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VOTE BY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

CAPITOL HILL COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESENTS FIRST ANNUAL CAPITOL HILL HALLOWEEN WALK
On Friday, October 31, the Capitol Hill Community Council presents the first annual Capitol Hill "Procession of the Spirits" Halloween Walk - an all-ages trick-or-treat down Broadway. Gathering at Seattle Central Community College, Broadway & E. Pine St. from 5-7 p.m. From 7-8 p.m., walk north down the west side of Broadway to E. Roy St. and back via the east side of Broadway to Cal Anderson Park. Music, fun, candy! "Celebrate life as we honor those that have passed on before us."



LIFELONG AIDS ALLIANCE CARE TO SHOP FOOD DRIVE
Chicken Soup Brigade, Lifelong AIDS Alliance's food program, sponsors an on-going food drive program to provide bags of groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in Seattle/King County. "Care to Shop" is held between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the following stores:

The first Saturday of the month at QFC, 416 15th Ave. E., Seattle; the second Saturday of the month at QFC, 417 Broadway E. (Broadway Market), Seattle; and the third Saturday of the month at Thriftway, 9740 S.W. Bank Rd., Vashon Island.

They particularly need: cereal, canned tuna, canned meals (soup, stew, etc.), juice, canned beans, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni and cheese, dry pasta, canned or jarred spaghetti sauce. Store gift cards and cash donations are also always appreciated. You can also help by organizing your own food drive at an office gathering or holiday party. For more information, call 206-328-8979.



TACOMA'S RAINBOW CENTER HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE GAYLA
On Saturday, November 1, the Rainbow Center hosts their sixth annual Black & White Gayla: "008 Agents of Change" at the Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma. Enjoy cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by live and silent auction, dinner and dancing from 7 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $75. For reservations, call 253-383-2318.



DIA DE MUERTOS 2008 DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATIONS AT SEATTLE CENTER & AT EL CENTRO DE LA RAZA
The Dia de Muertos celebration at the Seattle Center's Center House this year will honor the life of Mexican artist, Alfredo Zalce (1908-2003) on his 100th birthday. The celebration will be held on Saturday, November 1, noon-8 p.m. and Sunday, November 2, noon-6 p.m. You are invited to participate in the community altar with flowers, photos, poems, etc. for him or for your loved ones that you want to remember on this Dia de Muertos. The weekend program will include displays of altars and ofrendas, a monumental sand painting, art exhibits, lectures, short films and animation, activities for children and adults, traditional music and dance, pan de muerto, and a procession on Saturday evening. For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com. Sponsored by Taller Mexicano para la Cultura y las Artes.

El Centro de la Raza's Dia de los Muertos 2008 celebration will be held on Saturday, November 1, at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. S., with dinner served at 4:45 p.m. The opening ceremony starts at 5:45 p.m. The Ofrenda Exhibit, featuring over 16 ofrenda/altars created by local community organizations and individuals, opens at 6:30 p.m. The evening continues until 8 p.m. The Ofrenda Exhibit will be on display Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wednesdays, 12 - 8 p.m.) through November 21. El Centro will host special lectures on Dia de los Muertos on Wednesday evenings. www.elcentrodelaraza.org.



ERW, FSP & NW FILM FORUM HOST ELECTION NIGHT PARTIES OR CHECK OUT ELECTION NIGHT PARTIES AT LOCAL BARS
On Tuesday, November 4, join Equal Rights Washington for an election night party at the W Hotel Seattle, 4th Ave. & Seneca St., from 6-11 p.m., in studios 7 & 8. www.equalrightswashington.org

The Freedom Socialist Party hosts an election night watch party with a big screen and a friendly crowd of boisterous voters at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., any time after 7 p.m. Cheering, jeering and yelling at the TV will be encouraged! Snacks and desserts available for a small donation. For more information, call 206-722-2453 or email FSPseattle@mindspring.com. Wheelchair accessible.

The Northwest Film Forum and Strawberry Theatre Workshop will host an election night watch party, at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave., starting at 8 p.m. The event will utilize the Forum's two cinemas to broadcast major network coverage, with National Public Radio coverage in the lobby. A host of actors will portray dead presidents and there will be live blogging throughout the night. The Election Night Extravaganza is a fundraising party for Northwest Film Forum and Strawberry Theatre Workshop with a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Advance tickets and more information can be found at www.nwfilmforum.org.

Local community bars sponsoring Election Night parties include The BottleNeck Lounge, Cafe Metropolitain, Changes, The Elite, Madison Pub, Neighbours, Purr, R Place, Swank, Twisted and Wildrose.



COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at County Doctor Community Health Clinic, 500 19th Ave. E. offers primary and naturopathic care for the LGBTQ community every Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Providers have been serving the LGBTQ community for many years. Cost is sliding scale - no one turned away for lack of funds. For information and to make an appointment, call 206-299-1600



BENTCARGUYS MEETING AT SEATTLE AUTO SHOW
BentCarGuys, a Seattle-based Gay and Lesbian car club, announces Gay Day at the Seattle Auto Show, on Sunday, November 9. Join us at noon at the Volvo booth and we'll tour the show together! Look for our members with our trademark blue or gray T-shirt with the BentCarGuys logo on the front. We'll be checking out the new models (including the cars), and, of course, seeing how fabulous we look behind the wheel of our favorite brand! We also plan to gather at a nearby restaurant for an early dinner afterwards. Come join the fun! For more information, contact Bob at 206-817-9883.



FREELY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS CELEBRATES 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Seattle's only GLBT (but open to all) Toastmasters Club is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with an open house party. Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. What is unique about Freely Speaking Toastmasters is the open atmosphere that allows members to speak freely about all areas of their lives including sexual orientation. The celebration will be held at our normal meeting time and space on Monday, November 10, at 7 p.m., in the basement of the new wing (south end) of Group Health Hospital, 15th Ave. E. and E. John St. (near the corner of 16th Ave. E & E. Denny Way). There will be a brief speech by founding member Bill Sanders, who is now Area Governor. Fun, games, reminiscences, and refreshments are planned for the program. Former members and people curious about our group are encouraged to attend. More information can be found at http://toasmasterspride.org.



Q-SQUARED BOOK GROUP TO DISCUSS CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD'S A SINGLE MAN
On Saturday, November 15, the Q-Squared Book Group will meet to discuss Christopher Isherwood's 1962 novel, A Single Man. The group will meet from 1-2 p.m. at the Capitol Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, 425 Harvard Ave. E. Isherwood's novel was ground breaking because the protagonist, unlike other fictional characters created at that time, is not tormented by his sexuality. On the basis of this book, Christopher Isherwood became an icon and a passionate spokesman for the Gay movement.

It has been reported that Tom Ford, former Gucci designer, has obtained the movie rights to the book and will begin filming starting in November with a cast rumored to include Colin Firth, Marianne Moore and Jamie Bell.

The Q-Squared Book Group meets monthly and is looking for new members with suggestions for books to read in the future. For more information, visit www.qsquared.org



45TH ANNUAL MR., MS. & MISS GAY SEATTLE PAGEANT AT NEIGHBOURS
On Saturday, November 15, the Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle & the Olympic and Rainier Empire presents the 45th Annual Mr., Ms. & Miss Gay Seattle Pageant, at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. The pageant will be hosted by Krystyna Shaylee, Empress of Salt Lake City - door at 5 p.m., pageant at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door or $15 via brownpapertickets.com/event/45933.

An Introduction of Candidates for the event will be held on Sunday, November 9, at 8 p.m., at Café Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way (at Boylston Ave. E.) and special Reception & Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, November 14, at 8 p.m., also at Café Metropolitain (see address above).

For more information on the pageant, contact Aleksa Manila, Pageant Producer, aleksa@aleksamanila.com. For candidate information, contact Mr. Gay Seattle XXXIV, William Knight, willk@hotmail.com or Miss Gay Seattle XLIV, Jada Manila, jada.manila@yahoo.com.



ACLU BILL OF RIGHTS CELEBRATION DINNER TO HONOR YOUTH ACTIVISTS FROM MT. SI & MT. VERNON HIGH SCHOOLS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF LGBT STUDENTS
On Saturday, November 15, the American Civil Liberties Union will honor Ian Feis, Mount Vernon High School, and Caitlin Donnelly, Mount Si High School, for their courage to stand up for equal rights and fair treatment of LGBT students in their high schools and communities. Ian's story was featured in the June 20, 2008 edition of the Seattle Gay News. The event will be held at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 2100 Alaskan Way, with reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at www.aclu-wa.org or by calling 206-624-2184.



"LADY WITH THE LAMP" FUNDRAISER AT SEATTLE EAGLE HONORS ACT OF SELFLESSNESS FOR DYING MAN
On Saturday, November 15, the Seattle Eagle, 314 E. Pike St., will host a fundraising benefit from 7-11 p.m. to cover medical expenses incurred by Lael Sokvitne when she intervened during last month's Vibrator event, September 16, to resuccitate a man, Johnny, who she found lying on the floor unconscious, not breathing and bleeding from his mouth.

Moments after performing CPR, she learned that Johnny was HIV-positive. After making her statement to the police she headed to Swedish Medical Center for the antiretroviral medication that greatly reduces the effects of the virus if taken within 48 hours of exposure. After spending nine hours in the emergency room and then trying three pharmacies, she was finally able to fill the prescriptions she'd been given by Swedish. The total cost was $2,370, a steep price for Lael, who teaches yoga for a living and has minimal insurance.

Sadly, Johnny never regained consciousness, and passed away four days after he was revived by Lael. The fundraiser will include a living memorial to Johnny. A reduced-rate CPR certification course will be held during the afternoon, followed by the evening fundraiser. A raffle with prizes donated by local business will be held. Tickets for the evening benefit will be $10 at the door.



MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING IN NOVEMBER
The YWCA Women's Health Outreach program will conduct a mobile mammography screening on Saturday, November 22, that is focused on LBT folks age 40 and older. No insurance is necessary for the screening, which will be held at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. To schedule an appointment, call Candida Caraballo at 425-226-1266 ext. 1001.



PRIDE FOUNDATION & GSBA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR NOW AVAILABLE
The Pride Foundation and the Greater Seattle Business Association are seeking scholarship applicants for the 2009-2010 school year. Over $350,000 is available in scholarships. Applications must be post-marked by January 23, 2009. For more information about the scholarship program, to download the application and find out about upcoming application workshops in your area, visit www.pridefoundation.org/scholarships.



HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO RESHAPE HIV PREVENTION AMONG GAY MEN
HIV Is Still a Big Deal follows Josh, a young Gay man living in Manhattan, as he deals with everything from love and friendships to online hookups and unsafe sex. To view the first two episodes, go to www.hivbigdeal.org.



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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