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THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER

What's the Secret?
Please join Alex Del Rosario, MD as he discusses the 'healthy' body and how best to keep fit, trim, and healthy as you age. Whether you're dealing with chronic health conditions, or proactively planning ahead, he will discuss how to make the most out of every day of your life.

This FREE lecture tonight at 5:30pm @ The Center. Registration is requested. Call 760-416-7790.
Honoring their legacy at Center Stage
We're ecstatic to announce that longtime Center benefactors David Hood & George Sellers will be honored at this year's Center Stage with the Legacy Award. And quite a legacy it is. Since their meeting in the desert as new Coachella Valley residents more than 15 years ago, this dynamic duo has left their mark on our community through their dedication to and support of The Center. They've been with us since the early days, back when The Center was the Prime Timers Foundation, and you can still find them playing Pinochle @ The Center almost every week!

We hope you'll join us at Center Stage this year to honor this remarkable couple. 

And if that's not enough to entice you, well don't forget  Cheyenne Jackson will be our musical headliner and the always funny  Kate Clinton returns as emcee and host. Tickets are nearly gone, so get yours right away!
And a bonus for attendees: thanks to our Official Ridesharing Sponsor LYFT, you'll get 20% off your rides to and from the gala, so you can spend more time socializing, and less time waiting for valet.
Upcoming @ The Center
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Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
GREAT GEAR MAKES LIFE GREAT!

That’s why gear carries only the finest quality leather and fetish goods, gym wear, toys and furnishings, all designed to get you off and make you look good while you’re doing it.
Everything gear sells is handcrafted by other guys who play hard, just like you. It’s stuff they love because it’s stuff they use . And it’s the reason there Palm Springs’ favorite gay store.
So get in some gear. And play long and hard!
Meet our Instructors and Volunteers
Silas Hathaway and Barry Smith
Food Bank Volunteers
Most members of The Center know we have an operation called The Community Food Bank which provides food and staples for the needy. But beyond that, few (unless they are clients) know much about it other than that it gives away food donated by individuals .............

Upcoming Community Events
PALS - Planning Ahead for LGBT Seniors
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEMORY LOSS AND JUST FORGETTING

This topic is back by popular demand. Please reserve your place by emailing - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PANEL:
Kimberly Spiegel - Alzheimer's Association
Christian Maciel - Alzheimer's Association
Chris Flores, MD

WHEN: Saturday, October 14 - 9:30AM - 11:30AM
WHERE: The Mizell Senior Center
480 S. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs

Vanya & Sonia & Masha + Spike
Four Weeks Only!! Don't Miss It!!

The LGBTQ Community and friends are invited to watch this a powerful, award winning documentary about four California lawmakers -- all women -- who took the fight for equality from the streets into the halls of government to create lasting social justice and equality.

WHEN: Sunday October 15, 2017
WHERE: Camelot Theaters
2300 E. Baristo Rd.

Tickets available $15

The 2017 HOT RODEO Royalty would like to invite you to join them at Spurline Video Bar for Country Roulette Karaoke. Make a donation and pick the song for someone to sing. Match the donation to get out of singing. It's Karaoke. It's fun!

WHEN: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 8PM
WHERE: Spurline Video Bar
200 S. Indian Canyon Dr.
A benefit show for The LGBT Community Center of the Desert
WHEN: Sunday October 15, 2017 - 5PM
WHERE: Copa Nightclub, 244 E. Amado Rd.

Center Awareness Day & Spirit Day
Presented by CenterLink, the Community of LGBT Centers, Center Awareness Day is an annual day of awareness promoting the vital services offered by community centers and the central role they play in local communities.
Centers continue to build, unite, and empower the LGBT community by offering services including; social services, mental health counseling, cultural programs, recreational activities, libraries, educational programs, support groups, youth support, elder support, computer access, and care and treatment (just to name a few).
The Center invites you to come see the history of our local center on October 19th, which is also Spirit Day! Spirit Day, organized by GLAAD, is a day to speak out against bullying and support LGBTQ youth across the Valley and the nation, by wearing purple.
Camelot Theatres - Palm Springs, Presents ......

Del Shores - Six Characters in Search of a Play
October 28, 2017 - 8:00PM - Tickets Here

Miss Richfield 1981 - 2020 Vision: A Survival Guide for the New World - Tickets Here
November 4, 2017 - 8:00PM

Miss Coco Peru - The Taming of the Tension
November 11, 2017 - 8:00PM - Tickets Here

Randy Rainbow - Live!
November 19, 2017 - 8:00PM - Tickets Here

Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is a day meant to memorialize those who have been murdered that year because of transphobia, and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by Transgender communities.

Show your support for the Transgender community on Monday, November 20 between 4PM - 8PM at the Palm Springs City Hall.

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please join planned parenthood for this year's newly expanded two-day event! 

The program includes a diverse range of films from the Philippines, Netherlands, India, and USA, beginning on Saturday, October 28, for the opening film and Champagne reception, followed by the full-day festival on Sunday, October 29.

Desert AIDS Walk registration is now open, and Team Center-pedes is getting off on the Right foot Early!

The Center would love YOU as an addition to our team and reaching our fundraising goal of $7500. As an eligible nonprofit organization, funds raised by The Center-pedes will not only benefit Desert AIDS Project, but The Center will get back 50% of the net proceeds to support our programming!

Join our team, and let's have some fun together, for two great causes. Sign up here:
Come out and walk with The Center
Show your Pride on Sunday November 5th and don't forget too pick up your FREE Center T-Shirt when you walk with us. Help The Center in Creating Vibrant Community!
HIV & Aging Update
Tuesday November 7th @ 6:00PM

Dr Ron Ellis from UCSD will provide an update on their HIV & aging research--including studies enrolling now here in Palm Springs. The location is Sinatra Auditorium, Desert Regional Medical Center (at Tachevah & Miraleste) . A light supper is served at 6:00 PM; program begins at 6:30 PM. ASL provided upon request at least one week prior. Sponsored by Coachella Valley Community Research Initiative. RSVP is NOT required. Email questions to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Hope to see you there!

Future Programs: Dec. 5th Hepatitis C Treatment update with Tracy Swan
Monthly Potlucks, Walk Abouts, Ladies Night Out and Jazz. These are just a few of the activities you could become involved with. How? Just follow the link and you can view and/or sign up for the weekly Women @ The Center Newsletter. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this newsletter, let them know about our community.
If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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