Need exercise buddies? Join the Peanut Butter & Jogging group, composed of people who are looking to improve their fitness levels. Participants may choose to walk, jog, or run. The group was formed in 2014, with the intention of building camaraderie and helping members hold each other accountable for making better health decisions. Members learn strength conditioning, injury prevention, and core stabilization.

PB&J meets at The Well (HUB 248) at 9 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday during spring quarter (days and times change every quarter). The first PB&J walk/jog/run of the season is set for April 6. The fitness portion of the program is 30-40 minutes long, with refreshments and a short meet-up after.

All fitness levels welcomed.

For questions, email Humberto.santiago@ucr.edu at The Well or call 951-827-9355

-Samantha Stanfill

UCR Palm Desert Offers New Events in April

The Palm Desert campus has a robust April community calendar. Guests can experience lectures, films, and art, all free and open to the public. Some highlights include:

Arts & Letters author series: Attica Locke is a writer and producer for the hit TV show “Empire.” Her first novel, “Black Water Rising,” was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, as well as a Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Are We Alone?: Speaker: Trina Ray, senior science systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and deputy of the Cassini Science Planning and Sequencing Team.

-Cassini’s Legacy: Saturn’s Secrets Revealed: 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17

-UCR Palm Desert auditorium
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Center for Ideas and Society: This free lecture series is part of UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society Disciplines in Dialogue program that engages public audiences in conversation with two academics from different disciplines, offering distinct perspectives on a single topic. During this lecture, take a dive into the ethics of tinkering with the Earth with Francesca Hopkins (environmental sciences) and Jade Sasser (gender and sexuality studies).

-Tinkering With the Earth: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

City of Palm Desert Public Art Documentary: Blending a humorous family narrative with Pop Art history, Brillo Box (3 Cents Off) explores the ephemeral nature of art and value, and the decisions that shape a family’s history. Afterward, enjoy a discussion with Mara Gladstone, associate curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum.

-6 p.m. Thursday, April 19

-UCR Palm Desert auditorium
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Art demonstrations: Our latest exhibition is a unique collaboration between the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Center and Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council. “Artistic Expressions,” which ends April 29, features artists council members and UCR art students. Watch art in action with free art demonstrations from artist council members. Demos will include artists in a wide variety of media, from watercolor to photography.

-10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, April 21

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of short films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

-3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21

-UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211

-RSVP: Here

 

 

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