Rotary – Meeting at 7 a.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

Shafter Kiwanis – Meeting Wednesdays at 12 p.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.


Wasco High School Board – Meetings the second Thursday of the month at 1900 7th St. in Room 202, or alternatively in Library Room 1101. The agenda is on the WHS website.

Wasco Recreation and Park Board – Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hall at Barker Park.

Food distribution – 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.


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


NEW: Christmas at the Depot-150 Central Valley Highway. See this year’s beautiful display of decorated trees. Dec. 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Free Admittance. Special Shafter Brass Band Dec. 10, start 11 a.m. Be sure to come vote on your favorite tree.

NEW: Shafter Historic Green Hotel will be open on to tours on the first Saturdays of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information about renting the hotel for events, please email [email protected] or phone (661) 746-1913 and leave a message.


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