Opening for the Bear Mountain Boys March 17 at Fiddlers Crossing will be Bri Brubaker. Joining Brubaker will be Wee Davy Gamble and Debby Hand, both members of the former pub band Paint A Rose. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the concert to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15, and can be purchased online at fiddlerscrossing.org, or at Mountain Music, Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture in Old Town, and Lucky’s Barbershop. They may also be reserved by calling 823-9994. Fiddlers Crossing is located at 206 E. Robinson St.

Courtesy of Fiddlers Crossing

COMMUNITY

Sail Thru Car Wash nonprofit fundraiser, $5 donated to organizations for every "works" coupon presented, 532 Tucker Road: Sunday and Monday, March 19 and 20, Tehachapi Little League; Sunday and Monday, April 23 and 24, Tehachapi High School Swim Team.

TVAA All Tehachapi Youth Art Contest, entries will be accepted March 20 through 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Gallery 'N' Gifts, 100 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Entry forms available online at galleryngifts.com. Reception to be held Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Spring Fling Dance, Saturday, March 25, Tehachapi Senior Center, 200 E. F St. Pre-rounds begin at 7 p.m., square dance starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8 at the door.

Kitty litter donation giveaway, Have a Heart Humane Society, April 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rescued Treasures, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Suite B. Limited to senior citizens ages 60 and over. Limit five boxes.

Family Fun Night for Tompkins kindergarten students for the 2017-18 school year, April 26, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6 to 7 p.m. fun learning activities, Tompkins cafeteria. Come meet the teachers and the principal, learn how to get your student ready for kindergarten and take home activities to play with your student over the summer.

Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue annual fundraiser, May 20, onsite registration 8 a.m., shooting at 9 a.m. Call Capt. Snyder at 972-4201 or email JKSnyder72@msn.com.

Gone to the Dogs 5k Fun Run/Walk & Pet Festival, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Warrior Park. Vendors, sponsors and participants sought.

Tehachapi Humane Society’s free and low-cost spay and neutering for feral cats. Vouchers are free or $20 depending on veterinarian chosen. Tehachapi Humane Society, 823-0699, line 2.

Have a Heart Humane Society's low-cost spay and neutering clinics for dogs ($35) and cats ($25), co-pay includes surgery, rabies vaccination, microchip and 24-hour pain injection. Cash only at the time of sign-up. Sign up at Rescued Treasures, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Suite B. Call 822-5683.

Double Diamond Country Dance, first and third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Moose Lodge. 805-304-5299 or 661-221-2930.

ASSOCIATIONS

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m., Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. For more information, contact PFLAGTehachapi@gmail.com.

Freemasons, March 22, 7 p.m., Masonic Center, 24309 Cummings Valley Road. Call Royal Mink at 821-1015.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), March 16, 8 a.m., Kelcy's Restaurant on Tehachapi Boulevard. Call Royal Mink at 821-1015.

California Rare Fruit Growers, filed trip to the International Fruit Genetics Facility, 33397 County Line Road, Delano, Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., free to CRFG members with proof of membership. For more information, call Edith McCormick at 638-0209 or email kern@crfg.org.

Tehachapi Gandy Dancers workshops, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., class starts at 7 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St., $7.

Tehachapi Collaborative, fourth Thursday of each month, 8 a.m., Tehachapi Police Department, conference room.

Rotary Club, Thursdays, noon, Big Papa’s Steakhouse. 818-519-7144.

Kiwanis Club, Wednesdays, noon, Big Papa's. Call 822-5379.

Lions Club, first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center.

Gateway Connections: (All classes: first class free, $25 one-time registration fee, $35 a month) Baila Folklorico dance classes, Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. for advanced class, 5 to 6 p.m. for beginners, 100 E. E St.; Dudes & Divas, first and second Thursdays of each month, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church, 20400 Backes Lane, $15 at the door for participants, $5 for caregivers; Voyagers Club, second and fourth Fridays, 4 to 5 p.m., Methodist Church, hands-on history and science with cooking and crafts, contact for registration information. For more information, email timaree.gatewayconnections@gmail.com.

Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, board meetings, second Monday of each month, Visions Studio, 20733 South St., #C; general meetings, fourth Monday of each month, Kelcy’s Cafe.

Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society, meets fourth Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. Visit tvgms.org, or like them on Facebook.

Summit Singers rehearsals, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tehachapi Valley UMC, 20400 Backes Lane.

Tehachapi Senior Center, fundraising dinner held on third Friday of each month, doors open 4 p.m., dinner served at 5 p.m., 500 E. F St. Cost is $5 to $10. All are welcome. Door prizes and 50/50 drawing. Call 822-5422.

Weekly schedule:

Monday: Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; Mexican Train (dominoes), noon; line dancing, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Pinochle/cards, 10 a.m.; Club Stretch, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; wood carving, 1 to 3 p.m.; Grief Support, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Scrabble, 10 a.m.; Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; Essential Oil & Herb class, 1:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays.

Thursday: Bridge/cards, 9:30 a.m.; Club Stretch, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; Knitting & Crocheting, 1 p.m.; caregivers support, 1 p.m., fourth Thursday; Links 4 Life, 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday.

Friday: Respite care, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., first and third Friday; lunch, noon; Poker 12:30 p.m., (except for the third Friday of each month); Friday night fundraiser dinner, 4 to 7 p.m., third Friday.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

American Legion, 126 E. F St.; Bingo on Fridays, 6 p.m.; meetings on third Wednesdays of each month, 7 p.m.; Auxiliary meetings on first Thursdays. Call 822-5271.

BeeKay Theatre, 110 S. Green St. Call 822-4037 for full schedule.

Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd., DJ Mike, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m. to closing; karaoke, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Call 822-4200.

Fiddlers Crossing, 206 E. F St., Wednesdays, Open Mic night, 7 p.m., $6 or $3 for students, children under 12 free.

Local Craft Beer, 365 Enterprise Way, Suite G, Open Mic Night, Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 822-2337.

Moose Lodge, 123 W. F St., Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; karaoke, Thursdays, 6 p.m.; men’s meetings, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m.; women’s meetings, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m.

Mountain Music, 206 E. F St.: Ongoing intermediate class with Deborah Hand-Cutler, Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., $10 per session. Call 823-9994.

Savannah’s Old Town Saloon, 20717 South St., DJ James, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. to closing; karaoke, Thursdays, 8 p.m. Call 823-1550.

Souza Family Vineyard, 26689 Cummings Valley Road: Wine Down Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m., March 17, Mt. Pass with Leon Harkey and Dave Crowe, March 24, BB Boys with Bob Schetter and Bumpy Worthington, and March 31, Aubri Doe; Special event Brush & Blush, March 18, 5 p.m., registration includes canvas, paints and step-by-step instruction, $25. Call 822-9233.

Tehachapi Branch Library, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd., Suite 400-A: American Sign Language for Teens, Mondays, 4:30 p.m.; American Sign Language for Adults, Mondays, 4:30 p.m.; One-on-one computer tutoring, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Preschool Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m. Call 822-4938.

Tehachapi Cancer Foundation's Charity Pool Tournament, Thursdays through April 13, 6 p.m., Savannah's Old Town Saloon. Weekly cash payouts, $10 entry fee each week. Grand champion payout on April 13. Net proceeds to remain in Tehachapi, with a percentage to benefit Cassie Duell.

Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, 101 W. Tehachapi Blvd., open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 823-1100.

Tehachapi Museum and Errea House Museum, 310 S. Green St., Friday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Call 822-8152.

Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Call 822-6794.

Ongoing classes include: Open studio sessions, Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $5; Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain with Lucinda Thomas, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, $15, reservations required; Youth Art and Craft Classes with Lucinda Thomas, Sundays, noon to 2:30 p.m., $20 plus supplies; Preschool Art and Craft Classes with Lucinda Thomas, Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m., $15; Earth Clay with Gloria Moore, Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m., $25 per class plus clay; Adventures in Painting with Juanita Niemeyer, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $20 plus materials, bring a lunch.

Special classes: Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, March 18, April 1 and April 15, 1:15 to 4:30 p.m., $15; Eat, Drink and Paint Merrily, March 18 and April 22, 6 to 9 p.m., $25 includes supplies along with wine and dessert; Jewelry Making with Dawn Callahan, March 25 and April 8, 1 to 4 p.m., $25 plus materials; Iris Paper Folding with Janet Meabon, April 1, 10 a.m. to noon, $20.

Triassic Vineyards, 24627 Cummings Valley Road: FOOD NiTe Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m., catered by Steampunk, $13 dinner: March 17 music by B&B Boys, March 24 music by Mountain Pass, March 31, music by Guy & Opal; The Zin of Painting, Saturday, March 25, 3 to 6 p.m., by reservation onlyCall 822-5341, ext. 1.

VFW Post #12114, 125 E. F St., counseling, first Wednesdays of each month, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VFW Post #5948, 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., karaoke with Erik, first and third Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m.; open juke box on remaining Fridays; pool tournaments, 8-ball on Tuesdays, 9-ball on Thursdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Call 822-7500.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Grief Share, Tuesdays now through May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. Grief Share is a confidential, non-denominational Christian based ministry to aid the community to process and deal with grief associated with loss of family and loved ones. Call 822-1379.

Divorce Care, now through May 2, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. Call 822-1379.

Respite for Caregivers, first and third Friday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. For reservation, call Chris Barrett at 821-1626.

Caregivers Education, fourth Thursday of each month, 1 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. Chris Barrett helps caregivers through support and information. Call 821-1626.

Links 4 Life Breast Cancer Support, second Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. Call Mary Von Blake at 805-0098.

RELIGION

Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard activities, 502 W. Pinon: High School Youth Groups, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m.; Monday Night Manna and free meal, second and last Mondays of each month, 6 p.m. Call 822-9313 or email Saundra Galloway at sgalloway@desertvineyard.com.

Grace Fellowship Church, discussion group, Wednesdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m., 213 E. Tehachapi Blvd., free dinner served at 6 p.m. Call Terrence Flynn at 823-1950 or 310-561-0696.

Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St.: Vanguard University Ensemble concert music, worship and student testimonies and scripture, March 15, 6 p.m., Youth group, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Bible study, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and Revelations on Fridays, 9:30 a.m.; Working Woman’s Bible study led by Carol Weston, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Women of the Word, Thursday, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday service, 10 a.m. Call 822-7541.

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