A few streets in downtown Bakersfield will be closed for the Craft Beer Festival on Saturday.

The city said 20th Street from G to H streets will be closed along with G Street from the south alley of 20th to 21st streets. Also, the east alley of G Street from 20th to 21st streets will also be closed. Closures will be from 8 a.m. to midnight.

The festival itself takes place from 6-10:30 p.m.

Library Initiative for Everyone will be hosting “signing day” events from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at Starbucks throughout Bakersfield.

The group is hoping to gather enough signatures to put a measure on the November ballot that would ask voters to raise the county sales tax by one-eighth of a percent to support the library.

If passed, the group hopes to allow county libraries to be open a minimum of five days a week, increase the hours of operation, increase programs for children and teens, maintain and enhance access to computers and WIFI, and other general library improvements.

For specific locations for the event, visit, kernlife.org.

The Country and Craft Beer Festival is donating the proceeds from its recent event to local children’s charities on July 12.

A check giveaway will take place at 6 p.m. at Lengthwise Brewing Company, 7700 District Blvd. Reservations must be made by July 6 by emailing vancepelmore@gmail.com. The festival is put on by the Bakersfield Active 20-30 Club.

Jack Reynolds, a retired professor of biology and human anatomy at Moorpark College will be holding a bonsai tree maintenance class before a Kern River Valley Art Association meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, 100 Big Blue Road in Kernville.

Reynolds has been teaching a bonsai class for the Bakersfield Recreation and Parks Department since 2009.

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