Thursday, March 21, 2019

Desert Trail Column - March 21, 2019

The presentation “Raptors of the Desert” by Susan Doggett was very informative and interesting. Susan brought along a few live raptors for everyone to see up close and personal. Thank you, Susan!

 On Saturday, March 23, there will be a Community Cleanup at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 8 to noon. San Bernardino County Code Enforcement and Solid Waste Management Divisions will provide bulky trash collection containers for the free disposal of accumulated household trash, e-waste and tires. Tires on rims will be accepted, but there is a limit of nine tires total. Oversized, loose or hard-to-handle loads may be turned away. For further information, call Code Enforcement Officer Melissa Malcom at 909-266-3477.

 Also on March 23, there will be two events at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road. From 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., there will be Yoga at The Palms with Lorelei Greene. Then from 7 to 10 p.m., “Diaspora in Relief:  Emily Hay – Cartoon Justice will take place. Call 760-361-2810 for further information.


There will be a “two-fer” at our community center on Wednesday, March 27. The Salvation Army Food Distribution will take place at 11 a.m. with food from Trader Joe’s being distributed free of charge. Also, the new Morongo Basin Healthcare District’s Medical Van will be there, providing medical care for local residents.


Mark your calendars for some upcoming events. On March 29 through 31, Incantations/Mojave Sound Art in Wonder Valley. On March 30, Wonder Valley Experimental 11 at The Palms.

 For additional information on any of the above events, call our WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at 760-367-9880.

We send out Rainbows-of-Aquamarines-and-Jonquils to Serenity Justicanne Root who turns nine this week. Happy birthday, Serenity!


Karen’s Commentary:  Finally, some warmth! Even though our “cold” weather is ridiculous to people in truly frigid regions, it is still just plain miserable to me.


Darlene’s Commentary:  Mother Nature has blessed our desert again with color everywhere! It is blooming in steps, and new plants are sprouting in unexpected places. Thank you!

 Friends of Wonder Valley is a local non-profit created solely to enhance the lives of the people in Wonder Valley, and it is doing a great job! Go to and click on “Friends of Wonder Valley” to learn more about this wonderful organization.

 Handy Hint:  Make a twine dispenser out of a flower pot by placing a ball of string inside the pot and threading one end through the drainage hole to prevent tangles.

 Today’s Thought:  “Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure.”  -- Jack Lemmon

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