May 31, 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

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, the weather was perfect for all the outdoor activities we have at our doorsteps, and that you were able to take time out to attend one of the various Memorial Day events held throughout the Morongo Basin to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce nomination phase for the 2017/2018 Board of Directors is now closed. As a reminder, the nominees with the majority of nominations for the 2017/2018 Board of

Directors are:
Kevin Hatcher, 29 Paws Dog Grooming • Tim Christians, Complete Timing Starr Bassion, Ba Da Bling Florist & Gifts • Wanda Morgan, Butler Business Services Jim Brakebill, Copper Mountain College • Aaron J. Kyle, Aaron’s Air Services (incumbent)

Stay tuned for an update and information on the next stage or you can call the Chamber at (760) 367-3445. 

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 we are thrilled to have Kimberly A. Scanlan of the Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center discussing how the Center can help you through their resources and variety of workshops that range from introductory to advance subjects to help businesses and can give you strategies to inspire you to move forward to success. Ladies, small businesses owned by women are increasing in number and this event will provide valuable information for current and future businesswomen. Cost is free for Members and $5.00 for non-members.

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce’s Professionals Night events are aimed at business owners and professionals interested in learning new tools and discovering how they can grow their businesses. Sometimes it's growing a better customer base, sometimes it's growing a better marketing plan, and yes, most often it's about growing the bottom line.  In 2017 it’s essential you, as the owner of a dynamic business, make smart growth your priority.

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the City of Twentynine Palms 4th of July Celebration at Luckie Park. Live music, games for the kids, the pool will have extended hours, and of course, a fabulous fireworks display will make for a great evening!
Food & Beverages, Retail, and Community Organizations are invited to stop by the Visitor Center to apply or you can download an application from our website, – you will find it under Events. Please call (760) 367-3445 for more information.  

Join us for the Chamber’s Summertime Soiree at Edchadas Restaurant located at 73502 Twentynine Palms Hwy. on Friday, June 23rd, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
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
Professionals Night at the Chamber of Commerce
Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm

Request For Proposal

The Joshua Tree National Park Association is seeking written proposals and samples from local vendors for night sky postcards.

Postcards should contain a brief education message and be a standard 4” x 6”.

Proposals are due June 5, 2017. 

For more information visit their website.

 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 

Approximately 50 to 60 artists will be selected for the honor of exhibiting in the show, which will be on display at the historic 29 Palms Art Gallery for the month of September, with an awards reception set for Saturday night, Sept. 16

For more information, visit the website, or email:

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.
Featured Chamber Member
Join us in welcoming the newest member to Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce - Daisy Sunday.

Daisy creates delightful designs, desert themed or not.  The attention to detail and charm of each subject is what makes Daisy Sunday stand out. Take a look at this amazing video to see how she does it.

Daisy is kicking off the summer with a special price of $15 for each custom spoon and free shipping in the US. This offer ends June 30, 2017.  

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

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. 

June 3rd: Sales Event with Proud Spirit NO Borders Cooking - Danny & Gina, Fry Bread and Tacos - meanwhile you can now shop online to support our ART process.

Glass Outhouse  Art Gallery Reception and 8th Anniversary Show!

Saturday June 3rd - 5 - 9 pm

Artists: Laura Peterson Volz, Bruce Carleton, Doublas Oliver Smith


Music by the Luminators!

Come on out for amazing art and fun!
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. 

  The Lucky Park Pool Summer Schedule is out! 
 Get ready because it's almost time to pack up the kids and picnic suppers for Movies in the Park! 
Providing a venue for Morongo Basin Culteral Arts Council members to exhibit and sell artwork in Joshua Tree, CA

The Body Eclectic  Art Opening
Featured artists: Janis Commentz, Timothy Hearsum, Zara Kand, Kat Johnson, David Bottoms, and Signature artist Karan Murphy.

W here: Gallery 62
61607 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Suite H, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
When: Opening Reception: Second Saturday Art Walk,  June 10th 6-8pm
Show runs from June 2nd- July 2nd
Figurative works are the theme for this exhibit, celebrating the human form through paintings, sculpture and photography. Curated by Kat Johnson.

Showing in the Signature Gallery is Karan Murphy's  "Must Have Rust: My Relationship with Clay and Rust" exhibit.
Desert Institute - Old Schoolhouse Lectures

June 9 - The Military History of the Salton Sea
Few people know that the Salton Sea played a major role in the development of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan during World War II.

Discover the fascinating but little known history of the World War II Navy Base at the Salton Sea and its post-war use by the Atomic Energy Commission. This lecture is extensively illustrated with historical photographs.

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this lecture is held at the Old Schoolhouse Museum, 6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, on Friday, June 9 at 7 pm.  This lecture is open to the public and costs $5 per person at the door. Optional dinner with speaker at 5 pm at the 29 Palms Inn, room is limited and attendees are responsible for their own meal. 

If interested in dinner please RSVP to Diana Durr at 760-367-5535 or before Wednesday, June 6.
Providing hands on learning opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities.
A place where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up.
June 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:

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.
Patients come first.
HDMC recognizes that summer is a particularly hard time for those struggling with hunger. Children can no longer rely on their school for nutritious meals and the level of donations to food banks are historically lower during this time each year. By participating in this drive, you will be helping to feed those who are directly impacted by this need and for this we are truly grateful.

Join HDMC and The Way Station representatives outside Stater Brothers in Yucca Valley located at 58060 29 Palms Hwy. on June 3rd, from 9a-1pm for a community cereal drive event! Receive a free reusable grocery bag for your donation of cereal!

A wonderful weekend filled with Stand Up, Comedy Cabaret, Improv and Workshops!

A Friday night gala at 6:30PM will kick off the weekend with the performance, You Make Me Laugh:  A Love Song To Gilda Radner, which is performed by the multi-talented actress/cabaret singer Francesca Amari.  

Saturday - Stand Up
Saturday Night - Comedy Cabaret
Sunday - Improv Sketch Comedy

Workshops for Improv/Comedy run throughout the weekend. Visit the website now for complete details.

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. 

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.
 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.

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

June 2: Noise Pollution, Tribute to AC/DC

June 9: What about Maggie, Tribute to Rod Stewart

June 16: Smooth, Tribute to Santana

June 23: One More For The Road, Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd

June 30: Woodie and the Longboards, Tribute to The Beach Boys
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.

  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.
 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

“The Owl and the Pussycat” opens at the Groves Cabin Theatre on Saturday June 3 at 7pm

Directed By Award Winning Director Abe Daniels and starring Bianca Danielle Stoker (as Doris) and Jericho McWilliams (as Felix). This play was turned into a film in the 70s with Barbara Streisand and George Segal.
Opening June 3rd and running for 4 weekends.  Saturdays 7pm & Sundays 2:30 pm. Call for reservations at (760) 365-4523. The Groves Cabin Theatre is located at 8753 Desert Willow Trail in Morongo Valley. 

This intimate theatre fills up quickly so make your reservations early.

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.
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!


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We're kicking off the summer with a special price of $15 for each custom spoon and free shipping in the US. This offer ends June 30, 2017.  

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 

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