Wildflower Sound Cannon: Panspermia
Adrienne Adar & Bob Dornberger
november 21–22, 2015
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This workshop, led by Adrienne Adar and Bob Dornberger, combines an introduction to native plants, working with clay, and artillery. Join us on November 21–22, 2015 as we make and launch seed bombs made from clay gathered from the dry lake bed and native seeds. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9AM –1PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015, 9AM –12PM
HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet
7028 Theater Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

This project is supported in part by a grant from James Irvine Foundation - Arts Regranting Program/Inland Empire at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy.  Special thanks Zena Bender, Bob & Elizabeth Carr, and Sky Village Swap Meet.

Kip's Desert Book Club
Twentynine Palms, a Novel - Daniel Pyne
december 7, 2015

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Kip's Desert Book Club will once again gather at Bernard Leibov's BoxoHOUSE on December 7th to discuss the book Twentynine Palms, a Novel by Daniel Pyne. I had relatively low expectations for this novel when I began reading it, but then I got sucked into its desert noir world like a magnet, and it left me with a favorable impression in the end. I'm eager to hear what others think about how the city of Twentynine Palms is portrayed–hopefully leading to some lively discussion. The book is available on Kindle, and preowned for only a penny on Amazon, so give it a read.

BoxoHOUSE's address is 62732 Sullivan Road in Joshua Tree, but don't bother to GPS yourself there, it will end in tears. Simply turn south on Whitefeather Road off of Highway 62, drive past the hospital and turn right on the second dirt road, when you see the Boxo sign. Bernard's house will be the first one on the left with the "Book Club" sign in front. Bring a folding chair if you have one, so we are sure to have enough seating, and try to park around back near the garage. See you there and don't forget to bring the delicious snacks and drinks!

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7 pm
BoxoHOUSE
62732 Sullivan Road
Joshua Tree, CA
 (see driving directions above)

This is the fifteenth meeting of Kip's Desert Book Club
See Book Club homepage for more information on this monthly gathering

High Desert Reading Aloud Room
Organized by Neil Doshi
November 14–15, 2015

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If reading is an act of interpretation, then what is reading aloud? Are you both the parrot and the master telling the parrot what to say? Are we as listeners interpreting what the reader is saying or the sayings of their voice? What happens when the solitary act of reading becomes shared?

Please join us, as participants and invited guests ponder these questions and read aloud from a various selection of texts.

Participants include Kristen Van Deventer, Kip Fjeld, Steve Kado,  Annelies Kuiper, Ken Layne and Y O U, the mighty reader.

With selections of books found from in and around the Swap Meet, Kip's Desert Book Club, the Connections library, Cactus Wren Bookstore, and issues of The Desert Oracle.

Excerpts from the Reading Aloud Room will be recorded and transmitted over the ‘airwaves’ in partnership with local internet radio station Radio Free Joshua Tree

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9AM–1PM
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 9AM-12PM
HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet
7028 Theater Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

High Desert Reading Aloud Room is organized by Neil Doshi.  This project is supported in part by a grant from James Irvine Foundation - Arts Regranting Program/Inland Empire at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy.  Special thanks Zena Bender, Bob & Elizabeth Carr, and Sky Village Swap Meet.

Desert Archive Days
organized by Caitlin Denny
november 7–8, 2015

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The Desert Archive Days will host a handful of beloved and established institutions of California's high desert community in sharing special collections from their personal and official archives. Through presentations of documents and behavioral artifacts outside of the trajectory of traditional archival material, we will explore the revolutionary and freedom seeking history of the Morongo Basin.

Live lectures from some of your favorite high desert folks, slide show projections and unusual objects will inspire and intrigue those interested in the rich community-based history of the rural towns of Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley, and Landers.

We invite locals to bring their own artifacts or documents that may be of historical interest. Remember, the personal archives are just as important as the "official" archives.

For artifacts/documents that need preparation or specialty handling, please contact Caitlin Denny prior to the event.

View full schedule and more information here! 

November 7–8, 2015, 8AM - 2PM
HDTS HQ at Sky Village Swap Meet
7028 Theater Road
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Desert Archive Days is organized by Caitlin Denny.  This project is supported in part by a grant from James Irvine Foundation - Arts Regranting Program/Inland Empire at The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California through Philanthropy.  Special thanks Zena Bender, Bob & Elizabeth Carr, and Sky Village Swap Meet.

Kip's Desert Book Club
The White Heart of Mojave - Edna Brush Perkins
november 2, 2015

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Let's travel out to Bob Tellefson's house in Wonder Valley and discuss The White Heart of Mojave by Edna Brush Perkins. A well crafted adventure tale of a trip to Death Valley by two east coast socialites in 1920. The afterward is almost as long as the book–illustrated, and well worth reading. Mr. Wild did some serious research to add depth to the many desert characters Edna encountered along her way.

To get to Bob's house, take Hwy 62 east from 29 Palms for about 8 miles and turn left on Shelton Road (it's just past where the highway makes a big zig zag). Drive north about 1.5 miles, and turn right on El Paseo. Bob is the last and only house on the right. If the weather is nice, he says we can play ping pong!

Monday, November 2, 2015, 7 pm
The Tellefson Residence
Wonder Valley, CA
 (see driving directions above)

This is the fourteenth meeting of Kip's Desert Book Club.
See Book Club homepage for more information on this monthly gathering