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Community Calendar - Dec. 8, 2022


NEW: Wasco Light the Night – Bring out your bikes, blades and scooters, and join together for a fun glow ride. Let’s Light the Night! Do your part to promote public safety, health and wellness in our city. Dec. 14 at Wasco Barker Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free helmets and ights provided while supplies last.

NEW: Hospice volunteers needed – At Bristol Hospice in Bakersfield. Must be vaccinated. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Call the volunteer department, 661-716-4000 or email [email protected] or [email protected].


Bookkeeping training – Free training program at Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. 2130 Chester Ave., Suite 200, Bakersfield. Call 661-336-6821. Related occupations include accounts payable/accounts receivable clerk and payroll clerk. Entry requirements: At least 18 years of age, completed reading and math assessment, high school diploma or GED.

All residential households can order four free at-home covid-19 tests. Visit


North Kern 4H – Meeting will be held at Karl Clemens cafeteria at 7:00 p.m. every 2nd Monday of the month. For more information please contact Chris at (661) 809-2851.

Richland School Board – Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at 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.


Shafter City Council – Meetings are held every first and third tuesday of each month. At the council chamber, 336 Pacific Ave.

Wasco City Council – Meetings every first and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held at 746 8th St. at 6 p.m.

Wasco Woman’s Club – Meetings are at the clubhouse, 1601 7th St., on the second Tuesday of the month. There is a $15 fee for the lunch meetings.

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


Shafter Rotary – Meeting at 7 a.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

Shafter Kiwanis – Meeting Wednesdays at 12 p.m. at the Shafter Veterans Hall.

NEW: Shafter Woman’s Club – Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, September

through May. Meetings start at 11 a.m. at the Shafter Youth Center, 455 Euclid Ave.


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

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

Food distribution – Shafter Recreation and the Gleaners have food distribution every first and third Thursday of each 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, Fridays beginning at 7 a.m. first come, first served. Griffith Avenue Baptist Church, 408 Griffith St., Wasco.

Bulky waste pickup – American Refuse offers free bulky waste pick-up service Fridays to all City of Shafter core residents. To schedule a pickup, use the app or call 661-758-5316. No sabes que hacer con esos articulos de basura grande? Llame a American Refuse 661-758-5316 o use su aplicación para programar una recojida de estas articulos. Este servicio es gratis para todos los residents de la ciudad de Shafter (ore residents).


NEW: Christmas at the Depot – See this year’s beautiful display of decorated trees, Dec. 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admittance. Special Shafter Brass Band Dec. 10, starting at 11 a.m. Be sure to come vote on your favorite tree. 150 Central Valley Highway.

Green Hotel tours – Shafter Historic Green Hotel is open for tours on the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about renting the hotel for events, email [email protected] or phone 661-746-1913 and leave a message.


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