District staff representatives for Assemblyman Chad Mayes will hold office hours at the Yucca Valley Community Center Monday, March 6. Staff representatives will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Mesquite Room to answer questions and help residents with any issues they may have with state government. Mayes encourages residents who are not able to make the drive to his main district office in Rancho Mirage to attend the mobile office hours in Yucca Valley.
The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in March for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with your lost pet. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, west of the dinosaurs on Highway 62, on March 4, 6, 15, 16, 22 and 29, in Desert Hot Springs’ Wardman Park on March 22. All clinics are held from 10 to 2 and are cash only. Visit animalactionleague.us for more information. To make an appointment for spay or neutering, call 760-366-1100.
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley is putting out a call for art for its annual Reduce, Reuse, Recycle art exhibition. Art intake is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9 through 11 at the museum. An opening reception is set for March 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition goes on display at the museum March 16 through June 3. Artists may exhibit up to two pieces of art inspired by or made from recycled materials. Art may include paintings, photos, sculptures, and mixed media. Organizers encourage children, schools, and clubs to submit artwork.
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California Retired Teachers Association will meet Friday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Helen Gray Center on White Feather Road in Joshua Tree. Members will be joined by mythologist and storyteller, Catherine Svehla, Ph.D., who will demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life by sharing and discussing a classic Arthurian tale.
Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15 per person. Reservations are required. There is no cost to those who attend the meeting but choose not to order lunch, but seats do need to be reserved for meeting attendees. Please call Gay Smith, at 760-369-2211, no later than Monday, March 6, if you plan to attend.
Open auditions are tomorrow for “Into the Woods,” the next big Broadway musical slated for Theatre 29’s season. Managing editor Tami Roleff says veteran director Charles Harvey is seeking a cast of 16 musical performers…
The cast of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods” consists of 16 performers, most of whom are in their teens to 20s. They include: a male narrator who also plays a mysterious vagrant; Cinderella and her step sisters Florinda and Lucinda; Rapunzel; Cinderella’s Prince and Rapunzel’s Prince; Little Red Riding Hood; Jack the giant slayer; Cinderella’s Father and Stepmother; Jack’s Mother, who doubles as the ghost of Cinderella’s Mother; the Baker and the Baker’s wife; the Witch; and the Wolf who doubles as a Steward. The auditions will consist of singing a Broadway show tune, movement and cold readings. Auditions are Monday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Theatre 29 on Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff. “Into the Woods will run four weekends from April 21 through May 14. For more information, visit theatre29.org.