FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Joshua Tree Residential Education Experience (JTREE) announces their formal partnership with Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP).
On Monday, July 1, 2019, Lori Rennie, President of JTREE, and David Smith, Superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park, signed a General Agreement marking the beginning of their partnership to establish a youth-oriented residential outdoor education campus in Joshua Tree National Park. This education program will complement the Park’s current K-12 day-use curriculum-based education program.
Through this environmental education partnership, JTNP will capture the imagination of students and encourage them to become the ecological stewards of tomorrow. These experiences will empower a diverse student body of young people to make a difference in society as well as build self-esteem, personal knowledge, and 21st-century skills such as communication, teamwork, and critical thinking. The residential education programming shall reflect the interdisciplinary nature of environmental education, and feature the interplay between science, technology, engineering, math, social and cultural sciences, and the humanities.
The education program shall be primarily established, funded, constructed and operated by and in collaboration with JTREE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. JTREE’s Board of Directors includes Lori Rennie, President; Mark Butler, Vice-President; Phil Spinelli, Treasurer; Paula Dashiell, Secretary; with Stephanie Dashiell, Mike Congdon, and Jim Spee serving as Members-at-Large.
If you are interested in participating on this project with JTREE, please contact us at email@example.com.
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Surviving an earthquake requires preparation, planning and practice. Learning what
actions to take can help you and your family to remain safe in the event of an earthquake.
Three things that will reduce injury from falling objects and/or building collapse are Drop,
Cover and Hold On.
Be sure to have an Action Plan handy for your family. Here are a few websites that can
help you prepare www.sbcounty.gov/dph/publichealth, www.redcross.org and www.cope-
preparedness.org. You can also find this information on the City’s website at www.29palms.org
THE 29 PALMS BAND OF MISSION INDIANS AND TORTOISE ROCK CASINOTO SPONSOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ATI TESTING FOR VOCATIONAL NURSING CLASS OF 2020
TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA -- The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and Tortoise Rock Casino have announced they are sponsoring the Copper Mountain College ATI Testing for the Vocational Nursing Class of 2020 in the sum of $10,000.
The sponsorship money helps fund the Vocational Nursing program and the costs associated with the class and tests required to achieve a nursing license. This year’s sponsorship will help fund the class of 10 to 14 students.
Copper Mountain College (CMC) is located in Joshua Tree and is renowned for its vocational nursing program. It is currently listed as the number two ranked nursing program in California.
Since January 2012, CMC Foundation has funded ATI, a NCLEX (the nurses’ licensing test) Study Program for all 89 of CMC's Vocational Nursing Students for a total amount of $54,591.29 and it has had a direct effect on students’ success. Since that time, the students have a 100% pass rate on their NCLEX.
About Tortoise Rock Casino:
Tortoise Rock Casino is owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. This gorgeous entertainment destination in Twentynine Palms, California is beautifully situated between the majestic Joshua Tree National Park and one of the country’s largest military training facilities—the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The casino offers 30,000 square feet of gaming space, with 490 Slot Machines, 7 Table Games, live poker, plus live entertainment, Oasis Grille and Shelly’s Lounge. Visit www.TortoiseRockCasino.com for more information or call 1.866.377.6829. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians also owns and operates Spotlight 29 Casino in nearby Coachella, California.
About the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians:
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians trace their origins back to the Chemehuevi, a peaceful and nomadic Tribe whose territory once covered parts of California, Utah, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. In 1867, a group of Chemehuevi settled at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians are their descendants. Today, the Tribe’s Reservation lands consist of two parcels, which are located near the town of Twentynine Palms and the City of Coachella. The Tribe’s two economic enterprises, Tortoise Rock Casino and Spotlight 29 Casino, help provide housing, education and financial security for the Tribe’s future generations.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA (June 27, 2019) – Effective Thursday, June 27, 2019, the San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk offices, formerly located at 172 W. 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA have relocated to:
San Bernardino County Hall of Records
222 W. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: (909) 387-8307
Monday – Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
To view all Assessor-Recorder-Clerk locations visit:
Office of Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Bob Dutton
Learn more about ARC: www.sbcounty.gov/ARC
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As the San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder and appointed County Clerk, Senator Bob Dutton (Ret.) represents more than two million residents from the largest county in the United States
So much more than a simple mug or plate, the world of ceramics is incredibly versatile and evolving. And this month, at Gallery 62 is downtown Joshua Tree, you’ll have a chance to experience its many voices and choices—in the July exhibit CLAY SPEAKS.
Running July 6th through the 28th, the show is curated by local educator and potter extraordinaire Ed Keesling and features more than a dozen of the high desert’s ceramic artisans.
Come see what clay has to say—Saturdays and Sundays all month long. And don’t miss a chance to meet the artists and more at the popular Second Saturday Reception, July 13th, from 5:30 to 8:30pm!
Gallery 62 is located at 61607 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Suite H, Joshua Tree, CA and proudly features the exceptional talents of local artists. It is the cooperative gallery of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization with a 501(c)(3) status. Summer Hours are Saturdays 9-3 and Sundays 12-3. Visit gallery62.org and Facebook/Instagram @gallery62jt
Director Katie Fleischman has cast “The Glass Menagerie” at Theatre 29. The classic drama focuses on the Wingfield family, a mother and her children abandoned by their father.
“The Glass Menagerie” is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura.
Amanda Wingfield, a proud woman clinging to memories of a refined past, will be played by Janet Peercy. Chris Fleischman will portray her son Tom Wingfield, who aspires to be a poet, but after his father’s disappearance supports the family by working in a shoe factory. His acquaintance, Jim O’Conner, will be played by Lyle Williams. He takes an interest in Tom’s sister, Laura Wingfield, played by Amy Fangmeyer. She’s socially awkward and has a lame leg as well as a crippling shyness. The play is in rehearsals now at Theatre 29.
“The Glass Menagerie” will run weekends at Theatre 29 from August 9 to 25. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm. For tickets visit theatre29.org or call the box office at 760-361-4151.
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Sky’s The Limit Observatory and Nature Center continues the Full Moon Cultural Series with a pair of events on Saturday, July 20 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the importance of the Moon in indigenous cultures.
At 6:30 pm in the Community Services Building at 74325 Joe Davis Drive, the celebration starts with “Going to the Moon: How Did We Get There?” as Artist Chuck Caplinger joins Astronomer Ray Yeager for a visual trip through the early days of the space program up to the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 1969. In the 60’s, Chuck was Art Director of Space Concepts – contracted by NASA to illustrate scenarios of space exploration. Chuck will read from his autobiography and display his illustrations.
At 8:30 pm on the Observatory stage at 9697 Utah Trail, the celebration continues with “La Luna Desvela: The Moon Reveals,” honoring Latino Conservation Week with a program in Spanish, English, and American Sign Language. Co-sponsored by the Wildlands Conservancy, Mojave Desert Land Trust, and Sky’s The Limit, the evening features Native American stories told by Blanca Villalobos, Whitewater Preserve’s Education Coordinator, and Pat Murkland, of the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center.
Art Basulto and Cindy Holland of MDLT will introduce live desert creatures and talk about conserving the land and wildlife. Amy Eden & Kerstin Isabella will provide ASL translation. The program will close with music in Spanish, English, and Latin American indigenous languages as the moon rises. Guests are encouraged to linger under the desert night sky.
An anonymous gift makes possible these Full Moon Programs, exploring how diverse cultures understand the significance of the desert, earth, and sky. The gatherings take place on Saturdays under the bright desert moon.
Guests are urged to dress for unpredictable desert weather and bring comfortable camp chairs and water. The campus will open at 7:30 pm to allow time to explore the setting. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged. A suggested donation of $10 per vehicle will help sustain this series and support these nonprofit organizations.
There are no overnight stays and NO CAMPING anywhere on the Observatory and Nature Center property. No pets, no smoking or alcohol allowed, and visitors must carry out all trash. Adults must accompany and take responsibility for the safety and behavior of children under 16.
Desert weather is very unpredictable, and this event may have to be delayed or rescheduled due to rain or excessive wind. Scheduled rain date is Sunday, July 21. Check @skysthelmit29 or follow @STL29Palms to learn the latest status of the event.
For more information visit www.skysthelimit29.org/special-events and www.mdlt.org/events.
Joshua Tree Library, in partnership with the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Friends of the Joshua Tree Library, features Joshua Tree artist Jillian Sandell
From July 13 to September 30, 2019, Joshua Tree Library will be exhibiting works by local artist Jillian Sandell. The exhibition is a partnership of the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council and Friends of the Joshua Tree Library, and features drawings and risograph prints inspired by desert plants and landscapes.
Jillian Sandell is an educator, writer, and artist who has lived in Joshua Tree since 2016. Using different mediums (including drawing, watercolor, risograph prints, and zines) her work transforms small details from everyday life and the natural environment into compositions and narratives that help illuminate their layered histories and meanings.
On Saturday September 28, from 3-4pm, there will be a reception featuring an artist talk. Jillian will talk about how she started drawing three years ago in the midst of a health crisis, and how those early rough sketches turned into an ongoing art practice that both responds to her immediate environment and informs how she experiences the world.
For more information:
Joshua Tree Library: Sarah Correa (Sarah.Correa@lib.sbcounty.gov; 760-366-8615)
Artist: Jillian Sandell (firstname.lastname@example.org; 510-333-4939)
MBCAC/Art in Public Places Liaison: Rik Livingston (email@example.com; 415-509-6391)
Joshua Tree Library, 6465 Park Blvd.
Joshua Tree, CA 92252.
Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery -Opening Reception: “Oh, Those Summer Nights!” Saturday, July 6th, 2019 From 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
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Art Reception for “Oh, Those Summer Nights!”
Saturday, July 6, 2019 – 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery
The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery will host an opening reception for its summer Art in Public Places exhibition, “Oh, Those Summer Nights!” from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at the visitor center, 73484 29 Palms Hwy., downtown Twentynine Palms.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend and meet the artists, enjoy appetizers catered by Raciti’s Restaurant, and listen to music by Hunter and the Wick’d. The reception is being held in conjunction with “Art Cruise 29!” First Saturdays, which features art shows and receptions at various galleries and art venues throughout the city.
The show’s theme celebrates the hot summer nights and starry skies in the Mojave Desert and is expressed in photography, two-dimensional and three-dimensional work by a variety of desert artists. The show will be on display through September 27.
In addition to the exhibition at the visitor center, Art In Public Places will spotlight one of the murals this summer—Mural #19, Good Times at Smith’s Ranch—painted by local artist Tim O’Connor in 2002. The mural can be seen on the south facing wall at 6296 Adobe Road. The mural celebrates the Smith family and their homestead endeavors in the 1930s, which included an ice house, ice cream parlor, and eventually outdoor movies that continue today as drive-in movies under the desert night sky each weekend.
Art in Public Places exhibitions are presented by the Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the City of Twentynine Palms. For more information, contact PAAC liaison Jon Beard at (760) 367-7562 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery is open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 73484 29 Palms Hwy. at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue in downtown Twentynine Palms, CA.
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Postcard art: Spiglet by Moonlight, painting by artist David C. Greene
Mural #19, Good Times at Smith’s Ranch, by artist Tim O’Connor
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