DALE BASIN WELL OWNERS ASSOCIATION MEETS SUNDAY

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association meets 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Godwin Christian Fellowship Church, 6389 Godwin Road, in Wonder Valley. Note the change of location. There will be an update on the state of water and wells in Wonder Valley, an update on the Cadiz project, a vote concerning the change of meeting location, and an opportunity for questions. 

FREE CONCERT IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS SUNDAY

The third season of Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts concludes with its final concert on Sunday, May 7. The free concert features the City of Angels Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble with a musical history of more than 27 years. The concert will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 64565 Pierson Blvd. in Desert Hot Springs.

NEW APP MAKES IT EASIER AND FASTER TO GET INTO JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

We’ve all heard about peak attendance and long entrance lines at Joshua Tree National Park. Now the park service has made it easier and faster to get into the park. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says pull over and get out your smart phone…
Joshua Tree National Park now offers a free mobile app which will allow visitors to prepay entrance fees. The app can be downloaded from the app store by searching, “JTNP Fee Pay: Park Pass.” Visitors can use debit and credit cards, PayPal and other major digital wallet systems. Users will choose between the $25 seven-day single vehicle pass; the $12 seven-day individual pass for anyone on a motorcycle, bicycle or walking into the park; and the $40 Joshua Tree National Park annual pass. The purchaser will receive a specific digital pass to show at the park entrance stations along with photo ID. Passes are non-transferable. The park service hopes that this new option, JTNP Fee Pay: Park Pass, will streamline the park fee, purchase process and reduce time getting into the park. Joshua Tree National Park is one of only two parks nationwide included in the pilot program.

DESERT PRESBYTERIAN CONCERT SUNDAY

Desert Hill Presbyterian Church in Yucca Valley will host a community concert Sunday, May 7. The concert will feature singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nolan McFadden. Doors open at 2:30 and the concert starts at 3 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail. For more information, call 760-365-6331.

TWENTYNINE PALMS SPRING PLAY CONTINUES THIS WEEKEND

Twentynine Palms High School’s spring play, continues this weekend. Edica Gonzalez has all the details…
“Once Upon a Wolf” at Twentynine Palms High School features the Big Bad Wolf who decides he doesn’t want to be the bad guy anymore. The one-act play examines what happens when a fairy tale character rebels against expectations and stereotypes. Students will perform the play this weekend, Saturday, May 6, in the Twentynine Palms High School multi-purpose room. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with curtain time at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5; children 8 and under are free with a paying adult. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Edica Gonzalez.

OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT FOR GLASS OUTHOUSE ART GALLERY

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery will hold an opening reception Saturday, May 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. for artists Deborah Ammar and Lori Antoinett. Music will be provided by Hunter and the Wicked. The Glass Outhouse is located at 77575 Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-367-3807.

KENTUCKY DERBY EVENT SATURDAY AT YUCCA VALLEY SENIOR CENTER

The Yucca Valley Senior Center is holding a Kentucky Derby day this Saturday, May 6. Come and sip mint juleps, eat Kentucky Derby pie, play racing games and watch the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, all for free for seniors 55 and older. Under 55 are $2 at the door. It all happens at the Yucca Valley Senior Center from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Don’t forget to wear your fancy hats, but not required.

EMBRACING CHANGE EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

Practical advice for accepting and embracing change will be explored at
Lifetree Café on Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. Here’s reporter Eric Knabe with the details…
The free program, titled “Embracing Change: Taking the Fear Out of
What Comes Next,” examines why change is often difficult for people
and features an exclusive screening of the award-winning short film Baits
and Hooks. Lifetree Café is located behind Little Church of the Desert in
Twentynine Palms at Veterans Way and Ocotillo Avenue. Questions about
Lifetree may be directed to Brad White-Findeisen at 760-217-2597. Reporting for Z107.7, this is Eric Knabe

CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK FOR BREAKFAST AT VFW

Sunday breakfast for the Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will feature Kenny’s chicken-fried steak from8 to 11. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

NEW SHOW AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE

A new show opened yesterday at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree. The show, “Women’s Empowerment: Nasty Women,” features the artworks of 33 local artists, both women and men, along with signature artist Casey Kiernan with a video installation and photography. An opening reception is set for Saturday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the art gallery, 61607 29 Palms Highway, Suite H, in downtown Joshua Tree. The gallery is open noon to 3 Fridays and Sundays, and 9 to 3 Saturdays.