The countdown to the end of this year continues as we move closer to 2021. Can it end soon enough? I don’t know about you, but my Christmas week was certainly subdued and spent with much less human interaction than ever in my life. And now we ring in 2021 in the same way – quarantined, masked and distanced. The next month or so will continue to tax our health care system. Let’s do what we can to help.
I just restarted my Noom subscription. It was about a year ago that I was at my heaviest and wanting to trim down for an upcoming Atlantis cruise “down under”. Two months later and I had achieved my target weight. And that was when I was still attending mixers, going out for many meals and doing my duty in checking out the valley’s nightlife. So I’m thinking I can do it this year – if I don’t eat myself silly from boredom.
Stay Safe and Stay Home (except to shop and order carryout).
Brad Fuhr, your Gay Desert Guide
#ShopLocal and … #WeArePalmSprings
Turning of the Year, A Show of Hope
Fun & Games Dept Events in January
- Gay Virtual Speed Dating for Men of All Ages, hosted by Alexander Rodriguez – Fri Jan 8 at 7:00 p.m.
- A Walk in the Park with Comedian Shann Carr…Demuth Park That Is! – Sat Jan 9 at 10:00 a.m.
- Bowties and Bears Virtual Speed Dating, hosted by Alexander Rodriguez – Sun Jan 24 at 1:00 p.m.
- Inauguration Kick Off GAY Game Night Party, with Comedian Shann Carr – Fri Jan 15 at 6:00 p.m.
- Gossipy Potluck and Recipe Swap with Comedian Shann Carr – Sun Jan 31 at 1:00 p.m.
- Star Trek Virtual Speed Dating for Men, hosted by Alexander Rodriguez – Wed Feb 3 at 6:00 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Gourmet to Go
Big Gay Trivia: “I Need Time Away From My Family” Edition
Tour the Tom of Finland Exhibit
Virtual Studio Visit with Phillip K. Smith III
Calling all Photographers (And Models!)
We would love to feature local photographers on our #ILoveGayPalmSprings Instagram feed, please [check it out] and direct message us there if you are interested in having your work featured in our gallery! We are especially looking for #MCM (#ManCrushMonday) and #WCW (#WomanCrushWednesday) candidates from the Coachella Valley. We’re especially interested if you’ve done something of note – whether it be volunteering, publishing a book or blog or whatever your connection is to the Coachella Valley.
Virtual Events at The Center
Social Caring in the Face of Quarantine with Alexis Ortega – Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
Zumba for Beginners with Shaun Samaro – Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Managing Emotions During a Pandemic with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Conversational Spanish with Guillermo Biro – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
Trans Tuesdays with Jill Hingston, Ph.D – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Youth Virtual Hangout with Miguel Navarro – Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
Seated Wellness with Lynn Simonson – Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
Women’s Chat with Kim Kieler – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Chat with Stuart Huggins – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Who Cares: Caregiver Support Group with Perry Wiggins – Fridays at 3:00 p.m.
Making Connections During COVID: Men’s Discussion Group with Arlen Keith Leight, LCSW, Ph.D
1st and 3rd Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Full list of The Center’s Zoom programs [here]
I Love Gay Palm Springs Podcast – Episode 77