VEGETARIAN MEAL SUNDAY

The Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program aims to supplement other food assistance programs. Dinners typically take home fresh fruit and vegetables, along with ideas about cooking with fresh ingredients. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation … You are invited to the Transition Joshua Tree Local Food Program vegetarian dinner

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VFW BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT BOY SCOUTS

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up Sunday breakfast, from 8 to 11, as a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 77. And don’t forget Taco Wednesday from 11 to 1. The VFW Post is located at 6402 Veterans Way in downtown Joshua Tree.

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ROTARY’S BBQ JUBILEE

The Rotary Club of Yucca Valley sponsors many youth-based programs each year, chief among them is the Boys and Girls Club of the High Desert. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us of a delicious way you can help the Rotary fund some those programs… You take one star-filled sky, add dash

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LYRID METEOR SHOWER IN OUR DESERT SKY THIS WEEKEND

Photo credit: Brad Sutton, National Park Service

One of the best meteor showers of the year coincides with Earth Day this year. Morongo Basin residents will have a good view of the 2018 Lyrid meteor shower lighting up the sky. The annual Lyrid meteor shower started last weekend and will

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO ENJOY THE FIRST QUARTER MOON SATURDAY NIGHT

Take some time to enjoy the desert night sky this weekend at the Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation… Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites

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ARTIST TALK AT JTAG SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Artist Barbara Drucker will give an artist’s talk at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery in downtown Joshua Tree Sunday. Drucker, who has a solo show on display at JTAG, is a painting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her studio practice includes painting, sculptural installation, documentary video, photography

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THE LUMINATORS IN CONCERT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN SATURDAY

The Luminators will perform a concert of bluegrass and gospel favorites Saturday, April 21, in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail. For more

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GRUBSTAKE DAYS “WESTERN HERITAGE DECORATING CONTEST”

Get into the Grubstake Days spirit by entering a business Decorating Contest sponsored by Z107.7. Here to tell you how to enter is reporter Rebecca Havely… The 68th annual Grubstake Days theme, “Celebrating Life in the Desert with Non-Profit Organizations,” has a red, white, and blue color theme to honor

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NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION EXERCISE TODAY ABOARD 29 PALMS MARINE BASE

Residents of the Combat Center in Twentynine Palms and surrounding areas will hear a lot of noise and activity today, Friday, April 20, as Marines practice a non-combatant evacuation exercise. Marines will simulate the evacuation of civilians from a potentially hostile area during an emergency situation. Helicopter and tilt-rotor flights

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CANNABIS ACTIVIST TO SPEAK IN WONDER VALLEY TOMORROW

Cannabis legalization has a taken firm hold in California with cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensaries opening throughout the state. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a prominent cannabis reform activist will be at the Wonder Valley Community Center Saturday, April 21, to explain changes in the law at local, state, and federal

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FREE DIAGNOSED DIABETES CLASSES AT HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

Hi-Desert Medical Center hosts free education classes for diagnosed diabetes patients. The Medical Center’s Dietary department will provide relevant tools and information that patients need for comprehensive training and understanding. Classes are held at 11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Helen Gray Education Center on

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MORONGO BASIN HEALTH DISTRICT BOARD PUTS OFF VEHICLE PURCHASE

The main action item on last night’s agenda of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District meeting had no action. Reporter Eric Knabe explains why…

The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Board of Directors met in a regular meeting last night to discuss the purchase of a mobile clinic vehicle. Director of Business

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FISH AND CHIPS TONIGHT, SUNDAY BREAKFAST, TACOS WEDNESDAY AT JOSHUA TREE VFW

The Joshua Tree Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7264 will serve up a Boy Scouts’ fish and chips dinner tonight (Friday) from 4 to 6 p.m. Two pieces of fish are $7; three pieces are $8. Sunday’s breakfast, from 8 to 11, is a fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 77.

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THEATRE 29, 29 PALMS INN, OFFER DINNER/THEATRE DATE NIGHT SPECIAL

Theatre 29 has collaborated with the 29 Palms Inn to offer a great dinner and show deal for audiences of “First Date, The Musical.” Rebecca Havely shares how you can book your table and reserve your theater seats…

In “First Date, The Musical” at Theatre 29 Aaron (Chris Fleischman),

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“THE CULT” TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

It’s a tribute to The Cult at tonight’s free Live at the Rock concert at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. And reporter Mike Lipsitz has your invitation…

Attention all “rockers, ravers, lovers and sinners,” The Cult tribute band Sonic Temple brings an authentic Cult experience to Twentynine Palms tonight.

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SKY’S THE LIMIT TO ENJOY THE FIRST QUARTER MOON SATURDAY NIGHT

Take some time to enjoy the desert night sky this weekend at the Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center. A variety of telescopes will be available for guests to view the incredible cosmic sights. Here’s reporter Tanisha Cureton with your invitation…

Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites

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“THE LUMINATORS” IN CONCERT AT DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN SATURDAY

The Luminators will perform a concert of bluegrass and gospel favorites Saturday, April 21, in Yucca Valley. Admission is $5 at the door. Light refreshments will be served following the concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail. For more

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TOWN OF YUCCA VALLEY OFFERS LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Town of Yucca Valley is offering an opportunity for you to get certified as a lifeguard. Reporter Eric Knabe tells you how to sign-up…

Registration is underway for the Town of Yucca Valley lifeguard certification course. To enroll, participants must be at least 15 years old before the last

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports today, the Yucca Valley High School Trojan Track and Field team will travel away to Mt. San Antonio College to compete in the Mt. SAC Invitational. The time of the event is to be determined.

PICKETERS URGE TENET HEALTHCARE TO UNIONIZE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER

A rare occurrence yesterday in the Morongo Basin—a union picket line in front of the Hi-Desert Medical Center sign on the highway. Reporter Eric Knabe has the details… Yesterday, staff of Hi-Desert Medical Center held an informational picket line in front of the Hi-Desert Medical Center sign along the highway.

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