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Calendar Listings from Saturday, September 10 to Sunday, Sept 18

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: Wednesday at 6pm.

Accessibility: Is your event accessible to LGBTQ people with hidden & visible disabilites? 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:

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

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

Seattle Bisexual Men's Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women's Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn; BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.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), 322-9590 (lobby), www.capitolhillalano club.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; The Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork; 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 (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for Queer/LGBTQ individuals & communities & for those affected by HIV/AIDS. 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 County - www.gaysnohomish. org.

Forty & Over: Lesbians Over 40 - 328-4895; Mature Friends for Gay men & women 40 & over - 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Seattle Prime Timers for Gay & Bi men 40 & over - 329-0793.

Gay City offers an extensive program of events & activities for Gay & Bi men. Gay City Wellness Center offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing. For information 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.

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, 329-6923.)

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.

Music: 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/Seattle Women's Chorus: 323-0750.

Olympia/Thurston County - The Rainbow Center, a virtual community center, www.rainbowcenteroly.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; Gay Fathers' Association of Seattle offers support groups & social activities, 324-4359, www.gfas.org; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbowfamiliesps.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.

Organizations for People of Color: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; The HAKIKA Project, peer-to-peer community support group for African American men on the "Down Low," 551-5524, http://hakikaproject.atspace.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; Northwest Two Spirits, GLBT Native Americans, www.nwtwospiritsociety.org; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Queer A/PI (Asian/Pacific Islander) Collective, Justine, 467-0884; 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.

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 Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a community mental health service for GLBT persons & their families providing comprehensive mental health services on a slide 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. 329-4857, 888-388-STEP, www.thebody.com/step/steppage.html.

Snohomish Health District HIV/AIDS Program provides free confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing. 425-339-5398.

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

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www.rainbowcntr.org.

Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella group for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities. 322-7769. www.teamseattle.org. Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcity softball.org. Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844.

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.

Women's Community: Dunshee House: 322-2437; PUSH, www.pushmagazine.org; Seattle Women's Network: 498-8811; S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbianconcern.org.

Women's Health: BABES offers support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; 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; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center, www.uwbreastcare.com

Youth Resources: Lambert House - an activities & resource center for GLBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safeschool zine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-307-9275 (intervention help, M-Th, 2-8pm); 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.

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

SATURDAY - September 10

Korean Cultural Celebration. Seattle Center. Ch'usok or Harvest Festival Day gives thanks for a good harvest. Folk songs, dance, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, film & exhibits depict a cultural evolution over thousands of years.

A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. 2nd Saturday of every month. Men gather monthly for for drumming, singing, storytelling & sharing of life experience. We create a safe, confidential & sacred space in which a man can speak his truth from the heart, to heal & empower himself. We are fiercely non-political, non-sectarian & non-judgmental. all men are welcome. www.agatheringofmen.org

AIDS Walk 2005. 9am-12noon. Volunteer Park. For the first time, Capitol Hill welcomes thousands of walkers & supporters. It's a new day & a new route! Walkers will remember those lost to HIV/AIDS, honor those living with HIV/AIDS & raise awareness about the disease. 323-WALK, aidswalk@llaa.org, www.llaa.org

LGBTIQ People of Color Gathering: Building Community (9/10 & 9/11). 9am-5pm. MLK Day Center, 1855 S Lane St. Topics include Community Building; Spirituality & Faith; Healthy Intimate Relationships; Internalized Racism & Opression; Intergenerational Panel & more! To REGISTER qpoc_retreat@yahoo. com

Lambert House Rummage Sale (9/10 & 9/11). 9am-4pm. St Joseph's Church, 19th Ave E & E Aloha St.

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. 923-1974; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

Central Area Community Breakfast & Elder Law Clinic. 9:30am-12noon. Central Area Senior Center, 500 30th Ave S. For more information call 726-4926.

WaterWomen Swim. Sat: 11am-12 noon; Mon: 6:30-7:30pm; Wed: 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Saturday, Monday, Wednesday. A womyn-only private swim which provides a safe space for fat women & their female allies who want to exercise, socialize & play in the water. $4 per session. waterwomenswim@aol.com.

Black Hills Pride BBQ in Rochester. 3pm. Black Hills Pride is the Pride Foundation's regional community for Thurston, Mason, Pacific, Grays Harbor & Lewis counties. For more information & location, 360-866-8853.

United Ebony Council of Washington. 3pm. Hana's Teriyaki, 1914 8th Ave. All are welcome. UEC is a mixed group open to all races & life styles.

Religious Coalition for Equality & Equal Rights Benefit. 5:30-10pm. Seattle Glass Blowing Studio, 2227 5th Ave. Features Gov Christine Gregoire, US Rep Jay Inslee & King County Exec Ron Sims. Tickets $25-$200. www.religiouscoalition-wa.org/contributions/agora.cgi

PolyFidelity Discussion Group Potluck Meeting. 5:30-8:30pm. The Wet Spot, 1630 15th Ave W (at W Garfield St). Meets 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months. PolyFidelity welcomes persons of all sexual orientations who are interested in discussing responsible alternatives to monogamy. www.scn.org/~spg for more info, a listing of local poly resources & what to bring to the potluck.

Spectrum. 6-9pm. Call for location. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Christian group for all people in 20s, 30s & early 40s. Sponsored by University Congregational United Church of Christ. More info: David Shull, 524-2322.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 6:30pm. Capitol Hill location. Meets every Saturday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. We also have games on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 7pm. Cost: $3 fee includes soft drinks & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 709-9331, chris@purpus.com

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

"Between Dreams" Artist's Reception. 7-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Opens a show of paintings & drawings by James Vitale.

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.

Comrade Sister: Voices of Women in the Black Panther Party. 7pm & 9pm. Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave. The Underground Railroad Film Series is designed to build cultural competancy, join neighbors & nourish the appetite of audiences hungry for cinematic storytelling outside of the Hollywood mainstream. www.langstonblackfilmfest.org

Ingersoll Gender Center Saturday Evening Group. 7:30pm. 1812 E Madison St. An open social/support group. Less formal facilitator-guided discussion may cover a range of topics in one evening. www.ingersoll center.org

SUNDAY - September 11

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

Lambert House Rummage Sale (9/10 & 9/11). 12noon-4pm. St Joseph's Church, 19th Ave E & E Aloha St.

Seattle Unity Church. 8:15am & 11am-Sunday Services. 200 8th Ave N. 622-8475; www.seattleunity.org.

Center for Spiritual Living. Services 8:25, 9:45, 11:30am. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Hiking Group. 8:30am. Meet at SE corner of Terry Ave & Mercer St. Every Sunday year-round (rain or shine) for day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo. com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/

Wallingford United Methodist Church. 8:30am & 11am-Worship. 2115 N 42nd St. 547-6945 (office); 285-5077 (George).

Tacoma First United Methodist Church. 9:30am-worship, 11am-adult education. 423 Martin Luther King Way, Tacoma. (253) 627-0129.

Central Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 1710 11th Ave (just north of E Pine St). 322-7500.

Different Spokes Bicycle Ride. 10am. Every Sunday. For information visit www.differentspokes.org. This GLBT cycling club sponsors rides & social events for bicyclists of all levels - easy, moderate, brisk, strenuous. Bicycle helmets are required for all rides.

East Shore Unitarian Church. 10am-Sunday Service. 12700 SE 32nd St, Bellevue. 425-747-3780.

Gay Men's Bowling in Everett. 10am. Tyee Lanes, 914 N Broadway, Everett. Every Sunday. Spectator's welcome. Eric, 425-339-5238. Sponsored by the Gay Men's Task Force.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church. 10am-Worship. 911 Stewart St. 682-3620.

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.

University Congregational United Church of Christ. 10:15am services. 4515 16th Ave NE. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

Living Water Fellowship. 10:30am - Worship. 16000 Mill Creek Blvd, Mill Creek. Pastor Susan George. (425) 337-5037, www.livingwaterwa.com

Grace Gospel Chapel. 11am - Worship. 2052 NW 64th St. 784-8495.

Dharma Buddies. 11am. 303 17th Ave E (corner of 17th Ave E & E Thomas St). Every Sunday. A Buddhist meditation & discission group for gay, bi & transgendered. Peer led. Instruction provided if needed. Eric, 709-2534. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

New Heart Metropolitan Community Church in Tacoma. 11am-Worship. 2150 S Cushman, Tacoma. 253-272-2382. (Also, Wednesday evening service at 7pm.)

St Paul's United Church of Christ. 11am-Worship. 6512 12th Ave NW. 783-6733; www.stpauluccseattle. com.

Metropolitan Community Church Seattle. 12:30pm-Worship. Temple DeHirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave. 325-2421.

Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church. 1pm-Worship & Fellowship. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S #309. Rev Gwen Hall, 723-9395. http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/unityfellowshipchurchamerica.

GLAAD Cocktail Party. 2-5pm. The GLAAD Board of Directors invite you for cocktails & hors d'oeuvres by Lisa Dupar's Catering. Learn more about how you & GLAAD can make cultural change a reality. Tickets: $50 general; $75 VIP; $150 Patron VIP. www.glaad.org/absolut_bellevue

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Fri: 7-8:15pm; Weds/Thurs: 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.

Rainier Valley Unitarian Congregation. 5pm. 4620 S Findlay St. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.org

Saving Souls: Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina. Doors 5pm, Show 6pm. The Upscale restaurant, 3901 4th Ave NE, Renton. Features performance pieces by local artists, live DJs & special appearances by NBA stars Jamal Crawford, Brandon Roy & Tre Simmons. $10 suggested donation.

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.

Pride League Bowling. 6:30pm. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW. Meets every Sunday. Regular league bowling. For information call Jeff, 932-3731.

Integrity/Puget Sound. 7pm-Worship & Fellowship. St. Mark's Cathedral, Thomson Chapel, 1245 10th Ave E. Integrity is an international ministry of Gay & Lesbian Episcopalians, their friends & families, dedicated to education, support & service within the Church & the GLBT community. (425) 226-2746. MONDAY - September 12

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. Last appointment begins at 7:30pm. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

Gay Men's HIV/STD Taskforce. 3-5pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Features a presentation from the recently completed Sex Check HIV prevention study.

HIV/AIDS 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 who is HIV+ or who has AIDS. For more info 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Kinky Crones. 6-9pm. E-mail for details & location. Meets 2nd Monday each month. A social group & potluck for kinky women over 40. ladysun@eskimo. com.

Power Tools. 6:30-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - NEXT SESSION TBA. 8 week workshop to help you develop skills & uncover abilities you already possess for problem-solving & solution building. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated group. For information & TO REGISTER call Jamie, 322-2437.

Water Womyn Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Pool on Fircrest Grounds, 15th NE & NE 155th St. (See Saturday listing at 11am.)


MONDAY - September 12

BiWomen's Reading Group in Bellingham. 7-8:30pm. Bellis Fair Food Court, Bellingham. Meets 2nd Monday each month. A few of the books we'll read are bi-themed, but we'll be looking At all the books thru the lens of bisexuality & how women form supportive communities. For information & list of books, rsaxton@fastmail.fm

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, South Bldg, 200 15th E (downstairs). Every Monday (except holidays & last 2 Mondays in Aug & Dec). Seattle's only gay & lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998.

Movie Night for Gay & Bi Men in Tacoma. Call for details, including film title, time & location. Meets 2nd Monday each month. Monthly movie get-together for Gay & Bi men. Sponsored by Pierce County AIDS Foundation. Seth, 253-383-2565 ext 212.

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

PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouse's support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) 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.

PFLAG/Skagit Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Rd, Sedro Woolley. Meets 2nd Monday each month. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Post 9/11: The Tension Between Security & Civil Liberties. 7pm. Seattle First UMC, 811 5th Ave. A panel discussion of the USA PATRIOT Act & its renewal. Sponsored by the Anti-defamation League. www.adl.org

Radical Women Weekly Roundtable Discussion (6/20-10/1). 7-8:30pm. 1346 13th Ave S. Meets every Monday. Explore the hidden history of Women & American Socialism. Weekly discussion group on a book by Mari Jo Buhle that reveals the connections between the feminist movement, labor struggles & radical movements of the late 19th & early 20th centuries. FREE. Everyone welcome. 722-6057, 722-2453.

The Road to Revolution - A Marxist History Study Group. 7-8:30pm. 4710 University Way NE, Suite 100. Meets every Monday. A lively, informal reading & discussion seminar on the dynamics of the Russian Revolution, sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.com

Eastside Gay Men's Recovery - Men's AA Meeting - in Kirkland. 7:30-9pm. Kirkland First Congregational Church, 106 5th Ave (upstairs meeting room), Kirkland. Every Monday. 425-829-7478.

Knights of Malta Monthly Meeting. 7:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. K of M/Jet Chapter is a fun-loving leather/Levi social & charitable organization that raises money for various causes & organizations, including Pennies from Heaven, Rosehedge House, & Three Cedars. Social functions include Mr & Ms Wrangler Contest, La Femme Grotesque, Movie Auction Night, Memorial Day Weekend Camp-Out, Sir Guy Contest, Beggars Feast, holiday parties & other events. mailbox@jet chapterkofm.com

Unity Gay Men's AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S "J" St, Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-383-2318.

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

TUESDAY - September 13


Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 9am-1pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Tuesday. Compassionate & holistic care, including acupuncture & herbs, to low-income men, women & youth living with HIV/AIDS. Sliding fee scale, $5 minimum requirement. 322-6945. (Also Thursdays, 3:30-7pm.)

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. Last appointment begins at 7:30pm. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

Intermediate Bridge. 1pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Come join our Bridge Group for seniors. Interested people can just show up & have fun! Refreshments provided. For info, 783-1233.

InsideOut - A Support Group for GLBTQ Youth Ages 13-18 in Shoreline. 3:30-5pm. Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Room 230, Shoreline. Every Tuesday. InsideOut is a group for Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay & Questioning Youth to develop positive self-identities in a professional & supportive environment. 362-7282 ext 242. Sponsored by the Center for Human Services.

BABES Women's Evening Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES reduces isolation, promotes self empowerment, enhances quality of life & serves the needs of women facing HIV thru peer support, advocacy, education & outreach. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. For Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender individuals. FREE. Linda, 323-1768 ext 325.

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 fro anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, who is living with Hepatitis C. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Queer Conversations. 6pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A peer facilitated, topical discussion group. Topics include coming out, connections & the invisible divide, fun, spontaneity & olay, sex & relationships. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Northwest Two-Spirit Society. 6:30pm. LGBT Community Center. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. For info www.nwtwospiritsociety.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.)

All Genders Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Support/discussion group for all youth interested in exploring their gender identities. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Lesbian Cancer Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday. Professionally facilitated group for lesbians affected by any type of cancer, ranging from those recently diagnosed to long-term survivors. Co-sponsored by Verbena & Cancer Lifeline. 297-2100 ext 114.

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. For contact info and location queerladiesstitchn bitch@yahoo.com

Seattle Bisexual Men's Union. 7pm. Group Health, Central South Bldg, 201 16th Ave E (at E John St), Room A-3. Meets 2nd Tuesday each month for discussion & social events. Open to all men who have Bisexual interests or curiosity. www.binetseattle.org.

Sex Talk. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Re-occurring, short-term, BY REGISTRATION ONLY. Join other queer, bi & lesbian women for this adventurous discussion/skills series. Here's a sneak preview of some topics: body anatomy, "female ejaculation," hooking up, sex toys, anal sex, fisting, safer sex, S/M, erotic writing & more! Contact Jamie today for information & TO REGISTER. 322-3442.

Sexual Minority Women Cancer Survivors Northend Support Group. 7-9pm. Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave N. Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday each month. 323-6540. Sponsored by Seattle Lesbian Cancer Project.

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 7:30-9pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N "K" St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

Queerly Spiritual (9/13-10/18). 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A peer facilitated, topical support/skills group. Guided by the belief that spirituality is an on-going process, this series will bring together individuals interested in sharing their personal connections to & experiences with spirituality. Call Jamie, 322-2437.

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. For info 322-7188.

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. For information, contact Rachel, 999-3766 or Casey, 949-7561.

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. 360-671-3358; 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.

Rain City Jacks. Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of every month. Rain City Jacks is a private, members-only organization that meets twice a month for safe & highly erotic group JO events. Regular events are open to all club members & their accompanied guests. For time, location & other information call 339-JACK (5225) or visit www.raincityjacks.org

WEDNESDAY - September 14


Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 9:30am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

GSBA Luncheon & Candidates Forum. 11:30am. Shilshole Bay Beach Club, 6413 Seaview Ave NW. Meets 2nd Wednesday most months. Reservations due 5pm Friday before the luncheon; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $25-members/$30-nonmembers at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the Gay & Lesbian business & professional community. 363-9188.

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. Last appointment begins at 7:30pm. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

Mature Friends Dining Out Luncheon. 1pm. Call for details, location & to RSVP. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday most months. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

4 The Moment. 2-4pm. POCAAN, 2200 Rainier Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. This group is peer-facilitated & open to any GLBT person of color who is dealing with both HIV & substance use. You do not have to be abstinent to attend. But you should be at least willing to "deal openly" about your drug or alcohol use & desire positive change. For information contact Sam, 322-7061 x 212.

Mothers' Support Group. 4:15-5:45pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 4:15pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for mothers of grown HIV+ children & for mothers grieving the HIV-related loss of an adult child. For information 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

Speed, Sex & Sanity: Free Drop-In Support Group for Gay/Bi Crystal Meth Users. 5-6pm. 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A place to talk about anything, learn about safer crystal use & to build community. No requirements, no rejections, completely confidential. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

Transgender Resource Center Support Group. 5-6:30pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets every Wednesday. All are welcome. Contact Ms Rickey, 957-1742.

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for lesbians, bi women & transgendered people. Services include traditional Western & naturopathic care, gynecological services, transgender healthcare, fertitility counseling, allergy treatment, colds, flu, etc. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave (in auditorium), Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. David/Brenda, 425-339-5251. www.globeyouth.org

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 for queer/LGBTQ folks & queer-friendly folks who are experiencing the loss of a loved one to death. For information, 322-2437 or www.dunsheehouse.org

NEON Rest Stop. 6-8pm. Seattle Counseling Service, 1216 Pine St Ste 300. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly health night for men who party, for HIV & STD testing, vein care tips, needle exchange & free food. For information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.seattlecounseling.org

POZSeattle Summer BBQ & Social. 6-8pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Meet us on the back patio for a BBQ, socializing & lots of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages) & is for all HIV+ men & their friends, regardless of age, shape, size or color.

Center for Spiritual Living. Meditation 6:30pm, Services 7pm. 5801 Sand Point Way NE. Info 527-8801 ext 203, www.cslseattle.org

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. Contact Jenna, volunteer@equalrightswashington.org

LGBT Community Center Board Meeting. 6:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. Meets 2nd Wednesday each month. Monthly planning meeting for the Seattle's GLBT Community Center. All welcome. Queen City Community Development, 323-2227.

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

United Ebony Council of Washington Meeting. 6:30pm. Hana's Teriyaki & Lounge, 1914 8th Ave. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. UEC is a multicultural social & charitable organization, open to all people. UEC sponsors social & entertainment events thruout the year & raises funds for AIDS-related & other charitable organizations. 937-4811.

Bible Study & Praise for GLBT Folks. 7pm. Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, El Centro de la Raza, 2524 15th Ave S #309. Meets every Wednesday. Taught by Rev Gwen Hall MA, 723-9395.

Naked Yoga Men's Group Class. All levels, 7-8:15pm. Hengst Studio, 1506 Franklin Ave E. Meets every Wednesday & Thursday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. Beginners encouraged. 412-7079. www.mekosun.com

Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific NW by collecting oral histories, preserving historical materials, & presenting public programs such as exhibits, walking tours, & slide shows. gayhistnw@aol.com; 903-9517.

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

Seattle Movie Bears Movie Night. Check website for details. Every Wednesday night. Gay & Bi men enjoy a movie at a local theater with opportunity to socialize before & after movies. More info: http://groups.yahoo. com/group/seattlemoviebears; or e-mail: seattlemovie bears-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Gay & Bisexual Men's Support Group in Tacoma/Pierce County. 7:30-9pm. Call for location & details. Every Wednesday. For men 21 & over. 253-535-6853.

HIV-Negative Gay, Bisexual & Queer Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay/bi/queer men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. For information or to attend, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Newly Diagnosed. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is newly diagnosed as HIV+ or recently sero-converted. For info, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Support Group. 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 HIV+ folks. For information 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org

Mature Friends Weekly Bridge Group. 7:30pm. Call for location. Every Wednesday. All levels welcome. MF is a social organization for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. This is Dunshee House's free peer-facilitated book discussion group for queer/bi/lesbian women & trans/genderqueer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, 322-2437.

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

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 8pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

THURSDAY - September 15

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

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. Last appointment begins at 7:30pm. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

Kang Wen Clinic - Traditional Chinese Medicine for HIV/AIDS. 3:30-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every Thursday. 322-6945. (See Tuesday listing at 9am.)

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. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 5-8pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Drop in to 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. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 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. Please call the group's facilitator, Deborah if you are interested in attending. 322-2942.

Cancer Survivor Social at Gilda's Club. 6-8pm. 1400 Broadway. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. Social gathering for sexual minority women cancer survivors & their self-identified families. Refreshments & board games. RSVP requested: 323-6540.

40+ Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. PLEASE CALL FIRST. This is Dunshee House's on-going emotional support group for gay, bi & queer 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 or TO ATTEND, contact Jamie, 322-2584.

Gay Men in Abusive Relationships Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. On-going support group program. Professionally-facilitated, free of charge, held in a safe & confidential space. Info & to register: 323-1768. Sponsored by Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities.

Grief & Loss for LBQ Women. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emptional support group for lesbian, bi & queer women grieving the recent loss of a loved one to death. 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 Commission for Sexual Minorities. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.

Bisexual Etc. Re-occurring, by REGISTRATION ONLY. Next session TBA. This is Dunhee House's free peer-facilitated support/skills series by & for folks (men, women, transfolks etc.) who aren't solely hetero- or homosexual, straight or gay, etc. Intriguing weekly topics guide this series. 322-2437.

Book Release Party: Kevin O'Brien's The Last Victim. 7pm. Bailey/Coy Books, 414 Broadway E. Kevin O'Brien is a Seattle mystery writer & film buff. FREE. Food & drink will be served.

Gay & Lesbian Bowling Night in Shoreline. 7-9pm. Spin Alley Bowling Center, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline. Every Thursday. Spin Alley is a totally non-smoking bowling alley.

Ingersoll Gender Center Thursday Evening Group. 7pm. 1812 E Madison. Our open drop-in group. This is a good place to visit Ingersoll center for the first time. All are welcome in this facilitator-guided support group. Private consultation available & publications may be purchased. www.ingersollcenter.org. (See related listing Friday at 8pm.)

LGBT MS Support Group. 7-9pm. Group Health Clinic, 201 16th Ave E. Meets 3rd Thursday of every month. This group is open to members of the LGBT community & allies who have Multiple Sclerosis or are caregivers for people who have MS. We welcome people of all ages & stages of MS. For information, 234-1574.

Maybe Baby. 7-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. All queer women are welcome to share stories & information about pregnancy planning, adoption & (maybe) babies. 323-5428.

Naked Yoga Men's Group Class. All levels, 7-8:15pm. Banya 5, 217 9th Ave N. Meets every Wednesday & Thursday. Come prepared to work your body, calm your mind, feel your sexy-self & make new like-minded friends. Beginners encouraged. 412-7079. www.meko sun.com

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

PFLAG/Bellevue Monthly Meeting. 7pm - study group meets at 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Ave NE, Bellevue. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. (A spouse's support group runs concurrently with this meeting.) Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Bellevue: 425-562-6636. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

QUEST - For GLBTQ 20-Somethings in Everett. 7-9pm. Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave Ste 208, Everett. Every Thursday. "We promote wellness by providing a place to explore physical, emotional, social & intellectual growth while affirming & empowering individuals." David/Brenda, 425-339-5251; gayinfo@shd.snohomish.wa.gov.

Amazon Sisters Video Showing. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Documentary portrays indigenous women who led a grassroots effort to save the Amazon rainforest. Supper with vegetarian option available at 6:30pm for a $6.50. Hosted by Radical Women. 722-6057, 722-2453.

Bi & Questioning Group - For Youth, Ages 14-22. 7:30-9pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Meets every Thursday. Support/discussion/social group for Bisexual & Questioning youth. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

Gender Outlaws Peer Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. New day & time starting 9/1/05. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for folks exploring trans, genderqueer & other non-"traditional" gender issues &/or identities IN THEIR OWN LIVES. If you think this is for you, please CALL FIRST 322-2437.

HIV-Negative Queer, Gay & Bisexual Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584 (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 Sunday listing at 5pm.)

FRIDAY - September 16


Border Riders Motorcycle Campout (9/16-9/18). Dosewallips State Park. This is the last motorcycle only campout of the 2005 season. For information, brmcprez@yahoo.com

Equinox VI: Leather Spirit (9/16-9/18). The Longhouse, Redmond. Seattle Men in Leather's male-only weekend event for guys 21+. www.seattlemenin leather.org

HIV/AIDS Program in Everett. 1-5pm. 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 106, Everett. Every Mon-Fri. Snohomish Health District provides FREE confidential/anonymous HIV counseling & testing services. Rapid HIV Testing (results in about 20 minutes) Tues 1-4pm by appointment & 5-8pm on a first come, first served basis. Last appointment begins at 7:30pm. For information or appointment, (425) 339-5298.

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. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm.)

Rainshadow Women Monthly Potluck & Dance in Port Angeles. 6-10pm. Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 73 Howe Rd (off Barr Rd, 1 mile north of Hwy 101), Port Angeles. Meets 3rd Friday each month thru June. Bring a dish to share & your dancin' shoes. 360-457-1376.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men I & II. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. PLEASE CALL FIRST. 322-2584. (See related listing for Thursday.)

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

Puddletown Squares Square Dancing Class. 7pm. University Heights Center, 5031 University Way NE. Meets every Friday. For new dancers & their friends. Singles, couples, gay, straight & whatever are welcome. Casual & comfortable attire & footwear is recommended. www.puddletowndancers.org

Rainbow Bingo. 7-9pm. El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S. Every Friday. Come & join us for a fun night of bingo! Easy to play & easy to pay. Meet some new & special people. Features Ms Rickey & other special guests. For more information, 723-9395.

Sistahs Drumming. 7-10pm. Meets every Friday. Sponsored by Sistah 2 Sistah. Want to invite drumming into your home? Call Sistah Lee 722-2346.

BiNet Seattle Weekly Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binet seattle.org

Destiny Gay AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. First Congregational Church, 209 S "J" St, Tacoma. Every Friday.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Everett. 7:30-9pm. First Congregational Church, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Every Friday. 360-671-3358; www.washingtongenderalliance.org. (See related listing Tuesday at 7:30pm for details.)

Back to School Special: A Night of Naughty Burlesque & Hot Fashion. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. ReBar, 1114 Howell. Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque & Hot Sh*t Design presents a rebellious night of naughty burlesque performances & a hot fall fashion show that will send back-to-school blues to the dunce's corner in a sequined hat. Tickets $5.99 at the door only. www.missindigoblue.com

"clubdiversitytv" with Kevin Thompson - A GLBT Cable TV Program. 8pm. SCAN/Public Access Channel 29/77. Every Friday. Interesting local & national guests on a free, 58 minute, unscripted talk show w/viewer call-in feature, special performances, community awareness programming & much more. 24 hr club-line: 333-5958; clubdiversityww@hotmail.com

Crystal Meth Anonymous. 8-9pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

Ingersoll Gender Center Friday Evening Group. 8-10pm. 1812 E Madison #106. www.ingersollcenter.org (See related listing Thursday at 7pm.)

Lesbian & Gay AFG. 8pm. Swedish Hospital, 747 Broadway, B Floor, Conference Room 2. Meets every Friday. Everyone is welcome. Please use West Wing elevators to B Floor; Conference Room 2 is across from the Cafeteria. For information contact Tyler Joy, 242-9083

"Who's Your Daddy?" 8pm. Comcast Cable TV 77. Inspiring interviews, topics & ministry to the GLBT community, with Rev Robert Christian. 736-9688.

SATURDAY - September 17


(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Border Riders Motorcycle Campout (9/16-9/18). Dosewallips State Park. This is the last motorcycle only campout of the 2005 season. For information, brmcprez@yahoo.com

Equinox VI: Leather Spirit (9/16-9/18). The Longhouse, Redmond. Seattle Men in Leather's male-only weekend event for guys 21+. www.seattlemen inleather.org

Aging & Caregiving. 12noon-4:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. An afternoon of discussion on issues of aging & caregiving for LGBT people & allies. Includes information on wills, power of attorney, assisted living, financial planning & more.

PNW G/B/Q Longhaired Men. 2pm. Julia's, 300 Broadway Ave E. An informal social group for longhairs, growers, longhair admirers & their friends. We gather for brunch on the 3rd Saturday of every month to socialize & chat & often go out afterwards for coffee or some activity. Please join us! For information & to RSVP, 309-0510 or www.shorturl.com

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Vivace Roasteria, 901 E Denny Way. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binet seattle.org.

CookBoys. 6-8pm. Your favorite potluck is going strong in 2005, brought to you by Gay City Crew. If you've never been, what are you waiting for?! CookBoys is an all-ages event. For location & to RSVP, 860-6969.

Summer's A Drag Ball - The Search for Mr & Miss Emerald City 2005-2006. Doors 6pm, Pageant 7pm. Neighbours Underground, 1509 Broadway. Hosted by Aleksa Manila. This is an all-ages event. Door charge: 23+ $10; 22 & under $3. Sponsored by Lambert House.

Girl4GIRL Dance Party. Doors: 7pm. Premier Club, 1700 1st Ave S. 3rd Saturday every month. Hot caged dancers, sexy bartenders, huge dance floor. Cover $10. Women only. 21+ with valid ID. www.girl4girl seattle.com

Romp Naked. Doors 7:30pm, Opening Ritual 8:45pm. Live Djs spin a funky blend of house, tribal & modern global music. Suggested donation $15-$30. RSVP http://new.rompnaked.org/romp/

Trikone Northwest Monthly Potluck. 7:30pm most months. Call for location. Meets 3rd Saturday every month. For South Asian queer-identified (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex) or questioning individuals to gather together & get connected with each other's lives & discuss issues that affect our queer South Asian identities or explorations. 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org

SUNDAY - September 18

(See previous Sunday for ongoing events/activities.)

Border Riders Motorcycle Campout (9/16-9/18). Dosewallips State Park. This is the last motorcycle only campout of the 2005 season. For information, brmcprez@yahoo.com

Equinox VI: Leather Spirit (9/16-9/18). The Longhouse, Redmond. Seattle Men in Leather's male-only weekend event for guys 21+. www.seattlemenin leather.org

Baha'i Prayer & Fellowship Circle. 10am. Pearl Warren Bldg, 606 12th Ave S. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. 391-2188.

Bug Blast. 10am-4:30pm. Burke Museum, UW. Hands-on activities for children plus a chance for adults to get acquainted with bugs & touch real live ones. The Burke Museum's own bug expert Rod Crawford will be on hand to answer questions & talk about bug collecting as a lifetime hobby.

Building a Movement. 10am-4pm. Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave N. Seattle Young People's Project presents this training on popular education & building a youth movement for social change. Lunch will be provided. Limited space, please sign up today! 860-9606, yasmeen@sypp.org

Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $3 door fee covers hall rental. 329-0793.

Spirit of the Sound. 6pm. Prospect UCC, 1919 Prospect Ave. Meets 3rd Sunday each month. 459-5767.

Spiritually Speaking. 6pm. 303 17th Ave E. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. All genders & ages welcome. Share! Experience! Breathe! Conversation Cafe style - confidentiality respected. 325-3306. fsorganizing@gbnetx.com

Seattle Bisexual Women's Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Erotic Writing Workshop. 3rd Sunday of every month. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.


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