July 2017

Jul 20 (Thu) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@zoominternet.net. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.

Jul 20 (Thu) - NT Live: Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches (Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509) 7 PM. Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live bring the new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, to select cinemas nationwide for a two-night event on Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, July 27. Andrew Garfield plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey. This new staging is directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliott. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be captured live and broadcast to cinemas on Thursday, July 20 Phone: (814) 866-3390. Browse to http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1491&. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.cinemark.com/angels-in-america-part-one.

Jul 21 - 23 (Fri - Sun) - Summer Beach Party - 600 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Summer is heating up this weekend at Jones Pond. Friday night join us for Beach Towel Bingo in the Barn ...all you really need to wear is your towel! On Saturday afternoon it's our Summer Beach Party sponsored by the 600 block of seasonals. Plenty of food & drinks and prizes to be won! Then it is time to get out your sexiest or most outrageous swimwear and join VJ Ben on the dance floor for our Summer Beach Wear Dance Party. Summer is far from over boys...it's time to heat things up at the Pond! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 22 (Sat) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 22 (Sat) - Illumination - Celebration of light (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Jul 22 (Sat) - Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches (1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063) 12 PM. General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116. Live in HD Flex Subscription/ America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter, along with a cast that includes Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, James McArdle and Russell Tovey, in Tony Kushner's multiaward-winning two-part play. This new staging of Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning work is directed by Oliver and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and War Horse). The production runs approximately three hours, 45 minutes with one intermission. Phone: (716) 679-1891. Email: rickdavis@fredopera.org. Browse to http://www.fredopera.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://fredopera.org/tickets/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=62.

Jul 22 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA (Erie) Transgender Support Group meets (Crime Victim Center of Erie County, 125 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community, and we attend to charges of discrimination experienced by transgender people in Erie County. Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 455-9414. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.cvcerie.org.

Jul 22 (Sat) - TransFamily of Titusville Transgender Support Group meets (YWCA Activities Building, 212 N. Franklin St, Titusville, PA 16354) 3 PM - 6 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Matthew Miller. Phone: (814) 758-8885. Email: mjmiller814758@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.titusvilleymca.org/.

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

Jul 24 - 30 (Mon - Sun) - Pittsburgh Black Pride (Pittsburgh Black Pride, Pittsburgh, PA) Email: pghblackpride@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.pittsburghblackpride.org/.

Jul 25 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 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) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1048362058598924/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Jul 26 (Wed) - The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson (Chautauqua Institution Hall of Philosophy, 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua, NY 14722) 2 PM. "First openly-gay and partnered priest to be elected Bishop in historic Christendom. Despite national and international opposition and efforts to derail his consecration, Robinson was consecrated bishop and served as IX Bishop of New Hampshire until his retirement in early 2013." Bishop Robinson will assume the new role of Vice President and Senior Pastor of Chautauqua Institution effective September 1, 2017. Phone: (716) 357-6250. Browse to http://ciweb.org/.

Jul 27 (Thu) - T Live: Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika (Cinemark Tinseltown 17, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509) 7 PM. Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live bring the new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, to select cinemas nationwide for a two-night event on Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, July 27. Andrew Garfield plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle and Russell Tovey. This new staging is directed by Olivier and Tony Award® winning director Marianne Elliott. Part Two: Perestroika will be captured lived and broadcast to cinemas on Thursday, July 27 Phone: (814) 866-3390. Browse to http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1491&. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.cinemark.com/angels-in-america-part-two.

Jul 28 - 30 (Fri - Sun) - Game Show Weekend - Let's Make A Deal (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's time to welcome Jones Pond's big dealer Moxie Hall as host of Let's Make A Deal. We'll be selecting members of our audience as traders to make deals with our host. You may be offered something of value and given a choice of whether to keep it or exchange it for a different item. Or perhaps you'll play one of the many games featured on the hit CBS Show. Just beware of the Zonk! Being selected for stage has never been easier ....we'll be picking members of the audience who dress up in outrageous or crazy costumes. That's the best way to increase your chances of being selected as a trader. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 28 - 29 (Fri - Sat) - Island Heat Weekend (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 8 PM - 2 AM. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Jul 29 (Sat) - Christmas in July Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Gift exchange 8pm. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Jul 29 (Sat) - Singles Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Jul 29 (Sat) - Youngstown Pride Parade & Festival (Federal Plaza E, Youngstown, OH) Parade at noon, Festival at 1PM. Building on the success of our 2016 festival, get ready more in 2017. Bigger and more activities Youngstown Pride! The event will be held in downtown Youngstown. This is a 1 day event only and we're going to draw and even bigger crowd than previous years. The festival will highlight the social, cultural, ethnic, artistic and civic diversity of the greater Youngstown LGBTQIA community. Email: PrideYoungstownFestival@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/Youngstown-Pride-Festival-248169855356329/.

Jul 29 (Sat) - Angels in America, Part 2: Perestroika (1891 Fredonia Opera House, 9-11 Church Street, Fredonia, NY 14063) 12 PM. General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116. Live in HD Flex Subscription/ America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter, along with a cast that includes Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, James McArdle and Russell Tovey, in Tony Kushner's multiaward-winning two-part play. This new staging of Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning work is directed by Oliver and Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and War Horse). Part 1: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part 2: Perestroika the following year. The production runs approximately four hours with one intermission. Phone: (716) 679-1891. Email: rickdavis@fredopera.org. Browse to http://www.fredopera.org/. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://fredopera.org/tickets/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=106.

Jul 29 (Sat) - TransFamily of NWPA 5th Anniversary Celebration Picnic (Erie Zoo, 423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 12 PM - 6 PM. Join us at the Erie Zoo picnic grounds for a day of fun, food, and friendship! This will be a pot luck event. TransFamily will supply burgers, hot dogs, and rolls. Bring a dish to share and BYOB! The picnic grounds provide a playground, restrooms, and professional horseshoe pits. You must supply your own horseshoes, so bring them if you've got them! We will also have cornhole games and encourage you to bring other outdoor games/activities you might wish to share. Of course, you can also take this time to pay the zoo a visit and support the great work they do in the community! Contact: Caitlyn Strohmeyer. Phone: (814) 823-1969. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4091. Email: Caitlynxpress@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1511356415604021. Browse to venue web site https://www.eriezoo.org/.

Jul 30 (Sun) - PFLAG Butler Annual Picnic (Alameda Park Pavilion #3, 184 Alameda Park Rd, Butler, PA 16001) 12 PM - 5 PM. It's time for PFLAG Butler's annual Picnic. We want to thank our sponsers for... making this picnic possible. Thank you M&J's Lounge and Michael Vlassick. We will provide the hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings. If you're able to bring a side dish or dessert to share it would be greatly appreciated. There will be lots of games and we encourage you to bring the kids with you. This is a non-alcohol event. Phone: (724) 290-9674 . Venue Phone: (724) 284-5383. Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.visitbutlercounty.com/attractions/alameda-park.

Jul 31 - Aug 4 (Mon - Fri) - Vacation Week - Five days of activities and events (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Vacation week at Jones Pond brings a host of activities every day for 5 straight days at the park. Some of the past events we have hosted inlcude Hollywood Game Night, Bryan & Matt's Poolside BBQ, "Crafternoon" Crafts, JP Mini Golf Tournament and Cocktail Crawl, JP Wing Night, Home and Garden Park Tour & more. Spend some time with us at Jones Pond for vacation week, your perfect get-a-way! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Jul 31 (Mon) - HIV Awareness Walk (Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassfras Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Erie County HIV Task Force invites everyone to participate in an HIV Awareness Walk on Monday, July 31. We will meet in the parking lot of the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. We will walk to the Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing (foot of State St) and back again. Everyone is encouraged to wear red to help raise HIV awareness. All ages are welcome and the event is child and pet friendly. (Please be prepared to clean up after your own pets.) People participating as organizations are welcome to bring banners or other items identifying their group/organization. If you don’t wish to walk the entire route, you are welcome to join us at any point along the route. Phone: (814) 451-6786. Venue Phone: (814) 455-1260. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/eriecountyhivtaskforce/. Browse to venue web site http://www.bayfrontconventioncenter.com/.

August 2017

Aug 1 (Tue) - LBT Women of Erie go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Aug 3 (Thu) - LBT Women of Erie go to Arts in the Arboretum Concert (Amphitheatre at Frontier Park, W 8th and Bayfront Highway, Erie, PA) 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Aug 4 - 6 (Fri - Sun) - Mardi Gras Weekend - 100 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Get 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. First off it's our annual Golf Cart Mardi Gras Parade. Decorate your golf carts and join in the fun. Then it's time for our Mardi Gras party, hosted by the 100 block of seasonals. Tasty food, amazing prizes and lots of drinks will be served. On Saturday night it's time to turn down the lights for our Glow Party in the Barn. Paint yourself up with fluorescent paints or put on a few glow sticks and come dance the night away. Sure to be another amazing Mardi Gras Weekend at Jones Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 4 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) meets (Cloud 9 Wine Bar, 25 E 10th 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) 870-9007. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://www.cloud9erie.com/.

Aug 5 (Sat) - Beer Pong (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Aug 5 (Sat) - Pittsburgh Bridge Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) BEAR sponsored Event. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Aug 8 (Tue) - Bears Do Dinner #50 - Alto Cucina (Alto Cucina, 3531 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 835-3900. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.altocucina.com/.

Aug 8 (Tue) - LBT Women of Erie go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Aug 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: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Aug 10 (Thu) - LBT Women of Erie go to Arts in the Arboretum Concert (Amphitheatre at Frontier Park, W 8th and Bayfront Highway, Erie, PA) 7 PM - 8:30 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Aug 11 - 13 (Fri - Sun) - Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th Street, Ashtabula, OH 44004) A play about breaking molds and broken hearts, "Dog Sees God" provides a gritty, witty take on beloved characters that many will find familiar from their childhoods. The playwright adapts the gentle conventions and conceits of a simple comic strip to the harsh hormonal realities that many teens face every day. The result leaves the audience with an indelible heartful of laughter and loss. Performances are August 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM and August 13 at 2:30 PM. Phone: (440) 964-3396. Browse to http://www.ashtabulaartscenter.org/.

Aug 11 - 13 (Fri - Sun) - Leather Weekend - Mr. Jones Pond Leather Contest (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) It's Red Hot Leather Weekend at Jones Pond featuring our Mr. Jones Pond Leather contest. We are thrilled to welcome back the amazingly sexy International Leatherboy Ian McKechnie as our host again this year. Ian has represented the leather community at events all over the USA and Canada, having won a variety of titles, and we're thrilled to welcome him back to Jones Pond. Join Ian and our reigning Mr. Jones Pond Leather Chad plus the rest of our leather boys for a red-hot weekend. Events will include leather demonstrations on Saturday afternoon and of course our Mr. Jones Pond leather contest Saturday night. Our contest will be followed by our Leather/Levi dance. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 12 (Sat) - Leather & Levi Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Aug 12 (Sat) - Leather Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Aug 12 (Sat) - Erie LGBT Rainbow Alliance meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 1 PM - 3 PM. Support group providing a safe, confidential space for LGBT community members to come together and share stories, struggles and resources, especially those involving the medical and/or legal system. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: ErieLGBTRainbowAlliance@gmail.com. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Aug 12 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group meets (Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS), 944 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA 16335) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Linda Thomas. Phone: (814) 232-1778. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: imhzwoman4586@msn.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Aug 12 (Sat) - Veronyca's Showgirls presents A COLORS Country Ho-Down Fundraiser (Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 119, 201 West State Street, Olean, NY 14760) 10 PM. Featuring Velvet Lynn Paige. $6 cover. Email: colors.14760@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/colors.unity.

Aug 13 (Sun) - Aging With Pride meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 4 PM - 6 PM. A safe, comfortable space for LGBT individuals age 55 or older to come together for support, friendship, discussion and social opportunities. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to http://www.lakeeriecounseling.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Aug 13 (Sun) - Full Spectrum Transgender Support Group meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to those who are transgender/intersex/nonbinary and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Light refreshments served. Free, open to the public, and Confidential. Phone: (330) 892-8318. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: bccfscoc@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.unitycommunityfoundation.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Aug 14 (Mon) - Deadline for Erie Gay News September 2017 print edition (#263) (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 Tuesday, August 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.

Aug 14 (Mon) - TransFamily of Warren Transgender Support Group meets (Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - Hawke Room, 207 2nd Ave, Warren, PA 16365) 6 PM - 8 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Monica Morgan. Phone: (814) 730-0021. Venue Phone: (814) 723-6350. Email: yankees.jeter@yahoo.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.jdfamilycenter.org/.

Aug 15 (Tue) - LBT Women of Erie go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 6:30 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org.

Aug 15 (Tue) - PFLAG Meadville meets (Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S Main St, Meadville, PA 16335) 7 PM. Contact: Randy Herbert-Weed. Phone: (814) 724-6736. Venue Phone: (814) 724-6736. Email: meadvillepflag@gmail.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/groups/PFLAGMeadville/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stoneumc.org/.

Aug 17 (Thu) - Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E Jefferson St, Butler PA, PA 16001) 1 PM. The Butler LGBTQ Interfaith Network is a collaboration of area religious leaders, lay leaders, and community organizers working to affirm the spirituality of all persons of faith. We provide peer pastoral support, community support, and programs that promote inclusion. Phone: (412) 518-1515. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731. Email: butlerinterfaith@zoominternet.net. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/ButlerLgbtqInterfaithNetwork/.

Aug 18 (Fri) - 3rd Annual Mark Pacheco WOW Fund Lip Sync Battle (Shawbucks Press Room Restaurant, 212 W 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701) "All the money I raise for The Mark Pacheco WOW Fund goes directly to The Fund. The Resource Center (resourcecenter.org) is in charge of all the money since I began this Fund in Mark's honor to raise money for individuals with Developmental disabilities to go on a vacation... sports event.... amusement park or any event that they would like to go on" ~Marcos Antonio Figueroa. Venue Phone: (716) 487-2201. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/308224936279921/. Browse to venue web site http://www.shawbucks.com/.

Aug 18 - 20 (Fri - Sun) - Survivor Weekend & Jones Pond's Got Talent - Game Day & Talent Night (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Reality TV comes back to Jones Pond with our Survivor Weekend. We will be taking groups of strangers, forming tribes and leaving you stranded in a isolated area of Jones Pond where you'll be forced to provide for your own food, fire and shelter. Ok, we probably won't do that but our version of Survivor will see the same types of situation and challenges as you see in the popular TV show. Will you obtain immunity? Will you make it to the final three to face the jury? It's sure to be an amazing weekend as we bring Survivor to Jones Pond. On Saturday night it's the return of Jones Pond's Got Talent, Hosted by Atasha Salad. Last year we had some amazing performers that blew us away...and some others too :) Plus our celebrity guest judges are sure to keep you entertained as well. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 19 (Sat) - Bears in Foam Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Bear sponsored event. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Aug 19 (Sat) - Open Mic Night (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Aug 20 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents FACE Drag Show - Turn Around Show (Zone Dance Club, 133 W 18th St, Erie, PA 16501) 11 PM. Every well known local drag queen will pick and paint a non performer ..... painting them for a good cause. Don't miss a fun-filled night of great entertainment with all of your favorite drag queens, new drag queens and special guests. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Aug 21 (Mon) - LBT Women of Erie go to Labyrinth Celebration (Labyrinth at Frontier Park, W 8th and Bayfront Highway, Erie, PA) 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE.

Aug 22 (Tue) - Erie Gay News folding/distribution work party (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 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) 455-4009. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Aug 25 - 27 (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 with our Jones Pond Rodeo sponsored by our 400 block of seasonal campers. We kick off the weekend with Western Bingo on Friday night. Wear your western gear to Bingo. On Saturday afternoon mosey down to Flamingo Way for the Jones Pond Rodeo. Sexy cowboys, great food & drinks, games, prizes and more. Always a great time when the 400 block throws a party. Throughout the weekend we will have extended line dancing at both dances plus line dance lessons and more. Yippie-eye-oh-k-y! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 26 (Sat) - Drag Show (M & J's Lounge, 124 Mercer St, Butler, PA 16001) BYOB membership required, purchase from bartender. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Email: JoshuaSean2009@AOL.COM. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/MandJsLounge.

Aug 26 (Sat) - Foam Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Aug 26 (Sat) - 25th Annual Erie Pride Picnic (Presque Isle State Park, 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16507) 1 PM - 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your buns down to the beach and see what's cooking! Hot dogs, ox roast, soft drinks, water and table settings are provided. Please bring a side dish, dessert, or salad to share. Food will be served from 2 to 4 PM. Note that state law does not permit alcohol in the park and we respectfully ask that you abide by rules the good folks at Presque Isle State Park have set for everyone's safety. Be sure to check in at the registration table when you arrive. We will be taking the annual Family Portrait around 4:30 PM right before the raffle, and there will also be roving photographers. If you prefer to not be included in photos, put a red dot on your name badge. If your group or organization would like to set up an info table, please let us know by July 31st. There is no charge for an info table, but vending at the park is not permitted. If you can bring your own table, that is very much appreciated, but not required. As always, there will be a collection taken for Second Harvest Food Bank of NW PA (non-perishables, Please and Thank You). The picnic area and Beach 7 area are accessible. Contact: Alex Sphon. Phone: (814) 314-9075. Email: president@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Aug 26 (Sat) - Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM. Erie Sisters & Brothers Transgender Support Group 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 27 (Sun) - LBT Women of Erie go to Zabawa Polish Festival (Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2220 Reed St, Erie, PA 16503) 12 PM. Contact: Kim Conti. Phone: (814) 314-9512. Venue Phone: (814) 456-0671. Email: ErieBeans@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/LBTWOMENOFERIE. Browse to venue web site https://www.holytrinityrc.org/.

September 2017

Sep 1 - 4 (Fri - Mon) - Labor Day Weekend - Back to Broadway - Welcome to New York (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) We're keeping it local this weekend as we celebrate all things New York! The highlight of the weekend will be Sunday night as we present Aggy Dune in "Aggy & Friends on Broadway" in the barn. Come join the Diva of Drag along with her friends as she takes us on a musical journey through Broadway. More events to be added to this amazing weekend, where we have four dances, three community campfires and several other events as we enjoy one final long weekend at the Pond. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 2 - 4 (Sat - Mon) - Labor Day Holiday Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Saturday & Sunday Dance, Potluck Dinner Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Sep 8 - 10 (Fri - Sun) - Friends and Family Weekend - Costume Ball (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! We're getting our family into the Jones Pond spirit with our Saturday night costume ball in the barn. Time to open up your costume closet to your friends and family and make your way to the Barn Saturday night. Our early bird special gives you Thursday night free when you book Friday & Saturday in any accommodation! Friends & Family weekend starts Thursday at Noon and final check out is Monday at 11am. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 9 (Sat) - Skirt Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Sep 9 (Sat) - Erie LGBT Rainbow Alliance meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 1 PM - 3 PM. Support group providing a safe, confidential space for LGBT community members to come together and share stories, struggles and resources, especially those involving the medical and/or legal system. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: ErieLGBTRainbowAlliance@gmail.com. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Sep 9 (Sat) - TransFamily of Meadville Transgender Support Group meets (Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS), 944 Liberty Street, Meadville, PA 16335) 2 PM - 5 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Linda Thomas. Phone: (814) 232-1778. Venue Phone: (814) 333-2924. Email: imhzwoman4586@msn.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.chapsinc.org/.

Sep 10 (Sun) - Aging With Pride meets (Lake Erie Counseling Associates, 301 W 10th St, Erie, PA 16502) 4 PM - 6 PM. A safe, comfortable space for LGBT individuals age 55 or older to come together for support, friendship, discussion and social opportunities. Contact: Dale Allgeier, LCSW. Phone: (814) 455-4009. Venue Phone: (814) 455-4009. Email: daleallgeier@outlook.com. Browse to http://www.lakeeriecounseling.com/. Browse to venue web site https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Erie-Counseling-Inc/5211.

Sep 10 (Sun) - Full Spectrum Transgender Support Group meets (St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44503) 6 PM - 8 PM. Open to those who are transgender/intersex/nonbinary and loved ones in our area. Come and get support, share your story and make new friends in a confidential, safe space! Light refreshments served. Free, open to the public, and Confidential. Phone: (330) 892-8318. Venue Phone: (330) 743-3175. Email: bccfscoc@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.unitycommunityfoundation.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Sep 11 (Mon) - TransFamily of Warren Transgender Support Group meets (Jefferson DeFrees Family Center - Hawke Room, 207 2nd Ave, Warren, PA 16365) 6 PM - 8 PM. We provide a safe space for all who fit somewhere in the gender spectrum, or who are questioning, to share their experiences and to obtain support from others who have had similar experiences. We welcome anyone who identifies as gender-variant, their family, friends, and allies of the community. We also support the community through advocacy efforts and education to the larger cisgender community. Contact: Monica Morgan. Phone: (814) 730-0021. Venue Phone: (814) 723-6350. Email: yankees.jeter@yahoo.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/TransfamilyOfNWPA. Browse to venue web site http://www.jdfamilycenter.org/.

Sep 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: youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.youngstownpflag.org/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stjohnohio.org/.

Sep 13 (Wed) - Bears Do Dinner #51 - Lucky Louie's (Lucky Louie’s Beer and Wieners, 8238 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509) 6:30 PM. Join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and conversation! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 314-9481. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://luckylouiesbeerandwieners.com/.

Sep 15 (Fri) - Deadline for Erie Gay News October 2017 print edition (#264) (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 Tuesday, September 26. 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 - 17 (Fri - Sun) - Halloween Weekend - The Walking Dead (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Nobody throws a Halloween Party like Jones Pond. We look forward to welcoming ghouls, goblins & guys to our Walking Dead Halloween weekend, one of our most popular weekends. Friday night we will kick things off with Scary Mask Bingo in the Barn followed by our Friday night dance. On Saturday afternoon we have our pumpkin carving contest. At 10pm Saturday the fun begins with our Walking Dead 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 16 (Sat) - Camo/Military Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: info@campdavispa.com. Browse to http://www.campdavispa.com.

Sep 17 (Sun) - Michelle Michaels presents 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. Phone: (814) 452-0125. Email: TheZoneDanceClub@aol.com. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneDanceClub.

Sep 18 (Mon) - National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day The AIDS Institute launched this day in 2008. Browse to https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/staying-healthy-with-hiv-aids/taking-care-of-yourself/aging-with-hiv-aids/.

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