California City Community Organizations
To have your organization included or to expand and update the information provided, please contact Mayor Jennifer Wood or complete the form provided and submit it to the Mayor at City of California City -
Attn.: Mayor Wood
21000 Hacienda Blvd.
California City, CA 93505
We are not limited to the categories already identified; however, this is not for advertising of local businesses. The bags4Kids annual phone guide is the place for business listings. Thank you for helping us get the word out on our local organizations and aid sources.
- Girl Scouts
- Boy Scouts of America
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Girl Scouts build girls of courage, confidence, character, who make the world a better place.
Ages 5 through 18.
We provide leadership programs, community service/ activities/support, camping, etc. Depend on individual troop. Meeting dates vary depend on each troop. Meetings are held at the STRATA.
We are always looking for Troop Leaders!
Boy Scouts of America
Troop 413 Southern Sierra Desert District
Meets: Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. at the Scout Hut
Contact: Iva Nunez-Martinez
Address: 21130 Scout Island Dr, California City, CA 93505
In this country and abroad at the turn of the century, it was thought that children needed certain kinds of education that the schools couldn’t or didn’t provide. This led to the formation of a variety of youth programs.
The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program with objectives, commonly referred to as the “Aims of Scouting”, that offer effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth.
Boy scouting is designed to take place outdoors. It is in the outdoor setting that Scouts share responsibilities and learn to live with one another. In the outdoors the skills and activities practiced at troop meetings come alive with purpose. These outdoor activities are designed to develop skills in young boys and give them a sense of enjoyment, fellowship, and a code of conduct for everyday living.
Ages are 11 to Adult.
Events held by the troop are: Troop meetings; overnight campouts throughout the year; after Thanksgiving in November and December are their Christmas Tree Lot Sales; Quarterly Court of Honor; Popcorn Sales August through October; Scout Tours and Activities throughout the year and Community Service Projects also throughout the year.
Troop Meetings are on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.; Committee Meetings are the 3rd Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Both are held at the Scout Hut.
Actively Seeking Committee members.
Aid and Family Support Services
- As We Grow
- 2-1-1 Kern County
- East Kern Healthcare District
- Family Life Pregnancy Center
As We Grow: Parenting from Infancy to Adolescence
"As We Grow" is a parenting skills program, our goal is to strengthen families by providing parents, grandparents and anyone raising children by providing basic child development information in order to assist parents with communication, discipline, healthy eating, and physical activities. We also cover the importance of family, culture, and taking care of ourselves.
Each session is 8 weeks, participants attend one day per week for 8 weeks and is offered free of charge. A Certificate of Completion is provided at the end of each 8 week course.
Regular Schedule – We operate during the School Year August-June at RPU Elementary School, 9124 Catalpa Ave, Room 39 on the following dates and times:
Workshops are held Tues, Wed, & Thur 9am-10:30am, Tues & Thurs Evening 5pm-6:30pm
To register contact Melodie A. Dove at (760) 338-8404 or stop by RPU during any scheduled time and we will provide information and register you if you would like to participate.
Additional Information- We are always seeking participants and encourage anyone with children in their home to join us. We are a Kern County Certified Child Protective Services provider, court order parents are encouraged to join. We have clothing, household items and life skills workshops available upon request.
We plan to open a full service resource center in August 2015 housed at RPU Elementary school.
Special Events- April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and we hold yearly events to raise awareness about child abuse and its prevention.
Community Action Partner: 2-1-1 Kern County
A program of Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), 2-1-1 Kern County provides comprehensive information and referral services that link Kern County residents to community health and human services and support. Callers seeking assistance dial 2-1-1 and are connected with Information and Referral Specialists who utilize a resource directory to research and provide the information requested. CAPK has been designated by the California Public Utilities Commission as the 2-1-1 provider for Kern County. Services are available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week to the 750,000 residents in the county.
Comprehensive Aid for
• Utility Assistance
• Calfresh/Food Stamps
• Child Care
• WIC-Women, Infants & Children
• Health Care/Clinics
• Health Insurance
• Senior Services
• Job Training
• Veterans Services
East Kern Healthcare District
Family Life Pregnancy Center
We are a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Corporation offering free pregnancy related services such as: pregnancy tests, counseling, parenting classes, Life Skills classes and Limited Ultrasound. Ages we serve are teens through adults.
Our events include: Annual Fundraiser Banquet - March; Annual Baby Bottle Drive - Mother’s Day and Father’s Day; Annual Live Auction and Dinner - September.
Business Development and Support
- Chamber of Commerce
- Economic Development
California City Chamber of Commerce
The California City Chamber of Commerce is here to support local businesses and the community. In addition to supporting local business, we provide trash clean-ups and support/host community events. All ages are included.
The main event sponsored by the Chamber is Tortoise Days which is held the first full weekend in May. This year, the 2016 Tortoise Days will be held May 14th and 15th. Other events vary.
The Chamber meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at 8001 California City Blvd (Sprague/Chamber/EDC Building)
They are always looking for volunteers to help with the community Trash Clean-ups and Tortoise Days as well as new Chamber Board Members. Businesses are invited to join the Chamber.
California City Economic Development
The California City Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) was established in 1992 with a seven person board. The EDC is in business to help local businesses grow, help new starts and bring new business and industry that generate new jobs to the community.
Ages welcome: Most everyone is over 35-60 as local business owners.
The EDC is transition from community driven events to mostly business oriented support and planning. They host the CCEDC 5th Thursday Dinners, CCEDC open Breakfast meetings and their annual newly elected board member installation dinner.
The organization is being reinvented with new leadership, utilizing the premises within the Vision 360 Citizens Committee Report and a strong determination to build a more successful self sustaining community and help the region in general meet its full potential. We are grateful there are other community service organizations that perform these needed events in general, and when we are able to do so will help with donations where we see the need.
The open CCEDC meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at 8001 California City Blvd (Sprague/Chamber/EDC building) The Volunteers they seek are persons with some business experience and professionals with backgrounds in Program/Project Management and real estate.
For more information on the CCEDC, please contact Mr. Norm Hill, President at (760) 373-2007.
The CCEDC holds their board meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 a.m. at the Sprague Building located on the north corner of California City Blvd at Neuralia Blvd. Here is their contact information: (760) 373-2007 Office(760) 977-8064 Their website is: CaliforniaCityEDC.org
- Church of Christ
- Community Church
- Desert Song Four Square
- First Baptist
- New Life Assembly of God
- Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
- The Lord's Missionary
- Victory Baptist
Please send us your information to have your religious organization included! Email Information to the City Clerk
California City Church of Christ
Phone: (760) 373-2870
Fax: (760) 373-3202
Cal City Community Church
Phone: (760) 373-2346
Desert Song Four Square
New Life Assembly of God
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Fr. Kris Sorenson, Pastor
9907 California City Blvd.
Parish Office Phone: 760-373-2256
Office Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs. 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM; Fri. 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Our Lady of Lourdes holds Religions classes and a prayer group.
Masses: Sat. Vigil 4:30 PM; Sun. 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon (Spanish).
Weekday Mass: Tues. and Thurs. 5:30 PM; Wed. 9:00 AM; Fri. 7:45 AM
Confessions: Sat. 3:00-4:10, or by appointment
Anointing of the Sick: Contact Fr. Kris Sorenson
Baptism: Contact the Parish one month prior; pre-Baptism class required.
Matrimony: Contact the Parish at least six months prior.
Quinceañnera: Requires family ongoing Mass attendance, daughter’s religious education participation for two years prior.
Religious Education classes: Held weekly, registration required; classes are required for First Communion and Confirmation.
RCIA (Inquiry classes about the Catholic Faith): Sundays 1:00-2:30 PM, Parish Hall
Grupo de Oración (Spanish Prayer Group): Thur. 7:00-9:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Council 6705: 1st & 3rd Wed. 7:00 PM
Prison Ministry: Wed. 12:30-3:00 PM
Food Bank: Last Thurs. of the month, 9:00 AM, Parish Hall
Bingo: Thurs. 6:30-9:00 PM, Parish Hall
The Lord's Missionary Christian Ministry
- Parks & Recreation
The City of California City reopened the Recreation Department as of July 1, 1999. We extend an invitation to you to participate in many of the activities offered by the department.
Our goal is to provide programs and facilities that meet the needs of our residents. New programs may be added in the future.
Please check our web site http://www.californiacityparksandrec.com often for recreation updates. This is your go-to source for all the current programs and events held at Central Park.
Help us incorporate your fresh ideas with the use of our facilities to offer great new programs to the California City Community. We also manage the Par 3 Golf Course named Tortoise Falls. Contact number is 760-373-7165
Parks and Recreation Administration office is located at the Strata Sports Center in Central Park. 10350 Heather Ave. California City, CA 93505.
Phone (760) 373-3530 Fax (760) 373-2379
The Parks and Recreation Supervisor is Brenda Daverin Her assistant is Matt Schuman.
Mable Davis Senior Center - For the young at heart!
Senior Citizens Association of California City
10221 Heather Ave. Open 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). 760-373-1006
Recreation services for Seniors include Big Screen TV in lounge, pool table, jigsaw puzzles, cards, bowling on Tuesdays 9:00 a.m., Birthday party every 3rd Wednesday for those born that month. Membership is free.
Lunch is served at noon. Call for information.
Bingo is held every Friday at 1:00 p.m..
Special parties for holidays.
The center is also available for those who would like to rent it for special occasions.
Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday which all members are welcome to come and be a part of at the Mable Davis Senior Center.
Everyone that works at the Senior Center are volunteers. We welcome any volunteers to help with various duties from kitchen cleanup, working in the office and decorating on the first of each month.
Meals on Wheels are delivered by volunteers in the community. You may call 760-373-4585 or 661-256-0557 (Rosamond) for services or to be a volunteer driver.
We have access to wheel chairs, crutches, and take donations for our boutique, plus items you are no longer using for the disabled.
We have a great monthly news letter that is published the first of every month for all of our activities and the lunch menu. It also includes a wealth of information on Government and local assistance services for Seniors.
MyCalCity.Org formed in 2012 and is a registered General Purpose Political Action Committee. They are re-organizing as a 501 (c)4 for public good. There are no exclusions for membership (inactive or active)
Open meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Sprague Building. They have active membership in Kern Tax. Active policy analysis local and regional; with recommendations. Active in regional and local meetings. MyCalCity.Org is seeking volunteers to support events and policy analysis.
- California City Arts Commission
- California City Book Club
- California City Community Club
- California City Host Lions Club
- California City Quails
- Desert Rose Garden Club
- Amateur Radio Club
- Optimist Club
- The Friends of the Library
- The Kern County Players
California City Arts Commission
The California City Arts Commission’s mission is to promote and support arts in California City. Teens, Adults and children with an adult are welcome.
The commission sponsors the Renaissance Festival held the third week in October and the Art Show during Tortoise Days held the 1st weekend in May. Open Studio is on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Their meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month except in December.
Meetings are held at the Arts and Community Center located in Central Park by the lake.
Guest artists hold classes the third Saturday each month at the Arts and Community Center. They are always looking for volunteers to help with events and for help with set up and take down of displays at their events.
California City Book Club
California City Community Club
The California City Community Club is the oldest community organization in the city. Our focus is on, community projects and service. We are committed to building a beautiful city. Families are encouraged to joy. We meet the first Wednesday of each month promptly at 6 p.m. at the senior citizen center. If you're looking to join a positive group that's doing great work in our community then join the 4 C's. Hope to see you there.
California City Host Lions Club
Our Motto: We Serve! The Cal City Lions are a service organization located in California City. Our Charter Installation dinner was held on November 8, 2013. We support the community in many ways. We assist people in getting eye glasses and for other vision needs. We have various fundraisers to support youth needs, City of Hope, the K-9 Unit and other community projects.
Our community projects have included the removal of trash along Yerba Blvd., removing glare for East and West bound travelers along California City Blvd by painting the backs of signs. For our newest CCPD K-9 Raido, we collected funds from our members to purchase gear needed for Raido’s training and support.
Some of our ongoing projects are the shoe drive at Robert P. Ulrich School, serviceable eyeglass collection at various locations in the city, and aluminum can pull tab collection for the City of Hope. Our Vision includes forming a Leo’s Club at the California City High School.
The events we regularly participate in are Tortoise Days, Holiday Village, and the American Red Cross Blood Drive (Bi-annually). Periodically we host community dinners. Three times a year we are involved in City beautification projects. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at the American Legion Post 476 at 8108 Bay Avenue at 6:30 p.m.
We are always looking for new members that are interested in giving back to our community. Ages 18 and up are welcome to join. We are a fun loving community minded group. Come to a meeting and check us out. We are seeking like minded citizens that want to give back to the community and make great friends.
California City Quails
Did you know that California City is the #3 “hotspot” for bird watching in Kern County?
The California City Quails, a bird watching group, has organizational meetings the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Strata Center in Central Park, California City. Come join us!
Central Park Lake is an incredible resource for year-round bird watching, especially when large numbers and species of birds stop in California City during the migrating seasons—spring (March-May) and fall (September-November).Whether you are an amateur, a visitor, or a resident of California City and are interested in seeing these birds, you can join us in the migratory seasons—spring and fall—on Saturday mornings at 8:00 am at the edge of Central Park Lake and the parking lot. Bring your curiosity, eagerness, and a pair of binoculars. There are no fees or joining costs. Come check us out! For more information contact the Strata Center: (760) 373-3530
Desert Rose Garden Club
The Desert Rose Garden Club was organized in March 1998 and Federated in June of 1999. The club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Pacific Region and California Garden Clubs, Inc. Desert Empire District.
The objectives of this club are to promote an interest and to education both adults and youth in gardening and good conservation practices. Also, they cooperate with other organizations in the beautification of California City.
Adults are welcome at our meetings. We also have garden clubs at RPU, Hacienda and the California City High Schools.
Our business meetings are held the Second Tuesday and Program meetings on the Fourth Tuesday during September through June at 1:00 p.m. at the California City Arts and Community Center, 10400 Heather Ave in Central Park.
Our Theme is “Grow Everything with Love”
Here is our events Schedule:
April: Annual Spring Plant Sale
Arbor Day - Plant a tree in California City
May: Tortoise Days Parade and Vendor Booth
Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon
Annual Home Garden Tours
July - August is our Summer Break
September: Desert Empire Fair - Ridgecrest
November: Annual Fall Plant Sale
Blue Star Memorial Planting
Petroglyph Festival Booth - Ridgecrest
December: Christmas Potluck Luncheon
Christmas Bazaar Table
California City City Amateur Radio Club
The California cIty Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL affiliated club located in California City, Kern County, California USA. California City spans Grid Squares DM05 and DM15. We operate on most bands and modes. Annual Club Dues are Regular $20 and Youth (under18) $10.
The California City Amateur Radio Club holds their regular club meetings on the Third Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. at the California City Senior Center.
They also have a Wednesday Net at 7:00 p.m. on Randsburg Repeater 145.340(-)100.0 (Except meeting night) Pack up 147.480 Simplex For more information on this club visit them on their website www.KE6RN.com There is a contact form to request more information from their website.
The California City Optimist Club
Has been serving this community since 2001 and is involved in bringing out the best in the youth of our community. Through numerous annual events and programs, the Club conducts positive service projects aimed at providing assistance to youth. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can be, Optimist volunteers continually make this world a better place to live.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month.
Call (760) 977-8065 for meeting location.
The Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library are here to support our local library in purchasing books, periodicals, sponsoring the Summer Reading Program, and other special events. We can always use more members in helping us with our program.
Meets Monthly (except for August), 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Library Conference Room.
President: Dawn Martin
Vice President: Katherine Albertson
Secretary: Nancy Beasley
Treasurer: Renee Rivera
NEXT BOOK SALE: Library Conference Room We have book sales at least 3 times a year.
Selections of Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Children's Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Cookbooks, Train Magazines, How to Books, VCR & DVDs, Books on Tapes for sale.
The next one will be Oct 1: 3-6; Oct 2: 10-5; Oct 3: 10-2
Contact: 760 373-7600 (Dawn Martin)
The Kern County Players
The Kern County Players are a Performing Arts Company featuring Drama, Dance, Singing, RAP, Video Production, Set Construction, and Costume Design. Beginning in January 2016 applications will be accepted for their first production. That will be “Clue”. A dinner murder mystery. This adaption, is designed for audience participation. For more information on The Kern County Players please contact Carolina Batiste at 760-338-3019.