Category Archives: Community events

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.

THE HIGH DESERT JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17, 2014

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

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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/

First Workday in the Community Space Garden Scheduled

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Hello Gardeners! Our first garden work day has been scheduled:

When: Saturday September 27, 2014 8am-12pm. You do not have to work the whole time, feel free to show up late or leave early

Where: Legacy Park (Airport Blvd. and Sabovich St. at the Rotary Rocket)

Goals: Weed and level the garden space. If there is time, we will begin staking out garden plots.

What To Bring: Water, gloves, sunscreen, hat, closed toe shoes. If you have a shovel, wheelbarrow, or hoe/metal rake that you could bring, please let me know!

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me via email or phone (661) 749-0940. I’m looking forward to digging in the dirt with all of you! 

-Joyce

Spay and Neuter Clinic

In association with Kern County Animal Control Services and the office of District 2 Supervisor, Zach Schrivner, Southern Kern Vet Hospital is offering a voucher to spay and neuter your pets.  You must bring an ID (and proof of address if address is different than what is on the ID) and pick up the voucher in person at the times listed below, at the Rosamond Fire Station.  Limit 4 vouchers per household.

There is no income qualifications for this program and no cost for the vouchers.
District 2 Rosamond spay neuter

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.

Blood Drive Sept 2

Blood DriveIt’s that time again. September 2 (only 2 weeks away) Houchin Blood bank in Bakersfield will be hosting another blood drive at the Mojave Air & Space Port.  Appointments are every ten minutes between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.  Kern County is in desperate need for blood donors right now, so please take a few minutes out of your day to help save a life.  Everybody who donates will be entered to win a $500 gift card to the Valley Plaza Mall in Bakersfield! If you are interested in donating please call or email Tenina at 661-824-2433 or Tenina@MojaveAirport.com. She will schedule you for an appointment or add you to the walk-in list. If you are unable to donate, please pass this information on to somebody who may be interested and willing.

Recurrent Hearing on 19AUG

20140318 CarOn Tuesday August 19th the Board of Supervisors will decide whether to issue Recurrent Energy a conditional use permit and zoning change to install a massive 262 acre solar project just west of Hwy-14 and north of Camelot Blvd. The community of Mojave is universally opposed to this project due to the dust and corresponding health risks, since the project is only 1,400 feet upwind of a densely populated area of Mojave Gardens and downtown Mojave.

20140318 DustResidents and property owners are encouraged to go to the hearing in Bakersfield on the 19th at 2pm. There will be a video teleconference set up at the Vets hall on O St in Mojave, and there will also be rides to transport people to Bakersfield to demonstrate their concern over this issue. Residents interested in going to Bakersfield in person will meet at the Vets hall at 12:00 on the 19th, departing promptly at 12:30.

20140318 SignMojave is supportive of renewable energy, but residents and civic organizations and businesses are united in their position that this is the wrong location for this project. We cannot risk the health and safety of our children and elderly, and the thousands of long-term jobs that have been created in Mojave in the last several years.