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If you’d like to know about some of the many things to do and see around the Coachella Valley in October, then our colleagues at First American Title, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, have the answer with their monthly Calendar of Events summarized below:

Backstreet Art District Art Walk | Oct. 3 from 5 to 8pm | 2600 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs

The first Wed. of each month experience Art Walk where galleries are open for guests to meet the artists, visit working studios and enjoy original fine and decorative art all in one location. For more information: 760-328-4144 | www.backstreetartdistrict.com

Art Walk & Wine Tasting | Oct. 3 from 4 to 7pm | 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert

Guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres, while also visiting other shops at The Art Place. For more information: 760-776-2268 | www.artplacepd.com

Peace Officer and Public Safety Awards Luncheon | Oct. 4 at 11:30am | JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Hosted by The Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce, this is the perfect opportunity for you to come out in person and say thank you to all types of emergency personnel from across the Coachella Valley. For more information: 760-346-6111 | www.pdacc.org

Joshua Tree Fall Music Festival | Oct. 4-7 | Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Showcases up and coming, white hot, have-to-see-them-now-before-they-get-big type of roster, with artists that are still hungry, honing their craft, and creating unique, original sounds. Festivities also include a Kidsville, Artisan Vendors, Food and Drink, Live Painting & Auction and much more. For more information: www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com

Senior Lifestyle Expo & Flu Shots | Oct. 5 from 10am to 2pm | Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

You won’t want to miss this annual event that includes not only Free Flu Shots, but also Vendor Booths, BBQ Lunch, Free Farmers Market, Huge Thrift Store Discounts, Raffles, Free Popcorn, and much much more. For more information: 760-323-5689 | www.mizell.org

Community Health and Resource Fair | Oct. 6 from 7:30am to 3pm | Luckie Park, Twentynine Palms

Join us for a day of free health screenings, local and regional resources, a free lunch, entertainment, Kids’ Sone and more. For more information: 760-820-9229 | www.mbhdistrict.org

Coachella Valley Makers Market | Oct. 6 from 8am to 5pm | Westfield Mall, Palm Desert

First Saturday of every month. Local art, handcrafted goods, independent brands and live music. This is your chance to snap up everything from fine art to artisan foods, wellness goods, unique jewelry, art prints, zines, clothing and more! Shop at the mall and support small businesses. For more information: 760-346-2121 | www.westfield.com/palmdesert

Y Be Fit Palm Desert Challenge | Oct. 7 | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

The Reverse Mini-Triathlon includes a 5K run, 10-mile bike ride and ends with a 300-meter swim at the Palm Desert Aquatic Center, while the Prime Time 5K Walk/Run and 1ST Bank 1K Color Run are additional options for joining in the fun for everyone from youngsters to the young at heart. Health and Wellness Fair offering vendor and information booths, entertainment, and activities. For more information: 760-341-9622 | www.ymcaofthedesert.org/y-be-fit

Gina Carey CV Indie Film Awards | Oct. 8 from 6 to 8pm | JPL, Rancho Mirage

Come join us for an enchanting evening as we honor the cinematic achievements of Indie Filmmakers, Actors/Actress from the Coachella Valley, all over California & surrounding states. Foir more information: 760-678-5815 | www.cvindiefilmawards.com

Official Latino Short Film Festival | Oct. 11-14 | Coachella Library

The mission of the festival is to showcase, nurture, and support emerging creative American Latino filmmakers in the United States as well as supporting films and filmmakers that showcase true American Diversity by inclusivity in their films. This year’s theme is “The Awakening of the Sleeping Giant.” For more information: www.officiallatino.com

La Quinta State of the City & Business Awards | Oct. 12 from 9 to 11:30am, Business Expo from 10:30am-2pm | Embassy Suites by Hilton La Quinta Hotel & Spa

An annual presentation by the Mayor, bringing residents, business owners, city staff and civic leaders together to reflect on city accomplishments from the past year and to review plans for the future. For more information: 760-347-0673 / www.gcvcc.org

She Is Me Women of Color Self-Care and Wellness Retreat | Oct. 12-14 | Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

Retreat for women who wish to empower each other can gather and learn about self-care and wellness from a variety of speakers. For more information: 510-209-7788 | www.sheismeempowerment.com

Star Party at the Monument | Oct. 13 from 7 to 10pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert

“Sky tours” and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. This is a family event. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Paint El Paseo Pink Walk For Breast Cancer Awareness | Oct. 13 at 7am | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

The Desert Cancer Foundation’s Paint El Paseo Pink walk for breast cancer awareness. Walkers will be able to experience live music, djs, browse merchant shops, all while helping to support life-saving breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services for our local valley residents! For more information: https://pepp.desertcancerfoundation.org

La Gran Fiesta | Oct. 13 from 9am to 12pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert

Fun filled event that highlights Hispanic culture with live music and dancing, animal enrichment delicious foods and more! For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road | Oct. 13 from 5 to 8pm | Cathedral City’s Art & Design District

Discover special art exhibits, museum quality art as well as cultural art to brighten your soul, meet other like-minded people, and maybe get a little exercise going from art gallery to design gallery to art gallery. For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

“Art is Here” Block Party | Oct. 14 from 10am to 2pm | Palm Springs Art Museum

Celebrate the Public Arts Commission’s 30th Anniversary Season. Hands-on activities include felt projects, art activations, and chances to learn more about the city’s public art projects through their “Art is Here” initiative. For more information: www.psmuseum.org

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Taste of Palm Springs | Oct. 16 from 5 to 9pm | Colony 29: 147 S. Tahquitz Dr.

A taste of over 30 valley restaurants, wine and beer tasting, a cocktail bar, and live entertainment. Over 100 local businesses will showcase their products and services. For more information: www.pschamber.org

Modernism Week Fall Preview | Oct. 18-21 | Various locations in the Coachella Valley

The weekend’s events provide attendees with a sampling of the events and activities that will be offered during the 11-day festival in February 2019. For more information: www.modernismweek.com

Desert Aids Walk | Oct. 20 from 7:30am to 12pm | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs

Each year since 1987, when the historic first steps were taken, the Desert AIDS Walk, along with more than 2,000 community members have walked united to raise funds for the vital services provided by Desert AIDS Project. For more information: 760-656-8435 | http://support.desertaidsproject.org

Tacos, Tequila, & Chavelas | Oct. 20 from 4 to 8pm | Veterans Memorial Park, Coachella

$20 Taco Tasting. $25 Taco Tasting + Signature Handcrafted Coachavela. For more information: www.gcvcc.org

Casual Concours X | Oct. 20 from 10am to 3pm | Desert Princess Country Club, Cathedral City

The Desert’s Most Fabulous Midcentury Car Show. The tenth annual gathering of significant post-war automobiles, with over 100 museum-quality cars on display. For more information: www.greatautos.org

Family Fun Day | Oct. 21 at 12 & 2:30pm | McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago. For more information: 760-340-2787 | www.mccallumtheatre.com

Rancho Mirage Chamber Block Party | Oct. 23 from 5 to 8pm | Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce

Come enjoy delicious food, a beer & wine garden, raffles, and live band! For more information: 760-568-9351 | www.ranchomiragechamber.com

Cinema Culturas’ Festival in the Fields | Oct. 25-27 | Palm Desert and Surrounding Cities

Film festival that seeks to represent the Hispanic community, particularly migrant workers in the Coachella Valley, and will highlight three themes: education, health, and immigration. For more information: www.cinemaculturas.com

Indio State Of The City | Oct. 26 from 10am to 1pm | Fantasy Springs Casino Events Center

The City of Indio Mayor selects a theme to draw the local business and community stakeholders to celebrate the successes the city has experienced over the year. For more information: 760-391-4000 | www.indio.org

Wanderlust Wellspring | Oct. 26-28 from 7am to 5pm | Downtown Palm Springs

From invigorating workouts and hands-on treatments to inspirational, actionable workshops, Wellspring connects us to a common goal: fostering healthy individuals, a healthy society and a healthy planet. For more information: www.wanderlust.com/wellspring

Halloween Themed Chili Tasting & Car Show | Oct. 27 |Palm Springs Air Museum

Volunteers from the various sections of the Museum will serve their favorite chili recipes and you get to decide which is best. Over 100 classic vehicles. For more information: www.palmspringsairmuseum.org

Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge 6K Run/Walk | Oct. 27 at 7am | Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Starts at 400’ elevation and climbs to over 2,600’ elevation. At the finish line there will be refreshments, vendor expo booths, awards, prizes and buses to bring you back down the hill. For more information: 760-832-0497 | www.kleinclarksports.com/tram

Desert Garden Community Day | Oct. 27 from 8:30am to 3pm | University of California, Riverside Palm Desert

Exhibits, informational booths and workshops on desert plant selection, garden design, proper pruning techniques, and much more, all free of charge. This year’s theme is “Spooky, Spiny and Succulent.” For more information: www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

La Quinta Brewing Co. Oktoberfest Parking Lot Party | Oct. 27 from 2 to 9pm | 77917 Wildcat Drive, Palm Desert

Authentic German fare, games, live music, Bavarian beer steins and special La Quinta Brewing Co. German style beers brewed specially for this event. For more information: www.laquintabrewing.com

Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert | Oct. 27 & 31 - 27th: 9am-12pm, 31st: 6-8:30pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and enjoy the exciting activities planned. Howl-O-Ween attendees under 12 are encouraged to bring a reusable bag to hit the trick-or-treat trail with a large variety of treat stations. For more information: 760-346-5694 | www.livingdesert.org

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade | Oct. 28 | El Paseo, Palm Desert

“Celebrating our Super Heroes” Scores of whimsically decorated golf carts and bands march down Palm Desert’s famous shop-’til-you-drop El Paseo. With a full list of activities planned, including the Palm Desert Rotary Pancake Breakfast, a Golf Cart Show, a Kids’ Play Zone and more, attendees can experience an entire day of festive fun. For more information: www.pdacc.org

Cathedral City Halloween Spooktacular | Oct. 28 from 12 to 3pm | Downtown Cathedral City

Interactive event where children can trick or treat in a safe environment. In addition to games and trick or treating, families can interact with fire trucks, police vehicles, police motorcycle patrols, and the men and women who serve in those departments. For more information: www.discovercathedralcity.com

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