July 2015

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.

August 2015

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 5 (Wed) - The Table - Worship Service at the Labyrinth (Frontier Park, W 8th and Bayfront Highway, Erie, PA) 7 PM. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.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 7 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) August 'Dog Days of Summer' Event (Cloud 9 Wine Bar, 25 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. Summer is in full gear, Please join us for another great event at Cloud 9 (July's event was a blast). See you soon! G2H2/Erie takes place every month in a new location around town, providing GLBT professionals, and our colleagues and friends, the opportunity to meet, network or just hang out once a month. Venue Phone: (814) 870-9007. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1003974686300747/. Browse to venue web site http://www.cloud9erie.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 8 (Sat) - The sQuare: A fundraiser to benefit Dreams of Hope Summer Qamp! (The New Bohemian, 887 Progress St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) 7 PM - 11 PM. All ages  $10 door / $5 teens. Dreams of Hope has had a record number of applicants this year for Qamp - our Queer and Allied Summer camp for teens ages 13 - 19. Together with co-sponsors Steel City Squares, we are hosting a community square dance to raise money to support Qamp scholarships. There will be a cake walk, bake sale, youth art and surprise musical performances! ALL AGES. Free parking across the street and food trucks out front! Bring cash for the bake sale, cake walk, youth art, etc. Phone: (412) 361-2065. Venue Phone: (724) 816-7944. Email: info@dreamsofhope.org. Browse to http://www.dreamsofhope.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/105264869820659/. Browse to venue web site http://www.billearl.com/.

Aug 9 (Sun) - Family Drag Show (Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus County Campus, 260 N Union St, Olean, NY) Phone: (716) 244-8827.

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) - Yappy Hour (Cloud 9 Wine Bar, 25 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Free Admission for first 50 to register. Yappy Hour is a pre-relay get together and fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's Bark For Life. Bark For Life is a relay event that celebrates dogs that have fought or died of cancer as well as K9 Caregivers & Pets that have helped their companions with their fight with cancer. Please join us for a evening full of good food and conversation, while your dogs meet some new friends and get acquainted for the Bark For Life Relay on October 17th from 1pm to 4pm at the Cookhouse Pavillion on Presque Isle. Contact: Michelle. Phone: (814) 866-5174. Venue Phone: (814) 870-9007. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/bflpaerie. Browse to venue web site http://www.cloud9erie.com/.

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 12 (Wed) - The Table: Theology on Tap (Calamari's Squid Row, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.calamaris-squidrow.com/.

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 19 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner (Sloppy Duck Saloon, 726 Bayfront Bikeway # 1, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual night of food and fun! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 452-6699. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sloppyducksaloon.com/.

Aug 19 (Wed) - The Table; Worship Service (Asbury Woods, 4105 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506) 7 PM. Venue Phone: (814) 835-5356. Email: pastrixjodi@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://asburywoods.org/.

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 and Brothers meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters and Brothers 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 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 28 (Fri) - Pride Kickoff Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Aug 28 (Fri) - Asexuality Visibility & Community Group (AVCG) meets (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 4 PM - 8 PM. AVCG also known as Erie aces is a community group with the purpose of educating the curious and providing visibility to those in the ace (asexual) community. We hope to provide a welcoming environment where people can get together and socialize as well as provide a resource for those who may be questioning or simply wanting to learn more Contact: Joshua. Venue Phone: (814) 452-4462 ext 1. Email: joshuabeckey814@gmail.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

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.

September 2015

Sep 4 - 19 (Fri - Sat) - Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (Dramashop, 1001 State Street 2nd Floor, Erie, PA 16501) Play by Tony Kushner Email: info@dramashop.org. Browse to http://dramashop.org/.

Sep 4 - 7 (Fri - Mon) - LABOUR DAY WEEKEND - 25th Anniversary Celebration! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) This is it - OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. It's our official 25th Anniversary weekend as we celebrate a quarter century of Jones Pond. From the time you arrive Friday night until the time you leave Monday morning, it's a celebration you will not want to miss. The highlight will be our Sunday night 25th Anniversary Spectacular Show, which is sure to bring back some warm and wonderful memories while creating new ones at the same time. If you can only pick one weekend this season, pick our 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WEEKEND! You won't be disappointed. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 4 (Fri) - Rocky Horror Picture Show (Erie Movie House, 3424 W Lake Rd, Erie, PA 16505) Screenings at 8PM and midnight. Phone: (814) 636-1662. Email: eriemoviehouse@gmail.com. Browse to http://eriemoviehouse.wix.com/erie-movie-house.

Sep 5 (Sat) - A Taste of Broadway (Academy Theatre, 275 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) Phone: (814) 337-8211. Browse to http://www.theacademytheatre.org
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Sep 5 (Sat) - Holiday Weekend - Dance Saturday and Sunday 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.

Sep 8 (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/.

Sep 9 (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.

Sep 9 (Wed) - 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.

Sep 10 - 13 (Thu - Sun) - FRIENDS & FAMILY WEEKEND - All Welcome (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Summer may be over but the time to welcome our friends & family has just begun. It's always a treat to welcome our friends & family to Jones Pond for the weekend. It's our time to share our little piece of paradise with everyone! Our early bird special gives you Thursday night free when you book Friday & Saturday in any accommodation! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 11 (Fri) - Moonlight on the Bay Fundraiser for Crime Victim Center (Presque Isle State Park - Perry Monument, 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM. Tickets are $125/person with table reservations for 10 and event sponsorships available. It's a one of a kind celebration in Erie and our most successful fundraiser of the year. Please join us. Be one of the champions of Erie County who will allow us to continue to our mission of crime prevention through education. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Sep 12 (Sat) - Cowboy Country 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.

Sep 13 (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.

Sep 14 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News October 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 September 22. 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.

Sep 15 (Tue) - Spirituality and Sexuality Discussion Group meets (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 7 PM. Every third Tuesday of the month, the Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty facilitates a discussion group on spirituality and sexuality at Community United Church (an open and affirming congregation). This group provides LGBTQA people the confidential opportunity to share questions, stories, and experiences about what it means to be both a sexual and spiritual person. Contact: Rich McCarty. Phone: 1-866-229-1974 (toll free). Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: richmccarty@msn.com. Browse to venue web site http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Sep 18 - 20 (Fri - Sun) - HALLOWEEN WEEKEND - Horror in the Woods (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We look forward to welcoming ghouls, goblins & guys to Jones Pond this weekend as we celebrate Halloween, one of our most popular weekends. At 10pm Saturday the fun begins with our Horror in the Wood Halloween bash, featuring the hottest dance floor with DJ Ben and our annual costume contest at midnight. Cash prizes for best costumes. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 19 (Sat) - Be Yourself - Come as You Are (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.

Sep 20 (Sun) - Donut Dash 2015 (South Side Works, Hot Metal St and Water St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203) 9 AM. PERSAD CENTER is pleased to announce our return to the South Shore Riverfront Trail for Donut Dash 2015. Registration is $25 (through Sept. 6, $30 after) and benefits PERSAD'S services to the LGBTQ Community and people living with HIV. The Donut Dash features a timed 5K Run/Walk, an untimed family friendly 1.5 mile walk or the option to be a "Virtual Runner". To help us reach our goal, we encourage participants to use their personal pledge link to help raise additional funds from friends, family and co-workers to compete for our Top Fundraiser prizes! Every participant is a winner and will be rewarded with donuts and hot coffee courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts. To register please visit: http://bitly.com/1RBHCuw. To volunteer please visit: http://bitly.com/1e2Ka2h. Contact: Yas Hatcher. Phone: (412) 441-9786. Email: yhatcher@persadcenter.org. Browse to http://www.persadcenter.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://bitly.com/1RBHCuw. Browse to venue web site http://www.southsideworks.com/.

Sep 20 (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/.

Sep 22 (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/.

Sep 22 (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/.

Sep 23 (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.

Sep 25 - 27 (Fri - Sun) - Moxie's Camp Y.E.T.I Euchre Tournament & Mega Bingo - Game Time! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) In 2014 we gave away over $4,000 in cash and prizes this weekend so expect no less as we start to close out season 25 at Jones Pond. Friday night is our Ponder This, Brain Teaser trivia contest followed by Saturday afternoon's Camp Y.E.T.I. (yearly euchre tournament invitational). Both events are hosted by our very own Moxie. We would love it if Moxie would also host our MEGA BINGO on Saturday night but he'll be playing along at the tables, holding his dauber tightly! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 26 (Sat) - Masquerade 2015 (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.

Sep 26 (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/.

Sep 26 (Sat) - Erie Sisters and Brothers meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters and Brothers  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.

Sep 27 (Sun) - 1st Annual 'Same Love, Same Rights' LGBT Wedding Expo (Holiday Inn Cleveland East/Mentor, 7701 Reynolds Road, Mentor, OH 44060) 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM. You & your partner are invited! Dozens of gay-friendly exhibitors will participate, eager to help you and your fiancee plan the ceremony of your dreams! Photographers, DJs, Officiants, Wedding Planners, Venues, Jewelers, Invitations & more... FREE Raffle Giveaways, LGBT-Planning Tips & Trends! FREE TO ATTEND - Couples, singles, and allies interested in marriage rights are all invited to attend! Please RSVP through the website! Please reserve tickets at www.SameLoveSameRights.com. RainbowWeddingNetwork has produced 100 Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expos throughout the nation! Join the Celebration! This is our 1st event in Cleveland Phone: (828) 645-8750. Venue Phone: (440) 951-7333. Email: events@rainbowweddingnetwork.com. Browse to http://www.RainbowWeddingNetwork.com.

Sep 29 (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.

October 2015

Oct 2 - 4 (Fri - Sun) - Camp Davis Closing Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) October 2 - Camp Closes to the Public for the Season at 6 PM. October 3 - Seasonals Closing Weekend – No Dance – Dinner for Seasonals 5 PM. October 4: Camp Closes for Seasonals – 3 PM Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Oct 2 - Oct 4 (Fri - Sat) - Jones Pond Closing Weekend - Thanks for another great season (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's time to say good-bye for another season and time to thank all of you for 25 years of Jones Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Oct 4 (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/.


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