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The Center newsletter


HEP C tonight! (Sent on 11/06/2019)

Together we are creating vibrant community
Hello November! Before we head into the full holiday season, stay connected to community and resources with these happenings in the Coachella Valley. Enjoy the Brothers of the Desert convening on Saturday, get kinky with the Change It Up! discussion group next Tuesday, and more! 
Coming up @ The Center
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Eisenhower Health Lectures Series back tonight
Join tonight Don Gardenier, NP to learn the importance of being screened for HEP-C and the latest treatment options available.
Coming up...
Our popular Health & Wellness lecture series with our Partners at Eisenhower Health is back with a great selection of topics and outstanding presenters. Don't miss the opportunity to participate and learn more about these important health topics!
When: Wednesdays - 5:30 to 6:30 pm (Please check out schedules and topics on our website)
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palms Springs, CA
Cost: This is a FREE event but space is limited. Registration is required.
Please call The Center at 760.416.7790 to sign up.
New Session - New Topics!
"Everything you wanted to know about kink but were afraid to ask"
“Change It Up” is back in November with an interactive discussion group for queer men on a variety of topics focusing on improving your quality of life. A combination of psycho-educational presentations paired with a process group. This will also be a positive opportunity for social engagement and community building for participants.
When: Tuesday, Nov 12 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm (Please check online schedule for NEW topics & dates!)
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Cost: The Center Members: $5/session | Non-Members: $10/session
or more information or to sign-up please call The center @ 760-416-7790
On going programs @ The Center
Conversational Spanish: Thursdays 10:00 am to Noon
Knitting Together:
Mondays - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Games, Friends & Fun:
Nov 2019 Schedule changes
Fri, Nov 8 - 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Sat, Nov 30th - 3:00 to 5:30 pm
Let's get creative and raise some money!
Feeling creative? Get crafty and create a wreath that can be auctioned at the 24th annual Wreath Auction at Eight4Nine on Monday, December 2nd, and let’s raise some money for our friends over at the Palm Springs Animal Shelter and The Center! Tell your friends, and lets make it the best year ever!
When: Monday, Dec 2 - 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge - 849 N Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA
Our popular Paws'n'Claus event is around the corner!
Oh, it’s true and it's almost here...
Paws ‘n’ Claus is back this year, and we’re ready for it! So, join us along with your four-legged friend(s),get your Holiday picture taken and help us stock the pet food pantry at The Community Food Bank @ The Center! Because sometimes hungry families include hungry pets.
When: Wednesday, Dec 4 - 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge - 849 N Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, CA
"Food is Security and a Human Right"
With these messages displayed on their t-shirts, two extraordinary men invited family & friends to their home last Wednesday to make a personal passion come to life. Tim Wood and Jim Scheibel organized “Fritos and French Onion the Food Raiser”, a benefit to The Community Food Bank @ The Center, to help stock the pantry at our Food Bank. Over 9,000 lbs of food were collected and a significant monetary donation as well to fund our food bank initiative.
On behalf of the clients of The Community Food Bank @ The Center, much gratitude and love to you two for organizing this incredible food drive and everyone who so generously contributed. Thank you…#thecenterps
From left to right: Jim Scheibel and Tim Woods
Fun Fridays @ The Center
With Palm Springs Pride Weekend behind us and the happy feeling after what we have experienced, now is time to share your Favorite Image from Pride... and why :)
Let us see how you own this week’s theme by sharing a Fun Friday pic on our Fun Friday Facebook post, and use the hashtags #centerfunfriday and #thecenterps on your favorite social channels (links below) so we can follow the fun!
Leadership Circle
Business Partner Spotlight
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, Pinocchio in the Desert is a beautifully decorated and relaxing bistro setting with outdoor patio that is both heated and air cooled. This restaurant features an extensive menu for breakfast and lunch with a large wine and beverage menu. Don’t miss this jewel of brunching in the desert! 
Ongoing @ The Center
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Call The Center @ 760-416-7790 for more info or to register
Upcoming Community Events
Outlandish Palm Springs 2019
In EXPOSED, Leslie invites his audiences behind-the-scenes of his childhood and career! Offering a charming & hilarious look-back at his life experience as a flamboyant youth raised as a Southern Baptist, as well as the “unbelievable real-life stories” and treasured anecdotes from his renowned stage and television performances. WARNING: EXPOSED may cause a great deal of laughter and a few tears!!!
What: "(Over) Exposed! - Leslie Jordan"
When: Saturday, November 16th & 17th @ 8:00 pm
Where: Palm Spring Cultural Center (Camelot Theaters)
Tickets Cost: $35 | $50 | $75
For more information about Outlandish 2019 or to buy tickets, please click HERE
DINNER WITH FRIENDS by Donald Margulies
The complexities of marriage and friendship are examined with wit and intelligence in Dinner with Friends, Donald Margulies’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1998 play about two married couples who have been friends for many years. As both couples struggle with questions of loyalty, individuality, and commitment in this deliciously funny, sharply observed drama, the ultimate question is posed – If Gabe and Karen didn’t really know Beth and Tom as well as they assumed…do they really know each other? The willingness or unwillingness to engage in this re-evaluation is the heart and spirit of the play. Directed by Darin Anthony
*WINNER of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. 
When: November 6 – November 24, 2019
Where: CVRep Playhouse - 68510 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA
For tickets please call 760-296-2966 or click HERE
PALS Death Cafe - November 7th
It is ironic that talking about death leaves us feeling good. Join us for cake and conversation.
When: Thursday, Nov 7 - 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor, Palm Springs, CA
Please reserve your place by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling Thom at 717.364.7043
“Living Your Best Black Gay Life" - November 9th @ The Center
A one-day wellness summit focusing on Black gay men in the Coachella Valley and beyond.
The event features innovative workshops, interactive discussions and entertaining presentations on a diverse range of topics, such as relationships and intimacy, spirituality, the impact of racism, sexual pleasure, creative expression, financial planning, building community, health care and more. It is designed to connect Black gay men and promote a better quality of life across the social-cultural-economic spectrum. The event is sponsored by Brothers of the Desert (BOD), a Black gay men’s empowerment group dedicated to philanthropy, volunteerism, mentorship, education, advocacy and social networking. 
While the summit is designed for Black gay men, allies of the Black gay community are welcome to attend.
When: Saturday, November 9th
Breakfast & Registration: 8:00 to 10:00 am
Workshops: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch provided)
Social Event: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: The Center @ 1301 N palm Canyon Dr., 3rd Floor. Palm Springs, CA
Space is limited, and registration is required. A donation of $20 is suggested but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.
Seminar: "The Ultimate Gift - Donating Your Body to Science"
“After I die, if I am buried, I will rot. If I am burnt, I will become ash, but if my body is donated, I will live to give life and happiness to many." Amit Abraham
Darrell Petersen, DrPH, MBA, Director, Anatomical Services, Loma Linda School of Medicine  
When: Saturday, Nov 16 - 9:30 to 11:30 am
Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor, Palm Springs, CA
Please reserve your place by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 323-533-3550
Prime Timers of the Desert: Mixer & Food Drive Nov 18th
Our great partners Prime Timers of the Desert are joining forces again with Hunters Palm Springs and The Community Food Bank @ The Center to collect non-perishable food donations to fill up our pantry, in support of the efforts addressing food insecurity in our community.
1 out of 6 resident in the Coachella Valley currently faces food insecurity, and with the holiday season approaching, is a good time to show how much we care for others facing challenges to food access during this time of gratitude. Join us and be part of a good cause by helping others with your kind donations.
When: Monday, November 18th - 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Where: Hunters Palm Springs - 302 E Arenas Rd, Palm Springs, CA
Remember Stonewall and our history with Touching History at the Palm Springs Art Museum
Touching History commemorates the 50th anniversary of New York’s Stonewall riots, a landmark uprising against police harassment and social injustice that sparked the gay liberation movement and the modern struggle for LGBTQ civil rights.
When: Oct 12, 2019 thru Mar 29, 2020
Where: Palm Springs Art Museum
For more information click HERE
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.
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, Spanish and others at a low cost. In addition, your fees and donations support our work with East Coachella Valley youth in Coachella, Mecca, and Thermal, and the youth suicide-prevention and anti-bullying program in the Palm Springs Unified School District
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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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