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The Most Wives Club

The Most Wives Club

The Gabors are to Palm Springs what fancy desserts are to a good meal: We could get by without them but they do add such a luscious finishing touch.
The Secrets of the Road Runners

The Secrets of the Road Runners

The Roadrunner cartoon character was especially drawn for Palm Springs Life magazine by the artists at Warner Bros. Jim Cornett, the curator of natural science at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, tucked a photo of a roadrunner and a photo of a bald eagle under his arm and ventured out onto the streets. His mission was to test the public's awareness of animals.
The Desert Riders

The Desert Riders

They are the true royalty of Palm Springs. Each Tuesday morning they emerge from the desert dawn, dressed in tailored riding pants and the customary — and not incidentally, custom-made — cambray shirts, set off by heavy silver collar points.
10 at 101

10 at 101

It has been said that "the important thing is not so much that everyone should be taught, but that everyone should be given the wish to learn." For more than 15 years, the Palm Springs Desert Museum has given that gift of inspiration.
The McCallum Centennial - Palm Springs' founding family.

The McCallum Centennial - Palm Springs' founding family.

The founding of Palm Springs might be placed at that moment in time when the educated son of an industrious Scottish farmer stood near the Indian Village of Agua Caliente at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes was a frequent visitor to the Palm Springs area for more than 30 years beginning around 1925. He stayed in a leased house or suites at the Racquet Club or Ingleside Inn, usually in the company of a young Hollywood starlet.
George Hurrell

George Hurrell

George Hurrell's camera, clicking since the 1930s, has created the ultimate atmosphere of romance and those archetypal images of men and women the world still cherishes.
Steve (Stephen) Chase Q&A on Lifestyle

Steve (Stephen) Chase Q&A on Lifestyle

Slender and tanned, prematurely gray at age 38, interior designer Stephen Chase has already received a generous share of international recognition. His work has won numerous design awards and appears frequently in publications like "Architectural Digest."
The Developers - Warren Coble

The Developers - Warren Coble

Coble put up some impressive buildings — buildings like Alan Ladd's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage, Ocotillo Plaza, Prickly Pear Square, Sinatra Medical Education Center, Canyon Hotel Racquet and Golf Resort and the Palm Springs Airport fountain and buildings.
The Developers - Ernest Hahn

The Developers - Ernest Hahn

Even someone who wouldn't know a developer from a dirt farmer can't help but respond to the name "Ernest Hahn." In the Coachella Valley you can hardly say "shopping center" without including some reference to the omnipresent Mr. Hahn.
The Developers - John Wessman

The Developers - John Wessman

Wessman came to the desert in 1960 from "across the mountains" (Hemet) where he worked for contractors "on and off" from the time he was 10 years old. He began his Coachella Valley building career as an employee with Warren Coble and Arthur Press.
The Developers - Walt Colglazier

The Developers - Walt Colglazier

There's a strong rush of nostalgia in Walt Colglazier's John Wayne-drawl as he talks about the desert in 1937 — the year his father, who was a general contractor, brought the family to Cathedral City. It seemed like a good spot.
The Developers - Roy and Bob Fey

The Developers - Roy and Bob Fey

When Roy Fey moved his family to Palm Springs from Chicago in 1956, he intended to finish construction of the Desert Skies Hotel and then move on to other interests. Developments such as Canyon View Estates, Canyon Apartments, Canyon West Estates and Canyon Vistas Estates are all projects built by Fey
Dr Seuss - We Love Youse!

Dr Seuss - We Love Youse!

Dr. Seuss, really Theodor Seuss Geisel of La Jolla, California, is practically a household deity, from Masai huts in Africa to palaces in Great Britain.
Snow in Palm Springs? Snow That Stayed??

Snow in Palm Springs? Snow That Stayed??

Yes Virgina, it has snowed in Palm Springs.
Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk

It's 10:30 Tuesday morning in Studio 31 at CBS, and they're well into rehearsal for the umpteen-hundreth taping of the Most Unlikely Success Story on Television.
El Mirador - A Grand Hotel

El Mirador - A Grand Hotel

It had 165 rooms to start with, and it once was advertised, with exuberant use of words, as "a magnificent palace of splendor." More simply stated — a true luxury hotel.
The Gourmet Gossip - Gary Sappington

The Gourmet Gossip - Gary Sappington

Gary Sappington, free-lance chef, extraordinaire, prepares and serves divinely elegant fare for some of our most celebrated desert residents.
The Gourmet Gossip - O.L. McKenney

The Gourmet Gossip - O.L. McKenney

Tramway General manager and restaurateur O.L. McKenney shares a menu of customer favorites from the Firepit restaurant.
Robert Altman - One Dream Equals 3 Women

Robert Altman - One Dream Equals 3 Women

Robert Altman is either loved or hated. Either way, he probably is understood only vaguely. Hollywood's current most intriguing director is an enigma, more so even in person than on Celluloid.
There's A Dinosaur In My Chrysanthemums

There's A Dinosaur In My Chrysanthemums

Anyone who passes by Cabazon, a little town a few miles northwest of Palm Springs on Interstate 10, can’t possibly miss the life-size model of a dinosaur that towers above the desert floor.
The Birth of a Fountain

The Birth of a Fountain

A Mexican father, a pioneer godmother and a staff of desert midwives brought the airport terminal's new "baby" into existence.
Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit

Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit

Stuffed roast turkey, plum pudding, fruit cake — these are the traditional food for Christmas dinner and whose delightful odors emanate from every kitchen about this time of year.
Walt Disney - King of Fantasy

Walt Disney - King of Fantasy

Walt Disney, whose Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck brought laughter to the world and whose Disneyland is a playground for the world's people, calls his home at Smoke Tree Ranch, "my laughing place."
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To help reduce the stress, anxiety and loneliness that children in foster care experience during the holiday season, Family Health & Support Network hosts an Annual Children & Families...

Cost: Donate an unwrapped toy or gift card

Where:
Family Health & Support Network
74410 Hwy 111, Suite D
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Family Health & Support Network
Telephone: 760-340-2442
Contact Name: Sandra Austin
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Put a little BadaBing!! into your Wednesday nights and join us for our regular weekly pasta social, which is always open to the public. Enjoy good Italian food, good company, and a good...

Cost: $10 ($15 on First Wednesday of the month Special Music Nights)

Where:
Dolly Sinatra Lodge (Sons of Italy in America)
1700 N. Sahara Street
(a few blocks east of Sunrise at Vista Chino)
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Dolly Sinatra Lodge (Sons of Italy in America)
Telephone: 1-760-416-3184
Contact Name: Joe LaPorta, President
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To help reduce the stress, anxiety and loneliness that children in foster care experience during the holiday season, Family Health & Support Network hosts an Annual Children & Families...

Cost: Donate an unwrapped toy or gift card

Where:
Family Health & Support Network
74410 Hwy 111, Suite D
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Family Health & Support Network
Telephone: 760-340-2442
Contact Name: Sandra Austin
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The City of Palm Springs will celebrate the CIF championship victories of the Palm Springs High School football and volleyball teams next week during a special hometown victory parade in downtown...

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Downtown Palm Springs
Arenas Road to Alejo
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: City of Palm Springs
Telephone: 760-323-8250
Contact Name: Amy Blaisdell
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WHAT: Holiday Shopping Event to Benefit the “Highway Heroes” of the Morongo Valley Fire Department...

Cost: Public Invited

Where:
The Body Deli
73560 El Paseo
Suite B
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: The Body Deli
Telephone: 760-340-3731
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In the classic fairy tale, poor Cinderella is endlessly abused by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Royal Ball. With the help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella...

Cost: $36 for adults; $15 for students

Where:
Palm Canyon Theatre
538 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Palm Canyon Theatre
Telephone: 760.323.5123
Contact Name: Palm Canyon Theatre
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When all but three actors out of a cast of twenty are stricken with food poisoning, the remaining trio decides the show must go on even if that means they must play all 23 characters in their...

Cost: $28-$30

Where:
The Desert Rose Playhouse
69620 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Desert Rose Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 760-202-300
Contact Name: Paul Taylor
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Join us for the 3rd Annual Santa Paws Run/Walk Saturday, December 20, 2014. Late registration starts at 7:30 am. Run/Walk starts 9am - Elf Dash approx. 10:30 am New Location!! Starts at...

Cost: $40.00 on race day

Where:
Starts at American Legion Post
400 North Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA  92263
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Sponsor: Palm Springs Marathon Runners
Telephone: 760-413-6508
Contact Name: Molly Thorpe
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 Paws 'n Claus Photograph your canine pal with Santa Claus on the center lawn from 10 am to 12:00 pm. $10 donation benefits Animal Samaritans.ShareShare

Cost: $10 donation

Where:
The Gardens on El Paseo
El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: The Gardens on El Paseo
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The Palm Desert Aquatic Center (PDAC), a one-of-its-kind water park in the Coachella Valley, invites residents and visitors to the area to meet Santa Claus on December 20 from 2 to 4 p.m.  ...

Where:
Palm Desert Aquatic Center
73751 Magnesia Falls Drive
behind Civic Center Park
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Palm Desert Aquatic Center
Telephone: (760) 565-7467
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 “Yappy Hour” has returned to Rancho Mirage this Thursday at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa. On the third Thursday of each month, the resort’s Plaza – adjacent...

Where:
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Animal Samaritans SPCA, Inc
Telephone: 760-343-3477
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CV Weekly, the Coachella Valley's premiere alternative weekly, is showing its support of the community's homeless population with a rockin' benefit on Saturday, December 20 at the Date...

Cost: $15. Per Person. For tickets call 760-501-6228

Where:
Date Shed
50725 Monroe Street
Indio, CA  92201
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Sponsor: CV Weekly
Telephone: (760) 501-6228
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In the classic fairy tale, poor Cinderella is endlessly abused by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and not allowed to attend the Royal Ball. With the help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella...

Cost: $36 for adults; $15 for students

Where:
Palm Canyon Theatre
538 N Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Palm Canyon Theatre
Telephone: 760.323.5123
Contact Name: Palm Canyon Theatre
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Talent is the thing.  If that were all there was, then Nita Whitaker would be singing for the kings and queens because her talent defies description. Richly trained with essences of soul,...

Cost: $50, $40, $30

Where:
Copa
244 E Amado Road
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Reaction Productions
Telephone: 760-322-3554
Contact Name: Jerry Meza
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When all but three actors out of a cast of twenty are stricken with food poisoning, the remaining trio decides the show must go on even if that means they must play all 23 characters in their...

Cost: $28-$30

Where:
The Desert Rose Playhouse
69620 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Desert Rose Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 760-202-300
Contact Name: Paul Taylor
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