Master Ivan Jadric and the Tehachapi Martial Arts Center invites the public to attend the 8th annual Combat Hapkido Seminar, with special guest Grandmaster John Pellegrini.
The international seminar will be held on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will learn how Combat Hapkido is a modern style of Hapkido utilizing a scientific approach to self defense that is applied to realistic situations and easily integrated with any style of martial arts. The seminar is designed for martial arts of all skill levels, law enforcement, security and men or women of any age.
The Make A Wish Foundation recently granted Madison Harding's dream to go to Disney World in Florida. Madison, 11, who has suffered from a lung disease since birth that has to date resulted in a loss of 30 percent of her lungs, was treated to a week-long stay at Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Fla., along with her parents, Jimmy and Shawny Patrick, and younger sister, Kayleen, 7. While there, the family went to all Disney and Universal Parks attractions, taking with them copies of local newspapers that previously featured Madison's story late last year.
Western Governors University, (WGU), held its 28th semi-annual commencement ceremony in Orlando on Feb. 7, and celebrated the graduation of more than 6,700 graduates.
Photo courtesy of Lara Crowe"The Haunting of William Shakespeare" opens April 9, at 7 p.m., with other performances to be held on April 10 and 11, at 7 p.m., and April 12, at 2 and 7 p.m., in the Performing Arts Room at Tehachapi High School. Tickets cost $6 for general admission and $5 with an ASB card, and are available at the door.
City and county residents now eligible
A federally-funded program received the green light on March 31, allowing City of Tehachapi residents and property owners financing assistance for home improvements.
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District will host its annual Fishing Derby at Brite Lake, located at 22902 Banducci Road, on Saturday, April 18.
On Feb. 7, California District XV Director Priscilla Mester presented the Tomo-Kahni Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with its Chapter Charter. A charter is a visible record of the organization of a chapter.
The Kern County Fire Department will be hosting Wildfire Awareness Expos in Tehachapi, Kernville and Frazier Park.
The Tehachapi Community Congregational Church -- United Church of Christ (TCCUCC) is conducting an adult Sunday School class series focused on racism in America, California and in Kern County.
Previous classes have discussed the experience of Chinese who built much of the railroad that currently runs through the Tehachapi Mountains; the experience of American Indians and Native Americans; the experience of African Americans including the existence of "sundown towns" and general presentations on prejudice, bias and other forms of discrimination based on gender or sexual preference.
I was working on replacing an old fence by some of our hog pens last week when one of the biggest Gopher Snakes I've ever seen glided by me just a couple of feet away. Measuring more than five feet long and as big around as the cardboard tube inside a roll of paper towels, it was a very handsome specimen of one of our most common snakes.
Plans are underway for the 2nd annual Cummings Valley School 5k and Fun Run, scheduled for Friday, May 29, at 7:30 a.m., at Cummings Valley School.
This cooperative effort between the CVS Student Council and PTO was a tremendous success last year with over 150 participants, and organizers hope to have even more participation this year.
'Non-Profit Showcase' at West Park April 14
Do you have too much free time? Have you been wondering what there is to do in this wonderful town of Tehachapi. Well let me invite you to a premiere event taking place on Tuesday, April 14. The Rotary Club of Tehachapi in Partnership with the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District is having our first Non-Profit Showcase at West Park Activities Center, 410 W. "D" St., from 5 to 8 p.m.