William Edelen was chosen, by a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors, to receive a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. The star was awarded to him for his contribution to the city in religious literacy and general education. The police said it was one of the largest crowds they had seen at a star dedication. The star is located in the Vineyards area at Baristo and Palm Canyon Drive, a location chosen by Edelen.
Sunday October 4, 2009, the “Edelen Sunday Symposium” began its 16th year at the Palm Springs Tennis Club. We are in the beautiful Bougainvillea Room, all glass with a view to die for. Seating capacity is about 400. You have the choice of an elevator or stone steps to reach the room. You do not have to be a member of the tennis club to attend. Attendance is a reflection of the population of the entire Coachella Valley: old and young, straight and gay, male and female, laborer and executive, wealthy and modest incomes…just a marvelous mixture of independent and free thinkers. We have many visitors from Santa Barbara.
What do we do at the Symposium? William will speak for about 40 minutes on some subject that will contribute to raising the level of religious literacy. This is followed by about 20 minutes or so of energetic discussion, and of course, as usual we have coffee, cookies and cakes that are freely available. Please join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. from the first Sunday in October through the last Sunday in July.
Time and location:
Every Sunday at 10 a.m. (October through July)
Palm Springs Tennis Club
701 West Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA, 92262
Fifteen dollars ($15) per person, refreshments included.
Street parking is available or you may use the Tennis Club’s valet services.