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WOMEN @ THE CENTER

 

  The Center strives to enrich the lives of the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley. Women are a vital part of the fabric of the LGBT 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 LGBT women centric events in the valley. The current news letter is shown below. Be sure to signup and come out and join us 

THIS WEEKS NEWSLETTER

Join Kim & Veronica for a walk/easy hike.
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
  
Nasty Women Chatting  - Every Thursday
Talk, listen, laugh, connect. There are no dumb questions and there are no dumb ideas. We are on all the path of living, loving and learning.

Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor
Entertainment

GENNINE JACKSON will be performing at the Riviera every Thursday from 6-9PM

JENNIFER CORDAY will be performing at Moxie Second Floor 262 So. Palm Cyn  on Friday, April 21 at 6PM and at Wang's on Saturday, April 22 from 5-8PM.

LADIES NIGHT OUT AT TOUCANS is on hiatus for the summer as Toucans is closed on Wednesdays until fall.

LGBT Women’s Survey – Coachella Valley

In the Coachella Valley, it can be difficult to find spaces to connect with lesbian, same gender loving, and queer women in an authentic and engaging way. Despite various groups and events created for our community (The L Fund, Lucy and Gail events, Palm Springs Dyke March, The Center’s Women’s Potluck, etc.) many of us continue to feel disconnected, isolated, and wondering where the hell all the women are?! 

We, as a group of UHaul driving, potluck loving, diversity embracing, cat cuddling, garden growing, dog walking, compost keeping, and sisterhood honoring women, have put together this short survey from us to continue the growth of our beautiful community. All who identify as lesbian, same gender loving, queer women are encouraged to respond and to share the survey with your friends and networks. Thank you in advance for helping us identify and respond to the needs of our community.

Louise, Ruth, Gail, Lucy, Alexis, Candice, Kim, Susan, Kate, Marsha, Laurel, Maya

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lesbianqueerwomenscommunity

The Art of Nancy Worthington April 5 - 30, 2017 5-8pm
Galleria Marconi Palm Springs
2668 South Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, California 92264
Walking/Easy Hiking with Kim & Veronica April 15th at 8:00am

Andreas Canyon Trail Indian Canyons 8:00am on April 15th/

Join Kim,Veronica and other women for this beautiful, easy hike/walk in the Indian Canyons. You won’t be  disappointed. Indian Canyon Park Entrance Fees are 
Adults..............................$9.00
Seniors (62+)................................$7.00

The Andreas Canyon Trail is an easy trail that takes the hiker up the right side of the canyon, following a stream that wanders through groves of California fan palms. During warm weather the stream is a welcome sight to hikers and provides some relief from the desert heat.

The canyon is a stark contrast to the usual desert hiking trail due to the abundant vegetation that grows along the stream. One almost feels like they are in a “jungle” environment, instead of desert. If you look closely, you will also see many different birds and other animals, along with countless insects. After hiking about one mile, the hiker comes to a wire fence that signals the end of the trail. At this point you can cross the stream and return via the other side of the canyon, or you can return the way you came. The left side of the canyon gives the hiker a view of the canyon from above it a little, and is very much worth the effort.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Veronica at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Meet at the Andreas Canyon Trail Head at 8:00am, first right turnoff past the guard gate at Indian Canyons

I can pick up at The Center or along South Palm Canyon if you need a ride


Desert Dyners 360 North Mixer - April 19th
Desert Dyners Lesbian Social Meetup in Palm Springs

Members free, Guest $10.00

Wednesday, April 19, 2017  5:00 PM

Three Sixty North Bar & Grill
360 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 

Letter to Anita - Special Screening May 7th
Join us for a special screening of the award-winning documentary 
 
Letter to Anita
 
The heart-wrenching story of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay campaign, its shattering effects on one lesbian’s family, and the redemptive power of forgiveness. Narrated by Meredith Baxter.

Special guests include the film director Andrea Meyerson, film subject Ronni Sanlo, and executive producer Kelly Watson.
 
May 7, 2017   6:30 PM 

$10 donation at the door to benefit the L-Fund.

Four Seasons Club House
3800 Four Seasons Blvd.,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
   
RSVP for gate code: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “gate code” in the subject line.
 
This event supports the work of the L-Fund, a 501c3 Lesbian Philanthropic Group, founded in 2012, serving lesbians in financial need in the Coachella Valley.
Rise Up - May 13th

The Center is partnering with NCLR and other like-minded organizations to present a free afternoon training for lawyers and activists in Palm Springs on May 13. Activists can learn how to help others file paperwork to get their name and gender markers changed, what it takes to organize a rally, and how to get in touch with elected officials. The lawyer track will address issues of immigration, health, criminal justice and labor. Learn what you can do to protect those who are targeted.

WHEN: May 13, 2017 - 1:00 - 5:00pm

WHERE: Mizell Senior Ctr. 

Space is limited. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PS Singles Mingles Brunch - May 14th
PS SINGLES MINGLE'S BRUNCH will take place on Sunday, May 14 TBA.  RSVP to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-574-3595.
A day trip to L.A. to the Spruth Magers Gallery - May 20th
 As part of our Continuing Dialogue on Race
Lucy and Gail Present POWER

A day trip to L.A. to the 
Spruth Magers Gallery
"Art as a Means of Resistance to Oppression"
A major survey of work by African-American women artists and photographers.

Saturday, May 20, 2017   9am-7pm   $60  

"I think so much female power is wasted. I am inter-ested in seeing women begin to recognize that pow-er is not evil. We have a responsibility, each of us as  individuals, to identify what our power is. None of us is all-powerful. But every one of us has some power."    - Audre Lorde, 1987

Click here to purchase tickets or for more information

Slavery
Nona Faustine self-portrait at the site of a slave auction
Blues, Brew and BBQ May 27th
Memorial Day Weekend

Lucy and Gail present Elaine Gibbs with the Divas of Blues

Memorial Day Weekend Party
Saturday, May 27, 2017   1-5pm

Live Music * Deejay Jiji Sweet * BBQ *  Free Beer
All included in the ticket price $69!

Palm Springs Women's Club
314 S. Cahuilla Rd., Palm Springs, 92262

Buy Your Tickets NOW!

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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. 
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    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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