Bakersfield College aims to honor local veterans with several events Nov. 6-9.

Things kick off on Nov. 6 with a reservation-only Veterans Community Leaders Breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Renegade Room. Later that day, staff will be invited to professional development training that addresses veterans in the classroom.

On Nov. 7, a Support the Troops care package drop zone will take place. The college has yet to provide specifics on that.

A Women Veterans Summit will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 8 in the Fireside Room. The summit will feature speaker Elizabeth Perez-Halperin, who will talk about women in combat. After the summit, the college will unveil its new Veterans Resource Center.

The college will wrap up activities on Nov. 9 with its fifth annual Vets Fest, which will include free food, live music, guest speakers and more. Vets Fest will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Before events start on Nov. 6, college staff and volunteers will also be planting American flags and ribbons across campus.

For more information, contact the college at 978-8594.


The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County is holding a job fair on Nov. 2.

The event will be held at the Armstrong Youth Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of the fair is to fill open positions in the organization with people interested in being part of a youth development team and working with children.

Applicants are urged to bring resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews. Applicants are required to be 18 or older and have a high-school diploma or GED with at least 48 college credits or paraprofessional certificate.

For more information, call 325-3730.


A local company that calls itself the Beard Bash is holding its first Bako Beard Bash on Nov. 11.

The event will be held at 3 p.m. at 1933, a restaurant-bar located at 7900 Downing Ave. It will include a beard competition and live music from The Angry Brians. Money raised from the event goes toward Bikers Against Child Abuse, an international organization aimed at helping and empowering children who suffer abuse.

Those who want to participate in the competition must pay $20. Those who just want to spectate pay $10. Tickets can be purchased at, 1933, the Fox Theater box office or by calling 324-1369.

For more information about the event, call 932-2329.