MARK CALENDARS FOR FREE CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Mark your calendars for a free classical music concert in Twentynine Palms. The Twentynine Palms Little Band and Orchestra will hold a free concert Thursday, March 19, at Palms Baptist Church. The band will play songs by Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Mahler, Goldsmith, Williams, and more. The concert begins at 7 p.m., and a reception will follow. The church is located at 5285 Adobe Road.

HISTORY OF WATER IS LECTURE TOPIC

“The History of Water in the Morongo Basin- Perspectives on an Underappreciated Resource”—that’s the title of an upcoming lecture sponsored by The Desert Institute. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsitz to tell us how to get in on the subject…

Marina West, General Manager at the Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency will relate her experiences as a water manager. West holds a master’s degree in Public Administration, is a professional geologist certified in water distribution and treatment. And is concerned that while many of us are breathing easier now that the most recent severe drought is over, West knows it’s only a matter of time before another drought brings to the forefront a number of difficult economic and policy issues that could drastically impact the future of our state. This lecture will be held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive in Twentynine Palms, on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.  The public is invited; $5 per person will be collected at the door.

Part of the Old Schoolhouse lecture series, the “History of Water in the Morongo Basin Perspectives on an Underappreciated Resource” is sponsored by the Desert Institute at JoshuaTree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society.

There is an optional dinner with the speaker at 5 p.m. at the 29 Palms Inn, reservations are limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal.  If interested in dinner please RSVP to 760-367-5537 before Wednesday, March 11.

VENDORS NEEDED FOR WOOF WALK

The Morongo Basin Humane Society, which runs the no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree, is seeking vendors for its 8th annual “Woof Walk” and Fair Saturday, March 28, at Pappy and Harriet’s. The fundraising day will include a dog walk, blessing of the animals, raffle items, live auction, vendor booths, food, pet contests, dogs available for adoption, and much more. Anyone interested in setting up a booth at this event should email Jen at mbvp@gmail.com. A vendor form is also available on the shelter’s website—mbhumanesociety.com.

YOGA CLASS MONDAY AT RAINBOW STEW

Beginners and experienced yoga practitioners are invited to join a class every Monday morning at 11 a.m. at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley. The cost is $10. For more information, contact Jennifer at 760-613-4650.