STARRY STARRY NIGHTS: BORREGO SPRINGS OCT. 22-25

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October 7, 2009 (Borrego Springs) – The 44th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival takes place October 22-25. “To help celebrate our recent designation as California's first International Dark Sky Community, our Festival and parade theme this year is Starry Starry Nights, for which yours truly will be the Grand Marshal,” famed night sky photographer and syndicated astronomy columnist Dennis Mammano said in an e-mail to East County Magazine.

Many activities will take place during the Festival weekend, including these "stellar" events (free unless otherwise noted):

 

Friday, October 16 at 5 pm
Opening Reception for
One People, One Sky - Photographic Exhibition

 

 

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Tuesday, October 20 at 6 pm
Opening Reception for
Borrego Skies - Photographic Exhibition

 

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Thursday, October 22 at 5 pm
Galactic Gala Fundraiser
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center
 

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Friday, October 23
• 6:30am – 9:00am, Rotary Club Welcome Breakfast – at the Mall on Palm Canyon Drive in front of Coldwell Banker
• Afternoon, Hole-In-The-Wall Gang arrival on Palm Canyon Drive
• Hole–In-The-Wall Gang Cowboy Camp – TBD
• 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Miss Borrego Pageant & 2009 - 2010 Honorary Mayor Installation – Borrego Springs High School Gymnasium
 

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Saturday, October 24
• Hole–In-The-Wall Gang Cowboy Camp - TBD
• 9:00am – 2:00pm, Desert Classic & Vintage Car Show – off of Christmas Circle on Avenida Nordeste
• 9:00am – 5:00pm, Soroptimists’ Arts & Crafts Fair – at Christmas Circle
• 9:00am – 5:00pm, Festival T-Shirts, Food, & Beverage, & Retail Booths – At the Christmas Circle
• 9:00am – 7:00pm, American Legion Beer Garden – at Christmas Circle
• 10:00am - 11:00am - Borrego Days Desert Festival Parade - on Palm Canyon Drive - Grand Marshal, Dennis Mammana
• 11:00am-2:00pm – Library Open House
• 11:00am-3:00pm, Borrego Outfitters & Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center presents a Wine Tasting Benefit Event, entertainment by Jacqui Foreman – at the Mall on Palm Canyon Drive in front of Borrego Outfitters
• 11:00am – 5:00pm, Kid’s Games – at Christmas Circle
• 11:15am (following the parade), “How Big Is God?” Creation Astronomy presentation by 4th Day Alliance-hosted by The Christian Center – Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
• 12:00 noon – 4:00pm, Paul Pierce DJ – at Christmas Circle
• 1:00 pm - Official Dark-Sky Community Presentation - at the Library
• 1:00pm, Car Show Awards – off of Christmas Circle on Avenida Nordeste
• 2:00pm (following the Dark-Sky Presentation), “How Big Is God?” Creation Astronomy presentation by 4th Day Alliance-hosted by The Christian Center – Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
• 4:30pm – 7pm, Celestial Celebration Concert with Jacqui Foreman sponsored by The Springs at Borrego RV Resort – at Christmas Circle
• 5:00pm, Anza-Borrego Foundation Film premier - at ABDSP Visitor’s Center (TBD)
• 6:00pm, One People, One Sky
Lecture at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
• 7:00pm – Street Party at Borrego Springs Resort - Click here for details

 

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Sunday, October 25
• Hole–In-The-Wall Gang Cowboy Camp - TBD
• 6:30am - 10:00am, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast - at Borrego Springs Elementary
• 8:00am - 3:00pm, Festival T-Shirts, Food, & Beverage, & Retail Booths - at Christmas Circle
• 9:00am - 3:00pm, Soroptimists’ Arts and Crafts Fair - at Christmas Circle
• 9:00am - 3:00pm, Kid’s Games - at Christmas Circle
• 9:00am - 3:00pm, American Legion Beer Garden - at Christmas Circle
• 9:00am - 7:00pm, Family Fun & Music with Paul Pierce - at Christmas Circle
• 11:00am - 2:00pm, Kid’s Games sponsored by Borrego Fire - at Christmas Circle, east side
• 6:00pm, “Crazy Like A Fox” book reading & signing by Borregan Carey Blakely - at The House of Borrego Springs
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All Weekend

One People, One Sky
TWAN Photo Exhibition at the Borrego Art Institute
Borrego Skies
Photo Exhibition at the House of Borrego Springs Gallery

 

To learn more about the many exciting Festival events, visit: http://www.borregospringschamber.com/BorregoDays/