William Hillyard to read from Welcome to Wonder Valley 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 (after the Farmers Market and just before The Palms opens!) at the Wonder Valley Community Center 80526 1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley CA 92277 There is a $2 suggested donation to support future events. If you can't afford $2, please be our guest. What is it about Wonder Valley that brings people across the Morongo Basin, across the state, even around the globe to spend a day or two in this little patch of sand? Come hear local author William Hillyard read sections from his forth-coming book Welcome to Wonder Valley. Hillyard has known and spent time with more local characters than anyone else and has seen firsthand what makes these enduring and endearing characters tick. His book offers insight into both the fortitude and eccentricities that make life bearable in a no-horse town, with bad water, and temperatures topping 120 in the summer. Hillyard will answer questions, and talk about the writing process. A $2 donation helps support events like this, but if you don’t have the money, please be our guest. See more event information here: Facebook Events
Desert Stories Returns to the Hi-Desert Cultural Center By Hi-Desert Cultural Center | January 12, 20130 Comments Tickets are on sale for the 6th Annual sell-out production of Desert Stories; a Spoken Word Event that features New Eclectic Artists and the Desert’s Best Storytellers JOSHUA TREE, CA – Returning for its sixth year following last year’s sold-out performance, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s popular Desert Stories spoken word event is set for Saturday February 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. – and tickets are selling quickly. “Spoken Word” is a popular form of literary art or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken and may include singing and multi-media visual effects. Artist and event host, Cheryl Montelle, invites you to come hear more “true-life” experiences and a few “tall tales” from some of the Desert’s best storytellers and some special guests. This year’s event will feature Marie Chambers, Tania Hammidi, William Hillyard, Bernard Leibov, Suzzann Macleod, Alan Rasmussen, Robbi Rob, Candacy Taylor, Tracy Tynan, and Steve Stajich. Desert Stories is a spectacular signature event that garners the rave reviews of both critics and audiences each year. Its popularity is a testament to the skill and artistry of the many individuals who continue to make Desert Stories the incredible experience that audiences can’t get enough of.Jarrod Radnich, HDCC President Desert Stories VI will begin with a pre-show cocktail party at 6:30 p.m. with performances beginning around 7:00 p.m. Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Blak Box Theater. Ticket prices are $20 for general seating, $25 for premium seating, and $35 for elite seating. A no-host cash bar will be available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 760.366.3777 or purchase tickets online at www.hidesertculturalcenter.com.