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HOMETOWN GUIDE : Coachella Valley a la Carte : Out and About

January 12, 1986


Desert Hot Springs Senior Citizens' Center. Activities, assistance and hot-lunch programs for residents 60 and over; 11-777 West Drive, Desert Hot Springs, (619) 329-0222.

Desert Hot Springs Spa. Nine hot natural-mineral-water pools; 10805 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs, (619) 329-6495.

Joslyn Cove Communities Senior Center. Recreation and classes for residents 55 and over; 73-750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, (619) 340-3220.

La Quinta Arts Foundation. Art classes and exhibits; 78-421 Highway 111, La Quinta, (619) 564-1244.

Palm Springs Jazz Assn. Jam sessions on the last Sunday of every month. Ocotillo Lodge, 111 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 320-0843.

Palm Springs Pavilion. Dance programs throughout the year; 401 S. Cerritos Drive, (619) 323-8277.

Palm Springs Senior Center. Activities, classes, trips; 550 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 323-5689.

Swap meets. Tuesdays and Sundays at the Sunair Drive-In, 68-050 Highway 111, Cathedral City, (619) 328-3111.

Village Center for the Arts. Classes in art, cooking, drama, dance, fitness, languages; 538 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 325-9116.


Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo. Indian artifacts and handicrafts, trading post, 35-room Hopi-style dwelling; 67-616 Desert View Ave., Desert Hot Springs, (619) 329-7610.

Coachella Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Corner of Miles Avenue and Deglet Noor, Indio, (619) 342-6651.

Kingdom of the Living Dolls. Dolls and scenes created by local artist Betty Hamilton; 66-071 Pierson Blvd., Desert Hot Springs, (619) 329-5137.

Living Desert Reserve. Six miles of nature trails through 1,200 acres of undisturbed desert allow a look at the area's animals, plants and geology. Write to P.O. Box 1775, Palm Desert, (619) 346-5694.

McCallum Adobe Museum (the oldest house in Palm Springs) and Miss Cornelia White's "Little House"; 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 323-8297.

Old General Store Museum. Replica of an old-fashioned general store features items dating back to 1897; 73-430 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (619) 341-2388.

Palm Springs Desert Museum. Art collection, Indian artifacts (over 1,500), film series, nature hikes. Armand Hammer collection Jan. 16-March 9; 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 325-7186.


AYSO Soccer. Boys and girls ages 5-18 compete Saturdays, September through January. DeMuth Park, Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs, (619) 327-0123.

College of the Desert. Six tennis courts available to public when not being used by college; pool open to public mid-June through August; 43-500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert, (619) 346-8041.

Desert Highland Unity Center. Lighted athletic field, basketball courts, gymnasium, picnic and playground areas in a 10-acre landscaped park; 480 Tramview Road, Palm Springs, (619) 323-8271.

El Dorado Polo Club. Weekend polo matches open to spectators January-April; 50-950 Madison St., Indio, (619) 342-2223.

Ice Capades Chalet. Ice skating, instruction; 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (619) 340-4412.

Indian Canyons. Hiking, horseback riding up to palm oases on the Agua Caliente Reservation. Open October-June. Andreas, Murray and Palm canyons, Palm Springs.

Indio Municipal Golf Course. Eighteen holes; 83-040 Ave. 42, Indio, (619) 347-9156. (For listing of clubs that allow non-members to play, contact the Desert Resort Communities Convention and Visitors Bureau, 74-284 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (619) 568-1886.)

Joshua Tree National Park. Hiking and rock climbing in 870 square miles; 74485 National Monument Drive, Twentynine Palms, (619) 367-7511.

Lake Cahuilla. Camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding (October-April), sailing, windsurfing; 58-075 Jefferson St., Thermal, (619) 564-4712.

Moorten Botanical Garden. More than 2,000 varieties of cactus. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 1701 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 327-6555.

Oasis Water Park. Saunas, spas, steam caves, speed slides, water slides, wave pool, amphitheater. To open in the spring of 1986; 1500 Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, (619) 327-0499.

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. A 12,800-foot ride. On top, cross-country skiing (Nov. 15-April 15, snow permitting), dining, hiking, mule-train rides, nature walks. P.O. Drawer FF, Palm Springs, (619) 325-1391. For ski conditions and temperature telephone (619) 325-4227.

Palm Springs Community Services Center. Basketball, community hikes, crafts, dance, fitness classes, gym, gymnastics, softball, volleyball; 401 S. Cerritos Drive, Suite 315, Palm Springs, (619) 323-8272. For a 24-hour recording of events call (619) 323-8279.

Palm Springs High School. Six lighted tennis courts open to public weekends, holidays and summer; 2248 E. Ramon Road, Palm Springs, (619) 327-1581.

Palm Springs Municipal Golf Course; 1885 Golf Club Drive, Palm Springs, (619) 328-1005 or (619) 328-1956.

Palm Springs Tennis Center. Nine lighted courts, lessons, Sunday stroke clinics, tournaments; 1300 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, (619) 320-0020.

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