Potlucks in December: Holiday Gift Swaps
Potluck dinner, if you are able -- bring a dish to pass.
In Syracuse: December 10, 431 E Fayette St. (CNY Philanthropy Center) 2nd Floor Ballroom
3:00 social time, 4:00 gift swap, dinner after.
In Utica: Saturday December 2, 2pm, Utica Unitarian, 10 Higby Rd
In Oswego: Sunday December 17, 2 pm, Trinity Methodist, 45 E Utica St.
Bring a new, wrapped gift, $5 or less in value to swap around the circle.
Can't bring a gift? Come anyway, we'll have extras.
Coming to the Center? If there is a good time for you, let us know and we'll be sure to be here when you come. You are welcome to stop in any time, but it's a good idea to call first. Staff shortages and COVID spread may mean that we are unable to staff the center at some times. Call: 315-478-1923
New TQIA+ Social Support Group
Transgender Day Of Remembrance, November 20: Events are being planned in Syracuse, Watertown, and Utica. For more info, contact Johna Melius, SAGE Upstate Ambassador to Trans Communities. Johna also facilitates "GenderBlend" (formerly the Trans Social), which meets every 3rd Saturday at 7 pm on Zoom, and also planning other activities. Find the link for GenderBlend here.
IDENTITY for LGBTQ BIPOC Communities
Tim Lattimore, (pictured above) is the SAGE Upstate Ambassador to LGBTQIA+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) communities, is planning safe, social and affirming programs, such as community discussions, and social gatherings. Tim says, "IDENTITY symbolizes the idea of being able to be yourself and speak your mind without judgment, ridicule, or fear. The program is a safe space that YOU get to create." He wants to hear from from you. Email to email@example.com, or leave a message with Leslie (315-478-1923).
Crafting: Tuesday November 14, 5:30 pm: Wreaths and Gnomes
Lunch & Learn: Alzheimer's Association, Tuesday, November 28, 11:30, RSVP to Leslie (info below)
SAGEVets for LGBTQ Veterans meets monthly on 4th Tuesday
See info on all programs here.
COVID is once again prevalent in our community.
If you are feeling ill, please stay home.
We have masks and hand sanitizer for program participants to use -- find them located on a table near the front door. All participants are free to use them and/or maintain social distance.
For more on COVID, visit the CDC website here.
New COVID guidelines -- September 2023 -- can be found here.