Tehachapi Community Theatre's production of "A Christmas Story" opens this Friday, Nov. 22, at the beautiful Beekay Theatre. The play, written by Philip Grecian, is based on the well-known movie of the same name, which in turn is based on the memoirs of humorist Jean Shepherd of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s.
The high-octane bluegrass/Americana group, Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band, will return to Fiddlers Crossing Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Susie Glaze is an award-winning recording artist, with Broadway acting and singing credits to her name.
Tickets are now available for the December 7 Summit Singers concert. They can be purchased from any Summit Singers member, or from the following businesses: Apple Shed, Books & Crannies, Mountain Music, and Tehachapi Furniture.
Upcoming Thanksgiving related events include the following:
The Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association's holiday concert will again be presented on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m., at the Whiting Center, 26940 Bear Valley Road.
Mountain Pathways, a private, non-profit organization that teaches "community-based" functional and self-help skills for adults with developmental disabilities, is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to send its clients to Disneyland in the spring of 2014.
Shepherd of the Hills Church, 25101 Bear Valley Road, is relaunching their new Youth Ministry InnerState 180 with new Youth Pastor Jesse Morales.
I recently introduced readers to the lost field journals of Hart Merriam, one of the country's leading naturalists of the late 1800s and early 1900s. This energetic, remarkable man with far-ranging intellect was a founder of the National Geographic Society and the American Ornithologists' Union, among other groups, and he also documented Native American culture and language.
Many of us nowadays have wireless Internet in our homes and businesses. While "Wi-Fi" is definitely convenient and easy to use, it is susceptible to outside intruders who want to steal your Internet for free (called "piggybacking"), steal your information ("identity theft") or use your Internet to send out spam and perform other cyber attacks.
Nestled in the heart of the Los Angeles Museum District, on Wilshire Blvd., the Petersen Automotive Museum allows guests to explore the automobile, and its impact on American life and culture. The museum's four-story building encompasses over 300,000 square feet of exhibition space, filled with some of the rarest cars, trucks and motorcycles in the world.
Lizzie Sider, 15-year-old country musician, paid a visit to Tompkins, Golden Hills, and Cummings Valley elementary schools to promote bullying prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Regular readers of this column know that I love our native flora and fauna, and promote the planting of trees, shrubs and other perennials that our native to these mountains. Despite this, however, I must say that I enjoy all the fall color that now accompanies each autumn as a result of all the ornamental trees that have been used for landscaping.