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Santa and Mrs. Claus were pulled by horse — not reindeer — during the Tehachapi Christmas Parade in 2017. This year's parade and tree lighting takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, along F Street in downtown Tehachapi.

COMMUNITY

Outreach Singers, a community service group messaging hope and inspiration to homebound, infirm and senior care facilities. All ages encouraged to participate. Meet at Shepherd of The Hills Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Find us on Facebook "Outreach Singers Tehachapi" or www.OutreachSingers.com.

Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 30, 4 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center, 410 W. D St. Admission and parking free.

Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 1, 8 to 10 a.m., Jacobsen Middle School Cafeteria, 711 Anita Drive. No charge pancake and sausage breakfast, pictures with Santa, games and fun. Call Linda at 818-519-7144.

Toxic Roundup-Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Collection Event, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, Tehachapi Landfill, 12001 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Call 800-552-KERN option 6 or visit kerncountywaste.com.

Tehachapi Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m., F Street in downtown Tehachapi. Call 822-4180.

Santa at the Depot, Dec. 1, 8 and 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, 101 W. Tehachapi Blvd., holiday model train display and refreshments. Call 823-1100.

T-Pops holiday concert, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., Whiting Center in Bear Valley Springs, presented by Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association, donation of $5 or free for 12 and younger. All are welcome, and gate passes available by calling 330-7426.

Ninth annual Cummings Valley School Holiday Boutique, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, school cafeteria. Sign up now to rent a booth for $20 per space, plus the donation of an item from the booth for an opportunity drawing. All proceeds from booth rental go to the good works of the Cummings Valley School Student Council.Students and their families attend immediately after school, so your booth’s exposure to a wide variety of customers is tremendous! Contact Pam Johnson at Cummings Valley School 822-2190, or pjohnson@teh.k12.ca.us.

Christmas Creche Festival, Dec. 8 from noon to 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 600 Anita Dr. Call Janet Vickers at 916-5778.

Tehachapi Mountain Democratic Club annual holiday party, Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 to 7 p.m., Tehachapi UCC Church, 100 E. E St., in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a favorite dish, dessert or salad to sharp. RSVP by calling Ginny at 821-0538.

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. Vouchers are free or $20 depending on veterinarian chosen. Tehachapi Humane Society, 823-0699, line 2.

Have a Heart Humane Society's 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. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 822-5683.

ASSOCIATIONS

Tehachapi Chapter 2352 of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees, meets on the third Thursday 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, 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, 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, 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.

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. Available classes: Mondays, DanceFit/Zuma, 6 p.m., Aspen Builders Inc., Activity Center, 105 E. E 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 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. 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 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 to 7 p.m. with dinner by SteamPunk Cafe and live music, check the Facebook page for menu and musical guests; Call 822-9233 for reservations.

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 plus supplies; Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., $15; Fused Glass with Leila Kleiman, Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. $45 for all materials, firing included.

Special classes include: Art Journaling with Judith Campanaro, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 3, $15; Fiber Arts with Karen Stevens, 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 1, $15, bring your project or idea.

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, www.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.

DivorceCare, for anyone who is separated or divorced. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 12, Country Oaks Church, 20915 Schout Road, in room 402. Join in at any time. Call 822-1379.

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.

Take Pounds Off Sensibly, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, sanctuary of Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road. $32 per year membership. Call 822-1400; no RSVP necessary.

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.

Weight Watchers, 4:30 p.m. weigh-in with 5 p.m. meeting Thursdays, fellowship hall of Shepherd of the Hills Church, 24300 Bear Valley Road. Three payments of $62 each to Weight Watchers. Call 822-1400 or write to tehachapishepherd@yahoo.com for details.

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.

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.; Adult Bible study and women's Bible study, Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; Youth group, ages 2nd through 12th grades, Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m..; Bible study on the Book of Hebrews, Fridays, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday service, 10 a.m. 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 fbctehachapi.com.

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