HI-DESERT CHAMBER MUSIC

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents its first chamber music concert of the 2018. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents the Encelia Chamber Ensemble with guest artist Frank Martinez on Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. Martinez is

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CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETS TONIGHT

The Morongo Basin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society meets at 6 p.m. today, February 15, at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. The non-profit organization is dedicated to the conservation and enjoyment of California’s native plants and places. More information at CNPS.org.

KANGAROO RATS AT NOON, FLORA AT 6: TWO LECTURES IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s brown bag lunch lecture tomorrow focuses on the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat. Reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details… Geary Hund, a senior scientist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will lead the brown bag lunch lecture on February 15. The discussion will include survival

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A VALENTINE’S LECTURE ABOUT CELESTIAL BODIES TOMORROW

The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s Second Wednesday Lecture series tomorrow is titled “Myths and Stories About Constellations,” and is presented by Dr. Catherine Svehla. Hear a few traditional stories from cultures near and far about some familiar constellations. The lecture is at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. The

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM CLOSING

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closing due to renovation and maintenance projects. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with the details…

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closed until January 31 to finish renovations and maintenance projects to reorganize permanent exhibitions and a new temporary exhibit. The “Echoes of Silent Spring:

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HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TO CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS IN JANUARY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closing due to renovation and maintenance projects. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton has the details…

Beginning January 1, 2018 until January 31, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum will be closed to finish renovations and maintenance projects to reorganize permanent exhibitions and a new temporary exhibit. The

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THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS FOODS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM THURSDAY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch lecture Thursday, December 21, is on the history of Christmas foods, presented by Stefanie Ritter. Reporter Eric Knabe has the delicious details… Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, bean casserole, and pumpkin pie are easily recognized as a traditional holiday meal, but have they always

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CRAFTS, SANTA, AND REAL SNOW AT THE YUCCA VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER TOMORROW

Enjoy real snow, visits with Santa, and holiday craft fair shopping, at the Yucca Valley Community Center on Saturday, December 2. Reporter Eric Knabe has all the details…

Catch the spirit of the season at the Town of Yucca Valley’s Holiday Craft Faire, December 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00

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A LECTURE ABOUT THE ANCIENT LAKE CAHUILLA TOMORROW IN YUCCA VALLEY

Long before the Salton Sea, ancient Lake Cahuilla covered some 2,200 square miles of present day’s Coachella and Imperial valleys. The lake was last seen sometime after 1580. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells of an opportunity to learn why the lake matters to us today… Freshwater Lake Cahuilla filled the Salton

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HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

Looking for family-friendly place to celebrate Halloween? Reporter Eric Knabe has the place to be…

On Saturday, October 28, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Town of Yucca Valley Recreation Department will host a Halloween Spooktacular at the Yucca Valley Community Center from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants of

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CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s chamber music concert is a popular event where tickets go fast. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells how you can get yours…

Enjoy chamber music as it was intended—in a warm, intimate setting with friendly guest service. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum will hold its fifth chamber music

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL PONDERS PARKS, BUDGETS, AND A RAISE TONIGHT

Budget amendments, and a parks master plan update are among the items the Yucca Valley Town Council will discuss at its meeting tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff fills in the details… Among the items on tonight’s consent agenda, the Yucca Valley Town Council will be asked to create two new

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NEW “JOHN MUIR” EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM TODAY

The new exhibit opening today at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley presents naturalist John Muir’s Botanical Legacy. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in… The Hi-Desert Nature Museum presents Nature’s Beloved Son, Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy. On display, September 21 through December 16. In the spirit in which

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LECTURE ON ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS THURSDAY

The Morongo Basin is surrounded by public lands: Joshua Tree National Park, the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments, Bureau of Land Management lands, as well as preserves and municipal parks. But some people contend that not everyone has equal access to public lands. Managing editor Tami Roleff

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LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING TOMORROW ON THE CAMPBELLS OF TWENTYNINE PALMS

One of Twentynine Palm’s original homesteaders will be the focus of a lecture, hosted by the Morongo Basin Historical Society. Reporter Rebecca Havely says don’t miss this discussion about Bill and Elizabeth Campbell… Bill and Elizabeth Campbell were original homesteaders in Twentynine Palms who made extensive contributions to the area’s

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REPTILES AND RATTLESNAKE SAFETY LECTURE IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering another brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details…

Have you ever stumbled upon a baby snake curled up under the bushes? Been surprised by a rattler on your porch? The next brown bag lunch lecture, Reptiles of the Mojave Desert and

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YUCCA VALLEY FUN DAY PLANNED FOR SATURDAY

The Town of Yucca Valley will hold a family fun day Saturday, July 29. There will be a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, animals and games, and face painting and photo opportunities. The family fun day is set for 10 to 3 at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Yucca

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LECTURE ON THE ANCIENT LAKE CAHUILLA THIS THURSDAY

The High Desert Nature Museum will hold a brown bag lecture this Thursday about the Salton Sea. Reporter Eric Knabe fills us in on the details…

This Thursday, the High Desert Nature Museum’s Brown bag lecture is “Important Birds of Ancient Lake Cahuilla and the Salton Sea,” presented by Kurt

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THURSDAY LECTURE, “LIVING WITH DESERT WILDLIFE” IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is offering another brown bag lunch lecture. Reporter Rebecca Havely has more details… Have you ever found a baby bird that couldn’t fly, a tiny bunny all on its own or a lizard that’s lost its tail? The next brown bag lunch lecture, “Living with Desert

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EXPLORE THE MOJAVE DESERT IN A WEDNESDAY LECTURE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The Morongo Basin Historical Society is hosting its monthly lecture this Wednesday. Reporter Eric Knabe fills you in… This June 14, join the Morongo Basin Historical Society’s second Wednesday lecture series, which is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley (57116 29 Palms Highway). Kim Stringfellow—author, multimedia-artist, and

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