CLOSING NIGHT FOR SPAMALOT TONIGHT

Tonight is your last opportunity to see the hilarious comedy, “Spamalot,” based on the Monty Python movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Assignment reporter Diana Jones says it’s a show not to be missed…

Theatre 29 has another smash hit with its production of the hilariously zany “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Anyone who enjoys great music, gut-busting comedy, romance, flying cows, flatulent Frenchmen, killer bunnies, dancing divas, fighting knights, and a thorough lampooning of all that is Broadway, should not miss this show! Marv Schmelling as King Arthur and Analisa Pilecki as the Lady of the Lake head up this cast of off-beat knights and dazzling damsels, featuring some of the top talent in the region, Broadway-level costuming and grand sets. Tickets are $8 to $12 and can be purchased now online at www.theatre29.org, through the box office at 760-361-4151. Theatre 29 is located at 73637 Sullivan Rd, just west of Adobe Rd at Sullivan in the City of Twentynine Palms.

JOSHUA TREE MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS DURING PROBATION CHECK

A Joshua Tree man was arrested Thursday when a probation compliance check found drugs and weapons at a Joshua Tree residence. About 2:30 p.m., probation officers requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Department when they found methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana cultivation, and firearms at a home in the 3200 block of Rockwood Road. Deputies arrested Gary Hagood, 29, for investigation of possession of methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Gary Hagood was booked into the Morongo Basin Jail and released on bail about 4 a.m. Friday morning.

YUCCA VALLEY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

A Yucca Valley man was arrested Thursday night after deputies say they found drugs in his possession. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy saw Mark Hines, 26, riding his bicycle without a light about 10 p.m. near Antelope and Sage Avenue in Yucca Valley. When the deputy got out of the patrol car, Hines allegedly threw a glass meth pipe onto the ground near his shoe. During a search, the deputy located another meth pipe and a baggie of methamphetamine inside a backpack Hines was carrying. Mark Hines was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, booked at the Morongo Basin Jail, with his bail set at $25,000.

FAMILY FUN AT OKTOBERFEST IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

Time to dig out the lederhosen and dirndls. Oktoberfest is returning to Yucca Valley. The day-long event will feature live music, dancing, food, and contests, including a contest for best costume. Vendors will offer food, crafts, and art. Oktoberfest will be held today at the Brehm Sports Park, behind the Boys and Girls Club in Yucca Valley, from 2 to 10 p.m., with children’s activities from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and $2 for children, and go on sale September 1 from the Yucca Valley Rotary Club and Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce. Sara Snyder gives us a run-down on the entertainment set for today…

The Kalifornia Krauts are the headliner at the Yucca Valley Rotary’s Oktoberfest, set for September 21 from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Brehm Sports Park in Yucca Valley. The band will entertain with bawdy and danceable polkas. Joining the Kalifornia Krauts will be the Reallyshooo’s Zydepolk, who play polkas, zydeco, Cajun, and English and Irish music. The contests begin at 4 p.m., with the “Stein Holding/Carrying Contests”, followed by the “Kids Chicken Dance Contest.” At 5 is the non-alcoholic Beer Drinking Contest. At 6, show us your best Polka Dancing, and the ever popular “Two Man Log-Sawing Contest.” The 7 o’clock hour brings the best costume contests (adults and children) and then at 8 is another chance for Beer Drinking and Stein holding, followed by the Adult Chicken Dance Contest.

STAIRWAY TO THE STARS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit is offering a chance to look at the beautiful harvest moon tonight, along with other celestial bodies. Assignment reporter Diana Jones gets out her telescope…

Sky’s the Limit has extended the deadline to buy tickets to its festive fundraiser, Stairway to the Stars, set for September 21. The event will include live entertainment, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and other-worldly beverages, astronomical video presentations, silent and live auctions, and telescopes focused on the full moon, all in the resort-like setting of the new community center at the Vista del Sol military housing, off Desert Knoll and Joe Davis Road. Tickets are $50 per person and can be reserved by calling Kary at 760-367-7562. Parking is limited at the Vista de Sol community center; if you are interested in attending Stairway to the Stars, you must go to the Twentynine Palms Community Center on Joe Davis Drive to catch the shuttle bus at 5:45. Tickets will be sold at the door.

DESERT HILLS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PLANS ACTIVITIES

Desert Hills Presbyterian Church of Yucca Valley will hold a family berry and apple picking excursion Sunday, September 22, at Los Rios Rancho in Oak Glen. To carpool, meet at the church at 11:30. Call 760-365-6331 to reserve your spot. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail in Yucca Valley.