It’s Wednesday.

This weekend we have three days to frolic with in our free time. I’m looking forward to it. But, with so much free time on our hands, the question is what to do with it? Especially, if you are staying in town.
Look no further. Below is a list of free (or close to free) events going on in and around the valley during daytime hours. When the sun sets the parties start, and the post for the local live shows will be posted on Thursday in our Things 2 Do Thursday post. So stay posted.
In the meantime, check out all that is free, fresh, fun and for the taking:

Thursday, May 21st:

Palm Springs High School2401 E. Baristo RoadPalm Springs, 92262778-0400
Description:theater production. 3 p.m, Thu.&Sun.; 7 p.m. remaining show dates.
Phone number:778-0419

Desert Trails Hiking Club
Ramona Trail to Toll Box SpringsGarner Valley, CA
Description:moderate 8 mile hike with a 1500 ft. elevation gain
Phone number:(760) 340-5016

Coachella Valley Bookmobile
Coachella Valley, CA
Description:3-4 p.m., John Kelly School; 4:15-5:15 p.m., Desert View Park (Ave 56 & 86 South); 5:30-6:30 p.m., thermal Apartments (Polk St.)
Phone number:(760) 347-2383

Tai Chi Session
alm Springs Spiritual Enrichment Center2100 E. Racquet Club DrivePalm Springs, CA
Phone number:(760) 325-1047

Annual Student Art Show
Mt. San Jacinto College1499 N. State St.San Jacinto, 92583909-487-6752
Description:opening reception May 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dumont Scholarship Exhibition
Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, CA 760-776-7278
Description:features work by students who are awarded Dumont Scholarships.
Phone number:776-7278

Patrick Harrington Offers Psychic Consultation
Crystal Fantasy264 N. Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA 92262

Slow Food Desert Cities Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker Joe Luisi
Ace Hotel & Swim Club701- E. Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA 92262
Description:former senior meteorologist with Delta Airlines
Phone number:(760) 341-9593

Friday, May 22nd:

Modern Moments: Recent Gifts in American Photography
Palm Springs Art Museum101 Museum DrivePalm Springs, CA 92263760-322-4800
Description:featuring gifts that have come from 3 collectors who have donated significant photographs. 10:00 a.m.Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.; Thu., 12 p.m.; 4-8 p.m. free admission sponsored by the City of Palm Springs
Phone number:(760) 322-4800

Line to Line: Art Opening by Loca Artist Phillip K. Smith III
Royale Projects75270 Highway 111, #205Indian Wells, CA 92210
Phone number:(760) 742-5182

Astrologer James Coleman will Offer Consultations
Crystal Fantasy264 N. Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA 92262760-322-7799

Saturday, May 23rd:

San Jacinto State Park Nature Walks
Mt. San Jacinto State Park at the Top of the TramPalm Springs, CA
Description:10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nature walk is free. Tram fees apply
Phone number:325-4970

COD Street Fair
College of the Desert43500 Monterey Ave.Palm Desert, 92260568-9921
Description:Sat., and Sun., 7am

Table Tennis Tournament Grubstakes Weekend
Yucca Valley Community Center57090 Twentynine Palms HighwayYucca Valley, CA
Description:must register to play.
Phone number:(760) 369-7211

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

Patrick Harrington Offers Psychic Consultation
Crystal Fantasy264 N. Palm Canyon DrivePalm Springs, CA 92262760-322-7799

My Name is Eartha, but You May Call Me Miss Kitty
Indio Performing Arts Center45175 Fargo StreetIndio, CA 92201760-775-5200
Description:a tribute to Eartha Kit starring Suzanne Nichols
Phone number:(760) 775-5200

San Gorgonio Ballet Spring Dance Festival
Annenberg Theater101 Museum DrivePalm Springs, CA 322-4800
Phone number:(760) 325-4490

Pioneertown Posse Wild West Show
PioneertownMane StreetPioneertown, CA
Description:with ventriloquism, music and comedy skits. Saturdays through Oct.
Phone number:364-3544

Sunday, May 24th:

Desert Cities Jazz Band Performing
Vicky’s of Santa Fe45100 Club DriveIndian Wells, CA 92210760-345-9770
Description:with guest Judy Wexler
Phone number:345-9770

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

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

Desert Trails Hiking Club
San Jacinto Peak, CA
Description:strenuous 12 mile hike with a 2400 ft. elevation gain.
Phone number:(760) 321-7759

Membership Drive Tea
Dolly Sinatra Lodge, Sons of Italy1700 Sahara StreetPalm Springs, CA
Phone number:778-1184

Buddhist Meditation
Haalos Emporium12078 Palm DriveDesert Hot Springs, CA 92240
Description:featuring Tibetan Bodhisattva of Compassion and 3 Lights Meditations with instruction and Tea
Phone number:(909) 800-1711

Monday, May 25th:

San Gorgonio Mountains John’s Meadow Hike
Coachella Valley Hiking ClubP.O. Box 10750Palm Desert, CA 345-6234
Description:easy moderate 5 miles. Elevation gain 800 ft. Lunch afterward.
Phone number:771-1256

Indian Wells Memorial Day Celebration
Eisenhower Walk of Honorsouthend of Indian Wells City Hall, 44950 El Dorado DriveIndian Wells, CA
Description:with keynote speaker.
Phone number:(760) 346-2489

4th annual Memorial Day Program
Forest Lawn69588 E. Ramon RoadCathedral City, CA
Description:featuring a keynote address by local dignitary
Phone number:(800) 204-3131

Memorial Day annual Flower Drop
Palm Springs Air Museum745 N Gene Autry TrailPalm Springs, CA 92262

Radio 60 Perform Dance Hits of the 60’s and 70’s
The River71800 Highway 111Rancho Mirage, CA
Phone number:341-2711

Thank you for reading. Make sure to come back soon to check out highlighted events that are going on all around town. And, if you know of an event that isn’t posted here that should be, just let me know!