HEALTHY MAKEOVER WORKSHOP
Desert Hot Springs – Discover the healing properties of optimized water, air, sleep and light. Learn the health benefits of drinking alkaline water. Hear about natural solutions for osteoporosis, back pain, arthritis, fatigue and more on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Dog Spa Resort located at 67840 Hacienda Ave. from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Dr. Paula Terifaj, DVM has a medical background spanning 25 years in practice as a holistic veterinarian. Dr. Terifaj believes good health is a personal choice, determined by lifestyle. Her inspirational approach to wellness will change what you think about health and your life. For more information, call 760-335-3090.
Desert Hot Springs – Training for the Tram Road Challenge is here. Come out and join your neighbors from Sept. 29 through Oct. 20. Session five is Sept. 29 at 7 a.m, at the Palm Springs Demuth Community Center with Mayor Steve Pougnet. Session six will be Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Indio High School fitness track with Tim Bradley’s boxing trainers the Diaz Brothers.
Session seven will be Oct. 13 at 7 a.m., at the Old Town La Quinta, Embassy Suites.
The last training session will be Oct. 20 at 7 a.m., at the Palm Desert Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf on El Paseo with actor David Naughton.
OKTOBERFEST PALM SPRINGS
Palm Springs –A European-style festival showcasing more than 40 food, beer and wine tasting booths, the Oktoberfest Palm Springs will be a unique event in the heart of downtown on Oct. 13 from noon-6 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefits CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and Les Dames d’Escoffier , providing scholarships for female chefs.
The festival will be held at the corner of Palm Canyon Drive and Tahquitz Canyon Way in the park adjacent to the 26-foot tall “Forever Marilyn” statue. Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased and special hotel rates can be booked at the Riviera Palm Springs or the ACE Hotel and Swim Club at www.oktoberfestpalmsprings.com. For more information or to become a sponsor and/or vendor, contact Jeff Hocker at the Oktoberfest Palm Springs production office at 760-320-5272.
Palm Springs – The 21st annual Desert Samaritans is hosting its “Good Samaritan of the Year” award on Nov. 18 from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at the Agua Caliente Resort and Spa. Magician Fielding West and Ventriloquist Rob Watkins will be the entertainment for the night.
Palm Springs – Lifework Gallery presents the artwork of Lee Balan and Peggy Vermeer at an exhibition show through Oct. 6. Gallery hours are Thursday and Fridays 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday noon to 6. p.m. Balan will be at the gallery on Saturday which is located at 333 N. Palm Canyon Drive in the Amado Center, #118. Email email@example.com.
Palm Springs – The 13th Annual Human Rights Campaign Palm Springs Garden Party will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3-6 p.m., at HRC Federal Club member’s Eric Ellen Bogen’s ‘Abernathy House.’ Tickets are $50 for Federal Club members and $75 for non-members, which includes hors d’oeuvres and hosted bar. To purchase tickets, go to www.hrc.org/psgardenparty. The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. For information contact Raymond Manci at 760-864-1494.
Palm Springs – A non-profit club for lesbians, gay men, their families and friends, Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers, is putting on a 10K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk. Course is flat and fast. All participants receive a race t-shirt and goodie bag. Awards will be presented to top male and female finishers in various age categories. Raffle prizes and refreshments served after the race. The race is Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m., with race day registration starting at 6 a.m., at the Palm Springs High School athletic stadium located on Baristo Road and Farrell Way.
Online registration at www.active.com and information and mail-in registration at www.psfr.org. $25 entry for 5K Run and 5K Walk, $30 entry for 10K Run. Discounted entry is available for students and current members of Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers. Contact Phil Catalli or Lee Walton at 760-320-7858.
CANADA FEST 2012
Palm Springs – Canada Fest 2012 takes place Dec. 8 – 9 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Admission is $10 per person. Canada Fest will host 18 different vendor districts from travel, golf and real estate, to pets, fashion and art. Music, food and seminars are a small portion of the happenings at the celebrity-studded event. For more information, www.CanadaFest2012.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To reserve a booth, ticket information or general questions call 760-202-4007.
Palm Springs – Do the monster mash-up at Partylab’s “What Are You Gonna Be?” Party on Saturday, Oct. 13 starting at 7 p.m., featuring top costumes and zombie-tinis for a ghoulishly good time. If you need costume ideas, the Partylab costume consultants will be on hand for inspiration and fun photo opportunities. Details for the event are on their Facebook page (http://Facebook.com/Partylab.PalmSprings) where there will also be costume photos, tips and ideas for costumes and accessories. Partylab is located at 383 N. Indian Canyon Drive and can be reached at 760-832-6951.
PETS ON HALLOWEEN
Countywide – Halloween Pets Shine -No matter what costume you choose, your pet is sure to look their best. Pet parents can show off their frighteningly adorable pets in costume at PetSmart’s annual Howl-O-Ween pet parade on Oct. 20 at your local store or online via the Monster Cute Photo Contest Powered by GREENIES. Submit your pet’s Monster Cute photo at www.facebook.com/PetSmart through Oct. 21 for a chance to win the grand prize, which is valued at more than $10,000. For more tips on pet safety as well as Halloween costumes and events, visit your local PetSmart or www.PetSmart.com.
Rancho Mirage – The City of Rancho Mirage is welcoming the upcoming 5th Annual Desert Woman’s Show to the Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Nov. 17 – 18. The weekend-long Expo is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees and will shine the spotlight on women’s issues while focusing on improvement and enlightenment in every aspect of life.
The 5th Annual 2012 Woman’s Show will be open all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 – 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Carissa Marlo, Marlo Productions, Inc., at (760) 285-3903, buy tickets and more online at www. DesertWomansShow.com
7th ANNUAL DESERT GARDEN COMMUNITY DAY
Palm Desert – Novice and expert gardeners will enjoy the 7th Annual Desert Garden Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Henderson Community Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This popular, free event will feature workshops on water-wise gardening, garden design, proper pruning techniques, irrigation practices and many other topics.
The day’s fun will include guided tours of the beautiful Eric Johnson Memorial Gardens, which surround the Henderson Community Building. A schedule and list of participating speakers and organizations is available at www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org and at the Palm Desert Visitor Center located at 73-470 El Paseo, Ste. F-7. Call 760-568-1441 for more information.
HOWIE MANDEL AT THE McCALLUM THEATRE
Palm Desert – The McCallum Theatre presents Howie Mandel in an evening of comedy on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $85, $65, $45 and $35 and are available online at www.mccallumtheatre.com or by calling the McCallum Theatre Box Office at (760) 340-2787. McCallum Theatre, located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert CA 92260, accepts payment by cash, personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
VALLEY VOICES OF THE MUSE
Palm Desert – The Coachella Valley’s local poetry group, “Valley Voices of the Muse,” presents a public reading of London Playwright Dean Johnson’s play, “Bullets and Daffodils” at Barnes & Noble bookstore inside the Westfield Shopping Center on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 -4 p.m. In conjunction with a worldwide reading of “100-Thousand Poets for Change” under the direction of Poet/Publisher Michael Rotenberg II,. Hollywood Actor Saul Dapsis will be introduced. Host and Poet Patricia D’Allesandro will introduce this play about World War I, and Poet Wilfred Owen will read portions of the play. Community members be invited to read as well. The event is free. For more information, call 760-329-6130
FREE NATURE WALKS
La Quinta – The City of La Quinta and the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve offers this free program to anyone interested in learning about the Preserve. Walks begin at the shade shelter on the Bear Creek Nature Trail at the corner of Calle Ensenada and Avenida Montezuma in the La Quinta Cove. Adult Walk Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 a.m.