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The Center newsletter

Together we are creating vibrant community
The Center Social is back tonight! Take pride in how far our community has come and celebrate Pride with other locals. Find out more about current events @ The Center and in our community below.
Coming up @ The Center
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Center Social @ Hunters tonight
Our monthly Center Social happening @ Hunters Palm Springs tonight from 5:30 PM to 7 PM! Let's celebrate Pride, community and friendship! Spread the word - this Happy Hour is for everyone! Drink specials tonight include $3 Buds, $4 Special and Domestic Bottles, $4 Well, $5 House Wines, and of course, soft drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available too! 
Thanks to media partner, CV Independent for sponsoring! 
Knitting class is back today!
The class is designed to teach beginners the basics of knitting, but is also useful to those knitters in need of a refresher course.
When: Wednesdays, 10:00 am to Noon (12 weeks)
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: The Center Members: $10/Session | Non-members: $12/Session
For more info please call The Center @ 760-416-7790 | Registration is required
Fitness classes summer schedule @ The Center
50+ Fit class has a new summer schedule
When: Mondays & Wednesdays @ 11:30 am
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., Level 2 Room 4. Palm Springs, CA
Confirmed!: Zumba Gold summer season starts tomorrow Jun 27 @ 11:30 am at The Center. Bring your Latin moves and water and get ready for a fun and entertaining exercise class.
When: Thursdays @ 11:30 am
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., Level 2 Room 4 Floor. Palm Springs, CA
"Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks" - July 9
A monthly discussion series for gay, bisexual, and queer men in the Coachella Valley focusing on topics to improve your quality of life. Change it Up! facilitated by Brent Heinze.
When: Second Tuesday of each month - 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: The Center Members: $5/Session | Non-Members: $10/Session
Please call The Center @ 760-416-7790 for more info or to register - Limited space available
July 9: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks – Breaking Out of Patterns
American Sign Language starting July 13!
This 8-week course is for those who want to learn another language and communicate with members of the Deaf Community. During these classes, students will actively engage with exciting activities so that learning another language becomes fun again. No experience necessary, as this course is for beginners!
When: Saturdays, starting Jul 13 (8 Weeks)
  • ASL-I: 9:30 to 11:00 am
  • ASL-II: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: $50 members - $80.00 non-members (For all 8 weeks)
Please call 760-416-7790 for information or to Register. Limited space available
PALS workshop: The Will - Jul 20
A series of workshops to create the documents needed to control your health care decisions and safeguard your assets.
When: Saturday, Jul 20 | 9:30 to 11:30 am
The Will
This is a FREE event but space is limited. Please call The Center at 760-416-7790 to sign up. Contact Marc Champion at 720-635-3710 for more info
Asking for donations for our Food Bank
Our Community Food Bank @ The Center is currently in need of the following items:
  • Cereals (All sizes)
  • Breakfast items (oatmeal, bars)
  • Nutritional or Protein shakes
  • Crackers & Chips
  • Dry beans (1 lbs bags)
  • Pasta
  • Canned meat
  • Baking products
Please bring your donations to The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor in Palm Springs. Mondays thru Fridays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
New weekly drop-in Knitting Social on Mondays
Instructor Douglas Morris continues to share his passion for knitting with this on-going “come knit together” social gathering. Whether you are a novice or a lifetime knitting expert, come and share your interest and love for knitting and make some new friends too!
When: Mondays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm (Drop-in)
Where; The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Free | $2/Session donation suggested
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Windsor Court Assisted Living have been in business for 34 years and is known for the care provided to their residents. Independent Living enables residents to live on their own, but know there is someone nearby if needed. The staff is available to assist the residents in activities of daily living, medication management, meal service, coordination of health services, and the residents receive 24 hour care.
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Artist David Fairrington's THE RED KIMONO II PROJECT
Exhibition + Fundraiser for the LGBTQ+ Charities of the Great Coachella Valley
Join us for a open house celebration of the Palm Springs LGBTQ+ Community featuring the portraiture artwork of local artist David Fairrington.
Each artwork is represented by a local LGBTQ+ charity and attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite portraiture/ charity. Each "vote" equals one dollar. The winning painting will hang at the Palm Springs Cultural Center for one year. In addition, David Fairrington will paint a portrait of the person who donates the most money to his or her favorite charity (minimum $1,000 donation). The artist will be on site during the opening.
When: Saturday, Jun 29 - 3:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Camelot Theaters (Palm Springs Cultural Center) - 2300 E Baristo Road. Palm Springs, CA
More Joshua Tree Pride celebrations this weekend
Art Queen Complex in association with Queer Salon is wrapping up their Gay Pride Month at Art Queen Complex: LGBTQIAA+ Events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Enjoy the last weekend of film, art, dance, fashion & music events, all free admission.
When: Saturday, Jun 29
When: Sunday, Jun 30
Where: Art Queen East Village Gallery, Art Queen Stage, and Up To Mischief Theatre (behind Sun Alley Shops) at 61855 Twentynine Palms Hwy.
Martini o’Mondays! @ The Riviera
Starting this Monday June 24, Keep cool all summer long at The Riv’s world famous pool every Monday and enjoy half-off martinis + mojitos! Open to the public!
PALS: Death Cafe tomorrow
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.
When: Thursday, June 27 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor, Palm Springs, CA
Seating is limited. Please RSVP in the affirmative by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Rob at 207-446-2523.
It's never too soon to plan ahead! 
Also tomorrow: A new interfaith event for the LGBTQ+ community
Share in a special evening to honor and remember the Stonewall Riots of 1969. There will be special music presentations and time for prayer. Reception to follow.
When: Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Where: United Methodist Chruch Palm Springs - 1555 E Alejo Rd. Palm Springs, CA
For more info please call 760-327-5931 or visit HERE
Food Drive every Friday in July @ Trunks with Anita Treadmills
Anita Treadmills will be roasted every Friday in July @ Trunks in celebration of her birthday month.
Join the Divas on the Dance Floor and be part of the festivities. Bring your non-perishable donation to benefit out Community Food Bank @ The Center: Cereals, breakfast items, canned food, rice, pasta, protein drinks, etc.
When: Every Friday in July @ 8:00 pm
Where: Trunks Bar - 36737 Cathedral Canyon Drive. Cathedral City, CA
Book now and support our LGBTQ+ communities
In honor of National Pride Month, Provenance Hotels is raising funds for local organizations that support, advocate for and celebrate our LGBTQ+ communities nationwide with Flex Your Pride.
AND when anyone books the Flex Your Pride rate for stays during the month of June at Villa Royale in Palm Springs, 25% of the room rate will be donated to The Center!
Time to plan that staycation or vacation, folks! - For the month of June ONLY
General Notes
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.
Thinking about becoming a Member @ The Center?
Memberships @ The Center start at $25.00 a year!
Your membership fees make a wonderful difference for many women's lives in our LGBT community. Your contributions allow us to distribute groceries to over 250 households each week through our Community Food Bank @ The Center. Membership assists in providing no cost/low cost counseling services to over 50 LGBT clients each week and keeps our classes like 50+Fit, yoga, drawing, Spanish and others at a low cost. In addition, your fees and donations support our youth suicide-prevention and anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District. And remember, your membership entitles you to receive discounts on all classes and workshops at The Center. 
Center Stage 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
Red Dress Dress Red 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
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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