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Calendar Listings from Saturday, February 18 to Sunday, February 26

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 visible or hidden disabilities? See Jean's List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marla's disabilities accommodations lists.

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

Following is a PARTIAL list of community organizations:

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 Men's Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women's Network - 517-7767, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

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

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

Gay City organizes events & activities for Gay & Bi men & offers anonymous & confidential HIV/STD testing thru their Wellness Center. More info or to schedule an appointment, 860-6969. www.gaycity.org

Gay & Lesbian National Hotline (GLNH): 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564). Non-profit, peer-counseling, information & local resources telephone hotline for GLBT people across the country.

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

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

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

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

MEN'S COMMUNITY: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.org; Seattle Men in Leather: 686-2594, www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; . (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)

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 and 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; Family Works offers support, information & activities for LGBT families - 694-6727, www.familyworks. 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.

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Brother to Brother, same gender loving men of African descent, 726-1600; Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entre hermanos.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, www.trikone-nw.org

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

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

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

Seattle 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 1-5pm Monday-Friday. 425-339-5298.

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

SPORTS & RECREATION: Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.emeraldcitysoftball. org.; Olympic Yacht Club: 709-BOAT, www.oycnw. org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Seattle Unified Bowling Association: 933-7844; Ski Buddies: www.skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 322-7769, www.team seattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

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

WOMEN'S COMMUNITY: 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; Push: www.pushmagazine.org. S.Q.U.A.W. (Seattle Queer Urban Alliance for Women): www.seattlesquaw.org. Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 253-752-6724; www.tacomalesbianconcern. org; Verbena provides health care (sliding fee scale - no one turned away due to inability to pay), education & advocacy services for Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender women. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org; UW Breast Care & Cancer Research Center: www.uwbreastcare.com (See also listings under Bisexual, Ingersoll Gender Center, Parenthood, People of Color.)

YOUTH: 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; 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 - February 18

BABES-YWCA Self-Care Retreat. If you are an HIV+ woman in need of a day away from all your worries & responsibilities, please join us for the BABES Self-Care Retreat. RSVP to Nicole, 720-5566 ext 12 or 1-888-292-1912 ext 12.

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.

Home Alive Basic Self-Defense Workshop for Teens. 11am-2pm. 1415 10th Ave, 2nd Floor, Studio 3. This 3 hour workshop is specifically created for teenage participants. We will cover boundary setting, basic strikes, safety planning, awareness & getting out of common grabs. We will use exercises, role-plays & discussion grounded in the lives of the participants. 323-HOME, www.homealive.org

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.longhair.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. Sponsored by BiNet Seattle, a multi-gender, multi-cultural, pro-feminist group dedicated to providing information about Bisexuality, promoting Bisexual visibility & developing community. www.binetseattle.org.

Trikone Northwest Monthly Potluck. Call for time & location. Meets 3rd Saturdays most months (4th Saturdays in January & June). 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. Socials & gatherings open to community & allies will be scheduled independently. (425) 985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org

Presentation on Marriage Equality. 5pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. Lambda Legal's Jamie Pedersen speaks on marriage equality. FREE.

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.

Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle Coronation Ball: Ball of the Century with a Polynesian Flair. Doors 5pm, Ball 6pm. Mountaineers Bldg, 300 3rd Ave W. Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire present their annual coronation celebration with grand entertainment & the investiture of their new Emperor & Empress for the coming year. Tickets $45. For information visit www.imperialcourt ofseattle.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.

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.

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

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. 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

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

Tim Miller's "US" (2/16-2/18). 8pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. Internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller in his fast, funny & furious new show "Us." "Us" intertwines Miller's life-long love affair with Broadway musicals with explorations of gay marriage, exile & the injustices lesbian & gay people face in the US today. Tickets: $20 in advance, $24 at the door.

SUNDAY - February 19

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

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

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

Seattle Soto Zen. Zazen Instruction 8:40am, Zazen 8:55am. 902 65th St NE, Suite D. A new Zen Buddhist group in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki & San Francisco Zen Center. Beginners & experienced sitters welcome. 323-1659.

Hiking Group. Depart 9am. 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/

University Congregational United Church of Christ. All ages education 9am, Worship 10am. 4515 16th Ave NE. 524-2322; www.universityucc.org.

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

All Pilgrims Christian Church. 10am-worship. 500 Broadway E. Come as you are. 322-0487, www.all pilgrims.org

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

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

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

Gypsie Nation Dances. 10am-12:30pm. Loyal Heights Community Center, 2102 NW 77th St. Every Sunday. These playful village dances require no previous experience & are rituals for self-exploration, healing & community building. They are free-form ecstatic dances supported by an exotic tapestry of indigenous world music. Admission $9. 216-1722, www.gypsie nation.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.

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 & discussion group for gay, bi & transgendered. Peer led. Instruction provided, if needed. Eric, 709-2534. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

Imperial Court of Seattle Victory Brunch. 11am-1pm. Celebrate the election & investiture of the Court's new Emperor & Empress. For details visit www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

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.

Ethyl Forever Car Club Meeting. 11:30am. Emerald Green Restaurant, 13100 48th Ave S, Tukwila.

Seattle Men in Leather Monthly Brunch. 12 noon. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. 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@seattle meninleather.org; www.seattlemeninleather.org

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

Memorial Gathering for Maxcy Moon. 1-4pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelter Bldg, 11th Ave & E Pine St. Friends of Maxcy are invited to stop by for a celebration of his life. All of you that were touched by this wonderful man are invited to stop by, share a story or a joke & remember having had him in our lives.

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.

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. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

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. Evensong service. All are invited to a potluck after the service. 722-4880, www.rvuuc.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. Open SOP Board meeting followed by open community meeting.

Spirit of the Sound. 6pm. Prospect UCC, 1919 Prospect Ave. Meets 3rd Sunday each month. A safe & loving Christian fellowship for the GLBT community & their allies. 459-5767.

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.

"L Word" Viewing Party. 7pm. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave S. Every Sunday. See the previous week's episode screened first, followed by the current week's episode. Concession porceeds & donations will support the LGBT Community Center & Theatre Off Jackson. FREE.

MONDAY - February 20

Presidents' Day

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

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 10-11:30am. Family Works, 1501 N 45th St (at Woodlawn Ave N). Every Monday. For GLBT families with children age 0-5. Come by for fun parent-child activities, song-time, story-time & snacks. Share support, activities & parenting information with other LGBT families. 694-6727. www.familyworksseattle.org

Gay City Bulk Mail Party. 5-9pm. 1513 Broadway. Meets 3rd Monday 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. Gay City's mission is to promote Gay & Bisexual men's health & prevent HIV transmission by building community, fostering communication, & nurturing self-esteem. 860-6969; info@gaycity.org; www.gaycity.org.

Catholic Parents Support Group. 7pm. St Benedict's Parish Center, 1805 N 49th St. Meets 3rd Monday each month. Catholic support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. 425-462-9411.

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

PFLAG/Bremerton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Paul's Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr, Bremerton. Meets 3rd Monday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

PFLAG/Everett Monthly Meeting. 7pm. First Congregational Church of Everett, 2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett. Meets 3rd 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.

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.

SIGN (Seattle Independent Gender Network) Discussion/Support Group. 7:30-9:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1812 E Madison St. Meets 1st & 3rd Monday each month. Discussion group for male-identified, female-bodied people interested in diverse topics including, but not limited to, gender, sexuality, body issues, etc. For more info, go to http://groups.yahoo. com/group/SIGNelist

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

TUESDAY - February 21

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

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.

Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 4-6pm. Meany Middle School Library, 301 21st Ave E. Meets 3rd most Tuesdays (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth is working to help schools - at home & all over the world - become safe places where every family can belong, where every educator can teach, & where every child can learn, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 632-0662 ext 49; www.safeschools coalition.org; www.safeschools-wa.org.

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. Confidential, relaxed, informal environment, open door policy, age 18+. 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. Next session TBA. For information, 322-2437 or 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.

Queer People of Color Discussion Group in Tacoma. 6:30-7:30pm. Rainbow Center, 617 Pacific Ave, Suite 304, Tacoma. QPOC is a group for LGBTQ people of color who live in or around Tacoma. (253) 383-2318, www.rainbowcntr.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 & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

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

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.

Trans Night at Lambert House - For Trans & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-10pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion/social group meets every 3rd Tuesday each month. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & question youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

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

Queerly Spiritual. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Next session TBA. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. 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. 7:30-9pm. 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 Serivce Organization 1-800-477-8191.

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

WEDNESDAY - February 22


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

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

A Mardi Gras with Meaning: An Event for Displaced Gulf Coast Residents. 10am-12noon. Highline Community College, S 240th St & Pacific Highway S. Festive costumes, food, jazz & dance, resources & information for Hurricane Katrina assistance. Features a prsentation by New Orleans writer, poet & activist Beverly Rainbolt. www.artwithheart.org

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

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

Department of Health Forum on Names Reporting. 5-7pm. SCCC, 1701 Broadway, Room 4156. The Washington State department of Health is implementing a permanent change that would shift the current name-to-code HIV reporting to a names-based system. Join Lifelong AIDS Alliance at this stakeholders' meeting to make sure your voice is heard on this issue.

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.

Casual Space for Transfolk. 6-7:15pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a non-facilitated drop-in social time for self-identified trans, gender questioning, gender variant or gender queer individuals. For information cal Jamie at 322-2437.

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

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

Equal Rights Washington Volunteer Drop-In Night. 6-8pm. ERW Offices, 209 Harvard Ave E. Meets every Wednesday. Contact us at 324-2570 0r info@equalrightswashington.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 orinetations. Adults $4 per session; children 10-18, $2; children under 10, $1 . waterwomenswim@ aol.com.

Lesbian & Gay Immigration Rights Task Force. 6:45pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month. This meeting is used to update members & others about immigration law affecting same sex binational couples. The chapter provides the LGBT community with emotional support & ;egal assistance to binational couples, asylum seekers & HIV+ gays & lesbians who may be held in an immigration detention facility. The meeting is open to anyone interested.

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.

Democracy in Crisis Series - "The Politics of Misrule: Washington's Bipartisan Culture of Complicity." 7-9pm. Epiphany Church, 38th Ave & E Denny Way. Speaker is Roger Moris, author of eight award-winning books on American politics, Senior Advisor on the NSA under Presidents Johson & Nixon & now visiting professor in the UW Jackson School of International Affairs. FREE.

Northwest Lesbian & Gay History Museum Project Steering Committee Meeting. 7pm. Call for Capitol Hill location. Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month. New volunteers are always welcome. NWLGHMP researches, interprets, & communicates the history of the GLBT community in the Pacific Northwest 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

"StageFright" - Youth Open Mic - For Aspiring Writers & Performers, Ages 14-24. 7-9pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave. Meets 4th Wednesday each month. FREE. Everyone welcome to attend. StageFright not only features young folk, but is also MC'd by young folk & attended in great majority by young folk. Richard Hugo House is a community gathering place where writing & reading is celebrated & explored thru events, performances & programs. 322-7030; www.hugohouse.org.

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.dunsheehouse. org

Ingersoll Gender Center Transitioners Group. 7:30pm. 1812 E Madison St. Written referral from client's therapist is required for this group. This group is for individuals who are seriously exploring gender transition, either social transition, physical transition, or both. www.ingersollcenter.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.

Sex Talk (Next Session TBA). 7:30-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. BY REGISTRATION. Here's a sneak peek at some topics: getting started, relationships/identities, getting what you want, erogenous zones, masterbation, sex toys, erotica/smut, safer sex. Contact Jamie at 322-3442.

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

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.

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 - February 23

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

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

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4-10pm. Call for location & details. Every Thursday. 253-671-2838. (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight & 2nd Saturdays 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 Jamie if you are interested in attending. 322-2942.

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

Seattle Human Rights Commission. 6-8pm. Arctic Bldg, 700 3rd Ave, Rm 1003. Meets 4th Thursday each month. SHRC is made up of 15 citizen representatives who advise the Mayor, the City Council, & all City of Seattle Depts in matters regarding human rights. The commission advocates for justice & equal opportunity & collaborates with & educates the public & private sectors about how to prevent & eliminate discrimination city-wide. Meetings open to the public. 684-4540

Zoned Out: Who Wins & Who Loses in the New Downtown Plan. 6-8pm. Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 911 Stewart St. Are developers taking away our downtown? What does the new Downtown Height & Density Plan mean for low- & Moderate-wage workers? How can the zoning changes benefit Seattleites of all incomes? 441-3247, ext 253.

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.

Queer Parents Networking Dinner. 6:30-8pm. Cascade People's Center, 309 Pontius Ave N. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month. FREE & we provide free dinner & childcare. NW Network, 568-7777. www.nwnetwork.org

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.)

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

PFLAG/Tacoma Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7410 S 12th (at Jackson), Tacoma. Meets 4th Thursday each month. Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses & families of GLBT persons, as well as those sexual minorities. PFLAG/Tacoma: 253-597-6406. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

Transform Health Project. 7pm. Verbena, 500 19th Ave. Meets the 4th Thursday of every month. Whether you are worried about seeing a health care provider, angered about discrimination from insurance exclusion, want to have access to research about trans health, or have fears about violence towards trans folks, this may be the place for you. This group welcomes MTFs, FTMs, Two-Spirit, transgender, transexual & gender queer persons. 323-6540, www.verbenahealth.org

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.

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

Gender Outlaws Peer Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. NEW GROUP forming to start up in spring 2006. Keep informed of the status by calling 322-2437 or visiting www.dunshee house.org

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 Tuesday listing at 8pm.)

FRIDAY - February 24

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 & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

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.)

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 orinetations. Adults $4 per session; children 10-18, $2; children under 10, $1 . waterwomenswim@ aol.com.

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.

The Vagina Monologues (2/24 & 2/25). 7pm. Bastyr University Auditorium, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore. A benefit production, raising funds for New Beginnings & Home Alive. Admission: $10 students, $12 general public. For tickets visit www.virtuous.com. For information visit www.bastyr.edu

The Alternative. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a free, peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30-ish gay, bi & queer men who are interested in connecting in a setting that is an "alternative" to the bar scene - for meaningful conversation, social interests & emotional support. Topics may include: relationships, spirituality, coming out, friendships, etc. For info contact Jamie at 322-2437.

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.

Spectrum Dance Theater Studio Series (2/24-2/26). 7:30pm. 800 Lake Union Blvd. The Studio Series fosters talented emerging choreographers whose work will enhance Spectrum's repertory of contemporary dance. Spectrum's mission is to make dance accessible to the community thru contemporary performances & high quality training in a variety of dance styles. Admission $15. 325-4161, www.spectrum dance.org

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

Gay Night at Century Ballroom. Lesson: 8:30pm; Dance: 9:30pm. 915 E Pine St. Meets the 4th Friday of every month. Join us for a fun-filled night of swing, salsa, tango & other dance favorites geared toward lesbian & gay singles & couples. The beginning drop-in lesson will rotate each month. Cover $7, 21+. Lesson $5 plus cover.

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

Lesbian & Gay Al-Anon Family Group. 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.

FantAsia "Anniversary Seven." 10:30pm. Gallerias, 611 Broadway E. An "asian Based event" which also promotes inclusiveness, where anyone would feel welcome regardless of who or what they are. DJ Polo will spin a collection of nrg club tunes & our prominent hostess Gia Manila will appear with various talented Asian drag performers. $8 cover benefits Lambert House. 21+. 251-5077, www.nightfantasia.com

SATURDAY - February 25

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Shanti Volunteer Training (2/25 & 2/26). As an emotional support volunteer you make a one year commitment to Shanti, beginning with this training. To volunteer, call the Shanti office at 324-1520 ext 3.

Ingersoll Gender Center FTM Support Group. 11am-1pm. IGC, 1812 E Madison St #106. Meets 4th Saturday each month. This meeting is open to anyone born with a female body, but has a male gender identity, or is questioning their gender, or is intersexed & was raised as a girl but has a male gender identity. www.ingersollcenter.org

Self-Defense in the LGBTQ Community. 11am-2pm. Home Alive, 1415 10th Ave, 2nd Floor, Studio 3. This workshop is specifically created for members of the LGBTQ community & their allies. We will cover boundary setting, basic strikes, safety planning, awareness & getting out of common grabs. We will also cover information about hate crimes, homophobia & domestic violence in the LGBTQ community. 323-HOME, www.homealive.org

Race Films Marathon. 12noon-5pm. Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Level 1. Celebrate Black History month with these black-cast films made before 1950 for segrgated African American audiences. They range from melodramas, thrillers & musicals to comedies & westerns. FREE.

St Aelred's Independent Catholic Church in Tacoma. 4pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 4th Saturday each month. Fr. Bob Withrow, 360-664-5449.

The Vagina Monologues (2/24 & 2/25). 7pm. Bastyr University Auditorium, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore. A benefit production, raising funds for New Beginnings & Home Alive. Admission: $10 students, $12 general public. For tickets visit www.virtuous.com. For information visit www.bastyr.edu

Rebuild New Orleans! 7:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. A celebration in solidarity with the people of the Gulf Coast. Hear eyewitness accounts of the injustcie unfolding in Katrina's aftermath where the storm over race & class still rages. Speakers active in labor & community relief efforts will discuss strategies for a united front to fight for reconstruction that prioritizes the needs of the poor & working class residents & evacuees. Soul satisfying feast at 6pm, social at 9:30pm. Door donation $2, dinner donation $8.50. 722-2453, www.socialism.com

Spectrum Dance Theater Studio Series (2/24-2/26). 7:30pm. 800 Lake Union Blvd. See listing for Friday 2/24. 325-4161, www.spectrum dance.org

Don't Be Weary, Traveler: A Choral Tribute to America's Black Classical Composers (2/25 & 2/26). 8pm. Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. Showcases the choral works of trailblazing African American composers. Features a recreation of Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha" with a cast of local singers & actors. Tickets: $22 general, $17 senior, $10 under 25. 1-800-838-3006.

Le Freak! 9pm. The Wildrose, 1021 E Pike St. Every 4th Saturday. Live DJS spinning a queerious mix of HipHop, Dance Punk, 80s & more! Cover $4. 21+. www.lefreakyou.com

In The Life: THe Right to Love. 11pm. KCTS TV, Channel 9 Seattle

SUNDAY - February 26

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Shanti Volunteer Training (2/25 & 2/26). As an emotional support volunteer you make a one year commitment to Shanti, beginning with this training. To volunteer, call the Shanti office at 324-1520 ext 3.

Sojourner Truth Ministries 11th Anniversary Celebration. 1pm. El Centro De La Raza, Room 209A. This anniversary will be celebrated in our new more intimate church home. We will have a potluck & refreshments after service. In kind donations appreciated & all are welcomed. Rev Gwen Hall 723-9395.

Pacific Northwest Gay Rodeo Association Meet & Greet. 2-6pm. Full Circle, 1413 14th Ave. Meets the 4th Sunday every month. For information, call Tam 234-9114.

Don't Be Weary, Traveler: A Choral Tribute to America's Black Classical Composers (2/25 & 2/26). 3pm. Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. Showcases the choral works of trailblazing African American composers. Features a recreation of Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha" with a cast of local singers & actors. Tickets: $22 general, $17 senior, $10 under 25. 1-800-838-3006.

Spectrum Dance Theater Studio Series (2/24-2/26). 5:30pm. 800 Lake Union Blvd. See listing for Friday 2/24. 325-4161, www.spectrumdance.org

Inlaws & Outlaws. 6:30pm & 9pm. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway. GLEAM (Gay & Lesbian Employees at Microsoft) is sponsoring two special screenings of the film to help raise funds for our final cut. Tickets $10. 325-6500, www.ticketwindowonline. com


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