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  • Monday, February 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM

    Artists LOFT

    The Artists LOFT is a fun night out to let your creativity flow.  Come and meet new people and do something exciting through art activities. The group will meet on select Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the center. 

    The 1st Monday meeting will feature an art workshop.  Art can take many forms, drawing, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, dance, performance, the possibilities are really endless. Through activities, guest speakers and inspiring one another, the group will explore a different art medium each workshop evening.  Topics will be selected based on the interests of the group's participants and publicized in advance. 

    The 2nd Monday meeting will feature Thrift Flip.  Have you seen the design show Flea Market Flipon HGTV...this is the same concept of taking items from The LOFT's thrift stop and reinventing them. We will give new life to items in Memorial Thrift Shop, the sales of these items support The LOFT and MUMC. 

     

    No artistic experience necessary (this is a judgement free zone, especially on yourself) and materials will be provided. 

    Come and join us to let your inner artist out!

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Silver Connections Open House

    The LOFT's 55 and older LGBT Senior Outreach program, Silver Connections, Open Houses feature a light lunch and a speaker on topics of health, wellness, diversity, entertainment, and education.

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    Drafting An Effective Power of Attorney | Presented by Sara E. Meyers, Esq

    Tuesday, February 26th | 11:30am-1:00pm
    Lite lunch provided!

    Not all powers of attorney are created equal. 

    Join Elder Law Attorney, Sara E. Meyers, Esq. as she returns by popular demand to tackle this important topic. Sara will share her insights on this important document, cover the pros and cons of a durable vs. non-durable power of attorneys, the benefits broad gifting power, and address the growing need to include digital assets.

    Sara E. Meyers practices exclusively in elder law and has spent two decades protecting the rights of seniors and the disabled. She is a member at Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LP in White Plains.


    The LOFT's Silver Connections program is made possible by grants from the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, New York State Department of Health, New York State Office for Aging, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    WHEN
    February 26, 2019 at 11:30am - 1pm
    WHERE
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Ave
    White Plains, NY 10605
    United States
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    CONTACT
    Shepard Verbas · shepard@loftgaycenter.org · 914-948-2932 ex 13
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 03:00 PM
    Center Lane

    Youth Drop-In: Yonkers

    The Youth Drop In is run by Center Lane staff at their Yonkers Location. Center Lane Youth Drop-in is an informal gathering for LGBTQ Youth. Drop-in is a safe space that allows you to chat with friends and friendly people in a welcoming environment.

    Center Lane Yonkers
    30 S Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701


    The Center Lane LGBTQ Youth Drop-In in Yonkers is from3:00pm-6:00pm. 

    Next Meeting Dates:

    • Tuesday, February 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th 
    • Friday, February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd 

    Center Lane is where LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-21 create community, connect with LGBTQ culture, and contribute to the world.  Our groups are welcoming spaces facilitated by caring, supportive, and knowledgable adults in an affirming space where participants can make friends, discuss issues that are important to them, and problem-solve with the help of their peers.  Our Program Center provides structured programming in which participants learn from our staff, community mentors, and each other to enhance skills and access services, while building community with other LGBTQ-identified teens.  Visit our website for more information and a current schedule of programs and activities:  www.centerlaneny.org

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    Al-Anon ACC

    Al-Anon Adult Child (AAC) is a support group for the friends and families of problem drinkers.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    Al-Anon meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

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    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are led by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 07:30 PM

    Bisexual Peer Support Group

    The Bisexual Peer Support Group is an open topic group run by a trained facilitator. The group open to all who identify as bisexual or who are questioning their sexuality.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    The Bisexual Peer Support Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Next Meetings: Tuesday, (Cancelled) February 12th and February 26th

    The Bisexual Peer Support Group's showing of "Colette" (2018) will now be happening on Tuesday, February 26th

    Pizza & Valentine's Day Snacks will be served.


    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Spirituality Support & Discussion

    The Spirituality Support & Discussion Group is a meeting for all over 18 to discover, rekindle, or live in faith and/or spirituality. Individuals of any belief system are welcome to participate in discussion, share experiences, questions/concerns, and seek advice with other spiritual individuals.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

    Next meetings: February 13th and 27th


     

    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    One Voice: HIV/AIDS Peer Support Group

    The LOFT's One Voice is an LGBT Support Group for anyone infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

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    One Voice is back from Hiatus!

    One Voice: LGBT HIV/AIDS Support Group next meeting: Wednesday, February 27th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

    Note: The One Voice February 20th meeting has been cancelled due to the weather and rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27th, from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

    All services are provided in a safe and confidential environment.

    For more information about the group, please contact The LOFT's Helpline at info@loftgaycenter.org | 914-948-2932 ex 13.

    If you are interested in becoming a facilitator for One Voice, please contact LOFT Volunteer & Membership Manager, Ryan Kirrane at ryan@loftgaycenter.orgor (914) 948-2932 x14.



    LOFT Peer Support Groups are open topic drop-in groups. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend discussion groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    TransParentcy Youth Group

    This group is run by Center Lane:

    TransParentcy is run by Center Lane staff at The LOFT center in White Plains. TransParentcy is a group for transgender, non binary, and gender nonconforming youth (ages 13-21) and their parents/guardians. During this meeting, both youth and parents/guardians meet with Center Lane staff to have their own separately held support groups.

    The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center
    252 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605


    TransParentcy meets at The LOFT on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  

    Next Meetings: Wednesday, February 13 & 27

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    The LOFT: LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Pride Chorus

    Love to sing? Pride chorus is resuming rehearsals! Every Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

    The LOFT has formed an Pride Chorus. The chorus is co-ed, requires no audition process and is lead by professional music director Zack Wright. Read more about Zack below.

    The LOFT's Pride Chorus strives to reflect the diversity within our communities.  We are a blending of voices representing all different sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, races, abilities and music/choral histories.

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    Next Meetings: Wednesday, February 13th, February 20th and February 27th (Check The LOFT calendar for dates)

    Anyone with a passion to sing in a chorus/choir is welcome to join The LOFT's Pride Chorus. No chorus experience necessary.


    There is no required fee to participate in The LOFT's Pride Chorus but donations are welcome.  The chorus has two seasons each year with a Summer break in-between.  The suggested donation per season is $50.00, more if you can, less if you can't.  If you joined a season mid-way, a $5.00 donation per rehearsal is suggested. The donations are used to give music director Zack Wright a stipend for volunteering his professional expertise to the chorus' development, the purchase of sheet music, rehearsals fees when the chorus practices in MUMC rooms, and any performance related expenses.

    Donations are not limited to members of the chorus....family, friends and fans of the chorus are welcome and encouraged to give. Thank you for helping keep songs in our hearts.

    Click here to donate to The LOFT's  Pride Chorus.


    About Pride Chorus leader, Zack Wright:

    Zack Wright, a native of Georgia, holds a bachelors degree in Music Education with Choral Emphasis from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University. After graduating, Zack spent three years working as a teacher and musician in Chicago. He was Assistant Choral Director at Hubbard High School (a Chicago Public School), resident Music Director at the Northbrook Children's Theatre Company, and accompanist for the Northbrook Community Choir. In 2015, Zack moved to White Plains, NY to begin teaching at The Harvey School in Katonah, NY. Additionally, Zack is a music director at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre and Coordinator of Music and Worship at Memorial United Methodist Church, where The LOFT: LGBT Community Center is located.


     

    LOFT Social Groups are open groups which welcome everyone ages 18 and over. There is no need to preregister and no fee to attend. Donations are welcome. They are lead by facilitators who identify as peers with those in attendance.

    There is no fee to attend groups but a $5 donation is suggested, more if you can, less if you can’t.  Fees related to activities are to the responsibility of participants.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    The LOFT LGBT Community Center in White Plains, NY

    Writers Workshop

    Have you ever thought about writing creatively, but don’t know where or how to start? Do you have a novel, short story, poem, or play inside of you that’s begging to be set free? Have you done creative writing in the past, but stepped away for a bit and are looking for a way to get back into the craft? Do you want to try something new surrounded by a great support team?

    Then The LOFT Writers Workshop wants you!

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    The LOFT Writers Workshop meeting schedule is as follows. Each meeting will be Wednesdays from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

    Meeting Schedule & Topic: 

    Wednesday, February 27th: Roundtable Workshop (The February 20th meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 27th, due to the weather).

    Wednesday, March 20th

    Wednesday, April 17th: Roundtable Workshop

    Wednesday, May 15th

    Wednesday, June 19th



    At the LOFT Writers Workshop you will be guided step-by-step by trained writers into the world of creative writing. We’ll be starting each meeting with a creative free-write (guided by a prompt), which will then lead into a group share and structured workshop. Keep in mind that isn't a Book Club, but rather a consortium of writers of all skill levels, though we may read published works from time to time.

    Don’t know what or how you want to write? No worries, there’s zero pressure to work on any one specific project or genre. We want you to explore and experiment and discover what works for you. Writing is, after all, a process of discovery, so let's have an adventure!

    Workshop is free! $5 suggested donation, more if you can, less if you can't!

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