When reviewers first dubbed Chuck Pyle the "Zen Cowboy," he decided to be true to his motto: "Always ride the horse in the direction it's going." He took the nickname to heart, shaving his head and blending his upbeat perspective with old-fashioned horse sense.
Pyle will perform at Fiddlers Crossing on First Friday, May 2, at 7 p.m. His music is an infectious blend of hummable melodies, straight-from-the-saddle poetry, and quotes from bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys. Critics have called his songwriting "musically sophisticated yet full of uncluttered space." His brilliant finger-style guitar playing is said to be "more like a fine classical or jazz soloist."
The Rotary Club of Tehachapi invites you to join us on May 3 for an exciting and fun filled night as Cowboy Saturday Night will be held at the Stallion Springs Community Center, located on Stallion Springs Boulevard, from 5 o'clock until ya drop. Tickets are $55 each or two for $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling (818) 519-7144 or at Hemme Hay & Feed, located on South Street, Double Bar J Supplies, located on Mill Street, or the Stallion Springs General Store.
The evening features catering by Red House BBQ, including fresh cooked tri-tip, pulled chicken, great sides, and dessert. Music by The Honky Tonk Truckers will get the dancing rolling and line dancing lessons will be available. You can stop at the photo booth and have a portrait taken or send your friends and loved ones to jail. Don't want to dance, then you can play blackjack or you can socialize.
Have a Heart Humane Society will once again be going to school, this time to the Valley Oaks Charter School, located on South Street, on Wednesday, April 30.
Rosemary Evans of Thunder Paws Dog Training will be helping second and third grade children understand the importance of pet responsibility, and will talk to the children about how to care for pets.
Count Susie Atherton is one of those people whose difficult situation inspired not only an ingenious solution, but a successful business. She happily celebrates the 10th anniversary this month with her employees at Canine Creek Pet Wash & Boutique.
The task of washing her six pet dogs is what encouraged her to find a better way for the necessary chore. She had experienced every hardship associated with the ritual and decided to take action because she certainly wasn't going to give up her pets.
On Monday, April 14, a Facebook post from Tehachapi Pets reached Chelley Kitzmiller, president of Have a Heart Humane Society, while she was on a mini vacation in her RV. The post said that a half dozen or more Chihuahuas had been spotted in an equipment yard at the south end of South Street. They were crawling out from under the fence and running free. Kitzmiller noted that several people had posted to see if they could help.
"I was frustrated because I was too far away to do anything myself, so I prayed my volunteers could help," said Kitzmiller, who called three Have a Heart volunteers from her cell phone: Carol Larimore, Opal Lawler and Ruthanne Jennings. The women hurried to the site and helped round up the terrified little dogs and load them into Lawler's car. There were seven in all, now named "The Magnificent Seven."
The Fire Safe Demonstration Garden at the Golden Hills Community Services District office is a quiet spot residents sometimes visit to enjoy a peaceful moment. The garden, designed and installed by the Tehachapi Fire Safe Council, also serves as a classroom to teach residents about building a defensible space around their home.
"I love it," explains GHCSD Board Member Laura Lynne Wyatt. "More than being a nice spot for a five minute vacation, it shows that defensible space around your home can be beautiful."
Time is running out for nominations to be submitted for the annual Kern Green Awards. Nominations are due by April 28, and can be submitted online at email@example.com.
Family Life Pregnancy Center of Tehachapi has exciting news! Through an anonymous donor, our center has been pledged up to $12,000 in a matching funds grant towards obtaining an ultrasound machine.
Thunder Paws Dog Training of Tehachapi and the Red Cross are partnering to offer an exciting opportunity for pet owners in the greater Tehachapi area. On Saturday, May 10, the Red Cross is offering two workshops at Thunder Paws Dog Training Center (20609 Santa Lucia St, Tehachapi).
HEARTS Connection, a local non-profit that provides support and resources to families who have children with special needs, held a special event on April 1.
In May, the Cal City Lions Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and a drink for the same low price of at the Desert Tortoise Days to be held on May 3 and 4, at Central Park in California City.
Tehachapi Schools will begin Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, April 22.