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Travel, Social, Health + more! (Sent on 02/18/2020)

 
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. 4pm to 6pm.
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 March TBA
 
We had a great turnout for the Mission Creek Preserve Hike. Next hike will be March 28th or 29th.
Check back for details. Location and time TBA depending on weather
 
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I need your car information, make, model and licence plate
Meetup at the Center at 7:30am or Mission Creek Road and Hwy 62 at 7:50
7605344099
 
Free Play Reading Feb 23rd, Coyote Stageworks 2:00pm
 
Sunday, February 23rd, 2:00 PM
Palm Springs Cultural Center/Camelot 
 
GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Desiree Clarke
This take on Pulitzer-finalist Rajiv Joseph's is a tale of friends who use scars, injuries and calamity to mark the miles of their relationship. Imaginative and hilarious, Gruesome Playground Injuries explores why people hurt themselves to gain another's love, and the cumulative effect of damages and demands. T
 
Meetup, Barbara will be in the lobby to greet everyone
 
All Things Queer Feb 23rd
 
Last Sunday of the month, at The Center, 3:30PM – 5:30PM
February 23, 2020
All Things Queer is a new monthly Wyld Womxn membership perk for our queer members & new and interested queer womxn. Thank you to the Center for welcoming us! 
 
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.
 
 
Lesbian Movie Meetup Feb 18th TBA
 
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to placed on the notification list.
Movie and times will be emailed the week before when the theaters have their schedules and times locked down
 
Potluck Mar 15th 3:30 to 6:30 pm 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
 
Lesbian/Queer Women Artist Meetup every 2nd Sunday at The Center Mar 8th
 
10am - noon (10 -10:30 gathering; meeting starts at 10:30)
THE LGBT CENTER, PALM SPRINGS
1301 N. Palm Canyon, Third Floor, Room 2
 
NEXT MEETING: FEBRUARY 9
Bring an example or two of your work.  
 
SPEND SOME TIME WITH LIKE-MINDED CREATIVES
JOIN US FOR CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY, SUPPORT
Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Feel free to invite other lesbian/queer women artists who may be interested.
Looking forward to sharing creativity,
Mary Cuda, Jackie Hicks and Cathy Parker 
 
Hershe Bar Palm Springs - PINK PARTY lgbtq Feb 28th 8pm to midnite
 
Hershe Bar Palm Springs introducing PINK PARTY lgbtq at Roost Cat City. Monthly dance party starting Friday, Feb 28th 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
 
Broken Open March 6th 5:30 to 8:30pm by Isabelle Sarfati
 
A daughter's pursuit to unlock her mother's 60-year-old secret.
 
 
Journey to the Glass Outhouse March 7th 11am to 5:30pm
 
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery is one of Twentynine Palms’ most unusual sites to see, located just east of downtown in Wonder Valley. Monthly art shows are celebrated with an art reception on first Saturdays of the month, with food, beverages, live music, and camaraderie. The gallery features desert artists, photographers, and musicians. Yes, there is a real glass outhouse, plus a hand-built Wayside Chapel and found-object art installations throughout the property. Admission free. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. (Closed July-August)
 
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery
77575 29 Palms Hwy. (Hwy. 62)
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 367-3807
 
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will depart from The Center at noon, stopping in Joshua for lunch and then onto the gallery. If times allows we will also stop at another gallery on the way back. Let's car pool. I only ask that you chip in $10 to the driver if you are going with some else. Back before dark
 
Women's Dinah Golf April 2nd
 
Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Add to calendar
 
Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort
 
1885 Golf Club Dr · Palm Springs, CA
 
4-Person Scramble for singles, doubles, or foursomes
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, best team score and MORE!
$85 per golfer - includes cart, water, breakfast, lunch, snacks
 
For registration form and more info call:
Lauren 206-612-5124 or Barb 760-989-1568 or email Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Must register by March 20, 2020
 
Feel free to invite friends to 18th hole gallery and lunch. $20 per guest for lunch.
 
7:00am checkin, 8:00am start
free range balls
Held at Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort in Palm Springs
 
Presented by The Women's Company (TWC), a nonprofit organization which promotes diverse social, cultural, and educational activities for lesbians.
 
2020 Palm Springs Mingle April 3rd
 
2020 Palm Springs Mingle
Join the National Center for Lesbian Rights for a stunning view, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a splash of activism with the most fascinating women in Palm Springs! NCLR’s new Executive Director, Imani Rupert-Gordon, will give you an update on NCLR’s work for LGBTQ rights and what is in store for 2020.
The Palm Springs Mingle is a fundraiser for NCLR brought to you by your favorite Palm Springs organizers: LOL PS/ Marnie Hesson, Lucy and Gail, HerShe Bar Palm Springs, LIPS Ladies in Palm Springs, Mecca SFLA, Jackie Thomas, DeeAnn McCoy, Jen Gagner and Robin Rorex.
This exclusive mingle is open to the public with a limited ticket availability, so get your ticket now before they sell out!
The Palm Springs Mingle: A Fundraiser for NCLR
Friday, April 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Palm Springs
Address provided upon ticket purchase
$50 online | $60 at the door | Ages 21+
For questions regarding this event, contact Aubree Schmidt, Development Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (415) 343-7686.
 
NCLR Garden Party April 4th
 
2020 Palm Springs Garden Party
April 4, 2020
 
Palm Springs
 
2020 Palm Springs Garden Party
This year’s party will be one of the most coveted tickets in town – it's being held at the fabled William Holden Estate, a must-see gem of mid-century architecture once owned by the legendary Hollywood heartthrob. This VIP event brings together 500 of our greatest friends and supporters, including our top-level donors, businesses, celebrities, and public figures, so make sure you grab your tickets ASAP!
 
NCLR’s 2020 Palm Springs Garden Party 
Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm
 
At the William Holden Estate
Address provided upon ticket purchase
Drinks and bites will be provided
 
 
We also have sponsorship opportunities for April’s Garden Party, starting at $250. Sponsors will be invited to the pre-party champagne reception, an opportunity for a peek at this extraordinary property before party guests arrive.
 
For questions regarding this event, please contact Aubree Schmidt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 415-343-7686.
 
Crave Dance April 4th 7pm to 11pm Oscars
 
Time & Location
Apr 04, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Oscar's Downtown Palm Springs, 125 E Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs, CA
Located on the corner of Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyon 
About The Event
Palm Springs Crave is Proud to host this Dance and Live performance event during DINAH SATURDAY Night 2020
Door Proceeds benefit HER HRC.
#Pulp Vixen (All Girl Band) Pop, Disco, 
#Jennifer Corday (All Girl Band) 
#DJ Gruybehr Productions
Advance Tickets on Eventbrite $20 until February 1st, afterwards $25 on-line  
Tickets at the Door $30 CASH 
Door Proceeds Benefit HER HRC
 
20th Anniversary Rainbow Challenge, April 10-12th
 
Did you know that The Stonewall Golfers Annual Rainbow Challenge  ⛳️ is taking place April 10 - 12 @ the Indian Canyons North and South Course ? It's the longest running (and hopefully largest) Gay & Lesbian Golf Tournament in the world, so check out the details, including the Rainbow Challenge Golf Extravaganza, and make this a spring golf vacation! 
 
The Center is thrilled to be the beneficiary again this year! Last year, more than $10,000 was donated to support our vital programs and services. A heartfelt thanks to presenting sponsor  Matrix Insurance & Benefits Solutions, Inc. for the incredible support.
 
Don't golf but want to help out? The Center is looking for volunteers to help with the event.
Contact 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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