Thursday, May 5, 2016

Desert Trail, May 5, 2016

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.

Since the birthstone for May is the emerald, and the flower is the lily-of-the-valley, we send out Rainbows-of-Emeralds-and-Lilies-of-the-Valley to Marlene Roberts who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Marlene!

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.