Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This week's announcements

Thursday, July 9, 2009 A Room of One’s Own Bookstore is featuring an open forum chat to discuss women’s reproductive rights in Wisconsin and beyond. The evening will be hosted by NARAL and is going to be an excellent opportunity to become thoroughly informed on the current debate and where it's headed. You'll also get to share personal opinions and experiences and discover the many ways to be involved with NARAL. This event is planned from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at A Room of One’s Own, 307 W. Johnson st.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009, Join Miss Natalia Saffire and her friends for the third annual country HO down to benefit Brian's ACT 7 AIDS ride. This is his third year riding over 300 miles for a common goal; to educate the community, raise awareness, and teach tolerance about HIV/AIDS. This a cause near and dear to many of our hearts, so stop in to the Hookah Lounge, 77 Sirloin Strip, to show your community some support!! Show starts at 9:30! 50/50 Raffle! $5 Cover.

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Saturday, July 12th: Pride Alive, a Northeast Wisconsin Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride celebration, will take place this summer to celebrate the LGBT community and to connect with the larger Northeast Wisconsin community. The celebration also aims to promote a positive LGBT presence in the community and to bring together the various groups that fall under the LGBT rainbow.

Pride Alive will be a FREE, day-long celebration featuring Live entertainment, food and drinks, Derby Girls, Karaoke, Prize Raffles and the 1st annual “Pride Alive Five”- a 5k run/walk.

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Sunday, July 12th: 2nd 1st Annual Shamrock-WOOF'S .8K WALK: Walk begins at 3PM at Shamrock/WOOF'S. Registration opens at 2PM. Registration costs $20 per person and participants are encouraged to stop by either Shamrock or WOOF'S to sign up and get a pledge form to collect donations (all donations need to be turned in at registration). Registration with $20 is also acceptable the day of the event. Participants will receive a commemorative cup good for one dollar off all your drinks at Shamrock and WOOF'S until 8PM. Upon completing two stops at each bar, participants may receive a commemorative t-shirt too. Prizes will be given to individuals and teams that collect the most money. All money raised from this event will go towards the ASANA Softball World Series!

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Friday July 17th: in The Monona Terrace Grand Ballroom, OutReach Annual Awards Banquet Dinner. Reception and cash bar begin at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30. The program is then schedule from 7:00 to 9:00,with plenty of awards and emcee, Representative Mark Pocan of Madison, special guest Richard Wagner and social hour with Matthew Miller on Piano and the Raging Grannies singing group. Reservations must be received by Friday, July 10, 2009

Regular Admission is 60.00 ($110.00 for couples). Limited Income Admission: $30.00 (sliding scale also available) For more general info and reservations, please call 255-8582 and ask for Steve or Harry. Also e-mail at harrys@lgbtoutreach.org.

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Friday, July 17th- Sunday, July 19th: Maxwell Street Days Summer Sidewalk Sale. More than 100 shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants-many locally owned-offering terrific bargains on goods, food and drinks. Plus music at the Peace Park stage, courtesy of the Madison Folk Music Society and the Songwriters group. Music is featured 10-5, Fri and Sat, and noon-5 on Sunday.In addition, the regularly scheduled "Folk on State" performance will be Saturday, July 18 in Francis Street Park (at State St. and Francis St.), with Carrie Elkin from 1 - 2 pm and John Statz from 2 - 3pm.

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