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Lavender
Friends
Club

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 - 2017

December 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

We have regular activities. We meet for Saturday dog walks, a Saturday coffee klatch, movies on the third Tuesday of the month (followed by Happy Hour), and a breakfast buffet at Thunder Valley on the first Wednesday of the month. You can call or look up our website www.lavenderfriends.com for locations, dates, and times.

Members, take note that we will have our biannual business meeting in January. Date and time will be provided soon. We need to have your input on issues, and to have a quorum for voting on issues.

Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the Month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, 11815 Education Street, Auburn, CA, Conference Room A, next to the cafeteria.

November 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Regular activities include Dog Walkers and Friends gathering on Saturdays at 9 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. You are welcome to go for coffee, even if you don’t walk a dog.

Movie Days are on the third Tuesday of the month. The group meets for Happy Hour after the movie, or you can just attend the Happy Hour. Call for the movie and Happy Hour times and locations.

On the first Wednesday of the month, we meet at 9:30 AM for the breakfast buffet at Thunder Valley. Bring your TV card, or get there a little early to get one. It gives you a sizable senior discount.

We recently had a great potluck and game night. We had a good attendance, tasty food, and fun games.

Mark your calendars for the Winter Dinner and Dance on December 9, at The Turkey Creek Golf Club in Lincoln. Watch for the ticket sales announcement. The cost includes Dinner and Dancing. DJ Joe Vigil will be providing the music, and you can make musical requests ahead of the event. Attendees can choose Prime Rib or chicken, and will include appetizers, side dishes, and dessert. There will be a no host bar for beer and cocktails, and you can BYOB of your wine choice. Call for more information.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

October 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 8:00 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at 10:00 AM. (Call or check the calendar on the Lavender Friends website for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM. Bring your Thunder Valley membership card to get the Senior Day discount or get there a little earlier to get one. The food is great, with a lot of choices, and we have great gab sessions.

Our Movie Dates are the third MONDAY of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call or check the website for movies and Happy Hour location. If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour!

We have rescheduled the Game Night Potluck for October 13, 5:00-8:00 PM, at Kilaga Springs. Check out our Website calendar for more information, where to RSVP, and what to bring. Dessert will be provided. A bar will be available.

We also participate in unscheduled activities that may come up during the month. Those events are announced in the weekly emails sent out to members.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

September 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 8:00 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. You don’t have to have a dog to walk with us. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call or check the calendar on the Lavender Friends website for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30AM. Bring your Thunder Valley membership card to get the Senior Day discount or get there a little earlier to get one. We have a great conversation time, with plenty of different types of food to feast upon.

Our Movie Dates are the third MONDAY of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call or check our website for movies and Happy Hour location. If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour! Due to scheduling problems, we had to cancel the game night potluck that we had scheduled for August, but we’re looking into a later date to have this event. Watch for it!!!

We are still looking into a visit to the Great Sports Center on Highway 65.

Watch for the next Adventures in Dining Event.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

July 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 8:00 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call or check the calendar for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM. It is a great chance to pick what you want to eat, and to gab away with friends. If you have a Thunder Valley membership card, bring it to get the Senior Day discount. (If you don’t have one, it is easy enough to get one if you get there just a bit early.)

Our Movie Dates are the third MONDAY of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call or check the website for movies and Happy Hour location. If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour!

Mark your calendar for July 22, at 3:00 PM, for the Biannual Business meeting at Orchard Creek in the multipurpose room. It is important to have your input, your vote, and for you to hear what is happening with Lavender Friends.

We are still looking into a game night and a trip to the Great Sports Center on Highway 65.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

June 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs CafÉ for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call or check the calendar for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

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

Our Movie Dates are the third MONDAY of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call or check the website for movies and Happy Hour location. If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour!

We’re looking into a trip to the Great Sports Center on Hwy 65 and planning a game night.

Mark your calendars for June 17, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. We are having our third annual Membership Mixer at Orchard Lodge. It will be fun to see old friends and make new friends. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a no host bar.

Also mark your calendar for July 22, at 3PM, for the Biannual Business meeting.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

The 'Ol Ballgame

Lavender Friends members enjoying an evening at a Lincoln Potters baseball game.

May 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call or check the calendar for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

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

Our Movie Dates are the third MONDAY of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call or check the website for movies and Happy Hour location.If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour!

Our Adventures in Dining group met at an Irish Pub, and we partook of Irish faire. Watch for our next Dining experience.

We’re looking into a trip to the Great Sports Center on Hwy 65 and planning a game night.

Mark your calendars for June 17, from 4:00 to 6:00PM. We are having our third annual Membership Mixer at Orchard Lodge. It will be fun to see old friends and make new friends. Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a no host bar.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

LF President Honored

Lavender Friends president Kate McCarthy was honored the evening of May 25 for her volunteer work for Sierra College’s Spectrum Committee, which supports LGBTQ issues. She took the accolades in stride, putting down the award and continuing to shoot the fundraiser. Congrats Kate!

April 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call or check the calendar for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM. We always have a good time visiting, and there is a variety of food types. If you have a Thunder Valley membership card, bring it to get the Senior Day discount.

Our Movie Dates are changed to the third MONDAY of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Mondays are Senior Day, so there are cheaper ticket prices and it’s less crowded. Call or check the website for movies and Happy Hour location. If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour!

One of our new activities is “Adventures in Dining.” We visit restaurants with diverse food venues. We have eaten at a Turkish restaurant, and visited an Irish eatery in March.

We’re looking forward to a future trip to the Topgolf center on Hwy 65.

We are in the process of planning a game night.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

The Spectrum Archives

The Speaker for the Lavender Friends Potluck on February 10th was Professor Johnnie Terry from Sierra College. He gave a delightful presentation on the LGBT student issues, and the programs at Sierra College including Pride Week, the LGBT major, Spectrum, and the Spectrum Archives. Due to problems with the sound equipment, we were unable to show the Spectrum Archives: Narratives of Courage, but it can be seen on You Tube at this link: The Spectrum Archives: Narratives of Courage. JoAnna Michaels, a former Lavender Friends Member, is featured as one of the interview subjects.

Those wishing to support this project can send their donations to the Sierra College Foundation, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677. The checks are made out to Sierra College Foundation with Spectrum Archives in the lower left hand corner.

- Kate McCarthy, Lavender Friends, President

March 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM. We always have a good time, and there are a lot of food types to pick from. If you have a Thunder Valley membership card, bring it to get the Senior Day discount.

Our Movie Dates are on the third Tuesday of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call for information or check the website on movies, times, and Happy Hour location.If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour anyway!

Our Valentines Potluck on February 10 was a success. The food was tasty. The auctions were fun, and we raised a nice sum for our charity funds. The speaker, Johnnie Terry, a professor at Sierra College, gave us information about LGBT issues and the programs at Sierra College.

There will be a Spring Dance on Saturday, April 1. Mark it on your calendar. More information will be forthcoming.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

Valentine's Potluck

Sierra College Professor Johnnie Terry, above, spoke at the Lavender Friends Valentine’s Potluck about LGBT programs at the local community college and the innovative Spectrum Archives project. (See more below.) Members also bid on a Dutch auction item, above.

The Spectrum Archives

The Speaker for the Lavender Friends Potluck on February 10th was Professor Johnnie Terry from Sierra College. He gave a delightful presentation on the LGBT student issues, and the programs at Sierra College including Pride Week, the LGBT major, Spectrum, and the Spectrum Archives. Due to problems with the sound equipment, we were unable to show the Spectrum Archives: Narratives of Courage, but it can be seen on You Tube at this link: The Spectrum Archives: Narratives of Courage. JoAnna Michaels, a former Lavender Friends Member, is featured as one of the interview subjects.

Those wishing to support this project can send their donations to the Sierra College Foundation, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677. The checks are made out to Sierra College Foundation with Spectrum Archives in the lower left hand corner.

- Kate McCarthy, Lavender Friends, President

February 2017

Sun Senior News
by Darla Purdy

Dog Walkers and Friends gather on Saturdays at 9 AM (weather permitting). After the walk, the group meets at Kilaga Springs Café for coffee. If you aren’t a dog walker, you can still join us for coffee at about 10:00 AM. (Call for the meeting place for the dog walk.)

Our monthly breakfast event at the Thunder Valley Buffet is scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM. We always have a good time, and there are a lot of food types to pick from. If you have a Thunder Valley membership card, bring it to get the Senior Day discount.

Our Movie Dates are on the third Tuesday of the month, with Happy Hour following the movie. Call for information or check the website on movies, times, and Happy Hour location. If you can’t make it to the movie, join us for the Happy Hour anyway!

We are having a Valentines Potluck on Friday, February 10. We have some great cooks, so we should have some tasty treats. Our speaker, Professor Johnnie Terry of Sierra College, will talk about the LGBT Major, the oral history project, and local issues. We will have another auction of cool items, so be sure to bring some money! We will soon be asking you if you’re coming, and what you will be bringing.

Community Activities: Greater Placer PFLAG meets on the second Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm 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.

New Year's Day Brunch

Lavender Friends members bring in the New Year together at the Orchard Creek Brunch.

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.



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