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Wednesday, Jun 19 2013 04:32 PM

Worth noting in the community: Grant helps after-school programs

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Bakersfield, Zane Smith, lines up with the children to be chosen for a team activity at the club.

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    By Felix Adamo / The Californian

    Seven-year-old David Santos was brave enough to volunteer and stand as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns Alex Barney, left, and Oscar Liendo, Jr juggled over him at the Boys and Girls Club.

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Wells Fargo Bank awarded a $10,000 grant to the local Boys & Girls Clubs to support after-school programming.

"With the financial support of this grant, 50 underprivileged youth will be able to attend the Boys & Girls Clubs' after-school enrichment program and we are pleased to be able to help," said Ben Hanson, senior vice president/regional manager of Wells Fargo Bank, in a news release.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County have three clubs and 49 school sites in Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont and Frazier Park. Overall, there are 5,000 youth daily who are impacted in a positive way through involvement with the club.


The Bakersfield Museum of Art will kick off its Spring exhibitions with a speal opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. June 27.

New exhibitions include California Impressionism: Selections from the Irvine Museum; Small Works Visual Arts Festival: Lost But Not Forgotten; Garden of Eden: Photographs by Andrzej Maciejewski; and Eye Gallery: 96 Hours.

The exhibitions will be displayed June 27 to Sept. 1.

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