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Calendar Listings from Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 25

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 Jeans List webpage www.scn.org/activism/calendar/disabilities.html for Marlas disabilities accommodations lists.

Following is a list of community organizations:

American Veterans for Equal Rights - www.aver.us

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Dunshee House (Home of SASG) offers free, facilitated & confidential support, discussion & skills groups & 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.)

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

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

MEN: Gay City: 860-6969, www.gaycity.org; Knights of Malta: 329-0886, mailbox@jetchapterkofm.com; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Northwest Bears: 903-9288, www.nwbears.com; The Olympians: www.The Olympians.net; Q-Squared: www. qsquared.org; Rain City Jacks: 339-JACK, www.raincityjacks.org, Romp Naked: www.rompnaked.org; Seattle Gay Couples: www. seattlegaycouples.org; Seattle Men in Leather: www.seattlemeninleather. org; Seattle Prime Timers: Gay & Bi men 40 & over, 329-0793; www.seattle primetimers.org. (Also see listings under Bisexual, Parenthood, People of Color, Transgender.)

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 Mens Chorus and Seattle Womens Chorus: 323-0750, www.flyinghouse. org

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

Olympia/Thurston County: 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: www.gfas. org; Maybe Baby, 323-5428; Rainbow Families of Puget Sound: www.rainbowfamiliesps.org.

Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)/Puget Sound: 325-7724, www.seattle-pflag.org, with directory of PFLAG chapters in Washington state; National PFLAG, www.pflag.org.

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

PEOPLE OF COLOR: Entre Hermanos, GLBT Latinos/as, 322-7700, www.entrehermanos.org; Ile Tawo Lona - Seattle Chapter, 781-3565, forcesof nature@mindspring.com; Long Yang Club, 264-4304; www.longyangclub.org/seattle; Men of All Colors & Cultures Together (MACCT), 333-0991; PFLAG/FOCUS (Families of Color United in Support), 325-7724; People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN), 322-7061; Seattle Black Pride, 324-1520; www.seattleblackpride.org; Sistah 2 Sistah, LBT women of African descent, 322-7061 ext 235; Sojourner Truth Unity Fellowship Church, 723-9395; Trikone-Northwest, GLBT South Asians, 425-985-4376, www.trikone-nw.org; Two-Spirit Honor Project, 866-685-0164 (toll free).

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

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

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

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

Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 684-4503.

Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities is a 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; Border Riders Motorcycle Club: 686-4176, www.borderriders.com; Bottom Dwellers Scuba Club: www.bottomdwellers.org; Emerald City Softball Association: 938-7402, www.gayseattlesoftball. com.; Ethyl Forever Car Club: http://Clubs.Hemmings.com/Ethylforever CarClub/; Hiking Group: 632-5405; Olympic Yacht Club: www.oycnw.org; OutVentures: outdoor education & recreation activities, www.outventures.org; Puddletown Squares: www.puddletowndancers.org; Rain Country: a country-western dance organization catering to the LGBTQ community but open to all, www.raincountrydance.org; Seattle Gay Basketball: Michael Coleman, 349-1660, mcoleman66@hotmail. com; Ski Buddies: www. skibuddies.org; Team Seattle Gay Sports Network is an umbrella organization for a wide range of local GLBT sports activities, 367-4064, www.teamseattle.org (see website for comprehensive list of sports clubs); Triangle Recreation Camp at Bender Creek: recreational camping for GLBT folks. Must be 21; ID required. trc@camptrc.org, www.camptrc.org, 1122 E Pike St #1069, Seattle 98122-3934.

Tacoma/Pierce County - Rainbow Center, 741 St Helens Ave, a resource center for the LGBTIQA community of Pierce County, 253-383-2318, www. rainbowcntr.org.

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

WOMEN: BABES: support groups for HIV+ women. 720-5566, 888-292-1912; Lesbians Over 40: 328-4895; Mature Friends: Gay men & women 40 & over, 781-7724, http://maturefriends.org; Older Lesbians Organizing for Change/WA State Chapter: gloria@oloc.org, mary@oloc.org, www.oloc.org; Push: www.pushmagazine.org; RainshadowWomen: RainshadowWomen@aol.com, http://rainshadow women.tripod.com/; Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC): www.tacomalesbianconcern.org; Verbena provides health care (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; WOWS: a fun, member-driven social group for Lesbians, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenofwestseattle (Also see listings under Bisexual, Parenthood, People of Color, Transgender.)

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

YOUTH: Diverse Harmony: www.diverseharmony. org; GLSEN/Washington State (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) & Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network: GLSEN works to create safe schools for LGBT students. As a program of GLSEN/WA, WA GSA Network supports youth-led GSAs to fight harassment & homophobia in Washington state schools. 206-330-2099; www.glsenwa.org; www.wagsa.org. GLOBE (Gay, Lesbian, Open-Minded, & Bisexual Empowerment): a support group & HIV/STD prevention program for GLBTQ youth, ages14-20, in Everett, David/Brenda, 425-263-2908, www.globeyouth.org; Lambert House: an activities & resource center for LGBT youth 14-22, in Seattle, 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org; www.MatthewsPlace. com; Oasis Youth Group: for GLBTQ youth, ages 14-25, in Tacoma, 253-671-2838, www.oasisyouth center.com; Safe Schools Coalition: www.safe schoolscoalition.org; 632-0662 ext 49 (non-emergency), 1-888-99-VOICE (crisis line); Seattle Young Peoples 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 - November 17

Yulfest 2007 (11/17 & 11/18). Nordic Heritage Museum. For information visit www.nordicmuseum.org

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

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

We Could Be Heroes (11/16 & 11/17). 11/16 7:30pm; 11/17 Workshops start 10:30am. Richard Hugo House, 1631 11th Ave. Features new works by Seattle graphic novelist Ellen Forney, NY Times journalist Jack Hitt & Iraq war veteran & poet Brian Turner. Workshops led by the featured artists take place on Saturday 11/17. Tickets start at $15. www.brownpaper tickets.com. www.hugohouse.org

After the Invasion: An Interactive Workshop for LGBTQ People of Color. 1-4pm. Safeco Jackson St Center, 23rd Ave S & S Jackson St. Using personal story & interactive theater this workshop will create a space to address the complexities of colonization & decolonization as LGBTQ people of color/mixed-race/non-white people. Facilitated by long-time Seattle activist Qwo-Li Driskill. $40 sliding scale. www.pscap.org

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

PNW G/B/Q Longhaired Men. 2pm. Locations vary. Check the website or call for details. Asocial 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. For information & to RSVP, 309-0510 or www.longhair.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.

2007 Taste of GSBA: Black & White With a Twist. 5:30-10:30pm. Seattle Sheraton Hotel, 1400 6th Ave. The GSBAs annual signature event benefits the GSBA Scholarship Program. Please make advance reservations; seating for walk-ins without reservations not guaranteed. Cost: $145-members/$160-nonmembers/$50 -students at the door. The Greater Seattle Business Association is a networking organization that promotes & supports the LGBT business & professional community. 363-9188; www.thegsba.org.

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 5:30pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. 1st & 3rd Saturdays, beginners welcome; 2nd & 4th Saturdays, open game; 5th Saturday, womens game. This non-profit LGBTQ club provides a fun, safe, laid-back atmosphere for playing bridge. $3 fee includes coffee & tea. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle @yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Acronyms Recovering Together AA Meeting. 6-7pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Meets every Saturday. This is a closed AA meeting for those who think they may have a problem with substance abuse. All are welcome! Queer, Transgender, Gay & Lesbian youth, straight allies, all acronyms! 323-5428.

Trans & Genderqueer Support Group for Survivors. 6-8pm. Every week. For survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence. For information & location, call the SafePlace crisis line, (360) 754-6300.

Memoirs of Motown - Mr., Ms. & Miss Gay Seattle Pageant. 6pm-doors; 6:30pm-pageant. Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Celebrating the reign of Mr. Gay Seattle XXXI Dynasty & Miss Gay Seattle XLIII Regina King. Hosted by Sylvia OStayformore. Featuring special guest performers Nina Maxwell, La Gorda & Toni James; with anniversary presentations. $20 admission. Presented by the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic & Rainier Empire, www.imperialcourtofseattle.com

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.

TransformNation - Gender: Transfixed, Transcended, Transformed - 7-10pm. Seattle LGBT Center, 1115 E Pike St. A new film by Alex Depaz. Film screening & live music. $15 admission.

Pacific Gender Support Social & Support Meeting. 7:30-9:30pm. 1812 E Madison St, #204. Meets every Saturday. 1st Saturdays are Movie Night, with a Trans theme; other Saturdays are in a traditional support format. All are welcome: CDs, TVs,TGs, TSs & all those concerned with gender issues such as family, friends, employers, etc. Donations appreciated. 323-2162, www.pacificgender.org/support/

Girl4GIRL Dance Party. 9pm-doors. Neumos, 925 E Pike St. 3rd Saturday each month. Hot caged dancers, sexy bartenders, huge dance floor. Cover $10-advance; $12-at the door. 21+ with valid ID. Women only with some exceptions - see website. www.girl4girlseattle.com

Victor Janusz & VJ Trio. 9pm-12midnight. Martins Off Madison, 1413 14th Ave. Seattles hottest new piano bistro! Vic sings from his newest CD Cosmo Street.

Love & Insanity Cabaret. 10pm-12midnight. Amore Cafe, 5th Ave & Bell St. A vaudeville variety show featuring such talents as Jesse Volt as Barbra Steisand & Bette Midler, Roxy as Cher, DManda Lott, burlesque diva Femnomena, our Empress of Seattle Sapphire Knight as Eartha Kitt & many surprise special guests each weekend.

Julias on Broadway Presents Le Faux. Seating 10pm, Show 10:30pm. Seattles 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 - November 18

(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.)

Yulfest 2007 (11/17 & 11/18). Nordic Heritage Museum. For information visit www.nordicmuseum.org

Hiking Group. 8:45am. Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N. Every Sunday year-round, rain or shine for moderate to strenuous day hikes. 632-5405. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheSeattleGayHiking Group/

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

Seattle Sunday Bowlers. 10am. West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave SW (at SW Oregon St). Open bowl every Sunday for the GLBT community & friends. You dont have to worry about how you bowl! $4.25 + $1 shoe rental. 329-1515.

Ethyl Forever Car Club Meeting & Turkey Shoot Road Rally. Board Meeting 10:30am, General Meeting 11:30am, followed by Road Rally. Emerald Green Restaurant, 13100 48th Ave S, Tukwila. Dont worry, we wont shoot turkeys. The prize for the winner of the road rally is a turkey ready to cook.

Broadway Sunday Farmers Market (5/13-11/18). 11am-3pm. Bank of America parking lot, Broadway E & E Thomas St. Features an array of Washington farm products & locally produced food.

Q-Squared Book Group. 11am. Capitol Hill Library, 425 Harvard Ave E. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. A relaxed & enjoyable approach to Gay literature. The idea is to cover fiction & non-fiction, masterpieces & fun beach reads, current releases & classics of the field. We may even toss in a graphic novel just to mix things up. www.qsquared.org

Seattle Men in Leather Monthly Brunch. 11m. Martins Off Madison, 1413 14th Ave. Meets 3rd Sunday most months. All members of the leather community are invited to attend. SML is a Gay mens social organization, promoting with power & pride the Seattle Mens Leather Community. 686-2594; info@ seattlemeninleather.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.musicalexperiences.org

Seattle Gay Basketball. 2-4pm. Ingraham High School, 1819 N 135th St. Every Sunday. Basketball players ranging in age from early 20s to 50s, including all skill levels. This is recreational play, not a league, so its OK if you cant make it every Sunday. For information call 349-1660 or email mcoleman66@ hotmail.com

Seattle Prime Timers Monthly Potluck Social & General Meeting. 2-4pm. Seattle First Baptist Church Recreation Hall, 1111 Harvard Ave (at E Seneca St - enter thru glass doors on Harvard Ave.) Meets 3rd Sunday most months. Bring a dish to serve 6-8 people. $4 door fee covers hall rental. SPT is a social club for Gay men & their friends. 329-0793.

Seattle Bach Choir. 3pm. Bethany Lutheran Church, 7400 Woodlawn Ave N. Concert features three a capella pieces that draw the the singer & listener together in a way that leaves neither wanting. Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors & students. www.seattlebach choir.org

Seattle Black Pride Community Meeting. 4-6pm. 115 16th Ave E. Meets the 3rd Sunday of every month. An opportunity to give feedback/input and help plan Seattle Black Pride 2008. Also get updates on SBP community programs as they grow on the national map of Black Prides. 324-1520; www.seattleblackpride.org.

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

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.

MONDAY - November 19

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

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

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 Citys mission is to promote Gay & Bisexual mens health & prevent HIV transmission by building community, fostering communication, & nurturing self-esteem. 860-6969; www.gaycity.org.

Seattle Womens Commission Meeting. 5:30-8pm. Municipal Bldg, 600 4th Ave Rm 221. Meets 3rd Monday each month (except December). SWC is a 20-member volunteer advisory board that advises the Mayor, City Council, & all City of Seattle departments on matters concerning women & womens rights. Meetings open to the public. 684-4537.

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

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 Benedicts Parish Center, 1805 N 49th St. Meets 3rd Monday each month. This is a drop-in peer support group for parents, family members & friends of GLBT persons. The group offers a safe, supportive & welcoming space where concerned persons can share their experiences, struggles, joys & resources. The invitation is also extended to educAtors & counselors who may encounter homosexual issues in their student/parent populations. 425-462-9411, 542-2549.

Drop-In Chess Night at Cal Anderson Park. 7-9pm. Cal Anderson Park Shelterhouse, 13th Ave & Howell St. Every Monday except holidays. Bring a partner or play other participants. All experience levels & ages welcome. Chess sets provided. $2 fee requested to help cover costs of staffing.

Freely Speaking Toastmasters. 7pm. Group Health, 200 15th E. Every Monday (except holidays & the last Mondays in August & December). Seattles only Gay & Lesbian speaking club. 866-841-9134 ext 5998. Please check website for current room information: www.toastmasterspride.org

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

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

PFLAG/Bremerton Monthly Meeting. 7pm. St Pauls 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.

Queer Youth Activism. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Monday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Unity Gay Mens AA Group in Tacoma. 7:30pm. New Heart MCC, 759 S 45th St. Tacoma. Every Monday. 253-474-8897.

TUESDAY - November 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 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. kangwenclinic.org

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

Safe Schools Coalition Monthly Meeting. 3-5pm. Planned Parenthood, 2001 E Madison. Meets 3rd Tuesday most months (schedule varies in summer). The Safe Schools Coalition: A Public-Private Partnership in Support of LGBT youth. All are welcome at meetings; lots of volunteer opportunities are discussed. 632-0662 ext 49; CRISIS LINE: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE; www.safeschoolscoalition.org.

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

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

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

Sex, Dating & Relationships. 6-7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

Beyond Exploration Northwest in Tacoma. 6:30-8pm. Tullys, 764 Broadway, Tacoma. Every Tuesday. Mens support group, indoor & outdoor adventure group. We explore ways of overcoming the obstacles that keep us trapped & prevent us from moving forward in life. (253) 389-6561, beyond-exploration-northwest@hotmail.com

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

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

Different Drummers. Advanced Beginners 7-8:15pm, Beginners 8:30-9:15pm. Meets every Tuesday. Hand drumming classes for Gay men. Its easy, its 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

Lambert House Movie Night. 7-9:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

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

Rainbow Duplicate Bridge. 7pm. Bus-accessible 1st Hill/Central Area location. Meets every Tuesday & Thursday. Players of all abilities welcome to play with this non-profit GLBTQ duplicate bridge group in a fun laid-back atmosphere. $3 fee includes coffee & snacks. For partners & to make reservations: Dan, dantuttle@ yahoo.com, 992-3351.

Transgender Youth Support Group. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Tuesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

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

Tuesday Night Sex Addicts Anonymous. 7:30-9pm. Capitol Hill Alano Club, 1900 E Madison St. GLBTQ supported. Meets every Tuesday. SAA is a fellowship of men & women whose primary purpose is to stop addictive sexual behavior & help others recover from sexual addiction. Seattle SAA Hotline 781-4490. SAA International Service Organization 1-800-477-8191.

20 Somethings Queer Womens Group. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. A casual social/discussion group for Lesbian, Bi & other Queer LGBTQ women in their 20s. Build community & connection with other young women thru a rotating schedule of off-site activities, discussion nights & on-site game nights. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunshee house.org.

Washington Gender Alliance Open Support Meeting in Bellingham. 7:30-9pm. St James Presbyterian Church, 910 14th St. Every Tuesday. Confidential, informal group for people of all gender identities & expressions including butch dykes, cross dressers, TV, TS & feminine men. 360-445-2411; www.washington genderalliance.com

Seattle Otters Water Polo Team. 8-9:30pm. Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (at E Cherry St). Every Tuesday & Thursday. GLBT & GLBT-friendly co-ed water polo team is open to all who want to play. Beginners & experienced players welcome. Check our website for up to the minute details, or call the Otter Hotline 217-9271, ext 3. www.otterpolo.com.

Vibrator. 8pm-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. Never a cover!

WEDNESDAY - November 21

Kang Wen Clinic - Chinese Medicine for Chronic Viral Disease, Integrated Cancer Treatment & General Chronic Diseases. Tuesdays 2-6pm; Wednesdays 9am-5pm; Thursdays 3-7pm. 1111 Harvard Ave. Every 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. 10am. Ballard Odd Fellows Hall Bldg, 1706 NW Market St. Every Wednesday. An hour of health-related activities, followed by a walk around Greenlake & lunch at a local restaurant. MF is a social group for Gay men & women, 40 years & over. 781-7724. http://maturefriends.org

Womens 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.

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

Verbena Health Clinic. 5:30-8:30pm. Country Doctor, 500 19th Ave E. Every Wednesday. Verbena is a full-service clinic for Lesbians, Bi women & Transgendered people. 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.

40+ Gay & Bisexual Men. 6-7:30pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going emotional support group for Gay & Bi men over the age of forty. The group explores such topics as: relationships, spirituality, aging, family, friendships, coming out later in life, etc. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

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

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

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

Queer Thanksgiving Potluck. 6-9pm. LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St. Need a place to celebrate the holiday? Bring a friend. Bring a dish to share. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes while supporting the Center. The funds raised will be used to support the Centers programs such as QArts, the Faygele benMiriam Lending Library & the Resource & Referral Line. This event is FREE & open to all LGBT people & their allies. 323-LGBT (5428). www.seattle lgbt.org

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

Ingersoll All-Trans Drop-In Support Group. 7-9pm. 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 welcome. www.ingersollcenter.org

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

Queer Young Females Group - For Female-Identified Youth, Ages 14-22. 7-8:30pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Support/discussion group meets every Wednesday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www. lambert house.org

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

HIV-Negative Gay & Bi Men. 7:30-9pm. Dunshee House, 303 17th Ave E. On-going. This emotional support group provides a forum for HIV- Gay & Bi men to share strategies for staying negative; to explore issues related to being HIV-; & to look at how to find meaning, purpose & lives worth living in the midst of HIV/AIDS. For info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

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

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

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

Radical Gurls & Guyz Reading Group. Re-occurring. By REGISTRATION. FREE peer-facilitated book discussion group for Queer/Bi/Lesbian women & Trans/Gender Queer folks. To join the email list & receive notice of upcoming RGRG installments, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org.

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

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

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

Music & Burlesque Benefit for Home Alive at Highway 99. 9pm. 1414 Alaskan Way. The Rat City Roller Girls Sockit Wenches perform burlesque & launch their 2008 pin-up calendar. Music by Purty Mouth with special guests The Raineros. $7 cover. www.highwayninetynine.com

THURSDAY - November 22

THANKSGIVING DAY

Native American Thanksgiving Feast. Doors 2pm, Buffet 3-5pm. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S. Enjoy a homemade roast turkey & salmon dinner with all the fixings. Relax after dinner with games, videos & good conversation. Dinner donation is $10; children under 12 are $5.50 (sliding scale or work exchanges available for low-income people). Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. 722-2453. www.socialism. com

FRIDAY - November 23

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

Entre Hermanos Fundraiser & Open House. 6-10pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway & Entre Hermanos Office, 1505 Broadway. A holiday dance, silent auction of fabulous vacations, events & merchandise, a gift sale of ethnic handicrafts & an open house. Tickets: advance $5, at the door $10. 322-7700, www.entre hermanos.org

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

WaterWomen Swim. 6:30-7:30pm. Fircrest Pool, 15th NE & NE 155th St. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday. For fat, fat-friendly & differently-abled women of all sexual orientations. (See Monday listing at 6:30pm.)

Lambert House Creative Writing Lab. 7pm. Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave. Every Friday. Lambert House is a nationally-recognized activities & resource center for GLBT & questioning youth, ages 14-22. 322-2515, www.lamberthouse.org

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

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. 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 info, call 322-2437, www.dunsheehouse.org

SATURDAY - November 24

(See previous Saturday for ongoing activities.)

Rain Country Saturday Dance. 4-10:30pm. Mt Baker Park Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hunter Blvd S. Line Dance lessons, 4-6pm; Potluck, 6-7pm; Line Dancing, 7-8:30pm; General Country-Western Dancing, 8:30-10:30pm. Cost: $5-lessons; $5-dancing.

St Aelreds Independent Catholic Church in Tacoma. 4pm. First United Methodist Church, 423 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma. Meets 4th Saturday each month. Worship for the GLBT community & friends in the Roman Catholic, Anglican & other liturgical faiths tradition. Fr. Bob Withrow, 360-664-5449.

Laturkeyotta 2007 - Privates of the Caribbean. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. Neighbours, 1509 Broadway. You dont want to miss this one! Adventure, music, suspense, dancing, chills, thrills. Featuring a cast of many. Sponsored by Knights of Malta Jet Chapter. Suggested donation $5. www.jetchapterkofm.com

SUNDAY - November 25

(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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