Priscilla Luna and Evelyn Torres are renovating the game room for their Girl Scouts silver award project.
The girls from Troop 8121, under the direction of troop leaders Lidia Torres and Ashley Luna, and with help from family and friends, painted the room, restained the counters and cabinets, and replaced the light bulbs with LEDs Saturday. Next weekend, they plan to deep clean the carpet.
But they need help with their vision to modernize the room from its 1960s origin.
They are requesting donations from the community. Their wish list includes:
-Decorative wall paintings and pictures
– storage cabinets
To make a donation, call Lidia Torres at (626) 675-6493.
Many thanks to the Bakersfield Police Department for sponsoring a Bike Rodeo at the Harrington Park basketball court Saturday morning.
Officers taught arm signals and how to steer in a tight circle. Children showed off their skills as parents watched.
Thanks to Officer J. Hokit, Cadets Sr. L. Montes, D. Soliz, A. Arreguin and T. Hanson and Community Relations Officer Rachel Rivera.
Watermelon was served in the pavilion after the rodeo.
The Bakersfield Police Department will sponsor a bike rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Harrington Park basketball court.
Children can show off their skills as parents watch. Bicyclists should wear a helmet. Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair.
Watermelon will be served in the pavilion after the rodeo.
The Park Stockdale Civic Association board of directors approved a beautification project to add plants to the existing junipers along Rio Bravo Drive and along the front of the building.
The plants used along the street are predominantly drought-tolerant perennials that stay green year-round: butterfly bushes, privet, lavender, viburnum, dwarf bottlebrush and jasmine.
Plants along the building are hens and chicks plants and hollyhock seeds.
All planting was done by volunteer labor.
The Park Stockdale junior Olympic-size pool opens for the summer on Saturday.
The private pool will be open for residents and their guests from noon-8 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day when Wayne Van Horn Elementary School is open. When the school is closed for summer vacation, the pool will be open daily beginning June 4.
Residents may invite two guests each with a limit of three accompanying residents with six guests.
If you need a key card for entrance, see Sharyn in the office 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWF.
Renters need to bring ID and proof of residency such as a utility bill.
Lap swimming for residents 18 and older is available from 6 to 8 a.m. daily. No lifeguard is on duty.
More than 60 Park Stockdale residents and their guests enjoyed the first Walk N Wheels at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, followed immediately by a movie night in the park at 7:30.
About 30 residents and guests rode bicycles, tricycles, skateboards or scooters or pushed baby strollers around the neighborhood.
The theme was tutus and boas and many dressed up themselves and their mode of transportation to cruise the neighborhood and have fun.
The group returned and mushroomed to more than 60 for barbecued hot dogs and a movie in the park, complete with fresh popcorn.
Residents who donated supplies and time were:
board members Jim Carnal, Kiki Contreras, Roxanne Fackler, John Prince, Dennis Shea and Susan Tuttle and community members Ana Flores,
Dan Tuttle, Arlene Jaramillo, Becky Powers and Kalani Tamondong.
The 11-member Park Stockdale Civic Association Board of Directors has one opening.
Directors meet at the hall at 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month.
If you are a homeowner interested in serving your community, contact a board member or the office: 205 Rio Bravo Drive; 323-4302; email@example.com. Office hours are 10-1 MWF.
Park Stockdale will host its first Walk N Wheels at 6 p.m. May 13 followed immediately by a movie night in the park at 7:30.
The events are for Park Stockdale residents and their guests.
The group will meet at the parking lot at 205 Rio Bravo Drive at 5:30 and begin walking or riding bikes, skateboards, roller skates or blades, scooters, tricycles or pushing baby strollers.
The theme is tutus and boas so dress up yourself and your mode of transportation. Dress fun and crazy although that is not required. Just cruise the neighborhood and have fun.
When the group returns, barbecued hot dogs will be served. A movie in the park, complete with popcorn, will round out the evening.
Park Stockdale is hiring lifeguards for our summer season. Lifeguards must be certified.
To apply, contact the office at 205 Rio Bravo Drive; (661) 323-4302; firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are 10-1 MWF.
Park Stockdale needs a gate guard this summer for its private community pool.
The adult guard checks entrance cards to admit only residents and their guests.
Job pays minimum wage and is from noon-8 p.m. weekends and holidays.
Fill out an application at the Park Stockdale office, 205 Rio Bravo Drive; 323-4302; email@example.com. Office hours 10-1 MWF.