Calendar of Events
The following is a list of all events currently scheduled for Bakersfield College's Centennial Celebration. The list, and the dates, are subject to change. Questions about events on this Centennial Celebration calendar should be emailed to Amber Chiang.
Garden Fest and 100th Tree Planting
April 20, 2013
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., with tree planting at 1 p.m.
Bakersfield College Renegade Park
Events scheduled for this year's Bakersfield College Garden Fest include country garden seminars, industry professionals providing valuable tips and information on gardening, floral design, pet care, cooking, and more. A special celebration, in honor of Bakersfield College's centennial anniversary, will take place at 1 p.m. with the planting of the 100th tree on campus. Over the last six months, 99 new trees have been planted at Bakersfield College, and the 100th, a large, beautiful tree, will be added to the Renegade Park in honor of the college's centennial.
Also, you can be one of just 100 people to own an exclusive piece of history. Bakersfield College's Horticulture Department will be making just 100 special rose bushes available for purchase. These exquisite red and white rose bushes are available in honor of Bakersfield College's centennial. Rose bushes are $30 and will be available for sale at garden fest.
More than 150 vendor booths will be available with information on gardening, pets, cooking, outdoor leisure, arts & crafts, and environmentally-friendly home improvement ideas. The annual farmer's market will have fresh fruits and vegetables ripe and ready for purchase. Bakersfield College's Culinary Arts Department will have freshly-prepared food available throughout the event.
100th Birthday Party and Ghost Tour
August 12, 2013
Fireside Room at Bakersfield College
Birthday cake and punch for all Bakersfield College staff immediately following the Fall 2013 semester Opening Day activities. Cake is being baked and decorated by Bakersfield College Culinary Arts students.
Bakersfield College Centennial Ball
Formal event celebrating Bakersfield College's centennial anniversary, with exhibits and displays of history, live music, fine dining catered by Bakersfield College Culinary Arts.
Bakersfield College Delano Campus Centennial Birthday Celebration
October 10, 2013
Bakersfield College Delano Campus
Barbecue and birthday cake for Delano Campus and community.
Bakersfield College Alumni Association Hall of Fame Dinner
November 14, 2013
John Collins Campus Center at Bakersfield College
The annual Bakersfield College Alumni Association Hall of Fame dinner recognizes outstanding Bakersfield College alumni. Nominations are currently being accepted for 3-4 inductees into the Bakersfield College Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Email becki whitson for details on nominations.
The following events are currently in development. Dates, times, and locations will be announced as more information becomes available.
John Collins Memorial Endowment Dinner, March 2014
Bakersfield College Centennial Community Barbecue, Spring 2014