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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. metrogalleries@yahoo.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.
395-4441.

       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.
242-1996.

       
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.

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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

       
Kern County, CA ♦ Official County Web Site
       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

MUSEUMS
          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
        Maturango Museum

        Minter Field Air Museum
        Naval Museum of Armament and Technology (China Lake NAS)
        Tehachapi Museum
        West Kern Oil Museum

HISTORICAL
           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

CEMETERIES
       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

       Cowboy Memorial
       Desert Empire Fairgrounds
       Fort Tejon State Historic Park
       Gaslight Melodrama
       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
       Ridge Route
       Tehachapi Loop
       Tule Elk State National Reserve
           U.S. Borax Visitor's Center
       Wind Wolve Preserve

VETERANS    
          Beale Memorial Library Veterans Resource Center
          Armed Services & Veterans Research Group
          Easy access to other web sites of interest to Veterans  

MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
          Bakersfield Magazine
          BakersfieldLife Magazine
          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 
         
TELEVISION
            ABC / KERO Ch23
            Azteca America / KZKC
            CBS / KBAK Ch29
            CW / KWFB
            FOX / KBFX Ch58
            MYTV / KUVI Ch45
            NBC / KGET Ch17
            Telemundo / KKEY
            Univision Unimas / KABE
            Valley PBS / KVPT
        
 Valley PBS / Create
         
Valley PBS / V-me
         
Kern Government Television / KGOV


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