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Try plein air painting in Joshua Tree National Park on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17-18. (Photo: James W. Cornett/Special to DESERT magazine)

Support your community by participating in these live and virtual events.

Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 15

Aging Mastery Program

Develop behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security and overall well-being. Presented by The Joslyn Center. 1:30-2:30 p.m. for 10 sessions. $20 for Joslyn members, $30 for guests. Register: contact Veronica (760) 340-3220, ext. 117. joslyncenter.org (virtual)

Sundays through Dec. 20

“Front Row Center”

An all new variety show with performances by the student actors of David Green’s Musical Theatre University and their Broadway “friends” airs on KESQ News Channel 3. Produced in partnership with the Palm Springs Unified School District, the show anchors the school district’s Protect the Arts fundraising campaign. 6:30 p.m. (virtual)

Saturday, Oct. 10

14th Annual Paint El Paseo Pink

Benefiting Desert Cancer Foundation’s Patient Assistance Programs for cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services for local residents who are uninsured, under-insured and in need of financial assistance. Walk virtually anywhere across the Valley, 8 a.m. pepp.desertcancerfoundation.org (virtual)

Monday, Oct. 12

SMART (Seniors Making Art) with Karen Riley

Presented by the Cathedral City Senior Center. Have fun with simple projects. Materials will be furnished. 1 p.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Cooking w/ Chef Paul Bruner

Presented by the Cathedral City Senior Center. 10 a.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

How to use Zoom to stay connected with Kimberly Krause

Presented by the Cathedral City Senior Center. 1 p.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory: Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration

Presented by the Cathedral City Senior Center. 3 p.m. youtu.be/pIGLqFh3Cgs. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

Wednesday, Oct. 14

The Joslyn Center’s annual fall health fair and flu shot clinic

Drive-through event: complimentary care packages for seniors and adults age 50 and above available on a first come, first served basis for the first 500 cars. Joslyn Center parking lot, 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert. 9–11 a.m. Information: Rebecca Ruffing, (760) 340-3220, ext. 102; [email protected] (live)

Thursday, Oct. 15

How to use Zoom to stay connected with Kimberly Krause

Presented by the Cathedral City Senior Center. 1 p.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

Thirsty Thursday (a Zoom social meeting)

The Cathedral City Senior Center presents the ultimate social distancing social affair. Come meet new people and connect with old friends. Free. Zoom meeting ID: 821 9210 4671. 5:30 p.m. Information: theccsc.org (virual)

Monologue Mania 

Presented by Coachella Valley Repertory. Actors throughout the world will bring key monologues from though-provoking plays to life. It’s the next best thing to being there live. 6 p.m. cvrep.org (virtual)

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 17-18

Plein Air Painting in Joshua Tree National Park

Topics in this workshop include composition, focal point, perspective, value and more. Students will be given individual feedback and guidance. Previous drawing experience helpful but not required. Conducted at the Lost Horse Campground with the option to “car camp” with the instructor on Saturday night. Registration includes optional campsite reservations. Information (760) 367-5539, joshuatree.org (live)

Thursday, Oct. 22

“Solo Composers” featuring Glenn Rosenblum

Presented by Coachella Valley Repertory. Enjoy hearing songs of the talented few composers who did it all — from music to lyrics — by themselves, including Cole Porter, Frank Loesser, Stephen Sondheim, Irving Berlin and Jerry Herman. 6 p.m. cvrep.org (virtual)

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 23-24

Virtual Desert AIDS Walk

Benefiting Desert AIDS Project, Desert AIDS Walk 2020 will last for two days and will span cities across the Coachella Valley. Festivities include an online wellness forum. Registration and information: desertaidswalk.org (virtual)

Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 24-Nov. 8

8th annual Día de los Muertos virtual fundraiser and celebration

Benefiting the Coachella Valley History Museum and featuring a virtual experience that celebrates the traditions and cultural significance of the Día de los Muertos. Information: (760) 342-6651 cvhm.org (virtual)

Monday-Sunday, Nov. 9-Dec. 13

Artists Council Holiday Squares virtual exhibition and sale

Stroll through virtual galleries and purchase original artwork. Proceeds benefit Artists Council future exhibitions and programs. artistscouncil.com (virtual)

Friday, Nov. 13

Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series — David Nichols: Managing Cultural References in Mojave National Preserve

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this virtual lecture begins at 7 p.m. $5 per presentation; season subscription: $40. joshuatree.org/live (virtual)

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 27-29

Blaze Your Own Trail to Self Love: Tell Your Inner Critic to Take a Hike

Presented by Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park. Learn how to start a meaningful gratitude practice that can enrich all aspects of your life. Lost Horse campground. $170 per program for members of Joshua Tree National Park Association, $180 for nonmembers. To enroll, call (760) 367-5539 or visit joshuatree.org (virtual)

Friday, Dec. 11

Old Schoolhouse Lecture Series — De Karlen: Wilderness Fantastic

Sponsored by the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park and the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, this virtual lecture begins at 7 p.m. $5 per presentation; season subscription: $40. joshuatree.org/live (virtual)

Weekly events

Mondays

Meditation with Rev. Barbara Lippert, presented by Cathedral City Senior Center. 10 a.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

The Joslyn Variety Show: 11 a.m. on Facebook Live or catch up on YouTube. joslyncenter.org (virtual)

Mondays-Fridays

Cathedral City Senior Center presents Silver Sneakers 5-minute morning wake up. 8 a.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

Tuesdays

The Joslyn Center presents Blingin’ Bingo. This free event has fantastic prizes for winners. 2 p.m., Facebook Live. joslyncenter.org (virtual)

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Join one of the Mizell Center’s most popular fitness classes, Move It or Lose It With Dr. Diane Ross, now held via Zoom. 10-11:15 a.m., through Sept. 24. For more information, visit mizell.org/programs-list/month (virtual)

Wednesdays

Cathedral City Senior Center presents Yoga Ch’i With Simeon Den. 10 a.m. Information: theccsc.org (virtual)

The Mizell Center presents Lunch Together. Whether enjoying lunch from Mizell’s “to go” drive-thru, something from the fridge at home or just the conversation, this casual social gathering, held via Zoom, battles the loneliness of 2020. 12:30, through Sept. 30. For more information, visit mizell.org/programs-list/month (virtual)

Thursdays

Socialize, share and make friends with The Joslyn Center’s Zoom Chat — there’s a new topic every week. 9 a.m., Zoom. For help using Zoom, contact Rebecca (760) 340-3220, ext. 102. joslyncenter.org (virtual)

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