Thursday, September 6, 2018

Desert Trail Column - September 6, 2018

After a long, hot summer, the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 Highway 62 at Thunder Road, will reopen for an artists’ reception on Saturday, September 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Featured artists will be Tom Carvellas and Dana Bowden. This show runs until September 30. Come meet the artists, enjoy the free refreshments and hear great music by Hunter and the Wick’d. In addition, the south gallery is now ready to take in new artists and their work! For more information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.
The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council meeting will be held on Monday, September 10 at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be dedicated to Land Use Services and the Community Plan. Everyone is invited and urged to attend. Teresa Sitz is our Wonder Valley representative.

 Don’t miss “Living with Snakes” with Jane Falk on Saturday, September 22 at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road near Blower Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Cheryl Davies and Sherry Hague who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Sherry and Cheryl!

Darlene’s Commentary:  In our park we have playground equipment, picnic tables, barbecues, a gazebo, a baseball diamond, palms and big shade trees. Many people have worked to make our park useful by maintaining our welcome shade trees. Now these trees are going downhill fast because of issues with the watering system and the well. Athol trees are hardy, but they can’t go forever without proper watering. Please, San Bernardino County, don’t let our beautiful shade trees die!

Karen’s Commentary:  Morongo Basin Healthcare District is holding a 12-week series of classes for individuals diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes. These classes start in Twentynine Palms on September 10 and run through November 26, meeting every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. Additional follow-up support is provided in meetings held on December 10, January 14 and February 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling coach Kathy Alkire at 760-820-9223, and seating is limited.

The non-profit 29 Soaring Club meets every Sunday, weather permitting, at the 29 Palms Airport on Highway 62 at Godwin Road, from 11 a.m. to sunset. Glider rides are available for $20 to $50 (cash only) depending on altitude desired. Gift certificates are also available and do not expire. Call Mike at 760-464-2835 for further information.

Handy Hint:  
Glue a large tray onto an adjustable-height stool to create the handiest side table ever.

Today’s Thought:  
“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” – Mark Twain

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