Community Holiday Calendar

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T19:09:16-04:00 April 12th, 2002|Uncategorized|

Dec. 3 & 10:
The OUT Loud Chorus will be singing Christmas carols in the State Street area of Ann Arbor from 7 – 9 p.m. For more information visit
Dec. 3:
GLSEN Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti and Washtenaw county GSA annual Holiday Party. At WRAP offices in Braun Ct. from 6 – 9 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Call Rodney Mancini at 734-930-0357 or email
Dec. 7:
Annual Ahava “Flaming Hannukah Party” at Hillel, 1429 Hill St. in Ann Arbor at 8 p.m. Traditional Hanukkah foods will be served, including jelly-filled donuts and chocolate candy. We’ll even play dreidel games. For more information email Naomi at
Dec. 9:
Holiday Arts and Crafts Sale at Affirmations, 6-9 p.m. in the Pittman-Puckett Gallery. Featuring LGBT artists and artisans. Call 248-398-7105 or visit for more information.
Detroit Area Womyn’s Network Annual Holiday Party, 6:30 p.m. at Pronto!, 608 S. Washington in Royal Oak. DAWN is a social group for professional women 30+. We will be collecting children’s gifts (clothes & toys for infants to teens) to contribute to the Godmothers’ charitable holiday campaign. Everyone who brings a gift valued at $10-$15 (or equivalent cash donation) gets a ticket for the DAWN Holiday Raffle. Email or visit
Dec. 10:
Sistrum and Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert. “A Family Christmas”. This joint collaboration will bring together Mid-Michigan’s premier LGBT choral groups for the second year in a row. GLGMC Music Director Peter Morse and Sistrum Music Director Meredith Bowen have chosen a wide variety of musical selections sure to please all listeners. Suggested sliding scale donations at the door are $10 – $25. All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbott Road, East Lansing. Call 517-886-5368, email or, or visit or
Dec. 11:
Crossroads Chapter Christmas Party. Santa & gift exchange. Crossroads Chapter is a transgender social support group. Royal Oak Community Center, 3500 Marias Ave., Royal Oak. Call 313-719-3267, email or visit
Dec. 12:
The Jewish Gay Network will be hosting its first Annual Chanukah Celebration at Just 4 Us Bookstore in Ferndale. At 3 p.m. there will be a study session, “The Kabbalah of Eight” followed by a party from 4-6 p.m. The charge for this family-friendly event is $8 plus a non-perishable, kosher food item which will be donated to Yad Ezra. For more information or to RSVP email or call 248-642-8366. Just 4 Us is located at 211 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale.
Dec. 18:
Karibu House pre-Kwanzaa Brunch. This fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Le Cafethe Restaurant, 2445 W. Grand Blvd. (at 14th St.). Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for 12 and under. Brunch will served promptly at 10:45 a.m. Enjoy a Southern-style meal, a Kwanzaa presentation, and entertainment by local performaing artists including Agape Ensemble. Wear African attire if possible. This is a non-smoking event. Ample parking is available. Please bring donations of toiletries to be given to Simon House, a residential and social service agency serving women and children living with AIDS/HIV in Detroit. Call 313-865-2170, ext. 3, for tickets or more information.
Winter Holiday Party with the Men’s Rap Group at Affirmations. Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Solstice…celebrate the Winter Holidays with the Men’s Rap Group at Affirmations. Following our regular 6-8 p.m. discussion format, join us for fun, games, and holiday merriment. Enter the Grinch’s Surprise Gift Exchange and bring two wrapped presents from the $1 Store. Dress festively, and bring a holiday dish to share. In the giving spirit of the holidays, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Wellness House donation basket. Come for the discussion, the party, or both! Affirmations LGBT Community Center, 195 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale. Call 800-398-4297 or email
Dec. 19:
A Festival of Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, 4 p.m. This is perhaps the best loved of all Anglican services. Begun at King’s College, Cambridge as a gift to the City of Cambridge, the Festival has traveled the globe, adapting to whatever locality in which it takes place. A sequence of nine lessons (readings) which tell the Christmas story are interspersed with carols, hymns, and seasonal music, the Festival is one of the Cathedral’s most popular events. Free-will offerings accepted. Contact Andrew Nardone at 313-833-4438 or
Gay spiritual support group Rainbow Connection and brunch. For LGBT people and friends, 1 p.m. at a west Metro location. Call 248-349-6143 or email
Dec. 21:
Holiday Dinner at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward Ave. in Detroit, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cathedral’s Barth Hall. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children, and $35.00 maximum for families. Call 313-831-5000, ext. 3002 for tickets and information.
December 24:
Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit Christmas Eve Service, time(s) to be announced. 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale. Call 248-399-7741.
Praise Fellowship Christian Church Christmas Eve Service, 8 p.m. at 27617 John R. Rd., Madison Heights. Come and Celebrate the reason for the season! For information call 586-201-7884, visit or email
December 25:
Christmas Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel of Marygrove College in Detroit (McNichols at Wyoming), sponsored by Dignity Detroit. 6 p.m. Call 313-278-4786.
December 26:
Feast of the Holy Family Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel of Marygrove College in Detroit (McNichols at Wyoming), sponsored by Dignity Detroit. 6 p.m. LGBTs are encouraged to bring family and friends with them to mass. Special Family Blessing. Call 313-278-4786.

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