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    THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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WOMEN @ THE CENTER

 

 

 

Museum Meetup June 23rd & lots more

 
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
 
  
 
Women's Chat - Every Thursday …connecting women….inspiring friendships. Talk, listen, laugh, connect. Join us as we share our stories, our failures & our successes. We are all on the path of living, loving and learning. Great way to make new friends if you are new to the area or community. Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor
 
Entertainment - Ongoing
Shenanigans and Dancing - there is now a regular group of gals that go on Sundays and they are delighted for you to join them at the Runway Restaurant. Ask for MaryAnn, Linda or Diane.
 
68300 Gay Resort Dr.
Cathedral City
Dance, drink and enjoy 1.00 appetizers.
This is a gay men's resort, but the restaurant is mixed and delighted to see the ladies.
 
KEISHA D is at Wangs in the Desert. 1st and 3rd Sunday's on the patio. 5pm to 8pm, no cover
 
Golf Meetups - Denise Gooch is looking for women who want to do regular meetups for golf. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if she can get a group together. Can be either 9 or 18 holes depending on group interest, when a few women have joined - days, times and courses can be determined.
 
New Program Announcement
 
We're thrilled to share exciting new programs and community events with you, so sit back, scroll through and enjoy!
 
The Center will be at Joshua Tree June 15th. Drop by our tent and say hi. Should be a fun day!
 
APPEARING 12:00 PM
SUNDAY JUNE 16 :
CLAUDIA RODRIGUEZ
 
Claudia Rodriguez is a community scholar, educator, creative writer, and performer from Compton, CA. Her first collection of poetry, Everybody’s Bread (2015) was a Lambda Literary Award finalist for poetry. For the past twenty years, she has developed work for, about, and with marginalized communities. She is currently a PhD student at the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. 
 
 
May 26th & June 29th Hidden Valley Loop Hike at the top of the tram
 
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or to a book a seat in the van. Space is limited. RSVP to meet us at
The Center at 7:20 am and van leaves at 7:35am.
 
The Round Valley Loop Trail is a moderately strenuous hike of about 5 miles in the beautiful Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness, which is accessed from the Mountain Station of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you out of the summer heat in the desert up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon to a hiking paradise that is about 30 degrees cooler than the valley floor. It is a 10 minute ride from the Valley Station – elevation 2,643 ft. to the Mountain Station – elevation 8,516 ft. You can purchase a Summer Pass which allows you to ride up the tram as many times as you want from May 1 to August 31, which is well worth the price, otherwise it is $26.00 per ride up. Elevation change is 971 on the trail.
 
All hikers are required to bring 2 liters of water and a snack.
 
Inaugural monthly movie meetup May 21st - Meetup in June TBA
 
If you are interested in meeting up to see movies - this is the group for you. Gail and Gwendolyn will pick a movie each month (they welcome feedback from everybody). If you are interested, email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Movies will be announced the weekend before when the movie scheduled is finalized and I will contact those interested with time, movies and price. Tuesday is seniors day at a number of movie theaters. This month will probably be a matinee. If you love movies and discussing movies, join us.
 
Women's Circle Breakfast May 23rd 9am
 
PLEASE RSVP BY 5/21/2019
Women's Circle Breakfast
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 9 AM
Location: 4 Paws Coffee Co.
         2500 N Palm Canyon Dr, #A-5, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    
THE WOMEN'S CIRCLE
760-416-3545
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HerSheBar Palm Springs June 1st
 
Ladies Night is BACK! HerShe Bar Palm Springs presents the beginning of Summer Women's Party....Join us for this Sweeeet Mellow Inclusive Event for Women & our Friends! Great Drinks, AweSOME Space and Lots of Ladies! Come Chill, Laugh & get your Drink On! Video music by our Resident musicologist, Miss DJ temaDancer!!.
 
WARNING!!** Wild Women Drinking AND Dancing!!**
 
NO COVER - Just FUN!
 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 1 The Roost Lounge
68-718 East Palm Canyon Dr, #203, Cathedral City, California 92234
 
THE GODDESS TEMPLE of PALM SPRINGS (501c3)
SIZZLING SUMMER SOLSTICE
    A Ritual for Women
Saturday, June 22, 2019
 
5:30 pm [On Time]
A BLENDING OF CULTURES
 
Co-Facilitated By, and To Ritually
Welcome to the Valley
Iyanifa Ifalade TaShia Asanti (Yoruba Priestess)
 
Rev. Dr. Sharon Asherah, High Priestess
Ariella Artemis Moon, Priestess / Shaman
Wear Flaming Colors if you Wish
 
$15 Donations Appreciated
PLEASE RSVP and for Directions
No-woman turned away
Ph: 310-455-3232                   Text: 310-770-3823
Location near Smoketree Village             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Museum Meetup June 23rd
 
Brave New Worlds: 12 noon
Highlights of the Collection 1 pm
 
Brave New Worlds is an exhibition of five women sculptors: Kelly Akashi, Gisela Colon (her work has been displayed on the third floor), Victoria Fu, Karen Lofgren and Adee Roberson. 
Free even though it's not free Sundays thanks to the support from the museum so the tour group will be much smaller than last month.
Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. letting me know if you want the noon, the 1pm or both.
Our docent will be a wonderful women named Robbie who has a passion for art and museum. Option of coffee at Starbucks after.
 
Next Potuck Pool Party will be July 14th in Palm Springs - Invite will be sent out in June
 
New Company offering Women's Tours - check it out
 
OLA (Older Lesbian Adventures) Women's Tours is a new adventure company offering 7 day vacations at a 5* (Cala Mia) resort on a private island in Panama reserved for women only. The link is olawomenstours.com
 
The FB page is OLA Women's Tours and the specific tours and dates are under the event's tab. There is also a FB page for those interested in the tours and it is Older Lesbian Adventures. 
 
All tours are all inclusive, lodging, food & drink. At this time, flights are not included. 
 
Help is right around the corner!
 
If you’ve fallen on tough times, you’re not alone. Whether it’s fresh food every week, or emergency funds specifically for lesbians, reach out to get back on your feet. We’re here for you.
 
 
T he L-Fund provides one-time financial assistance to Lesbians in Financial need.
Call 760-304-8487 for more information on the L-Fund
 
Lesbo Expo Presents is looking for a experienced lesbian magician for a single performance during Palm Springs Pride next fall. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
 
Please note, if you would like me to include an event that is focused around LGBTQ women in the Coachella Valley, please email me a small graphic (480*480 is good) and a small paragraph and well as any links to websites and facebook pages. Thank you. Newsletter goes out every Tuesday. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
KIM | The Center | 760-416-7790 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | www.thecenterps.org
 
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, 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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