California Men's Gatherings presents . . .
March 1, 2019                                              Volume 12, Issue 3

Binky's List
CMG Community News, Events of
Interest, & Marketplace Classifieds

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Temptations in Fairyland (SoCal)
The visually delightful artworks installed in Leonard Greco Jr's "Fairyland" at the
MOAH: CEDAR Museum in Lancaster, CA, are both the basis and setting for the live performance of "Temptations in Fairyland." In conjunction with the exhibition, CMGer & multimedia performance artist Jason Jenn presents a 30 minute theatrical solo-piece of expressive movement and spoken word. Weighty tableaus and themes are mixed with flamboyant humor in both Greco’s and Jenn's work that playfully flirts with camp sensibility, with both artists avowing to deliver a gratifying pleasurable experience.  Two shows. Saturday, March 16, 3 PM  & 5 PM - FREE.     2/23/19

The Eros Circle Massage Exchange (Palm Springs)
Sunday March 10, 10 AM - 4 PM
Join the heart-centered men of CalComMen at the March Eros Circle. The Eros Circle is a small group of men, who meet as often as possible, to learn and practice new sensual massage & invigorating breathwork skills; to re-connect with old friends; and to make new ones. Enjoy structured and facilitated experiences in a supportive and confidential space, plus a hearty potluck lunch! Open to all men-who-love men, especially first-timers.  $40.  RSVP soon...January sold out! RSVP by email to     2/24/19

CMG Marketplace - Part 1

Intuitive Reading for CMG Men by Clay K. (statewide)
Are you interested in receiving an intuitive reading? It turns out I’m a bit psychic!
! For March, I’m offering basic readings free of charge to CMG men in order to complete my official certification. No subject too taboo! Submit your question and pick a call time at Questions:     2/24/19

The Art of App Mastery (Bay Area)
A Somatic workshop for men who want deeper connection on online apps. Feeling frustrated you are not getting what you need when you get on the social hook-up apps? Join us for an evening of engagement, exploration, and activation that will allow us to accomplish a clear communicative dialogue that will enable us to get what we need from the apps, whether it be friendship, connection, or sex! The evening will include movement, touch, exploration and partner engagement. Sunday, March 24th, 6:30 PM. San Francisco area--Berkeley. Book your space below:     2/18/19

Room for Rent in Mountains (SoCal)
For rent in Wrightwood, CA: 1 bedroom of 2 bedroom house, private bathroom, kitchen privileges, washer/dryer in garage. Mature, retired preferred. Proof of income required. Month to month, $500/mo +1/2 of utilities, $350 security. Quiet, small community, three miles to ski area. No pets, no smoking, Internet available. Contact Ray Navarro at    2/18/19

Yogi Bear Yoga (Palm Springs)
Designed for men, this class gives guys a safe space to move and be themselves. We start with the yoga fundamentals and modify them for men's bodies. You'll get a gentle stretch for all major muscle groups and motion for all joint connections. Beginners very welcome - many in the room are new to yoga, too! Cost: $10 cash at the door. Schedule: Select Monday and Thursday evenings at 6 PM. Find the schedule at or Peace Location: Love Yoga, 1572 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Questions:     2/3/19

Heart2Heart Touch Workshops (Los Angeles)
Monthly Heart2Heart Touch Workshops are held  at the LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza. The activity is a safe, space for men to connect with men using supportive, nourishing, non-sexual touch. In structured fun activities, fully clothed participants experience what it feels like to  be safely held, to receive warm hugs, to have their heads tenderly stroked, or to dance a slow dance cheek-to-cheek.  The workshops establish healthy boundaries, creating guidelines for safety, communication, and support. John Soroczak LMFT, facilitates, Information at and     2/10/19

Did You Know . . . ?

This is the ominous warning, ignored by Julius Caesar, in ancient Roman times.  Soothsayers had told him to "Beware the Ides of March" -- "ides" meaning the middle of the month. In the Shakespearean play Julius Caesar, and in real life, the Roman emperor did not heed the now infamous warning, as conspirators, including his friend Brutus, prepared to stab him to death on the stairs of the Roman Senate in 44 BC.

On March 15 of this year we can commemorate that event of 2063 years ago in a very real way. Because, as you know, though Caesar paid no mind to the warning and paid the ultimate price, we can share in and benefit from that moment in time.  I mean that literally. 

Simply take a DEEP BREATH . . .

And beware . . .

CMG Marketplace - Part 2

Freshen Your Photo (statewide)
This is the only photo of my mom’s whole family together.  Can you help this treasure?”  Absolutely…and the color really brings it so much more life! Through, longtime CMG member Milo Shapiro saves old pictures, improves current ones, and even removes people/things from photos.  Email him photos for a free estimate. What photo in your desk drawer or desktop folder needs fixing? Wish decades old photos looked fresh or had color? Sun bleaching, water damage, scratches or tears on old shots? Email Milo your photo for a free estimate.     2/2/19

Sensual Massage by Tall, Bearish, Nurturing Man (Los Angeles)
Come and relax in a Zen-like atmosphere. Take an hour out of your day to enjoy being pampered. Strong intuitive hands. You create the type of massage you would like. You will also enjoy the soft music and candles. In a Van Nuys house with a private room. Shower and easy parking available. Large oversized massage table, and clean sheets. Times available: after 6 PM on weekdays. On weekends, call to see what I have available. Cost is $85 for over an hour.  Book your appointment with Randy (323) 236-5150.     2/23/19

Offering Place to Stay (Tucson AZ)
Any CMG coming to or through Tucson is welcome to stay in my home.  You’ll have your own bedroom, a dog who will love you and hosts who will entertain you as you wish or leave you to yourself as you wish.  Please let me know as much in advance as possible when you’ll be here, and please do take advantage of this.  Phone:  520) 398-6826 (no calls before 10 A.M. please) and email is I’m looking forward to having you here.  Merlin Spillers.     2/9/19

Massage and Yoga (San Francisco)
CMGer and CMT Brian Swager offers serious, therapeutic, healing bodywork with a warm, sensual approach incorporating Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, lomi lomi, craniosacral, and Body Electric style tantric techniques. Warm, quiet, clean studio, quality table, Sacred Earth lotion, shower.  Also available for private yoga sessions, naked or clothed.  Additional info:  (415) 551-7866     2/15/19

BA-MEN (So Cal)
BA-MEN (Beach Areas Men Enjoying Naturism), a club in Orange County, Long Beach, and nearby, invites all 18+ men! Like the new Star Trek Discovery or want to watch it for the first time? On 3/10 at Noon, we'll watch it binge-style while nude for maximum relaxation. Also in March: 3/16 St. Pat's movie party; 3/24 Massage Trade & Body Scrub Exchange; 3/30 Touch Playshop; and May 25-27 we're taking a trip to Tecopa Hot Springs, which is sulfur-free! Visit BA-MEN at: http://BA-MEN.Org. Questions?  Write: And see our newsletter (NSFW!): http://BA-MEN.Org/newsletters/current/.     2/24/19

CalComMen March Workshops (Palm Springs)
March Workshops in Masculinity & Intimacy. March 2: "BodyLove." March 16: "Arouse: Adventures in Touch.” Details at  Questions to     2/24/19

Links of Interest

LGBT Social & Recreational Organizations
CMG (California Men's Gatherings)
OUT4FUN (Gay Calendar of Events)
SAGA-LA (Los Angeles Gay Ski & Snowboard Club)
SAGA-SD (San Diego Gay Ski & Snowboard Club)
Great Outdoors
APGF (Asian/Pacific Gays & Friends)
POZabilities (San Diego Social Network)
GLTA (Gay & Lesbian Tennis Association)
IGBO (International Gay Bowling Organization)
IAGSDC (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs)
Fun and Games Club
Arriba (Ski & Snowboard Club for Gays & Lesbians)
LA Blades Hockey Club
Gay Outdoors
LANG (Los Angeles Nude Guys)
CMEN (California Men Enjoying Naturism)
BA-MEN (Beach Areas Men Enjoying Naturism - for O.C., Long Beach, & South Bay)
Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council (Facebook Page)
Satrang (South Asian Queers of Southern California)
Black & White Men Together (Southern California)
FaeLA (radical Faeries Los Angeles)
Menstuff Events Calendar
So CA Bondage Club
East Bay Network
Men's Massage Network (Los Angeles)
Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends!)
Southern California Cycling Group
The Billys

Unusual Attitudes
Jonathan's Circle (Fresno)
(San Francisco)
Gay Elder Circle (Los Angeles)

Community Organizations
Los Angeles LGBT Center
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Oakland LGBT Community Center
San Diego LGBT Community Center
Sacramento LGBT Center
Palm Springs LGBT Center
Antelope Valley OUTtreach Center
LA LGBT Center Social Services & Housing
AIDS Project LA
Shanti Orange County
Lifeworks Mentoring
Project Angel Food
Project Chicken Soup (Los Angeles County)
Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic
SCA (Sexual Compulsives Anonymous)
L.A. Youth Supportive Services (Teen and Young Adult Hotline)
Southern Oregon Pride
Lotus Rising Project
Pacific Center (Berkeley)
Red Circle Project
One (National Gay and Lesbian Archives)
Pop Luck Club
Trevor Project
L.A. County 211
Mankind Project Los Angeles
Mankind Project San Diego
The Discovery Community (Bay Area)
Gay For Good
Starland Community
HSD (Homeless Shelters)
UCSF Alliance Health Project (San Francisco)
The Lavender Effect
North County LGBTQ Resource Center (Oceanside)
HIV Long-term Survivors

Wildwood Retreat

Political Organizations
Equality California
Human Rights Campaign
Stonewall Democrats (Los Angeles)
Log Cabin Republicans

Miscellaneous Organizations & Listings
Gay Business Directory (LGBT Yellow Pages)
Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (L.A.)


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