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OCTOBER EVENTS 2014
Oct 01 -- First Wednesday, with artist Warren Chang, 10 to 11 a.m., Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. $5; $4 seniors; $2 students; free for members. 323-7219.
Oct 01 -- “Lace’n It Up For Links for Life” Walk, kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Liberty Bell and the Park at River Walk. $15; $35, walk and earrings;$100, walk and bracelet. 322-5601.
Oct 02-04 -- Friends of the Southwest Library Book Sale, pre-sale for members, noon to 6 p.m. Thursday ($10; $20 per family; $5 seniors/students); public sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday (half-price sale days) noon to 4 p.m. Thursday ($3 a bag day), Southwest Branch Library, 8301 Ming Ave. 664-7716.
Oct 02 -- Garces Memorial High School annual Fall Barbecue, New York steak or teriyaki chicken with all the trimmings, served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Garces Memorial High School, 2800 Loma Linda Drive. $25. 327-2578 ext. 118.
Oct 02-04 -- Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival, hosted by the Kern County Scottish Society; with scotch tasting, music by Celtica, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; Wrenwood, Banshee in the Kitchen, Molly’s Revenge, Tempest,
Whiskey Galore, Celtica, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, CSUB, Amphitheater, 9001 Stockdale Highway. $10 music only Friday; $29 Friday (music and scotch tasting at 6 p.m.); $20 Saturday; $17 for students with ID, military, seniors; 10 and under are free; $25 two-day pass (no tasting). kernscot.com, vallitix.com, 322-5200.
Oct 03 -- Beladagio’s 15th Anniversary Party and Christmas open house, prizes, food, champagne,
4 to 8 p.m., Beladagio, 9500 Brimhall Road. Free. 829-2288.
Oct 03 -- Fourth annual “Taste of Grace” Fundraiser, music, raffle, appetizers, art sale, 6 to 10 p.m., The Gardens at Mill Creek, 712 19th St. $30; $55 two tickets; $100 four tickets. 333-1332.
Oct 04 -- “Earthquakes in Kern County,” 3 p.m., Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave. $7; $5 seniors and students with ID; $4 children. 324-6350.
Oct 04 -- 11th annual Walk to Defeat ALS, 8 a.m. to noon, The Park at River Walk, 11200 Stockdale Highway. 304-4945.
Oct 04 -- Second annual “James Dean Was Here,” deep-pit barbecue beef dinner, porsches on display, see “Rebel Without a Cause,” ’50s era dance and costume contest, 4 p.m. displays, dinner 6 p.m., Minter Field Air Museum, 401 Vultee Ave., Shafter. $25; $40 per couple. 654-9159.
Oct 04 -- 32nd annual Barbecue for the Birds & Open House, 2 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m., CSUB, Environmental Studies Area, 9001 Stockdale Highway. $20, $15 seniors 60 and older and CSUB students, $6 ages5 to 12. 654-3167.
Oct 04 -- Bluffett: Jimmy Buffett Tribute, 8 p.m., Bright House Networks Amphitheatre, 11200 Stockdale Highway. $12.50 plus fee. ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Oct 04 -- Craft Fair, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Royal Palms Mobile Estates, 608 Clubhouse Drive, enter at Gate 3 from Columbusand Q St. 869-1797.
Oct 04 -- Just for Kids, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave. $7; $5 students, seniors; $4, children under 18; free for members and children 5 and under. 324-6350.
Oct 04 -- Octoberfest Show & Auction, show begins 9 a.m., auction will follow the completion of judging in barns, Kern County Museum , Livestock, 1142 S. P St. Free for spectators. 833-4934.
Oct 04 -- Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Alpine Medical Group, 20211 Valley Blvd., Tehachapi. Free. 823-7832.
Oct 04 -- Second annual Kern County Pet Fair, vendors, food, games, pet contests, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. Free. kcpetfair.com.
Oct 05 -- Annual Blessing of the Animals, after 10:30 a.m. worship, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2525 Belle Terrace. Free. 832-7881.
Oct 05 -- Bakersfield Bacon Fest, live music, food and beer samples, 2 p.m., JC’s Place, 1901 Chester Ave. $45, $65 VIP. vallitix.com or 322-5200
Oct 05 -- First Bakersfield Korean Festival, celebration with songs, traditional dancing, tae kwon do demonstration, activities, 12:30 to 6 p.m., Jastro Park, 2900 Truxtun Ave. Free. 665-0898.
Oct 05 -- Second annual Fall Barbecue, Harris Ranch New York steak or teriyaki chicken dinner with all the trimmings, no host cocktails, 5 to 8 p.m., food served 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., St. Vincent De Paul Center, 316 Baker St. $25. Take-out available.
Oct 11 -- 16th annual Via Arte Painting Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave. Free. 323-7219.
Oct 11 -- CBCC Foundation Car/Bike Show & Chili Cook-Off, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CBCC Foundation
for Community Wellness, 6501 Truxtun Ave. Free. 862-7136.
Oct 11 -- Guns N’ Hoses Charity Boxing, 6 p.m., Rabobank Arena, 1001 Truxtun Ave. $8 to $33 plus fee. ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
Oct 11 -- Old Time Peddlers Faire, 8 a.m., Merle Haggard Drive and Wings Way. Online registration
deadline is Sept. 30: $70 male/female 5K and 10K; $65 four-person team 10K only. eventbrite.com.
Oct 11 -- Volkslauf: The Ultimate Challenge 2014, 8 a.m., Merle Haggard Drive and Wings Way. Online registration deadline is Sept. 30: $70 male/female 5K and 10K; $65 four-person team10K only. eventbrite.com.
Oct 16 -- Third Thursday, mechanical bull riding, bike competition, laser tag, science van, kid’s rides, farmers market, food vendors, 5:30 p.m., Central Park at Mill Creek, 500 19th St. 325-5892.
Oct 18 -- Healthy Harvest Resource Fair, free flu shots for seniors 60 and up, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and vascular checks, 9 a.m. to noon, Kern County Aging Services, 5357 Truxtun Ave.Free. co.kern.ca.us/aas.
Oct 18 -- Taming the Wolf Lupus Awareness Fundraiser, live music, food, raffles, noon to 6 p.m., Ethel’s Old Corral, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway. Free. 873-7613.
Oct 19 -- Carnales Unidos Car Club Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. $15, free for children 12 and under. 340-1207.
Oct 23-26 -- 17th Semi-Annual Consignment Sale, featuring baby, children, teen and maternity items; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (halfoff day), in the old Mervyns, East Hills Mall, 3200 Mall View Road. Free. 368-5437.
Oct 24-26 -- Annual Fall Home Show, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Kern County Fairgrounds, 1142 S. P St. $7, free for children 12 and under. Friday is Senior Discount Day,
$4 for people 60 and over, and Happy Hour Friday with admission from 4 until 7 p.m. $4 for all attendees (additional discount coupons or offers do not apply). Saturday and Sunday discount: $2 off with a nonperishable food item. 800-655-0655.
Oct 25 -- West Kern Oil Museum "BOOMTOWN Days" -- Saturday 9am to 4pm. Gas engine show, Working blacksmith shop, 50/50 shop, Quilters, Plant sale, Model railroad and a lot more. FREE Admission. (BBQ lunch @ 11:30am $10 adults and $5 for children 10 & under). Hwy 119 & Wood St., Taft. " Look for the Wooden Oil Derrick".
Oct 26 -- Seventh annual Bakersfield Comic-Con, raffle, door prizes, costume contest, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Marriott Hotel, 801 Truxtun Ave. $5, children under 8 are free. 829-2962.
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Kern County, California USGenWeb Project Page
Kern County Library
Kern County Fairgrounds
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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