The Campbell House welcomes Janis Commentz for a two-day Desert Landscape Painting Workshop January 22 – 24, 2019
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Contact: Breanne Dusastre (415)827-0420
Janis Commentz (760)365-4955
29 PALMS, CA - The Campbell House is pleased to announce desert artist and art instructor Janis Commentz will be leading a desert landscape painting workshop at the Campbell House property, January 22 – 24, 2019.
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to participants to explore their creative side, while enjoying the natural wonders and beauty of the Mojave Desert. Designed to benefit and inspire painters of any experience level, this workshop will focus on sketching, and painting with water-based paints.
Janis Commentz, a 40-year desert resident, has a deep love for plein air painting in the deserts of the Southwest and has a B.A. in Art and British Literature from the University of Redlands and a M.A. in Education from the California State University San Bernardino and teaches workshops with the Desert Institute and 29 Palms Art Gallery. Her work is exhibited across southern California, and she is a participant in the annual Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours.
This two-night, two-day workshop is being offered for $399, and will include:
Participants are required to provide their art supplies, and will be responsible for their own dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday. The deadline to register is December 5, 2018. Workshop registration and hotel reservation will require deposits at time of booking. $399 workshop fee does not include hotel occupancy tax.
For workshop details, and to reserve your spot, please visit www.janiscommentz.com/store.html
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November 13, 2018
Contact: Gary Daigneault: 760-366-8471
The all-volunteer board of directors of the non-profit Theatre 29 will be reorganizing early next month and are looking for those interested in serving.
Theatre 29 will be holding their annual Board of Directors elections and reorganization December 11, 2018 at 6 pm at the theater facility, 73637 Sullivan Road in 29 palms.
Anyone who is interested in serving a 2-year term on the non-profit, all-volunteer, Theatre 29 Board of Directors, is invited to send a letter of intent to: Gary Daigneault, President, Theatre 29 Board of Directors, 6448 Hallee Road, Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The deadline to receive letters of interest is 5:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2018. For further information, contact Daigneault at 760-366-8471
Morongo Basin Broadcasting Corporation
Z107.7 FM Radio / www.z1077fm.com
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Contact: Z107.7 Radio, Gary Daigneault: 760-366-8471
Z107.7 RADIO SPONSORS BUSINESS HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST
As the holiday approaches, to encourage area businesses to get into the spirit and encourage shopping locally, Z107.7 FM Radio and www.z1077fm.com have teamed up to co-sponsor a free holiday decorating contest for all businesses located in the Morongo Basin. Winners receive quality advertising and promotion, a very cool plaque, holiday bragging rights, and customers who know you care!
The contest will be judged by professional local artists and designers. It is free to enter and the rules are simple.
The judges use a scale of 1-10 for five criteria, “overall appeal”, “Use of available Space”, Use of Lights and Color”, “inventiveness and overall theme”, and “Wow factor”. Painted windows do not qualify for this contest.
Judging will be done in 4 simple categories;
SMALL BUSINESS (up to 1,500 square feet)
LARGE BUSINESS (1,500 square feet or over)
Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd place in all 4 categories. The judging is done on artistic merit; the decision of the judges is final.
First place winners get $250.00 in radio advertising from Z107.7 Radio and website presence for a month on www.z1077fm.com, now viewed over 200,000 times per month!
Second Place winners get $150.00 in radio advertising from Z107.7 Radio and 2 weeks on www.z1077fm.com There are some restrictions, (see * below).
There is no charge, to enter call Z107-7 Radio at 760-366-8471 and tell us the name and location of your business and what category you are entering in.
Entries must be located in the “Morongo Basin”, defined as from Morongo Valley to the West, Wonder Valley to the East, North to Johnson Valley, and South to the border of Joshua Tree National Park.
Deadline to enter is 5:00 p.m. December 14, 2018.
Winners will be announced December 21, 2018.
*(ad credit can not be used for existing contracts or billing)
*(ad credit can not be used for political purposes)
*(ad credit can not be transferred)
*(ad credit must be used by April 25, 2019)
Some Past winners
#1 – First Nations Home Finance. 29 Palms
#2 – Hi-Desert Medical Center, Birth and Delivery
#3 - Affordable Rentals, Yucca Valley
#4 - Sunnyslope Garden Suites – 29 Palms
A FREE flu shot clinic will be held on Saturday November 10, 2019 at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center 6539 Adobe Rd from 10 am to 1 pm and is open to the general public.
Flu Shots will be provided for men, women (including those that are pregnant) senior citizens and children who are 3 years and older. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18. Children under nine (9) years old may require two (2) doses of flu vaccine (4 weeks apart) based on prior vaccination history.
Flu shots are the first step in protecting against influenza and potentially serious complications especially for seniors, individuals with health problems and children. With the CDC reporting over 80,000 people died from influenza and its complications in 2017, the most in four decades, individuals of all ages are encouraged to get protected now.
The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Preparedness and Response Program will be testing emergency response plans at local Point of Dispensing (POD) sites during the influenza (flu) vaccination season. A POD site is a location where the community would go to receive lifesaving medication and/or vaccinations during a public health emergency.
The Twentynine Palms Senior Center is the local POD site which will be utilized to excercise plans and procedures for a local pandemic influenza response. The goal of the excercise is to test Public Health's mass distribution of vaccinations to County residents as a response to an outbreak or pandemic influenza, such as the 2009 H1N1 Pandemic.
For more information on public health emergencies visit the County of San Bernardino, Department of Public Health, Preparedness and Response Program website at www.sbcounty.gov/prp or call 909-252-4406.##
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Contact: Gary Daigneault, 760-366-8471
Theatre 29’s wildly successful Improvisational troupe, THE BAKERS DOZEN, will be onstage again at 7:00 pm Saturday November 10, with a Thanksgiving themed special show.
THE BAKERS DOZEN will offer a Tryptophan fueled improvisational smorgasbord when they get back at the table ready to stuff your face...with comedy! You never know what bounty will be at our table, just come and dig in! Get your seats EARLY!
Featuring a top-notch cast of improvisers and a special guest artist, the Thanksgiving special will make you give thanks (for the laughs). The players will take the audience through a series of hysterical improvisational games where anything can happen (and usually does!). The Troupe will take suggestions from the audience as a source of inspiration to get started.
Improvisational theatre (Improv) pre-dates the invention of writing, long before we started writing we were telling stories by acting them out. The plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment.
Troupe Director Chris Fleischman said they have been working on some new games and he is really looking forward to some fresh improvisational hijinx for the holiday season.
Appearing in the November show with their own unique take on the art of improvisational comedy, along with Director Fleischman, are; Graham Cooley, Cindy Daigneault, Kathy Ferguson, Lisa Goldberg, Charles Harvey, Cody Joseph, Kevin Myer, Marty Neider, Joseph Rego, Kurt Schauppner, and Lyle Williams.
The special guest for the show is 13 year-old Karly Bateman, a Summer Youth Theater veteran who appeared in numerous roles in Wizard of Oz. Karly was just named as the lead for the upcoming Musical “Annie” set for a November 23rd opening. Fleischman said, “We are really excited to have Karly as our guest, we have been working with Karly since she expressed an interest during Wizard of Oz.”
In addition to Saturday, November 10, another show, (Rated PG-13) is set for Saturday December 29, 2018. “Baker’s Dozen” shows have garnered a loyal group of improv lovers and early reservations are urged.
Ticket prices are greatly reduced with General Admission at $10.00, Military, and Seniors are $7.00 and $5.00 for students with ID. Theatre 29 Season Ticket holders can attend one performance at no charge. Reservations can be made online at or by calling the theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.
MORONGO BASIN– Would you like to be part of an active organization that helps others in your community? Are you energetic and enthusiastic about improving life in our Morongo Basin?
Reach Out Morongo Basin, a nonprofit serving senior and disabled neighbors is looking for
interested persons who would like to serve on our Board of Directors. Your skills and experience can help us continue to grow and serve others!
If you have a few hours a month to dedicate and have a heart for helping please contact Kurt Schauppner–Board President at 760-401-4738.
Who exactly will be competing at the 3rd annual Joshua Tree Improv/Comedy Fest at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center?The best up and coming stand up comics, sketch comedy groups and improv groups from across the nation. That’s not just hyperbole.
The festival began accepting submissions last June, and received nearly 80 of them from all across the nation. A panel of judges then viewed the onslaught of video submissions, giving them a score and feedback. Judges included a former Education Director for the National Endowment for the Arts, a cross-section of improvisers and stand up comics, as well as people who just enjoy attending improv/comedy shows.
The acts with the top average scores were then invited to perform and compete on Saturday and Sunday as part of the festival. Audience members will be the final judges, however, by scoring each act to determine winners, which will be announced Sunday night. The overall winner is invited back for a paid engagement at the HI-Desert Cultural Center.
In fact, last year’s winner, stand up comic Sean Grant, delivers his act on Saturday night, opening for Rob Belushi (son of Jim Belushi and nephew of John Belushi), then hops on a red eye flight to perform in Florida.
But performers are not just flying out, some are flying in.
For example, Jepherson Guevera, of Fort Worth, Texas, is making the trip to Joshua Tree to compete. Guevera isa regular on stage at all three of the Hyena's Night Clubs in the Dallas /Fort Worth area and has opened for popular comedians like Dante, Ben Creed, and Billy D. Washington to name a few.
Many make the trek from Los Angeles. Jason Stuart is one who has an impressive resume. He is not only known as the gay Don Rickles, he has a major role in the historic bio pic Birth Of A Nation from filmmaker & star Nate Parker opposite Armie Hammer. He is the National Co-Chairman of the first ever SAG / AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) LGBT Committee.
Friday night features sketch comedy by Nick Luciano and Zach Fairless followed by stand up comedy by the Emmy award-winning writer for the Ellen DeGeneres show, Adam Yenser. Yenser has appeared on Conan and FOX Laughs, has written for The Oscars, and has been a freelance contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update. Adam mixes sharp observational humor with a uniquely conservative political perspective and was named Best New Comedian at Politicon 2015. He can be seen on Ellen in the recurring segment “Kevin the Cashier Played by Adam.”
The improv and sketch comedy categories include multi-award winning teams, who will also be competing for audience votes.
Tickets for the festival start at only $10.
For the full schedule of events, which also includes hands-on workshops with LA-based improvisers and comics, go to www.jtimprovfestival.org or call (760) 366-3777.
*The festival is produced by the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, a non-profit 501c3.
**Photo attached of The Cosmonauts (Phoenix, AZ)