While there is always something going on in our community every weekend in Bakersfield, this weekend we are focusing on kids. Some of our kids are in foster care or are foster "alumni" - and these young people may be starting families of their own. They receive some services through the Kern County Network for Children and Foster Youth Services, and through the Dream Center and Coffee House (supported by the previously mentioned organizations and local businesses). This weekend, there will be a "Sweet Dreams" community baby shower to help provide the much needed basics to these youth and their babies. Help if you can, and remember that your help pays forward to our community - with happier, healthier youth who become employable and productive adults.
And for our Bakersfield families with kids, there is a great opportunity to enjoy the spring weather and get out to the Kern County Museum to explore their Summer Camp options. An added benefit - free admission to the museum during the event! Check it out now, and plan for your kid's summer experience!
Saturday March 16
"Sweet Dreams" Community Baby Shower
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mercy Hospital Southwest Campus
400 Old River Road, Bakersfield
Information: call Heidi Escadero at (661) 203-2653
The Dream Center and Coffee House is a non-profit in Bakersfield supporting current and former foster youth (some have emancipated). The 2013 Spring Provisional Class is hosting a donations
drive for baby items for distribution to these young parents.
Items needed include (but are not limited to):
- baby shampoo,
- baby wash,
- baby lotion,
- diaper ointment,
- teething jell,
- food, and
- diaper bags.
If you miss this event and still want to donate - you can also bring your donations to the Junior League House through April 1, 2013. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.
"Get Messy" Summer Camp Preview Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield
Information: call (661) 868-8400
Free admission to the museum and the event - this is a great opportunity for your kids to try the summer camps - areas of focus include: Science, Horses, and Sports camps. See a magic show,
enjoy the bounce houses, watch some jousting, and enjoy the day!
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