September 2014

Sep 4 - 7 (Thu - Sun) - Friends & Family Weekend - All Welcome (No Nudity) (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Welcoming All Friends & Family to Jones Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 5 (Fri) - Bar Bingo (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 5 (Fri) - Moonlight on the Bay Gala Crime Victim Center fundraiser (Perry Monument, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505) This unique event will bring together the best Erie has to offer including fine dining, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, local wines and craft beers. We will not only celebrate the beautiful Presque Isle and its rich history, but also raise much needed funds in the fight against child abuse in Erie County.  The Crime Victim Center and partner agency, Vision of Hope, work tirelessly to bring education, prevention programs, and services to every corner on Pennsylvania.  Our hope is to someday end child sexual abuse in Erie County. Contact: Jeff Clorley. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.cvcerie.org/moonlight-on-the-bay-2014/. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Sep 5 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Plymouth Tavern, 1109 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. Well maybe we have a few more weeks of summer before the predicted September Polar Vortex hits. Ha ha. Stop by for a drink and some good conversation with friends and new acquaintances. 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. You can also sign up for the email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com. Venue Phone: (814) 453-6454. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/340703222755915/. Browse to venue web site http://www.plymouthtavern.com/.

Sep 6 (Sat) - Cowboy Country Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Sep 6 (Sat) - Dart Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 6 (Sat) - COLORS Annual Picnic (Member's private home, 113 Hemlock Street, Bradford, PA) 4 PM. This is a BYOB, BYOChair, Bring a dish to pass, Bonfire, Music, FUN! Fees for this event are: COLORS Member-Free; Non-member, 18 and older, $5.00 per person; under 18 Free. Membership fees are $12/single; $20/couple per year. Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 3rd. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/colors.unity.

Sep 8 (Mon) - PFLAG Erie and Crawford Counties meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/184575144935872. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Sep 10 (Wed) - Sex Signals (Zurn 104, Gannon University, Erie, PA) Sex Signals: This REAL LIFE FUNNY,SORT-OF IMPROVE SHOW...About a GUY, a GIRL, DATING & Other STUFF! 2 showtimess: 7 PM and 9 PM Sex Signals has performed over 1000 shows at more than 400 college campuses all across the world, making it one of the country’s most popular lecture program. Blending a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education and audience participation, "Sex Signals" provides a provocative, in-your-face look at issues surrounding dating, sex and date rape on college campuses. Through the use of humor, the show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes. Students are thus engaged in a candid discussion on dating and the realities of date rape as they are challenged to provide solutions that will better improve communications in interpersonal relationships. All of the performers have extensive training in interactive theater and sexual assault prevention education. Presented by: the Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E.) Browse to http://www.gannon.edu/.

Sep 10 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. This is a LGBTQ social group that meets at the Mental Health Association. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm for support and the fellowship. The MHA is at 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to the 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. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877.

Sep 12 (Fri) - Bar Trivia & Guest Bartender (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 12 - 14 (Fri - Sun) - Halloween Weekend - Wizards & Warlocks (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) One of our most popular weekends! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 13 (Sat) - Camouflage/ Military Night (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Sep 13 (Sat) - Pass the drink (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 13 (Sat) - Pennsylvania Trans Justice Network meetup (Robert W. Rhoades Center/Clarion University-Venango Campus, 1801 W First St, Oil City, PA 16301) 10 AM - 6 PM. The newly organized Pennsylvania Trans Justice Network (PTJN) is hosting a kick-off meetup. PTJN is a statewide network of trans activists and organizations who came together to push for transgender justice, recognizing that we are stronger by working together. Learn more about PJTN's work, leadership development and discuss how you would like to be a part of PTJN, while meeting advocates from across the state. NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling will also be joining the events. Both events are free and open to the public. Food will be provided.These events are open to trans people and allies alike. Contact: Mahida. Phone: (484) 469-8512. Email: [email protected]. Browse to venue web site http://www.clarion.edu/42255/.

Sep 13 (Sat) - Veronyca's Showgirls presents a 9/11 Rememberance Show in honor of our troops and the fallen (Rockin' Ricks, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY 147653) 10 PM. $6 cover Phone: (702) 505-4771. Browse to http://www.myspace.com/rockinricks.

Sep 14 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Sep 15 (Mon) - Deadline for October 2014 Erie Gay News 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 23. 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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Sep 16 (Tue) - Student Safety Expo (Waldron Campus Center, Yehl Ballroom, Gannon University, Erie, PA) 10 AM - 2 PM. In conjunction with National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.) program and members of the Gannon law enforcement are hosting a Student Safety Expo to prepare incoming students, upperclassmen and the entire GU community with the tools and practical know-how to improve personal safety and emergency preparedness. This FREE event is the first of its kind on campus as we bring together an array of professionals who work tirelessly day in and day out to maintain safety within our city and throughout the state. Interactive Self-Defense Demonstrations will be performed by the Mercyhurst Public Safety Institute, Premier Martial Arts, Pennsylvania State Troopers, and MUNIO Self Defense. Other attendees include: U.S. Border Patrol, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority, International Institute, and several more! Special thanks to S.A.V.E., Crime Victim Center, SafeNet and all who attend as we strive to create a safer living and learning environment at Gannon University. Browse to http://www.gannon.edu/.

Sep 16 (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: [email protected]. Browse to venue web site http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Sep 17 (Wed) - GEAE Monthly Happy Hour/Erie Community Service Project (Calamari's SquidRow, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM - 8 PM. 3rd Wednesday Happy Hour is in the upper room at Calamari's. GEAE will provide light snacks and a crate of water--all are welcome. GEAE is an LGBT and straight ally non-profit organization, focusing on education, service, and social opportunities. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://calamaris-squidrow.com/.

Sep 19 (Fri) - Construction Zone Drag Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Don't miss your favorite Zone Divas hard at work in their Construction Zone Drag Show! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Sep 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) - Harvest Moon Weekend - Camp Yeti & Mega Bingo (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Camp Yeti (Yearly Euchre Tournament Invitational) has become an annual favorite plus MEGA BINGO on Saturday night. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 19 (Fri) - Michael Vlassick Performing Live on our Baby Grand Piano (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 20 (Sat) - Be Yourself Come as You Are (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Sep 20 (Sat) - Construction Zone Party (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) Bring your stud finder! Put on your toolbelt and hardhat and come out and build a great night of fun in the Construction Zone! Hardhat Area: Construction work attire recommended. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Sep 20 (Sat) - Member's Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 20 (Sat) - Pride Conference of Western New York and the Greater Southern Tier (Crystal Ballroom, Hotel Jamestown Building, 110 W 3rd, Jamestown, NY 14701) 2 PM - 9 PM. Free. "Enjoy a free luncheon with keynote speakers, informational and vending booths as well as the very first Mister and Miss Gay Chautauqua County Pageant. We ask that you confirm your attendance on facebook, or through our website." Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/jamestownpridesociety.

Sep 21 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Sep 21 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Harvest Tide Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, pre-briefing at 5:30pm and ritual at 6:00pm with potluck dinner to follow ritual. Whispering Lake Grove, A.D.F. exists as a chartered subsidiary, branch and/or division of Ar nDraioct Fein, A Druid Fellowship, Inc. For more information contact Rev. Carrion Mann at [email protected] or Rev. Christopher Temple at [email protected] Contact: Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Sep 23 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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) 452-4462 ext 117. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Sep 24 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. This is a LGBTQ social group that meets at the Mental Health Association. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm for support and the fellowship. The MHA is at 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to the 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. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877.

Sep 24 (Wed) - Tanner Speaker Series: Andrew Solomon (Mercyhurst University - Performing Arts Center, 501 E 38th St, Erie, PA) 7 PM. The Tanner Speaker Series will be sponsoring a campus talk by Andrew Solomon, author of the best-selling book "Far from the Tree"at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst University in Erie.For information visit andrewsolomon.com This event is free and open to the public. Browse to http://www.mercyhurst.edu/.

Sep 25 (Thu) - Bears Do Dinner (Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro, 1402 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 7 PM - 9 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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1670727909819509. Browse to venue web site http://www.pineappleeddie.com/.

Sep 26 (Fri) - End of Summer Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 26 - 28 (Fri - Sun) - We Never Really Say Good Bye! - Year in Review Video (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) As we pack up for yet another season we've got one more final celebration. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 27 (Sat) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Sep 27 (Sat) - Masquerade 2014 (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Sep 27 (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 25pm 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 117. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Sep 27 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Sep 30 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001) 1 PM. Monthly Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month (Jan – Nov) at 1:00 PM at Covenant Presbyterian 230 E. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001. Religious leaders, lay leaders, & interested community organizations are invited to attend. Providing spiritual advocacy for the LGBTQ community: Table Talk programs, Film Series, Inclusive Worship, Pastoral support. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731 . Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork. Browse to venue web site http://covenantbutler.org/.

Sep 30 (Tue) - Anais Mitchell w/ Dietrich Strause (Erie Art Museum, 411 State St, Erie, PA 16501-1106) 7:30 PM. Tickets miac.mercyhurst.edu or at the door Venue Phone: (814) 459-5477. Browse to venue web site http://www.erieartmuseum.org.

October 2014

Oct 2 (Thu) - Candiidate Night (First Niagara Bank Community Room, 801 State Street, Erie, PA 16501) Come and meet candidates for the fall General Election. Free refreshments! Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 871-1822. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.firstniagara.com.

Oct 3 (Fri) - Bowling Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Oct 3 - 5 (Fri - Sun) - Camp Davis Closing Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Oct 03- Camp Closes to the Public for the Season – 6 PM. 04 - Seasonals Closing Weekend – No Dance – Dinner for Seasonals 5 PM. 05 - Camp Closes for Seasonals – 3 PM Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Oct 4 (Sat) - Black Out Party (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Oct 8 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. This is a LGBTQ social group that meets at the Mental Health Association. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm for support and the fellowship. The MHA is at 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to the 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. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877.

Oct 9 (Thu) - Karen Williams on LGBT/Civil Rights Movement (Cole Memorial Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA 16444) 7 PM. African American lesbian comic Karen Williams will reflect on the LGBT rights movement from the perspective of the broader civil rights movement (with humor Browse to http://www.edinboro.edu/.

Oct 10 - 11 (Fri - Sat) - Murder Mystery weekend (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB Membership Only Lounge, See bartender to purchase a Membership. No outside food, pop, or mixers. Non Smoking we offer a smoking lounge downstairs. Open Friday & Saturday 9:30-2:00 am 18 and over. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Oct 11 - 12 (Sat - Sun) - Body Electric Massage Workshop (Cleveland, OH) 9 AM - 7 PM. The Body Electric School has announced that it will be offering its introductory men's massage workshop. The Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) workshop will return to Northeast Ohio for the first time in more than a decade in downtown Cleveland. This will be a full two-day workshop, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, featuring experienced Body Electric teacher Craig Cullinane from New York as faculty. As at other Body Electric workshops, the October program in Cleveland will focus on the entire body in an environment that is private, safe, playful and honoring. For men traveling to Cleveland from out of town, a local hotel is setting aside a block of rooms at a special rate of $119 per night. For nearby residents, parking is available in an adjacent lot. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BodyElectricCleveland. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.thebodyelectricschool.com/event-registration?regevent_action=register&event_id=1924&name_of_event=CelebratingtheBodyEroticforMen.

Oct 12 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Brew Ha Ha, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Kim. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 833-2739. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Oct 13 (Mon) - Deadline for November 2014 Erie Gay News 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 October 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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Oct 13 (Mon) - PFLAG Erie and Crawford Counties meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/184575144935872. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Oct 15 (Wed) - GEAE Monthly Happy Hour/Erie Community Service Project (Calamari's SquidRow, 1317 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 5 PM - 8 PM. 3rd Wednesday Happy Hour is in the upper room at Calamari's. GEAE will provide light snacks and a crate of water--all are welcome. GEAE is an LGBT and straight ally non-profit organization, focusing on education, service, and social opportunities. Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 459-4276. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://calamaris-squidrow.com/.

Oct 19 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Oct 21 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1101 Peach St, Erie, PA 16501) 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) 452-4462 ext 117. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Oct 21 (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: [email protected]. Browse to venue web site http://communityunitedchurchoferiepa.weebly.com/.

Oct 22 (Wed) - Conference on Suicide Prevention & the Impact of Suicide in our Community Forum (Erie County Public Library, 160 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507) 5 PM - 7 PM. Safe Kids Erie and Bullying Prevention activities for children. Dinner served in the Admiral Room. Speakers Addressing Suicide Prevention and Veterans, Children’s Grief and Suicide in Families, and Ethics and Intervention Contact: Mandy Fauble. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6900. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ErieCountySuicidePrevention. Browse to venue web site http://www.erielibrary.org/.

Oct 22 (Wed) - J-Pride - LGBT Social Group meets (Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown, NY 14701) 6 PM. This is a LGBTQ social group that meets at the Mental Health Association. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6pm for support and the fellowship. The MHA is at 31 Water Street in Jamestown. Drive into the big parking lot at the Gateway Center and drive to the 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. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mental-Health-Association-in-Chautauqua-County/373724840877.

Oct 25 (Sat) - Rocky Horror Show (Academy Theater, 275 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA 16335) Phone: (814)337-8211. Browse to http://www.theacademytheatre.org.

Oct 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 25pm 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 117. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

Oct 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: [email protected]. Browse to http://eriesisters.ning.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Oct 26 (Sun) - Diversity Sunday (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) Sermon by Rev. Dr. Rich McCarty Contact: Rev. Richard A Moyer. Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.

Oct 26 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Samhain Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm, pre-briefing at 5:30pm and ritual at 6:00pm with potluck dinner to follow ritual. Whispering Lake Grove, A.D.F. exists as a chartered subsidiary, branch and/or division of Ar nDraioct Fein, A Druid Fellowship, Inc. For more information contact Rev. Carrion Mann at [email protected] or Rev. Christopher Temple at [email protected] Contact: Christopher Temple. Phone: (814) 720-1560. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.whisperinglakegrove.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

Oct 28 (Tue) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001) 1 PM. Monthly Meetings are the last Tuesday of each month (Jan – Nov) at 1:00 PM at Covenant Presbyterian 230 E. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001. Religious leaders, lay leaders, & interested community organizations are invited to attend. Providing spiritual advocacy for the LGBTQ community: Table Talk programs, Film Series, Inclusive Worship, Pastoral support. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731 . Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork. Browse to venue web site http://covenantbutler.org/.