Junior Ranger Program

Classroom With No Walls

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' Junior Ranger Program gives students interactive way to learn the Tribe's rich history by visiting the Indian Canyons.

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Coachella Valley students have a unique opportunity to experience the rich history of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in a classroom that has no walls. The Tribe’s Junior Ranger Program brings students ranging from preschool to college level to Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, a picturesque setting that allows full interaction of the surrounding terrain, floral, and fauna.

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Up, Up and Away!

Fourth annual Cathedral City Balloon Festival promises a race, sky rides, a Kids Zone, Balloon Glow dinners, and fireworks.

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Imagine a gourmet Italian dinner, designed by a French chef, on a plaza overlooking a golf course, with a dozen seven-story-high hot air balloons glowing nearby. Add a glass or two of Chianti, plus a chance to make new friends, with music and dancing, and you’ve got a quintessential desert evening that is part of Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon

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Don’t Miss the Bus!

At 16 feet long and 800 pounds, you shouldn't. This mode of transportation takes center stage for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Palm Canyon Theatre.

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When the costume and set designer at Palm Canyon Theatre took on Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, they knew the play created the biggest questions of their careers: How do you include a life-sized tour bus onstage and create as many as 120 costumes with 40 headpieces from scratch? “We’ve tried to stay true to the original movie from 1994,”says

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Streakers Afoot

A Desert Hot Springs family keeps their ‘streak’ of running intact with participation in upcoming Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge.

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Gary Rust will do just about anything to ensure his place in the U.S. Running Streak Association remains intact. Since 1983, Rust has run at least once a day to ranked 44th in the country with 34.28 consecutive years. The No. 1 ranking belongs to another Californian, Jon Sutherland, whose streak dates back to 1969 or 17,671 consecutive days. The

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Soar with Eagles

Palms to Pines Gliding gets very, very high.

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At 10,000 feet, Chris Dabolt calmly turns the engine off. The propeller’s spin lulls to a complete stop. Cool, crisp air wafts through the clear cockpit canopy. It’s serene and beautiful. We are gliding. A minute ago we were sitting in a powered aircraft. Now that craft has become a glider. What an incredible way to view the Santa Rosa

David Fairrington's "Red Kimono" series

David Fairrington is Seeing Red

The desert artist helps the women who pose in the Red Kimono Series make a bold statement about who they are. See its Greater Palm Springs unveiling Oct. 6 at the Desert Art Center.

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You can see the antlers perched on Jen’s head, but what artist David Fairrington reveals about her in his painting is her spirit. Fairrington saw it in Jen’s eyes when she finally agreed to pose for him as part of the Red Kimono Series that will make its valley debut Oct. 6 at the Desert Art Center (DAC) in Palm

REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon ‘Keeps Pushin’ On’

REO band members reflect how they have always been able to roll with the changes by continuing to “conquer the stage.”

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Classic rock stalwarts REO Speedwagon is in the midst of its 50th year as a band, and while they are taking that milestone in stride, they have noticed the fan response of late has been among the most vocal they have ever experienced. “Some of the audience reaction we’ve been getting has just blown me away,” admits REO frontman/chief songwriter

Palm Springs Mayor Rob Moon, Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, Comic Con Palm Springs Founder Christopher Spellman.

Comic Con Palm Springs is Back

Founder Christopher Spellman reveals major highlights for event’s second year, including the return of Stan Lee, a bigger Zombie Walk, and concert with "Wonder Woman" Lynda Carter.

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Lynda Carter, Stan Lee, Lindsay Wagner and The Walking Dead’s Khary Payton. These celebrated pop culture figures may be in the spotlight at Comic Con Palm Springs this year, but it’s Christopher Spellman, the event’s founder/executive producer who continues to generate ample applause. It’s no easy feat launching a major Comic Con event — anywhere — for the first time.