HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

In high school sports tomorrow, the Joshua Springs girls’ volleyball team will host Nuview Bridge at home tomorrow, starting at 5 p.m.

HI-DESERT CHORUS LOOKING FOR SINGERS

The Hi Desert Chorus has started rehearsals for “Sounds of the Season,” its’ annual winter concert. The performances will be held December 14 and 15. The chorus is in need of all voices: soprano, alto, bass and tenor. Reading music is helpful, but not mandatory. Rehearsals are held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Valley Community Chapel in Yucca Valley A $25 membership donation helps offset the cost of music, printing and other chorus needs. If you love to sing give Rosemary Lane a call at 760-228-1683 to reserve a music book.

DEADLINE FOR PARK ART SHOW ENTRIES

This reminder for local artists that this Monday is the deadline for entries into the Joshua Tree national Park art show. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has the details………

Monday is the last day to submit an entry application for the Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire, a judged art show to be held in December at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. The juried show will include up to 50 fine art pieces and $6,000 in awards, including $2,000 for Best in Show. Entries must be inspired by or depict the natural beauty or cultural history of Joshua Tree National Park. The entry fee is $25, and artists may submit up to three images of artwork. The show will be on display at the 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of December. For an application and complete entry rules, visit jtnpartfaire.com.

DRECP DISCUSSION IN HOMESTEAD VALLEY

Want to hear more about the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and how it will affect you? If you have a question on this or other issues that involve local, county, state or federal officials, you are invited to come to the regular meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council, HVCC, this Monday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Flamingo Heights. The HVCC is a coalition of the four community organizations of Yucca Mesa, Flamingo Heights, Landers and Johnson Valley. The meeting is at the Flamingo Heights Community Center, 55977 Perris Rd. just off Hwy 247 behind Hero Catering.

FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION MONDAY

The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, September 16th. The locations and times are:

The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10;
Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to 10:30;
The Community Center in Yucca Valley, 8:30 to 10:30;
Copper Mountain Mesa Foundation, 65336 Winter Road in the Copper Mountain area, 9 to 11;
Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Road, 9 to 11;
Sunset Village Apartments, 6036 Sunset Road in Joshua Tree, 9:30 to 11:30;
The fire station in Wonder Valley, 10:30 to 11:30; and
Little Church of the Desert at 6079 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to noon.
Recipients are requested to bring their own paper or plastic bags. The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to serve the low-income families, elderly, disadvantaged and homeless of the county. For more information, call 909-723-1580.

VISIT KEYS RANCH

A piece of American social history is regularly brought to life in Joshua Tree National Park. Ranger Pam Tripp invites you to visit Keys Ranch…

Joshua Tree National Park is pleased to announce our Keys Ranch tours for the 2013 through 2014 season. Beginning October 4, tours of the historic ranch will be offered three times a week. Every Friday and Saturday, there will be a tour at 2:00 pm and every Sunday we will offer a 10:00 am tour. Reservations are required, as tours fill up quickly. The cost is $5.00 per person, with a discount for children and bearers of the Senior and Access Pass. These can be made in advance, by phone or at our Oasis or Joshua Tree visitor centers. To preserve the character of Keys Ranch, participation is restricted to 25 people during a 90 minute, ½ mile guided walking tour. To make a reservation by phone, for a regular tour, or for more information regarding special Artist Tours, directions and availability, call 760-367-5522. Come join us for a tour of this wonderful historic spot within the park. For Z107.7, this is Park Ranger Pam Tripp, encouraging you to experience your American landscape.