The Pet Parade kicked off the action packed week of events related the Tehachapi Mountain Festival with a variety of costumes, tricks and a few good barks.
For the second year, the Tehachapi Heritage League will sponsor the Twilight Tour of Tomo Kahni on Sept. 6. This is a rare opportunity to see Tomo Kahni State Park as few others have, as the sun sets and the moon rises. Attendees will meet at 5 p.m. at the Tehachapi Museum, 310 S. Green St., and then carpool to the site.
Participants will learn about the way of life of the Kawaiisu, and enjoy the beauty of the village site nestled in the mountains surrounding Sand Canyon. You will see the pictographs, bed rock mortars, caves and plants and learn of their medicinal purposes.
Optimal Hospice Care is proud to offer several outstanding community service programs through their volunteer department. Through programs such as the Karaoke Singer Group, the CarePals Pet Therapy Program, the Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program and the Seamstress Volunteer Program,
Hospice volunteer training is free of charge and open to the public. All CarePals teams must have a current certification from a reputable pet therapy agency.
Fiddlers Crossing is putting a classical note on the end of summer by presenting a string quintet in concert on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., in St. Jude's In-The-Mountains Anglican Church, 1200 S. Curry St. The Millington Strings is a quintet of classical musicians who play their own arrangements of both classical and contemporary music. The group hails from Sacramento, where they perform in different formations -- duo, trio, quartet or quintet -- depending on the venue and occasion.
Founder and cellist Stephen Millington studied music at US Davis and has advanced degrees in cello performance from CSU Sacramento. He arranges most of the music for the ensemble, as well as writing some of his own compositions. The repertoire reflects his eclectic tastes -- everything from classical opera and ballet to jazz, pop, folk, Celtic, Latin and movie and show tunes. For this concert, the ensemble will premiere Millington's own "American Suite," a four-movement piece built around contemporary pop music styles.
The 51st annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival is history, having attracted crowds of local residents and visitors, who enjoyed three days of activity, including a 5K/10K run, parade, carnival, rodeo, car show and more.
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The Tehachapi News presents the News@Noon for Aug. 14, 2014:
Local resident Kay Uli has just celebrated her 80th birthday. What keeps her young? Some will say her volunteering work she does at Sharing and Caring.
The 14th annual Chalk on the Walk was a resounding success, with Luke Boyd taking Best of Show for his vibrant rendition of Alice in Wonderland Saturday. The event was sponsored by the Tehachapi Valley Arts Association.
For the fourth year in a row, the Antelope Valley Astronomy Club, hold its annual "Star-B-Que" picnic, followed by a public "Star Party" from dusk on Saturday, Aug. 23, until dawn on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Brite Lake Recreational Facility.
The event will be held in the main parking lot near Pavilions 1 and 2.
The Stallion Springs Police Department has formed a citizen volunteer group.
This group, called the Citizen Service Unit, is modeled after other volunteer groups operated by most law enforcement agencies in Kern County and across the nation.
The Kern Audubon Society, Tehachapi Chapter, will meet Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m., at the Golden Hills Elementary School, located at 20215 Park Road, in the cafeteria.
Guest Speaker will be Bob Barnes. Barnes is a not only a notable birder here in the local area, but he has also lead tours all over the world. He is an expert birder, whose endless enthusiasm puts all levels of birders at ease. He is going to speak on beginning bird identification and what to look forward to during our upcoming fall migration. He promises to give us his all, and answer any bird related questions.
Elnora McKenzie loves the smell, the texture and the taste of pizza. She enjoys it so much that after leaving the pizza industry to work elsewhere, she returned by opening her own franchise with Hungry Howie's at 675 Tucker Rd. Her affection for the Italian dish obviously shines through because last fall Tehachapi News readership voted Hungry Howie's as producing the best pizza in town.
One of her other joys is how pleased people are to eat pizza. Handing them the box hot with the ever-popular fragrance usually brings a smile to everyone's face. As of Monday, July 7, Stephen Hepner, 60, of Tehachapi will have more smiles than anyone else for miles around because he won a year's worth of the flavored-crusted pies. He jokingly commented that now he will have more friends, especially during the lunch hour.