LEARN TO MAKE ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS ART GALLERY SUNDAY

Just in time to decorate the Christmas tree, the 29 Palms Art Gallery is going to show you how to make origami ornaments tomorrow. Managing editor Tami Roleff has details… The 29 Palms Art Gallery will hold an art class for youth to learn how to make origami sculptures and

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OVERFLOW SEATING ADDED FOR “A CHRISTMAS STORY” AT THEATRE 29

The classic holiday favorite “A Christmas Story” is enjoying packed audiences at Theatre 29 and is adding overflow seating to accommodate the extraordinary demand for tickets. The comedy, based on the movie, follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a genuine Red Ryder Air Rifle under the tree as he

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HI-DESERT CHORUS “SOUNDS OF THE SEASON” CONCERTS THIS WEEKEND

The Hi Desert Chorus will perform its annual “Sounds of the Season” concert Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11. The concert is held in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. The Yucca Valley High

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DROP IN TO PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY

Don’t you just love playing games around the holidays? Yucca Valley’s Parks and Rec offers the chance to competitors of any age to do just that. Reporter Kirby Davis says to dust off your scrabble pieces… Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec

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“MURDER BY MAGIC” AT TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND

The closing night of the Twentynine Palms High School Drama Club’s audience-participation murder-mystery production, “Murder by Magic,” is tonight. This interactive performance has the audience help solve the murder of a magician’s wife. The magician killed himself as well and both souls haunt the high school. While attempting to reach

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE SET FOR SATURDAY

The Yucca Valley Light Parade has been an annual tradition since 1998, and this year’s 19th parade is set for Saturday, December 10. Edica Gonzalez tells you where to be to see beloved holiday event… The 19th annual Yucca Valley Light Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Santa Fe

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OPENING RECEPTION ART GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE TONIGHT

An opening reception will be held tonight (Saturday, December 10), for Gallery 62’s newest art exhibition, “Winter Light.” The current exhibition includes pottery, small gift-sized sculptures, and tiny paintings. Featured artists in December are Amara Alban, Mark Doolittle, David C. Greene, Kat Johnson, Hiroko Momii, Ray Yeager, and Valerie Davis.

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN CONSIDERED AT THE LIFETREE CAFÉ

The area discussion group, Lifetree Café, will have a stimulating conversation about intelligent design this Sunday. Perspectives on intelligent design theory will be explored at a program sponsored by Lifetree Café. A filmed interview with an atheist professor—whose controversial view on the plausibility of intelligent design has brought criticism from

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AT CAPACITY; CAMPGROUNDS FILLING EARLY

Our Joshua Tree National Park is at full capacity, and Park spokesman George Land says campgrounds are going fast. Rather than be disappointed, Park visitors are being urged to check before they make the drive…… Joshua Tree National Park is experiencing a record number of visitors. While it’s great to

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NOMINATIONS BEING TAKEN FOR CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AWARD

Minerva Hoyt was a tireless supporter of California deserts, and persuaded President Franklin Roosevelt and Congress to create Joshua Tree National Monument in 1936. The Joshua Tree National Park Association created the Minerva Hoyt California Desert Conservation Award in her honor, and is soliciting nominations for the 13th annual award.

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A REMINDER ABOUT YOUR COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES

This reminder that Monday, December 12, is the last day to pay the first installment of property taxes to avoid a 10 percent penalty. You can pay it online, at mytaxcollector.com, by phone at 760-241-8829, or in person, at 172 West Third Street, First Floor, in San Bernardino. An extra

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ASSISTANCE FOR PROPANE AND FIREWOOD AVAILABLE, MEETING MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County will hold a free home energy education workshop Monday, December 12 at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Assistance is for propane and firewood only. All Morongo Basin residents are welcome to attend. Applicants

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YUCCA VALLEY LIGHT PARADE TOMORROW NIGHT

The Yucca Valley Light Parade has been an annual tradition since 1998, and this year’s 19th parade is set for Saturday, December 10. Edica Gonzalez tells you where to be to see the beloved holiday event… The 19th annual Yucca Valley Light Parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Santa

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OPENING RECEPTION AT GALLERY 62 IN JOSHUA TREE TOMORROW

An opening reception will be held Saturday, December 10, for Gallery 62’s newest art exhibition, “Winter Light.” The current exhibition includes pottery, small gift-sized sculptures, and tiny paintings. Featured artists in December are Amara Alban, Mark Doolittle, David C. Greene, Kat Johnson, Hiroko Momii, Ray Yeager, and Valerie Davis. The

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A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN MESA TOMORROW

A celebration of the animals and plants that inhabit the Copper Mountain Mesa area is set for Saturday, December 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Mojave Desert Land Trust and Stewards of the Coyote Valley, the event will include lectures on desert tortoises, medicinal uses of native

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SOMEONE IS MISSING A WANDERING, RARE, 70-POUND TORTOISE

Wandering strays aren’t all that rare in our Morongo Basin, unless of course, the stray in question is a 70-pound African Sulcata tortoise. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this very unusual report … Debra Walters was visiting her mom in the 53900 block of Ridge Road in Yucca Valley and couldn’t

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LOCAL DEMOCRATS MEET SATURDAY

The Morongo Basin Democratic Club will meet Saturday, December 10, at 10 a.m. in Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus in Joshua Tree. The morning begins with an optional $10 breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to all

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WINTER PROGRAM SATURDAY AT THE TWENTYNINE PALMS LIBRARY

Please join the Twentynine Palms Library on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. for its winter program. During this exciting time of year, they will be having a special story time, crafts and activities, holiday music and a special visit from St. Nick. He is pretty

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STREET MARKET TOMORROW AT TWENTYNINE PALMS UNITED METHODIST

The Twentynine Palms United Methodist Church will hold a street market Saturday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be food, clothing, holiday items, housewares, and furniture. There will also be cookies galore and fresh green wreaths. For information call 760-367-7388. The church is located at 6250

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ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE AT RAINBOW STEW SATURDAY

Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley will hold its annual art and craft fair Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Have a cup of tea or hot apple cider while you shop for arts and crafts made by dozens of local artists: ceramics, jewelry, knitted and crocheted scarves

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