Thursday, March 28, 2019

Desert Trail Column - March 28, 2019

In case you haven’t been to the USDA Food Distributions for awhile, you’ll be surprised at how organized they are now. A lot of work has gone into creating a much happier experience for all involved. The hours of socializing were nice for some, but came with a lot of chaos and irritation. This is an entirely new experience. Sincere thanks go to Wonder Valley Community Center Coordinator Teresa Sitz, Friends of Wonder Valley and all the great volunteers.
Last week’s Community Cleanup hit a giant bump in the road when the delivery of the trash containers was delayed for about two hours! But they did finally arrive, and many people took advantage of free disposal of trash, tires and e-waste. Cleanups are very helpful, positive events for our area.
Incantations, an annual Sound Art Gathering in the High Desert, will take place in Wonder Valley March 29 through 31. It is hosted by Mojave Sound Art.
Wonder Valley Experimental 11, the eleventh edition of the experimental music festival, will be held on Saturday, March 30 at The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, from 5 p.m. to midnight. Scheduled performers include Crank Sturgeon, Nitro Donkey, Enrichd White, Eric Dahlman, Zwellz!, J3M5, Trash Pandas of the Sky, Loop Goat, Violin K Sonata, War Hippy, The Brutal Poodle, Amps for Christ, Skunk Puppet, Martin Espino, So Ar Shunna Sordal, The Hostile Hippies, Greychurch, Carey Fosse, Hongo Killer, Z Vital, phog masheeen and Load in. This show is free, and free camping is available on site the night of the event. Call 760-361-2810.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Hi-Des Hukilau Music Festival at The Palms on April 20.

For additional information on any of the above events, call Teresa at 760-367-9880.
Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at 29 Palms Highway, holds Sunday Morning Worship every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Also available every Sunday are coffee and refreshments from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., a Prayer/Bible Study from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and Children’s Church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. for children under nine years of age. In addition, on every third Sunday there is a Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration following the Sunday Morning Worship. Each Thursday, a Worship and Prayer Meeting is held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. For further information, contact Pastor Max Rossi at or 831-234-6848, Brother Wally Curie at 760-449-8683 or Brother Ethan Irons at 410-522-8044.
Handy Hint:
A dryer sheet takes the odor out of seldom-opened books and photo albums.
Today’s Thought:
“You know why fish are so thin? They eat fish.” – Jerry Seinfeld

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