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Community Calendar - June 27, 2023

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.


Cooling center – 2023 Kern County

Cooling Center (Centros De Enfriamiento

Condado De Kern 2023) at 505 Sunset

Ave. at the Walker Senior Center in Shafter

from 1 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Kern County

Aging & Adult Services.

First Friday–City of Shafter Downtown

Summer Concert Series with music, food,

vendors, fun. Friday, August 4 at Downtown,

4-9 p.m. Sponsorships available by

contacting Rachel Zermeno at rzermeno@

City of Wasco–Grow with us Compliance

Division Presents Bike Rodeo Safety

& Wellness Even FREE, (while supplies

last) children helmets, bike raffle, bike registration,

safety skills, bikes, flat tire repair

for children and food. Open to children

ages 5-12 years old. Friday, July 14 th at

9 a.m. Barker Park, Wasco. Registration

begins at 9 a.m. For more information call

Christian Tovar at 661-758-7213 or Sergio

Gonzalez at 661-758-7216.

50-year reunion – Wasco High class of

1973 is looking for classmates for their 50-

Year Reunion Saturday, Oct. 7. Contact

Marta Rodriguez-Poe at mapoe1982@ or 661-303-3770.

Summer school fun – Wasco Union

High School has open enrollment starting

for transitional kindergarten-7th grade.

Summer school runs to Thursday, June 29.

Call 661-758-7443 for more information.

Summer youth program – Shafter Youth

Center free summer. Registration at www. or call 661-746-8235. Starts Monday,

June 12, to Friday, Aug. 4. Sports, arts

and crafts, computer lab STEM activities

and field trips.


Basic office skills classes – Wasco Adult

School offers Bakersfield College basic office

skills certificates. Register now. Call

661-758-7414 for more information.

PRIDE Pantry donations needed –

Help hurting families at Shafter High

through donations of personal hygiene

items, clothing, household items and nonperishable

food. Drop off at the school office,

526 Mannel Ave. Call Katie Young at

on-campus intervention, 661-746-4961.

Free covid tests – All residential households

can order four free at-home covid-19

tests. Visit


North Kern 4H – Meetings are held at

Karl Clemens cafeteria at 7 p.m. the second

Monday of the month. For more information,

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



Shafter City Council – Meetings are

held the first and third Tuesday of the

month at City Hall, 336 Pacific Ave.

Wasco City Council – Meetings every

first and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings

are held at 746 8th St. at 6 p.m.

Wasco Woman’s Club – Meetings are at

the clubhouse, 1601 7th St., on the second

Tuesday of the month. There is a $15 fee

for the lunch meetings.

Senior lunch program – Meals offered

the first and third Tuesday of the month

at Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408

Griffith St. Sack lunches for seniors will be

given out at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Golden



Shafter Rotary – Meetings at 7 a.m. at

the Shafter Veterans Hall.

Shafter Kiwanis – Meetings Wednesdays

at 12 p.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

Shafter Woman’s Club – Meetings are

held the first Wednesday of the month,


through May, starting at 11 a.m. at the

Shafter Youth Center, 455 Euclid Ave.


Wasco High School board – Meetings

the second Thursday of the month at 1900

7th St. in Room 202, or alternatively in Library

Room 1101. Visit wuhs.wascouhsd.

org for agenda information.

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.

Bulky waste pickup – American Refuse

offers free bulky waste pick-up service Fridays

to all City of Shafter core residents.

To schedule a pickup, use the app or call

661-758-5316. 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

(core residents).


Depot Museum – Shafter Historical Society

presents the city’s history. Free admittance.

150 Central Valley Highway. Open

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Green Hotel tours – Shafter Historic

Green Hotel is open to tours on the first

Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to

3 p.m. For more information about renting

the hotel for events, email thegreenhotel@ or phone 661-746-1913 and

leave a message.

Minter Field Air Museum – Open Fridays

and Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 401

Vultee, Shafter. Admission free, donations



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