July 12, 2017
Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce
Board Of Directors 

Jacob Smith

Aaron Kyle
Vice President

Denise Cullum
Jim Brakebill

Starr Bassion

Tim Christians

Kevin Hatcher

Wanda Llewellyn

Amanda Mann

Chamber President
Office Hours

Chamber President Jacob Smith will be available every Monday 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 Dog Days of Summer are upon us…


Is learning to scuba dive on your bucket list? Here’s your chance! We welcome one of our newest Members, “Get Wet Scubawww.getwetscubadivers.com.  On their website you will find information on the PADI courses they offer, their certification process, plus the schedules of their monthly classes, events, and dive trips.  If you are interested give them a call at (760) 778-7710.


The “Summer Nights” exhibit is at the Visitor Center Gallery until September 30th. With twenty works by local artists the exhibit showcases a variety of mediums and we encourage the community to stop by and enjoy. Remember too that the art is for sale and if you are looking for something special to brighten up your home or office, or as a gift this is a perfect opportunity. Nine works sold during the last exhibit so stop in soon to claim your own piece of Summer Nights.




Our next Professionals Night will be a presentation by Cynthia Truitt, Head of Business Development/Marketing for the Marine Corps Community Services discussing the procedures and benefits of doing business aboard MCAGCC – if you or someone you know is considering doing business on Base this is an event you need to attend. Thursday, August 9th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce.  


Those who have attended our Professionals Nights have been very pleased with the information they’ve received and are making use of what they learned – if you have an idea or a suggestion for a future speaker please email 29chamber@29chamber.org or call (760) 367-3445.




2017/2018 is going to be busy for the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and we need your help! We are currently seeking gracious volunteers for our upcoming events. We have a variety of ways for you to become involved in enriching our community. We appreciate any time, services or skills that you have to share. Please call (760) 367-3445 or email 29chamber@29chamber.org for more information or to sign up.


It’s a busy time here at the Chamber as I’m sure it is for you. We are continuing to work aggressively to advance the goals set for this year and we will continue to work alongside you, investing in good ideas and building a better support network for our membership. Although we change some things we keep others the same…we still work hard to be flexible, accessible and thoughtful to your needs. That is after all what we’re all about.


This month we will be launching our new website. With a crisp new design layout and better functionality we think we look good but we’d love to hear your comments, thoughts and questions after the rollout.


Have a great week!


Ursula Gilmore

Executive Director


Formed in 1947, the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, nonprofit business association that serves its members, the businesses of Twentynine Palms and beyond, and the community. That means we are YOUR Chamber of Commerce. We provide a variety of programs and services to assist you and your business. Take some time to acquaint yourself with the Chamber and our services at www.29chamber.org. While visiting sign up for our weekly eNews! It is an excellent source to find out about happenings, plus I urge all of our members and partners to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Chamber29Palms).  

Watch for our newsletter every Wednesday.
If you have an event  you would like announced in the newsletter,
send your information  to admin@29chamber.org before 5pm on Mondays
HICAP, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, will have a representative at the 29 Palms Senior Center, 6539 Adobe Rd, on Friday July 21, 2017 from 9:0 0 am to 11:00 am to help senior and disabled residents get unbiased answers to questions about Medicare and Medicare advantage plans.

Counselors will be available to help individuals understand benefits and enrollment; prescription drug plan coverage; Medicare advantage plans; Supplemental policies (Medigap); Employee and retiree coverage; Affordable Care Act; Medicare limited income assistance programs; long term care insurance as well as provide legal assistance with Medicare appeals and administrative hearing
For more information contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at 760-361-1410
Joshua Tree Excursions wins International Hospitality Award

July 11, 2017 - Joshua Tree Excursions, the leading concierge, outdoor adventure company in the hi-desert was voted the best Eco-Adventure Tour Operator in Southern California today.

“We are so honored to be recognized with this award” says the owner and CEO of Joshua
Tree Excursions “Our guests are the driving force behind what we do. Ensuring that we provide
them with the best possible experience, in every way, is evidenced by this award... We could not be more proud of this and our thanks go out to everyone who has allowed us the opportunity to share the magic of Joshua Tree National Park with them.”

Joshua Tree Excursions has been providing private, customized desert journeys in Joshua Tree National Park since 2014. The company continues to seek new avenues with which to provide their guests with unparalleled hi-desert experiences that can include hiking, camping,
backpacking, rock climbing and night sky presentations in the Joshua Tree area.

To learn more about the Joshua Tree Excursions, their future plans, contact Kelly Crawford at 760-974-9536 or email, kcrawford@joshuatreeexcursions.com , or visit the website at www.joshutreeexcursions.com

The San Bernardino County Library is set to launch the SBCL App for mobile devices.  The SBCL App provides a simple option for the public to access much of what the Library offers all in one place, including:

  • Search for books, movies, and other materials
  • Place and/or check the status of holds
  • Check due dates and renew items
  • Access digital content including eBooks, e-Audio Books, music, and digital magazines
  • Stay current with events at local branches
  • View phone numbers and locations of all 32 branch libraries

The SBCL App is another opportunity to celebrate and support the Countywide Vision2Read Initiative by providing an additional avenue for accessing, utilizing, and enjoying all that the County Library has to offer.

The SBCL App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or by visiting sbclib.boopsie.com.

 CALL FOR ART: Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2017

Artwork entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and Juried Exhibition, which will be held in September at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms, next to Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters 

Deadline for entry submissions for the juried exhibition is Saturday, July 15, 2017, by 11:59 p.m. PT.

Artwork must depict or be inspired by the unique aspects of Joshua Tree National Park or its cultural history. Artists may enter up to three (3) artwork entries for an entry fee of $35, and images of the artwork and entry fees can be submitted online. Complete guidelines and entry form are available at www.JTNPArts.org 

For more information, visit the website www.JTNPArts.org, or email: artists@jtnparts.org.
Exciting Announcement From Hi-Desert Cultural Center
To meet the needs of our Hi-Desert communities and the challenges created by the unprecedented growth and expansion of the Cultural Center’s arts and education programs, we have added over 15,000 square feet to our facilities! 

Located in the heart of Yucca Valley (at what many of us have referred to as the “Hutchins Building”), the Cultural Center's new and expansive space will now be its Yucca Valley Performing & Visual Arts Center.  The design of the new Yucca Valley Annex will capitalize on its airy and open space that lends itself to a multitude of creative configurations showcasing the arts in the front section of the building—featuring a large art gallery and theater, complete with sprung dance floors. 

The Annex will also house a scenic shop and arts studio for visual arts, ceramics, etc.; a wardrobe shop and fabric arts studio; audio recording/broadcasting studios; some general office space for Hi-Desert Cultural Center operations; and, last but certainly not least, classroom and teacher space dedicated to arts and technology education as we move forward with our educational vision for the Joshua Tree ArtsTech Academy (JTATA).

Congratulations to the California Welcome Center, Yucca Valley on their 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

The Welcome Center is so much more than maps. Visit them for information on all events and attractions in the area and don't miss their newly expanded gift show, there's something for visitors and locals. 
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. 
A place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.

The Desert Institute - Joshua Tree National Park Association
An adult education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders.

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park proudly presents the Fall 2017 schedule of classes.  Classes include topics on natural sciences, cultural history, art programs, women’s programs, hikes with a naturalist and “how – to” classes. This calendar of classes begins in September and a pdf of the course catalog.

Click here or on the image (on the left) to download the interactive pdf of the catalog.
Developing Disciples for Christ Who Make a Difference in the World
Proudly Serving Divers Worldwide Since 2000
Sign up now for the 8th Annual Emerald Bay and Palau Scuba Trips!
Your Twentynine Palms Library is ready for the Summer with weekly readings, movies, and family craft activities... and more. There's always something to do in Twentynine Palms!
If you live in  Yucca Valley, your library is serving up the same kind of fun. Fun Summer days for the family!
The Mural People
A Desert Oasis

Twentynine Palms Recreation Department is gearing up for summer activities

The City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for Youth Volleyball Camp, Youth Basketball Camp, Swim Lessons, Summer Dance Workshops and Summer Day Camp.  Ages vary for each program. Spaces are limited.  

For information call the recreation office at 760-367-7562, Monday through Friday between 1 and 6pm. 


Providing hands on learning opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.

NEA awards Center; Summer Youth Theater now enrolling!

The Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support its top-awarded youth theater, music, and arts education programs this summer. 

Each year, youth in grades 1-12 are invited to enroll and be a part of this flagship summer arts program that takes place at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center, the regional arts center for the Joshua Tree National Park gateway communities.

Students receive hands-on, in-depth instruction in theater arts (acting, dancing, singing, and theater technologies), instrumental music, and visual arts.

The Cultural Center’s Summer Youth Theater program will produce the Southern California desert premiere of DreamWorks' new musical, Madagascar Jr. , which will begin July 10 for youth grades 4-12 and July 24 for youth grades 1-3.  

For more information or to enroll in the program, go to www.HiDesertCulturalCenter.org or send an email to artsacademy@hidesertculturalcenter.org.

Individuals and businesses interested in purchasing ad space in the summer production’s playbill or donating their talents or resources to the program to ensure that these extraordinary arts offerings continue to be available to the area’s youth, are encouraged to contact the Cultural Center at the above email or call 760.366.3777 Ext. 3.

29 Palms Desert Writers Guild 2016-17 season is finished and now is a great time to call and get information about the upcoming 2017-18 season which starts in September.

Find out about:


Schedule of General Meetings


For Information contact Don Jaffa

Morongo Basin Veteran’s Disability Clinic

Come meet and chat with other VETs in the area about  available local resources.

2nd & 4th Saturday of each Month
10 Am – 2 Pm
at 29 Palms Chamber of Commerce 

For Appointment Contact American Legion Post 761 Service Officer, Don  Jaffa – 760-865-0594

Or attend a meeting on 2nd Wednesday of the Month at FOE 67330 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms CA 92277.

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. 
 Life is about journeys not, destinations
7 Day Wilderness First Responder Training

Joshua Tree Excusions will be hosting a 7 Day, Wilderness Medical Associates International, Wilderness First Responders Course through the Wilderness Leadership Institute. AND a 3-day open re-cert

7-Day WFR

When: September 23-29
Where:  Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Seats available: 18
Cost: $739 per person. $869 with campsite

3-Day Open Re-cert
When: Sept 30-Oct 2
Where: Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground
Cost: $389 per person.  $464 with campsite

For  additional lodging options, or to make reservations, contact the Joshua Tree Retreat Center  760-365-8371 or Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground (760) 366-1213

 To Register or for additional information on the course, please click here

Dedicated to helping the citizens of the Morongo Basin and High Desert discover “with new eyes” the rich cultural heritage and natural history of this area.
Interactive Youth Exhibit
Conservation Quest
June 10 - September 16, 2017

Loaded with hands-on interactives, Conservation Quest delivers important conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use. Learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it's so important to use it wisely. See how simple actions can make big differences for families, communities and the planet.

Youth Summer Camp

This year a summer camp themed around the Museum's "Conservation Quest" Exhibit is offered to children from 6-12 year old in age appropriate sessions. The programs run Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here to register.


Join us, as we celebrate our natural world and learn about preserving and protecting the environment, its natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.

Visit the  Facebook event page for complete details
Situated on the 9,000 year old Oasis of Mara and surrounded  by the vast Mojave Desert looking up to Joshua Tree National Park, California.

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.

Get ready for another exciting month of Live at the Rock Free Summer Concert Series!

July 14: Desert Sol, Tribute to Tower of Power

July 21: The Garage Doors, Tribute to The Doors

July 28: The 182s, Tribute to Blink 182


August 4: Heartache Tonight: A Tribute to The Eagles

August 11: Hammers Inc.: A Tribute to Pink Floyd

August 18: Green Today: A Tribute to Green Day

August 25: Nirvanish: A Tribute to Nirvana

This Weekend!  

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
Opportunities For People With Disabilities
  Barry Manilow Live! 
A Gift of Love IV Benefit Concert 

We are excited to announce that Desert Arc is one of the chosen charities to benefit from Barry Manilow's A Gift of Love concerts in December!

Tickets are on sale now! Selecting Desert Arc when using the link below will ensure a portion of your purchase goes to help us continue to provide opportunities for people with disabilities.

We will be manning the booths Saturday and Sunday markets in Joshua Tree.  We have lots to share with people.  We are seeking volunteers for the booth over the summer. 


 July 15th from  7:00 a.m.. - Noon our Yard Sale is happening.  The location is the Browns home at 61637 Pueblo Trail in Joshua Tree!  Donations are still welcome. 

Contact Marge Doyle at her email - aureliab@aol.com or her phone:  760 799 3113.  Any item that someone else might be able to use is welcome!  Please support the club by donating items or shopping on Saturday.  

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!

Contact DaisySunday on  Facebook or by email for more promotions and new creations!  



See how I create these images in this video.

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 

Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce| Phone: 760-367-3445 | Fax: 760-367-3366 | 29Chamber@29Chamber.org | www.29Chamber.org