Upcoming & Ongoing

Ongoing through September-October

  • Barry Ailetcher is September’s Artist of the Month at Work of Heart Gallery
  • Work of Heart Gallery is accepting applications for their Young Artists show in October which will feature works by children ages 6-12 (mdcram@frazmtn.com, 242-1316)
  • Mountain Munchkins Preschool Storytime at the Frazier Park Library meets every Tuesday. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers at 11:30 a.m. (3015 Mt. Pinos Way).
  • Keys to a Successful Marriage class ‘Diamonds are Forever’ by Joanne Frank begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 at the Lebec Community Church. Free women’s class with nursery care available ($2). Every Wednesday through Jan. (2350 Lebec Road, 248-2004).
  • Registration open for sustainable landscape seminar ‘California Oaks in Urban Landscapes’ to be held Sept. 30 in Claremont and Oct. 26 in Pasadena. Early registration is $135 ($150 regular). Visit lasgrwc2.org for more information (213-229-9945).
  • Clothing donations are being accepted by Let’s Live Local for their annual Clothing Exchange on Oct. 3 in Pine Mountain (clothes may also be brought to event, 242-2624).
  • Free "Unlocking Revelation Prophecy" Seminar is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:15 p.m. in the Frazier Park Community Center. Through Oct. 24 (245-1410).
  • Ridge Route Communities Museum is accepting applications from artisans/crafters for their Annual Arts & Crafts Show Nov. 5-6. Call 245-3324 or 245-2339, rrchs@frazmtn.com

Thursday, September 23

  • Open House and Fall Yard Sale at The Vine Pregnancy Center is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Light refreshments and cookies will be offered for those attending the event (632 Glendale Trail, Frazier Park, 661-201-3047, www.thevinepregnancycenter.org)
  • Kern County Tourism Grant workshop will begin at 6 p.m. in the East Bakersfield Veterans Building (2010 Ridge Road). Free information on how nonprofits may apply for a tourism promotion grant (661-868-5316 or email kerninfo@co.kern.ca.us).
  • Kern County District Attorney-elect Lisa Green will be addressing the Rotary Club of Frazier Park at their monthly meeting (6 p.m. at Los Pi?os Restaurant, 133 Frazier Mtn. Park Rd. Lebec). Ms. Green will discuss her agenda for improving safety and quality of life in the Mountain Communities and Kern County in general. Public welcome (245-3809).
  • Silent Chair Meditation at the Jizo Peace Center begins at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion of the book Peace is the Way by Deepak Chopra (2012 Pioneer Way, Pine Mountain, 242-6956)

Friday, September 24

  • Fall Equinox Women’s Retreat begins at the Lodge of the Harvest Moon (PowWow Lodge in Pine Mountain). See www.PowWowLodge.org or call 242-1779. Through Sunday.
  • AARP Trip to the Kern County Fair for Senior Day (free admission and parking). Call Jessie Jewell at 245-1995 for carpool information (see pg. 9).
  • YesterYear plays live from 6-8 p.m. at The Place in Ventucopa (4014 Hwy 33, 661-766-2660)
  • Blues and Jazz Club presents Robert Kyle and Sambalicious at 7 p.m. in the Condor Lounge, Pine Mtn. Club $15 (sold at door if still available, 242-3788 for tickets).

Saturday, September 25 – National Public Lands Day

  • U.S. Forest Service "Fee Free" day for all visitors to the Los Padres National Forest. National Forest Adventure Passes are not required to visit the LPNF except for the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area (Santa Barbara). Call 661-245-3731 for info.
  • The Arts for Earth Show is from 8:15-10 a.m. live on cable channel 14 every Saturday. The show offers a variety of arts and wilderness guests with host Michelle Nosco. Adoptable pets featured first Saturday of every month. Callers welcome (245-2688)
  • National Take-Back Day: Medication Take-Back Program will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Frazier Park Market. Call the Mountain Communities Coalition Against Substance Abuse (MCCASA) for more info 245-4303 (see ad pg. 10).
  • Free San Andreas Fault ‘Earthquake Tour’ offered by the Ridge Route Communities Museum from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mostly driving/minimal walking with discussions about past quakes and future predictions from the Cuddy Valley "Y" to Quail Lake with historian Bonnie Kane and geologist Tim Elam (from Buena Vista Museum). Limited space, RSVP to 245-7747.
  • Free Raw Milk presentation at the Coffee Cantina begins at 3 p.m. A public outreach program by the Organic Pastures Dairy Company that will answer questions about raw milk and food consumption for a healthy immune system (3011 Mt. Pinos Way, 245-3166).

Monday, September 27

  • Free Week at the Boys & Girls Club starts today. Parents can check out the club’s after school program at no cost from 2-6 p.m. each day through Friday, Oct. 1. Open House Barbecue from 2-5 p.m. on Friday (Assembly of God Church, 3224 Mt. Pinos Way, 245-2678)
  • Public Workshops on the adoption of 2010 California Building Standards Code will be at 6 p.m. on the first floor of the Public Services Building, 2700 M St. Bakersfield.

Wednesday, September 29

  • Awana CrossTrainers Bible School will be held at the Frazier Mountain Park Community Building from 6:15-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Open to children grades 3-7 (245-2124, 248-2004)

Thursday, September 30

  • Chamber of Commerce meeting is at 7 p.m. at Cuddy Hall (335 Lakewood Place, LOW). Nominations will be taken for open spots on the board.

Friday, October 1

  • Boys & Girls Club Open House Barbecue is from 2-5 p.m. at 3224 Mt. Pinos Way. Lots of fun activities including a bounce house and face painting (245-2678)

Saturday, October 2

  • Seventh Annual Walk to Defeat ALS begins at 8 a.m. in Bakersfield. See walktodefeatals.org for more information and to sign up.
  • The Arts for Earth Adopt-A-Pet Show is from 8:15-10 a.m. live on cable channel 14 every Saturday. Adoptable pets from the Mountain Communities SPCA featured today. (245-2688)
  • Toxic Roundup: The Lebec Transfer Station will not be charging regular disposal fees for all household hazardous waste from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (300 Landfill Rd, Lebec, Kern County residents only. Bring a form of ID showing residence in Kern County.
  • Ninth Annual Street Painting/Chalk Art Festival at the Coffee Cantina is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Reserve spaces ($15/$30) by calling 245-3166 or stop by 3011 Mt. Pinos Way.
  • The Condor Group of the Sierra Club features Mt. Pinos District Ranger Eric Van Walden. Potluck supper begins at 6:15 p.m. with a 7 p.m. program Potluck and program open to all, Sierra Club membership not required (Pine Mountain Clubhouse, 242-0432)

Sunday, October 3

  • Let’s Live Local Annual Clothing Exchange is from 12-3 p.m. in the Pine Mountain Clubhouse pool pavilion. All are welcome to bring gently used clothing (incl. shoes, coats and purses) to exchange with others in the community, although bringing clothes not required. All leftover clothing will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club Thrift Store (242-2624).

Wednesday, October 6

  • Awana CrossTrainers Bible School will be held at the Frazier Mountain Park Community Building from 6:15-8 p.m. every Wednesday. Open to children grades 3-7 (245-2124, 248-2004)

Thursday, October 7

  • AARP monthly meeting and potluck begins at 12 noon in the Frazier Mountain Park Community Center. Gita Nelson from Mountain Communities SPCA will speak. Remember to bring a dish to share and table service (300 Park Drive, 245-0610)

This is part of the September 24, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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