We heart Karine Swenson! Joshua Tree artist Swenson is “Miss February” at the Joshua Tree Excursions JTE Gallery at 61325 Twentynine Palms Highway.
Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council superstars get their gala on for the grand opening of Gallery 62 at its new location at Turtle Island during the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce Second Saturday art crawl on Saturday, February 13. The opening show features 75 pieces of stellar artwork by MBCAC members and runs through Sunday, February 28. From left are MBCAC’s gallery director Janis Commentz, Vice Pres. Valerie Davis, Hwy 62 Art Tours director Patricia Knight, board member Alita VanVliet, Pres. Paul Klopfenstein and Secretary Lenne Rosen-Krabbe.
Beauty in the eyes of the beholder! A Gallery 62 art lover leans in for Twentynine Palms artist Mark Spangenberg’s “Figure Study.”
Nailed it! Graham Parsons, patron saint of Joshua Tree, rendered through Yucca Valley artist John Henson’s unusual medium of choice – nails – at Gallery 62.
“Going my way?” Landers artist Marcia Geiger has some fun with a patron and her painting of the mobile Joshua Tree landmark at JTAG Saturday, February 13.
Radio Free Joshua Tree’s Ted Quinn, right, imbibes a double shot of love at the Beatnik Cafe Valentines’s Day eve art fest.
Music lovers filled the Zannedelions NOLA Jazz Cafe for a night of cool, hot and Dixieland tunes by the Joshua Tree Community.
A mighty wind section powers the Joshua Tree Community Jazz Band.
Short Term Rental Code DRAFT Ordinance Unincorporated Areas San Bernardino County
SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTAL CODE
§ 84.28.010 Purpose.
The purpose of this Chapter is to establish permit procedures, maintenance and operational standards, and enforcement and administrative processes for the regulation of single family residential structures used for transient occupancies in the unincorporated portions of San Bernardino County.
If you are an owner or manager of a currently active vacation rental, an advocacy group has formed called the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities Vacation Rentals Association. For more info please contact Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua Tree Downtown Map
The Downtown Map and Business Directory is now available at the Chamber office, downtown locations and is being distributed to many outside locations. Download a copy here > Advertise for the next edition of the map, spaces are filling up fast! more info >
Seeking Volunteers, Donations and Board Members more info >
Copper Mountain College Health Sciences and Nursing Department is hosting an Open House on February 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon in the 200 Quad to promote the Health Sciences Programs. Community liaisons, clinical partners, and many other representatives will be in attendance during this educational event. CMC will have representatives from Financial Aid, Counseling, Admissions, and Faculty, as well as former and current students on hand to answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour Nursing’s state-of-the-art Simulation Lab and receive a FREE mini-health check.
Please join us for this great opportunity to see what CMC Health Sciences, Nursing and EMT Programs has to offer you.
For more information/ to sign up for events or workshops/to RSVP for info meeting, please click the button below, that will take you to email@example.com
Desert Peace Symposium
Connect with local desert organizations and individuals at Desert Peace Symposium taking place on February 28, 2016 at 5pm at the Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree, CA.
The symposium speakers represent individuals as well as groups based in the Morongo Basin that draw awareness to environmental issues, education, history and community activity. These speakers will share what their organizations or independent efforts offer the community as well as their accomplishments and future plans.
The symposium is free to attend. The event takes place Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 5pm at the Beatnik Lounge, 61595 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
Reach Out Morongo Basin to Host Opening Night of Little Mermaid
Reach Out Morongo Basin will benefit from two major musical events in March, opening night of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” at Theatre 29, 63637 Sullivan Road, and a solo piano concert by Richard Bishop Jr. at Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 56750 Mountain View Trail.
“The Little Mermaid,” under the direction of Theatre 29 veteran Gary Daigneault, will open Friday, March 11.
Opening night tickets are $25 each and are available at Z107.7 6448 Hallee Rd #5, Joshua Tree, The Desert Trail, 6396 Adobe Road, Twentynine Palms, and at Reach Out Morongo Basin offices in the Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley senior centers.
Services provided by Reach Out Morongo Basin volunteers run the gamut from friendly visits and help with home repairs to transportation to and from medical appointments.
For more information call (760) 361-1410.
The twenty-fifth annual Spell-A-Thon will be held Saturday, March 12, at the Helen Gray Education Center on the campus of the Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree, from 9 a.m. to noon. A spelling bee for adults, the Spell-A-Thon is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms to benefit the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy, which provides free and confidential one-on-one tutoring to adults in the Morongo Basin.
Teams of three people will listen to the words given them by the pronouncer, write them down, and team members will spell the words aloud in rotation. You don’t have to be an amazing speller to have fun and help your team. We will begin with a practice round where misspellings don’t count. Your team can be made up of your friends, co-workers, or fellow service club members. Let us know by Wednesday, March 9, the names of your team and its members.
For more information or to sign up your team, call 760-362-9612, 760-972-7205, or 760-362-4132.
The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our wildflower season with a Wildflower Festival mixer and wildflower art competition Saturday, March 26, from 5-8pm at the chamber offices, 6448 Hallee Road.
We’re offering prizes in three categories: photography, painting/drawing and “other” for representations of our desert’s beautiful blooms. Our guest judges are JTNP Superintendent David Smith, MDLT Conservation Director Frazier Haney and professional photographer Casey Kiernan.
Artwork will be accepted at the chamber each Friday 10am-2pm.
Entry fee $5 per artwork. Please call Chamber Executive Director Marcus Motamedi for more information at 760/366-3723.
My name is Obenson Oscar and I write as a representative of a member
based service program called AmeriCorps National Civilian and Community
Corps (NCCC). We are a branch of the Coporation for National and
Community Service (CNCS) and our goal is to strengthen communities and
develop leaders through team-based national community service.
My team of 12 members and I are currently residing in Joshua Tree
working with the nearby Mojave Desert Land Trust (MDLT). We’ll be here
until the 15th of March to assist their organization with restoration,
education, and facilities work for the area.
While in the county we are also intending to actively search for
independent service projects (ISPs), thus where establishing contact
with you comes into play. I write in order inquire as to whether or not
it would be possible to establish a series of days during the weekends
between now and the 15th of March which my team could drive over and
provide some volunteering assistance.
We are a team of 12 strong, capable, and determined individuals. On any
given day we would appear with a minimum of at least four and no more
than 13. Our backgrounds are service based and as such we are fully
equipped to serve in the ways outlined on your website.
You can reach me at 302-344-7952 and or email.
[ the quiet roar ]
February 20 – March 5, 2016
@ BoxoHOUSE 62732 Sullivan Road (off White Feather), Joshua Tree, CA 92252
In [ the quiet roar ] Sydney Croskery presents a suite of drawings inspired by Joshua Tree, California. The work responds to the desert’s polarized forces, where nature collides with technology, societal conformity with its rejection, and where its preternatural stillness creates a silent roar.
Croskery’s practice utilizes a database system for the collection, classification and organization of banal and/or discarded items that make up the undercurrent of contemporary daily life: remnants of disposable items, photos, commercials, stolen moments from social media, etc. In her work, insignificant single items combine as a kind of hieroglyphics that reflect the over-stimulation of consumptive contemporary society
Morongo Basin Democratic Club Scholarship
In the spirit of this motto the members of the Morongo Basin Democratic Club are
launching its first Scholarship Program for deserving Morongo Basin School District seniors. This scholarship serves to stimulate interest in living as active participants in our community through higher education. Scholarships will be offered to aspiring students through the counseling offices of out three local high schools
Contact your high school counseling office for an application.
Applications are due by April 15, 2016.
Luckie Park Car Show
Hike with Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent
Twentynine Palms, CA-Joshua Tree National Park- The National Park Service turns 100 years old this year. In recognition and celebration of this milestone, Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent, David Smith will be leading hikes up 5 different peaks in the park. The schedule is as follows:
Eagle Peak 5350′, 10 miles – March 5th, (Meet at Cottonwood Visitor Center 0830, all day)
Queen Mountain 5687′, 4 miles – April 2nd, (Meet at Joshua Tree Visitor Center 0800, half day)
Quail Mountain 5813′ 12 miles – April 30th, (Meet at Joshua Tree Visitor Center 0700, all day)
These hikes are all challenging and participants should be fit and in good health. Be sure and bring appropriate footwear for hiking as well as a hat, sunscreen, food and water. Please call 760 367-5502 to RSVP.
Joshua Tree Clean Team
Every 2nd, 4th, 5th Wednesday
7:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. June, July, August, September
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. All Other Months
There will be Trash Bags, Grabber Sticks and Gloves Available
For More Information Call – 760 366-8415
Coming up at the Desert Institute
The BLACK ROCK LECTURE series will return to it’s original venue: the Black Rock Ranger Station on the third Friday of the month. Here is the current schedule of speakers and their topics:
MARCH 18 – Jamie Haney, Joshua Tree resident, will be talking about her solo hike of the Pacific Coast Trail.THESE LECTURES BEGIN AT 7PM AND ARE FREE. NOTE: the Copper Mountain College panel seminars will be moved to the FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH and will get a new name, to avoid confusion with the Black Rock Lecture Series. Stand by for an announcement of the topics and speakers!
Our Fall classes are now available for enrollment!
Click for a downloadable, interactive catalog,
or to enroll in any of our courses
call 760-367-5535 (Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm).
Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series The Desert Institute is proud to present the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series
March 11 – Frank Critzer and the Legend of Giant Rock with Barbara Harris
April 8 – The Underhills of 29 Palms with Ann Congdon
May 13 – Joshua Trees: Mystery and Myths with Chris Clarke
June 10 – Cowboy Poetry and Humor with Richard Brewer
The lectures begin at 7 pm and admission is $5.00. New: You can purchase a subscription for the entire series for only $40. and, as a subscriber, you will have a reserved seat held until 10 minutes before the lecture begins. Clickhere to purchase your series subscription. As always, you can join the speaker for dinner at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn. Please call 760-367-5535 for dinner reservations no later than the Wednesday prior to the dinner!