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JULY EVENTS 2014
July 01 -- Reach for the Stars Crusade, 4 p.m. daily, kid’s club, bounce houses, train rides Tuesday, dance competition, live DJ Wednesday, water slides, paddle boats, fireworks giveaway, food, live music Thursday, Salvation Park, 429 Beardsley Ave. Free. 348-1002.
July 02 -- First Wednesday, guitarist Bunky Spurling, 10 to 11 a.m., Bakersfield Museum of Art, 1930 R St. $5; $4 seniors; free for members. 323-7219.
July 03 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Thee Majestic, 7 to 9 p.m. The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave.
July 04 -- Silver City Ghost Town Lantern Tour & Ghost Hunt, 8 to 10:30 p.m., Silver City Ghost Town, 3829 Lake Isabella Blvd., Bodfish. $12; children must be accompanied by an adult. 760-379-5146.
July 05 -- 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.
July 05 -- Laf-A-Lot annual Barbecue Fundraiser & USO Dance, barbecue 6:30 p.m., dancing 7 to 10 p.m., Kern City Town Hall, 1003 Pebble Beach. $10 barbecue, $10 dancing nonmembers, $5 members. 324-2231.
July 08 -- KUZZ Listener Show: Leah Turner, 7:30 p.m., Buck Owen's Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd. Free. 328-7560.
July 09-12 -- Friends of the Kern County Library Used Book Sale, for members, 3 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday ($10; $15 per family); public sale, 11a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday (half-price day), Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Ave. 868-0796.
July 10 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Nightlife Band, 7 to 9 p.m. The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave.
July 12 -- Yokuts Park Fun Run, practice racing and earn points, 7 a.m., Yokuts Park, Empire Drive off Truxtun Avenue. Free. 203-4196 or 391-7080.
July 17 -- Historical Lantern Tour, spooky nighttime walk showcasing the Pioneer sections, 7 p.m., Historic Union Cemetery, 730 Potomac Ave. Free. Space limited to 25 people. 324-9648.
July 17 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Fat Daddy Blues Band, 7 to 9 p.m. The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave.
July 18 --CPR/Infant CPR Course, for parents, grandparents and/or caregivers of infants and up to age 5, 8 a.m. to 1p.m., McMurtrey Aquatic Center, 1325 Q St. Free. 852- 7430.
July 18 -- KidsFest, more than 100 booths, activities for children, bounce houses, entertainment, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave. $5, children 3 and under are free. Tickets at The Bakersfield Californian, 1707 Eye St., or Kern County Museum.
July 18 -- Tehachapi Mountain Brew & Grill Fest, beer sampling, dinner, live music, vendors, 4 to 8 p.m., Benz Visco Youth Sports & Cultural Center, 20537 Tehachapi Willow Springs Road, Tehachapi. $45. eventbrite.com or tehachapibrew.com.
July 18 -- VFW Post #97 Military Memorabilia & Swmp Meet, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., VFW Post #97, 5350 S. Union Ave. 50 cents. 444-8453.
July 19 -- “Dust Bowl Memories” Video, featuring 1990 interviews of people who lived at the Arvin federal migrant camp near Lamont/Arvin, 11:30 a.m., Beale Library, Tejon Room, 701 Truxtun Ave. Free. 868-0770.
July 24 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Mike Montano Band, 7 to 9 p.m. The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave.
July 25-27 -- 2014 Philippine Weekend, Friday: pork adobo cook-off, Saturday and Sunday: grand parade (Saturday only), barrio fiesta, basketball tournament, cultural entertainment, live performances, dance and singing contest, bingo, most events take place at Cecil Park, 17th Avenue, Delano. Free. 679-9698.
July 31 -- Concerts by the Fountain, Therese & The Sweetness, 7 to 9 p.m. The Marketplace, 9000 Ming Ave.
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
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
Insect Lore Bugseum
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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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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