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Calendar Listings from Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 24

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: Tuesday 5pm.

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 - www.aver.us

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

BiNet Seattle is a mixed gender, social group for Bisexuals, their partners & other Bi-friendly folks - www.binetseattle.org. Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network - 331-4810, www.geocities.com/sbwn.

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), www.capitolhillalanoclub.org.

DIFFA/Seattle (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). 763-8885; www.diffa.org

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: Crisis Clinic, 461-3222 (24 hour line); King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) - 24-hour crisis line for information, support, & medical & legal assistance: 1-888-99VOICE; Northwest Network - support & advocacy for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse & Dating Violence, 568-7777 (voice), 517-9670 (tty), www.nwnetwork.org; Pierce County Domestic Violence Helpline: Teresa, 253-798-4166; Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities - offers on-going support groups for men: 323-1768; Seattle Police Dept Domestic Violence Unit, 684-0330; State Wide Domestic Violence Hot Line, 800-562-6025. In an emergency call 911. Report domestic violence and sexual assault.

Dunshee House (formerly SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & coordinates retreats, 1 to 1 peer mentoring & special events for those affected by HIV/AIDS & the greater LGBT communities. 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, 328-8979.)

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.

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

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

MEN: Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattleprime timers.org. (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.

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, www.gfas. org;  Rainbow Families of Puget Sound, www.rainbow familiesps.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: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesof nature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Black Pride, 322-1520; http://seattleblackpride.org; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org

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 sliding scale. 323-1768.

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

Seattle Police Dept/LGBTQ Advisory Council: LGBTQliaisonofficer@seattle.gov

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. Now a part of Lifelong Aids Alliance, 328-8979, 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: Bent Car Guys: www.bentcarguys.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com.; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs. Hemmings.com/EthylforeverCarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Ski Buddies: www.sk ibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

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

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): 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 (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.lamberthouse.org; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safeschoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young People’s Project (Queer Youth Resource Board): 860-9606, www.sypp.org; Teen Link: 461-4922, 1-888-431-TEEN; YouthCare/Orion Center: 622-5555; YouthCare/Isis Program (Transitional Living Home for LGBTQ Young Adults, 18-22): 522-8412.

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

SATURDAY - December 16

Happy Hanukkah!

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

Landmark Theatres Annual Poster Sale. 10am-2pm. Seven Gables Theatre, 911 NE 50th St. Just in time for the holidays. We’ll have hundreds of movie posters at prices to suit every purse & wallet, plus drawings for free DVDs & videos, nice warm coffee & tasty cookies while you wait to buy. One day only, so don’t miss it. www.landmarktheatres.com

Cocoon Project Homeless Transgender Group. 1pm. Cascade People’s Center, 309 Pontius Ave N. Meets the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month. For all MTF, FTM & gender variant people. We are trans folk helping other trans folk get off the street. Come be part of something radical. Food provided. Facilitated by Misty & Lincoln. 587-0320.

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

Bi & Bi Mixed-Gender Social Group. 4-6pm. Caffe Vita, 1005 E Pike St. 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.

CookBoys. 6-8pm. Your favorite potluck is going strong in 2006, 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.

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

Seattle Women’s Chorus Holiday Concert (12/15-12/17). 8pm. UW Meany Theater. Features some really hilarious songs. Some comedy in the 12/15 & 12/16 performances may be unsuitable for children; the 12/17 performance is suitable for all ages. www.flyinghouse.org/swc/hfh

Burlesque Behind the Pink Door. 10:30pm. 1919 Post Alley, Pike Place Market. Every Saturday. Comedy, nudity, drinks & laughs. Come see for yourself what all the hubbub is about. We are serving up burlesque of every gender, novelty acts, song birds & puppets. Hosted & created by The Swedish Housewife. $10 cover. 21+.

Julia’s on Broadway Presents “Le Faux.” Seating 10pm, Show 10:30pm. Seattle’s finest female impersonators have a full night of pure out-of-control fun! Tickets $10, includes a champagne toast. Make reservations early, this show sells out. 334-0513.

SUNDAY - December 17

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

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine. Friendly, informal group does moderate to strenuous dayhikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo. com/group/TheSeattleGayHikingGroup/
                                                                                  
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. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dharma_buddies

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

Musical Experiences - Sundays at the Frye. 2pm. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave. A new concert every Sunday. For tickets call 368-9247, or visit www.musical experiences.org

Seattle Women’s Chorus Holiday Concert (12/15-12/17). 2pm. UW Meany Theater. Features some really hilarious songs. Some comedy in the 12/15 & 12/16 performances may be unsuitable for children; the 12/17 performance is suitable for all ages. www.flyinghouse.org/swc/hfh

Orca Swim Team Workout. Sun: 5-6:15pm; Mon/Weds/Thurs: 7:30-8:45pm; Fri: 7-8:15pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Orca Swim Team is comprised of competitive & fitness GLBT & GLBT-friendly swimmers. 320-7949, www.teamseattle.org/org/orca/orcas-workouts.htm

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.

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

Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network. 6:30-8:30pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets 1st & 3rd Sunday each month. Business/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.

Joy! Seattle Men’s Chorus 2006 Holiday Concert (12/17, 12/20 & 12/21). 8pm. Benaroya Hall. Wonderful new tunes, favorite carols, a big production number, dancing reindeer & the return of Grumpy! For tickets 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org

MONDAY - December 18

FamilyWorks LGBT Playgroup. 9:30am-12noon. 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

Strength Over Speed. 2:30-4pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a FREE drop-in support group (not a 12 step) for staying off speed. www.dunshee house.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.

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

Verbena Volunteer Interest Meeting. 6-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Come & learn about ways to get involved with Verbena programs & administrative needs. Verbena builds vibrabt communities for lesbian, bi & queer women & transgender individuals thru health advocacy, education, support services & access to care. All are welcome. RSVP to eben@verbenahealth.org 0r call 323-6540 ext 4.

Bringing Baby Home (11/13-12/18). 6:15-8:30pm. Every Monday 11/13-12/18. This hands-on instructive class, based on the findings of Drs Jihn & Julie Gottman & the Relationship Research Institute shows ways to promote relationship satisfaction with your partner, manage the challenging transition to parenthood, meet your baby’s emotional & psychological needs & be the best parenting team possible. $150 per couple includes workbook & materials. Pre-registration required. 461-3240 ext 3146.

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.

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.

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.

Gay & Lesbian Roller Skating in Bellevue. 7-10pm. Bellevue Skate King, 2301 140th Ave NE. Meets 3rd Monday each month (except Dec). $5.50 admission includes skate rental. For information, call Jack Lemons 325-2068.

Mekosun Yoga. 7-8pm. Banya 5, 217 9th Ave N. Meets every Monday. Men only, clothing optional. $15/class. For more details visit www.mekosun.com. 412-7079.

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. 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/Wenatchee Area Weekly Meeting. 7pm. Trinity Methodist Church, 850 N James Ave, East Wenatchee. Every Monday (including any & all holidays). 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.

Newly Diagnosed HIV/AIDS. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This is a new drop in support group open to anyone recently diagnosed. For more information contact David at 322-2584 or david@dunsheehouse.org

SIGN (Seattle Independent Gender Network) Discussion/Support Group. 7:30-9:30pm. Ingersoll Gender Center, 1115 E Pike 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. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.

TUESDAY - December 19

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 & Thursday - HIV treatment. Every Wednesday - Cancer. Holistic care including acupuncture & Chinese herbal medicine in a compassionate setting. Insurance accepted. Sliding fee scale for low-income without insurance. 322-6945. www.kangwen clinic.org

AIDS Long-Term Survivors Support Group. 2:30-4pm. 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. For information call 322-AIDS. www.dunsheehouse.org

Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 4-6pm. Meany Middle School Library, 301 21st Ave E. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (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. The Safe Schools Coalition has published the results of a 5-year study on anti-GLBT attitudes & behavior in the public schools & lobbied for legislation to make safe schools a reality in Washington state. You do not need to be a coalition member to attend this meeting. Your ideas are welcome & there are always projects in need of volunteers. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE; www.safeschoolscoalition.org; www.safe schools-wa.org.

Seattle Young People’s Project Education Justice Campaign. 4-6pm. SYPP, 2820 E Cherry St. SYPP is a youth-led group seeking social justice & youth liberation. The Education Justice Campaign is an effort to address the injustices that take place in our schools. We will work to get rid of the WASL graduation requirement, fight racism in our school system, demand that students have more rights & a voice that is listened to! 860-9606, www.sypp.org

BABES Women’s Evening Support Group. 6-8:30pm. Call for location. Every Tuesday. The BABES Network is a peer led agency; a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. Dinner is served & childcare is available on request. 720-5566 or 888-292-1912; www.babesnetwork.org.

Coming Out Support Group. 6-7:30pm. Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities, 1216 Pine St. Every Tuesday. Questioning your sexuality or gender? Thinking of coming out as queer, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender? FREE support/discussion. Confidential, relaxed, safe environment. All ages. Call Angie, 323-1768 ext 203.

Here & Now Gay & Lesbian AA Meeting in Tacoma. 6pm. Christ Episcopal Church, 310 N “K” St, Tacoma. Every Tuesday.

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

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. The Sexual Minority Community Advisory Council has been established by the SPD to increase relationships & communication between the community & the SPD. Members of the GLBT community are invited to attend.

Seattle Frontrunners Fun Run. 6:30pm. Madison Beach House. Every Tuesday. 3 mile flat walk & run. Dog walkers welcome. (See Saturday listing at 9am.)

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier gay & lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta

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 8:30-9:15pm. 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.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chrispurpus.com

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.

Spiritual Empowerment. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a group for all LGBT & friends of any spiritual belief to explore how spiritual practice can enrich their life. www.dunsheehouse.org

Shoulders. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. This is a support group for caregivers of loved ones with chronic, debilitating illnesses. For more info call Bob Fuller at 328-7821.

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. 322-2437.

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. 360-445-2411; 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.

Laugh OUT Loud. Doors 7:30pm, Show 8:30-10pm. The Comedy Underground, 222 S Main St. A night of comedy to benefit the Safe Schools Coalition. All ages. Admission $12 at the door; youth $6. www.nonprofit comedy.com/seattle, www.safeschoolscoalition.org

Rough Trade. 9pm-2am. The Eagle, 314 E Pike St. 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please join us for this leather themed Ladies, Queers & their friends dance/play/club night. DJ LuYing & Schlage spin hip-hop, funk, house & electro. Proceeds of this event will benefit NW Network. Never a cover!

WEDNESDAY - December 20

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 Wednesday - Cancer treatments. 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

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

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

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

Project NEON: Speed, Sex & Sanity. 5-7pm. 511 E Pike St. Meets every Wednesday. A weekly, FREE drop in informational group about crystal meth & the gay community of Seattle. For more information, 323-1768, www.crystalneon.org

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. 511 E Pike St. 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.

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

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

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

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.)

Magnets. 7-8:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This is a support & skill building group for sero-divergent couples (one HIV+ & one HIV-). For more information please contact David at 322-2584 or david@dunsheehouse.org

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

HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- gay & bi men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. For information call Scott at 725-9174 or Keith at 324-6783. www.dunsheehouse.org

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+ men. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse. org

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. 1115 E Pike St. All transgender, gender variant, gender queer, gender questioning, allies, family & friends are welcome. This is a drop in group to get & give support, social interaction & information for the whole gender community. No fee, donations welome. www.ingersollcenter.org

Cuff Country. Lessons 7:30pm; Dancing 8:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Every Friday & every 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month. Country-Western dancing - two-step, waltz, swing & line dances.

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

Orca Swim Team Workout. 7:30-8:455pm. Seattle University, Connolly Athletic Center, 14th Ave & E Cherry St. (See Sunday listing at 5pm.)

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.

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.)

Border Riders Motorcycle Club Meet & Greet. 8-11pm. The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave (at E Pine St). Meets the Wednesday before the 3rd Saturday each month. BRMC provides a social & educational fraternity for individuals interested in recreational motorcycle touring. www.borderriders.com

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

Joy! Seattle Men’s Chorus 2006 Holiday Concert (12/17, 12/20 & 12/21). 8pm. Benaroya Hall. Wonderful new tunes, favorite carols, a big production number, dancing reindeer & the return of Grumpy! For tickets 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org

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 - December 21

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

Joy! Seattle Men’s Chorus 2006 Holiday Concert (12/17,12/20 & 12/21). 2pm & 8pm. Benaroya Hall. Wonderful new tunes, favorite carols, a big production number, dancing reindeer & the return of Grumpy! For tickets 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org

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 Thursday - HIV treatments. 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. Please call before stopping by. 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouth center.com (Also meets Fridays 4pm-12 midnight & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Volunteer Drop-In Night at Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 4-7pm. LAA Volunteer Services Office, 1161 11th Ave. Every Thursday. Volunteer on LAA projects - assembling safer sex kits, helping with mailings, a different project every week! Get-togethers are highly social & offer “low impact” volunteer work & an opportunity to learn more about LAA. Please call before dropping in. 957-1776. www.lifelongaidsalliance.org

Friendship Meal in Snohomish County. 5:30pm. 2301 Hoyt Ave, Everett. Note the holiday date change; usually held on the 4th Thursday of every month. For people with HIV/AIDS, friends & family.

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

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+ Gay, Bi & Queer Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going emotional support group for gay & bi men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as: relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For information call 322-2437. www.dunsheehouse.org

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 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 open to ALL grieving in the recent loss of a loved one due to death. Merged with the Wednesday night group. For information 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

B-GLAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Trans & Questioning Adolescent Drop-In Group). 6:30-8pm. Call for location. Every Thursday. Sponsored by Youth Eastside Services, which offers many programs for GLBT youth. 425-747-4937.

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 6:30-8:30pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave, Room 221. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. SCSM is made up of 15 volunteer members who work to ensure that the City of Seattle fairly & equitably addresses sexual minority concerns. Meetings open to the public. 684-4514.

Seattle Tennis Alliance Social Doubles. 6:30-8pm. Lower Woodland Park Courts 5, 6, 7 & 8. Every Tuesday & Thursday. STA is Seattle’s premier gay & lesbian tennis club. $2 for members & first-time guests, $5 for returning guests. www.teamseattle.org/sta

Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club Monthly Potluck & Meeting. 7pm. Meets 3rd Thursday each month. Bottom Dwellers promotes safe & responsible scuba diving & other outdoor activities for the GLBT community & friends at all experience levels. For info & location, www.bottomdwellers.org.

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

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

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

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

Rain City Jacks. 7-10pm. Eastlake neighborhood. Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday and the last Sunday of every month. Event location & other details available by email or phone. RCJ is a friendly, sex-positive & non-profit private club. Membership is required to attend club events. Enrollment available online or at the door. Email rc@raincityjacks.org or call 339-JACK. Adult men only. www.raincityjacks.org

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Chris, 463-2754, chris@chrispurpus.com

Young Men’s Group - For Male-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Thursday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515 ext 16.

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. GFAS is an all volunteer support organization for gay & bi men who are confronting issues such as coming out, parenting, gay relationships, separation & divorce. 324-4359, www.gfas.org

HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. (See related listing for Wednesday.)

Ingersoll Gender Center Professionals Group. 7:30pm. 1115 E Pike St. For transpeople working in a professional capacity, in management, academia, etc. www.ingersollcenter.org

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 - December 22

Oasis Youth Group in Tacoma - For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Youth, Ages 14-25. 4pm-12 midnight. Call for location & details. Every Friday. 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouthcenter.com (Also meets Thursdays 4-10pm & 2nd Saturdays 4pm-12 midnight.)

Women’s Words. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee 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. 6:30-8pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. (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 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.)

BiNet Seattle Support/Discussion Group. 7:30-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets the 4th Friday of every month. For bi & bi-curious men & women, their partners & other bi-friendly people. For more info www.binetseattle.org

Cuff Country. Lessons 7:30pm; Dancing 8:30pm. The Cuff, 1533 13th Ave. Every Friday & every 1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday of the month. Country-Western dancing - two-step, waltz, swing & line dances.

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

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

The Alternative. 8-9:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Please arrive by 7:30pm. This is a free, peer facilitated drop-in group for 20/30/40-ish men who are interested in connecting with others in a friendly & alternative setting. The weekly meetings are a time for meaningful conversation & sharing of personal experiences. We plan social events/activities every month for a way to connect with one another. Come check us out! For more information contact Stuart at 817-1064.

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. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. Meets every Friday. A 12-step group for quitting & staying off crystal meth.

SATURDAY - December 23

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Ingersoll Gender Center FTM Support Group.  11am-1pm. 1115 E Pike St. 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.ingersoll center.org

Starlit Christmas. Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm. The Double Header, 407 2nd Ave Ext S. A drag variety show to support the Pioneer Square Community Association. Join your hostess Eve for a night of fun & celebration at this fundraiser & auction. Features co-hostesses Roxy & Jessie Volt. $5 suggested donation.

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

SUNDAY - December 24

Christmas Eve

(See previous Sunday for ongoing activities.)

Spirit of the Sound in Tacoma. 6pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 4th Sunday each month. A safe & loving Christian fellowship for the GLBT community & their allies. 206-459-5767.

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