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Sun City Lincoln Hills

The Lavender Friends Club is a group of LGBTQ individuals and those in friendship residing
in the beautiful 55+ resort-like community of Sun City Lincoln Hills in Lincoln, California 95648



Members, please check your weekly newsletter for event locations and RSVP details.

A message from the Lavender Friends Steering Committee

We respectfully request that our members do not attend Club events unless they are fully vaccinated and have been following CDC suggested guidelines to avoid unnecessary COVID exposure.

Please note that future Club events may require proof of photo ID and Covid vaccinations.

June Birthdays

First Saturday of the Month
Saturday, June 3
10:00 a.m.

Come join Denise W., our “birthday maven,” who gathers all of us together to celebrate each other’s birthday month!

* Depending on the weather, we may be inside or outside … sometimes in the lobby if tables are not available. On some mornings look for members out in the patio gazebo area; bring a jacket if we decide to head outside on cooler mornings.

Wine Tasting at Dora Dain Wines

Sunday, June 11
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
2560 Crosby Herold Road, Lincoln
20 minute ride via Hwy. 193

Last year’s wine tasting event at another Lincoln winery was a big hit! So, we are doing it again … this time at another great local, family-owned winery in Lincoln: DORA DAIN WINES.

  • $10 provides you with a generous “wine flight” (a fancy phrase for a selection of their wines to taste!) or if you buy a bottle of any wine, your “flight” is free!
  • The history/story of the winery will be shared with us
  • Wine descriptors will be discussed
  • Plates, utensils, napkins will be provided
  • Bring a sack lunch or pick up cheese and cracker snack packs at Safeway, Target, Walmart — Hillshire Snacking — Approximately $3.00

This is a rustic, outdoor location with lots of nature and sometimes goats are grazing in the lower pasture.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots to walk from the parking area to the winery Wear sunscreen, sunglasses as June will most likely be sunny and warm
  • Carpooling is recommended to limit the number of cars in the two, small parking areas — coordinate with others
  • Two parking areas are a combination of gravel/some tamped down grass/dirt:
    • Lower area is for those who can walk a slight incline to the outdoor tables (approximately 75—100 ft)
    • Upper area is only reserved for those members who are physically challenged and need a closer walk to the outdoor tables (approximately 30 ft).
  • Tents or umbrellas will be up. They usually do shade sails in summer and an outdoor swamp cooler HUGE walk—in portable restroom is available — approximately 30 ft walk from tables near the upper parking lot

For more detailed information about Dora Dain Wines visit (there is a cute story about their logo with the ole blue truck)

RSVP by Friday, June 9. Email Nancy N. as Justin, the owner and winemaker, needs a headcount for reserving tables just for us. Please put WINE TASTING 1 or 2, etc. in the SUBJECT of your RSVP email to indicate how many of you will attend.

Adventures in Dining — Road Trip!

Red Hawk Casino

Thursday, July 27
Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Red Hawk Casino - Placerville

Free Shuttle Bus

Bus Departs:

Noon from the Orchard Creek parking lot to Red Hawk Casino

Bus Returns:

7:00 p.m. from Red Hawk to the Orchard Creek parking lot

Join us for an outing to Red Hawk Casino in Placerville, via a free dedicated shuttle bus. We can partake of their new activity center — The Apex — which features a state-of-the-art bowling alley, virtual driving range and Go-Karts. There also will be free time for gaming and socializing, capping it off with dinner in their award-winning buffet.

Optional Activities (for a Fee):

Bowling: We can reserve lanes, so please let us know when you RSVP if you want to bowl. (There’s plenty of seating for spectators to watch, by the way).

Computerized driving range and Go-Karts: Reservations not needed.

Gaming, socializing: In addition to an array of slots and table games, there are several bars for hanging out and beverage stations throughout the casino with free soft drinks, water, coffee and tea.

Dinner: For those who want, we will get group reservations for 5 p.m. in the 4-star Koto buffet. Cost is $29 plus tax and gratuity (you get a $5 discount if you accrue 100 gaming points on your Player’s Card).

IMPORTANT: THIS IS LIMITED TO 40 PEOPLE (capacity of the courtesy bus) SO SIGN UP EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. RSVP: Sandi D. and she will send you details on fees for the activities and take your reservations for dinner and/or bowling.

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Sun Senior News

May 2023

By Joan Lacktis

What a dump!

Recently, our Lavender Friends outings took us to the Western Placer Waste Management (WPWM) facility in Lincoln. The WPWM’s facilities include the landfill and the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). The MRF is what makes WPWM’s single-stream recycling strategy successful.

After trash arrives at the facility, the bags are opened and the trash moves along a series of conveyer belts where employees remove items that can be recycled or composted.

We were told on the tour how this strategy doesn’t rely on individual consumers to clean and sort trash, instead assuring that each bag of trash collected is sorted. WPWM sells recyclables to third party companies that process it. They can respond quickly to changing market conditions by adjusting what the sorters collect.

Many of us left feeling how it was good to know that they are on the job turning our trash into treasure.

Next up is our all-member mixer on May 20, a time-honored annual gathering so that newer members and veteran members can get to know each other better. Lavender Friends is a club for LGBTQ residents and their allies.

About Us

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.

Our primary goal is to create, and sponsor social gatherings and events that will appeal to the broad base of our members who enjoy getting together with others and sharing quality time and their experiences. Equally important is our goal of supporting one another and offering service to our community.

We believe that strong communities begin with solid relationships and our primary purpose is to build a greater sense of community through social interaction, open communication and shared information.

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