News Briefs

Brooke Howard, Reporter

News Brief

Oct. 8-22



The Local Roller Derby team will be having a match 8:30-9:45 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Rollerama off of 34th St. in the Downtown area. The general admission is free for everyone.


NAPW is holding a Luncheon- Scary for Charity 11:30a.m. To 1:00 p.m. on Oct. 8 at The Mark Restaurant downtown. It’s 25$ for the lunch and all goes to local charities.



There will be a Fall Banquet- Featuring singer Brandon Heath 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Valley Bible Fellowship off of East Brundage Lane. The price for dinner and show is $45 and $30 for students.



“Bursting Stars of the Improv Comedy Show” by the Fairy Godmother Foundation will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Nile off of 19th St. downtown. The general admission will be $25 with dinner and $10 without dinner.


The Bakersfield Alley Music Festival will be held 4-10p.m. Oct. 11th at the Wall Street Alley downtown. You must be 21 or over to get in.


The Valley of Hope, an American Cancer Society Gala will be held 6p.m. Oct. 11 at a private estate. All proceeds from this event stay in Kern County. Contact Katie Corrigan at (661) 327-7827 for more details.



The Benefit Concert and Car Show for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy will be held

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Original Roadhouse Grill on Rosedale Hwy. There will be music, games and contests!



The Volkslauf Ultimate Challenge 2014 will be held at 8 a.m. Oct. 11 at Meadows Field Airport. Registration fee is $70 for adults and children run free. For more information visit



The CBCC Foundation for Community Wellness will be having their 4th Annual Car/Bike Show, Craft Fair & Chili Cook-Off benefitting kids with cancer in Kern County. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center off Truxtun Ave.



Via Arte 2014 (Italian Street Painting Festival.) All day Oct. 11-12 at the Marketplace. Students and local artists alike will create chalk art on the marketplace streets.



The Fall Bridal Event (A Formal Affair Bridal Event) will be held 2-6 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Links on Riverlakes Ranch. The perfect event for Brides-to-be! General Admission $20 for one , or $30 for couples.



Kern Agriculture Summit presents California Agriculture: Growing for an Ever Changing World. U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be the Honorary Chair at the summit held 8a.m. to 5p.m. Oct. 14 in the Bakersfield College Gym. The cost is $75 per person.



“Ice Worlds” will be held in The William M Thomas Planetarium 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 16th This full-dome 24-minute show uses Spitz SciDome to travel to the Arctic regions of our planet and other planets and moons in our solar system, including Mars, Titan, and Enceladus. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children ages 5-12 years old.


Bakersfield College will be participating in The Great California ShakeOut at 10:16a.m. on Oct. 16 in which every student and employee is expected to participate. A short fire alarm will indicate the beginning of the drill.


Bakersfield LGBTQ’s annual Gay Pride Festival will be held 3-9 p.m. Oct. 18 at Stramler Park off Chester Ave. There is a $10 admission fee for everyone.


The 30th Annual Kern Shakespeare Festival presents: The Taming of the Shrew, Oct. 15,17,19,23,25 and Macbeth, Oct. 16,18,22,24,26. All performances begin at 8:00pm in the newly remodeled Bakersfield College Outdoor Theatre.