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


Picnic in The Park
12:00 noon-5:00pm

Please RSVP by September 10
It has been a while since the last Gems picnic so this fall is a good time to have one again. The same small county park along the American River is being used again this year. The picnic area is surrounded by trees, away from the parking lot and other picnic tables so there is ample privacy, and there are restrooms very close by. September brings cooler temperatures and a less crowded park.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and a vegetarian option will be provided along with water, sodas, condiments and utensils. Each guest is requested to bring a side dish for sharing. Alcoholic beverages or beverages in glass containers are not allowed in the picnic area or parking lot. Bring a lawn chair or recreation equipment if desired.
The cost is $10 per person with a $5 discount for paid Gems members and first-time guests. There is a $5 per car fee to enter the park. Carpooling or sharing a ride into the park is strongly encouraged. If you would like to car pool or ride share, post a message on the Gems Yahoo Group page.
The RSVP deadline is September 10. More details about the location of the park 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. Please include your full name and the food item you are bringing.

Picnic in the park




New Girls Night In - Wine and Pajama Party
7:30pm -11:00pm

Please RSVP by September 07

Instead of the New Girls Night Out of previous times, this event is a little different - New Girls Night In. New Girls Night is a chance for very new Gems to meet in a very small group with one or two experienced Gems members. If you have been reluctant to attend Gems events because of not knowing anyone or not liking bigger gatherings, this is a perfect event for you. The chat and gossip will be about whatever subjects the group wants, with learning more about the Gems, the Sacramento LGBTQ community, stories about experiences, clothes and makeup being popular topics.
The gathering will be in the private Sacramento home of a long-time Gem and board of directors’ member. You can attend in drab or en femme. You can also change on-site if desired. While the theme of this New Girls Night is wine and pajamas, you do not have to drink or wear pajamas; however, the host will be enjoying wine while wearing her comfy and modest pajamas. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided.
There are a very limited number of places for this New Girls Night In party. Priority will be given to newer Gems members especially those who have never attended a Gems event or activity. A RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP by Sunday, September 7. More information about the location and other details 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.

Sparkle is only three weeks after this New Girls Night In so it is a great way to get to know someone attending Sparkle and to get some advice and tips on a variety of topics. There are only a few New Girls events each year so don't let this one pass you by.





Drab Gab Lunch

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!



River City Sparkle
Red Lion Woodlake, Sacramento
6.00pm - 12.00 midnight

   River City Sparkle 2014

Join us for Northern California's most glamorous transgender event of the year, River City Sparkle 2014! Tickets are on sale now! Celebrate transgender unity and experience an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, and entertainment for the whole transgender community.

In its seventh year, the theme for this year's annual ball will be "Pink in Paris." Last year's event was a huge success, with nearly 100 in attendance, including friends, family, and several visitors from out of state as well as many from throughout California. It's an event not to be missed!


For all the details and to buy tickets online click on the Sparkle banner above or go to  www.rivercitysparkle.org



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