Community Calendar - April 25, 2019
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NEW: Veterans memorial dedication – Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, 500 W. Los Angeles Ave. Heroes will be honored.
NEW: Coffee With a Cop -- Saturday, May 18, 7-9 a.m. at Veterans Park 701 S. Schnaidt St. Join neighbors and Shafter Police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda and no speeches. Just coffee and a chance to ask questions, voice concern and get to know the officers in the community.
NEW: Racing -- Buttonwillow Raceway Park plays host this weekend, April 26-28, to an annual visit from the Hoosier Racing Tire SCCA Super Tour, the country’s premier amateur road racing series. Entry is FREE for spectators. On-track activities begin 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Races run Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday 8:40 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Auction dinner -- Shafter Commanders Auction Dinner fundraiser Saturday, April 27, at the Shafter’s Veterans Hall, 6 p.m. Lots of sports
memorabilia, unique gift baskets and items to bid on, both live and silent. Full steak dinner and dessert for $25 a plate. All funds raised go directly to the program for newer safer equipment and to keep our athletes’ cosst down.
Law Day -- At the Beale Library Auditorium, Wednesday, May 1,
12-6 p.m. at 701 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield. Free 15-minute
consultation with attorneys on criminal, probate, family law, disability,
immigration, landlord/tenant, guardianship and more. Consultations
scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Spring Expo -- Grimmway Academy Shafter Wellness Committee
Presents its Spring Expo Friday, April 25, 4-6 p.m. Celebrate spring with a bike ride! 471 W. Los Angeles St. Soccer and basketball clinics, rock wall, raffle.
Open house -- State Farm Insurance open house, 551 Central Ave. Friday, April 26, 3:30 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo -- Cinco De Mayo Festival Parade begins Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Park Festival immediately following.
Job fair -- Job Fest at Shafter Veterans Hall, 309 California Ave., Thursday, May 9 at 9 a.m. Free admission, on-the-spot interviews. Bring 50 copies of your resume and dress to impress.
Community Cleanup -- On April 27, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., there will be a Community Cleanup hosted by the City of Shafter. The meeting point is Richland Pool. Roll-off bins will be staged at the park to accept bulky items. Volunteers will canvas the surrounding neighborhood picking up litter. Public Works will be providing free gloves and waive the landfill disposal fee.
SAT practice -- Study sessions on Tuesdays at the Shafter High School Tutoring Center. For Shafter High School students 3-7 p.m. at the Shafter High School Tutoring Center (Shafter High School Library). A great SAT can open doors and win scholarships, and studying for the SAT exam can help high school students get there. There are no fees and students will have dedicated time to practice to do their best. More information at shafterlearning.com/blog/studysat, call 661-746-5055 or visit 236 James St.
SRPD --The Shafter Recreation and Parks Department Board of Directors meets on the second Monday at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset, at 6 p.m.
SWAT -- Senior Wellness 55 years + at 5, 6 and 7 p.m., at 505 Sunset Ave.
Richland school board -- Richland School District board meets on the third Monday at Golden Oak cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault – Services available on Mondays in Shafter: case management 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (English and Spanish); Peer support group 3-4 p.m. Spanish; peer support group 4-5 p.m. English. Meetings held at 329 Central Ave. Information, 661-322-0931. 24-hour Crisis Line 661-327-1091 or 800-273-7713.
Kern High School District board -- Meeting the second Monday at 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield at 7 p.m.
NA -- Meeting is held every Monday at the Shafter Veterans Hall, 301 California Ave., at 7 p.m.
AARP -- Meetings for the American Association of Retired People are held on the third Monday at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., at 1:30 pm.
AMVETS - The Shafter post of the AMVET meets the first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hall, 301 California Ave.
Kern County Library – Weekly events include trivia all day, Knitting Club at 11:30 a.m., Scholar Hour at 2:30 p.m. at the Shafter branch, 236 James St.
Zumba – Classes Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:10-8:10 p.m. at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave.
Food Pantry — Food giveaway the third Sunday, Shafter Christian Fellowship, 632 James St., starting at 1 p.m. First come, first served.
Lions Club – Meetings second and fourth Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Hall.
Chair exercise 55+ -- 11 a.m. at W.C. Walker Center.
Arts & crafts 55 years + -- Meeting 10 a.m. at W.C. Walker Center.
Community Bible study – Nondenominational study meets 10 a.m. at Valley Bible Church.
City Council --Shafter City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays at 336 Pacific Ave. at 7 p.m.
Planning Commission-- Shafter Planning Commission meets second Tuesdays at 336 Pacific Ave. at 7 p.m.
PTA – The Richland Parent Teachers Association meets the first Tuesday at Sequoia Elementary School, 500 East Fresno Ave., in the library at 6:30 p.m.
American Legion Auxiliary – The American Legion Auxiliary meets on the first Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Hall. The auxiliary also hosts a potluck dinner at the Veterans Hall, 301 California Ave. on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
Alzheimer’s – Shafter Healthcare holds Alzheimer’s support group meetings on the third Tuesday, 2-4 p.m., at the Shafter Convalescent Hospital, 140 East Tulare Ave. Information, 661-746-3912.
SWAT -- Senior Wellness 55 years + at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. at Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave.
NEW: Zumba – Classes Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:10-8:10 p.m. at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave.
Youth program -- Awanas Club Program 6:15-8 p.m. at Valley Bible Church, 350 Pine St.
Shafter Community Task Force - Meets the second Wednesday, 9-10 a.m., at the Shafter Police Department Briefing Room.
SWAT -- Senior Wellness 55 years-plus at 5, 6 and 7 a.m. at Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave.
Folklorico – Dance classes are available Wednesday evenings at Golden Oak Cafeteria. Pee wee ages 5-8 at 4 p.m.; intermediate ages 9-12 at 5 p.m., advanced ages 13 to adult, 6 p.m. Information, 661-746-4352.
Shafter Collaborative -- Meets the third Wednesdays in the Shafter Police Department conference room at 9 a.m.
Women’s Club --Shafter Women’s Club meets the first Wednesday the Shafter Police Department Conference Room. at 11:30 a.m.
Lions --Shafter Lion’s Club meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at China Cuisine Restaurant at 7 a.m.
Kiwanis --The Shafter Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Shafter Veterans Hall.
Airport board--Shafter Minter Field Airport District Board meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. in the District office at Minter Field, 201 Aviation Street.
Prop 36 -- Spiritual meetings for Prop 36 or others in recovery from addictions at Free Will Baptist Church, 155 Redwood, at 7 p.m. or Home Fellowship Church, 520 California Ave., at 7 p.m.
Rotary -- Shafter Rotary Club meets at 6:30 a.m. at the Shafter Veteran’s Hall for breakfast.
Al-Anon – Al-Anon meetings are held at St. Therese’s Catholic Church, 300 W. Lerdo Hwy., from 9-10 a.m. Information, 562-948-2190 or 888-425-2666.
Prayer night -- Community Night of Prayer and Worship at the Ford Theater offers a chance to gather together as a community to pray together and to worship the Lord. All are welcome at 7 p.m. For more information, call Michelle at 661-630-4059.
Sack Day 55+ -- Every first and third Thursday at 10 a.m., W.C. Walker Center.
Commodities – Commodities will be given out at 11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of every month at the Shafter Youth Center at 455 E. Euclid Avenue. First come, first serve. For more information call 661-746-8235.
Turning Point – Jesus Saves Church offers a nine-week program that is Bible-based and will teach you the biblical principles to become free of a life-controlling problem. The classes are held every Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at 425 South Shafter Ave.
SWAT -- Senior Wellness 55 years + at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. at 505 Sunset Ave.
Arts & Crafts 55+ -- 11 a.m. at W.C. Walker Center.
Chair Exercise 55+ -- 11 a.m. at W.C. Walker Center.
Karaoke potluck -- Usually every second and fourth Friday starting at 5 p.m. at W.C. Walker Center.
Minter Field Air Museum – is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours on other days are by appointment. Call 393-0291 for more information. Admission is free.
Hiking group --Shafter Christian Fellowship Church, 632 James St., hosts a hiking group every second Saturday.
Men’s Fellowship -- High Vision Ministries welcomes all men for fellowship the third Saturday. Information, call Paul at 661-910-2317 or Art at 661-863-8565.
Drug and alcohol alternative program -- Seventh Day Adventist Church, Poplar and West Lerdo Hwy., 7-8 p.m. This program is nondenominational and encourages each participant to depend on the strength God provides to deal with issues related to addiction.
Minter Field Air Museum – Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours on other days are by appointment. Call 661-393-0291 for more information. Admission is free.
Shafter Depot Museum – Open every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tours on other days by appointment. For information call 661-746-4423. Admission free.
Food Pantry -- Food giveaway the third Sunday of each month at Shafter Christian Fellowship, 632 James St., starting at 1 p.m. First come first served.
For updates of above notices or to submit additional information about a club, organization or meeting listed in this public service announcement call The Shafter Press at 661-292-5100, or email [email protected]