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THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER [Sent on 04/24/2019]

Mingle tonight - Back at The Riviera!

Together we are creating vibrant community
 
Greetings!
 
Pool season has finally arrived and we are gathering tonight by one @ The Riviera’s Chiki Pool for our Center Social! Be sure to check out our newsletter to find activities and community events to attend, and be a part of our vibrant community
 
Coming up @ The Center
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Tonight!
 
Let's celebrate community and friendship! Spread the word -this Happy Hour is for everyone!
 
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Where: The Riviera's Chiki Pool - 1600 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
 
Thanks to media partner, GED MAGAZINE for sponsoring!
 
And tomorrow...
Check out our last two (2) sessions:
 
April 25 : Emotionality
May 2 : Leadership and Fathering
 
When: Thursday, April 25 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15 [Limited to 12 participants per session]
Registration Required: Please call 760-416-7790
 
Business Partner Presentation - Next week May 3
We know that caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory loss can present unique challenges to the LGBTQ community.
 
Please join the Alzheimer Association for this important Community Forum and add your voice so that they can provide the most relevant resources for you, your friends and family, while learning about what the Alzheimer's Association has to offer. 
 
When: Friday, May 3, 2019 - 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Participation is free of charge! Call The Center @ 760-416-7790 to sign-up!
 
This is a Business Partner Presentation presented by Alzheimer’s Association.
 
Need Legal Advice?
Free 30 min. consultation
 
Beaman-Jacinto Law P.C. represents individuals, communities, and organizations in enforcing their basic legal and human rights in the areas of
• Immigration
• Employment
• Housing/Land Use
• Civil Rights
 
When: Thursday, May 9 - Noon to 4:30 pm [Half-hour appointments available]
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd. Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Info: CALL 760-416-7790 to schedule your appointment NOW!
 
NO COST as this is part of The Center’s commitment to bringing awareness of issues important to the LGBT community.
 
Presented by Attorney Megan Beaman-Jacinto
 
Bereavement Therapy Group - Starting May 10
 
This group is facilitated by an MFT intern and will explore issues related to grief and the death of a loved one, following an evidence-based treatment program: “Grief’s Courageous Journey”
 
When:Fridays , Starting May 10 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: FREE - 12 Weeks Closed Group
Please email Dr. Gover This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Mike Martin at 760-416-7899 for information or to register
 
In-depth discussion of the 1969 Stonewall Riot
Join Palm Springs resident, John Knoebel, an early activist in NYC’s pioneering Gay Liberation Front (1969- 1972) for an in-depth discussion of the 1969 Stonewall Riot. The evening will feature screenings of short oral history interviews with three actual Stonewall veterans from the archives of the website, ” OUTSPOKEN-LGBTQ.ORG: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers.” 
 
When: Tuesday, May 14 - 5:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd. Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Free - Limited space available. Please call 760-416-7790 for info & RSVP
 
13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey
 
You’re invited to take part in the 13th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey. Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBTQ community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our community, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBTQ employees. Last year's survey yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! It should take 12-15 minutes to complete.
 
Everyone who completes the survey by May 15th, 2019 may enter into an optional drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash prizes, or if you win, you can designate a charity to receive the $50. 
 
Last Session (Date change): May 4
Marriage Sabbaticals: Avoiding Divorce When Passion is Gone
 
Is lack of sex a good reason to divorce? Is separation a solution to the eroticism problem in relationships? How does one do a sabbatical as opposed to a separation or divorce? What does a sabbatical look like, and what are the possible outcomes?
When: Saturday, May 4 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N. Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Members: $15 per Individual Session | Non-Members: $20 per Individual Session
Registration Required: Please call 760-416-7790
 
New Summer Schedule [May-Sep]. Starting May 10
Our new and successful Fun/Social program is changing schedule for the Summer season.
 
Games, Friends and Fun provides a space for LGBT people interested in playing board games as a way to meet new people. No experience necessary. This group will continue to meet twice per month on a new schedule,
 
When: 2nd Friday and 4th Thursday of each month [May thru Sep] - 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palms Springs, CA
Cost: Free - Will Donations Appreciated
 
Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome. Call The Center @ 760-416-7790 to register
 
Caregiving Community Survey: Deadline May 10
 
Our partner, the Diverse Elders Coalition, has just launched a new online survey for family caregivers of older adults, and we want to hear from you. If you’re providing support to a spouse, partner, parent, grandparent, friend, neighbor, or other family member, please tell us about your experiences.
 
This anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be used by the Diverse Elders Coalition to develop tools to better meet the needs of caregivers in our communities. You could win a $25 Target gift card for participating! This research is generously supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation and has been developed in partnership with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Survey collection will close on May 10, 2019.
 
Leadership Circle
 
Business Partner Spotlight
 
SERVPRO of Palm Springs Professionals provide fire and water damage restoration services proudly serving Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Yucca Valley, Banning, and surrounding areas. Available 24 hours/7 days a week
 
 
Ongoing @ The Center
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Upcoming Community Events
 
PALS: Death Cafe - Tomorrow, April 25
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation. It's never too soon to plan ahead!
When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive, 3rd floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost:: FREE – Please reserve your place by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Rob at 207-446-2523
 
“Quiet No More – A Choral Celebration of Stonewall” this weekend!
Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus (PSGMC) as part of their 20th anniversary season, brings a new commissioned 8-movement work to the Annenberg Theater stage in the West Coast Premiere of “Quiet No More – A Choral Celebration of Stonewall” in three powerful and inspiring performances April 26, 27 and 28.
 
What: “Quiet No More – A Choral Celebration of Stonewall”
When: April 26 & 27 - 8 pm | April 28 at 3:00 pm
Where: Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater, 101 Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA
Tickets: $25 / $35 / $50 - Tickets are now available HERE and the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Box Office at 760-325-4490. Discounted group tickets of 10 or more are available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
 
California LGBTQ Veterans Memorial
Official Dedication Ceremony and Plaque Unveiling this Saturday
On Saturday, April 27th, California Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Imbasciani will join AMVETS Post 66, the Palm Springs Cemetery District, the City of Cathedral City and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia to celebrate and formally dedicate this local memorial site as our state’s official LGBTQ Veterans Memorial - first of its kind in the nation.
 
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00 am
Where: Desert Memorial Park, 31-705 Da Vall Drive Cathedral City, CA
 
Questions/RSVPs may be directed either to Mr. Tom Swann Hernandez at (760) 324-5670 or to the Office of Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia at (760)347-2360.
 
For a good cause all month! - Ending April 30
With Dinah Shore behind us and the White Party coming up, our friends @ DRAUGHTSMAN want to show their support for the LGBTQ community and have created the NOH8 cocktail. It is a fun and tasty mix of Gin, Aperol, Lemon, Peychaud’s and Bubbles! They’ll be donating $5 each time this cocktail is purchased during the month of April back to The Center! So, cheers for a cause and sip away!
 
When: All month of April, 2019
Where: DRAUGHTSMAN - 1501 N Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA
 
Leather Sex: The Lecture Series returns May 3rd
An intriguing evening wherein three men share with us their experiences, stories and desires regarding Erotic Submission . This lecture series happens the first Friday of every month at The Center. Come get your mind blown!
What: Leather Sex - The Lecture Series "Submission"
When:  Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where:  The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Please call 760-416-7790 to RSVP for this event
For more information about DFA and the Lectures Series, please contact Drew Kramer via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Calling Prime Timers members for help:
Weekly Mixer & Food Drive - May 6th
Prime Timers of the Deser t is running a food drive on their weekly mixer on May 6, and they are calling their members for help!
 
If you are a Prime Timers' member, join their efforts to collect non-perishable food to be donated to our community food bank @ The Center: pasta, rice, canned food & meat, cereal and breakfast items are highly valuable for families benefiting from the food bank distribution every Thursday.
 
What: Prime Timers Food Drive [Mixer]
When: Monday, May 06 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: Copa Nightclub - 244 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA
Cost: Free cover - Beverage Pricing will be at the venues happy hour pricing.
 
For information regarding this event, please contact Prime Timers of the Desert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
General Notes
 
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.
 
Interested in meeting other LGBTQ+ parents with kids?
 
Are you an LGBTQ+ parent of school-age children in the area? Want to get connected with other families here locally for family-friendly meet ups, events, and social activities? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
 
SAVE THE DATES
 
Center Stage 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
 
Red Dress Dress Red 2020
Saturday, March 21, 2020
 
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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