BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6.
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Saturday, April 5, 2014
CONDORS VS. WRANGLERS
The Bakersfield Condors are making their way up in the standings, and hope to make more ground Saturday against the Las Vegas Wranglers. It's a bobble head giveaway night, and the first 2,000 fans ages 5 and up will receive a captain Joel Broda bobblehead. Tickets start at $10 and are available at the Rabobank box office.
LOW COST RABIES VACCINATION FOR PETS
The city of Bakersfield Animal Control Division is hosting a low cost rabies vaccination and licensing clinic at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. If your dog is already licensed, you can take advantage of a sweet deal to get him or her microchipped for free. The event runs from 9 a.m. until noon. Martin Luther King Jr. Park is located at 901 East California Avenue.
FREE SPAY AND NEUTER COUPON GIVEAWAY
The Kern Humane Society is giving away free spay and neuter coupons from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. They say the public can get up to two coupons per month with ID that shows Kern County residency. The Humane Society is located at 2111 Brundage Lane.
BUENA VISTA MUSEUM
It's a day of dinosaurs with a "just for kids" program called "Dinosaurs: The big, the bad and the ugly" with dinosaur expert Travis Bibee. There's also an adult presentation on dinosaurs with geologist Tim Elam. The museum is located at 2018 Chester Avenue in downtown Bakersfield.
FACILITY FOR ANIMAL CARE AND TREATMENT OPEN HOUSE
From dinosaurs to beautiful birds of prey, you have a chance to get up close and personal with hawks, owls and more at FACT's open house. There will be live demonstrations and more from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Environmental Studies area of the CSUB campus.
CASA SUPERHERO FUN RUN
The Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA of Kern County is hoping you will be a superhero for the abused or neglected kids in the county. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and includes a superhero costume contest. The 10 mile race starts at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:30 a.m. and a 2K walk and run at 9. Registration fees range depending on your age and which run you want to participate in. The run is being held at the Rio Bravo Ranch located at 15701 Highway 178.
E-WASTE RECYCLING EVENT
If you have old TVs, computers and other electronic devices laying around the house, you can recycle them for free. The e-waste recycling event is accepting pretty much anything with a power cord, however, they are not accepting light bulbs and alkaline batteries. The event is being held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Coldwell Banker Preferred Realtors at 9100 Ming Avenue Suite 100.
BULKY WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Need to get rid of some bulky items around the house? The Kern County Waste Management Department and Kern Refuse Haulers are joining forces in a "Bulky Waste Collection Event." From 8 a.m. until noon, if you live in the Bakersfield metropolitan area, you can drop off large household items like furniture and appliances at three locations. North High School at 300 Galaxy Avenue, The Kern County Fairgrounds parking lot on P Street, and Kern Medical Center's west parking lot at the corner of Flower and Mt. Vernon.
The best chess playing students from around the county will be facing off today in an annual tournament. Over 100 students from 10 different schools around Kern County will be at Foothill High School for the Kern County Scholastic K-12 Chess Tournament. Winners from today's tournament will be eligible to compete in the National United States Chess Federation's Competition.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS BREATHE EASY RIDE
An Alabama based organization is in town to hopefully help local families dealing with cystic fibrosis. The CF Riders are bringing their "Dream big, breath easy" ride to Bakersfield for the first time. You can join them in a ride to Tehachapi and back. Registration begins at 1 p.m. at the Bakersfield Harley Davidson. Kickstands go up at 3 p.m. with a dinner taking place once they return. It's $35 for the ride, $10 for passengers and $10 if you just want to attend the dinner.
KERN VALLEY CLAY SHOOT TOURNEY
If you think you are a good shot, then this is your chance to show off your skill and help Kern Valley Search and Rescue. They are hosting their first ever "Killing Fake Birds And Saving Real Lives" Sporting Clay Tournament at the Five Dogs Shooting Range. The tournament starts at 7 a.m. and runs until
noon. All shooters will receive an event t-shirt and barbecue lunch. Proceeds will go to Kern Valley Search and Rescue for their ongoing rescue efforts and maintenance.
RED CROSS REAL HEROES
It's a night to honor residents in Kern County who acted bravely in a time of emergency. The American Red Cross Kern Chapter will honor this year's Red Cross Real Heroes. The event starts at 5:30 with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the dinner and presentation of this year's heroes at 7 p.m.
SCOTTISH GAMES AND GATHERING
It's the 19th annual Kern County Scottish Games and Gathering at the Kern County fairgrounds. Enjoy a day full of Scottish food, music, dancing, games and more. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the fun runs until 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors, students and active military. Kids 10 and under are free.
"TRUE GRIT" AT THE MAYA
Saddle up for the classic John Wayne film "True Grit" at The Maya Cinemas. The legendary western actor plays a drunken, hard-nosed US Marshal who teams up with a Texas Ranger to help a young woman track down her father's murderer. The film starts at 10 a.m. Admission is $6. The Maya is located at 1000 California Avenue.
It's another Saturday night of races at the Bakersfield Speedway. Tonight's races include street stocks, hobby stocks, hard tops and more. Gates open at 4, races start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12. Bakersfield Speedway is located at 5001 North Chester Avenue.
TRAFFIC JAM CONCERT
It's an evening of music as Dave Mason's Traffic Jam takes the stage at the Brighthouse Networks Amphitheatre. Dave Mason is a rock and roll hall of fame artist who helped co-found the band "Traffic" in the late 60's. Tonight's concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $12.50.
AZIZ ANSARI AT THE FOX THEATER
Actor-comedian Aziz Ansari is bringing his comedy tour "Modern Romance" to the Fox Theater tonight. Ansari has had several Comedy Central specials and stars in the show "Parks And Recreation." There are two shows, one at 7 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. Tickets are $44.
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