The High Desert Marines are hosting the 234th United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball on Friday, November 6.  The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 12603 Mariposa Road in Victorville.  Cocktail hour is from 1800 to 1900.  The ceremony is from 1900 to 2000.  Dinner and dancing will follow from 2000 to 2400.  Tickets are $55 per person.  An M1 Garand will be raffled and tickets are $10 per ticket.  For more information call Al Watson at 244-1179.