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WOMEN @ THE CENTER

 

  The Center strives to enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community in the Coachella Valley. Women are a vital part of the fabric of the LGBTQ community and the Center is dedicated to enhancing outreach to women and creating programs that engage them. Every week The Center sends out a women's newsletter to 1000+ email addresses informing them of LGBTQ women centric events in the valley. The current news letter is shown below. Be sure to signup and come out and join us 
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THIS WEEKS NEWSLETTER

 

Valentines Evening at Sammy's G's
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
  
Nasty Women Chatting - Every Thursday
STRONG OPINIONS LOOSELY HELD. Talk, listen, laugh, connect. Join us as we share our stories, our failures & our successes. We are on all the path of living, loving and learning. Great way to make new friends. Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor

Entertainment
GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will performing at the Riviera this Thursday, and will be at Wang's on Sunday from 5-8PM Jan 21st.

MONA CAYWOOD is at Streetbar every Wednesday at 9PM

KATHRYN WHITE performs "The Sultry Sounds of Kathryn White" every Wednesday from 7-9PM at 360North, 360 N. Palm Cyn Drive, Palm Springs.  

BOWLING WITH DESERT DYNERS - bowling is on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00 pm at Palm Springs lanes on Ramon Road. $10 for games.
International Film Festival - Lesbian Themed Films
HOLY CAMP

When God, bedecked in a glittery suit, begins appearing to Maria and asking for her faith via Whitney Houston classics, the young singer must weigh the calling of faith against more earthly desires. Holy Camp is a joyous reminder that while music makes miracles, the greatest miracle is simply being who you are.
SCHEDULE
January 9, 2018 4:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place BUTICKETS
January 12, 2018 6:30 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place BUY TICKETS
January 13, 201810:30 AM Camelot Theatres

MONTANA
Following the death of her grandfather, a woman returns to her childhood home and ignites an affair with a married schoolteacher. Set in the small Israeli town of Acre, Limor Shmila’s gripping, redemptive, and personal debut feature confronts past traumas and uncovers sordid family secrets.
SCHEDULE
January 10, 2018 7:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place BUY TICKETS
January 13, 2018 6:45 PM Palm Canyon Theatre

MY DAYS OF MERCY
Two young women (Ellen Page and Kate Mara, both superb) on opposite sides of the US death-penalty debate become lovers, putting themselves at risk of familial ostracism. Tali Shalom-Ezer’s disarming, intelligent and surprisingly subtle work is observational drama at its finest.
SCHEDULE
January 11, 2018 5:45 PM Annenberg Theater BUY TICKETS
January 12, 201810:30 AM Regal Cinemas

THE RING THING
A smart, sexy, spirited drama anchored by the palpable chemistry between its two leads, a couple whose loving relationship turns into a minefield when an innocent moment is misconstrued as a marriage proposal.
SCHEDULE
January 7, 2018 3:30 PM Regal Cinemas BUY TICKETS
January 9, 2018 9:00 PM Regal Cinemas BUY TICKETS
January 10, 2018 1:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place

THELMA
Shy Thelma leaves her religious family in a small town on the west coast of Norway to attend university in Oslo. Thelma’s attraction to an alluring female student develops simultaneously with mysterious seizures—symptoms of an inexplicable, often dangerous, supernatural ability.
SCHEDULE
January 9, 2018 8:00 PM Camelot Theatres

LOL Mixer Wednesday Jan 10th 6-8PM Sammy G's
LOL (lesbians on location) mixer will be Wednesday, January 10 from 6-8pm at Sammy G's. This is an opportunity lesbians to get together, socialize, and make new friends. There will be a charge of $10 at the door (happy hour drink prices and light snacks) and 100% of the money will be donated to a local charity. January's recipient will be the women's programs at The Center. Last month's recipient was the Safehouse of the Desert which received $805. That money helped make a better Christmas for all involved at the Safehouse. Thank you so much. To help get a headcount, please email if you will be attending to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Velvet January 12th
Velvet is back with a drag king show before – January 12
KINGPIN - The desert's only drag king show!
Drinks at 7, Show at 8
 
VELVET - An event for ladies who love ladies!
Immediately following the Kingpin show.
 
No Cover with 2 DJs, 5 GOGOS, & DJ FEMME A
 
Women's Resistance Rally and March Jan 20th

  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Frances Stevens Park
  • 500 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, California 92262

Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social Jan 25th 6-9pm
Meet-Up. January 25th 2018. 6-9PM. Private Residence 
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social 
 
To attend January’s meeting members should read the Sci Fci Mystery Thriller Novel by American author Dan Brown “ Origin” published in 2017.
The caveat to the Lesbian Bookclub Social is that once we read a book, each participant must bring a dish to share from the book or it's location, be creative!
In other words, let’s say the book we’ve read mentions a vacation in Italy (Italian food) or France (French cuisine), NewYork (Deli Food, Hot Dogs from a street vendor on the corner), Chicago (Pizza, Hot Dogs, Italian, Etc). This is what makes this Bookclub fun. If the book mentions several locations or types of food then that’s what we end up with for dishes to share!
Each month, our Lesbian Bookclub Social will offer up not only good company, stimulating conversations but fun food and maybe some delicious dishes. 
Because this meeting is held at a private residence, location of meeting will only be given out to those who RSVP.
This Meetup is Limited to 20 Lesbians due to seating availability.
Please understand that if you RSVP and not show, you’ve taken away from someone else that wanted to attend.
Reservation fee of $ 3.00 due at meeting.
Contact Beverly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lunafest Jan 27th

LUNAFEST®: Short Films By, For, About Women®
  
Soroptimist International of Palm Springs and Diamond Sponsor Barton CPA present LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women's issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, at the Richards Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 10 a.m.

This unique morning of short films highlights women as leaders in society, illustrated through nine short films by women filmmakers. The films range from animation to fictional drama and cover topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. A Question and Answer session with Joey Ally, director of Joy Joy Nails, will follow the screening. 

Vagina Monologues Feb 3rd 7:00pm at the Riviera Hotel
All Ticket Proceeds go to support the Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services and the V-Day Global project to end violence against women and girls. 
$27.00

A Special Valentine Evening Feb 14th 5-9pm
The [COR] Project
The [COR] Project - C oming O ut R esearch
Qualitative Nursing Research Study
For: Women of Lesbian Sexual Orientation (LSO)
Status: 5 interviews have been completed! 15+ interviews are still needed...
Interested in helping the advancement of healthcare research for women of LSO? 
Please Contact: Renee Johnson, PhDc, RN, FNP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via cell phone at (909) 282-3381 .
Thank you for your support!
SING, MEADOWLARK March 10th
SING, MEADOWLARK.   A readers play by Ronni Sanlo will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2pm at the Four Seasons Ballroom , 3800 Four Season's BLVD, Palm Springs 92262. This event will benefit the L-Fund and The Center's women's programs. The great earthquake creates a new island off of the coast of California. Simultaneously, the gene that causes homosexuality is discovered. All who test positive are sent to the new island called Cali. Sing Meadowlark r ecounts the stories of both a young lesbian professional and the older lesbian prime minister from Cali and the challenges of returning to an America that is officially openly hostile to lesbian and gay people.  
 
Women Working in Glass showing until Mar 5 2018
No Glass Ceiling!
Women Working in Glass, Part 1
Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center
 
Women have played an integral part in the American studio glass movement from the beginning, and in today's global world of communication and collaboration, women continue to excel. This exhibition, Part 1 of a series, begins to portray the multiplicity of working styles and concepts that women working in the fluid medium of glass, share with the rest of us. 
Saturday March 31, 2018
 " The Players "  Ladies Golf Scramble
 
 
8AM shotgun Saturday, March 31, 2018. Space limited to 144 Gals
Volunteers must arrive at 6:30AM - Players must arrive by 7:15 latest  
 
Prizes for Lowest Team Score, Closet to the Pin & Line 
Marshmallow and 5 Card Poker Run Sign-Up's & Cash Prizes  
 
This Year Mulligans will be sold to assist The L Fund
The L-Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists Lesbians in the Coachella Valley to resolve short-term financial crises
 
The negotiated rate of $75 includes green, cart and range fees, continental breakfast and lunch in the Ballroom
 
Our location The Beautiful WOODHAVEN COUNTRY CLUB,
41-555 Woodhaven Drive East, Palm Desert, CA
 
 
Please click the attached flyers & join us now. Our 2016 & 2017 events were sold-out, women were on a waiting list. Sign-up now.. Don't delay.  
 
Thank you and see you in Sunny Palm Springs!
Check out Facebook / Palm Springs "The Players" Lesbian Golf
Beverly Sweigart (310) 279-7444 - Event Host
 
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Think 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, bridge and dancing 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. 
  • 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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