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    THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT
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WOMEN @ THE CENTER

 

 

Lunafest is Jan 25th. Movie Meetups 3rd Tuesday of the month (Sent on 01/21/2020)

 
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
 
OLOC (old lesbians organizing for change) meets the 2nd Monday at 3pm at the Mizell Senior Center. For more information, contact Ruth Debra at ruthdebra@icloud .com or 760-318-6794.
 
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. 3pm to 5pm.
Linda This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info
 
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.
 
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!
 
Women's Hike Feb TBA
 
 
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Lesbian Movie Meetup Feb 18th TBA
 
 
Ask For Jane - Jan 22nd 3:30pm to 6pm
 
Tolerance Education Center  
 35147 Landy Lane Rancho Mirage CA 92270 US
 
Potluck Feb 1st from 1:00 to 4:00pm in Palm Springs
 
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to added to the poltuck signup list and more information
 
Luna Fest January 25 Short Films For, By and About Women
 
L-Fund Gala January 25th
 
HONORING TRAILBLAZERS!
Kate Kendell- Bobreta Franklin Community Service Award
Robin Tyler- L-Fund Visionary of the Year Award
Andrea Meyerson- L-Fund Visionary of the Year Award
Elizabeth Wholihan- Ambassador of the Year Award
If you have purchased a table for 10, please email Table Host names to info@ l-Fund.org. 
Please put Host Table Name in the Subject line.
Thank you!
 
Tickets
$175 per person*
$1750 per table
*20% discount for members = $140
 
Sat, January 25, 2020
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
 
Renaissance Hotel
888 E. Tahquitz Way 
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
 
Sun City Shadow Hills Rainbow Friends’ Dinner Dance Jan 25th
 
Sun City Shadow Hills Rainbow Friends’ Dinner Dance 
Fun-Filled Super Bowl Tailgate Party 
  
Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020 Doors Open: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. 
There will be plenty of Tailgate Food, Fun, & Dancing to DJ Ron. BEER, soft drinks, and water available, feel free to BYOB, however, it must be consumed on the premises. 
Tickets are $30.00 per person, reserve your seat or table today! 
 
*Reservations: § Reservations are guaranteed to the first 100 guests, based on the date we receive your check § Make checks payable to: “SCSH Rainbow Friends” § Mail Checks to: Linda Delodovici - 81706 Avenida Sombra Indio, CA 92203 
 **Please include ALL guests names with your check, as the HOA requires the names of all guests, at the time of the reservation. 
    For more info contact: Linda Delodovici: (650) 637-9292 or Shari Woodbridge: (760) 347-1106 
 
Wyld Womxn All Things Queer - Jan 26th 3:30-5:30 pm at LGBT Community Center of the Desert! 
 
Join Wyld Womxn Collective for All Things Queer every 4th Sunday!
 
All Things Queer is our newest Wyld Womxn membership offering. 
With the quickly disappearing spaces for queer womxn, queer members of Wyld Womxn have wanted to create a monthly safe space & gathering to delve deeper into queer theory, sexuality, identity in its many forms, queer histories, community making/building & re-imagine our queer futures.
 
 
Please Note: 18+ (This space is open to queer womxn identified folx)
 
-Admission-
 
Wyld Womxn Members: All Things Queer is a Wyld Womxn membership perk and is included in your membership.
 
Drop-In Rate: 
You are welcome to drop-in at a sliding scale rate of $5-$15 per a Wyld Womxn membership club/offering. 
 
RSVP Required: Please sign-up and confirm your RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are planning to attend. 
 
If you'd like to learn more about the collective, our membership offerings, events and public programming, you can find us at www.wyldwomxn.com
 
Hershe Bar Palm Springs - PINK PARTY lgbtq Jan 31st 8pm to midnite
 
Hershe Bar Palm Springs introducing PINK PARTY lgbtq at Roost Cat City. Monthly dance party starting Friday, January 31 from 8pm - 12am. Also, Friday, February 28. Dj. Temadancer. No cover. Good drinks, good times, and fabulous music. No cover
 
The Roost
68-718 East Palm Canyon Dr, #203
Cathedral City, California 92234
 
Lesbian/Queer Women Artist Meetup every 2nd Sunday at The Center
 
Lesbian/Queer Woman Artists - Feb 9th 10:30 am every 2nd Sunday at The Center
Hello Lesbian/Queer Woman Artists,
Would you be interested in meeting with other lesbian/queer women artists for purposes such as: 
• resourcing to one and other (info about exhibits, art opportunities, techniques, material sources)
• supporting, not critiquing
• developing individual and collective visibility as lesbian/queer women artists 
• connecting with other lesbian/queer women artists
• discussing art interests
 
Would you benefit from periodic meetings with other lesbian/queer women artists?
We will be meeting on the second floor from 10:30 to 12:00. Bring your questions, ideas and creativity to explore how meeting with other lesbian/queer women artists could be mutually beneficial. Tasty snacks will be provided.
 
Feel free to invite other lesbian/queer women artists who may be interested. Call Jackie Hicks (510-502-5787) or write Cathy Parker ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to RSVP.
Looking forward to sharing creativity,
Mary Cuda, Jackie Hicks and Cathy Parker 
 
Suzanne Westenhoefer Feb 15th
 
Lesbian comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer will be in Sun City on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Start time TBD, but it will be an evening show.
 
After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she’s not about to start pulling punches now.
 
The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy.
 
Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it’s fermented in Suzanne’s mind. That’s why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
 
So save the date, tell your friends, and buy tickets now! Ticket sales are open to all members, and to the general public. The show will be in Speakers’ Hall, so we need to fill up the seats! Tickets are $25, and are available by contacting Mike Neto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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
 
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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