September 6, 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

So much fun I’m about to burst!

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

The Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and The Bowladium are excited to once again be hosting the Annual Pioneer Days Kick Off and all are invited to come and be a part of this popular family-friendly evening featuring live performances by The Flusters and Donkey Island Penitentiary, Bar-B-Que presented by Elks Lodge #2134, beer booth, contests, raffles with the top prize of a Samsung 55” SmartTV, and good old-fashioned fun.

The “Judge & Sheriff” competition launches that evening so come on down to the Chamber office and sign up to be the Judge and Sheriff for the 81st Annual Pioneer Days! You and your partner will need to think up clever team nicknames like “Barbed Wire Barb and Appaloosa Sal”, or “Bullet Bob and Hangin’ Hank.” You will be competing with other Judge & Sheriff teams in selling buttons. The Team that sells the most buttons will be declared the winners. The winners will be announced on Thursday, October 19 and will ride in the Pioneer Days Parade on Saturday, October 21 st .

To quote one of my predecessors “It’s Time to Shine Up Your Mobile Porcelain Throne for the Outhouse Races!!!” Yes, we are bringing back this much-loved race and it will be part of the Kick Off event this year. If you are interested in getting a team together, please stop in the Visitor Center and ask for a registration form which has ALL the necessary info. Entries must to be in by September 10th so hurry and register! If you have any questions please contact the Chamber at 760-367-3445 or contact us by email at

PROFESSIONALS NIGHT: Thursday, September 14 th 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce. This evening we are very excited to welcome back Ashley Smith! Come and brainstorm with independent consultant Ashley Smith and other local business owners and managers. Let’s discuss how we can cross market each other via social media as well as who’s campaigns are working best for our shared audiences. Feel like I’m speaking a foreign language, come to get basic questions answered too. We are each other’s best resource.

Ashley has created content and managed social media accounts for the 29 Palms Chamber, The California Welcome Center: Yucca Valley, The Yucca Valley Chamber, and many other local businesses and government entities. Additionally, she created and currently manages, and soon your 29 Palms Chamber.
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.

PIONEER DAYS KICK-OFF: Friday, September 15 th 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 •
• Arm-Wrestling Competition Try-outs • Outhouse Race •

GET TO KNOW YOUR VISITOR CENTER: Saturday, September 16 th 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 Pancake Breakfast hosted by Joshua Tree Search & Rescue, chat with representatives from Morongo Basin Ambulance, our very own Morongo Basin California Highway Patrol and check out the cool vehicles! This is a great opportunity to meet some of our local First Responder heroes. We’ll also have Morongo Basin Healthcare District folks here to provide info on various programs, a consultant from Lemongrass Spa, and more. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

Remember, if you have any questions please give me a call at (760) 367-3445 or drop me a line at – see you all soon!

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 . 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 (

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
Don't Miss Pioneer Days "Children's Day" for an afternoon filled with fun!
Announcing Pioneer Days - The Great Lego Design Challenge!

Click on image to enlarge and download an entry form.
Call for Musicians and Bands!

Be a part of the 81st Annual Pioneer Days! Download the application &return it before September 20th.

Click on image to enlarge and download an application.
“On The Frontier” Art Show
Artwork due Sept. 29 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Art Gallery

“On The Frontier: Original Recyclers is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition for October 6 through January 5 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center Art Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms.

Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition. Artwor k will be received at the visitor center gallery on In/Out day,  Friday, Sept. 29, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists unable to make th i s time can request an alternate delivery time by calling (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to Sept. 29.
Food Giveaway on September 19th and Volunteers Needed. Contact to help!
providing educational opportunities for diverse desert communities 

You gotta eat, right?

Why not eat for a good cause on September 8th.

Head on over to Firehouse Subs for lunch or dinner, or both!
We at the City of Twentynine Palms would like to ask our residents;
“How prepared are you for a natural disaster”?
A natural disaster in our area would mostly likely be a major earthquake.
Is your family prepared for such a disaster? 
Do you have a plan for after an earthquake hits? 
Do you at the very least have food and water for your family and your pets for four (4) days?
Please take a few minutes to evaluate your home situation. Be sure you and your family are prepared. Do not procrastinate. Act now because you never know when a major disaster will hit our area. Please review the information on the links below.
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. 

It's All Right Here!
A Desert Tortoise Celebration!

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians are partnering to create awareness of the vulnerable desert tortoise. They will be hosting a family-friendly celebration of the desert tortoise on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Tortoise Rock Casino, 73829 Baseline Rd., Twentynine Palms.
The day’s events, open to all ages, include encounters with a live desert tortoise, interactive learning experiences, educational chats, crafts, games, face painting, photo booth, and music. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and take a photo with The Living Desert’s Mojave Maxine mascot. In addition, there will be giveaways and a free barbeque boxed lunch by Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, while supplies last.
“The Living Desert is thrilled to partner with the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians to help educate the public about our precious desert tortoises,” said Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert. “It’s important for people to know that the desert tortoise is classified as a threatened species. If the public understands their plight, they can take actions to help ensure they have a long, healthy future.”
Join Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce for a Reboot Mixer. Meet and network with community members and meet the new President. See you there!
The San Bernardino County Library invites you to join them in September for their first ever Power Up And Read event. Mario and Luigi are visiting our libraries and are just waiting for you to meet them. They love to read and have brought awesome power ups for anyone who loves to read too!

There's always something wonderful happening at your local library. Check out this page, chose the library branch near you and see what's happening in your area. Family movies, parent book clubs, literacy programs, story time...

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!
Rehearsal photo for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Reach Out Morongo Basin will benefit from proceeds of a Gospel music festival in September. The festival will begin at 4:00p on Saturday, September 16th at Palms Baptist Church (5285 Adobe Road) .

Festivalgoers will hear from a variety of gospel choirs and local talent. We invite people of all ages to come and listen to some great music performed by some of the community's best! A collection will be taken up for those who wish to make a donation to Reach Out Morongo Basin.

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 find out how you can be involved, contact Reach Out Morongo Basin at (760) 361-1410 or email .

*We are currently looking for choirs and individuals that would like to take part in the festivities. If you would like to join us, click the button below!*

Helping to Foster the Spirit of Artistic Expression Inspired by the Park.
 To download this schedule,  click here.
We are looking for volunteers! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for the following:

Exhibition: September 1 - October 1, 2017 | Thurs-Sun 11-3
Awards Reception: September 16 | 5 - 8 pm
Art Expo Events: September 16-17 | 10 am - 4 pm

Gallery Docents (regular gallery hours as well as additional special event hours needed)
Gift Shop Attendants (regular gallery hours as well as additional special event hours needed)
Art Expo Art Workshop Assistants (Sept 16 & 17)
Art Expo Artist Booth Attendants (Sept 16 & 17)

If you have 3, 4...or more hours to volunteer for this annual special event, please email us back, or call Lori at 714-270-7098 or John at 760-219-8387.
Bringing Military and Community Together
So many great events happening at at Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
Click on images below to enlarge.

A special Brown Bag Evening Lecture and an Exhibit of "Nature's Beloved Son, John Muir.
City of Twentynine Palms
A Desert Oasis
To register, go to the City website. Choose "City Services/Parks and Recreation" in the menu.
Desert Stars Festival
We are so lucky to live in such a talented community here in the desert. This year, MDLT is partnering with the fine folks at the  Desert Stars Festival , a unique global music festival in Pioneertown. 
Gallery 62

Providing hand on learning and opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities
Evening with the Cosmos
Saturday, September 9
7:45 - 10:30 pm

We will take a grand tour of cosmos beginning with the ringed planet Saturn and it's many moons, followed by a selection of the finest deep sky highlights from the summer sky including the Lagoon and Swan Nebulae, the Wild Duck Cluster and ruby red carbon star V Aquilae.
The Summer Triangle and Saturn
Saturday, September 16
7:30 - 11 pm

Celestial showpieces of all types are visible on this night; the Dumbbell and Ring Nebulae, Double Cluster, and Andromeda Galaxy are among the highlights. The vibrantly colored orange and blue double star Almach is nearby in Andromeda. The Milky Way and summer triangle can still be seen directly overhead west to east from. View Saturn and it's rings early in the evening
Deep Sky Highlights & Saturn
Saturday, September 23
7:30 - 11pm

Take a telescopic tour of the cosmos beginning with striking clusters and nebulae in the summer Milky Way. Catch a view of four planets; Saturn, Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Observe one of the largest red supergiant stars in the our galaxy, the deep orange colored Garnet Star. Later on, the Great Andromeda Galaxy and Double Cluster which will both be visible to the naked eye.
Come out and play Bingo for a good cause! Must be 18 year or old to participate.
Serving Over 200 Meals a Week
The Mural People
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 

  10:00 a.m. this coming Saturday September 9th we will gather at Bruce's Coyote Kitchen at Copper Mountain College. 

An optional $10 breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. Plan to join us and socialize with us. The program this month is "Voter Registration". 
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 | |