If you have ever driven Highway 154 north of Santa Barbara on a Sunday afternoon and stopped at the Cold Spring Tavern for a tri-tip sandwich, you will undoubtedly remember the "good-time" blues music that went along with it. Tom Ball, on harmonica and vocals, and Kenny Sultan, on guitar, have been playing their own brand of American roots styles of music together for 35 years, and outside on the porch of the Tavern on Sundays for much of that time.
On Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., Fiddlers Crossing will be bringing the fun to Tehachapi.
Evangelist Demeke Ture will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tehachapi on March 1, at 10 a.m., to tell about God's mission to Ethiopia's 104 prisons. He will also tell about the miraculous growth of the Church in Ethiopia.
The youth at GSLC have sent funds raised from local fundraisers to support the mission for two years.
Painting is raffle prize
It's that wonderful time of the year when the holidays are over and the Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association begins to introduce some of Tehachapi's premier artists.
Looking for a great summer job? Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District continues to seek certified lifeguards for employment at the Dye Natatorium Pool, perhaps one of the most cherished assets found locally.
Dye Natatorium, located at 400-B S. Snyder, is an indoor pool open to the public from February through September each year. In an effort to extend the open season, a Bunco Night fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m., at West Park Activity Center, 410 W. "D" St. Proceeds will go towards the lifeguard program by assisting individuals interested in serving as a lifeguard pay for the Red Cross Certification course.
The Kern Audubon Society, Tehachapi Chapter, will be meeting in Stallion Springs for a Birding Trip Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8:30 a.m. Participants are asked to meet at Burger King at 8 a.m. to carpool, or at 8:30 a.m. at the Stallion Springs Park.
The local bird club, lead by Angela Guy and Greg Hargleroad, will take a leisurely hike around the Stallion Springs Park, golf course and nearby trails. This picturesque area is home to many shore birds and offers a sweet oasis to any migratory birds coming through the area. With the many trees and attractive waterways, the potential for sightings of numerous species is great.
Our unseasonably warm winter has of course caused many varieties of fruit trees to bloom in profusion, even though it's only the middle of February. Almonds are typically the first to bloom, which is why they aren't grown here commercially: they are too apt to bloom early and then get hit with a late crop-destroying frost. Nevertheless, almond trees are planted in yards and along streets in Tehachapi, and they are blooming now and attracting honeybees.
Interested in seeing some of Tehachapi’s finest wedding venues in person?
The Bar Double J Supplies tack shop, located at 117 S. Mill St., in Tehachapi will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with a Open House on Saturday, Feb. 21, during regular business hours of 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The celebration will include lots of deals, raffles, snacks and drinks to thank the public for their support. Whether you are buying or selling, patrons are encouraged to come to the store which carries a wide variety of tack, pads, saddles clothes and more. Consignment of larger items like saddles is also offered. During 2014, Bar Double J sold 70 saddles in 2014, so don't let yours just gather dust in the tack room. For more information, call Jill and John Nelson or Al Anders, owners, at 823-1115, or visit their website at barjjranch.com or Facebook page at Bar Double J Supplies.
The work of two of the most talented and versatile artists that the Tehachapi Mountains have ever produced is currently on display in a special exhibit at the Tehachapi Museum on Green Street. This artwork was created by Hooks Anderson and Gail Shilling Jenkins, often in collaboration with each other, and the pieces chosen for this new exhibit were primarily inspired by Native American styles and motifs.
As technology evolves to become more and more "smarter," it comes at a cost. For technology to be "smart," it has to, in a way, think and react on its own. Have you ever wondered if your technology is spying on you without your permission?
Family Life Pregnancy Center is excited to be moving closer to the reality of providing limited ultrasound services at our facility. This has been something the board of directors has discussed, researched and waited for the right timing for several years. The funds were raised over the past year through the generous donations of many in our community.
On Jan. 7, our machine was delivered and work began preparing the room and so much more. We have obtained a medical director and several volunteer registered nurses to be trained to perform the ultrasounds. Training has been scheduled for the first week in March, and we are inching ever closer. We are currently looking for volunteer models for our ultrasound training. If you are 6 to 20 weeks pregnant and would like to be a volunteer model for an ultrasound, contact the Center at 823-8255 and ask to speak to Mary. We will be scheduling appointments for March 2 through 5. Only those with a scheduled appointment will be able to receive the ultrasound.