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Date Event/Host Address City (760)Phone
Tuesdays Storytime for On-the-Lap, 1 p.m. Lucerne Branch Library, 33103 Old Woman Springs Rd. Lucerne Valley 248-7521
Tuesdays Summer Reading Program, 4 p.m. Apple Valley Branch Ligrary, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 247-2022
Tuesdays & Thursdays Linda Williams' Yoga Classes, 5:15-6pm, $15/mo Dana Park Bldg, 850 Barstow Rd, Barstow 256-5661
Wednesdays Pet Vaccination Clinic 9-noon 21779 Zuni Road Apple Valley 247-2102
Wednesdays Storytime for On-the-Lap, 10:30am
Summer Reading Program 4pm
Victorville Branch Library, 15011 Circle Drive Victorville 245-4222
Wednesdays Drawing Class, 3pm High Desert Center for the Arts, 15615 8th St Victorville 243-7493
Thursdays Crafts with Vicki, 4pm Serrano Library, 9292 Sheepcreek Rd Phelan 868-0583
Thursdays Farmer's Market Victor Valley Community College, 7:30am Victorville
Thursdays Ornamental Horticulture Club Plant Sale Victor Valley Community College Victorville 245-4271 ext 2238
8am-noon; Fish Hatchery Road (the lower road) to the Agriculture Department sign (on the east side), turn in there.
Thursdays Paint In for Professional Artists, 10am-4pm High Desert Center for the Arts, 15614 8th St Victorville 243-7493
Thursdays Toddler Story Time, 10:30am Apple Valley Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 247-2022
Fridays Pre-School Story Time, 11am Adelanto Library, 11497 Bartlett Ave Adelanto 246-5661
Fridays Watercolor & Acrylic Class, 1-3pm High Desert Center for the Arts, 15614 8th St Victorville 243-7493
Saturdays Route 66 Chess Club Forrest Park, Old Town Victorville Victorville 246-4385
9-10:30am on good weather Saturdays. Free to play, rookies welcome. Bring a chess set.
Saturdays Mixed Media Art Classes High Desert Center for the Arts, 15614 8th St Victorville 243-7493
Saturday 9-11am, 11-1pm; Oil Class 1-3pm; Open to all ages from kindergarten to senior seniors; $10/class
Saturdays Sunset Community Little League McDonalds on Phelan Rd Phelan 868-1283
244-9288
Sign-ups Saturdays 10-2pm at McDonalds in Phelan thru January, 2003: Players ages 5-18, $60, discount for additional family members; sign-ups for managers and coaches, also. Fee includes picture, cap, & participation trophy. Practice starts in February to March; first game April.
Saturdays Saturday Night Cruisers Foster's Freeze, 1580 W. Main St., 7-9pm Barstow
Saturdays Victor Valley Junior Olympic Archery Development Program 13679 Manhasset, unit #2 Apple Valley 247-9327
Saturdays 1-5pm (4 1-hour long sessions); first session beginner, each subsequent session more advanced; $10 first time, $5 each time after; members $2; equipment provided. If you wish to buy equipment, dealer price or discount, as they do not profit from sales. Instructor Fred Valdez, Level 3 certified by the National Archery Association.
All Sat & Sun Victor Valley Auto Fair Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center,
18422 Bear Valley Rd, 7am-6pm
Victorville
July 3 Comedy Show, 7:30pm, $8 Embassy Lounge, Ramada Inn,
15494 Palmdale Road
Victorville 245-6565
July 3 Roy Rogers Ranch Festival Rogers Ranch, (Bryman Rd) National Trails Hwy Oro Grande 240-3330
10am-3pm. Gunfights and shootouts, shooting competition, cowboy music, movie screenings, stagecoach and horse rides, food and fun! Benefits the Happy Trails Children's Foundation. Admission $20 adults, $8 children, (advance ticket discount available)
July 3 4th of July Celebration Schmidt Park Victorville 955-1093
10am-6pm.  Food, music, games.  $2 donation.  Hosted by the U.S. Military/Civil Service Retiree's Social Club at the former George Air Force Base, now Southern California Logistics Airport.
July 4 High Desert Mavericks Fireworks Mavericks Stadium Adelanto 246-6287
Biggest fireworks in the High Desert following the game! Gates open at 5:30pm. Games between innings and barbecue. Fireworks anticipated between 10-11pm.
July 4 Town of Apple Valley Freedom Festival Brewster Park, 21024 Otoe Road Apple Valley 240-7054
5k Fun Walk & 5/10 Run 7:15am
Brewster Park Open 2-9pm
Family Games on the Hour 3-6pm
KATJ Remote
Fireworks 9:00 pm.
Pony Rides, bounce house, rock wall, games, food, music, live entertainment. Take Dale Evans Parkway north from Hwy 18 & follow the signs.
July 4 Fireworks Specular Sportspark Barstow 256-5617
Open at 3pm, free admission and parking. Games, food, music, booths, races, live entertainment. Dog agility demonstrations. Fireworks at 9pm. KDUC 94.3. To get to the Sportspark, (going north from Victorville), exit Barstow Rd, turn right, to Rimrock, turn left, to Muriel, turn right and follow the signs. More info: 256-3531 ext 3263
July 4 Independence Day Celebration Pioneer Park,
33187 Highway 247
Lucerne Valley 248-7215
Parade 4pm; after the parade, churches have a bring your own picnic; games for kids; fireworks 8:45-9pm!
July 4 Tri-Community Fourth of July Family Fireworks Serrano High School Phelan 868-3291
Live entertainment followed by fireworks! Tickets $10-$25. Gates open at 5pm.
July 4 Family Fireworks Festival San Bernardino Fairgrounds,
14800 7th Street
Victorville 245-5551
Gates open 4pm. Live entertainment. Games, booths, fireworks at about 9pm! Bring picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, no alcohol allowed.
July 10 10th Annual Cowboy Hullabaloo, 2-10pm 35000 Indian Trail Helendale 241-3957
Games, horse rides, hayrides, cowboy grub, entertainment; Justus and the Montanas, camping reservations necessary, $20 adult, $8 child.
July 10 Barbizon Model Search Green Tree Inn Victorville 888-936-6335
July 10 Outlaw Monster Truck Motorsport Spectacular San Bernardino County Fairgrounds Victorville
7:30pm. Featuring Monster Patrol, Bear Foot, Mud Boggs, Tuff Trucks, Quad Wars. Sponsored by Autlan AutoBody & Paint. Admission: $25 at gate.
June 10-11 Spring Dance Concert Victor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Rd Victorville 245-4271 (849)
Presented by the Victor Valley College Physical Education Department. 7:30 pm Saturday, Sunday 2:30pm matinee. Admission $7 general, $5 for seniors/ASB, $3 for kids under 12
July 11 Artists Reception, 1-3pm Hesperia Art Club, 1555 Main St., Suite A13 Hesperia 947-4881
Martha Gowdy, Renaissance
July 12-Aug 7 Barstow Rodeo Stampede Queen Search Marine Corps Logistics Base(MCLB) Rodeo Grounds Barstow 252-3093
Applications are now being accepted for the Barstow Rodeo Stampede Queen and court. Deadline for submissions is Aug 7 at 10am. Call Connie for more information. From I-15 take Ghost Town Exit & Follow signs-From I-40 take Dagget Exit & follow signs
July 13 Snake Oil Stampede, 4 p.m. Apple Valley Branch Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 247-2022
July 13 Teddy Bear Story Time, 6:30pm Apple Valley Branch Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 247-2022
July 13 Apple Valley Book Club, 6:30pm Apple Valley Branch Library, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 247-2022
July 13 VVC Woodworking Guild, 6pm Victor Valley Community College, 18422 Bear Valley Rd Victorville 245-4271
July 15 Business Showcase Expo 2004 San Bernardino County Fairgrounds,
14800 7th Street
Victorville 245-6506
3-7pm. Products and services displayed. Booths available.
July 15 High Desert Astronomical Society Lewis Center for Educational Research
20702 Thunderbird Road
Apple Valley 245-8020
Public observation night, begins 8:30pm and goes til 10:30. Observe Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars, and Mercury through their computer controlled, large, telescope.
July 16-17 Hesperia Community Expo Sultana High School Gym, 17311 Sultana St Hesperia 244-2135
Business opportunities, education, public issues and jobs. Booth space available for $100-$300. Sponsored by Hesperia Chamber of Commerce and Hesperia Unified School District.
July 16-18 A Bad Year for Tomatoes (Play) High Desert Center for the Arts,
15615 8th St
Victorville 243-7493
Friday & Sat 7:30pm; Sunday 2:30pm; admission $7, $5 for seniors and students
July 16-18 You Can't Take It with You (Play) Victor Valley College Performing Arts Center,
18422 Bear Valley Rd, 7:30pm
Victorville 245-4271 ext 849
Friday & Sat 7:30pm; Sunday 2:30pm; admission $7, $5 for seniors and students
July 17 Geology Talk 1:00 p.m. Grassy Hollow Visitor Center West of Wrightwood 626-821-6737
What’s underfoot in the San Gabriel Mountains? Learn about the rock cycle and what rocks you might see when you hike in our local area. Approx. 1 hour.   Leader: Bruce Garbaccio and Chris Bucklin, Geologists
July 17 Free Hazardous Waste Disposal Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, Public Works Yard, 22411 S. Outer Hwy 18 Apple Valley 240-7000
ext7500
July 17 Used Tack Sale, 8am-2pm 23351 Wren St Apple Valley 240-3064
July 17 Water Smart Lawn Irrigation & Care, 1pm-2pm Apple Valley Country Club Apple Valley 843-3112
July 17 Pet Nutrition Seminar, 10am Hooves and Paws, 22749 Hwy 18 Apple Valley 247-1433
July 17-18 Computer Fair
(out of area)
Pomona Fairplex, LA Fairgrounds
Exit 10 at Fairplex Drive. Go north to McKinley Ave, turn right. On White Ave, turn left to Gate 14. Admission $8. 10am-5pm
Pomona
July 18 Miss Mojave Valley Pageant Ramada Inn, 15494 Palmdale Rd Victorville 241-5045
July 19-30 Amateur Photography Contest Entries Daily Press, 13891 Park Ave Victorville 241-7744
Open to amateurs. Family oriented photos, no nudes. Prints must be between 8x10 to 11x14 and matted or mounted to no larger than 16x20, with registration form on back. No framing if allowed. Divisions: Black and White, Color, & Digitally Manipulated, with subdivisions of People, Scenic, and Humor. Limited to 5 entries per person. Drop of entries 9am-5pm at the Daily Press.
July 20 Colorful Critters Corral, 4 p.m. Apple Valley Branch Ligrary, 14901 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 247-2022
A program about insects and animals presented by Wildlife Company.
July 23 Hispanic Chamber of Commerce mixer Coconuts, Cottonwood Ave Victorville 241-6661
The High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosts; food, music, karaoke, great socializing!
July 23-25 Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road Hesperia 244-5488
Friday 7pm-10:30pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. $10 per adult, $4 per child, under 6 free.
July 24 Lightning Ridge Nature Walk, 1:00 p.m. Inspiration Point parking lot West of Wrightwood 626-821-6737
(Grassy Hollow Visitor Center.)  Walk though an area of the forest containing examples of the forces of nature that shape our region.  Approx. ½ mi. easy hike, 45 min.-1 hour.  Leader: Ellen Wilson, Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest
July 24 Shenanigans Youth Theatre Group High Desert Center for the Arts, 15615 8th St Victorville 243-7493
Performance to raise funds to cover travel costs for their performance at the state fair in Sacramento.
July 24 Jazz Night Street Fair 14955 Dale Evans Parkway Apple Valley 240-7000 ext 7071
Live band, 6-10pm; vendors, crafts, classic cars, food!
July 24 Summer Craft Sale Cornerstone Baptist Church, 11327 Oasis Rd Pinon Hills
July 31 Earthquake Walk, 1:00 p.m. Apple Tree Campground West of Wrightwood 626-821-6737
Join us for a hike along a local stretch of the famous San Andreas Fault line.  Approx. 1½ mi., easy hike. Approx. 1½ hours.  Leader: Jody Lopez, Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest

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