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 Sports, classes, programs, and more!
     Sunny Days and Starry Nights
                                            TOWN OF
                         Y U C C A VA L L E Y
     C O M M U N I T Y S E R V I C E S D E PA R T M E N T
Fall is a very active time in Yucca Valley, as evidenced by the     COMMUNITY MEETINGS
dozens of teams involved in the Morongo Basin Youth Soccer
                                                                    All Town meetings are open to the public.
Association and the Yucca Valley Lobos Football programs.
We encourage support of both of these excellent sports pro-
grams for youth, as well as the Morongo Basin Tennis Associa-
                                                                    Town Council
                                                                            1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
tion, Morongo Volleyball Club and Boys and Girls Club, all of
                                                                            Yucca Room, Community Center
which contribute significantly to the community’s quality of life
during the fall.
                                                                    Planning Commission
Beginning in September, the recreation department will be                   2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.
transitioning to new software that will make it easier and more             Yucca Room, Community Center
economical for the public to register for activities and events
online. While these processes are usually not without a few         Parks, Recreation and Cultural
hiccups, your patience and cooperation is appreciated as we         Commission
make this change.                                                           2nd Tuesday, 4:00 p.m.
                                                                            Joshua Tree Room,
In addition to the activities, events and exhibits listed in this           Community Center
guide, the Town’s Hi-Desert Nature Museum is now offering
memberships to people and families who want to stay involved        Youth Commission
and show their ongoing support. Of course, the museum and its               1st Monday, 6:30 p.m. (Oct-June)
many programs continue to be available to the public Tuesday                Community Center
through Saturday every week, but the staff has packaged up
additional member benefits. If you haven’t already done so, we      Sports Council
urge you to visit the museum and learn about the membership                 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m. in December,
program.                                                                    March, June, and September
                                                                            Mesquite Room, Community Center
We would like to thank the many people who assist the Yucca
Valley Animal Shelter with donations of pet food, blankets,
towels and other essential animal care items. This is one way        The mission of the Town of Yucca
that many people help the animals, even if they are not in a
position to adopt a pet. Another alternative is to sponsor an
                                                                           Valley is to provide a
adoption by paying the associated fees for a particular animal to   government that is responsive to the
make it easier for someone else to adopt it. Visit the shelter           needs and concerns of its
Tuesday through Saturday between noon and 5 pm for more             diverse citizenry and secures a safe
information about how to help.
                                                                       and secure environment while
Jim Schooler                                                         maintaining the highest quality of
Director of Community Services                                                      life.

    TOWN COUNCIL                        PARKS, RECREATION &                    TOWN PHONE NUMBERS
                                        CULTURAL COMMISSION                     Animal Control: (760) 365-1807
  George Huntington, Mayor                                                      Animal Shelter: (760) 365-3111
 Dawn Rowe, Mayor Pro Tem                 Jeff Evans, Chairperson                Comm. Dev.: (760) 369-6575
  Merl Abel, Council Member             Cynthia Kraemer, Vice Chair            Comm. Services: (760) 369-7211
   Isaac Hagerman, Council             Jennifer Collins, Commissioner              Library: (760) 228-5455
           Member                       Dan Harman, Commissioner                   Museum: (760) 369-7212
  Robert Lombardo, Council              Laurine Silver, Commissioner             Public Works: (760) 369-6579
           Member                                                                 Town Hall: (760) 369-7207

                                           Beginning September 1st
IN THIS ISSUE                            Visit our new online system!
                                               Now with NO online
Hi-Desert Nature Museum          3-5            transaction fees!
 Exhibitions                      3
 Public Programs                 4-5
                                                HOW DO I
Sports & Fitness                6-12            REGISTER
 Sports Leagues & Agencies        6          FOR ACTIVITIES?
 Adult Sports                     7
                                        Save time, register online!
 Adult Sports & Coaches           8        Visit the Town of Yucca Valley website at
 Youth Sports                     9
                                           Click on RECREATION and browse for the
 Tennis Programs                 10
                                             activity you are interested in.
 Fitness Classes                11-12      When ready, click on PROGRAM
Special Events                  13-14        REGISTRATION and follow the prompts.
                                           LOGIN. If you were not notified of an updated
Youth & Teens                    15          user name and password through our transition
Leisure Classes                 16-18        process, please select REQUEST ACCOUNT.
                                             (After requesting an account, a staff member will
 Arts & Crafts                   16          respond during normal business hours, via
 Cards & Games                   17          email, with a user name and temporary
 Dance & Music                   18        When setting up an account, enter all family
Animal Shelter                   19          members who may participate in Town of Yucca
                                             Valley programs in the future.
Library Services                 20
                                           Payment is made with a bankcard.
Senior Center                    21        Use your account to view family activity
Seniors & Adult Excursions       22          schedules.
                                           Please note that some classes and programs
Parks & Facilities              23-24        are drop-in and require no pre-registration.
Around the Town                  25
Community Directory              26     Register in Person
                                         Visit the Community Services Office in the
      Town of Yucca Valley                 Yucca Valley Community Center,
                                           57090 Twentynine Palms Highway
         Office Hours                    Cash, bankcards or checks accepted made
             Town Hall                     payable to the Town of Yucca Valley
8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. & 1:00—5:00 p.m.   Office Hours
                                                Monday through Thursday,
 Community Services (Front Counter)             10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
       Monday—Thursday                          (760) 369-7211
      10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

       Community Development            Front Cover Image: Cast stone owl sculpture by
        Monterey Business Park          Howard Pierce, dated 1984, located in front of the
          Monday—Thursday               Hi-Desert Nature Museum at the Yucca Valley
7:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. & 1:00—5:30 p.m.   Community Center Complex

       FALL 2011 PARKS, MUSEUM & RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS •                        2
H I - D E S E R T N AT U R E M U S E U M          H I - D E S E R T N AT U R E M U S E U M
                                            Located in the Community Center Complex ▪ (760) 369-7212 ▪ FREE ADMISSION
                                                           Visit our web site at
                                                              for up-to-date program and exhibit information.
                                              Open 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Tuesday—Saturday (Closed Sunday & Monday)

                                                       NEW EXHIBITIONS
                                                    Art Tours Collective Show
                                                  On Display September 10 through November 5

                                           As part of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council’s HWY 62
                                           Art Tours 2011, and in celebration of the 10th anniversary of
                                           the Tours, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum is pleased to host
                                           the Art Tours Collective Show. This dynamic exhibition will
                                           feature the artwork of many artists participating in the Open
                                           Studio Tours being held October 22-23 and October 29-30.
                                           The HWY 62 Art Tours encompass all of the arts of the Morongo Basin during this two
                                           weekend celebration showcasing music, performance and honoring the best in visual
                                           arts. The Open Studio Tours allows the visitor to experience working studios and
                                           purchase original art directly from the artists.
                                           Exhibit Reception Friday, September 9, 4:30—7:00 p.m., FREE to the Public

                                                                    Season of Light Holiday Exhibition
                                                                        On Display November 12 through December 22

                                                                 December is a time when people all over the world celebrate
                                                                 holidays. Learn about the different customs of Christmas,
                                                                 Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Bodhi Day. Discover the history
                                                                 and origins of the different holidays. Visit this exhibition to
                                                                 help celebrate and enjoy the season!

                                       Hands-on Kids Corner, Live Animal Displays,
                                         Exhibits Featuring Rocks and Minerals,
                                              Native American Objects and
                                               Natural History Specimens

Gecko Gift Shop
If you are looking for unique gift items come to the Gecko Gift Shop at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
We carry a variety of desert-themed novelties, books, apparel, and souvenirs. The gift shop also
offers a selection of educational toys and games and beautiful jewelry and art created by local artists.

                                                                                          H I - D E S E R T N AT U R E M U S E U M
        H I - D E S E R T N AT U R E M U S E U M
 Science                                     Saturdays
Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays! These programs will ignite
your children’s curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating
to biological and physical sciences. All programs will be facilitated by our Museum
Educator. It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

                                     Time:          11:00—11:30 a.m.
                                     Dates:         September 3 & 17
                                                    October 1 & 22
                                                    November 5 & 19
                                     Cost:          FREE! No pre-registration required

                                                                Starry Nights Festival
                                                                      October 1
   Halloween Spooktacular!                                           October 15
                                                              See Special Events, Page 14 ,
              Saturday, October 29                                 for all the details!
              10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
 Join us for a day of Halloween-themed games and
  crafts. Dress in costume or come as you are and
enjoy our frightfully fun activities. Free to the public.

                         Kids Corner
                         The Kids Corner is a place where children
                         of all ages can use their imagination to
                         build, color and create. Activities include
                         books, puzzles, building blocks, coloring
                         sheets, and a computer with educational

                         Imagine—Learn—Discover—Explore !!

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H I - D E S E R T N AT U R E M U S E U M            H I - D E S E R T N AT U R E M U S E U M
                                            Tortoise Tales
                                            Keep up-to-date on all the happenings at the Hi-Desert
                                            Nature Museum by subscribing to our electronic newslet-
                                            ter, “Tortoise Tales.” This monthly newsletter provides
                                            information regarding the museum’s upcoming programs,
                                            exhibitions and special events. It also includes special
                                            interest articles and links to related web sites. To sign-up
                                            for “Tortoise Tales” visit the museum or register online at

                                               Support the Museum!                              Local History Programs
                                               Become a Member or                             1st Wednesday of the Month
                                                   Buy a Brick!                       The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is pleased to partner
                                                                                      with the Morongo Basin Historical Society in hosting
                                           The museum is launching two fund-          their series of history programs. Each month a new
                                           raising campaigns to enable us to          topic related to our colorful local history will be
                                           continue providing quality educa-          presented by an experienced speaker.
                                           tional programs and exhibitions for
                                           residents and visitors. Help preserve      1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:30—7:00 p.m.
                                           our local history, art, culture, and       September 7, October 5, November 2
                                           natural science by becoming a              $5 donation to the MBHS at the door
                                           museum member, or buy a brick in
                                           the entry way of the museum with
                                           your personalized engraved inscrip-
                                           tion. Information on these programs
                                           is available at the museum’s recep-
                                           tion desk or on our web site at

                                              Visit us on Facebook!

                                              Natural History                                     Winter Lecture Series
                                           Educational Programs                       Enjoy a once-a-month lunch break with your
  The Museum offers a variety of natural                                              neighbors and friends at the Hi-Desert Nature
  history programs related to the Hi-Desert’s                                         Museum, while learning about an interesting topic
  unique natural elements. Field trips are                                            related to the High Desert. This lecture series will
  available and free of charge for students.                                          be held at noon, one Thursday a month during
  Home schoolers, scout troops and others                                             November through March.
  are welcome. Class size is restricted to
  twenty students. Please call the museum at                                          Admission is free and beverages will be served. Call
  (760) 369-7212 for reservations.                                                    the museum or see our web site for a full listing of

                                                                                                       SPORTS & FITNESS
                  LEAGUES & AGENCIES
                      Town of Yucca Valley Sports Activities
Youth Basketball
Recreational basketball program for youth ages 6 –14 (through middle school).
Sign-ups: September—October
Season: Teams begin practicing in late November;
games take place January—March.

Adult Slo-Pitch Softball
Recreational softball for adults age 18 and over.
Seasons: Spring, Summer and Fall.

                                       Youth Sports Agencies
Morongo Basin Youth Soccer Association, (760) 595-8811; Recreational soccer
program for youth ages 4-17. Sign-ups: May-June. Regular season: August-November.

Little League/T-Ball
Tri-Valley Little League, (760) 365-1581, Family oriented program for children
ages 5-18. Girls’ softball, T-ball and baseball sign-ups in January. Regular season: February– June.

Youth and Adult Tennis
Morongo Basin Tennis Association, (760) 365-3851,
Recreational tennis programs run year-round. Leagues, camps and special events.
See page 10 for fall programs.

Competitive Swim
Hi Desert Aquatics/Sandsharks Swim Team, (760) 218-7670,
Training and competitive swim opportunities for children ages 4-18. Sign-ups begin in January.
Regular season: April– June.

                         Club Volleyball
                         Morongo Volleyball Club (MVC), Club volleyball for middle
                         school and high school age girls. Try-outs in November.
                         Regular season: December—June.

Youth Tackle Football & Cheer
Yucca Valley Lobos Youth Football Association, (760) 408-2128, Tackle
football for ages 7-14; cheerleading program for ages 5-14. Practices begin in August; games in September.

Bicycle Motocross
Yucca Valley BMX Family Park. For information call (760) 831-9505 or (760) 408-1720.
Track is located at the corner of Sage and Sunnyslope.

Yucca Valley Sports Council —

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SPORTS & FITNESS                               A D U LT S P O R T S
                                                 Sunday Open Gym!
                              Adult Drop-in Activities—No Registration Required!
                                 Drop in for a relaxing, fun afternoon of activities for ages 16 and up.
                                 All activities are non-officiated, pick-up style play for fun and fitness.

                                                Cost: $2.00 per activity, paid at the door

                                               Women’s Basketball 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
                                               Men’s Basketball   6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

                                                        Boys & Girls Club Gym
                                                       56525 Little League Drive
                                                            Yucca Valley

                                      Adult Slo-Pitch Softball
                                            Fall Leagues
Gather your family, friends, or co-workers and enter your team into one or all three casual adult
leagues. Meet new people, enjoy some friendly competition, and stay fit by playing slo-pitch softball.
Games are played week nights at the Yucca Valley Community Center. First place teams receive a
Championship trophy and player t-shirts. Umpire fees, balls, lights, and field prep are included. Need
a team? The Community Services Office maintains a list of players looking to join a team. Call (760)
369-7211 to get on the list or inquire about interested players.

                                              Registration: $400 per team
                                              Maximum roster: 16 players
                     Ages: 18 & over (2 minor age players 16+ allowed with parent permission form)
                                     Additional fee will apply to non-resident teams

Ladies’ League                    Coed League (Traditional)         Coed League (Casual)          Mens’ League
Monday Evenings                   Tues/Thurs Evenings               Tues/Thurs Evenings           Wednesday Evenings
Team Min/Max 4/6                  Team Min/Max 4/12                 Team Min/Max 4/12             Team Min/Max 4/6

Registration Deadline:                    Wednesday, August 24
Managers Meeting:                         Wednesday, August 31
                                          YV Community Center, Mesquite Room, 6:30 p.m.
League Play Begins:                       Monday, September 12

                   View team standings, schedules and league notices at
                            And be sure to pick up the 2011 SLO-PITCH SOFTBALL BROCHURE
                                             available at the Community Center!!
                                     A full year of softball offerings, events and dates!!

                                                                                                 SPORTS & FITNESS
         A D U LT S P O R T S & C O A C H E S
      Coaching Youth Sports Teams
Did you play sports as a kid and enjoy every minute of it? Here’s
your chance to give that great experience to the youth of our
community. The Town of Yucca Valley is looking for positive
individuals with a desire to teach skills and sportsmanship in our
youth sports leagues.

The Town is currently accepting applications from interested
individuals with a desire to teach volleyball or basketball skills to
our local kids. Training and access to our library of coaching
resources are available to support our volunteers. Contact the
Community Services Department at (760) 369-7211 for additional

                                    Youth & Adult Sports Officials
                         Do you have an interest in officiating sports? The Town of Yucca
                         Valley is looking for individuals with a desire to officiate in our youth
                         and adult sports programs including adult softball, youth basketball
                         and volleyball.

                         These are paid positions contracted with the Town. For more infor-
                         mation please contact the Recreation Department at (760) 369-7211.

                   Special Event!
           Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament
                   Double Elimination Tournament
                      Registration: $140 per team
            Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31
             Tournament Date: Saturday, September 3

                                                   Open Table Tennis
                               Whether you call it Table Tennis or Ping Pong, it is a game enjoyed all
                               over the world! Develop skills, enjoy the friendly competition and have
                               lots of fun! Everyone is welcome, novice to advanced. Singles and
                               doubles play—tennis shoes required—bring your own paddle.

                               Ages: 18 and over           Cost: $2/session
                               Day: Wednesdays             Time: 2:00—5:00 p.m.
                               Location: Community Center, Yucca Room

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SPORTS & FITNESS                            YOUTH SPORTS

                   The NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and
                   girls between the ages of 8—15 to compete safely against their peers in four age
                   divisions. Participants will compete against each other in punting, passing and place
                   kicking in a fun and engaging forum. Pre-register at the Yucca Valley Community
                   Center or online at

                   Ages:        8 – 15               Date: Sunday, September 25
                   Time:        1:00 p.m.            Location: Machris Park
                   Cost:        FREE!

It’s basketball time again! Come and play for the Town of Yucca Valley! Our annual youth
basketball program aims to provide each participant with a fun and positive sports experi-
ence in which sportsmanship, teamwork, skills development, respect for others, and physical
fitness are promoted as values more important than winning and losing. Boys and girls play
separately, except in the youngest age division. Sign up early as space is limited. Practices
begin in late November; games are January through early March.

Divisions:    6 and 7 year olds (coed)
              8 and 9 year olds
              10 and 11 year olds
              12—14 year olds (no higher than 8th grade)
Registration: Priority Registration (Town of Yucca Valley
              residents only) September 26—October 3
              Open registration begins October 4
              Registration closes November 29 or when filled
Cost:         $63 per child; $58 for Town of Yucca Valley residents
              Additional $5.00 discount for siblings at same residence

                                                                                               SPORTS & FITNESS
                                 Tennis Classes
With two tennis courts and practice wall at Jacobs Park (Onaga Trail at Hopi Trail),
everyone needs to play tennis! Learn how with lessons taught by tennis pro Mary
Hagerty-Severns. Group lessons are available for all ages in two four-week sessions.
$30 for four weeks; pre-registration required online or at the Community
Services Office. For more information call the instructor at (805) 796-1343.
        Session I                                         Session II
Tuesday, September 6—27                           Tuesday, October 4—25
Tiny Tots (ages 5-7), 5:00-6:00 p.m.              Tiny Tots, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Teen Tennis (ages 13-18), 6:00-7:00 p.m.          Teen Tennis, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Adult Beginners, 7:00-8:00 p.m.                   Adult Beginners, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 7—28                         Wednesday, October 5—26
Junior Tennis (ages 8-12), 6:00-7:00 p.m.         Junior Tennis, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Adult Intermediate, 7:00-8:00 p.m.                Adult Intermediate, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Adult Advanced, 8:00-9:00 p.m.                    Adult Advanced, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

                   Morongo Basin Tennis Association
Winning in Tennis—Leadership—Life                 Friday Night Adult Tournament Tennis
This 12-week program is designed to help          Fun tennis under the lights with friends.
youth develop winner behavior in tennis,
leadership and life.                              Ages:          Men/Women, 18 & up
                                                  Dates:         September 9—October 28
Ages:            Boys & Girls, 10—17
                                                  Times:         Fridays, 6:30—9:00 p.m.
Dates:           October 1—December 17
                                                  Fee:           $2 for balls (as needed)
Times:           Saturdays, 1:00—3:00 p.m.
                                                  Location:      Jacobs Park, Yucca Valley
First hour is in the classroom;
                                                  No pre-registration required, just show up
second hour on the tennis courts.
Fee:             $10
Location:        Jacobs Park, Yucca Valley
Register:        Call the Morongo Basin
                 Tennis Assn, (760) 365-3851
                                                  For more information on these programs
Player/Parent Orientation October 1, 1:00 p.m.,      contact the Morongo Basin Tennis
classroom, Jacobs Park                                 Association at (760) 365-3851

                                         Jacobs Park Tennis Courts
                                         Jacobs Park tennis courts are open to the public.
                                         The gates are locked at all times. Keys are available
                                         for purchase at the Community Services Office Mon-
                                         day through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
                                         For more information call (760)369-7211. $10/Key

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SPORTS & FITNESS                                    FITNESS
                   Kundalini Yoga
                   Kundalini yoga is a class to improve flexibility, strength and reduce stress for overall
                   health through rhythmic breathing and extended poses. Experience self confidence
                   and more energy that comes from practicing a system of health maintenance used for
                   over 4,000 years. This class is for beginners and advanced alike. You don’t need to
                   be flexible or experienced to benefit from each class. Instructor Kris Dybbro completed
                   Bikram style yoga teacher training in 2006. Please drink plenty of water throughout the
                   day and no food for at least 2 hours before class.

                   Ages: 13 and over       Cost: $8 per class
                   Day: Mondays            Time: 6:30—8:00 p.m.
                   Location: Community Center, Cholla Room

  Exercise and meet people too! This low-impact aerobic
  workout includes mat work with weights and bands. Come
  join the group and enjoy the physical and social benefits!

                         Ages:  All
                         Days:  Monday – Friday
                         Time:  9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
                         Cost:  $2/session
                                First Class Free!
                         Location: Community Center, Yucca Room

                                   Tai Chi Chuan
                                   The focus of the class is personal health. Internal structural alignment
                                   to open meridians and improve energy flow is where the class begins.
                                   The class is structured to accommodate people of almost any shape,
                                   size or age. Novice, beginner and advanced students are welcome.
                                   Tai Chi Chuan is a serious martial art; the class is light, fun and relax-
                                   ing. Instructor Susan Jordan has studied Tai Chi Chuan for 24 years
                                   and has 12 years teaching experience.

                                   Ages: All
                                   Day: Wednesdays                       Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
                                   Cost: $30 per month/once a week class
                                   Location: Community Center, Yucca Room


                                                                                        SPORTS & FITNESS
Beginning Gymnastics
Boys and girls age 6 and up learn the
basics of floor gymnastics. Coordination
skills, flexibility and strength will be built.
Rudiments of tumbling will be taught, such
as cartwheels, one-handed cartwheels,
handstands, back and front rolls, front
limbers, and much more.

Ages: 6 and up
Day: Mondays          Time: 4:00—4:55 p.m.
Cost: $35 per 4 week session
       (pre-registration required)                      Register online at
Location: Community Center, Cholla Room     !
                                                  Kinder Gym
                                                  This class teaches children 5 and under
                                                  the beginning fundamentals of gymnas-
                                                  tics. They will learn coordination, strength
                                                  and flexibility. They will become familiar
                                                  with the balance beam, mini-trampoline,
                                                  vaulting box, and much more.

                                                  Ages:  3-5 years
Intermediate Gymnastics                           Day:   Mondays
                                                  Time:  3:30-4:00 p.m.
Class builds upon moves and techniques
                                                  Cost:  $25 per 4 week session
learned in the beginning class and teaches
                                                         (pre-registration required)
advanced tumbling such as: front hand-
                                                  Location: Community Center, Cholla Rm
springs, round-offs, aerials, toe touches,
with a strong emphasis on back hand-
                                                  Session 1, September 12-October 3
springs, and much more.
                                                              (no class October 10)
                                                  Session 2, October 17-November 14
Ages: 10 and up; or in Beginning
                                                              (no class October 31)
       Gymnastics with instructor approval
Day: Mondays          Time: 5:00—5:55 p.m.
Cost: $35 per 4 week session
       (pre-registration required)
Location: Community Center, Cholla Room

Session 1, September 12-October 3
            (no class October 10)
Session 2, October 17-November 14
            (no class October 31)

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                                            Holiday Craft Faire Vendors Wanted!
                                     The Town of Yucca Valley will hold its annual Holiday Craft Faire
                                     on Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the
                                     Yucca Valley Community Center. Sign-ups to participate as a
                                     vendor start Tuesday, September 6, at 7:30 a.m. at the Yucca
                                     Valley Community Center. The deadline for vendor applications is
                                     November 17 at 5:00 p.m. or until all tables are sold.

                                                 Cost is $25 per table, one table per vendor

                                             For more information please call the Yucca Valley
                                            Community Services Department at (760) 369-7211.

Bring a flashlight and a container for all of your goodies and be ready to scramble! It’s a Halloween
Candy Hunt in the dark on the upper soccer field. Children in grades K-6 are welcome to attend but
must be accompanied by an adult. Costumes are encouraged.

                                                    Ages:          Grades K-6
                                                    Date:          Friday, October 28
                                                    Time:          7:00 p.m. SHARP!
                                                    Location:      Community Center Soccer Field
                                                    Cost for the event: FREE!

                                                    Remember your flashlight and bag for goodies!

                 HOWL-OWEEN COSTUME
                     PET PARADE
Bring your pet and join in the fun! Prizes will be given out for the funniest
and most original costumes, and also the best animal/owner look-alike.
Pet adoption will be sponsored by the Yucca Valley Animal Shelter.

                      Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m.
                       Community Center Courtyard

                        SPECIAL EVENTS

                                                                                                  SPECIAL EVENTS
              Starry Nights Festival
                          S a t u r d a y, O c t o b e r 1

Celebrate the exceptional sunny days and starry nights at Yucca Valley’s 15th annual Starry
Nights Festival. This event will feature presentations by noted astronomers, a reception and
evening of stargazing.

Astronomy Lectures in the Yucca Room at the Community Center, 1:00—7:00 p.m.
Twilight Reception in the Yucca Room, 7:00—8:00 p.m.
Stargazing at the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex, 8:00—10:00 p.m.
        Presented by the Southern California Desert Video Astronomers

Admission to the festival is free thanks to the generous support of the Andromeda Society.
For more information call the museum at (760) 369-7212 or see our web site at

                     Saturday, October 15, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                      Yucca Valley Community Center Complex
                                 FREE Admission!
    In celebration of California’s Archaeology Month, join us for an exciting day of archaeological
        adventures and take a trip back in time through hands-on activities and presentations.

                                  Lectures, Demonstrations
                              Hands-on Crafts and Games for Kids
                                   Vendors, Displays, Food
                                   Lots of Fun for All Ages!!

                     For a full schedule of events see
                                         Visit us on Facebook

             Organized by the Town of Yucca Valley, Morongo Basin Historical Society,
                    Joshua Tree National Park, and Copper Mountain College
                        Sponsored by Z107.7 FM and Hi-Desert Publishing

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YOUTH & TEENS                           YOUTH & TEENS
                    Kid’s Halloween Dance
                Dancing, music, FUN! This is what the recreation
                staff has planned to make your afternoon fun and
                safe. If you’d like, come dressed in your Hallow-
                een costume. Refreshments will be provided at
                no extra cost.

                Grades: K—6th Grade
                Date: Saturday, October 29
                Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
                Cost:   $3.00 per person `       Location: Senior Center

                      Have You Checked Out the “Element?”
Go by and visit Element, the teen center at the Boys and Girls Club. Play
pool, video games, board games, computer games, and lots of other fun
stuff at Yucca Valley’s coolest place to hang out with friends. Call the
Club at (760) 365-5437 to find out more about hours and membership.
56525 Little League Drive, Yucca Valley

      This is a drop-in program for children ages 5-16.
      This program includes arts & crafts, movies,
      organized indoor and outdoor games. Also
      available are pool and foosball tables. Drop in
      and check out the program.

      Ages: 5-16
      Days: Monday-Thursday
            (Beginning August 24)
      Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
      Cost: FREE!

                                                                                                   LEISURE CLASSES
                         ARTS & CRAFTS
                             Open Studio Art Workshop
                             Work on your art project in any medium! Class leader Beverly
                             Schmuckle provides assistance with ideas and individualized
                             feedback. Come join this casual workshop and create your art in
                             a comfortable environment. Participants provide their own
                             materials. For more information, call Beverly at (760) 792-2039.

                             Ages: 18 and over
                             Cost: $2/session
                             Day: Thursdays
                             Time: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
                             Location: Community Center, Ocotillo Room

                             Knit and Crochet
                             If you have ever tried to knit and have been discouraged, or just always
                             wanted to learn, this class is for you! Come join the fun! This is a great
                             way for individuals who love to knit & crochet to meet and learn from one
                             another. This informational class is for beginning to advanced needle
                             crafters. Instructor Kristine Bost has 30 years of experience in both
                             crochet and knitting. Please bring your own supplies.

                             Ages: 16 and over
                             Cost: $2/session
                             Day: Thursdays
                             Time: 9:15 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
                             Location: Community Center,
                                       Joshua Tree Room

                Community Services Department (760) 369-7211

Transform blocks of wood into a personal masterpiece!
Experienced woodcarvers are on hand to help beginners learn the
techniques and practice the skills of woodcarving. Wood burning
and painting are also included. This class is hands-on, self-paced
and FUN! Instructor Mae Fox has 10 years of woodcarving

Ages: 16 and over
Cost: $2/session
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Community Center, Ocotillo Room

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LEISURE CLASSES                          CARDS & GAMES
                  Hi-Desert Scrabble
                  Come play the game adored by the
                  wealthy and famous, and even royalty!
                  Test your vocabulary skills in a fun, social
                  setting. Play is set up for either beginning
                  or intermediate players. All are welcome,
                  from long-term devotees to new fans!

                  Ages: 18 and over
                  Cost: $2/session
                  Day: Tuesdays
                  Time: 1:00—4:00 p.m.
                  Location: Community Center, Joshua Tree Room

                                                     Yucca Valley Bridge Club
                                                     Play Party Bridge and see what’s in the cards for
                                                     you! Come enjoy the game, make new friends, and
                                                     relax in an easygoing atmosphere. Experienced
                                                     players are welcome to attend. Please contact Carol
                                                     Boyer at (760) 228-2714 if you are interested in

                                                     Ages: 18 and over       Cost: $2/session
                                                     Day: Fridays            Time: 12:30—4:00 p.m.
                                                     Location: Community Center, Joshua Tree Room

 This 19th century card game for two, three, four, or five
 players is a wonderful game for large groups and an
 excellent way to make friends. Come learn how to play or
 improve your skills while having fun!

 Ages: 18 and over             Cost: $2/session
 Day: Fridays                  Time: 1:00—5:00 p.m.
 Location: Community Center, Ocotillo Room

                                               Do You Want to Teach a Class?
                                       Do you have expertise you would like to share with others?
                                          We accept instructor proposals throughout the year.
                                               Call (760) 369-7211 for more information.

                                                                                                     LEISURE CLASSES
                          DANCE & MUSIC
                              Beginning Guitar Class
                              This 6 week class will give you a fundamental knowledge of the
                              guitar. Learn to tune a guitar, some helpful finger exercises and
                              the basic cords. By the time you complete the class you will be
                              playing several songs that will thrill and amaze family and friends!
                              This class is taught by Steven Renegar, (760) 298-3881.
                              *Bring a guitar and a notebook

                              Ages: 14 and over
                              Day: Tuesdays                Time: 7:00—8:00 p.m.
                              Dates: Session I, September 13—October 18
                                     Session II, October 25—December 6 (no class Nov. 22)
                              Cost: $40 per 6-week session (pre-registration required)
                              Location: Community Center, Joshua Tree Room

Western Line Dancing
Get in line and join the country dancin’, boot scootin’, foot stompin’ fun!
Gain confidence, make friends, and strut your stuff to Country Western,
Latin and Rock music. Drop by any Monday evening or Thursday after-
noon and practice with others of all skill levels. The program mixes the
old favorites with the popular new line dances. It’s good exercise and
just plain fun! For more information call Hazel Bader at (760) 366-2104.

Ages:          18 and over                Cost: $2/session
Day/Time:      Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and
               Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location:      Community Center, Yucca Room

                   Register online at!
Beginning Bellydance                               Advanced Beginning Bellydance
Celebrate the joy, femininity and individual       Bellydance continued instruction with introduction to
expression inherent in this always popular         Middle Eastern rhythms and dancing with a veil and
dance form. Bellydancing teaches the es-           finger cymbals. Registration requires permission of
sential skills and movements of Middle East-       instructor. *Prerequisite: Beginning Bellydance
ern dance. Good fun and fitness for all body
                                                   Ages: 10 and over
types! Wear comfortable clothing. Janine
                                                   Day: Wednesdays
Cleveland will be the fall instructor.
                                                          Sept, 14—Oct. 19 &
Pre-registration required.
                                                          Nov. 2—Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)
                                                   Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Ages: 10 and over
                                                   Cost: $35/6 week session*
Day: Wednesdays,
                                                          (pre-registration required)
       Sept. 14—Oct. 19 &
                                                   Location: Community Center, Cholla Room
       Nov. 2—Dec. 14 (no class Nov. 23)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.                             *Cost—Each 6 week session of a single bellydance
Cost: $35/6 week session                           class is $35. If you take both classes the cost is
Location: Community Center, Cholla Room            $50.

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A N I M A L S H E LT E R                         A N I M A L S H E LT E R
                                                   Adopt-A-Pet Program
                           If you are looking for a family pet, consider adopting a wonderful pet from the Yucca
                           Valley Animal Shelter. Adoption includes pet spay or neuter, vaccinations, and a collar
                           for your dog or carrying box for your new cat.

                                  View available pets at or

                           Shelter Adoptions:
                           Dogs: Adults $92, Puppies $85           Cats: Adults or Kittens $55

                           Yucca Valley Animal Shelter (serves both Town and County residents)
                           Open to the public from Tuesday—Saturday, 12:00—5:00 p.m., excluding holidays
                           Located at 56460 Paseo Los Ninos in Yucca Valley, (760) 365-3111

                           The Animal Shelter is always in need of supplies (new and used) and is grateful for the
                           many residents who offer to donate items. To make a monetary donation, stop by the
                           Animal Shelter or donate online at

                                                Animal Control Services
                                                     Town of Yucca Valley Animal Control
                                    In service Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., excluding holidays
                                                                 (760) 365-1807
                                           For emergency calls on the weekends, holidays, and/or
                                       after hours, please call the Sheriff’s dispatch at (760) 365-2364

                                      Licensing & Vaccination Clinics
                                         Thursday, October 13, 4:00—6:00 p.m.
    This clinic is held in the Yucca Valley Community Center Courtyard and is available to
    Yucca Valley and San Bernardino County Residents. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on
    leashes. For additional information contact Animal Control at (760) 365-1807.

    Rabies Vaccination: $6.00

    License Fees
    Town Residents:                                                        County Residents:
    1 Year, $40; Altered, $9                                               1 Year, $96; Altered, $15
    2 Years, $80; Altered, $17                                             2 Years, $192; Altered, $25.20
    3 Years, $120; Altered, $25                                            3 Years $288; Altered, $36

    Senior Rates Available                                                 Senior Rates Available

                                                                                       LIBRARY SERVICES
                   57098 29 Palms Hwy.       Hours: Monday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
                   Yucca Valley, CA 92284           Tuesday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
San Bernardino                                      Wednesday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
                   In the Yucca Valley
County Library     Community Center                 Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
                   (760) 228-5455                   Friday, CLOSED
                                                    Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
                                                    Sunday, CLOSED

                                                Adult Book Discussion Group
   ONGOING PROGRAMS                             Monthly 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
           Baby Gymnastics                        Great and Popular Authors
   Prewalkers, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.           Every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
     ELP—Early Learning Program                          Adult Literacy
    Ages 0-5, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.         A free service that offers reading and
                                              math help to English speaking adults.
          Preschool Storytime                          Call (760) 228-5455
   Ages 3-7, Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
                                                    Crows of Pearblossom
            Little Laptoppers                  Enjoy memories of Aldous Huxley
   Ages 3-7, Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.          by his Niece, Olivia de Haulleville.
                                                  Huxley wrote this delightful
              Sing and Sign                        children’s book for Olivia.
      All Ages, Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m.              Memories, Autographing,
                                                     Reading and Dessert!
           Kids Read Around                   Tuesday, September 27 at 5:30 p.m.
   Ages 7-10, Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

         Basic Computer Skills
 Teens & Tweens, 2nd Monday at 3:00 p.m.              Adult Fall Ceramics
                                               Make a fall ceramic craft using dry
         Tweens Reading Club                 painting techniques. Materials charge.
         4th Monday at 3:00 p.m.               Tuesday, October 25 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the above programs       Friends of the Yucca Valley
       Call Thyra at (760) 228-5455                  Library Fall Booksale
                                                 Tues., Nov. 1, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
                                                      (FOL Members Only)
                                               Wed., Nov. 2, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
                                               Thur., Nov. 3, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
                                                Sat., Nov. 5, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                                                   Mon., Nov. 7, Buck a Bag,
                                                      11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

                 Join the Friends of the Yucca Valley Library,
                    a supportive group helping the library.

SENIOR CENTER                             SENIOR CENTER
                 Homebound Meals
                 This service assists those homebound
                 seniors 60 and over who may have difficulty
                 with nutritious meal preparation. Provided
                 by Family Service Association. For more              Tuesdays
                 information call (760) 228-5453.                  1:15—4:30 p.m.
                                                                      Buy-in $5
                                                                 18 and over can play

                                                                  Largest payouts
                                                                   in the Basin!

                            Senior Nutrition Program
                                    For seniors ages 60+
                       Lunch Served Daily 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
                                 Suggested Donation $3.00
                For additional information contact Susan at (760) 228-5453

  Seniors around the country have discovered the competitive, social and physical appeal of playing
  the various sports available on the electronic Wii gaming system. Participation does not require any
  sports skills or experience, but players of all abilities generally improve their skills over time.

  This activity is FREE!

  Wednesdays 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  at the Community Center

  Thursdays 10:00-11:30 a.m.
  and 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  at the Senior Center

                                                                                             S E N I O R S & A D U LT E X C U R S I O N S
   S E N I O R S & A D U LT E X C U R S I O N S
Senior Dance
Dance the night away while listening to live music by
“Sophisticated Swing.”

Date:        Saturday, September 24
Time:        6:00—9:00 p.m.
Cost:        55 and older $3 per person
             Under 55 years $5
Location:    Senior Center

                                                     USS Midway Aircraft
                                                      Carrier Museum
                                                         San Diego
Arrive at the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum for a self-guided audio tour of the
historic Naval Ship. There are over 60 exhibits from the engine room to the captain’s
bridge that are open for tourists to visit. Lunch is included on board at the Fantail Café
with the choice of a sandwich or wrap with kettle style chips and a beverage, or entrée
salad with beverage. There will be
time for browsing in the gift shop then
a short ride to the Seaport Village for
the remainder of the day.

Date:         Tuesday, October 11
Depart:       8:00 a.m.
Return:       6:30 p.m.
Cost:         $69/lunch included

                     Register online at!
                                          Coming in December
                                     Lawrence Welk Resort & Theatre
                                         2011 Christmas Show!

                                       Call (760) 369-7211 for details
                                           and early registration.

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PA R K S & FA C I L I T I E S                     PA R K S & FA C I L I T I E S
                                (1) Yucca Valley Community Center
                                The Community Center is the location of the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Senior Center,
                                Town Hall, and Library. The complex has facilities for softball, soccer, volleyball, and
                                basketball in addition to playground equipment, picnic area, and a skate park.

                                The Community Center also has a variety of meeting rooms available to rent.

                                Located in the center of Town just off Highway 62 on Dumosa
                                Office Hours: Monday—Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

                                            Planning a wedding? Need meeting space?
                                          For more information about renting facilities, call (760) 369-7211.
                                          Facilities are available for weddings, parties, meetings, and more.

   (2) “Pop” Rauch Memorial Park
   Owned and operated by Tri-Valley Little League, this park includes four ball fields. Located
   at 56625 Little League Drive next to the Boys & Girls Club.

   (3) Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert
   The Club is open for after school programs and is home to the “Element” Teen Center!
   Located at 56525 Little League Drive. For information call (760) 365-5437.

   (4) Yucca Valley High School
   The local high school is the site for the Town’s summer aquatics program. Located at 7600
   Sage Avenue.

   (5) Remembrance Park
   This passive park is located in the heart of Yucca Valley and is a unique example of desert
   landscaping. It is also home to the Veterans’ Memorial and saber-toothed tiger sculpture by
   Antoine Martin. Located on Highway 62 near Pioneertown Road.

   (6) Jacobs Park
   This west end park includes t-ball fields, lighted tennis courts, basketball court,
   playground equipment, and a picnic area. Located at 55680 Onaga Trail.

   (7) Paradise Valley Park
   The home of the Paradise Neighborhood Center which hosts many activities including our
   popular after school program. The park has playground equipment, half-court basketball,
   t-ball field, and a picnic area. Located on the east side of town at 58938 Barron Drive.

                                                                                        PA R K S A N D FA C I L I T I E S
                 PA R K S & FA C I L I T I E S
                     (8) South Park
                     A 40-acre natural park with hiking trails that allow visitors to
                     enjoy views of Yucca Valley and the surrounding mountains.
                     Located near Joshua Tree National Park’s Black Rock

                     (9) Machris Park
                     This beautiful 12-acre park features a lighted softball/baseball
                     field, community building, playground, basketball court, and
                     covered picnic area. Located in the Sky Harbor area at
                     59100 Santa Barbara Drive.

“Rhythms of Life” Earthworks Sculpture (not shown on map)
This giant sculpture, by internationally renowned Australian artist Andrew Rogers, is
located in the “Black Mesa” area of Yucca Valley on Hwy 247. The sculpture is part of
a global chain of similar earthworks. The Yucca Valley project is the only one of its
kind constructed to date in the United States.

       FALL 2011 PARKS, MUSEUM & RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS •                           24
AROUND THE TOWN                        AROUND THE TOWN
                  Fall Community Cleanup Day
                  Get ready for the 2011 Fall Community Cleanup and Recycling
                  Day! Bring bagged household trash, electronics, appliances,
                  mixed recycling, and a limit of four rimless tires. Large loads
                  and green waste must go to the Lander’s Landfill.

                  Date: Saturday, October 22
                  Time: 8:00 a.m. to Noon
                  Location: Northwest Corner of Hwy 62 & Hilton
                  Cost: FREE!

                                                          Ask Yucca Valley
                                      The Town of Yucca Valley is available 24/7 to answer your questions or
                                      take your requests and comments! Ask Yucca is a feature on the Town of
                                      Yucca Valley website. The expanded Frequently Asked Questions section
                                      delivers a wide array of information. If you are not able to find the answer
                                      you are looking for, a request for service can quickly be completed and
                                      submitted to the right person. The status of these requests can be tracked
                                      until the issue is resolved.
                                                     Check it out at!

        Starting Your Own Business?
      Yucca Valley Town Hall Can Help
   with the Business Registration Program
           All companies doing business in Yucca Valley are required to obtain
             a Business Registration Certificate.
           Application forms are available online, at Town Hall, and at Community Development.
           Initial registration fee is $55 and annual renewal is $40.
           Business Registration Certificate will arrive within 15 business days.
           Business Registration Certificates must be displayed conspicuously.
           Home Occupation permits may also be required, call the Town’s Community
             Development Department at (760) 369-6575 x317.
           The Business Registration Program does not address California state requirements such
             as a Seller’s Permit. For more information, contact the State Board of Equalization at
             (760) 770-4828.
           To apply for a Fictitious Business Name Statement, call the Hi-Desert Star at
             (760) 365-3315 for more information.
           Questions? Call (760) 369-7207 x235. Thank you.

                                                                                                          COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
                   COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
Adult Literacy                           Code Compliance                   Morongo Unified School Dist.
228-5455                                 369-6575                          365-3394
AIDS Hotline                             Community Services                Museum
800-922-2437                             369-7211                          369-7212
Alcoholics Anonymous                     Copper Mountain College           Narcotics Anonymous
366-1183                                 366-3791                          (800)834-9303
Ambulance                                Copper Mountain Broadcasting      Newspaper– Hi-Desert Star
Emergency 911                            (92.1 FM & 96.3 FM)               365-3315
Business 365-3335                        362-4264                          Parks & Recreation
American Cancer Society                  Dept. of Motor Vehicles           369-7211
568-2691                                 (800)777-0133                     Planning & Engineering
American Red Cross                       Dept. of Public Social Services   369-6575
(888)831-0031                            (800)247-5816                     Post Office
Animal Control                           Domestic Violence                 (800)275-8777
365-1807                                 366-9663                          Public Works
Animal Shelter                           Dump                              369-6579
365-3111                                 (800)722-8004                     Reach Out Morongo Basin
Boy Scouts (area council)                Electric Service (SCE)            369-8671
(909)793-2463                            (800)655-4555                     Salvation Army
Boys & Girls Club                        Fire Department                   228-0114
365-KIDS                                 Emergency 911                     Senior Info & Assistance
Building & Safety                        Business 365-3335                 228-5219
365-0099                                 Food Stamps                       Senior Nutrition Program
Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services       (800)247-5816                     228-5453
365-2015                                 Forestry & Fire Protection        Sexual Assault Services
Bus Services (MBTA)                      365-4411                          369-3353
(800)794-6282                            Gas Company                       Sheriff’s Department
Cable TV—Time Warner                     (800)427-2200                     Emergency 911
(866)849-1945                            Girl Scouts (area council)        Business 365-9413
County Service Area 70                   (800)400-4475                     Social Security
364-3626                                 HEAP                              (800)772-1213
Calif. Welcome Center                    228-5219                          Sun Runner Magazine
365-5464                                 Hi-Desert Medical Center          367-6410
Chamber of Commerce                      366-3711                          Telephone (Verizon)
365-6323                                 Highway Patrol                    (800)483-1000
Child Protective Services                366-3707                          Town Hall
(800)827-8724                            Homeless Support, River Don       369-7207
                                         820-1145                          United Way
                                         Joshua Tree Community Center      (888)435-7565
                                         366-8415                          Unity Home
                                         Joshua Tree National Park         366-9663
                                         367-5500                          Visiting Nurses Association
                                         Library                           365-8314
                                         228-5455                          Water District
                                         Mental Health Services            365-8333
                                         365-3022                          Welfare
                                         Morongo Basin Senior              (800)247-5816
                                         Support Center                    WIC
                                         365-9661                          (800)472-2321
                                         Morongo Basin Transit             Z107.7 FM Radio
                                         Authority (MBTA)                  366-8471

                                     (760) Area Code Unless Otherwise Noted

         FALL 2011 PARKS, MUSEUM & RECREATION ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS •                                       26
         Starry Nights Festival
                Saturday, October 1
                  1:00—10:00 p.m.
                  Free Admission

      *Astronomy Lectures
      *Twilight Reception
      *Star Gazing with the Southern
        California Desert Video Astronomers

       See page 14 for
       more information

        Celebrate Halloween!

       Halloween Flashlight
       Candy Scramble
       Friday, October 28
       See page 13 for more information

       Kids’ Halloween Dance
       Saturday, October 29
       See page 15 for more information

       Halloween Spooktacular
       Saturday, October 29
       See page 4 for more information

       Howl-oween Pet Parade
       Saturday, October 29
       See page 13 for more information

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