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Johnson Valley News 12/10/2017

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Publisher Note: Due to a family emergency I was late in posting this…. I apologize to Betty and her readers….
LAST MINUTE NOTICE
HOT GLASS RANCH OPEN HOUSE

• Tomorrow, December 9, between  10 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
The annual event in Lucerne Valley featuring the glassblowing artistry of Jon Bush. Jon and two other glassblowers will be giving continuous demonstrations. The showrooms dazzle you with color; vases, bowls, dishes, trays, glasses and mugs of all kinds, plus beautiful one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments. Also, there will be other artists in glass and jewelry showing their wares.

From Johnson Valley go west toward Lucerne Valley on Scenic 247 to Post Office Road. Turn right, go to 11180, on your left. Park beside the road, walk through the gate and along the drive at the right of the house. Behind it you will see the workshop.

My card announcing the date was late arriving, so I did not hear about it until Tuesday. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am late sending the notice. Hope you can make it, it won’t happen again for another year!

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
for some Johnson Valley holiday traditions:

Saturday, December 16
The First Baptist Church of Johnson Valley hosts their annual gathering, with Christmas music starting at 5:00 p.m. You are invited to stay for a catered dinner with more music after, and all of this is free at 50636 Golden Ray Rd. From Scenic 247, turn onto Larrea Rd, go three miles up to Golden Ray, turn left.

Wednesday afternoon, December 20
Everyone welcome to a Christmas Singalong at the Johnson Valley Community Center at 3:00 p.m. The JV Carolers stay indoors again this year; come join in singing the favorites of the season. Chase the chills with hearty Texas chili by Bill Wright! Dessert treats by Linda Walsh. No charge.

Sunday, December 31, New Years Eve
Welcome 2018 at the JV Community Center. Bring your own drinks and snacks, doors open at 8:00 p.m., celebration until who knows? No charge.

And plan to be at a post-holiday favorite January 6th
The Johnson Valley Souper Supper. Bring your bowl, bring your spoon, like Johnson Valley homesteaders used to do. Bring a soup to share; enjoy sampling everyone’s hot soups! It always happens on the first Saturday of the year.
Admission, free if you bring a soup, 4.00 per person without, kids 12 and younger 2.00. Community center doors open at 4:30 p.m. Soup at 5:00!

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COMMUNITY PLAN EXPLAINED
• If you own property in San Bernardino County, and you have not followed the progress of the County’s “action” plans for unincorporated communities, or have been stymied trying to understand how this affects you, visit http://www.mbconservation.org/eblasts.

Their post on Dec 2 explains frustrations we all have with this “updating” of our 2007 Community Plans. Our comment period ends next Friday, December 15. I bet you’ll have something to say after you read this.

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NO DECEMBER HVCC MEETING
• Decided last month: no meeting of the Homestead Valley Community Council this month. A special meeting on Tuesday, January 16, at 3:00 p.m., will be held at Landers Elementary School, 56450 Reche Rd. More details to come.

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GIFT BOUTIQUE AT THE CENTER
• See what’s new on the Hobby Club Boutique table. Handcrafted Christmas decorations, little JVIA specialty gifts, note cards and stocking stuffers – all proceeds go to the activities and upkeep of the hall.

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DIRECTIONS
Welcome to new readers on this e-mail list who have not visited the Johnson Valley Community Center before, it is at 50567 Quailbush Rd. From Hwy 247, turn onto Larrea Rd, go 1-3/4 miles to Quailbush. The building is on your left at the corner.

The Paul Van Hook Desert Dreams Garden is next to the parking lot, open to all. Lots to look at, waterwise plants and vintage artifacts from the homesteading era.

Everyone is welcome to every event at the Center; you do not have to be a JVIA member to join the festivities (but we would like you to join us, of course)

Hope to see you at the breakfast tomorrow, 7:00-10:00 a.m.

Betty

Betty Munson

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