Category Archives: Amenities

Monster Fitness Opening Dec 1

Monster LogoLancaster based Monster Fitness is launching its first satellite gym in Mojave on December 1. The gym will be located in a 15,000 square facility on the east side of the Stuart Witt Event Center on Monster Fitness 3the Mojave Air & Space Port. The gym will be fully stocked with new, modern equipment, weights, treadmills, machines, locker rooms and more. Monster Fitness will also be offering fitness classes, basketball courts, and personal training tailored to the needs of their clientele.

Monster Fitness 8Monster’s initial hours of operation will be 7am to 8pm Mon-Fri, and 7am to 6pm on weekends.

Monster is currently running a “pre-sale”, offering discounted memberships to those who sign up before December 1. Monster staff will
Monster Trainersbe at the Witt event center on the Airport this week and next. For more information call Alan Cox at 310-344-5054, or take a tour of the facility at 1247 Poole Street on the Airport.

The Mojave Foundation is pleased to welcome Monster Fitness to the Community, and looks forward to welcoming other entrepreneurs and amenities to Mojave, in our quest to improve quality of life.

Monster Location

Mojave Competing for Sidewalk Grant – Please take survey

Grant 20150427The Mojave Foundation is working with Kern County Roads to apply for a massive sidewalks grant in May of 2015 that would put sidewalks on every street in downtown Mojave, and connect the bike path on Oak Creek Road with K street via the overpass. The sidewalk project would be funded by CalTrans, through the “Safe Routes to School” program. This is a highly competitive grant process with hundreds of communities across the state of California applying. There are two ways you can help us increase our eligibility to win this grant:

Sidewalks - family walking(1) Write a letter to Kern County Roads indicating your support for this project. Click here for a link to an example letter. Email your letter to Kern County Roads Department Director, Bob Neath at bobn@co.kern.ca.us, or mail it to 2700 “M” Street, Suite 400, Bakersfield, CA 93301

(2) fill out the survey below and help us put real data to our claims of usage. Ultimately, we recognize that this is a numbers game, and the more letters, and the more people we can point to who would utilize this infrastructure investment, the more likely we are to win the grant. Please hit “VOTE” after each question to see immediate results:

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

THE HIGH DESERT JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17, 2014

Join us as we kick off The Mojave Foundation’s annual Pledge Drive!

Charlie Chaise Lounge    Lori Andrews Trio Poster BEST! low res

Artist Lineup:
Chaise Lounge Sextet and
The Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet

DATE: October 17, 2014
LOCATION: MOJAVE AIR & SPACE CENTER
STU WITT EVENT CENTER
POOLE STREET, MOJAVE, CA 93501

TIME: 7:00pm

SPONSORS:
Scaled Composites, Inc
Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company
Farmers Insurance – Brett Hitchcock

TICKETS:
the concert is FREE
benefitting Mojave Foundation 
RSVP highly suggested for a head count/chair
if you come without reservations, please bring you own chair.

Meals available for purchase. All proceeds go to The Mojave Foundation.

For questions, call Steve at: 661.547.5708 or email Steve at: qedqed@verizon.net

Event Website: http://mojavemusic.blogspot.com/

Mojave’s First Community Garden Meeting

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The Mojave Foundation hosted it’s first community garden meeting at the site of the first ever community garden on an active Space Port.  Organizer Joyce Nash, of the Mojave Foundation, welcomed the future gardeners at the 1300 square foot space that will be divided into 10-12 gardening plots for gardeners to grow items of their choosing.

“Where else on the planet can gardeners grow their fruits and vegetables in the shadow of a Rotary Rocket? Or with SpaceShipTwo flying overhead?” commented Marlena Rowley.

“Mojave is a community that strives to be a safe, beautiful and desirable place to LIVE and WORK,” says Nash, “with the realization that The Mojave Foundation will provide direction and attract support for the garden project from long term Mojave residents and airport employees.”

To become involved with the planning of Mojave’s community garden project feel free to leave a comment or call The Mojave Foundation ofIMG_20140820_170342_246fice at 661-749-0940.

Mojave Community Garden Survey

Community gardens are pieces of land where plants are grown and maintained by a group of individuals in the community. They are generally divided into plots for individual, family, or group use, and can host a variety of community events.

The Revitalize Mojave Vision Plan outlined how community gardens would add value to Mojave, and address several of its critical needs. The Mojave Foundation, whose mission is to encourage grassroots development of Mojave, is well placed to organize and execute the development and construction of a community garden.

We need your input to develop Mojave’s community garden into a useful and valuable space!

Please follow the link to the following survey.

 

Coin Wash Reopened!

Coin Wash MikeMay 7: The Mojave Coin wash is now open again, and the burglar has been identified by the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. The Coin Wash has been closed since April 7th when a burglar destroyed several coin dispensers and washers and stole several hundred dollars of quarters. The Coin Wash is now under a new management, and open longer hours. The new manager, Michael Smoot, a long-time Mojave resident, is leading a new generation of young Entrepreneurs in Mojave. Mr. Smoot, 32, spent the last two weeks repairing the damaged equipment in the building and restoring previously broken dryers to accommodate more customers than ever before. Mr. Smoot will also be on site at all times to ensure that all customers have a safe and pleasant experience, and to guard against future vandals.

Coin Wash MamabearThe community has universally rejoiced at the return of the coin wash. “I am so happy to have the Coin Wash back” said local resident, Ethel Brooks, “One man came in on Monday when they first reopened and did what looked like three weeks of laundry! We’re going to keep Mike on FULL TIME!” Other residents rejoiced in the restored sense of pride. “I had to have somebody else to wash my clothes, it was embarrassing” said long-time resident Mama-Bear, “I want to wash my own clothes, thank you very much!”

The Mojave Foundation applauds Mr. Smoot for being the first of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Mojave, and restoring a critical service to the community. We also commend the local shopkeepers and residents who identified the suspected burglar to the Kern County Sheriff’s.