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Throughout the year, several special events are organized and conducted by the Town of Yucca Valley and other organizations. Some of the upcoming
special events are listed below. More detailed information can be accessed by contacting the number associated with the event.  You may also
download the Town of Yucca Valley
current activity guide from this site.


Visit with Santa & Holiday Craft Faire
Getting ready for the holidays? Take the whole family out to the Community Center and the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Santa will be at the Museum and is looking forward to visiting with children. Bring your camera for that special holiday picture and get creative with fes-tive arts projects in the museum. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the courtyard. Next door at the Community Center get hand-made gifts at the annual Holiday Craft Faire. This is the perfect opportunity to tackle your holiday shopping with unique gifts from talented local artisans! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.
Ages: All
Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Community Center and Hi-Desert Nature Museum
Free event!
For more information contact Yucca Valley Community Services Department 760-369-7211

Letters to Santa
Santa's elves are coming to pick up your letters to Santa!  Drop letters off in the special mailbox at the Community Center.  The elves will make sure Santa will write back.
Must enclose a self addressed envelope.
Letters will be accepte from Novmber 7 through December 2, 2016
Letters can also be mailed to:
Santa Clause c/o Town of Yucca Valley
57090 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, CA  92284

Sounds of the Season
The Town of Yucca Valley and the Hi-Desert Chorus present this holiday concert.
The Chorus will be joined by the YVHS Select Choir, directed by Bill Barrett and accompanied by Clyde Grabski
Dates: Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Ages: All
Location: Yucca Valley Community Center, Yucca Room
Donations to the Hi Desert Chorus are welcome.

19th Annual Light Parade ~ Hosted by Yucca Valley Rotary
Saturday, December 10, 5:30 p.m.
on Santa Fe going west from Bannock Trail ending at Inca Trial
Santa and Free puppet show @ Hi Desert Water District Offices 6:30-7:30pm
Parade entry forms are available in the Chamber of Commerce Office.
For more information call (760) 365-1988 or check at www.yvrotary.org

On display @ Hi Desert Nature Museum

Joshua Tree National Park:
The science laboratory in your backyard

September 30 - December 17
In addition to being a place where locals and tourists enjoy the tranquility and serene beauty of the desert, Joshua Tree National Park is also the place for cutting edge science. JTNP conducts studies in archaeology, botany, environmental science, geology, paleontology, zoology and more. This exhibit allows visitors to explore their National Park behind the scenes.

Seeds: Nature's Artful Engineering
January 7 - March 11, 2017
This exhibit aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the beauty, diversity, ingenuity and critical importance of seeds and their dispersal mechanisms in California native plants. Against many, many odds they are the final step in ensuring the survival of plant life.

Call for Artists ~  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
March 16 - June 3, 2017

This exhibit aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the beauty, diversity, ingenuity and critical importance of seeds and their dispersal mechanisms in California native plants. Against many, many odds they are the final step in ensuring the survival of plant life.

Earth Day Fair Exhibitors and Vendors Wanted
Fair Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s Earth Day is the premier destination in the high desert to learn about environmental issues and solutions in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere of celebration. Artists,
musicians, and dancers entertain visitors, hands-on activities, educational displays and hand-made items are an important part of the Fair.
Vendors and Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to offer products and services that are in keeping with the environmental spirit of Earth Day, including give-a-ways that are useful and can be recycled if discarded. For more detailed information and an application go to www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org
The deadline for all applications is March 17, 2017.


Chamber Music at the Museum

February 11 & 12, 2017
The “Encelias” will be joined by David & Paulette Miller a Flute & Harp Duo. David and Paulette have been performing together for many years in Southern California and Italy. 

Tickets are avaible on line for a donation of:
$15 for standard seating
$20 for preferred seating
Buy tickets now
Seat reservations can be made in person at the Hi Desert Nature Museum
Thursday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or
at the Yucca Valley Community Center
Monday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Both are located in the Yucca VAlley Community Center Complex
at 57090 Twentynine Palms Highway., Yucca Valley CA 92284

You can also make your reservations online:

Buy tickets now
Purchase your tickets early online or at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum during opening hours.

All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
For more information contact Hi Desert Nature Museum 760-369-7212

Hi Desert Nature Museum Special Events




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