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SEPTEMBER EVENTS 2014
Sept 03 -- First Wednesday, speaker Corey Keller, curator of photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 10 to 11 a.m., Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. $5; $4 seniors; $2 students; free for members.
Sept 04-06 -- 2014 Wasco Festival of Roses, Thursday: Rose Queen pageant, 6 p.m.; Friday: Honored guest reception/evening of wine and roses, 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday: Pancake breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m.; parade, 10
a.m.; arts and crafts and food fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; barbecue lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2 pm.; art show and fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; children’s rose show and parade awards ceremony, noon; rose show, noon to 4 p.m.; rose field tours, noon to 4 p.m., Barker Park, 1280 Poplar Ave., Wasco. 758-2614.
Sept 04-06 -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, show 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. ($10 Thursday only, select seating only); $18-$80. ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.
Sept 05 -- First Friday Funnies!, featuring Dillon Garcia, Bruce Gray, Ariel Kashanchi, Danny Hill, Tyson Paul, 7:30 p.m., The Nile Nightclub, 1721 19th St. $10 advance, $15 at the door. Tickets at eventbrite.com, Boss Pizza and The Nile Nightclub.
Sept 05-06 -- Greek Food Festival, food, music, dancing, shopping, games, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, St. George Greek Orthodox, 401 Truxtun Ave. $5; children under 12 are free. 325-8694.
Sept 05 -- Movies in the Canyon: “Wall-E,” activities 7 p.m., movie 7:45 p.m., meet at the crossing kiosk, Wind Wolves Preserve, 16019 California 166, Bakersfield. Free but donations welcome. Bring blankets, camper chairs and snacks. 858-1115.
Sept 06 -- Buena Vista Group Sierra Club Presentation, with photographer Casey Christie from The Bakersfield Californian, 8 a.m., Hodel’s, 5917 Knudsen Drive. $12.50, includes buffet breakfast. 322-4891.
Sept 06 -- Dippin’ Dog Swim Party, dogs can socialize while enjoying doggie adventures, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greenacres Community Center Pool, 2014 Calloway Drive. $5 preregisted the day before, $10 day of event. All proceeds benefit Marley’s Mutts and Kern County Animal Shelter. Dogs must be on a leash before they enter pool. 392-2010.
Sept 06 -- 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 for children under 18; free for members and children 5 and under. 324-6350.
Sept 06 -- Valley Clean Air Now: Tune In & Tune Up, emissions testing 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. Free. First 525 vehicles that qualify after test will receive a $500 voucher for repairs at a participating STAR smog shop.800-806-2004.
Sept 06 -- Village Fest 2014, includes 15 drink samples and unlimited food samples, 6 to 10 p.m., Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. $70; $75 at the gate. 21 and over only. vallitix.com or 322-5200.
Sept 07 -- Banshee in the Kitchen, part of the Fred and Beverly Dukes concert series, 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 5 Real Road. Free. 327-1609.
Sept 07 -- Pancake Breakfast, hosted by OLPH Italian Catholic Federation Branch 281; 8 a.m. to noon, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Parish Hall, 124 Columbus St. $6; $4 children ages10 and under. 872-1543.
Sept 07 -- Viva Mexico Festival, hosted by The Spanish Radio Group; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S P St. Free. 327-9711.
Sept 11 -- 9/11 Support The Troops Memorial Run, entertainment, raffle, refreshments 3 p.m., ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. from Bakersfield Harley-Davidson, 35089 Merle Haggard Drive, and ends at Shafter Minter Field Airport. $10 per bike, spectators and passengers are free. 332-7524.
Sept 11 -- Taste of Downtown, tastes from more than 15 restaurants, two drink tickets, live entertainment, 6 to 10 p.m., The Westchester, 2801 F St. $75, $140 per couple. Tickets at Kuka’s, Guarantee Shoe Center, Bike Bakersfield, In Your Wildest Dreams, DBAoffice. 325-5892.
Sept 13 -- 11th annual Festival of Wine and Cheese Fundraiser, wine tasting, live and silent auctions,
music, 3 to 6 p.m., Vineyard on Tejon Ranch. Guests are asked to go to 1275 Beartrap Road, where they receive further driving directions to the vineyard location. $25 advance, $35 at the gate. Tickets at Shelter on the Hill
Thrift Store, Frazier Park. 245-3755.
Sept 13 -- 2014 Concert Series: Starship with Mickey Thomas, 8 p.m., Bright House Networks
Amphitheatre, 11200 Stockdale Highway. $12.50 plus fee. ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Sept 13 -- Fifth annual Bill Brannon Memorial Car Show, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buttonwillow Park, Highway 58 and Meadow Street, Buttonwillow. Free for spectators. $25 vehicle registration by Sept. 5; $30 after. Proceeds benefit those who have multiplesystem atrophy. 332-5498.
Sept 13 -- Fifth annual Community Recycling Day, informational booths, giveaways, music, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, 11500 Bolthouse Drive. Free. 833-7900.
Sept 13 -- Second annual Bakersfield Rock & Rods Show, music by The Generators, Gamblers Mark, The Rocketz, The Lonesome Ones, Mystic Red, Contempt for Gravity, vendors, pin-up contest, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Stramler Park, 3805 Chester Ave. $10 advance; $15 at the door. bakersfieldrocknrods.com.
Sept 18 -- BC Alumni Association’s 60th annual Barbecue, social 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 to 8 p.m., Stramler Park, 3805 Chester Ave. $25; $15 students with ID; $5 for children under 12. vallitix.com or 322-5200.
Sept 19 -- Nights at the Museum, tours, mini car show, nighttime view of Neon Courtyard, movie showing of “Grease,” 7 p.m. activities, movie 8:30 p.m., Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. $6, $3 members. 437-3330.
Sept 20 -- Fall Harvest Fair, sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association; handcrafted gifts, arts and crafts, food, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Railroad Park, Tehachapi. Free. 822-6062.
Sept 20 -- VFW Post 97 annual POWMIA Remembrance Program, speaker Lt. Cmdr. Wayne Wright, United States Navy, retired, live music by Still Kickin', deep pit barbecue, 5 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post
97, 5350 S. Union Ave. Free but barbecue is $10. 496-4672.
Sept 21 -- Fun in the Sun Car Show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. $12, $8 children ages 3 to 12; $35 family pack of four. 587-6379.
Sept 21 -- Nerdwars Kaboom presents Heroes & Horror Con, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bakersfield Marriott Hotel, 801 Truxtun Ave. $5, come in costume and get in for half price; children 8 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Epilepsy Society of Kern County. 377-0038.
Sept 24 -- KUZZ Listener Show: Kristian Bush, 7:30 p.m., Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. Free. 328-7560.
Sept 25 -- Bubba’s Okie Dinner, music by Country George and Western Edition, social hour 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., The Historic Fort, 915 N. 10th St., Taft. $20; $10 children. 765-7371.
Sept 25 -- Kern River Rock N’ Blues Fest Kick-Off Party, music by The 44’s, 8 p.m. to midnight, Kernville Saloon, 22 Tobias St., Kernville. $10 at the door. 340-0026.
Sept 26-27 -- Kern River Rock N’ Blues Fest, music 5 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Frandy Campground, 11252 Kernville Road, Kernville. $10 at the gate, $70 for two nights camping and four passes.377-4118.
Sept 27 -- Annual Autumn Nature & Vulture Festival, music by Out of the Blue, information booths, exhibits, nature walks, workshops, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Audubon-California's Kern River Preserve, 18747 Highway 178, Weldon. 760-378-2531.
Sept 28 -- Second annual Car Show For Charity, lowriders, classics, muscle cards, motorcycles, vendors, entertainment, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., New Life Church of God, 8510 Weedpatch Highway. Free but donations accepted. Proceeds benefit The Mission at Kern County. 845-1700.
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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
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Delano Record Newspaper
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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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