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Desert Summer Shopping Expedition

By Denise Ortuno Neil

With summer deserts temps a bit on the toasty side, going out for a day of shopping may be slightly unappealing for most. But Bette King Productions has found a fun and cool alternative to shopping in less than pleasant circumstances with her "Shopping Expedition In Our Desert" day!

On Wednesday, July 31st, in celebration of her one year anniversary of her Desert Entertainer column, "Shopping with Bette", Bette King will be your guide to the best shopping in the desert. The Shopping Tour will be store bound loaded with enthusiastic shoppers inside a luxurious, A/C pumped bus, ready to hit the road in search of deals and steals and a just a fabulous day of fun! Guests will receive special store discounts, exclusive give-a ways and a delicious lunch to give you energy for your purchasing power.

There will be no need to worry about slugging around in the heat or finding parking, just board the bus and enjoy a day a first class shopping done Bette King style!

Experience your pampered day for only $45.00 per person. The excursion goes from 9am to 5pm for a full day of Super Shopping!

For more information and reservations call Sandy Thornton at 1-949-463-1904



Palm Desert Theatre Academy Presents, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

By Denise Ortuno Neil

The Palm Desert Theatre Academy youth program presents the Broadway musical, "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" at the Palm Springs Air Museum Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm and Wednesday July 17 at 2:30pm and 6:30pm.

The beloved whimsical musical features the Charles Schultz Peanuts Gang brought to life by seasoned director David Catanzarite, musical director Doug Wilson and produced by Shauna Holmes. The talented cast was chosen from the PDTA youth program with kids from 3-12 grade school ranges.

As director David Catanzarite exclaims, "This will be the most exciting theatre event in the desert this summer, bar none".

This event is fun for the whole family, held in one of the deserts most intriguing venues, The Palm Springs Air Museum. Tickets and reservations are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.PalmDesertTheatreAcademy.com or by calling 951-764-7647.

Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs Ca.

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