Diabetes Support group to meet
The Tehachapi Diabetes support will meet Thursday, May 15, at 10 a.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 329 S. Mill St. In honor of its 20th anniversary, the group will have a party and discuss computer nutrition apps for diabetes.
Call Eve at 822-3517 for more information.
PFLAG to feature Harvey Milk film
The May meeting of Tehachapi’s chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be held Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at the Treasure Trove, located at 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd. Parking is plentiful in the back, where an entrance leads directly into the meeting space. Look for the PFLAG sign.
The group will watch the documentary film “The Times of Harvey Milk,” which is about the life and work of the groundbreaking political and social activist for gay rights.
One need not be a PFLAG member to come to a PFLAG meeting; all are welcome. Questions? Please contact PFLAGTehachapi@gmail.com.
Healing Horses to celebrate Armed Force Day
The Inugural Healing Horses & Armed Foreces will celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 17, from at 3 to 6 p.m., at the Souza Family Vineyard, located at 26877 Cummings Valley Road in Tehachapi.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds for the nation’s veterans and service members’ programs. It will include dinner prepared by Red House BBQ and music provided by Movin’ On, a classic rock/blue/country band. Special guest will be Jen Housholder, Army reservist and Blackhawk pilot.
Tickets cost $45 or $80 for a couple. Price of tickets include a glass of wine, dinner, and one raffle ticket. Seating will be limited. Individuals are asked to bring their own favorite lawn chair.
HHAAF will also be accepting additional items for a silent auction and raffle.
For purchase tickets or make a tax deductible donation, call 821-2846 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Kids Day at the Museum’ May 17
The Tehachapi Heritage League is sponsoring "Kids Day at the Museum" at the Tehachapi Museum in conjunction with National Museum Day on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be demonstrations, contests, robotics from Tehachapi High School, badge making, scavenger hunts and other activities.
The sheriff's department, Parks and Recreation, and the Tehachapi Library will also be participating, as well as the Service dogs. The event will include prizes for contest winners.
For more information, call Harold at 823-8038 or Anna at 822-9414.
NARFE to meet at Kelcy's
The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m., at Kelcy's Restaurant, located at 110 W. Tehachapi Blvd.
All federal employees, retirees and friends are invited to attend. Come early and have lunch with fellow members. For more information, call Royal Mink at 821-1015.
Audubon Society to host field trip
The Kern Audubon Society will host a field trip to Paradise Valley Road on Saturday, May 17. Meet in the KMart parking lot near Burger King at 7 a.m. Bring binoculars, water and snacks, and join others at lunch in town afterwards.
The group will walk up Tehachapi Mountain in search of breeding birds. Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Band-tailed Pigeon, and Green-tailed Towhee are just a few possibilities.
Water is topic of Smart Growth meeting May 17
Smarth Growth-Tehachapi Valley will host a special water meeting, “Our Water Situation,” Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Moose Lodge, located at the corner of “F” and Curry Streets.
The first hour will consist of presentations by John Martin from the Tehachapi-Cummings County Water District and Jim Beck, or his designee, from the Kern County Water Agency, followed by a question and answer period with Lorelei Oviatt, director of Kern County Planning and Development Panel. For more information, call Janice Hagen Armstrong at 821-0346.
Self-defense, bully classes offered
The 8th annual Combat Hapkido self-defense seminar for men, women and teens ages 13 and up will be held Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tehachapi Martial Arts Center, located at 20418 Brian Way, Suite 6.
Individuals will be taught realistic techniques on how to defend themselves. No experience is necessary.
Space will be limited, and lunch will be included.
On Friday, May 16, from 5 to 6 p.m., the center will host the Defense Against a Bully class. The class is designed to assist children between the ages of 5 through 12. Deadline for sign-ups is May 9, and cost is $25.
For more information on either event, call 823-0621.
Intermediate Space Challenge is May 21
The Arts, Science & Technology Education Corporation of Tehachapi (AST) is sponsoring the 2014 Tehachapi Intermediate Space Challenge for Tehachapi 4th and 5th graders at the Tehachapi Municipal Airport on May 21, from 10 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Joel Beckmann call 974-2673.
Memorial Day parade planned for May 26
The Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District will present the Tehachapi Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade on May 26, at 10:15 a.m.
The line up begins at 9 a.m. at KMart and the parade finishes at Philip Marx Park, Mojave and "D" Street.
Contact Aimee Hansen, 822-3228 or email@example.com for more information.
Daughters to host rummage sale
The Catholic Daughters will be holding their Spring Rummage sale on Friday, May 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., in McMullan Hall at St. Malachy Catholic Church, located at 407 W. "E" St.
Clothes, household items, furniture and tools will be included in the sale.