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COVID-19 Testing

Make your appointment now for COVID-19 testing in Borrego Springs. The event is sponsored by Borrego Health, and it will be held Friday Sept. 11, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Testing will be held in The Mall parking lot, 583 Palm Canyon Drive. Testing is covered by most insurances. Programs... — Updated 9/11/2020


COVID-19 Testing by Borrego Health

Borrego Health will be offering COVID-19 testing in Borrego Springs on Friday July 17 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 760-767-5051. Please call to be assessed by a provider before you go to the testing site.... — Updated 7/14/2020


Memorial Service for Reed Michka

A memorial service for Reed Michka will be held Wednesday June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Christian Center. All are welcome to attend.... — Updated 6/15/2020


Drive Thru Testing, May 29

As part of efforts to expand COVID-19 testing, the County will be opening sites in rural communities and other areas of the region. New locations, starting Tuesday, will be staffed with first responders from CAL FIRE and the San Diego County Fire Authority. “This virus knows no... — Updated 5/29/2020

 By Michael Sadler    Events

Point of View: Legion Welcomes Gravy Train

The competition was stiff, the six entries were worthy of any fine dining "gravy experience," especially for breakfast fare involving biscuits, and the three judges invited for the evaluation came to the same conclusion as a clear... — Updated 4/3/2020


Tall Tales Delight Audience at Annual Pegleg Liar's Contest

This year's contestants made the March 7 Pegleg Smith Liars' Contest one of the best ever. The judges added up their point scores and found they had a tie for first place for tales about Leprechauns and gold at the end of the... — Updated 4/3/2020


BVEF Announces Local Grants

The Borrego Valley Endowment Fund, announced $50,000 in cash awards to local organizations and people doing good work in our community at luncheon held on the patio at The Palms at Indian Head on March 6. The BVEF, a private,... — Updated 4/3/2020


Dark Sky Enthusiasts Gather at Library

Mitchell Walker didn't realize he had used the Cartesian Coordinate System (X, Y, Z axis configuration) to construct his Stellarium. But he had the right idea, using right ascension, declination, and distance in light years. The... — Updated 4/3/2020


Carnivale Fun

The history of Carnivale is rich and full of interesting traditions, like wearing costumes and eating many kinds of sweets, and Borrego had its own unique style of the celebration on Feb. 22 at The Mall. The scene was set with... — Updated 4/3/2020


Sundowners Revel at The Mall

The monthly gathering of Sundowners was held this month on Feb 21, hosted by Kathy and Jef Johnson, owners of Borrego Physical Therapy upstairs in The Mall. The crowd welcomed our new Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Françoi... — Updated 4/3/2020


Botany Society Lecture

The Botany Society lecture will be 10 a.m. Monday March 9. Speaker Rob Parker, amateur botanist, will share his research of agaves in Arizona and nearby states. He will also introduce long lost cultures that used agaves in everyday life. Meet at UCI/Steele-Burnand Research... — Updated 4/3/2020


Botany Society Lecture

The Botany Society lecture will be 10 a.m. Monday March 9. Speaker Rob Parker, amateur botanist, will share his research of agaves in Arizona and nearby states. He will also introduce long lost cultures that used agaves in everyday life. Meet at UCI/Steele-Burnand Research... — Updated 3/5/2020


Borrego Birders

Borrego Birders will meet from a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday Feb. 3 at Christmas Circle.... — Updated 2/27/2020


Borrego Birders

Borrego Birders will meet from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday March 2 at Christmas Circle.... — Updated 2/25/2020


Avery Candlewood Festival

The Under the Sun Foundation is launching its second edition of the Candlewood Arts Festival Saturday Feb. 29 – Sunday March 1.The festival is the first project by the non-profit organization inspired by the work of Dennis Avery. Locals and visitors will have the chance to see... — Updated 2/25/2020


Ashes to Go

On Wednesday Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., don’t miss on the annual Ashes to Go event at Christmas Circle. Laura will be handing out prayers and ashes.... — Updated 2/25/2020


SDG&E Money Saving Programs, Workshops

San Diego Gas and Electric, the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association, and the Borrego Springs Revitalization Infrastructure Committee, created by District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond, will host two free money saving workshops simultaneously, one in Spanish and one in... — Updated 2/11/2020


Senator Brian W. Jones Town Hall

Senator Brian W. Jones invites all to attend a Town Hall Saturday Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., held in the Library Community Room. There will also be a local non-profit expo at 9 a.m. So come and share your views, ask questions about issues that are most important to you,... — Updated 1/28/2020


Fifth Annual Parking Lot Event

The Borrego Springs Community Methodist Church is hosting a Buy ‘n Sell event in their parking lot Saturday Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is also sponsoring a baked goods sale where you can purchase goodies to enjoy as you shop or take home for dessert. There will be... — Updated 1/28/2020


BASIC's Golf Tournament

Save the date for BASIC’s golf tournament, reception and dinner on Friday Jan. 31, held at the de Anza Desert Country Club. Make your reservations at — Updated 1/23/2020


Under the Sun Photo Exhibition Deadline Submission

Don’t forget to submit your art for the 2020 Candlewood Arts Festival, a festival of temporary public art projects in Borrego Springs, organized by the Under the Sun Foundation. Deadline ends Jan. 24. The show will include community portraits by Los Angeles-based photographer... — Updated 1/23/2020

 By Michael Sadler    Events

New Year's in Borrego: A Quiet Dinner or Rockin' the House

At 6 p.m. local time, celebrations were already well under way for the ball to drop in a fully packed Times Square, but our Christmas Circle and the surrounding area was all but silent. Both restaurants at Rams Hill and La Casa... — Updated 1/23/2020


Borrego Gears of Up for Taste of Borrego 2020

Once again, it’s time for Borrego’s best party! And it’s going to be better than ever! The 9th annual Rotary Taste of Borrego will be on Sunday Jan. 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the de Anza Ballroom of the historic Casa del Zorro Desert Resort. Borrego’s finest... — Updated 1/23/2020


What, No Santa in the Circle This Year? Children's Worst Fears Allayed

Need cookies? American Legion 853 Auxiliary to the rescue. How about gifts for the children? The Borrego community delivers with a vengeance. Who's going to wrap all those gifts? Look no further than BS High School S'Interact... — Updated 1/23/2020


Borrego Outfitters Fashion Show

Seven models displayed the latest fall and winter fashions at Borrego Outfitters on Nov. 16, showing off the best of the best. The store was filled with shoppers on the hunt for that special something – an outfit by Columbia, or... — Updated 1/23/2020


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