Healing Horses & Armed Forces has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to offer 12 veterans a month a chance to experience what Charisse Rudolph, founder and CEO, has created at Rising Moon Ranch.
For the month of December, veterans who qualify with the Wounded Warriors Project are invited to come to the Rising Moon Ranch for the Holiday Horses & Christmas Cheer event, to be held Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include a continental breakfast, lunch, new games with the horses, resilience techniques, drumming circle and a little Christmas gift to go.
Soon after Michele Borquez moved to Tehachapi 15 years ago, she entered a contest for Sunset magazine where she was asked to write why she felt her "little" town was the best in California. Her response was, "What's so great about this town is everyday you feel like you are on an actual vacation."
The Tehachapi Gandy Dancers Square Dance Club participated in a food drive recently. The Gandy Dancers turned all food collected from club members' generous donations over to the Tehachapi Chapter of the Salvation Army by club members Linda Carmichael, Sharon Guinn and Diana Hart.
Nothing says "Christmas" like bagpipes, right? Well, maybe it helps to add fiddle, guitar, a singer and some Irish dancers. Then you have the makings of a fantastic Celtic Christmas Celebration!
Dreading the holidays this year? The holidays are especially difficult times if there have been recent losses of loved ones, divorces, separations, or loss of employment. Holidays with someone or something important missing can be harsh. If you are dreading the holidays, or know others handling difficult losses, join in gathering on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m., at Community Congregational Church, 100 E. "E" St. If the weather allows, the gathering will begin in the church courtyard, with a short walk along a path of lighted candles and into a warm indoor sanctuary. Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. It reminds us of the long dark night our soul sometimes endures. Yet be assured, light, warmth and hope will return again.
Inside the sanctuary, there will be recorded blues music, votive candles, time for silent reflection and shared comfort ... a time for quiet stillness and perhaps shared tears and laughter.
Some great kids used this Halloween to think about more than candy.
The Tehachapi Community Theatre is taking proposals for plays to be produced in the next season, 2015-16, and the public is invited to come and give us your input. The new season will include four main stage, one children/teen, two black box and two possible workshop productions (if applicable). If you missed the November two-day Pitch event, the final chance for presentation will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, between 2 and 5 p.m., at TCT Second Space, 431 W. "J" St.
This is the last opportunity for directors to showcase and submit their play of choice as well as any local or new playwrights -- who may not wish to direct -- to submit their own works. The Pitch is your opportunity to sell the production committee and membership on why a particular play should be produced at the BeeKay by the Tehachapi Community Theatre group.
Have a Heart Humane Society will be hosting their 10th low cost spay and neuter clinic on Saturday, Dec. 6. The organization is partnering with Tehachapi Valley Parks and Recreation, who is making the West Park Activity Center on "D" Street available to house pets before and after surgery.
This clinic is being funded by a private donation (not taxpayer money) from New York Times Best-Selling Author Fern Michaels, a true animal lover. Michaels has authored more than 100 novels and visited Tehachapi some years ago for a book signing to promote Heartbreak Ranch (set in Caliente), an anthology of romance stories that included Chelley Kitzmiller, Have a Heart's president.
NORTH POLE -- Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child's letter to Santa -- complete with a North Pole postmark!
Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa:
The downtown "First Friday" Art Walk will be held on Dec. 3, 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. Participating in the upcoming event include the following:
A new TCT promotion has just been launched by Tehachapi Community Theater to help make your First Friday evening even bigger and better that it already is. Tickets for all TCT productions running on the first Friday of the month will now be available at a special price of two for $15. TCT is offering a buy one ticket get one ticket free to anyone interested in attending a TCT live performance at the BeeKay during a First Friday evening. Tickets for this promotion are only available at the BeeKay Box Office on First Friday and will not be sold online or at any of our ticket agents. The BeeKay Box Office will open early, at 5 p.m. on all First Fridays for the purchase of First Friday FREE tickets.
Tickets are only good for that one First Friday evening and not during other performances during the run of the show. This promotion will be available for the very first time during the run of The Curious Savages on First Friday, Dec. 5. Though the box office will be open at 5 p.m. on that day, the doors to the house will not open until 7 p.m. as usual, and the performance will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. In honor of this promotion and to help with Friday festivities, the BeeKay marquis will be lit and glowing brightly to remind everyone of the event.
The holidays are a favorite time of year for visitors to the Errea House Museum. To get into the holiday spirit, many families visit the restored historic museum to see the old fashioned decorations and to purchase antiques and other gifts made by local vendors.