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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Hike Lost Horse Loop

Joshua Tree Visitor Center

Nov 8, 2014 @ 8:00 AM

Lost Horse Mine is one of the easier mountains to climb in Joshua Tree National Park.  Join Chris Metzger in an 8.5 mile route that travels over a high ridge to a remote valley and to the mine and camp ruins of the Optimist Mine.  Metzger will discuss the history of the mine and the cast of characters involved.  People attending must be in good physical condition, and comfortable...

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14th Annual Rancho Mirage Art Affair

Rancho Mirage Community Park

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Season kicks off with the first of the Valley's art festivals on Saturday, November 8th and Sunday, November 9th at the recently renamed Rancho Mirage Community Park (previously known as Whitewater Park) located at 71560 San Jacinto Drive in Rancho Mirage. Over 100 professional juried artists will display and sell their artwork from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. From paintings to jewelry,...

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Go Native Day at The Living Desert

The Living Desert

Nov 8, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Experience the Coachella Valley’s native flora, fauna, geology and cultural history. Fun for all ages, the day’s activities include plant walks, seminars, wildlife wonders show, kids’ corner, animal encounters, face painting and more.

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Go Native Day at The Living Desert

The Living Desert

Nov 8, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

Experience the Coachella Valley’s native flora, fauna, geology and cultural history. Fun for all ages, the day’s activities include plant walks, seminars, wildlife wonders show, kids’ corner, animal encounters, face painting and more. 

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8th Annual Fall Family Festival

Old Town La Quinta

Nov 8, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

About Families Inc., For Moms and Babies and Old Town La Quinta present the 8th Annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, November 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town La Quinta. This festive occasion brings together fun games, arts and crafts and community resources for Coachella Valley families in one joyous celebration. Main Street in Old Town La Quinta will be closed off and lined...

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LDEI PS Harvest Holiday Gift & Culinary Bazaar

Mary Pickford Theater

Nov 8, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

A harvest of holiday and gift items for sale include gourmet and culinary items, hand crafts, holiday decor, jewelry, handbags, clothing, and cookbooks by local authors & chefs. Food & wine tastings, chef demos and live music are part of festivities. A percentage of sales benefit Les Dames d'Escoffier International, Palm Springs chapter's scholarship and Green Tables programs.

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27th Annual Rose Show at the Palm Desert Community Center

Palm Desert Community Center

Nov 8, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

The Desert Rose Society will sponsor competitions for all types of roses from hybrid teas, floribundas, minifloras, miniatures, micro minis, polyanthas, climbers, seedlings, old garden roses, and even specie roses. There will also be a huge rose arrangement and photography competitions. The public is welcome to enter the show, they need not be a member.  There will be docents present...

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Desert Pride @ the Saguaro Palm Springs

the Saguaro Palm Springs

Nov 8, 2014 @ 1:00 PM

POOLSIDE T DANCE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 1-6 PM with DJ ARON ANDREW CHRISTIAN FASHION SHOW & SURPRISES $30 general $50 VIP | Tickets available at the door only | 21+ Book the Saguaro’s PRIDE PACKAGE and get FREE VIP access www.thesaguaropalmsprings.com Booking Code: PRIDE For more information about the Saguaro’s Desert Pride, please visit our Facebook page

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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
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