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Whole Foods

Welcome to Whole Foods Market Palm Desert! We are located at the corner of Town Center Way and Highway 111, proudly serving the Coachella Valley. 

Like all Whole Foods Market stores, we are committed to selling the highest quality natural and organic products available, including a variety of local and Non-GMO Project Verified products. We also offer a wide selection of products for special diets.

Stop by to check out the unique features of our store:

  • Full Service Meat and Seafood Departments
  • Tap-In Taproom Restaurant and Bar with 24 Beers on Tap
  • Coffee and Juice Bar
  • Kombucha on Tap
  • Hot Food and Salad Bar
  • Pizza Station
  • Sandwich Station
  • Mochi Station
  • Taqueria
  • Bakery
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating Area


  • Catering
  • Gift Baskets

Ordering Online for Delivery

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We are pleased to offer online ordering of groceries for deliveryexternal site in as little as one hour! Thousands of products are available, from pantry goods to fresh ingredients for dinner. Place an orderexternal site from your computer, tablet or mobile device for delivery to home, workplace or a selection of other Whole Foods Market cities nationwide.

Whole Body Return Policy

Effective January 1, 2016, all Whole Body items require a receipt to obtain a refund, exchange or store credit.

Whole Body items include, but are not limited to, bath and body care, supplements, clothing, toys, housewares, books, cards, magazines, music and DVDs.

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Come fly with us!

Voted Most Fun Non-Profit Event in the Ultimate Pride List…TWICE (but who's counting?), Red Dress Dress Red is now flying higher than ever at our brand new location: the Palm Springs Air Museum!  

Party on the tarmac with us in your best red wear, and don't be afraid to treat the dance floor like a runway! Whether you're bumpin' and gridin' next to a first-class personality, a cabin crew member, or your favorite local neighbor, you can bet that this will be a one-of-a-kind destination with 1,000 other passengers on board!  

So what are you waiting for? Make this your getaway of the season, and check-in at the Red Dress Dress Red Dance Party!  

(need some red inspiration? Check out pics from last year’s party!

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Location: Palm Springs Air Museum, new General Ken Miles Hangar (southern-most hangar)  745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Time: Party Starts at 8PM and Wraps at 11PM

Ticket:  $95 per person Tasty Bites & Open Bar included

Parking: Complimentary Valet Parking Available









Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA | India | 117 minutes
Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/PavWa1
Set in the crowded by-lanes of small-town India, the film chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom. Though stifled and trapped in their worlds, these women claim their desires through small acts of courage and stealthy rebellion. THIS FILM WAS BANNED in April 2017 by the Governement of India's Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC), terming it "lady-oriented."
Spirit of Asia Award, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2016 Oxfam Award for Gender Equality, Mumbai Film Festival, 2016
**Special Champagne reception for Platinum pass holders and above at Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge directly following**

10:00-11:30 a.m. BLANKA | The Philippines | 75 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/8tFdpC  Blanka, a young girl, makes her living on the streets of Manila from small theft. She dreams of saving to "buy" a mom. When she meets a talented, blind, gambling musician, her life takes an unexpected turn. They join forces to face everyday struggles and Blanka discovers she is a talented singer -- and more importantly, that money can't buy a person's love.

1:00-2:30 p.m. SHORTS PROGRAM
REFUGEE | USA & Senegal | 28 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/V1yTUW This film follows the journey of West African refugee Aicha Diop. Her single story sheds light on the thousands who seek refuge in the United States every year. It's a timely and hugely important topic, given its due in this gorgeous, moving film. 
(OTTO) | The Netherlands | 10 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/i896md From the creators of the Oscar-nominated short "A Single Life" comes this animated story of a woman who, after finding out she can't have children, kidnaps a young girl's imaginary friend.
UNDER THE HUSK | USA | 27 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/v3dPTp Follow the challenging journey of two Mohawk girls as they take part in their traditional passage rites to becoming Mohawk women. 


3:00-4:45 p.m. HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD | USA | 61 minutes Watch Trailer: https://goo.gl/5UzL7x "Heather Booth is the most influential person you've never heard of," says filmmaker Lilly Rivlin. Chronicling the life of Heather Booth, a lifelong progressive organizer, the film follows her journey from civil rights activist in the '60s to her founding of the Midwest Academy, a training institute for progressive community organizers. As a teenager, she spent time in Israel, where a visit to Yad Vashem moved her to make a commitment to fight against injustice. For more than 40 years, she has been a major force in the movement for women's rights and economic justice. The film features interviews with Senator Elizabeth Warren and other organizers, as well as current Midwest Academy students, who explore Booth's legacy. 
Special panel with Heather Booth, Christine Pelosi, & Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson to follow!
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Voted Coachella Valley's best coffee shop, Koffi is a Palm Springs staple for locals and visitors alike. Established in 2002, Koffi is locally owned and operated, with three locations in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. Our fast breakfast options are delicious, including grilled egg sandwiches, fresh baked muffins, and cinnamon rolls. We even roast our own coffee, which many local restaurants proudly serve. Come visit a Koffi location today or shop our online store.
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Red Dress/Dress Red 2017 - Join The Fun!

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Thank you for your interest in this wildly fun and popular event.

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Time: Party Starts at 8PM and Wraps at 11PM
Ticket:  Tasty Bites & Open Bar included
Complimentary Valet Parking Available:


Voted Most Fun Non-Profit Event or Gala by Desert Outlook readers, Red Dress Dress Red is the only dance party where you can expect queens, bears, femmes, studs, and everything in between serving up fabulousness and dancing the night away amongst TV personalities, philanthropists, and politicians. 

The only requirement? Rock a sassy red dress or a snappy red pant suit in support of The Center. Join us for an affordable night of dressing up, dancing and delightful companionship with 500 of your (soon-to-be) closest friends! 


Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

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Brookdale Palm Springs

We Assist Senior Living in Palm Springs, CA

Brookdale Palm Springs is an exceptional southern California senior living community that provides Assisted Living and Memory Care. We serve seniors and their families from Palm Springs as well as Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and other nearby towns and neighborhoods in Coachella Valley, Morongo Valley, and Yucca Valley.

Against a backdrop of the San Jacinto Mountains, our campus displays the look of a desert resort on 4-1/2 acres in a residential neighborhood, located near the intersection of East Baristo and South Sunrise Way, with easy access to Highway 111 and Interstate 10. We are next to Sunrise Park and the Palm Springs Library, and just a few blocks away from a variety of shops, restaurants, banks, museums, The Plaza at Sunrise Shopping Center, a CVS, a Rite Aid, Camelot Movie Theaters, and the Mizell Senior Center.

We also enjoy the security of having Palm Springs Healthcare, Desert Oasis Healthcare, and the Desert Regional Medical Center nearby.

We are regarded as a premier senior care community in this region because of the relationships we form with families who entrust us with the well-being of their loved ones.

We offer two categories of care:

  • Assisted Living
    This lifestyle option is for seniors who need a little help with mobility and daily tasks from trained caregivers while enjoying the convenience of resort services and the privacy of their own apartment. Assisted Living offers residents the specific type of personalized aid they need to make their lives easier and healthier, while enabling them to live as independently as possible.
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    Our state-of-the-art Clare Bridge Program employs the latest research as well as the knowledge base and experience of Brookdale, the largest provider of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care in the nation. Our programs can help your loved one maintain their mental functions and enjoy the satisfaction and dignity of daily moments of success.
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The Community Food Bank

The Community Food Bank @ The Center is a flagship initiative that provides nutritional assistance for those in need. The Community Food Bank @ The Center provides food assistant to all qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, political persuasion, national origin, disability, and/or covered veteran status.


Every Thursday evening all year long, we host a clean, safe and accessible Food Bank that provides FREE groceries for over 275 households each week. Since 2008, the Food Bank at the Center has been providing groceries, baked goods, meat, and fresh produce to low-income Riverside County residents.  Proof of residency in Riverside County is required, and all are welcome if they meet these basic requirements. The Program served over 16,000 households last year and is often at capacity. In working to reduce and eliminate hunger for these families, we’re building advocacy networks that are addressing this issue, not only in the LGBTQ community, but county-wide.

We strive to provide the highest quality product at the lowest possible cost. By building relationships with area restaurants, food distributors and other social service providers we’re able to offer a generous grocery selection at a cost of only $10 per week! With your help, we can continue to provide a week’s worth of groceries to those in need. Please consider making a one-time gift of $10, $40, $100, or more. Or, make a monthly pledge of $10 or more below.


Non Perishable Food Donation Requests

We thank you for your generous, ongoing support of The Community Food Bank @The Center.
The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) public benefit charity. Contributions are fully tax-deductible as defined by law. EIN# 33-0937301

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Hallmark Palm Springs Assisted Living

When Only The Best Will Do


  • Three delicious home-cooked meals served restaurant style in our "Bistro Dining Room" 
  • Special diet restrictions accommodated. 
  • 24 Hour "Awake" Staff 
  • Trained available staff 24hrs. a day.
  • Kitchenettes in all apartments. 
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and heating in each apartment.
  • Full time LVN, and professional trained medicine administrators.
  • Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian overseeing three healthy and delicious meals served daily, available for questions and/or consultations.  
  • Over-sized bathrooms with grab bars & walk-in showers. 
  • 24-hour emergency communication & response system in all bathrooms and bedrooms.
  • Assistance available with activities & daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication. 
  • Engaging and stimulating activities and outings with Activities Director. 
  • 24-Hour Pharmacy consultant and delivery service. 
  • Multipurpose Activity Room. 
  • Men & Women's Hair Salon. 
  • Smoke alarms and sprinklers in all apartments and throughout building. 
  • All pets welcome / pet care program available for dogs (see pet policy). 
  • Outdoor courtyard. Beautifully landscaped, park-like setting. 
  • Planned wellness programs. 
  • Housekeeping and linen services included with basic rental fees. 
  • Private dining room available for all private occasions with friends and family, including community activities.
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Pinocchio in the Desert

A restaurant featuring the finest American/European food in an European Atmosphere in beautiful Palm Springs, California.  Located in downtown Palm Springs within a minutes walk from the follies, Pinocchios in the Desert is a beautifully decorated and relaxing bistro setting with outdoor patio that is both heated and air cooled. Pinocchios features an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch with a large wine and beverage menu.

Come and experience the newest restaurant experience the desert has to offer!

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Dick Haskamp

Born and raised in suburban Detroit, MI, Dick Haskamp received his BA in Communication and Theatre Arts from Eastern Michigan University in 1976.  Upon graduation, and having served in the US Army, Dick moved to Santa Monica, CA where he lived for fifteen years until moving to the desert in 1990.  In 1991, Dick and good friend Hank Morgan bought a little 'hole in the wall' bar/restaurant known as "A StreetBar Named Desire", now known simply as "StreetBar" .  StreetBar was the first Gay business on Arenas Road and it is the oldest and longest running bar serving the LGBT community in the desert.  In the course of years in the desert, Dick has served on the Boards of Directors for the original Desert Gay Rodeo Association, The Desert Business Association, The Desert Gay Tourism Guild and the AIDS Assistance Program.  Dick and his staff at StreetBar have been very active in fundraising for various charities including AAP, DAP, The Center, Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Smile Train, and many others.  Dick is honored to have been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of The Center. 

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  • 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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