Tehachapi's Online Community News & Entertainment Guide

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?

Autumn is coming, and hopefully, the end of our heat wave.

With September comes the 38th annual BVS Cultural Arts Association Art Show at the Oak Tree Country Club. The opening reception will take place on Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. The cost is $25 for non-members and free for members. Memberships cost $20. Or $35 for family memberships. The show will run all week. Our local artists have talent to spare. Later in the month, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m., Jon Hammond will be giving a presentation at the Kawaiisu Historical Preserve on Stirrup Way. There is no charge for this event. Hammond is known locally for his support and knowledge of the Kawaiisu culture and history.

Have you looked into the Bear Valley Springs Women’s Club? On Sept. 14, they have the Bear Valley Steppers, a trio of dancers, to entertain the crowd. If you want to attend, please call President, Deanna Hurst at (805) 551-6954 to make a reservation. The ladies have annual events to raise money for scholarships that benefit local high school students.

The BVS Wildlife Coalition is presenting an Orientation on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. An array of guest speakers will be present to advise on potential interactions with our local wildlife. This will especially help new residents. They will review bear-proof containers and effective deterrents for bears, plus wildlife-smart landscaping. For this event, an RSVP is needed by Sept. 11. Contact [email protected] to reserve.

Have you always wanted to try pickleball? Come play Monday through Friday at the courts from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Or evenings from 7 til 9 p.m. Contact Rhonda at (661) 428-7461.

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To visit, a non-member or non-resident must arrange with a friend or family member in the community for a guest pass that would permit them to engage in the activities. Guest passes will be checked.