Jun 2, 200805:05 PMThe Life
Kip’s Baby Boomer Blog
Checking out the Boomer scene for entertainment and fun in the Palm Springs area!
Welcome, Boomers! There’s some really fun happenings this weekend. Let's kick this off with music.
Can you say Charlie Daniels?
YES! I first heard him back in my misspent youth when he played “Uneasy Rider.” I really identified with the saga of the long-haired hippy whose car breaks down in Mississippi. I used to live in Alabama. I even had long hair ... back when I HAD hair. Of course, my hair and outlook on life have changed a bit since then, as has Charlie’s. His patriotic numbers, especially since 9/11 make me stand proud. Then, of course, there’s his signature “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” There's darn few folk can saw a fiddle like Charlie! He’s onstage this Friday at 8 p.m. at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio along with .38 Special as part of the Volunteer Jam.
One of the things I loved as a child was going to a fish fry. This pastime is somewhat rare here, this being a desert an all. But rare or not, there’s one happening Saturday at Ruth Hardy Park, 804 E. Tamarisk Rd., in Palm Springs. What makes it better is that it’s also a fundraiser for some personal heroes of mine — firefighters. For $10, feast on fish, corn on the cob, watermelon and other delights while benefiting the Palm Springs Firemen’s Association. It runs from 6-11 p.m.
For those of us aging Boomers with more refined tastes, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa at 74855 Country Club Dr. in Palm Desert is having a wine tasting Sunday at 5:30 p.m. featuring the red wines of northern Italy and Tuscany. For 50 bucks, wine lovers will discover some new favorites. Reservations are advised. Call 341-1772 to make one.
So, as you see, there’s a lot going on this weekend of special interest to Boomers. As we used to say, “It’s a Happening!”
Until next Monday, ROCK ON!