The second weekend of September is packed with events in the high desert, including 9/11 memorials, a vintage car show, Yermo Days, a stargazing event, and more.
Lions Club Car Show
The Apple Valley Lions Club will host a car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Apple Valley Inn. The event is a fundraiser for City of Hope childhood cancer research and will include 9/11 tributes, music and prize drawings. Visitors are encouraged to bring gently used glasses for donation. The Apple Valley Inn is located at 20601 Highway 18.
The United States Veterans Support Group will host Barstow’s first “9/11 Remembrance Ceremony” at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Memorial Park at 37067 Irwin Road. The event will include organizations such as the Barstow Fire and Police Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Irwin.
9/11 Flags of Honor
Earlier this month, students, staff and volunteers at Victor Valley College began placing flags of honor ahead of 9/11 or Patriots Day.
Each Labor Day weekend, VVC places 3,023 symbolic Flags of Honor, courtesy of Victor Valley College ASB, on the hill adjacent to the campus library.
Flags are also placed on the High Desert “United We Stand” monument located next to the VVC Library.
Attached to each flag is a card handwritten by the students, which includes the name of one of those who died in the 9/11 tragedy.
The Yermo Community Service District will host “Yermo Days” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Norman Smith Park at 38315 McCormick Street in Yermo. The event will include a parade, games, food, a resource vendor fair, bouncy houses, a petting zoo and a waterslide.
The Victor Valley Museum and the High Desert Astronomical Society will host Cosmic Nights from 7-9:30 p.m. on Saturday. The event will include telescope viewing and an opportunity to discuss astronomy with telescope operators. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars or set up their telescopes. The museum is located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. For more information, call 760-240-2111.
Friends of the Apple Valley Library
Friends of the Apple Valley Library will host Richard Rorax’s Lost But Not Forgotten presentation at 11:30 a.m. on September 13. Rorax’s subject matter includes identifying the remains of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam veterans. The library is located at 14901 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley.
Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz can be reached at 760-951-6227 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz