Friday, October 19, 2018

What's up in October?

We're finally registered with the State of California a charity! See for yourself at:

We also now have a bank account and a PayPal account so can start taking donations.

What does friends of Wonder Valley do? We're proud to pay for the facilities fees and insurance for the event above and others like it. Our dear neighbor, and bird rehabilitater, Susan Doggett will bring her owls for everyone to see.

There are so many amazing people living here, and when we have the donations to cover the fees, we plan to showcase our many authors, artists, musicians, and other locals.

Please donate so we can continue to bring great programming, and social services, to the Wonder Valley Community Center.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Our domain is live.

Ken Sitz, our Chairperson, and IT guru, assigned the domain name "" to this site yesterday and it is now live!

We also opened accounts yesterday at U.S. Bank and are waiting for our online access. At that point we'll be able to complete our PayPal account, Amazon Smile, and others that will make it easier to donate to the charity.

It's been a long journey putting this together, but we're nearing the finish line and look forward to accomplishing some of our goals.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SBC Adult and Aging Services

Bob Dougherty, from San Bernardino County Adult and Aging Services, will be coming to the Wonder Valley Community Center at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, to offer free bus passes to seniors, to process HEAP applications, and to counsel seniors on programs and services available to them. Bob will be out here four times a year. He will continue to be available at the Twentynine Palms Senior Center, and we will continue to publicize his visits.

The Friends of Wonder Valley will -- with your donations -- pay for the facility fees and insurance for Bob's visits.

Please donate to the Friends of Wonder Valley, a 501(c)(3) so that we can continue to support this program, and others that enhance the lives of people living in Wonder Valley.

Make checks payable to:

Friends of Wonder Valley
PO Box 1704
Twentynine Palms CA 92277

Your donations are tax deductible.

Thank you!

The piano is tuned!

A Wonder Valley resident donated the money to have the piano tuned, and we did just that. Our Kurtzmann piano was built sometime between 1918 and 1922. Two hammer had fallen off. The tuner retrieved them, refelted them, and then tuned the piano.

Alicia Beatty, the new French intern at The Palms, came in the other day and played it for us. It was wonderful hearing the Wonder Valley Community Center filled with beautiful music.

Many thanks to the resident who made this possible, through the Friends of Wonder Valley.