“A Season of Miracles has special meaning to my journey,” McCracken said. “The message is positive and encouraging. You can be assured in knowing that through every season of life, there is divine love and peace supporting you within each sacred moment. [One] lovely reader described how A Season of Miracles… soothed her fears [and] and brought hope to another day. Through this artistic ministry, I humbly pray that I may continue to love and serve others with joy.”
On Saturday, November 22nd, from 3-7pm, McCracken will have an inspirational book discussion and signing at Barnes & Noble, 4001 California Avenue, Bakersfield. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit fine arts and educational programs in Kern County.
Do the Turkey Trot
If you love to run and sweat for a good cause, lace up your sneakers and pull on those shorts because November is Turkey Trot month. And if this is a busy time for you, don’t worry! There are several nearby Turkey Trots to choose from, so no excuses… get trotting!Nov 15th: Frontier High School’s 2nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K
This event takes place at Frontier High stadium, 6401 Allen Rd. Race divisions include pets, strollers, high school, 39 and under, 40+, Jr. high, and ASB club relay. Registration fee includes a pancake breakfast, a turkey dinner for all race winners, gift cards to 2nd and 3rd, and raffle prizes for everyone. Contact Brad Harris at 661-829-1107 or email@example.com.Nov 22nd: Annual Turkey Trot Walk/Run
Benefitting the Bakersfield Homeless Center This will be at Yokuts Park and includes a 1M, 5K, and 10K race, followed by the Lil’ Gobbler Run with Bob the Turkey, plus a Creative Kids Area with holiday arts and crafts. To register, visit bakersfieldturkeytrot.com. For more info, call 661-322-9199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Nov. 27th (Thanksgiving Day): Race Against Hunger Turkey Trot, Visalia
If you want to burn off some major calories just before chowing down on your Thanksgiving feast and don’t mind a short drive, this 5K run/2 mile walk is billed as the largest 5K in the Central Valley, offers fun for the whole family, and encourages participants to creatively dress for the event! The proceeds benefit the Visalia Emergency Aid Council, and helps them assist over 800 families each month. For more info, visit visaliaturkeytrot.com.
Outside the Box Brings Red Carpet to Bakersfield
The film industry may be centered in Los Angeles, but film buffs and movie maker hopefuls live right here in Bakersfield, and this year’s Annual Outside the Box Film Festival
promises to satisfy both. Put on by the Fox Foundation, the festival supports and encourages filmmakers, young and old, by providing a place to network, hear from industry insiders, and have their films seen by the public. Prizes will be awarded for winning film entries, including cash and post-production packages.
The festival takes place November 7-9 at the Historic Fox Theater downtown. For tickets and general information, call 661-324-1369, visit the box office at 2001 H Street, or go to foxtheateronline.com/otbbff1_2014.