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All leisure activities have a minimum participation requirement and are subject to cancellation. If a cancellation occurs, a full refund will be provided for that activity. Individuals canceling within 72 hours of a tour will not be refunded, and on-site registration will be on a space-available basis only. Scroll down to see a description of all the exciting events!

Palm Springs Aerial Tram With A City Tour And Shopping
Friday, November 11, 2005

1:00 pm Depart Hotel For Aerial Tram
1:30 pm Arrive At Tram And Take The Tram To The Mountain Station
2:30 pm Tram Car To Valley Station
3:00 pm Depart For Palm Springs City Tour
3:30 pm Free Time For Shoping In Downtown Palm Springs
4:30 pm Depart For Hotel
5:00 pm Arrive At The Hotel

Aboard the world's largest rotating tramcar, you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin your 15-minutes ride at the 2,643 ft. Valley Station and rise to the Mountain Station at 8,516 ft.

Downtown Palm Springs is a happening place. A stroll on Palm Canyon Drive with its Walk of Stars, honoring both pioneers and entertainment celebs, offers shops, galleries, restaurants, coffeehouses and, when you turn the corner at Tahquitz Canyon Way, there's Lucille Ball holding court on a bronze bench. Newly added to Palm Canyon Drive is a bronze smiling image of Sonny Bono greeting visitors to the Mercado Plaza Theatre, the scene of any Jack Benny radio broadcasts in the 40's as well as a Hollywood premiere or two. Today it is the home of The Fabulous Palm Spring Follies.

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Indian Cultural & Lost Legend Jeep Adventure
November 11, 2005

1:00 pm Depart Hotel Via Jeeps
1:30 pm Arrive To The Cahuilla Village
3:15 pm Depart Cahuilla Village Area
4:30 pm Return To Hotel

Come discover the magic of the desert and the CahuillaIndianVillage, a historically and
culturally accurate recreated Indian village situated on the documented archeological site of an ancient Cahuilla Village. Learn about the Palm Springs area’s ancient Native Americans, the Cahuilla Indians, and how they thrived in this desert region for over 3,000 years. Explore the village and share the culture, myths and legends of the Cahuilla Indians. Learn how these Indians created tools, dwellings, and weapons using materials found in the desert. Children under the age of six are not permitted on this tour.

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The Living Desert
November 12 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

1:00 pm Depart Hotel
1:30 pm Arrive At The Living Desert , Begin Docent Guided Tour.
3:00 pm Wildlife Wonders Show
4:25 pm Date Shakes In The Meerkat Café, Guided Tour Concluded
4:30 pm Depart The Living Desert
5:00 pm Return To The Hotel

The tour through The Living Desert and the deserts of the world will show you how language has misled everyone into thinking of the desert as a surly, outlaw landscape instead of a fragile, interesting ecosystem. You’ll see remarkable plants, animals, places and natural phenomena associated with deserts and learn how The Living Desert is helping to interpret and protect them.

You will also find out about one of the most unusual institutions in the United States. There isn’t a single word to describe all that The Living Desert is and does. We must string words together, like beads: zoo and endangered species conservation center – botanical gardens – natural history museum – wilderness park – nature preserve – education center. The thread that holds all the beads together is the word “desert.”

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Hiking In The Indian Canyons
November 12

1:00 pm Depart Hotel
1:30 pm Arrive Indian Canyons For Hike
4:00 pm Hike Concludes, Enjoy Shopping Time In The Cultural Open Air Market
4:30 pm Depart For Hotel
5:00 pm Return To Hotel

Palm Springs and the surrounding area has been described as a recreation oasis as early as the 1890's. Enjoy the wonderful sampler of of exotic wilderness, Indian Lore & desert plants.  See how the Indians lived here 3,000 years ago.  Tahquitz Canyon and three southern canyons are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Palm and Andreas Canyons have the most and second most palm trees in the world, with Murray Canyon listed as fourth. The canyons and associated resources are especially sacred to the Indians today and are historically important to scientists and nature lovers. Please enjoy the free gifts of equanimity and serenity that you may take with you.

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GOLF TOURNAMENT: RANCHO LAS PALMAS GOLF CLUB
Saturday, Nov. 12, 12:30-5:00pm

Rancho Las Palmas Country Club boasts a truly spectacular 27-hole
Ted Robinson-designed golf course created specifically to complement
the area's unique natural environment and prestigious Coachella Valley
lifestyle.

Ted Robinson’s hands-on approach is invaluable to the design process
given his more than 25 years of worldwide professional play. Spending
much of his professional career as the worlds top ranked player, he has
competed on most of the worlds greatest golf courses in their most
rigorous conditions.

Aqua Mix to Sponsor $25,000 Hole-in-One Contest!
How would you like to take home $25,000 from the conference? or a set of Wilson Staff Fat Shaft irons? or a DVD/CD player? or a 3-day resort vacation package for two? Thanks to Aqua Mix, you can at this year's annual golf tournament.

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FAWGETABOUTIT!
Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:00pm

Hey! Wise Guy. We're talkin' to you! The Baritone crime family invites all youz wiseguys and mob molls to an evening of dinner, dancing, and good old gangster fun. It's downright criminal how much fun you'll have. The cast's mix of zany antics, malapropisms and musical talent will have you talking like a Joisey hoodlum and humming Sinatra tunes all night long. You're going to have a great time -- or else. Capisci?