Tomorrow is the day for the Copper Mountain College Foundation Festival of Wreaths! The event is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year striving to maximize the educational potential of the college and increase opportunities for its 2,000 students. Reporter Heather Clisby has your invite…

A tradition that began in 1982, the annual Festival of Wreaths is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Copper Mountain College Foundation, the non-profit organization that provides support to the college.

Elaborate wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments are created by local businesses, service clubs and creative individuals which are then auctioned off to raise funds for CMC students. Some creations may also include gift cards, jewelry, hotel stays and cash.

The wreaths are displayed across town before they face the auction block at the Bell Center Gymnasium on campus, 6162 Rotary Way, in Joshua Tree, on Sunday, November 21. To see some of the items up for auction, look for the link in this story:

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and the bidding begins at 3:00 p.m.  Appetizers, drinks and dessert will be served. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more info, contact the CMC Foundation at 760-366-3791 ext. 4200.


“It’s an experience like you’ll never have in your life – sitting on the throne with a 360-degree view of the sky.”  That’s how an unnamed blogger at described the unusual facility at The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms. But the outhouse is just one reason to go there. Here’s reporter Mike Lipsitz with seven more reasons to check it out this weekend…

The works of seven local artists will be featured at The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery’s new show. November’s featured artists include Lynzy Kunz, Lori Antoinette, Kikr Nash, Kate Tatsumi, Jaime Zwicker, Eric Saks, and Charlie Jobbins. Their works explore a range of media and applications from canvas and wood to interactive sculpture, complex mosaics, and more. The exhibit runs through November 29. The gallery is on the highway at Thunder Road, about five miles east of downtown Twentynine Palms.


The Continuing Care Center in Joshua Tree is seeking vendors for their annual craft fair. The fair will be held on Friday, December 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the back parking lot of the center. Vendors must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to the event. Vendor booths are $30 each and can be claimed by contacting Jasmine Smith, Activities Coordinator, at 760-366-1512.


Joshua Tree National Park announces a new art exhibition by former Artist-in-Residence, Sharon Lee Hart. Arts & Entertainment Reporter Charlie Thomas unfurls the canvas…

Joshua Tree National Park management is pleased to announce a new art exhibition by former Artist-in-Residence, Sharon Lee Hart. Filtering the Landscape is inspired by Hart’s fall 2019 artist residency at the park and encompasses two bodies of work. 

The Filtering the Landscape series features black and white landscape images merged with transparent filters that express the artist’s emotional response, along with temperature, and color palette as remembered and imagined in the landscape. 

The Be in the Wildlife works include unique toned silver gelatin photographs, lumen prints, and pigment prints. These artworks represent a range of perspectives on the park including those of local elementary students, park employees, residents, as well as the artist’s own. Their varied impressions connect back to the practice of photography and its tangled relationship to space, memory, and time. A related small-run publication will be featured that conveys unique perspectives on the park shared by a group of fourth graders.

The exhibition will run from November 19, 2021 until February 18, 2022 at the Black Rock Art Gallery in the Black Rock Nature Center located at 9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. A closing reception with artist’s talk will be held at a future date to be announced.

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