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WOMEN @ THE CENTER

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 1600+ 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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THIS WEEKS NEWSLETTER

Last Chance for L-Fund Tickets, great way to make a difference in your community
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

Entertainment
GENNINE JACKSON FRANCIS will performing at the Riviera this Thursday, and will be at Wang's on Sunday from 5-8PM Feb 4th.

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.
L-Fund Gala Feb 17th - Ticket Sales Close on the 15th
The L-Fund provides one time financial assistance to lesbians in need. The L-Fund board and event organizers are all volunteers. All proceed from the Gala will go to assist lesbians. This is wonderful event with great entertainment and wonderful way to contribute to your community.

JEWEL THAIS-WILLIAMS is the recipient of the L-Fund's 2018 Bobreta Franklin Community Service Award and Elaine Gibbs in bringing the party.

The L-FUND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR award goes to The Women of the Center staff Candice Nichols, Kim Kieler and Alexis Ortega for supporting the L-Fund in our effort to provide financial assistance to lesbians in crisis in the Coachella Valley.

WHEN: Saturday February 17, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Agua Caliente Resort
32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage

$110 before 1/15/18 (at L-Fund.org ) For more information call 760-304-8487
Galentine's Day - A Celebration of Female Friendships
Date: Tuesday, February 13   
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dead or Alive
150 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92264 
2017 was a year of taking action, and we're keeping that momentum going strong in the new year! In that spirit, we hope you'll join us to celebrate Galentine's Day with good drinks, great pals, and postcards to petition our elected officials to support women's rights and social justice. We will provide everything you need to make and send your messages.
Thanks to the continued generosity of Dead or Alive, 20% of proceeds will support our local Planned Parenthood. (All people of all genders welcome). The event is FREE to attend.
Shann Carr produces 16th annual "Out For Laughs" comedy series showcasing a diversity of Quality LGBTQ entertainers. 
 
This week's "Out For Laughs" gives light to WOMEN 
headlining the AMAZING comedian ERIN FOLEY 
(Sports without Balls, Olivia etc)
hosted by comedian SHANN CARR w/ 15% gross tickets sales 
 
Comedian Max Mitchell and Magician McHugh and Co 
offer quick cameos to keep it diverse!!  
WATCH Trailer for Out For Laughs coming entertainers:
Country Dance Feb 23rd 7:30 Chill
Last month, we had 18 women show up to do some line dancing and a great time was had. Rodeo would love to see you all again and bring your friends. Look for Judy and Rosie to introduce you around. Fun crowd, happy to have beginners.

This month's Country Dance and Fundraiser, hosted by Palm Springs Rodeo, has been rescheduled to Friday, February 23rd.  Music for your dancing (or listening) pleasure from an expanded playlist, terrific video including the Faces of Palm Springs Rodeo, the best drinks from the best bartenders at the best venue in town, a raffle hosted by PS Rodeo Royalty, plus the hottest cowboys and cowgirls who produce and actually compete in California's #1 gay rodeo, all will combine to make waiting that extra week worthwhile. And, if all that weren't enough, there'll even be a professional bootblack on hand to keep your favorite boots or dancing shoes looking their very best! The fun starts 7:30pm at Chill. Come join the fun! Share the love with a friend (or two).   
Her HRC Feb 17th
Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Private Residence in Old Las Palmas, Palm Springs, CA
Address provided upon RSVP.
Tickets: Individual: $50 Host: $75 Host (Couple): $150
Sponsorship Levels: Gold: $1,000 Silver: $500
Join HRC in Palm Springs for the 2nd Annual Her HRC event on Saturday, February 17th. The mission of Her HRC events is to gather women to both celebrate, and build a greater sense of community, while learning about the importance of engaging in the LGBTQ civil rights movement.
This amazing desert event will be held at a beautiful private residence in Old Las Palmas, featuring music performed by Sean Wiggins, Catering by Lynn Hammond, and Libations from Pacific Wine & Spirits, Leslie Barclay. Last year, Palm Springs received The Her HRC of the Year Award, so join us for what will surely be another great event!
While this is a Her HRC event, all HRC events are open to all guests, regardless of gender identity or expression, so invite your LGBTQ and ally friends!
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rancho La Quinta Club - Private Residence “ Address will be given upon RSVP Confirmation”
Vista Estrella
La Quinta , ca 92253
Details
To attend our Thursday, February 22 meeting members should read the American Classic , the profoundly moving novel “ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” author Betty Smith. The caveat to the Lesbian Bookclub Social is that once we read a book, each participant...
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Women's Walkabout Feb 24th
Coachella Valley Preserve - Thousand Palms Oasis Preserve

The McCallum Trail to the McCallum Grove is a very nice hike on a well maintained trail. The McCallum Trail has numbered stops which describe the fan palms, San Andreas Fault, desert pupfish, and various geologic and ecologic features of the preserve. Taking the McCallum Trail from the Visitor Center is about a two-mile round-trip hike, and if you want you can also hike the Moon Canyon Trail which will bring your hike up to over four miles.
McCallum Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Thousand Palms, CA. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking. The Hike is Easy and enjoyable for all ages. Takes you through the Thousand Palms Oasis and out to McCallum Pond.

For those of you that want a bit more of a hike, Veronica and I will leave a car at another point and we will continue on to do the Moon Country hike. 4 miles, 318 feet elevation gain. Please join us if you are interested. You can do just the easy trail above and both trails.

Meet in the Parking lot at 8am
29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road
Thousand Palms, California 92276
LUCY AND GAIL
Promoters of Quality Entertainment Events of Interest to Women. 
 
Presents 
A Black History Month Celebration
The Influence of Black Women in Jazz 

Bessie Smith,Dinah Washington,Sarah Vaughan &
Ella Fitzgerald

Featuring two of the Desert's most celebrated Divas.
Rose Mallett 
Sweet Baby J'ai
Artistic Director 
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival 
 
Bringing you the Music and the Story.
An afternoon of musical bliss and cultural appreciation.
 
Sunday, February 25, 2018
 1-4pm
 
Oscar's
125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, 92262
 (the cabaret room)
 
  $25 
Wyld Womxn Feminist Book Club – Last Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday, February 28 th
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks

Synopsis
"How can love be an action, not just a feeling? We say we love our children, but are we kind to them? How does even the tiniest lie damage love? How can we move beyond the superficial and trivialized notions of love to embrace the true love we yearn for? How does the narcissism of society keep us from true self-love? Imaginative and original, hooks shows how love heals the wounds we bear as individuals and as a nation. All About Love, written in vivid, provocative, and sensual language, is as much about culture as it is about intimacy. It is bell hooks at her most inspiring. In exploring the ties between love and loss hooks takes on a journey that is sacred and transcendent.

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Ladies Golf Tournie - March 1st 3pm 9 Holes
Date Palm Country Club
36200 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City
$29.00
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760-399-2218. The course has a bar and grill for after golf
SING, MEADOWLARK March 10th
SING, MEADOWLARK.   A readers play by Ronni Sanlo will be held on Saturday, March 10 at 2pm at the Four Seasons Ballroom , 3800 Four Season's BLVD, Palm Springs 92262. This event will benefit the L-Fund and The Center's women's programs. The great earthquake creates a new island off of the coast of California. Simultaneously, the gene that causes homosexuality is discovered. All who test positive are sent to the new island called Cali. Sing Meadowlark r ecounts the stories of both a young lesbian professional and the older lesbian prime minister from Cali and the challenges of returning to an America that is officially openly hostile to lesbian and gay people.  
 
Equinox Celebration March 24
A Ritual for All Women
 
SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
 
THE GODDESS TEMPLE OF PALM SPRINGS
A Chapterhouse of the Abbey of Avalon, Inc.
 
Spring, a time of renewal, rebirth. We open ourselves to new growth.
 
Ritual: 6:00 pm (doors lock at 6:15)      
 
Wear Spring Colors if you Wish                               
Bring Spring Flowers in Vases                               
Donations Appreciated                             
And Potluck for 12      
 
Location: Near Smoketree
 
Please RSVP for Directions                                                  
Sharon   Text: 310-770-3823                           
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Saturday March 31, 2018 "The Players" Ladies Golf Scramble  
 
8AM shotgun Saturday, March 31, 2018. Space limited to 144 Gals
Volunteers must arrive at 6:30AM - Players must arrive by 7:15 latest 
 
Prizes for Lowest Team Score, Closet to the Pin & Line 
Marshmallow and 5 Card Poker Run Sign-Up's & Cash Prizes 
 
This Year Mulligans will be sold to assist The L Fund
The L-Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that assists Lesbians in the Coachella Valley to resolve short-term financial crises
 
The negotiated rate of $75 includes green, cart and range fees, continental breakfast and lunch in the Ballroom
 
Our location The Beautiful WOODHAVEN COUNTRY CLUB,
41-555 Woodhaven Drive East, Palm Desert, CA
 
  Our 2016 & 2017 events were sold-out, women were on a waiting list. Sign-up now.. Don't delay.  
 
Thank you and see you in Sunny Palm Springs!
Check out Facebook / Palm Springs "The Players" Lesbian Golf
Beverly Sweigart (310) 279-7444 - Event Host
 
NCLR 2018 GARDEN PARTY.Tickets and sponsorships are now available for NCLR’s 2018 Palm Springs Garden Party on March 31st!

NCLR's Palm Springs Garden Party
Saturday, March 31st
VIP Champagne Reception | 5:00 p.m. *for sponsors at VIP level and above
Garden Party | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
The Pond Estate, Palm Springs, CA

We will be honoring plaintiffs in Stockman v. Trump, one of the lawsuits challenging the administration’s attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. Executive Director Kate Kendell will describe NCLR’s ongoing fight to defend the LGBTQ community and protect the historic legal gains we have achieved together in recent years. NCLR's beloved friends in Palm Springs have been standing shoulder to shoulder with us through the unprecedented challenges of this past year and we can’t wait to be back with you!
Individual tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. Sponsorship packages start at $250. Sponsorship benefits include: acknowledgement on NCLR website and event collateral, tickets to the Garden Party, and some levels include tickets to a special VIP reception with our honorees.
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Women Working in Glass showing until 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.