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  • Complete Photovoltaic System
    Complete Photovoltaic System
    10:00 AM-10:23 AM
    02-01-2016-02-29-2016
    Complete Photovoltaic SystemSometime during the past week thieves took Sky’s The Limit’s complete photovoltaic system. Because the Observatory and Nature Center is off the power grid, it depends on the PV system to generate and store electricity to operate computers, telescopes, and the Observatory dome.Stolen were four 120-watt solar panels and steel mounting racks, 8 industrial (military) deep cycle batteries, Morningstar charge controller, and 3000-watt inverter. The system was composed entirely of donated materials, laboriously collected and assembled over time by dedicated volunteers. The thieves had a sophisticated knowledge of the system components and knew exactly what to take. Sky’s The Limit is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide hands-on experience for learning about the desert, earth, and sky. Weekend star events are free and open to the public, and are attended by many local families as well as numerous visitors from across the country and around the world.If anyone can provide information, please contact the anonymous We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-782-7463 or www.wetip.com.The Sheriff’s Department tracking number is 201-600-181.
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  • Registration
    Registration
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02-03-2016
    Last Registration DateDate: 02/03/16Time: 6pm to 8pmPlace: Yucca Valley Senior CenterCost: $85 per child. Family discount on 3rd child or more at $65 each.Please visit our new website at www.trivalleylittleleague-yuccavalley.org
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  • Art Exhibition Celebrates Life of Artist and Black History Month
    Art Exhibition Celebrates Life of Artist and Black History Month
    9:03 AM-7:00 PM
    02-06-2016
    Artist Theresa Polley-Shellcroft will be showcased in an exhibition entitled “Finding My Voice,” a retrospective of her works spanning the years from 1957 to the present.  The exhibit will include paintings, collage and fiber arts featuring themes that include the depiction of personal experiences, social issue commentary and awareness.The gallery exhibit will be highlighted and serve as reception to the DVL Project Tribute Awards Program, Saturday, February 6 and is free to enter starting1pm at the Victor Valley Community College Performing Arts Center and will remain in the PAC gallery until the end of February.  A gallery walk with the artist is being planned.Ms Polley-Shellcroft, is a celebrated fiber artist, founder of tpsCreative Expressions: a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative expression and healing in the community through art instruction & exhibits. Polley-Shellcroft is currently an art instructor at VVC and a retired educator of the HesperiaSchool District.The exhibit is free and open to all. For more information call 760-245-4381 
  • Art Exhibition
    Art Exhibition
    9:40 AM-11:00 PM
    02-06-2016
    Art Exhibition Celebrates Life of Artist and Black History MonthArtist Theresa Polley-Shellcroft will be showcased in an exhibition entitled “Finding My Voice,” a retrospective of her works spanning the years from 1957 to the present. The exhibit will include paintings, collage and fiber arts featuring themes that include the depiction of personal experiences, social issue commentary and awareness. The gallery exhibit will be highlighted and serve as reception to the DVL Project Tribute Awards Program, Saturday, February 6 and is free to enter starting 1pm at the Victor Valley Community College Performing Arts Center and will remain in the PAC gallery until the end of February. A gallery walk with the artist is being planned.Ms Polley-Shellcroft, is a celebrated fiber artist, founder of tpsCreative Expressions: a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative expression and healing in the community through art instruction & exhibits. Polley-Shellcroft is currently an art instructor at VVC and a retired educator of the Hesperia School District.The exhibit is free and open to all. For more information call 760-245-4381
  • DREAMERS, VISIONARIES & LEADERS PROJECT
    DREAMERS, VISIONARIES & LEADERS PROJECT
    1:00 PM-6:00 PM
    02-06-2016
    Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center
    Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center
    TO RECOGNIZE EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders (DVL) Project is excited to announce the 8th Annual Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Tribute Program honoring local High Desert individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. “Once again it’s our privilege to recognize extraordinary individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. We are honoring a total of 10 local High Desert citizens,” stated DVL Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell. Join the celebration of Black History Month and the recognition of our 2016 DVL Honorees at our Tribute program on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1pm at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center. Admission is FREE. The tribute program is an afternoon of honor, history and entertainment featuring this year’s honorees lead by DVL Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku and Dr. Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry. 2016 DVL Honorees· Mina Blazy, Principal, Gus Franklin Jr. STEM Academy· Dr. Lakieta L. Emanuel, Chief Clinical Director of HD Speech & Language Center, Inc.· Cedric Evans, Co-Founder & President, Field Hogz Sports· Alexandra Gessesse, Youth Academic Achievement & Community Service· Thomas & Tamara Lee, President & Vice President High Desert Black Heritage Committee· Vickie Mack, Executive Director, Sterling Solutions· Joan Rudder-Ward, MBA, CPP A Special Tribute Award will be presented to Nancy Jackson of Southern California Edison for her outstanding service as High Desert Public Affairs Region Manager The 2016 DVL Honorees will be featured in the 8th Black History Month “Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders” 32-page publication inserted in the February 5, 2016 issue of the Daily Press Newspaper For more information about the organization, programs and eventsContact (760) 242-2487 or visit www.dvlproject.comThe DVL Project is an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation.
  • 8th Annual DVL Tribute & Honorees Award Program Educates, Enlightens and Entertains
    8th Annual DVL Tribute & Honorees Award Program Educates, Enlightens and Entertains
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    02-06-2016
    Victorville, CA - The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders (DVL) Project is excited to announce the 8th Annual Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Tribute Awards Program in celebration of Black History Month honoring local High Desert individuals for their achievements and service.  The Tribute Awards is presented in an “Hollywood Award Show” format. “Once again it’s our privilege to recognize extraordinary individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. We invite all in the community to come and enjoy the show and help us honor a total of 10 local High Desert citizens,” stated DVL Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell. This year’s Mistress of Ceremonies Actress/Singer Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World,” “Better Call Saul,” “Major Crimes”) hosts an afternoon of honor, history and entertainment featuring theDVL Lifetime Achievement Honorees; Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku, Dr. Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry and 2016 DVL Honorees:
    • Mina Blazy, Principal, Gus Franklin Jr. STEM Academy
    • Dr. Lakieta L. Emanuel, Chief Clinical Director of HD Speech & Language Center, Inc.
    • Cedric Evans, Co-Founder & President, Field Hogz Sports
    • Alexandra Gessesse, Youth Academic Achievement & Community Service
    • Thomas & Tamara Lee, President & Vice President High Desert Black Heritage Committee
    • Vickie Mack, Executive Director, Sterling Solutions
    • Joan Rudder-Ward, MBA, CPP
     Also a Special Tribute Award will be presented to Nancy Jackson of Southern California Edison for her outstanding service as High Desert Public Affairs Region Manager. The program will be rounded out with special performances by musician, Al Castro, vocalists; Janice Freeman and Glenn Dumas and an Art Exhibition; “Finding My Voice…Works spanning 1958 - 2016” Showcasing the works of  local acclaimed artist, Theresa Polley-Shellcroft. The DVL Tribute & Honorees Award Program is on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1pm at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center.  Admission is FREE…The community s encouraged to attend.
  • Sidewalk Astronomy
    Sidewalk Astronomy
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    02-06-2016
    Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, in spite of the theft of its complete photovoltaic power system, encourages stargazers to come enjoy the desert night sky on Saturday, February 6 at a free public event that begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 10:00 pm.Volunteers will set up manually operated scopes on the winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. Because there is no power on campus, everyone is encouraged to bring a red flashlight to preserve night vision.Sky’s The Limit is grateful for resounding community support in the wake of the theft. Encouragement and offers to help have come via Facebook and email, and a number of generous donations have been received. STL, a grassroots nonprofit organization, is staffed entirely by volunteers and depends on donations to support its educational programs.Saturday’s program will feature some of the best celestial highlights – including the Andromeda Galaxy, Double Cluster, the Pleiades, and Great Orion Nebula. Eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations stand out against the faint glow of the Winter Milky Way.Other showpieces are the orange and blue double star Almach and the spectacular all blue triple star in Monoceros. Prominent constellations areCassiopeia (the Seated Queen), Auriga (the Charioteer), Taurus (the Bull), Orion (the Hunter), Gemini (the Twins), and Canis Major (the Great Dog).All are encouraged to come around sunset to have time to visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Everyone should dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. No pets and no smoking allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.Guests are cautioned that the seasonal sky is very unpredictable and a viewing event may have to be delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind.  Check Sky’s The Limit Facebook Page or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at 650-678-0179.For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit the STL web site at www.skysthelimit29.org. STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted. 
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    • Art Exhibition Celebrates Life of Artist and Black History Month
      Art Exhibition Celebrates Life of Artist and Black History Month
      9:03 AM-7:00 PM
      02-06-2016
      Artist Theresa Polley-Shellcroft will be showcased in an exhibition entitled “Finding My Voice,” a retrospective of her works spanning the years from 1957 to the present.  The exhibit will include paintings, collage and fiber arts featuring themes that include the depiction of personal experiences, social issue commentary and awareness.The gallery exhibit will be highlighted and serve as reception to the DVL Project Tribute Awards Program, Saturday, February 6 and is free to enter starting1pm at the Victor Valley Community College Performing Arts Center and will remain in the PAC gallery until the end of February.  A gallery walk with the artist is being planned.Ms Polley-Shellcroft, is a celebrated fiber artist, founder of tpsCreative Expressions: a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative expression and healing in the community through art instruction & exhibits. Polley-Shellcroft is currently an art instructor at VVC and a retired educator of the HesperiaSchool District.The exhibit is free and open to all. For more information call 760-245-4381 
    • Art Exhibition
      Art Exhibition
      9:40 AM-11:00 PM
      02-06-2016
      Art Exhibition Celebrates Life of Artist and Black History MonthArtist Theresa Polley-Shellcroft will be showcased in an exhibition entitled “Finding My Voice,” a retrospective of her works spanning the years from 1957 to the present. The exhibit will include paintings, collage and fiber arts featuring themes that include the depiction of personal experiences, social issue commentary and awareness. The gallery exhibit will be highlighted and serve as reception to the DVL Project Tribute Awards Program, Saturday, February 6 and is free to enter starting 1pm at the Victor Valley Community College Performing Arts Center and will remain in the PAC gallery until the end of February. A gallery walk with the artist is being planned.Ms Polley-Shellcroft, is a celebrated fiber artist, founder of tpsCreative Expressions: a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting creative expression and healing in the community through art instruction & exhibits. Polley-Shellcroft is currently an art instructor at VVC and a retired educator of the Hesperia School District.The exhibit is free and open to all. For more information call 760-245-4381
    • DREAMERS, VISIONARIES & LEADERS PROJECT
      DREAMERS, VISIONARIES & LEADERS PROJECT
      1:00 PM-6:00 PM
      02-06-2016
      Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center
      Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center
      TO RECOGNIZE EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders (DVL) Project is excited to announce the 8th Annual Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Tribute Program honoring local High Desert individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. “Once again it’s our privilege to recognize extraordinary individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. We are honoring a total of 10 local High Desert citizens,” stated DVL Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell. Join the celebration of Black History Month and the recognition of our 2016 DVL Honorees at our Tribute program on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1pm at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center. Admission is FREE. The tribute program is an afternoon of honor, history and entertainment featuring this year’s honorees lead by DVL Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku and Dr. Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry. 2016 DVL Honorees· Mina Blazy, Principal, Gus Franklin Jr. STEM Academy· Dr. Lakieta L. Emanuel, Chief Clinical Director of HD Speech & Language Center, Inc.· Cedric Evans, Co-Founder & President, Field Hogz Sports· Alexandra Gessesse, Youth Academic Achievement & Community Service· Thomas & Tamara Lee, President & Vice President High Desert Black Heritage Committee· Vickie Mack, Executive Director, Sterling Solutions· Joan Rudder-Ward, MBA, CPP A Special Tribute Award will be presented to Nancy Jackson of Southern California Edison for her outstanding service as High Desert Public Affairs Region Manager The 2016 DVL Honorees will be featured in the 8th Black History Month “Dreamers, Visionaries and Leaders” 32-page publication inserted in the February 5, 2016 issue of the Daily Press Newspaper For more information about the organization, programs and eventsContact (760) 242-2487 or visit www.dvlproject.comThe DVL Project is an affiliate fund of the High Desert Community Foundation.
    • 8th Annual DVL Tribute & Honorees Award Program Educates, Enlightens and Entertains
      8th Annual DVL Tribute & Honorees Award Program Educates, Enlightens and Entertains
      1:00 PM-4:00 PM
      02-06-2016
      Victorville, CA - The Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders (DVL) Project is excited to announce the 8th Annual Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Tribute Awards Program in celebration of Black History Month honoring local High Desert individuals for their achievements and service.  The Tribute Awards is presented in an “Hollywood Award Show” format. “Once again it’s our privilege to recognize extraordinary individuals for their professional accomplishments and community service. We invite all in the community to come and enjoy the show and help us honor a total of 10 local High Desert citizens,” stated DVL Founder, Regina Weatherspoon-Bell. This year’s Mistress of Ceremonies Actress/Singer Dawnn Lewis (“A Different World,” “Better Call Saul,” “Major Crimes”) hosts an afternoon of honor, history and entertainment featuring theDVL Lifetime Achievement Honorees; Dr. Vincent E. Ajanwachuku, Dr. Mildred Dalton Hampton-Henry and 2016 DVL Honorees:
      • Mina Blazy, Principal, Gus Franklin Jr. STEM Academy
      • Dr. Lakieta L. Emanuel, Chief Clinical Director of HD Speech & Language Center, Inc.
      • Cedric Evans, Co-Founder & President, Field Hogz Sports
      • Alexandra Gessesse, Youth Academic Achievement & Community Service
      • Thomas & Tamara Lee, President & Vice President High Desert Black Heritage Committee
      • Vickie Mack, Executive Director, Sterling Solutions
      • Joan Rudder-Ward, MBA, CPP
       Also a Special Tribute Award will be presented to Nancy Jackson of Southern California Edison for her outstanding service as High Desert Public Affairs Region Manager. The program will be rounded out with special performances by musician, Al Castro, vocalists; Janice Freeman and Glenn Dumas and an Art Exhibition; “Finding My Voice…Works spanning 1958 - 2016” Showcasing the works of  local acclaimed artist, Theresa Polley-Shellcroft. The DVL Tribute & Honorees Award Program is on Saturday, February 6, 2016, 1pm at the Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center.  Admission is FREE…The community s encouraged to attend.
    • Sidewalk Astronomy
      Sidewalk Astronomy
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      02-06-2016
      Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, in spite of the theft of its complete photovoltaic power system, encourages stargazers to come enjoy the desert night sky on Saturday, February 6 at a free public event that begins at 6:00 pm and ends around 10:00 pm.Volunteers will set up manually operated scopes on the winding sidewalks, and guests are welcome to use them or may bring their own binoculars and scopes as well. Because there is no power on campus, everyone is encouraged to bring a red flashlight to preserve night vision.Sky’s The Limit is grateful for resounding community support in the wake of the theft. Encouragement and offers to help have come via Facebook and email, and a number of generous donations have been received. STL, a grassroots nonprofit organization, is staffed entirely by volunteers and depends on donations to support its educational programs.Saturday’s program will feature some of the best celestial highlights – including the Andromeda Galaxy, Double Cluster, the Pleiades, and Great Orion Nebula. Eight first magnitude stars and several of the brightest constellations stand out against the faint glow of the Winter Milky Way.Other showpieces are the orange and blue double star Almach and the spectacular all blue triple star in Monoceros. Prominent constellations areCassiopeia (the Seated Queen), Auriga (the Charioteer), Taurus (the Bull), Orion (the Hunter), Gemini (the Twins), and Canis Major (the Great Dog).All are encouraged to come around sunset to have time to visit other campus educational attractions before the cosmic tour begins at dark. Everyone should dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring snacks, water bottles, and chairs. Children under 16 must be accompanied by adults. No pets and no smoking allowed on the STL campus, and visitors must carry out all trash.Guests are cautioned that the seasonal sky is very unpredictable and a viewing event may have to be delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to cloudiness, rain, or excessive wind.  Check Sky’s The Limit Facebook Page or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of an event, or call Steve at 650-678-0179.For more information and to see photos taken through STL’s 14” Celestron Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope, visit the STL web site at www.skysthelimit29.org. STL is an affiliate of the Basin Wide Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations to support Sky’s The Limit’s educational programs are gratefully accepted. 
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  • Sweetheart Super Bowl
    Sweetheart Super Bowl
    All day
    02-07-2016
    57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, CA 92284
    57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, CA 92284
    Event Name: Sweetheart Super BowlEvent Date: February 7, 2016Event Time: 3:00 pmEvent Description: The Center for Heathly Generations is throwing a Super Bowl Party for anyone who doesn't wans to watch the game alone. Come enjoy the game on our 72" TV with fun people that aren't too rowdy! There will be an assortment of sweetheart gifts available for that special Valentine & fun contests. We will have experts on hand to explain the basic rules of the game. Refreshments will be served. A GREAT TIME will be had by all! Call (760) 365-9661 Kathy Dougan or Maria Silva(760) 365-9661admin@mbchg.orgCenter for Heathly Generations57121 Sunnyslope Dr., Yucca Valley, CA 92284
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  • "The Secret World of Bats"
    "The Secret World of Bats"
    All day
    02-18-2016
    Event Description: Hi Desert Nature Museum presents its monthly lecture on "The Secret World of Bats" which will be presented by Dustin Brewton, Neuroscience PhD Candidate UC Riverside.It is no surprise that bats are among the most misunderstood groups of animals in the animal kingdom. They live out of view during the daytime, only emerging at night to forage. Even then, they pass overhead imperceptibly. However, bats are also among the most important groups of animals to their ecosystems. Understanding their role in the environment that they live in is hugely important. Here in the American Southwestern desert ecosystem, bats play a key part in pest control and even pollination. This talk will focus on the many species of bats native to the American Southwest. Within this region, there are many bat species that fill a variety of ecological niches, diversifying themselves in their roosting behaviors, overwintering strategies, and foraging methods. Particular attention will be given to how scientists and conservationists study bats in their natural environment to learn this information and to keep track of the status of each bat species.Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members - beverages will be served.
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  • Basic Sales & Use Tax/Tax Return Prep
    Basic Sales & Use Tax/Tax Return Prep
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    02-24-2016
    The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) will be here in Twentynine Palms to present two business seminars for FREE AND they're open to the PUBLIC!  Lance Christiansen, Information Officer I, will present the seminars.Gain an understanding of Use Tax, District Tax, taxable and non-taxable labor, sales to government, plus foreign and interstate taxability.  Learn if you need a Sellers    Permit and how to use a Resale Certificate.  Discover what exemptions and deductions are available to you as you navigate through the intricacies of what is and is not taxable.  Then get step-by-step instruction on filing a Sales and Use Tax Return electronically with the BOE.  Learn how to figure District Tax and when it’s applicable to your sales.  You’ll learn to file and pay completely on-line!”29 Palms Chamber of CommerceNumber: 760-367-344529chamber@29chamber.orgTwentynine Palms Park & Recreation Office, Community Services Building74362 Joe Davis Drive
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