'What's Happening' Kern County? List of things to do in Bakersfield, Kern County March 8 and March 9

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9.

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 events@kero.com with any future events in Kern County.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

BRAIN INJURY WALK, RUN & RIDE

You can help fund research and awareness for traumatic brain injuries while enjoying the outdoors. The Brain Injury Association of California kicks off Brain Injury Awareness Month with their 7th annual walk, run and ride. The event starts at 8:15 a.m. with a motorcycle poker ride. The 5K run starts at 9 a.m. followed by the walk at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a BBQ, music, games and a bake sale. The event is $30 for adults, $20 for anyone with a brain injury, and $20 for students. It will take place at the Kern County Museum's Pioneer Village.

CIF STATE WRESTLING

The best wrestlers from across the state will be in Bakersfield this weekend for the state wrestling championships. It will take place at Rabobank Arena with matches starting at 9 a.m. and the finals taking place at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $12 for the morning and afternoon sessions and $13 for the finals round. Seniors, students and children get $3 off.

BAKERSFIELD CITY FIREFIGHTERS RELIEF ASSOCIATION'S 3RD ANNUAL FISHING DERBY

The fishing derby will be at Riverwalk Park Lake from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Early registration begins at 5 a.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-15. There will be 25 tagged trout with money prizes ranging from $20-$1000. Hundreds of local kids from the Burn Foundation, Make-a-Wish and local foster youth will be there trying to catch their first fish.

KEEPERS OF THE KERN "DAM TOUGH TRASH TOW" FUNDRAISER

Volunteers along with Mountain & River Adventures owner John Stallone will be cleaning up along Lake Isabella Friday through Sunday. John Stalone will be towing by stand up paddleboard all of the trash collected to a designated spot. Sponsorships begin at a minimum of $20 or you can sponsor bags of trash collected during the event at $1 or more per bag. The money will go towards Keepers of the Kern and making sure they can keep Lake Isabella clean.

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

It's a night of comedy and mystery at the murder mystery dinner with a 1930's old Hollywood theme. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $65 per person, $50 for museum members. Tickets are limited, so call (661) 324-6350.

RAMOS BROTHERS CIRCUS

You and your family can enjoy the circus this weekend as the Ramos Brothers bring their big top fun to Bakersfield. There's two performances Saturday at the Golden State Mall at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Ringside preferred seating is available for $25.

NOR LASER TAG

It's a day of laser tag fun hosted by the NOR and Battlefield Live from noon until 6 p.m. The event will take place at Polo Community Park on Noriega Road. Games are $7 each or 4 for $20. All equipment is provided.

"SUNSET BOULEVARD" 

Enjoy dinner and a performance of "Sunset Boulevard" at the Stars Dinner Theater. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 with dinner served at 6:30. Ticket prices depend on whether you are having dinner or just going for the show.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW

Thousands of model trains will take over the Kern County fairgrounds for the annual model train show. The Golden Empire Historical Society of Bakersfield is hosting this annual event. There will be model train displays and over 100 vendors to help you build your train collection. There will even be train rides for kids. It starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 and kids 12 and under get in free. Your ticket is good for Saturday and Sunday as well.

"BYE BYE BIRDIE"

Stockdale High School Theater is hosting a performance of "Bye Bye Birdie." The show starts at 7 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors and kids under 12.

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