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by Vaun Thygerson
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The League of Dreams Annual Gala Dinner



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Join the League of Dreams for its Annual Gala Dinner and Auction in an outdoor setting with socially-distanced seating on Saturday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Salty's BBQ Banquet Center, 6720 Schirra Court. The night will also feature live music performed by Jon Ranger.

Funds raised during the night will benefit the League of Dreams. This nonprofit gives every child the chance to play by providing sports training, team camaraderie, and competitive sporting opportunities to athletes with physical and developmental disabilities. To date, the League of Dreams has given hundreds of athletes a chance to play such sports as baseball, basketball, bowling, and so many more.

For more information on sponsorships, please contact Jessica at 661-332-4466. For tickets and Gala information, please visit www.ourleagueofdreams.com.




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Dogs are so adorable they make us love them



There's a reason why puppies are so irresistible says the American Kennel Club: a dog's facial features possess an "infant schema." These "social releasers" trigger an innate caregiver response in humans. So the next time you can't stop watching that dog video, know those big eyes and floppy ears are scientifically appealing.








JJ's Legacy Hosts Live Television Broadcast on March 13, 2021




You could help save a life by tuning in and supporting JJ's Legacy's Live Television Broadcast on KGET, Channel 17, Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, followed by The Day of Golfon Monday, March 15, 2021 at Seven Oaks Country Club. All funds raised during this event will assist those waiting and those that have had a life-saving transplant in Kern County to receive medical and financial assistance throughout their respective journeys. The annual JJ's Legacy Gala and Golf Tournament stands as one of Kern County's premier fundraising events. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been modified into an exciting Live Television Broadcast. This broadcast can be viewed on channel 17 KGET or a livestream will be available on the KGET Facebook page.

The mission of JJ's Legacy honors Jeffrey "JJ" Johns by educating Kern County residents about the value and importance of organ, eye and tissue donation, increasing the number of registered donors, and providing compassionate support to donor and recipient families.

The Live Television Broadcast will feature many stories from the past, showcase the nonprofit's present endeavors, as well as share its goals for a successful future to help more people and save lives in Kern County. During the event, there will be an online auction filled with amazing items that will be open from March 9th till March 16th, where you can bid on items and donate towards JJ's Legacy's programs. For more information on how mobile bidding works, please visit https://jjslegacy.ejoinme.org/galagolf2021 and select the tab "How Online Bidding Works" on the top menu options.








CASA of Kern County Opens New Clubhouse


CASA of Kern County unveils its new CASA Clubhouse, a dedicated child and advocate visiting center, with an open house on Thursday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1705 Columbus Street, next to the CASA office. This nonprofit helps to give the approximately 1,500 children in foster care in Kern County a voice in the juvenile court process. The Clubhouse will be a tribute to the thousands of children who have had a CASA Volunteer help them and the community support behind them.

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Tickets to attend in person are $50, with limited capacity to follow COVID 19 social distancing requirements, and a virtual attendance option is available. For more information, please visit www.kerncasa.org.




Did You Know...?

You can plan your next bike outing with theRide the Kern River Parkway Trailbrochure. A detailed map shows where to access the trail, plus many attractions and amenities along the way. Request a brochure by calling (661) 852-7282, or download it online at visitbakersfield.com.




Historic Fox Theater Announces Encore Live Stream Concert Series

The Historic Fox Theater has just announced an encore of its concert series, Live Stream Vaccine: The Second Dose, which will feature live music on various nights throughout May from local bands. Partnering again with 23ABC Bakersfield, the first concert is music artists Big Elk, Gregor Ross, and Chris Elkins on Friday, March 12 at 7p.m. with 23ABC's OTT/APP stream, which is free to watch on your phone, tablet, and/or television with an internet connection, and live on the Historic Fox Theater's Facebook page. For more information, dates, and a complete lineup of artists, please visit www.thebakersfieldfox.com.




Cinema Under the Stars at Outlets at Tejon

Enjoy an old-fashioned drive-in movie, Cinema Under the Stars at Outlets at Tejon, featuring Disney's fantastical film, Onward, on Saturday, March 6 with gates opening at 5 p.m. with movie starting at 6:30 p.m. Plan on arriving early to enjoy food trucks, concessions, and shopping. For more information, please visit www.tejonoutlets.com.




March 12 is National Girl Scout Day

Celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGirlScoutDay

Support your local troops.

Learn more about the Girl Scout organization and its impact on girls and young women.

Share your experience with girl scouting.

Volunteer to be a leader.

For more information, see the official website: girlscouts.org

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