Tehachapi Oldtimer's Picnic, Aug. 4, Philip Marx Central Park. Those who have lived in Tehachapi for 40 years, or lived here 40 years ago, or were born here at least 40 years ago are invited. RSVP by July 25 to Oldtimers@bak.rr.com or call 822-3228.
The Salvation Army Back to School Clothing Drive, gently used or new clothes accepted for annual distribution on Aug. 5. Drop off clothes at 538 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Call 823-9508.
Tehachapi Amtgard Quixotic Valley, live action, role-play, Philip Marx Central Park, every other Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The next event will be held July 7. For more information, visit JoinAmtgard.com, or Facebook at Tehachapi Amtgard-Quixotic Valley, or email Quixotic.Valley@gmail.com.
Tehachapi Library, 212 S. Green St. Call 822-4938.
The following ongoing events will be held:
Preschool Storytime, Fridays at 10 a.m.; Barks & Books, new summer schedule, second and fourth Mondays from 2 to 4 p.m., and first and third Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages K-8th grade, build your reading skills and enhance self-esteem by reading aloud to a furry friend; Chess Club, Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m., ages 8 to 18; Lego Club for kids, third Saturdays, 11 a.m.; Magic the Gathering, second and fourth Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.; Comic Book Club for teens and young adults, starting in July, third Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.; Otaku Club for Anime and Manga for teens and young adults, starting in August, first Fridays, 2 to 4 p.m.
Special events: Pick up your Summer Reading Log or register on the new online app, and start logging your reading, for kids, teens & adults; Lunch at the Library, free lunch for kids ages 2-18, in partnership with the school district, served in the Library Courtyard every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12-12:30 p.m,; free for kids, accompanying adult can pay $4 for a lunch. Eat lunch at noon, and stay for a daily activity which starts at 12:30 p.m.; Tehachapi Rocks paint party for kids, come paint rocks to hide around town, Wednesday, July 10, 12:30 p.m.; Kids STEM activity, July 3, 12 and 17, 12:30 p.m.; Magic of Chris Lopez, Wednesday, July 3, 4 p.m.; Bubbles in the courtyard, Friday, July 5, 12:30 p.m.; Color our Courtyard, chalk art activity for kids, Monday, July 18, 12:30 p.m.; Adult book club, title to be announced, July 10, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; 3-D Printer Workshop, RSVP required, July 13, kids at 11 a.m., teens at 1 p.m., adults at 3 p.m.; Outdoor games for kids, July 15, 12:30 p.m.; Roaming Reptiles, RSVP required, July 19, 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., free; Special storytime with local author, July 22, 12:30 p.m.; and Hamiltunes activity for teens, Hamilton karaoke, July 24, 4 p.m.
Modern Self Sufficiency - Adventures into Homesteading Techniques, July 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stallion Springs Library. Cost is $100 per person. Learn how to make food items using cows milk, goats milk soap, kombucha, kefir and jam. Workshop will include a light lunch and a mid-day introduction to chair yoga. Ages 12 and older. For more information, call Gale at 823-7120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Write Stuff writing group, Fridays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road next to Cummings Valley Elementary School. No RSVP and free to the public. Contact email@example.com or call 822-1400.
Tehachapi Mountains Search and Rescue, meets at 8 a.m. the second Saturday of each month, Golden Hills Community Service District Office, 21415 Reeves St. New potential members are always welcome.
Tehachapi Municipal Airport Display Day, second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon, enter by the airport terminal on North Hayes Street. Local pilots will have their hangars open and aircraft on display.
Tehachapi Humane Society’s free and low-cost spay and neutering for feral cats and lost/found pet line. Vouchers are free if you drive the cat to Palmdale or California City or $20 for local veterinarian. Tehachapi Humane Society, 823-0699, line 2 for feral cats, line 3 for lost or found pet line.
Have a Heart Humane Society offers low-cost spay and neutering clinics with no income qualifications, for dogs ($50) and cats ($30), co-pay includes surgery, rabies shot if needed, microchip and pain injection. Animals under 6 years old are eligible. Cash only at the time of sign-up, no checks or cards for clinic co-pays. Come to Rescued Treasures, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Suite B. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 822-5683.
American Legion Auxiliary 221 monthly charitable auction, third Sunday of every month, Veterans Memorial Building, 125 F St. Doors open at 3 p.m., auction starts at 4 p.m. Free entry with option to purchase all-in paddles, 50/50 and raffle tickets. Snack bar will be open.
Thunder on the Mountain committee meeting, first Tuesday of every month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Steampunk Cafe & Grill, 20324 W. Valley Blvd. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tehachapi Amateur Radio Association, second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., Mountain Aire Estates Clubhouse, 600 S. Dennison Road in Tehachapi. For more information, email email@example.com or call 750-2878. The call-in frequency is on the W6SLZ Repeater, 146.700- (123.00 tone).
Outreach Singers, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills Church. Messaging hope and inspiration to homebound, infirm and senior care facilities. All ages welcome. More information on Facebook @OutreachSingersTehachapi or at OutreachSingers.com.
Tehachapi Chapter 2352 of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees, meets on the third Saturday of every month at 8 a.m. at Village Grille, 410 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Call Royal Mink at 821-1015 for more information.
Freemasons, Masonic Center, 24309 Cummings Valley Road. Every fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call Royal Mink at 821-1015 for questions.
Order of the Eastern Star, part of the Masonic family, meets every third Wednesday of the month. Contact Judith Kennedy, 823-1907, or Vicki Tones 822-4106.
Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club, call 821-0538 or go to www.Tehachapidems.org.
Tehachapi Republican Women, Federated, second Monday of each month, September through June, 11:30 a.m. lunch, meeting and guest speaker at noon, Steam Punk Cafe in Old Towne. Lunch cost $16. Open to the public; guests are welcome.
Tehachapi Wood Carvers, every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. For beginners as well as experienced carvers. Create your own piece our receive a project. Call Lori at 823-9882.
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, The Shed. 818-519-7144.
Kiwanis Club, Wednesdays, noon, Gold Mountain Sports Tavern in Great Oaks Plaza, 20601 West Highway 202. The Kiwanis Club of Tehachapi is an organization dedicated to serving the children of the world, one child at a time. Call 823-4848, or go to https://www.facebook.com/KiwanisTehachapi/
Lions Club, first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center.
Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, board meetings, third Monday of each month, 8:30 a.m., Gallery 'N' Gifts, 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd.
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.
Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District, fitness classes, $5 for drop in or $30 for a 10-visit punch card available for purchase at the district office, 490 W. D St. Call 822-3228
Summit Singers rehearsals, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1049 S. Curry St. Call Corinne Stone, 822-3836.
Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St., offers weekly activities and a nutrition program. Call 822-5412.
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.
Women of the Moose, 6:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Meetings are held at the Veterans Hall, 125 E. F St. For information, call Ginger Nolasco at 238-9312.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Tehachapi Mountain Quilters, meetings at 9:30 a.m. on the first Monday of every month, or the second if the first is a holiday, at the Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road. Call Anna at 822-9414.
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. Love the stage? Tehachapi Community Theatre invites you to become a part of the theatrical family. Go to tctonstage.com to see activities, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Papa's Steakhouse, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd. #200: Line dancing every Wednesday with Gloria Yeager, learn some new dances such as Dirty Work, South Side, Dirt on My Boots, Cruisin, Black Coffee, Riverbank Stomp, Two Step, MM Bop, Chattanooga Lucy and more, 7 to 10 p.m.; Line Dancing and two-step with Bob Burbarella, every first and second Friday starting at 8:30 p.m.; UFC Fights Nights hosted. Call 822-7272.
Dog House Saloon, 777 W. Tehachapi Blvd., DJ Wednesday 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.
Gandy Dancers: Workshops, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, $7.
Local Craft Beer, 365 Enterprise Way, Suite G, Open Mic Night, Sundays, 5 to 9 p.m. Call 822-2337.
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 Lilia, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. to closing; karaoke, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, music. Call 823-1550.
Tehachapi Wine & Cattle Co., 26877 Cummings Valley Road. Wine Down Fridays are on hold until the fall. Summer hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for wine tasting and hearty cheese platters and happy hour starting at 3 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with live music. Call 822-9233.
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 Scrabble Club, Sundays, 2 p.m., Local Craft Beers, 365 Enterprise Way G. Win a free beer if you form the word "BREWERY" during the game. Games follow Scrabble Association Rules, so please acquaint yourself. Call 858-4318.
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 per session; Playing with Paint with Lucinda Thomas, Sundays, noon to 3 p.m., $15, bring your own paints and boards or purchase them; Adventures in Painting with Juanita Niemeyer, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $20, bring your own project and lunch; Kid's Art with Judith Campanaro, ages 6 through 12, Mondays, 3:30 to 5 p.m., $40 a month or $15 a session plus supplies.
Special classes include: Jewelry Making with Dawn Callahan, 1 to 4 p.m., $25 plus materials, monthly classes held on the third Saturday; Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, July 6 and 20 and Aug. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., $15 per session; Art Journaling with Judith Campanaro, July 8 and 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $15 per session; Jewelry Basics with Ruthie Stockdale, July 13, 10 a.m. to noon, $20 plus supplies; and Fused Glass with Leila Kleiman, July 27, 1 to 4 p.m., $45 plus supplies.
Triassic Vineyards, 24627 Cummings Valley Road: Wine & Dine Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. Food, live music and award-winning wine. $15 for dinner. For reservations, sendrsvp.com/wineanddine or call 822-5341 ext. 1.
Veritas Tapas & Wine Bar, 695 Tucker Road. 822-8220.
VFW Post #5948, 221 W. Tehachapi Blvd., karaoke with Erik, first and third Fridays, 7 to 11 p.m. and second and fourth Friday with Tom; pool tournaments, 8-ball on Tuesdays, 9-ball on Thursdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Call 822-7500.
Dancercise, 4 p.m. Saturdays, Shepherd of the Hills, 24300 Bear Valley Road. Call 822-1400.
Tehachapi Parkinson's Support Group, those with Parkinson's and/or their caregivers are welcome. Meetings are held every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact Rob at email@example.com for location.
T.M.G. Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon meetings, held in Tehachapi seven days a week at 20717 South St. For meeting times, call 322-4025.
Good Grief Group, Thursdays (ongoing) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Hills, 24300 Bear Valley Road. This is a confidential, non-denominational, Christian-based support group. Call 822-1400 with questions.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group (Movers and Shakers), 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road.
Respite for Caregivers, meets Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, 500 E. F St. For reservations, call 821-1626.
VFW Post #12114, 125 E. F St., counseling, first Wednesdays of each month, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., fellowship hall of Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road. Cost is $32 per year. Call 822-1400 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road, Women's Bible Study, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. No RSVP or fees. Call Carolyn at 477-1532 or email her at email@example.com for more information.
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, email Michelle Desmond at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit tehachapivineyard.org.
Grace Fellowship Church, What is truth? discussion group, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 213 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Call Terrence Flynn at 823-1950 or 310-561-0696.
Tehachapi Good News Clubs for children 5-12 years with Bible lesson and activities after school on Tuesdays at Golden Hills, Wednesdays at Tompkins and Cummings Valley, and Thursdays at the Village at Tehachapi Apartments. Homeschoolers are invited to join the Village at Tehachapi Club. Registration forms can be obtained by emailing TehachapiGNC@gmail.com or calling Kathy Flynn at 823-1950.
Mountain Bible Church, 630 Maple St.: Tracy Barnes in concert, July 9, 5 p.m., including Jimmy Phillipps and other talented musicians; Wednesday Nite Worship and Kid's and Youth Groups, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Thursday morning Women's Bible Study, 9:45 to 11 a.m.; Friday morning Adult Bible Study, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Sunday service, 10 a.m. Call 822-7541 or email email@example.com.
Tehachapi First Baptist Church, 1049 S. Curry St.: Church service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call 822-3138 or email fbctehachapi.com.
Tehachapi United Church of Christ, 100 E. E St.: Worship service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Upcoming events: July 7, Chris Rush, Pacific Crest Trail Pilgrimage; July 14, Shanan Harrell, Meditation; July 21, Jan Roberts and Eli Jones, Weird Church — Love of Creation; July 28, Kevin Hall, Environmental Justice; Aug. 4, Rev. Diane Ryder; Aug. 11, Rev. Dr. Ronald A. Sparks; Aug. 18, 4-Island Lakes Service, Bear Valley Springs, music service, picnic and games. Call 822-4443.
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