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DDG Palm Springs LGBT Arts and Entertainment guide, everything else is on the web if you can find it. As we go to print, we join the many friends and fellow actors are remembering actress and entrepreneur Suzanne Somers with fondness. Somers died Sunday at age 76 after battling cancer for more than two decades. The actor died early Sunday, on the eve of her 77th birthday, after living. with breast cancer for more than two decades, according to Somers’ publicist R. Couri Hay.

DDG Palm Springs LGBT Arts and Entertainment guide, everything else is on the web if you can find it. As we go to print, we join the many friends and fellow actors are remembering actress and entrepreneur Suzanne Somers with fondness. Somers died Sunday at age 76 after battling cancer for more than two decades. The actor died early Sunday, on the eve of her 77th birthday, after living. with breast cancer for more than two decades, according to Somers’ publicist R. Couri Hay.

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As we go to print we join the many friends and fellow actors are remembering actress and entrepreneur<br />

Suzanne Somers with fondness. Somers died Sunday at age 76 after battling cancer for<br />

more than two decades. The actor died early Sunday, on the eve of her 77th birthday, after living<br />

with breast cancer for more than two decades, according to Somers’ publicist R. Couri Hay.<br />

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11 - 4 weekdays, however, the working artists m<strong>ai</strong>nt<strong>ai</strong>n their<br />

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p.m. for the FIRST WEDNESDAY ART WALK displaying recent art<br />

that has been created.<br />

There is a rich diversity representing the arts found in the<br />

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is the art and craft of Greg and Linda Maxon. Linda works<br />

in ceramics and found organic objects and Greg works with<br />

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and craftspeople. The Tom Ross Gallery was also featured last<br />

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– Relive the soul-stirring love songs of<br />

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local Gregory Douglass on vocals and<br />

Los Angeles-based Michael Orland on<br />

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A portion of all ticket sale proceeds<br />

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av<strong>ai</strong>lable on Target.com across the U.S. This<br />

unique interactive runway show will help launch<br />

Squadz Place on the West Coast as the<br />

brand’s toy dolls are brought to life on the<br />

LAFW runway.<br />

De Florencio by Nino Cutraro is another<br />

edgy LA-based fashion designer that will offer<br />

up creative rockstar streetwear for men<br />

at this year’s Los Angeles Fashion Week. A<br />

beautiful art gallery pop-up will also be curated<br />

by Six Summit Gallery for this year’s<br />

Los Angeles Fashion Week featuring dozens<br />

of local LA artists. “Overall, this year’s<br />

LAFW will be a massive celebration of art,<br />

creativity and fashion!” Rosette s<strong>ai</strong>d.<br />

Innovative and globally recognized beauty,<br />

food and spirits brands are teaming up<br />

with Art Hearts Fashion for this year’s 10th<br />

Annual Los Angeles Fashion Week. Beachwaver<br />

is the official h<strong>ai</strong>r styling brand for<br />

all models. Billion Dollar Brows is the official


The official afterparty venue<br />

for Los Angeles Fashion<br />

Week <strong>powered</strong> by Art Hearts<br />

Fashion will be the newly<br />

opened Level 8 located in the<br />

Moxy/AC Hotel in downtown Los<br />

Angeles at at<br />

1254 S. Figueroa Street, Los<br />

Angeles, CA 90015.<br />

<strong>powered</strong> by Art Hearts Fashion while other top<br />

sponsors including Empress 1904 Gin, Feel<br />

Great Be Great Lifestyle, Koe Kombucha,<br />

Japonesque, The Makeup Light, Real Her<br />

Cosmetics, Simply Mixology, Smart Water<br />

and Coca Cola will provide drinks, refreshments<br />

and gifting to front row and VIP<br />

attendees.<br />

Art Hearts Fashion will follow<br />

Los Angeles Fashion Week with<br />

a VIP two-day Art Basel fashion<br />

event in Miami on December 7th<br />

& 8th and then will launch Las<br />

Vegas Fashion Week in 2024.<br />

About Art Hearts Fashion<br />

Art Hearts Fashion is a globally recognized<br />

fashion show production organization<br />

based in Los Angeles, known for leading the<br />

fashion industry with iconic Fashion Week<br />

events in Los Angeles, New York, Miami,<br />

Milan, Paris, and more. AHF has built a<br />

reputation for bringing together the most<br />

renowned and innovative emerging designers<br />

to propel fashion forward <strong>since</strong> it was<br />

founded in 2010 by Erik Rosete. For more<br />

information, lmore at<br />

https://artheartsfashion.com.<br />

The official 2023 Los Angeles Fashion Week<br />

schedule <strong>powered</strong> by Art Hearts Fashion<br />

will be av<strong>ai</strong>lable online beginning Oct. 12th,<br />

2023. Fashion lovers are encouraged to visit<br />

artheartsfashion.com to learn more, sign up<br />

for the organization’s em<strong>ai</strong>l alerts and purchase<br />

tickets online.<br />

Vic Gerami<br />

Editor & Publisher<br />

thebluntpost.com<br />

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News...or not<br />

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color. This initiative comes at a time of<br />

reckoning in Hollywood, where a more<br />

robust pipeline of talent will meet the<br />

demand for a more equitable future.<br />

Don’t lose home<br />

This legislation provides a property tax<br />

exemption clarification for homeowners<br />

in hospitals or live-in care facilities.<br />

Message from KELLY SEYARTO<br />

State Senator, 32nd District<br />

I am pleased to announce that SB 520<br />

has been signed into law.<br />

Spirit Day Approaches<br />

Spirit Day is the world’s most visible antibullying<br />

movement, inspiring LGBTQ<br />

youth - especially transgender and<br />

nonbinary youth - to live their lives in<br />

truth and authenticity. On Thursday<br />

October 19, millions of supporters will<br />

go purple to support LGBTQ youth.<br />

Will you be one of them? Take the<br />

Spirit Day Pledge now to take a stand<br />

ag<strong>ai</strong>nst bullying and to join GLAAD in<br />

accelerating acceptance.<br />

GLAAD Hosts Inaugural Black Queer<br />

Creative Summit<br />

Last month, GLAAD hosted the inaugural<br />

Black Queer Creative Summit in Los<br />

Angeles. The goal of this revolutionary<br />

event was to empower, educate, and<br />

tr<strong>ai</strong>n emerging content creators and<br />

contributors to achieve industry equity;<br />

to combat HIV stigma; and to increase<br />

LGBTQ+ storylines featuring people of<br />

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In 1988, Prop. 93 established the<br />

Homeowners’ Property Tax Exemption,<br />

but with the addition of Prop 19 in 2020,<br />

some groups were undefined when<br />

it came to the qualification of s<strong>ai</strong>d<br />

exemption. To ensure their home would<br />

still qualify and be eligible for inheritance<br />

without tax reassessment, some families<br />

were led to remove elderly parents from<br />

hospice or specialized care.<br />

The homeowner who has previously<br />

qualified for the exemption should not<br />

lose that right because they are in a<br />

hospital or live-in care facility.<br />

I am proud to be able to make this<br />

clarification and help California’s<br />

families keep their homes.<br />

SB 520 was sponsored by the Howard<br />

Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA).<br />

“California families shouldn’t have to<br />

even consider pulling loved ones out<br />

of much-needed care to avoid a tax<br />

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increase on their family home,” s<strong>ai</strong>d Jon<br />

Coupal, president of the HJTA. “That’s<br />

why HJTA was proud to sponsor SB 520<br />

and we thank Senator Seyarto and his<br />

staff for their hard work on this important<br />

legislation.”<br />

By clarifying this part of Prop. 19, SB 520<br />

contributes to homeowners’ financial<br />

stability and peace of mind during<br />

challenging times.<br />

Thank you for this opportunity to be of<br />

service.<br />

which had been unreadable <strong>since</strong> a<br />

volcanic eruption in AD 79 — the same<br />

one that buried nearby Pompeii. The<br />

breakthrough could open up hundreds<br />

of texts from the only intact library to<br />

survive from Greco-Roman antiquity.<br />

The Vesuvius Challenge offers a series<br />

of awards, leading to a m<strong>ai</strong>n prize of<br />

US$700,000 for reading four or more<br />

passages from a rolled-up scroll. On 12<br />

October, the organizers announced<br />

that Farritor has won the ‘first letters’<br />

prize of $40,000 for reading more than<br />

10 characters in a 4-square-centimetre<br />

area of papyrus. Youssef Nader, a<br />

graduate student at the Free University<br />

of Berlin, is awarded $10,000 for coming<br />

second.<br />

Read more at nature.com<br />

Charred scrolls from Herculaneum can’t be opened easily,<br />

but X-ray scanning can reveal their contents.Credit: UK<br />

Photo<br />

AI reads text from ancient Herculaneum<br />

scroll for the first time<br />

Machine-learning technique reveals<br />

Greek words in CT scans of rolled-up<br />

papyrus.<br />

October DSD Meeting<br />

Tuesday October 17 @ 6:00 PM<br />

Mizell Center<br />

480 S Sunrise Way,<br />

Crisis in the Middle East:<br />

So now we have another war. How do<br />

we care for each other?<br />

desert-stonewall.org<br />

A 21-year-old computer-science student<br />

has won a global contest to read the<br />

first text inside a carbonized scroll from<br />

the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, Desert Stonewall Democrats, in<br />

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partnership with the Riverside County<br />

Democratic Party, will be together at<br />

Palm Springs Pride this year!<br />

November 4 and 5, 2023<br />

We will have a booth to register and<br />

talk with voters about the importance<br />

of the 2024 elections and, not<br />

incidentally, have DSD logo shirts and<br />

other merchandise av<strong>ai</strong>lable for a<br />

contribution. Please stop by the booth<br />

to say “Hi” and to check out our<br />

offerings.<br />

We are looking for additional volunteers<br />

For more information on Desert<br />

Stonewall Democrats, please visit us at<br />

http://www.desert-stonewall.org<br />

info@desert-stonewall.org<br />

Solar eclipse?<br />

DID YOU MISS THE OCTOBER 14 RING OF<br />

FIRE? The <strong>DDG</strong> has you covered. We<br />

cannot tell you how, but we arranged<br />

for another opportunity to see a<br />

celestial show when a total solar eclipse<br />

crosses the U.S. on April 8, 2024.<br />

M<strong>ai</strong>l from the MoveOn membersupported<br />

Banned Bookmobile Tour!<br />

We just finished a series of stops in<br />

Nashville and Atlanta and are heading<br />

to Virginia and Washington, D.C. next<br />

week, then onward to South Carolina<br />

and Ohio.<br />

Traveling around the country on<br />

the Banned Bookmobile, I’ve had<br />

the incredible pleasure of meeting<br />

thousands of MoveOn members—<br />

you’re librarians, parents, students,<br />

educators, authors, and, above all,<br />

readers.<br />

It’s been heartwarming to be in<br />

community with other book lovers.<br />

Something special happens when<br />

we come together in support of our<br />

freedom to learn and to read. We’ve<br />

bonded over our shared love of<br />

books and our resolve to defend our<br />

educators and parents and to protect<br />

our communities from MAGA book<br />

bans.<br />

You can get a sense of how magical it is<br />

to come together ag<strong>ai</strong>nst book bans by<br />

watching this short video recap.<br />

Take a look!<br />

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SSI Cost-of-Living Adjustment<br />

More than 71 million Americans will see<br />

a 3.2% increase in their Social Security<br />

benefits and Supplemental Security<br />

Income (SSI) payments in 2024. We will<br />

m<strong>ai</strong>l cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)<br />

notices throughout the month of<br />

December to retirement, survivors, and<br />

disability beneficiaries, SSI recipients,<br />

and representative payees.<br />

Are you a tree whisperer?<br />

A Dog Whisperer is referred to as<br />

someone who has a unique ability<br />

in communicating, observing, and<br />

creating a connection with a dog<br />

based on understanding and trust.<br />

I am Tree Whisperer is often confused<br />

with Druids But more like the Rock I feel<br />

what the trees are cooking. “Trees are<br />

“social creatures” that communicate<br />

with each other in cooperative ways<br />

that hold lessons for humans, too,<br />

ecologist Suzanne Simard s<strong>ai</strong>d id a<br />

recent interview on the commie rag<br />

NPR. I call it commie as fan service to<br />

our 3 far right readers.<br />

I grew up in the wood A New England<br />

Wood sandwiched between a small<br />

country town and a vast swamp. An<br />

area so old its past still haunts me. Once<br />

dotted by indigenous villages and early<br />

explores. Every little breeze may not<br />

whisper “Louise.”But they are not shy<br />

about announcing a storm.<br />

Trees have been in existence for 370<br />

million years. It is estimated that there<br />

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are around three trillion mature trees in<br />

the world.<br />

We all know Trees play a significant role<br />

in reducing erosion and moderating the<br />

climate. They remove carbon dioxide<br />

from the atmosphere and store large<br />

quantities of carbon in their tissues.<br />

Truth be told 9 out of 10 scientist will<br />

agree human beings would struggle to<br />

survive in a world without trees.<br />

I wonder about the trees.<br />

Why do we wish to bear<br />

Forever the noise of these<br />

More than another noise<br />

So close to our dwelling place?<br />

Robert Frost<br />

Even trees will tell you, how unbearable life will<br />

be, thou very health they keep, But whoosh, like<br />

that, it could be gone and with it thou gone too<br />

.~The sound trees make wp<br />

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Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce<br />

Announces Palm Springs Walk of the<br />

Stars to Honor Leslie Jordan with<br />

462nd Star<br />

Palm Springs, CA – The Palm<br />

Springs Chamber of Commerce<br />

will honor actor, comedian, and<br />

storyteller, Leslie Jordan with the<br />

462nd star on the Palm Springs<br />

Walk of the Stars, sponsored by<br />

donations through the Del Shores<br />

Foundation. The star will be<br />

unveiled at the Downtown Palm Springs Park on Friday, October<br />

20, at 11 a.m., four days before the one-year anniversary of his<br />

untimely passing.<br />

Palm Springs Cultural Center to<br />

Present<br />

The Latsos Four Hand Piano Duo in<br />

Concert on Sunday, October 22nd<br />

October 2, 2023 - Palm Springs, CA - The<br />

Palm Springs Cultural Center is proud to<br />

present Giorgi Latso and his wife Anna<br />

Fedorova Latso (The Latsos Piano Duo)<br />

in concert on Sunday, October 22nd at<br />

7pm. The Latsos are well known to local<br />

audiences, and are a favorite among<br />

many concert organizers and promoters<br />

throughout the world, some of whom<br />

have called their performances “thrilling<br />

and flamboyant.” The MTNA State<br />

Conference h<strong>ai</strong>ls their “intelligence,<br />

liveliness and enormous charm.’’<br />

hottest place on Earth, with a recorded<br />

high temperature of 134°F (57°C) on<br />

July 10, 1913, and Badwater Basin is<br />

the lowest elevation in North America<br />

(282 feet/86 m below sea level)!<br />

These conditions combine to make<br />

Death Valley a land of extremes.<br />

Road Status<br />

Updated 10/15/2023 at 9:30 am PST<br />

The only entrances to the park are on<br />

CA HWY 190 Travelers arriving from<br />

the west side of the park should take<br />

California Highway 136 (just south<br />

of Lone Pine, CA) to California 190,<br />

noting that access from Olancha is not<br />

av<strong>ai</strong>lable. Expect traffic delays due to<br />

roadwork.<br />

Local Information and Services<br />

Businesses listed here are not run by the<br />

National Park Service; information is<br />

subject to change<br />

‘<br />

FURNACE CREEK Post Office<br />

Farabees Jeep Rental &<br />

Tours 4x4 Jeep rentals and tours.<br />

760-786-9872<br />

The Inn at Death Valley<br />

760-786-2345<br />

The Ranch at Death Valley<br />

Free Borax Museum. 760-786-2345<br />

Stovepipe Wells Resort<br />

Lodging, camping, 760-786-7090<br />

Featured Day Trip<br />

Death Valley<br />

Panamint Springs Resort 775-482-7680<br />

Death Valley National Park is the<br />

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Must-See Locations<br />

Location<br />

Check out the options below for places to see with minimum time in the heat!<br />

1 - 2 Hours — The do-not-miss list for a visit to Death Valley!<br />

Description<br />

Walking<br />

Required?<br />

Travel from<br />

Furnace Creek<br />

Badwater<br />

Basin<br />

Artists<br />

Drive<br />

Zabriskie<br />

Point<br />

Location<br />

Mesquite Flat<br />

Sand Dunes<br />

Dantes<br />

View<br />

Harmony<br />

Borax Works<br />

Location<br />

Ubehebe<br />

Crater<br />

Charcoal<br />

Kilns<br />

Father<br />

Crowley<br />

Vista Point<br />

Visitor Guide<br />

The lowest point in North<br />

America, at 282 ft (86 m)<br />

below sea level. A surreal<br />

landscape of vast salt flats.<br />

A scenic loop drive through<br />

multi-hued hills. The 9 mile<br />

(14.5 km) drive is one-way.<br />

No vehicles over 25 feet long<br />

Golden colored badlands and<br />

a spectacular spot for sunrise.<br />

Description<br />

Gold dunes rise smoothly<br />

nearly 100 ft (30 m) from<br />

Mesquite Flat.<br />

Breathtaking viewpoint over<br />

5,000 ft (1,500 m) above the<br />

floor of Death Valley.<br />

No vehicles over 25 feet long<br />

Borax was some of the most<br />

profitable ore mined in the<br />

area. See the rem<strong>ai</strong>ns of a<br />

processing building and a<br />

historic 20-mule team wagon.<br />

Description<br />

Roughly 2,000 years ago, rising<br />

magma came into contact with<br />

groundwater, resulting in a<br />

steam and gas explosion that<br />

left a 600 ft (183 m) crater.<br />

These ten dome-shaped<br />

structures are among the best<br />

preserved in the West. Built<br />

in 1876 to provide charcoal to<br />

process silver/lead ore.<br />

No vehicles over 25 feet long<br />

Overlook R<strong>ai</strong>nbow Canyon,<br />

a colorfully layered landscape<br />

created by lava flows and<br />

volcanic cinders.<br />

You can see the salt<br />

flats from your vehicle.<br />

A short walk on a<br />

boardwalk takes you out<br />

to the flats.<br />

Enjoy the views from<br />

your vehicle. A short<br />

stop at Artists Palette<br />

would require exiting<br />

your vehicle.<br />

A 1/4 mi (400 m) long,<br />

60 ft (18 m) elevation<br />

g<strong>ai</strong>n walk up a paved<br />

path to the viewpoint<br />

from the parking area.<br />

Walking<br />

Required?<br />

The dunes can be<br />

viewed from<br />

your vehicle. Sand<br />

temperatures can be hot<br />

enough to melt sandals<br />

midday- use caution!<br />

No walking required.<br />

ADA accessible viewing<br />

platform. Higher<br />

elevation offers slightly<br />

cooler temperatures.<br />

A 0.4 mi (650 m) long,<br />

35 ft (11 m) elevation<br />

g<strong>ai</strong>n walk on a paved<br />

path.<br />

Walking<br />

Required?<br />

No walking required.<br />

View the crater from a<br />

paved sidewalk by the<br />

parking area.<br />

The kilns can be viewed<br />

from your vehicle.<br />

No walking required.<br />

View the canyon from<br />

a paved sidewalk by the<br />

parking area.<br />

17 mi (27 km) south on<br />

Badwater Road<br />

30 minutes<br />

Entrance to the<br />

one way road is<br />

8.5 mi (13.7 km) south on<br />

Badwater Road<br />

15 minutes<br />

4.8 mi (7.7 km) east on<br />

Highway 190<br />

15 minutes<br />

Extra few hours — Stop at one of these unique spots, but be sure to avoid afternoon heat!<br />

Travel from<br />

Furnace Creek<br />

22.4 mi (36 km) west on<br />

Highway 190<br />

30 minutes<br />

12 mi (19 km) east on<br />

Highway 190; 13.2 mi<br />

(21 km) on Dantes View<br />

Road<br />

1 hour<br />

1 mi (1.6 km) west on<br />

Highway 190<br />

3 minutes<br />

Half Day Adventures — Add these longer adventures to see different parts of the park!<br />

Travel from<br />

Furnace Creek<br />

17.1 mi (27.5 km) west on<br />

Highway 190;<br />

33.4 mi (53.8 km) on<br />

North Highway to<br />

Ubehebe Crater Road<br />

1 hour<br />

33.6 mi (54 km) west on<br />

Highway 190; 28.2 mi<br />

(45.4 km) on Emigrant<br />

Canyon Road. Final 2 mi<br />

(3 km) are gravel<br />

1.5 hours<br />

62.8 mi (101 km) west on<br />

Highway 190<br />

1.5 hours<br />

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Welcome!<br />

WORSHIP WITH US IN PERSON<br />

SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

3601 E. Mesquite Ave, Palm Springs<br />

Demuth Community Center<br />

God’s Love &<br />

Good Works.<br />

760.327.3802<br />

www.bloominthedesert.org<br />

WORSHIP WITH US ONLINE<br />

SUNDAYS AT 10 AM<br />

Facebook<br />

Bloom in the Desert Ministries UCC<br />

REPLAY ANYTIME<br />

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BUSINESS<br />

NATURIST<br />

Family DeAnza Desert Sun Resort<br />

Starland Community Desert retreat<br />

Sea Mount<strong>ai</strong>n Luxury Nude Resort and<br />

Spa Hotel DHS<br />

SOCAL Nude beaches which are also<br />

called “free beach”, or “clothingoptional”.<br />

Blacks Beach Nude Beach in San Diego<br />

is located just north of La Jolla Shores<br />

and beneath the Torrey Pines bluffs.<br />

Pirate’s Cove, Avila Beach<br />

Corona Del Mar is one of California’s<br />

best nude beaches.<br />

SERVICES<br />

AMVETS Express Reservations: free round<br />

trip to Loma Linda VA clinic to<br />

760-699-8849<br />

Directory<br />

BIDEN<br />

Lifeline Support for Affordable<br />

Communications<br />

www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers<br />

2023 Affordable Care Act Plans - Check<br />

to See if You Qualify<br />

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS<br />

Thursday nights VILLAGEFEST takes place<br />

in downtown Palm Springs on Palm<br />

Canyon Drive every. villagefest.org<br />

June through September from 7:00 p.m.<br />

until 10 p.m.<br />

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum<br />

760-329-7610<br />

McCallum Adobe 760-323-8297<br />

Indian Canyons 760-323-6018<br />

Transgender Community Transcc.Org<br />

Palm Springs Gay<br />

Men’s Chorus 760-219-2077<br />

Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert<br />

760 272-5553<br />

Palm Springs Pride<br />

Pspride.Org<br />

Prime Timers of the Desert<br />

info@ptod.us<br />

Palm Springs Aerial Tram<br />

760-325-1449<br />

Palm Springs Air Museum<br />

760-778-6262<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum<br />

760-325-7186<br />

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FARMERS MARKETS FEATURING<br />

UCCE MASTER GARDENERS<br />

These fun events combine shopping for fresh fruits and<br />

vegetables, gourmet foods, flowers, crafts, and many other<br />

interesting items with an “Ask the Master Gardener” information<br />

table. Master Gardeners are present to answer your gardening<br />

questions, hand out a wide range of materials on gardening<br />

topics, and present “how to do it” gardening demonstrations.<br />

This is where you can find us at farmers markets in October:<br />

PALM SPRINGS--Saturdays, October 28 from 8:00 am-12:30 pm<br />

at 2300 E. Baristo Road<br />

TEMECULA--V<strong>ai</strong>l Ranch HQ--Tuesdays, October 24, from 9:00<br />

am-1:00 pm, 32115 Temecula Parkway (Between Kohl’s and<br />

Ross)<br />

TEMECULA--Promenade Mall--Wednesdays, October 25, from<br />

9:00 am-1:00 pm, 40820 Winchester Road (JC Penney parking<br />

lot)<br />

Have a Gardening Question...Ask our<br />

UC Master Gardener of Riverside County<br />

Helpline! Em<strong>ai</strong>l your question(s) to:<br />

Desert Area: anrmgindio@ucanr.edu<br />

West County: anrmgriverside@ucanr.edu<br />

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Sunnylands<br />

760-328-2829<br />

Patton Memorial Museum 760-227-3483<br />

Joshua Tree National park 760-367-5500<br />

FREE COMMUNITY LISTINGS<br />

New Additions<br />

Coachella Valley Volunteers in<br />

Medicine. The only no-cost healthcare<br />

center in the Coachella Valley<br />

Las Palmas Medical Center<br />

555 E. Tachevah, Bldg 1W, Ste 204<br />

Palm Springs CA 92262 760-342-4414<br />

cvvim.org<br />

AAP - Food Samaritans (760) 325-8481<br />

Eisenhower HIV Clinic (760) 834-7930<br />

DAP/ DOCK Clinic (760) 992-0492<br />

Borrego Health (Stonewall Medical<br />

Center) Cathedral City 760-507-3310<br />

Desert Legal <strong>ai</strong>d: 760-832-9770<br />

Stonewall democrats:<br />

desert-stonewall.org<br />

Desert winds freedom band<br />

760 776-2700<br />

Gay artists -760 835 0727<br />

Transgender Community Transcc.org<br />

Those who dwell among the beauties<br />

and mysteries of the earth are never<br />

alone or weary of life.<br />

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Veterans Records https://vetrecs.<br />

archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.<br />

html for vet or family or with written<br />

authorization.<br />

Lgbt community center<br />

760-416-7790 thecenterps.org<br />

American cancer society<br />

800-227-2345<br />

Palm Springs Art Museum was founded in<br />

1938 as the Palm Springs Desert Museum at<br />

La Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. Natural<br />

science exhibits, Cahuilla Indian artifacts, and<br />

hiking excursions dominated the institution’s<br />

programming. 62+ $14,00 All visitors are<br />

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The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway<br />

Summer Pass Ticket<br />

Adult & Seniors $85<br />

Child (ages 3-10) $45<br />

Valid for parking and unlimited Tram rides<br />

till July 31,2023.—the world’s largest rotating<br />

tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles<br />

along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon,<br />

transporting riders to the pristine wilderness<br />

of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. During<br />

your approximately ten-minute journey, tram<br />

cars rotate slowly, offering picturesque and<br />

spectacular vistas of the valley floor below.<br />

Once you reach the Mount<strong>ai</strong>n Station—elevation<br />

8,516 feet—enjoy two restaurants, observation<br />

decks, natural history museum, two documentary<br />

theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking<br />

tr<strong>ai</strong>ls.<br />

The Indian Canyons<br />

Fifteen miles long, Palm Canyon is one of<br />

the areas of great beauty in Western North<br />

America. Its indigenous flora and fauna, which<br />

the Cahuilla people so expertly used, and its<br />

abundant Washingtonia filifera (California Fan<br />

Palm) are breathtaking contrasts to the stark<br />

rocky gorges and barren desert lands beyond.<br />

A moderately graded foot path winds down<br />

into the canyon for picnicking near the stream,<br />

meditation, exploring, hiking or horseback<br />

riding. For more information call 760-323-6018<br />

www.indian-canyons.comlocated at 38520 S.<br />

Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs<br />

Hours<br />

Oct. 1 - July 4: d<strong>ai</strong>ly 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br />

(Last vehicle in at 4 p.m.)<br />

July 5 - Sept. 30: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.<br />

(open only Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Last<br />

vehicle in at 4 p.m.)<br />

No animals allowed.<br />

Uber/Lyft Drivers are required to display<br />

company stickers in their windshield for drop off<br />

and pickup.<br />

The Palm Springs Air Museum is a living<br />

history museum dedicated to educating the<br />

public about the role Air Power played in<br />

preserving American liberties and way of life.<br />

The Museum preserves, exhibits, and flies<br />

<strong>ai</strong>rcraft from World War Two, Korean War,<br />

Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror. A<br />

good portion of the <strong>ai</strong>rcraft in the collection are<br />

in flyable condition.<br />

Open Cockpit Saturdays<br />

Museum guests are treated to the extra special<br />

experience of being allowed to sit at the controls<br />

and pose for pictures. From 10:30-12:30 each<br />

Saturday, a selected <strong>ai</strong>rcraft will be opened up<br />

and made accessible to the public. Museum<br />

Volunteers will also be on hand to answer<br />

questions and provide the historical back drop<br />

for the <strong>ai</strong>rcraft you are sitting in.<br />

BOOK A FLIGHT?<br />

Like a North American<br />

Aviation P-51 Mustang<br />

is an American longrange,<br />

single-seat fighter<br />

and fighter-bomber used<br />

during World War II and<br />

the Korean War, among<br />

other conflicts.<br />

Some Special require additional fees or donation<br />

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Also the museum will be bringing three vintage<br />

warbirds to participate in the races this year!<br />

Each year we struggle to make the costs of<br />

insurance for the <strong>ai</strong>rcraft. Your donations can<br />

make a difference and we will provide you with<br />

some cool merchandise as a thank you!<br />

Join FRIENDS OF THE DESERT<br />

MOUNTAINS in Calling on President<br />

Biden to Designate a New Monument in the<br />

California Desert & Expand Joshua Tree<br />

National Park protectchuckwalla.org<br />

FRIENDS OF THE DESERT MOUNTAINS<br />

Discover how the desert comes alive after<br />

dark! Do you know which animals change<br />

colors when you use a blacklight? Using our<br />

blacklights, we will take a short walk along<br />

the Art Smith Tr<strong>ai</strong>l basin looking for the many<br />

nocturnal creatures that inhabit our desert. And a<br />

week-long Summer BioBlitz.<br />

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, 47900<br />

Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260<br />

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in PalDesert<br />

is a unique zoo and botanical garden that<br />

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Living Desert WILDLIGHTS<br />

Don’t Miss the DeLIGHTful Additions to<br />

Our 31st Season<br />

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 & SUNDAY,<br />

OCTOBER 29<br />

10 more FREE THINGS TO DO<br />

Please verify all data before you go.<br />

1. VillageFest on Thursdays<br />

2. Coachella Valley Preserve This area is very<br />

hot during the summer - be prepared. Open<br />

seven days a week. Ultimate wildlife watching<br />

is viewing animals without interrupting their<br />

normal activities.<br />

3. Palm Canyon Drive<br />

4. The Rodeo Drive of desert after the The Shops<br />

5. Coachella Walls project, Los Cosecha del Futuro,<br />

Indio Food Park,<br />

6. Self-guided architecture tour by Visit Greater<br />

Palm Springs visitpalmsprings.com<br />

7. The Palm to Pines Scenic Byway is 0ne of the<br />

most beautiful driving routes in California,<br />

covering San Bernardino National Forest on<br />

winding mount<strong>ai</strong>n roads, from the sandy desert<br />

floor to lush mount<strong>ai</strong>n forests. From Palm<br />

Desert take Highway 74 into the Banning Pass<br />

on Highway 243, appears in the 1963 American<br />

comedy film It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World<br />

8. Hike Idyllwild and explore some of the towns<br />

along the way or stop only at the scenic<br />

overlooks. Some of the highlights include Lake<br />

Hemet and of course Idyllwild.<br />

9. Visit Shields Date Garden Free film “the sex<br />

life” Best and originator of the first Date Shake!<br />

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