HEARTS OF YUCCA VALLEY TO HOLD FUNDRAISING DINNER

Hearts of Yucca Valley—a non-profit organization that raises funds to support heart-related emergencies in the Morongo Basin—will hold a fundraiser Monday, February 6. The Super Bowl Recovery Party will be held at Electric Sports Lounge in the Von’s Shopping Center in Yucca Valley from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be raffles, and a portion of tips received during the night will be donated to Hearts of Yucca Valley.

KING OF THE HAMMERS STARTS FRIDAY

Tens of thousands of spectators are coming to the Johnson Valley off-road area to rally around hundreds of off-road racers. They’re coming for what promotors call “the largest off-road race event in North America in terms of both competitors and spectators.” Yes, it’s the King of the Hammers; reporter Mike Lipsitz says this is where the rubber meets the rocks …This weeklong, mega-event combines desert racing and rock crawling, and has expanded from one race to a series of five races. All the action emanates from Hammertown, the small city that rises from the floor of Means Dry Lake just down State Route 247 in Johnson Valley and where the tens of thousands who gather there will find everything they need from breakfast burritos to bumper brackets. A seven-day pass is $25 at the gate This is the 11th annual King of the Hammers event. It continues through Saturday, February 11. The opening desert race and rock crawl starts today, February 4, and the actual King of The Hammers race setting off on Friday, February 10.

For more information, see: https://www.ultra4racing.com/%2520https%253a//www.ultra4racing.com/race/9.

Reporting for Z107.7 News, this is Mike Lipsitz.

TWENTYNINE PALMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS DONATIONS FOR RED HOT AUCTION FUNDRAISER

The Red Hot Auction hosted by the Twentynine Palms Historical Society will raise funds to help expand the Old Schoolhouse Museum. They are currently seeking donations to be auctioned. Event organizer Larry Bowden says, “Historical items from the Twentynine Palms area would be ideal for the auction.” Donations can include services, artwork, antiques, collectibles, rustic relics, historic treasures, or any good new or used item that has value. To have your donation items picked up at your house or business, call Larry at 760-910-3886. The Red Hot Auction will take place on Saturday, March 25, at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms.

EIGHT GIRLS COMPETE IN MISS YUCCA VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Eight girls have been working hard for the 2017 Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells us who they are and invites you to the competition tonight…

Eight girls will be participating in the 50th annual Miss Yucca Valley scholarship pageant tonight. The scholarship pageant, sponsored by the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, is based on academics and poise. The junior girls competing this year are Allessa Luckino, Angelique Pulido, Deborah Simpson, Emily Sheckler, Hailey Green, Kaylee Pope, Maggie Nelson, and Megan Rieman. During the pageant, the girls must give a speech about a local woman who has inspired them, as well as answer questions put to them by emcees Gary and Cindy Daigneault of Z107.7, perform a dance routine as a group, and walk the stage in a formal gown. The girl crowned Miss Yucca Valley will receive a $2500 scholarship. The pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 4, in the Thunderdome of Joshua Springs Christian School in Yucca Valley. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Edica Gonzalez.

Maggie Nelson

Hailey Green

Emily Sheckler

Kaylee Pope

Deborah Simpson

Angelique Pulido

Megan Rieman

APPLY NOW FOR GLADYS CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are now being taken for the Gladys Carol Scholarship program. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, graduates, and undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in a full-time science, technology, engineering or math field of study. The scholarship, which is awarded based on merit and financial need, awards up to $5,000 for two years of study at a non-profit public or private four-year college. The deadline for applications is March 31. For complete rules and information on how to submit an application, go to a website in this story at Z1077fm.com.
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TWENTYNINE PALMS GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR YOUTH AND THE ARTS

Twentynine Palms grants are available for youth and the arts. Reporter Kirby Davis tells you how to apply…
Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Committee for programs that support youth and the arts. Organizations, individuals, groups, and clubs that benefit the youth of Twentynine Palms—especially those that give youth experience in art, music, dance, theater, and writing—are encouraged to apply. Complete guidelines for grant applications are at 29palms.org. The application deadline is February 6, and grants will be awarded in April. For more information, call Jon Beard at 760-910-3888. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Kirby Davis.

ART RECEPTION AT GLASS OUTHOUSE GALLERY TODAY

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will feature the works of two artists in an art reception today, Saturday, February 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. Chuck Caplinger will present “Beautiful Beasts and First Nation.” Artist Miri Hunter’s exhibition is entitled “First Expressions.” Caplinger is known for his oil paintings of desert wildlife and his award-winning desert landscapes. Hunter’s paintings are based on East African traditions called Zar, painted in the power colors of black, red and white. The reception will be held at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 Twentynine Palms Highway in Twentynine Palms.