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AUGUST EVENTS 2014
Aug 01-03 -- 47th annual Fiesta Days, entertainment, family games, parade, battle of the bands, fishing derby, horseshoe tournament, pet show, Friday through Sunday, Frazier Mountain Park, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park. Free. frazierfiestadays.com or 623-2340.
Aug 01 -- First Friday Poetry Open Mic, featuring Patrick Frase, sign-ups at 5:50 p.m., starts at 6 p.m., at Dagny’s Coffee Co., 1600 20th St. 717-1346.
Aug 01 -- First Friday art walk, live music, specialty shops and boutiques, 5 to 9 p.m., Downtown Arts District.
Aug 01 -- First Friday at Metro Galleries, with exhibit “Instagram,” by Adam Arriola, Ezra David Romero, Don Martin, live music, 5 to 9 p.m., Metro Galleries, 1604 19th St. Free. email@example.com.
Aug 02 -- Back to School Party, backpack giveaway filled with school supplies, haircuts, immunizations,
food, games, prizes, 9:30 a.m., Bakersfield First Assembly, 4901 California Ave. Free. 327-8446.
Aug 02 -- Health Fair, presented by Spanish Radio Group; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. Free admission and parking. 327-9711.
Aug 02 -- Just for Kids, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave. $7; $5 students with ID, seniors; $4, children 6-18; free for members and children 5 and under. 324-6350.
Aug 02 -- Sixth annual Tumbleweed Festival, live music, horseshoe tournament, dunk tank, benefit motorcycle run, tumbleweed decorating contest, bounce house, arts and crafts, deep pit barbecue beef, 9 a.m.,
Tumbleweed Cafe, 24870 Highway 33, Fellows (Derby Acres). Free. 577-7136.
Aug 03 -- Cesar Chavez Foundation Concert, noon, Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. Free admission
and parking. 837-0745.
Aug 05 -- Culinary Arts Program Summer Dinners, bistro-style dinner 5:30 to 7 p.m., Bakersfield College, Renegade Room, 1801 Panorama Drive. $12.95, salads and sandwiches $8 and up; take-out meals available.
Aug 05 -- Ready-Set Back 2 School Health & Wellness Fair, backpack giveaway filled with school supplies, haircuts, immunizations, health and wellness vendors, activities for kids, 9 a.m. to noon, Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. Free. 868-2912.
Aug 07 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Country and rock with Truxton Mile,7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. Free.
Aug 08 -- Under the Sea Family Fun Night, games, swim, water slides, 6 to 9 p.m., McMurtrey Aquatic Center, 1325 Q St. $3; $10 for groups of 4 to 6. 852-7430.
Aug 09 -- 17th annual Run to the Pines Car Show, antiques, street rods, classics, British classics, triumphs,
Corvettes, Mustangs, 4x4s, motorcycles, food, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pine Mountain Club Village Center,16300
Mil Potrero Highway, Pine Mountain Club. Free for spectators, $20 advance by Aug. 1; $25 day of show.
Aug 09 -- Chalk on the Walk, sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Gallery ’N’ Gifts; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gallery ’N’ Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi. $15 for participants, includes T-shirt, chalk,
and square. Proceeds benefit art scholarships and project grants for local area art classes. 822-6062.
Aug 09-10 --Summer Model Train Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, West Park, Recreation & Parks District, 491 West D St., Tehachapi. Free. 821-5271.
Aug 14 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Pop and rock favorites with Lonely Avenue,7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. Free.
Aug 15-16 -- 51st annual Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds, 601 S. Dennison Road, Tehachapi. $10-$15 and can be purchased at Tehachapi Albertsons,
Hemme Hay, City Slickers, and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. Children under 5 are admitted free with paid adult. tehachapiprorodeo.com.
Aug 15-17 -- Sixth annual Center of the World Festival, opening ceremonies 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, playwright competition 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, music, songwriting competition, awards, closing ceremonies 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Pine Mountain Club, 1626 Askin Trail, Pine Mountain Club. $10 suggested donation. 242-1583.
Aug 16 -- Barrel of Apples: School Employee Benefits Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kern County Superintendent of Schools, 1300 17th St. Free. 833-7900.
Aug 16 -- Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Railroad Park, Tehachapi. Free. 330-8607
Aug 17 -- 17th annual “Thunder On The Mountain” Car Show, 50/50, raffle, trophy, awards, entertainment, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Tehachapi at Green and F Streets. Free for spectators; $35 entry fee. 821-0055.
Aug 21 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Blues with 3 Guys Playin’ the Blues,7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. Free.
Aug 23 -- 27th annual Rubber Ducky Races, kids games, face painting, barbecue lunch, festivities begin at
10 a.m., races 1 p.m., Riverside Park, 10 Kern River Drive, Kernville. Free for spectators; $25, or family of five ducks for $100. 760-379-3667 ext. 15.
Aug 23 -- Ice Cream “Zoofari” at CALM, build your own sundae, or enjoy a cone or a root bear float, wildlife presentations, train rides, music by the Dixie Nuts, 5 to 8 p.m., CALM - California Living Museum, 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway. $8-$15 (CALM members receive a discount). 872-2256.
Aug 23 -- Trinkets & Treasurers Craft Fair, hosted by the Woman’s Club of Bakersfield; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Women’s Club, 2030 18th St. $1. 325-7889.
Aug 28 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Jamaican ska, rock, salsa and funk with Mento
Buru.,7 to 9 p.m., The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. Free.
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Kern County Quickfacts from the US Census Bureau
Kern County, California Wikipedia Facts
Kern County in 1,879 Photographs
Air Force Flight Test Center Museum (Edwards AFB)
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Boron 20 Mule Team Museum
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
CALM - California Living Museum
Kern County Museum
Kern County Wildlife and Natural History
Kern Valley Museum
Frazier Park Museum
Minter Field Air Museum
Naval Museum of Armament and Technology (China Lake NAS)
West Kern Oil Museum
First Women of Kern County
Fort Tejon Historical Association
Frazier Park Historical Society
Historic Bakersfield & Kern Co.
Historic Kern County
History of Kern County, CA
Kern County Historical Society
Kern County Veterans Registry
Bakersfield National Cemetery
Cemeteries of Kern County
Historic Union Cemetery
Kern County California Cemeteries Project
Kern County Cemetery Records
Taft West Side Cemetery
POINTS OF INTEREST
Audubon Kern River Preserve
Bakersfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Bakersfield Register of Historic Places
Buck Owen's Crystal Palace
California Historical Landmarks in Kern County, CA
Carrizo Plain National Monument
Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park
County of Kern Parks and Recreation
Desert Empire Fairgrounds
Fort Tejon State Historic Park
Guild House Restaurant
Indian Point Ostrich Ranch
Kern County Fairgrounds
Kern County Korean War Memorial
Kern National Wildlife Refuge
Kern River Fish Hatchery
Kern Veterans Memorial
Murray Family Farms
National Register of Historic Places in Kern County, CA
Panorama Vista Preserve
Rabobank Arena & Convention Center
Ranchos of Kern County, CA
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Tule Elk State National Reserve
U.S. Borax Visitor's Center
Wind Wolve Preserve
Beale Memorial Library Veterans Resource Center
Armed Services & Veterans Research Group
Easy access to other web sites of interest to Veterans
MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
Bakersfield Wellness Magazine
Bakersfield Californian Newspaper
Delano Record Newspaper
Frazier Park Mountain Enterprise Newspaper
Lake Isabella Kern Valley Sun Newspaper
Mojave Desert News Newspaper
Ridgecrest Daily Independent Newspaper
Ridgecrest The News Review Newspaper
Rosamond News Newspaper
Shafter Press Newspaper
Taft Independent Newspaper
Taft Midway Driller Newspaper
Tehachapi News Newspaper
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