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Wednesday, Feb 27 2013 08:30 PM

Worth noting in the community: Fishing derby and more

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The Bakersfield Firefighters Relief Association is holding its second annual fishing derby at the banks of the lake at the Park at Riverwalk on Saturday.

The firefighters will host several children from the community who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to go fishing, according to a Bakersfield Fire Department news release.

The derby is from 6 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.Tickets for adults are $20, kids' tickets are $10 and anyone under 5 years old enters free. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for biggest fish and most caught fish. Wearing a derby shirt doubles the cash prizes of $250, $100, $50 and $25 for tagged fish.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Bob's Bait Bucket, Kern River Bait or the day of the event. For more information, contact Chad Burton, Bakersfield City Fire Department, at 808-3865.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, announced the 2013 annual "An Artistic Discovery" Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 23rd Congressional District Wednesday.

The artwork must be an original concept, two dimensional and no larger than 28" X 28" (the measurement should allow for framing) and 4 inches in depth. Paintings, computer generated art, photography, drawings, collages and prints are acceptable.

The winner's art will be displayed in a corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year and the artist will receive roundtrip airline tickets to travel to the exhibit opening in Washington, D.C., in June.

Awards will also be given to those who place first, second and third in the following three categories: photography, computer generated art, and artwork of all other mediums.

All artwork will be exhibited to the public at Metro Galleries in Bakersfield from May 7 to 10, concluding with the awards reception on the last day, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The deadline for submission is April 19 at Rep. McCarthy's Bakersfield office.

For more information, contact McCarthy's Bakersfield office at 327-3611 or any high school art department in the 23rd Congressional District.

Spring Fling at the California Living Museum is scheduled for March 23 to 30.

During that week, CALM docents and animal keepers will be onsite to give visitors an up-close and personal animal encounter, according to a CALM news release. If the weather permits, the Central California Children's Railroad will be chugging along the tracks at CALM from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $1 for the train ride.

Children up to 12 years old will enter free with a paid adult admission.

For information, call 872-2256.

CALM is at 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway (between Lake Ming and Hart Park).

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