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SISTAH 2 SISTAH ORGANIZING STREAMLINED HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT HIV+ CLIENTS
Sistah2Sistah is soliciting cash donations to purchase $25 Safeway gift cards to give to their clients for their holiday meals. Their goal is to raise $1,250 so they can purchase 50 gift cards for their 50 clients.

To make a financial contribution, please mail a check payable to POCAAN (fiscal agent for Sistah2Sistah) with a memo note on the check indicating that the donation is for the Sistah2Sistah Holiday Food Drive. And mail or hand-deliver it to: POCAAN, ATTN: Sistah2Sistah Holiday Food Drive, 1609 19th Ave., Seattle 98122. Donations need to be received at POCAAN by Friday, December 19.

This is the 14th year that Sistah2Sistah has been sponsoring the Holiday Food Drive and they appreciate all the community support they have received for this project over the years. For more information, call Aaliyah Messiah at POCAAN, 206-322-7061, or at 206-255-8951.



BECOME A HOLIDAY ANGEL
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Abbey of St. Joan, will be hosting a Winter Wonderland Holiday Skate & Bow Party for GLBT youth on Saturday, December 20, at the Lynnwood Bowl and Skate Center, 6210 200th St. SW, Lynnwood. Youth will be attending from the following youth service organizations: Orion, Camp Ten Trees, Lambert House, Mpowerment, Northwest Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf, Rise 'n Shine, BGLAD, NOVA.

As part of the celebration, the Sisters want to give a $25 prepaid gift card to each youth who attends the event. Any extra gift cards will be divided among the groups to be given to youth who couldn't attend.

To become a holiday angel, simply purchase a $25 gift card and give it to any SPI Sister you know; or visit www.theabbey.org, and make an online cash donation - click on "donation" and when prompted, note "Winter Wonderland Skate Party" - the Sisters will convert those donations into $25 gift cards; or stop by the Lifelong AIDS Alliance Thrift Store, 1017 E. Union St. and drop off a $25 gift card to the cashier Sister Pure Heart (aka Howard). For more information, email sisterpureheart@gmail.com. (NOTE: Donations for this event need to be received by the Sisters no later than Wednesday, December 17.)



SOLDIERS PROJECT NW OFFERS FREE COUNSELING FOR VETS/ACTIVE MILITARY & THEIR LOVES ONES
Soldiers Project NW is a 100% volunteer organization whose purpose is to provide free counseling to those who have served or are serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to their families and loved ones, including LGBT active military/veterans and their loved ones. Many people choose to receive help directly from the military or the VA. Soldiers Project NW offers an alternative for those who, for whatever reason, do not or cannot utilize those benefits. Soldiers Project NW has put together a list of licensed private practice therapists from Olympia to Bellingham who are willing to see one client (or couple, or family) at no charge, for as long as they need to be seen to deal with any of the stressors that have come from being involved in combat or loving someone who has. For more information, call the Soldiers Project NW's 24-hour phone line, 206-290-1035.



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 SW 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 & 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.



PAT GRANEY COMPANY'S HOUSE OF MIND - WORLD PREMIERE
Pat Graney Company's new site-specific dance installation performance runs December 4-21, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m., at a former City Light warehouse, a large two-story white building, located at the intersection of Valley St. & 8th Ave. N. behind Buca di Beppo. Using an intricately constructed environment and a cast of five professional dancers and 25 extras, nationally known choreographer Pat Graney unravels the nature of memory in this large-scale dance/visual spectacle. Tickets: $20-general; seniors/students $12. www.brownpapertickets.com.



EARTHCORPS POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
On Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. - noon, at Matthews Beach, 9300 51st Ave. NE. along the shore of Lake Washington in north Seattle, EarthCorp will host their first Polar Bear Plunge event in Seattle to raise awareness about global climate change, exemplified by the threat facing polar bears due to their shrinking habitat. Climate conscious King County residents will plunge into the chilly waters of Lake Washington to demonstrate their commitment to taking action against climate change. EarthCorps is partnering with Steven Kazlowski, a professional photographer who exhibit The Last Polar Bear is on display at the UW's Burke Museum. For more information and to sponsor a plunger, visit www.earthcorps.org. - celebrating 15 years of building global community through local environmental service.



INGERSOLL GENDER CENTER REORGANIZES & HOSTS ANNUAL "SNOWBALL" HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
On Saturday, December 6, from 6-10 p.m., Ingersoll Gender Center presents "Snowball - Engendered Species," a celebration of Ingersoll's continuing three-decade presence as a resource for the Puget Sound Transgender community. The event will be held at Neighbours Nightclub, 1509 Broadway. Enjoy a buffet spread and the music of special guest acoustic band Coyote Grace (www.coyotegrace.org) with emcees Sara Michelle Fetters and Aleksa Manila. Attire is dressy to semi-formal, and proceeds benefit the organization's efforts toward Transgender employment. Tickets are $15 at the door.

At a time when America prepares for serious change, Ingersoll itself has undergone significant change in a dramatic year that saw its one-time parent organization, Seattle's LGBT Center, dissolve and reorganize. Ingersoll has re-chartered itself as an independent organization with a new board and new determination to serve a growing Trans community in the Puget Sound metropolitan area. Ingersoll holds regular group meetings at Seattle Counseling Service for Sexual Minorities on Capitol Hill and shares office space with Equal Rights Washington. Ingersoll Founder Marsha Botzer continues to chair the organization's new board.

For more information about "Snowball" or Ingersoll Gender Center, visit www.ingersollcenter.org or contact Elayne Wylie at ilovefilm@gmail.com.



FREEDOM SOCIALIST PARTY PRESENTS A MARXIST LOOK AT CAPITALISM'S MELTDOWN
On Saturday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., feminist journalist and economic analyst Megan Cornish examines the origins of today's world financial chaos, explains why budget cuts, layoffs, and bailouts only deepen the crisis, and looks at why socialists advocate a planned economy as a solution. Door donation $3. A Proletarian Pot Roast Dinner (with vegetarian option) will be served at 6 p.m. for a $9.00 donation. Sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. For info or childcare, call 206-722-2453, email FSPseattle@mindspring.com or visit www.socialism.com. Wheelchair accessible.



VENUS ENVY REUNION CONCERT AT TRIPLE DOOR
Local '90s cult quartet, Venus Envy, is reuniting for one night only on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m., at The Triple Door, 216 Union St. The popular folk-funk foursome first started performing together in 1990 and disbanded in 1995 after two recordings and a slew of national touring dates. The quartet produced two recordings: Unarmed and Dangerous and their oh-so-Gay twisted holiday classic, I'll Be a Homo for Xmas. Famous for their live shows, the band put on some legendary Seattle holiday concerts at the now-defunct Backstage in Ballard. Tickets: $25. 206-838-4333; www.tripledoor.com.



PROJECT NEON & GAY CITY HEALTH PROJECT SEEKS DESIGN PROPOSALS TO EXPRESS YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON MEN & METH
Whether it's personal or propaganda, here's your chance to create an original silk screen design that fits YOU! Text/slogan, image, photo& this is a great opportunity to express YOUR clever perspective on men and meth. Submit your original design (up to 17" x 22" in size) in pdf format @ 300 dpi to arnoldm@seattlecounseling.org by December 10. Designs will be shown at Project NEON and Gay City Health Project's next Speed, Sex & Sanity event, on Friday, December 19, reception at 6 p.m., at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, 511 E. Pike St. For more information, contact Robert Yoon, 206-388-1704 or email robert@gaycity.org.



POZ SEATTLE HOSTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY
POZ Seattle is pleased to present its annual Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 10, from 6-8 p.m. at The Cuff Complex, 1533 13th Ave. (at E. Pine St.) Meet at the downstairs bar for drinks, home-made sloppy joes and cookies, socializing, and a whole lot of fun. This event is free (except for the cost of beverages), and is for all HIV-Positive men and their friends, regardless of age, shape, size, or color. The Holiday Social features an optional Holiday Gift Exchange. If you'd like to participate, bring a fun, funny, or naughty wrapped gift for Santa POZ to deliver.

POZ Seattle is a social organization run for and by Seattle-area HIV-positive guys that is committed to planning and promoting fun, social activities. For questions or more information about this event, to plan your own social event, or to be added to our event promotions email list, email info@pozseattle.org or visit us on the web at www.pozseattle.org.



SEATTLE COMMISSION FOR SEXUAL MINORITIES HOSTS Q-HOUR
On Thursday, December 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., join the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities for an after-work social gathering at Café Metropolitain, 1701 E. Olive Way. Q-Hour is a casual way to meet people from other organizations and groups doing work in the LGBTQ community. The goal is to facilitate collaborative relationships and find out how the Commission can help support your efforts. Q-Hour meets the second Thursday of each month. www.seattle.gov/scsm.



COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OFFERS HEALTH CARE NIGHT FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Spectrum Natural Health at Country 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.



QLAW'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY SOCIAL
On Friday, December 12, starting at 5:30 p.m., drop by Purr, 1518 11th Ave. for Q-Law's annual holiday social with snacks provided and no-host bar.

This year's social will also feature a food drive for Lifelong AIDS Alliance. Suggested contributions include: cereal, canned tuna, canned meals, canned beans, peanut butter, jam/jelly, canned fruits and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, dry pasta, jarred or canned spaghetti sauce. For each food item you donate, you will receive a raffle ticket for one of several fabulous prizes. Cash donations will also be welcome. RSVP encouraged, but not required. Questions or to RSVP contact Sherman Helenese at social@q-law.org. Q-Law is Washington State's GLBT Bar Association. www.q-law.org.



MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY SCREENING AT THE WILDROSE
The YWCA Women's Health Outreach Program and the Wildrose will conduct a mobile mammography screening Saturday, December 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildrose, 1021 E. Pike St. in Seattle. The screening is for income eligible LBTQ (Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) people 40 and over. No insurance, no problem. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the YWCA at 425-226-1266 ext 1001.



LAMBERT HOUSE HOSTS "HOLIGAY" PARTY FOR LGBTQ YOUTH, AGES 22 & UNDER
On Monday, December 15, Lambert House, 1818 15th Ave., hosts a drop-in "HoliGAY" Party for LGBTQ youth, ages 22 and under, with food, gift giveaway and gingerbread houses. This is a drug- and alcohol-free event.

Lambert House is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning youth, ages 22 and under. www.lamberthouse.org.



THREE DOLLAR BILL HOSTS "AN EVENING WITH AUNTIE MAME"
On Wednesday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Three Dollar Bill Cinema presents Auntie Mame (1958). Always armed with a colorful dress and an acerbic quip, the flamboyant, vibrant Mame Dennis (played by the incomparable Rosalind Russell) is an unconventional socialite from the roaring '20s. When her brother dies, her young orphaned nephew Patrick lands on her Beekman Place doorstep in the midst of a madcap party - and it's love at first sight. Mame battles the stuffy conservatives in Patrick's life and teaches him that "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Tickets: $10-advance; $12-at the door; two dollar discount for Three Dollar Bill Cinema members. www.brownpapertickets.com; www.threedollarbillcinema.org.



NORTHWEST NETWORK SPONSORS RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CLASS, JAN 21-FEB 24
The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse will be sponsoring a six-week LGBTQ Relationship Skills Class on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., from January 21 to February 24, 2009. Topics include: identifying cultural norms and personal values, accountability, naming and setting boundaries, strengthening support networks and more! The class will be held at Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway. The cost is a suggested donation of $90, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration deadline is Wednesday, January 14. If you need an interpreter, please register by Wednesday, January 7. For more information, accessibility questions or to register, contact Deann Alcantara Thompson at 206-568-7777 or deann@nwnetwork.org.



HIV IS STILL A BIG DEAL ONLINE VIDEO SERIES TO HELP PREVENT HIV 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



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.

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