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Adult Book Discussion Group: To the Lighthouse

Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory 71100 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA, United States

The Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory is excited to announce our Adult Book Discussion Group. We will meet the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. No advance sign-up is necessary. December 8, 2023 To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf If you have any questions, please contact Reference Librarian Jeffery Durham at 760-341-7323, ext. 781, or email [email protected]

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Ed Begley, Jr. Book Signing at Just Fabulous

Actor, author, environmentalist, and Hollywood icon Ed Begley, Jr. will be signing his new memoir, To the Temple of Tranquility...And Step On It! at Just Fabulous in downtown Palm Springs.

Desert Town Hall Presents Admiral James Stavridis

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA, United States

Join the Desert Town Hall for a compelling lecture on "The Ukraine War and Global Geopolitics" featuring Admiral James Stavridis, Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group and Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Rockefeller Foundation. With a distinguished 37-year military career, including serving as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, Admiral Stavridis brings unparalleled expertise

A Living Laboratory at National Monument

Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center 51500 Highway 74, Palm Desert, CA, United States

Delve into the rich tapestry of scientific exploration within the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. Learn about the diverse studies that have shaped our understanding of this unique ecosystem over the years. This informative session extends beyond the realm of academia. Discover how you, as a volunteer Community Scientist, can actively participate in ongoing research.  Space is

The Science of Spirit Lecture at UCR Palm Desert Center

UCR Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA, United States

Explore the intricacies of wellness culture as panelists Matt King and Amanda Lucia delve into everything from 19th-century notions of bodily purity to contemporary pseudo-scientific claims and spiritual trends. This free, lively discussion at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center will be facilitated by Michael Alexander, UCR professor of religious studies.

Desert Town Hall Presents David Pogue

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA, United States

A former New York Times tech columnist, six-time Emmy winner, bestselling author, and TED speaker, Pogue is a captivating storyteller. Join Desert Town Hall for an enlightening session as he unravels the complexities of AI, the latest in technology, and the wonders of science.

Rescuing Morgan at Just Fabulous

Just Fabulous 515 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States

Attention all dog lovers! Join Just Fabulous for a book signing/benefit with award-winning author Dan Perdios. Rescuing Morgan is a true story, centered in Palm Springs, about how rescuing an abused and starved animal changed animal activist and Pen Grant–winning local journalist Perdio's life forever. The book is compassionate, insightful, and hilarious, showing how love triumphs over trauma, hope surpasses

Mars Sample Return Lecture at UCR Palm Desert Center

UCR Palm Desert Center 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA, United States

Explore the cosmic gesture of interplanetary love on Valentine's Day at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center with the "Are We Alone?" lecture. Rachel Kronyak, systems engineer at JPL, will discuss the Mars Sample Return mission, its motivations, and plans for bringing Mars samples back to Earth. Join this fascinating event in partnership with UCR's College of Natural

Gettysburg: Three Days That Changed America

Palm Springs Air Museum 745 N. Gene Autry Drive, Palm Springs, CA, United States

The Palm Springs Air Museum presents Gettysburg: Three Days That Changed America by Dr. Edward Gordon. Listen to the tragic story of the 2,000 men who met for battle in a small Pennsylvania town. Over three days, 50,000 men were killed or wounded. Many consider this event the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

Arts & Letters: An Evening with Sgt. Aquilino Gonell

UCR Palm Desert Campus 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA, United States

Visit the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Center for an enlightening evening with Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, former U.S. Capitol Police officer and author of American Shield: The Immigrant Sergeant Who Defended Democracy. In conversation with Tod Goldberg, a New York Times bestselling author and the director of UCR Palm Desert’s low-residency MFA program, Sgt. Gonell will share his perspective