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  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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Local civic organizations will join forces again this year by offering a free breakfast to the community. Everyone is invited — including Santa Claus.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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Local holiday shoppers are encouraged to hang around town on Black Friday following the Thanksgiving feast as the 33rd Annual Holiday Bazaar will return to the Whiting Center in Bear Valley Springs, and promises to feature something for everyone on your gift list.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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Santa Claus will bring all his merry cheer the first three Saturdays of December at the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum. He will also be the main attraction in the 17th Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting event, hosted by the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, on Saturday, Dec. 2.

  • BY ROBYN THOMPSON Contributing writer
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Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association will give kids a chance to see Santa Claus, have some cookies and cocoa, and sing carols with Tehachapi community members during the Holiday Pops Concert.

  • DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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Darlene's Real Swell Toys will host a book signing event to introduce local author Gabriele Rose de Ginant to the community Saturday, Nov. 18, from noon to 3 p.m.

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The Scholarship Fund For Women of the Tehachapi Mountain Branch of The American Association of University Women is accepting contributions for scholarships in Barbara Teague's memory. This is a tribute to her positive influence as a teacher to so many students in Tehachapi.

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The Tehachapi Lions Club invites the community to attend an informational meeting in observation of National Diabetes Awareness Month featuring Dr. James Sproul of Kaiser Permanente at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St.

  • BY DARLA A. BAKER dbaker@tehachapinews.com
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The Sisters of the Norbertine Canonesses of the Bethlehem Priory of St. Joseph are hard at work preparing for their annual Christmas Wreath fundraiser, which is celebrated by faithful supporters as 1,400 wreaths sold last year. This year, the Sisters say they have even more reason to rejoice…

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

Improving the lives of children is a major concern for Kiwanis International as well as the local club in Tehachapi. Members were especially interested in  learning about Children's Miracle Network, which provides treatment and hospitalization for children at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital.

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Tracey Keefe spoke to American Association of University Women at their November meeting about the importance of serving as leaders in our community. She praised AAUW for their work in promoting equal pay and education for girls and called her talk a booster shot for what AAUW is already doing.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Josiah Ormsby took this photo at his house in Tehachapi of a Long-bodied Cellar Spider (Pholcus phalangiodes) on a piece of tomato. Josiah says that he was completely surprised to find the Cellar Spider on the small piece of tomato, which got overlooked and left behind when he was dicing tom…

  • By SUZANNE WILLIAMS Contributing writer

The Tehachapi Lions Club is holding its Christmas for Seniors service project to brighten the holidays for low-income, isolated and or homebound seniors who have no family.

  • By COREY TORRES Contributing writer

Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District is excited to bring back Tehachapi’s Christmas Bazaar. This event is an opportunity to bring the community together for the holidays and shop unique and personalized gifts for everyone in the family.

  • By CORINNE STONE Contributing writer

It’s time to start planning your holiday activities! Soon you’ll be enjoying your Thanksgiving celebration, and then it’s time to kick off the Christmas season with Tehachapi’s traditional parade and the Summit Singers Christmas concert. Both the parade and the concert are on Saturday, Dec. …

  • By LINDA BRUNNER Contributing writer

Do you enjoy Christmas music, holiday lights and Christmas creche displays? If so, come to the 2nd Annual Creche & Music Festival! It will be held from noon to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita …

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

George Hammond took this photo of a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) in a Siberian Elm tree outside his house in the Tehachapi Valley. George calls the young owl Shrieky, since it makes a shrieking noise and has yet to perfect the recognizable "hoo-HOO-hoo-hoo" calls typical of adult Grea…

  • By NICK SMIRNOFF For Tehachapi News

With superb musical sound, imaginative props and an orchestra delivering the performance quality it's noted for, the Tehachapi T-Pops Orchestra, under the baton of Conductor Robby Martinez, presented a Halloween collection of spooky music Saturday at the BeeKay Theatre.

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The Annual Fall Bazaar sponsored by Catholic Daughters of Saint Malachy Church will be held Nov. 4 and 5 at McMullan Hall. Items offered for sale will include many handcrafted articles, cookies and religious items.

  • By JON HAMMOND For Tehachapi News

Sharon Weaver took this photo near her home in Bear Valley Springs of a bull elk standing in the shade. Known as Rocky Mountain or American Elk (Cervus canadensis nelsonii), our local herds are descended from some animals that were released on a couple of large ranches in the Tehachapi Mount…

  • BY DEBORAH HAND-CUTLER Contributing writer

It’s impossible to put one label on Wendy Waldman. She is a critically acclaimed recording artist, a writer of multi-platinum songs in genres ranging from country and cowboy music to pop, film, jazz, Latin and R&B. She is also a teacher of guitar and songwriting, a classically trained pi…

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

People who speak positive and hopeful messages for young people are vital to the well-being of our country. This is the message Tracy Keefe will deliver when speaks at the Nov. 8 meeting of American Association of University Women. She will suggest ways to help prepare the younger generation…

  • BY MONICA NADON Contributing writer

In the town of Almost, Maine, residents fall in and out of love in unexpected, charming and often hilarious ways. Written by John Cariani, the play "Almost, Maine," has become a favorite of high school drama programs and community theaters nationwide.

  • BY SUSANNA MONETTE Contributing writer

Another notable and even more festive First Friday FunFest will be celebrated at Tehachapi Treasure Trove on Friday evening, Nov. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The Treasure Trove will be featuring fun fall creations from our versatile artists.

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Crèche displays from around the world will be on display at the Tehachapi Crèche Festival, Dec. 9 and 10, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • BY GALE CALDWELL Contributing writer

A creatively poetic collection of timeless jewelry and stained glass will be featured at Gallery ‘N’ Gifts in November. These distinctive pieces by some of Tehachapi’s most talented artisans are sure to be the focal point of any holiday outfit, or the perfect memorable gift for someone special.

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American Legion Post 221 will host a short Veterans Day ceremony Saturday, Nov. 11, in Philip Marx Central Park. The ceremony will begin at 11:11 a.m. to commemorate the time of the signing of the Armistice, which signified the end of World War I in 1918.

  • BY PHYLLIS BELCHER Contributing writer

Wallace Kleck is a geologist who has studied earthquakes, and he shared his knowledge with the Kiwanis Club at their recent meeting. He showed members a map of Kern County indicating where various faults are located. The lines indicating faults were too numerous to count. He defined a fault …