The CHP Morongo Basin station is hosting a free Start Smart
driving awareness class Thursday for newly licensed drivers. Reporter Ernest
Figueroa has the class details…
Start Smart is designed to provide teens and their parents
with an interactive, safe-driving awareness class preparing young drivers to
drive responsibly. The free class addresses such topics as safe driving
practices, the rules of the road, and new driver license requirements. Start
Smart also focuses on the responsibilities of newly licensed drivers and their
parents and/or guardians, the Graduated Driver License program, and offers
collision-avoidance techniques. The two-hour class will be held this Thursday,
February 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the CHP Area office located at 63683
Twentynine Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. To reserve your spot, please call the
Morongo Basin CHP at 760-366-3707.
Because of the President’s Day holiday, the distribution of
free USDA surplus food in Wonder Valley is set for Tuesday, February 11. The
food distribution is from 9 a.m. to noon, or whenever the food runs out.
Low-income residents of Wonder Valley will self-certify on site. Residents may
pick up one box for a neighbor if a signed pick-up form is presented. The distribution
will be held at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road, next to the
fire station. See the link below for information about the pick-up forms.
Pick up forms are available online at
http://tinyurl.com/wv-pickup-form. They are also available at the WVCC on
Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and at the kiosk
outside the WVCC the week before the event.
Open auditions will be held tomorrow at Theatre 29 for the
classic drama, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” With all the audition
details here’s Rebecca Havely…
Director Char Childs will cast 16 roles tomorrow night at
Theatre 29 auditions. “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” tells the C.S.
Lewis, classic tale. A great lion struggles with a White Witch; and four
children wander through an old wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia. All
roles are open. Auditions will be held on Monday, February 10 at 6 p.m. at
Theatre 29. If you’re unable to attend, but still want to be considered,
contact the director at 760-401-5106 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. This
story will be told with a rich mix of drama and movement. Come to auditions
dressed to move and be prepared to read for any role. A complete breakdown of
the characters can be found on the Theatre 29 website at
“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” will run weekends at
Theatre 29 from March 20 to April 5. For tickets, visit theatre29.org or call
the Box Office at 760-361-4151.
Transition Joshua Tree’s Heart & Soul Team and the
Joshua Tree Retreat Center offer a recipe for making the most of life. Reporter
Mike Lipsitz has your invitation to the Death Café…
What better way to consider death than over coffee and cake?
It’s not grief counseling; it’s about making the most of life through
conversations that deepen awareness of death. You are invited to attend a Death
Cafe on Tuesday, February 11, at Joshua Tree Retreat Center’s Friendship Hall
from 6 to 8 p.m. The Retreat Center is at 59700 Twentynine Palms Highway. Tea
and cake will be provided. Please bring your own mug, plate, and utensils as
this is a no waste event. The Death Cafes are free, but donations are welcome.
For more information write JillianSandell@yahoo.com. Another Death Café will be
held Thursday, March 12.
A representative from the San Bernardino County Adult and Aging Services will be at the Wonder Valley Community Center from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 19, to help seniors with any issues they may have. If you are a senior and would like to submit an application for the home energy assistance program, call Breanna Parker at 760-228-5232. For more information, call Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.