It's almost time for art to come to life on the sidewalks of Tehachapi. The 14th annual Chalk on the Walk will be held Saturday, Aug. 9.
Horse Thief Women's Golf Club held its annual President's Cup Tournament on June 17 and 18 at Horse Thief Country Club in Stallion Springs, with Judy Theriault winning the President's Cup title.
Other tournament winners included: First Flight, 1st place, Dianne Cooper; 2nd place, Sharon Lozar; and 3rd place, Linda Cross. Second Flight, 1st place, Janna Calaway; 2nd place, Marilyn Wells; and 3rd place, Angela Pearson.
The Tehachapi Relay For Life will be held Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13, at Coy Burnett Stadium on Tehachapi Boulevard east of Snyder Avenue. Opening ceremony will kick off the event at 8:30 a.m.
"We have 45 teams signed up so far," said Lynda Frerichs, co-chair, "but it's not too late to start a team."
The Tehachapi Mountain Quilt Guild's next meeting is July 7, at 9:30 a.m., at the Bear Valley Church Hall, located at 26180 Plateau Way. Any and all quilters and those interested in quilting are invited to attend. The public is invited to come and join the fun and enjoy the company of fellow quilters.
Are you ready for the Tacky Tea? In the past the Quilt Guild participated in an ice cream social. This year, the organization will be doing a "Tacky Tea." Tea goers are encouraged to wear their best hat, and to remember their gloves. Stockings could be appropriate and your Sunday Go to Meetin' best. The July and the December birthday ladies will provide fancy foods like cucumber sandwiches, petit fours, tea cakes and more. They will use the finest china (commonly referred to as Styrofoam). Come dressed as tacky as you like!
Spanish students arriving in Tehachapi still need homes. Volunteer host families are desperately needed. Students are fully insured and have their own spending money.
Arriving on June 27, the students have scheduled activities which host families are invited to participate in.
Wearing the familiar "Helping Hands" vests, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, met May 17 at Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds for a fun volunteer day.
With their paint brushes and wire brushes in hand as well as shovels and rakes, three local congregations of the Latter-Day Saints from Bear Valley, Golden Hills and Tehachapi Wards combined efforts in the service project. The efforts were coordinated by local church leaders Richard Swanson, Gary Eisenzimmer and Robert Munson.
HEARTS Connection, a local non-profit providing support for local families who have kids with special needs, will host the following events during the month of July:
* HEARTS & Crafts, benefit craft fair at the City's Hot Dog Festival on July 4 in Central Park. The event will include craft vendors and raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win prizes. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to provide events for local families who have children with special needs.
Reception on 'First Saturday,' July 5
Word is out as you may by now have heard. First Friday at Gallery 'n' Gifts for July, will be First Saturday, July 5. Barbecues, tailgate parties and fireworks displays are going to take precedence on July 4, as well they should, as our country celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, signed 238 years ago.
Three of Tehachapi's firefighters have been tapped for recognition in light of the service they conducted during a June 30, 2013 fire.
On Friday, June 27, Tehachapi Engine Company 12 Capt. Jason Nava, Engineer Leland Davis and Firefighter Paul Abarquez received a unit citation for their actions during a house fire that ended in the safe rescue of a woman in Golden Hills.
The Tehachapi Christian Store invites the public to a Sing-Along on Friday, July 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The "Feed My Sheep Choir" consists of Gary Smith, Larry Smith, Cosmo Balassa, Jordan Griffin and anyone else who is moved to sing along, as is the tradition of the Feed My Sheep Ministry.