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THROUGH FRIDAY, DEC. 23
Holiday Arts Festival
The Artists Council's Holiday Arts Festival can fill all your holiday gift needs: shop the Holiday Squares Fundraiser with 130 $100 8-inch square original artworks donated by AC members, Off the Wall Show and Sale with larger, reasonably priced member artworks and Pop-Up Store featuring 800 unique items such as jewelry, wearables, artful home decor, notecards, books and journals. Artists Center at the Galen, 72-567 Highway 111 in Palm Desert, offers free gallery admission Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: artistscouncil.com or (760) 565-6130 (in-person)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild cooking demo
The Desert Guild hosts its second cooking demo of the season at The Club at Morningside, Rancho Mirage. Proceeds benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. 11 a.m. Tickets: $150. Information: lluch.org/cookingdemo (in-person)
THURSDAY, DEC. 8
Coachella Valley Panhellenic Alumnae (CVAP) annual toy drive
The annual toy drive will held at CVAP's next monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Social lunch to follow at Bighorn Golf Club, Palm Desert. Toys for Tots: bring a new, unwrapped toy appropriate for kids aged 5-15. Marines from 29 Palms Marine Corp base will take the gifts back for distribution among the military families there. A local choir will provide music of the season. Information: cvap4scholars.org
Holiday Happy Hour with Dogs
Benefiting Animal Samaritans, Palm Springs Yappy Hour welcomes animal lovers with or without well-behaved leashed dogs, outdoors on the grass at Margaritaville Palm Springs. A suggested $20 admission includes complimentary wine and prosecco, hors d'oeuvres, live music, fun and a December dog holiday outfit contest. 4-6 p.m. 1600 N. Indian Canyon Dr Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, DEC. 9
Palm Springs Women's Press Club monthly luncheon
Benefiting aspiring students in the study of arts, media and entertainment with much needed scholarships. 11:00 a.m. boutique shopping in support of local small business; sit-down meal at noon. The Springs Club, 1 Duke Drive, Rancho Mirage. Tickets: $45 (members) 50.00 (non-members). Information: (760) 502-1136, email@example.com, palmspringswomenspressclub.com. Three days' notice required for special diets.
MONDAY, DEC. 12
Desert Jam: "Jammin' for the Well"
The evening, which will raise money for Well in the Desert's food programs, is dedicated to the memory of Kal David and will honor Kal and Lori Bono. Featuring fabulous musicians, a delicious buffet, live and silent auctions and more. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage in the ballroom. 6-9 p.m. $175.00 per person, or $1,750.00 for a table of 10. Reservations: call (760) 285-7297 or visit wellinthedesert.org (in-person)
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
Special Event with Movement Specialist, Dr. John Legge
Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners can join us for an in-person discussion with the Coachella Valley’s premier movement specialist, Dr. John Legge. 2:30-4:00 p.m., free admission. RSVP to Priscilla at (760) 776-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefiting Polo Pony Rescue. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner with bingo to follow at 7 p.m. Oscar’s, 125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs. Suggested donation of $20 to play, gift bags for every winner. More information and reserve your table online at oscarspalmsprings.com/product/legendary-bingo-dec13 (in-person)
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14
ACV’s Creative Art Experience
For those diagnosed with cognitive impairment and their caretakers. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. for a creative good time with mixed media. Both beginners and those with more experience are welcome. Free to attend. Caregiver must attend with loved one. Space is limited. RSVP to Priscilla, (760) 776-3100 or email@example.com
THURSDAY, DEC. 15
Dementia Education Class
For professional and family caregivers. "How to care for clients with Stage 1 Alzheimers," 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free registration. CEU credits available to CNAs and HHAs. Led by Edwina Dirk, RN. Call (760) 776-3100 to register.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
"Farewell, Mr. Haffmann"
Presented by Desert Film Society. One-time screening and Southern California premiere. Film is 115 min., in French with English subtitles. Paris 1942 and faced with the German occupation, a jeweler and his employee conclude an agreement whose consequences, over the months, will upset the fate of the characters with several twists too good to spoil. Film begins promptly at 10 a.m. at Camelot Theatre. Complimentary refreshments. $15 cash at the door. More information and trailer at desertfilmsociety.org or call (760) 770-0507 (in-person)
SUNDAY, DEC. 25
Christmas at the Convention Center
Presented by Well in the Desert. Full Christmas dinner, gifts for children aged 1-13, Santa Claus, mariachi. Palm Springs Convention Center, noon-3 p.m. Free to the public. Information: wellinthedesert.org, (760) 656-8905 (in-person)
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2023
San Diego Symphony concert
Presented by Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic; sponsored by Roberta Holland, Gloria and Michael Scoby and Douglas G. Stewart. Domingo Hindoyan, conductor; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Albert Roussel: Suite No. 2 from Bacchus et Ariane; Arturo Marquez: Fandango for Violin and Orchestra; Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version). 5 p.m. McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert. Single ticket wait list: $110, $90, $70; visit psphil.org or call (760) 341-1013
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2023
Color the World gala
Benefiting Old Town Artisan Studios, 6 p.m., Fiesta Ballroom, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Tickets: $300. Information: oldtownartisanstudios.org/color-the-world-gala-2023, (760) 777-1444
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2023
Hidden Harvest fundraiser
At the Vault at Bighorn 6-8 p.m. For information and reservations, visit hiddenharvest.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2023
Palm Springs Art Museum: Art Party 2023
Benefiting Palm Springs Art Museum, honoring Phillip K. Smith III. 6 p.m. Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Drive, Palm Springs. Tickets: $1,000. Information: artparty2023.com, (760) 322-4800
The annual Dr. George Charity Car Show
Benefiting Desert Cancer Foundation and supporting local Coachella Valley residents undergoing cancer care and treatment. Produced by the Palm Spring Cruisin’ Association. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
The 25th Annual Gardens of El Paseo Concert Series.
Featuring Music from Pulp Vixen and benefiting Shay’s Warriors Life After Cancer. 5-8 p.m. Address: 73-545 El Paseo, Palm Desert. shayswarriors.org (in-person)
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2023
Pacific Symphony concert
Presented by Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic; sponsored by Jane and Larry Sherman. Carl St.Clair, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet; Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54; Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube. 7:30 p.m. McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert. Single ticket wait list: $100, $85, $65; visit psphil.org or call (760) 341-1013
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2023
Filharmonie Brno concert (Czech Republic)
Presented by Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic. Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; Martinů: Sinfonietta “La Jolla”, H. 328; Janáček: Taras Bulba; Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Op. 60. 7:30 p.m. McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert. Single ticket wait list: $100, $85, $65; visit psphil.org or call (760) 341-1013
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2023
Academy of St Martin in the Fields concert
Presented by Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic; sponsored by Bernice Greene, Norman Gorin and JoAnn G. Wellner. Avi Avital, mandolin; program TBA. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music. 7:30 p.m. McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert. Single ticket wait list: $110, $90, $70; visit psphil.org or call (760) 341-1013
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2023
The Desert Symphony annual gala starring Jon Secada
Benefiting The Desert Symphony music education program. 5:30 p.m. The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, 41-000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. Tickets: $75-$1,000. Information: desertsymphony.org, (760) 773-05988. Show-only seats at aguacalientecasinos.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2023
United Way of the Desert 50th anniversary gala
Benefiting United Way of the Desert programs and services. 6 p.m. Westin Mission Hills Resort, 71-777 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage. Tickets: $295. Information: unitedwayofthedesert.org/gala
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023
Los Angeles Philharmonic concert
Presented by Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic; sponsored by Phyllis and Gary Schahet, Helene Galen and Jamie Kabler. Dalia Stasevska, conductor; Randall Goosby, violin; Andrea Tarrodi: Liguria; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35; Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43. 5 p.m. McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert. Single ticket wait list: $130, $105, $95; visit psphil.org or call (760) 341-1013
This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Don't miss these upcoming nonprofit events in the Coachella Valley