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

 

   
July
25
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!

 

 

 

July
26
7th Annual Hawaiian Luau Party and Pot Luck
Sacramento
4.00pm - 10.00pm

RSVP Deadline is July 23

The Gems’ Hawaiian Luau Party is back for the 7th year and the Gems' President Dianna is once again hosting the event at her house. The luau is one of our most popular annual events and for good reason. Savor a massive food spread, sip a tropical drink, play some entertaining games, listen to some music and enjoy a relaxing evening among friends. Tropical themed attire is encouraged, but not required. There will be a place to change.

Non-alcoholic beverages and a main entree will be provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own adult beverage. Each guest is requested to bring a suitable main or side dish or dessert.

Doors open precisely at 4 pm and dinner starts around 6 pm. The cost is $15 per person with a $5 discount for paid Gems members. First-time attendees pay the discounted rate. Payment is at the door by cash, check or credit card.

If you have any unused or unwanted clothing you would like to donate to charity, please bring them with you to the luau.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 23 and please remember to include the food item you are bringing. More details about the location 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 food contribution.

 

 

 

 

Aug
09
Gems Bingo Night!
Sacramento
6.00pm - 10.30pm

RSVP by August 6
 
Stuffy, boring Bingo? No way! Bingo with Gems style and flare? Yes! Join the Gems for their second Bingo night. The first Bingo night was a smashing success so it is back again with more merriment and a bit more sass from the emcees. Everyone knows the simple rules and no skill or talent is required. You may win an awesome prize or walk away with a fun gift.
 
Bingo night is being held at a very familiar Gems venue. As usual, the exact location and details will be provided after you RSVP. There is an adjacent and large parking lot and private restrooms. Bingo starts at 7:30 pm leaving plenty of time to socialize before and after the game festivities.
 
The cost is $5 for paid Gems members and first time guests and $10 for non-paid members payable by cash, check or credit card. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided along with Bingo supplies. Additional Bingo cards can be purchased if you would like to improve your odds. Please bring a pot luck style dish or snack to share that is easy to serve and eat (e.g., finger food) and your own wine or beer.
 
Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 6. If you do not want to play Bingo, you are welcome to attend and watch. To request more information or to RSVP, please send an email message to activities (at) rivercitygems (dot) org . Remember to include your full name and food item you are bringing.

 

 

 

 

Aug
22
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!

 

 

Sept
13
Picnic in The Park
Sacramento
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.

 

 

 

 

Sept
13
New Girls Night In - Wine and Pajama Party
Sacramento
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.

 

 

 

Oct
04
River City Sparkle
Red Lion Woodlake, Sacramento
6.00pm - 12.00 midnight

Mark your calendars and save the date! The finest transgender gala ball in California is happening once again on October 4 at the Red Lion Inn Woodlake. Come celebrate feminine expression in glamorous style with cocktails, fine dining, entertainment, prizes and the wonderful company of almost 100 glamorous ladies. Topping last year’s Sparkle is going to be a challenge for the planning committee and they are already working hard at it. Registration starts in late August so stay tuned for more information and details.

 

 

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