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Community Calendar - May 19, 2022

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.


Wasco Branch Library is in partnership with NO Kid Hungry and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office to offer free meals and space to do homework. Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free Bookkeeping Training Program at MAOF, the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, 2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200, Bakersfield. Related occupations include accounts payable/accounts receivable clerks and payroll clerks. Must be at least 18 years old; must complete a reading and math assessment and have a high school diploma or GED. Call 661-336-6821 for information

All residential households are able to order four free at-home covid-19 tests. These tests are free, including postage. Visit


Richland School Board of Education meetings are held the second Monday of each month, 6 p.m. at Golden Oak cafeteria, 195 S. Wall St.

Shafter City Council meetings are held at City Hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Wasco Woman’s Club – Meetings are at the Clubhouse at 1601 7th St. on the second Tuesday of each month. $15 fee for the lunch meetings.

Senior lunch program – Every first and third Tuesday of the month at Griffith Avenue Baptist Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St. Sack lunches are given out at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Golden Gleaners.


Shafter Rotary meets Wednesdays at 7 a.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

Kiwanis meets Wednesdays at 12 p.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.


Wasco High School Board meets the second Thursday of the month at 1900 7th St. in Room 202, or Library Room 1101. The agenda is on WHS online.

Wasco Recreation and Park Board meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Hall at Barker Park.

Shafter Recreation and the Gleaners distribute food the first and third Thursday of the 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, beginning at 7 a.m. First come, first serve. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St., Wasco.


The Shafter Depot Museum is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is at 150 Central Valley Highway.


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