We here at Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce are redesigning and updating our chamber website. Its 2016 and we need to be more accessible to our members, local businesses, artists, musicians, residents and the 2 million visitors who come here annually. One way we are reaching out to get people involved is to set up a Photo Donation Competition for the redesigned Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce website.
We want to invite our local artists and residents to send us their photos which they feel represent Joshua Tree. We’re looking for photographs to showcase our beautiful little village, our national park, our artist community, our musician community, our local businesses, our climbing and hiking community, our local residents, our flora and fauna, our environmentally conscious state of mind and the fact that we are a truly eclectic and diverse community. How to best represent this on the website is how you can express your thoughts and ideas through a photograph.
When submitting a photo or photos, please include your name and contact info and where, who or what the photo is about. Feel free to provide a brief explanation of why you feel this is a strong representation of Joshua Tree and what it stands for.
Please submit all candidate photos to me, Marcus Motamedi, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “photo donation” in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is May 17. The photos will be chosen by the chamber board of directors at their meeting of May 18, and an appreciation mixer will follow soon after.
All participants whose photographs are chosen for the website will receive photo credits on our website.
All the best,
Marcus Motamedi, your Joshua Tree Chamber Executive Director
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 email@example.com
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 >
Visit downtown Joshua Tree on April 9, 2016, 5pm-9pm
Joshua Tree Jazz Band
Morongo Basin Democratic Club
The Morongo Basin Democratic Club has their monthly general membership meeting this Saturday
, April 9, 2016 at 10 AM in the Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus.
Saturday’s meeting is open to all registered Democrats and invited guests. Attendees will gather at 9 a.m. for fellowship and a $10 power breakfast at Bruce’s Coyote Kitchen on the Copper Mountain College campus. The business meeting begins at 10 a.m. Follow the signs from the traffic light at Rotary Way and Highway 62 at the entrance to the college. More information, links and resources are online at MBDems.com.
Gallery 62 2nd Anniversary
We are excited to celebrate Gallery 62’s 2nd Anniversary with the “Desert Spring” exhibit and to introduce a new Signature Artist Gallery! Paul Morehead is the Signature Artist for April.
April 9th marks the 2nd Anniversary of Gallery 62, the cooperative gallery of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council. The public is invited to attend a celebration Opening Reception on Saturday, April 9th from 6-8 pm, and the gallery is open Fridays 11 am -5 pm, Saturdays 9am – 4pm, and Sundays 11am – 3pm.Gallery 62 is located at 61607 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Suite H in Joshua Tree in the same complex as the Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG).
Beatnik Lounge – The Fool Show
The Fool Show – Beatnik Art Opening
Saturday April 9, 6pm
The Beatnik Lounge Laboratory takes a “serious look” on not taking it seriously:
Join Selina Phenara, Uli Boege, and the numinous Beatnik alumni for this diligent, absurd, quest and antidote in search of “The Fool” “The Fool” “The Fool”.
The clumsy, the unsophisticated klutz, the side kick, the usurping kings and king egos with their unfashionable faux paws…
We’ll have potluck at 6pm, open mic at 7:30, with lots of surprises up our sleeves…
Location and ScheduleJT Mini Storage Plaza, Downtown Joshua Tree
61325 29 Palms Hwy (62)
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
The second Saturday of each month from 4pm to 8pm (excluding May, come visit us at the Joshua Tree Music Festival!)
Booths are available in standard-sized 10′ x 10′ spaces. Under awning 6′ table spaces also available. They are currently FREE we do ask for a small donation towards entertainment, snacks and food we currently provide. Please email info@joshuatreeexcursions.
com or call (760) 974-9536 to reserve a booth.
3rd Annual Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social
The 29 Palms Historical Society is inviting members and non-members to our 3rd Annual Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social on Saturday, April 9, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Broadview Hacienda, located at 73452 Sunnyslope Dr in 29 Palms.
Attire is anything from Desert Casual to the Nines (2 – 9’s, get it?) You are encouraged to come in denim and cotton, sequins and satin, Hawaiian attire, costume of choice or uniform of the day. In other words, come as you are or how you wish to be.
We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd Annual Desert Chic Wine and Cheese Social.
Usufruct is the duo of Polly Moller and Tim Walters, making live sound art out of flutes, voice, and computer music.
Polly Moller is a composer, performer, and improviser based in Oakland, California, USA. Equally at home in the worlds of free improvisation, composition, and rock, she is a member of Usufruct, Ghost in the House and Reconnaissance Fly. Her compositions and flute choir arrangements are available from ALRY Publications.
Tim Walters performs live computer music (mostly with Usufruct), and plays bass guitar (mostly with Reconnaissance Fly). He has also performed and recorded with Circular Firing Squad, Shalmaneser, and Recardiacs Fly. His visual art can be spotted at KALEID Gallery in San José. He has seen the fnords.
Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council
To Third District Supervisor James C. Ramos
Regular Open Session Meeting – 6:30 P.M. Monday April 11, 2016
Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Ave., Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Reach Out Morongo Basin – Chair Exercise
Reach Out Morongo Basin will be hosting new Chair Exercise Classes for seniors at the 29 Palms Senior Center beginning on Tuesday April 12 at 9:30 a.m. Come join us for Chair Yoga, Chair Stretch and Strength and Chair Core Fitness-a Pilates based exercise program. The schedule will vary week to week to offer a well rounded exercise regimen. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am.
This class is free and open to all community members over the age of 60. For more information or to sign up for the class contact Reach Out at 760-361-1410.
Copper Mountain College Foundation Announces the 2016 Greenleaf Scholar
Copper Mountain College Foundation is proud to announce Beayahn Carrllo of Twentynine Palms as the 2016 Greenleaf Scholarship winner.
Carrllo is a senior at Twentynine Palms High School and has proven in his academics, high school sports and work for the City of Twentynine Palms that giving up is never an option. This young man is paving the way for his future in law enforcement by being active in the San Bernardino County Sherriff Explorer Program.
Beayahn Carrllo was chosen out of a very competitive field to receive this year’s Greenleaf Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tuition, books and fees plus, living expenses while Carrllo is a student at Copper Mountain College. In addition, the scholarship will pay those same expenses while he completes a baccalaureate degree at a four year institution.
The Foundation will honor Beayahn Carrllo and recognize the five other finalists for the Greenleaf Scholarship; Rebecca Arellano, Katherine Colby, Thomas Geiger, Adriann Miller and Courtney Stanford during an Award Ceremony on April 14,2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Front Foyer of the Bell Center.
The Joshua Tree Tortoise Telegraph Spring Sale
Beatnik Lounge – Kitten Time Live!
Small Wonder Experience presents:
KITTEN TIME LIVE!
Friday April 15, 7pmSMALL WONDER EXPERIENCE is launching KITTEN TIME LIVE to be a new occasional feature at Beatnik Lounge to help local musicians and local kitty cats!
WITH SPECIAL GUEST RICHARD “FINN”!!!!!
For a suggested donation of $10 or a bag of cat food or any cat product, enjoy an evening of great music from our band and our friends!!!
IF YOU’RE A CAT PERSON who needs CAT FOOD or CAT GOODS we will benefit you.
KITTY CATS in proper tote carrying cases also welcome!!!
Bird Singing and Dancing 29 Palms Art Gallery and Joshua Tree National Park present the highly anticipated project Sand to Stone: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree. This multidisciplinary art project highlights contemporary Native American artists from the tribes (Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Mojave andSerrano) with significant cultural ties to Joshua Tree National Park. Over the next few months, students, visitors, artists, and tribal members are invited to participate in Bird Singing & Dancing events.
BIRD SINGING & DANCING in JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S INDIAN COVE
Friday, April 15, 7pm
Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove Amphitheater, 7295 Indian Cove Rd, 29 Palms, CA 92277
FREE; Space is limited, carpooling encouraged
Bird songs are a linkage between neighboring tribes and between generations, and are the heart of a growing revitalization movement. This is a special opportunity for bird singers and dancers to perform in an intimate outdoor landscape important to local Native heritage and to gather with the community to share this experience.
The first event is a “workparty” March 5th & 6th, during which members of the Joshua Tree permaculture community and the national organization AmeriCorps NCCC will join forces to prepare the Harrison House grounds for international permaculture expert Warren Brush’s course, Introduction to Permaculture Design, which will be held April 15th through 17th. The Introduction to Permaculture Course begins with a Friday evening lecture by Warren Brush that is open to the public and a Saturday and Sunday Course with limited enrollment that will consist of hands-on instruction in sustainable gardening, composting, permaculture design, and related topics.Together, the workparty and permaculture course comprise the first major event to be held as part of the newly added ecological branch of the Harrison House mission.
MDLT Desert Connection Gathering
MDLT continues their Open House tradition with a program titled: Cultivating Our Connectivity to America’s Treasured Public Lands featuring keynote speaker Juan D. Martinez, Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network for The Children and Nature Network.
A panel discussion with prominent environmental and community leaders will follow the keynote.
Complete details of the event can be found in the attached press release.
An event flier is also attached.
For additional information please contact:
MDLT Media Contact
Morongo Basin Republicans
Joshua Tree National Park Announces “Every Kid in a Park”
In celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial year, the agency has created a program where every 4th grader is eligible to visit the park with their family, for free. Fourth graders can print a paper pass from www.everykidinapark.gov , bring it to the visitor centers at Cottonwood, Joshua Tree or Oasis and exchange it for a pass card. There will be alternative ways of acquiring a card for those unable to print passes beforehand.
Special events planned in March and April:
– Sunday, April 10-Oasis Visitor Center, 11am-3pm, activities include solar scope viewing and Junior Ranger Discovery Walks.
– Saturday, April 16-9am-2pm, Joshua Tree National Park will have a booth at the HI-Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley at Earth Day festivities.
Celebrate with us by making a Joshua Tree from balloon debris collected in the park. NPS Centennial Hiking Challenge booklets will be available. Use the Hiking Challenge book to explore the many hiking trails in the park and earn stickers to record your completed routes.
The National Park Service invites each and everyone to take advantage of these and other programs offered during the centennial year. Come out and “Find Your Park!”
“The Vagina Monologues” at Copper Mountain College
Copper Mountain College is proud to present the live stage production of “The Vagina Monologues”, the controversial play by Eve Ensler, on April 23rd at 7pm. According to the director, “The Vagina Monologues is a phenomenal piece of theater that forces all of us to pause and think about women’s experiences, both joyful and fearful.”
The Cultural Education Enhancement Committee (CEEC) and the CMC Foundation co-host this event in the Bell Center Community room on the college campus. Light refreshments will be available.
Tickets for admission are $5 for the general public and free for current students with a CMC ID card. Advance ticket sales are available on campus in the President’s office or by calling Jolie Alpin, Public Relations & Event Specialist at 760-366-3791 ext. 5310.
For more information contact, CEEC Chair, Cathy Allen at 760-366-3791 ext. 0600.
Transition Joshua Tree’s Water Group invites the public to a special event on Wednesday, April 13th at the Joshua Tree Sportsman’s Club’s Swordfish Pub from 6 to 8 PM. The Water Group is the Transition Joshua Tree team with a focus on water issues in the Morongo Basin.
The program includes a spaghetti dinner, an introduction to the Water Group, a ‘quiz Show’ with a rain gauge prize, a 55 gallon emergency water barrel raffle, presentations on local water issues and a special presentation by Seth Shteir of the NPCA on the Cadiz Water project. There is a cash bar at the Swordfish Pub.
A $5 donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away. Transition Joshua Tree hosts ‘No Waste’ events, so bring your own eating service if you plan to participate in the spaghetti dinner.
The Sportsman’s Club is at 6225 Sunburst Street in Joshua Tree. For more information contact the Water Group at http://transitionjoshuatree.org
or call Joe Fairbanks at 760.490.6287.
Water Group Aim: ‘To educate, advocate & demonstrate regenerative water practices that follow permaculture principles, in a way that inspires, empowers and enables people to evolve their thinking and to practice a higher water ethic.’
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
A Way Back Home A guided Journey of Reckoning and Reconciliation between Veterans and Civilians for the Healing of Moral and Ethical Injury Associated with Post Traumatic Soul Disorder. A non-sectarian journey of ritual based healing of the wounds of PTSD based on ancient wisdom and traditions.
Sunday, April 17 is Junior Ranger Day at the park. Kids from 3 to 14 years old are invited to explore, learn and protect while taking part in fun programs and earning a junior ranger badge. Stop by any visitor center for your booklet and ask about the Centennial Junior Ranger program.
The National Park Service invites each and everyone to take advantage of these and other programs
offered during the centennial year. Come out and “Find Your Park!”
For more information visit, www.nps.gov/jotr
, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook at JoshuaTreeNPS
Copper Mountain College Golf Tournament
The Annual Copper Mountain College Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 23rd with registration at 7 am and tee off at 8 am at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Yucca Valley.
This year’s Golf Tournament will be a one-day scramble to support Copper Mountain College students and the projects funded by the CMC Foundation – subsidized bus transportation, the HOWL, scholarships, Try One on Us, VN testing and more!
The entry fee is $80 and includes a round of 12-hole golf, cart, contest entries, prizes, continental breakfast, and lunch. Players can register on campus in the Foundation Office, by phone 760-366-3791 ext 4200 or online here.
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:
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
Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series
The Desert Institute is proud to present the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series
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!
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Joshua Tree, CA 92252Mailing Address:
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