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10 Things To Do in the High Desert Before Summer Ends

Hesperia Days, 2012

Hesperia Days, 2012

Attending a free jazz concert with the hubby on a Friday evening at a High Desert Starbucks  has made me ponder about the days left in summer.  The concert was specially memorable because an elderly gentleman who recently passed away was honored by those who remembered him frequenting this particular Starbucks.

National Grandparent’s Day is this Sunday. It’s a great opportunity to do something special for a grandparent. One of the best ways to honor grandparents is to actually spend time with them, listen to them, take them out for yogurt, or to an outdoor live concert in the park. Today there are a few of them being held in the High Desert.

Pondering about summer days, I thought of meaningful activities like the outdoor concerts an individual or family can participate in. In spite of several triple digit days, the summer evenings are beautiful and perfect for inviting friends over for an outdoor barbecue or a dinner setting outdoors. See the list of ideas below:

  1. Grill and invite friends over for an outdoor dinner under the stars.
  2. Make homemade vanilla ice cream for a summer dessert.
  3. Go to an outdoor concert (see City of Hesperia Park, Apple Valley Courtyard).
  4. Honor your grandparents. If your grandparents aren’t living, spend time with and do something special for a relative or friend who is a grandparent. A grandparent whose grandchildren live far away would appreciate the company. (National Grandparent’s Day: Sunday, September 8)
  5. Hesperia Days, September 21-22. Join the 5K and watch the parade on Main Street, Saturday, September 21.
  6. Shop at Farmers Markets in September.
  7. Bunco Mania (Happening today!)
  8. Music in the Moonlight at Sunset Hills, Apple Valley.
  9. See the High Desert’s Monster Truck Extravaganza at the Fairgrounds. (Happening now – from 10:00 am ’til 12:00 pm.)
  10. Have a picnic with family and friends.

Make memories with family and friends. Learn a new hobby like archery. Take a class held at the Recreation and Parks District in Hesperia, Victorville, or Apple Valley. Start working on that book you’ve always said you wanted to write. Attend the High Desert branch of the California Writer’s Club that’s always held on the second Saturday of every month at the Apple Valley Library.

Whether you go to the beach, the mountains, or stay close to home, there are fourteen days left to make plans for summer. Schedule too tight to fit in plans then? No worries. Autumn is coming with cooler days to look forward to!

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