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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.

Bursting forth into spring, we have walks, we have hikes, we have potlucks, we have museum meetups. Let us celebrate

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
Entertainment - Ongoing
KEISHA D is at Wangs in the Desert. 1st and 3rd Sunday's on the patio. 5pm to 8pm, no cover
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.
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We're thrilled to share exciting new programs and community events with you, so sit back, scroll through and enjoy!
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Country Dancing at Chill March 20th
Dance this Wednesday at Chill.   Come enjoy the best in country-western music, dynamic video highlighting the men & women of Palm Springs Rodeo, prizes, drink specials, and more.  Another fun feature will be our increasingly popular 50/50 raffle.  You could have the luck of the Irish this month!   Mr. and Miss GSGRA will be there to dazzle you.  Bringing a can for the Community Foodbank entitles you to a free shine by our bootblack, Keith.  Add to that the best drinks from the best bartenders at the best hotspot on Arenas, congenial crowd, free admission, and more.   Everyone is welcome.  The fun starts 7pm.  Bring a friend (and get him or her to buy the first round). 
Sunnylands Walk Meetup March 23rd
Saturday March, 23rd 9:00 a.m.
37977 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage
Come join Linda and her gals pals for a Walk N Talk at Sunnylands Park. On Bob Hope between Gerald Ford Dr. And Frank Sinatra. Linda will meet at the parking lot at 9:00 am. Beautiful gardens with paved walkways.
Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open Wed-Sun, 8:30 am-4 pm. There is no fee and reservations are not required.
Visitors to the Center & Gardens enjoy sculpture from the Sunnylands Collection as well as a rotating exhibition. There is a film and other offerings about the history of Sunnylands and its founders, Walter and Leonore Annenberg. The Cafe offers light lunch items and unparalleled mountain and garden views.
Spring Equinox Celebration March 23, 2019
5:30 pm [doors lock at 5:45 pm]
A Chapterhouse of the Abbey of Avalon, Inc. A 501c3 Charitable Organization, Our 16th Year
Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth.
The Veil of winter is lifted; We emerge
And re-awaken from the dark winter,
opening ourselves to new growth
Wear Spring Colors if you Wish Bring Spring Flowers in Vases Donations Appreciated And Potluck for 12
Location near Smoketree, Palm Springs
Phone for Directions and PLEASE RSVP
Ph 310-455-3232 Text: 310-770-3823
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Stonewall Golfers are still looking for more women to signup even though the deadline has passed. Visit https://stonewallgolfers.com/ for more information or contact 5034073374 and talk to Andrea Thompson
Saturday, March 30, 2019
7 PM-Midnight - $20
Indian Canyons Country Club
Our Bodies Our Doctors March 31st
“Our Bodies Our Doctors” to be Screened at American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs on March 31
"This is a film that truly SHOWS truth to power, exposing the daily realities of performing procedures from providers POV and why they fight for reproductive justice." 
  – Gloria Steinem, writer and activist
PALM SPRINGS, CA (February 26, 2019) – Specular Productions in association with Portland State University Foundation is proud to announce that Jan Haaken’s latest documentary feature, OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS will be screened at the American Documentary Film Festival - Sunday March 31, 2019 at 7 pm. The screening will be held at the Palm Springs Cultural Center and tickets will be available to the public on March 1. 
A portion of the proceeds from the screening will be donated to the local office of Planned Parenthood.
OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS tells the rarely-discussed story of what it means to be an abortion provider today: confronting threats of violence and facing intensified political threats and efforts to criminalize abortion. Religious control over health care is expanding, including in many pro-choice states. The abortion debate continues to be defined by gruesome images of the anti-abortion movement. In contrast, this film provides a crucial, hopeful point of view: an intimate glimpse into the lives of these courageous providers who have devoted their careers to ensuring women have access to skilled, compassionate care.The film also features Portland providers, often unsung heroes, who have taken national leadership roles in the fight for women's reproductive rights.
Filmmaker Jan Haaken said of the film: "When I took on this documentary project, I was struck by how little people knew – even those that are pro-choice – about what’s actually involved in abortion care. What I found in making Our Bodies Our Doctors was a quiet rebellion in the field of medicine led by a new generation of progressive physicians fighting religious control over healthcare. The providers in the film take up difficult questions: How do they deal with the emotional and political aspects of abortion? What makes second-term abortions medically and emotionally challenging, for the providers themselves and for their women patients? These are areas where pro-choice films have previously not ventured. The providers featured in this film – and many of their patients – are bold and brave enough to take us there.” 
Women in Aviation April 6th
Join the Palm Springs Museum as they pay tribute to the ground breaking and high-flying women of aviation. Explore their “Women in Aviation” exhibit and then come face to face with the pilots who helped to make that history. This evening will be an opportunity to meet and greet some of the greatest female legends of flight both military and civilian.
Wine and Light Hors d‘oeuvres will be served by LULU of Palm Springs.
Members $15, Non-Members $20, Please RSVP to 760-482-1836 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
April 6, 2019 at 6:00pm
Potluck April 7th 4pm to 7pm
Winter has receded, let's get the crock pots out and celebrate. Potluck is in Palm Springs. If you are already on the potluck signup list, you will receive the invite with details in the next few days. Otherwise email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Palm Springs Crave Lesbian Golf Tournament April 6th
Palm Springs Crave Lesbian Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Woodhaven Golf. Registration deadline is March 28th. For more information see www.PalmSpringsCrave.com
CRAVE Dance Party April 6th
Hit up the most happening Venue in Palm Springs Saturday night, during Dinah Shore weekend. Join us for the Fantastic Ms. Jennifer Corday all Girl Band, Drag King Show, and DJ TLA Storm. Mention Crave and get 15% at Wang's Restaurant for dinner this night only! $20.00 Door- Benefits HER HRC. More info
Dear Anita Bryant: The Play April 7th, 2019
Encore Performance!
Dear Anita Bryant: The Play
April 7, 2019, 7:00 PM
Desert Rose Playhouse, Rancho Mirage
If you missed our production at the Camelot last month, join us!
·     Readers' theater play
·     Talk-back with cast, producer, and playwright
·     Reception with NO Florida orange juice! 
What a night!
The theater is intimate with limited seats so get your tickets for this experience today! Click on the link below for further information and tickets.
Museum Meet Up April 14th 1pm
2nd Sundays of the month are free at the Palm Springs Museum and there is a wonderful exhibit called Art: Unsettled on the New Frontier
Unsettled is a sweeping presentation of contemporary art by more than 75 artists living or working in the Greater West. This provocative exhibition looks to the future while also honoring the past and those who created cultures and places millennia before it was declared ‘unsettled.’
The exhibition features works by Ed Ruscha, Gerard Murillo, Sonia Falcone, Ana Teresa Fernández, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Edgar Arceneaux, Andrea Zittel, Nicholas Galanin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, and many other artists.
Meet Kim at the entrance at 1pm
April 20th 7:30 am Big Morongo Valley Preserve Walk/Hike
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP or to a book a seat in the van. Space is limited. RSVP to meet us at The Center at 7:30 am and or at the Big Morongo Preseve at 8:00 am. These are easy well marked trails between 1 and 5 miles. Trail selection will depend on the group and it will be easy for those wanting a short hike to loop back to the visitor center while other continue on a longer hike. For more information about the preserve and trails goto https://www.bigmorongo.org/
All hikers are required to bring 2 liters of water and a snack.
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
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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. 
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