1. Reptilian Nation Expo: The Reptilian Nation Expo is coming to Victorville as it is set to take place at the High Desert Event Center. This two-day exhibit will feature two buildings full of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids and supplies. Vendors from all over the U.S. will be selling animals and products for discounted prices. There will also be a venomous snake show twice a day.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: The High Desert Event Center, 14800 Seventh St., Victorville.
Cost: $12 for adults, $8 for ages 3 to 11, $10 for military and free for ages under 3.
Information: visit reptiliannationexpo.com.
2. ‘Snakes Alive’: Victor Valley Gem & Mineral club and High Desert Wildlife are set to present their fourth annual “Snakes Alive” presentation and exhibit. This will feature live animals on display, including reptiles and invertebrates. Gem club members will have rocks, minerals and fossils on hand as well.
When: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Where: 15056 Seventh St., Victorville.
Information: Call 760-243-2330.
3. Midsummer Arts Festival: Take part in a fun and informative slide show and learn about Route 66 and California’s history from the stone age to space age at the Midsummer Arts Festival. This annual event celebrates the growing arts culture in our community and will include an arts and craft fair and live music and dance performances at the Desert Discovery Center. There will also be a Route 66 mural tour.
When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Road, Barstow.
Information: Call 760-252-6060.
4. Overnight pool party: Grab some friends and join the family for an Overnight Pool Party at the Apple Valley Recreation Center. Attendees are encouraged to bring toys, food and camping gear for the overnight party on the pool deck. The pool will be open throughout the night followed by games and activities. Early registration is recommended.
When: 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Where: Apple Valley Recreation Center, 14999 Dale Evans Parkway, Apple Valley.
Information: Call 760-240-7880.
5. Lewis Center Observatory: The Lewis Center invites the public to view astronomical objects in space through its large telescopes inside the Lewis Center Observatory. Objects in the spring/summer constellations such as galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and double stars will be visible in the night sky. The largest planet, Jupiter, with its four large moons will be visible along with the great ringed planet, Saturn. The Lewis Center Observatory is located on the north side of Thunderbird Road near the Phoenix Academy Middle School and Thunderbird Park. Parking is in the Phoenix Academy parking lot.
When: 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday.
Where: Lewis Center Observatory, 20702 Thunderbird Road, Apple Valley.
Information: Call 760-486-1598.