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  • MURDER MYSTERY DINNER “CRUISING FOR MURDER” FUNDRAISER
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    11-01-2019
    5882 Luckie Ave, 29 Palms 92277

    MURDER MYSTERY DINNER “CRUISING FOR MURDER”

    FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE 29 PALMS LIBRARY

    Event Date: November 1, 2019
    Event Time: 6 – 9 pm

    Event Description: Someone has been shot! Find the murderer. The scene of the crime at this murder mystery dinner is Talent Night during a Honeymoon Cruise. Solve the mystery. Enjoy dinner, drinks, dessert, a silent auction (holidays are coming), and door prizes.  All proceeds benefit the 29 Palms Library.  Where: Patriotic Hall at the corner of Joe Davis and Luckie Ave in 29 Palms.
    Tickets: $20 ($25 at the door). Tickets are available online at friendsofthe29palmslibrary.org, the 29 Palms Visitor Center, the Desert Trail office or call 760-820-2551.

    Organizer Name: Friends of the 29 Palms Library
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-820-2551
    Organizer Email: 29libraryFOL@gmail.com

    Venue Name: Patriotic Hall
    Venue Address:5882 Luckie Ave, 29 Palms 92277

  • Mastering Landscape Photography
    7:00 PM-3:00 PM
    11-01-2019-11-03-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Mastering Landscape Photography

    Event Date: November 1-3, 2019

    Event Time: Friday, November 1, 7:00PM- 9:00PM

    Saturday, November 2, 5:00AM- 6:00PM

    Sunday, November 3, 5:00AM- 3:00PM

    Event Description: What goes into making a great landscape photograph? You can find scores of articles that promise you will master landscape photography in 10 steps or take your photography to the next level in 5 steps or shoot like a pro in 7 steps. These articles keep on appearing. And most offer valid tips. But it’s not that easy.
    We can’t promise you that you will be a master landscape photographer at the end of this course. What we can promise is you will have a much clearer idea of what is involved in pursuing this journey. We will provide practical guidelines on the gear you need and how to get the most out of it, the creative use of exposure and sharpness, the use of composition and light to create a mood or convey what inspired you to take the photograph, the magic that happens in the digital darkroom and how to unleash the artist within you.
    This class offers an optional but exciting camping experience in the pristine Lost Horse campground.
    Note: arrangements will be made for those preferring to sleep with something more substantial over their heads than rip-stop nylon. Plan to make accommodations in Twentynine Palms and meet at the Oasis Visitor center to head out to the shooting locations.

    Date/Time:   Friday, November 1, 7:00PM- 9:00PM
    Saturday, November 2, 5:00AM- 6:00PM
    Sunday, November 3, 5:00AM- 3:00PM
    Meet at:                Oasis Visitor Center
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
    Fee:                    $170 JTNPA Member
    $180 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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  • DESERT SKIES TRAVEL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER CAR WASH
    8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11-02-2019
    73680 Sun Valley Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

    DESERT SKIES TRAVEL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER CAR WASH

    Event Date: Nov 2, 2019 (Sat)
    Event Time: 8am-1pm

    Event Description: Desert Skies Travel Volleyball team.

    Come down to support your local travel team. Funds help with monthly tournaments and uniforms.

    Accepting Donations

    Organizer Name: Juanita Rios
    Organizer Phone Number: 7608802231
    Organizer Email: Riosaj6@verizon.net

    Venue Name: Castanedas (29 Palms)
    Venue Address: 73680 Sun Valley Drive, 29 Palms, CA

  • Hike to Samuelson’s Rock
    8:00 AM-3:00 PM
    11-02-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Hike to Samuelson’s Rock

    Event Date: November 2, 2019
    Event Time: 8:00AM- Late Afternoon

    Event Description: Samuelson’s Rocks, chances are good that most visitors to Joshua Tree National Park have never seen them, let alone even know they exist. Inspired by religion, politics, nature and solitude, John Samuelson, a homesteader, set about to use the ancient rocks as a canvas to express his “eternal verities of existence,” as he referred to them, along with his views on the Great Depression. His words are still quite visible today, looking much like they did when he carved them over 88 years ago.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 2, 8:00AM- Late Afternoon
    Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
    $45 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

  • Geology of the San Andreas Fault
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    11-02-2019

    Geology of the San Andreas Fault

    Event Date: November 2, 2019
    Event Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

    Event Description: California is a state defined by plate tectonics, motion, continental drift, and subduction zones. Join geologist Ted Reeves as he explains the origin and effects of the San Andres Fault system. Reeves will unfold the geologic story of the Indio Hills, the Mecca Hills and SaltonTrough in this all-day field class. Participants will meet at the Coachella Valley Preserve and walk a short distance to see fault features. We will then travel to Box Canyon and Painted Canyon and observe spectacular faults and folds where the Pacific plate is forcing up the Mecca Hills. Reeves will illuminate fault-related features in the field with special emphasis on physical deformations of the landscape. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the San Andreas fault zone and the palm oases!
    Date/Time:              Sunday, November 2, 9:00AM-4:00PM
    Meet at:                Coachella Valley Preserve
    Fee:                    $85 JTNPA Member
    $95 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Coachella Valley Preserve
    Venue Address: Coachella Valley Preserve

  • Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11-02-2019-11-03-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape

    Event Date: November 2-3, 2019

    Event Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:00AM- 5:00PM

    Sunday, November 3, 8:00AM- 12:00PM

    Event Description: This course offers 1 college credit/unit (Geosciences X460.4) through UC Riverside Extension.
    Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy, geology professor, Cerritos college. Starting in the classroom participants will be introduced to basic geologic principles including major rock groups, plate tectonics, mountain building, and the impact of weathering and erosion. Tor will discuss how these processes worked together to form the fantastic desert landscape of the park. The class will venture into the field on two excursions to observe and identify monzogranite, gneiss, veins, and basaltic rocks as well as inselbergs, alluvial fans, and pediments. For those new to geology or experienced geologists, Tor will make learning about the complex and unique landscape of Joshua Tree National Park comprehensible and fun.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 2, 9:00AM- 5:00PM
    Sunday, November 3, 8:00AM- 12:00PM
    Meet at:                Oasis Visitor Center
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
    Fee:                    $145 JTNPA Member
    $155 Non-Member
    Credit Fee:             $210 JTNPA Member
    $220 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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    • DESERT SKIES TRAVEL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER CAR WASH
      8:00 AM-1:00 PM
      11-02-2019
      73680 Sun Valley Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

      DESERT SKIES TRAVEL VOLLEYBALL TEAM FUNDRAISER CAR WASH

      Event Date: Nov 2, 2019 (Sat)
      Event Time: 8am-1pm

      Event Description: Desert Skies Travel Volleyball team.

      Come down to support your local travel team. Funds help with monthly tournaments and uniforms.

      Accepting Donations

      Organizer Name: Juanita Rios
      Organizer Phone Number: 7608802231
      Organizer Email: Riosaj6@verizon.net

      Venue Name: Castanedas (29 Palms)
      Venue Address: 73680 Sun Valley Drive, 29 Palms, CA

    • Hike to Samuelson’s Rock
      8:00 AM-3:00 PM
      11-02-2019
      74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

      Hike to Samuelson’s Rock

      Event Date: November 2, 2019
      Event Time: 8:00AM- Late Afternoon

      Event Description: Samuelson’s Rocks, chances are good that most visitors to Joshua Tree National Park have never seen them, let alone even know they exist. Inspired by religion, politics, nature and solitude, John Samuelson, a homesteader, set about to use the ancient rocks as a canvas to express his “eternal verities of existence,” as he referred to them, along with his views on the Great Depression. His words are still quite visible today, looking much like they did when he carved them over 88 years ago.

      Date/Time:              Saturday, November 2, 8:00AM- Late Afternoon
      Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
      6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
      Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
      $45 Non-Member

      Organizer Name: Desert Institute
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
      Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

      Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
      Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    • Geology of the San Andreas Fault
      9:00 AM-4:00 PM
      11-02-2019

      Geology of the San Andreas Fault

      Event Date: November 2, 2019
      Event Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM

      Event Description: California is a state defined by plate tectonics, motion, continental drift, and subduction zones. Join geologist Ted Reeves as he explains the origin and effects of the San Andres Fault system. Reeves will unfold the geologic story of the Indio Hills, the Mecca Hills and SaltonTrough in this all-day field class. Participants will meet at the Coachella Valley Preserve and walk a short distance to see fault features. We will then travel to Box Canyon and Painted Canyon and observe spectacular faults and folds where the Pacific plate is forcing up the Mecca Hills. Reeves will illuminate fault-related features in the field with special emphasis on physical deformations of the landscape. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the San Andreas fault zone and the palm oases!
      Date/Time:              Sunday, November 2, 9:00AM-4:00PM
      Meet at:                Coachella Valley Preserve
      Fee:                    $85 JTNPA Member
      $95 Non-Member

      Organizer Name: Desert Institute
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
      Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

      Venue Name: Coachella Valley Preserve
      Venue Address: Coachella Valley Preserve

    • Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape
      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      11-02-2019-11-03-2019
      74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

      Geology: Creation of the Joshua Tree Landscape

      Event Date: November 2-3, 2019

      Event Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:00AM- 5:00PM

      Sunday, November 3, 8:00AM- 12:00PM

      Event Description: This course offers 1 college credit/unit (Geosciences X460.4) through UC Riverside Extension.
      Investigate the natural architecture and origin of Joshua Tree National Park’s landscape with Tor Lacy, geology professor, Cerritos college. Starting in the classroom participants will be introduced to basic geologic principles including major rock groups, plate tectonics, mountain building, and the impact of weathering and erosion. Tor will discuss how these processes worked together to form the fantastic desert landscape of the park. The class will venture into the field on two excursions to observe and identify monzogranite, gneiss, veins, and basaltic rocks as well as inselbergs, alluvial fans, and pediments. For those new to geology or experienced geologists, Tor will make learning about the complex and unique landscape of Joshua Tree National Park comprehensible and fun.

      Date/Time:              Saturday, November 2, 9:00AM- 5:00PM
      Sunday, November 3, 8:00AM- 12:00PM
      Meet at:                Oasis Visitor Center
      74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
      Fee:                    $145 JTNPA Member
      $155 Non-Member
      Credit Fee:             $210 JTNPA Member
      $220 Non-Member

      Organizer Name: Desert Institute
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
      Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

      Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
      Venue Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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  • GEMS GIRLS CLUB MEETING
    6:30 PM-7:30 PM
    11-05-2019
    57273 Onaga Trail Yucca Valley

    GEMS GIRLS CLUB MEETING

    Event Date: 11-5-2019
    Event Time: 6:30PM

    Event Description: GEMS Girls’Clubs is a place for girls just like you! We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Will you join us? You will make friends, meet amazing mentors, have lots of fun, make crafts, play games and learn all about God and His Word.

    Organizer Name: Mary Bushong
    Organizer Phone Number: 714-454-4134
    Organizer Email: Giant_desert-rats@yahoo.com

    Venue Name: Methodist Church
    Venue Address: 57273 Onaga Trail Yucca Valley

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  • “The History of the Carson Family in 29 Palms”
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11-08-2019
    73950-74044 Cottonwood Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

    “The History of the Carson Family in 29 Palms”

    Event Date: November 8, 2019
    Event Time: 7:00PM

    Event Description: Join Thurman Carson who will recount his seventy seven years living in Twentynine Palms. He knew the Keys family who lived in what is now Joshua Tree National Park. In 1952, Thurman met Will Rogers, Jr. in Twentynine Palms. Randy (Rodgers) Newbank, the son of Will Rodgers will accompany Thurman in this discussion of desert life.

    Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, November 8 at 7 pm. This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, reservations are limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. If interested in dinner please RSVP at 760-367-5537 before Wednesday, November 6.

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    For further press information, please call the Desert Institute (760) 367-5539.

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5537
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms,
    Venue Address: Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms,

  • “The History of the Carson Family in 29 Palms”
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11-08-2019
    73950-74044 Cottonwood Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

    “The History of the Carson Family in 29 Palms”

    Event Date: Friday November 8, 2019
    Event Time: 7:00pm (5pm Dinner is optional)

    Event Description: Join Thurman Carson who will recount his seventy seven years living in Twentynine Palms.  He knew the Keys family who lived in what is now Joshua Tree National Park.  In 1952, Thurman met Will Rogers, Jr. in Twentynine Palms.  Randy (Rodgers) Newbank, the son of Will Rodgers will accompany Thurman in this discussion of desert life.

    Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, November 8 at 7 pm.  This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, reservations are limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal.  If interested in dinner please RSVP at 760-367-5537 before Wednesday, November 6.

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Old Schoolhouse Museum
    Venue Address: 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms

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  • Explore Crown Prince Lookout
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11-09-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Explore Crown Prince Lookout

    Event Date: November 9, 2019

    Event Time: 8:00AM- Noon

    Event Description: Clamber to the top of an old military lookout via an easy cross-country ramble and a very short section of technical rock scrambling. Once on top, there will be a short discussion on the history of this long-forgotten, and little known World War II artifact. As well, the views down into the Pinto Basin to the east and back to the west of Queen Valley and its surrounding peaks are especially memorable from this high, but infrequently visited mesa-like feature situated near the Jumbo Rocks Campground. Roundtrip distance is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 200 feet. Please note: some technical rock scrambling will be required to reach the location where the old lookout once stood.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 9, 8:00AM- Noon
    Meet at:                Oasis Visitor Center
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
    Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
    $45 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

  • PRAYER BREAKFAST AT BLESSED SACRAMENT YUCCA VALLEY
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    11-09-2019
    6775 Sage Ave, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, USA

    PRAYER BREAKFAST AT BLESSED SACRAMENT YUCCA VALLEY

    Event Date: November 9, 2019 @ 0900
    Event Time: 9 AM

    Event Description: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is hosting its Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in our hall.

    We will serve a hearty breakfast with your choice of scrambled eggs or pancakes, both served with potatoes, fruit, sausage and muffins.

    We have a dynamic speaker lined up, and music to make your soul sing.

    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Church office, 6785 Sage Ave., 29 Palms, CA 92277. You can call for more information to 760-851-3927.

    Organizer Name: Maureen
    Organizer Phone Number: 760 851-3927
    Organizer Email: Maureenfrn@aol.com

    Venue Name: Blessed Sacrament Church
    Venue Address: 6785 Sage Avenue Yucca Valley, CA

  • Watercolor Field Painting: Exploring a Sense of Place
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    11-09-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Watercolor Field Painting: Exploring a Sense of Place

    Event Date: November 9, 2019

    Event Time: 9:00AM- 4:00PM

    Event Description: Join Joshua Tree based artist Monica L. Mahoney in a watercolor field painting immersion in the heart of Joshua Tree National Park. Known for her plein air watercolors of sweeping desert vistas and knowledge of the native flora of the region, Monica will guide participants in capturing the “Genius loci” or spirit of this special place. Students will tap into their natural observation skills and paint the landscape in field journals using basic watercolor and water-based pencil techniques. To warm up, Monica will guide students in recording sensory observations during an easy and informative natural history walk in a spectacular private location. Students will then practice gesture and thumbnail painting as well as basic color mixing techniques while using value, tone, line, shape, and depth to capture the essence of the landscape. This workshop is perfect for campers, hikers, and backpackers and all who are interested in developing their watercolor painting skills in the field. From beginner to intermediate, the class is designed to have fun and explore how painting, sketching and journaling in nature helps us see the world- and ourselves- with new eyes. While a good choice for beginning painters, some previous drawing experience will be helpful. All students will be givin individual attention as needed.
    This class will be conducted at the exclusive Lost Horse Campground.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 9, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
    Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee:                    $85 JTNPA Member
    $95 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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  • The Women Pioneers of Space Science – with Gideon Marcus
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    11-10-2019
    61877 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

    The Women Pioneers of Space Science – with Gideon Marcus
    Event Date: 11/10/19
    Event Time: 6pm

    Event Description: Sunday November 10th 6pm
    The Women Pioneers of Space Science
    Behind every great space program is a woman — lots of women, actually: astronomers, engineers, programmers, project directors.
    Come join award-winning science fiction author and space historian Gideon Marcus for a special presentation on the hidden figures who ushered in the dawn of space science.

    Organizer Name: Space Cowboy Books
    Organizer Phone Number:
    Organizer Email: spacecowboybooks@gmail.com

    Venue Name: Space Cowboy Books
    Venue Address: 61871 29 Palms Hwy. Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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  • MARA’S CHRISTMAS WISH VOLUNTEER MEETING
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    11-12-2019
    57090 29 Palm Highway Yucca Valley, CA 92284 

    MARA’S CHRISTMAS WISH VOLUNTEER MEETING

    Event date: November 12

    Event time: 6:30 pm -8:00 pm

    Event description: The Mara’s Christmas Wish Elves are already busy planning this year’s, 36th Annual Christmas Buffett and Toy Give-Away.  It’s time for us to start to recruit volunteers as we get closer to the big day. If you have an interest in donating time for the community neighbors we feed, and the children who depend on Mara’s Christmas Wish for toys, please attend as many of the meetings as you can.  Volunteers are needed to help decorate the community center prior to Christmas Day, assist with setting up on Christmas morning, serving food on Christmas Day, and taking down and storing the decorations on December 26th.

    Meeting  Venue Address: Cholla Room in the Yucca Valley Community Center

    57090 29 Palm Highway Yucca Valley CA 92284

    Event contact: Gigi Connell, Board President (760) 792-7126

    Email: MCWVolunteerInfo@gmail.com or MarasChristmaswish.org

    Financial donations are also needed and can be sent to:

    Mara’s Christmas Wish, Inc. 57552 29 Palms Highway, Box #250, Yucca Valley, CA  92284.

    You can also find us on Facebook: Mara’s Christmas Wish, Inc.

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  • HI-NOON MUSEUM LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM
    11-14-2019
    57090 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, United States

    HI-NOON MUSEUM LECTURE AT HI-DESERT NATURE MUSEUM

    Event Date: November 14, 2019
    Event Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Event Description: Please note: This lecture will take place on the second Thursday of the month!

    Meet the photographer and author of the book “In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte”.

    David Bacon is a California-based writer and photographer. He is the author of several books about migration: The Children of NAFTA, Communities Without Borders, Illegal People – How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants, and The Right to Stay Home. His latest book is “In the Fields of the North” / En los Campos del Norte, co-published by the University of California Press (Berkeley) and the Colegio de la Frontera Norte (Tijuana), which documents the lives of farm workers in photographs and narratives. Bacon was a factory worker and union organizer for two decades with the United Farm Workers, the International Ladies Garment Workers and other unions. Today he documents the changing conditions in the workforce, the impact of the global economy, war and migration, and the struggle for human rights. His photography has been exhibited in the U.S. Mexico and Europe, and his articles and photo essays have been published widely Hi-Noon Museum Lecture: “The History of California’s Agricultural Labor”.

    Daniel Polk is a writer and anthropologist whose research focuses on water politics in the Southwest and Latin America. His current research looks at the history of water management in the Imperial and Coachella Valleys.

    California agriculture is among the most developed and productive in the world, generating billions of dollars a year. The labor force, however, that drives this industry has long been poorly paid and socially marginalized. This talk will explore California farm worker history and how it fits in the broader history of agricultural development. From strikes in the 1930s to advocacy groups today, farm labor has evolved to changing conditions. This talk will look at how possibilities for fair work are tied to agriculture’s history.

    Bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our 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 or free for Museum Members/Sponsors. Beverages will be served.

    Organizer Name: Hi-Desert Nature Musuem
    Organizer Phone Number: 760.369.7212
    Organizer Email: museum@yucca-valley.org

    Venue Name: Hi-Desert Nature Museum
    Venue Address: 57090 29 Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA

  • YUCCA MESA OPEN MIC NIGHT FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT
    6:30 PM-9:00 PM
    11-14-2019
    3133 Balsa Ave.  Yucca Valley

    YUCCA MESA OPEN MIC NIGHT FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT

    Event date: Thursday, November 14

    Event time: 7 p.m. (Sign up at 6:30)

    Event description: Yucca Mesa Community Center invites you to our Open Mic Night!  A family friendly event with FREE ADMISSION!  Snacks~Soda~Water for $1 each.  Singers, Musicians, Poets & Story Tellers are all welcome.

    Event venue: Yucca Mesa Community Center

    3133 Balsa Ave.  Yucca Valley

    Event contact: 760-285-3560

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  • “WHY DO WE LOOK UP?” WITH GUEST ASTRONOMER AT SKY’S THE LIMIT
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    11-15-2019
    6760 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA

    “WHY DO WE LOOK UP?” WITH GUEST ASTRONOMER AT SKY’S THE LIMIT

    Event date: Friday, November 15

    Event time: 7-9 pm

    Event description:
    Sky’s The Limit hosts Guest Astronomer Jim O’Connor for a fascinating trip through the cultural development of Astronomy, “Why Do We Look Up?”Astronomy Ancient & Modern. Friday, November 15 from 7 to 9 pm at the new Founders Hall of the 29 Palms Historical Society at 6760 National Park Drive.

    The presentation is open to the public, but space is limited, so attendees should pre-purchase tickets ($10 each) on line at https://www.skysthelimit29.org/special-events.html.

    Beginning with the question, “Why Stonehenge?” Jim will progress to the rigorous investigations by Greeks and Arabs in developing solid geometry and several great observatories. Taking a side trip to consider how the sky is a part of the spiritual life of Native Americans, Jim will note an Arizona canyon with rock art that served as an observatory for over 3000 years and up to 7 different tribes.

    Arriving at the “Golden Age” of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, Jim will reveal some of the mystery and intrigue that motivated the famed Astronomers.

    Wrapping up with a look at modern Astronomers – and recent topics like the Big Bang theory and how stars form – the historical journey focuses on WHY they looked up, how culture, personal quirks, and self-interest drove their efforts: the personal side of exploration.

    Jim will be at Sky’s The Limit on Saturday, November 16 for a special Star Party, providing a laser tour of the night sky that stresses key elements as viewed and understood by multiple cultures. He will then present elements of the night sky using a telescope and live video display system, from a scientific perspective.Jim O’Connor retired in 1992 after 25 years in the Air Force, including serving as Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at the United States Air Force Academy. He retired again after another 23 years in the private sector as a Systems Engineer. He has been an amateur astronomer for over 25 years, with special interests in public outreach, astronomy education, and the scientific and cultural histories of astronomy.

    Jim leads public events at numerous venues, including school science nights, local, state, and national parks, and is the South Rim Coordinator of the annual Grand Canyon Star Party. He has taught Introduction to Astronomy, How Telescopes Work, and the Cultural History of Astronomy adult education classes through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for the University of Arizona. Jim lives in Tucson.

    Event contact: FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ANN CONGDON 760-490-9561

    Event venue: The new Founders Hall
    29 Palms Historical Society
    6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA

  • BOOK READING MEET & GREET AUTHOR GARY GEORGE
    7:00 PM-8:30 PM
    11-15-2019
    9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley CA 92284

    BOOK READING MEET & GREET AUTHOR GARY GEORGE

    Event Date: Friday November 15, 2019
    Event Time: 7:00PM – 8:30 PM

    Event Description: The Carnival, the Cross and the Burning Desert by Gary George

    As a young man, Gary George lived in Needles, California, for eleven years. All of his novels play out against the backdrop of the Mojave Desert in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Gary was blessed with a long and happy marriage to Ginny Boyd, the author of the children’s book “Birdy Bird.” and the most wonderful person he has ever had the good fortune to know. When Ginny died in January of 2018, Gary was unable to write for a long time, but in May of that year he began work on the sixth book in the series, “The Carnival, The Cross, and the Burning Desert,” He found that writing provided a safe harbor and a temporary respite from his deep and abiding sorrow.
    Gary is now working on book seven in the series, “Walks Always Beside You.” That novel centers on Johnny Quentin, a character from the first book in the Smoke Tree Series. It deals with Johnny’s troubled life after he returns to Smoke Tree after eight years in the Army and three tours of Vietnam as a U.S. Army Ranger, the first tour as an advisor and the second and third after the war got hot.
    Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, this lecture will be held at the Black Rock Nature Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley, CA 92284 on Friday, November 15, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Desert Institute at (760) 367-5539, desertinstitute@joshuatree.org, or visit www.joshuatree.org.

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Black Rock Nature Center
    Venue Address: 9800 Black Rock Canyon, Yucca Valley CA 92284

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  • Discover the Wonderland of Rocks
    7:30 AM-1:00 PM
    11-16-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Discover the Wonderland of Rocks

    Event Date: November 16, 2019

    Event Time: 7:30AM- Early Afternoon

    Event Description: The jumbled mass of the Wonderland of Rocks covers twelve square miles of intriguing landscape. On this mostly off trail, cross country hike we will explore historical sites, be exposed to geologic oddities in the form of arches, patterns of patina rock patches resembling ancient figurines, a mosaic wall of quartz and the classic Astro Dome and “Fang Rock”. Bighorn sheep may be sighted as well. Please come prepared for some easy rock scrambling as we navigate through uneven, rocky terrain during the exciting exploration of this unique and special landscape.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 16, 7:30AM- Early Afternoon
    Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
    $45 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    Event Date: November 16, 2019

    Event Time: 7:30AM- Early Afternoon

    Event Description: The jumbled mass of the Wonderland of Rocks covers twelve square miles of intriguing landscape. On this mostly off trail, cross country hike we will explore historical sites, be exposed to geologic oddities in the form of arches, patterns of patina rock patches resembling ancient figurines, a mosaic wall of quartz and the classic Astro Dome and “Fang Rock”. Bighorn sheep may be sighted as well. Please come prepared for some easy rock scrambling as we navigate through uneven, rocky terrain during the exciting exploration of this unique and special landscape.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 16, 7:30AM- Early Afternoon
    Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
    $45 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

  • Yard Sale To Benefit The Way Station
    8:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11-16-2019
    7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley, CA

    Yard Sale To Benefit The Way Station

    Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
    Event Time: 8 AM–2 PM

    Event Description: A yard sale featuring a large selection of gently used merchandise in great condition will be held Saturday, November 16 from 8 AM–2 PM. The location is At The Cross Christian Fellowship, 7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley (behind Kasa Market). Ample street parking is available. ALL proceeds go to benefit The Way Station, a food and teaching ministry serving in Joshua Tree since 1986.

    Organizer Name: Cris Aceves
    Organizer Phone Number: (760) 799-8534
    Organizer Email: cmsaceves@gmail.com

    Venue Name: At The Cross Christian Fellowship
    Venue Address: 7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley, CA

  • Women’s “Get Away” Weekend at Joshua Tree National Park
    8:00 AM-4:00 PM
    11-16-2019-11-17-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Women’s “Get Away” Weekend

    Event Date: November 16-17, 2019

    Event Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:00AM- 5:00PM

    Sunday, November 17, 8:00AM- 4:00PM

    Event Description: Spend a weekend with the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park where you can go to unplug, to get away, to learn new skills and to enjoy the company of like-minded women. Trade in your computer, cell phone, Instagram’s, clocks, schedules and workplace jargon for an off-the-grid weekend with the ladies – two days of pure unadulterated fun and education! Join Gabriela and Caroline on hikes, creative exercises, learn camping, hiking, and backpacking tips and strategies, and explore new ways of appreciating nature through overviews of Joshua Tree National Park’s natural and cultural history. This weekend of classes will be held at the Lost Horse Campground, a beautiful exclusive location that is perfect for this program!
    Camping is optional, but highly recommended.
    We ask for this class to be an alcohol free weekend for everyone’s enjoyment.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 16, 8:00AM- 5:00PM
    Sunday, November 17, 8:00AM- 4:00PM
    Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
    6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
    Fee:                    $120 JTNPA Member
    $130 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

  • COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE 
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11-16-2019
    5688 Sunrise Road, 29 Palms, Ca

    COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE

    Event date: Saturday, November 16

    Event time: 9am-2pm

    Event description: COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE

    Event venue: Desert Congregational Church

    5688 Sunrise Road, 29 Palms, Ca

    Event contact: April 760-413-0348

  • CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE, FUNDRAISER
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    11-16-2019
    5688 Sunrise Road, Twentynine Palms CA 92277

    CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE, FUNDRAISER

    Event Date: November 16th 2019
    Event Time: 9:00 Am to 2:00 pm

    Event Description: Craft fair with many wonderful homemade goods, jewelry, crochet items, candles, soaps, 31 bags, sewn items, ornaments, Paparazzi, art pieces and some really nice woodworking to name a few.
    The yard sale will be many various items including furniture.
    We are hoping to have some face painting and activities for the children.
    The bake sale is hosted by our church and we are blessed with some excellent bakers!

    Organizer Name: Laura Hudson
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-408-6176
    Organizer Email: Krystelena@gmail.com

    Venue Name: Desert Congregational Church Sale
    Venue Address: 5688 Sunrise Road, Twentynine Palms CA 92277

  • Hearts of Yucca Valley Host Western-Style Chili Dinner
    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    11-16-2019
    7485 Church Street, Yucca Valley

    Hearts of Yucca Valley Host Western-Style Chili Dinner

    Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
    Event Time: 5 – 8 PM

    Event Description: Western-Style Chili Dinner

    Hearts of Yucca Valley will be hosting a Western Chili Dinner on Saturday, November 16 for $15 per person. Various chilis, side dishes, beverages and all the fixins will be available. Food and festivities will be from 5-8 PM at St. Mary of the Valley Church, 7485 Church Street, Yucca Valley. This fundraising event will include Swine Bingo and the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts made by Hearts’ Crafters. Hearts of Yucca Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has raised funds to support heart-related causes in the Morongo Basin since 1966. Tickets are available at the door or call (760) 365-2443.

    Organizer Name: Donna Davies
    Organizer Phone Number: 7604010764
    Organizer Email: iamhrmdd@gmail.com

    Venue Name: St. Mary of the Desert Church
    Venue Address: 7485 Church Street, Yucca Valley

  • SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY FEATURES GUEST VIDEO ASTRONOMERS
    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    11-16-2019
    9697 Utah Trail, 29 Palms, CA, United States

    SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY FEATURES GUEST VIDEO ASTRONOMER

    Event date: Saturday, November 16
    Event time: 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm (approx)

    Event description: Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center’s Free, Public Star Party On November 16 To Feature Video Astronomy & Astrophotography.

    Twentynine Palms, CA – Visitors to Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center’s star party on Saturday, November 16 will be treated to a very special presentation of the cosmos with guest video astronomers and astrophotographers. This free, public event is sponsored by Visit 29 Palms, and will begin around 5:30pm and last approximately two hours.

    Jim O’Connor from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be joined by Peter Ilott, a full-time rocket engineer and part-time astronomer; Jed Orme, an amateur photographer venturing into astrophotography; and Jerome and Debbie Womack, amateur astronomers experimenting with a variety of astrophotography equipment.

    Often termed Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA) or Near Real Time Video (NRTV), the eyepiece of a telescope is replaced by an integrating video camera that shows celestial objects “live” on some type of monitor or projection device, conveying the imagery in color rather than shades of gray. Guest astronomers will be using this new technology to provide visitors a creative and colorful way to explore the cosmos, and in some cases to process the images captured.

    Sky’s The Limit volunteers will also have a variety of telescopes setup for guests to use along the winding sidewalks, and always encourage guests to bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. The presentation is very casual, so come at any time and leave when you wish.

    For an enjoyable experience, it’s recommended that guests bring a flashlight that has a red-light option to help preserve night vision and come prepared for unpredictable weather with warm layers, water and snacks, and a comfortable chair. Please be aware that a car’s white headlights severely disturb night sky viewing so visitors are asked to switch to parking lights while approaching the parking area and allow lots of time to let your eyes adjust before entering the parking area. Please note there are no overnight stays or camping at Sky’s The Limit. Pets, smoking, and consumption of alcohol on campus is prohibited, and children under 16 must be accompanied by adults.

    For more information about Sky’s The Limit, and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit www.skysthelimit29.org. Find everything you need to know about planning your trip to 29 Palms at www.Visit29.org, including full details on lodging, restaurants, shops, and area information.

    STL is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.

    Event venue: Sky’s The Limit Observatory is located at 9697 Utah Trail in 29 Palms, just outside the main (north) entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

    Event contact: Ann Congdon, President, Sky’s The Limit (760)490-9561 contact@skysthelimit29.org

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    • Discover the Wonderland of Rocks
      7:30 AM-1:00 PM
      11-16-2019
      74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

      Discover the Wonderland of Rocks

      Event Date: November 16, 2019

      Event Time: 7:30AM- Early Afternoon

      Event Description: The jumbled mass of the Wonderland of Rocks covers twelve square miles of intriguing landscape. On this mostly off trail, cross country hike we will explore historical sites, be exposed to geologic oddities in the form of arches, patterns of patina rock patches resembling ancient figurines, a mosaic wall of quartz and the classic Astro Dome and “Fang Rock”. Bighorn sheep may be sighted as well. Please come prepared for some easy rock scrambling as we navigate through uneven, rocky terrain during the exciting exploration of this unique and special landscape.

      Date/Time:              Saturday, November 16, 7:30AM- Early Afternoon
      Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
      6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
      Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
      $45 Non-Member

      Organizer Name: Desert Institute
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
      Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

      Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
      Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

      Event Date: November 16, 2019

      Event Time: 7:30AM- Early Afternoon

      Event Description: The jumbled mass of the Wonderland of Rocks covers twelve square miles of intriguing landscape. On this mostly off trail, cross country hike we will explore historical sites, be exposed to geologic oddities in the form of arches, patterns of patina rock patches resembling ancient figurines, a mosaic wall of quartz and the classic Astro Dome and “Fang Rock”. Bighorn sheep may be sighted as well. Please come prepared for some easy rock scrambling as we navigate through uneven, rocky terrain during the exciting exploration of this unique and special landscape.

      Date/Time:              Saturday, November 16, 7:30AM- Early Afternoon
      Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
      6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
      Fee:                    $35 JTNPA Member
      $45 Non-Member

      Organizer Name: Desert Institute
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
      Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

      Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
      Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    • Yard Sale To Benefit The Way Station
      8:00 AM-2:00 PM
      11-16-2019
      7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley, CA

      Yard Sale To Benefit The Way Station

      Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
      Event Time: 8 AM–2 PM

      Event Description: A yard sale featuring a large selection of gently used merchandise in great condition will be held Saturday, November 16 from 8 AM–2 PM. The location is At The Cross Christian Fellowship, 7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley (behind Kasa Market). Ample street parking is available. ALL proceeds go to benefit The Way Station, a food and teaching ministry serving in Joshua Tree since 1986.

      Organizer Name: Cris Aceves
      Organizer Phone Number: (760) 799-8534
      Organizer Email: cmsaceves@gmail.com

      Venue Name: At The Cross Christian Fellowship
      Venue Address: 7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley, CA

    • Women’s “Get Away” Weekend at Joshua Tree National Park
      8:00 AM-4:00 PM
      11-16-2019-11-17-2019
      74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

      Women’s “Get Away” Weekend

      Event Date: November 16-17, 2019

      Event Time: Saturday, November 16, 8:00AM- 5:00PM

      Sunday, November 17, 8:00AM- 4:00PM

      Event Description: Spend a weekend with the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park where you can go to unplug, to get away, to learn new skills and to enjoy the company of like-minded women. Trade in your computer, cell phone, Instagram’s, clocks, schedules and workplace jargon for an off-the-grid weekend with the ladies – two days of pure unadulterated fun and education! Join Gabriela and Caroline on hikes, creative exercises, learn camping, hiking, and backpacking tips and strategies, and explore new ways of appreciating nature through overviews of Joshua Tree National Park’s natural and cultural history. This weekend of classes will be held at the Lost Horse Campground, a beautiful exclusive location that is perfect for this program!
      Camping is optional, but highly recommended.
      We ask for this class to be an alcohol free weekend for everyone’s enjoyment.

      Date/Time:              Saturday, November 16, 8:00AM- 5:00PM
      Sunday, November 17, 8:00AM- 4:00PM
      Meet at:                Joshua Tree Visitor Center
      6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
      Fee:                    $120 JTNPA Member
      $130 Non-Member

      Organizer Name: Desert Institute
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
      Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

      Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
      Venue Address: 6554 Park Blvd., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    • COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE 
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      11-16-2019
      5688 Sunrise Road, 29 Palms, Ca

      COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE

      Event date: Saturday, November 16

      Event time: 9am-2pm

      Event description: COMMUNITY CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE

      Event venue: Desert Congregational Church

      5688 Sunrise Road, 29 Palms, Ca

      Event contact: April 760-413-0348

    • CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE, FUNDRAISER
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      11-16-2019
      5688 Sunrise Road, Twentynine Palms CA 92277

      CHURCH CRAFT FAIR, YARD SALE & BAKE SALE, FUNDRAISER

      Event Date: November 16th 2019
      Event Time: 9:00 Am to 2:00 pm

      Event Description: Craft fair with many wonderful homemade goods, jewelry, crochet items, candles, soaps, 31 bags, sewn items, ornaments, Paparazzi, art pieces and some really nice woodworking to name a few.
      The yard sale will be many various items including furniture.
      We are hoping to have some face painting and activities for the children.
      The bake sale is hosted by our church and we are blessed with some excellent bakers!

      Organizer Name: Laura Hudson
      Organizer Phone Number: 760-408-6176
      Organizer Email: Krystelena@gmail.com

      Venue Name: Desert Congregational Church Sale
      Venue Address: 5688 Sunrise Road, Twentynine Palms CA 92277

    • Hearts of Yucca Valley Host Western-Style Chili Dinner
      5:00 PM-8:00 PM
      11-16-2019
      7485 Church Street, Yucca Valley

      Hearts of Yucca Valley Host Western-Style Chili Dinner

      Event Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
      Event Time: 5 – 8 PM

      Event Description: Western-Style Chili Dinner

      Hearts of Yucca Valley will be hosting a Western Chili Dinner on Saturday, November 16 for $15 per person. Various chilis, side dishes, beverages and all the fixins will be available. Food and festivities will be from 5-8 PM at St. Mary of the Valley Church, 7485 Church Street, Yucca Valley. This fundraising event will include Swine Bingo and the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts made by Hearts’ Crafters. Hearts of Yucca Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has raised funds to support heart-related causes in the Morongo Basin since 1966. Tickets are available at the door or call (760) 365-2443.

      Organizer Name: Donna Davies
      Organizer Phone Number: 7604010764
      Organizer Email: iamhrmdd@gmail.com

      Venue Name: St. Mary of the Desert Church
      Venue Address: 7485 Church Street, Yucca Valley

    • SKY'S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY FEATURES GUEST VIDEO ASTRONOMERS
      5:30 PM-7:30 PM
      11-16-2019
      9697 Utah Trail, 29 Palms, CA, United States

      SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY FEATURES GUEST VIDEO ASTRONOMER

      Event date: Saturday, November 16
      Event time: 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm (approx)

      Event description: Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center’s Free, Public Star Party On November 16 To Feature Video Astronomy & Astrophotography.

      Twentynine Palms, CA – Visitors to Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center’s star party on Saturday, November 16 will be treated to a very special presentation of the cosmos with guest video astronomers and astrophotographers. This free, public event is sponsored by Visit 29 Palms, and will begin around 5:30pm and last approximately two hours.

      Jim O’Connor from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will be joined by Peter Ilott, a full-time rocket engineer and part-time astronomer; Jed Orme, an amateur photographer venturing into astrophotography; and Jerome and Debbie Womack, amateur astronomers experimenting with a variety of astrophotography equipment.

      Often termed Electronically Assisted Astronomy (EAA) or Near Real Time Video (NRTV), the eyepiece of a telescope is replaced by an integrating video camera that shows celestial objects “live” on some type of monitor or projection device, conveying the imagery in color rather than shades of gray. Guest astronomers will be using this new technology to provide visitors a creative and colorful way to explore the cosmos, and in some cases to process the images captured.

      Sky’s The Limit volunteers will also have a variety of telescopes setup for guests to use along the winding sidewalks, and always encourage guests to bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. The presentation is very casual, so come at any time and leave when you wish.

      For an enjoyable experience, it’s recommended that guests bring a flashlight that has a red-light option to help preserve night vision and come prepared for unpredictable weather with warm layers, water and snacks, and a comfortable chair. Please be aware that a car’s white headlights severely disturb night sky viewing so visitors are asked to switch to parking lights while approaching the parking area and allow lots of time to let your eyes adjust before entering the parking area. Please note there are no overnight stays or camping at Sky’s The Limit. Pets, smoking, and consumption of alcohol on campus is prohibited, and children under 16 must be accompanied by adults.

      For more information about Sky’s The Limit, and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit www.skysthelimit29.org. Find everything you need to know about planning your trip to 29 Palms at www.Visit29.org, including full details on lodging, restaurants, shops, and area information.

      STL is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted.

      Event venue: Sky’s The Limit Observatory is located at 9697 Utah Trail in 29 Palms, just outside the main (north) entrance to Joshua Tree National Park.

      Event contact: Ann Congdon, President, Sky’s The Limit (760)490-9561 contact@skysthelimit29.org

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  • USDA Food Distribution
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11-19-2019
    80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

    USDA Food Distribution

    Event Date: November 19, 2019
    Event Time: 9 a.m. – Noon

    Event Description: The USDA Food Distribution will begin at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon on TUESDAY, November 19, at the Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526-½ Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277. The Community Center is next to the Fire Station.

    Low income Wonder Valley residents self-certify on site. No ID or other documentation is required. You may pick up ONE (1) box for a neighbor, or they may pick up ONE (1) box for you, IF a signed pick up form is presented. One pick up per person. Pick up forms are available online at http://tinyurl.com/wv-pickup-form. They are also available at the WVCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and at the kiosk outside the WVCC the week before the event.

    For more information, call Teresa Sitz at (760) 367-9880.

    The text below is required.

    Nondiscrimination Statement
    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Organizer Name: Teresa Sitz
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-9880
    Organizer Email: teresa.sitz@sdd.sbcounty.gov

    Venue Name: Wonder Valley Community Center
    Venue Address: 80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277

  • MOBIL MEDICAL VAN IN WONDER VALLEY
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    11-19-2019
    80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

    MOBIL MEDICAL VAN IN WONDER VALLEY

    Event Date: November 19, 2019
    Event Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Event Description: The Morongo Basin Healthcare District Mobile Medical Unit will be at the Wonder Valley Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on TUESDAY, November 19 , 2019. The WVCC is at 80526-1/2 Amboy Road, in Wonder Valley — next to the old fire station.

    This event is open to residents of the Morongo Basin.

    This coincides with the USDA Food Distribution.

    A Nurse Practitioner will be on board, providing primary medical care and screenings, and if necessary, prescribing lab tests and refilling prescriptions. Some immunizations are available.

    Medi-Cal, IEHP and most insurances are accepted. A discounted fee-for-service is available for those without insurance. Care is provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

    Appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, call 760-365-9305.

    Walk-ins will be accepted as time permits.

    Morongo Basin Healthcare District seeks to improve the health and wellness of residents who live within its designated boundaries. Services of the healthcare district include the Morongo Basin Community Health Center with offices in Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley; and LIFT Transportation Services, providing free, non-emergency transportation to medical appointments. Business offices of the Morongo Basin Healthcare District are located at 6530 La Contenta Road, Suite 100 Yucca Valley | 760.820.9229 | http://www.MBHDistrict.org

    Organizer Name: Teresa Sitz
    Organizer Phone Number: 7690367-9880
    Organizer Email: teresa.sitz@sdd.sbcounty.gov

    Venue Name: Wonder Valley Community Center
    Venue Address: 80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277

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  • See’s Candies Sales Fundraiser Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    11-22-2019-12-23-2019
    71727 Twentynine Palms Hwy, 29 Palms

    See’s Candies Sales Fundraiser Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms

    Event Date: Nov 22 – Dec 23, 2019
    Event Time: Fri & Sat, 9 AM – 6 PM; Sun 12 – 6 PM; Mon-Thu, 10 AM – 4 PM

    Event Description: Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms See’s Candies Sales Fundraiser to support scholarships; sponsor Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs – K Kids at Palm Vista, Twentynine Palms, and Condor Elementary Schools, sponsorship of 29 Palms Recreation sports, Builders Club at 29 Palms Junior High School, and Aktion Club for adults with disabilities; Boy Scout Troop 229; Summer Reading Program at San Bernardino County 29 Palms Branch Library, and more.

    Organizer Name: Herman Platzke, Fundraising Chair, Twentynine Palms Kiwanis
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-972-7205
    Organizer Email: hplatzke@yahoo.com

    Venue Name: Stater Bros
    Venue Address: 71727 Twentynine Palms Hwy, 29 Palms

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  • Photographing the Hi-Desert
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM
    11-23-2019
    11055 East Dr., Morongo Valley

    Photographing the Hi-Desert

    Event Date: November 23, 2019

    Event Time: 8:00AM- 4:30PM

    Event Description: This class is sponsored by the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Grab your camera and put on your hiking boots for this intensive all-day photo shoot in Joshua Tree National Park! Craig Fucile will guide the class in seeing the natural beauty of the park through the camera lens. The class will begin with early morning light at the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve followed by a mid-morning instructional program at Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center. The afternoon session will relocate to a special “photographers only” session at Keys Ranch, focusing on how to capture the buildings and historic remnants at this remarkable homestead. Fucile will share tips on how to record unique rock formations and vast views of the park. Participants are encouraged to bring a tripod with their camera(s).
    Class size limited to 12 participants, so sign up early!

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 23, 8:00AM- 4:30PM
    Meet at:                Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Covington Dr. Morongo Valley CA 92256
    Fee:                    $85 JTNPA Member
    $95 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
    Venue Address: Covington Dr. Morongo Valley CA 92256

  • Yard Sale To Benefit The Way Station
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    11-23-2019
    7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley

    Yard Sale To Benefit The Way Station

    Event Date: Saturday, November 23
    Event Time: 8 AM — Noon

    Event Description: Yard Sale Benefits The Way Station

    A huge Yard Sale featuring a large selection of gently used merchandise in great condition will be held Saturday, November 23 from 8 AM—Noon. The location is At The Cross Christian Fellowship, 7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley (behind Kasa Market). Ample street parking is available. ALL proceeds go to benefit The Way Station, a food and teaching ministry serving in Joshua Tree since 1986.

    Organizer Name: Pastor Alfredo & Cris Aceves, Donna Davies
    Organizer Phone Number: (760) 401-0764
    Organizer Email: cmsaceves@gmail.com

    Venue Name: At The Cross Christian Fellowship
    Venue Address: 7333 Apache Trail, Yucca Valley

  • Biological Soil Crust of Joshua Tree National Park
    9:00 AM-4:00 PM
    11-23-2019-11-24-2019
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

    Biological Soil Crust of Joshua Tree National Park
    Event Date: November 23-24, 2019
    Event Time: Saturday, November 23, 9:00AM- 5:00PM
    Sunday, November 24, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

    Event Description: This course offers 1 college credit/unit (Biology X412.28) through UC Riverside Extension.
    The desert floor may look like dirt and rocks but it is full of living small and microscopic organisms vital to the park’s ecosystem. Many of these organisms live in biologically active soil crusts that cover the first inch of the desert soil surface. In this field class Nicole Pietrasiak will introduce crypto-biotic soil crusts with an emphasis on soil algae, lichens, and mosses. Participants will study the secret life of these microscopic organisms as they demystify this thin layer of soil. Nicole will discuss the components of crusts such as cyanobacteria (one of the oldest known life forms on earth), green algae, diatoms, bacteria, fungi, and lichens. Theresa Clark will discuss arid land moss survival. The instructors will also discuss why these organisms are important to biodiversity and ecological function in arid lands. During the lab session, participants will see the biodiversity of the park’s crusts up close through two different types of microscopes. On the second day, the class will go into the field to identify and assess the condition of several types of algal, moss and lichen soil crust communities found in JTNP.

    Date/Time:              Saturday, November 23, 9:00AM- 5:00PM
    Sunday, November 24, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
    Meet at:                Oasis Visitor Center
    74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
    Fee:                    $145 JTNPA Member
    $155 Non-Member
    Credit Fee:             $210 JTNPA Member
    $220 Non-Member

    Organizer Name: Desert Institute
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
    Organizer Email: desertinstitute@joshuatree.org

    Venue Name: Joshua Tree National Park
    Venue Address: 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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  • COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE FOUNDATION 10TH FESTIVAL OF WREATHS
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    11-24-2019
    6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

    Copper Mountain College Foundation 10th Annual Festival of Wreaths

    Event Date: November 24, 2019
    Event Time: 2pm

    Event Description: Copper Mountain College Foundation 10th Annual Festival of Wreaths will be on Sunday, November 24, 2019.  Doors open at 2 pm – Live Auction starts at 3 pm.
    Tickets are on sale NOW in the Foundation Office for $10 for the Festival of Wreaths.

    Bring your friends to this holiday tradition and enjoy some wine, appetizers, and fun plus a healthy dose of competition all to raise money for CMC students, activities, programs & facilities.
    Follow our blog for photos of all the wreaths as they come in!!  https://cmcfow.wordpress.com/

    Organizer Name: Sandy Smith
    Organizer Phone Number: 760-366-5296
    Organizer Email: ssmith@cmccd.edu

    Venue Name: Copper Mountain College Bell Center Community Room
    Venue Address: 6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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  • Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner at First Baptist Church
    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    11-28-2019
    6414 Split Rock Ave, Twentynine Palms

    Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner at First Baptist Church

    Event Date: Nov 28, 2019
    Event Time: 12 noon to 3 pm

    Event Description: Food for Life is hosting its Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 28, 2019 from noon to 3pm at 6414 Split Rock Ave, Twentynine Palms California at First Baptist Church. We would like to Thank Stater Bros for their donations and to all of our donors that help us keep the ministry alive. Dinner is free to the public and all surrounding communities like Wonder Valley and Yucca Valley are invited to attend. Also we are under a new President Volunteer Debbie Tirozzi.

    Organizer Name: Debbie Tirozzi
    Organizer Phone Number: 7604751670
    Organizer Email: yellowcolibri2@gmail.com

    Venue Name: First Baptist Church
    Venue Address: 6414 Split Rock Ave, Twentynine Palms

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