Z107.7 TO BROADCAST BACKGROUND MUSIC FOR TWO COMMUNITY FIREWORKS SHOWS

Make plans to attend and enjoy the professional Fireworks shows this Fourth of July in the City of Twentynine Palms and the Town of Yucca Valley. Pyro-Spectaculars, the same company that does the fireworks for the Olympics and the Super Bowl, will be putting on the shows in both communities. There will be no July 3rd show in Landers this year.

For the second year in a row, Z107.7 will broadcast the patriotic music that is synced to the fireworks displays. Morongo Basin residents can watch the fireworks from their backyards, patios, pools, and vehicles, tune in to Z107.7 and get the same coordinated music experience as the people at the show locations. The Yucca Valley show starts at 9:00 p.m. at the Brehm Youth Park near Little League Drive. Before the fireworks in Yucca Valley, enjoy a summer concert by the local funk-rock group Del Sol, vendors, games, kid’s activities, and food. In Twentynine Palms, pre-fireworks activities include games, food, vendor booths, music with the Z107.7 mobile DJ, and live entertainment, all at Luckie Park. The Twentynine Palms fireworks show will also start at 9:00 p.m.

YUCCA VALLEY SURVEY COMING

The Yucca Valley Town Council recently authorized a Community Livability Survey through which Yucca Valley residents will be asked “What are your Priorities?” This effort will be conducted through randomized invitations in the next few weeks, and town officials hope residents will participate in the survey questionnaire. The results of this survey will be an important source of information for the public, Town staff and Town Council Members as the community and Council begin to shape the priorities to be included in the next update of the Town’s Strategic Plan, scheduled for fall 2017.

AVOID GETTING BIT BY SNAKES

California has eight different species of rattlesnakes, seven of which are found in southern California. Rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but if you give them space, they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. If you are bitten, remain calm. Remove any jewelry or constricting items near the affected area. Keep the bitten area still. Do not use ice to cool the bite, nor should you cut open the wound to suck out the venom, or use a tourniquet. Keep the area of the snakebite lower than the heart and seek medical attention immediately. The best advice is to avoid rattlesnakes altogether. If you see one, don’t try to get closer to it or catch it.

TINY HABITS CAN HELP YOU KEEP NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

One way to improve your life is by forming good habits. Managing Editor Tami Roleff explains The Tiny Habits program…

Forming good habits can be easy, with a class offered by the Town of Yucca Valley. The Tiny Habits program helps participants learn new daily habits through two class sessions and one-on-one email coaching. The classes take place at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7 and 14. In addition, participants will receive one-on-one guidance and coaching during the week. The registration fee is $20; register online at yucca-valley.org or at the community center (Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m.) For more information, call instructor Bob Rowell at 760-902-9492. Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

SURPLUS BREAD DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Santa Fe Social Clubhouse will distribute bread Monday at 11 a.m. until the bread is gone. The distribution will take place at the front of the building where there is sufficient parking. Wear proper attire for the weather and remember there are no public restrooms. The Social Club is located at 56020 Santa Fe Trail, Suite M. For more information, call Susie or Phebe at 760-369-4057.