Check Out the Library’s Holiday Countdown starting today 12/1

Listen here: The Holiday Countdown at the county libraries starts today and runs through the end of December. For this entire month - for every 30 items checked out you can earn a fun reward… an exclusive block toy mini figure! The Holiday Countdown wants to keep reading front and center, especially during the holiday school break. There are 32 branches of the San Bernardino library system, and each branch and their own varied design of the minifig. Grab your library card and head down to…

‘Santa Clause’ movie trilogy free screenings this month in Joshua Tree

The three films comprising "The Santa Clause" trilogy will be showing at the Joshua Tree Community Center over the next three Thursdays, starting tonight with the original "The Santa Clause." The film stars Tim Allen as an average man who magically transforms into Santa Clause. The film screening is free, though snacks and drinks will be available for sale. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. The Joshua Tree Community Center is located at 6171 Sunburst Ave in Joshua Tree.…

Yard Sale? Be sure to pick up signs afterward!

Southern California is a yard sale lover’s dream - with more sunny days than almost anywhere in the United States. Now that the summer heat is in full retreat - colorful yard sale signs are popping back up around the hi-desert, beckoning bargain hunters off the streets and into people’s yards, seeking that perfect… thing. If you are having a yard sale this fall - this is a reminder after your sale is over and you are cleaning up, don’t forget to take down the signs that earned you all that…

Yucca Valley Christmas Tree lighting brings holiday cheer to the Hi Desert

Listen here: The mood was appropriately festive last night as hundreds turned out for the Yucca Valley Christmas Tree lighting at the Yucca Valley library. The towering tree was surrounded by a long line of kids waiting to get their Christmas wishes and photos with Santa Claus - with parents and kids enjoying hot cocoa and fire truck tours as the clock counted down to the big lighting. Yucca Valley mayor Jim Schooler was joined by some young helpers on stage to flip the switch and…

Yucca Valley Light Parade this Saturday 12/3 – Entries still being accepted

The annual Yucca Valley Light Parade will be held on Saturday (December 3), but it’s not too late to submit an entry. The cost to be a part of this beloved holiday event is $25, and entries can be made at the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, located at 56711 Twentynine Palms Highway, in Yucca Valley. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, in Old Town Yucca Valley on Sante Fe St between Deer Trail and Inca Trail.

Rollin’ Dust Devils brings rollerskating to Yucca Valley tomorrow

Got a pair of rollerskates in your closet gathering dust, or maybe a skateboard or scooter that is already feeling the winter blues? Break those wheels out of the closet because the Rollin’ Dust Devils will be tearing up the old derby track at Brehm Park tomorrow from 3:30PM until your legs are tired. The Rollin’ Dust Devils is an all-ages skating meetup at the old Derby Slab at Brehm Park in Yucca Valley. There’s plenty of space to skate as fast or as slow as you want - the last meetup…

Have retro gadgets? Hi-Desert Nature Museum wants to borrow them

A new community-curated exhibit called “Gadgets Galore! Transforming the American Household” is collecting vintage everyday objects for its new 2023 exhibit at the Hi Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley. Gadgets Galore! Will uncover the histories and mysteries surrounding once-state of the art inventions like the rotary telephone or record player - and its seeking community submissions for pre-1990 gadgets. If you are a collector or retro-enthusiast with vintage objects either…

Weekend Field Reports- The Desert Cottontail Bunny

Listen here: The Mojave desert is home to many unique animals - and there’s no doubt its a unique thrill to spot one of the rarer species that we are famous for. I’ve yet to see a bighorn sheep, tortoise or bobcat in the wild but I know they are out there, blending in to the landscape just out of sight. I keep looking though, on every hike or drive. On this field report, I’m taking a look at a much more common desert dweller - who sits right between the diminutive kangaroo rat and the…

29 Palms Art Gallery December intake and Reception

The 29 Palms Art Gallery is accepting art for their member show that runs the entire month of December. The reception will be on Saturday, Dec 3rd from 4 to 6pm. Each member is allowed up to 36” of linear space in the members room to display their artwork - the fee is $20 for a regular membership or $14 for seniors - plus a 4-hour volunteer session in the gallery or gift shop. To save time at intake, visit their website to print your art tags and pay fees in advance. You can visit…