A skateboard competition is planned for Morongo Valley next weekend. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to signup…
Show off your skills and impress the pros at the Morongo Valley Skate Park Games! All skateboarders, BMX bikers, and freestyle scooters are welcome to compete in this year’s Games scheduled for Saturday, September 14, starting at 2:00 p.m. and taking place at Covington Park, Morongo Valley. This event has free entry for local residents and only a $5 fee for out-of-town entries; however, all parents must sign a waiver. If you don’t think you are ready to compete, classes are offered for skateboard, BMX, and freestyle scooters. If you’re not a rider, there are still activities for you! There will be pro demos for your entertainment, raffles, and giveaways! You will even have a chance to meet and get an autograph from Madd Gear pro Chandler Dunn! For more information call 760-641-2614.
Theatre 29 will announce its 2014 performance season at a special season announcement gala, co-hosted by three Morongo Basin Chambers of Commerce, next week. The gala will be held in Friendship Hall of the Joshua Tree Retreat Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 12. The Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree, and Yucca Valley Chambers of Commerce will give a brief presentation on their economic development activities. Then Theatre 29 Board President Brian Tabeling will announce the two musicals, four comedies, a children’s youth theater production, and a classic drama that will make up Theatre 29’s 2014 season. Those in attendance will have the first opportunity to purchase season tickets. Each director will offer a sneak peak of their production at the gala. Theatre 29 offers quality theater; with just two shows entered, Theatre 29 and its cast and crew garnered 15 nominations by the Desert Theater League for “Ragtime” and “Gypsy,” including Best Musical and Best Director for both shows.