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The Center newsletter

The butt talk is not over yet... -  sent Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Together we are creating vibrant community
After working your butt off, come & learn how to take care of it tonight @ The Center. Check out this week's newsletter edition and find activities & community events that can make you feel vibrant.
Coming up @ The Center
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Eisenhower Health Lectures happening tonight!
Dr. Adams will discuss what anal dysplasia is and why it is important to be screened for anal cancer, including treatment options.
Planning Ahead for LGBT Seniors Workshops coming up in June & July
A series of workshops to create the documents needed to control your health care decisions and safeguard your assets.
  • Saturday, June 8 | 9:30 to 11:30 am: Health Care Directive
  • Saturday, June 22 | 9:30 to 11:30 am: The Durable Power of Attorney
  • Saturday, July 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.
QUESTIONS? Contact Marc Champion at 720.635.3710
American Sign Language is back! - ASL Level I & II, starting Jul 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
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Greater Palm Springs Pride is a 501(c) non-profit community enhancement organization founded to promote the public education and awareness of individual rights and civil liberties of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and to promote the history, diversity and future prosperity of the Greater Palm Springs LGBT community.
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Bachelor Auction Fundraiser - Saturday, May 18
Going, Going, Gone! This live and interactive bachelor auction will feature some of the best looking gay softball players as well as some very special guests who will be up for auction!
Each bachelor comes with a date package guaranteed for a fun evening.In addition, expect a few surprises, raffles, and a silent auction! This is your one stop date night extravaganza! Event is free to attend and will benefit the PS Retros team as they embark on travels to Softball Tournaments representing the PS Gay Softball League.
When: Saturday, May 18 - 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Where:  Chill Bar - 217 E Arenas Rd. Palm Springs, CA
"Good People" @ CVRep | May 1-19
An insightful look at the difficult choices good people are forced to make when the well-being of their family is threatened. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
What: GOOD PEOPLE By David Lindsay-Abaire
When: May 1-19, 2019
Where: CVRep Playhouse in Cathedral City - 68510 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA
For info, please call 760-296-2966.
PALS Death Cafe - May 23
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.
When: Thursday, May 23 - 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Richard at 323-533-3550.
It's never too soon to plan ahead! 
Hot Mess in a Dress 2019 - May 25
HMIAD is a non-profit event benefiting The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25, and Palms Springs’ QChella, a local LGBTQ+ founded, directed, and managed non-profit media corporation serving the needs of the community.
When: Saturday, May 25 - 6:30 pm
Where: Neon Oasis - 496 W Dominguez Road. Palm Springs, CA
Meet and Greet/signing with author: Sudi (Rick) Karatas | June 1
RAINBOW RELATIVES (Real World Stories and Advice on How To Talk To Kids About LGBTQ Families and Friends)
The author collected real, humorous, and heartwarming stories to help answer questions children may have on various topics about LGBTQ people and families. 
Film maker, Del Shores, (Sordid Lives) speaks of raising two daughters as a gay dad. Bruce Vilanch (Hollywood Squares) talks about being “Godfather” to 40 kids”. Country singer Chely Wright speaks of the battles still being fought. A woman recalls how she explained to her children their father is gay.
When: Saturday, Jun 1 - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: Barnes and Noble - 2-840 highway 111 suite 425 Palm Desert, CA
For more information about the author, please click HERE
Leather Sex lectures continues Jun 7
Guy Baldwin—his ideas, perspective, writing, and activism—have shaped how we understand Leather. As fierce with a line of reasoning as he is with a bullwhip, Baldwin’s books and articles have challenged people's assumptions, and brought his audience finally to a deeper understanding of the possibilities of BDSM, Mastery and consensual slavery, and what it means to be a leatherman.
When: Friday, Jun 7 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Please call 760-416-7790 for info and RSVP - Limited seating
Celebrate Pride in the Morongo Basin | Jun 14 - 16
When: June 14 – 16, 2019
Where: Morongo Basin - The Shops at Zanny's | 61877 29 Palms Hwy
For more information, click HERE
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.
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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