The Springs at Borrego

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December 2018
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In This Issue:
3-6 Day Stays in December are 25% off!
Upcoming Events and Activities
The Popular Borrego Springs Film Festival Returns For Sixth Year
RV of the Month
Chistmas Bird Count at The Springs led by Hal 'Hawk Guy" Cohen
It's December, and while the weather is turning nasty in many parts of the country, we are warm and dry here in California's Secret Desertâ„¢. 
Early December is a great time to visit, as the golf courses and pools are uncrowded and your choice of RV sites is wide open. Indeed, stays of 3 to 6 nights from December 1 through the 20th are now booking at 25% off the regular price. That means a luxury RV site in one of North America's highest-rated parks for as low as $49 per night!

This month's newsletter features another of our series of star parties with Astronomer Dennis Mammana, open mic night, our traditional Christmas potluck, the ever-popular Nesya and her water aerobics, yoga and pilates classes, and much more.

Call  today to reserve your place in the sunny Anza-Borrego Desert. Our reservation team is waiting to hear from you  at 760-767-0004 from 8 AM to 5 PM daily. Or, you can book online at our online booking engine  here . Enter promotional code DEC25 into the booking engine to receive your 25% discount.

Hot dogs for everyone at Campfire Night
 every Tuesday at The Springs
 Upcoming Events and Activities

December 4, 11, and 18, 5 PM.
Campfire Night at the Waterfall Ramada
You bring a chair, your favorite beverage, and a smile. 
We'll bring the hot dogs and s'mores.

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 AM
Water Aerobics with Nesya.
$5 for RV Guests. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 AM.
Hatha Yoga with Neysa.
$5 for RV guests

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30.
Pilates with Nesya 
Meet at the Torres Room.
$5 for RV Guests

Wednesday, December 19 at 5 PM. 
Open Mic Night with Host Monty Tam. 
Got a song to share? Bring it! Or just come and listen. We'll have a pot of hearty homemade soup on the stove, and The Springs Wine and Beer Bar will be open.

Sunday, December 2 at 6:30 PM. 
Star Party with Astronomer Dennis Mammana. 
This month's topic;   "Rain of Fire".
December nights in the desert are such a magnificent time for stargazing, especially when meteors are raining down from the annual Geminid meteor shower. Learn the origins of the year's best shower, why it returns each year, and how to watch the celestial show!

Call or visit the RV desk to sign up for the Star Party - $25 per person includes a light dinner and telescope viewing (weather permitting)

Tuesday, December 25, 3 PM. 
Traditional Christmas Day Potluck Dinner. 
We'll bring the ham and gravy, you bring a favorite side dish, and together we will share the blessings of this blessed day.

Thursday, December 27 at 5 PM. 
Wine tasting with Classic Wines of California.  
Snacks and wine tasting, no charge to RV Guests.

Saturdays December 1 and 15,  8-10 AM.   Benefit Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice, $6 minimum donation.  For $5 extra we'll turn your juice into a mimosa! Proceeds will benefit the Borrego Springs Senior Center and other local charities.

Scenes from 
Thanksgiving Weekend at The Springs

On Saturday November 24, The Trevor McSpadden Band entertained The Springs RV guests with
their fabulous country music show. 

Thanksgiving at The Springs is a family affair.
Photo by Camp Host Eddie Lester


We hope to see you soon  in sunny and starry Borrego! 

Dan Wright  
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Borrego Springs Film Festival Returns January 17-21

The sixth annual edition of the Borrego Springs Film Festival returns in January 2019. Festival founder Fred Jee says the festival has a lot of momentum this year, with more than 280 films submitted for consideration. The festival runs Thursday, January 17 through Monday, January 21.

Because of its single-venue format and well-attended screening sessions, the Festival has been very popular with filmmakers and film watchers alike. The single venue allows for folks to be able to see any or all of the films, and provides a great opportunity for filmmakers to meet and mingle.  The single-venue format is probably one reason that around a year ago a poll of filmmakers across the country rated the Borrego Springs Film Festival to be one of the top 100 film festivals in the United States.

This year's selections provide a broad range of high-quality films across the spectrum of genres, including narrative shorts, narrative features, documentaries, Latino-themed entries and animation. Approximately 70 films were selected to be shown over the five-day fest.

One feature-length narrative film that will surely be in the hunt for an award will be shown on Saturday the 18th in Block G starting at 1 PM. Titled Robin, it tells the story of a father who risks almost everything to make his son's wishes come true. 

Robin by Directors Kevin and Toby Schmutzler
will vie for Best Narrative Feature

Another highly rated contender for Best Narrative Feature will surely be Hawaii, by Spanish director Jesus  del Cerro. Fred Jee describes this film as "suspenseful and believable". Hawaii will be shown in Block L at 7 PM on Sunday evening.

Tickets for all screening blocks and full-festival passes will be for sale online only after December 15 at .  Individual film blocks are $10 each, and guarantee admission to that block. Full-festival passes will be sold for $125 and include the opening gala on Thursday evening, a dance party on Saturday night, and the awards banquet on Monday afternoon. Passes include the right to claim individual block tickets up to 10 minutes before showtime.

Hawaii  by Director Jesus del Cerro is a
 highly-rated feature-length film.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets or full-fest passes, the festival committee recommends you buy them early, as in years past popular screening blocks and passes have sold out even before the New Year begins.

RV of the Month

The 1936 Schult Sportsman was built in Elkhart, Indiana, which is still today one of the centers of RV manufacturing in the USA. This unit as actually up for auction until December 3 at   

Thanks and a tip o' the hat to Camp Host Ken Cater.

Annual Christmas Bird Count at 
The Springs Led by Hal Cohen

Widgeons in Flight by Sharon Wood
Widgeons in Flight
by Sharon Wood

The annual Christmas Bird Count will be held on Sunday, December 16 and Hal "The Hawk Guy" Cohen is reminding folks staying at The Springs and The RoadRunner Club to make sure any bird feeders they have are filled up with food on that day.

The origin of the Christmas Bird Count goes back to the 19th century when teams of hunters would compete to see how many animals they could kill. On Christmas Day of 1900, ornithologist and Audubon Society member Frank M. Chapman turned the bird hunt into a census and thus began one of the longest running citizen-science projects in the world.

Volunteers fan out to cover designated areas and count the total number of birds and species and document their observations. Hal leads the groups that covers The Springs and the RoadRunner Club, and typically his groups see more birds than any other area in Borrego Springs.

If you would like to join the team and help Hal do the counting, you can email him at


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