April 2015

Apr 22 - 26 (Wed - Sun) - Clarion University Theatre Presents: Dear Harvey (Marwick-Boyd Little Theatre, Clarion University, 840 Wood St, Clarion, PA 16214) This documentary-style ensemble play recounts the life and lasting impact of groundbreaking LGBT activist and politician Harvey Milk, as told by the people who knew him best.  Spoken word combines with multimedia and music as an ensemble cast moves in and out of the identities of real-world figures whose lives were forever altered by Milk’s too-short career. Performances are April 22-25 at 8 PM and April 26  at 2 PM. Browse to http://www.clarionuniversitytickets.com/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.clarionuniversitytickets.com/event/clarion-university-theatre-presents-dear-harvey/.

Apr 26 (Sun) - ACLU NWPA Annual Meeting (Erie, PA) Keynote speaker: Vic Walczak, ACLU PA Legal Director. "From Michael Brown to Marriage Equality: The Civil Liberties Landscape in 2015" To RSVP, text or call 814-881-3788 with your name and phone number. You will receive a confirmation with full meeting details. Phone: (814) 881-3788. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.aclupa.org/chapters/northwestpa/.

Apr 26 (Sun) - Johnny Mathis in Erie (Warner Theatre, 811 State St, Erie, PA 16501) Phone: (814) 452-4857. Browse to http://www.erieevents.com/about/warner_theatre.htm.

Apr 26 (Sun) - Cleveland Unite for Marriage Rally (FREE Stamp Willard Park, E 9th St and Lakeside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114) 1:30 PM. As part of the Unite for Marriage Coalition. National Campaign and Rally For Supreme Court hearing on 6th Circuit Case( OHIO ) appeal. Case combine with three additional Cases. Transportation available day of event From Holiday Inn Rockside rd leaving 12:30 and again 1:15 pm. Aids Task Force Euclid ave 12:30 and continuous during event returning beginning 3:30. Phone: (216) 664-2485. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/888380127871124/.

Apr 26 (Sun) - Marriage in All 50 Candlelight Vigil (Erie Federal Courthouse, 17 S Park Row, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM - 8 PM. Sponsored by Pennsylvania Equality Project. On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from the marriage equality cases from the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals. We want to show the Court that the people are ready for marriage equality. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.paequality.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1604613213108868/.

Apr 27 (Mon) - Camp Davis Opens to the public (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) 10 AM. Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Apr 27 (Mon) - Persad Center Art for Change 2015 (Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) 6 PM - 11 PM. Great art can transform the way people see the world. Join Persad Center for Art for Change 2015 and experience the power of positive change. PERSAD CENTER’s signature fundraising event will feature verbal and silent auctions of paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture and jewelry. Over 1,000 art lovers gather to bid, mingle and enjoy food from some of Pittsburgh’s finest restaurants. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit PERSAD CENTER’S Free Care Fund, serving the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV. Tickets are on sale now at persadartforchange.com. Contact: Yas Hatcher. Phone: (412) 441-9786 x226. Venue Phone: (412) 391-4600. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.persadcenter.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.501auctions.com/artforchange2015/tickets?type=14070.

Apr 28 (Tue) - Equality & Justice Day New York State Capitol (Albany, NY) Join the largest statewide gathering of our movement and show the strength of the LGBT community in our state's capital. Browse to http://prideagenda.org.

Apr 28 (Tue) - 9th Annual Housing Seminar (Blasco Memorial Erie County Public Library, Hirt Audi torium, 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507) 8:30 AM - 5 PM. Join the Erie County Human Relations Commission for our 9th Annual Housing Seminar  (8:00AM registration). Charge is $10. Registration Requested by April 24. Continental Breakfast/Lunch Included. Contact: Charlotte Scalise. Phone: (814) 451-7021. Venue Phone: (814) 451-6900. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201505hrchousingseminar. Browse to venue web site http://www.erielibrary.org/.

Apr 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.

Apr 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 [email protected] (Stone UMC), or Rev. Carmen Emerson (814-724-4023 ext. 302, [email protected] or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Contact: Sarah Roncolata. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

May 2015

May 1 - 3 (Fri - Sun) - OPENING WEEKEND - Welcome Back Cinco de Mayo Cocktail Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Welcome to Season 25 at Jones Pond - our silver anniversary! This is a special season for us at Jones Pond as we celebrate 25 years of camping and friendship. In addition to our first dances and campfires of the season, we will also be hosting our annual Cinco de Mayo Cocktail party on Saturday afternoon in the Cafe. Welcome back boys and get ready for an amazing 2015 silver anniversary season. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 1 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Gigliotti's, 1325 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. 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) 528-5209. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://www.gigliottiserie.com/.

May 2 (Sat) - Flannels & Long Johns 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.

May 2 (Sat) - LBT Women go to see Comedian Basile (JR's Last Laugh, 1402 State St, Erie, PA) 6:30 PM. $20. Contact Kim at [email protected] to reserve a seat. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 461-0911. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.jrslastlaugh.com/.

May 3 (Sun) - LBT Women meets - NOTE DATE CHANGE! (Brew Ha Ha at the Colony, 2612 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Meeting moved this month because of Mother's Day. 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: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/brewhahaerie.

May 3 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

May 3 (Sun) - Whispering Lake Grove Beltaine Celebration (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 5 PM. Doors open at 5 PM, potluck to follow. Contact: Rev. 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.

May 4 (Mon) - Kumu Hina on Independent Lens (PBS, Erie, PA)

May 8 (Fri) - Grace & Frankie debuts on Netflix Long-time rivals Grace and Frankie are brought together after their husbands announce they plan to get married. Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda,Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston. "Funny and also poignant and serious." -Jane Fonda.

May 8 - 10 (Fri - Sun) - RETRO WEEKEND - Awesome 80's Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Ready to head back to the 80's? Should we play some Super Mario Bros or perhaps some Pac Man? Maybe it's time for a little Frankie Goes To Hollywood or Spandau Ballet in the Barn. This weekend we turn back time to an era that existed even before Jones Pond! We are dressing for the 80's at our Saturday night dance so whether you're wearing Linda Evan's shoulder pads or Don Johnston's white linen suit, dress for the night and we dance to music of the 80's. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 8 (Fri) - Bear Bar Night (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Join the Bears for a night of fun and friends! Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/373518102849032/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

May 9 (Sat) - Pajama & Robe Party (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

May 9 (Sat) - Secure On-Site Shredding Fundraising Event (American Cancer Society, 2115 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 10 AM - 12 PM. Looking for a way to safely dispose of personal documents, hard drives, and important papers? Bring them to The American Cancer Society and for a donation to Relay For Life, Shred-X of Erie will provide secure on-site shredding services. Limit 4 boxes per person please. Please place hard drives in a separate box. Thank You! Phone: (814) 314-0646.

May 11 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News June 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 May 19. 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.

May 11 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.

May 12 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner (Hooch & Blotto's, 8071 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509) 6 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) 217-1140. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/373518102849032/. Browse to venue web site http://www.hoochandblottos.com/.

May 12 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

May 13 (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.

May 13 (Wed) - Theology on Tap (The Tap House, 333 State St, Erie, PA 16507) 7 PM. Venue Phone: (814) 520-5419. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.upick6.com/.

May 15 - 17 (Fri - Sun) - FRIENDS & FAMILY - 25th Anniversary Season Kick Off Party! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We're always happy to welcome our Friends & Family to Jones Pond for the weekend and this year we are inviting them a littler earlier than usual as we want everyone to help us kick of season 25 at Jones Pond. In fact, it's a double celebration weekend. In addition to Jones Pond celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Bryan & Matt (owners) are also celebrating 25 years together! There will be a huge party in the barn Saturday night to celebrate both occasions, more details to follow but you won't want to miss this weekend! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 15 - 17 (Fri - Sun) - Imperial Court of Buffalo Coronation 2015 - 25th Anniversary (Buffalo, NY) Browse to http://www.imperialcourtofbuffalo.com
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May 15 (Fri) - Moving Forward: Creating a Community Response to Cyberbullying (Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center, Penn St, 4701 College Drv, Erie, PA 16563) 8:30 AM - 4 PM. Speakers. Lunch provided. Register before May 1, 2015, to receive our special discounted rate. Contact: Dr. Melanie D. Hetzel-Riggin. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://psbehrend.psu.edu/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://campscui.active.com/orgs/PreventionofAggressionResourceCenteratPSB#/selectSessions/907802.

May 16 (Sat) - Springtime St. Patty's Party (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

May 17 (Sun) - LBT Women go to Edinboro Art and Music Festival (Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 221 Waterford St, Edinboro, PA 16412) 11 AM. Just east of downtown Edinboro free admission Food and drinks available for purchase. http://www.Edinboroartandmusic.com Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 734-6699. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://goodellgardens.org/.

May 18 (Mon) - The Table Baseball Night (Erie Seawolves, 110 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) 7 PM. It will be a great opportunity to enjoy each other's company and get to know one another better outside our regular worship or theology discussions!  Tickets are $9.00, and it's Buck Night so popcorn, hot dogs, beer and popcorn are only $1!  Contact Jodi or reserve tickets through The Table website by Monday, May 11. Venue Phone: (814) 456-1300. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thetableerie.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t106.

May 19 (Tue) - Pennsylvania Primary Election 7 AM - 8 PM. Please remember to vote!

May 19 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

May 19 (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/.

May 22 - 25 (Fri - Mon) - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - In The Navy! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) There will be plenty of seamen in the barn as we kick off summer with our first long weekend of 2015. Get out your nautical uniforms and pace yourself boys as there is a lot going on at the Pond including three dances and three campfires. Saturday night is our uniform party and dance and Sunday night join the incredible Aggy Dune as she kicks of a season of shows at the park with her friends, then strip down to your skivvies for our Go Commando Underwear Party. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 23 (Sat) - Holiday Weekend - Dance Saturday and Sunday 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.

May 23 (Sat) - LBT Women go to Troika Russian Festival (Church of the Nativity, 109 German St, Erie, PA 16507) 12 PM. Free admission. Food and drinks available for purchase. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 459-8515. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.churchofthenativity.net/.

May 23 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfErie. Browse to venue web site http://www.mhanp.org/.

May 23 (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.

May 24 (Sun) - Big Gay Picnic (North Park Lodge, Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA) 12 PM. Nothing says summer more than the annual LGBT community Memorial Day weekend picnic! Your admission ticket includes all-you-can-eat and drink, live performances, fun sporting activities, and so much more. We have the whole place to ourselves! Phone: (412) 246- 4451. Browse to http://www.pittsburghpride.org/.

May 24 (Sun) - FACE Drag Show - NOTE DATE CHANGE! (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Join Misty Kall and her girls for a phenomenal FACE SHOW with, for one night only, a very special guest: the Lake Erie Perch, Miss Velvet Lace! Come out and celebrate Memorial Day with them because they are gonna tear up the stage! Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

May 26 (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.

May 26 (Tue) - PFLAG Meeting in Meadville (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 6 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 [email protected] (Stone UMC), or Rev. Carmen Emerson (814-724-4023 ext. 302, [email protected] or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Contact: Sarah Roncolata. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

May 27 (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.

May 29 - 31 (Fri - Sun) - TRAILER TRASH WEEKEND - $1.98 Beauty Pageant & Talent Show (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Get out your Sunday best overalls and decorate your sites because it's trailer trash weekend. We are bringing back one of your favorite weekends from yesteryear and we can't wait to see just how trashy you can get. There will be prizes for trashiest sites, both seasonals and weekenders. On Saturday night it is time to see just how good or how trashy you can be as we present the $1.98 Beauty Pageant and Talent Show. Bring out your best, or worst, talents! Whether your sing, dance, do drag or have a "hidden" talent, we want to see you. The winner of this contest will be asked to perform in our Labor Day Weekend 25th Anniversary Celebration Show. Jones Pond's got talent - and we want to see it! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

May 29 (Fri) - LBT Women go to Erie Ribfest (Perry Square, 6th and State Streets, Erie, PA 16507) 5:30 PM. Free admission. Food and drink available to purchase.http://www.Erieribfest.com Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: [email protected]. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

May 30 (Sat) - Hag Drag 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.

June 2015

Jun 5 - 7 (Fri - Sun) - GAME SHOW WEEKEND - The Price is 'Wrong' (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Saturday night at 8pm we are thrilled to present The Price is "Wrong" in the barn. Well, it's really the same show you see each morning on CBS but given that their name is trade marked we're changing things up just a bit. What won't change are the exiting games from the hit TV show, the big money wheel and the showcase showdown. Over the course of the event contestants will compete for over $2,500 in cash and prizes. Yes, you read that right. It's our 25th Anniversary Season so we're prepared to give away over $2,500 in cash and prizes. Come on down! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 5 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Gigliotti's, 1325 State St, Erie, PA 16501) 6 PM - 8 PM. 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) 528-5209. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://www.gigliottiserie.com/.

Jun 6 (Sat) - Toga & Bathhouse 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.

Jun 6 (Sat) - 23rd Annual Erie Pride Picnic (Rotary Pavilion, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505) 1 PM - 6 PM. Potluck event. Hot dogs, ox roast, soft drinks, water and table settings provided. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Jun 7 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/.

Jun 9 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Jun 10 (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.

Jun 12 - 13 (Fri - Sat) - Annual UU Garage Sale (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) Phone: (814) 864-9300. Browse to http://www.uuerie.org.

Jun 12 - 14 (Fri - Sun) - MEDIEVAL RENAISSANCE FAIRE - 200 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We are heading back to medieval times for our first block party of season 25! Join the 200 block as they host our first ever Medieval Renaissance Faire. Lords & Ladies will feast on fine medieval foods, take part in a variety of medieval games and perhaps take a wander into the regal VIP room. As always, plenty of food, drinks and prizes to be won. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 13 (Sat) - Pride Skirt 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.

Jun 15 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News July 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 June 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.

Jun 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/.

Jun 19 - 21 (Fri - Sun) - COWBOY WEEKEND - Ride 'Em Cowboy! (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Save a horse, ride a cowboy! It's time to mosey on down to the Pond this weekend for the first of our two western themed weekends. Extended country dancing, line dancing and much more. Saturday night is our Brokeback Bunkhouse Party in the Barn with extended country dancing & line dancing. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jun 20 (Sat) - Summer Kick Off Swimwear 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.

Jun 21 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.thezonedanceclub.com/.

Jun 23 (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: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheratoneriebayfront.com/.

Jun 23 (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 [email protected] (Stone UMC), or Rev. Carmen Emerson (814-724-4023 ext. 302, [email protected] or (814) 724-4023 (UU Meadville.) Contact: Sarah Roncolata. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: [email protected]. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/1. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Jun 24 (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.


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