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Community Calendar - Feb. 6, 2020


February 6, 2020 | View PDF


NEW: Bakersfield College — Advising in Shafter Saturday, Feb. 8, 8-12 p.m. Appointments available at or call 661-746-5055.

NEW: Celebrate Black History Month — Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park and the Friends of Allensworth invite you to celebrate Black History Month on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, tickets and directions to the park, call 661-849-3433 or email park staff at [email protected]

NEW: Libraries closed — All county libraries will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, for Presidents Day.

NEW: Shafter Community Wellness Fair — The event on Wednesday, March 11, starts at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 455 E. Euclid Ave., the Shafter Youth Center. Health, education, safety and community resources make for community wellness and will be covered at the event. Get information for the services you may have been looking for.

NEW: Early Care & Education Certificate — Class leading to certification -- CHDV B70NC-Introduction to careers in early childhood education – will be offered Saturdays from March 21 to April 4, from 8 to 11 a.m., and also 12 to 3 p.m. For information, call 661-720-2024 or 661-758-7414.

NUEVO: Cuidado Temprano y Educación a Las carreras Educación de la infancia — Dias: Sábados 3/21-4/04 Horas: 8-11 a.m. y 12-3 p.m. Para información adicional contáctenos en los siguientes números, 661-720-2024 or 661-758-7414.

NEW: Dia del Niño Fiesta — Celebrating Children in Shafter -- Thursday, March 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Shafter Learning Center, 236 James St. Music, learning activities, face painting, a produce giveaway, etc. Plus Learning Center summer classes vouchers.

NUEVO: Dia del Niño Fiesta — Celebrando niños en Shafter Jueves el 19 de Marzo 5:30-7:30 p.m. Centro de Aprendizaje de Shafter 236 James St. Feria de calle, música, vendedores de comid. Libros gratis, cupones para clases de verano del Centro de Aprendizaje.

Free citizenship class — Open enrollment. Classes are Tuesdays , 7-8:30 p.m., Room 302 at the Wasco Adult Education Center, 1445 Poso Drive. Call 661-758-7414 for more information, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MOFA -- Mexican American Opportunity Foundation of Bakersfield is a vocational training at no cost. Career enhancement classes, externship, computers, typing and GED. Call for more information, 661-336-6821 or email

Shafter Animal Control — Donations are welcomed: nonplumping cat litter, kitten/puppy chow and stainless steel buckets. Drop off donations at the shelter, 18849 Shafter Ave. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday 1-7 p.m.


NEW: After School Story -- Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the Shafter Branch Library.

Free Fit Camp — Get fit with Giselle, 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Shafter Youth Center, 455 E. Euclid Ave. On Instagram at getfitgigi.

Free Zumba Gold (modified Zumba) — FREE to all ages. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., at 505 Sunset Ave., the Walker Senior Center. Call Shafter Recreation for information, 661-746-3303.

Influencers -- Women’s group in Shafter. Mondays at 6 p.m. at 350 Pine St. in the Fellowship Hall. A journey-guiding women into an intimate relationship with Christ. For more information, call. Rebecca, 661-549-0237.

North Kern 4H – Meetings at 7 p.m. second Monday of each month. Located at 523 Broadway St. at the Karl Clemens Elementary School Cafeteria, Wasco.

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 first 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.


NEW: Teen Advisory Board -- TAB Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Teens grades 7-12 are invited to chat about favorite books and movies, play games with friends and make the library a great place. Help plan events that spark teen interest at the Shafter Branch Library.

NEW: Shafter Historical Society — Presentation by Stan Wilson at the Shafter Branch Library, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. Take a “Tour of Kern County Through Old Postcards.”

Free Yoga — White Wolf Wellness Foundation offers a free yoga class Feb. 4, 18, 31 and Feb. 4 and 18 at the Wasco Community Center, 1280 Poplar Ave. Yoga instructor Yani Valdez teaches stretching to help with pain, stress and anxiety. Provided by Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services.

Adult Hip Hop Class -- 7 p.m. at the Shafter Recreation Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset. Classes are $3 donation. Led by Brandi Root.

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.


Wellness Wednesdays — Every last Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m., at Shafter SDA Church, 17898 Poplar Ave., Shafter. Join in on recipe exchange featuring healthy plant-based foods and healthy nutrition.

Play Doh Party — 2:00 p.m. at the Shafter Branch Library.

Free Zumba Gold (modified Zumba) — FREE to all ages. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., at 505 Sunset Ave., the Walker Senior Center. Call Shafter Recreation for information, 661-746-3303.

Free Fit Camp -- Get fit with Giselle, 6:30 p.m., at Mannel Park. On Instagram at getfitwgigi.

Youth program -- Awana Club program: Jr. high group (6th-8th grades)

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Awana Clubs (K-5th grades) 6-8 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.


UPDATED: STEAM Activities Club — Join for science experiments Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Shafter Branch Library.

UPDATED: Lego Club Mania — Thursday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Shafter Branch Library.

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]


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