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  The Center strives to enrich the lives of the LGBTQ community in the Coachella Valley. Women are a vital part of the fabric of the LGBTQ community and the Center is dedicated to enhancing outreach to women and creating programs that engage them. Every week The Center sends out a women's newsletter to 1000+ email addresses informing them of LGBTQ women centric events in the valley. The current news letter is shown below. Be sure to signup and come out and join us 
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Political Animals at the Camelot
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
Nasty Women Chatting - Every Thursday
STRONG OPINIONS LOOSELY HELD. Talk, listen, laugh, connect. There are no dumb questions and there are no dumb ideas. 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
GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will performing at the Riviera this Thursday, and will be at Wang's on Sunday from 6-9PM Oct 15th.

MONA CAYWOOD is at Streetbar every Wednesday at 9PM

KATHRYN WHITE performs "The Sultry Sounds of Kathryn White" every Wednesday from 7-9PM at 360North, 360 N. Palm Cyn Drive, Palm Springs.  
Ladies Night Out Dillions Oct 13th
Back by Popular Demand !
Ladies Night Out
* POP UP HAPPY HOUR and Karaoke *
Friday October 13th
64647 Dillon Rd
N Palm Springs 
Starts at 5 pm....come early it gets crowded. 
Coupled ? Single ? Questioning ..?
Everyone Welcome.
Fundraiser for the Dyke March Oct 15th
5 P.M
Political Animals tells the story of the civil rights struggle of this century – the gay rights movement - through the eyes of four elected women - a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.

Fierce, determined, focused and passionate, these women had the courage and foresight to start the work of legal rights of the LGBT community, ultimately paving the way for other states across the nation. Bills they authored included the first domestic partnership registry enacted by a legislature, the first anti-bullying bill protecting gay students and many more. It was a hard fight – filled with surprisingly heated debates and hateful insults hurled by opponents. This film shows how their legislation brought about change in laws and societal acceptance, the strategies behind this incremental change, and what tough bargains had to be made to get us to where we are today. While legislators often follow the will of the people, these visionary women were brave pioneers in creating lasting and significant social change.

Drag Kin Revue October 21st
The Palm Springs Dyke March presents

A Drag King Revue
Saturday, October 21 at 8PM
Toucans Tiki Lounge

Hosted by Jesse Jones and featuring performances by King Phantom, B-Rey and King Caux

Visit toucanstikilounge.com for reservations. 

Potluck Oct 22nd
I will be sending out potluck signup emails in two weeks. The email will have location information and ask you to sign up for specific items. If you are not on the potluck list, please email me and I will add you to it.
Velvet Night Club Event Oct 20th
Fall into VELVET
Friday, October 20
9PM – 2AM
Toucan’s Tiki Lounge
Featuring 5 GoGo girls, 2 live DJs, and the best women’s dance night in the Coachella Valley.
Keep it real with Kate Clinton @ Center Stage 2017
In the land and times of what the heck is happening in the world, Kate Clinton is sure to keep it real with us at Center Stage 2017 later this month. We can’t wait to see what her sharp wit and tongue have to say about the current state of affairs. Join us @ Center Stage on Friday, October 27 to see her in person in Palm Springs.
Here’s a taste of Kate from her vlog series: https://youtu.be/s0QKh7mZtq4

Women's Walkabout/Hiking Sat Oct 28th Coachella Valley Preserve 9am
Hike Difficulty: EASY -Little or no physical challenge involved. This level of hiking includes 1-3 miles, usually covering terrain that moderately rises and falls with hikes on unpaved trails as well as paved or gravel surfaces.

IMPORTANT: Please wear appropriate hiking shoes. Bring plenty of water (2 liters or more recommended), snacks.

29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Rd Thousand Palms, CA 92276

Hike Itinerary
-Meet in the main parking lot of the preserve
-We will be going on a 2-mile hike.

*Admission to the preserve is free
Contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Veronica at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

4th Annual Reel Women's Film Festival Oct 28th and 29th
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please join planned parenthood for this year's newly expanded two-day event! 

The program includes a diverse range of films from the Philippines, Netherlands, India, and USA, beginning on Saturday, October 28, for the opening film and Champagne reception, followed by the full-day festival on Sunday, October 29.

Hallows Ritual Oct 28th
3rd Annual Palm Springs Dyke March November 4th
Join us for the 3rd Annual Palm Springs Dyke March, during 2017 Palm Springs Pride in November!

4:00 GATHER @ Frances Stevens Park
5:30 MARCH to Arenas
6:00 TAKE the stage @ Arenas

With performances by Drag King Jesse Jones and  Keisha D Sings .
L-Fund Pride Dance Nov 4th
L-FUND Pride Dance will be held at the Hard Rock on Saturday, November 4 from 7PM-Midnight. Tickets $20. in advance ( www.l-fund.org ) $30 at the door. DJ TLA Storm. NEXT EVENT - The Gala on February 17. 
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival November 2-5th, 2017
PALM SPRINGS WOMEN"S JAZZ FESTIVALAnother Year of Exciting Live Music by the Country's Top Female Musicians
November 2-5, 2017
Palm Springs CA
Tickets and Packages will be available
Sweet Baby J'ai, Artistic Director.
  • Four-Star Host Hotel
  • Private Pool Party
  • Concerts with Major Artists
  • Dancers, Drummers, Performance Artists, Comedy, Exhibits, Films, Jam Session, Tours, Parties and much more………….
2017- The Best is Yet to Come
For more information regarding the festival
KIM| The Center | 760-416-7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.| www.thecenterps.org
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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