BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27.
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Saturday, April 26, 2014
KERN COUNTY DRUG TAKE BACK DAY
The Kern County Sheriff's Office will once again partner with Drug Enforcement Administration to collect potentially dangerous, unused medications from homes throughout Kern County. The following places will take back medication from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sheriff's Office Headquarters Facility located at 1350 Norris Road in Bakersfield. Buttonwillow Substation located at 181 E. First Street. Delano Substation located at 455 Lexington Street. Frazier Park Market located at 632 Laguna Trail. Kern Valley Substation located at 7046 Lake Isabella Boulevard. Wasco Substation located at 748 F Street. Tehachapi Police Department located at the corner of South Robinson Street and east F Street. The service is free of charge, anonymous and no questions will be asked.
SHAFTER AND WASCO RELAY FOR LIFE
Hundreds of people will walk today to raise money to fight against cancer at their annual Relay For Life event. More than 400 people on 33 teams will participate, and the money goes to the American Cancer Society. The event will take place at Wasco High School with the opening ceremony at 8 a.m. and the survivors lap at 9 a.m. A Luminaria ceremony will be held at 8 p.m. Registration is $10 and organizers hope each participant will also raise at least $100 in donations.
FILL THE TRAILER
Over the past two decades, the Bakersfield Homeless Center has provided over three million hot meals and over one million warm beds. Today they are looking for more help so they can continue to provide for those in need. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is hosting a "Fill the Trailer" event to help support the families who live at the Bakersfield Homeless Center. The church is teaming up with local businesses and organizations for a one day drive to collect non-perishable food and hygiene items. The event is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Liberty Park.
CAR SEAT CHECK EVENT
The CHP and BPD is hosting a free car seat check event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Target Super Store parking lot at 11000 Stockdale Highway next to Riverwalk Park.
WESTERN STREET ROD NATIONALS
The annual NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals is taking place from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Kern County Fairgrounds. The cost is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors over 60, active military and UPS employees. $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free with an adult.
"OKLAHOMA!" AT MAYA CINEMAS
The Oscar-winning movie tells the story of two young cowboys competing with an evil ranch hand and traveling peddler for the hearts of the women they love. The special showing starts on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and tickets are $6.
TEHACHAPI TRAIN SHOW
Tehachapi's Spring Train Show will host many displays of model trains for people to enjoy. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will run until 5 p.m. at West Park, located at 491 West D Street in Tehachapi. The event is free of charge.
From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., take part in a 5k run, eat delicious food, hear live music and much more. All the fun takes place on campus at 9001 Stockdale Highway and admission is free.
NATIONAL RE-BUILD DAY
Rebuilding Together Kern County is looking for volunteers to help upgrade facilities at VFW Post 97 on 5350 South Union Ave. The locale is a large organizing point for local veterans. Those interested in volunteering are asked to arrive at the post by 7 a.m.
The Bakersfield Rollergirls will be taking on the Dirty City Roller Rats. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the action starts at 10:30 a.m. at Rollerama on 1004 34th Street. Tickets are $5.
WASTE RECYCLING FUNDRAISER
Alianza and Stockdale High Science Club have teamed up to provide a free electronic free Electronic Was Recycling Fundraiser. TV's, computers, monitors and all other electronic devices will be accepted. The event is this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and it's free of charge.
FILL THE TRAILER
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is hosting a "fill the trailer" event to support families who live at the Bakersfield Homeless Center. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m. at Liberty Park, located at 1122 5 Brimhall Road.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
A special screening of the academy award-winning film "Gladiator" is happening at the Edwards Cinema 14. Tickets are $7 for seniors and children, $7.50 for adults.
GAVIN DEGRAW AT FOX THEATER
Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw takes the stage on Sunday at the Fox Theater in downtown Bakersfield. DeGraw has sold more than a million records here in the U.S. Tonight's show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35.
RAIN, A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
Beatles fans, rejoice! A special tribute to The Beatles will be happening Sunday at the Rabobank Theater. It's all part of the the Broadway in Bakersfield series. This concert takes you on a musical journey through the life of the fab four. The show starts at 7:00 p.m., tickets start at $30.
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
Enjoy an afternoon of one-act plays Sunday at the Beekay Theather in Tehachapi .Their "Variety is the Spice of Life" show features four one-act plays from "Double Wedding" to "Almost the Bride of Dracula." The show starts at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.50 The Beekay Theather is located at 110 S. Green St. in Tehachapi.
Purple ribbon month: look before you lock
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Rally against McFarland women's prison
A group of women and children are walking through Kern County today on a march for humanity.
The City of Bakersfield goes digital
The City of Bakersfield is now using social media to let you know what's going around town.
Mental health can be affected by heat
The heat is on in Bakersfield with the seventh day in a row of triple digit temperatures.