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SAFE SCHOOLS COALITION LGBT SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
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FREE RÉSUMÉ AND JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS
South Seattle Community College's WorkSource Center is partnering with the Seattle Public Library and the King County Library System to offer résumé and job search workshops. The Seattle Public Library events will be held at the downtown Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Room 4 on Level 4. No registration is required, but seating may be limited. For more information, contact South Seattle Community College WorkSource Center at 206-764-5304 or visit www.southseattle.edu for complete schedule.

SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP - IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEAN
Spring has arrived and Seattleites are gearing up to take part in the city's longest-running neighborhood cleanup program - Spring Clean.

Spring Clean, now in its 24th year, runs from April through May.

Spring Clean activities include painting out graffiti, picking up litter and illegally dumped materials, stenciling storm drains, cleaning school yards, removing invasive plants in planting strips and traffic circles, and planting trees. All projects are conducted on public property.

The City of Seattle supports volunteers with FREE bags, gloves, safety vests, and waste disposal. Spring Clean information, including neighborhood cleanup activities and sign-up packets, is available by calling 206-233-7187 or by visiting www.seattle.gov/util/springclean.

GAY GAMES VIII COLOGNE 2010 SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
The Cologne Gay Games, July 31-August 7, is seeking volunteers to help with the presentation of the games. Visit the "Take Part" page at www.games-cologne.com for complete details.

AN EVENING WITH DINA MARTINA
The incomparable Dina Martina presents a new evening (or matinee, if you prefer) of hilarious songs, stories, videos and audience gifts that will knock your socks off. Because Dina Martina's performances have been described as "totally fresh" and "unlike anything you've ever seen," it's next to impossible to effectively describe what a Dina Martina show is like. It is, however, easy to list some things the show IS: hysterically funny, surprisingly smart, hilariously stupid, occasionally obscure, surreal, sweet, full of pathos. The show runs March 5-April 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 1-800-838-3006 or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/93619. NOTE: No one under 21 years old will be admitted.

SEATTLE GAY FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE SPRING GAMES
Seattle Gay Flag Football League seeks players of all skill levels for weekly Saturday practices and games. Final spring season game is scheduled for Saturday April 3 at 3 p.m. at Georgetown Playfield, S. Homer St. & Corson Ave. S. Practices and games are open to spectators. There will be a summer break with pick-up games scheduled during the summer. League practice and play will return in the fall. For more information, contact Manager Rich at atlasrich@hotmail.com or join the Seattle Gay Flag Football League group on Facebook.

KNIGHTS OF MANTRA'S SIR GUY 2010 CONTEST
On Saturday, April 3, door at 6 p.m., contest at 7 p.m., join the Knights of Mantra at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. at E. Pine St., for the Sir Guy 2010 men's leather title contest, with silent auction and 50/50 raffle fundraisers and leather fantasy. $5 donation at the door. www.JetChapterKofM.com.

THREE DOLLAR BILL CINEMA PRESENTS "INNOCENCE LOST" SPRING FILM SERIES
Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents four not-to-be-missed Queer film classics in April at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. at 7 p.m.

The series begins on Saturday, April 3, with Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971). In the isolated world of a men's prison, sex is currency, power and the only escape. A baby-faced new inmate learns all of this and more - the hard way - in this gritty and often graphic drama. This film features a must-see performance by Michael Greer as "Queenie."

Next, Cher stars in Chastity (1969) on Thursday, April 8. Long before she became an Academy Award-winning actress, Gay icon Cher starred in this campy road movie as a lost and lonely girl looking for love in all the wrong places. She winds up working in a Mexican brothel where the Lesbian madam in charge wants Chastity to become more than just an employee. Chastity is presented in glorious 35mm and is BadMovieArt Approved. Produced and written by Sonny Bono.

Mädchen in Uniform (1958) follows on Saturday, April 17. An orphaned teenager (the legendary Romy Schneider) is sent to an oppressive boarding school and soon falls madly in love with her sympathetic teacher (Lilli Palmer) whose tender loving care is misunderstood with tragic results. The story of their passionate and scandalous affair unfolds in artful, glorious color and remains one of the most unusual and bold films to emerge from post-war Germany. This is the first U.S. screening of the newly restored Mädchen in Uniform in 20 years.

Finally, movie-goers will learn how to Score (1974) on Thursday, April 22. A swinging married couple with an appetite for same-sex fresh meat set their sights on a pair of naïve newlyweds, showing them the kinky ropes in an erotic contest of seduction. Prepare for plenty of flesh and hilarious dialogue. Directed with wild abandon from sexploitation auteur Radley Metzger. This is the unrated version of Score.

Film-goers should note that both Mädchen in Uniform and Fortune and Men's Eyes are not available on DVD, so this could be your only chance to see these films.

Tickets are $9 for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members and $9.99 for general audience. The Innocence Lost Series Pass, which includes all four films, is $30.

www.threedollarbillcinema.org.

EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION'S SPRING SEASON & ECSA OPEN DIVISION KICK-OFF AT PURR
Come celebrate the start of the ECSA Open Division's 30th Anniversary season on Sunday, April 4, at 4 p.m., at Purr, 1518 11th Ave. This year more than 500 players will be playing on 35 teams - up from 32 teams last year.

Visit www.emeraldcitysoftball.org for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Open League for Gay and non-Gay men and women.

Visit www.eteamz.com/womensecsa for information about the Emerald City Softball Association's Women's League for Gay and non-Gay women only.

IN THE LIFE TV - "DISMANTLING HATE"
On Sunday, April 4, at midnight, KCTS-TV, Channel 9, broadcasts In the Life TV's April episode, "Dismantling Hate." The program talks with hate crime victims and perpetrators about the nature of hate. The program also visits with artist Alix Smith, who is traveling the country photographing hundreds of same-sex couples, challenging sterotypes and taking conventional portraiture to a new level. The program can also be watched online throughout the month of April at www.inthelifetv.org.

GSBA PRIME TIME EAST
On Tuesday, April 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., join GSBA members and friends at the Grand Cru Wine Bar, 1020 108th Ave. N.E., Bellevue, for an after-work networking social. FREE. Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Business Association, Seattle's LGBT Chamber of Commerce. 206-363-9188; www.thegsba.org.

5TH ANNUAL QOLOR'S RECEPTION
On Wednesday, April 7, from 5-7 p.m., at the Walker Ames Room in Kane Hall, on the UW's main campus off Red Square, the University of Washington's Q Center and the Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre invite you to the 5th Annual Qolors Reception as a time to celebrate Queer People of Color and Queers of Color contributions to the UW and the Queer communities at large. Listen to awesome speakers, participate in a community art project and mix and mingle. For more information, call 206-897-1430.

THE ELITE HOSTS FREE ASL LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
Have you ever wanted to learn basic American Sign Language? If so, you can get some beginning ASL instruction at the Elite, 1520 E. Olive Way. The FREE lessons will be held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the loft.

SEATTLE GAY & LESBIAN BOOK CLUB AT DUNSHEE HOUSE
The Seattle Gay & Lesbian Book Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave. E. at E. Thomas St. The club is pleased to announce the following title to be discussed in their ongoing reading and discussion series: April - The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault. All GLBTQ folks in the community are welcome to participate in this free book club. The reading list is chosen and the discussion facilitated by Nick DiMartino, published novelist and playwright, currently a book reviewer for ShelfAwareness.com, and a 30-year employee of University Book Store. For more information, email nickdimartin@earthlink.net or contact Dunshee House at 206-322-2437.

COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E., offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600.

"LABOR'S STAKE IN ENDING THE WARS" - AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL EISENSCHER CO-FOUNDER US LABOR AGAINST THE WAR
On Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m., join Pride at Work (AFL-CIO) MLK County Chapter, Jobs With Justice, Student Anarchist Study Group, UAW Local 4121, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and Common Action, for an enlightening presentation and discussion at The Labor Temple, Hall 6, 2800 1st Ave.

40TH ANNIVERSARY MR., MISS & MS. GAY WASHINGTON PAGEANT
Mr. Gay Washington '09-'10, Matt Surreal Cache, and Miss Gay Washington '09-'10, The Surreal Roxanne Von Cummings, invite you to the 40th Anniversary of the Ms., Miss, and Ms. Gay Washington Pageant at the LaQuinta Inn, 1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma. www.laquinta.com..

The Last Show and Awards will be held on Friday, April 9, door at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Cost: $20.

The Gay Washington Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 10, door at 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m. Cost: $40, includes elaborate buffet.

The Victory Brunch will be held on Sunday, April 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $26.

IMMIGRATION REFORM RALLY
On Saturday, April 10, at noon, the Washington Immigration Reform Coalition, an alliance of over 50 organizations, faith groups, community groups and labor unions, is hosting "Immigration Reform Rally: We Can't Afford to Wait!" at Occidental Park, just east of 1st Ave. S. between S. Washington St. and S. Main St., in Seattle's Pioneer Square. Communities across the country will be participating in this national day of action to ensure our representatives know we want comprehensive immigration reform.

SEATTLE QUAKE RUGBY HOME GAME
The Seattle Quake Rugby hosts their final home game this season on Saturday, April 10 (vs. Corvallis). All games are played at Magnuson Park, Field #5, 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Kickoff at 1 p.m. www.quakerugby.org.

SEATTLE CELEBRATES BERNSTEIN FESTIVAL WITH SEATTLE OPERA
On Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m., Seattle Opera presents a FREE panel discussion, "Collaborating with Bernstein" featuring Daron Aric Hagen, Peter Kazaras and Stephen Wadsworth. The event, moderated by Seattle Opera General Director Speight Jenkins with performances by soprano Jennifer Zetland and mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall, will be held at Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. at Seneca St. Although the event is free, ticket reservations are required and can be made by calling the Seattle Opera ticket office at 206-389-7676 or 800-426-1619. For more information on this event, visit www.seattleopera.org/calendar. Seattle Celebrates Bernstein is a city-wide arts festival honoring the great composer and conductor. The festival, which runs from March to June, is a combined effort by local arts organizations - orchestras, choruses, and theater companies - to present Bernstein's works. www.seattlecelebratesbernstein.org.

"WE'VE GOT FRIENDS 'ROUND HERE" - CAMP TEN TREES' DINNER & AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Come celebrate the first ten years of Camp Ten Trees on Saturday, April 10, at the 10th Annual Camp Ten Trees Dinner and Auction. The event will be held at the Westin Cascade Ballroom, 1900 Fifth Ave., starting at 6 p.m. Enjoy dinner, fabulous auction and entertainment. Tickets: $90-individual; $125-VIP. Get your tickets by April 8 at www.camptentrees.org. Camp Ten Trees is a summer camp for LGBT kids and children of LGBT parents.

SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS PRESENTS OLÉ!, OLÉ!, OLÉ!
On Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m., The Seattle Men's Chorus presents their spring concert, Olé!, Olé!, Olé!, at McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.

Don't miss this HOT retrospective of the sounds and flavors of Latin America and Spain. The Seattle Men's Chorus will serenade you with zarzuela of Spanish opera, tangos of Argentina and salsas of Brazil and Cuba. Dance the night away with the greatest hits of famous contemporary Latino vocal artists: Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca," Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud," Selena's "Como la Flor," Julio Ingelsias' "Un Hombre Solo," and Gloria Estefan's "Conga." Tickets are $30-$35, $15 youth (17 and under). 206-388-1400; www.flyinghouse.org.

The SMC also presents Olé!, Olé!, Olé! Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m., at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton and Saturday, May 1, at 2 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia.

CAPITOL HILL PRIDE COMMITTEE RECEIVES CITY GRANT, ISSUES OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Capitol Hill Pride Committee is proud to announce it has received a Small and Simple Matching Fund Project Grant from the City of Seattle Mayor's Office. We are delighted as this will afford better development and outreach for the community festival this year.

The committee is also announcing an Open Call to all artists and entertainers. Please submit your information to capitolhillfestival@gmail.com with "ARTIST" in the subject line for committee review. Deadline: April 15, 2010.

GAY BINGO TO BENEFIT LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE
Lifelong AIDS Alliance's long-running Gay Bingo season continues on Saturday, April 17 with "Biker Babe Gay Bingo" at Fremont Studios, 155 N. 35th St. - doors at 6 p.m., game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The season continues on May 22 with "Blue Hair Gay Bingo," and June 19 is "Beach Blanket Gay Bingo." Tickets are $25 and a full bar will be available. Due to Washington State Liquor Control regulations, all guests must be 21 years of age or older.

Visit the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Gay Bingo website at www.gaybingoseattle.com for more information and to buy your tickets. Or contact Gay Bingo at 206-323-0069 or gaybingo@llaa.org

GAY SKATE PARTY AT BELLEVUE SKATE KING
On Monday, April 19, from 7-10 p.m., enjoy an evening of roller-skating at Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue, at this LGBTQ community social event for friends and family. Cost is $8 at the door; $5 under 18. Regular skate rentals: FREE. Inline skate rentals: $4 or bring your own skates. For more information and directions, call 425-458-4707. Next Gay Skate Party is Monday, May 17. www.GaySkateSeattle.com; info@gayskateseattle.com.

LGBT LIBRARY NOW OPEN
The LGBT Library houses a wide range of fiction and non-fiction works of interest to those in the LGBT community and its allies. The Library is located at Gay City's offices, 511 E. Pike St., on the ground floor behind Kaladi Brothers Coffee (just follow the signs). Library hours are Mon-Fri, 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Items may be borrowed free of charge; however, ID is required. For your convenience, a drop box for returning borrowed items is available next to the front door when the library is closed.

LGBT RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
The Resource & Referral Line can connect you to LGBT-friendly resources throughout Puget Sound and beyond. Coming out and just learning what is out there? Visiting and want to know about nightlife options? Interested in drug or alcohol counseling? For these or any other LGBT issues, call 206-323-LGBT. Phone line hours are Mon-Fri, 3-7 p.m., and Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Leave a voice message at all other times and your call will be returned. Alternatively, you can view our resource lists at www.gaycity.org under the resources menu.

GAY CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR LGBT LIBRARY AND RESOURCE & REFERRAL LINE
Gay City Health Project's newest program needs your help! They have taken charge of the 323-LGBT community resource line and need your help to make it successful! Some duties include answering phones, connecting people to resources, updating material for their records, checking out books and reshelving. If you are interested, please contact Susan at 206-388-1707 or email her at susan@gaycity.org.

"COMMUNITY STORIES" DOCUMENTS THE CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUES & HEALTH CARE STRUGGLE AROUND THE AIDS CRISIS IN SEATTLE IN THE 1980S
The onset of AIDS "was a health crisis, but it was also a civil rights crisis," recalls Carol Sterling, former director of the Chicken Soup Brigade. Produced by the Seattle Channel (Cable Channel 21), "Community Stories" looks back to the 1980s and the start of the AIDS epidemic in Seattle. This history is told through the words of people - including Sterling, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Seattle Gay News editor George Bakan and King County AIDS Program Director Bob Wood - who lived and worked on the front lines in the community. Learn about this important history by following this link now: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=3170902.

SOLDIERS PROJECT NW OFFERS FREE COUNSELING FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY & THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.

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