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Looking for some fun things to do around the Coachella Valley in January? Then our January 2019 Coachella Valley Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen at First American Title, might give you some ideas:

Sunday Polo Games | Through Mar. 31 at 12pm & 2pm | Empire Polo Club, Indio

Games are open to the public with a $20 parking fee per car. General admission includes bleacher seats and field-side tailgate spots on the east side of Field 1. Food and beverage service is available on site. VIP seating is available for an additional charge on the west side of Field 1. VIP Cabanas, tables and couches are available and open to the public. For more information: www.empirepolo.com

Palm Springs International Film Festival | Jan. 3-14 | Palm Springs

One of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. It's is also known for its annual Film Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the filmic year by a celebrated list of talents. For more information: 760-322-2930 | www.psfilmfest.org

Desert Mountains Art Faire | Jan. 5  from 9am-4pm | Santa Rosa-San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert

Mediums may include 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: 760-862-9984 | www.DesertMountains.org

LiveWell Festival | Jan. 5  from 10am-3pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park 

An all-inclusive mind-body-spirit wellness festival, which highlights the deserts health and wellness service community. Festivities include Acoustic Music Performances, Massages, Group Fitness / Yoga, Clean Eating Demos, plus so much more!  For more information: 760-464-3239 | www.LiveWellFestival.org 

History of Idyllwild | Jan. 5 from 10:30-11:30am | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert 

Who were the early European settlers who made Mount San Jacinto home? What was life like for these early settlers? And how did Idyllwild become a art community. Reservations required. Your tax-deductible donations are appreciated. For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.desertmountains.org

Palm Springs Kennel Club Dog Show | Jan. 5-6 | Empire Polo Grounds, Indio 

The Bradshaw Family tradition of superintending dog shows started in 1898 with Jack Bradshaw, and continues through 4 generations of Bradshaws. For more information: www.jbradshaw.com 

Art on Main Street | Jan. 5 & 19 from 10am-4pm | Old Town La Quinta

Features over 100 artists each season showing and selling their paintings, jewelry, mixed media, photography, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, sculptures and more. The shows are a local favorite and an Old Town tradition. They are set amidst Main Streets charming cafes and boutiques.  For more information: www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Palm Springs Golf Championships | Jan. 6-9 | PGA WEST - Golf Courses, La Quinta

One week before the Desert Classic Golf Tournament, join golfers from across the country gathering at PGA WEST, La Quinta Resort & Club, and Desert Willow Golf Resort for the inaugural Palm Springs Golf Championships. For more information: 206-351-3704 | www.fungolfvacations.com

FMCA Western Area Rally | Jan. 9-13 | Riverside County Fairgrounds, Indio

The Family Motor Coach Association is an international organization for families who own and enjoy the recreational use of motorhomes. With approximately 109,000 active members, FMCA is the worlds largest motorhome owners group.  For more information: www.fmca.com  

Brighton Beach Memoirs | Jan. 11-27 | Indio Performing Arts Center

Puberty. Its confusing enough without having a Great Depression and a cramped Brooklyn apartment full of family members to worry about. But thats the turbulent waters Eugene finds himself navigating in Neil Simons semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs. The first play of his Tony Award-winning Eugene Trilogy, this classic redefined the master of comedys career as he mined his own past growing up as a Jewish-American during the Depression. For more information: www.dtworks.org

Star Party At The Monument | Jan. 12 at 5pm | Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert 

Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct sky tours and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars. This is a family event. Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  For more information: 760-862-9984 | www.DesertMountains.org

Burt Bacharach | Jan. 12 at 8pm | Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage

Burt Bacharach has been one of the most-honored and successful composers for six decades. From helping charitable organizations raise funds (Thats What Friends Are For), to Broadway (Promises, Promises), movies (Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head, for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) to scores of new recordings of his songs each year.  For more information: 888-999-1995 | www.hotwatercasino.com

La Quinta Community Workshop | Jan. 12 from 9am-5pm | Wellness Center: 78450 Avenida La Fonda  

Join City Staff and City Council as we review 2018 as a city and look at whats ahead for 2019! This is your chance to vote on whats important for our community and participate in the direction of future City projects.  For more information: 760-777-7000 | www.laquintaca.gov

Sinatra, Forever! | Jan. 12-13 at 6pm | Rancho Mirage Amphitheater  

A Salute to Frank Sinatra is a concert that pays homage to the greatest pop singer of all time. The show features an interpretation performed by Rick Michel, one of Las Vegas premier singers and impersonators, who literally channels Old Blue Eyes through his spot-on vocals of the legendary crooner!  For more information: www.desert-theatricals.com

Desert Classic Golf Tournament | Jan. 16-20 | PGA WEST Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament Courses and La Quinta Country Club  

In addition to exciting championship golf, the event also features a variety of on-course hospitality venues open to the public, as well as several evenings of concerts, all included with tournament admission. For more information: 760-346-8184 | www.desert-classic.com

Palm Springs Speaks presents Janet Mock | Jan. 19 from 6-9pm | Richards Center for the Arts at Palm Springs H.S. 

Janet Mock is the New York Times bestselling author of two memoirs, Redefining Realness (2014) and Surpassing Certainty (2017), the host of the conversation series, Never Before, a writer, director and producer on Ryan Murphys FX series Pose, and a feminist tackling stigma through storytelling. For more information: www.eventbrite.com 

Document Shredding/E-Waste Collection | Jan. 19 from 8am-12pm | Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory  

Shredding is limited to six (6) 12" x 17" x 9" boxes of documents (normal file box size) per resident. All documents are shredded on site and then recycled. E-Waste such as old televisions, computers, cell phones, printers, and facsimile machines is also collected and recycled free. Residents may also bring in household batteries for recycling. For more information: 760-324-4511 x273 | www.RanchoMirageCA.gov

United Way Walk | Jan. 19 from 8-10am | La Quinta Civic Center Park 

For more information: 760-323-2731 | www.unitedwayofthedesert.org

Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival | Jan. 19-20 | Empire Polo Club, Indio

This event is a 2 day lacrosse competition. It is a co-ed lacrosse event power packed with competitive club teams from across North America. For more information: www.sandstormlacrosse.com

Recognition Awards Luncheon | Jan. 22  at 11:30am | Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage

Honoring those who champion Desert Arcs cause, as well as people with disabilities served by Desert Arcs programs: Fund the Need - Raise the Paddle Auction. For more information: 760-346-1611 x272 | www.desertarc.org

Desert Town Hall Speakers | Jan. 22 | Desert Town Hall, Indian Wells

Chris Christie is a former federal prosecutor and ABC News contributor who served as the Governor of New Jersey (2010 to 2018). A selection of designed seating arrangements are: dinner seating, reserved, Emerald Select, Diamond, patron, special friend and sponsor.  For more information: www.deserttownhall.org

Southwest Arts Festival | Jan. 24-27  | Empire Polo Club, Indio

This years 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: www.southwestartsfest.com

The Wizard of Oz | Jan. 25-27 | McCallum Theatre, Palm Desert 

A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, the show will blow you away as if you too were caught in the tornado. Travel over the Rainbow and experience this national treasure! For more information: www.mccallumtheatre.com

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience | Jan. 26  at 8pm | Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, Rancho Mirage

Back by popular demand, Theresa Caputo, from TLCs hit show, Long Island Medium, will make her sixth appearance at The Show. The Experience brings Caputo face-to-face with her fans as she lets Spirit guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close, hands-on experience regardless of seat location. For more information: 888-999-1995 | www.hotwatercasino.com 

Shred Event | Jan. 26 from 7-11am | Burrtec parking lot, 41575 Eclectic St., Palm Desert  

Valid Resident Benefit Card or proof of business in Indian Wells is needed. Limited to 4 banker boxes. For more information: 760-346-2489 | www.cityofindianwells.org

Palm Springs Health Run & Fitness Expo | Jan. 26 from 8am-2pm | Ruth Hardy Park  

Start out the New Year with a healthy and fitness-oriented routine. Run through the incredibly scenic neighborhoods of Palm Springs for the 10K or 5K. Over 100 health and wellness booths provide giveaways and services, fitness experts and Rock Climbing Wall and Walk on Water. For more information: 760-409-1530 | www.palmspringshealthrun.com

Annual Concert Series | Jan. 26-Mar. 16 at 6pm | The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert

Every Saturday. $15-$35 donation helps benefit local charities and includes wine and lite bites. For more information: 760-862-1990 | www.thegardensonelpaseo.com

Heroes in Recovery 6k | Jan. 27 at 8am | Michaels House: 515 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs 

Foundations Recovery Networks 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. The six kilometers also represent the six letters in the word HEROES. For more information: 615-345-3200 x10036 | www.heroesinrecovery.com

Rancho Mirage Writers Festival | Jan. 30-Feb. 1 | Rancho Mirage Library & Observatory   

A world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Tom Hanks will make a special appearance to discuss his book Uncommon Type: Some Stories. For more information: www.rmwritersfest.org

Rancho Mirage Wine & Food Festival | Jan. 30-Feb. 2 | Rancho Mirage Amphitheater & Community Park  

Sip, swirl and savor a selection of more than 200 handcrafted wines from top tier wineries and cuisine from 15 top local chefs. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass for unlimited tastings and a variety of gourmet appetizers, cheeses, artisan breads and olive oils. Must be 21 to attend. For more information: www.ranchomiragewineandfoodfestival.com

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