Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with Bakersfield police and other agencies, is hosting an event marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday for anyone looking to discard unwanted medications, electronics and other detritus.

Tuesday marks the beginning of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Residential Wood Smoke Reduction Program, with the district asking residents to do their part to protect public health and improve wintertime air quality.

The Portrait of a Warrior Gallery will conduct a pinning ceremony for veterans on Nov. 4 at the Magnolia Place Senior Assisted Living & Memory Care Community building, where a traveling memorial piece will be on display.

The United States Postal Service announced that a longtime employee from Shafter would be taking the helm of the Wasco Post Office with a ceremony Thursday. 

The Bakersfield Police Department is inviting the community to take part in its 38th Memorial Run on Oct. 22, which is being hosted at The Park at River Walk.

The United Way of Kern County is partnering with No Kid Hungry, State Farm, Community Action Partnership of Kern and Capital Dental to bring another installment of Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies to Fairfax Junior High on Wednesday.