Spread the cheer-Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us for the 2nd Annual SANTA PAWS 5K, Saturday, December 21st in Palm Springs-BENEFITTING GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT. Awesome fun event -Santa suit, event shirt, Santa photo, goodie bag and milk and cookies at the finish line. Run solo or as a team-medals 3 deep in 5 year age categories, team trophies, dog prizes and more. Pet adoption on-site by Bandit’s Pet Rescue. Runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly event. Elf Dash for kids! Make this your family’s new holiday tradition. Register today at www.racewire.com or www.active.com. Race capped at 1,000. Sign up today! For more info call Molly Thorpe 760-413-6508.
Saturday December 21st, 2013 9AM at Mizell Senior Center, 480 Sunrise Way, Palms Springs (Corner of Sunrise and Ramon Rd).
Entry Fee: $35.00. $40.00 on race day. “Litters”-Teams of 6 or more run tethered for $30.00 per runner. Awards to the top three teams. Special Trophy for the Most Tethered Runners.
Elf Dash $5.00 10yrs and under. Includes Elf hat, holiday button and special treat! Dash is after Santa Run at approx. 10:30.
Early Packet Pick-Up Friday December 20th at Running Wild 611 S. Palm Canyon 11AM-6PM
Race Day Registration begins at 7:30AM. Plenty of free parking is available.
Last year over 400 Santas took off from the Mizell Center in Palm Springs for a 5K Run/Walk/Stroll. A great time was had by all including the team from Running Wild who tied themselves together with a long strand of tinsel garland. They called themselves a Santapede. This year more Santas, a Team category and an Elf Dash. Don’t be shy, come on out, it’s great holiday fun!

Sun. January 5. Matches at 12pm & 2pm
Public Welcome/Free Tailgating
Eldorado Polo Club is pleased to announce the launch of yet another exciting season of world class polo right here in the Coachella Valley. For over 50 years players from all over the world and across North America have gathered in the Desert to compete in one of the most thrilling horse sports on the planet, and this season will be no exception.
Opening Day at Eldorado Polo Club is Sunday, January 5th and will feature polo matches at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM. The easy to find entrance to the club is on Madison St in Indio between Avenue 50 and 52, the public is welcome to attend and admission is free!
Sunday Polo is a must do activity during the winter months in the Desert. Guests can enjoy the full service Club House restaurant or pull up their vehicle on the elevated berm and tailgate in style. In addition to polo, guests can experience wine tasting and be able to purchase the fine cigars of Payne Mason. Be sure not to miss the famous halftime divot stomp of the 2pm match and enjoy a complimentary glass of Teqava Sparkling Tequila. Sunday Polo continues every week until March 30. Club House Restaurant reservations can be made at (760)-831-POLO.
Eldorado Polo Club is also home to the Cantina which boasts a field-side patio in which guests can enjoy up close polo action with matches at 12pm Saturday and 10am Sunday throughout the season. The Cantina is open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring live music after Sunday Polo. It is a great place to rub shoulders with the players or hang out with friends and family in a relaxed atmosphere.
Eldorado Polo Club welcomes everyone to come and experience the excitement of polo this winter. Eldorado is also available for weddings, special events, corporate functions or group polo outings.
Eldorado Polo Club
50950 Madison St, Indio CA 92201
Between Ave 50 & 52

You’ll be laughing all the way to the slots in the coming months. Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Improv Comedy series opens for a 7th season on January 10th with some of the biggest names in comedy.
Top-name comedians such as Fritz Coleman, Dat Phan, Rondell Sheridan, Jack Gallagher, Bob Zany and many more, will hit the stage and make audiences roar with laughter. You’ll see well-known acts, as well as get introduced to some rising stars in the industry.
The Improv series runs every Friday and Saturday night through April 12th. Three comedians perform at every show, which take place each Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 8pm & 10pm. Tickets are $20 per show and are available by calling 800.827.2946 or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com. Guests must be 21 or older to attend Improv performances.

Celebrating the beautiful healing hideaways of California’s Spa City, the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce along with the Hoteliers Association of Desert Hot Springs will host the 5th Annual Spa Tour on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Overlooking the Palm Springs area, Desert Hot Springs is home to dozens of boutique resorts known world-wide for their natural, healing, hot mineral waters and represent various styles to include Mid-century Modern, Moroccan, casual, classic and clothing optional. Spa Tour is an amazing opportunity to see several of these properties in one evening, and the beauty that rests within.
Tickets are available for the 5th Annual Spa Tour and can be purchased Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm by calling the Desert Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce at 760-329-6403 or in person at 11-999 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs.


Available ticket levels and prices are as follows:

VIP Tour: $125 if purchased by December 31, $150 from January 1st
Guided Tour: $40 if purchased by December 31st, $50 from January 1st
Self – Guided Tour: $20 if purchased by December 31st, $30 from January 1st
All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable

At College of the Desert’s College Golf Center on February 7 and 8 , With the Latest Golf Equipment, Instructional Clinics, Food, Entertainment and PGA Pros in Attendance. The Public Is Invited to Attend This Free Event
Pete Carlson’s Golf and Tennis hosts its 10th Annual Golf Expo at College of the Desert’s College Golf Center in Palm Desert on Friday and Saturday, February 7th & 8th. Hours are from 9am to 4pm. The event is free to the Public and always well-attended. College of the Desert Golf Center is located at 73-450 Fred Waring Drive. Contact Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis for additional information at 760-568-3263.
“This year’s Expo promises to be one of our largest and most exciting for golfers of all levels,” says Pete Carlson. “As our store celebrates our 33rd anniversary, we are glad we can once again bring this free golf event to the community,” Carlson adds.
The public is invited to test the latest golf equipment from the top manufacturers in the industry. Golfers can have their new golf clubs custom fitted using the latest technology. The Expo offers golfers the chance to test drive a large selection of equipment, purchase equipment at special pricing and get expert, personalized club fitting. In addition there is entertainment, food and PGA Pros in attendance.
Manufacturers attending include Adams, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist and more.
Pete Carlson’s Golf & Tennis, celebrating its 33rd Anniversary this year, is home to thousands of top name brand golf and tennis items, including equipment, accessories, footwear, designer active wear and more. Pete’s 14,000 square foot store is located at 73-741 Highway 111, Palm Desert, California, 92260. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm. For more information, call 760-568-3263 or 800-600-3263 or visit www.petecarlsonsgolf.com.

Join Mayor Steve Pougnet and the City of Palm Springs Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Ruth Hardy Park in Palm Springs. The event is sponsored by The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, part of the Clinton Foundation.
In its third year, the Wellness Festival is part of a year-round Healthy Planet, Healthy You series of events. “Health and wellness programs for our community are a priority for us. Working with the Clinton Foundation Health Matters initiative ensures we reach our fullest potential in improving the health of our citizens,” says Mayor Pougnet, “This event is for anyone who wants to learn about wellness and start setting goals to live a healthier lifestyle.” The event offers courses from a free 1K fun run for kids and 5K and 10 mile course for those seeking to start the year off right and commit to a healthy lifestyle.
Online registration on Active.com has already seen early registration for this marquee running event. The course takes runners through one of the most scenic courses in Southern California including part of Indian Canyon. Each year the event has grown, with over 600 participants in the 2013 Mayor’s Race.
At the Wellness Festival, the main stage will highlight a variety of fitness options to help warm up the runners as well as any one who is attending. Scheduled to appear are Billy Blanks, the creator of Tae Bo® Fitness, the revolutionary total body fitness system that has helped millions of people around the world get in shape and feel great. Pilates sensation Cassie Ho, teacher of POP Pilates, whose Blogilates YouTube channel has helped a world-wide audience get in to shape. Doonya creators Priya Pandya and Kajal Desai, whose Bollywood-inspired workout program is changing the face of fitness and building community through dance will be there to get you moving.
New this year is the 1pm Swim challenge at the Palm Springs Swim Center. The Palm Springs Piranha swim team will host the event. The Piranhas are a 40-year-old organization that offers swim lessons, water polo and adult swim classes.
The Mayor’s Race, Swim and Wellness Festival is a City of Palm Springs program created to raise awareness on the connection between sustainability and wellness and to reduce childhood obesity, which has become a health crisis pandemic across the United States. Registration for the Mayor’s Race is available now through YourSustainableCity.com or on Active.com.