The first concert of the 2014-15 Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra season will be Sunday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m., at Country Oaks Baptist Church, located at 20915 Schout Rd.
Are you crafty? Do you bake? Do you have a home business? If so, the 5th annual Cummings Valley School Holiday Boutique is looking for you to be a vendor at this year's event.
The Holiday Boutique will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. All local vendors are invited to participate by having a booth. This event is held every year at the Cummings Valley School multi-purpose room. Because it is held right after school, it is extremely well-attended and vendors have a great deal of exposure as most students and their families attend. Also, it's many children's first chance to tell their holiday wishes to Santa Claus, so they are very excited to bring their parents to this event.
Open auditions for "Sylvia," a comedy by A.R. Gurney, will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m., and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Both auditions will be held at TCT's Second Space, located at 431 W. "J" St. Directing is Karl Schuck, known for his work with comedies such as "Sugar Bean Sisters," "Red Velvet Cake War," "My Three Angels" and "Almost, Maine."
The risk of a child being hit by a car is roughly four times higher on Halloween than on any other night of the year. That's when more than 40 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 hit the trick-or-treat trails. The nation's emergency physicians have some advice to help parents prevent their child, from ending up in the emergency department, because of an injury that could have been easily prevented.
"Halloween is a special night that should be shared with family and friends," said Dr. Michael Gerardi, president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "You don't want to remember it as the time you were in the ER for an injury that could have been avoided."
The Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club celebrated their 36th anniversary by hosting the Octoberfest 2014 Dance. A total of 42 people attended the dance with members representing the Aces and Deuces, Dam Dancers, Joaquin Squares, Mountain Squares, Skirts and Flirts, Bakersfield Rounders, and of course, the Tehachapi Gandy Dancers. As many as four squares were on the dance floor at a time.
Have a Heart Humane Society will host its ninth low cost spay and neuter clinic on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The organization is partnering with Tehachapi Valley Parks and Recreation, who is making the West Park Activity Center on "D" Street available to house pets before and after surgery.
Fiddlers Crossing is going blue on Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., when Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band comes to town. This hot young Southern California group has been garnishing awards and accolades over the last five years for their fresh approach to the popular acoustic music genre.
The California City Arts Commission will be holding a Meet and Greet Artists Reception Saturday, Nov. 1, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the California City Arts and Community Building. Many of our local artists will be displaying a variety of their work for sale. The Meet and Greet will be open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The California City Arts & Community Building is located at 10400 Heather Ave., in Central Park. Turn north off of California City Boulevard at Conklin and right on Heather Avenue and proceed to the end of the parking lot.
Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District announced its Movies in the Park final showing for 2014 will be on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31. The family-friendly movie "Beetlejuice" will be played during the Halloween Movie Madness event to be held at West Park Activity Center, located at 410 W. "D" St., from 7 to 10 p.m. The movie will start at 8 p.m.
The event will be free to the public, and will include a haunted house by Tehachapi High School for $3. There will also be a costume contest and a concession stand. Concession stand proceeds will go to the Tehachapi Parks Foundation.
Sexual harassment and assault in the military has been brought to light in the last several years because women have started speaking out about this issue.
American Association of University Women will learn about this problem on Saturday, Nov. 8, when Geri Haradon addresses the challenges she and her sister-in-arms face as they pursue a military career.
The Performing Arts Department of Tehachapi High School entertained American Association of University Women at their October meeting. Lara Crowe, THS drama instructor, introduced Brooke Langston and Sean LaMonte who emceed the program for AAUW.
Golden Hills was filled with folks posting as the "undead" Saturday, gathering at the Community Services District for the first annual Zombie Run.