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  • Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

    Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

    9:00 PM-11:00 PM
    07-02-2016

    Saturday, July 2 at Sky’s The Limit:

    Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and the Milky Way

    Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky on Saturday, July 2 at a free public event that begins at 9:30 pm and ends around 12:30 am. The Observatory is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, just outside the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

    Volunteers will set up a variety of kinds and sizes of telescopes on the winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. The presentation is very casual, so come at any time and leave when you wish. Bring a red flashlight to preserve night vision.

    The summer Milky Way rises on the southeastern horizon right after sunset. At this time of year the Milky Way is an excellent target for photographers.
    On tour is a fine selection of clusters and nebulae in Scorpius and Sagittarius including the Lagoon Nebula, Omega Nebula, Wild Duck Cluster, and globular cluster M5. Also on display are three bright planets: Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn.
    Prominent constellations are Scorpius (the Scorpion), Boötes (the Herdsman), Aquila (the Eagle), Sagittarius (the Archer), Cygnus (the Swan), and Lyra (the Harp).

    The campus is always open, so arrive around sunset to allow time to visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. No pets and no smoking allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.

    The seasonal sky is very unpredictable and a viewing event may have to be delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind. Check Sky’s The Limit Facebook Page or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at (760) 401-3004.

    For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit the STL web site at www.skysthelimit29.org. STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.

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  • Crescent Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

    Crescent Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

    9:00 PM-11:00 PM
    07-09-2016

    Saturday, July 9 at Sky’s The Limit:

    Crescent Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn

    Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky on Saturday, July 9 at a free public event that begins at 9:30 pm and ends around 12:30 am. The Observatory is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, just outside the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

    Volunteers will set up a variety of kinds and sizes of telescopes on the winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. The presentation is very casual, so come at any time and leave when you wish. Bring a red flashlight to preserve night vision.

    A First Quarter crescent Moon is next to Jupiter in the west at sunset. Mars, Antares, and Saturn form a triangle in the east. This quartet of objects is among the finest sights viewed through a telescope.

    We can observe in detail the dramatic craters and mountains on the lunar surface, the rings of Saturn, Jupiter and it’s moon, and the red planet Mars. Also visible is the orange and blue double star, Albireo.

    Prominent constellations are Scorpius (the Scorpion), Ophiuchus (the Serpent Barer), Aquila (the Eagle), Sagittarius (the Archer), Cygnus (the Swan), Lyra (the Harp).

    The campus is always open, so arrive around sunset to allow time to visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. No pets and no smoking allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.

    The seasonal sky is very unpredictable and a viewing event may have to be delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind. Check Sky’s The Limit Facebook Page or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at (760) 401-3004.

    For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit the STL web site at www.skysthelimit29.org. STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.

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  • Yucca Mesa Community Swap Meet

    Yucca Mesa Community Swap Meet

    8:00 AM-12:30 PM
    07-16-2016

    3133 Balsa Avenue, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    3133 Balsa Avenue, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY SWAP MEET
    Saturday July 16th 2016
    8 am until 12:30 pm
    (Weather permitting)
    Vendor’s set up starts at 7:00 am
    Yucca Mesa Community Center
    3133 Balsa Ave., Yucca Valley, CA 92284

    Outdoor spaces $10
    Indoor spaces $10 table
    Reservations are only required for indoor spaces as there’s only room for about a dozen tables inside.
    Contact: Dan Keeney (760) 821-7198 (909) 833-1326
    ymiawebperson@gmail.com
    100% of vendor’s fees go to help support the
    Yucca Mesa Community Center

    The next Swap Meet will be on Saturday August 6th 2016

    Organizer Name: Yucca Mesa Improvement Association
    Organizer Phone Number: 760 821-7198
    Organizer Email: ymiawebperson@gmail.com

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  • Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

    Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    07-21-2016

    57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    The Rocks Speak: Understanding Indigenous Science and Technology

    This lively one-hour interactive presentation is an introduction to indigenous philosophy presented by Culture Bearer and Author, A.G. Vasquez, MA. The program offers an unconventional take on the relationship between native peoples and modern scientific practices, the background behind the use of plants, stones and ritual objects in healing and the use of real world empirical observation by indigenous cultures.

    A.G. Vasquez is the founder of Casa de Culturas in Joshua Tree, creator of the Living on the Dime project and author of ‘Mexican Americans In Redlands’. Currently, Vasquez is engaged in a multiple city indigenous cultural heritage tour, Kokopelli Spirit Journey. He holds degrees in U.S. and Latin American History and resides in Joshua Tree.

    Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents.

    The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members – beverages will be served.

    For more info on Antonio Vasquez and the Kokopeli Spirit Journey visit: Casa de Culturas

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  • Wonder Valley Monthly Meeting

    Wonder Valley Monthly Meeting

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    07-23-2016

    80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

    80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

    Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate in the July Community Meeting, Saturday, July 23th, from 10 a.m. to noon.

    Topics on the agenda include Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training and Leadership.

    Southern California Edison had scheduled a day-long outage during 110+ weather. The community rallied with many individuals and organizations working together to provide communication, shelter, food, and assistance to residents affected by the outage. I want to thank Supervisor Ramos’ office, SBC Special Districts, County Fire, the Sheriff’s Department, SBC Aging and Adult Services, Reach Out Morongo Basin, and Karen Meyers, coordinator at the Wonder Valley Community Center for all the work they did. In the end, SCE canceled the outage.

    It did make many of us realize that Wonder Valley could benefit from Community Emergency Response Team training so James Brakebill will speak about scheduling classes at the WVCC.

    The agenda will be posted Monday, July 18 at the Wonder Valley Community Center, and online.
    AGENDA
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/eyxtephkol03rbe/07232016_wv_meeting.pdf?dl=0

    And yes, there will be pastries from Porto’s Cuban Bakery in Glendale.

  • Evening with the Cosmos at Sky’s the Limit

    Evening with the Cosmos at Sky’s the Limit

    9:30 PM-11:30 PM
    07-23-2016

    9697 Utah Trail, 29 Palms, CA, United States

    9697 Utah Trail, 29 Palms, CA, United States

    Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center invites stargazers to enjoy the desert night sky on Saturday, July 23 at a free public event that begins at 9:30 pm and ends around 11:30 pm. The Observatory is at 9697 Utah Trail in Twentynine Palms, just outside the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

    Volunteers will set up a variety of kinds and sizes of telescopes on the winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. The presentation is very casual, so come at any time and leave when you wish. Bring a red flashlight to preserve night vision.

    The bright summer Milky Way should be a beautiful sight as it rises above the eastern horizon. Saturn and its glorious rings will offer picturesque detail and Mars will show a rusty orange color.

    Numerous star clusters and nebulae are visible to the naked eye and resolve into sparking jewels through a telescope. Best of these are the Lagoon Nebula, Trifid Nebula, and Wild Duck Cluster.

    Prominent constellations are Scorpius (the Scorpion), Delphinus (the Dolphin), Aquila (the Eagle), Sagittarius (the Archer), Cygnus (the Swan), and Lyra (the Harp).

    The campus is always open, so arrive around sunset to allow time to visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. No pets and no smoking allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.

    The seasonal sky is very unpredictable and a viewing event may have to be delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind. Check Sky’s The Limit Facebook Page or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at (760) 401-3004.

    For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit the STL web site at www.skysthelimit29.org. STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.

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  • High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association

    High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    07-27-2016

    High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association
    Event Time: 6pm

    Event Description: High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association welcomes all who are interested in raising poultry for eggs and/or meat to our quarterly meetings held the 4th Wed. of January, April, July and October at Yucca Mesa Community Center 3133 Balsa Ave. off of Aberdeen just north of Yucca Valley. Power Point presentations on different aspects of raising poultry are offered along with lively discussion and sharing. All are welcome. There is no charge but donations are taken to cover meeting expenses. For more information contact Association founder Charla Shamhart at 760-401-0689. Find them on Facebook at High Desert Homegrown Poultry Association and Raising Homegrown Poultry, a members page.

    Charla Shamhart
    760-401-0689
    Charla@Shamhart.com

    Yucca Mesa Community Center
    3133 Balsa Ave., Yucca Valley, CA

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  • Family Fun Day – Step into Art

    Family Fun Day – Step into Art

    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    07-30-2016

    57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    Visit Paris and the Louvre, and other art museums at this art-themed Family Fun Day! Be a famous artist yourself. Enjoy a wide variety of arts and crafts activities for all ages as well as face painting, a sketch artist, a scavenger hunt, performances and explore the amazing “Framed: Step into Art” exhibit. This event is FREE and will keep the whole family engaged for hours!

    Organizer Name: Town of Yucca Valley / Hi-Desert Nature Museum
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-369-7212
    Organizer Email: museum@yucca-valley.org

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