It’s Wednesday!
Halfway there….
Pace yourself.

This photograph to the left of this text is an inspirational piece. I was inspired to post this picture of one of my favorite characters of all time (Wednesday Addams) due to all your Twitter comments, Myspace bulletins, and Facebook statuses. I have been really amused by all of the CVAS blog’s virtual friends posting updates about their last night’s St. Patrick day chaos. It’s been hilarious reading some of your comments. Most of them go a little something like this… “dude, so hungovr rite now.”
So, with that in mind. The picture is a toast to recovery and relaxation. To revival and refuel.

Some of you, okay most of you, almost burnt your fuse out last night. But no need to feel guilty about that, looks like the Coachella Valley braced itself for that. Free events around the desert are more few and far between this weekend. But, that’s fine. Quality over quantity.

The quantities of activities:

Thursday, March 18th:

Friends of the Library annual Book Sale
College of the Desert43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, 92260
Description:located in the College of the Desert Library Community Room

Indio Open Air Market
Riverside County Fairgrounds46350 Arabia St.Indio, CA
Description:an outdoor night time shopping venue. 4-10 p.m., Wed. and Sat. Admission is 50 cents.
Phone number:(909) 984-5131

Intro To Tai Chi And Longevity Stick
Joslyn Senior Center73750 Catalina WayPalm Desert, CA
Description:every Wednesday.
Phone number:340-3220

Public Art-Themed Documentary Series
UCR Palm Desert75080 Frank Sinatra DrivePalm Desert, CA 92211834-0597
Description:presents “Chihuly Over Venice” chronicling famed glass artist Dale Chihuly installing chandeliers in Venice.

Friday, March 20th

Coachella Valley Hiking Club: Palm Desert Henderson Trail
Description:an easy 3 mile, 500 ft elevation gain hike. Contact hike leader for details.
Phone number:341-7096

Free Family Fun Night
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert71701 Gerald Ford DriveRancho Mirage, CA
Description:a great time to enjoy the museum for free. sponsored by the city of Indian Wells.

Desert Trail Hiking Club
Araby-Berns-Shannon LoopPalm Springs, CA
Description:moderate 7 mile hike with a 1200 ft. elevation gain.
Phone number:341-0632

Morning Wildflower Walks
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center51500 Highway 74
Description:Fridays only.
Phone number:862-9984

Animal Presentations
Moonridge Animal Park4328 Goldmine DriveBig Bear Lake, CA
Description:on going daily.
Phone number:(909) 584-1299

Annual Fine Arts Creativity Awards
Palm Springs Art Museum101 Museum DrivePalm Springs, CA 92263
Description:at the Annenberg Theatre.

Musical Revue, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!”
Theatre 2973637 Sullivan RoadTwentynine Palms, CA 92277
Phone number:361-4151

Comedy Through The Ages Presents: Six in Ten
Rancho Mirage Public Library71100 Highway 111Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Spring Equinox Celebration
Haalos Emporium12078 Palm DriveDesert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Description:with live music and refreshments
Phone number:(909) 800-1711

Astronomy and Space Exploration Lecture
Black Rock Canyon Campground Visitor Center9800 Black Rock CanyonYucca Valley, CA

Saturday, March 21st:

COD Street Fair
College of the Desert43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, 92260
Description:Sat., and Sun., 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Indio Open Air Market
iverside County Fairgrounds46350 Arabia St.Indio, CA 9220
Description:an outdoor night time shopping venue. 4-10 p.m., Wed. and Sat. Admission is 50 cents.

Palm Springs Certified Farmers Market
Palm Springs Certified Farmers Market At Camelot Theaters2300 Baristo RoadPalm Springs
Description:Sats., on going through June 2009

Help Remove the Sahara Mustard Plant from Trails
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center51500 Highway 74Palm Desert
Phone number:862-9984

Canyon Plaza South Open Air Market
Canyon Plaza South67555 Highway 111 (East Palm Cayon Drive)Cathedral City
Description:old and new merchandise and farmer’s market. Sat.

9th annual Walk with the Animals Fundraiser Benefiting Animal Samaritans
Palm Desert Civic Center Park73510 Fred Waring DrivePalm Desert, CA

Living Traditions – Agave Fiber Skirt
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum219 S. Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA
Description:hands on experiences with Native crafts.
Phone number:778-1079 ext. 116

P-38 Flight Demo after Yamamoto Shoodown Program
Palm Springs Air Museum745 N Gene Autry TrailPalm Springs, CA 92262778-6262

Sunday, March 21st:

Coachella Valley Hiking Club: Art Smith Hop-a-Long Cassidy Trail
Description:a strenuous 8 mile, 1700 ft. elevation gain hike. Contact leader for details
Phone number:360-8595

Coachella Valley Hiking Club: Cabezon-Snow Creek Ramble
Description:a strenuous 8-10 mile, 2000 ft. elevation gain. Contact leader for details.
Phone number:564-7810

Desert Sunrise Bicycle Riders
Ralph’s Shopping Center near Maxie’s Cafe425 S Sunrise WayPalm Springs, CA
Description:weekly vitality bicycle ride and breakfast. Meet near Maxie’s Cafe’ in the Ralph’s market center. Beginner to moderate ride. Wear appropriate safety gear, bring water, and spare tube.
Phone number:774-3583

Thanks for reading, stay tuned, lots of updates and posts to come!