There is now a new member directory on our website. This directory allows for members to update their listings, has great search engine optimization, makes it easy for visitors to the Chamber website to find member businesses and allows for online payment.
Current and New Members will now create an account, renew their membership and be able to create and modify their business listing through the new member directory.
Register and create your improved listing now, the old directory will be removed soon.
Existing members please click on this link for instructions. new members click here to sign up now >The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new Board of Directors Member Rebecca Unger. Rebecca is on the Joshua Basin Water District Board and formerly worked for the Hi-Desert Publishing Group. She is very knowledgeable about the Joshua Tree area and will be a great asset to the Board.
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Joshua Tree Downtown Map Advertising Opportunity
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The Joshua Tree Chamber is Seeking Volunteers more info >
Chamber office hours: 10-12 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Joshua Tree will be open late this Saturday evening, Feb. 14th for an artist reception. “We have five wonderful artists featured at the gallery this month” gallery director, Alita VanVliet explains. “On display are works by three talented painters, Marcia Geiger, Lenne Rosen-Kabe and Susan Abbott. We also have a fantastic selection of ceramics by Ed Keesling as well as some very dynamic black and white photography produced by Bill Dahl. It is an eclectic show – and the Arts Council is very pleased to have such diverse, talented artists as members of the gallery.” Open Fridays – Sundays from 11am – 5pm each weekend and from 6-8pm the 2nd Saturday of each month during opening receptions. Gallery 62 is located at 61871 Twentynine Palms Hwy. in the Sun Alley center, just east of the Joshua Tree Saloon. “There will be refreshments served and live music in the courtyard. Bring your special valentine for an evening on the town, meet the artists and mingle with your friends. This is a free event and we encourage all to come.”
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” Mysteries of the Grail:” Art Inspired by the Myths & Stories of the Grail
The High Desert Mythological Roundtable® Group is seeking art inspired by the myth of the Grail and the Grail quest for “Mysteries of the Grail,” an art show that will run from March 14-April 7, 2015 at the Beatnik Lounge, 61597 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree. The opening reception will take place during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk, March 14th from 5-8 pm.
Variously represented as a dish, chalice, stone, or [fill in the blank], the Grail is a numinous symbol that points to a mystery of the highest value, something life-preserving, beautiful, and hard to attain. The Grail is best known as an integral part of the Arthurian legends, which were elaborated in written form during medieval times.
But this image and its canon of stories— of the Knights of the Roundtable, the Fisher King, and Christ’s crucifixion— have given birth to a wide range of creative products, from poems and operas, to visual artworks and contemporary films. The Grail still calls to seekers, healers, and adventurers of all stripes. What does the Grail hold for you?
This is an open call for entries. Any artist in the Morongo Basin working in two-dimensional media (painting, photography, etc.), mixed media, or sculpture is welcome to submit up to two works for “Mysteries of the Grail” that speak to the grail theme.
Delivery: All entries must be delivered to the Beatnik Lounge (formerly the Listening Lounge), 61597 Twentynine Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree (next to the Thai restaurant) on Thursday, March 12th between 9 am and 12 noon. Work must be ready for hanging. This means that the work must have picture wire running between screw eyes attached to the sides of the frame, or otherwise securely attached. Notched hangers attached to the top of the frame and any other hanging methods besides wire are unacceptable. Work must be labeled with the artist’s name, title of the piece, type of media, and price. An appropriate pedestal for display must accompany sculptures.
Entry fees must be paid when the work is delivered for hanging. Cash or check please.
Entry fees: $15 for one artwork; $25 for two artworks.
Commission: The Beatnik Lounge will charge a 10 percent commission on sales.
Artist Statement: Each artist must submit a brief bio/artist statement along with his or her artwork, maximum 100 words.
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Harrison House Presents
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology Presents:
Guitarist Gyan Riley and Violinist Timba Harris
Friday and Saturday, February 27 & 28, 7:30pm
Tickets are available at Joshua Tree Health Foods
29 Palms Hwy at Sunset Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is pleased to present a performance by PROBOSCI, a musical duo featuring guitarist Gyan Riley and violinist Timba Harris, taking place at Harrison House on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28, at 7:30pm both nights.
An interplay between composition and improvisation, PROBOSCI explores the sonic landscape, ranging from the purely acoustic to less familiar electroacoustic textures, dancing between delicacy and aggression. Probosci’s debut album, Time to Feed (Mimicry Records), is steeped with intricacy, subtlety, and shape-shifting energy. Having performed throughout Europe, South America and North America, Probosci is the next evolution of these two musicians’ years-long musical partnership.
In addition to his role in Probosci, violinist/violist, trumpet player, and composer Timba Harris is a core member of Secret Chiefs 3. He has performed at many of the world’s best-known venues in over 40 countries, sharing the stage with many of today’s avant-garde luminaries. His arrangements can be heard on recordings of the work of John Zorn, Eyvind Kang, the Grails, and many others. Gyan Riley has performed internationally both as a solo artist and in various ensembles, including performances with Zakir Hussain, the San Francisco Symphony, the World Guitar Ensemble and his father, composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley. Recent performance highlights include Carnegie Hall, Barbican Theatre, All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival and solo engagements with the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is a non-profit program based in the landmark straw bale retreat built by the late composer Lou Harrison in Joshua Tree, CA. It brings cultural vibrancy and environmental awareness to a high desert community through a residency and performance program for international artists, ecologists and thinkers.
Please join us for a series of movie screenings in conjunction with a residency for Olivia Parkes whose work explores how image culture affects the way we experience the world. During her residency, the artist will create a body of work related to the myth of the West as portrayed by the entertainment industry and its role in structuring perceptions of the US military stance.Monday Feb 23rd @ 7.30 pm: The Ox-Box Incident (1943)
In this classic Western, wanderers Gil Carter (Henry Fonda) and Art Croft (Henry Morgan) ride into a small Nevada town plagued by cattle thieves. Initially suspected of being the rustlers themselves, Carter and Croft eventually join a posse out to get the criminals. This low budget masterpiece turns the genre to an intense examination of frontier ‘justice’ and an indictment of mob rule. To lighten things up, you get to look at Henry Fonda.Sunday March 1st @ 7.30pm: High Noon (1952)
Sunday March 8th @ 7.30pm: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
BoxoHOUSE is located at 62732 Sullivan Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252. Route 62 to White Feather, south on Whitefeather to Sullivan, west on Sullivan)
BoxoPROJECTS is a multi-program arts initiative based in Joshua Tree, California, dedicated to exploring contemporary art at the new frontier. BoxoPROJECTS is interested in the role of art and artists in creating community and in the power of art to shape the destiny of communities. We offer facilitated artist residencies and related programming at BoxoHOUSE in Joshua Tree, as well as exhibitions, installations and performances in various locations.
Southwest Native Plants
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology Presents:
A workshop with Robin Kobaly, Botanist
SOUTHWEST NATIVE PLANTS: Finding Food, Fun & Healing
Saturday, March 7, 12:30-4:30pm
Call 760.366.4712 for reservations. Tickets also available at Joshua Tree Health Foods
29 Palms Hwy at Sunset Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is pleased to present botanist Robyn Kobaly, in a hands-on workshop, Southwest Native Plants: Finding Food, Fun & Healing, taking place at Harrison House on Saturday, March 7, from 12:30 to 4:30pm. Enrollment is limited.
This four-hour workshop offers a fascinating look at ancient and traditional uses of native desert plants with ways to adapt them to fit today’s many needs for food and medicines. Botanist Robin Kobaly will share her extensive knowledge and teach participants through smell, taste, touch and sight, how the unique qualities of each plant can add richness to the home, medicine chest, garden and much more. Edible samples will be served!
Robin Kobaly is the Founder and President of The Power of Plants and Executive Director of The Summer Tree Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to instilling new perspectives on the environment and society’s role in maintaining it. A professional botanist and wildlife biologist with over thirty years of experience, she has spent many years studying methodologies of indigenous peoples in many regions, and has researched, tested, and taught the uses of plants for food, medicine, tools, clothing, art, and native landscaping to a broad range of audiences.
Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology is a non-profit program based in the landmark straw bale retreat built by the late composer Lou Harrison in Joshua Tree, CA. It brings cultural vibrancy and environmental awareness to a high desert community through a residency and performance program for international artists, ecologists and thinkers
REGIONAL LEADERS APPLAUD FEINSTEIN EFFORT TO PROTECT CALIFORNIA’S SPECTACULAR DESERT HERITAGE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Bill would expand Death Valley, Joshua Tree N.P. and protect lands for recreation, wildlife and tourism
Community, business and conservation leaders from the California desert region are applauding legislation introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) that would increase protections for approximately 1.6 million acres of desert landscapes. These areas are an important part of America’s natural and cultural heritage, contribute to the regional economy, and are a shared resource that the public enjoys through outdoor recreation activities. Local leaders also urged area Members of Congress to support the legislation. The legislation is co-sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer (CA).
The proposed legislation, the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015, would establish two new national monuments-the Mojave Trails and the Sand to Snow National Monuments-and expand Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks and the Mojave National Preserve. It would also designate several new wilderness areas, help protect important waterways like the Amargosa River and Deep Creek as Wild and Scenic Rivers, and establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area.
A Natural and Cultural Treasure
From painted mountains to hidden springs, from world-famous wildflowers to herds of majestic bighorn sheep, Americans and international visitors have long been drawn to the stark beauty of California’s desert. The legislation introduced by Sen. Feinstein provides a historic opportunity to protect California’s spectacular desert heritage for future generations.
“The conservation of the California desert honors our past and also recognizes the importance of these lands for future generations,” stated Barbara Durham, Tribal Preservation Officer of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe. “The desert includes trails and sacred spaces that are part of Native American heritage. This bill will help protect those important places.”
“As a combat veteran of the United States Armed Forces, I appreciate the California desert as a place for relaxation and peace,” said Carlos Castaño, veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a Coachella Valley resident. “I’ve spent time in the desert with other veterans. That time affirmed for me the importance of protecting and preserving these special lands.”
Among the other historic treasures that would be protected is Route 66, which Smithsonian Magazine named as one of the ’10 Must-See Endangered Cultural Treasures’ and which is a magnet for tourists wanting to relive California’s pioneering past.
“Route 66 is part of our American experience and history – set against the unique backdrop of the desert,” said Jim Conkle, Chair of the Route 66 Alliance. “Protecting that part of our history is about connecting to the past, but also about investing in the future and bringing visitors to the area.”
Amongst the public lands that would be protected by the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015 are approximately 200,000 acres of formerly private lands that were acquired by The Wildlands Conservancy with a mix of private and public conservation funding. These lands were transferred to the U.S. Department of Interior to be managed for recreation, habitat and cultural resource protection, and other conservation purposes. Sen. Feinstein’s legislation would ensure that this intent is abided by.
An Economic Boost
The California desert is one of the top outdoor recreation locations in the United States and its national parks alone bring nearly three million visitors each year. In San Bernardino County, visitors generated $52.5 million in local tax receipts in 2010, providing much needed revenue to the county and cities. In 2013, visitors to Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks and the Mojave National Preserve alone contribute $165 million to the region’s economy, supporting nearly two thousand jobs.
James Ramos, Third District Supervisor, San Bernardino County, said, “The California desert lands are important to our community’s quality of life and to our local economy. This legislation will help ensure that this legacy is protected for future generations.”
“As a member of a family which has owned land and operated businesses in the Amargosa and Death Valley area for over 100 years, I am glad to see the introduction of the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act,” added Susan Sorrells, owner and operator of Shoshone Village, a desert community and tourism destination. “Our region’s economy depends on tourism, scientific study and outdoor recreational activities that take place in our unique and beautiful desert. So protecting these lands is an investment in our area’s economic future.”
“The California desert is at the heart of our region’s economic strategy,” said Thomas Fjallstam, President, Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce. “Visitors come to see the striking landscapes, magnificent Joshua tree forests, and the diverse animal life that fills the desert. We must protect this resource as a vital part of financial and cultural well-being.”
“The California desert is a one of a kind place, welcoming people for all sorts of outdoor activities that contribute to the local economy,” Randy Banis, Public-at-large Representative to the Bureau of Land Management’s California Desert District Advisory Council and Editor of the DeathValley.com. “This legislation is a balanced approach that will allow responsible access for these activities, including off-road vehicle use, and will protect the desert for generations to come.”
EXPLORE YOUR NATURAL WORLD WITH OUR GREAT INSTRUCTORS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. DON’T WAIT TO ENROLL AS CLASSES FILL FAST!
February 27 – March 1 Rocks and Minerals of JTNP with Robert
March 7 Volcanoes of Joshua Tree National Park with Rick Hazlett
March 14-15 Biological Soil Crusts of JTNP* with Nicole Pietrasiak, Kerry Knudsen and Theresa Clark
March 15 Introduction to the iNaturalist App with Sara Everett and Lindsey Willrick
March 21 Desert Tortoise Surveying and Monitoring  with Paul
Delaney, Ed LaRue and Kristen Berry
March 27 -29 Flora of Joshua Tree National Park*  with Stefanie Ritter and Mark Wheeler
MARCH 8 INTAGLIOS OF THE COLORADO RIVER WITH DANIEL MCCARTHY
HIKES WITH A NATURALIST
March 15 Hike to the Hexahedron Mine with Mark Wheeler
March 22 Queen Mountain: More Than Just A Summit with Mark Wheeler
March 27-28 Navigating with Map and Compass with Misha Askren
March 29 Desert Survival with Donald Scriven
Creative Art Programs
February 28 – March 1 Pine Needle Basketry with Kathi Klopfenstein
March 6-8 Fine Art Photography with Ralph Nordstrom
March 7 Desert Haiku Writing in JTNP with Ruth Nolan and Deborah
March 8 Joshua Tree Through the Lens* with Craig Fucile
March 22 Creative SmartPhone Photography in JTNP with Diana
*Offered for University Credit
On FRIDAY, MARCH 13, DANIEL MCCARTHY WILL PRESENT HIS LECTURE “NATIVE AMERICAN PLANT USES” at the Old Schoolhouse in 29 Palms. The lecture begins at 7 pm and admission is $5.00. A dinner with the presenters at the 29 Palms Inn is available at 5 pm. Please call Kellie Stokes at 760-367-5535 for dinner reservations.
On FRIDAY, MARCH 20, THE BLACK ROCK SYMPOSIUM WILL FOCUS ON “ENGAGING A NEW GENERATION OF PARK STEWARDS” with panelists Ramina Arce of the Living Desert, Caroline Conway of the Wildlands Conservancy, and Cindy Zacks, educator with the Morongo Unified School District. This program is free and starts at 7pm at the Bell Center, Copper Mountain College.Pre-registration is requested.
“Winter Skies” Show at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center
“Winter Skies” will be the theme for the winter Art in Public Places exhibition at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms. The show will be on display January, February, and March 2015.
The gallery at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce is open daily at the corner of the highway and Desert Queen Avenue, downtown Twentynine Palms. An opening art reception is planned for Friday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with refreshments and music.
Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee of the City of Twentynine Palms. For questions, contact Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JENNIFER KARADY: IN COUNTRY, SOLDIERS’ STORIES
FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN
Palm Springs Art Museum is pleased to feature an exhibition of artist Jennifer Karady, who has developed a series of photographs that relate the experiences of U.S. veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while making evident the human cost of their service to our country. The exhibition, Jennifer Karady: In Country, Soldiers’ Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan, will be on view December 13 through March 29, 2015 at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs.
Karady’s narrative photographs begin with personal histories gleaned through an extensive interview process with the soldiers and their families. Her images capture the conditions of warfare that fighting an insurgency has created, through dramatic portraits that reveal the psychological moments when war memories and everyday civilian life collide. The text that accompanies each photograph is derived directly from the words of the soldiers themselves.
The surreal juxtapositions literally “bring the war home” by introducing scenes from war in Iraq or Afghanistan into our every day, and otherwise ordinary lives – a sight we are accustomed to viewing as something happening in a far-away, foreign location. Karady’s images take us beyond the polarized political views of the war and provide an opportunity for dialogue about the war’s impact on the soldiers and the personal costs they bear, often far out of the public eye.
The Photography Collection Council of Palm Springs Art Museum commissioned a photograph to be included in this exhibition, which is the latest in a series of commissions throughout the country. The council partnered with BoxoPROJECTS, an artist’s residency in Joshua Tree, to provide Karady with the resources she needed in order to accomplish the commission. Notably, the location is only an hour away from Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, which serves as the U.S. training ground for the wars in the Middle East.
This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and is funded in part by the museum’s Photography Collection Council, Yvonne and Steve Maloney, Carol and Jim Egan, along with CAC Silver Sponsors Dale C. Landon and Carole Haes Landon. Exhibition Season sponsors are Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman and Arlene Schnitzer.
For more information about Palm Springs Art Museum and the exhibition, please visit www.psmuseum.org or call (760) 322-4800. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., and closed Monday. In recognition of their service, Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families.
BoxoPROJECTS is dedicated to exploring contemporary art at the new frontier. While frontier may conjure a geographic image, it is actually a spirit that lives in many places simultaneously. The artists that BoxoPROJECTS cooperates with address a range of subjects, in a variety of media, working freely, boldly and independently. Some are located in places that nurture the open spirit, while others create their own free space within the metropolitan fabric. These artists engage a dialogue concerning freedom, choice and responsibility. BoxoPROJECTS fosters their work and is their conduit to a wider audience. BoxoPROJECTS collaborates with artists through BoxoHOUSE, a residency program located in Joshua Tree, California, and BoxoOFFICE, an exhibition and programming program located in New York City and Joshua Tree, California.
Dinner with Republicans
A Benefit for Adult Literacy
Parade of Homes a Success
With record breaking attendance at the 11th Annual Parade of Homes fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin, organizers are doing a “happy dance” for the success of this year’s home tour after raising over $8500 for the neighbors helping neighbors organizations services for seniors and the disabled.”With almost 270 parade goers this far surpassed attendance at previous tours” said Robin Schlosser, Reach Out executive director. “We had visitors from all over – the Coachella Valley, Orange and San Diego Counties; Los Angeles as well as vacationers from out of state and it seems the word is spreading that this is a great event to attend.”In a break from the past, this year’s tour featured homes in the Rimrock and Pipes Canyon areas of Pioneertown, the Western Hills and Yucca Mesa areas of Yucca Valley rather than spread over the basin from Twentynine Palms to Yucca Valley.”We had a lot of positive feedback this year as parade goers really enjoyed that the homes were closer together and allowed for more time to explore each one” Schlosser continued. “This was in large part due to the generous homeowners who called Reach Out and offered up their homes for the tour this year. In the past, we are out actively searching for homes and have at times driven down roads and knocked on doors to find them. This year all of our homes were offered to us and it worked out beautifully.”
Along with the beautiful homes offered on the tour, parade goers were provided with lunch by sponsor the Park Rock Café in beautiful Joshua Tree. Entrees of Meat loaf, with mashed potatoes and gravy with mixed vegetables or Pasta with Meatballs, garlic bread and green salad had people filling up on the delicious food. Park Rock owner, Nelson Muniz and his staff kept it coming the entire afternoon and many parade goers complimented the cooks for a great meal.
While at the Park Rock, diners were entertained by two wonderful local music bands, The Luminators and Celtic Curse. The Luminators-comprised of Mark Ross and Paul Gerkin had people clapping along to their wonderful bluegrass and Gospel style of music while Celtic Curse – Kevin, Lyle, Melanie and Gary had feet stomping and people singing along to their own brand of Irish Pub tunes!
Organizers would like to thank our sponsors-Spotlight 29 and Tortoise Rock Casinos, Z107.7 Morongo Basin Broadcasting, Hi Desert Publishing, Desert Moon Real Estate Pictorial, The Sun Runner, Park Rock Café and ArtFx and Furnishings for all their generous support.
As the longest running fundraiser for Reach Out Morongo Basin, the Parade of Homes brings in approximately 5% of the organization’s annual budget. All proceeds from the tour go to fund programs such as transportation to doctors’ appointments and shopping, pickup and delivery of prescriptions, minor home repair and yard work assistance for seniors and the disable. For more information on services call Reach Out at 760-361-1410 or 760-369-8671.
Benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin
Reach Out Morongo Basin is proud to be hosting the opening night of Theatre 29’s musical “Urinetown, the Musical” on February 27, 2015.
“Urinetown” (yes that is really the name of the show), is a side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Winner of three TONY Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theater itself!
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, (sound familiar?) has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Theatre 29 Director Gary Daigneault, Musical Director Ed Will and Choreographer Mandi Pushkar have joined forces to produce the edgy new Broadway hit musical “Urinetown, the Musical”, with Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis.
Tickets are $20 and are available at The Desert Trail, ArtFx and ArtFx & Furnishings – Yucca Valley, CA, Morongo Basin Broadcasting – Z107.7 and at Reach Out offices in 29 Palms and Yucca Valley. Doors open at 6 pm for heavy hors-d’oeuvres and refreshments with desserts served at intermission. For more information or to purchase tickets call 760-361-1410
Sunday Night Slow Jams comes to Z107.7With the start of a new year, the start of exciting new programming for the Morongo Basin’s #1 Radio Station!”Sunday Nite Slow Jams”now offers listeners from Morongo Valley to the west, Amboy to the East, and the Communities of Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers, Twentynine Palms, and Wonder Valley in between, a special blend of old and new R&B love songs and an outlet to express special feelings to loved ones Sunday nights from 8:00 pm. until midnight.
Sunday Nite Slow Jams specializes in playing special Slow Jams that you probably haven’t heard in awhile, and definitely won’t hear anywhere else! SWV, Keith Sweat, Jodeci, The Isley Brothers, Boyz II Men, Al B. Sure, Janet Jackson and more can all be heard on “Sunday NiteSlow Jams”-on Z107.7.
In addition to the Sunday night 8-midnight show, Z107.7 will also offer a late night treat of Slow Jams -Monday through Friday nights from midnight to 2:00 am.
“Sunday Nite Slow Jams” on Z107.7 is the results of numerous listener requests to bring the popular program to the Hi-Desert. Program DirectorGary Daigneault said, “After receiving inquiries about the program, we researched it, located the program distributors and made the arrangements to bring it up to the Morongo Basin. As the only family owned and operated Radio Station for the past 25 years, we felt it was important to give our listeners the variety of music and entertainment they were asking for.”
Sunday Nite Slow Jams can be heard at 107.7 on the FM Radio dial in the Morongo Basin, streaming worldwide at www.z1077fm.com or through the free app available by searching “KCDZ” on the Google Play and Apple Markets.
Featuring a high quality mix of adult contemporary and local music, mixed with a local morning show and local news 7 days a week, Z107.7FM is broadcast from studios in Joshua Tree and recently celebrated their 25th anniversary.
They have been under the same local ownership, at the same location, and featured the same quality programming since they signed on in July of 1989. For more information about Z107.7, call the studios at 760-366-8471.
Joshua Tree Clean TeamThe Joshua Tree Clean Team is looking forward to continuing their clean-up efforts in 2015. Afterwards, the team will, as always, meet for optional coffee and conversation at the Park Rock Café. The volunteers are dedicated and have been coming every 2nd, 4th & sometimes 5th Wednesdays for the last seven years because they love a clean desert! To make the job easier, there will be trash bags, grabber sticks, gloves and water available for use.The Joshua Tree Clean Team’s co-sponsors include – Park Rock Cafe, Z107.7, Joshua Tree Outfitters, Joshua Tree Recreation & Park District, Hi-Desert Star, County of San Bernardino and Cal Trans. For more information call 760 366-8415 
For Local PilotsMIDAIR COLLISION Avoidance Safety Class -Marine Air Combat Center – TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. – The Combat Center and Copper Mountain College are scheduled to host a Mid Air Avoidance Safety Class March 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Copper Mountain College, in Phase I, Room 119. This class will identify safety issues facing military and general-aviation pilots flying in the Morongo Basin area and will educate general-aviation pilots on the different types of military special use airspace they will encounter when flying in the local area.
The event is free and open to anyone that can benefit from the class.
The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce supports the Morongo Basin Dark Sky Alliance in all their efforts. more info >
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