The Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH) is calling upon local artists to submit their works to Synthesis, the upcoming 30th annual juried art exhibition. Last year's show had more than 200 submissions, but MOAH hopes to feature even more local artists this year. The art submission deadline is Sunday, March 1.
All forms of artistic media, including (but not limited to) painting, photography and mixed-media, are welcome. Online submissions are preferred; however, applicants wishing to submit in person may bring their exhibition-ready artwork(s) to the Museum by Sunday, March 1 for consideration. Any work produced within the past three years which has not been shown at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History, formerly the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, is eligible for submission.
Orientation to be held March 1
Local girls interested in competing in the Miss Tehachapi 2015 pageant are asked to attend an orientation to be held Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 p.m., at Stallion Springs Library, 27800 Stallion Springs Drive, Tehachapi. The pageant will be held May 2.
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.