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Time to bundle up and keep warm, except for the Canadians who undress and hit the pool (Sent on 11/05/2019)

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 all on the path of living, loving and learning. Great way to make new friends if you are new to the area or community. Thursdays 10:30 to noon at The Center 1301 North Palm Canyon, 3rd Floor
OLOC (old lesbians organizing for change) meets the 2nd Monday at 3pm at the Mizell Senior Center. For more information, contact Ruth Debra at ruthdebra@icloud .com or 760-318-6794.
Entertainment - Ongoing
Shenanigans and Dancing - there is now a regular group of gals that go on Sundays and they are delighted for you to join them at the Runway Restaurant. Ask for MaryAnn, Linda or Diane. 3pm to 5pm.
68300 Gay Resort Dr.
Cathedral City
Dance, drink and enjoy 1.00 appetizers.
This is a gay men's resort, but the restaurant is mixed and delighted to see the ladies.
KEISHA D is at Wangs in the Desert. 1st and 3rd Saturdays on the patio. 5pm to 8pm, no cover
Golf Meetups - Denise Gooch is looking for women who want to do regular meetups for golf. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if she can get a group together. Can be either 9 or 18 holes depending on group interest, when a few women have joined - days, times and courses can be determined.
New Program Announcement
We're thrilled to share exciting new programs and community events with you, so sit back, scroll through and enjoy!
Whitewater Preserve View Loop Hike. Sat Nov 9th. 7:30 at the Center of 8:00am at Whitewater
You would not expect to find a Whitewater River in the vicinity of Palm Springs, but this surprising river is vital for the fertility of the Coachella Valley, bringing wonderful water from the San Bernardino Mountains to the desert below where it empties into the Salton Sea. Journeyman hikers can pass through Whitewater Preserve on the Pacific Crest Trail and day hikers can get in on the action too. Venture up a stretch of the PCT on Canyon View Loop Trail, a 3.75-mile hike with 650 feet of elevation gain that achieves panoramic views over the 2,851-acre preserve. The loop crosses the Whitewater River and climbs a ridge to big views up Whitewater Canyon into the San Bernardino Mountains and down the canyon toward the San Jacinto Mountains. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lesbian Movie Meetup @ The Center Nov 19th
Gentleman Jack
Episode 5 and 6,
We will start the film at 1:30 with a discussion to follow.
It's 1832 in West Yorkshire, England -- the cradle of the evolving Industrial Revolution -- where landowner Anne Lister is determined to save her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, even if it means bucking society's expectations. In addition to reopening the coal mines, a part of Lister's plan to help her family is to marry well. But the charismatic, single-minded Lister -- who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society -- has no intention of marrying a man. "Gentleman Jack" examines Lister's relationships with her family, servants, tenants and industrial rivals, and would-be wife. The real-life Anne Lister's story was recorded in her diaries, and the most intimate details of her life are revealed for the series.
Bring your snacks starting at 12:30 in Room 4, 2nd Floor. 
Big Queen Bingo benefitting The L-Fund
Join the L-Fund for a fun evening of Big Queen Bingo with Tommi Rose, on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Oscars. Starts at 5:30 pm for Seating/Food/Beverages and 7:00 p.m. for bingo. $20.00 suggested donation for 8 games of bingo. $10 minimum food/drinks. Benefit for the L-Fund! Please see the flyer below
November Potluck TBA
Winter Solstice Celebration Dec 14th
A Chapter House of the Abbey of Avalon, Inc   Our 16th Year
DECEMBER 14, 2019
5:00 pm (on time)
Journey beyond the boundaries of culture and ethnicity. Each of us may connect to the deep knowledge and ancient roots of our foremothers. Chief Windwalker will teach us how to craft First Nation Solstice Medicine Bundles. Felicitas Nunez will divulge the secrets of the Virgin of Guadalupe. High Priestess Sharon Asherah will hold Center.
Potluck for 12              Location near Smoketree     
RSVP and Contact for Directions     Text: 310-770-3823
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Help is right around the corner!
If you’ve fallen on tough times, you’re not alone. Whether it’s fresh food every week, or emergency funds specifically for lesbians, reach out to get back on your feet. We’re here for you.
T he L-Fund provides one-time financial assistance to Lesbians in Financial need.
Call 760-304-8487 for more information on the L-Fund
Please note, if you would like me to include an event that is focused around LGBTQ women in the Coachella Valley, please email me a small graphic (480*480 is good) and a small paragraph and well as any links to websites and facebook pages. Thank you. Newsletter goes out every Tuesday. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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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, 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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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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