Fiddlin' Down the Tracks Fiddle Contest, Friday, Sept. 15, 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. For more information visit tehachapifiddlers.org/fiddlecontest.
Artisan Festival, Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Railroad Park and Tehachapi Depot Park, downtown Tehachapi. Call 822-6062.
Sail Thru Car Wash fundraisers: Tehachapi AYSO Soccer, 532 Tucker Road, Sept. 17 and 18; TYF Football and Cheer, Sept. 24 and 25. Sail Thru will donate $5 for every "works" coupon to selected organization during these days.
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. Email email@example.com or call 822-5683.
Stakeholder meeting, an opportunity to provide input on Mental Health Services Act Programs serving children and adults in the Tehachapi community, 10 a.m. Sept. 26, College Community Services, 113 E. F St.
Annual Fall Business Showcase, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4 to 7 p.m., Aspen Builders, Inc., Activity Center, 410 W. D St. Call 822-4180.
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. 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 at Rescued Treasures, 1121 W. Valley Blvd., Suite B. Call 822-5683.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2352, Sept. 21, 8 a.m., Village Grille, 410 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Call 821-1015.
Tehachapi Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Masonic Center, 24309 Cummings Valley Road. Call Royal Mink at 821-1015.
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 Republican Women, Federated, second Monday of each month, 11:30 a.m. lunch, meeting at noon, location T.B.D. Open to the public; guests are welcome. Reservations must be made by calling Bonnie Miller at 823-8223.
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, Tehachapi Police Department in the Community Room, 220 W. C St. Call 822-5379.
Lions Club, first and third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center.
Gateway Connections: Social Club for Teens, 6th grade through high school, second Friday of each month, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., call for location; Tehachapi Mothers of Special Needs Support Group, girls night out, Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., The Shed; Dudes & Divas social club for teens and adults with special needs, dinner and square dancing, first and second Thursday of each month beginning in September, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tehachapi Methodist Church, $15 at the door; Folklorico dance classes, every Monday, Tehachapi Community Congregational Church, 100 E. E St., first class free, registration fee is $25, monthly tuition $35; beginners (elementary age) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and teens and advanced class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Lego Social Club, for ages 6 through high school, begins Sept. 15, meets on third Friday of each month, 4 to 5 p.m., Grace Fellowship Church, 326 E. Tehachapi Blvd., target audience is children on the autism spectrum; however, all are invited, registration fee of $10, monthly tuition $10; FANDOM, social club for all teens, begins Sept. 8, meets the second Friday of each month, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tehachapi Valley United Methodist Church, one-time registration fee of $20, then $20 a month includes pizza and materials; Zombie Run, Oct. 28, noon to 6 p.m., Meadowbrook Park, looking for volunteer zombies, runners and vendors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, board meetings, second Monday of each month, Visions Studio, 20733 South St., #C; general meetings, fourth Monday of each month, location T.B.D.
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 822-5412.
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.
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. Love the stage? Tehachapi Community Theatre invites you to become a part of the theatrical family. Log on to tctonstage.com to see activities, or email email@example.com.
Big Papa's Steakhouse, 1001 W. Tehachapi Blvd. #200: Line dancing every Wednesday, 7 p.m.; UFÇ Fights Nights hosted. Call 822-7272.
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.
Gandy Dancers: Oct. 28, October Harvest and Anniversary Dance, Tehachapi Senior Center, $10. New class begins Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, $7. Workshops, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Center, $7.
Local Craft Beer, 365 Enterprise Way, Suite G, Open Mic Night, Wednesdays, 6 to 10 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 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: Sept. 15, Aubri Doe; Sept. 22, Blonde Mustard, Jerry, Joy and Gloria; Sept. 29, BB Boys with Bumpy and Bob. 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, 5:30 p.m.; Preschool Storytime, Fridays, 10 a.m. Call 822-4938.
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 617-7595.
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; Playing with Paint with Lucinda Thomas, noon to 3 p.m., $15, bring your own paints and boards or purchase them; 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, Mondays, 1 to 3:30 p.m., $20 plus supplies; 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: Drink and Paint Merrily, "Mod Flowers" on Sept. 16, and "Old West on Wood" on Oct. 21, 6 to 9 p.m., $25, includes supplies along with wine and dessert; Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, Sept. 16, 1 to 4 p.m., $14; Plaited Basket Weaving with Liz Block, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, $20; Jewelry Making with Dawn Callahan, Sept. 23, 1 to 4 p.m., $25 plus materials; Twine and Wicker Basket Weaving with Liz Block, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to noon, $20; Classic Melon Basket Weaving with Liz Block, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, $20; Copper Etching with Cathy Clark, Sept. 30, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., $35.
Triassic Vineyards, 24627 Cummings Valley Road: FOOD NiTe Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m., catered by Steampunk, $13 dinner. Call 822-5341, ext. 1.
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 Dave; pool tournaments, 8-ball on Tuesdays, 9-ball on Thursdays, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Call 822-7500.
Grief Share, through Dec. 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. Non-denominational, Christian-based ministry to aid in the process associated with loss of loved ones. 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.
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.
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 Saundra Galloway at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tehachapimountainvineyard.com.
Grace Fellowship Church, the Truth Seekers discussion group, Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 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.: Adult Bible study and women's Bible study, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Women of the Word Bible study with Beth Moore, "When Godly People Do UnGodly Things," Sept. 14, 9:45 a.m.; Youth group, ages 2nd through 12th grades, Thursdays, 6 p.m.; Bible study on the Book of Revelation, Fridays, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday service, 10 a.m. Call 822-7541. Call 822-7541.
Tehachapi First Baptist Church, 1049 S. Curry St.: Western Roundup, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m., in celebration of high attendance Sunday, fried chicken, great fellowship, country music. Call 822-3138 or email fbctehachapi.com.
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