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Affirmations Lesbian and Gay Community Center
195 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 398-7105
Fax: (248)541-1943
Email: info@GoAffirmations.org Web: http://www.GoAffirmations.org

NEWS AT THE CENTER

HEALTH: Kick Butts – a Queer-friendly program offering smoking cessation support – meets Tuesdays from 7-9pm at Affirmations. Side Walkers – get active with a power walk in neighborly Ferndale, meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. Weight Crunchers provides healthy eating and nutrition support, meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m.
PARENTS: The Parents Network. Meetings allow parents to come together to brainstorm ideas, and explore the possibilities of putting those ideas into motion. It is also an opportunity for parents to meet each other, and perhaps develop new friendships. Bring the little ones! The meeting will take place Saturday, April 26th at 10:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Michael Larson, Program Director, at 248-398-7105 ext. 23.
SENIORS: Senior Networking group is designed to facilitate networking and discussion for those 55 and older, Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Senior Koffee-Klatch is a space promoting socializing and conversation among those 55+, meets Thursdays from 1-2:30 p.m.
RECENTLY SINGLE: Single Again Open Group Meets 2-4 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Saturday at Affirmations and is Facilitated by Dr. Christine Cantrell – Drop ins welcome and encouraged. Single Again Structured Group Meets 2 to 4 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Saturday at Affirmations and is Facilitated by Dr. Lisa Spurlock – Call the center for more information about attending this group.

WRAP – 325 Braun Ct.
(across from the aut BAR)
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
(734)995-9867
http://www.wrap-up.org
Hours; Monday-Wednesday 12-8 p.m., Thur. 1-8 p.m., Friday 12-8 p.m.

THIS WEEK AT WRAP

Thursday, March 27,
HIV TESTING, Noon-1 PM
Free and anonymous HIV-testing, weekly
Papa Dad’s Network, 7-9 PM
Social and support group for gay, bisexual and straight fathers.
Friday March 28,
Visibility, 7-9 PM
Bi-sexual, bi-friendly, pansexual, omni sexual, questioning and allies; meets fourth Friday of each month 7-9 p.m. and 2nd Sunday of each month 5-8 p.m. for potluck
Saturday March 29,
Game Night, 7-9PM
Like to play games? Come play games with us! Come on in for outburst, scategories, etc.
Sunday March 30
Free Anonymous HIV Testing, 9-11 PM
Tuesday, April 1,
Men Talking, 7-8 PM
Social and support group for gay and bisexual HIV negative men
Wednesday, April 2,
Lesbian Mom’s Network, 7-9 PM
Contact Deborah Saxton at Deborahsaxton6@cs.com for more info.
Thursday April 3,
Free Anonymous HIV testing, 12-1 PM

WISH LIST: New or Like New

Queer Videos, CD’s or literature
Bathroom and cleaning supplies or gift certificate to store

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH WRAP

Newsletter
Office Staffing
Thanks to all our volunteers!

Michigan State University Alliance Pride Week

Remember, all activities are still TENTATIVE, including times and locations. Check http://www.msu.edu/~alliance/upcoming/index.html to be sure you know what’s going on!
Weeklong activities/undated plans
Queer movies on Channel 12 – cosponsored with PRIDE
Confirmed movies: “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Chasing Amy,” “Far From Heaven,” “But I’m a Cheerleader”

Saturday, April 5th
Ellis and Pamela Means concert at Coffee Grounds (basement of Akers)
Doors at 8:15 pm, concert at 9 pm cosponsored with SGL-SOCIAL
Sunday, April 6th
Community Day! Bowling at Spartan Lanes, 2-4 pm
Ally training in the Multicultural Center, 4:30 pm
cosponsored with RING and PRIDE
Monday, April 7th
Picnic/potluck at the Rock, 6:30 pm Rain location – Multicultural Center cosponsored with the Q*News
Tuesday, April 8th

Lansing Community College pride events

Tentative Schedule:
12 noon – March from LCC to the Capital for a rally; lunch to follow
2:30-3:30 – Workshop 1
3:45-4:45 – Workshop 2
5-6 – Workshop 3
7-8 – Todd Mundt
Interested in helping facilitate a workshop? Email LCC.
Wednesday, April 9th
National Day of Silence
Participants will be encouraged to wear black and put tape over their mouths to make it obvious that they are not speaking.
Throughout the day we will also be converging at a high-traffic area to stand in a silent line – yea radical activism!
Thursday, April 10th
Poetry Slam, Espresso Royale from 7 to 9 pm
cosponsored with Spectrum
Friday, April 11th
Protest march, 11am, from International Center to Administration Building
Rally, 12 pm, outside the Admin Building
Kiss-In, 1:30 pm, outside the Admin Building
cosponsored with BRIGHT
Drag Show, 9 to 2 pm, International Center
cosponsored with PRISM

Higher Ground is a new holistic/spirtual support group for HIV/AIDS positive gay men. The group will help develop healthy relationships, particpate in social functions, unlock your inner strength, cope with change, release your past and heal your mind. For more information call higherground2003@aol.com or call Rick at 586-427-1259.

GILDA’s Club of Metro Detroit, is a Gay and Lesbian networking group for anyone touched by cancer that meets the third Tuesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at 3517 Rochester Road in Royal Oak. Call Chris at 248-577-0800 x24 for more information.

Motown Drivers, the Detroit area gay & lesbian golf league still has a few openings for their Friday night league at Rackhum Golf course (696 near Woodward). Golf will begin on Friday, April 25th and run for 18 weeks. The cost is $20.00 per night with a cart option of $8.00 per person. Tee times run from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. Call Mike at 586-453-6184 to sign up or for more information.

Probate Law Educational Forum with special guest speaker Ms. Marcia Pupkiwicz, Attorney AIDS Law Center in Detroit. Topics will include Probate matters including: Power of Attorney, Designation of Patient Advocacy and Wills. The event will be April 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the FRIENDS Alliance Townsend Community Center, 4513 East 9 Mile Road. Please register for this free event at 800-350-7927.

FRIENDS Alliance is announcing a new Heterosexual HIV+ support group. Whether you are single, in a relationship or affected by a friend or a family member’s status come and share your experiences with others. Meets 6-8:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month beginning April 2nd. Call 800-350-7927 x16 for more information.

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, “MotherPeace Drumming” at the Unity Church of Royal Oak, 2500 Crooks Road between 12 and 13 mile roads. Pot Luck at 7 p.m., open drum at 7:30 p.m.

NEW CLIENTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED for Mental Health Counseling Services. Stephanie Williams, MA, TLLP and Don Wilson MA, LLP are now accepting new clients for psychological counseling in their Warren, Michigan offices. Stephanie and Don are accepting new clients on a sliding fee scale. For more information please call FRIENDS Alliance at 1-800-350-7927 to speak with a counselor.

A social-support group for Gay, Bi-sexual and transgender men is now available in the Port Huron area. The group will be meeting the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Port Huron Municipal Office Center, 100 McMorran Blvd., 4th floor conference room, Port Huron.
The group is sponsored by Blue Water Pride, an education and advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in St. Clair, Sanilac, Lambton and northern Macomb counties.
For more information, contact BWP Chairman Scott Frazer at (810) 364-1080 or (810)333-5398 or e-mail at bluewater_pride@yahoo.com.

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor
1432 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Announces a special
Adult Education Series
February 23 – April 13, 2003
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Monteith Hall

“SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND CHRISTIAN FAITH: A CALL TO COVENANT COMMUNITY”

“As Presbyterians, we are called to work for the ‘peace, unity, and purity of the Church’ as we seek to be faithful to God’s work in the world. However, disagreements and conflicts are inevitable in the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as we try to be faithful. They exist within communities, congregations, presbyteries, synods, at General Assemblies and in the national life of the denomination.” (from Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement,20th General Assembly, 1992)
In this adult education series, we hear first-hand, personal accounts of the journeys of clergy and lay people in their experience and understanding of the relationship between sexual orientation and Christian faith. Likewise, we consider the journey of our denomination in its struggle over and debate about ordination of gays and lesbians as deacons, elders, and pastors.
Facilitators: Bob Snyder and Rob Woodruff

BENEFIT DANCE # 4
Presented by WOMEN OUT and ABOUT
http://www.glbtcentral.com/woa/
“SPRING DANCE,” Saturday, April 26, 8 p.m. to Midnight
Knights of Columbus Hall, 2299 W. Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, MI 48072
(Two blocks west of Woodward-Two blocks east of Coolidge)
Featuring Emcee / DJ “MAZE,” Smoke, Alcohol and Drug Free, no reserved tables Admission at the door (Provided this event is not sold out,) Green SINGLES Bracelets available. Munchies, Soft Beverages, Water and Coffee will be provided throughout the evening. FUND-RAISER event proceeds will be donated to: FIRST STEP – VISIBILITY PROJECT COST: EARLY REGISTRATION SPECIAL Post marked by April 15:$12 00 (with submitted Registration Form) After April 15: $17.00 (with submitted Registration Form) Tickets will not be mailed – Check-in will be available at the door.

Lansing Area AIDS Network (LAAN) is seeking emotional-support volunteers. People living with HIV and AIDS are in need of volunteers to provide emotional support and periodic assistance. LAAN is looking to train and assign these volunteers, called “buddies,” in the upcoming spring training. LAAN is seeking 20 new buddies who will participate in a two-session, six-hour training program and will then assigned to be a buddy to a person with HIV. The Saturday training programs are scheduled and will be held in the LAAN offices at 913 W. Holmes Road, #115 in Lansing. Volunteers are asked to commit two to three hours per week for one year. For more information, call Patrick Lombardi at LAAN at (517) 394-3719 x14.

AIDS Partnership Michigan is in desperate need of volunteer drivers, with reliable transportation, to deliver meals to clients for their “Linda’s Meals” program.
“Linda’s Meals” delivers meals to homebound, medically fragile clients who have no one to prepare meals for them. Hot meals and cold meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed to pick up and deliver meals from either the APM offices (Jefferson at Jos Campau) or Restoration Towers (Evergreen between 5 and 6 mile) between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Routes can be customized so that volunteers can deliver meals during their lunch hour.
For more information call Doug Pizzala at 313-446-9800 or pizzala@aidspartnership.org

Life After Diagnosis Support Group for all HIV-positive individuals will be held from 7-9 p.m. every Monday night at the FRIENDS Drop-In Center, 4513 E. 9 Mile Rd. Scheduled discussion topics are: January 29, Hepatitis A, B and C; February 3, Positive Affirmations; February 10th, Access to Services. Light refreshments and pop will be served. Call (800) 350-7927 for more information.

“COLORS” will allow yourself to learn and play with your expressive and creative side with FRIENDS Alliance. This is a new support group for people living with HIV/AIDS and for their partners, family members, friends and caregivers. Eight weeks of fun will run from February 6 through March 27 from 7-9 p.m. Please RSVP to Bill Vallier at (586)789-5940 or (800)350-7927.

A Health Meditation and Practice Class will be held at the FRIENDS Alliance Community Center. First-quarter sessions will cover meditation, alternative vs. complementary medicine, Tai Chi, yoga, Reiki, acupressure, massage and more. The group will meet Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please bring yourself and a friend, wear comfortable and loose fitting clothing and bring a blanket that can be folded to the size of a yoga mat. Call (800) 357-7927 for more information.

The Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation is hosting the Brother Of The Heart program, “Hermanos De Corazon.” This program is for the gay Latino community in Detroit. For more information call (313) 967-4880 x 131. Don’t forget the Latino nite at R&R Saloon every Thursday.

Wayne State University’s LGBT Students of Color Organization and Karibu House are co-sponsoring Co-Gender Rap Sessions on the first Wednesday of each month from 6-8 p.m. in the WSU Student Center. Light refreshments will be available; just look for signs leading to the meeting. For more information call (313) 865-2170 x3.

Full Truth Fellowship of Christ Church is meeting the spiritual needs of God’s LGBT community and friends. Come and learn of God’s love for all people. Monthly information workshops every 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. Worship every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Full Truth Fellowship of Christ is located at 4458 Joy Road, Detroit. For more information, call (313) 896-0233.

LGBT Social Gathering
Meet others from the downriver area in this safe environment. We meet the first Sunday of every month from 7-9 p.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church, 15650 Reech Road in Southgate.

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