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Calendar Listings from Saturday, June 9 to Sunday, June 17

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your meeting or event considered for the Community Calendar, please mail, fax, or drop off details to: SGN, Attn: Community Calendar, 1605 12th Ave, Ste 31, Seattle, WA 98122. SGN phone: 324-4297. Fax: 322-7188. E-mail: sgn2@sgn.org. INCLUDE: Date, time, location, contact phone # for publication (if possible), brief description of event & sponsoring organization. DEADLINE: Tuesday 5pm.

ACCESSIBILITY: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with visible or hidden disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla’s disabilities accommodations lists.

For a list of GLBT (Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender) community organizations pick up a copy of the GSBA Guide & Directory available at neighborhood bars, bookstores, businesses & the SGN. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the GLBT business & professional community.

Following is a PARTIAL list of community organizations:

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

Bellingham/Whatcom County - www.theslowlane. com/guide.html.

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

Bremerton/Kitsap County - OUTKitsap, 360-373-6150; www.outkitsap.org.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), www.capitolhillalanoclub.org.

DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffa.org

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, 253-798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. Dunshee House envisions individuals in communities connected by the shared values of health & well-being, personal development & compassionate support of one another. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing thru their Wellness Center. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org
 
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) - 363-9188; www.thegsba.org

HIV/AIDS Program, Seattle/King County Dept of Public Health, provides confidential/anonymous information about & testing for HIV/AIDS. 205-7837. (For a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS service organizations see the GSBA Guide or call Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979.)

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

Ingersoll Gender Center is a service agency for the Transsexual, Transvestite, & Transgender community offering support groups, referrals to therapists, publications, & trainings. Private consultation available. 329-6651; www.ingersollcenter.org

Lifelong AIDS Alliance - 328-8979, www.lifelongaids alliance.org.

MEN: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; Q-Squared: www.qsquared.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www.seattlegaycouples.com; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattleprimetimers.org.

MUSIC: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: 323-0750, www.flyinghouse. org

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org.

Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162; www.pacific gender.org.

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a gateway for LGBT families interested in adoption & provides a network of safe placement agencies, training, support & resources -  441-7602, www.familieslikeours. org; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families - 694-6727, www.familyworks. org; Gay Fathers’ Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, www.gfas. org;  Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbow familiesps.org.

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound - 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org - with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesofnature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Black Pride, 324-1520; www.seattleblackpride.org; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 866-685-0164 (toll free).

Pride Foundation - 323-3318; www.pridefoundation. org.

Project NEON is a program of Seattle Counseling Service providing FREE information & services to gay & bi men to reduce health risks associated with methamphetamine use. 323-1768. www.crystalneon.org

Public Health-Seattle & King County Online Comprehensive Health Information for Sexual Minorities: www.metrokc.gov/health/glbt.

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a sliding scale. 323-1768.

Seattle LGBT Community Center - 1115 E Pike St. 323-LGBT (5428), www.seattlelgbt.org.

Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@seattle.gov

Seattle Treatment Education Project (STEP) E-zine is an electronic resource distributed to people affected by HIV/AIDS, case managers, front line workers & other health professionals. Now a part of Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 328-8979, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network - 202-328-3244; www.sldn.org

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing 1-5pm Monday-Friday. 425-339-5298.

Spokane/Inland Northwest - www.outspokane.com; www.stonewallnews.net.

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com.; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs. Hemmings.com/EthylforeverCarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletowndancers.org; Ski Buddies: www.skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.team seattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbow cntr.org.

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; Verbena provides health care (sliding fee scale - no one turned away due to inability to pay), education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA’s to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 206-330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, 425-263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.com; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.

NOTE:  Phone numbers accompanying listings are within area code (206) & locations of meetings/events are in Seattle unless otherwise noted.

SATURDAY - June 30

Port Townsend Pride. 10am-Business & Health Fair, Pope Marine Building, 100 Madison, FREE; 1pm-a showing of “Inlaws & Outlaws” at the Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor, $7 at the door; 4pm-Pride Rally, Pope Marine Building, 100 Madison, FREE. www.peninsula pride.org.

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

Lambert House Queer Rec Summer Kick-Off BBQ. 12noon. Gasworks Park. Vegans, vegetarians, meat eaters welcome. For information, 322-2515 ext 817, www.lamberthouse.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open; 5th Saturday, women’s game. This non-profit LGBTQ club provides a fun, safe, laid-back atmosphere for playing bridge. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chris purpus.com

Dunshee House Artist Reception. 6pm. 303 17th Ave E. Reception for Andrew Stone features live music, dancing, appetizers & refreshments. FREE. For information email stonedrew@gmail.com

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.

Capitol Hill Tennis Club. Call for exact time - schedule varies between 7pm & 9pm depending on availability of courts. Every Saturday at Seattle Tennis Center. $7 per session. This GLBT group has been meeting since1986! John, 725-3730.

Mudhen Rugby: Lube Wrestling. 7pm. Kangaroo & Kiwi, 7305 Aurora Ave N. Tickets $15 at the door. www.mudhenrugby.com

Pacific Gender Support Social & Support Meeting. 7:30-9:30pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Saturday. 1st Saturdays are Movie Night, with a trans theme; other Saturdays are in a traditional support format. All are welcome: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Strawberry Theatre Workshop Benefit & Silent Auction. 8pm. Erickson Theatre Off Broadway, 1524 Harvard Ave, between E Pike & E Pine Sts. Featuring “Awesome” and “The Half Brother”. Hosted by Troy Fischnaller. With the long-awaited 2006-2007 season raffle of a trip for 2 to Peru. $10 at the door. www.strawshop.org

Burlesque Behind the Pink Door. 10:30pm. 1919 Post Alley, Pike Place Market. Every Saturday. Comedy, nudity, drinks & laughs. Come see for yourself what all the hubbub is about. We are serving up burlesque of every gender, novelty acts, song birds & puppets. Hosted & created by The Swedish Housewife. $10 cover. 21+.

Julia’s on Broadway Presents “Le Faux.” Seating 10pm, Show 10:30pm. Seattle’s finest female impersonators have a full night of pure out-of-control fun! Tickets $10, includes a champagne toast. Make reservations early, this show sells out. 334-0513.

SUNDAY - July 1

(For a comprehensive list of open & affirming churches, parishes, synagogues & other religious/spiritual organizations in the area contact Multifaith Works - 324-1520; www.multifaith.org.)

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/

Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 9:30am. Coleman Ferry Terminal. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com

Gay Men’s Bowling in Everett. 10am. Evergreen Lanes, 5111 Claremont Way, Everett. Every Sunday. Games start at 10am. Price: $7 for 3 games. Spectators welcome. Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task force. For information, email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

Seattle Front Runners Track & Field Training Program. 10am. West Seattle Stadium. Every Sunday. A 23-week training program for LGBT people & their friends. For information email evelynnj@yahoo.com or scott-britt@att.net. www.seattlefrontrunners.org

Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You don’t have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

Broadway Sunday Farmers Market (5/13-11/18). 11am-3pm. Bank of America parking lot, Broadway E & E Thomas St. Features an array of Washington farm products & locally produced food.

“Voices Rising” - LGBTQ People of Color Literary Art & Culture Festival. 1-10pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave.  An amazing collection of today’s radical, inspirational & irrepressible artists of color celebrates the richness, vitality, & fierceness of Black, Latina, Native & Asian LGBTQ expression. Tickets: $10. For information email stormpoet@hotmail.com

Musical Experiences - Sundays at the Frye. 2pm. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. A new concert every Sunday. For tickets call 368-9247, or visit www.musical experiences.org

PFLAG/Kittitas County. 4-5:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 3rd & Ruby Sts, Ellensburg. Meets the first Sunday of every month. For information, 925-7937.

Sistah 2 Sistah Social/Organizing Meeting. 4-6pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S (at S Walker St). Meets 1st Sunday each month. An opportunity to socialize & discuss/plan future activities. Sistah 2 Sistah is a social/support group for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women of African descent. 322-7061 ext 235.

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm; Fri: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 320-7949, www.teamseattle.org/org/orca/orcas-workouts.htm

In The Life. 12midnight. KBTC TV, Channel 28, Tacoma. “Voices of Pride” episode.

MONDAY - July 2

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 9:30am-12noon. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for staying off speed. www.dunshee house.org

Allies Discussion Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets the 1st Monday of every month. Lambert House has launched a group who want to talk about what it means to be an ally, so if you’re straight & want to talk about how to act as an ally to GLBT people, if you’re white & want to talk about how to act as an ally to people of color, if you’re male & want to talk about how to act as an ally to women, etc...this group’s for you. 322-2515 ext 13, www.lamberthouse.org.

Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This is an informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS For more info 322-AIDS, www.dunsheehouse.org

Diverse Harmony. 6:30-9pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Monday. Diverse Harmony is the nation’s first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. www.diverse harmony.org

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. Easy access pool with warmer water and room for both lap lanes & free swim. Large therapy pool with jets usually at 95-97 degrees F. Cost:  $4. www.seafattle.org/waterwomen.html; waterwomen swim@aol.com; 206-789-1267.

“365 Days/365 Plays” Marathon #8. 7-8:30pm. Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1. Join the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library and the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas for this event featuring short plays by Pulitizer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks. FREE. Door open at 6:30pm.

Drop-In Chess Night at Cal Anderson Park. 7-9pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 13th Ave & Howell St. Every Monday except holidays. Bring a partner or play other participants. All experience levels & ages welcome. Chess sets provided. $2 fee requested to help cover costs of staffing.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, 200 15th E. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattle’s only gay & lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday & Thursday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Queer Youth Activism. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Knights of Malta Board Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 15th Ave. mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com

Unity Gay Men’s AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.

Seattle Spelling Bee Season 2. Doors 7pm, Bee 8pm. Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. 1st Monday of every month. From dusty tomes of word lore & childhood memories of spelling glory (or horror) comes Re-bar’s latest season of Spelling bee. Willing audience members & local spelling know-it-alls get drunk, flirt & flaunt while they slur their way thru progressively more difficult words to win drink tickets & prizes. $5. 21+. 233-9873, www.rebarseattle.com

TUESDAY - July 3

Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday & Thursday - HIV treatment. Every Wednesday - Cancer. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwen clinic.org

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. For information call 322-AIDS. www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Young People’s Project Education Justice Campaign. 4-6pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. SYPP is a youth-led group seeking social justice & youth liberation. The Education Justice Campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools. We will work to get rid of the WASL graduation requirement, fight racism in our school system, demand that students have more rights & a voice that is listened to! 860-9606, www.sypp.org

BABES Women’s Evening Support Group. 6-8:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. Dinner is served & childcare is available on request. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Gay Men’s Task Force of Snohomish County in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 209A, Everett. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Open to all Gay & Bisexual men in Snohomish County. “We will be discussing issues concerning the local Gay community & value your opinion, voice, comments, suggestions & attendance. Come join us as we build community in Snohomish county.” Eric, 425-339-5238.

Hepatitis C Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Beyond Exploration Northwest in Tacoma. 6:30-8pm. Tully’s, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Men’s support group, indoor & outdoor adventure group. We explore ways of overcoming the obstacles that keep us trapped & prevent us from moving forward in life. (253) 389-6561, beyond-exploration-northwest@hotmail.com

Olympic Yacht Club Meeting. 6:30pm. Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, 901 Fairview Ave N Ste A-190 (at Chandler’s Cove on South Lake Union). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. Monthly board meeting open to all OYC members & prospective members. OYC is a Gay & Lesbian yacht club for people who own boats of any size or type & for people who enjoy boating. The club sponsors monthly outings. 709-BOAT, www.oycnw.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier gay & lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta

Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:30-9:15pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for gay men. It’s easy, it’s fun & anyone can do it! Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Experience a real sense of connection & spirituality. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@mac.com

Imperial Court of Seattle Planning Meeting. 7pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle and the Olympic & Rainier Empire, Seattle’s premier drag society, is a social & charitable organization that sponsors numerous shows & balls thruout the year to provide entertainment, showcase community talent & raise money for community organizations. Meetings open to all. www.imperialcourtofseattle.com.

Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Over 40’s Group - For Lesbian Women 40 & Older. 7-8:30pm. Seattle Mental Health Institute, 1600 E Olive St (in Conference Room. Every Tuesday. Open group for Lesbian women, 40 & older, in every stage of coming out or being out. Lots of social activities in addition to Tuesday meetings. Sandra Jo, 328-4895.

Queer Ladies Stitch & Bitch. 7pm. Meets every Tuesday. We are a small group of fun & funny ladies who meet for knitting & crocheting. No experience required. E-mail: queerladiesstitchnbitch@yahoo.com for contact info and location.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chrispurpus.com

Transgender Youth Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Veterans for Peace. 7pm. 611 20th Ave. Join Vets for Peace members Joe Paquin & Jim Page for a special celebration of great music & peace activism. Features music, hor d’oeuvres & libations. Suggested donation $5-$10.

Women’s Welcoming Committee. 7-9pm. The Wet Spot, 1630 15th Ave W (at W Garfield St). Meets 1st Tuesday each month. A meeting for all women interested in BDSM. Especially geared for women new to the community. $1 donation. www.bent.org/wwc; www.wetspot.org

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N “K” St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Queer/LGBT Breakdance Class. 7:30-8:30pm. Home Alive, 1415 10th Ave. Every Tuesday 6/26-7/31. Classes will provide a creative dance space centering queer/LGBT visibility, community connection & ultimately battle homophobia in the hip hop community. Sign up & reshape the social fabric of hip hop. $60 for 6 weeks or $12 for drop-ins. REGISTER at 412-9802, breakoutthecloset@gmail.com

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. www.dunsheehouse.org

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

20 Somethings Queer Women’s Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. 20 Somethings is a casual social/discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer LGBTQ women in their 20’s. Build community & connection with other  young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. 322-2437.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. WGA provides educational events & meetings & support groups on issues of gender & gender identity & expression. 360-445-2411; www.washingtongenderalliance.org.

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St).  Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

In The Life. 1am. KBTC TV, Channel 28, Tacoma. “Gender Revolution” episode.

WEDNESDAY - July 4

Independence Day

(Because of the Independence Day holiday, many regularly scheduled events may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please check with the sponsors of your event to confirm date, time & place.)

Capitol Hill Independence Day Community Picnic. 12noon-5pm. Cal Anderson Park. Bring your own picnic lunch & enjoy music, outdoor fun & community at this all ages celebration. www.calandersonpark.org

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Blessings & we hope to see you soon! Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Volunteer Park (in front of Black Sun across for museum). Every Wednesday. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. 1115 E Pike St. All transgender, gender variant, gender queer, gender questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole gender community. No fee, donations welcome. www.ingersollcenter.org

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. Meets every Wednesday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

4th of Jul-Ivar’s. 10pm. Myrtle Edwards Park. Simulcast music on STAR 101.5 & broadcast on KOMO 4 TV.

WAMU Family 4th. 10pm. Gas Works Park. Simulcast music on KISS 106.1, JACK 96.5, KZOK 102.5 & AM 1090. Broadcast on KING 5 TV.

THURSDAY - July 5

Homeless Services for Youth, Ages 14-22. 12:30-3:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Alcoholics Anonymous “Sober & Safe Group.” 12noon-1pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Open meeting of AA.

BABES Women’s Support Group/Lunch Meeting. 12 noon-2pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. (See related listing Tuesday at 6:30pm.)

Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Thursday - HIV treatments. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwenclinic.org

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.com (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

First Thursday Art Walk in Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square. 5-9pm. Art galleries in Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square host opening night receptions. Seattle Art Museum is free today.

The Center Book Club. 6pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 1st Thursday of every month. Join us each month to discuss a new book! Visit www.seattlelgbt.org for information on upcoming Book Club selections.

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group open to ALL grieving in the recent loss of a loved one due to death. Merged with the Wednesday night group. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. 425-747-4937.

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier gay & lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta

Boys’ Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Lagoon-A-Bitch. 7pm. Club Lagoon, 210 Broadway E. 1st Thursday of every month. Hosted by Aleksa Manila with DJ Mercedes. Featuring monthly special guest performers. Check out the latest Queer night on the Hill. No cover. 21+ with valid ID. www.aleksamanila.com, www.clublagoon.com

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday & Thursday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079.

Movieola! Songs of the Silver Screen (7/5-7/8 & 7/11-7/15). Crepe de Paris, 1333 5th Ave. A cabaret entertainment featuring Angie Louise, Marcus Wolland & accompanist Deanna Schaffer. Part of what makes a film so good (or so deliciously bad) is the music composed for it & tho the songs aren’t always nominated for an Oscar, there are many musical treasures to be found amidst the celluloid landscape! Dinner & show package $45 per person; show only $15. For RESERVATIONS call 623-4111.

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Pacific Gender Support Drop-In Meeting. 7-9pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Thursday. This is a drop-in group for all: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

PFLAG/Bellingham Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall Ave. Meets 1st Thursday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Rain City Jacks. 7-10pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday and the last Sunday of every month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available online or at the door. Email rc@raincityjacks.org or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chrispurpus.com

Emerald City Social Club. 7:30pm. Call for details & location - phone staffed most Tuesday evenings or leave message. Meets 1st Thursday each month. ECSC is a confidential crossdressing social & support organization for transvestite & transsexual individuals, primarily MTF, which offers confidential membership, private monthly meetings, frequent events on the town, & help in coming out. 425-827-9494.

Gay Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, Rooms A1-A2. Meets every Thursday. Support groups for (1) gay fathers & (2) for gay men who are married & may or may not have children meet alternate Thursdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathersseattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. GFAS is an all volunteer support organization for gay & bi men who are confronting issues such as coming out, parenting, gay relationships, separation & divorce. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. (See related listing for Wednesday.)

Women “Coming Out” After 30. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for women who are coming out as lesbian, gay, bi, or queer, or who are questioning their sexualities. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. (See Tuesday listing at 8pm.)

FRIDAY - July 6

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.com (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a free drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for gay & bi men who want to stay off speed.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going emotional support group for gay & bi men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as:  relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For information, call 322-2437. www.dunshee house.org.

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

Columbia City Beatwalk. 7-10pm. Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S. 1st Friday each month, May thru December. Columbia City retailers, restaurants & cafes combine the love of good music with good books, fine dining & provocative art. An evening of folk, reggae, R & B, ethnic music & more. Admission to all venues: $5. www.columbiacitybeatwalk.org.

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. Call for location. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All  welcome. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

Lambert House Creative Writing Lab. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Movieola! Songs of the Silver Screen (7/5-7/8 & 7/11-7/15). Crepe de Paris, 1333 5th Ave. (See Thursday listing at 7pm for complete details.)

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St, Tacoma. Every Friday. (253) 474-8897.

The Alternative. 8-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a free, peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30/40-ish men who are interested in connecting with others in a friendly & alternative setting. More info:  Stuart, 817-1064.

Columbia City Cabaret. Bar 7pm, Theater 8pm, Show 9pm. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S. Every Friday. Seattle’s sexiest cabaret & burlesque stars hosted by Tamara the Trapeze Lady. Tickets $15 at the door. 21+ with valid ID.

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.
     
Puget Sound Pissers Society. 9-11pm. Seattle Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Meets 1st Friday each month. www.aubreysparks.com

SATURDAY - July 7

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Victoria BC Pride (7/7 & 7/8). For details visit www.victoriapridesociety.org

“Tanabata” at Tacoma Art Museum. 1-5pm. TAM, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. In partnership with Asia Pacific Cultural Center, TAM presents “Tanabata,” a Japanese star festival that takes place on the seventh day of the seventh month. This year is particularly special because it also occurs in the seventh year, making the date 07/07/07. The celebration traditionally features dancing, poetry, and writing wishes on paper that are then hung on trees. The museum event will feature Kabuki theater, print-making and origami projects, and Japanese cultural treasure trunks from Asia Pacific Cultural Center. According to legend, the Milky Way, a river of stars that crosses the sky, separates the lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi. The festival celebrates the time each year when the two stars, Altair and Vega, meet in the night sky, on July 7. Admission:  $5. 253-272-4258; www.TacomaArtMuseum.org

Buzz Cuts, Boot Black & BBQ. The Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Afternoons, 1st Saturday of every month. Buzz cutter will be the famous Patrick Bear, Gregory LaRouxe will be our bootblack & Corey Krantz will be the cook. $15 buzz cut, quick boot shine $5, traditional boot blacking $20, BBQ offerings $2-$5. Proceeds will continue the endowment of the Tony DeBlase scholarship.

LGBT Community Center QArts Artist’s Reception. 6pm. 1115 E Pike St. 1st Saturday of every month. Each month the Center showcases the work of a different LGBTQ artist. Join us for opening night festivities. Meet the artist, see the work & meet & mingle.

Northwest Bears Beer/Soda Bust & Bear Meet. 6-9pm. Men’s Room, 1501 E Madison St. Meets 1st Saturday each month. A beer bust for Bears, Cubs & like-minded friends with happy hour prices. An informal get-together & a chance for prospective members to meet men already in the club. NWB is a Gay men’s social & service organization for Bears, Cubs & Trappers. 903-9288. www.nwbears.org

Movieola! Songs of the Silver Screen (7/5-7/8 & 7/11-7/15). Crepe de Paris, 1333 5th Ave. (See Thursday listing at 7pm for complete details.)

“Amavaita - Courage in the Face of Adversity” in Tacoma. 8pm. Trinity Lutheran Church, 12115 Park Ave S, Tacoma. Featuring several choral compositions, the title of this concert is derived from the ancient Persian word for “courage.” Tickets: $20 at the door; $18 in advance; $15 for students, seniors, un(der)employed & differently abled. For advance tickets visit www.the esoterics.org

SUNDAY - July 8

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Victoria BC Pride (7/7 & 7/8). For details visit www.victoriapridesociety.org

“Amavaita - Courage in the Face of Adversity” in Medina. 3pm. St Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 NE 12th St, Medina. (See Saturday listing at 8pm for description.)

Dignity/Seattle. 6pm-Prayer Service. Ravenna United Methodist Church, 5751 33rd Ave NE. Meets 2nd Sunday of every month. Dignity/Seattle is the local chapter of the nationwide organization of GLBT Roman Catholics. “We celebrate our inherent dignity with pride in liturgy, mutual support, work for justice, & social activities.” Gender-inclusive & relationship affirming liturgies & prayer services. All welcome. 325-7314.

South Sound Gay & Lesbian Couples Group. 6-8pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tacoma. Meets 2nd Sunday each month. Open to all GLBT couples interested in strengthening their relationship. 253-627-0129.

Movieola! Songs of the Silver Screen (7/5-7/8 & 7/11-7/15). Crepe de Paris, 1333 5th Ave. (See Thursday listing at 7pm for complete details.)

 

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