May 17, 2017
Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce
Board Of Directors 

Aaron Kyle

Joni Daniel
Vice President

Carrie Hendrickson
Cheryl Cox

Bryan Oakley

Robert Fleck

Glenn Helm

Lorie Wiederhold

Yeseida Reyes

Chamber President Office Hours 

Chamber President Aaron Kyle will be available every Wednesday  from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. to talk to business owners and community members.

From the Executive Director’s Desk


The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting this Friday, May 19th at 6:00PM at the Twentynine Palms Community Services Building located at 74325 Joe Davis Drive, Twentynine Palms.

During this meeting we shall conduct the 2017/2018 Election of the Board of Directors. All voting shall be by ballot.  A ballot box will be available at the meeting for voting members to turn in their ballots in person.

To RSVP for the meeting please call the Chamber at (760) 367-3445 – See you Friday and thank you!


Join us for the Chamber Mixer at Tower Homestead Guest Ranch tomorrow, Thursday, May 18th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. This beautiful and historic place is one of the many gems of Twentynine Palms and many thanks to owners, Robin and Manuel Anaya, for opening their doors for this networking event. Tower Homestead Guest Ranch is located at 76969 Amboy Road in Twentynine Palms.

Professionals Night last week with Kathy Condon and Ashley Smith of the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities was well-attended. If you missed this seminar on how to best utilize the tools in social media for marketing your business and events we are holding another on September 14th due to popular demand.

Our next Professionals Night will be on Thursday, June 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce. This evening’s presentation will be by the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center. Small businesses owned by women are increasing in number and this seminar will provide valuable information for current and future businesswomen. Mark Your Calendars!

This is National Law Enforcement Week and the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce gives a shout out to all the men, women, and K9s out there who keep us safe and secure! Thank you for all you do!

Until next week,

Ursula Gilmore
Executive Director

Our weekly eNews is an excellent source to find out about happenings and I urge all of our members and partners to check it out every week. You can also visit the Center in person, check out our website ( or our Facebook page ( 

Watch for our newsletter on Wednesday.
If you have an event  you would like announced in the newsletter,
send your information  to before 5pm on Mondays


On Memorial Day, Tortoise Rock Casino is proud to honor those men and women who have served the U.S. Military with a FREE Cheeseburger and French Fries in Oasis Grill from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.* 

Since their opening in early 2014, Tortoise Rock Casino has been devoted to giving back and recognizing those that have scarified their lives to serve our country. 

Everyone 18 years of age and over can join the non-stop sizzling gaming action at Tortoise Rock Casino. 
Copper Mountain College Celebrates 2017 Graduates!

Copper Mountain College will recognize its Vocational Nursing Program Class of 2017 and Registered Nursing Program Class of 2017 graduates during a Pinning Ceremony on May 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium at the Bell Center on the CMC campus.  The Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored celebration recognizing the completion of the rigorous course of study and welcoming these newly-graduated students into the nursing profession.   

“It has truly been an exciting year at Copper Mountain College, and we are so proud of our students’ hard work and achievements”, says Jeff Cummings, Superintendent/ President.  “We are honored to celebrate this milestone with the friends and families of our graduates”

Join us in congratulating the Copper Mountain College 2017 Grads!
Applebee's Has a Special Offer for Nonprofits.

Applebee's "Dining to Donate" program offers nonprofits an opportunity to raise funds when friends and families dine at their Yucca Valley restaurant. 

All the guest has to do is present a "Dining to Donate" flyer provided by your organization. Groups can earn up to 20% of sales.  

Get the details on the Basin Wide Foundation website . 

The Twentynine Palms High School Transition Partnership Program has GRADUATES who are work-ready and eligible for subsidized work placements in area businesses. 

Please contact Lori Jo Cosgriff @ 760-367-9591 ext 2046 to find out how you can offer support and training to a young person just entering the workforce while we pay their salary and Workman’s Compensation Insurance.
  The Grantwriting Academy for Grassroots Organizations 2017

The Academy is accepting Scholarship Applications to this 4-Day Comprehensive Course to help you create winning proposals.

In this hands-on course you will:
  • Learn essential grant development skills
  • Explore funding opportunities and proven research techniques
  • Spend time developing your own individualized grant template
  • Receive feedback to help optimize your success
APPLY TODAY! Space is Limited. 
Course Dates: June 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017   9 am - 5 pm each day

Last day to submit applications is May 24, 2017.

Things To Do
Does your business have an upcoming event?  Send Us An Email! Include any photos or copy you have to better enhance your post. 
Bringing together veterans, active-duty military, and civilians in order to help each other to address the wounds of the soul through communication and art. Come see what happens when communities come together!
Providing support, assistance, education, and referrals to those in need in the Morongo Basin.
Providing hands on learning opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.

Sky’s The Limit is offering an Astronomy Class on Wednesday, May 31 beginning at 7:15 pm. Participation is limited to adults, including College and High School students. Classes will be a minimum of 5 participants and a maximum of 10 in order to give personalized instruction. The cost is $20 per person. 

To register or for more information contact Ray Yeager 760-365-7897 or

A place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
J une 10th:
Join the Elks Lodge for an afternoon of fun with Bunco!  $10 covers lunch and six games. Lunch from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Bunco 12:00-5:00 pm.  Raffles and prizes. RSVP by June 2nd at 760-220-5161
More Elks Lodge Events:

May 29th - Memorial Day service at cemetery at 9:00am. Reception at lodge to follow will be 10:00 am -12:00pm

June 3rd - Rib Dinner! Cost is $15 per person. 4:00 - 8:00 pm. There will be a TV raffle, tickets are $5 each or 6 for $20

July 15 - Elks Annual Craft Fair. Christmas in July! Vendor set up at 8:00am, Opens at 9:00am. Food, Car Wash to benefit major Elks projects - Crippled Children, Purple Pig. Come on over, get your car washed and get your early Christmas shopping done! Contact Kathy Clark for more details: 760-220-5161.
Come to the Evening Campfires!

F riday, May 19 - Stories from Keys Ranch, 8pm, Jumbo Rocks Campground Amphitheatre

Saturday, May 20 - Tortoise Tales, 8pm, Jumbo Rocks Campground Amphitheater

Saturday, May 20 - Water in the Desert...who needs it ? Cottonwood Campground Amphitheater
Gershwin will perform some of her uncles’ legendary music as part of the Joshua Tree Philharmonic’s upcoming concert series May 19-21 at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Blak Box Theater in Joshua Tree.
Alexis Gershwin to headline Joshua Tree Philharmonic concerts this weekend.
The acclaimed Joshua Tree Philharmonic is set to perform in grand fashion for its final concert series of the season this weekend, May 19-21, with its upcoming “USA Show,” an homage to the grand USO Shows of yesteryear.  

Alexis Gershwin, the famous niece of legendary American composers George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, will headline the concerts singing some of her uncles’ most beloved music while accompanied by famed piano virtuoso Jarrod Radnich. Alexis

To purchase tickets or for more information, patrons may visit, visit the Hi-Desert Cultural Center Box Office in person Monday through Friday from 1-5pm, or call the Box Office at 760.366.3777. 

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA.
Race Event Management, Chip Timing, Run Club
 Enjoy a weekend of running, biking and live music at the

Run on Saturday, Bike on Sunday, or join the ULTIMATE 29 and do both! This flat and fast 18 mile course is packed with amazing views of the Mojave Desert, spectacular mountain ranges, and Joshua Tree National Park. There will also be 10K and 5K running distances on Saturday! PLUS enjoy food and live music Saturday night with Arms of America U2 Tribute Band from Las Vegas! 
Regular Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. All meetings are held in CMC Community Room at the Bell Center, 6162 Rotary Way in Joshua Tree, California. In the interest of time, the meeting will start at 2:00 p.m. with a Closed Session scheduled early in the meeting. The regular session will begin at 3:00 p.m, unless noted differently on the agenda. Board meetings are open to the public. 
Celebrated Writer/Director teams with Joshua Tree non-profit powerhouse to create Artist Residency for Veterans

When writer/director Charles Evered was a struggling grad student just out of Yale, he didn’t have a place to live.  His parents had passed away, he had no money and was saddled with student loans.  The world-famous playwright Edward Albee came to his rescue. 

“I didn’t know where I was going to go.  I was renting a cheap office in the middle of New Jersey and I’d crash there at night.  That’s when I got a call from the Albee Foundation.  I was told they liked the play I had submitted and offered me a residency for one month in Montauk, NY.  I wouldn’t have to worry about where I'd live—at least for awhile, which was a big deal—and Edward himself dropped in and delivered our mail.  He also took the time to offer me advice on playwriting as well, and corresponded with me when I made the move out to Hollywood.  The whole experience was a lifesaver for me, and helped launch my career.”           Read More

May 18th

Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 – Free for Members/Sponsors – beverages will be served.
 The goal of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society's Young Historian program is to encourage the youth of Twentynine Palms to become more familiar with our local history. 
The Restaurant at the 29 Palms Inn

Join us in our relaxed, art-filled restaurant for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. Our menus feature  fresh seafood, steaks and prime rib, pastas, salads, and delicious vegetarian dishes. We take pride in baking our own sourdough bread daily, and making all our own soups, dressings, and desserts. When
available, we incorporate fresh & organic fruits and vegetables from our own Fault line Farm. Dine  poolside, or indoors, and enjoy live acoustic music seven nights a week. Visit our blog to see our monthly music schedules.

Our restaurant seats on a first come, first serve basis. We strongly recommend calling ahead 30-40  minutes before you plan to arrive, to speak with our host. We will be happy to give you an update on  how busy we are, and if there is a wait list, put your name it. To keep things flowing in our small  dining room, we will direct large parties of 10 or more to make arrangements with our Restaurant  Manager.

Yoga is back!

 Class is $5 per person, and is currently being offered Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at 7:30am.

 Advance registration required – please call ahead to confirm schedule and reserve your spot (760)367-3505.

FREE Friday Concert Series, Live at the Rock is back in May! The concert series runs every Friday at 8 p.m. through the end of October on the outdoor stage at Tortoise Rock Casino.

May 19 "Lose Your Illusions" Tribute to Guns and Roses

May 26 "The Contenders" Tribute to The Pretenders

City of Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce,
located at 73484 29 Palms Hwy., in downtown Twentynine Palms.

The exhibition showcases spring in the desert, with artwork created by desert artists, who were invited to submit their expressions in a variety of media, including paintings, photography, mosaics, ceramics, assemblage and metal sculpture.

The public is invited to attend the reception, view the show, and enjoy music and refreshments with the artists. Admission is free.

The exhibition will remain on display from April 7 through June 30, 2017 at the visitor center.

Art in Public Places exhibitions are hosted by the Public Arts Advisory Committee (PAAC) of the City of Twentynine Palms. For directions or more information, visit the website at or call (760) 367-6197.

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park We have had a great rainy winter in Joshua Tree National Park and the desert is beginning to show Spring colors, so don't miss out on these great classes!
Theatre 29 is expanding its offering of first class theatrical entertainment and training to include a resident repertory improvisational troupe.   The Twentynine Palms based non-profit Community Theater, the largest and most successful all-volunteer theater organization in the Morongo Basin, continues to build upon recent successes with more experimental and diverse forms of performance.   In addition to their very successful Summer Youth Theater program, the “Theatre 29 Repertory Improvisational Comedy Troupe” is now forming under the direction of Veteran Performer and U.C. Riverside Professor Chris Fleischman.    

Improvisation, or improv, is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Often improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience, or draw on some other source of inspiration to get started.   Fleischman graduated from Yucca Valley High School in 2006 with salutatorian honors as an active member of the repertory theater company, received his B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing (Poetry) and a minor emphasis in Theater,  summa cum laude, from UCLA, and received his M.A. in English from UC Riverside, where he is currently working on his dissertation to complete his doctorate.

The repertory improvisational comedy troupe will perform at select intervals during the Theatre 29 season. Fleischman is seeking to cast a troupe of 8-10 players, ages 18 and older.   Auditions for the troupe are set for 6:00 pm Monday, May 1, 2017 at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The troupe will be formed on the night of auditions.

Prior to the audition and subsequent formation of the troupe, Theatre 29 will hold two days of workshops, 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 25 and 6:00 pm Thursday, April 27, intended to instruct those interested in improvisation and to give people an idea of the qualities sought prospective troupe members. Live performances (rated PG-13) by the troupe are schedules at Theatre 29 June 10, July 15, August 12, September 23, October 28, November 11, and December 30, 2017. Ticket prices are greatly reduced with General Admission at $10.00, Theatre 29 Season Ticket holders, Military, and Seniors are $7.00 and $5.00 for students with ID.

  For 2017, Theatre 29 will present five Main Stage productions, a Halloween Haunt, a Summer Youth Theater Program, and an exclusive two-week run of a special theatrical event. In addition, new for 2017, Theatre 29 will introduce an Improvisational Theatre troupe under the direction of Chris Fleischman
Next up, the popular Broadway musical Into the Woods will be helmed by artistic director Charles Harvey and musical director Kathryn Ferguson. With a classic story that darkly twists and turns through the worlds of favorite Fairy tales and Children's literature. Into the Woods will run April 28th through May 21st.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber operetta, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat running August 25th through September 17th will bring the St. Joseph's Players of Yucca Valley's artistic director Rebecca Havely along with musical director Analisa Pilecki to Theatre 29.
The very popular season themed Halloween Haunt will continue with Freak Show for October 19th through 31st. Producer Brandon Hazel said the walk-through attraction will be both frightening and disturbing and definitely not for younger children.
  This is the last weekend to catch the production of "Into The Woods".  Don't miss it.

 Visit  Theatre 29,   for show schedule.
 After an immensely successful, well-attended series of workshops and auditions, troupe director Chris Fleischman is thrilled to announce the cast of the inaugural improvisational comedy troupe, “The Baker’s Dozen”, at Theatre 29.

Live performances (rated PG-13) by the troupe are scheduled at Theatre 29 June 10, July 15, August 12, September 23, October 28, November 11, and December 30, 201 7.  

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.

The 2017 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program is well into the planning stages and staff members are ready for this exciting educational experience in the live arts!

The program will run Monday Through Friday from June 26 through July 30, 2017, (4th of July off) culminating with two performances of “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” set for each day, July 28, 29, 30, 2017. The Youth Theater Program and the performances will all be held at the Theatre 29 building at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.  

Unleash your creativity for fun project ideas

29 Palms Art Gallery

Would you like to show your artwork in the Guild Members Exhibition? Become a Guild Member and participate in all the Artist Opportunities available to our membership.

San Bernardino County Social Media Workshop

May 25, 2017

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CERT Training Academy in Twentynine Palms

SanBernardino County Fire Department is excited to announce the upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Academny in the Community of Twentynine Palms. 

Twentynine Palms Senior Center
6539 Adobe Rd
May 19-21, 2017
Friday, 5-9 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 8am-5 pm

RSVP: By Phone (760) 228-6380 or by



Local Services

Ruth's Rabbit Trail Tours

Small-group tours of the fascinating historical and cultural sites of the beautiful Morongo Basin in the California high desert!

Many tours to choose from.  

Botanicals and Wildlife

Museums and Historical Sites

Antique Stores Tour

And more!

  You won't believe the savings and top dollar for your trade in, low interests rates, some as low  as 0%, hurry in while the selection is good! 

Kyle's Cleaning Services

Your home is your escape. Your area of relaxation. Give yourself a gift and let Kyle's Cleaning Services clean your home the way you want it cleaned. 

Hailing from the greater metropolitan area of Twentynine Palms, CA, MarineSandpiper is the Southern California High Desert's only Rock & Roll bagpiper!  With over 15 years of bagpipe experience, MarineSandpiper can cover everything from traditional bagpipe music to classic rock and pop music.   
Our Flip Book is available each month where you can view our magazine by flipping the pages with your mouse, a virtual magazine. Send this to your out-of-town or local clients to show that their property is being shown in our magazine.  
  • Large Full Service Pull-Thru & Back-In Sites
  • 50 Amp
  • Propane
  • Pool
  • Spa & Sauna
  • Rec Hall
  • Tennis Court
  • Exercise Facility
  • Shuffleboard
  • Seasonal Activites
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Facility
  • Large Clean Bathrooms/Showers
  • BBQ
  • Fully Equipped Cottages with Satellite TV
  • Clean Air!
  • & Much More!!
Golf Courses
  • Adjacent to a 9 hole golf course -- 5 Minute walk!
  • Access to 18 Hole military gold course -- 15 Minute Drive 

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