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Calendar Listings from Saturday, January 12 to Sunday, January 20

TO GET A CALENDAR LISTING: To have your event considered for the Community Calendar, send 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 disabilities? See Jean’s List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla’s disabilities accommodations lists.

Following is a 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.

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of 12-step meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), www.capitolhill alanoclub.org.

Center for LGBT Health, 511 E Pike St. A shared space for the Gay City Health Project (men), 860-6969; and Verbena (women), 323-6540.

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, retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Everett/Snohomish Cty - www.gaysnohomish.org.

Gay City organizes events 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.

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

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

MEN: 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; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; Q-Squared: www. qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.rompnaked.org; Seattle Gay Couples:  www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org.

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

Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf:  www.nwrad.org.

Olympia/Thurston County:  www.RainbowCenterOly. org.

PARENTHOOD: Families Like Ours provides a network of safe adoption 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; Maybe Baby, 323-5428; 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.

Peninsula Pride Alliance (North Olympic Peninsula):  PO Box 1988, Port Townsend, WA 98368; info@peninsulapride.org; www.peninsulapride.org.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesof nature@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.

Q Law: The GLBT Bar Association of WA:  682-6711; www.q-law.org

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a 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

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; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.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/Ethylforever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletowndancers.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Seattle Gay Basketball: Michael Coleman, 349-1660, mcoleman66@ hotmail.com; 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.teamseattle.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.

Tacky Tourist Clubs of America, Seattle Chapter. www.ttca.org; bruce@ttca.org; 1122 E Pike St PMB 905, Seattle, WA 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. rainbowcntr.org.

TRANSGENDER: Emerald City Social Club: 425-827-9494; Gender Odyssey: www.genderodyssey. com; Ingersoll Gender Center: 329-6651, www.ingersollcenter.org; Pacific Gender Support: 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org; Washington Gender Alliance: 360-445-2411, www.washington genderalliance.com

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, education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo. com/group/womenofwestseattle

Yakima:  First Fridays - (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

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, 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 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace.com;  Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth 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 - January 12

A Gathering of Men in Edmonds. 8:15-11:30am. Edmonds UUC, 8109 224th St SW, Edmonds. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. Men gather monthly 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

Mekosun Yoga. 9-10:15am. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Saturday. Weekend flow. Mixed gender. $15/class. 412-7079, www.mekosun.com

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.

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Meets 2nd Saturday each month. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & Fridays 4pm-12 midnight.)

PolyFidelity Discussion Group Potluck Meeting. 4-6:30pm. Meets 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months. PolyFidelity welcomes persons of all sexual orientations who are interested in discussing responsible alternatives to monogamy. For more information & location, www.scn.org/~spg

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open game; 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: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

NGLTF Seattle Leadership Awards 2008. 6-8:30pm. Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St. This year’s dinner honors GSBA Executive Director Louise Chernin. Features MC Kate Clinton. Join us in honoring Louise for all her hard work & tremendous dedication to the community. www.thetaskforce.org

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.

Viva Las Vegas Bingo. Doors 6pm, Bingo 7pm. South Lake Union Naval Reserve Bldg, 860 Terry Ave N. What happens at Bingo stays at Bingo. Benefits Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 323-0069, www.llaa.org

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/

SUNDAY - January 13

(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/

Gay Men’s Bowling in Lynnwood. 9:30am. Majestic Lanes, 1300 164th St SW, Lynnwood. Every Sunday. Spectators welcome. Join us for lunch afterwards! Sponsored by the Snohomish County Gay Men’s Task Force. For info email John at johndmarsh@mac.com

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.

Seattle Gay Basketball. 2-4pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday. Looking for more Gay players to join us for full-court basketball games. For information call 349-1660 or email mcoleman66@hotmail.com

Annual Chef’s Dinner to Benefit Bailey-Boushay House. Reception & Silent Wine Auction 5pm, Dinner 7pm. Bell Harbor Conference Center, Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way. Guests will enjoy the best that Seattle chefs have to offer at an hors d’oeuvres reception with silent wine auction, followed by a private dinner prepared by celebrated area chefs for a limited number of guests. Proceeds will help fund nutrition services for those living with HIV/AIDS.  Tickets: $75-reception & wine auction; $300 & $600-reception, wine auction & dinner. www.chefsdinner.org

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

Ski Buddies Monthly Potluck. 6pm. Meets 2nd Sunday each month (Oct-Feb). Come & hear about all the great ski trips & winter activities Ski Buddies has planned. Whether you snow board, downhill, cross-country, or telemark, there are trips & events for you. Bring a potluck dish to share. 568-4030. www.ski buddies.org

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 (except during the summer). Regular league bowling. For information call Jeff, 932-3731.

MONDAY - January 14

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10:30am-12noon. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St. Every Monday. For LGBT families with children ages 0-5. It’s free, friendly & fun! 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for staying off speed. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Positively Mondays. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. An informal social & discussion group for men with HIV or AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. 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

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.

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, 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. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Monday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.com.

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.) 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.

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. 329-0886, 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.

TUESDAY - January 15

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for people who are long-term survivors living with AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 3-5pm. Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of LGBT youth. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE; www.safeschools coalition.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. 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.

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

Seattle Police Department Sexual Minorities Community Advisory Council Monthly Meeting. 6-8pm. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months. An opportunity for the GLBT community to speak openly with the SPD to dialog on public safety issues, plan officer training on sexual-minority topics, suggest ways to improve communications & procedures, explore protection strategies to minimize Gay-bashing incidents, & address other related concerns.

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

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

Different Drummers. Intermediate 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:20-9:30pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Learn traditional African & Afro-Caribbean rhythms & basic hand drumming techniques. Drums are provided. For information & location call Dennis, 363-4500 or differentdrummers@ mac.com

Gay City Open House. 7pm. Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E Pike St. Celebrate the launch of a new collaborative program for our community. Hosted by Dunshee House, Gay City, Multifaith Works, Seattle Black Pride & Seattle Counseling Service. 860-6969, www.gay city.org

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: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

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

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. A group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. For info, call 322-2437, 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.

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. 360-445-2411; www.washington genderalliance.com

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.

WEDNESDAY - January 16

Mature Friends Morning Exercise/Health & Fitness Get-Together. 10am. 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

Women’s HIV+ Support Group in Tacoma. 1-3pm. Pierce County AIDS Foundation, 625 Commerce, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month. 253-383-2565.

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.

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 Wednesday. 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.

Gay City Bulk Mail Party. 5-9pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month. Free pizza, beverages & great company. Drop in whenever you can for as long as you can & help Gay City get out the monthly newsletter. 860-6969; www.gaycity.org.

Home Alive Monthly Social Hour. 5-7pm. 1415 10th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 3. Social Hour is a place for all Home Alive friends & fans to gather together & build community for lives free from violence & hate. Come enjoy pizza, games, question of the month & more. New classes, events, more ways to get involved! Check out our website www.homealive.org

Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A drop-in informational & educational night for Gay & Bi men, friends & family. Activities include social events, lecture series & brainstorming sessions. A program of Project NEON & Gay City. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org, www.gaycity.org

“Call to Action! Is There Room for Culture & Entertainment on Capitol Hill?” 5:30pm. CHAC, 1621 12th Ave. A Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce forum.

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor, 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for Lesbians, Bi women & Transgendered people. Providers are sensitive & experienced sexual minority clinicians. Sliding scale, no one turned away. For info or APPOINTMENT 299-1600.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men. 6-7:30pm. 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 info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 or info@equalrightswashington.org

GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): A Support Group & HIV/STD Prevention for Youth (14-20) in Everett. 6-8pm. Snohomish Health District, 3331 Broadway #1001, Everett. Every Wednesday. Sponsored by Snohomish Health District. David/Brenda, 425-263-2908. www.globeyouth.org

Pierce County AIDS Foundation New Volunteer Orientation in Tacoma. 6-8pm. PCAF, Old City Hall, 625 Commerce St, Ste 10, Tacoma. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month. PCAF is seeking volunteers to provide practical & emotional support services for clients, assist with administrative needs, & plan & work at special events. More info & to receive application, call Colleen at 253-383-2565 ext 206.

Transgender Youth Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

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.)

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. Seattle Counseling Services, 1216 Pine St, Suite 300. 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.ingersoll center.org

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Wednesday. Community class. Mixed gender. $10/class or $5 with food donation for local food bank. 412-7079, www.mekosun.com

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. 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, www. lamberthouse.org

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 Fathers Association of Seattle Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Group Health, 201 16th Ave E, Central Bldg, meeting room varies. Meets every Wednesday. Support groups for (1) Gay fathers & (2) for Gay men who are married & may or may not have children. The two groups mee on alternate Wednesdays. For schedule, check http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/gayfathers seattle or drop in regardless of parental status to make initial contact. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- Gay & Bi 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 info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ men. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.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

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:45pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

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

Border Riders Motorcycle Club Meet & Greet. 8-9pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). Meets the Wednesday before the 3rd Saturday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com

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.

THURSDAY - January 17

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. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org.

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

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

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! Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

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.

Grief & Loss Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. FREE peer-facilitated emotional support group open to ALL grieving in the recent loss of a loved one due to death. 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.

Friends, Partners & Providers of Meth Users. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Thursday. This is an ongoing drop-in support group open to anyone coping (or trying to cope) with another’s meth use. www.dunsheehouse.org

Queer Parent Networking Dinner. 6:30-8:30pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. Join us for a monthly dinner, meet other LGBT families & talk about the parenting issues that affect your life. Hosted by Northwest Network. Dinner & childcare is on us! RSVP to Gabriel at 568-7777 or gabriel@nwnetwork.org

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.

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.

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 MS or are caregivers for people who have MS. For information, 234-1574.

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8:15pm. Mekosun Loft, 905 20th Ave S. Meets every Thursday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. 412-7079; www.mekosun.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.) PFLAG/Bellevue: 425-562-6636. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

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/

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: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Militant Roots of the Fight for Reproductive Justice. 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. To honor the 35th anniversary of Roe v Wade, veteran clinic defender Mary Ann Curtis will discuss episodes from the struggle to legalize & preserve abortion rights in Washington state & southern California. Dinner with vegetarian option is available at 6:30pm for a $7.50 donation. 722-6057. rwseattle@mindspring.com

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 - January 18

KCBA Dr Martin Luther King Jr Luncheon. 11:30am-1:15pm. Red Lion Hotel, 1415 5th Ave. Hosted by the King County Bar Association. Features keynote speaker Prof Kathleen Neal Cleaver, Senior Lecturer at Emory Law School & Yale University & former Black Panther Party Communications Secretary. Tickets $40, $20 for students & law clerks. For RESERVATIONS call 267-7052. www.kcba.org

MLK Celebration 2008. 12noon-1:30pm. Mt Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave. Hear his words & celebrate with music. Features keynote speech by Essence Magazine Executive Director Susan L Taylor & music by the Black Nativity Choir & Total Experience Gospel Choir.

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

Strength Over Speed. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. FREE drop-in support group (not a 12-step) for Gay & Bi men who want to stay off speed. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.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.)

First Fridays in Yakima. 7-9pm. 223 N 1st St, Yakima. Meets 1st & 3rd Fridays. Social, support, education & advocacy group for the Yakima area GLBTQ community & their allies. All are welcomed & invited. (509) 576-0276. www.gayakima.com/1stfridays.html

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

20 Somethings Queer Women’s Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. A casual peer-led social/discussion group for Lesbain, Bi & Queer women in their 20’s. Build community & conncetion with other young women in a relaxed & comfortable environment. www.dunsheehouse.org.

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. FREE peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30/40-ish men who are interested in connecting with others in a friendly & alternative setting. Come check us out! For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Out Dancing. Lesson 7:30pm, Dance 8:30pm. Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St. Gay night at the Century Ballroom, every 3rd & 4th Friday of the month. Dine & dance. Dinner reservations 324-7263. $5 dance lesson, $7 cover. www.centuryballroom.com

Tribal Instinct. 8-10pm. The Wet Spot, 1605 15th Ave. W. Meets the 3rd Friday most months. FREE for SML members, $5 for non-members. Tribal Instinct is followed by The Wet Spot’s Men-Only Event; separate admission is required.

SATURDAY - January 19

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

The Dream Weekend. 8am-registration; 9am-9pm-program. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Imagine coming together with LGBT sober people from our region for a Saturday of growth, fellowship, fun, serenity & sobriety. We see it as a time for the varied elements of our community to come together in one place to envision (or Dream) a future for the local LGBT community in recovery. Registration $25. For information or to get involved call 234-5580 or email soberdream08@aol.com

Lambert House Queer Rec. 1pm. 1818 15th Ave. 3rd Saturday of every month. Outdoor & indoor adventures for youth ages 22 & under. On Metro routes 8, 10, 43.

Q-Squared Book Group. 1-2pm. Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E. Meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. A relaxed & enjoyable approach to Gay literature. The idea is to cover fiction & non-fiction, masterpieces & fun beach reads, current releases & classics of the field. We may even toss in a graphic novel just to mix things up. www.qsquared.org

PNW G/B/Q Longhaired Men. 2pm. Locations vary. Check the website or call for details. An informal social group for longhairs, growers, longhair admirers & their friends. Please join us! For information & to RSVP, 309-0510 or www.longhair.shorturl.com

Music of Remembrance “Sparks of Glory:  Legacy” Concert. 2:30pm. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E Prospect St. Features Israeli composer Betty Olivero’s dance suite from “The Golem” & other pieces, with commentary. FREE.

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Wayward Coffee, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Social get-together for Bisexual men & women, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks. www.binetseattle.org.

Mike Harrison Opening Reception. 6-9pm. Galactic Boutique, 1213 Pine St. Local artist Mike Harrison creates colorful abstract paintings in acrylic on canvas. Everything from large scale atmospheric compositions to tiny canvases of quick bright brushstrokes. FREE wine, snacks & music. www.galacticboutique.com

Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT) MLK/Kwanzaa Potluck Celebration. 6pm. Call for location. MACCT is a Gay/Bi multi-racial, multi-cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial & cultural barriers can be overcome & the goal of human equality realized. For information or to RSVP call 333-0991 or email macct@macctsea

Romp Naked. 7pm-welcoming & opening ritual; 8pm-music, dancing & energy work; closing ritual by 12 midnight. An alternative nude gathering for men to honor male erotic energy thru art, music & dance. A space for men of all ages, colors & shapes to express themselves freely. Join us as we venture beyond physicality & explore the depths of beauty & spirit. Suggested donation $30, benefits local community organizations. You must be on the guest list to attend. To RSVP visit www.rompnaked.org

 

SUNDAY - January 20

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Seattle Men in Leather Monthly Brunch. 11am. Martin’s Off Madison, 1413 14th Ave. Meets 3rd Sunday most months. All members of the leather community are invited to attend. SML is a Gay men’s social organization, promoting with power & pride the Seattle Men’s Leather Community. 686-2594; info@ seattlemeninleather.org; www.seattlemeninleather.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. $4 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

Seattle Black Pride Community Meeting. 4-6pm. 115 16th Ave E. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. 324-1520; www.seattleblackpride.org.

Seattle Out & Proud (formerly Seattle Pride Committee) Community Meeting. 6-8pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month.

 


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