Idyllwild Contemporary Book Club
For its inaugural reading, this new book club will launch into Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.”
The first meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at Nature’s Wisdom.
For more information, call Gina Genis at 659-6256 …
Idyllwild Garden Club
Christine Lampe will talk on bee-friendly gardening at the next Idyllwild Garden Club meeting.
The meeting begins at noon Tuesday, April 1, in the lower back of Idyllwild Community Presbyterian Church.
Gary Parton of Idyllwild has donated a 15-gallon blooming lilac to be raffled at the event.
The IGC-member potluck lunch is free to all attendees.
Parton’s annual Lilac Walk and Tea is set for April 19 …
Astronomical Society of the Desert
The Astronomical Society of the Desert will conduct sky tours and direct observations of the night sky through telescopes and giant binoculars from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 5.
This Star Party will be at the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, Palm Desert, 51-500 Highway 111 in Palm Desert, and is free to the public …
Friends of the Northern San Jacinto Valley
Gordon Pratt and Greg Ballmer, entomologists and butterfly specialists, will identify the butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and moths hikers might see in the San Jacinto Wildlife Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 29.
David Bramlet and Patrick Temple, botanists and rare plants of the SJWA specialists, will introduce the main plants of the coastal sage scrub, grasslands, riparian and wetlands habitats of the SJWA. Hopefully, observers will see the San Jacinto Crownscale, Spreading Navarretia and Threadleaved Brodiaea, rarely found outside of the SJWA.
This walk is considered excellent for students of all ages. Bring hand lenses and a butterfly net (optional).
Meet Sue Nash, 909-228-6710, in the SJWA parking area. The area is on the eastern border of Lake Perris. For directions to the event, call 951-928-0580.