August 9, 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



Join us at the 29 Palms Ram Truck Center on Thursday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. These events provide the opportunity for Chamber members to mix and mingle with each other in a casual setting - If you would like, bring a raffle item showcasing your business and don't forget your business cards! The entire community is invited to attend.


LIL’ MISS & MASTER: Thursday, September 14th at the Elks Lodge, 5:30pm. Entry forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center or


PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF: Friday, September 15th at The Bowladium Family Fun Center from 5:30 to 8:30pm!

Bar-B-Q • Live Music • Vendors • Raffles • Pioneer Days Buttons go on sale • “Judge” & “Sheriff” Launch


GET TO KNOW YOUR VISITOR CENTER: Saturday, September 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Located next to Bucklin Park on the corner of Twentynine Palms Highway and Desert Queen the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is your go-to resource for small business resources, area maps, directions and hours, current events, phone books, MBTA schedules, local business referrals, and much, much more. Join us for a Firehouse Pancake Breakfast and meet some of our local First Responder heroes. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.


81st ANNUAL PIONEER DAYS – “On the Frontier”: October 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2017


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Home-Based Business Fair: Saturday, November 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

In recognition of our home based small businesses that do not have a brick and mortar store we offering a location for people to support small home-based businesses on Small Business Saturday. Come join us and meet some incredible men and women.

Are you interested in being a vendor? Please contact the Chamber at (760) 367-3445. Space is limited so book soon.


What is Small Business Saturday? It is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. It is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.




Our next Professionals Night will be a presentation by Cynthia Truitt, Head of Business Development for Marine Corps Community Services. Cynthia will share all the great (and affordable!) ways you can market your business aboard the Combat Center.  With 22,000+ people and a total payroll impact of $635 Million, this is an audience you DON’T want to miss! Options for every budget ~ includes professional strategic ad design and placement. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday, August 10th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Twentynine Palms 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 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 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.


Have a great week!



Ursula Gilmore

Executive Director


Watch for our newsletter every Wednesday.
If you have an event  you would like announced in the newsletter,
send your information  to before 5pm on Mondays
Professionals Night - August 10th, 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. 

Hi-Desert Medical Center to Host Job Fair For New and Experienced Nurses


Hi-Desert Medical Center will host a job fair on Thursday, August 10, 2017 in Helen Gray Education Center located at 6601 White Feather Rd. Joshua Tree, CA 92252 from 10:30a-12:30p. 


Call the Human Resources department at (760) 366-6185 for more information! Also visit to see their current career opportunities.

The Morongo Basin's LARGEST Community Theatre


Tickets for “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” are available now online at or by calling the Theatre 29 box Office at 760-361-4151.

Performances will run from August 25 to September 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00PM and Sundays at 2:30PM.

Tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 for seniors and Military, and $8.00 for Students with ID and children under 12. The show is suitable for all ages.

Come and see the magic!

The Dough Days of Summer

After their first two wildly successful performances, which saw Theatre 29 filled to overflow capacity with enthusiastic audiences, Theatre 29's Improvisational Troupe, THE BAKERS DOZEN, takes the stage once more at 7:00 pm August 12th.

In addition to Friday, August 12, Additional live improv performances (rated PG-13) by the troupe are scheduled for 7:00 pm at Theatre 29 September 23, October 28, November 11, and December 30, 2017

Theatre 29 is thrilled to announce auditions for the longest running play of the 20th century: Agatha Christie’s white-knuckle murder mystery, The Mousetrap.    

Auditions will be held at Theatre 29, 73637 Sullivan Rd. in Twentynine Palms) on August 28th from 6:00 P.M. to roughly 9:00 P.M.
International Dark Sky Park Celebration for Joshua Tree
National Park. Join Us!  
Joshua Tree National Park is proud to announce that the park has been designated as an  "International Dark Sky Park" by the International Dark Sky Association. 

We locals have always known this is the spot for star gazing so it's great to get the recognition and make it official!

Come join us to celebrate this distinction.  And keep an eye out for announcements for the  Night Sky Festival in November.

Saturday, August 12, 2017
(at the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower)

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Designation Ceremony

    Bell Center Community Room, 
    Copper Mountain College
    6162 Rotary Way
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252 

    Speakers will include:

    • Tom O'Key--Chapter Leader, International Dark-Sky Association
    • David Smith--Superintendent, Joshua Tree National Park
    • Wally Pacholka--Photographer and Keynote Speaker: "The Beauty of America's Dark-Sky Parks"
    • Please note: 

      • Seating at the Bell Center and parking at viewing locations are limited, so please click here to RSVP while space remains available!

    Telescope Viewing, with Meteors

      Weather permitting!
      Sky's the Limit and Hidden Valley Picnic Area

      8:15 - 11:00 pm

      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. 

      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

      Going on now through 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.

      Reach Out Morongo Basin will benefit from proceeds of a Gospel music festival in September. With three church choirs signed on to take part, organizers are looking for one or two more to fill out the festival and take part in the informal competition. The festival will begin at 4:00p on Saturday, September 16th at Palms Baptist Church (5285 Adobe Road).

      In addition to the Palms Baptist Choir, festivalgoers will hear from the Gospel Fellowship Outreach Worship Center Choir and the Spirit and Truth Worship Center Choir. The competition will be simple. Each choir will perform and then take a collection. Those in attendance will give to whatever choir they like. The choir that raises the most money for Reach Out Morongo Basin will be the winner.

      Reach Out Morongo Basin is the Basin's "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" organization working to help seniors and disabled residents maintain their healthy, independent lives. Services run the gamut from friendly visits and helping with household chores to transportation to medical appointments.

      For more information or to get your church choir signed up to compete, contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at (760) 361-1410 or email
      Give BIG San Bernardino County's Giving Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017! Reach Out Morongo Basin is organizing a #GiveBIG Zumbathon to take place on Saturday, November 18th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center to kick off the festivities.

      We have a great line up of Zumba Instructors including Jean Goicochea, Scott Clinkscales, Linda Byrd, and, returning to the Morongo Basin for one day only, Kellie Kirsch!!!

      We are currently looking for businesses and individuals who would like to be a Match for Reach Out Morongo Basin for Give BIG San Bernardino County's Giving Tuesday.

      If you have any questions about how to become a Match, please feel free to call Scott Clinkscales (Office & Volunteer Coordinator for Reach Out Morongo Basin) at (760) 361-1410 or email Thank you so much! We are going to have some amazing vendors as well! We hope to see you there ready to dance and have a great time!

      In the meantime, be sure to take a look at our #GiveBIGSBCounty page
      This Place Rocks!

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


      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

      Providing hand on learning and opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities
      Join us on August 12th for "The Summer Milky Way"

      Jupiter will be setting early and Saturn will be visible all evening nestled between Sagittarius and Scorpius. 

      8:15 pm - Midnight

      Visit our Facebook page for complete details.
      Matagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.
      Summer Youth Theater!

      Tickets will go on sale for this great adventure at noon on  July 26th. 

      Performances run  Thursday August 10, 2017 -Saturday, August 12, 2017

      These are exciting times for kids who have worked so hard all summer long to put on these performances for their families, friends and community members. Come out and enjoy a magical production while supporting your local youth theater.

      Buy Your Tickets Today!

      Desert Stories 11

      That's Right, we added an Extra DESERT STORIES for our 10th Year!

      Helping to Foster the Spirit of Artistic Expression Inspired by the Park.

        To download this schedule,  click here.
      Inspire. Create. Share.
      Come out and play Bingo for a good cause! Must be 18 year or old to participate.
      The Mural People
      For the Art Minded Adventurer
      The Creative Center is excited to announce for the first time EVER

      Kid's Art Club
      Inspire And Enliven The Community Through The Arts
        2017 Hwy 62 Art Tours  

      This year's art tours will open during the weekends o f October 14-15 and October 21-22 from 9 PM - 7 PM. This is an opportunity for the public to meet the artists in person and get a peek at their studios and a fun way to purchase art directly from the artists.

      There will be 136 artists participating this year in over 80 studios across the Morongo Basin.  We're very excited that several artists who are new to the area and to the Art Tours will be joining us this year. 

      Stay tuned for the much anticipated release of the Hwy 62 Art Tours Catalog!

      Joshua Tree National Park Exposition

      The MBCAC will have a demonstration booth set up during the Art Exposition weekend Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oasis of Mara next to Joshua Tree National Park Headquarters in Twentynine Palms.  Catalogs will be available for visitors to the booth.  Expo events include an Art Market with Artist' Booths, Art Demonstrations, Live Music, Food & Beverages, Nature Walks and Talks, and more.

      A Call for Bowls!!

      Do you love to make bowls and share them with others?  Clay Folk (our local potters' guild) with the help of the MBCAC is hosting an Empty Bowls event this coming November -- a benefit to support our local food banks.
      Bowl makers make bowls, soup makers make soup and bread makers make bread -- they, along with a slew of volunteers helping and serving, welcome attendees to the event who get to have yummy soup served in the bowl of their choice which they can then take home. Suggested donation is $20 with ALL proceeds going to local food banks and Tender Loving Christmas.  Makers and volunteers get first choice of bowls!
      Bowls can be of any medium and don't have to be food safe/functional (a paper bowl can be used as an insert).  So let your imagination soar and come be a part of a very fun, sweet event.

      Deadline for completed bowls is November 15 so  there's plenty of  time! Pledges for bowls should be emailed to Amara at
      The Desert Institute - Joshua Tree National Park Association
      An adult education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders.

      The Course Catalog Fall 2017 is out and available to download. Take a look and sign up early. These classes fill up early. Download here.

      September Courses

      September 16-17   Night Sky Photography with Dennis Mammana

      September 17   "How-To" Identify Animal Burrows" with Candice Weber

      September 24   Desert Snakes: Mystery and Intrigue* with William Hayes

      Sept 29 - Oct 1   Insects and Arthropods of the Morongo* Basin with Kurt 
      The new fall schedule for the popular Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series is out. The Old School House Lecture Series started in 1999 and is run in partnership with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society.

      The first lecture will be September 8th: The History of Palm Springs Army Base, with guest speaker Sid Burks, Historian

      Lectures begin at 7:00 pm, $5.00 at the door
      Old Schoolhouse Museum
      6760 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms
      For more info 760-367-5535 

      Proudly Serving Divers Worldwide since 2000!
      Sign up now for the  8th Annual Emerald Bay and Palau Scuba Trips!
       Visit our friends at the Yucca Valley California Welcome Center the next time you are in the area!
      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.


      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. 

      Contact Marge Doyle at her email - or her phone:  760 799 3113.

      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 

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