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Calendar Listings from Saturday, May 6 to Sunday, May 14

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:

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) - 425-255-4916; 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 Men's Union - www.binetseattle.org; Seattle Bisexual Women's Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

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

Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St, offers an extensive schedule of AA, NA, SLAA, OA, & other related meetings serving the GLBT community. 860-9560 (office), 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://mature friends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nw bears.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: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony.org; Rainbow City Band: 866-841-9139 ext 2126; rainbowcityband@onebox.com; www.rainbowcity band.com. Seattle Lesbian & Gay Chorus: 860-SLGC, www.slgc.org Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus: 323-0750.

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; 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.

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: 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.seattle squaw.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: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLSEN/Puget Sound (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/PS, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSA's to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 206-330-2099; www.glsenpuget sound.org; www.wagsa.org. Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth, ages 14-22: 322-2515, www.lambert house.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safe schoolzine.org (youth), 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (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 - May 6

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour (5/6 & 5/7). Self-guided tour leads you thru rural Vashon to 21 open studios & group shows, as well as local galleries & shops. For details, visit www.vashonislandartstudio tour.com

Ways We Resist War Conference (5/5 & 5/6). University Friends Meeting House, 4001 19th Ave NE. Sponsored by the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia & National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee. $15 suggested donation. For the complete scehedule of events, visit http://nwtrcc.org

Sarcoma Dragonslayer Bike, Hike or Trike. 9am-12noon. Green Lake Park. This event allows teams & individuals to raise monies to be used for education, awareness & research for sarcomas. 228-5535, www.nwsarcoma.org

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 9am. Greenlake (outside Evans Pool). Every Saturday. GLBT running & walking club sponsors weekly runs, monthly potlucks, track & field activity, annual Run With Pride. 320-0428; 448-8518. www.seattlefrontrunners.org.

King County Democrats 2006 Convention. 2pm. IAM Hall, 9125 15th Pl S. King County Democrats will meet to adopt their platform & listen to their representatives in DC & Olympia. There will be musical entertainment, refreshments, Democratic merchandise & much more.

Buzz Cuts, Boot Black & BBQ. 4-8pm. The Eagle, 314 E Pike St. Afternoons, 1st Saturday of every month. Buzz cutter will the the famous Patrick Bear, Gregory LaRouxe will be our bootblack & Corey Krantz will be the cook. $15 buzz cut, quick boot shine $5, traditional boot blacking $20, BBQ offerings $2-$5. Proceeds will continue the endowment of the Tony DeBlase scholarship.

Seattle Young People's Project Dinner & Auction. 5-9pm. Mt Zion Baptist Church, 634 19th Ave. This year's "Spring into Action" auction will include an extensive silent & live auction, a delectable dinner followed by a dessert auction & live entertainment from our very own youth members. Tickets: advance reservation $35, at the door $40. For RESERVATION, 860-9606, yasmeen@sypp.org

The Art of Self-Defense - Home Alive Art Auction. 6pm. Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave N. An art & music auction to benefit Home Alive, featuring auctioneer Laura Michalek. All proceeds support Home Alive in their mission of providing affordable classes on self-defense, a voice against violence & a framework for social change. Tickets $45, includes dinner. www.homealive.org

In Praise of Immigrant Labor. 6pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Pay tribute to the lasting contributions of foreign-born workers at an annual May Day celebration. Spanish paella dinner followed by a panel discussion. Door donation $2, dinner donation $10. 722-2453. www.socialism.com

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

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

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.

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@chrispurpus.com

Ingersoll Gender Center Saturday Evening Group. 7:30pm. 1122 E Pike St. An open social/support group. Less formal facilitator-guided discussion may cover a range of topics in one evening. www.ingersollcenter.org

SUNDAY - May 7

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

Vashon Island Art Studio Tour (5/6 & 5/7). Self-guided tour leads you thru rural Vashon to 21 open studios & group shows, as well as local galleries & shops. For details, visit www.vashonislandartstudio tour.com

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/

Border Riders Motorcycle Club First Sunday Ride. 10am-rendezvous; 10:30am. Broadway Grill, 314 Broadway E. Meets 1st Sunday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com 725-0695.

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.

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

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.

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

"Inlaws & Outlaws" in Kirkland. 2pm & 7pm. Lake Washington HS, 12033 NE 89th St, Kirkland. Film featuring two of the couples who have brought the lawsuit to the Washington State Supreme Court on the question of marriage equality fro same-sex couples. Cost $9; $5 for seniors, students, unemployed. www.ticketwindowonline.com

Art Out Loud. 2:30-3:30pm-artist presentation at Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S Alaska St; 3:30-4:30pm-artwalk with participating restaurants & retailers thruout Columbia City; 4-5pm-reception at Columbia City Gallery, 4916 Rainier Ave S. Meets 1st Sunday, Feb-May. Monthly celebration of the visual arts will include 3 key elements: a presentation by a nationally-recognized artist who will provide a glimpse into the artistic process; a self-guided artwalk thru Columbia City; & an informal reception afterwards at the Columbia City Gallery. Tickets: $5 - in advance & at the door, if available. 760-9843.

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

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

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/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.

Seattle Jazz Vespers. 6-8pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, Seneca St & Harvard Ave. 1st Sunday of every month. This month: Greg Schroder Quartet with Isabella DuGraf on vocals. The historic gothic sanctuary of Seattle First Baptist Church is offered to the best jazz groups in the city to perform 100 minutes of their own popular music. FREE. For info 325-6051, www.seattlefirstbaptist.org/sjv

Seattle Out & Proud (formerly Seattle Pride Committee) Board of Directors Meeting. 6-8pm. Lifelong AIDS Alliance, 1002 E Seneca St. Meets the 1st Sunday of every month. For SOP members only.

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

Seattle Bisexual Women's Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. Social/open/potluck. SBWN also publishes a newsletter North Bi Northwest. 517-7767. www.geocities.com/sbwn.

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 proceeds & donations will support the LGBT Community Center & Theatre Off Jackson. FREE.

Kosher Red Hots. 7:30. The Summit, 1200 University. Accordianist Laurie Andres, guest bassist Burt Boice & vocalist Sheila Fox perform. FREE.

MONDAY - May 8

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

HIV/AIDS Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. ARRIVE BY 6pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is HIV+ or who has AIDS. For more info 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

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

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

Maybe Baby. 7-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 2nd Monday of every month. A support group for lesbian & bisexual women who are interested in becoming parents. For information, 323-5428 or maybebabyseattle@yahoo.com

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

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

PFLAG/Seattle Monthly Meeting. 7pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets 2nd Monday each month. (A spouse's support group runs concurrently with this meeting; PFLAG/FOCUS meets concurrently with this meeting.) Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays is a national support organization for parents, spouses, & families of GLBT persons, as well as those minorities. PFLAG/Puget Sound: 206-325-7724.

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

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

Building a Fighting Labor Movement for the 21st Century (4/17-6/19). 7-8:30pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Meets every Monday. A nine-week study group discusses From the Ashes of the Old: American Labor & America's Future by Stanley Aronowitz, which shows how racism, sexism & "labor-management cooperation" schemes have crippled today's unions. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453, www.socialism.com

Kosher Red Hots. 7:15-8pm. Hillel House, 4745 17th Ave NE. The Kosher Red Hots will perform in conjunction with the International Yiddish Theater Conference being held at the UW 5/7-5/9. A key note Address by Seth Wolitz on Yiddish Theater & the "National Ideal" will follow. FREE.

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

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

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

TUESDAY - May 9

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

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.

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 for 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queerly Spiritual. 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 Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

20 Somethings Queer Women's Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. 20 Somethings is a casual social/discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer LGBTQ women in their 20's. Build community & connection with other young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. 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 - May 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 call 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

POZSeattle 7th Annual Anniversary Party. 6-8pm. The Cuff 1533 13th Ave. Meet us in the back bar for drinks & snacks, socializing, games & prizes & a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages) & is for all HIV+ men & their friends, regardless of age, shape, size or color. www.poz seattle.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

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

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

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 for complete details.)

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.

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

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

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

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. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a FREE, peer-facilitated emotional support group for anyone who is newly diagnosed as HIV+ or recently sero-converted. For info, call Jamie, 322-2437.

HIV+ Support Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On going. ARRIVE BY 7:30pm. This is a free, peer-facilitated emotional support group for HIV+ folks. For information 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org

Ingersoll Gender Center Transitioners Group. 7:30pm. 1122 E Pike 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, masturbation, 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 - May 11

Statewide Day of Prayer for Justice & Equality. For a prayer gathering near you, please visit www. washingtonwontdiscriminate.org

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.)

Queer Night at the Bremerton/Kitsap Health Department. 4:30-7pm. 109 Austin Dr, Bremerton. Meets 2nd Thursday each month. HIV/AIDS & STD testing in a GLBT positive environment. Call Sue or Steve at 360-337-5235.

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.

Benefit Dinner for Ariel MS House. Doors 5:30pm, Dinner Seating 6pm. McCormick & Schmick's, 1200 Westlake Ave N. Amazing four-course dinner created especially by McCormick & Schmick chefs benefits Ariel MS House, a collaborative venture of Multifaith Works & the MS Association of King County. For RESERVATIONS, www.multifaith.org

Diverse Harmony. 6-8pm. Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave. Meets every Thursday. Diverse harmony is the nation's first Gay/Straight Alliance Youth Chorus. Youths ages 13-22 are welcome regardless of sexual orientation. Join us now to perform at the Gay Games in Chicago. www.diverse harmony.org

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.

GLAM! Think Outside the Box. 6-9pm. Masins, 220 2nd Ave S. High-style design event features a silent auction of custom-made designer boxes to benefit local AIDS organizations. Hosted by the Seattle chapter of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids). Suggested donation $20. RSVP to 763-8885, or visit www.diffa.org

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 emotional support group for lesbian, bi & queer women grieving the recent loss of a loved one to death. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

Mekosun Yoga. 6-7pm (Bears encouraged) & 7:15-8:15pm. Banya 5, 217 9th Ave N. Meets every Thursday. Great workout, great community. $15 class only, $40 yoga/soak combo. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079. Aloha!

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.

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. 1122 E Pike St. 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.)

"Red River." 7pm. Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave. Part 2 in the "Tough Love" film series presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema. The classic "gun play" scene where Matt (gorgeous Montgomery Clift) & Cherry (John Ireland) strike & admire each other's piece is reason enought to see this film on the big screen. Tickets $9, $7 for TDBC members. www.seattlequeerfilm.com

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.)

Mothers on the Yiddish Stage. 7:30-9:30pm. Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St. From the vaudeville "My Yiddishe Mamme" to the dignified "Queen Lear" Mirele Efros, Yiddish Theater portrayed many kinds of mothers. This video-enhanced lecture by Nahma Sandrow explores them & what they have in common, using original songs & scenes. Cost $5 per person.

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 - May 12

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.)

Women's Words. 6-7:30pm. Dunhsee House, 303 17th Ave E. Starts 5/12. Meets the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month. This is Dunshee House's ongoing drop-in discussion group for lesbian, bi & other queer women. Join other women in discussing the hot topic of the week. Here's a sneak preview of some of the topics we might discuss: sex, community, dating, fashion, family, work, marriage & more! This drop-in group will be loosely formatted, with each week sporting a general topic to get the conversation started. For information call Dunshee House, 322-2437.

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.)

GSBA Scholarship Awards Dinner. Registration 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm. Red Lion Hotel, 1415 5th Ave. MCed by Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark. Reservations due by May 8; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $60-members/$70-nonmembers at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the Gay & Lesbian business & professional community. 363-9188; www.thegsba.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 for complete details.)

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

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 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 Social Meeting. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 2nd Friday of every month. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binetseattle.org

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

Shirin Ebadi Reads from "Iran Awakening." 7:30-9pm. Town Hall, 8th Ave & Seneca St. 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi will read from her new memoir. Ebadi will read in Farsi with an English translator. FREE.

Bellingham Leather Men Mens Only Social. 8pm-12midnight. Warehouse Studios, 1208 Bay St, Bellingham. Leather Dress requested.

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

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

Ingersoll Gender Center Friday Evening Group. 8-10pm. 1122 E Pike St. 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.

Cherry! A Hot Night for Lesbians & Their Friends. 9pm. The War Room, 722 E Pike St. 2nd Friday each month. Featuring live DJs, hot-ass dancers & a few surprises. Cover $6. 21+. www.cherryseattle.com

"Hell on Heels" Drag Show. Seating 10pm, Show 10:30pm. Julia's on Broadway, 300 Broadway E. Every Friday. Julia's is delighted to join in the revitalization of the Broadway district by presenting the incomparable talents of Seattle's best-loved drag queens in a frolicsome, fun & fabulously entertaining drag show. Tickets $10, includes a champagne toast. 334-0513.

SATURDAY - May 13

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Seattle Cheese Festival (5/13 & 5/14). 10am-5pm. Pike Place Market. A street full of cheeses & cheese producers from around Washington & the globe. An opportunity to taste, celebrate & learn more about cheese. FREE. Plus the DeLaurenti Wine Garden and the Artisanal Alley with separate $5 admission fees. For details, visit www.seattlecheesefestival.com

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

Community Based Solutions for Environmental Health & Justice Conference. 9am-5pm. Seattle University Pigott Auditorium. Join us for inspiring & powerful presentations & open group discussions on issues such as environment & racism, poverty & the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina & more. $5-$100 sliding scale. REGISTER at www.ccej.org

West Seattle Community Garage Sale. 9am-3pm. This year there will be 100 individual & block garage sales occurring simultaneously around West Seattle. For locations, visit www.megawattjunction.org

Orca Garden Plant Sale. 10am-3pm. Columbia Elementary School, 3528 S Ferdinand. Includes a bake sale & raffle.

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. 5-8pm. 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

Bellingham Leather Men Dinner & Awards. Cocktails 4:30pm, Dinner 5:30pm. State Street Depot, 1327 State St, Bellingham. 1st anniversary dinner.

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

Golden Girls Bingo. Doors 6pm, Games 7-9:30pm. South Lavke Union Naval Armory, 860 Terry Ave N. Featuring Glamazonia, Miss Intermission & The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Tickets $20. 21+. www.llaa.org

SUNDAY - May 14

Mothers' Day

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Esprit 2006 Transgender Convention in Port Angeles (5/14-5/21). Esprit offers a full program for cross-dressers, transsexuals & the gender community at large. Wherever you fall in the alphabet soup of the transgender spectrum come join us at the 2006 Esprit Conference. For details, www.espritconf.com

Seattle Cheese Festival (5/13 & 5/14). 10am-5pm. Pike Place Market. A street full of cheeses & cheese producers from around Washington & the globe. An opportunity to taste, celebrate & learn more about cheese. FREE. Plus the DeLaurenti Wine Garden and the Artisanal Alley with separate $5 admission fees. For details, visit www.seattlecheesefestival.com

Broadway Sunday Farmers Market. 11am-3pm. Broadway E & E Thomas St (Bank of America parking lot). Every Sunday thru 11/19. Suport local farmers & get the freshest deal on Broadway.

Mothers Acting Up Mothers' Day Parade. 1pm. Rainier Ave S & S Alaska St. Mothers Acting Up is an organization dedicated to mobilizing the gigantic political strength of mothers & others to ensure the health, education & safety of every child.

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

Imperial Court of Seattle Closet Ball. 6pm. Neighbors, 1509 Broadway. $5 cover. For details, visit www.imperial courtofseattle.com/calendar.htm

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.


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