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Want to know what’s happening in the Coachella Valley (Greater Palm Springs area) in March? Check out just some of the many events taking place in the listings below, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title at :

Empire Polo | Every Sunday Through Mar. 29 at 12pm & 2pm | Empire Polo Club, Indio

A fun polo season filled with competitive polo tournaments and games that are open to the public. Spectators are invited to attend matches throughout the season, either by “tailgating” or watching from the comfort of the VIP section. For more information: 760-342-7755 | www.empirepolo.com

Eldorado Polo | Every Sunday Through Mar. 22 at 12pm & 2pm | Eldorado Polo Club, Indio

Parking is just $10 and allows you general admission with field-side and tailgating access. For an additional $10 per person you can take a seat at a table in the Clubhouse Restaurant where full service food and bar menus are offered for purchase. For more information: www.eldoradopoloclub.com

Playtri Desert Triathlon | Mar. 1 from 7:30am-12:30pm | Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, La Quinta

Desert Triathlon is the perfect race for both the new or beginner triathlete, and the experienced triathlete looking to shake off their winter rust. Situated on the calendar as the perfect warmup to several longer distance races, including the 70.3 in Oceanside. For more information: 949-444-2365 | www.deserttriathlon.com

La Quinta Art Celebration | Mar. 5-8 | La Quinta Civic Center: 78495 Calle Tampico

Fine Art, Fine Wine, Fab Food & Live Music. Will showcase 220 world-class juried artists from across the country and abroad exhibiting their fine art and craft in 12 media categories including Painting, Sculpture, Glass, Ceramics, Jewelry, Photography, Fiber, Wood and Mixed Media. For more information: 760-628-7770 | www.laquintaartcelebration.org

Living Desert Zoo Golden Anniversary Gala 2020: Palm Desert | Mar. 7 at 5:30pm | 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert

‘Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation’ Guests are invited to dress in black and gold cocktail attire and share in an evening of entertainment, unique raffle opportunities, dinner, and engaging animal encounters. “The Gala fundraiser, benefitting new habitats for African black rhinoceros, lions, and a state-of-the-art event center, begins in the Living Legacy Garden with a Golden Opportunities Cocktail Reception. Following the reception is 24K Fine Dining along with Raise the Paw, the Mane Event Raffle, and Solid Gold Entertainment by The Midtown Men. For more information: 760-346-9584 | www.livingdesert.org

Braille Institute Coachella Valley Open House | Mar. 7 from 10am-2pm | 74-245 Highway 111, #E101, Palm Desert

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new neighborhood center! Braille Institute provides free services and programs for people who have low to no vision. For more information: 760-321-1111 | www.brailleinstitute.org/coachellavalley

Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival | Mar. 7 from 9am-4pm | Palm Desert Civic Center Park

This FREE event celebrates wellness, recreation, safety and the outdoors. Featuring local artists and exhibitors, a kids’ zone, beer & wine garden with live music, food & beverages for purchase, raffles and much, much more! FUN for all ages. For more information: 760-862-9918 | www.DesertMountains.org

Rancho Mirage Music in the Park | Mar. 7, 14 & 21 from 7-9:30pm | Rancho Mirage Amphitheater

Free to the public. Food and beverage will be available for purchase inside the amphitheater. FREE PARKING is available at the park and adjacent to the park along San Jacinto Drive. Please note, the following items are NOT PERMITTED inside the amphitheater: Outside food/beverages, smoking, vaping, lawn chairs, pets or ice chests/coolers. Come see Rodney Atkins on March 7th, Robert Gambarini on March 14th and 38 Special on March 21st. For more information: 760-324-4511 x273 | www.RanchoMirageCA.gov

BNP Paribas Open 2020 Tennis Tournament | Mar. 9-22 | Indian Wells Tennis Gardens

Experience Tennis Paradise at the Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. See some of the world’s best tennis players compete over 13 days for the title. For more information: https://bnpparibasopen.com/

Desert Living Home Expo | Mar. 12 from 11am-5pm | Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage

Rancho Mirage is famous for the design district we have here! The chamber is bringing chamber members and the public together for something unseen in the valley before. In the height of season, local businesses will showcase their wares and products to the masses in an absolutely beautiful setting. Whether attendees are looking for a major renovation, solar, adding a pool or high end appliances – this is the home showcase where it is all found under one roof. For more information: www.RanchoMirageChamber.org

Friends of the Palm Springs Library Book Sale | Mar. 13-15 from Fri 12-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-1pm | JC Frey Building: 300 S. Sunrise Way

FOPSL will be selling books, CDs, DVDs and more! Friday is member’s preview. For more information: 760-668-8838 | www.friendsofthepalmspringslibrary.org

Art on Main Street | Mar. 14 & 28 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. For more information: 760-600-0758 | www.oldtownlaquinta.com

Cathedral City State of the City & Expo | Mar. 17 from 10am-2pm | DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs, Cathedral City

This annual event offers a review of economic activity from the previous year, as well as future development and plans significant to the business community. Mayor John Aguilar will be the featured speaker for this event. For more information: 760-347-0676 | www.gcvcc.org

Palm Desert State of City Luncheon | Mar. 20 from 11am-1pm | JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

Join us for this valuable networking opportunity celebrating the City of Palm Desert. For more information: 760-346-6111 | www.pdacc.org

Fashion Week El Paseo | Mar. 20-28 | The Gardens on El Paseo

Celebrate 15 years of style at the West Coast’s largest consumer fashion show, Fashion Week El Paseo. This world-class event provides an inspiring, immersive fashion experience and features cocktail receptions, trunk shows, celebrity meet-and-greets and much more. For more information: https://www.fashionweekelpaseo.com/

ONE-PS Picnic & Community Expo | Mar. 21 from 11am-2pm | Ruth Hardy Park, Palm Springs

Over 1000 residents enjoy the BBQ lunch, DJ entertainment, Pooch Parade, and exhibits at more than 50 booths. Exhibitors range from the Desert Water Agency which provides our water, to the Palm Springs Art Museum. The City of Palm Springs always has a great showing with the Police Department, Fire Department, Search and Rescue teams, as well as the CERT Program. Neighborhoods get involved with booths and prizes. For more information: www.one-ps.org

Cathedral City Movies in the Park | Mar. 21 at 7pm | Panorama Park: 28905 Avenida Maravilla

Tonight’s movie is “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs. The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City, happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk. You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks.  For more information: 760-770-0340 | www.discovercathedralcity.com

The VIMY Awards & WineLover’s Auction | Mar. 21 from 5-10pm | Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage

A signature event reflective of the extraordinary people who populate the Palm Springs area. Because of who we are, we recognized the need to honor a significant contributor to healthcare in our Coachella Valley and beyond. This first year we have chosen R. Ron Hare, MD as our inaugural recipient. Guests of this much-anticipated event are treated to delectable appetizers and an exquisite pre-auction meal courtesy of the Thunderbird’s inspired culinary team. For more information: 760-625-0737 | https://cvvim.org

Rancho Mirage State of the City Luncheon | Mar. 26 from 11:30am-1:30pm | The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage

Enjoy lunch and networking with like-minded professionals and learning more about the growing city, events and upcoming plans for the center of the valley. A very special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage and our Title Sponsor, the City of Rancho Mirage, Dessert Sponsor - Nothing Bundt Cakes and Centerpiece Sponsor, Rancho Mirage Florist. For more information: www.RanchoMirageChamber.org

Palm Desert Food & Wine | Mar. 27-29 | The Gardens on El Paseo

Come and enjoy three days of great food, premium wines, celebrity and local chefs and much more. For more information: www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com

Cathedral City LGBT Days | Mar. 27-29 - See website for schedule | Cathedral City Civic Center Plaza

Will honor the LGBT community and celebrate the diversity of Cathedral City. The free weekend festival includes an opening night kickoff party, the 6th annual community LGBT Days bed race, live musical performances, outdoor dancing, food, beverages, and community booths. For more information: www.cathedralcitylgbtdays.com

Candidates Forum: Rancho Mirage City Council 2020 | Mar. 30 from 4-6pm | Rancho Mirage Public Library

Incumbents: Ted Weil & Richard Kite. Challengers: Stephen Jaffe & Maggie Lockridge. Free to the public. Limited seating. Will be on featured on RM TV as well. For more information: www.RanchoMirageChamber.org

Giving is Always in Fashion | Mar. 30 from 11am-1pm | Cuistot Restaurant, Palm Desert

Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at the Carlisle Collection for women. Proceeds will benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Health - Indio. For more information: 909-226-1085 | https://lluch.org

Maclin’s Open Air Market | Every Wed. & Sat. from 4-10pm | Riverside County Fairground, Indio

More than 400 vendors and thousands of shoppers. Regional cuisine and various snack foods are available. Parking is free and a small admission fee is charged to shoppers. Nearly everything for the entire family can be found at reasonable prices by browsing the many aisles with the moon as your companion. This is a very social marketplace and friends gather to shop and eat here. For more information: www.maclinmarkets.com

VillageFest | Every Thursday from 6-10pm | Palm Canyon Drive

Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest! For more information: 760-320-3781 | www.villagefest.org

College of the Desert Street Fair | Every Sat. & Sun. from 7am-2pm | 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert

With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and much more. For more information: 760-636-7957 | http://codaastreetfair.com

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