COMMUNITY

AARP Smart Driver course, June 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tehachapi Senior Activities Center, 500 E. F St. Course is designed to keep drivers age 50 and older current on driving rules and laws. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call Gene at 823-0825.

Red Cross Shelter Training, June 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1049 S. Curry St. Register online at rdcrss.org/2HLQij9.

Tehachapi Friends of the Library summer book sale, 212 S. Green St., June 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two sales in one: antique, vintage and unique for reasonable prices and $3 fill a bag sale including a wide variety of books including children's books.

Flag Retirement Ceremony, Friday, June 14, 5 p.m., Coy Burnett Stadium, 126 Snyder Ave. Guest speaker Craig Luther. Call Chuck Reuter at 972-6138.

Tehachapi Area Association of Realtors' annual Community Open House Event, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm., Saturday, June 15. Realtor members are hosting area homes with an added "Poker Run." As you view the homes, each group will be given one playing card. Take your best 5 Card Hand to the TAAR Office, 803 Tucker Road to be eligible to win a large gift card basket donated by our affiliates. Drawing will be held promptly at 4:30 pm. You must be present to win. TAAR members not eligible to play. See the June 12 Tehachapi News for list and map of homes.

Tehachapi LGBT 2nd Annual Pride Picnic, Saturday, June 22, 11:30 a.m., Philip Marx Central Park. For more information, contact tehachapipride@yahoo.com.

Tehachapi Library, 212 S. Green St. Call 822-4938. The library will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

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 starting June 19 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; Tween and Teen Chess Club, Mondays and Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., ages 8 to 18; Yoga class in the outdoor courtyard, Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; no Lego Club in June.

Special events: Pick up your Summer Reading Log or register on the new online app, and start logging your reading, for kids, teens & adults; Learn to Play Magic the Gathering, Fridays June 7 and June 21, 2 to 4 p.m.; Tehachapi Rocks paint party for kids and teens, come paint rocks to hide around town, Saturday, June 8, 2 to 4 p.m.; Kill Shakespeare — script workshop and table reading for kids and teens, Mondays, June 10, 17 and 24, 1:30-3 p.m., RSVP required; 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. beginning Wednesday, June 12; free for kids, accompanying adult can pay $4 for a lunch. Eat lunch at 12, and stay for a daily activity which starts at 12:30; Outdoor games for kids in the courtyard, Wednesday June 12, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Adult Book Club, "A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," Wednesday, June 12, 5 to 6:30 p.m.; Bubbles outside in the courtyard, Friday, June 14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; COMIC-CON! Summer Reading Program kick-off party for kids, teens and adults, with a comic con event at the library. Officially sponsored by Crunchyroll, an official distributor and publisher of Anime, Saturday, June 15, 1 to 4 p.m.; Special Family Storytime with a local author, Monday, June 17, 12:30 p.m.; Sidewalk chalk art in the courtyard for all ages, Friday, June 21, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; 3D Printer workshops, RSVP required, Saturday, June 22, kids 11 a.m., teens 1 p.m., adults 3 p.m.; Tehachapi Rocks paint party for kids and teens, come paint rocks to hide around town, Wednesday, June 26, 12:30 p.m.;Kids' craft, Friday, June 28, 12:30 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 ggrassesprague@yahoo.com.

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 tehachapishepherd@yahoo.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 ($35) and cats ($25), 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.

ASSOCIATIONS

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.

Tehachapi Amtgard live-action role playing group, every other Sunday, next date June 9, 1 to 4 p.m., Phillip Marx Central Park. Participation is free, necessary equipment provided for beginners. Open to all ages, children 14 and younger need parental supervision to participate. Email Quixotic.Valley@gmail.com or visit Facebook Tehachapi Amtgard Quixotic Valley.

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 totmcarshow@gmail.com.

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 ac6ee@arrl.net 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 home bound, 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. Meeting Thursday, June 6, at Big Papa’s Steakhouse in the banquet room; 5 to 6 p.m. is the social hour and dinner, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. is the meeting and program. Richard “Rich” Turco, an atmospheric scientist now retired from UCLA, where he was a professor and conducted scientific research, will speak.

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 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.

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.

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 at the Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road. 

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 kennychugg@tctonstage.com.

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 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with dinner by Steam Punk Cafe and live music, check the Facebook page for menu and musical guests. Reservations required by 1:30 p.m. Friday. 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; After School 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; Eat, Drink and Paint Merrily, June 8, 6 to 9 p.m., paint with wine and appetizers for $25; Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, June 16, 1 to 4 p.m., $15; Art Journaling with Judith Campanaro, June 10 and 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $15 per session; Paint A Shirt with Juanita Neimeyer, 1 to 4 p.m. June 29, $25.

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.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 rwerwarner@gmail.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 tehachapishepherd@yahoo.com for details.

RELIGION

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 canddgilliam@sbcglobal.net 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 mdesmond@tehachapivineyard.ord, 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.: 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 infor@mountainbible.church.

Tehachapi First Baptist Church, 1049 S. Curry St.: Church service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Call 822-3138 or email fbctehachapi.com.

Valley Bible Fellowship Vacation Bible School, 326 E. Tehachapi Blvd., June 10 through 13, 9 a.m. to noon daily. For all kids entering K-6 grades. Registration is $10 per child. Register before June 2 and get a free VBS T-shirt. For more information and to register, visit Facebook-VBFTehachapiCampus. Call Pastor Steve at 325-2251, ext. 116.

Items for Upcoming should be submitted by noon each Wednesday for the following week’s edition. Items are run at no charge on a space-available basis. Email submissions to editorial@tehachapinews.com or drop by our office, 411 N. Mill St., Tehachapi.