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THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER [Sent on 02/13/2019]

❤️ LOVE your Body ❤️

Together we are creating vibrant community
 
Greetings!
 
Scroll through the new edition of our Newsletter and find ways to spread the LOVE to yourself and others.
 
Coming up @ The Center
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Come and join us @ The Center Tonight - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
 
Please join guest lecturer Brent Heinze, MA for an interactive discussion about how body image can cause concerning impacts on self-esteem, connecting with others, and developing meaningful relationships.
 
Upcoming Lectures
 
Feb 20, 2019
 
March 6, 2019
 
March 13, 2019
 
How has Homophobia and/or Transphobia Impacted Your Body?
Join us this Saturday, Feb 16
This workshop is an introduction to how mind/body (somatic) work can be a resource for addressing the lingering effects of homo/transphobia and gender oppression.
 
When: Saturday, February 16th, 2019 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm
 
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
 
Cost: Members: $30 | Non-Members: $40 -If you cannot afford the fee for this workshop, please contact the instructor directly. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Registration Required: Please call 760-416-7790
 
 Estate Planning For The LGBTQ Community: Wednesday, Feb 27
In these uncertain times it is necessary for each of us as members of the LGBTQ community to take action to prepare legal documents that will protect you, your spouse, your partner and your loved ones.
 
This seminar will provide important information to the LGBTQ community on preparing the legal documents you should have, including Living Trusts, Last Wills, Durable Powers Of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives, as well as other documents that will safeguard you no matter what the future holds.
 
When: Wednesday, Feb 27 - 10:00 to 11:30 am
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
 
This is Business Partner Presentation presented by The Law Offices of Eric A. Rudolph
 
There's NO COST to attend. Give us a call @ 760-416-7790 to sign up!
 
Drawing Boot Camp II (Is Back!) - 6 Weeks
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Starts: Tuesday, Feb 26
This class consists of exercises and activities that build on the skills learned in Drawing Boot Camp: Basic Training.
 
Completion of the first Drawing Boot Camp class is not required, but a working knowledge of basic drawing skills will make Special Ops a more rewarding experience for the student.
 
When:
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am to Noon
  • 6 Weeks [12 Sessions]
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Members: $100 | Non-Members: $125
 
Registration Required: Please call 760-416-7790
 
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 @ 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
 
Center Social @ The Saguaro /Jacinto Lawn 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
 
> 2nd Saturday of each month - 3:00 to 5:30 pm and
> 4th Thursday of each month - 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA
Cost: FREE. Give us a call @ 760-416-7790 to sign up!
 
New Program Coming Up in March!
 
Join facilitator Joe Burgo for this 8-week discussion group exploring various positive aspects of masculinity and what they mean to us.
 
Program Sessions Schedule:
  • March 14: Heroes and Role Models
  • March 21: Testosterone - Body, Behavior and Sexuality
  • March 28: Competition
  • April 4: Aggression / Assertiveness
  • April 11: Competence & Self- Confidence
  • April 18: Courage
  • April 25: Emotionality
  • May 2: Leadership and Fathering
 
When: Thursdays, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15 [Limited to 12 participants per session]
Registration Required: Please call 760-416-7790
The MY BUDDY program was started by the LGBT Community Center of the Desert in partnership with the Palm Springs Animal Shelter to foster community among LGBTQ people by establishing a relationship with a companion animal and building a social network of other pet owners. The program includes: partnering people with appropriate pets, training classes, and ongoing socialization opportunities for owners and pets.
 
If you are interested in learning more about the MY BUDDY program, please contact Sue Knollenberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 760-416-7790 ext 117
 
LGBT Health Needs Assessment - Happening Now!
 
 
 
In partnership with HARC, Inc., The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center has been funded by the  Desert Healthcare District  to do a comprehensive health needs assessment of the LGBT community in Coachella Valley!
 
We need YOU, our LGBT family, to share your story! Please take this brief online survey about mental health and wellness. It’s fast, easy, anonymous, and you might win the $100 gift card!
 
This information will be invaluable in helping us provide services to our community. Thank You!
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE
 
To our Visitors and Guests @The Center
 
As of February 1, 2019, The Center is a non–smoking facility. Smoking is allowed in the designated area ONLY, which is located near the block wall surrounding the trash container. Signage is posted and ashtray is available.
 
Leadership Circle
 
Business Partner Spotlight
 
Palm Springs Front Runners and Walkers is a running and walking club for members and friends of the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley. They are a local chapter of International Front Runners, an informal network of LGBT running groups around the world. Membership is open to all persons without regard to ability, ethnicity, gender, status, or sexual orientation. Every year, they host the 5K Pride Run & Walk in November during Palm Springs Pride Weekend! Come out and join them for our daily runs and walks!
 
 
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
 
CVRep: WHITE by James Ijames
Last Show this weekend: Feb 17, 2019
 
“This funny…work draws on both life and art to examine racial tourism, power, and identity…WHITE bursts with humor…the best of which come at the expense of the institutionalization of art…The ending adds a surreal twist, driving home Ijames’ exploration of black women’s exploitation by feminism, by contemporary culture, and by white women.”
 
Jazz Band Concert & Gala Fundraiser: Isn't it Romantic
 
 
 
The Desert Winds Freedom Band presents Isn't it Romantic, a Jazz Band Concert & Gala Fundraiser + special guests, on Sunday, February 17th @ the Palm Springs Pavilion.
 
Tickets are $60 and are available at www.desertwindsfb.org or by calling 760-776-2700 .
 
Join the Greater Palm Springs Rodeo for their monthly Cowboy Dance Wednesday, February 20th from 7 PM - 10 PM @ Chill Bar
 
Dance highlights include introduction of a new playlist + a new video program highlighting the fun activities of Palm Springs Rodeo all of last year. Expect a lively atmosphere of music and dancing, door prize, raffle, a professional bootblack, rodeo Royalty, and more! Always FREE!.
 
Two-Step, Line Dance, Waltz & Swing to Country Music.Donations Appreciated. There's lots of fun in store (but only if you're there)!
 
P.A.L.S. Death Cafe - Thursday, Feb 24
 
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.
 
When: Thursday, Feb 28 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
 
RSVP Required: Please call Rob at 207-446-2523 or click RSVP via Email below
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Happening March 29 – 31, 2019
@ the Desert Willow Golf Resort and The Classic Club
 
The Stonewall Golfers Annual Rainbow Challenge is a 2-day stroke play competition with flights for men and women happening March 29 – 31, 2019 at the Desert Willow Golf Resort and The Classic Club! These courses represent two of the very finest venues for golf in The Coachella Valley. You can play to compete or just casual play; all levels are welcome.
 
*EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH*
 
Presented by Matrix Insurance Solutions, proceeds from the tournament will benefit The LGBT Community Center of the Desert
 
Boots in Square Palm Springs - New Beginning Square Dance Class
 
PSPD - LGBT Outreach Committee | Annual Town Hall Meeting - Mar 14th
 
The Palm Springs Police Department LGBT Outreach Committee presents the annual Town Hall with Police Chief Bryan Reyes. Join us to discuss where we've come, where we're going and talk about issues affecting the LGBT community in Palm Springs.
 
When: Thursday, Mar 14th - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: Mizell Senior Center - 480 Sunrise Way. Palm Springs, CA
 
A sign language interpreter will be available
 
Looking for a job? The Census 2020 is hiring locally!
In preparation for the Census 2020, the Bureau is hiring locally for the Palm Springs Area Office. If you’re a part-time student, in need of work, or semi- or fully retired, this is a great gig for you to set your own schedule and earn a little extra income. They’re constantly filling for positions through April 2020.
To view all available positions and to apply, visit 2020census.gov/jobs
 
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. 
 
The LGBT Community Center of The Desert | 760-416-7790 | Fax | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.www.thecenterps.org
 
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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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