In Pete Gurney's 1995 comic masterpiece "Sylvia," he wrote about a dog who totally seduces the attentions and affection of a hard working, middle class husband in one howler of a play.
Lancaster's Museum of Art and History (MOAH) opened its doors with an entirely new suite of shows celebrating the Contemporary Landscape: From the Desert to the Sea. The new suite of exhibits will continue to run through Jan. 11, 2015. As part of artist Kim Abeles' Shared Skies exhibit at MOAH, a photo-shoot officially kicked off her Shared Skies: Antelope Valley project.
Shared Skies is an exhibit of Abeles' prints created in collaboration with participants worldwide. The public was invited to send the artist a digital image of the sky taken in their part of the world. To date, the artist has created photomontage prints including skies above every continent, from the Arctic to Antarctica. These original Shared Skies prints are presented in MOAH's East Gallery, and Abeles will assemble a new print based on images taken of the Antelope Valley sky.
The Lions Club recognized local students for their excellent achievements during the month of December.
Taylor Cummings says she has been called upon by God, and at the tender age of 20, she has replied by writing her first book.
Get your home ready for a great 2015 and have fun while learning to use a popular DIY product: chalk based paint. Country Chic paint is available exclusively in town at Expert Estates on North Mill Street. It is made in the USA and is non-toxic and free of volatile organic compounds which are smelly and not great for your home.
Expert Estates owner, Lisa Kroese, said, "When we were having our first daughter, someone freecycled a crib and changing table. I envisioned painting them, but all the paint chemicals made me sick. I was in an apartment and had a hard time working outside in the summer heat. I kept thinking there had to be a better paint product for home projects like this! I was so happy with Country Chic. It was the kind of safe, simple paint product I thought had to exist someplace and now I sell it at my store. We can also custom paint your projects for you, if you don't have time to DIY."
Contributions to folk music by American women is the topic at the next meeting of American Association of University Women on Wednesday, Jan. 14. It will be held at 4 p.m. at Fiddler's Crossing, 206 E. "F" St. Guests and those interested in the topic or in AAUW are invited to attend.
Debby Hand-Cutler and Peter Cutler will discuss women folk singers and song writers such as Jean Ritchie, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and others. The Cutlers, well known as talented musicians, will perform songs written by some of these women. They have brought many musicians to perform in Tehachapi and have developed an audience appreciative of folk music.
If you missed it last year, have no fear. The Rotary Club of Tehachapi is having it's second annual Wine Pairing Dinner. This year the event will take place at The Apple Shed on Saturday, Jan. 31, starting at 6 p.m. The featured wines of the evening are from Tobin James, a well known and respected winery from Paso Robles.
Dinner will feature some of the new cuisine that The Apple Shed will be featuring in 2015 prepared by Mano. First course will be appetizers including Boar sliders paired with Tobin James Chardonnay. A terrific soup will be featured during the sit down portion of dinner paired with a Malbec. Participants will enjoy the wonder of grass fed prime rib as part of the main course which will be paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon. Dessert will be an apple tart with a blended dessert wine.
Native Californians traditionally made ingenious use of the many plant resources available to them, and they crafted scores of different household items from fibers, bark, stems, roots and branches of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.
Scott Pitkin, the public access coordinator for Tejon Ranch, spoke to Kiwanis about the Tejon Conservancy Agreement which was established in 2008 and signed by then Governor Schwartzenegger. The Ranch encompasses 2700,000 acres and the Conservancy has easement protection over 240,000 acres. This enables protection of native species, research and access to the public.
Twenty-five veterans from the ongoing, local Airstreams Renewables wind industry classes were entertained on Dec. 16 by local Cub Scouts. This is the Cub's third visit for this purpose. After a turkey dinner, served and prepared by den moms and helpers, games and entertainment was provided by the young Scouts. Laughter prevailed as the Scouts, with the vets taking part, performed a song followed by a skit
The Tehachapi Gandy Dancers hosted the swearing in of the 2015 season Board of Officers: Les Marney as president, Dennis Hart as vice president, Brenda Johnston as secretary, and Barbara Stoddard as treasurer.
The downtown "First Friday" Art Walk will be held on Jan. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. A number of downtown shops and restaurants will be open, many offering refreshments and entertainment. All are welcome to attend this free event. Participants in the upcoming event include the following: