October 5, 2017
Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce
Board Of Directors 

Jacob Smith

Cora Heiser
Vice President

Denise Cullum
Kevin Hatcher

Starr Bassion

Jim Brakebill

Aaron Kyle

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

History 101

One of our fabulous volunteers brought this to our attention and I would like to share it with everyone:

A Short History of Pioneer Days

What we know as Pioneer Days began in 1937 with a community May Day affair. All school children participated. The grammar school furnished a rhythm band, and a queen and her court were chosen from the high school.

The hit of the day was a comedy provided by a group of townsmen who dressed up as girls and clowned through a May dance of their own. Their May Pole was a crooked tree branch stuck in a nail keg with dangling carpet rags for streamers. That night a well-attended dance was held at the tennis courts. In all, the celebrations netted $28.

A rodeo on the next day included a boot race, package race, rescue race, potato race, relay race, musical chairs events, a take race, and a pony express race. A beef barbecue and ice cream capped the event. A soft drink concession was opened, and Twentynine Palms Produce furnished free coffee.

The following year the celebration was called Pioneer May Day, and in 1940 a parade was added. In 1941 the Chamber of Commerce took over the arrangements and changed the date to April. Rationing during World War II postponed further yearly events until 1946 when the celebration was once again held in May. In 1948 the Pioneer Days events moved permanently to October and Western days were adopted as the fixed theme.

Three-day celebrations started in 1950, and Pioneer Days that year featured an ever increasing number of parade entries, booths, and exhibitions. As the town has more than tripled since the 1950s, Pioneer Days activities have grown with its population, increasing in scope and variety to become an annual event that both newcomers, as well as old-timers, look forward to with interest.

Through good times and bad, Pioneer Days has remained an anchor of sorts, bringing everyone together for a few days every year and reminding all of the ties that bind the community to each other.  

The Pioneer Days celebration this year is in keeping with the tradition of celebrating the pioneering spirit of Twentynine Palms, looking forward to the growth and prosperity of the future, and bringing everyone together with events and activities for all.

Next weekend, October 13 th thru 15 th is the Pumpkin Patch, Children’s Day and Lil’ Miss & Master contest at the 29 Palms Elks Lodge plus, for the first time, the Pioneer Days Autumn Craft Fair at the 29 Palms Art Gallery. Please see below, our site www.29chamber.org or our Facebook page for schedule of events. Better yet…give us a call at (760) 367-3445 – we’d love to hear from you!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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
Visit Our Website for All Things Pioneer Days!
This is the place to go to download entry forms and to see the latest events added to the list.
Take a look at this souvenir map with events on the back! Stop by the Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce to pick up a copy.
Click on image to enlarge
So many events for Pioneer Days. Here are only a few!
Some of these events have entry forms. Click on the event to sign up now!
“On The Frontier” Art Show Reception Oct. 6
at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery

An opening art reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m . for “On The Frontier: Original Recyclers,” the fall Art in Public Places exhibition at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Art Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms.

The public is invited to attend and view the exhibition, meet the artists, and enjoy music and refreshments. Live music will be provided by The Luminators, featuring Mark Ross on mandolin and Paul Gerkin on guitar. Special culinary treats will be catered by local restaurateurs from Kitchen in the Desert.

Artwork in the show addresses the theme “On The Frontier: Original Recyclers,” in honor of the pioneers and hardy homesteaders who settled our desert and those who continued their legacy over the decades. Desert artists have expressed the theme in paintings and a variety of mixed media.

For questions or directions, contact the visitor center at (760) 367-3445.
Things To Do
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The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery

If it's the first weekend of the month, you'll find everyone over at The Glass Outhouse for their art reception. Head on over there for some good music, a little food and drink and amazing art. Always amazing art.

When: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: The Glass Outhouse, 77575 Hwy 62, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Artists: Dan Redmon & Aileen Chan
Music: TBA

See you there!

Hi-Desert Medical Center
Furnishings in Yucca Valley
Major Sales Event At ARTFX and guess what? Carlos is Back, so stop in get a great deal on some of the most unique "ART" in the state of California!
2017 Night Sky Festival:
November 10-12

This Veteran's Day weekend, the National Park Service and partners will bring together astronomers, scientists, night-sky enthusiasts, artists, junior rangers, and members of nearby communities to celebrate the night skies of Joshua Tree National Park. This event is free of charge. Park entrance fees apply November 10. November 11 & 12 are fee-free days in honor of Veteran's Day.

The festival will run from approximately 5 pm on Friday, November 10 to 2 pm on Sunday, November 12. It will include solar viewing and an astronomy fair by day, as well astronomy programs and telescope viewing of our universe by night--weather permitting. Events will take place at various locations, but particularly in the vicinity of the Oasis Visitor Center near the park's North Entrance in Twentynine Palms, CA.

Visit the park website for further details as the date approaches. No reservations are required for the event, only for local lodging or camping.
On the Oasis of Mara
There's so much going on in Twentynine Palms and Fraternal Order of Eagles is no exception! Take a look and head on over there to have some fun!
It's Bunco! Saturday, October 14h. Prizes, food.

Get together for some fun!

Call 760-362-4112 for information!
Flea Market / Craft Fair
Saturday, November 4th

Want to Sell?

Want to Buy?

Want to Eat?

Fraternal Order of Eagles has got you covered!

Call Sherry at 760-362-5355 for more details.

Franklin Mint Plates - Tickets on sale now!

Drawing is Friday, December 8th during the Chili Cook-Off.

Winner does not have to be present to win but you will miss out on a great dinner so don't miss out!

Proceeds go to Aux. Charities.

Call 760-362-4112 for more details.
Celebrating 65 Years

Youth Art Club Classes

Thursday, Oct 26, 4:30-6:00 pm is the 2nd class of the year for Youth Art Club. This month's class is "The Art of Line Drawing". All Youth invited, but Youth Art Club members get a special discount. Club registration is still open but space is limited, so register now at www.29palmsartgallery.com or at the Gallery.
Desert Art Studios
Chuck Caplinger presents this rare opportunity for an open studio featuring his "Desert Wildlife" show. His studio and gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Save the Date

Collective Show Artist's Reception

Friday, October 6th from 5-8 p.m , Gallery 62 will host an artists reception in addition to the usual 2nd Saturday opening October 14th, which is during the tours. 

 The Art Tours Collective show  is an opportunity for all of the artists participating in the Art Tours to show one representative work to give the public attending the tour the opportunity to see works by all of the artists in one place.
Bringing Military and Community Together
Exhibit of "Nature's Beloved Son, John Muir.

Morongo Basin's LARGEST Community Theatre

1/19/18 – 2/4/18
Classic Comedy, “Odd Couple”
by Neil Simon
Directed by Katie Fleischman

3/2/18 – 3/25/18
Broadway and Cinematic musical icon, “Wizard of Oz”
by L. Frank Baum with music and lyrics by Harlen Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
Artistic Director, Gary Daigneault, Musical Director Bill Barrett, Choreographer, Sarah Fleischman

4/27/18 – 5/20/18
“First Date”, Musical, Inland Empire Debut!
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner – book by Austin Winsberg
Directed by Charles Harvey, Music Director Kathryn Ferguson

6/25/18 – 7/29/18
Summer Youth Theater

Run 8/17/18 – 9/2
“Harvey”, Classic Comedy
By Mary Chase
Directed by Wendy Cohen

10/5/18 – 10/28/18
“Carrie, the Musical” , Musical, Inland Empire Debut
Book by Lawrence D Cohen-Music by Michael gore-lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Based on the Novel by Stephen King
Directed by Charles Harvey, Music Director Kathryn Ferguson

11/23/18 – 12/16/18
“Annie” Broadway hit Musical
Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on Little Orphan Annie, permission by Media Tribune Services
Artistic and Musical Direction by Katherine Ferguson

2018 Season tickets are available now, visit  www.theatre29.org  or call (760) 361-4151
Theatre 29 is proud to present Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap! October 6th - 22nd

The classic thriller features a group of strangers stranded in a boarding house, cut off from the outside world by a snowstorm, who soon find out that there is a murderer in their midst. A policeman arrives, rattling a lot of skeletons as one by one, the guests reveal their sordid pasts, culminating in an iconic, nerve-shredding twist ending. Get your tickets now by going online at www.theatre29.org or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151. 

But wait, there's MORE! Opening Night Gala

The Theatre 29 organization is sponsoring its own opening night gala Friday, October 6, 2017 for this classic Agatha Christie murder-mystery, “ The Mousetrap ”.

Opening night tickets ONLY are $25.00 and include hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks starting at 6 p.m. A silent auction and a special live auction will be held before the show, the curtain will rise at 7 p.m.

Prior to the gala, from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm the Theatre 29 “family” will hold a special ceremony to recognize, honor and memorialize Judy Andreshak, longtime volunteer and Theatre Angel who passed away earlier this year.  They will also unveil her "brick" on the Wall in their Serenity Patio and dedicate a permanent plaque for her in the Theater lobby

Tickets for the Opening Night Gala are available at the Z107.7 studios in Joshua Tree, at the office of the Loan Lady in Yucca Valley or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151. Join them on this special evening.

Auditions for the Holiday production of Theatre 29’s 2017 season, the classic family Broadway musical “ MEET ME IN ST LOUIS ”, have been scheduled for  Monday, October 9th  at  6:30pm  on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at  73637 Sullivan Road  in Twentynine Palms. 

This warm hearted musical journey will take the stage for four weeks beginning November 24 th  through December 17 th
A lot going on with Stamping Up. Take a Look!

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility
Dining to Donate is an easy and tasty way to support your local Armed Services YMCA. Please join us at Applebee's in Yucca Valley on October 12th for a meal to help benefit them.
Providing hand on learning and opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities
Saturday, October 14 
7 PM - 11 PM

The heart of the summer Milky Way and Saturn are now on their downward turn toward the horizon so use this opportunity to get a good look at the summer showpieces. We will also observe the faint icy outer planets Neptune and Uranus for some of the best views of the year. Through our telescopes, Uranus and Neptune appear as small blue-green disks.
Saturday, October 21st 
6:45 PM - 10:30 PM

A tour of the best cosmic wonders in the fall sky including the Ring Nebula, Andromeda Galaxy and Owl Cluster. Also visible are the outer planets Uranus and Neptune, as well as the ringed planet Saturn in the evening. The ghostly Veil and Helix Nebulae are clouds of gas and dust that are remains of stars. Theses faint objects come to life with larger telescopes at the observatory.
Get ready for a big time favorite. It's the 42nd Annual Joshua Tree Gem, Mineral and Craft Show!
If it's October, it's Johnson Valley Octoberfest!

The Annual Johnson Valley Oktoberfest is Saturday October 7th at the Johnson Valley Community Center. Tickets are on sale now at www.johnsonvalley.com at an early bird price of only $8 each. And as always, a full German-style buffet with dessert bar IS INCLUDED! After September 23rd tickets will be the regular price of $12 so don’t wait! Get your tickets before they go back to the $12 regular price. Dinner is served at 5:00 PM. The beer garden opens open at 2:00 PM.

Serving Over 200 Meals a Week
Enjoy a meal with the satisfaction of knowing you're helping others in a big way. Join Food for LIfe Ministries on October 19th at Applebee's in Yucca Valley.
It's the much anticipated HWY 62 Open Studio Art Tours.

The Art Tours are happening the weekends of October 14-15th and the 21-22nd.  Grab your copy of this year’s catalog at your nearest Information Center (pick up at the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce too!) and begin planning your customized art tour.
The Desert Institute - Joshua Tree National Park Association
An adult education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders.
Bighorn Sheep in Joshua Tree National Park

Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Black Rock Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca Valley, CA
Fee: $60 for JTNPA/PINE members, $70 nonmembers

For more information, visit their website.
Campfire Cuisine with Chef Tanya Petrovna

Class size is limited to 12!

Dates ; Saturday October 7 / Sunday, October 8
Times: Saturday-8:00 am -7pm / Sunday 6:30 am -2:00 pm
Meet at : Joshua Tree Visitor Center, 6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Fee: $150 for JTNPA/Pine members, $160 nonmenbers

For More information, visit their website.
More Classes for Month of October
The Mural People
Get Ready for The Weed Show!
Categories and Rules for The Weed Show here.
More information about The Weed Show here.
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.
 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.
Local Services
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. 

Contact  DaisySunday on  Facebook or by email for more promotions and new creations! 
See how I create these images in this video.
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