Thursday, September 19, 2019

Desert Trail Column - September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 21, Wonder Valley Community Church, 82575 Amboy Road at Kuhns Road, invites everyone to a free movie. There will be munchies at 11 and the movie will start at noon. Call Pastor Lonnie Casper at 760-391-0480 for further information.
Also on Saturday, The Palms, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, will present Succulents, an Evening of Small Juicy Theater. For further information, call 760-361-2810.
Three events will take place simultaneously at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, on Wednesday, September 25. First, the mobile medical van will be providing primary healthcare services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This includes exams, lab test referrals, prescription refills, immunizations and blood pressure checks. Appointments are encouraged, but not required. Care is provided regardless of insurance or ability to pay. For appointments or inquiries, call 760-365-9305.
Inside the WVCC, Cooking from the Distributions will take place starting at 9 a.m. Dietician Mary Kelly will integrate food distribution items into recipes and provide recipe books and handouts for cooking and using crockpots. Disease prevention and nutrition will be covered through teaching and games. This event is sponsored by the Morongo Basin Healthcare District, and there is no charge to attend.
At 11 a.m., the Salvation Army Food Distribution will begin, and will continue until the food is gone. The food is from Trader Joe’s and usually includes fresh meat, bread, fruits and veggies.

Mark your calendars for some upcoming events. At our community center, a Weed Show how-to with Ted Meyers on September 28, Miri Hunter and the Big Read also on September 28, and Bob Dougherty from Aging and Adult Services on October 16. At The Palms, The Big Read on September 29. At Wonder Valley Community Church, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on October 12.

Most events at our WVCC are sponsored by our local nonprofit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.
We send out Rainbows-of-Sapphires-and-Asters to Eddie Kim, Bernice Barcott and Les Lindsley who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday to Les, Bernice and Eddie!
For those wishing to go to the Twentynine Palms Nutrition Site for lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Reach Out Morongo Basin will pick you up at The Palms at 10 a.m. and return you at 2 p.m. If you have a transportation problem and cannot get to The Palms, they may pick you up and drop you off at your residence. Call 760-361-1410.
Today’s Thought: Got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.
Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.