Camp Kiya, Tehachapi's family traditional music camp, has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Arts Council of Kern. The "Arts in the Community" grant was given for the scholarship program, which helps make the camp affordable to students and adults who would not be able to attend without some financial aid. Camp Kiya will take place July 26 through 30 this summer.
For Barb Villasenor and Jill Greene, the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event is a testament to our commitment to our four legged friends. This dynamic duo has planned a barktastic event and wants to welcome everyone to come down and join in the canine companion celebration on April 25, starting with registration at 9 a.m., and the walk to begin at 10 a.m. in Railroad Park.
For quite a long time now we've been trying to fix our racial problems by tinkering with the system. Some kind of trigger event happens, such as the shooting at Ferguson. There are protests, probably some violence, and a lot of confusion over what happened and why. There will be two or three investigations, reports, reactions to the reports, the pundits will expound on various theories. There may or may not be some action on the reports' recommendations, and a few little changes made which may or may not make a little bit of difference. Then it all more or less fades away. But it will be back.
That doesn't seem to work. It all reminds me of a fight at recess time when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. A couple of kids are wrestling around on the ground, and the rest in a circle watching the action, cheering on one or the other.
Tehachapi High School drama students will offer several performances of "The Haunting of Will Shakespeare" to be presented in the Performing Arts Room, located behind the cafeteria of the high school.
The Tehachapi Lions Club held the 78th annual Student Speaker Contest at the club level on Feb. 5, at the Tehachapi Senior Center. The topic this year was "Water Conservation -- How Can We Reduce, Recycle and Reclaim?"
The Southern Sierra Council of the Boy Scouts of America is offering a Cub Scout Day Camp program to give Tehachapi boys an adventurous, active and healthy summer. Day Camp offers youth several fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, and discover new interests. The Boy Scouts of America encourages parents to help their boys unplug from technology and explore all the camp has to offer.
"Attending Cub Scout Day Camp is a wonderful opportunity for boys to keep their minds and bodies active," said Charles Schuyler, camp director. "When at Day Camp, boys get to learn about nature, take on new responsibilities, gain independence and develop essential social skills and new relationships. We really encourage parents to give their boys the gift of camp so that they can benefit from the experience."
Together Mens Bible study, in an arrangement with The Hitching Post Theater, is offering a Good Friday screening of Mel Gibson's classic film "The Passion of the Christ." The showing will be held on Good Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m., and is free to the community.
The theater seats 175, so it is first come, first serve. A meal is served at 6 p.m. with contemporary Bible teaching after. Any and all Christian men are invited to participate. For more information, visit togetherbiblestudy.org.
Komatsu, a manufacturer of mining, construction and military heavy equipment is looking to fill an internship position that will be based out of the Golden Queen Mining Company LLC in Mojave.
The Komatsu ACT Program is looking to train a student to diagnose, service and maintain Komatsu equipment with procedures recommended by the factory with special tools and specific information related to the Komatsu product lines.
Education can mean the difference between minimum wage and a living salary, between a life of poverty and a promising future. Principal Laura Barba of Monroe High School is committed to helping her students achieve a higher education by pursing scholarship donors willing to make pledges of any denomination.
Three outstanding girls from Jacobsen Middle School have been chosen to attend AAUW's Tech Trek Camp this summer. They are: Lyndsey Shultz, Maleena Davis and Alyssa Lundberg.
Tehachapi Humane Society (THS) and Dr. Beverly Billingsley Vet Clinic have joined forces to provide Fix Your Pet (FYP) spay/neuter clinics to low income residents of Tehachapi only. Four clinics were held over the past two months, with approximately 45 pets spayed/neutered, given pain medications, Rabies shots, and DHLPP for canines and FVCRP shots for felines. Pets were kept overnight at the clinic and picked up by owners the next day. They went home all happy and tails wagging.
The next clinic dates with Dr. Billingsley are planned for April 8, May 13 and June 10. More clinic dates with Dr. Billingsley will be held the second Wednesday of every month. In addition, pet vaccine clinics are held the second Saturday of every month at the THS office from 10 a.m. to noon.
The downtown "First Friday" Art Walk will be held on April 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: