Club News (Pub. 08/29/2018)

Club News is offered as a public service to the many non-profit clubs and groups in the Kern River Valley. Club News runs in the Sun on the last week of every month. To ensure your information appears correctly and in a timely manner, please submit by mail, fax, or email by Thursday at 4:00 p.m. of the week prior.

FAX: 760-379-4343
Email: &
Mail: Kern Valley Sun
PO Box 3074
Lake Isabella, CA 93240
In Person: 6416-A Lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella, CA 93240

American Legion Riders meet the first Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Lake Isabella Blvd. Also, the Annual Poker Run on Saturday, June 2, has been postponed and will possibly take place in the fall.
American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary meet the third Wednesday, 6 p.m., at the Veterans Hall/Senior Center on Lake Isabella Blvd.

Beta Sigma Phi
A Quilt of Friendship is Beta Sigma Phi’s new theme for another year of Life, Learning and Friendship. A new board, led by President Diane Holcombe, has begun its duties for what promises to be another fun and productive year. Our women of the year were named at Founder’s Day in April. Diane Holcombe and Vickie Stacy were honored for all their hard work and contributions over the past year. Diane Hoey and Michelle Hernandez were welcomed into our membership as they received their Ritual of Jewels degree. Two of our members, Vickie Stacy and Carol Putman, were awarded their Silver Circle certificates and honorary pins in celebration of their 25 years of friendship, fun and service.

The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley is an organization dedicated to informing voters, encouraging citizen involvement in the political process, and promoting Democratic Party values. Come join the discussion. Find us on Facebook: The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley. The Democratic Club of Kern River Valley typically meets on the third Saturday of every month in the Lake Ridge Mobile Home Park Community Clubhouse at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

HIGHLIGHT SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 ON YOUR CALENDAR: The committee of volunteers who are working hard with California Recreation Foundation to raise the funds necessary to build the skate park in Lake Isabella has planned a really fun fundraising event. Kern River Tours and Whitewater Voyages are putting together a Two-Day, Class 3-4 overnight raft trip on the Mighty Kern River that includes meals for two days at a reduced price of $350. Those interested in a less strenuous activity can do a one-half day, afternoon raft trip, Class 3 for $100. For the non-rafters, they can participate in the overnight camping that includes dinner and breakfast for $100.
Sponsors include: Mt. Mesa Market, Stone Brewing, Outdoor Supply and Kern River Brewing.All proceeds benefit construction of the skate park.
Call 1-800-400-7238 for reservations and more details.

COMING SOON, air-to-air combat! A few of our club members are building specialized aircraft to engage in air-to-air combat at the local model aircraft field located on Sierra Way near Hanning Flat. The exact date will be published on our website as soon as the models are completed and the date is set. In the meantime anyone interested in model aircraft is invited to join us on our regular flying days of Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Spectators, visiting pilots and anyone interested in becoming a pilot are invited. This time of year we arrive around 7 a.m. and leave around 9 a.m. due to the heat. On days with high wind we do not meet.

General Meeting is the first Thursday of every month, 6:30–8 p.m., now at the Kern Valley Museum Annex in Kernville. Various items for discussion and presentation are gem cutting, specimen identifying, including silent auctions and free raffles. Great fun for the kids old and young. Open to the public. For more information, call Mike at 760-376-3600.

Join the KRV Astronomy Club’s Star Party at the Fairview Helistop, 12 miles north of Kernville, on the Saturday closest to the New Moon. Starts after sunset.
There is a lot to see in the night sky on a clear night and upriver is one of the best spots in California. The KRV Astronomy Club will put out some impressive telescopes to share the view with anyone attending. For information, call: Daytime 760-376-1291; Evening/Weekend 760-376-6290.
Note: Best to call to check if haze, smoke or cloud cover might prevent this event from happening.

The monthly KRV Chamber meeting is held on the second Wednesday of every month at Paradise Cove Lodge and is open to the public. The meeting is free if you are not buying lunch. Lunch is $10 and is catered by local KRV Chamber businesses. You must RSVP by calling 760-379-5236 for lunch.

Join with the KRV Collaborative Meeting, monthly on the second Tuesday, and learn about vital services and opportunities in the Kern Valley. The Collaborative Meeting meets from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Woodrow W. Wallace School Multi-purpose room.
The KRV Collaborative meetings represent community members, parents and students, government agencies, community organizations, faith-based community, education facilities, fraternal organizations, medical providers, and businesses. Community members are encouraged to bring valley concerns and ideas to monthly meetings.
For more information, call 760-379-2556, or go to

Join the Kern River Valley Community Based Environment Risk Reduction (CBERR) Coalition in their planning meetings to keep youth safe from drugs and alcohol on the last Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information on the KRV CBERR and how to join, please email Cindy Filkosky at or Lisa Wyly at

BOOK CLUB: The book discussion on Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. will be on The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. For the discussion you could either read the book, listen to the audio version, or even just watch the movie! All three types can be requested at the KRV Library. For more information, call 760-549-2083.
LEGACY OF THE NUMBERS: Interactive Math Club for grades 4th-8th on the second Friday and fourth Saturday of every month at 3:30 p.m. Children will enjoy hands-on activities that will help them develop a better understanding of math. No registration required.
LEGO CLUB: Every first Friday and third Saturday of the month, and it is open to children of all ages. Listen to stories and then unleash your creative side and design LEGO creations based on the stories.
FUN THURSDAYS: Every Thursday beginning at 10:30 a.m. join us for Toddler Time and Baby Bounce, reading fun for our youngest library patrons. All teens are invited to join us at 3:30 p.m. for Teen Mania. Teen Mania is a fun time to make new friends while participating in a cool activity. Then adults and youth are welcome to join us for free guitar, ukulele, keyboarding, drumming, and computer lessons. Lessons available by appointment, please contact the library for appointment.
Are you a Veteran? Visit our Veteran’s Resource Center for interesting books, free resources and even assistance in obtaining the services you are entitled to. Assistance available by appointment, contact the library for appointment.
Do you have an ebook device that you just can’t figure out? Do you get lost trying to use our elibrary? Fret no more; we have help here for you anytime we are open.
Looking for a great bargain? Visit the Friends of the Library used booksale on the second Monday of the month from 4-6 p.m. or Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. to find great books, movies & audiobooks at amazing prices. All proceeds go to support your local libraries.
Great news! The Bookmobile has internet! Free WiFi in now available! You can also print on the Bookmobile! To print it’s $0.15 plus tax for black and white and $1 plus tax for color! Come check out the Bookmobile and see all that it has to offer!
Bookmobile Schedule:
Wednesdays: Weldon Post Office – 10:30-11:30 a.m., Onyx – 12-1 p.m., Paul’s Place – 2-3 p.m., Longview – 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Fridays: Vons’ Plaza – 9-10 a.m., James Station, Southlake 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The library is a fun, exciting place to be. In addition to all the free programming we also have many books, movies and magazines available for checkout with a valid library card. Don’t have a card? Visit us to see how you can obtain a card! We provide computer access, including wi-fi. We have photocopying and fax services available too. We welcome your patronage and look forward to serving you and your family throughout 2018! Our doors are open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-7 and Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information we can be reached at 760-549-2083 or visit us on facebook!

The Kern River Valley Woman’s Club will resume their monthly luncheon meetings starting Sept. 27, 2018. Social hour is 10:30 a.m. brief meeting at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon and short program.
Meetings are held at Elks Lodge in Wofford Heights.
For lunch reservation please call Judy Hicks at 760-223-1835
For questions regarding membership please call Jan Fletcher at 760-376-9188

Exchange meets every Thursday at Noon at Paradise Cove Lodge in Lake Isabella, Calif. If a Thursday falls on a national holiday, the club meetings are usually dark.
The Kern Valley Exchange Club is part of the National Exchange Club, an organization comprised of over 1,000 clubs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. As America’s Premier Service Club, Exchange strives to promote three core values: Family, Community and Country and is committed to one national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Kern Valley Exchange Club is one of the strongest clubs in the California-Nevada Exchange Club District. With 70 members strong, we raise thousands of dollars each year for scholarships, youth oriented programs and community service related programs through a variety of fundraisers including our annual Rubber Duck Races in August.
For more information, call Ron Smith at 760-379-6440 • Facebook:

KRVLTRG Community Meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 24, from 10-11 a.m.
at Kernville CoWork, 21 Sierra Drive, Kernville, Ca 93238.
This meeting is held on the last Monday of the month to advise the public on what we are doing to help rebuild after the Erskine Fire.

The art exhibit at the Kern Valley Museum for September 2018 is entitled, “Veiled Spaces: Non-Objective Art and the Conceptual.”
Artist David Cook explores the metaphoric and poetic interactions between artist and materials. Rather than creating a “ picture,” his images and sculptures demonstrate how concept and process become non-objective art.
David Cook received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Bakersfield. Following two decades as an educator, his focus shifted to creating fine art. His knowledge of art history, theory and philosophy support his studio work, consisting of contemporary drawing, painting, assemblage and sculpture.
The public is invited to meet the artist on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kern Valley Museum.
The Kern River Valley Art Association (KRVAA) proudly presents its Annual Sierra Arts & Crafts Festival, on Labor Day weekend, September 1 through 3, in Circle Park, Kernville. KRVAA artists will be showing and selling their unique artistic creations throughout the weekend from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday.

The Kernville Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership meeting is open to the public and occurs the fourth Monday of every month at 3 p.m. Please call the office to confirm at 760-376-2629. A mixer at a local business usually follows. We invite all to attend.

The Kern River Valley Ladies of the Elks is having their Semi-Annual Rummage Sale on September 1 at 6705 Wofford Heights Blvd. The Rummage Sale is open to the public. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You will find furniture, glassware, linens, electronics, clothing, shoes, handbags, books, jewelry and puzzles, as well as jellies and jams.

The General Membership Meeting of LIBPOA is Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. There is no guest speaker, so the Board of Directors will explain Measure Q, the KVHD attempt to finance the State mandated seismic retrofitting and updating. This is an extremely important issue that will appear on the November ballot. That means everyone needs to understand it so they can make an informed and educated decision. Questions will be answered to the best of our abilities.
The LIBPOA Annual Rummage Sale is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, and is once again being held at 18 Dodger Street in Bodfish. Times both days are 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This is the one and only fundraiser of our Property Owner’s Assoc. and funds go to support our local philanthropic activities.
Contact Karene Williams at 760-379-1434 with any questions you may have.

Rotary Club of Kern River Valley meets every Friday for a lunch meeting at Ewing’s on the Kern, 125 Buena Vista Drive, Kernville from 12-1 p.m. Through our membership in Rotary International, we join with 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable. For membership, please call Darlene at 818-590-7175. •

We meet on the second Saturday of the month. Our next meeting will be Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. We meet at 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.) at the Elk’s Lodge in Wofford Heights. For more information about our club and its functions check our website
Examinations to obtain or upgrade a ham radio license are held after the meeting. If you wish to take an exam you must make a reservation by phone to 760-378-1028 or email to at least one day before the meeting.

Dancing helps fight memory loss, according to the Kern River Radio. So, everyone, come dancing every Wednesday at the Senior Dance and let the battle begin!!! That’s every Wednesday night starting at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 6409 Lake Isabella Blvd. in Lake Isabella.

Well it is almost time to start back up, so our first Board Meeting will be Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. General Meeting will Sept. 20 and starts at noon, doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Bingo every Saturday, doors open at 10 a.m.
For this month, Bunco only will be Sept. 10, the second Monday because of holiday.
No craft until Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. at clubhouse.
Games day is on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. Watch your paper for more to come.