July 2015

Jul 2 - 5 (Thu - Sun) - Red, White & Boys - 300 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Our busiest and most popular weekend of the season helps us kick off summer but pace yourselves boys, there is a lot going on at the Pond this weekend. Three amazing days of fun as we continue with our 25th anniversary celebrations. The highlight of the weekend is our Red, White & Boys Block Party sponsored by the 300 Block of Seasonals. Free food, drinks and thousands of dollars in prizes to be won. Of course you know an afternoon T-Dance will also be on the schedule. Book early, this weekend sells out very early in the season. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 5 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 5 PM - 8 PM. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Jul 6 - 10 (Mon - Fri) - VACATION WEEK - Kicking off summer with 5 days of fun (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Vacation week at Jones Pond brings a host of activities and events each and every day. Some of our past events have included steak dinners, spa activities, pool games, road trips to local attractions and a host of planned and spontaneous parties and events. Spend some time with us at Jones Pond for vacation week, your perfect get-a-way! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 7 (Tue) - Community Awareness Night (All An Act Theatre, 652 W 17th St, Erie, PA 16502) 5 PM - 7 PM. Following the last 'CAN' event, we compiled survey responses from more than 30 attendees and heard a common response of "Great Information" and "Very Helpful," but "How can I GET INVOLVED" or "What can I do to make a difference?" stood out the most. Therefore, this upcoming event will feature the topic of Cultural Awareness and Competency as well as Bystander Intervention Strategies. As you may know, Erie PA's refugee population continues to grow and thrive with more than 3,350 being resettled between Oct. 2004 and Sept. 2014. In order to have a better understanding of which cultures make up this vibrant ‘Melting Pot' we call home, we will feature the Neighborhood Resource Organization (NRO) and International Institute. The program will begin at 5 p.m. with 30 minutes to meet and greet, as well as enjoy light snacks and refreshments. At 5:30pm, the program begins with each agency presenting for a 30 minutes a piece and concluding the evening with questions and answers. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email and inviting friends and colleagues to the Facebook Event Page. Community Awareness Night is a quarterly event that is free and open to the public which features various non-profits to educate and empower the greater Erie community with the information necessary to make a difference. Registration is not required. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 450-8553. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/380779642115854/. Browse to venue web site http://www.allanact.net/.

Jul 7 (Tue) - LBT Women go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM - 9 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Jul 8 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Jul 8 (Wed) - Pride Night at the Erie Seawolves (Jerry Uht Park, 110 E 10th St, Erie, PA) 7 PM. NWPA Pride is having a Pride Night at the Erie Seawolves. We will have our own section and welcome any one to come out for a family and friends night at the ball park! A portion of the ticket costs will go directly to NWPA Pride and help us with future events. Tickets will be $9 and you must get a voucher from NWPA Pride prior to purchasing your ticket. Please note that this will also be a special Wednesday Buck Night. See you there! Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 456-1300. Email: mmahler@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieevents.com/about/jerry_uht.htm.

Jul 10 (Fri) - Boots and Shorts (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 10 - 12 (Fri - Sun) - ILLUMINATION WEEKEND - Christmas in July (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We are celebrating Christmas early this year and lighting up the park to celebrate 25 years of Jones Pond. Get out your Christmas lights and decorations and prepare your sites for our annual Illumination Contest. Prizes for best seasonal and weekend site. Whether you are in a trailer, a cabin or a tent help us light up the park! Saturday night the fun continues with our Christmas themed dance - wear your christmas colors of Red, Green or White to the Barn as we continue the celebration. Merry Christmas boys! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 11 (Sat) - Bare as You Dare! Party (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 11 (Sat) - Lip Sync Competition (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 11 (Sat) - LBT Women go to Greek Panegyri Festival (Erie Greek Orthodox Church, 4376 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 838-8808. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://erieorthodox.org/.

Jul 12 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Meets 2nd Sunday of the month at noon at Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie PA. Also has other events. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Jul 12 (Sun) - Jamestown Pride Society Community Picnic (Allen Park, 122 Cole Street, Jamestown, NY 14701) 1 PM. Bring a dish to pass and non-perishable item for the St Susan's Center. Contact: Jason A Perdue. Phone: (716) 397-2452. Email: jason_a_perdue@yahoo.com. Browse to http://www.jamestownpride.com/.

Jul 13 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News August 2015 print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of July 21. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Jul 13 (Mon) - PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM at Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie PA. Also meets 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St. Meadville, PA. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: pflag.erie.crawford@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Jul 14 (Tue) - LBT Women go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM - 9 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Jul 14 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: youngstownpflag@aol.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Jul 15 (Wed) - The Table: Worship Gathering (Presque Isle State Park, Sunset Beach, 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16507) Feel free to bring a kite (or make one that evening!). Worship will center around "images" of wind in the scriptures. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on the beach. If it is raining, we will meet at 3176 W. 41st Street instead. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Jul 15 (Wed) - LBT Women go to Sunset Music Series (Presque Isle State Park, Beach 1, 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Jul 15 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner (Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro, 1402 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and fun! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 454-0700. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.americancasualdiningsouthernbistroeriepa.com/.

Jul 17 - 19 (Fri - Sun) - BEAR WEEKEND - Bears in the Woods & Polar Bear White Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Celebrating 25 years of Bears at Jones Pond, it's our annual Bears In The Woods weekend at the park. There will be a sloth of Bears from Rochester, Buffalo, Toronto and a host of other cities. Saturday night is our Polar Bear White Party in the Barn. Bring on those sexy Bears! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 17 (Fri) - Country Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 17 - 18 (Fri - Sat) - Island Heat Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Don't miss Island Heat Weekend at the Zone. Don't let summer be a Bummer and come to the island and celebrate with some great summer drinks, great friends, and a fun night of dancing! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Jul 18 (Sat) - Hag Drag Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 18 (Sat) - Underwear II Jockstraps Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 19 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler Annual Rainbow Community Picnic (Alameda Park Shelter #3, 184 Alameda Park Rd, Butler, PA 16001) 1 PM - 5 PM. Please come and enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs. Lots of games to play.. Please bring a dish to share.This event is a non-alcohol event. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 284-5383. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.visitbutlercounty.com/attractions/alameda-park.

Jul 19 (Sun) - Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) 5th Annual Afternoon for Equality (21 La Rue Dix, 21 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) 3 PM - 5 PM. Our main event is from 3–5 pm and includes live music, a wine bar, and delicious catering from Sabella’s for $50/person. For the first time, GEAE will be presenting an LGBT Community Progress Award to local businesses who have worked tirelessly towards equality in our community. GEAE President, Will Koehler, will update us on the work that GEAE is doing to advance equality in the Erie area with your support. There is also a private reception from 2 -3 pm for Hosts and Sponsors (starting at $100/hr). Please visit our website at www.greatereriealliance.com to purchase tickets. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 397-2910. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.21laruedix.com/.

Jul 19 (Sun) - FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests the third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jul 20 - 31 (Mon - Fri) - Pittsburgh Black Pride (Pittsburgh, PA) Browse to http://www.pittsburghblackpride.org.

Jul 21 (Tue) - LBT Women go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM - 9 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Jul 21 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Griffin Room at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. We'll be folding and distributing the copies. All ages welcome! It is also a great way to hang out and chat with folks! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 454-2005. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

Jul 22 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Jul 22 (Wed) - Theology on Tap (Schickalay's On The Bay, 2860 W. 6th Street, Erie, PA) 7 PM. Venue Phone: (814) 833-0181. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/SchickalaysOnTheBay.

Jul 24 (Fri) - Beer Pong (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 24 - Aug 16 (Fri - Sun) - Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain (US Premiere) (Buffalo United Artists, 672 Main St, Buffalo, NY) Buffalo United Artists proudly presents the United States premiere of BETTE & JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN originally created by Foursight Theatre Co. UK, devised by Sarah Thom, Sarah Toogood & James Greaves, with script by James Greaves. Directed by Todd Warfield starring Jimmy Janowski and Christopher Standart. Runs Friday, July 24th at 8:00 p.m., July 25th – August 16th . Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. Phone: (716) 886-9239. Email: buffalobua@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

Jul 24 - 26 (Fri - Sun) - SUMMER BEACH PARTY - 600 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Summer is heating up this weekend at Jones Pond. Saturday afternoon is our Summer Beach Party sponsored by the 600 block of seasonals. Plenty of food & drinks and prizes to be won! Then it is time to get out your sexiest or most outrageous swimwear and join VJ Ben on the dance floor for our Summer Beach Wear Dance Party. Summer is far from over boys...it's time to heat things up at the Pond! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 25 (Sat) - Christmas in July (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gift Exchange 8 pm Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Jul 25 (Sat) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 25 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. Transfamily of Erie is a support group dedicated to providing safe, supportive space for transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-questioning, and intersex people and their loved ones in Erie County and the surrounding region. Whether you are a trans man, trans woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual, crossdresser or someone just looking for a little information, Transfamily hopes to provide a judgment-free environment where you can openly express yourself in whatever way feels right to you. Transfamily also welcomes people of all races, ages, religions, and sexualities. (We recognize that many people may not be comfortable with their status as a trans* individual being made public and exercise the greatest discretion toward the privacy of our attendants.) Refreshments are provided. Attendants are encouraged to bring something to share with the group, but this is not required. Transfamily meetings are held from 2-5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Mental Health Association of Northwest PA building (1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501). Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: caitlyn_xpress@verizon.net. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Jul 25 (Sat) - Erie Sisters meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters is a local transgender support group that provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Jul 25 (Sat) - Jamestown Pride Society Party (Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, 319 W 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701) 10 PM - 2 AM. $5 admission. All ages. Refreshments. Contact: Jason A Perdue. Phone: (716) 397-2452. Venue Phone: (716) 484-2624. Email: jason_a_perdue@yahoo.com. Browse to http://www.jamestownpride.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.jamestownarena.com/.

Jul 28 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. Affirming the spirituality of all LGBTQ people, their friends and allies. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork.

Jul 28 (Tue) - LBT Women go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM - 9 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Jul 28 (Tue) - PFLAG Meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. The meeting is co-sponsored by Stone United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville. For more info, call (814) 724-6736 or email sroncola@allegheny.edu (Stone UMC), or Rev. Carmen Emerson (814-724-4023 ext. 302, revcme@gmail.com or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Contact: Sarah Roncolata. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: sroncola@allegheny.edu. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Jul 31 - Aug 2 (Fri - Sun) - LEATHER WEEKEND - Mr. Jones Pond Leather Contest (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) One of our biggest successes of 2014, Mr Jones Pond Leather is back once again. We are thrilled to welcome back the amazingly sexy International Leatherboy Ian McKechnie as our host again this year. Ian has represented the leather community at events all over the USA and Canada, having won a variety of titles, and we're thrilled to welcome him back to Jones Pond. Join Ian and our reigning Mr Jones Pond Leather Ed plus the rest of our leather boys for our 25th anniversary leather event. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 31 (Fri) - Side Dish Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) Bring a dish to share. BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

August 2015

Aug 1 (Sat) - Tropical Hawaiian Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 2 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 5 PM - 8 PM. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Aug 3 - 7 (Mon - Fri) - VACATION WEEK - Five Days of Summer Fun (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Vacation week at Jones Pond always brings a host of activities and events each and every day. Some of our past events have included steak dinners, spa activities, pool games, road trips to local attractions and a host of planned and spontaneous parties and events. Spend some time with us at Jones Pond for vacation week, your perfect get-a-way! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 7 - Aug 9 (Fri - Wed) - MARDI GRAS WEEKEND - 100 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Got your beads ready boys? It's Mardi Gras Weekend at Jones Pond. We've got Bourbon Street Bingo on Friday night and then Saturday is packed with activities starting with our Mardi Gras celebrations hosted by the 100 block of seasonals. Tasty food, amazing prizes and lots of drinks will be served. Sure to be another amazing Mardi Gras Weekend at the Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 8 (Sat) - Bears in the Woods (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 9 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Meets 2nd Sunday of the month at noon at Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie PA. Also has other events. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

Aug 10 (Mon) - PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM at Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie PA. Also meets 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St. Meadville, PA. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: pflag.erie.crawford@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Aug 11 (Tue) - Youngstown PFLAG meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6:30 PM. If you're GLBT, a parent of someone who is, or an ally and you're looking for emotional support, we encourage you to attend Youngstown PFLAG's monthly support group. You will be surrounded by understanding peers from the valley who will be able to listen and help. Support groups are open to the public, and it starts at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available. Contact: Marguerite Felice. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: youngstownpflag@aol.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Aug 12 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Aug 14 - 16 (Fri - Sun) - JONES POND OLYMPICS - Mount Olympus Toga Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) The 3rd Annual Jones Pond Olympics has arrived. Form your teams and join us for our Opening Ceremony Bingo on Friday night followed by a day of "high skill" events throughout the day on Saturday. Medal Ceremonies will take place at our Mount Olympus Toga Party on Saturday night. Let the games begin boys! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 15 (Sat) - Deadline for Erie Gay News Septamber 2015 print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of August 25. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Aug 15 (Sat) - PFLAG Butler Car Wash (Hair Studio 124 & Tanning, 124 Mercer Street, Butler, PA) Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Aug 15 (Sat) - Underwear III Tighty Whiteys (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 16 (Sun) - FACE Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests the third Sunday of the month at 11 PM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Aug 21 - 23 (Fri - Sun) - VEGAS WEEKEND - Games & Prizes! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) What happens at Jones Pond stays at Jones Pond - unless of course it ends you up on Facebook:) It's VEGAS BABY! We are bringing the Vegas Casino to the Barn on Saturday afternoon. All your favorite Vegas games will be there and we have some amazing prizes to be won. It's season 25 and we're pulling out all the stops for Vegas Weekend. Book your weekend now! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 22 (Sat) - Leather & Levi's Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 22 (Sat) - TransFamily of Erie Support Group meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. Transfamily of Erie is a support group dedicated to providing safe, supportive space for transgender, gender non-conforming, gender-questioning, and intersex people and their loved ones in Erie County and the surrounding region. Whether you are a trans man, trans woman, non-binary or genderqueer individual, crossdresser or someone just looking for a little information, Transfamily hopes to provide a judgment-free environment where you can openly express yourself in whatever way feels right to you. Transfamily also welcomes people of all races, ages, religions, and sexualities. (We recognize that many people may not be comfortable with their status as a trans* individual being made public and exercise the greatest discretion toward the privacy of our attendants.) Refreshments are provided. Attendants are encouraged to bring something to share with the group, but this is not required. Transfamily meetings are held from 2-5pm on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Mental Health Association of Northwest PA building (1101 Peach St. Erie, PA, 16501). Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: caitlyn_xpress@verizon.net. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Aug 22 (Sat) - Erie Sisters meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters is a local transgender support group that provides support and encouragement for both MTF and FTM transgender individuals. The group meets for discussion the fourth Saturday of each month at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church; 7180 Perry Highway, Erie PA, followed by dinner at a local restaurant and dancing at The Zone Dance Club. Phone: (440) 265-8191. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: shub1@suite224.net. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Aug 25 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. Affirming the spirituality of all LGBTQ people, their friends and allies. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork.

Aug 25 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Griffin Room at Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. Help us get out the print edition of Erie Gay News. We'll be folding and distributing the copies. All ages welcome! It is also a great way to hang out and chat with folks! You can also sign up for the Erie GLBT News and Events list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 454-2005. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

Aug 25 (Tue) - PFLAG Meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. The meeting is co-sponsored by Stone United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville. For more info, call (814) 724-6736 or email sroncola@allegheny.edu (Stone UMC), or Rev. Carmen Emerson (814-724-4023 ext. 302, revcme@gmail.com or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Contact: Sarah Roncolata. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: sroncola@allegheny.edu. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Aug 26 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to back of the building to the smaller rear parking lot. You’ll see a bright light over door 14. Enter there. Contact: Steven Michael Cobb. Phone: (716) 661-9044. Venue Phone: (716) 661-9044. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-C.

Aug 28 - 30 (Fri - Sun) - COWBOY WEEKEND - 400 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Giddy up boys, it's cowboy weekend featuring our 400 block party. Saturday afternoon mosey down to Flamingo Way for the hottest party of the season. Sexy cowboys, great food & drinks and who knows what else the 400 block has planned for us. Saturday night we have extended country dancing, line dancing and more. Yippie-eye-oh-k-y! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 29 (Sat) - Camouflage/Military Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 29 (Sat) - Erie Pride Parade and Fest (Perry Square, 6th and State Streets, Erie, PA 16507) 12 PM. Parade begins assembling at the Zone at noon, step off is at 1 PM. Parade will go over 18th to State St and then to Perry Square, where Pride Fest starts at 2 PM. Performers, vendors, info tables, FUN! Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: mmahler@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org.


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