The Rainbow Connection of the Sebastopol Senior Center’s April Events
LGBT+ Friendship Mixer April 4th 1 to 3 pm
Come meet your LGBT+ Friends and Neighbors
What: LGBT+ Friendship Mixer
When: Monday April 4th, 1 – 3 pm
Where: Sebastopol Senior Center in person
Why: Meet new LGBT+ folks
Cost: Free to members, $5 non-members
Go HERE to register:
Or call our front desk: 707-829-2440
We will be in the back room with the double doors open to the outside. Folks may sit out side during this Mixer.
This event is for everyone wanting to make a new friend. We will spend the first hour in a structured activity, “speed friending,” where you will get to talk with new people (both men and women). You will spend 5 minutes in a 1 on 1 conversation where you can get to know each other a little better. After 5 minutes, when the bell rings, participants will move on to their next 1 on 1 conversation.
During the 2nd hour, there will be an informal mixer game. You will be provided questions to ask other folks of your choice.
This is a fantastic way to connect with like-minded souls.
We will be Relating Authentically, which is the practice of listening and speaking from a place of presence and honesty, allowing us to weave richer and more truthful connections.
Men’s Connection Group for Gay, Bi and Trans Men
Every Wednesday 4 PM on Zoom, Free
Brothers! We can enjoy each other online. You are welcome to connect with us in this safe and supportive Zoom Group to explore issue of aging, friendship, sexuality, and more! We also have fun teasing each other and cracking jokes too. All Men who love men are welcome: gay, bi, trans. We all agree to confidentiality. What is shared in this group, stays in this group. Many friendships have been formed since we stated meeting in June of 2020. And we are ready to welcome new members.
What: Gay Bi & Trans Men’s Connection Zoom group
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (1 hour)
When: Thursdays at 4 to 5 PM
Where: Your Home, On Zoom
Why: Be connected and make Friends with Gay Bi & Trans Men
Go HERE to register and to receive the Zoom link, email SCOTTY with any questions.
Get On the Bus With Friendly Seniors and Ride With Us!
Ride the bus with Scotty and Judy to Santa Rosa! Have lunch, shop as a group, and then take the bus home.
What: Take the bus together to Santa Rosa as a group
When: Wednesday April 20th 10 AM
Where: meet at the Sebastopol Transit Hub
Why: Learn to take the bus to Santa Rosa and Meet new friends
Cost: Bus fair and money for lunch / shopping
Go HERE to register, or call our front desk: 707-829-2440
We will meet at the Sebastopol Transit Hub (across from the police station, near the movie theater) at 10am to catch the 10:11am #20 bus to Santa Rosa.
You can also catch the #24 bus from the Senior Center at 9:30am to get to the Transit Hub in time (it gets to hub at 10am).
If you want to preview the bus schedules, click here:
We will pick up the #20 bus at the Sebastopol Transit Hub (across from the police station, near the movie theater) at 10am on April 20th.
Santa Rosa Pride Parade is Coming: Saturday June 4th
-March in the Parade with US
-Ride On the Float
-Wave a Rainbow Flag
-Help Us Decorate Our Float Beforehand
-Help Us Staff Our Senior Center Booth in Courthouse Square
-Join the After Party
Would you like to help build the float? Email me (SCOTTY) with questions, and Register HERE and we will let you know when we know more.
Everyone is welcome to the Pride Parade. Let us know if you will be coming so we can let you know our position as to where to meet and things like that. We will have a booth at the festival after the parade in in Courthouse Square. Plan on staying after the parade to help celebrate.
Go HERE to register, or call our front desk: 707-829-2440
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022 AT 11 AM – 5 PM
Sonoma County’s 35th Annual Pride Parade & Festival
37 Old Courthouse Square
SAVE THE DATE! Sonoma County Pride is excited to announce returning to Downtown Santa Rosa for the 35th annual Sonoma County Pride Parade and Festival. !
More details about the Parade Festival and other weekend events will be coming soon!
May 2022 LGBT+ Activities?
Let Us Know Your Ideas for Our May LGBT+ Activities:
-Sing-a-Long outside by our Coyote of High Street
-Movie night at the Center with LGBT+ friends & fresh popcorn
-Hike with your LGBT+ friends
-Outdoor LGBT+ mixer
-Swing dance lesson in the park
-Game day, potluck, group outing
-Walk laps (around the block) with Scotty
-Coming out group
-Lesbian connection group
-Tantric breathing LGBT+ workshop
Please email SCOTTY your new ideas or select from those above! We love your input and involvement!
Creating Intergenerational Connections Between LGBT+ Teens and Seniors at the Library!
From Rosalie Abbott, Young Adult & Teen Services Librarian:
“Dear LGBT+ Seniors, Award-winning West County High School Teacher, Rachel Ambrose, and I would like to invite you to an intergenerational programming experience here at the Library. We would LOVE to help facilitate the creation of intergenerational connections between LGBTQ teens and seniors, through conversations about LGBT-related topics and experiences—and life in general. Depending on the level of interest, this could look like a panel discussion with seniors and teens together, and a Q&A at the end—or if there is an overwhelming interest, it could look more like one-on-one conversations or interviews. We hope that connections will be made, insight, empathy, and new perspectives will be gained for everyone participating. Our hope is to host the event on Friday, April 8th. Please email me if you are interested. [email protected]“
Rosalie Abbott, Young Adult Services Librarian
Sebastopol Regional Library
Office: 707-823-7691 x1015
And that is all for this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions. You can call or email me.
Manager of Special Services
Volunteer Driver Program ∙ LGBT+ Liaison
Sebastopol Senior Center
167 N. High Street
Sebastopol CA 95472