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Together we are creating vibrant community
Celebrating 91 in 50+ Fit
This week, Jay (dressed in yellow shirt) celebrated his 91st birthday in Lynne Simonson’s 50+ Fit Program . Jay has been a dedicated attendee in this class for the last five years! Happy Birthday Jay!
Upcoming @ The Center
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Leadership Circle
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As LGBT individuals, couples and families, it is essential that you understand and take advantage of all the legal supports available to you. As you form relationships, establish a family and acquire or transfer assets, you want to protect yourself, your property and your loved ones. The attorneys at Heritage Legal, PC assist individuals and families in Palm Springs and San Diego with Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Family Law and Bankruptcy matters.

This group will meet on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 PM for 12 weeks. No cost to attend.

Call Mike @ 760-416-7899 and reserve your spot today.
Ongoing @ The Center
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Safety Net
Physical Health
Mental/Emotional Health
Life Enrichment
Upcoming Community Events
Gay Men and Syphilis - What You Need to Know!
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Hunter's Nightclub, 302 E. Arenas Rd.

Each guest will receive two drink tickets and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Be one of the first 100 guests and receive two, $5 drink tickets!

RSVP requested: 760-992-0440
The Center's cooling center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30AM. Beat the heat at The Center, enjoy water, snacks, and our cool A/C. If you’re in need of a welcoming space and an escape from the heat, stop by! 

Reading of Short Story
As part of The Center’s Creative Writing class facilitated by author David Wallace, a few weeks ago a free reading of a new play written by Richard Griswold was presented for the public. Building on the great success of that reading, David is seeking other plays for future public readings.

On Saturday, June 16 at noon , there will be a reading of a futuristic Sci-Fi short story by Tom Williams, another member of the Creative Writing class, entitled “Emeralds for Andromeda” (which is also being published in June by the Santa Barbara Literary Journal .  

You are invited to attend this reading, and remain as a guest for the regularly scheduled, 1 pm to 3 pm Creative Writing class.

As space is somewhat limited, please call today to secure your space for the reading (and tell us if you plan to remain for the writing class)…and don’t forget to tell a friend who may not be familiar with the variety of programs available at The Center. 760-416-7790
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
When: June 22th-24th. 
Where: The Art Queen in Downtown Joshua Tree. 
A weekend of live music, dancing, art, fashion, poetry and other fun-stuff. Free event, with donations accepted at the door.

Friday, June 22 at 7pm
Saturday, June 23 at 7pm
Sunday, June 24 at 2pm

Male Body Image and Body Dysmorphia
Lecture at the  Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce . 'In The Mirror: A Look into Male Body Image and Body Dysmorphia.' Don't let your 'perceived' appearance stimy your life and come learn how to LOVE YOUR BODY!

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-423-4855 and reserve your spot.
Limited to the first 50 people. Light refreshments will be served. 
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good.

Join us for cake and conversation.
Thursday , June 28, 2018 
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Address to be provided upon RSVP

Please RSVP in the affirmative by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

Stonewall Humanitarian Awards Gala 2018
Join Transgender Community Coalition to celebrate one of the most important moments in LGBTQ+ civil rights history – the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Special entertainment by internationally known hip hop violinist SVET, a survivor of brain cancer and an advocate for cancer awareness, and featured on the TV show America’s Got Talent .

Thursday, June 28, 2018
7:00 p.m. at the Mary Pickford Theater, Cathedral City

Tickets: General Admission $69; VIP Tickets $96
Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2018
Palm Springs Air Museum
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, encourage them to sign up.
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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