Galen New Year's Resolution 5K in Palm Desert

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen

Dec 27, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

The Galen New Year's Resolution 5K will be held December 27 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen. The 5K is a certified course for runners, families, and enthusiasts of all ages to kick-off healthy New Year's resolutions.   Following the run participants and the community are invited for a Resolution Celebration. This...

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SmartPhone Photography: Come learn how to take better photographs with your cellphone camera, or point and shoot camera, in a new course offered by the Desert Institute. Professional photographer Jim Smart, who has spent years capturing images in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Preserve, and teaches photography as part of a newspaper writing course at CSUSB, will focus on basic...

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Saturday Morning Hike - Dead Indian & Carrizo Canyons

National Monument Visitor Center

Dec 27, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 @ 8:45 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Saturday.

Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunties to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters. Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person. Wear close-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Hike rating is easy to moderate, approximately 2-3 miles round trip. Elevation gain approximately...

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Desert Survival – Holiday Class

Oasis Visitor Center

Dec 27, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

  Desert Suvival:  Learn the essential “big five” skills needed to safely explore the sometimes harsh and often challenging desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park. Donald Scriven will teach the physical skills and mental processes that will prepare participants to discover some of the most beautiful and most dangerous habitats of the world. Donald will offer...

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Hike Wall Street Mill – Barker Dam Loop

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Dec 28, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Put on sturdy walking shoes and prepare to explore Wall Street Mill and the Barker Dam area.  Bill Keyes owned the Wall Street Mill, which he used to process ore from the Desert Queen Mine.  The mill lies in a picturesque area on the edge of the Wonderland of Rocks.  Join Chris Metzger in discovering the mill and its history, including the gunfight between Bill Keyes and Worth...

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Map and Compass for Families

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Dec 28, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Map and Compass for Families:  Learning to read a compass and map can be a fun and exciting experience for children. The compass , a navigational tool used to find direction, is a simple object that even young children can become proficient at using. A variety of real-life exercises that involve map-reading and problem-solving skills can help children develop an understanding of how the...

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Palm Springs Tuesday Hike

Araby Trail

Jan 6, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Hike rating is moderate, approximately 6 miles round trip. Elevation gain approximately 800 feet. Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per person. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat, and sunscreen. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Location: Take Highway 111 to E Palm Canyon Dr in Palm Springs and turn left on Rim Rd. The trailhead can be found on the left side of the...

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Walking Class for Cancer Survivors at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center in Rancho Mirage

Lucy Curci Cancer Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center

Jan 9, 2015 - May 22, 2015 @ 8:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Friday.

The Walking Class for Cancer Survivors will be held at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center on an Ongoing basis. Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for mind, body and soul, but sometimes taking that first step is the hardest. This class will include walking education, stretching and brisk walks and cool downs. Meets Fridays from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Speakers for this event include; Danielle...

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Saturday Morning Hike

National Monument Visitor Center

Jan 10, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015 @ 8:45 AM

This event occurs weekly, on 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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