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Community Calendar - July 30, 2020

 


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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW: Utility bill payments -- The City of Wasco reminds residents that the official city website at wasco.com is the only authorized avenue to pay utility bills online.

NEW: Coronavirus testing -- FREE Covid-19 testing is available; insurance will be billed. At the Wasco Library, 1102 7th St. Appointments made at lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123. Donde? Biblioteca de Wasco, 1102 7th St. Si no tiene acceso de internet llame al 888 634-1123.

NEW: Shafter City Hall closed -- City Hall is closed to the public until further notice due to the pandemic. Oficina-cerrado al publico: Hasta nuevo aviso (por orden del gobernador).

NEW: Waste disposal -- Household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 17621 Scofield Rd., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Accepted materials: batteries, motor oil, paints, light bulbs, pool chemicals, automative products and more. Evento de recoleccion de residuos peligrosos del hogar: Sabado, 8 de Agosto. 17621 Scofield Rd., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Materiales aceptados: baterias, aceite de motor.

ONGOING

Cooling off -- Shafter’s cooling center will be open at the Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents using the center are encouraged to bring their favorite nonalcoholic beverages, snacks, reading materials, games, etc. Face masks are required.

Emergency food pantry -- The food pantry is a one-time food service that is provided to families in need on an emergency basis. A food basket can be provided when the church is notified of the need, and if any further assistance is needed. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco. Contact the church, 661-758-2516.

Shower and laundry services -- We have a shower and washer & dryer available for the homeless to use by appointment. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco. Call 661-758-2516 for appointment.

TUESDAY

Gleaners (Senior Sack) -- The Senior Sack program is for senior citizens 60 years and older. Food is distributed on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month at GABC starting at 12 p.m. There is a onetime $2 administration fee. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

Food giveaway -- The Impact Program is a biweekly food giveaway provided to anyone who is in need, Tuesday or Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis for those 18 years and older. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

Narcotics Anonymous -- Meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

FRIDAY

Food giveaway -- The Impact Program is a biweekly food giveaway provided to anyone who is in need, Tuesday or Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. on a first come, first serve basis for those 18 years and older. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith Ave., Wasco.

 

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