Bus Trip: LA Times Festival of Books

University of Southern California

Apr 18, 2015 @ 7:00 AM

Enjoy a day with fellow book lovers to one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country. Join members of the Palm Springs Writers Guild as we take the hassle out of driving and parking. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is an annual celebration of music, comedy, photography, film, art, food – and of course, books. Bus departs from Sam's Club parking lot in Palm...

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Plein Air in the Gardens at Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Apr 18, 2015 @ 7:30 AM

Artists are invited to paint, sketch, and sculpt at Sunnylands Center & Gardens. This outdoor experience allows artists to take inspiration from the Gardens prior to being open to the public and until closing. Reservations are required; please call 760-202-2234. For more information, visit www.sunnylands.org.

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Exercise, Games & Birthdays at The Cathedral Center in Cathedral City

The Cathedral Center

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Cathedral Center offers a wide variety of games, exercise classes and meals on a monthly basis all for the people of Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage and other visitors.  To get the complete schedule visit the web site and come to the most friendly senior center in the Valley.

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Walking For Water, 6K Fund-Raiser, The Importance of Clean Water

Nellie N. Coffman Middle School

Apr 18, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 8:00am – 12:00pm,the S.C.R.A.P. Gallery will host “Walking for Water”, a fundraising and awareness event where kids and adults walk 6 kilometers, carrying 6 liters of water in a backpack, literally on their backs. The event will be held in advance of Earth Day, which will officially be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Walk will be held at...

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The Rough N’ Ready Girl’s Desert Camping Weekend

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 @ 8:30 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

If you’re a rough n’ ready girl or would like to be one, then this is the class for you. If you have a taste for adventure, a thirst for wild spaces or just want to improve your outdoor skills, sign up here! Learn how to thrive in the outdoors with camping basics and best practices, improve your knowledge of natural science and have fun with a bunch of other intrepid women. On this...

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Thursday and Saturday Morning Hike

National Monument Visitor Center

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015 @ 8:45 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday and Saturday.

Randall Henderson trail is an easy to moderate, 2.5-3 mile loop. Elevation gain approximately 300 feet. See desert tortoise habitat and other wildlife, cactus garden and possible wildflowers, depending on rainfall. Great views of Coachella Valley and surrounding mountains. Art Smith trail is moderate to strenuous, 3 to 4 miles round trip. Elevation gain approximately 500 feet. Possible bighorn...

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Ecology and Biology of Joshua Trees

Black Rock Visitor Center

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The signature plant species of Joshua Tree National Park is one of those living things that raises questions in visitors’ minds just by existing. How old do Joshua Trees get? What makes them flower? Why are they called that? What wild animals use them? And perhaps most of all: why on earth do they look the way they do? This class will cover some of the surprising things we have learned...

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Earth Day Event at MDLT

Meet at the Metal Gate

Apr 18, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

Join Morongo Desert Land Trust and the 29 Palms Air Ground Combat Center for a day of clean-up and restoration on this critical habitat, which is a part of the wildlife linkage area that the land trust is dedicated to protecting. Come out to lend a hand and stay to enjoy some well-earned pizza!   We encourage you to invite any family and friends who would like to be involved in this...

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Geology of the Mojave National Preserve

Hole-In-The-Wall Campground at the Mojave National Preserve

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

From the swirling sands of Kelso Dunes to Hole in the Wall’s violent volcanic remnants, Mojave National Preserve serves as a showcase of ancient and modern geologic processes. Rocks here reveal the stories of prehistoric landscapes as old as 2.7 billion years – over half the age of the Earth! Explore and learn about the geology of the vast Mojave National Preserve with Ted Reeves,...

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Birds of the Australian Outback Exhibition at The Living Desert

The Living Desert

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 30, 2015 @ 9:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Budgies are back! The colorful, social Australian birds will be landing at The Living Desert when the Birds of the Australian Outback exhibit makes a return visit starting December 26, 2014.   The Birds of the Australian Outback features a self-contained outdoor aviary specially constructed for the exhibit of the more than 300 colorful and personable birds. This interactive...

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