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Very Happy  
and an amazing New Year  

Tis the Season 
Saturday, December 2, 2017 --  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   
Enjoy shopping for some unique gifts at the annual Holiday Craft Faire.  Bring your camera and visit Santa at the Museum,  
where he is looking forward to visiting with children.
A big heap of real snow is waiting for the young outside and with hot cocoa and cookies in the courtyard, the holiday season is in full swing !
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
December 21, 2017 -- noon
The History of Christmas Foods
with Stefanie Ritter

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, bean casserole and pumpkin pie are easily recognized as a traditional holiday meal, but has it always been? How about swan and peacock served with feathers? When did you last have plum-pudding? Or a nice side of cooked tongue?
This lecture will enlighten you about the history and meaning of some of our favorite holiday dishes. Please bring your own memories of favorite dishes and if you wish the secret family recipe to share....
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  or free for Museum Members/Sponsors.  Beverages will be served.
Chamber Music at the Museum
Featuring the Encelia Chamber Ensemble & Friends
Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)
The February performance will feature "Frank Martinez", an American Composer, artist, multi-instrumentalist, and educator based in Los  Angeles.  He will join the Encelia Ensemble with the guitar.
Tickets are available for a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating. Purchase your tickets early online , at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum or the Community Center during normal business hours. 
All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.

Just in case you have always wanted to make the Museum an even better experience for the smallest visitors, the Museum does have a Wish List on Amazon with educational and fun items for the recently updated Kids Corner.  
Just click below.
Temporary Museum Closure
December 23, 2017 - January 31, 2018
We are renovating!
Over the course of the month we will move large exhibit cases, update exhibit content, paint walls, and much more. We will re-open on Thursday, February 1 st 2018. Come by and check out the new temporary exhibit "Echoes of Silent Spring" and all the other changes.
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