Thursday, September 8, 2016

Desert Trail Column, September 8, 2016

A correction from last week’s column: We sent out peridots and gladiolas to the birthday people when we should have sent sapphires and asters, which are the birthstones and flowers for September! Sorry, Scott and Cheryl.

The well problems at our community center turned out to be easily fixed, so with a prompt repair by Jacob from DP Drilling, we were able to reopen on Saturday, September 3.

Ted and Karen Meyers need to give away some fish! They are alive and well and swimming in their pond – too many of them. These goldfish range in size from three to ten inches long, and they are all free to a good home. They were raised in an outdoor pond, so may not do well in a fishbowl. If you don’t have a pond, but know someone who does, please pass along this information to them as this fish population needs to be downsized quickly.

There will be a Wonder Valley Community Meeting at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, on Saturday, September 10 from 10 to noon. Come and meet our new Wonder Valley Special Districts Coordinator Ricardo Figuroa. Refreshments will include French roast coffee and Cuban pastries from Porto’s.

The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery reopens this Saturday, September 10 with an Artists Reception from 5 to 9 pm for Anna Houghton Plus Friends and Craig Schoenbaum. Come meet the artists, enjoy the refreshments and music by the Luminators, and admission is always free! The gallery is located at 77575 Twentynine Palms Highway at Thunder Road. For more information call Laurel at 760-367-3807. See you there!

The Basinwide MAC meeting will take place at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Road, on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Sherry Hague who celebrates her special day this week. Happy birthday, Sherry!

The Wonder Valley Book Program is like a little library right here at our community center. There are lots and lots of books of every kind, plus movies and audio books to check out for a whole month. Come in and look around.

Handy Hint: Last week we added some information to the hint of using vinegar as a fabric softener, and today we need to add some more. It has been brought to our attention that essential oils can be toxic to a cat, specifically its liver. They should not be allowed to inhale, consume or touch essential oils, or anything containing essential oils, to avoid the possibility of harm.

Thought for Today: Where there’s a will, there are relatives.

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

Another Wonder Valley sunrise.