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Meet Liberty Pearl and Wendy Dale Young at Book Signing

On March 20, 2003, missiles destroyed Saddam Hussein’s Palace in Baghdad, Iraq. From the rubble, U.S. Marines rescued a small white puppy. This little bichon frise dog was shell-shocked and traumatized, both mentally and physically. She was first housed with a pelican in the Baghdad zoo, and then flown to California in a rescue operation and given to Wendy Dale Young to foster. Fifteen years later, Wendy still has the little dog, who she named “Liberty Pearl.” It took years of nurturing by Wendy and her gordon setter, Savannah, before “Libby” could get beyond her terrible beginnings and become a happy, healthy dog. “Behind the Eyes of Liberty Pearl” is Libby’s story, written by Wendy through the voice of Savannah and eventually Libby, herself. It’s also Wendy’s story of fostering dogs, cats and even birds through her own difficult years. At its heart, it’s a story about the healing and saving power of unconditional love. Tehachapi dog lovers will have the opportunity to meet Wendy Dale Young and Liberty Pearl October 16 and 17 when they will be in town for two book signing sessions. Fiddlers Crossing will host them Tuesday night, October 16, from 7 to 9 pm. The next day, Wednesday, October 17, Wendy and Libby will be at Canine Creek from 4 to 7 p.m. Books will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be severed at both events.“Behind the Eyes of Liberty Pearl” is also available on Amazon and Kindle, and at Canine Creek today for $12. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street in downtown Tehachapi (phone 661-823-9994). Canine Creek is at 798 Tucker Road, Suite 5 (661-822-0307). 

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3rd Annual Tehachapi MTB Brew Fondo

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Tehachapi MTB BrewFondo! We are planning on another fun all ages mixed surface riding event with multiple courses for all skill levels. The routes will be a mix of paved streets, gravel roads, and buff single track trails with course lengths including the Root Beer Route (5-7 mile beginner family ride), the Tester Route (10-15 mile), the Pint Route (25-30 mile) and the Growler (40-45 mile)! We’ve extended the Growler and Pint routes to add some increased difficulty and length to challenge the crazy’s who like pain! Once again we’ll team up with Cheers to Charity for the Homebrew Beer Tasting event after the ride. The event registration will include an event shirt, a commemorative finisher medallion, lunch, and music. FREE Camping FRIDAY and SATURDAY at the rodeo grounds! Come camp, ride, and imbibe with us!  Sat Oct 20th from 9-3 at the Rodeo Grounds & Event Center 415 Dennison Rd.

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Home Brew Event

Join the Cheers to Charity homebrewers for an afternoon on the grounds … the Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds that is. 12 beers, from our capable homebrew-miesters, will be available for tasting. The fun takes place at the Start/Finish line for the BrewFondo Bike event that same day – but you don’t need to ride to enjoy an afternoon of brew-tasting fun! Families are welcome, but you must purchase a ticket if you want to sample the home brew – just $20 (they will be $25 at the door)! There will be a live band - from noon until 4:00 PM - and we’ll have soda, wine, and food available for purchase. All proceeds from the libations will benefit Cheers to Charity – to be distributed among local non-profit recipients. So join us for an afternoon on the grounds – the Tehachapi Rodeo grounds, that is … it’s a great way to support local charities, enjoy some of the best home brews and celebrate the coming of fall!

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Pumpkin Patch at Tangleweed Farm

The Pumpkin Patch at Tangleweed Farm will be open every Sat from 10-5pm.  Check out the many succulent and wreath arrangement classes available to sign up for.  21192 Old Town Rd.

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Ghoulden Hills Trick or Treat

Games, contests and prizes at the Golden Hills CSD, Sat Oct 27 from 4-7 pm.  21415 Reeves St.  www.GHSCD.com for more information

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The Wild Hope's Halloween Hoopla

Calling all Ghouls and Goblins for a WILDLY Wicked Halloween Hoopla Trail Obstacle Event and Costume Contest. Come experience our Halloween Themed Obstacle Course with your Noble Steed; in hand or under saddle. $60 per horse and rider. Space is limited, sign up now! Wild Horse Diaries on FB.  Hosted by Wild Horse Diaries  Sat Oct 27 9am-12pm.  

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Cerro Coso Howl-loween Open House

For those of you interested in continuing education, attend the Cerro Coso Open House on the Tehachapi Campus Oct 30, 10 am - 5:30 pm.  Find out about class schedules, financial aid, drop-in counseling appointments and registration assistance.  Refreshments will be served.  Call 823-4986 for more information.  126 S. Snyder Ave., Tehachapi

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2nd Annual Tehachapi Pumpkin Patch

2nd Annual tehachapi Pumpkin Patch Harvest Party! Free hay rides, bounce house, games, popcorn, water, face painting, tattoos, photo ops, and story time.  Decorate your purchased pumpkin here. Pumpkins & gourds $1-50.  Craft booth.   Pumpkin Patch open Oct15-31 Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 1pm-7pm.  Harvest Party Oct 31st at 5:30 pm.  Bring a canned food item and bag of candy and get free games and Trunk or Treat.  At the corner of Valley Blvd. and Mountain View.

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Downtown Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat, a free event held on Halloween in Downtown Tehachapi, provides an exciting time for families looking for a safe environment to show off their costumes. On October 31st from 5 to 7 pm this family event will be held along Green Street and Robinson Street, just off Tehachapi Boulevard.
If you’d like to participate in the FUN by decorating your vehicle and handing out candy, please download and complete the application below. The application will also be printed in the Loop Newspaper. Main Street will provide candy, but we also recommend you bring additional candy to hand out. This is a wonderful event and usually well over a thousand youngsters attend. 


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Halloween at the Library

Head to the library before you head over to trunk or treat! You can decorate your own trick or treat bag, take pictures in our spooky courtyard, and complete our story book scavenger hunt for candy and treats!  Sat Oct 31 from 3-6:30 pm

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Stallion Springs Trunk or Treat

The Stallion Springs Parks Department in holding our annual Trunk or Treat event on October 31st. This is a Stallion Springs time honored tradition. Costumed youngsters comb the parking lot trick or treating from trunk to trunk. There will be a haunted hallway free fun and games in the gym. 

CANDY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED. Please bring all donations to the CSD office. 
Join others in handing out candy in the parking lot. All you need to do is purchase several bags of wrapped candy, decorate your vehicle in fun Halloween fashion, and park in the parking lot around the community center by 6 PM on Halloween night. Children are invited to be in trick-or-treating at 6:30 PM. There will be games for kids and some spooky surprises too! It’s an old fashion safe way to celebrate Halloween.

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EFBC After Hours Red Light Tours

Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center will be hosting After Hours Red Light Tours, a special opportunity for guests to visit the center and enjoy guided tours of its exhibit area felines under the cover of darkness. First tour at 4:30 pm (sunset is 5:10, first 2-3 tours will NOT be fully dark) and the last tour departs at 6:30 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance through EventBrite. $15 per person per tour, not recommended for children under 5 - you must stay with a tour group in the dark for 45 minutes. No outside light sources please, such as lighted shoes or flashlights - our tour guides will use red lights to show you the cats. No flash photography. Gift shop will be open for purchases. Free parking. Do NOT trust Google Map (or other GPS device) directions, you must turn on Mojave-Tropico off Rosamond Blvd, NOT 60th St - look for the big tiger signs.

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