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City of Indian Wells
Tel: 760-346-2489
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JOIN LES DAMES D'ESCOFFIER FOR THEIR FALL FARM TOUR - 10.21.2013

Les Dames d'Escoffier International                                                                 Media Contact: Pamela Bieri
Palm Springs Chapter                                                                                          rbieri@dc.rr.com
PO Box 5048                                                                                                          760.568-4422
Palm Springs, CA 92263
760.837-7180

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JOIN LES DAMES D'ESCOFFIER FOR THEIR FALL FARM TOUR
8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, Departing Shields Date Garden

INDIO, CALIF. -- (Oct. 14, 2013) Join us for another farm tour adventure with Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI), Palm Springs as we explore the east valley’s agricultural treasures to find out “what’s growing on” this fall.

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Fall Farm Tour departs promptly at 8 a.m. from Shields Date Garden, 80225 Highway 111 at Jefferson, Indio.

Discover the bounty of fall row crops such as bell peppers, carrots, onions, eggplant, artichokes and tomatoes, and some of the tree crops such as dates, lemons, oranges and grapefruit – crops that have made the Coachella Valley famous.

You’ll have a chance to see Burrtec’s expanded compost recycling facility and learn how compost is made from commercial and residential green waste.  Next, you’ll see how compost is used to promote water conservation and provide soil nutrients on such crops as table grapes, citrus and date trees as we tour Blair Farms.

Learn how the Coachella Valley Water District brings water from the All American Canal to farms and urban areas when we visit the control room at the district headquarters in Coachella.  Then, we’ll actually see the pump stations, canals and drip irrigation that puts the Coachella Valley on the cutting edge with high-tech water conservation methods used in farming.

Watch a harvest in progress and learn what it takes to grow, harvest and ship major crops like bell peppers, artichokes, and carrots when we visit with one of the valley’s larger growers, Desert Mist General Manager Adrian Zendejas, out in the fields.   


If you’ve never been on a farm tour, here’s your chance to see the sights from a luxury bus and learn from an experienced, professional Coachella Valley tour guide, Nancy Cohee, about the valley’s history, some Indian lore, geography and geo-thermal points of interest, as well as farming practices.

Even if you’ve been on the tour before, you’ll always see and learn something new.

At the end of the tour, enjoy a farm-to-table buffet at the Café at Shields that will include many of the vegetables and fruits you have just seen growing.

Cost for the luxury bus, narrated tour and farm-to-table buffet lunch at Shields Date Garden is $80 per person.  For reservations and information, call (760) 219-3000.  Credit cards accepted or mail your check to LDEI, Palm Springs Chapter, 1775 East Palm Canyon, Ste. 5048, Palm Springs, CA, 92263.  

Advance paid reservations are required.

About LDEI
LDEI is a world-wide organization of executive women of high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage, and hospitality. Each chapter conducts fundraising projects and awards scholarships to women continuing higher education in the culinary and hospitality industries.
  
LDEI is involved with “Green Tables” Civic Agriculture & Garden Initiative, whose goals are to promote community health and well-being, enhance use of locally grown food in the community, build upon existing community food, gardening, and agricultural efforts, foster environmental health, and inspire focus on the value of regional farmers to the community.

LDEI supports organic gardening programs at several local high schools. Proceeds from fundraising events go to LDEI's Scholarship Fund and the Green Tables initiatives.

For more information visit www.ldei.org, or call (760) 837-7180.
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12TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL - 10.21.2013

Media Contact: Dianne Funk
                                                                                                     760-346-0042
                                                                                                          info@IndianWellsArtsFestival.com
                                                                                                     Or Pamela Bieri
                                                                                                     760- 568-4422|rbieri@dc.rr.com
CALENDAR OF EVENTS ITEM

12TH ANNUAL INDIAN WELLS ARTS FESTIVAL
April 4-6, 2014 Indian Wells Tennis Garden
First Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival Added this Year!

INDIAN WELLS, CA – (Oct. 11, 2013) Celebrating its 12th year at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Indian Wells Arts Festival – where Art is a Happening - will be held April 4 through 6, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates close at 4 p.m.  More than 200 juried artists will be on hand to show, demonstrate and sell artwork including paintings, sculpture, pottery, glass, photography, fine jewelry and crafts. 

New at the festival this year will be the Coachella Valley’s first-ever Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival, creating a Festival of Festivals. Objet Trouvé is the idea of using everyday objects and ‘found’ materials to create stimulating works of art. 

In the tradition of Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Juan Gris and Georges Braque, 50 artists will exhibit and create one-of-a-kind objet trouvé artworks for sale. The Objet Trouvé Found Art Festival will construct a 20-foot replica of Paris’ Eiffel Tower incorporating found materials.

Artists interested in participating in the Indian Wells Arts Festival can find further information and apply online at http://indianwellsartsfestival.com/artists.html. 

Artists interested in participating in the Objet Trouvé Festival can apply online at   http://objettrouvefoundartfestival.com/#dashboard.  Deadline for entries is January 6, 2014.

The $12 adult entrance fee includes both festivals; children under 12 are free.  Parking is free and valet parking is available.  Live entertainment daily, wine tasting, concessions plus an Eggs + Champagne in the Garden Sunday brunch until noon. 

The Indian Wells Arts Festival has been rated one of the 100 Best Fine Art Shows in the country by Sunshine Artists Magazine and 2014 Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association.

For poster orders and more information visit www.indianwellsartsfestival.com or call 760-346-0042

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HYATT REGENCY INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA TURNS "PINK" IN OCTOBER - 09.25.2013

Resort Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Agua Serena Spa Packages and ONEHOPE Chardonnay at Lantana Restaurant

INDIAN WELLS TENNIS GARDEN UNVEILS EXPANSION PLANS - 02.26.2013

Indian Wells, Calif., February 21, 2013 – The Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home of the BNP Paribas Open, the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world, unveiled expansion plans targeted for the 2014 tournament, it was announced by Raymond Moore, chief executive officer.

The plans, which were approved today by the City of Indian Wells, include a permanent Stadium 2 that will feature 8,000 seats and two restaurants, a marquee site entrance on Washington Street with a new box office, a new 19,000 square foot shade structure identical to the one built in 2012, four additional practice courts, expansion of the current Miles Street entrance, an upgraded valet and accessible parking area on the north side, an additional grass parking space for up to 2,000 cars and expansion and relocation of the TV Production compound.

These expansion plans build upon changes the tournament made the past few years including becoming the only tournament in the world to have the Hawkeye Challenge System on all match courts, increasing total prize money to more than $11 Million, installing a 19,000 sq. ft. shade structure to the Tennis Garden Village, adding additional seating to outer courts and practice courts and placing numerous video walls and information towers throughout the site. All of the enhancements are designed to create an incomparable venue to enjoy world-class tennis while also delivering a relaxing atmosphere between matches.

“We are extremely excited about our expansion, and thrilled that the City of Indian Wells has approved our plans,” said Moore. “Larry Ellison’s vision for this tournament has been nothing short of incredible, and the innovations and enhancements he has put forth have benefitted fans and players alike. These tournament-specific changes will continue to put this facility on par with the best in the world, deliver an unparalleled experience for fans and ultimately make the BNP Paribas Open better than ever before.”

Sales of Stadium 2 Series tickets will commence during the 2013 BNP Paribas Open on site. Fans can visit the 2014 BNP Paribas Open exhibitor booth to see renderings and a 3-D model showing the stadium and the new site layout.  The Series Renewal Office is located in the East Tennis Garden Village and will be selling 2014 Series tickets only for the Main Stadium and Stadiums 2 and 3.  For more information please visit bnpparibasopen.com or email tix@iwtg.net.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call the Indian Wells Tennis Garden Box Office 800-999-1585 or 760-200-8000, or visit www.bnpparibasopen.com, where there is a complete listing and description of all ticket packages and pricing.

EMIRATES, FILA and BULOVA RENEW BNP PARIBAS OPEN PREMIER SPONSORSHIPS THROUGH 2015; XEROX SIGNS ON AS PREMIER SPONSOR - 02.11.2013

View Press Release for all details.

INDIAN WELLS RESORT SHOWCASES NEWLY RENOVATED GUEST ROOMS WITH “STAY YOUR WAY PACKAGE” - 10.12.2012

October 12, 2012

Golf World's 2010 "Readers' Choice Awards" Names 14 Troon Golf Properties Among Nation's Best - 10.15.2009

October 15, 2009

Four Luxury Resorts in Southern California's Prestigious Indian Wells Offer Incredible Golf Packages for Summer - 06.01.2009

June 2009

Indian Wells Golf Resort earns a 2010 Golf World Readers' Choice Award As One Of The Top 50 Resort Courses In The Nation - 10.07.2009

October 2009

Golfweek Ranks Both Golf Courses At Indian Wells Golf Resort In The Top 20 Of Daily-Fee Golf Clubs In The State Of California - 03.25.2008

March 25, 2008

Indian Wells Golf Resort's Players Course and Celebrity Course Ranked 1st and 2nd on Greenskeeper.org - 02.05.2008

February 5, 2008

Miramonte Resort & Spa Announces Plan to Add a New 6,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean Ballroom to Intimate Desert Resort - 08.21.2006

August 21, 2006

Miramonte Resort & Spa welcomes New General manager Richard Behr to the Mediterranean-Inspired Desert Resort - 08.21.2006

August 21, 2006

Miramonte Resort & Spa Announces Plans to Add a New 6,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean Ballroom to intimate Desert Resort - 04.05.2006

April 5, 2006

The Callaway Golf Performance Center At The Golf Resort At Indian Wells Offers A Summertime Golf Equipment Fitting Promotion - 06.20.2006

June 20, 2006

Miramonte Resort & Spa Announces Plans to Add a New 6,000 sq. ft. Mediterranean Ballroom to intimate Desert Resort - 04.05.2006

April 6, 2006

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort and Spa Offers Easter Brunch, Entertainment and Kids Activities with Easter Bunny. - 03.20.2006

March 20, 2006

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa Receives Prestigious Awards After One Year Renovation - 01.01.2004

January 1, 2004

Hyatt Grand Champions Resort & Spa Unveils Expanded Property - Completion of Million Expansion - 01.31.2003

January 31, 2003