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Meet other riders, thank sponsors and enjoy the company of friends and fans while loading up on carbs at the Tehachapi GranFondo VIP dinner to be held at the Centennial Plaza on Friday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 8 p.m. The evening will include pasta and other Italian favorites, courtesy of Steampunk Cafe, and costs $22.

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COMMUNITY

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 haveaheart@bak.rr.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.

ASSOCIATIONS

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 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, 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.

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. 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 kennychugg@tctonstage.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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

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, email Saundra Galloway at sgalloway@desertvineyard.com 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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