It's time to take a Chilly Dip!
The 4th Annual Stallion Springs "Chilly" Dip is planned for Saturday, March 8, at the Stallion Springs Community Services District outdoor swimming pool.
Congressman Kevin McCarthy announced today that he is inviting all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District to compete in the 2014 Annual "An Artistic Discovery" Congressional Art Competition for high school students.
One of my favorite things about writing for the Tehachapi News these past 34 years has been interviewing longtime residents to learn about their lives and about how Tehachapi has changed over the years. While the majority of area residents have arrived more recently, there are still locals with deep roots in the area. One of these is Sally Liebel Errecart, who was born Sally Lange at Tehachapi Hospital on March 14, 1935, and still lives here to this day.
Rev. Karen Gatlin gave a farewell sermon to the congregation of Tehachapi Community Congregational Church recently. She has been serving as transitional pastor for almost two years and is now moving on to other pursuits. She leaves the church in good hands because Rev. Nancy Bacon has accepted the position of permanent pastor. The two pastors have been working together for many months so it is an easy transition for the church.
Kindness means respect, dignity, compassion and humility. That was the message Dr. Chuck Wall brought to those at Tehachapi Community Church last week. In 1993 he was listening to news on the radio when he heard an incident described as "a random act of senseless violence." He became so disgusted with the these types of acts, and he thought how much better the world could be if we committed random acts of senseless kindness. He challenged college students, in the class he was teaching, to commit random acts of senseless kindness. The idea received publicity, gained recognition, and in today's jargon, it has gone viral. He has become an internationally known motivational speaker and spreads his message about kindness world wide.
March events for the Tehachapi Library are as follows:
Young artist don't miss this exciting event. 2014 will be the eighteenth year for the very successful All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest, (ATYAC), sponsored by the Tehachapi Valley Art Association. This contest is a means to spotlight the creative efforts of the talented youth found within the greater Tehachapi area communities. Entry forms are now available at Gallery N' Gifts in downtown Tehachapi.
Mention John Gorka to anyone who has heard him and the response is immediate: "Where and when is he playing and how do I get a ticket?!"
The short answer is: Fiddlers Crossing, March 16, at 4 p.m., in concert with fellow singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot. For tickets call Mountain Music, 661-823-9994. And do it soon!
The Friends of the Tehachapi Library is looking members for this support group for the Tehachapi Branch of the Kern County Library. This group runs the On-Going Book Sale and the periodic Big Book Sales. Funds raised by these sales pay for quality programming throughout the year especially the summer reading program. The Friends pay for the rental books, supplies and refreshments, 65 magazine subscriptions. The Friends group members are available to assist the library staff is other activities they may need.
Tehachapi Community Theatre presents its fifth Playwright's Festival, featuring eight world premiere plays competing for the coveted "Audience Favorite" award, voted on by audiences during the festival run which begins March 7 at the BeeKay Theatre, 110 N. Green St.
This is a big year to celebrate our intrinsic love of and need for wild lands. Sept. 3, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum is honored to feature internationally recognized gourd artist Nadiya Littlewarrior (Potawatomi/Cherokee) on Saturday, March 8, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to see the artist at work and ask her questions. Nadiya, who lives in Santa Clarita, founded Spirit Vessels Studio in 1993. Regarding her gourds, Nadiya says, "They are Spirit Vessels to me because The Creator makes the gourd people and puts their spirit in them and I get to dress them with regalia."