What’s Going On

Dignity Health

Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Learning Center along with Community Health Initiative, are hosting a drive Thru-Back to School event Saturday, July 25thfrom 9 to 11 a.m., It’ll be held at Bessie E. Owens Primary School with 500 free backpacks for students in grades K through 12. The address: 815 Potomac, event is while supplies last


The Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County will offer free Caring for the Caregiver classes online July 30thand 31st. Classes are 10 am to 2 pm each day, visit ADAKC.org to rsvp

Alzheimer’s Association of Kern County

The Alzheimer’s Association of Kern County (ADAKC) has yard signs showing your support for the work they do with dementia patients for a small donation. To donate and receive your yard sign, text ADAKC to 41444


Bank of the Sierra is holding a food drive collecting non-perishable food items at all its branches to benefit the Golden Empire gleaners. All 40 branches are participating during regular bank hours


America’s Job Centers in Bakersfield and Delano are now open for appointments only. Job seekers are encouraged to explore training opportunities or other available services. Centers are at 1600 East Belle Terrace and Delano 1816 Cecil Avenue. Or call 325-HIRE (325-4473)

KC Museum

The Kern County Museum needs your help to preserve the history of protests of 2020 in Kern County. They’re looking for artifacts like signs, pictures and posters along with a completed questionnaire. These can be dropped at the Museum before August 1st. For more details Contact Bethany@kerncountymuseum.org

League Of Dreams

League of Dreams will offer fencing as a summer program in August in partnership with Kern Athletic Fencing Foundation. The program will run Saturday afternoons August 1-29, visit ourleagueofdreams.com


Adventist Health’s mobile immunization clinics are operating now offering required immunizations to children ages 0 to 5. For more details call 869-6740 or visit adventisthealthbakersfield.org/immunizations


CSU Bakersfield’s University Counselor Training Clinic is offering free telehealth counseling this summer. Appointments are required please call 661/654-3402

Houchin Blood Bank

Houchin Blood Bank is experiencing a blood shortage and is asking for donations at either of their donation centers,11515 Bolthouse Drive or 5901 Truxtun Avenue, 323-4222 or visit HCBB.com