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The Center newsletter

Introducing our new board members ?
Together we are creating vibrant community
Greetings!

Get to know better our new board members and share in our excitement of having them @ The Center. Also, check out our current Summer Session programs & Business Partner presentations this summer. We have a little something for everyone!

Coming up @ The Center
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The Center is proud to welcome our newest board members! 
With these new additions, our board is now at gender parity, which we're extremely proud of! Just click on their names and g et to know them a little more...
Business partners @ The Center this week
Basic legal and human rights advice in the areas of employment law, immigration, and civil rights.

When: Thursday, Jul 18 - Noon to 4:30 pm. 

Schedule your FREE 30 min consultation by calling The Center @ 760-416-7790 
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
The Center Social @ Copa Lounge next week!
Mark your calendars for our monthly Center Social happening @ Copa in Palm Springs.

When: Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: Copa Lounge - 244 East Amado Road. Palm Springs, CA

Let's celebrate community and friendship! Spread the word - this Happy Hour is for everyone!
 
Thanks to media partner, LIVE Magazine for sponsoring! 
LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Workshops
Get creative this summer at our LGBTQ+ Youth Summer Workshops starting next Monday, July 15th at  Alianza Coachella Valley en la ciudad de Coachella!
C’mon, it’ll be fun! Art, Pride, Drag Makeup, Guest Speakers, and more!
 
Save the dates: July 29th | August 5th & 19th | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
 Please pass it along to your friends & acquaintances!
Intensive Weekend Workshop for Gay Men @ The Center in August
Starting with the acknowledgment that men date for different reasons, the format of this workshop helps participants get clear on their dating objectives, what sort of men fit the bill for each individual, where to find the kind of people they want to date, how to approach a potential date and how to communicate honestly and in the moment about the budding connection.

When:
  • Friday, Aug 16 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 17 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, Aug 18 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm springs, CA

Please call 760-416-7790 to register or for more info. Space is limited. This is a three (3) day workshop
Summer Wellness @ The Center
Drop-In | Mondays & Wednesdays @ 9:00 am (Beginners) & 10:00 am (Intermediate)
Drop-In | Mondays & Wednesdays @ 11:30
Drop-In | Thursdays @ 11:30 am
Meet AmazonSmile, a way to give twice the support to The Center, and our Community Food Bank!
AmazonSmile gives you access to the same products, pricing, and shopping features as the regular Amazon.com. The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile , the site will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. So your shopping can support your favorite charities!
 
Plus, you can take advantage of this win and double your support of The Center today by also purchasing the food and products needed by our Community Food Bank @ The Center with AmazonSmile ! When you visit AmazonSmile.com to purchase products to donate to the food bank, you can ship them straight to The Center, and know that a percentage of the purchase will be automatically donated to The Center too.
 
Our food bank continues to struggle with low inventory on items for the most important meal of the day – breakfast! Our biggest need for this week is cereal, and we have the perfect suggestion for you to consider: Quaker Oatmeal Squares Breakfast Cereal Variety Pack . Just click on the image below to be taken to AmazonSmile and purchase right now. If it’s your first time visiting AmazonSmile , after you login, select The LGBT Community Center of the Desert as your charity of choice. Make sure to set the shipping address for items to The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr, 3 rd Floor, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Once it’s set, the site will remember your selection for future purchases. Thanks for your generosity and for helping LGBTQ people along their way.
Fun Fridays @ The Center
Fun is our middle name! Ok, not really, but it is one of our values. So much so that we have Fun Fridays @ The Center with Center Staff every week! And now, we want you to join! 
 
So, beginning this week, we’ll be announcing our Fun Friday plans every Wednesday here and on social media, and for those who want to join, feel free to do so…wherever you may be. Let us see how you own the week’s theme by sharing your Fun Friday pic on our Fun Friday Facebook post, and use the hashtags #centerfunfriday and #thecenterps on your favorite social channels (links below) so we can follow the fun!

For this Friday, Jul 12, the category is.... TOGA!
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Burn & Build Body's purpose is to provide healthy lifestyle programs and the highest quality vegan protein and supplements, demanding only the highest quality non-GMO ingredients in their products. All supplements are made under strict control in the United States in cGMP quality approved facilities and are non-GMO & allergen free.

Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
A celebration of friends this weekend
If you’re a mature man looking for a little relief in a society dominated by youngsters, we welcome you! 
Rodeo chapter monthly Cowboy Dance & Fundraiser returns
Starting this Friday, the rodeo chapter monthly Cowboy Dance & Fundraiser returns to a Friday schedule - with a twist. ?

The fun begins with a primetime Happy Hour fundraiser 6 - 6:30 PM at Chill. Then the doors to the dance open for uninterrupted dancing 'til 8:45 PM. As always, expect delicious drink specials, music from enhanced playlists to keep your toes tapping & feet moving, dynamic Hot Rodeo video, Hot Rodeo royalty, and always FREE admission. Bring a friend to share the fun!

When: This Friday, Jul 19 - 6:00 pm
Where: Chill Bar Palm Springs - 217 E Arenas Rd. Palm Springs, CA
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 our 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
Monthly PALS Death Cafe - Jul 25
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.
 
When: Thursday, July 25 - 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! 
GED Magazine's Anniversary - Jul 26
Help celebrate our Media Partner, GED Magazine, for their Anniversary Party at the Men’s Grooming Spot on Friday, July 26th from 6 PM – 8 PM! Bites, drinks, prizes, music and more!
DFA: The Satyrs MC @ The Center
In the 1950s, gay men lived lives of secrecy and loneliness. But in 1955 in Los Angeles, a group of gay men found each other and founded a brotherhood, the Satyrs Motorcycle Club. Sixty-four years later, the oldest gay organization still in existence, they are still going strong.

Come meet the men of the Satyrs MC. Hear about the love they have for each other and for the motorcycles they ride. See photographs, leathers, and other memorabilia that will bring their rich history to life.

When: Friday, August 2, 2019 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: The Center - 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
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 work with East Coachella Valley youth in Coachella, Mecca, and Thermal, and the youth suicide-prevention and anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District
 
SAVE THE DATES
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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    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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