By Linda Coverdale
contributing writer 

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?

 

December 9, 2023



The Tailwaggers Rescue Division is focusing on helping the staff and dogs at Kern County’s City of Bakserfield Animal Care Center. This center is understaffed and underfunded. Furthermore, it is housing twice the number of dogs it was built to shelter.

At Thanksgiving, Tailwaggers provided the shelter with 16 pro-select Heavy Duty 6-Quart stainless steel pads. The Christmas present they aim to give is outdoor dog beds. The beds are 35 inches by 33 inches The beds cost approximately $120 each, depending on how many they buy. If you wish to donate by buying a bed for a dog, contact Molly Mackin at Tailwaggers. The number is (818) 512-9836.

The Whiting Center is offering a new fitness class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at a more manageable hour, 9:15 a.m., and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to noon. It’s a full body workout with calisthenics and cardio. The first class is free. After that, it is $45/month.

The community needs you to help keep litter under control. The Horseman’s Association does two litter pick-ups a year, and only six people showed up at the end of October. Between times, lots of litter collects. Cover your trash when driving to the transfer station.

Bear Valley Springs has plenty of holiday events to enjoy. The veterans are holding a Christmas bingo on Dec. 20 including dinner at 5:30 p.m., pizza and a drink for $5. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. and 10 games will be played with a prize for each game. Also, on the entertainment calendar is a play for the children, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” It will be playing at the Whiting Center on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. and Dec. 23. at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Wishing you a Happy Holidays!

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To visit, a non-member or non-resident must arrange with a friend or family member in the community for a guest pass that would permit them to engage in the activities. Guest passes will be checked.

 
 

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