MARINE CORPS TO MEET WITH OHV COMMUNITY

Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host an informational meeting about the changes in land use in the Johnson Valley area at the Yucca Valley Community Center May 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. State agencies, Off-Highway Vehicle interest groups, and environmental advocacy groups are the focus audiences; however, all interested groups, organization and members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Barstow Field Manager at 760-252-6200 or email: ksymons@blm.gov.

“NUNSET BOULEVARD” SUNDAY MATINEE AT THEATRE 29

“Nunset Boulevard” is in the second weekend of its run at Theatre 29.  Managing Editor Tami Roleff says there’s a matinee performance this Sunday…

Theatre 29 will hold a Sunday matinee for “Nunset Boulevard,” the latest in the blockbuster “Nunsense” franchise of musical comedies, this Sunday, May 4, starting at 2:30 p.m. “Nunset Boulevard” follows the latest exploits of the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who have been invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize that they are actually booked into the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama, a bowling alley with a cabaret lounge, and not the famed ‘Bowl’ they were imagining. Kathryn Ferguson directs the intrepid band of dancing and singing nuns, who are played by Marty Neider, Gloria Garner, Char Childs, Pamela Crane, Mandi Pushkar, Katie VanSumeren, Amanda Winters and Jasmine Shaffer. “Nunset Boulevard” plays Fridays and Saturdays through May 24. Tickets are $8 to $12 and are available online at www.theatre29.org or by calling the box office at 760-361-4151.

Reporting for Z107.7, this is managing editor Tami Roleff.

LIBRARY BOOK SALES

Today’s the day to pick up a good read or two at a good price.  Both the Twentynine Palms and Joshua Tree libraries are holding book sales today,  9 to 3 in Twentynine Palms, and 9 to 5 in Joshua Tree.  The Joshua Tree sale will continue through Wednesday, during regular library hours.

YUCCA MESA CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO TODAY

The Yucca Mesa Improvement Association will hold a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 3. The event will be a celebration of Mexican food and drinks, live music by Roger Arnold and Bobby Furgo, and a piñata. The fiesta runs from 4 to 7, with the piñata at 5:30. Admission is $10 for adults, which includes one drink; children under 12 are $5. For more information, call Rick at 760-574-6598.

SPUDTACULAR AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The United Methodist Church of Twentynine Palms will hold a “Spudtacular” baked potato dinner, Sunday, May 4, starting at 5 p.m.  Load up your potato with mild chili, real bacon bits with all the extras, all for only $5. Fix a salad with a variety of dressings and choose from an assortment of drinks. For more information, call 760-367-7388.

THE ATTRACTIONS OF LUCKIE PARK

The exercise stations that have been provided at Luckie Park in Twentynine Palms have been very popular.  ROP Broadcasting student Christian Smith says there’s lots more in the way of facilities at the park…

Twentynine Palms Park and recreation in Luckie Park is located off two mile road and Utah trail. They operate a pool that opens weekends only starting Memorial Day weekend, then daily after the second week of June to the end of august. They have many things like two playground areas, three picnic shelters, three lighted basketball courts, and one lighted skateboard park. The park and recreation also has four lighted baseball fields, two sets of two horseshoe pits, a lighted soccer field, and two indoor racquetball courts. Reporting for Z107-7 news I am ROP Broadcasting student Christian Smith.

MOJAVE WATER AGENCY CELEBRATES NEW FACILITIES

The Mojave Water Agency will hold the opening celebration of its new Central Operations Center, High Desert Interpretive Center, and Regional Recharge and Recovery Project on Thursday, May 15, from 10 to noon. The celebration will be held at 7620 Deep Creek Road in Apple Valley. For more information, call the water agency at 760-946-7000.

VACCINE AND MICROCHIP CLINICS IN MAY

The Animal Action League will be offering low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in May for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spay and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with your lost pet. Clinics will be held in Joshua Tree, behind the dinosaurs on Highway 62, on May 7, 8, 12, 13, 20, 21, 22, 27, and 28. Clinics will also be held at the C&J Feed Store in Landers on Friday, May 9, and at Wild Mustang Feed in Morongo Valley on Friday, May 23. All clinics are held from 10 to 2. To make an appointment for spay or neutering, call 760-322-4560. Visit animalactionleague.us for updated schedules on clinics.

RATTLESNAKE AVERSION TRAINING FOR DOGS

The Morongo Basin Humane Society is sponsoring rattlesnake aversion training on May 10, 2014. The training will be done by experienced dog trainers from Natural Solutions Wildlife Enterprises. Each dog is trained individually to avoid rattlesnakes that are native to our desert region. The training cost is $75 per dog and the JT no-kill animal shelter in Joshua Tree will receive a portion of the fee. For more information or to sign up, call Mimi at 760-366-9306.