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Unleash Joy For Our Furry Friends
Please help us stock the pet food pantry of The Community Food Bank @ The Center this holiday season. Because sometimes hungry families include hungry pets.

WHEN: Thursday December 7, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: Eight4Nine Restaurant, 849 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
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Dr. G's Corner
A new Long-term Survivors Living with HIV (LTS) therapy group will be starting at the Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center on Friday, January 5, 2018. This is a 12wk. closed therapy group for gay men who have been living with HIV for over a decade and are age 50 and over. It is a structured therapy group facilitated by an MFT Intern under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, which provides a series of therapeutic exercises designed to explore issues related to healthy aging and resolving past trauma and loss. If you are interested in signing up, please email Dr. G at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call Larry at 760-416-7899 ext. 177. You’ll be contacted for a brief intake screening. This therapy group is offered at no cost for participants.
Special thanks to Willie Rhine, John Pascal, and the team at Eight4Nine for hosting a fun-filled evening at last night’s Wreath Auction, where they raised over $8000 for The Center and Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter!
Please join us to learn about The Community Food Bank @ The Center with a discussion and Q & A by Candice Nichols, Director of Programs at The Center.

WHEN: Saturday December 9, 2017, 3 - 5 PM
WHERE: Tipper's Gourmet Marketplace, 276 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Toys For Tots
The Center has once again transformed into Santa’s workshop this year as an official Toys for Tots drop-off location! Bring out your inner elf while helping deliver a message of hope to children in our community who may not otherwise receive gifts this holiday season. You can join in the holiday spirit by shopping for some fun, new, unwrapped toys and dropping them by The Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Your gift will ensure there are smiling young faces across the valley!
Thanks Palm Springs Front Runners & Walkers!!
Last Saturday, we were overjoyed to be presented with a check for $16,100 from the Palm Springs Front Runners & Walkers’ Pride Run 2017! BIG THANKS to all runners, walkers, sponsors and donors who joined in the WOW! This will go a long way in supporting our important mission of helping LGBTQ people along their way!

(Pictured left to right: Brian Eggert - PSFRW Vice President, Keith Culver - PSFRW Treasurer, Mike Spencer – PSFRW President and Mike Thompson – The Center CEO)
Every year community members who are without family or friends nearby ask The Center where they might go to not be alone for the holiday. In the past we've had nowhere to send them. This year we're asking you if you would be willing to host one or two people in your home and make room for them at your table.

If you are willing to be a host for community members for a holiday meal,
please contact Candice Nichols at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Help us end isolation and loneliness in our community this holiday season.
The music of  Joyful Traditions   will be a festive collection featuring all that is glorious with family and friends during the holidays. Imagine the melodic notes of  Silent Night  and the warmth of Grandma’s fruitcake while rejoicing with  The Hallelujah Chorus.  From  O’ Come All Ye Faithful  and aluminum Christmas trees to Hanukkah and holiday sweaters. This assemblage of  Joyful Traditions   will celebrate all the splendor and humorous holiday customs we share with our loved ones.

Tickets $25-$50 
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30PM
Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
Barry Manilow announces "A Gift Of Love IV" to benefit 25 Coachella Valley charities, including yours truly - The Center! Concerts are scheduled for December 12, 13, 15, 16 and 17, and will feature his hit songs and holiday favorites. His past holiday concerts have surprised audiences with a children's choir, Santa Claus, and even snow!

General public and VIP Premium tickets are on sale NOW exclusively online at www.agiftofloveiv.com or by phone at (424) 298-4818. General Public tickets range from $30 to $300. VIP tickets range from $400 to $2000 and include special access and benefits. Be sure to select The LGBT Community Center of the Desert as the Beneficiary!
Tough-As-Nails Night Club Star Irish O’Flanagan hosts Charles Busch’s salute to holiday extravaganzas everywhere!

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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