Chamber News You are invited to the Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum Ribbon Cutting Saturday, April 9, 2016 5pm 61855 Twentynine Palms Highway Joshua Tree, CA 92252
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
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 >
Saturday March 26th, promptly at 9:00am, the sound of the horn will signal the start of the Joshua Tree Community Center’s 49th Annual Egg Hunt. Bring your egg basket or bag to hold your eggs in and arrive EARLY to get to your egg hunt area in time! A map depicting the egg hunt areas will be available on the district website.
The 6 egg hunt areas are divided accordingly…
Toddlers – walking to 2 years old
Preschool – 3 and 4 years old
1st and 2nd grade
3rd and 4th grade
5th and 6th grade
Immediately after the egg hunt, search your baskets to see if a special prize egg has been found. Redeem your prize egg at the community center window to receive a special gift!
You will also have the opportunity to purchase and enjoy a pancake breakfast in the park.
In order to keep unwanted plastic eggs from going to the land fill, we will collect any unwanted plastic eggs. There will be collection bins by the community center building, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny by a professional photographer.
Nicola Ginzel transforms objects in an alchemical process that makes the mundane sacred and the ordinary highly charged. Using a selection of found and personal objects, Nicola gilds, embroiders, whitewashes, rubs, and casts to add layers of history and meaning. Some of the artworks have been in process for up to a decade. These objects, termed Fragments and Elements, take on a ritualistic or shamanistic aura and relate to the universal process of self-evolution.
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Art Reception for “Desert Hues”
An opening reception for “Desert Hues,” the spring Art in Public Places exhibition, will be held on Friday, April 1, at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms.
The public is invited to the reception on April 1 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to view the exhibition, meet the artists, and enjoy music and refreshments. Admission is free.
A special musical treat for the spring reception will be provided by Darrell Shade and Dahlia Vamstad, who will play duets of classical music for bass clarinet and oboe. Dahlia is a 7th grade student at Twentynine Palms Junior High School. She plays the oboe in the school’s advanced band. Both are musicians in the Joshua Tree Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Art in Public Places gallery at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce is open daily at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue and 29 Palms Highway, next to Bucklin Park, downtown Twentynine Palms. For more information or directions, call (760) 367-6197 or visit www.visit29.org.
Morongo Basin Rotary Clubs Food Drive
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Annual Scholarship Concerts and Recitals Program
The 14th Annual Scholarship Concerts & Recitals Program is now accepting applications from aspiring student musicians of all ages to participate in its unique program that is designed to provide both live performance experience and professional, adjudicated critique opportunities to student musicians – whether they be instrumentalists or vocalists. The program also awards substantial music scholarships to the top competitors during the program’s Finals held April 30, 2016 at 2 pm at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center.
The deadline for submission of a complete entry is March 31, 2016. All entries are to be completed online. Full details, requirements, and other important deadlines are available online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.org/scr. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling the box office at 760.366.3777, or at the box office Monday-Friday from 1-5 pm. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
This summer, Joshua Tree National Park will sponsor a 9-week, Youth Conservation Corps program. Youths between the ages of 15 and 18 are encouraged to apply. To be eligible, applicants may not reach their 19th birthday during the program. Selected applicants will start work on June 13th, 2016 and continue in the program until August 12, 2016. Corps members will earn the hourly California Minimum Wage. Work hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with every other Friday off.
The program provides young people of the community with excellent hands-on work experience. Work will be labor intensive and performed throughout the park. Proposed projects include trail construction and maintenance, resource habitat improvement, and engaging the public through education and interpretation of park resources. Job development and youth training are truly and investment we can all make in the futures of our children. See video link- https:/aVtP9D7Qi74/www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Application forms are available from Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms. The application form must be returned or postmarked, no later than April 15, 2016. Call Human Resources Assistant Samantha Coots at 760-367-5516 for additional information.
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.
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.
Call for Art: Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition
The fourth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition will be held September 17 & 18, 2016, in Twentynine Palms, CA, at a variety of venues in the Oasis of Mara next to Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters.
A call for art entries is now being issued for the exposition’s annual Juried Art Exhibition, which will be displayed at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of September, with an awards reception for artists and the public set for Saturday night, Sept. 17.
The exposition is presented by Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit the website www.JTNPArts.org, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
– Saturday, March 26- Cottonwood Visitor Center, 11am-3pm, activities include, flint-knapping and solar scope viewing.
– Sunday, April 3-Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 11am-3pm, activities include, solar scope viewing, games and crafts. – 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!”
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.
Harrison House 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
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.
Morongo Basin business’ help needed! Tee sponsors wanted to assist Copper Mountain College students with scholarships, books, bus transportation, cultural events and so much more. Starting at $100, your business will be featured at the CMC Foundation’s 31st Annual Golf Scramble on April 23, 2016 at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in Yucca Valley.
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:
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
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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