Yay (!?) , it’s Wednesday.

Despite the long face to the left, things are looking good. This is a busy week in the valley, and not all is featured here in this blog post alone. There is so much coming from so many different directions that I have decided to do a couple separate, branched out, posts. Keep an eye in the next couple of hours for a Green Scene post and a Palm Springs Art Museum post.

In the meantime, here are a couple things around town that are (for the most part) free. Some things, of course, will cost you a pretty penny. But the experience you shall experience shall be priceless.

Shall I?….

I shall:

Thursday, March 25th:

Fashion Week El Paseo
El Paseo DrivePalm Desert, CA
Description:featuring 9 tents, runway shows, a luncheon, awards presentation, kid activities and more. Ticket sales benefit various local Charities. Events take place at various times.
Phone number:(800) 775-7256, ext. 282

Desert Trails Hiking Club
Willis Palms to Moon Country at Coachella Valley PreservePalm Desert, CA
Description:moderate hike with shuttle required.
Phone number:340-3539

Morning Hikes
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto National Monument Visitor Center51500 Highway 74Palm Desert, CA
Description:8:30 a.m.,Thurs. and 9 a.m.,Sat. in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains. For 2 hours explore several areas via different hiking trails. Participants must bring appropriate clothing and footwear as well as plenty of water. No fee, but donations appreciated.
Phone number:862-9984

Recent Acquistions to UCR/CMP Collections.
UCR California Museum of Photography3824 Main Street (Downtown pedestrian Mall)Riverside, CA 92501(951) 784-3686
Description:with art walks the first Thu. of each month 6-9pm.

Friday, March 26th:

Desert Stahlight Ridazz Go Bike Fun Bicycle Rides
Koffi515 N. Palm Canyon Dr.Palm Springs, CA 92262760-416-2244
Description:slow, leisure bike ride through Palm Springs for all ages and abilities. Meet 7 p.m. at the parking lot behind Koffi Cafe; ride leaves at 7:30 p.m.
Phone number:774-3583

Desert Trails Hiking Club
Ruth’s RambleDesert Hot Springs, CA
Description:easy 4 mile hike with 500 ft. elevation gain.
Phone number:(719) 337-4620

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

Furry Friends Fashion Show
The Gardens on El Paseo73545 El PaseoPalm Desert, CA 92260862-1990
Description:Registration required
Phone number:862-1990

Saturday, March 28th:

Coachella Valley Hiking Club: Joshua Tree National Park, Pine City and Crown Prince Lookout
Coachella Valley Hiking ClubP.O. Box 10750Palm Desert, CA 345-6234
Description:an easy to moderate 6 mile 200 ft. elevation gain hike. Entrance fee. Contact hike leader for details
Phone number:567-1408

Mariachis Band Performing Live
Las Casuelas Nuevas70050 Highway 111Rancho Mirage, CA 92270328-8844
Description:6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sun.

Indio Open Air Market
Riverside County Fairgrounds46350 Arabia St.Indio, CA 92201800-811-FAIR
Description:an outdoor night time shopping venue. 4-10 p.m., Wed. and Sat. Admission is 50 cents.
Phone number:(909) 984-5131

Annual Spring Plant Sale
The Living Desert47900 Portola Ave.Palm Desert, CA 92260

Flight Demo after Korean War Program
Palm Springs Air Museum745 N Gene Autry TrailPalm Springs, CA 92262
Phone number:778-6262

Artist Reception For David Dornan
Coda Gallery73151 El PaseoPalm Desert, CA 92260

Astronomical Society of the Desert’s Star Party
Mountain Observing areaUp Highway 74 for 15.6 miles, left at the Sawmill Trailhead sign and Pinyon Flats Campground, follow road to left parking lot on left.San Jacinto, CA
Phone number:329–029

Mara Getz’s “Little Jazz Bird” Cabaret Act.
Indio Performing Arts Center45175 Fargo StreetIndio, CA 92201
Phone number:775-5200

The Invaders @ Water Canyon Coffee Company
Water Canyon Coffee Company55844 Twentynine Palms HighwayYucca Valley, CA 92284

Sunday, March 29th:

Coachella Valley Hiking Club: Eisenhower Loop-Living Desert
Coachella Valley Hiking Club
Description:a moderate 6 mile, 700 ft. elevation gain. Contact leader for details.
Phone number:862-1188

La Quinta Certified Farmers Market
Old Town La QuintaOld Town La Quinta, 78010 Main Street

Desert Sunrise Bicycle Riders
alph’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

Desert Trails Hiking Club
Ladder Painted CanyonMecca, CA
Description:moderate 5 mile hike with 600 ft. elevation gain.
Phone number:828-8681