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While all programs at The Center are built for our entire community, sometimes it's nice to find and create space for ourselves. These programs were created with a focus on LGBTQ women. Plus, get access to our weekly Women's Newsletter, which highlights events created by and for LGBTQ women across the Coachella Valley.
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Meetup Dillion's Friday May 15th 4pm to whenever
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 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 - Ongoing

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 every Friday of each month at 6:00 pm at Palm Springs lanes on Ramon Road. $10 for games.
Meetup Dillon's Fri May 18th
Friday May 18
64647 Dillon Rd. 
North Palm Springs Ca. 
Enjoy Two4OneBurgers with a friend, sing a song, dance a jig, let your hair down and experience this hidden gem. 
Happy Hour 4-6 pm
Two4OneBurger Special starts at 5. 
No cover
Everyone Welcome !
Potluck May 19th 4pm to 7pm
Private Home in Palm Springs. Reply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for address and signup options.
Line Dancing & Two Stepping
May 17th 7:30pm
Chill Bar - Back Room
Free Screening of Book Club
Date: 5/15/18
Time: 7:00pm
Theater: Regal Palm Springs Stadium 9

Keys to Success May 15th
$99 for a limited time
($149) regular price)
Palm Springs Lesbian Bookclub Social May 17th
To attend our Thursday, May 17th. meeting, Members are encouraged to read “ Neverwhere “ by Neil Gaiman. Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.

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).
Because this meeting is held at a private residence, location of meeting will only be given out to those who RSVP . RSVP on Meetup or call (310) 279-7444 Beverly

The month of June book is a Biography “White Houses.” By Amy Bloom.
Reservation fee of $3.00- $5.00 due at meeting.
Happy Reading, See you real soon !!
Retro Dance May 26th 7-11PM
ICE Presents RETRO DANCE - WANG’S MAY 26th 7-11PM
Channel the Bee Gees and “Shake Your Groove Thing” on Saturday, May 26th @ Wang’s - Palm Springs . Ms DJ Ceil will Pump Up the Music .   Go Go Dancers
$10 at the Door, free drink ticket issued.
Dance to Benefit - The LGBT Community Center of the Desert - Women’s Programs,
Wyld Womxn May Full Moon Meeting May 29th
Join Wyld Womxn Collective for our May Full Moon Meeting! 
When: Tuesday, May 29th
Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Where: Civic Center Park
 43900 San Pablo Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260
If you are coming please confirm your attendance. 
*Our full moon meetings are open to new and interested womxn and a great way to meet the collective. At the meeting, learn more about our membership programming and how to join Wyld Womxn! 
Who We Are: Founded in June 2016, Wyld Womxn is a Feminist Creative Collective based out in Coachella Valley comprised of women artists in various creative mediums. We believe in fostering creativity, wellness, community, social and political change. We empower women through activism and the arts. Wyld Womxn provides a safe and inclusive space for women and people who identify as women to express and be themselves.
 Spring Cleaning Swap and BBQ! 
-Bring an item, take an item. Items to exchange clothes, books, art supplies i.e. 
This month we will have a Potluck BBQ Picnic. Please bring if you can, 1 item to share for the potluck picnic (fruits, veggies, chips, cookies, snack foods, water, tea, juice, something to throw on the grill, etc.) 
Learn more: www.wyldwomxn.com 
A Conversation on Race Continues June 2 9am - Noon
We are happy to announce a follow-up to the very successful "Conversation on Race" luncheon on February 8 at Eight4Nine. This is another opportunity to both continue the important discussion of race and racism and to involve more women.
The event will be hosted by author and engaging motivational speaker, Lauren Nile, and will include interactive exercises, videos, group discussions and brainstorming sessions.  
Too often, issues of racial inequity are discussed only after televised encounters of African Americans with law enforcement. The purpose of this event is for us to engage in a civil dialogue that leads to greater racial understanding.
Place: The Center, 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 2nd Floor, Palm Springs, Ca 92262

Date and Time: June 2, 2018, 9am-Noon
Continental breakfast included
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Calling All LGBT Seniors: Be In A Viral YouTube Video!

A few years ago, The Center partnered with gay videographer Davey Wavey to film a viral YouTube video featuring Palm Springs seniors sharing advice . More than 370,000 people from all over the world watched this amazing video and heard your powerful words!

Now, we're getting ready to film a NEW viral video with Davey Wavey featuring LGBT seniors - and we want YOU to be a part of it on Monday June 4th. Please use this form to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. We'd like as many LGBT seniors as possible so please bring a friend or two.

To participate in this video, we'd like you to write a short letter to your 18 year old self. What would you want to tell the 18 year old version of yourself, all those decades ago? What guidance, wisdom or knowledge would you want to share? What would you want to tell him or her about today's world? Would you have words of encouragement? Anything you'd want to warn yourself about? Please keep the letter to 500 words or less. Write you letter, and bring it with you on June 4th. We will have you read the letter on camera.

Spots are limited so please reserve your time slot today by using this link !
Sizzling Summer Solstice June 23rd 6:00pm
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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. 
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