'What's Happening' Kern County? List of events happening in Bakersfield, Kern County Oct 26 an 27

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a compiled list of the fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County for Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. 

To find out 'What's Happening' on weekends, watch 23ABC's weekend morning show with Lindsey Adams on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Did we miss anything? Email the newsroom at IShotIt@turnto23.com with any future events in Kern County, so our 23ABC morning weekend news crew knows about it! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

NATIONAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

It's National Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Kern County Sheriff Office headquarters located at 1350 Norris Road.

Safe drop-off sites will also be at their substations in Delano, Frazier Park, Wasco and Lake Isabella as well as the Delano and Tehachapi Police Departments.

BAKERSFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

Today's your chance to get an up close and rare look at what fire crews do everyday. Firefighters will be on hand to give demonstrations of what they do every day, including, rescue demonstrations and sidewalk CPR. 

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at fire station #1 at 2101 H Street. 

BEARS AND BLANKETS

A pair of Bakersfield sisters are gearing up for their 2nd Annual Christmas Bears and Blankets drive. They will be collecting teddy bear and blanket sets for kid at the homeless shelter and Alliance Against Family Violence. 

A Christmas Bears and Blankets Spooky Bake Sale fundraiser and raffle from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eva's Boutique, located at 5009 Stockdale Highway. One dollar donation will get you either a treat or raffle ticket. 

WHISKEY FLAT FALL FESTIVAL

Today's festivities are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a farmers market, haunted maze, pumpkin patch and more. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for kids 5 and over. 

BOOK DRIVE HAND OUT

The Assistance League of Bakersfield is donating books to one local school as a part of National Make a Difference Day. The books will be distributed at 3800 Jewetta Avenue. 

The even will include story reading and gifting of new books to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. 

NOR CAR AND TRUCK SHOW

The North of the River Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 2013 car and truck show, today. It will feature classic cars, lowriders and motorcycles. 

The show runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on North Chester Avenue and Frontage Road and on North Chester Avenue just north of Norris Road. Admission is free. 

WALK FOR LIFE

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center is hosting its annual Walk for Life at the Park at Riverwalk. 

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The two mile walk starts at 9 a.m. The BPC said their goal for 2013 is to have over 150 participants and raise $35,000 for the center. Sponsorship starts at $25.

SHARKS AT BVM

If you like sharks you can join Scott Bennett also known as "The Sharkinator" at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science as he answers questions about sharks including the infamous meglondon. 

Its from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, seniors, $5 for students and kids are $4. Members of the museum are free. 

ELVIS AT THE FOX

The show features three Elvis performers cover more than 31 Elvis Presley hits. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $34-$50 to $74. 

BAKO JAZZ FESTIVAL

Mackey&Mackey Quality Entertainment are hosting a Jazz and Blues Affair: The Best of Youth and Music from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop Scholarship fund. Tickets are $20 and include a China Garden dinner buffet. 

Sunday, October 27

FALL RECYCLING EVENT

Clutter can be recycled at the Kaiser Permanente event in its parking lot on Ming Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are accepting clothing, furniture, electronics, glasses, hearing aides and more.

LOST BAKERSFIELD

The Spotlight Theatre is presenting "Lost Bakersfield," exploring themes important to vintage Bakersfield life. It is a little history and a lot of comedy at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

RAIDERS VIEWING PARTY

Raiders Nation is welcome at Cataldo's Pizzerias on Niles. Members of the Bakersfield "Black Hole" meet there to watch games. Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m.

HOWL-O-WEEN

Dirty dogs can get washed and help out a local organization at the Self-service Pet Spa from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a costume contest, a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds from the $10 wash go to the Bakersfield Pet Pantry. The spa is at 7401 White Lane.

WHISKEY FLAT FALL FESTIVAL

Today's festivities are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. There will be a farmers market, haunted maze, pumpkin patch and more. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for kids 5 and over. 

MILITARY HONOR GUARD

Nine Bakersfield people will begin their military careers, escorted by local veterans who want to honor them for their

service. The Kern County Armed Forces Support Riders have conducted more than 40 escort rides. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. at  Panama and Stine.

HAGGIN OAKS CHEF SHOWDOWN

Bakersfield chefs from the Padre, Narducci's Cafe, Linda's Grill and the Prime Cut will be participating in the chef showdown that is scheduled for  11 a.m. The farmer's market and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot.

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