Schedule events include an 8 p.m. dance Friday night at Sportsmen's hall on Sunbursts Avenue; A parade starting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning in the downtown Joshua Tree; an arts and crafts display Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Elementary school multi-purpose room on Sunburst Avenue; and a gymkhana Sunday at 2 p.m. in Sportsman's Park. There will be rides, game booths, food booths and "tailgaters" with rocks and jewelry, crafts and souvenirs at Sportsmen's Hall and Park on both days. Russell and Mousey Hayden of Pioneertown will be the grand marshals of the parade.
The Sandra Hayden Memorial Foundation Barbecue is scheduled for July 1 at the Hayden Ranch in Pioneertown.
The Sandra Hayden memorial foundation has announced that pianist and entertainer Dallas Morley has been chosen recipients of its annual award.
Country and bluegrass music, Dixieland jazz, Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps, Threshold Sky Diving Team. Noon to 6p.m., July 3, Hayden ranch, Yucca Valley. Admission to grounds free. Steak dinner $6.50, hamburger dinner $3. I-10 west to Yucca Valley exit 62, north on SR 62 past Desert Hot Springs and Morongo Valley to Yucca Valley, left on Pioneertown Rd. Proceeds to benefit kidney disease victim John Cirio.
Twentynine Palms plans a variety of activities starting Saturday for its Jaycees Fourth of July festival, and Pioneertown, North of Yucca Valley, has planned a benefit barbecue for Saturday at the movie set Hayden Ranch.
Sitting on a small desert knoll just west of Pioneertown, the Hayden Ranch suddenly looms before you. A sign just above the fenced driveway reads: "Out where the West begins."
A western movie set at the Hayden Ranch Will be the deciding for the ninth annual Sandra Hayden Memorial foundation benefit schedules from noon to 6 PM July 7.
Pioneertown residents can't agree whether to cling to their backwater identity or court the entertainment industry, which built and then forgot the high desert town.