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OCTOBER EVENTS

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month The Town of Yucca Valley is introducing two a workshop to assist residents in learning how to protect themselves from cybercrime.

Holiday Craft Faire Catch the spirit of the season at the Town of Yucca Valley's Holiday Craft Faire on Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center. Tackle your holiday shopping and pick up unique gifts for that hard to buy for person. A long-time local tradition, the Holiday Craft Faire is a favorite opportunity to shop for exceptional holiday gifts in indoor comfort. You'll find new gift ideas, original arts and crafts, sculpture, ceramics, specialty foods, home decor, clothing, floral designs, jewelry, photography, soaps, candles, toys and much more. More than fifty artisans and crafters will be displaying a variety of quality, handcrafted items at this year's event. Admission is free for shoppers. Artisans interested in the Faire are invited to submit an application. Space is limited. Vendor registration is underway through November 12th or when all tables have been sold. Cost is $25.00 per table and is limited to one table per vendor. All items sold must be handmade and sold by the artist or craftsperson; commercial products are not permitted. A valid seller's permit is required and must be provided by the deadline. Registration forms and additional vendor information is available at the Community Services office located at the Yucca Valley Community Center.

For more information contact the Town of Yucca Valley Community Services Department at 369-7211

TWENTYNINE PALMS - With the cooler fall weather here FREE flu shots will be available for adults and children at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center 6539 Adobe Rd. on October 28, 2015 from 12 noon to 2 pm.

This free flu shot clinic will be hosted by Reach Out Morongo Basin and sponsored by Walgreens Yucca Valley. Walgreens will be providing vouchers for free flu shots administered by a licensed Pharmacist and the community is urged to get a jump on protection from the coming flu season. No appointment is required and all walk-ins are welcome. For more information contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410. Twentynine Palms - Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting its 9th Annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale on Saturday and Sunday Nov. 7th and 8th at the 29 Palms Senior Center - 6539 Adobe Rd. Twentynine Palms. Come down and start your holiday shopping early with beautiful crafted goodies like handmade soaps, wood crafts, jewelry and many other beautiful items! Vendor space is still available for this fun holiday event! Tables are available for $20 for one day or $30 for two days. For more information contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410.

NORTHERN LIGHTS FALL FLAMENCO TOUR AT THEATRE 29 OCTOBER 28TH. 8:00PM Back by popular demand, Seattle-based Flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Northern Lights to Theater 29 at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Fuentes will be joined by a cantaor ( male flamenco singer), direct from Spain, as well as Juañarito and guitarist Bobby de Sofia. Juañarito is a tremendous young talent from a family of Spanish Roma Flamenco singers from the Andalusian province of Jerez de La Frontera (known as the cradle of Flamenco). The son of famed singer,Juañares and the nephew of Flamenco legend Jose Merce, Juañarito gained national acclaim in Spain as a result of his remarkable performances on The Spanish version of The Voice (La Voz España ) this year. He will be making his American debut in *Northern Lights*. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, guitarist Bobby discovered flamenco in Los Angeles and continued his studies in Andalusia with artists such as Pedro Viscomi and Paco Arroyo. He currently performs regularly at the various Flamenco clubs in the Los Angeles area. Born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, Savannah began her studies in Seattle and continued in Spain with dancers such as Belen Maya and Cristobal Reyes. She currently tours throughout the western united states and has independently produced over 250 presentations and workshops featuring internationally recognized flamenco singers. Don't miss this chance to experience the enchantment of flamenco in an intimate setting.

Northern Lights Fall Flamenco Tour 2015 October 28, 8:00pm Theatre 29 73637 Sullivan Rd. Twentynine Palms general $23, VIP seats $35, student/low-income $15, kids $8

WRCOG Expo Focuses on Future of Transportation The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) 16th Annual Advancing the Choice Expo, to be held Oct.29, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is one of the largest events in the Inland region that provides real solutions for people to live better, healthier lives with less impact on the environment. This year's theme will be "The Future of Transportation" and will explore the many changes that will bring us cleaner transportation fuels, improved air quality, and more diverse modes of transportation. Advancing the Choice will bring together hundreds of professionals from the alternative fuel, automotive fleet, clean energy and air quality fields. The keynote speaker will be Jim Madaffer, chair of the California Transportation Commission's Road Charge Technical Advisory Committee. For more information, or to register, visit https://2015atc.eventbrite.com

Cap-and-Trade Workshop with SoCal Gas The Southern California Gas Company, in collaboration with SCAG and our other cosponsors, will be hosting an engaging and valuable discussion on how to access California's cap-and-trade grant funding on Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Downey. The state is expected to raise billions of dollars in auction revenues through 2020 and will distribute these funds through a competitive grant process in an effort to further reduce greenhouse gases in the state. Come learn more about the programs, gain insights from experienced program applicants and meet organizations who provide resources for accessing cap-and-trade funds. Learn what it takes to produce a successful application and hear what types of programs are being created for the next round of funding. This workshop is free and those encouraged to attend include: Representatives from cities, counties, public higher education, other local governments, transit agencies, low-income housing developers and non-profits interested in partnering on a community project. RSVP online by Nov. 4. For more information, please contact Sarita Figueroa at (213) 244-3621

SAVE THE DATE: The Sixth Annual Southern California Economic Summit Join the Southern California Association of Governments and the Southern California Leadership Council on Jan. 7 for an insightful look at the state of the region's economy and the key issues that are affecting the region the most. The event will highlight opportunities for growth and updates on the region's most important industry sectors. In addition, this year's event will feature a discussion on the economic analysis and benefits of the upcoming Draft 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. State and local elected officials, public and private sector CEOs, business and labor leaders, stakeholder agency representatives and city managers are invited to attend and share ways in which we can build a stronger, more prosperous and sustainable Southern California. For information about the conference, please visit: www.scag.ca.gov/economicsummit/

The Joshua Tree Branch Library will host an Artist Talk and reception featuring Jenifer Palmer-Lacy on Saturday, Halloween, October 31st at 12:30. Learn to create beautiful Papel Picado images! The "Art Above the Shelves" program is co-sponsored by the Joshua Tree Friends of the Library and the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. The works of Jenifer Palmer-Lacy are displayed in the Joshua Tree Branch Library and will be on view throughout December. Papel picado ("perforated paper, literally peckered paper") is a decorative craft made out of paper cut into elaborate designs. It is considered a Mexican folk art. The designs are commonly cut from tissue paper using a guide and small chisels, creating as many as forty banners at a time. See the Friends of the Joshua Tree Library site: http://www.joshuatreefol.org/exhibit.htm

Saturday, October 31 at Sky's The Limit: Spectacles of the Fall Sky Sky's the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, 9697 Utah Trail, invites guests for a tour of the best cosmic wonders in the fall sky at a free public event thatbegins at 7:10 pm and ends around 10:00 pm on Saturday, October 31. On display are the Ring Nebula, the Andromeda Galaxy, and the Double Cluster. Also visible are the outer planets Uranus and Neptune. The summer triangle and Milky Way are still high in the sky. This short event ends at 10 pm because of the Moonrise. The top 5 most prominent constellations are Aquila (the Eagle), Cygnus (the Swan), Pegasus (the Winged Horse), Cassiopeia (the Seated Queen), and Andromeda (the Princess). STL has a variety of types and sizes of telescopes set up along winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. STL volunteers will make every effort to assist as needed in setting up and using equipment. All are encouraged to come around sunset to have time to visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Everyone should dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, a small flashlight, 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. Guests are cautioned that 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 to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at 650-678-0179. For more information and to see photos taken through STL's 14" Celestron SchmidtCassegraintelescope, 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.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

November 7, Saturday and Sunday November 8 "Desert Archive Days" High Desert Test Sites is hosting "Desert Archive Days" at the Sky Village Swap Meet in Yucca Valley 8:00-2:00. Morongo Basin Historical Society will be showing historic slides at 10:00 -11:00 and 12:00 1:00 each day. We found slides of: Grubstake Days * Pioneertown Parades *Joshua Tree Turtle Races- circa 1950-1970 Please stop in to help identify people, share your memories or comment on the floats, fashions and the community spirit back in the "Good Old Days." Bring your own photos, scrapbooks, poodle skirts or other memorabilia to share.

November 7, Saturday Marketplace/Yard Sale Fall and Holiday Marketplace/Yard Sale at 632 Landers Lane 9-2 p.m. We have a great selection of holiday decorations, artificial Xmas trees, lights, family games-Bocce ball, patio bowling set, home

décor, collectibles, books, clothes for the whole family, jewelry and many more treasures. Simpatti bakes and sells artisan breads, fruit tarts and rich desserts.

November 11 join the Morongo Basin Historical Society 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series "Wayiki (to eat): Traditional Native Foods" is presented by Leslie Mouriquand -certified Master Desert Gardener and member of the Chia Café Collective who also experiments with native plants in her garden. Mouriquand has been researching prehistoric uses and propagation of native food plants, as well as the related 'foodways' of local indigenous cultures. She will focus on the history of Mesquite as an important food source for early Native Americans, discussing preparation methods, medicinal uses and how mesquite may benefit people today. The Morongo Basin Historical Society's 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Yucca Valley 57116 29 Palms Hwy. Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.

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Joshua Tree Excursions is happy to announce a rare opportunity to attend a WMAI, 7 day, 80 Hr, Wilderness First Responder course in Joshua Tree, CA. Please see the attached document for information and registration. WFR Course Info Flyer Space is limited to 26 students. Please feel free to pass this information along to other potential interested parties. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact us: [email protected] or call 760-974-9536.

CALL THE CHAMBER OFFICE FOR APPLICATIONS 760-365-6323

Fall weather is officially here and now is the time to sign up for more great educational adventures with the Desert Institute! November 1 Light & Color: Oil Painting in Joshua Tree National Park with Diane McClary November 6 - 8 Creative Issues and Practices in Nature Writing* (new) with Elizabeth Wyatt November 7 Geology of the San Andreas Fault with Ted Reeves November 7 - 8 Campfire Cuisine: Gourmet Cooking in JTNP with Michael Moura,Tanya Jenkins and Lew Kingman November 14 Discover Cary's Castle with Mark Wheeler November 14 "How-To" Identify Animal Burrows with Cynthia Anderson (full) November 15 Ecology and Biology of Joshua Trees with Chris Clarke November 21 Photographing the Hi Desert with Craig Fucille November 22 Photographing the Hi Desert with Craig Fucille November 22 "How-To" Advanced Navigation with Map and Compass with Misha Askren * UC Riverside Extension credit classes Public Lectures Provided By The Desert Institute: Friday, November 13, The Old Schoolhouse in 29 Palms Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon with Mark Jorgensen, Author, past Superintendent of the Anza Borrrego State Park $5.00 admission Friday, November 20,, Black Rock Lecture Series Losing Ground: The Displacement of Cahuilla People in the 19th Century with Betty Melzer, Author, Historian Free admission

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