The Joshua Tree Retreat Center will host a community drum circle celebrating the full moon from 7 to 9 p.m. this Sunday, November 17. Well-known Joshua Tree percussionist Sam Sloneker will facilitate the gathering, which will be held in the center’s Friendship Hall. The event kicks off the sixth year of monthly community drum circles at the Retreat Center. Sloneker said, “The 17th is also “World Peace Day,” and as we’re so near Thanksgiving, the theme of our circle will be peace and gratitude.” Participants are encouraged to bring drums, shakers, tambourines, etc. A number of instruments will also be available at the event. There is no charge to attend, though a suggested donation of $5 per participant or $10 per family will be welcomed and appreciated. The Joshua Tree Retreat Center, formerly Mentalphysics, is located at 59700 Twentynine Palms Hwy. in Joshua Tree. Turn right after entering the Center and take the first left; Friendship Hall will be on your left toward the middle of the long building (follow the signs). For additional information, please call the Center at 760-365-8371.