The weather is cooler, the stores are filled with holiday items, and families are beginning to make plans for Thanksgiving, followed closely by Christmas. The Summit Singers are working hard to help make those Christmas plans a thing of joy for Tehachapi families.
Following the tradition of several years, your local choral group once again will present a happy and uplifting Christmas program on the first Saturday of December. As always, the Dec. 6 program will begin at 7:30 p.m., giving people time to watch the downtown Christmas parade before enjoying the concert. Complimentary desserts and coffee will follow the program.
The Tehachapi Gryphon's Soccer Club participated in the Fall Festival for AST (arts, science, and technology) on Oct. 23 at Monroe High School. Local soccer enthusiasts were given the opportunity to test their skills against current and former club soccer players.
Recently, the Rotary Club of Tehachapi presented acareer workshop for seniors at Tehachapi High School. With the aid of Ellen Anderson, career advisor at the high school and nine Rotarians, a two-hour, three-session workshop was given to 80 high school seniors who voluntarily signed up to participate. These students completed a Career Occupational Preference System (COPS) test.
The students were assigned to one of three groups. These groups revolved to different workshops including a half-hour lead by Ellen Anderson on career development and exploration of the results of the COPS test. They went from there to a half-hour session on resume writing and the importance of the resume which was lead by Fred Motter with the aid of Jack Holland and Ann Tegarden.
November is volunteer appreciation month
The Tehachapi Community Theatre's is now accepting play submissions for the 2015 Playwright's Festival.
Irwin Yoham, pastor of the Tehachapi Seventh-day Adventist Church, has written a book which is applicable to all Christians who believe in creation over evolution. The book is entitled, "The Evidence of God in an Expanding Universe." It includes ten sermons with the themes: "Plain Water Proves Creation and Disproves Evolution", "Does Science Prove Genesis 1:2?", "Is the Universe an Illusion?," "What Do Trillions of Living Cells Tell Us -- Creation or Evolution?," "Faith is the Evidence," "Here is the Conclusion of the Matter", "What are the Facts?", "Can We Prove that the Earth was Created in Six Days?," "Is Einstein's 'Creative Force' the Creator God?," and "Does Man Himself Prove the Existence of God?,"
For a schedule of when the pastor will preach these sermons, call the church at 822-1174 or 823-7372. For a free copy of the book, call the same numbers or write to: Free Book on Creation Versus Evolution, Tehachapi Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 1456, Tehachapi, CA 93581. The church is located at 20335 Woodford-Tehachapi Rd.
Retiring and newly elected officers of Kiwanis were honored and installed by District Lieutenant Governor Greg Mudge at a special dinner meeting. He also commended the club for their success in raising funds to eliminate neonatal tetanus. Over five thousand dollars have been raised so far and a fabric sale organized by Anne Marie Novinger is expected to bring in even more.
The Jacobsen Middle School Parent Teacher Organization would like to share their appreciation to the community of Tehachapi for all the amazing support this year during the Bulldog Discount Card fundraiser. We'd also like to thank the students of Jacobsen Middle School who worked so hard to sell, sell, sell. All their hard work paid off -- this year we realized record profits.
Gary Stockdale has an impressive resume.
Tehachapi Community Theater will present "The Curious Savage" as its second show of the 2014-15 season at the BeeKay Theatre. With a cast made up of the best of the best, TCT's "holiday" production of "The Curious Savage" is sure to be an audience favorite.
A very special gift of a new Yamaha Clavinova digital piano has been received by Tehachapi Community Congregational Church. It is a versatile instrument that can sound like an organ, a pipe organ, or different pianos, including a grand piano. It has a wide selection of instrumental and percussion sounds that can be used.
The church is grateful for this gift from 95-year-old Beth Shurtz. She and her late husband, Bill, were always interested in music at whatever church they attended. Beth wanted to make this gift to Tehachapi Community Church and its music program as a memorial to Bill and herself. She wanted to be able to enjoy the gift in her lifetime.
A new program for youth has been established by the Salvation Army at their location at the corner of Tehachapi Boulevard and Snyder Avenue.