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November 14, 2019

Community Update

By Paul S. Wilson, Fire Chief

Holiday Safety Tips*

Each Thanksgiving, fire departments in the U.S. respond to more home cooking fires than any other day.

Unattended cooking is the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking.

• Keep children and pets away from the cooktop / stove and oven.

• Be cautious with hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.

• Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child or pet.

• Make sure your smoke alarms are functioning.

Outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) warns that turkey fryers which use cooking oil, as currently designed, are not suitable for safe use by even a well-informed and careful consumer. 

These turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures. The units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil will be released at some point during the cooking process. In addition, the burners that heat the oil can ignite any “spilled oil.”

The use of turkey fryers by consumers can lead to devastating burns, other injuries, and the destruction of property. NFPA urges those who prefer fried turkey to seek out professional establishments, such as grocery stores, specialty food retailers, and restaurants, for the preparation of the dish, or consider a new type of "oil-less" turkey fryer."

If you choose to cook your turkey in an oil fryer, only do so away from flammable surfaces, children and pets.

An overflow of hot oil can cause a house fire or serious burns.

See the following link for what can happen

 https://youtu.be/kjUynq0HXdQ

Be Fire Safe during the Holiday.

Call 9-1-1 for an emergency

Your Cathedral City Fire Department 

* Safety information courtesy of the NFPA

NEWS

Panorama Park Neighborhood Event Happens This Saturday

Panorama Park Neighborhood Event Happens This Saturday

Bring the kids to a family-friendly event that will feature the Cathedral City Fire Department showcasing its fire engine and ambulance.  They will offer public education and demonstrations on the lifesaving equipment that this wonderful city department provides.  You will also have an opportunity to talk with Councilmembers and meet members of the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission. …Read more.

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Food Truck Fiesta Coming to the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Food Truck Fiesta Coming to the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

From 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23rd in Downtown Cathedral City at the new Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, come hungry for some amazing food! At the “Food Truck Fiesta,” take a selfie inside a Cold Air Balloon Activation, listen to DJ Music, and indulge in a variety of food that you will not find elsewhere.  The best …Read more.

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Special Shapes Sunday – Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Special Shapes Sunday – Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

Join us for the “Balloon Glow, Breakfast & Special Shapes Sunday” at Big League Dreams Sports Park (BLD), 33700 Date Palm Drive, where attendees will be treated to an American breakfast while watching the balloons inflate on three ball fields at 6 a.m., glow and then launch to fly across the Valley.  At least eight special shape balloons are scheduled …Read more.

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Starts Monday, November 18th

Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest Starts Monday, November 18th

Pull out that ugly holiday sweater, add some ugly ornaments, and enter to win up to a $600 prize package.  It’s the “Cookies, Cocktails, and Crazy Sweaters” hosted by Cat City Drag Race Winner Angelique VaGorgeous. Indulge on some free holiday cookies, enjoy a purchased beverage or two, and watch your fellow neighbors and friends compete in the “ugliest sweater …

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Holiday Concert with Singer Emily West

Holiday Concert with Singer Emily West

One night only!  Get your tickets now for America’s Got Talent Singer Emily West who will perform LIVE at CVRep Playhouse in Downtown Cathedral City’s Art and Entertainment District on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm.  Make this two-hour Holiday Concert your gift to corporate clients, employees or friends.  It will be a special night with a singer with …Read more.

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EVENTS

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Healing Field 2019

"Healing Field" is a tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 2001.  The event is organized by the Cathedral City Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City. Located in Patriot Park next to Big League Dreams Sports Park at the corner of Date Palm Drive and Dinah …Read more.

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2019 Cathedral City Senior Center's Pasta Suprema!

2019 Cathedral City Senior Center's Pasta Suprema!

WHO: Cathedral City Senior Center WHAT: Annual Benefit Dinner for the CC Senior Center “Pasta Suprema!” WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 14 No Host Beer & Wine Bar Open at 6 pm Buffet Pasta Dinner starts at 7 pm Special Presentation at 8 pm (15 minutes) WHERE: Cathedral City Senior Center 37171 W. Buddy Rogers Ave. Cathedral City, CA 92234 Tickets: www.TheCCSC.org …Read more.

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Panorama Park Neighborhood Event - Public Safety Demonstration

Panorama Park Neighborhood Event - Public Safety Demonstration

Bring the kids to a family-friendly event that will feature the Cathedral City Fire Department showcasing its fire engine and ambulance.  They will offer public education and demonstrations on the life saving equipment that this wonderful city service provides.  You will also have an opportunity to talk with Councilmember Raymond Gregory and members of the Cathedral City Parks and Community …Read more.

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Cookies, Cocktails and Crazy Sweaters

Cookies, Cocktails and Crazy Sweaters

Indulge on some free holiday cookies, enjoy a purchased beverage or two, and watch your fellow neighbors and friends compete in the “ugliest sweater contest.”  This contest takes place in six bars in Cathedral City, over six weeks, with one cherished Golden Pass valued at $600 in prizes.  All presented by the Cathedral City Gay Business Association.  Anyone 21 years …Read more.

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6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

6th Annual Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival

The festival will bring more than 30 hot air balloons from across the United States and around the world to the Coachella Valley for a kaleidoscope of color, art, sound and enjoyment.  It features balloon glows, balloon rides, LIVE musical entertainment, wine and beer garden, kid zone, food trucks, and much more. For the latest information, go to www.HotAirBalloonFest.com Food …Read more.

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City Hall at Your Corner - November 26th

City Hall at Your Corner - November 26th

Have an issue you would like to speak to your mayor about or learn what is happening in Cathedral City? Then join us for “City Hall at Your Corner” hosted by Councilmember Raymond Gregory and Mayor Mark Carnevale.   The forum will take place on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, … Read more.

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Movies in the Park - November 30

Movies in the Park - November 30

Gather the family, blankets and/or chairs for “Movies in the Park” located at Panorama Park, 28905 Avenida Maravilla, in Cathedral City.  The free event, hosted by the City of Cathedral City , happens once a month on a Saturday evening between November and May, at dusk.

You are welcome to bring snacks or non-alcoholic drinks.  Great Family FUN! Read more.

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Two for Tuesday

Cathedral City residents can ice skate for half-price on the first Tuesday of every month (excluding holidays) at Desert Ice Castle. Just bring proof of being a Cathedral City resident, such as an Driver’s license, copy of a utility bill, or any other form of residential proof.  Ages 3 years and up. The Time for Public Skate Available for "Two … Read more.

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NEW CATHEDRAL CITY RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES MIXER

NEW CATHEDRAL CITY RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES MIXER

Did you recently move or start a new business in Cathedral City?  Then come the New Residents and Businesses Mixer hosted by the City of Cathedral City and the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce.  You will get to know more about your city and the people who are here to serve you.  Plus, you will get to meet other …

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North Pole Village at Snow Fest

North Pole Village at Snow Fest

This annual event captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one location with a lit Main Street at Santa’s North Pole, holiday music and carolers, Santa Claus, holiday tree lighting ceremony, a 20,000 Candy Cane Drop for Kids, Snow Bubble Play for Kids, children’s bike giveaways, free movie at the Mary Pickford Theatre, free ice skating passes to …Read more.

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Snow Fest Concert with Singer Emily West

Snow Fest Concert with Singer Emily West

America’s Got Talent Singer Emily West will perform a full concert during this year’s Snow Fest at the new CVRep Playhouse in Downtown Cathedral City on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Emily West won crowds over as a finalist on America’s Got Talent with her re-imagined versions of songs like the Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin” and …Read more.

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Neighborhood Event - Public Safety Demonstrations

Neighborhood Event - Public Safety Demonstrations

Bring the kids to a family-friendly event that will feature the Cathedral City Fire Department showcasing its fire engine and ambulance.  They will offer public education and demonstrations on the life saving equipment that this wonderful city service provides.  You will also have an opportunity to talk with Councilmember Ernesto Gutierrez and members of the Cathedral City Parks and Community …Read more.

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For Questions or Comments, Contact Chris Parman, Communications and Events Manager
cparman@cathedralcity.gov