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Didn’t take pictures at Center Stage or simply want to relive the wonderful evening? David A. Lee Photography captured it all, and you can view the evening’s highlights HERE . Be sure to share your pics, tag your friends and David A. Lee Photography.
Also, did you have fun with the SocialLight experience? Like what you see? Simply right-click on the image and select "save to computer/device”.

  • Here is the link for the Center backdrop: TheCenter 

Join us for November's Center Social!
Coming up @ The Center
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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Friday November 16th 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
YOU’RE INVITED. Space is limited. Please phone 760-416-7790 to register.
At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health.

These habits may keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:
  • Cognitive activity
  • Physical health and exercise
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Social engagement
The 2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the biggest tax law to pass Congress in 30 years! This sweeping law change will make the 2018 tax filing season drastically different than any previous season.

In this hour-long presentation we will cover only the highlights of the changes that go into effect for 2018-2025 tax years effecting individual tax payers.

Refreshments & nosh will be provided.

Call The Center to sign up @ 760-416-7790

PRESENTED BY Kevin B. Rotenberry, CPA Padgett Business Services of Palm Springs
Coping with grief during the holiday season can be a very difficult time when you’ve lost a loved one. How do you approach the holidays after a loss? How can you make the season more manageable and less stressful? Rev. Dr. Michael Kearney, with Family Hospice Care, will show you how with tips and strategies.

When: Monday, December 10th, 2018 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Give us a call today to sign-up @ 760-416-7790
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
A private sanctuary in Palm Springs with a fresh and unique VIBE : Luxe, Exclusive, Quiet, Secluded, Professional. The Hacienda at Warm Sands is the most luxurious and fashionable gay male resort in California and one of the most upscale gay resorts in the world.

Dr. G's Corner
Dr. Gover was a panelist presenter at the California Commission on Aging conference held at the Mizell Senior Center November 8 th . The theme of the conference was “Federal Policy Shifts and Impact on LGBTQ Elders. Dr. Gover presented “Coping with Stress in the Current Political Climate”. Pictured here are the panelists (left to right) Michael Addams, CEO of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), Jill Gover, Ph.D. Clinic Director of SHMHC @ The Center, Jack Newby, ED of The Joslyn Senior Center, Ginny Foat, ED of Mizell Senior Center, and Ed Walsh, former Director of County Office on Aging and Chair of the conference.  The Commissioners learned about our services in Coachella Valley for older adults and important policy issues specifically pertaining to LGBT elders were discussed.  

When: Starting Monday, December 12th, 2018 - Wednesdays at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Where: @ The Center

Contact: Dr. Grover - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 760-416-7899 Ext 175
Volunteers Help Wanted
The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic is looking for Clinic front desk volunteers to act as receptionists, greeting clients, taking payments, answering the Clinic phone and transferring calls, along with other varied responsibilities. This is a 4 hrs. shift once a week. If you’re interested in helping out at the Clinic, please contact administrative assistant Mike Martin at 760-416-7899, or email Dr. Gover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Help us to bring the Thanksgiving spirit to the table of the many people we served at the Community Food Bank at The Center.

Currently we need Pasta, Noodles, Pasta Sauce, Rice, Canned Fruit and Canned Meat .

Drop off your donations at The Center
Mon-Fri | 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Special thanks to our Business Partners " Prime Timers of the Desert" and specially to Ken Ayers, for coordinating a Thanksgiving holiday food drive this past Monday in support to our community Food Bank efforts. Our food bank clients and us at The Center are thankful for your support & kindness.

Also we want to thank all volunteers for their time all year around and many others for your donations to make this Thanksgiving Holiday a special one to lots of people in need in our community. That's the spirit of Thanksgiving that we are all happy to embrace and share.
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
Cowboy Dance - Thursday November 15th, 2018
@ Chill Bar

When: October 24-November 18, 2018
Where:CVRep at The Atrium in Rancho Mirage

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel is a funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.  It is a multi-award winning play including the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.

“Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman’s memories.” – NY Times

For tickets please call 760-296-2966 or go to www.cvrep.org/tickets
Desert Winds Freedom Band will open their season with their Fall Concert "MYTHS & LEGENDS". Under the direction of Dean McDowell the band will perform this concert at the Richards Center for the Performing Arts in the Palm Springs High School.

Only one performance on Saturday, November 17th @ 7 PM.

Tickets are $30 and are available at www.desertwindsfb.org
An Evening with Laith Ashley
Transgender Health and Wellness Center invite you to a very special evening with singer, songwriter, actor and model, Laith Ashley , and a Silent Auction.

When: Monday, November 19 th at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Outlandish continues this weekend at the Palm Springs Cultural Center with Pam Ann! Produced by Logo TV Founder Matt Farber and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the series features six iconic acts known in the LGBT community, each of whose appeal has crossed over to a mainstream audience.

The Outlandish series benefits The Center and is sponsored by Saguaro Palm Springs, Atlantis Events and Gay Desert Guide.
Tickets are on sale for the remaining performances at www.OutlandishPS.com

Randy Rainbow Nov 16, 17 & 18 - SOLD OUT!

Wreath for a Reason
Calling all artists, designers, decorators, & hobbyists to create an imaginative wreath that can be auctioned in support of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert and the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

When: Monday, December 3 rd , 2018
Where: Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge

We’ll be accepting wreaths and displaying them starting November 19 th .

Time to deck your halls with our wreath auction!
Paws'n'Claus - December 5th
The Center and Sandy Claus invite you and your 4-legged companions to our Winter Social. Please help us stock the pet food pantry of The Community Food Bank @ The Center this holiday season. Because sometimes hungry families include hungry pets.

Pet food items will be collected at the entrance.
Smooth Sailing To Cooler Weather
Are the consecutive days of 100°+ heat getting to you? Give yourself a break and some beauty with this round trip sailing getaway to Alaska from LA, next Spring! Exclusively offered by Let’s Go Travel, you won’t have to worry about airport security lines, or the traffic lines to get into the airport! It’s all smooth sailing to The Last Frontier. Plus, $50 will be donated back to The Center for each person booked!

Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for The Center's upcoming events. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Where: Hyatt Palm Springs

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
When: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Where: Palm Springs Air Museum
*Tickets go on sale January 15 th *
Monthly Potlucks, Walk Abouts, Ladies Night Out and Jazz. These are just a few of the activities you could become involved with. How? Just follow the link and you can view and/or sign up for the weekly Women @ The Center Newsletter. If you know of anyone that might be interested in this newsletter, encourage them to sign up.
If you are a trans or gender-nonconforming person in the U.S. and considering suicide, Trans Lifeline can be reached at 877-565-8860. LGBT youth (ages 24 and younger) can reach the Trevor Project Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386. People of all ages and identities can reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800 -273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
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