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NORTHWEST NEWS (for 4/18/08) EMERALD CITY SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2008 SOFTBALL SEASON
Open Division games will be played primarily at the North SeaTac fields again this year, S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S., and the Women's Division games will be played at the Lower Woodland Complex, Aurora Ave. N. & N. 59th St. For complete details about the league, including game times and field locations, see the league website at www.emeraldcitysoftball.org. In addition to regularly scheduled games, the league will also be hosting the Gay Softball World Series.

LAMBERT HOUSE SEEKING MEALS VOLUNTEERS
Lambert House, Seattle's LGBTQ youth drop-in center, is currently seeking Meals volunteers for Monday nights. Meals volunteers plan the dinner menu, provide the ingredients and prepare a family-style dinner for 10-20 LGBTQ youth, ages 22 and under. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Kristina@lamberthouse.org or call 206-322-2515 ext *814.

"MANY VOICES, ONE SONG" - A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY
"Many Voices, One Song" is a musical celebration of spiritual and ethnic diversity benefitting Multifaith Works, an organization that provides compassion and support for people living in isolation and loneliness, including people living with HIV/AIDS. The concert will take place on Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., at the corner of Harvard Ave. & Seneca St. This year's line-up will feature The Esoterics and the a capella men's ensemble, AEDONIS. Also performing will be the Seattle Kokon Taiko drumming group, the Seattle Men's Chorus ensemble, Captain Smartypants, the six-member African-American women's ensemble, Sankofa and the Center for Spiritual Living's Choir of Light. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All tickets holders are eligible for a drawing for a beautiful, original quilt. For tickets and information about the quilt, visit www.multifaith.org or contact Multifaith Works at 206-324-1520 ext 221 or jamest@multifaith.org.

"A NIGHT OF SONG FROM THE SOUL OF THE COUNTRY" ERIC HIMAN AND TOM GOSS AT THE CRESCENT
On Friday, April 18, at 10 p.m., The Crescent, 1413 E. Olive Way, will present the acoustic stylings of Eric Himan (Tulsa, OK) and Tom Goss (Washington, DC). The soulfulness that comes from Eric Himan's voice mixed with the percussive yet melodic sounds of his acoustic guitar will put you right at ease. His unique sound transcends genres as his songs reflect blues, folk, pop, blue grass, country, and rock. Tom Goss makes edgy acoustic pop that appeals to diverse tastes and evokes a wide range of emotions.

Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP
The Q-Squared Book Group will meet this Saturday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Branch Library. This book to be discussed is The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon by Tom Spanbauer. Q-Squared Book Group is open to anyone who is interested in Gay literature and is actively seeking new members. Those interested in joining the group can go to www.qsquared.org and follow the links to the book group. The book for next month is Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin.

MEN OF ALL COLORS AND CULTURES TOGETHER POTLUCK DINNER
On Saturday, April 19, Men of All Colors and Cultures Together (MACCT) will host a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. in Northeast Seattle. For more information and location, call 206-923-8313. MACCT is a Gay multiracial, multicultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. To these ends they engage in educational, political, cultural, and social activities as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination and other inequities in our community and in our lives. All who share those goals are welcome. www.macctsea.org

"CHICAGO" - SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS & SEATTLE WOMEN'S CHORUS' 12TH ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AND AUCTION
On Saturday, April 19, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Washington State Convention Center Skybridge, 8th Ave. & E. Pike St. SMC/SWC presents this year's Chicago-themed Dinner Dance & Auction. The extraordinary evening includes a great dinner, plenty of music, costumes, a stunning stage design, and a collection of auction items you won't see anywhere else. Tickets: $145. http://flyinghouse.org/specialevents/auctionticket.asp

VERBENA HEALTH HOSTS SPRING BOWL FUNDRAISER
On Sunday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., at West Seattle Bowl, 4505 39th Ave. S. Verbena Health hosts a bowling benefit for their Transgender Health Programs and Services. Admission is $25 per person and includes shoe rental, bowling, nonalcoholic beverages, kosher snacks - PLUS FUN! Get pledges! Win prizes! Be a lane captain! You and 4 other friends equals a team! Contact Weny@VerbenaHealth.org

BENEFIT FOR NEW BEGINNINGS WOMEN'S SHELTER AT THE TRACTOR TAVERN IN BALLARD
On Sunday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Dysfunction Junction Bluegrass Band on behalf of the Seattle Bluegrass Community, is proud to host the 2nd annual Tractor Tavern Old Fashioned Bluegrass Event, to raise money for New Beginnings. New Beginnings provides services to women and children whose lives have been affected by physical, emotional or sexual abuse. They offer many services including 24-hour emergency shelter, transitional housing, information and referrals, legal clinics, support groups, individual advocacy and community education. This event is modeled after the old-fashioned bluegrass "hoe-down," which is always centered around food and community. There will be open picking and socializing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., a potluck dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and live music from several of the area's finest bluegrass bands. This event has something for everybody. if you like great food, there will be LOTS of it! If you like great music, there will be LOTS of it, and if you like supporting a worthy cause, that is what the real driving force behind "community" is all about. A suggested donation of $10 as well as a dish to share with others is asked, but nobody will be turned away ... just give what you can.

PLANNING CONTINUES FOR FUTURE FUNDING OF HIV/AIDS CARE SERVICES
Nearly $5.5 million will be available for HIV/AIDS care services in King County in 2009 and 2010. The Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council has begun the process of deciding what types of services will be funded with the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act, Part A funds.

A committee of the Planning Council comprised of consumers and service providers will use data from a variety of sources, including an assessment of need which surveyed over 500 consumers and 100 providers, to determine funding levels of services. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meetings and join in the discussions. Meetings will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on seven Mondays. Meetings scheduled for March 17, 24, 31, April 7, and May 5, will be held at 2100 24th Ave. S. Meetings schedule for April 21 and 28, will be held at 401 5th Ave, Room 121. After the approval of the funding plan by the full Planning Council, interested parties will have 30 days to provide comments. The Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council is the local decision-making body that determines how federal funds will be awarded for HIV/AIDS care service delivery in King County. For more information on the Seattle HIV/AIDS Planning Council, visit: www.metrokc.gov/health/apu/pc. If you have questions about this funding process, contact Jesse Chipps at 206-205-5511 or jesse.chipps@kingcounty.gov.

VERBENA HEALTH MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING EVENT
On Monday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Verbena Health and YWCA Women's Health Outreach program will be conducting a mobile mammography screening at the Center for Sex Positive Culture (formerly known as The Wet Spot), 1602 15th Ave. W. The screening is for women age 40 and older. No insurance, no problem. Call Houston at 206-323-6540, ext. 3, for an appointment.

ANNUAL DINING OUT FOR LIFE EVENTS IN SEATTLE AND PIERCE COUNTY
On Thursday, April 24, Lifelong AIDS Alliance and Pierce County AIDS Foundation, present their annual Dining Out for Life fundraising events. Dine at one of 150 participating restaurants in Seattle on this day and 30% of your meal cost will be donated back to the Lifelong AIDS Alliance to help fight against HIV and AIDS in the Puget Sound region. Visit www.lifelongaidsalliance.org for a list of participating restaurants in your neighborhood.

In Pierce County, dine at one of 64 participating restaurants on this day and 25% of your food and non-alcoholic beverage bill will be donated to the Pierce County AIDS Foundation to support their work which offers a full spectrum of HIV prevention and care service programs. For a list of participating restaurants visit www.piercecountyAIDS.org.

GLSEN'S DAY OF SILENCE
On Friday, April 25, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and student GSA's (Gay-Straight Alliances) around the country will commemorate the Day of Silence.

This year's Day of Silence will be held in memory of Lawrence King, the 15-year-old Oxnard, CA student who was murdered at school on February 12 because of his sexual orientation and gender expression. The event brings attention to anti-LGBT bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools. Students observe the day in silence to echo the silence LGBT and ally students face every day. Founded in 1996 by students at the University of Virginia, and currently sponsored officially by GLSEN in K-12 schools around the country, the Day of Silence is the largest student-led action addressing the bullying and harassment of LGBT people and their allies. Participants take a day-long vow of silence and distribute or wear speaking cards with information about anti-LGBT bias and ways for students and others to "end the silence." Through Breaking the Silence events, students can speak out against harassment and demand change in their schools and communities.

For more information about the Day of Silence, visit www.dayofsilence.org.

GLSEN WASHINGTON STATE/ WASHINGTON STATE GSA NETWORK'S NIGHT OF NOISE FOR GLBT YOUTH
On Friday, April 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., GLSEN Washington State and the Washington State GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network, presents the 3rd annual Night of Noise event at Gameworks, 1511 7th Ave., in celebration of their Day of Silence events held around the state today. This event is open to GLBT and allied youth only. Tickets will be available at a discounted rate of $10 per person for those who make reservations in advance. This includes 2 hours of unlimited game play, food, and beverages! Reservations can be made at joe@glsenwa.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but at the regular price of $20.

CAMP TEN TREES PRESENTS "LETTERS HOME," THEIR 7TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
On Friday, April 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Camp Ten Trees presents "Letters Home" their 7th annual dinner and auction at the South Lake Union Naval Reserve Building, 860 Terry Ave. N., to raise funds for their project. Individual tickets are $55 or fill a table of eight with you and your friends for $400. Camp Ten Trees is an overnight summer camp located in Washington State that creates a fun and engaging youth camp environment for LGBTQ communities and their allies, specifically LGBTQ and allied youth and youth from LGBTQ families. Last year's event raised a record $60,000 and helped send over 200 youth to Camp Ten Trees. This year's goal is to raise $75,000. For tickets and more information, visit www.camptentrees.org or call 206-288-9568.

THE VON FOXIES PRESENT "FOXIE ANGELS: IN SEARCH OF THE VEGAS CONNECTION"
"Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy." Get out your Aqua Net, your feathered hair and your gun, because the Von Foxies are going under cover! On Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, the Von Foxies present their new show at Theatre Off Jackson, 409 7th Ave. S., door at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.. Tickets: $15 advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/31954; $20 at the door. Must be 21+. www.vonfoxies.com.

RAIN COUNTRY PRESENTS "EMERALD CITY HOEDOWN"
The Emerald City Hoedown will be held April 25-27 in Seattle. Join Rain Country for a weekend of dancing and socializing. For a complete schedule of workshops, dances and social gatherings, visit www.raincountry.org/hoedown/schedule.htm. A welcome social will be held Friday, April 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Piecora's NY Pizza, 1401 E. Madison. Registration is $45.

COMMUNITY VISIONS USA PRESENTS ANNUAL CHARITY SILENT AUCTION
On Saturday, April 26, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Community Visions USA, presents their annual charity silent auction at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E., in support of their programs to help homeless individuals. Enjoy heavy appetizers, coffee and desserts and live music by celebrated violinist, Pasquale throughout the evening and bid on some great items. Admission is $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door. To RSVP and for more information, call Andrew De Young at 425-876-6152 or email Andrew@yourhandup.org, or visit www.yourhandup.org; www.communityvisionsusa.org

COMMUNITIES AGAINST RAPE AND ABUSE (CARA) "WINE & ROSES" SILENT AUCTION
On Saturday, April 26, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., CARA presents their "Wine & Roses" Silent Auction, at 722 E. Union St. Tickets: $35 in advance; $45 at the door; $300 for a table sponsor. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.cara-seattle.org. CARA promotes a broad agenda for liberation and social justice while prioritizing anti-rape work as the center of their organizing. They use community organizing, critical dialogue, and collective action as tools to build safe, peaceful, and sustainable communities.

"CAPITOL HILL RESPONDS TO VIOLENCE" COMMUNITY SAFETY & SELF-DEFENSE FAIR
On Sunday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities and the Seattle Police Department present a series of workshops and information on personal safety. Workshops will be organized by Home Alive, NW Network, Seattle Police Department and the King County Prosecutor's Office. This FREE event (donations accepted) will be held at Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave. E.

PACIFIC NW LESBIAN ARCHIVES ORGANIZING VISIONING SESSIONS, SEEKING WORK/STORAGE SPACE
On Sunday, April 27, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives will hold a visioning session at Group Health, South Bldg., 201 16th Ave. E., Room A6, to discuss fundraising ideas for the Archives. On Thursday, May 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Archives will hold another session on the topic. If possible, please RSVP to lisa@pnwlesbianarchives.org or phone 206-654-4477 and leave your name and which session or sessions you will be attending.

The Archives held its maiden voyage fundraiser featuring Colonel Grethe Cammermeyer, US Army Retired, on March 13, 2008. Grethe spoke about her personal experience working with primary sources (her letters and journal entries) to create an autobiographical book about challenging the US military policy on Gays and Lesbians. The lecture was very engaging. Grethe encouraged those in attendance to document their lives and understand that their individual herstories are worth sharing and preserving! The event generated $2,100 for the Archives. The Archives has received donations from the Pride Foundation for general operating support and from Social Justice Fund Northwest for support with programming. Lisa Cohen, Executive Director of the Archives, also received a professional development award from Northwest Archivists. If you are interested in donating any amount - please contact the archives or send your gift to: PO Box 27671, Seattle, WA 98165. An on-line option is coming soon.

Seattle Women Magazine ran an article entitled "Trailblazers" which highlighted four women in Seattle and their trailblazing efforts. Lisa Cohen was among one of the women interviewed for the article because of her work with the Archives. Check it out at http://www.seattlewomenmagazine.com/articles/mar08-3.htm. The Archives is in need of some space to relocate the archival materials that have been collected. The space must by dry and weather-proof, and be accessible for volunteers to continue working on collections. This means the space must have light and heat. If you have any suggestions, please contact Lisa at the Pacific Northwest Lesbian Archives, 206-654-4477 or email lisa@pnwlesbianarchives.org.

HOME ALIVE BENEFIT AT THE WAR ROOM
On Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m., The War Room, 722 E. Pike St., hosts a benefit for Home Alive, Seattle's community-based self-defense training organization. 21+. $5 minimum donation. www.homealive.org; www.thewarroomseattle.com.

TRC GLBT CAMPGROUND OPENING DELAYED DUE TO HEAVY SNOW
Triangle Recreation Camp (TRC) usually opens for Gay and Lesbian campers mid-April. But this year due to heavy snow and a long winter the campground is forced to delay opening until the first weekend in May. "There is too much snow to get into the parking lot, and the snow plows created a large snow berm preventing vehicle access onto the property." says Dale M., VP Operations. TRC is the favorite member-owned-and-operated non-profit campground, exclusively for Gay men and Lesbians in the Pacific Northwest. TRC offers primitive camping to its members in an old-growth forest fronting the Stilliguamish River in the beautiful Cascade foothills. This 80-acre nature conservancy is located a 1.5 hour drive north of Seattle along a National Scenic Byway, and comes alive each summer with thousands of Gay men and women campers. Please visit www.camptrc.org for additional information.

GAY CITY SEEKING LGBT ARTISTS, WRITERS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE
Gay City is currently seeking any and all LGBT artists to host workshops on a number of art forms. As part of their newly launched Peer Recovery Network, Gay City will be hosting local artists to spread their knowledge and share their art forms with the community. Whether it's painting, sculpting, dance, theatre, self-defense, puppetry, poetry, writing, spoken word, music, fashion design, crafts, photography, welding, carpentry& - whatever it may be, join Gay City in building community through art and camaraderie. For more information, contact Eleazar Juarez at eleazar@gaycity.org or 206-388-1707 or Robert Yoon at Robert@gaycity.org or 206-388-1704.

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