BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'What's Happening' Kern County? Here's a list of fun events happening in Bakersfield and Kern County on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.
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Saturday, March 29, 2014
LAST CHANCE HEALTH FAIR
The deadline to avoid penalty for not having health insurance is just two days away and local organizations are gathering to help you get covered. The Last Chance Health Fair will take place in the West parking lot at Kern Medical Center, and you can get all the information you need to get registered through Covered California. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
RIDE FOR RANDY
Two full days of motorcycle riding on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 to benefit Randy Gafner II, a victime of the H1N1 flu and is in recovery. It will take place at the Honolulu Hills Raceway on 26217 Honolulu Road in Taft. The cost is $5 for spectators per day or $8 for both days, and $20 for riders or $25 for both days. Randy will be hospitalized for months during his recovery. Randy has been an influential member of the local motorcycle community. All proceeds and donations will go to Randy for his medical bills and loss of work deficits.
CESAR CHAVEZ MOVIE
The United Farm Workers, an organization that Chavez co-founded is hosting a special red carpet event for the film Saturday night. A VIP reception is being held at the Bakersfield Marriott downtown starting at 4 p.m. followed by tonight's special screening of "Cesar Chavez: An American Hero" at the Maya Cinema at 7 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $100 per person. If you just want to attend the special red carpet screening, tickets to that are just $20.
KERN EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE FAIR
A local educational group is trying to change the fact that Kern County schools have the highest expulsion rate in California. They are holding an educational justice family fair at the Compassion Christian Center on Fourth Street from 11 a.m. until Two p.m. Several organizations will be on hand to provide parents with information on educational rights. They will also have free food, games, music and more.
BONE MARROW DRIVE
Malorie Chapman, A Frontier High School graduate, is looking for help in battling a deadly form of blood cancer. She was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia last year while attending college in Oklahoma. Malorie is looking to get a bone marrow transplant, but unfortunately no one in her family is a match. The Be The Match Foundation is hoping to help her find her match. They will be at the Bakersfield First Church of the Nazarene on Hughes Lane from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. They're looking for donors between the ages of 18 and 44. A simple cheek swab will get you on the bone marrow registry and hopefully help Malorie or someone else in need.
BE OUR GUEST TEA PARTY
The East Bakersfield High School Lady Blades are hosting a "Be Our Guest" princess tea party today. The Lady Blades will be in character as many of the Disney princesses you've come to love, including the newest princesses from "Frozen," Anna and Elsa. Today's event runs from noon until 3 p.m. and includes fun activities and entertainment for princesses of all ages. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets online at: LadyBladesBeOurGuestTeaParty.ezevent.com or at the East High Finance Office.
KERN COUNTY MUSEUM WILD WEST DAY
Take a trip back to the wild West today at the Kern County Museum. Wild West Day gives you a chance to see how life was back in the old West. Today's event features real cowboys, roping and shooting demonstrations, a saloon, wagon rides, bank robbery reenactments and much more. It runs from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 3 to 10 and children under 2 are free.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
BAKERSFIELD MUSEUM OF ART FREE FAMILY DAY
The Bakersfield Museum of Art is having a "free family day" from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in celebration of their latest exhibition "The World On a String: Puppets from the Alan Cook Collection." Families can enjoy free children's puppet making workshops, interactive art activities and a life puppet show performance by Bakersfield's Omnipresent Puppet Theater.
KERN COUNTY KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
The AKC Obedience & Rally trials take place and today the "best in show" will be awarded at the Kern County fairgrounds in building 3. Prices are $4 for adults and $2 for children.
Partial solar eclipse to take place Thursday
The heavens will align as the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth to put on a dramatic show in the sky.
Bakersfield Police to add 15 new employees
Bakersfield City Council voted to approve a plan that will add more than a dozen new positions to the Bakersfield Police Department.
City leaders discuss BPD and memorial bricks
Bakersfield City leaders will weigh in on a plan to save those fading bricks in front of Rabobank Arena during Wednesday night's council meeting.
Officials searching for sexual assault suspect
A 50-year-old Oildale woman was sexually assaulted after an unknown assailant forced entry to her home in the 200 block of Decatur Avenue.