The Wonder Valley Book Program has new hours, starting in May and running through September. It will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Donations of books are welcome. Thank you, Isabel, Kathy and all the volunteers for keeping this program going! Call 760-367-9880 during the above hours.
An Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 5 to 9 pm at the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, featuring artists Esther Shaw and Jennifer Palmer-Lacy. Enjoy free refreshments, with music provided by The Larry and Linda Band. The gallery’s open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 pm, and this week’s show runs May 7 through 29. Admission is always free. Call Laurel at 760-367-3807.
The Wonder Valley Monthly Meeting will be held on Monday, May 9 at our community center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, at 9 am. Call Teresa Sitz at 760-865-9550.
The Basinwide MAC Meeting will take place on Monday, May 9 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst, at 6:30 pm. Teresa Sitz is our councilmember.
Karen’s Commentary: I must tell you about the trashbags at Dollar General. For years I bought 39-gallon trashbags with pull ties, and could only find them at Pic-N-Save/Big Lots, and only made by Hefty. When Dollar General opened, I spotted the Hefty ones at their store PLUS their own brand, and discovered their brand is almost half the price and almost double the thickness! Can you guess where I buy trashbags now?
Darlene’s Commentary: Last Friday afternoon, my sister Donna called, inviting me out to dinner while she was in town. Little did I know that we were to dine at the Tortoise Rock Casino! We had a ball, laughing, eating, talking about old times. We had fun at the slot machines and ran into loads of friends, plus I got to see her new car. We had a great time! Thanks, Donna – love you!
Our grader operator Tim Candelaria is doing a great job on our roads. If you have a comment, question or compliment, leave a message at 760-367-9880. He’ll call you back if requested.
Handy Hint: To help prevent tarnish, stash a few sticks of chalk inside your jewelry box, and replace them every few months.
Thought for Today: Teach your kids about taxes – eat 30 percent of their ice cream.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.