SIGN UP NOW FOR VFW SWAP MEET SATURDAY

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars is holding a swap meet Saturday. Here with all the details is Ernest Figueroa…

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post will hold a swap meet Saturday, September 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your clutter. Home-based businesses, crafters, musicians, and artists are also welcome to sell their goods and showcase their talents. Spaces are $10, or $5 for VFW members and military. Tables are available for rent for $2. No electricity will be provided, and there will not be any outside food or beverages sold. Vendor set-up starts at 7 a.m. in the VFW parking lot, 6402 Veterans Way in Joshua Tree. To reserve your spot, call 760-366-2717 or sign up on Eventbrite at the link below. The fee will be paid the day of the event and a waiver of liability signed. Masks and social distancing are required.

www.eventbrite.com/e/vfw-swap-meet-tickets

TWENTYNINE PALMS FOOD PANTRY HOURS

The Twentynine Palms Community Food Pantry has announced its fall schedule. The food pantry will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It will also be open the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The food pantry is located at 6450 Stardune Avenue in Twentynine Palms. For more information, call 760-900-1169.

CHARCOAL AND PENCIL DRAWING CLASS OFFERED BY DESERT INSTITUTE

The Desert Institute will hold a class Saturday on drawing with charcoal and pencil. Managing editor Tami Roleff has more information on how to sign up…

Monica Mahoney will guide students on a field class on a walk in the Lost Horse campground in Joshua Tree National Park, in which students will  draw with charcoal and pencil. Students will explore the power of line quality, shading techniques, and using foreground, middle ground, and background shapes for creating strong, believable compositions. The class is designed for all skill levels. The skills learned in this class are complementary to an upcoming watercolor class in November. The charcoal and pencil class is $95 and will be held from 9 to 4, September 19. Register online at joshuatree.org.

GROCERY OUTLET RAISING MONEY FOR YUCCA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Grocery Outlet in Yucca Valley is raising money for Yucca Valley High School Football so they can get new Football Jerseys. Starting this Friday you can round up your change, and remember every little bit helps. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Yucca Valley HS Football Boosters.  Shop locally at Grocery Outlet in Yucca Valley and support your home team.

OLD SCHOOLHOUSE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP IS OPEN

The Old Schoolhouse Museum in Twentynine Palms may be closed due to the state’s shutdown order, but its gift shop is open. The gift shop offers Howard Pierce ceramics, sun purple glass, local arts and crafts, and books and items of local interest. The gift shop has ended its summer hours and is now open 1 to 4 Wednesday through Sunday. And once the museum re-opens, be sure to see its newest exhibit on local artist Noble Richardson.

For more information, call the museum at 760-367-2366, email 29palmshistorical@gmail.com, or visit the society’s website at www.29palmshistorical.com.

The Old Schoolhouse Museum is located at 6760 National Park Drive, in Twentynine Palms.