Sebastopol Senior Center’s February LGBT+ Happenings

LGBT+ Friendship Mixer:
Bus, Walk, Talk, Sit and Visit in Ragle Park
Friday February 25th

What: LGBT+ Friendship Mixer to Ragle Park: Bus, Walk and Talk
When: Friday February 18th, 1 – 4:00 pm
Where: Meet at the Sebastopol Senior Center (Don’t be late, Bus leaves at 1:11 pm)
Why: Meet new LGBT+ Friends
Cost: Free – Registration Required (MUST BE VACCINATED)
Go HERE to register for this Event*
This event is for everyone wanting to make a new friend, ride the bus together and get outside.
(You are also welcome to order Lunch-to-Go from our Senior Center Kitchen before 1 PM, $10 for members, $12 for non members)
We will spend time touring Ragle Park, then find tables to sit and visit. Some “friending” questions will be provided, where you will get to talk with new people (both men and women). You can get to know each other a better.
Bus (Free) leaves Senior Center 1:11 pm
Arrives Ragle Park 1:25 pm
1:25 till 3:18
Bus leaves Ragel park at 3:18 pm
Bus Arrives Back at Senior Center 4:01 pm

All members and non-members will need an account BEFORE signing up for an event, Click HERE to activate your account. 
Click on the NEW USERS button (green button at the top right). It will ask if you have an assigned key tag to activate your account (see photo below). This is the same key tag you sign in with at the Senior Center.
If you lost your key tag or don’t know your key tag number, call us at 707-829-2440 and we will get you a new one! 

Click HERE for step by step details on how to register!
In Person Events: Proof of vaccine will be required when entering the building.


Cruisin’ the Castro Field Trip, Featuring the LGBTQ Museum of San Francisco
Wednesday, March 24

“This docent led tour celebrates San Francisco’s vast culture that will give us a look into the last 100 years of local events that have shaped this community. Then we will Cruise the Castro neighborhood with owner/tour guide Kathy Amendola (Cruisin’ the Castro) and discover how San Francisco’s Gold Rush, World War II, The Summer of Love and civil rights leader Harvey Milk created the heart and soul of the LGBTQ community. Wednesday, March 24, Meet at 9:30. We will travel to San Francisco on a chartered coach, True Elegance. Returning approximately 3:30. There will be time to have lunch and tour on your own in the Castro.
Here is a VIDEO about the “Cruisin’ the Castro” tour.
The cost is $90 for members and $105 non members, scholarships are available (Not able to purchase till Feb 21, when it will be available on our website.
Hosted by Kate Roach and Emily Webster


Live Theater in Sebastopol: The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
Feb 11th – Mar 5th, 2022
Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 8pm; Sun @ 5pm
Click here for more: Main Stage West
I am super excited to see this at our local live theater, Main Stage West. The manager there was so gracious to let me know that on Thursday nights (2/17, 2/24, and 3/3), they have “Pay What You Can” night for those of us on budgets. Also, if anyone would like to become an Usher and see shows for free, they can email the box office manager at [email protected].
For more information about this play, written by gay author, Tennessee Williams, Read THIS and THIS.
(Please note this is offered through Main Stage West, not the Senior Center.)

The next HOP Day (“Helping Other People”) will be on April 9! 

If you are a senior and need a hand with basic projects around your home, the Senior Center and local service clubs have partnered to help you. The next HOP Day (“Helping Other People”) will be on April 9! 
For details and to apply, click here.  We give MUCH Thanks to the partnered agencies: Sebastopol Area Senior Center, Gravenstein Lions Club, Rotary Club of Sebastopol, Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise, Kiwanis Club, Soroptimist, Active 20/30 Club, VFW Gold Ridge Post, Sebastopol Grange, Masons La Fayette Lodge #126

LGBTQI History: A Sonoma County Timeline 1947-2000.
Wednesdays 1:30-3pm. Online via Zoom. 
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Please contact me to enroll in this FREE class and 
receive a Zoom invite: [email protected]
(Please note this is offered through SRJC, not the Senior Center.)

March 31st is Transgender Day of Visibility
Joe Biden officially proclaimed March 31, 2021, as a Transgender Day of Visibility, proclaiming in part, “I call upon all Americans to join in the fight for full equality for all transgender people.” For more information, read THIS.

What We Are Hearing From Around Town:

SOS Community Counseling

SOS is a non-profit agency providing affordable therapy and counseling services to the community through sliding-scale fees. Through our Community Counseling Clinics in Santa Rosa and Windsor, we offer individual therapy for adults, teens and children, couples counseling, and families. We have a diverse team of licensed therapists, interns, and trainees who bring varying clinical specialties to our clinics.
Contact: 707.238.4171 email on website

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging 

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBT organizations and LGBT older adults. The center is led by SAGE, in collaboration with 18 leading organizations from around the country.
Contact: 212.741.2247 [email protected]


SAGE: Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders 

SAGE leads in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBT older adults, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBT life in later years.
Contact: 212.741.2247 [email protected]
Hotline: 1.888.234.SAGE(7243) M-F 4pm-12am Saturday 12-5pm Eastern Time [email protected]

The Trevor Project 

Every day, The Trevor Project saves young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
Contact: 866.488.7386 email/text/chat on website

LGBTQ Connection (Napa – Sonoma Counties)

LGBTQ Connection (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) is a youth-led initiative mobilizing the community to increase awareness, inclusion and support of LGBTQ people of all ages and races. Each year, LGBTQ Connection engages 3,500 LGBTQ people, their families and community, and trains 500 providers from local organizations across Northern California to increase the safety, visibility and well being of LGBTQ residents. In Napa and Sonoma Counties the program operates local LGBTQ community centers, supporting underserved LGBTQ youth and elders. The Napa and Sonoma offices of LGBTQ Connection each provide a safe and trusted space to cultivate hubs of vibrant activities and caring community.
Contact: 707.251.9432 email on website
And that is all for this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.


Scotty 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
“Remember when Giving a Ride was the Neighborly Thing to Do? It Still Is!”