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Community Calendar - Dec. 30, 2021

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.


Tree recycling - Kern County Public Works is holding a Christmas Tree Recycling Program from Sunday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Jan. 10. Shafter-Wasco Landfill, 17621 Scofield Ave 7 days: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shafter-1251 E. Ash Ave (Daylight Hours) Wasco: Vacant lot in Wasco corner of Annin Ave. and Gromer Ave. (Daylight hours) Wasco Green Waste Facility, 5201 7th St. Tue, Thu, Sat: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nuevo: Shafter/Wasco: Recicle Su Arbol De Navidad, Diciembre 26-Enero 10.

Wasco Branch Library is in partnership with NO Kid Hungry and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools is offering FREE meals and space to do homework.

Bookkeeping Free Training Program at MAOF, “Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. 2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (661) 336-6821. Related Occupations* Accountable Payable/Accounts Receivable Clerks & Payroll Clerks. Entry Requirements: At least 18 years of Age, must complete a reading and math assessment, High School Diploma or GED required.


Senior lunch program — The senior sack program gives out lunches to seniors every first and third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m., sponsored by the Golden Gleaners. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St., Wasco.


Wasco Recreation & Park Board — Meetings are on every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hall at Barker Park, Wasco.


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


Depot Museum — The Shafter Depot Museum is open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Depot is located at 150 Central Valley Highway.


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