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Community Events

We are a community of diversity, heritage and tradition. Desert Recreation District celebrates and honors all that is special about the Coachella Valley by sponsoring community events throughout the year. From Santa's Hotline, Eggstravaganza Easter-egg hunts to Music Concert Series, DRD helps make family time meaningful and fun. 

 

food distribution

No paperwork is required to receive food at any of our food distribution events. We partner with others in the Coachella Valley to bring these events to you. Distributions are generally the fourth Saturday of the month at our La Quinta Community Park, 77-865 Avenida Montezuma. Upcoming dates include September 28, October 26, November 23 and December 28, 2019.

english as a second language (NEW)

This course is designed to build the oral English skills of non-native speakers in order to prepare for academic work in English.
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K9 Nose/scent work classes (NEW)

These classes utilize a dog's desire to hunt and their love of food and toys to encourage them in developing their scent abilities. There are different levels of classes available.
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concerts in the park - october concert series

Each week a different band plays a different genre of music for all to enjoy! Food trucks will be onsite and there will be pre-concert activities. 
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SUPERHERO PARTY

Kids 3 - 9 years old come dressed as their favorite superhero to play games and help save the day using their own super power!
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DARE TO PREPARE (AAA TEEN DRIVING PROGRAM)

We offer this pre-permit workshop for parents and teens that provides information teens need to know before they take the wheel. Register at AAA.com/safety4teens by October 15 for this October 19 class.
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halloween carnivals and spooktaculars

With ghoulish games, creepy contests with prizes, spooky crafts and extreme inflatables in select locations, our Halloween events are sure to provide a hauntingly good time for all!
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HOLIDAY FOOD AND GIFT DRIVE

We are collecting gifts and donations at all of our facilities so please join us in helping to make this a special holiday for everyone.
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dia de los muertos (Day of the dead)

Come celebrate the memories of a loved one as we host a traditional cultural event, dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead.  Please click below to learn more.
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MECCA FALL FESTIVAL

Enjoy an afternoon of carnival games, face and hair painting, raffles, contests, inflatables, and much more..
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chili cook-off and community potluck

Join the Indio Hills tradition - if you are interested in participating just bring a heaping pot of your best chili or spicy salsa and join the party!
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chef's table

Desert Recreation District and the Palm Desert Library partner to bring you chefs from your own backyard, the Coachella Valley.  Each week we will have a different chef featured.
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breakfast with santa

Come enjoy a continental breakfast where we'll have craft stations so you can make reindeer food and decorate ornaments and cookies as well as finish your letter to Santa!
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SANTA'S HOTLINE

Here is your direct hotline to talk to Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and Frosty the Snowman! Santa and his friends will be waiting to take your call between 5 and 9 p.m. (Pacific Time) December 10, 11, and 12, 2019 at 1-855-Santa-4-Kids (1-855-726-8245).

 

candy cane lane

Join our annual Candy Cane Lane event where we'll have winter-themed crafts, contests, jolly games, yummy cookies and more!
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COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE

December 7 will have those in Indio Hills who would like to take part in a garage sale will be selling their items - if you are interested in selling, please call 760-701-1043 to be placed on the map of houses participating.
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holiday potluck with arts & crafts

Come enjoy the holiday season with your neighbors at the local Community Center - we'll be hosting a potluck with arts & crafts for the kids. Bring your favorite dish for everyone to enjoy.
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square dance & spaghetti dinner

Dinner kicks off this event with an introductory lesson to square dance immediately following, then from 7 - 9 p.m. the main event - square dancing - will be held with a professional shot caller direting!
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Contact us at: fun@myrecreationdistrict.com or call (760) 347-3484.
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