Community Events

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Community Events

Interact with others in your community by joining us at our events. Throughout the year we have sports competitions, holiday festivals, movies in the park, demonstrations, concerts, and more.

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Children’s Christmas Card Craft That Gives Back
Want to brighten somebody’s holidays? Come on in and pick up a free craft kit. You will find everything you need to make a beautiful Holiday Greeting card.

Child's hands making a homemade Christmas Card

We have chosen a senior citizen that could really use some holiday cheer. When you complete the card, just pop it in the pre-addressed and stamped envelope.
Stop at the Palm Desert Community Center between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. any weekday between December 1 – 10, 2020 to pick up your kit.

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Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Are you planning to decorate gingerbread houses with little ones this year? Let them show off their creativity! Icing, sprinkles, candy canes, gum drops - whatever you choose to use to decorate, now you can share your designs.

Hand decorating gingerbread house

The top three designs will be chosen. Simply take a photo of the completed gingerbread house and email it to us. Winners will be listed on our Facebook page. Participation is free and the winners will receive a bag full of goodies.

Contest runs December 1 – 24, 2020

Simply email your photo to  GingerbreadHouseContest@drd.us.com

Winners will be announced January 7, 2021.

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Holiday Recipe Contest
Christmas baking anyone? Get your aprons on - this is best kind of contest you could participate in because everyone is a winner! It is as easy as pie.

Blank Christmas Recipe card

Submit your favorite holiday recipe or recipes with or without a picture. The more people that join, the better our results. After all recipes have been submitted, we will put them all together and email all participants a new, one-of-a-kind holiday cookbook. We will feature some recipes on our Facebook page throughout the month.

Contest runs December 1 – 24, 2020

Simply email your favorite recipe to HolidayRecipeContest@drd.us.com

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Rapid Response Food Distributions

Photo of fruits and vegetables

We are hosting RAPID RESPONSE food distributions at the following locations – please note there is a one-person per family limit, and face coverings are required – these are drive-thru events unless someone does not have a vehicle, they may walk up. Hours at all locations are 1:30 -3:30 p.m. OR until all food is given out:

INDIO COMMUNITY CENTER (45-871 Clinton Street, Indio)
EVERY TUESDAY

INDIO HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER (80-400 Dillon Road, Indio Hills)
2nd & 4th TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH

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Santa Letter Drop (and Donation opportunity)
Have you been naughty or nice? I am sure you have been good this year. Have you started on your letter to Santa? Well finish your letter and your list.

Santa Claus opening letter addressed to him

Bring your letter to the Palm Desert Community Center on December 12, 2020 any time from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You can drive through and deliver it to Santa yourself. Santa will take the letter and give you a little bag of goodies in return. This event is free, but we would like to ask for guests to donate a new unwrapped blanket or a gift card for a Veteran or a Senior Citizen. We hope to see you here!

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Tree Decorating Contest
Does your tree shine the brightest? Let us be the judge by joining this holiday tree decorating contest.

Child putting decorations on Christmas Tree

Categories include, Brightest, Most Creative, Funniest, Colorful and let’s not forget, the Charlie Brown tree. Simply email your photo to us. Winners will be spotlighted on our Facebook page. Participation is free and the winners will receive a bag full of goodies.

Contest runs December 1 – 24, 2020

Simply email your photo to: TreeDecoratingContest@drd.us.com

Winners will be announced January 7, 2021.