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Monday, 09 January 2012 21:28

Bernal Smith Group at Coldwell Banker

At Bernal Smith Group, Lucio and Jon are focused on giving luxury service to all world class lifestyles from moderately priced to luxury properties. We feel the most gratifying part of our lives is to give to our community and support those efforts through The Center of Palm Springs.The Center's Mission is aligned with what we feel strongly about: Creating Vibrant Community. The community we live and work in is a beautiful place and anything we can do to continue to enhance that and support is what we feel is the right thing to do.

As real estate professionals who are experts in the greater Palm Springs area, we bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise of buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. 

As you know, marketing or buying a home can be challenging.  Our role as professionals is to facilitate that process, guide you through potential disclosures issues, and get maximum visibility for your luxury home. When you are considering your options to hire a professional to successfully market your home or assist with a home buying purchase, contact us. We are confident our professional expertise is exactly the caliber of service your desire.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012 22:36

Dann Foley Inc

For more than 25 years I have built a reputation for great style, taste and quality through my namesake firm DANN Inc. I began working on my own as an extra credit project my senior year of school at Drexel University, Nesbitt College of Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have honed my craft with clients across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

After years of creating custom items for client’s homes, the Dann Foley Lifestyle brand was a natural extension of those efforts. I bring a unique global perspective to my designs through years of international clientele, extensive travel and a passion for all things beautiful. For me the idea of home goes well beyond the acquiring of the things, it is a desire to share my idea of “Living Well” with everyone I meet.

I have used the Lifestyle Design approach when creating residences, commercial properties, products, styling and special event design. A favorite motto of mine is, any style, anywhere, at any time. I deliver what people ask for but in a way they dreamed possible and do it all with what everyone seems to refer to as my boundless energy and infectious laughter.

From the start I envisioned the Dann Foley Liflestyle (DFL) brand to be high style with my signature 3 A’s of Design… Accessible, Available and Affordable. The DFL licensing program was never meant to be just a name on a label. I design every product myself. Yet, I still consider each license a partnership between the manufacturer and me. The process is a true design collaboration involving all phases from the factory to marketing, to ensure I offer a product that is well made, accessible and beautiful. I have never wanted to create product for a lofty few to sing my praises, I create product that will appeal to buyers and consumers alike.

I have always recognized the power of television as the most useful tool in marketing my work and my brand. Shows like NBC’s American Dream Builders and Showtime’s The Real L Word have given me the opportunity to prove to that I can entertain and inspire viewers about the “Dann Brand.”

In the only 2 years since the Dann Foley Lifestyle licensing programs officially launched (which coincided with the premier of American Dream Builders) I have garnered both industry attention and record sales of some of my products, earning me 5 Platinum and Gold ADEX, Excellence in Design Awards, a Pinnacle Award nomination and, my most coveted nomination to date, the ARTS Award nomination in the product design category.

By combining style, sophistication and my 3 A’s of product design I am offering buyers and consumers alike more than just product, I am offering them a chance to create their own personalized style. My newest bedding lines are a perfect example of how a buyer/consumer can purchase my perfectly curated and coordinated looks for the bed or create their own look by combining my many exclusive patterns, colors and textures into their perfect haven. I am also offering dozens of decorative pillows and shams from the simple to elaborate and gorgeous drapery panels to round out the look for the bedroom or any room of the home.

For more than twenty-five years I have rigorously kept my focus on client satisfaction through uncompromising service. I bring this same work ethic to the DANN FOLEY LIFESTYLE product lines. I am committed to giving people the opportunity to live better, more beautiful and more meaningful lives through the products they live with. People don’t need more things they just need better choices.  I use my God-given personality and wit, combined with a vast knowledge and experience for living well to thrill my clients and keep them coming back…it is those same qualities that I bring to the design table with every product. My lifestyle brand has been a long time in the making because I wanted to get it right…I am here to stay!

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 17:59

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224 E. Arenas Road.

We have convenient parking as well as entrance doors in front and back of the building.

Streetbar is surrounded by many restaurants which makes it the perfect place to have a drink in good company before and after dining.

Enjoy their outdoor smoking patio, the perfect place to see and be seen.

This therapy group is facilitated by an MFT intern and will explore issues related to healthy aging, and overcoming challenges specific to living with HIV.

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Upcoming Community Events
Laughter and Astonishment!
More than a theater show. More than a magic show.

Friday July 13 at 7:00 pm
Saturday July 14 at 7:00 pm
Sunday July 15 at 2:00 pm

Thankful Thursdays benefiting The Center
At Dead or Alive Bar
150 E Palm Canyon Dr

Thursday, July 19
5PM – 11PM

We are so thankful to Dead or Alive Bar for hosting a benefit where 33% of sales on July 19th go back to supporting The Center! Come on out and have some fun with friends!

Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
Author of 'Hung Like A Seahorse' A real-life transgender adventure of tragedy, comedy and recovery.

Book tour stops @ The Center on Sunday July 22, 2018 @ 2:00pm

DEATH CAFE

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The LGBT Center of the Desert
1301 N Palm Canyon Drive 3rd floor, Palm Springs 

Please RSVP in the affirmative by calling Rob at 207-446-2523 so we can plan refreshments.

by Tom Eyen
In this hilarious satire on B-movies of the 1950's, Mary Eleanor, an innocent duped into crime, lands in the Greenwich Village Woman's House of Detention. The prison is presided over by a massive matron with a taste for sadism and female flesh, as our heroine, now Caged in the Big House, learns about life The Hard Way.

Recommended for mature audiences: language, adult situations, sexual content.

The cast includes Francesca Amari, Miguel Arballo, Melanie Blue, Ruth Braun, Kimberly Cole, Loren Freeman, Deb Harmon, Adina Lawson, Phylicia Mason, Kam Sisco and Yo Younger.

Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.

Classes held @ Mizell on Monday's & Wednesday's, 12 noon - 2:00PM
Classes held on; August 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, and last class held on Wednesday September 5th.

Pre-registration is required

For more information please call...
Mizell Senior Center
760-323-5689 Ext 120
480 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

The Center's cooling center is open Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30AM. Beat the heat at The Center, enjoy water, snacks, and our cool A/C. If you’re in need of a welcoming space and an escape from the heat, stop by! 

Save These Dates
As you plan the rest of the year, and even 2019, we want to be sure you have these important dates for Center Stage 2018 and Red Dress Dress Red 2019. Keep an eye on this newsletter for announcements about sponsorship's, ticket sales, and more!

Center Stage 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
The Riviera Resort & Spa

Red Dress Dress Red 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2018
Palm Springs Air Museum
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.
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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Saturday, 05 December 2015 02:34

Tom Becktold

Tom Becktold helps companies and organizations build, reposition and strengthen their brands, identify and evaluate acquisition targets and establish innovative marketing programs. Tom joined the Board in November 2015. He previously served as senior vice president of global marketing for Business Wire, a unit of Berkshire Hathaway. A 26-year veteran of the company, he was a member of the company’s advisory board and established growth-focused marketing programs, launched successful business units and steered market share growth worldwide. Tom previously served on chapter boards for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. A Southern California native, he joined the Board in 2015.

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Thursday, 12 March 2015 21:35

Chris Ann Kallgren

About Chris

  • I have the technology and resources to generate demand for your property, provide buyers with the detailed information they desire, and have the ability to respond instantly to online inquiries.
  • With our Internet marketing program, I’m determined to generate broad online exposure for home sellers at America’s leading real estate internet sites and portals, selling homes quickly and for the best possible price.
  • To satisfy online home buyers, my listings have multiple photos and detailed property descriptions – two of the most sought after features by online home shoppers.
  • I provide superior customer service to home buyers with HomeBase In-Touch, our proprietary software, which allows me to respond immediately to inquiries from online buyers interested in any of my listings.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 18:56

MISSION, VISION & HISTORY

 

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The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert (aka “The Center”)

MISSION: Creating vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way.

VISION:    Thriving lesbian, gay,bisexual and transgender people, living authentically in support inclusive communities.

VALUES:    Respect, Excellence, Inclusiveness, Fun, Integrity

The Center creates a vibrant community by helping LGBTQ people along their way, in Coachella Valley and visitors of all ages, totaling nearly 56,000 client visits annually. A thriving, community-based organization, The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for members to enjoy wellness, educational, support and social programming through such programs as The Scott Hines Mental Health Clinic @ The Center (over 2,000 clinical appointments annually), transgender therapy groups, a partnership with Palm Springs Unified School District to offer The Center’s Suicide Prevention and Anti-Bullying curriculum to every ninth-grade student in the district (nearly 2,000 students), public school counseling, The Community Food Bank @ The Center (serving annually over 16,000 family members from ages 1 through 55+), extensive social and recreational offerings, the David Bohnett CyberCenter (a free computer and internet center), a growing volunteer program, and special events in the community. It is the only LGBTQ non-profit community center in Eastern Riverside County. The Center receives broad support from across our desert communities, which includes local municipalities, foundation grants, individual and business memberships, special events, and gifts from its friends in the Coachella Valley who support the LGBTQ community. Several programs provide critical social interaction opportunities for members of the LGBTQ community who are alone, isolated, and for many, living at or below the poverty level.

The Center Board of Directors reflects the diversity of the LGBTQ Community: 50% are women; 7% are people of color; 6 identify themselves as gay; 7, lesbian; and 1, bi; the average age is 56 (median 60), and represent professions such as business, civic involvement, finance, human resources legal, marketing, and mental health.


History
The Prime Timers Foundation was created in 2001 with the purpose of serving the needs of gay seniors, who are often isolated and living at or below the poverty level. Many in this generation lived through rejection, outright discrimination and fear for their safety for just being their authentic selves. They were the trail blazers who, in spite of being ostracized by society, stood up for our rights and created the environment today where we can live openly as LGBTQ people.

Many of the learned fears still exist in this generation and as they age, they become isolated and self-protective. Recognizing this, in 2005 the Foundation created the Golden Rainbow Senior Center, a one-room center that offered a few programs for seniors and a friendly, accepting place to gather. In October, 2011, the board expanded the scope of The Center’s operation to be all inclusive of LGBTQ people regardless of age and changed its name to reflect that expanded mission. We proudly move forward as a place for our entire community as The Center.

 

     
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Friday, 12 April 2013 20:41

WOMEN @ THE CENTER

While all programs at The Center are built for our entire community, sometimes it's nice to find and create space for ourselves. These programs were created with a focus on LGBTQ women. Plus, get access to our weekly Women's Newsletter, which highlights events created by and for LGBTQ women across the Coachella Valley.
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Women Behind Bars - Desert Rose Playhouse
Your resource for what's happening in the valley for LGBT women.
  
Women's Chat - Every Thursday …connecting women….inspiring friendships. 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

Entertainment - Ongoing

KATHRYN WHITE performs "The Sultry Sounds of Kathryn White" every Wednesday from 7-9PM at 360North, 360 N. Palm Cyn Drive, Palm Springs.  

KEISHA D is at Wangs in the Desert. 1st and 3rd Sunday's on the patio. 5pm to 8pm, no cover
LOL Mixer July 11th
Hi LOL-ers! Join us for our July mixer next Wednesday, July 11th, from 6-8pm at Chill Bar in Palm Springs. Its always a great time to get together, mingle, chat, see your friends and make some new ones. Happy hour drink prices and munchies will be provided.
Cost is $10 at the door with 100% of proceeds after costs going to CancerPartners of the Desert, offering emotional, social and educational support to local people dealing with cancer.  Www.cancerpartners.org
Let's Get Dancing, July 13 and July 20th
Let's get dancing. Learn a variety of country western dances. Women's beginning class at Step by Step Dance Studio 316 N Palm Canyon Dr. Friday, July 13 and July 20 5-6pm. $5. No class on July 6. More info and RSBP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Limited space.
Hike July 14th 7:45am Wellman's Divide
Wellman's Divide at the Tram. Moderate hike 7miles, 1500 feet elevation change. Strenuous if you are not an experienced hiker used to elevation. Tram is $27.00 unless you have a season pass. We take the first tram up. Must carry 3 liters of water and have good hiking shoes or boots. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm
Get your Boot Scootin' Boogie going @ Chill Bar, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30PM. Two-Step, Waltz and Line Dances.
Quinn Fontaine July 22nd 2pm at The Center.
Quinn Fontaine is on his NATIONAL TOUR with his #1 International Best Seller, HUNG LIKE A SEAHORSE: A Real-Life Transgender Adventure of Tragedy, Comedy, and Recovery! 

On Quinn's Inspirational Comedy+Book Tour...

"I have been incredibly moved and impressed by Quinn's raw honesty, and his humor and courage, both as a writer and as a performer." 
-Ali MacGraw

"Quinn's journey is the epitome of authenticity. May all who read this book be encouraged, emboldened, and emancipated from bondage into the freedom of their Essential Self." 
-Michael Bernard Beckwith

Event is free, but phone to signup at 760-416-7790. Space is limited
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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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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    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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