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S/Lab at The Architecture and Design Center, July 6, 2017

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Envisioned as an annual summer program, Summer Lab, at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, engages the public in topical issues related to architecture and design in the community. This summer, in collaboration with landscape architects Rios Clementi Hale Studios of Los Angeles, community participants presented ideas, concepts, storyboards, and other material related to the design of

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Theresa A. Mike Fashion Show, June 10, 2017

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The Theresa A. Mike Scholarship Foundation successfully raised more than $100,000 in scholarships for Native American students both locally and across the U.S. from its 20th annual fundraiser and fashion show June 10. The goal was made possible by the commitment and support of the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California, Spotlight 29 Casino staff, countless fashion model

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Association of Fundraising Professionals June Luncheon, June 16, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

Six honorees will be recognized at the 11th National Philanthropy Day in the Desert Luncheon, “Change the World with a Giving Heart,” to be held Nov. 8 at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. Judy Olivas, director of development of The Joslyn Center and chairman of the upcoming event, announced the names to more than 100 guests at

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ACT for Multiple Sclerosis’ Summer Night of Jazz, June 24, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

ACT for Multiple Sclerosis hosted its ninth annual Jazz It Up summer fundraiser in Mission Hills Country Club’s newly renovated dining room. Co-Chairs Nelda Linsk and Margo Nelligan welcomed more than 150 guests and thanked sponsors for helping ACT for Multiple Sclerosis. The evening provided live cool jazz, a backyard barbecue menu, an incredible setting, and lots of surprises. Jazz

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Palm Springs ShortFest Opening Night & Gala, June 20, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

The 23rd annual Palm Springs International ShortFest and Film Market opened the week with eight feel-good films. More than 500 guests were able to screen Edmund the Magnificent, In a Nutshell, Park (Parque), Punchline, The Record – World’s Largest Family, Spice Sisters, Super Sex, and The Tables at Camelot Theatres and attend an after-party at Lulu California Bistro for food,

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Fashion Praise for Grayse, June 15, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

An elegant and private lunch in the brilliant new Grayse store on El Paseo was the perfect setting to launch the designers’ Fall 2017 collection. Nearly 40 guests enjoyed this lovely afternoon as models showed the newest trends in textures such as lace and pave, beautiful Renoir-type floral prints, leather and mesh combinations, and feather-light reversible furs in every color

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Valley’s Top Lawyers Honored at Coda Gallery Palm Desert, June 22, 2017

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Over 100 lawyers named by their peers as among the Coachella Valley’s best attended an elegant Top Lawyers reception at Coda Gallery in Palm Desert. Guests engaged in lively conversation while taking in the gallery’s vast collection of contemporary art work and enjoying food and wine sponsored by TRIO’s Liquid Catering and vodka cocktails by Vektor. In recognition of their

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Ten Queens and a Full House, May 31, 2017

The fourth annual Queen of the Desert competition serves up a royal performance for Desert AIDS Project.

Susan Stein Social Scene

The Palm Springs Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence greeted 725 guests as they entered the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel for the fourth annual Queen of the Desert competition. The event raised more than $40,000 for Desert AIDS Project, but beyond fundraising this fun-filled, talent-heavy soirée paraded a sense of intersectional togetherness and positivity. An international organization, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence celebrates

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A Golden Circle of Thanks, May 18, 2017

Susan Stein Social Scene

Major donors, board members, and founders were recognized for their commitment to the Family YMCA of the Desert at its annual black-tie thank you dinner at Wally’s Desert Turtle for members of the Y’s Golden Circle. The elegant evening began with cocktails and photo opportunities for guests and was followed by a special dinner prepared by Wally’s executive chef, Pascal

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United Way’s 27th Annual VIP Gala presents “Paris en Rouge”, May 12, 2017

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United Way of the Desert raised more than $150,000 for its Impact Fund at its annual VIP gala at The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage. The funds will serve the organization’s mission to break the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley as part of United Way of the Desert’s 70-plus year commitment to the desert. Local philanthropist Harold Matzner underwrote