River City Gems Upcoming Events

To request more information or to RSVP for any of the Gems events below please email us at: activities (AT) rivercitygems.org

 

   
Nov
22

Sacramento Transgender Day of Rememberance (TDOR)
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento

6.30pm


This 16th International Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those killed due to their actual or perceived gender identity and expression. The first memorial was a candlelight vigil held in Boston in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, murdered in 1998. Since then, annual memorials have been observed around the world around November 20. Since 2005 the Sutter Gender Identity Support Group has held an Annual Candlelight Vigil in Sacramento in observance of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on the third Saturday of each November.  All are welcome.

 

 

Dec
05

Holiday Drab Gab Lunch
Sacramento
11:30am-1:00pm


A group that meets for support, friendship, and discussion. Attendees are asked to come in DRAB ONLY (male attire). This group is open to anyone who is interested, and is especially intended for those who may not be ready or able to attend events en femme due to personal circumstances. The lunch will be held at a casual, affordable restaurant in Sacramento. Please RSVP by email to activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org and your email will be forwarded to the DRAB Gab organizers, Sharon and Calie, who will send you the location and answer any questions you may have. If you can't attend at the scheduled time, but would like to, let us know. We'll do our best to arrange a future Drab Gab that works for you.

We look forward to meeting with you!

 

 

 

Dec
13

Christmas Party
Sacramento
6:00pm-11:00pm

** RSVP deadline is December 10 **

This year’s River City Gems Christmas party is going to be another good one. There will be a formal dinner, in-room bar, a gift exchange, plenty of good cheer and the chance to wear your best holiday dress and heels to celebrate the joy of the season with friends.

Doors open at precisely 6:00 pm for cocktail hour and dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. The dinner entree choices are:

Sautéed chicken breast with champagne-basil butter sauce and cranberry pilaf

Pork loin with cherry balsamic jus, sage stuffing and mashed potatoes

Pumpkin ravioli with cream, nutmeg and gorgonzola (vegetarian)

Each meal comes with salad, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee.

The cost is $45 inclusive per person. There is a $5 discount for those with paid Gems memberships and first-time guests.

There will be a fun and exciting gift exchange. If you are interested in participating, please bring a wrapped gift with a value of $10-15. Participation in the gift exchange is optional, but it has always been a big hit in past years.

If you would like to donate to the Gems Food or Toy Drive, please bring a toy or non-perishable food items to the party. All of the food and toys will be donated on behalf of the River City Gems.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 10 and please remember to include your dinner selection. Since it is a plated dinner service, only a very limited number of late RSVPs can be accommodated. If you cancel after the RSVP deadline, you may be asked to cover the cost of your meal even if you do not attend. Cancellations prior to the deadline are not charged. We cannot guarantee dinner availability for walk-in attendees so it is best to send in a RSVP even if it is late.

More details about the location and party will be sent after your RSVP is received. To request more information or to RSVP for this event, send an email to activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org with your full name and dinner entrée selection.

 

 

 

Jan
10

Holiday Hangover Party
Sacramento
5:00pm-10:00pm

** RSVP deadline is January 8 **

The holiday season can be quite hectic, busy and sometimes nerve-racking. What better way to decompress after the madness than a relaxing, low stress evening spent with friends? This year’s hangover party is being held in a comfortable and private clubhouse with plenty of room to stretch out and socialize.

The cost is $10 per person with a $5 discount for those with paid Gems memberships. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. You are welcome to bring an optional pot luck dish for sharing and your own wine or beer. A nearby kitchen will be available along with a place to change.

Please RSVP by Thursday, January 8. To request more information or RSVP for this party, please email activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org . The address and more details will be provided after you RSVP.

 

 

Jan
23

Drab Gab Lunch
Sacramento
11:30am-1:00pm

A group that meets for support, friendship, and discussion. Attendees are asked to come in DRAB ONLY (male attire). This group is open to anyone who is interested, and is especially intended for those who may not be ready or able to attend events en femme due to personal circumstances. The lunch will be held at a casual, affordable restaurant in Sacramento. Please RSVP by email to activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org and your email will be forwarded to the DRAB Gab organizers, Sharon and Calie, who will send you the location and answer any questions you may have. If you can't attend at the scheduled time, but would like to, let us know. We'll do our best to arrange a future Drab Gab that works for you.

We look forward to meeting with you!

 

Feb
07

February Multi-Holiday Party
Sacramento
5:00pm-10:00pm

** RSVP deadline is February 05 **

February is full of special events, holidays and celebrations so why not celebrate them all in one night. Once again the Gems have procured a beautiful house on the National Registry of Historic Places which is the same one used for the January 2014 Holiday Hangover Party. This house offers a very relaxing environment with lots of privacy, the ability to dress and change on-site, and close proximity to mid-town Sacramento.

J Neely Johnson House

The cost is $10 for paid Gems members and $15 for non-members. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. You are welcome to bring an optional pot luck dish for sharing and your own wine or beer. Please do not bring any dish with the potential to be messy or requiring substantial on-premises preparation.

The house has three bedrooms with queen sized beds on the second floor. These bedrooms are available to rent for an overnight stay on Friday, February 6 and/or Saturday, February 7. The cost is $80 per night for the master bedroom with a private bathroom and balcony or $70 per night for one of the two bedrooms that share a single bathroom. This is an opportunity to stay overnight in a historic house at a rate as good or better than a standard hotel room. Room reservation requests will be accepted starting on December 1 and be accepted through January 16. If more requests are received than there are room nights, a drawing will be used to determine who gets the rooms.

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 5. There is a maximum of 25 party guests so do not wait too long to send in your RSVP. To request more information or RSVP for this party, please email activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org . The house address and more details will be provided after you RSVP.

 

 

Feb
27

Drab Gab Lunch
Sacramento
11:30am-1:00pm

A group that meets for support, friendship, and discussion. Attendees are asked to come in DRAB ONLY (male attire). This group is open to anyone who is interested, and is especially intended for those who may not be ready or able to attend events en femme due to personal circumstances. The lunch will be held at a casual, affordable restaurant in Sacramento. Please RSVP by email to activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org and your email will be forwarded to the DRAB Gab organizers, Sharon and Calie, who will send you the location and answer any questions you may have. If you can't attend at the scheduled time, but would like to, let us know. We'll do our best to arrange a future Drab Gab that works for you.

We look forward to meeting with you!

 

 

Mar
07

Gems' Anniversary Party
Sacramento
6:00pm-11:00pm

 

SAVE THE DATE!

The River City Gems will be celebrating its 7th anniversary in style with a special party and dinner. Many of the details are still being worked out so check back for updates and instructions on how to send in your RSVP.

 

 

 

Mar
27

Drab Gab Lunch
Sacramento
11:30am-1:00pm

A group that meets for support, friendship, and discussion. Attendees are asked to come in DRAB ONLY (male attire). This group is open to anyone who is interested, and is especially intended for those who may not be ready or able to attend events en femme due to personal circumstances. The lunch will be held at a casual, affordable restaurant in Sacramento. Please RSVP by email to activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org and your email will be forwarded to the DRAB Gab organizers, Sharon and Calie, who will send you the location and answer any questions you may have. If you can't attend at the scheduled time, but would like to, let us know. We'll do our best to arrange a future Drab Gab that works for you.

We look forward to meeting with you!

 

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