Fun-O-Rama at Ocotillo Park in Cathedral City

Councilmember Nancy Ross, Volunteer of the Year Sue Townsley, City’s Environmental Conservation Division, SCRAP Gallery, the Cathedral City Boys and Girls Club, Cathedral City Arts Commissioners and the Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission have teamed up to provide a family fun day event at Ocotillo Park on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Fun-O-Rama encapsulates the charm of an old-fashioned family fun day with field day activities such as sack races, box relay, cornhole toss, bean bag toss, ring toss, T-ball hit and running of bases, basketball dunk, and cupcake walks.  It will also include a Tug-of-War competition between our fire and police departments.

Beyond field day activities, Fun-O-Rama offers art projects for kids, photo booth with a fall theme, and a Sunline Clean Bus display.

The free event also provides free snacks and drinks for families (while supplies last) from 9 am to 1 pm.

Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge

You could save a life by donating blood this year with the Ninth Annual Lifestream Blood Bank– 9 Cities Challenge. The 2021 Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge begins soon in Cathedral City! Coachella Valley communities are going head-to-head to collect the most LifeStream blood donations to assist local hospital patients and save lives!

The challenge started July 1, 2021 and runs through August 31, 2021. The dates and locations for Cathedral City donantions are listed below.

Every two seconds, someone needs blood. Here in the Coachella Valley, in the summer months, when our population dips by about 30 percent, we experience a local blood shortage and an increased need for residents to donate blood. And that’s why LifeStream is holding its annual 9 Cities Challenge Blood Drive this summer. You are encouraged to round up your neighbors – donate blood – make Cathedral City #1!

All blood donors receive a free t-shirt that recognizes your thoughtful donation that will save lives.

Cathedral City’s Dates, Locations and Times:

• Tuesday, July 20th, Stater Bros, 69255 Ramon Road, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

• Wednesday, August 25th, Northgate Community Church, 30010 Date Palm Dr., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

• Thursday, August 26th, Palm Springs Motors, 69200 HWY 111, 6:45 am – 11:45 am

To set your appointment, call TODAY at (800) 879-4484 or go online at https://www.lstream.org/9cities