The 2nd Annual Tehachapi Creche & Music Festival will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from noon to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita Drive. The free event is for all ages and denominations, and will feature nativity displays from around the world, music and a children's room with fun crafts. Individuals interested in sharing their nativity are asked to call Janet Vickers at 916-5778. For information on the festival, visit

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Hot Chocolate Turkey Trot 5k, Saturday, Nov. 18, registration at 8 a.m., race begins at 9 a.m., start and finish at Brite Lake, finisher medals and mugs, swag bags and hot chocolate after the run. Prizes for top three overall. Register early for $30 online at, or $35 day of race. Call 822-3228.

"Support Your Local Veteran" Honor Flight fundraiser, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 to 5 p.m., Souza's Family Vineyard, 26877 Cummings Valley, wine tasting, raffles and fun with co-celebrity bartenders Marty Pay and Mary Beth Garrison.

Annual Holiday Bazaar, Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Whiting Center, 26940 Bear Valley Rd., Bear Valley Springs. Free admission, over 50 prizes to be awarded. Call for gate pass. For more information, call Gale Caldwell at 330-8607.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk, Saturday, Nov. 25, 6 to 9 p.m. Festivities begin at Stray Leaves Vineyard Tasting Room, 123 S. Green St. Cost is $30, or $35 day of event. Tickets available at Dahlia, Get Dressed, Bliss Interiors and the Tehachapi Visitor Center, or online at Call 822-6519.

Christmas Gala Luncheon, Friday, Dec. 1, noon to 2 p.m., Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center, 410 W. D St. Hosted by Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District and Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, presented by Supervisor Zack Scrivner. Tickets cost $30 per person or $175 for a table of eight, and include VIP access to Christmas Bazaar from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets available online at or by calling the Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce at 822-4180.

Christmas Bazaar, Friday, Dec. 1, 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center, 410 W. D St. Admission and parking free.

Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 2, 8 to 10 a.m., Jacobsen Middle School, 711 Anita Dr., in the cafeteria. Presented by Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions Clubs and the Salvation Army. Includes free photos with Santa, games, fun and a no-charge pancake and sausage breakfast. Call Linda Carhart at 818-519-7144.

Santa at the Depot, Saturdays of Dec. 2, 9 and 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, 101 W. Tehachapi Blvd. Children of all ages welcome, model train display and refreshments. Call 823-1100.

Tehachapi Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 2, parade at 5:30 p.m. on F Street, tree lighting to follow at Tehachapi Railroad Depot Museum. Call 822-4180.

Annual Tehachapi Creche & Music Festival, Saturday, Dec. 9, noon to 8:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 to 8 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 600 Anita Dr. Free admission. To contribute a nativity, call Janet Vickers at 916-5778 or email For information on the festival, visit

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.


NARFE, Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 a.m., Village Grille, 410 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Federal employees and retirees urged to attend.

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, Big Papa's Steakhouse. 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: Dudes & Divas social club for teens and adults with special needs, dinner and square dancing, first and second Thursday of each month, 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.; Builders Lego Social Club, for ages 6 through high school, 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; For more information, email

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, 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, Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings, Friday, Nov. 17, 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; Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m. to noon. 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.


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 to see activities, or email

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 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, 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 Lilia, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. to closing; karaoke, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays, music. Call 823-1550.

Souza Family Vineyard, 26689 Cummings Valley Road: Wine Down Fridays, Nov. 17, back by popular demand, David Reeves Carpenter, Nov. 24, the sounds of Judd Fassbender. Special performance of Things to Come, Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m., with Aubri Doe; Special Thanksgiving weekend performances by the BB Boys, Nov. 25, 2 to 4 p.m. 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 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, Sundays, 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; Adventures in Painting with Juanita Niemeyer, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $20 plus materials, bring a lunch.

Special classes: Dream Catcher Weaving with Susanna Monette, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $20 plus materials; Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, Saturday, Nov. 18 and Dec. 2 and 16, 1 to 4 p.m., $15 per session; Art Journaling with Judith Campanaro, Monday, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, 1 to 3 p.m., $15; Ugly Christmas Sweater Wine Walk, Nov, Nov. 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Iris Paper Folding with Janet Meabon; Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, $20 for one card; Mixed Media with Judith Campanaro, Friday, Dec. 8, 1 to 4 p.m. $25.

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, 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.


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 or visit

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.: Thanksgiving Feast, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., rides available upon request. public invited to attend, $4 donation, but not required, RSVP for dinner by calling or emailing church; Thanksgiving Eve worship, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 to 8 p.m., bring friends and family. Adult Bible study and women's Bible study, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Youth group, ages 2nd through 12th grades, Thursdays, 6 p.m.; Bible study on the Book of Hebrews, Fridays, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday service, 10 a.m. Call 822-7541. Call 822-7541.

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

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