By the time you get to the wedding reception, it's fair to say that you and your new spouse have done some pretty hard work. You've pored over endless magazines, and have done so much online research that you're fairly certain your eyes are permanently damaged.
The right music and a good DJ can make any event a success. If you’re planning a party, you need music to set the mood and hot sounds to get people dancing. If you’re getting married, you need romantic music for the ceremony and dinner and fun tunes to dance and relax to at the reception afterwards. As an entertainment specialist, Aaron Mauldin of Aaron’s DJ Services can provide all of this for you — and he guarantees that it will be a hit!
Attention all you rockin' high school youth, it's time to dance at Tehachapi Community Church's first ever Valentine's Day Teen Dance and Costume Party. Bring your friends, male or female, gay or straight, and get ready to meet some great new friends on Feb. 14. The dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at the church's Friendship Hall, located at the corner of Green and "E" Streets.
Come as you are, or come dressed in your best Classic Rock, Motown or Disco Dancin' garb! Prizes will be awarded for the best theme costume.
"Sylvia" is a play about relationships ... a man, his wife and the stray dog Sylvia that he falls in love with and adopts from the nearby park. The man's affection for Sylvia costs him his job and almost his marriage, but the story is full of solid reality and thought-provoking events that, although funny, may hit close to home. "Sylvia" is an adult comedy, but first and foremost it is a love story, perfect for your Valentine viewing.
The Valentine special from TCT during the final weekend of Sylvia is "Two for Twenty." After a quiet dinner or wonderful evening stroll around town tasting fabulous local and regional wines while savoring special chocolate tidbits, why not take your valentine to see final evening showing of the hit TCT live stage production of "Sylvia." The "Two for Twenty" promotion is only available at the BeeKay box office on Valentine's night, Saturday, Feb. 14, and not online or at any other ticket outlets. The BeeKay Box Office will open early at 5 p.m. to sell two tickets for the Saturday night's performance for only at $20, a $10 savings and our Valentine gift to you.
Kickoff for Tehachapi's 12th annual Relay for Life kick off will be held on Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., at TK's Pizza next to Kmart.
Matthew Cruse will be the 2015 event chair, and has already started planning with the Relay committee for a new and exciting Relay event.
A wonderful and worthy event is coming to Bakersfield and everyone is cordially invited. The Ball is sponsored by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Kern County Chapter 604, with all proceeds assisting veterans. Enjoy an evening of dining and dancing, while benefitting our local veterans in need.
Veterans and the public alike are invited to the Ball, being held Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Bakersfield Marriott, Convention Center, located at 801 Truxtun Ave. Cocktail hour is from 5 to 6 p.m., and dinner and dancing will be from 6 to 11 p.m.
Have a Heart Humane Society has Kern County spay/neuter vouchers available for all pet owners in eastern Kern County (Cal City, Mojave, Boron, Rosamond and Tehachapi). The vouchers are $70 for dogs and $40 for cats, and must be redeemed at Southern Kern Vet Hospital in Rosamond. Have a Heart suggests pet owners call Southern Kern Veterinary Services at 256-8121 first to make an appointment and find out what your balance after the co-pay would be using the Kern County voucher. Then, stop by Radio Shack on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and pick up the voucher.
Have a Heart will also be continuing its Wednesday mini-clinics with Dr. Willis in Cummings Valley through March. Large clinics will be held in April and May (no sign ups are available yet for these clinics at this time). These clinics are funded through donations and grants -- no county money/ taxpayer money is used. Pets will be altered, given a pain injection and a Rabies vaccination and microchipped (microchips are mandatory). To sign up for a Wednesday mini-clinic come to Radio Shack most any Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cats will cost $25 and dogs will cost $35. No pets over 7 years old, overweight pets, or pets in heat will be accepted. The mini-clinics are for greater Tehachapi residents only. Payment is cash only, and no refunds for no shows.
It's often true that parents and their offspring have different ideas about what constitutes "good music." Perhaps I lucked out, having grown up with Gary Mazzola and Joy Gray, both talented songwriters and musicians, as parents. Music was something personal, made right there in our home. Some of my earliest memories include the harmony of their voices, the strumming of guitars and their creative lyrics. While I can't speak for how they may have felt about some of my music choices growing up, I feel privileged to say that the music they made is woven into the very fabric of my childhood.
While their personal paths may have diverged, Gary and Joy still sometimes come together to make beautiful music, this time in the company of eight other gifted musicians. "A Night To Remember," an evening of original music featuring Gary Mazzola & Friends, returns to the famous BeeKay Theatre on Feb. 21. Don't wait to buy tickets, because this show usually sells out! People are drawn to the positive energy and the impressive array of talented musicians.
Have a Heart Humane Society has been approached by a Tehachapi Eagle Scout to work with him and his troop on a community service construction project. We have given the idea a lot of consideration.
Have a Heart proposes to work with the scouts to help some of the feral (wild) cat colonies in Tehachapi. Why does Tehachapi have feral cats? Feral cats are the offspring of stray or abandoned pets that were not spayed or neutered.
Scottish folksinger Ed Miller will return to Tehachapi for the third time on Friday, Feb. 13, for a 7 p.m. concert in Fiddlers Crossing. Miller is a folklorist as well as a musician, with graduate degrees from the University of Texas, and entertains with the stories behind the songs. Although now a resident of Austin, Texas, his Edinburgh accent still delights his audiences. Miller has been hailed as "one of the finest singers to come out of the Scottish Folksong Revival" and as "one of Scotland's best singing exports."
Along with his concert career, he also was the long-time host of a Sunday afternoon radio program of folk music in Austin, called "Across the Water." Miller is highly sought after for Celtic festivals, Highland Games and Burns Suppers, as well as for lectures and workshops. He has recorded eight CDs of Scottish songs, which he will have for sale at the concert. Along with his musical tours of Scotland in his concerts, he leads actual "folksong tours" of his native country every June. Several people from Tehachapi and Bakersfield have been on his tours and have raved about them.
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, but for Applegate Garden Florist, this Valentine’s Day marks a special milestone. The local full-service flower shop recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
It’s become a Tehachapi tradition, a winter holiday stroll around downtown while enjoying the hospitality of local businesses, along with wine, chocolates, music and goodies galore!