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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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LOL Mixer Wed Dec 13th
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. Join us as we share our stories, our failures & our successes. 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 Dec 10th.

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.  

BOWLING WITH DESERT DYNERS - bowling is on the 3rd Friday of each month at 6:00 pm at Palm Springs lanes on Ramon Road. $10 for games.
LOL Mixer Dec 13th 6-8PM
Potluck In Palm Desert Friday Dec 15th at 1pm is full
Chavela - Sundance Film Festival winner is at the Camelot Dec 8th to the 22nd
Androgynous long before it was stylish, Chavela Vargas burst onto the Mexican music scene in 1942 in a long braid, trousers and a poncho, tequila bottle in hand and singing like a man. The captivating documentary “Chavela,” directed by Catherine Gund (“Born to Fly”) and Daresha Kyi, mesmerizes with its impressionistic blend of archival photos, musical performances, concert footage and candid interviews with the legendary singer herself, as well with her ardent friends like Pedro Almodóvar and former lovers like Frida Kahlo.

I was fascinated when I watched this film and highly recommend it.
Annual non-xmas Dec. 25 women's potluck from 1:30 or so until whenever
Our annual non-xmas Dec. 25 women's potluck from 1:30 or so until whenever. No decorations or santas in sight. Our address is 1165 N. Sunrise Way, Palm Springs. Parking either in the parking lane on the street or on the rocks and driveway in our front yard. Turkey, something vegetarian, some beverages and at least one dessert will be provided. If you’d like to bring your favorite beverage that is fine. If you don’t want to bring anything but yourselves, that too is fine. There’s always more than enough food. Please feel free to invite any friends that don’t have plans. If the weather is really good, we’ll heat the pool. We’re looking forward to good conversation and community. RSVP is helpful but not mandatory. 
Ruth Debra and Sherry Fulton
Vagina Monologues Feb 3rd 7:00pm at the Riviera Hotel
All Ticket Proceeds go to support the Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services and the V-Day Global project to end violence against women and girls. 

The [COR] Project
The [COR] Project - C oming O ut R esearch
Qualitative Nursing Research Study
For: Women of Lesbian Sexual Orientation (LSO)
Status: 5 interviews have been completed! 15+ interviews are still needed...
Interested in helping the advancement of healthcare research for women of LSO? 
Please Contact: Renee Johnson, PhDc, RN, FNP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via cell phone at (909) 282-3381 .
Thank you for your support!
Women Working in Glass to Mar 5 2018
No Glass Ceiling!
Women Working in Glass, Part 1
Palm Springs Art Museum, Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Center
Women have played an integral part in the American studio glass movement from the beginning, and in today's global world of communication and collaboration, women continue to excel. This exhibition, Part 1 of a series, begins to portray the multiplicity of working styles and concepts that women working in the fluid medium of glass, share with the rest of us. 
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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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    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
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