High Desert Jazz/Blues Concert in Mojave This Friday

ChaiseThe Chaise Lounge Sextet, and the Lori Andrew JazHarp Quartet will be performing live in Mojave this Friday, October 17 starting at 7pm at the Stuart Witt Event Center on the Mojave Air & Space Port. This is a FREE event, open to the public, and all ages are welcome. There will be food available for $15/plate, as well as a raffle, prizes and silent auction. All proceeds go directly to making the community safer and healthier – starting with streetlights in our downtown area.

Lori AndrewsThe Mojave Foundation is proud to work with local sponsors and corporate partners to make this event possible, including S&Y Furniture, Anthony’s Grill, TNR Hobies, and Stokens Donuts. All proceeds will go directly to installing additional streetlights in areas with high crime or pedestrian traffic, especially close to school. Mojave suffered 3 pedestrian deaths last year, and over 50 break-ins and attempted break-ins. The community has identified lighting as a strategic priority for the town, and with this concert we hope to DOUBLE the amount of available lighting in Mojave. The Mojave Foundation is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization dedicated to making Mojave a safe, beautiful, desirable place to live and do business.

Space Garden Work Day Scheduled for Thursday October 9

Time:  3pm-7pm
Where:  Legacy Park (Sabovich St. and Airport Blvd. at the Rotary Rocket)
Goals:  Incorporate manure/sawdust into garden plots and plant cover crop seeds
Please Bring:  Gloves, water, closed toe shoes.  Additionally, if you have a shovel, hoe, or wheelbarrow you could bring, that would be great!
It is completely fine if you will be joining us for only an hour or so, I know many of you work during the day.  I am so impressed with the amount of work we accomplished on our previous workday, and it was a great reminder that when we work together we can get a lot done!  (17 garden beds in 4 hours with 10 volunteers!)  I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, and I hope I’ll see you there!
-Joyce

Seeking Volunteers – to help with Jazz Concert

2014 Slaughter 300DPI 16X20The Mojave Foundation is pleased to present Mojave’s first Jazz/Blues concert on October 17th. Admission is FREE, and all proceeds go directly to make health & safety upgrades to the town, such as streetlights, community parks, and housing. But WE NEED HELP PROMOTING THIS EVENT. We need volunteers to help follow up with newspapers and radio stations, and reach out to media markets in the Antelope Valley, Bakersfield and Los Angeles. We also need help reaching out to potential donors, retailers, grocery stores, corporate partners – to coordinate door prizes and gift incentives for larger donations. Contact Marlena Balvin at The Mojave Foundation to help, at Marlena@MojaveFoundation.org or 661-749-0940.

The Mojave Foundation is bringing two world-class performing artists to the Stuart Witt Center at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, the Chaise Lounge Sextet, and the Lori Andrews Jazz Harp Quartet. Doors open at 7pm, and guests are encouraged to bring a chair. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to RSVP – especially if they want a meal, which will be available for $15/plate. RSVP with Steve at 661-547-5708 or qedqed@verizon.net.

Another Hazardous House Demolished in Mojave

IMG_20140929_154746_41129 October: Another hazardous building is demolished in Mojave, eliminating another blemish on the community and paving the way for future development. This building marks the 13th structure to be demolished in Mojave this year, and is the second on the 15900 block of K Street alone. This house was demolished by the owner, and eliminates the last derelict structure between Space Port Court and Mojave’s KCROP. The Mojave Foundation is proud to work with property owners and Code Compliance to eliminate blight and deterioration, and assist in demolition when necessary. Eliminating vacant derelict buildings removes one of Mojave’s biggest sources of drugs and vagrants, and makes the entire community healthier and more confident.

Mojave High Sponsors E-Waste Recycling Day

E-waste flyerThis Saturday, October 11, please bring your old TV, computer, microwave, 8-track… anything with a power chord – and bring it to the Mojave High School parking lot. Drop off is completely free, and is an environmentally-responsible way to dispose of used electronic equipment. The event is sponsored by the Mojave High Science Club, who will be there from 8am to 3pm on Saturday. They will even come pick it up for your if you need help. Call 661-824-4088 (ext 326) if you have any questions or need help transporting your electronics.