May 10, 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

This coming Sunday, May 14th, is Mother’s Day and I’d like to take a moment to remind you all of the unique, lovely, cute, delicious, and convenient merchants right here where you can find that perfect gift to make “Mom” smile ~

Cowboy Attic -  A New Creation Flowers & Gifts - 29 Palms Inn
Ricochet Vintage Wears -  ArtFX  - Campbell House - Ba Da Bling Florist, Candy & Gifts -  Bistro 29 - 29 Palms Art Gallery

~ just to name a few…..Shop Local!

Our next Professionals Night is tomorrow and our guest speakers are Kathy Condon and Ashley Smith of the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities. They will hold a Q&A seminar on how to best utilize the tools in social media for marketing your business and events. Thursday, May 11th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Chamber of Commerce.

Mark your calendars for the Chamber Mixer at Tower Homestead Guest Ranch on 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. To all the Moms out there…Happy Mother’s Day!

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 (  


The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual General Membership Meeting on Friday, May 19th, 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 shall remain available in the Chamber Office for ten (10) days after the ballots are mailed to the voting members.  Ballots may be returned by mail or deposited in person.  The Board of Directors is the policy-forming branch of the Chamber. Directors approve the Budget and direct the Chamber's general activities. Ultimately, the Board must assume the responsibility for seeing that all policies are carried out. Directors have a responsibility beyond the parochial interest of their business or professions. They are expected to help formulate policies for the good of the entire community and to act as a representative of the Members in governing the Chamber. In this role it is vital that they seek out the opinion of the Members.

To be eligible to serve as an elected Director, an individual must be the primary or alternate representative of a business or professional Chamber Member. He or she must agree to abide by the terms set forth in the By-Laws, and the Director's agreement, prior to nomination, and have expressed a willingness and capability to serve.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at (760) 367-3445. 
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

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.
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
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Hi-Desert Medical Center and Hi-Desert Cultural Center Present The Art in Healing Galleries and Public Reception.

Hi-Desert Medical Center and Hi-Desert Cultural Center will host an opening reception for the Medical Center’s newest art exhibits that feature photography, sculpture, and paintings from area artists in their rotating galleries located on the hospital campus. 

This public reception will be held this Friday, May 12th, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the main hospital lobby.

Come join them!
One Night Only!

Come “dressed as you are” and celebrate Mother’s Day with the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s award-winning “Fridays! Reader’s Theater” series as it presents an uproarious comedy perfect for mothers everywhere!  Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s smash hit play,  LOVE, LOSS, and WHAT I WORE.

Directed by award-winning Hi-Desert Playhouse Artistic Director Howard Shangraw, the play will be performed one night only  Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7pm at the  Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater.

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 from 1pm-5pm.  The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is located at 61231 Hwy 62 in Joshua Tree, CA

 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. 
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!
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.
Providing support, assistance, education, and referrals to those in need in the Morongo Basin.
 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.

M ay 5 "Who's Next" Tribute to The Who

May 12 "Beer Drinks and HellRaisers" Tribute to ZZ Top

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

May 26 "The Contenders" Tribute to The Pretenders

Offering a peaceful retreat, where you can experience the quiet and calm of the open desert.

Twentynine Palms Recreation Department's 2nd annual Daddy Daughter Dance.

Registrations are currently being accepted for the 2nd annual daddy daughter dance hosted by the City of Twentynine Palms Parks & Recreation Department.  

Please note that the dance is open to fathers, uncles, big brothers, grandfathers, or any other special person can bring a girl to the dance. 

Register online at or by calling the recreation office at 760-367-7562 Monday through Friday between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

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!
This Friday, May 12th - Old School House Lectures with Pat Rimmington, Author, Historian
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.
  Don't miss the production of "Into The Woods".

 Visit  Theatre 29,   for show schedule.

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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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Academy



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 

Local Job Announcements
Registrations are currently underway for the City of Twentynine Palms Lifeguard Certification Course.  This course will provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for health emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over.  To enroll in the life-guarding course, applicants must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session and must be able to pass a skills evaluation test.  The course fee is $200 which includes the American Red Cross registration fee, life-guarding manual, adult/child CPR mask, whistle and instruction.  Classes will be held April 17,18,19,20 and 21 from 8 am to 4 pm.  Classes will take place at the Twentynine Palms Recreation office and the Luckie Park Pool in Twentynine Palms.  Students who successfully complete the course may apply and  interview for the city’s summer aquatic positions.  Register online at or by calling the Twentynine Palms Recreation office at 760-367-7562.  For more information call Kary Minatrea at 760-367-7562.

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