Discover Cathedral City http://www.discovercathedralcity.com Where Art Lives! Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:42:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Logoicondark-55143d22v1_site_icon-32x32.png Discover Cathedral City http://www.discovercathedralcity.com 32 32 COACHELLA VALLEY REPERTORY AND THE CITY OF CATHEDRAL CITY COLLABORATE TO OFFER OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMING http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/coachella-valley-repertory-and-the-city-of-cathedral-city-collaborate-to-offer-outdoor-entertainment-programming/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coachella-valley-repertory-and-the-city-of-cathedral-city-collaborate-to-offer-outdoor-entertainment-programming Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:42:37 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=19045 (September 25, 2020 – Cathedral City, CA) This week, Riverside County entered the Red Tier of businesses reopening. Yet, theaters, production companies, dance companies and many other art organizations throughout the valley remain closed. Most art institutions remain uncertain as to when they may be allowed to reopen indoors; and,...

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(September 25, 2020 – Cathedral City, CA) This week, Riverside County entered the Red Tier of businesses reopening. Yet, theaters, production companies, dance companies and many other art organizations throughout the valley remain closed. Most art institutions remain uncertain as to when they may be allowed to reopen indoors; and, they remain cautious as to their capacity with social distancing.

 

During the pandemic, performing arts organizations shifted to the virtual world to continue presentations. According to Artistic Director Ron Celona, “It started out as an exciting opportunity to get creative. And, it’s still popular. It’s just not the same as live performances.” CVRep looked at ways to re-offer live performances amid coronavirus concerns, social distancing and most important, a safe and comfortable environment.

 

Discussions with the City of Cathedral City proved an exciting partnership – one in which live performances   could   be   potentially   offered – utilizing the nearly completed Cathedral City Community Amphitheater, a 109,335 square foot outdoor venue. The Amphitheater was used for the City’s popular “Taste of Jalisco” event in February 2020, shortly before Governor Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide Shelter in Place order. Coachella Valley Repertory and the City of Cathedral City began meeting in August.  A committee comprised of both organizations’ key personnel, Councilmember Rita Lamb, and Parks and Community Events Commissioner Stephen Vericker brainstormed about creating a performing arts series. During the City Council’s September meeting, Chris Parman, Communications & Events Manager, laid out the plan which CVRep’s Celona said would include jazz concerts, Latinx programs, a Shakespeare production and other exciting programming. The City Council unanimously voted in favor, clearing the way for live arts to return to the Valley if approved by State and County authorities.

 

“CVRep is one of our four entertainment anchors to the Downtown Arts and Entertainment District and we are committed to its success,” said Mayor John Aguilar. “The coronavirus pandemic has caused us to come up with creative solutions and the outdoor amphitheater space appears to be the answer in providing quality entertainment for the playhouse in a safe, socially-distanced manner.”

 

The venture is expected to kick off with a Holiday show on December 12, 2020. However, scheduling remains contingent on both State and County approval.

 

The upcoming events at the Amphitheater will see the ground marked out in “pods”, a circled area on the grass which will include a table and chairs for two or four persons. Doors will open at 4:30 pm, for Saturday performances, with shows beginning at 6:00 pm. During the 90-minute performances, patrons can enjoy a self- provided or concession food option for picnicking and the option to purchase wine, beer, and Pepsi products.

 

“We are looking to offer a full event experience in a safe environment using best practices for audience and entertainer safety,” said Celona.

 

The City and CVRep teams have been outlining safety protocols. According to Board of Directors President Joe Giarrusso, events will have safety and wellness measures at the forefront. “Health and safety will be our top priority.  We are creating a blueprint which ensures a safe environment for patrons, volunteers, staff and performers,” said Giarrusso. Among the safety requirements will be mandatory face coverings, social distancing and other measures which the Center for Disease Control (CDC) may recommend.

 

Full details on the upcoming events will be available at www.cvrep.org. CVRep is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide thought provoking theatre of substance.

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Cathedral City’s Weekly Newsletter http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/cathedral-citys-weekly-newsletter-181/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cathedral-citys-weekly-newsletter-181 Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:53:15 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=19043 Click on the following link to read this week’s newsletter: https://bit.ly/issue259

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General Election Ballot Drop-off and Voter Assistance Center Locations Announced for Cathedral City http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/general-election-ballot-drop-off-and-voter-assistance-center-locations-announced-in-cathedral-city/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=general-election-ballot-drop-off-and-voter-assistance-center-locations-announced-in-cathedral-city Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:53:59 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=19024 Every registered voter in California will receive the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot in the mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ballots will begin to be mailed as early as Monday, October 5, 2020.  You can fill-out your ballot and mail it back to the Riverside County...

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Every registered voter in California will receive the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot in the mail this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ballots will begin to be mailed as early as Monday, October 5, 2020.  You can fill-out your ballot and mail it back to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office in the pre-paid envelope that accompanies your ballot.  Your envelope must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to count.  If you are not comfortable mailing your ballot, you can drop the ballot off at designated Ballot Drop-off Locations throughout Riverside County beginning October 5, 2020 through November 3, 2020.  As long as you are registered in Riverside County, then you can drop the ballot off at any designated ballot drop-off location anywhere in Riverside County.

 

The following are the Ballot Drop-off locations in Cathedral City beginning October 5, 2020 through November 3, 2020:

City Hall of Cathedral City – 68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero – Monday through Thursday during Normal Business Hours.  November 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Date Palm Country Club -36200 Date Palm Drive – Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  November 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

 

Additionally, Riverside County Registrar of Voters will also have Voter Assistance Centers for those who want to vote in person.  Please know that you must bring your mailed ballot to the Voter Assistance Center or you will receive a provisional ballot that will be counted only after the Registrar of Voters can verify that you have not already turned in a mailed ballot.  Remember, it is a felony to attempt to vote more than once.

 

The following are the Voter Assistance Centers in Cathedral City that will be open for Voters to vote or drop off their ballots on October 31, 2020 through November 2, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and November 3, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City
Gymnasium
32141 Whispering Palms Trail
Cathedral City, CA 92234

City Hall of Cathedral City
Study Session Room
68700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero
Cathedral City, CA 92234

Northgate Community Church
Classroom 1
30010 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234

 

The following is a link to an information video created by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters explaining the process that voters can expect this November.

Election Preparation Video

Also for your information is an Election Update for all registered voters.

Public Notice from the Registrar of Voter Office related to Proposed County Vote Centers.

Vote Safe

Voter Assistance Centers

Vote By Mail

Important Dates

Early Voting

Voting is Different

 

Please note that October 19, 2020, is the last day to register to vote or transfer registration for this election.  Voter registration cards are available at City Hall.  Voter registration is also available on the Registrar of Voters website at www.voteinfo.net.

 

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Mayor Aguilar Presented an Economic Update for the Chamber of Commerce’s Town Hall http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/mayor-aguilar-presented-an-economic-update-for-the-chamber-of-commerces-town-hall/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mayor-aguilar-presented-an-economic-update-for-the-chamber-of-commerces-town-hall Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:27:24 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=19020 The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 4th Annual All Valley Mayors and Tribal Chairs Town Hall today to provide an update to the business community on what each city and the valley as a whole have been doing during this pandemic.  Mayor Aguilar offered the following video...

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The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 4th Annual All Valley Mayors and Tribal Chairs Town Hall today to provide an update to the business community on what each city and the valley as a whole have been doing during this pandemic.  Mayor Aguilar offered the following video that captures the significant steps Cathedral City has taken and the major projects that are underway to boost our economic footprint in the near future.

 

It is important as businesses begin to reopen that all of us do our individual part to protect our families and slow the spread of the coronavirus by wearing a facial covering, washing our hands often, and social distancing between others outside of our immediate households.  If we let our guards down and the virus begins to spike again, then it puts our businesses at risk of shutting down once more.  Together, we can make our way through this pandemic until a vaccine or treatment is readily available.

 

To watch the entire Town Hall, go to: https://gcvcc.org/

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Cathedral City Public Library to Reopen October 5th http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/cathedral-city-public-library-to-reopen-october-5th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cathedral-city-public-library-to-reopen-october-5th Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:30:53 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=19015 Riverside County has notified the City of Cathedral City that it plans to reopen the Cathedral City Public Library on Monday, October 5, 2020.  The reopening was permitted by Riverside County moving from the most restrictive Purple Tier to the less restrictive Red Tier as coronavirus cases have begun to...

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Riverside County has notified the City of Cathedral City that it plans to reopen the Cathedral City Public Library on Monday, October 5, 2020.  The reopening was permitted by Riverside County moving from the most restrictive Purple Tier to the less restrictive Red Tier as coronavirus cases have begun to subside.  The library will have modifications such as no more than 50% capacity limits at any one given time.

 

The reopening can be attributed to all our residents doing their part by wearing a facial covering when outside of your immediate household and around others as well as social distancing.  These two tools in our toolbox have proven to help slow the spread and allow businesses and service the opportunity to reopen.  Remember to wash your hands often especially before eating, drinking, and/or touching your face.

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“City Hall at Your Corner” Happens Monday, September 28th – Register Now http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/city-hall-at-your-corner-happens-monday-september-28th-register-now/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=city-hall-at-your-corner-happens-monday-september-28th-register-now Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:01:01 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=19012 Register now for this month’s virtual “City Hall at Your Corner” as Councilmembers Rita Lamb and Ernesto Gutierrez host the event for an informal discussion of issues in Cathedral City.   This virtual event will take place on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Zoom.us. ...

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Register now for this month’s virtual “City Hall at Your Corner” as Councilmembers Rita Lamb and Ernesto Gutierrez host the event for an informal discussion of issues in Cathedral City.

 

This virtual event will take place on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Zoom.us.  You must register for the event in advance at https://bit.ly/3lf6sSC. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on the day of the event.

 

If you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet, it may be beneficial to download the Zoom app in advance and sign-up for an account.  Remember to lower the volume of your audio speakers if you ask a question to the councilmembers to avoid audio feedback.

 

“City Hall at Your Corner” is scheduled once a month and at different times of the day to make it accessible to a variety of schedules.  It is your opportunity to share your ideas, let the council know your concerns, and hear the latest news. Best of all, the discussion is free!

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Councilmember Rita Lamb Reads Dr. Seuss’ “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” for Coronavirus Storytime http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/councilmember-rita-lamb-reads-dr-seuss-hooray-for-diffendoofer-day-for-coronavirus-storytime/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=councilmember-rita-lamb-reads-dr-seuss-hooray-for-diffendoofer-day-for-coronavirus-storytime Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:31:23 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=18999 With school children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Councilmember Rita Lamb reads Dr. Seuss’ “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” written by Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith.  Councilmember Lamb previously served as a teacher and principal and understands the importance of reading to children as it builds their vocabulary.  Children...

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With school children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Councilmember Rita Lamb reads Dr. Seuss’ “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” written by Jack Prelutsky and Lane Smith.  Councilmember Lamb previously served as a teacher and principal and understands the importance of reading to children as it builds their vocabulary.  Children who are read to develop language and thinking skills.  In fact, according to Early Childhood Alliance, the development of a child’s vocabulary is “one of the best predictors for how your child will do with reading comprehension. Reading encourages a child’s imagination and empathy, as it allows them to put themselves into the characters’ position. Reading also brings families together.”

 

It is often said, up to grade 3, a child learns to read.  After grade 3, a child reads to learn.

 

At the next bedtime, naptime, or any time, use this video as a tool for reading to your child.  “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” is a fun story about early age students overcoming their fear of taking aptitude tests and believing in themselves.  Enjoy!

 

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Vote for Your Favorite “Meatball Festival Video” Now thru October 4th http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/vote-for-your-favorite-meatball-festival-video-now-thru-october-4th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vote-for-your-favorite-meatball-festival-video-now-thru-october-4th Tue, 22 Sep 2020 20:42:18 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=18968 The 8th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival is virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, they have put the “Fest” in festival by having each contestant or group produce a video showing how they make their meatballs or how not to make meatballs for a virtual contest.  You...

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The 8th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival is virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, they have put the “Fest” in festival by having each contestant or group produce a video showing how they make their meatballs or how not to make meatballs for a virtual contest.  You can vote by offering a $1 donation per vote for your favorite video at https://www.bgcccity.org/meatball-donor-vote. You can view the videos for free and there are several very comical videos.  This virtual event is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City.

 

The virtual fundraiser will culminate on October 4th with a one-hour event filled with live action, inspiring testimonials, videos about our Virtual Club Experience, and videos of participants preparing their mouth-watering entries. It promises to be both a fun and inspiring event.

 

What:    8th Annual Sammy’s International Meatball Festival

When:  Voting (donating) happens Now through October 4th

Where: Virtual (online) at https://www.bgcccity.org/meatball-donor-vote and on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 2 pm – 3 pm at www.bgcccity.org

Why:

“It’s been a tough year for everybody, and our Club has also taken a hit. And who suffers? The kids. We need your money and we want you to donate as much as you can to help the kids. The Festival is a whole new concept this year. It’s going to be fun; it’s going to be interesting, and hopefully we can raise a little money to help out our kids. We thank you for all your support, for your love, your understanding, and your generosity. In Italian, we say Salud Chindon, which means good luck for a hundred years. We want that good luck to extend to our Boys and Girls Club. Great kids, we’ve made some wonderful citizens out of these kids and I tell ya they’re worth every cent that we can send in, so Thank You!” – Sam Pace, owner Sammy’s Wine & Dine and founder of Sammy’s International Meatball Festival.

Proceeds will benefit the Club’s mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of Cathedral City is a youth-serving organization that provides opportunities for a Great Future through a safe place, with caring mentors, and life-enhancing programs. All donations support on-going Club programs and services that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The Boys and Girls Club gives hope to an entire city and this fundraiser will help these positive experiences to continue.

For more information about the event or to become a sponsor, please call 760)770-4965, email events@bgcccity.org, or to the website: www.bgcccity.org

 

The Boys and Girls Club of Cathedral City is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID# 95-3507225

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Riverside County Approved to Reopen Businesses with Less Restrictions http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/riverside-county-approved-to-reopen-businesses-with-less-restrictions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=riverside-county-approved-to-reopen-businesses-with-less-restrictions Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:13:53 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=18965 The state announced today that Riverside County will move from the most restrictive COVID-19 tier “Purple – Widespread” to the less restrictive “Red – Substantial” tier, effective immediately.  Thanks to residents doing their part (wearing face coverings and social distancing) in slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus, more businesses...

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The state announced today that Riverside County will move from the most restrictive COVID-19 tier “Purple – Widespread” to the less restrictive “Red – Substantial” tier, effective immediately.  Thanks to residents doing their part (wearing face coverings and social distancing) in slowing down the spread of the Coronavirus, more businesses will be allowed to open indoor activities with certain restrictions, they include:

 

  • Bars that serve food can open with 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer
  • Bars that do not serve must remain closed.
  • Bookstores – open with 50% capacity
  • Clothing and shore stores – open with 50% capacity
  • Concert venues – closed
  • Convention Centers – closed
  • Cultural ceremonies, Churches – open with 25% capacity or 100 people whichever is fewer
  • Dance studios – open with 10% capacity
  • Family Entertainment Centers (Kart racing, batting cages, mini-golf) – open outdoors only
  • Farmers markets – open
  • Festivals – closed
  • Grocery stores – open with 50% capacity
  • Gyms and fitness centers – open with 10% capacity
  • Hair salons, barbershops and nail salons – open with modifications
  • Home and furnishing stores – open with 50% capacity
  • Hospitals and urgent care – open with modifications
  • Hotels and lodging – open with modifications
  • Indoor playgrounds – closed
  • Libraries – open with 50% capacity
  • Live theater – closed
  • Massage therapy – open with modifications
  • Movie theaters – open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Museums – open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Nightclubs – closed
  • Offices (non-essential businesses) – work remotely
  • Pet groomers – open with modifications
  • Professional Sports – open without live audiences
  • Restaurants – open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Retailers – open with 50% capacity
  • Saunas and steam rooms – closed
  • Shopping malls – open with 50% capacity, reduced capacity for food courts, close common areas
  • Swimming pools – open outdoors with modifications
  • Theme parks – closed
  • Weddings – open with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer
  • Zoos – 25% capacity for indoor spaces.

 

Please know the Red Tier means that the coronavirus is still substantial for community spread and everyone should continue doing your part to wear a face covering and social distance between you and others outside of your household.  To find the latest information and/or other categories not listed, go to the Governor’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy at www.COVID19.CA.GOV.

 

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Cathedral City’s Weekly Newsletter https://bit.ly/Issue258?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=cathedral-citys-weekly-newsletter-180 Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:57:41 +0000 http://www.discovercathedralcity.com/?p=18933 Click on the following link to read this week’s newsletter: https://bit.ly/Issue258

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