Thursday, April 2, 2015

Desert Trail Column, April 4, 2015

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery invites you to an Artists Reception on Saturday, April 4 from 5 to 9 pm, with featured artists Duncan Roseme and Ehsun Asapian. Refreshments will be served and music will be provided by the uniquely talented Joel Daniel. The gallery is located at 77575 29 Palms Highway. For further information, please call Laurel at 760-367-3807.

Glass Outhouse Gallery
Yet Another Wonder Valley Music Festival will take place at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road, on Saturday, April 4 at 6 pm. The Sibleys, Ben Vaughn Ensemble, French Vanilla, Gwendolyn, Hunter and the Wick’d, Donna Bummer and Arroyo Rogers will perform. Admission and camping are free. Call 760-361-2810 for further information.

Arroyo Rogers
Since the birthstone for April is the diamond and the flower is the sweet pea, we send out Rainbows-of-Diamonds-and-Sweet Peas to Charlie Ware and to Charlotte Williams, who both celebrate their special days this week. Happy, happy birthday to you both!

Darlene’s Commentary: Who took the cushions and matching pillows that belong to the couch and chair that were donated to the Wonder Valley Thrift Store on Godwin Road? Pastor Max Rossi and his wife Olympia are loving and kind-hearted people. They don’t seek punishment or judgment. If you needed the couch and chair, but had no money, they would give you the couch, chair AND CUSHIONS, then ask if you need blankets or clothing or food. Everyone makes mistakes; please do the right thing – take the cushions back. Remember, when you do good, more good things come back to you.

Karen’s Commentary: About a year ago, I went through a period of buying scented candles for the house, but very few of them lasted very long, either physically or scent-wise. The best performer was a lavender vanilla one from RiteAid, so I put the jar with the burned out candle remains in a cupboard, thinking I’d get an exact replacement, but I never have. Ever since then, every time I open that cupboard, I can smell that wonderful scent, so I stick my whole head inside and just breathe it in for a minute or two. Yes, it may look a bit strange, but it sure is refreshing!

Tai Chi classes are held every Wednesday in our Wonder Valley Community Park at 10 am. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, classes are moved inside the community center. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

Handy Hint: Put “plastic peanuts” packing material in the bottom of flower pots. They’re light weight and allow for good drainage.

Thought for Today: “Don’t try to take on a new personality. It doesn’t work.” – Richard Nixon

Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.