Compiled by Jorge Romero III
HISTORICAL SOCIETY SOUP SUPPER
Desert Hot Springs – The Historical Society Soup Supper will be held on Thursday Oct.25 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Miracle Springs Resort located at 10625 Palm Drive. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non members. The charge covers a buffet which will include soup, salad, bread and desserts. Owners and renovators of the Hotel Lautner, Tracy Beckman and Ryan Townbridge, will present a program on their four year renovation of John Lautner’s mid-century hotel. Hotel Lauther is located at 67710 San Antonio St. in DHS.
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.
PALM SPRINGS TRAM ROAD CHALLENGE
Desert Hot Springs – Training for the Tram Road Challenge is here. Come out and join your neighbors through Oct. 20. 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.
Cathedral City – Come to the The Bridge at Calvary Chapel on 32611 Date Palm Drive, Saturday Nov. 3 for the music of Dominic Balli and the American Dream starting at 7:30 p.m. Kids under five free and a small cover charge for adults.
CAT CITY STREET FESTIVAL
Cathedral City – The Perez Road Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free street festival featuring more than100 vendors including many local businesses and organizations including the Then and Now Auto Showcases, pet paradise area including pet adoptions and live entertainment at the main stage all day. A beer garden, family fun zone and a dance floor for cha cha, conga, and twist contests includingcharity drawings for great prizes. The event benefits Save-A-Pet, Animal Samaritans and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Parties interested in vending opportunities must apply by Oct. 30. For registration information visit PerezRoad.com or call Astonish Events 760-406-1414.
DINNER IN THE CANYONS
Palm Springs – On Saturday, Oct. 13, the 2012 Dinner in the Canyons will take place in the magnificent palm oasis of Andreas Canyon – an ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Proceeds from this public event help fund Museum exhibitions, educational programs and cultural festivals. Tickets are available now by calling 760-833-8174.
VINTAGE TIGER SQUADRON
Palm Springs – Five Vintage Tiger Squadron Fighter Aircraft will land at the Palm Springs Air Museum Friday, Oct. 12 before departing at 5:40 p.m. to do a brief flight over downtown Palm Springs and the AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots’ Association) show. Three of the planes will depart for home after the Fly-Over.
Palm Springs – Les Michaels and Joel Baker host the Cabaret Open Mic nights every Wednesday night at the Rock Garden Bar and Eatery starting at 7:30 – 10 p.m. Cabaret Open Mic offers a variety of music genres from Broadway, Jazz, Opera, Country and The Great American Songbook. An average night draws 10 to 20 singers, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. Joel Baker accompanies on piano. Sign up is 7 p.m.
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 hosting a 10K Run, 5K Run, and 5K Walk on Saturday. Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. The course is flat and fast. Raffle prizes and refreshments served after the race. Race day registration starts 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.
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Palm Desert – Several notable musicians and local artist Steve Hill will come together on Oct. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. for an evening under the stars for the 1st Annual Festival of Arts fundraiser for Christopher’s Clubhouse being held at the Bermuda Dunes home of Robert and Teena Enriquez.
There is no charge to attend the event; however, donations will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the programs of Christopher’s Clubhouse that teach children and families how to be safe in all aspects of their lives and prevent crimes against them. For address and directions to the event, send an email to email@example.com or call 760-989-2182.
FREE NATURE WALKS
La Quinta – The City of La Quinta and the Stewards of the Fred Wolff Nature Preserve offer 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.
ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR
La Quinta – Desert Regional Medical Center will be providing free flu immunizations for seniors. No appointments necessary. Various information booths and free health screenings will be available. For more information call (760) 564-0096. Immunizations will be given at the La Quinta Senior Center Thursday, Oct 25 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LA QUINTA COMMUNITY FITNESS CENTER
La Quinta – Join the Fitness Center today for only $50 per year. As a member you gain access to Qualified Personal Training Staff, Top of the Line equipment and great fitness programs. Open Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. Call 760 564-9921 for information.
WINE TASTING TO BENEFIT ROSIE’S KIDS
Indio – Rosie’s Kids is hosting its 2nd annual wine and cheese tasting fundraiser in the 12th Floor Wine Bar at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6 – 9 p.m. This year participants will be treated to the music of 14-year-old jazz saxophonist, Christopher Astoquillca who plays multiple instruments including piano, guitar, flute, percussion and clarinet but will be showcasing his skills on the sax. Astoquillca already builds arrangements for big band artists and is now starting to build his own musical compositions as well.
Rosie’s Kids strives to help offset the high cost of supplies needed to participate in extracurricular activities for children throughout the Coachella Valley, and helps them to become well-rounded
ATTENTION ALL VIETNAM VETERANS
Morongo Valley – On Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 3 p.m., Dr. Edward Bryan along with other Vietnam Veterans will gather at Willy Boys Saloon to discuss their experiences with the military, the Veteran’s Administration and the V.F.W. The first 50 Vietnam vets who respond and reserve a seat will get a free lunch. This event is not affiliated with the V.A or the V.F. W. This event is produced by George Pepper , a Vietnam Veteran from the Army I-Corps. For more information, call 760-363-3343. Willie Boys is located at 50048 Twentynine Palms Highway in Morongo Valley.
ABUSED WOMAN AND CHILDREN’S BENEFIT
Morongo Valley – World famous magician Jordon Hahn will appear at Willie Boys Saloon on Sunday, Oct. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. to help abused women and children and the Unity Home of Joshua Tree. This is a family-friendly show. All donations will benefit the Unity Home. This event is produced by George Pepper. Call 760-363-3343 for more information. Willie Boys is located at 50048 Twentynine Palms Highway in Morongo Valley.
Joshua Tree – From Oct. 12- 14 the Joshua Tree Retreat Center will woo you with pleasant October temperatures and exquisite night skies where you can renew your spirit with yoga, hiking, refreshing pools, spacious Jacuzzis and gourmet vegetarian meals. The retreat costs $325 and includes two accommodations, five yoga classes and evening savasanas. Bring a friend and get a second ticket at half price. All levels of participants welcome. Contact Rebecca for more info and registration at 805 234 7684.
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