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Wondering what to do here in the Coachella Valley once the holidays are behind us?  This Calendar of Events for January might help (courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title):

VillageFest | Every Thursday from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs: Downtown Palm Springs: transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. For more information, please visit: www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Sat. & Sun. from 7am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert: The Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. For more information, please call (760) 636-7957 or visit: http://codaastreetfair.com

Palm Springs International Film Festival | Jan. 2-15 - See website for schedule | Camelot Theatres: 2300 E Baristo Rd: PSIFF offers a culturally diverse program of 200+ stellar films from more than 60 countries representing the best in international cinema (earning it an enthusiastic and loyal audience of nearly 137,000). The Festival’s glamorous centerpiece, the Awards Gala, brings the world’s biggest stars to Palm Springs as it honors the year’s best performances. For more information, please call (760) 322-2930 or visit: www.psfilmfest.org

Art Walk & Wine Tasting | Jan. 3 from 4-7pm | The Art Place, 41801 Corporate Way, Palm Desert: Every first Wednesday of the month through April, guests can stroll through the various galleries to view fine and original art including contemporary paintings, glass sculptures, bronze works, and other art genres. Proceeds from gallery and shop sales will benefit “Loving All Animals.” For more information, please call (760) 776-2268 or visit: www.artplacepd.com

Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Shows | Jan. 4-7 - Breed Specialty shows on Thursday and Friday & All breed shows on Saturday and Sunday | Empire Polo Club Grounds, Indio: Purebred dog fanciers from all over the US gather at this magnificent site to show their dogs in Conformation, Obedience and Agility. Vendors will offer canine-related items for sale. For more information, please call (505) 660-8080  or visit: www.kennelclubpalmsprings.org

El Paseo Art Walk | Jan. 5 from 4-8pm | El Paseo: Held on the First Friday of every month, November through May, as part of First Weekend Palm Desert, with exhibit openings, artist receptions and more! Enjoy a free docent lead or self-guided tour of the current exhibits at the Palm Springs Art Museum. For more information, please visit: www.elpaseoartwalk.com

El Paseo Cruise Night | Jan. 5 at 3:15pm | El Paseo:  Everyone is welcome to view the cars and meet the owners at Th Gardens’ Parking Structure, before the cruising begins. For more information, please visit: www.elpaseocruisenight.com

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Jan. 6 from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center: You’ll find photography, paintings, ceramics, hand painted silks, and more. Support local artists and find beautiful and unique gifts and desert mementos, all while enjoying the natural beauty of our desert mountains! For more information, please call (760) 568-9918 or visit: www.desertmountains.org

Caliente Springs Health & Resources Fair | Jan. 6 from 9:30am-2pm | Caliente Springs Resort: A health fair promoting healthy aging and senior wellness, featuring seminars presented by representatives of Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Regional Medical center. More than 30 booths at the fair, endorsed by State Senator Jeff Stone, plus a demo by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit. For more information, please call (760) 329-8400 or visit: www.skyvalleyresorts.com

Red Carpet Run 5K & 10K | Jan. 6 from 8-11am | American Legion, 400 N Belardo Road, Palm Springs: The Palm Springs International Film Festival Red Carpet Run offers both a 5K and 10K run/walk beginning and ending on the red carpet and taking an incredible route past some of the celebrity homes of the iconic past. Wear your old prom dress, wedding gown, that old tux or just your bow tie and boxers as you dodge the paparazzi, listen to music and sign autographs as your fans applaud you as you cross the finish line. For more information, please visit: www.palmspringsmarathonrunners.org

Live Well Festival | Jan. 6 from 10am-5pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park: An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival that highlights the desert’s top local health and wellness businesses through fun, educational, and interactive demonstrations. Festivities include Morning Yoga, Color Run, entertainment, kids zone and more. Please call (760) 464-3239 or visit: www.livewellfestival.org

Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic | Jan. 7 from 5-7pm | McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert: Matthias Pintscher, Conductor and Renaud Capucon, violin. For more information, please call (760) 341-1013 or visit: www.psfp.org

Sunday Polo at Eldorado Polo Club | Jan. 7-Apr. 1 at 12pm & 2pm | 50950 Madison Street, Indio: Enjoy one of the Desert’s must do winter activities, Sunday Polo. Visitors can also enjoy games every Saturday at 12pm and Sunday at 10am on the patio at the Cantina. For more information, please call (760) 831-7656 or visit: www.eldoradopoloclub.com

The Desert Symphony presents Cirque de la Symphonie | Jan. 11 at 8pm | McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert:  An elegant adaptation of some of the most amazing cirque performances witnessed anywhere, showcasing many of the best artists in the world. Their performances are uniquely adapted to stage accommodations shared with The Desert Symphony. For more information, please visit: www.mccallumtheatre.com

2nd Saturdays Art Walk on Perez Road | Jan. 13 from 5-8pm | 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, please call (760) 770-0340 or visit: www.discovercathedralcity.com

Desert Art Festival | Jan. 13-14 from 10am-5pm | Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs: Hundreds of talented artists are proud to present their unique work in acrylic, collage, etchings, mixed media, oils, pencil, watercolors, digital and traditional photography. Contemporary craftsmen present unique styles of individually handcrafted functional and decorative pottery, raku, turned wood vessels and gourd art. For more information, please call (818) 813-4478 or visit: www.westcoastartists.com

Desert Woman’s Show | Jan. 13-14 - Sat from 10am-4pm, Sun from 11am-4pm | Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa: An array of products and services, seminars on today’s hottest topics, and Taste of the Valley with food, wine and beer tasting. The Expo also offers daily fashion shows, stimulating seminars on today’s hottest topics including Stem Cells Demystified, Myths & Truths of Organic Foods plus a Hawaiian Fusion Cooking Class with ROY’s.  For more information, please call (760) 285-3903 or visit: www.desertwomansshow.com

IW Back9 5k Fun Walk | Jan. 14 - Meet at back patio at 6:55 a.m. Followed by Stretching/Tai Chi on Players Course 7-8:30am | Indian Wells Golf Resort: Come join fellow residents for a healthy 5k walk through IW Golf Resort’s scenic golf course. After the walk enjoy Desert Recreation District Tai Chi for beginners. Coffee and tea will be served, so come out and meet some fellow residents. No RSVP necessary and no dogs allowed. For more information, please call (760) 346-2489 or visit: www.cityofindianwells.org

HITS Coachella Desert Circuit Horse Shows | Jan. 16-Mar. 18 | HITS Desert Horse Park: 85-555 Airport Blvd, Thermal: Saddle up and head to the horse show of the year, HITS Coachella, and watch as ridersand their horses jump, leap and gallop their way across the course. For more information, please call (845) 246-8833 or visit: www.hitsshows.com

Park After Dark (Adult Night) | Jan. 19 from 6-8:30pm | The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Palm Desert: Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the people go home and the lights go out? Maybe they party…because each adult only night of Park After Dark will feature either a beer, wine, bourbon or vodka tasting opportunity in addition to a guided tour of specially selected animal exhibits. For more information, please call (760) 346-5694 x2506 or visit: www.livingdesert.org

Art on Main Street | Jan. 20 from 10am-4pm | Old Town La Quinta: Old Town La Quinta is continuing the art events previously known as “Art Under the Umbrellas” which were recently cancelled by La Quinta Arts Foundation. Under the new name, the event series, which is an 11-year tradition in La Quinta, will continue under the management of Old Town La Quinta LLC a premier. For more information, please visit: www.laquintaca.gov

Palm Desert Panther 5K | Jan. 21 at 8am | El Paseo:  This event benefits Palm Desert Charter Middle School, and is fun for the whole family (and your dogs, too!). Come on out and walk, jog or run this flat, fast course. For more information, please call (760) 702-2466 or visit: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/32584

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival | Jan. 24-26 | Rancho Mirage Public Library: A world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Writers will talk about their books, their source of ideas, and the mechanics of writing for publication. For more information, please call (760) 341-7323 or visit: www.rmwritersfest.org

Southwest Arts Festival Indio | Jan. 25-28 from 10am-5pm | Empire Polo Club: Every year the Arts Festival continues to evolve and attract a high caliber of talented artists and unique artwork. This year’s festival will feature interactive art displays and live music, with pottery, glass and fine art painting scheduled to be on display. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of food and beverage options while casually walking the grounds. For more information, please call (760) 347-0676 or visit: www.discoverindio.com

Cathedral City Movies in the Park | Jan. 27 from 7-9pm | Downtown Festival Lawn: The free event happens once a month on a Saturday evening every month between November and May. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.” You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks, but you can also purchase them from the movie organizers at the concession stand. For more information, please call (760) 770-0340 or visit: www.discovercathedralcity.com

Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo | Jan. 27 from 8am-2pm | Ruth Hardy Park, 700 E Tamarisk Road: Start the New Year off right with this 5k, 10k and beginner run that begins and ends with a large health and wellness festival offering giveaways, services, fitness experts, and cooking demonstrations. For more information, please call (760) 323-6511 or visit: www.palmspringshealthrun.com

Heroes in Recovery 6K | Jan. 28 from 8-10am | Michael’s House: 515 N Palm Canyon Drive: Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Michael’s House. Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education, and research. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. For more information, please call (888) 312-4220 or visit: www.heroesinrecovery.com

Full Moon Hike | Jan. 31 from 7-9pm | Top of the Cove Parking Lot: Experience a hike by moonlight and see the beauty of the shadows and wash of moonlight over the mountains. We will be looking for all types of night creatures along the trail. Bring 1-2 liters of water per person, headlamp or flashlight, a black light (if you have one) and wear closed-toe shoes. For more information, please call (760)-862-9984 or visit: www.DesertMountains.org