November 1, 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 Chamber President:

October 31 st was our last day with Executive Director, Ursula Gilmore. On behalf of the Chamber, we wish her well in her future endeavors.

November and December will be both a reflective and pro active time for the Chamber Directors and support staff as we evaluate our mission statement and begin our journey of hiring a new Executive Director.

We will continue to provide the best service to our members and community during this transitional time and we are always available to hear your concerns, interests and suggestions. 

The month of November brings a flurry of activity with the holidays quickly sneaking up on us. I’d like to bring to your attention the 2017 New Business Workshop presented in partnership by Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and The City of Twentynine Palms. While this workshop is geared toward those wishing to open a business in Twentynine Palms, this workshop will also be valuable to our new and established businesses. For instance, The Kosmont Companies comprehensive study highlights business opportunities and retail leakage in the Twentynine Palms area.   Please share this information and invite community members who are considering opening a new business. 

Have a great week,

Jacob Smith,

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 ( 
2017 Small Business Workshop

Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce and the City of Twentynine Palms would like to invite you to the 2017 Small Business Workshop. This workshop will help you get details on how to start your business in our Community.

Date:  Wednesday, November 8 th , 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Community Services Building, 74325 Joe Davis Dr.  Across the street from the two story Recreation Office @ Luckie Park.

Who should attend: Existing or potential new Small Businesses looking for information to be successful in Twentynine Palms.

Why: In 2017 the City of Twentynine Palms hired Kosmont Companies, to conduct a Retail Marketing Study, the results of that study will supply you with the data, information and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. There will be several professional representatives in attendance to guide you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to get accurate data and up to date information from our Guest Speakers.


Kosmont Companies is a nationally recognized real estate, financial advisory and economic development services firm. Executive Vice President, Ken Hira will be the featured speaker. He will explain the opportunities that his company recognized during the market study. He will focus on retail leakage from Twentynine Palms and opportunities that are identified for small to medium sized businesses.
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) ,   CVEP Representative,   Laura James, will speak marketing and business plan, The CVEP at a different date will help you review and make suggestions for your plan, to help make your current or future business more successful. The marketing plan presentation will be more about what your business plans to sell as in products and services, is there a demand for the services and products you are offering to make a business prosperous. Once that is established how does a business effectively reach their target customers and who are they? 

United States Small Business Administration (SBA): Senior Area Manager, Natalie Orta, has over 22 years of experience at SBA and will speak about the many opportunities available to small businesses . The SBA is a federal agency whose sole mission is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed. This is accomplished through the Agency’s guaranteed loan program, free technical assistance and low cost workshops offered by a network of resource partners, help with accessing government contracts and disaster assistance. Natalie will share her tips for small business success and clarify just what the SBA can do for your small business.· A great opportunity to meet some of the people you may be contacting in the future.

The City of Twentynine Palms:   The City will go over important information you should know before you invest time, effort and money. You will learn about the process of scheduling a project review meeting with the Planning Department. City Staff will provide you with the information to understand the different requirements, including zoning, business license, required building improvements, San Bernardino County Health Codes and San Bernardino County requirements for future food handling businesses. 

We are excited to guide you in the process of starting your business in Twentynine Palms , by providing you with valuable information needed to be successful which is the best way to start! The Kosmont Companies Market Study report can be found at  click on city services and then economic development brings you to the marketing study. For more information, contact Larry Bowden at the City of Twentynine Palms (760) 367-6799.
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Guests Can Enjoy Complimentary Burger and Fries On Saturday, November 11 at Oasis Grille

In recognition of Veterans Day/Treaty Day, Tortoise Rock Casino is proud to provide complimentary meals to all active and retired military personnel on Saturday, November 11 at Oasis Grill. Guests must present a valid military I.D. in order to receive FREE hamburger and fries between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Veterans Day also doubles as Treaty Day for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. On November 11, 1895, President Grover Cleveland mandated through an Act of Congress for the relief of Mission Indians in the State of California, and executed a treaty to secure reservation land. The treaty defined the land boundaries for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, who own and operate both Tortoise Rock Casino and Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, CA.
A County dedicated to prosperity and well-being
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.

Copper Mountain College Art Students once again partner with The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery for their upcoming 4th Annual Art Show. The public is invited to see the best of CMC’s emerging Visual Arts talent, along with permanent and quirky Glass Outhouse Art installations during the month of November. Student artworks will include drawings, paintings, graphic prints and designs, digital photos, sculpture, and ceramics. All works will be on display and available for purchase.

Enjoy the CMC student artist’s reception on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Musical entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Come and join us for an afternoon of art, music and the unique experience of the Glass Outhouse. In addition, the CMC Student Art Show will be available for viewing from November 4 - 26, 2017 The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery is located at 77575 Highway 62 in Twentynine Palms and is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. 

For information, contact Laurel Seidle, 760-367-3807 or Professor Cathy Allen, 760-366-3791 ext. 0600 .
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!
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.
USDA Food Giveaway
Mojave Desert Land Trust
Bringing Military and Community Together
Twentynine Palms Ministerial Association
Empty Bowls Event
on November 19th 2017 in Yucca Valley, Ca

What: Empty Bowls Benefit for Reach Out Morongo Basin food bank progra
Who: Organized by Clay Folk Potters’ Guild; Presented by Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council; Hosted by Healthy Generations; Made Possible by Community Members of the Morongo Basin (additional local artists, soup makers, bread bakers and other volunteers)
When: Sunday, November 19th from 4-7pm (line tokens handed out starting at 3:45 – first come, first pick of a bowl)
Where: Healthy Generations, Yucca Valley, Ca
Why: Raise much needed funds for the local food banks run by Community Food Pantry of the Morongo Basin and the 29 Palm Community Food Pantry.  Since everything for the event is donated, 100% of proceeds go directly to the purchase of food for those in need locally.
How:  Hot, delicious homemade soups and breads served in a handmade bowl of your choice. The bowl goes home with you; your $20 donation goes directly to the local food banks. First come, first served starting at 4pm (line tokens handed out at 3:45). Cash and charge donations will be accepted at the door. 

Contact for more info:  Amara Alban, 760-228-0290,
Celebrating 65 Years
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  or call (760) 361-4151
Theatre 29 Presents The Classic Holiday Musical


Based on the 1944 heartwarming film of the same name, Meet Me in St. Louis takes audience members on a musical journey back to the early 1900’s, on the brink of the 1904 World’s Fair. In the show’s center are the Smiths, a humble middle-class family made up of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, their four daughters Rose, Esther, Agnes, and Tootie, and their son Lon. With the addition of romantic suitors, comedic misunderstandings, and jovial pranks, this musical is filled with nonstop entertainment featuring memorable musical numbers such as “The Boy Next Door”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “The Trolley Song” and “A Day In New York”.

“MEET ME IN ST LOUIS” will play Friday and Saturday evenings beginning November 24th at 7:00PM as well as Sunday matinees at 2:30PM through December 17th. 

Tickets for all performances (except opening night gala) are available for purchase now at , by calling the Box Office at 760-361-4151
Join the Kiwanis Club of Twentynine Palms for the Opening Night Gala of "Meet Me in St. Louis"
Providing hand on learning and opportunities for the people of, and visitors to the Joshua Tree Gateway Communities
Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival - NIGHT ONE

Friday, November 10 
5:30 PM - 9 PM

Sky's the Limit is proud to be part of the 3nd annual Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival. Several telescopes will be set up observing an array of fascinating objects in the night sky.

For more information, visit  more information will be added while it becomes available. 
Joshua Tree National Park Night Sky Festival - NIGHT TWO

Saturday, November 11 
5:30 PM - 9 PM

Night two of the JTNP Night Sky Festival will be a milestone event at Sky's the Limit. Several telescopes will be set up observing an array of fascinating objects in the night sky.

For more information, visit  more information will be added while it becomes available. 
The Desert Institute - Joshua Tree National Park Association
An adult education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders.
Fine Art Photography

When: Friday, Nov 3 - Sunday, Nov 5
Time: Fri 7:00 pm - Sun 3:00 pm
Where: Oasis Visitor Center
74485 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Joshua Tree National Park and connect with the enchantment to be found there. This course features the relationship between photography and art. 

For more details visit their website.
Geology of Amboy Crater

When: Saturday, Nov 4
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Amboy Crater, Amboy, CA 92304

Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1973, Amboy Crater was recognized for its visual and geological significance. There are a number of dormant volcanoes in the Mojave Desert, and Amboy crater is a perfect example of a cinder volcanic cone very similar to the volcanoes throughout the region.  

For more details visit their website.
Beginner's Guide to Digital Photography

When: Saturday, Nov 4
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Black Rock Nature Center
9800 Black Rock Canyon Rd
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Join us for an intensive one-day seminar that’s an ideal “jump start” for people new to digital photography or those who simply need a refresher course in photography.

For more details visit their website.
The Mural People
Friends of Twentynine Palms Library
Get Ready for The Weed Show!
Categories and Rules for The Weed Show here.
More information about The Weed Show here.
Hi-Desert Medical Center and Hi-Desert Cultural Center Present
The Art in Healing Galleries and Public Reception
Joshua Tree, CA—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. The public reception will be held this Friday, November 3 rd , from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the main hospital lobby. Featuring works by esteemed local artists Sherri Sullivan, Jennifer Grandi, Gordon Crawford, and Kathi Klopfenstein .

The community is invited to attend the free reception, tour the new galleries, and meet the featured artists along with representatives from the Medical Center and Cultural Center. Light refreshments will be served. 

 All art and sculpture is available for purchase online at
– Tortoise Rock Casino is proud to present the ultimate viewing party for UFC 217, featuring a middleweight title fight between champion Michael “The Count” Bisping and challenger George “Rush” St-Pierre.

All of the action will be shown live on Saturday, November 4 th at 7 p.m. in Shelly’s Lounge. Seating is on a first-c­­ome, first-served basis.

Tortoise Rock Casino is located at 736-829 Baseline Road in Twentynine Palms . From Highway 62 going east, take a right on Adobe Road. Everyone 18 years of age and over can join the non-stop sizzling gaming action at Tortoise Rock Casino.

For more information, visit .
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 | |