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Sun City Lincoln Hills

The Lavender Friends Club is a group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender
and those in friendship who reside in beautiful Sun City Lincoln Hills, California







Archives - 2016

December 2016 / January 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 a.m. (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee.

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. If you have a Thunder Valley membership card, bring it to get the Senior Day discount.

Our Movie Dates are on the second Tuesday of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call for information on movies, times, and Happy Hour location.

The Christmas Dance will be Saturday, December 10. The deadline for reserving is December 1. Let’s show up and have a great time visiting, eating, and dancing the night away.

December 17 at 1 p.m. is the Swan Tour, north of Marysville (Free event). The Swan Tour explores an area called District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately-owned rice fields and restored habitat. This area boasts one of the largest seasonal concentrations of Tundra Swans in the Central Valley, as well as a wide variety of other species, including ducks, geese, shorebirds, herons, egrets, and raptors. Register at www.wildlife.ca.gov, scroll to the Dec. 17 late tour and click the link to register. Register soon, as there are only 9 spaces available. We can carpool. Notify Denise if you are attending.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sutter Faith Auburn Hospital, 11815 Education Street, Auburn, in Conference Room 4, next to the cafeteria. Check their website for information on guest speakers.

Paint Night

Lavender Friends members painted “Galaxy in the Pines” at Paint Nite Dec. 14.


Swan Tour

Yuba County Swan Tour participants toured one of the largest seasonal concentrations of Tundra Swans in the Central Valley.

October, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Upcoming activities: Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 AM. (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. Members can meet for Happy Hour at the Orchard Creek outdoor lap pool on Thursdays from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Breakfast at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for Oct. 5 at 9:30 AM. If you have a Thunder Valley membership card, bring it to get the Senior Day discount.

A trip to Sunsplash miniature golf is scheduled for October 12 at 5:30 PM. The price is $8.99 for 18 holes of golf, or $15.25 for golf and pizza and 20 game tokens. There is a minimum of 10 for the package deal, and reservations need to be made 5 days ahead, so call for information about the contacts for this event, or check the website.

October 18 is Movie Date (at Blue Oaks Cinema) with Happy Hour following the movie. Call for information on movies, times, and Happy Hour location.

Sierra College Pride Days will be 11/15-11/17. More information will be coming in the next edition.

Mark your calendar for the Christmas Dance, taking place at Turkey Creek Country Club on December 10 at 7PM. More information will be in the next edition. You can also call for information.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at First Congregational Church of Auburn/United Church of Christ, 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn, CA. Check their website for updated information on guest speakers.

Winery Tour

Lavender Friends members visited Wise Winery in September for a tour.

September, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

Upcoming club activities include Breakfast on September 7, and Movie/Happy Hour on September 20. A Happy Hour at the Pool from 5 pm to 7 pm will continue until the end of September. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (weather permitting). A Wise Villa Winery Tour Tasting and Food is scheduled for September 24. Please check your Lavender Friends website and email for details.

A potluck is scheduled at Kilaga Springs on Saturday, September 17th from 5:30-8:30 with Linda Chavez from Stand Up Placer as guest speaker. There will be a no host bar and a charity auction of baskets to benefit this cause. More details will be available through email and the website.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at First Congregational Church of Auburn/United Church of Christ, 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn, CA. Please check their website for updated information on guest speakers.

Stand-Up Placer Fundraiser

Gift Baskets were auctioned off in a fundraiser for Stand Up Placer.

August, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

Upcoming club activities include Breakfast on August 3, and Movie/Happy Hour on July 16th. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (weather permitting). Members can meet for Happy Hour at the Orchard Creek pool on Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm. A Wise Villa Winery Tour Tasting and Food isscheduled for September 24. Please check your Lavender Friends website and email for details.

On Saturday, August 20th there will be a “Summer Celebration” Dinner/Dance from 5:30-10:00 in Orchard Creek Ballroom with music provided by DJ Joe Vigil. Dinner Buffet includes: Salad, Lemon Chicken, BBQ Tri-Tip, Red Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Dessert, Coffee and Tea with a No Host Bar. Cost is $35/members and $40/for non-member guests. Check your email and contact Terry for reservations.

A potluck is scheduled at Kilaga Springs on Saturday, September 17th from 5:30-8:30 with Linda Chavez from Stand Up Placer as guest speaker. There will be a no host bar and a charity auction of baskets to benefit this cause. More details will beavailable through email and the website.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at First Congregational Church of Auburn/United Church of Christ, 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn, CA. Please check their website forupdated information on guest speakers.

Old Sacramento "Hysterical" Tour

Lavender Friends members enjoyed an informative and funny tour of Old Town in July.

The tour ended with a little melodrama as Denise cues the audience.

July, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

The biannual business meeting was held on June 11th and was well attended. The Membership Committee chair reported there are currently eight new inquiries about membership.

The Activities Committee chair reported on successful activity participation and plans for more. Contact Marie for the Lavender Hearts collection of donated clothing for Stand Up Placer, and Denise to contribute suggestions for new activities. Kate was appointed to head the Sunshine Committee and can be contacted to response to club member needs. A motion was made that Sunshine andLavender Hearts committees collaborate now and possibly merge in the future. Details for the Christmas dance on Dec. 10 and upcoming potlucks will be announced in the future.

Upcoming club activities include a Breakfast on July 6, and Movie/Happy Hour on July 19th. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (weather permitting). Please check your Lavender Friends website and email for details.

On Saturday, August 20th there will be a &dlquo;Summer Celebration&drquo; Dinner/Dance from 5:30-10:00 in Orchard Creek Ballroom with music provided by DJ Joe Vigil. Dinner Buffet includes: Salad, Lemon Chicken, BBQ Tri-Tip, Red Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetable, Dessert, Coffee and Tea with a No Host Bar. Cost is $35/members and $40/for non-member guests. Check your email and contact Terry for reservations.

Community Activities includes Greater Placer PFLAG meets usually meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. Due to scheduling issues at the Hospital, PFLAG is currently looking into facilities that have a more stable schedule. Please check their website for updated information.

June, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

Upcoming club activities include a Breakfast on June 1, a Jelly Belly Factory Tour on June 8, and a Biannual Membership Meeting on June 11 from 3-5 followed by dinner/happy hour, and Movie and Happy Hour on June 14.

Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., meeting at the bocci ball courts. Community Activities includes Sacramento Pride and Sacramento Women’s Chorus on June 4, and San Francisco Pride on June 26.

Greater Placer PFLAG meets usually meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. Due to scheduling issues at the Hospital, PFLAG is currently looking into facilities that have a more stable schedule. Please check their website for updated information.

May, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

We are happy to announce that three seniors from Lincoln High School’s GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) were finalists in the Greater Placer PFLAG Scholarship competition. Lavender Friends support these scholarships and several members are on the PFLAG scholarship committee. Upcoming club activities include a Breakfast on May 4th, Movie and Happy Hour on May 10th, and Glow Bowling on April 25th. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 9:30 (weather permitting).

Upcoming activities include Rivercats Baseball on May 28th, and a Jelly Belly Factory tour on June 8th. Please check your Lavender Friends website and email for details.

Community Activities includes Greater Placer PFLAG Fundraiser at Chipotle, 5194 Commons Drive, Rocklin on May 9th from 3:30 – 8:30 pm. Coupons available on their website and Facebook page. PFLAG meets usually meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street in Auburn. Due to scheduling issues at the Hospital, PFLAG is currently looking into facilities that have a more stable schedule. Please check their website for updated information. Spectrum will hold fundraiser at Sidetrax in Sacramento on May 26th. This features a fun amateur drag show and many prizes. The Sacramento Women’s Chorus Spring Concert is scheduled for June 4th.

April, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

On March 8th Colonel Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass spoke to over 80 people at the Orchard Ballroom on DzSurviving the Silence: Love and Impossible Choicesdz. Film clips from their upcoming documentary featured footage on their lives and Pat’s participation in the historic Greta Cammermeyer case that eventually paved the way for the repeal of the Dzdon’t ask, don’t telldz discrimination in the military. Throughout their life together Pat and Barb had faced difficult choices in order to maintain acareer. Despite the stress of long-distance separations and phone-tapped calls while Pat served as the First Army National Guard Chief Nurse at the Pentagon and on tours in Panama, they remained deeply committed to each other and were able to marry once the laws changed. This remarkable and poignant story was well received by the audience. The video is available on the SCLH Community Resident website under Community Forum Videos. https://suncity-lincolnhills.org/residents/

Upcoming club activities include a Recycle Tour on April 1st, a Breakfast on April 6th, Movie and Happy Hour on April 12th, and Glow Bowling on April 27th. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 9:30 (weather permitting). Upcoming activities include Rivercats Baseball in May, and a Jelly Belly Factory tour in June. Please check your email for details.

Community Activities includes Greater Placer PFLAG meets on Monday, April 11th from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street in Auburn.

March, 2016

Sun Senior News
by Kathleen McCarthy

Over twenty people enjoyed our January/February birthday coffee celebration on February 6th. Upcoming club activities include a Breakfast on March 2nd, Movie and Happy Hour on March 15th, and Glow Bowling on March 23rd. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 9:30 (weather permitting).

On March 8th Colonel Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass will speak at 1 pm at the Orchard Ballroom on DzSurviving the Silence: Love and Impossible Choicesdz. Throughout their life together Pat and Barb had to face difficult choices in order to maintain a career, especially when Colonel Pat was called to serve as part of the historic Greta Cammermeyer case that eventually changed the way the LGBT community was treated in the military. Despite the stress of long-distance separations and phone-tapped calls while Pat served as the First Army National Guard Chief Nurse at the Pentagon and on tours in Panama, they remained deeply committed to each other, and were married twice. The first time, in 2004—only to have their marriage declared invalid the next day-and again in 2008 when theSupreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. Join us to hear this remarkable and poignant story which is being developed into a motion picture.

Community Activities includes Greater Placer PFLAG meets on Monday, February 8th from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street in Auburn.

February, 2016

San Francisco Bay Coffee Tour

Lavender Friends Club members took after their tour of the Rogers family coffee plant in Lincoln in January. The tour got rave review -- thanks for making the arrangements, Denise!

February Potluck – LGBT Oral History Project

Our February potluck featuring Professor Angie Coughlin attracted over 40 members to listen to her presentation on the developing LGBT oral history project at Sierra College. She went over the evolution of the project from the development of the idea by Professor Johnnie Terry to the involvement of former congressman Denny Mangers to last summer’s filming of five LGBT rights pioneers from Northern California. Professor Coughlin described the preparation and filming process needed to capture these stories for future generations. She then introduced Gabe Gonzales as one of the interns on the project who talked about the impact of the interviews on the students. It is one thing to study LGBT history and another to hear from those who lived it.

At the end of the presentation, Angie asked for input from Lavender Friends to find out which areas we might like to see the project explore and suggestions on who we might like to see interviewed. It was a wonderful presentation prompting conversations that will most certainly continue over the next year.

A Lavender Friends Club member talks with Sierra College professor Angelina Coughlin (right), after a presentation on the college's LGBT Oral History Project.

Sun Senior News, February 2016
by Kathleen McCarthy

The Bi-Annual Membership Meeting was held on January 9th. Cathy Perry of the Wisdom Project talked about her group’s efforts to create a community for elder LGBT people and allies in the greater Sacramento area. This was followed by dinner at Meridians. Upcoming club activities include a Breakfast on February 3rd, Movie and Happy Hour on February 9th, a Potluck on February 20th, and Glow Bowling on February 24th. Dog Walkers and Friends will gather on Saturdays at 9:30 (weather permitting).

The potluck at Kilaga Springs on February 20th with Professor Johnnie Terry from Sierra College as a guest speaker. Professor Terry was recently honored with a Harvey Milk Day Community Award presented by the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and has been a featured speaker LGBT issues at several education conferences. He will talk about the LGBT Oral History Project and the creation LGBT Studies major at Sierra. This is an interdisciplinary and multicultural majoremphasizing the history and culture of the LGBT community. The History Project is being developed to capture and preserve the stories of leaders in the LGBT civil rights movement within Northern California. Details on the potluck will be sent out by email to members.

On March 8th Colonel Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass will speak at 1 pm at the Orchard Ballroom on DzSurviving the Silence: Love and Impossible Choicesdz, an upcoming documentary on the evolution of LGBT rights in the military.

Community Activities includes Greater Placer PFLAG meets on Monday, February 8th from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street in Auburn

January, 2016

Sun Senior News, January 2016
by Kathleen McCarthy

2015 closed out the year with a fantastic Christmas dinner/dance that drew over 100 members and guests dancing the night away. 2016 brings a wide selection of club activities. Our bi-annual membership meeting will he held on January 9th from 3-5 pm at Orchard Creek followed by dinner and drinks at Meridians. Otherproposed club activities include a breakfast on January 6th, a club tour of Roger’s Coffee on January 8th, Movie and Happy Hour on January 12th, and Glow Bowling on January 27th. Dog walking gatherings will be announced through email.

There will be a potluck at Kilaga Springs on February 20th with Professor Johnnie Terry from Sierra College as a guest speaker. He will speak on the LGBT Oral History Project. On March 8th Colonel Patsy Thompson and Barbara Brass will speak at 1 pm at the Orchard Ballroom on DzSurviving the Silence: Love and Impossible Choicesdz, an upcoming documentary on the evolution of LGBT rights in the military.

Community Activities includes Greater Placer PFLAG meets on Monday, January 11th from 7 to 9 pm at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street in Auburn.



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