Good Shepherd Preschool will host a picnic in the playground on Friday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Good Shepherds Administrative team and staff invite individuals who are, were, or want to be an educator in the early childhood sector to join them and bring a picnic dinner for some good old fashion fun. All teachers and staff are invited. Drinks will be provided. R.S.V.P. by calling Sarah or Candace at 823-7740.
What happens when you take Gods Word, a gifted speaker of the Word, and 260 local supporters of Family Life Pregnancy Center? An evening of inspiration for the attendees, and renewed spirits for those who work day in and day out at the Center, to bring hope and love to those facing unplanned pregnancies.
Composting is the topic for the First Friday event to be held April 4, at the Tehachapi Community Church, 100 E. "E" St., from 5 to 8 p.m.
For veterans and service members returning to the states from active duty, the transition home can be the hardest part of serving.
The Rotary Club of Tehachapi will host a Cowboy Night fundraiser, Saturday, May 3, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Stallion Springs Gym.
An unusual type of worship service will take place at Tehachapi Community Congregational Church, 100 E. "E" St., on Sunday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. It is called Kirkin' 'o the Tartans and has evolved from a mid 18th century event when Scotland had been defeated in the Jacobite rebellion. At that time, the wearing of the tartan, the playing of the bagpipes, and the bearing of arms were all outlawed by the Hanovarian English government.
Opening on First Friday, April 4, a new exhibit at the Tehachapi Museum will feature four baskets made by Refugia Williams. The four baskets attributed to Refugia are of typical Kawaiisu coiled construction, with the coils formed of deer grass foundation, wrapped with split willow and woven with designs on the individual baskets created by combinations of the coils being wrapped with Joshua tree root, bracken fern root, and yucca root.
Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2014-2015 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions from April 25 through May 23.
The annual Ridgecrest Desert Wildflower Festival will return over the weekend of April 11 through 13 with activities in several venues around town. The schedule begins with the annual wildflower exhibit at Maturango Museum on Friday Saturday, April 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 13, from 10 to 5 p.m. The Maturango Museum will display wildflowers gathered locally by trained volunteers and identified by botanists. On Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Shelley Ellis and Marty Dickus of the Bureau of Land Management will present their fascinating and informative program "What a Surprise."
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will host its annual egg hunt Saturday, April 19 (the day before Easter), at West Park, 490 W. "D" St.
"Sleeping Beauty" will continue at the Beekay Theatre for two more weekends.
The Foundation for After School Education in conjunction with the Art Science and Tecghnology Committee will present a fashion show Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Lisec's residence in Bear Valley.