I Got Sunshine In The Month Of May…

By | May 21, 2015 at 2:32 am | No comments | Columns, Don't Be Clueless in the Coachella Valley

BY DIANE MARLIN-DIRKX

This month of May is almost one for the history books, but what a wonder it has been for the denizens of our fair Coachella Valley.  You know who we’re talking about. Those caring, curious, cause-aware residents who moved here thinking they were going to retire, play a little, or a lot of golf, or deal and shuffle at Bridge Tournaments.  Whatever.  Miss Happy Hour? I don’t think so, their mantra being, “It’s 5 p.m. somewhere!” Right?  Who? You. We understand.  Sometimes you feel you’re busier than ever than you were when you lived in Dubuque, or another American town that you love and still miss, sometimes.  And as temperate as the climate is right now with deliciously cool mornings, soon it will rev up to day after day of triple-digit torture. For those on the go?  Check-list cache: Smoothie Recipe Perfected? Check. Fridge filled with bottled water (perhaps with underwear tucked in zip-lock bags)? Check. Double-digit Sunscreen? Check. Personal Mister/Fan? Check.  Dog-eared, tear-sloshed romance paperback in a brown paper cover? Check. Could go on but the AC is breathing hard. Flip the switch? Check.  Read on for a calendar check-list you’ll want to pencil in.  A cool place to hang out in every Item!

Sun, May 31 at 12 PM Noon: Here’s how these music fans roll! Join The Key Players as they travel on their 2nd annual trip to the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles: Meeting in Palm Desert, the amiable group takes the journey by luxury coach (with facilities and without traffic concerns) to hear the finest classical and modern instrumental and vocal music performances at the Colburn Music School in Los Angeles at 3 PM. An intriguing and well-planned program will be announced about one week before the concert.  Afterwards The Key Players will stop for a no-host delicious and undoubtedly well-orchestrated dinner that will satisfy appetites on the way back home.  $75 per person ; ($65 for Key Players.)  To join them on this trip produced by the Virginia Waring Intl Piano Competition, or for more information, email ann@vwipc.org, or call 760-773-2575. The VWIPC’s physical address is 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, # 201, Palm Desert, CA 92260, call 760-773-2575, or you can make a donation online through the VWIPC website, a writing “Colburn Trip” in the comment section.  Dress code?  You know the drill: Desert Chic Casual Comfort!

My How Time Fleas! Oops, “Flies!”  Your Pet Can Be a Star! Enter your Cat, Dog, Horse, two or four legged, or even two-winged Beauty, or any animal that you love in the PETS On Parade Photo Journal contest!  And even better, your entrée is supporting every animal under the care of Pegasus and Loving All animals. The sum paid is fully tax deductible and enters you in the POP book with us forwarding your pet’s picture to CBS, Desert Sun and Palm Springs Life to also enter their contest. Category winners will also enjoy a full page spot in the Loving All Animals annual calendar. They will wait for your response as long as possible, but please print the attached form and either scan and return with your picture and or mail as directed ASAP. If you wish to, you can fax your entry and/or sign up www.pegasusridingacademy.org or www.lovingallanimals.org  Please do it today!  Call for an invitation and join us at the Pets on Parade Luncheon on Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11 am- 2:30 pm, Renaissance Esmeralda, Indian Wells benefitting Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy 760-772-305 7,and Loving All Animals 760-776-9397.  Remember” Every Pet is a Star!”

Saturday, June 20, 6 PM VIP Reception; 7 PM Dinner & Pioneer Awards.  Here’s your Alert to a special event and a good cause in June: A memorable evening of entertainment, and empowering presentations are on the menu as The Family Health & Support Network celebrates “Juneteenth in the Coachella Valley,” acknowledging the resilience of our youth and young adults, who with your help, hold our future in their capable hands! The event promises good food, exciting entertainment, and an atmosphere that inspires community unity and support. All proceeds directly benefit the Family Health & Support Network foster care program. Sponsorships are available and individual and group tickets may be purchased at 760-340-2442, or visit www.juneteenthcv.com .Cost:  $55 – General Admission; $75 – V.I.P. Reception & Seating. The event will be at La Quinta Resort & Spa, 49-499 Eisenhower Drive, La Quinta.
Family Health & Support Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves high-risk children who have been removed from their homes as victims of abuse and neglect and who have been placed in protective custody. Family Health & Support Network, Inc. is a caring and compassionate network of individuals who believe that every child deserves to be loved.  Consequently all of our programs and services to children and families are administered with compassion and strength.  We are looking for other caring and compassionate individuals and couples to join our network of certified foster parents.

“Don’t Be Clueless” wants to remind you that press releases for inclusion should be in to the Coachella Valley Weekly at least two weeks ahead of the scheduled event!  Thanks!

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