DESERT CHIC SOCIAL EVENT TONIGHT

You can soak in the atmosphere of old-time Twentynine Palms Saturday. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to a fundraiser for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society at a historic city landmark… Here’s your chance to enjoy the historic atmosphere of Broadview Hacienda, the former home of Twentynine Palms pioneers Bill

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND CONCERT TONIGHT

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will hold a concert Saturday, April 8, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The concert will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in back of Zannedelions Boutique at 61877 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. There will be a no host bar and munchies

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CMC EXPERIMENTAL ART

Most of the year, great learning takes place behind classroom doors at Copper Mountain College. But during April and May, students and non-students alike are invited to expand their minds outside the classrooms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation … During April and May, ten artists of note will show

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THE IMPACT OF SMILING EXPLORED AT LIFETREE CAFÉ

The next topic explored at Lifetree Café will make you smile. Once again here’s Kirby Davis… The infectious power of a smile will be discussed at Lifetree Café on Sunday, April 9, at 4 p.m. The program, titled “Smile Awhile: An Hour of Happy,” explores the mental and physical benefits

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OPENING RECEPTION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AT RAINBOW STEW

The Chaparral Artists’ Guild will hold its opening reception for its spring photo show at Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rainbow Stew is located on the south side of Highway 62 in Old Town Yucca Valley.

CHINESE EXERCISE WORKSHOPS TODAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

A Yucca Valley church will host two Chinese exercise workshops Saturday, April 8, with a licensed acupuncturist. Qigong is an ancient form of exercises that uses simple movement, breath, and visualization exercises. Session I is $35 and is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. If you miss that one, Session II

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS TO REPORT GRAFFITI, VANDALISM

Joshua Tree National Park, as well as many other parks across the country, has experienced a notable increase in visitation in recent years. With that increase also means an increase of graffiti and acts of intentional vandalism within the park. Park Superintendent David Smith says that while 99 percent of

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MOJAVE DESERT LAND TRUST OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW IN THE AMBOY CRATER

The Mojave Desert Land Trust will hold an open house for the public to learn about the Land Trust’s projects. This year, the open house will be held at Amboy Crater, instead of the organization’s headquarters in Joshua Tree. The event is also a celebration of the first anniversary of

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YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS, STOLEN CHECKS, AND MORE

A Yucca Valley man wanted on arrest warrants was arrested Wednesday, also accused of possessing stolen checks. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy went to the 7700 block of Mariposa Trail in Yucca Valley about 9 p.m. with an arrest warrant for Christopher Harris, 43. When Harris realized a

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LANDERS MAN FOUND WITH STOLEN DIRT BIKE

A Landers man who was found with a stolen dirt bike was arrested Wednesday. About 11:30 a.m., a deputy went to the 56200 block of Lum Lane in Landers. A records check determined that a dirt bike at the residence had been reported stolen. Raymond Lindley, 22, was arrested on

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PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS IDENTIFIED

A 75-year-old man killed Wednesday morning after he was struck by a car in Desert Hot Springs has been identified. Ronald Blumkin was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Palm Drive and Ironwood Drive about 6 a.m. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

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SIGN-UPS BEING TAKEN FOR GRUBSTAKES DAY TUG O’ WAR

Grubstake Days is still seven weeks off, but it is time to get your tug o’ war team ready and signed up. Reporter Edica Gonzales tells you how to sign up…

The Grubstake Days tug-o-war is back, and organizers are looking for teams to participate. A special challenge is being

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BLOOD DRIVE AT LANDERS MOOSE LODGE TOMORROW

LifeStream will conduct a community blood drive on Saturday, April 8, at the Landers Moose Lodge, 58266 Reche Road, from 11 to 3. Donors will receive incentives. In addition, Desert Blood Services now offers donors free cholesterol screening with every blood donation. All prospective donors should be free of infections

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LANDERS ASSOCIATION MEETS TOMORROW

The monthly meeting of the Landers Association is tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Belfield Hall, just east the Moose Lodge on Reche Road in Landers. On the agenda is a brief look at upcoming events including the “Greater Landers Monster Tire (and eWaste) Round up Part 2” set for April

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WONDER VALLEY COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW

Wonder Valley’s once-a-month community meeting is tomorrow. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has this preview … The monthly Wonder Valley Community Meeting takes place tomorrow, April 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Amboy Road. On the agenda is a presentation and update from County Fire

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GALLERY 62 EXHIBIT RECEPTION TOMORROW

Gallery 62 will hold an opening reception for its new exhibit, Terra Firma, Saturday, April 8, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 8 p.m. The show runs through April 30. The exhibit showcases a variety of Earthy works in several mediums, as well as urban photography by

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OPENING RECEPTION AT JOSHUA TREE ART GALLERY

The work of three outstanding artists will be featured in a new exhibition at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery, or “JTAG”. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to the show and reception this weekend…

Three California artists with links to the High Desert will be exploring “The Grid” in an

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JOSHUA TREE JAZZ BAND IN CONCERT TOMORROW

The Joshua Tree Jazz Band will hold a concert Saturday, April 8, during the Second Saturday Art Crawl. The concert will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in back of Zannedelions Boutique at 61877 29 Palms Highway in Joshua Tree. There will be a no host bar and munchies

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PLAY BOARD GAMES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Some good old-fashioned fun tomorrow at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Reporter Kirby Davis invites you to pop in to play classic board games…

Remember the good old days playing board games? The Yucca Valley Parks and Rec Department is holding drop-in sessions where people of all ages can play

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAMS ARE 5-0

The Twentynine Palms High School Swim Team traveled to Rancho Mirage High School Wednesday with the Wildcats taking a bite out of the Rattlers, 95 to 73 for the girls, and 104 to 61 for the boys. Both teams are now 5-0 to start the season. Individual stats can be

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