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Tuesday, Jul 02 2013 01:36 PM

Worth noting in the community: Heritage Commission celebrates Independence Day, more

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    A small group of volunteers came out in the heat to plant flowers at the Liberty Bell on Independence Day in 2012. This was put on by The Kern County Heritage Commission and Keep Bakersfield Beautiful. They celebrated the Fourth of July with a bell ringing and flower planting ceremony.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Aliyah Luttrell plants flowers on the Fourth of July in 2012 in front of the Liberty Bell downtown. The Kern County Heritage Commission and Keep Bakersfield Beautiful joined forces with a bell ringing and flower planting ceremony.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The Kern County Heritage Commission and Keep Bakersfield Beautiful are celebrating Fourth of July with a bell ringing and flower planting at the Liberty Bell.

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 1401 Truxtun Ave., volunteers will plant flowers around the Liberty Bell and at noon the bell will be rung, a heritage commission news release said.

After the bell ringing, the public is invited to help plant additional flowers in the Liberty Garden in front of City Hall, 1501 Truxtun Ave.

 

Local teens are asking the community to come out to Sam Lynn Ball Park to enjoy a game of baseball and donate canned food to help children in need.

From July 5 to the 9, Dream Builders and Ford Dimension students will accept donations outside the front entrance of the ballpark, an organization news release said, with donations to benefit Golden Empire Gleaners.

The Dream Builders is a student leadership program of the Jim Burke Education Foundation and it consists of 32 local high school seniors, divided into four teams, who plan and implement community service projects.

From 6:45 to 10 p.m. on those days at 4009 Chester Ave., the team will give a free ticket to a future Blaze game with a canned food donation.

 

California Living Museum is bringing back a summertime tradition, Twilight at CALM.

Evenings are a great time to visit the animals at CALM, a museum news release said. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and dine with the animals.

The zoo will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturdays throughout July and August. Visitors will receive $1 off admission and be eligible to win a CALM Family Membership.

CALM is at 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, between Lake Ming and Hart Park. For information cal 872-2256 or visit calmzoo.org.

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