The Streets of Bakersfield Cruizin’ Shine car show returns to downtown on Saturday.

More than 1,000 vehicles are expected to on display at the show, which starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. The event will include live music, food vendors, raffles, a beer garden and more. The show is put on by the nonprofit organization Cruizin’-4-Charity.

Events are also planned prior to the show. On Thursday, there will be a dinner and registration for VIPs at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace from 3 to 9 p.m. On Friday, a cruise night will take place on Chester Avenue from 6 to 9 p.m. This will only be open to the first 400 people to register for Saturday’s show.

For more information, call 332-8157.

The North of the River Chamber of Commerce is holding its Business Expo on Thursday.

The expo will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Hodel’s Liberty Hall, 5917 Knudsen Dr. More than 50 vendors representing various businesses and services are expected to attend.

For more information, call 873-4709.

The Mission at Kern County is hosting the first Drive-Thru and Dine fundraiser on March 19.

In partnership with Centro 18 Latin Steakhouse and the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, chicken fajita plates will be sold for $10 each at 821 E. 21st St. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Money raised from the event will support the mission’s Curt Kennedy Center by paying for supplies, storage space and other needs.

Call 325-0863 for more information.

Bakersfield resident Patricia Poire has been re-appointed to the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office.

Poire, a Republican, has served on the board since 2017. She is currently a planning manager for the Kern Groundwater Authority. Poire, 60, is the second vice president of the Kern County Farm Bureau and is also a member of the Bureau’s Land Use Committee and the Kern County Home Builders Association.

Poire’s position does not require Senate confirmation and does not provide any kind of financial compensation.

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