Aug 4, 200801:36 PMThe Life
Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog
Aug 4, 2008 - 01:36 PMChecking out the Boomer scene for recreation, dining, and entertainment in Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities.
There are a lot of good things happening for Boomers this weekend.
Let’s start with Friday — a double-header, so to speak.
The first event isn’t entertainment, but is something very worthwhile. The city of Indian Wells, in partnership with the Community Blood Bank, is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Indian Wells City Hall, 44950 Eldorado Dr. The Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot adjacent to City Hall. Refreshments will be provided and each donor will receive discounted tickets to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark in Palm Springs. Walk-ins are welcome, but if you wish to reserve a time in advance, please call. Please remember to bring a valid ID, eat a good meal, and drink plenty of water before donating.
This is a wonderful way to give back to the community that has given so much to us. No excuses — just do it.
Later that same day, reward yourself by going to Casino Morongo to hear Englebert Humperdinck perform at 9 p.m. This versatile entertainer started in 1966 with his smash hit song, “Please Release Me.” He has released romantic ballads every year since. Ticket prices start at $35.
As for Saturday, there is an event that I especially recommend — Regional Wines With Chef Oliver from Germany at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Desert Springs, 74855 Country Club Dr. in Palm Desert. I confess affection for things German. My mother’s family is from there and I grew up in St. Louis, as German a city as you’ll find this side of Berlin. Executive Chef Oliver Wolf and sommelier Paul Bologna plan a tasting featuring a range of wines including a refreshing Silvaner from Franconia, an earthy Pinot Noir from the Aar River and classic Rieslings from the Rheingau and Mosel River Valleys. Authentic German cheeses will be served with such classic dishes as Gerauchertes Froellenfilet mit Meerrettich and Rinderrouladen mit Rotkohl for a truly memorable regional food and wine pairing experience. All this for $50 per person and you don’t have to fly Lufthansa to get there!
For Sunday, try mixing a bit of business with pleasure. There’s an event called Plush @ the Pool from 1-7 p.m. at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort Oasis Pool at 44600 Indian Wells Ln. in Indian Wells. This is an opportunity to relax and network with others at the same time. Among the attractions are VIP cabañas, premier shopping garden, poolside spa massages, fashion shows by top designers, networking, lounging, drink specials, food, special raffles, a live DJ, and relaxation. A portion of the proceeds goes to a different local charity every week. This is a great place to see and be seen. For $10, it can’t be beat.
So, you see Boomers, once again the Coachella Valley has a lot in store for our generation.
Until next Monday, ROCK ON!