OutWest Holiday Dance Saturday, December 17 6:30 – 9:30 pm Wischemann Hall 465 Morse St. Sebastopol “OutWest events are open to everyone. (The events are predominantly attended by lesbians, but open to everyone, men, women, trans, straight, queer, pan… etc.) Thanks for asking! Joy [email protected]
Exciting Announcement! LGBT+ Movie Night We are launching a monthly evening activity at our Senior Center for our LGBT+ folks. LGBT+ Movie Night (Bring your own dinner / snacks / drinks)
LGBT+ Movie Night The 3rd Thursday of each month Date: Jan 19th & Feb 16th & Mar 16th
Time: 5:30pm meet and greet 6 pm movie starts (Bring your own dinner / snacks / drinks) 7:30 Movie discussion 8 clean up Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members; scholarships are available.
Other Activities? email Scott and let him know what you want Please email SCOTT
Men’s Connection Group for Gay, Bi and Trans Men Every Thursday 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 started 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 Cost: Free Go HERE to register and to receive the Zoom link, email SCOTT with any questions.
The Sebastopol Area Senior Center is pleased to say that we can add additional LBGT+ services, thanks to the Community Foundation of Sonoma County and its commitment to increasing the mental health and wellness of local residents.
“The Community Foundation recognized that formal counseling services is not the only way to increase people’s mental health. Many counselors suggest participating in positive social activities as one way of improving your sense of well-being. The Senior Center offers many opportunities for people to participate in positive social activities, so we are a natural partner. The Community Foundation was also looking for organizations that support “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus” (LGBT+) communities and again the Senior Center came to mind. With a one-time seed grant, the Senior Center will expand our LGBT+ programming starting with a monthly potluck and movie night, starting in January. (Look for the exact dates in our weekly E-Blasts and on our website.) We are still analyzing additional activities, including a book club, hiking and potential game nights. Send your ideas and enthusiasm to Scott King at [email protected]. We are very happy to be inviting more people who identify as LGBT+ to our supportive programs that help people feel the comfort of a caring community. Thank you, Community Foundation, and we look forward to welcoming many more people to experience our mixers, support groups, LGBT+ blog and other resources.”
Joan Churchill, Executive Director She/her/hers Sebastopol Area Senior Center
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. We’d love to hear what part of this blog you enjoyed the most. Please email SCOTT
Scott King Manager of Special Services Volunteer Driver Program ∙ LGBT+ Liaison 707-827-8429 direct 707-829-2440 main Sebastopol Senior Center 167 N. High Street Sebastopol CA 95472 [email protected] Remember when Giving a Ride was the Neighborly Thing to Do? It Still Is! Come Join our Team of Volunteer Drivers! Make a Senior Very Happy!
FYI Hello LGBT+ Friends, Neighbors and Allies, When I started this blog, I included all of my LGBT+ friends and allies here in the Sonoma County area, and we have added many more folks since then. I write this blog to let you know of the valuable work I am doing here, as the LGBT+ Liaison for the Sebastopol Senior Center. I love my job and the important ways we bring folks together: Panel discussions, Monthly friendship mixers, Dances, Day trips, Garden tours, Pride events, Parades, Art shows, Hikes, Weekly zoom groups, and our Guided tour of the Castro.In this blog you will find information about what LGBT+ activities are happening here at your Center, and events and notices from around our county. Please hit “reply” at any time and let me know your thoughts, suggestions or even compliments are always welcome. Enjoy!