Thursday, September 5, 2019

Desert Trail Column - September 5, 2019

You are invited to the Glass Outhouse Art Gallery on Saturday, September 7 for its fall opening from 5 to 9 p.m. with featured artists Zara Kand and Barbara Adams. There will be birthday cake and catered food, with music provided by Hunter and the Wick’d. This show will run through September 29. The gallery is located at 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road. Look for a BIG Pepsi can and a little chapel! For more information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.
On Monday, September 9, the Municipal Advisory Council meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst Street. Representative Steve Reyes will be there to pass along Wonder Valley’s issues and concerns to our San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Contact Steve at for further information.

Mark your calendars for an upcoming community meeting with our Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road, on October 7.
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.
Since the birthstone for September is the sapphire and the flower is the aster, 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! (Sorry, Scott – we sent you the wrong rainbows last week!)
Karen’s Commentary: A recent quiet morning was shattered by warning lights and bells going off when I started my vehicle. After being towed, RODENT DAMAGE to the tune of $760 was discovered, and the darling little rodent was still inside! Its victims were three sensors and a wiring harness.

Darlene’s Commentary: Here are foods to increase strength and sharpness. Turkey contains natural tryptophan that relieves anxiety and stress. Whole grain breads have high levels of amino acids that synthesize brain fuel. Spinach is loaded with vitamin B folic acid that is effective in treating depression and increasing mental energy levels.
An informal meeting of Wonder Valleyites takes place at The Palms Restaurant, 83131 Amboy Road at Thompson Road, every Sunday morning over breakfast. All things Wonder Valley are discussed, and a good time is had by all. Whether a weekender, new resident or longtime resident, all are welcome to join in.
Handy Hint: Using a hammer and small nail, punch holes around the rim of an open paint can. Paint dripping into the rim will then drain back into the can.
The word meaning stomach rumbling is “wamble.”

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