Wednesday, August 19, 2009

This week's announcements: Roller derby, potlucks, NOW conference and more

August 20
Senior adults from the LGBT communities meet on the first & third Thursdays of the month from 2:30-4pm at the Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Room 201. These are friendly conversations that are informal, open dialogues. Friends and families of LGBT folks are welcome. Participants determine the topics based on current interests and the groups are facilitated.

Are you a same sex parent or planning to become one? Have you been wanting to meet other families like your own family? Come spend time with the same-sex family group. Children are welcome to come with parents but are not necessary for attendance. The group will meet the third Thursday of the month at OutReach (600 Williamson St.) from 6-7:30pm For more information, call 255-8582 and ask for Harry or e-mail Leilani at robertson-hoyt(at) or Melissa at missyann24(at)

August 22
The Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for Women is having a conference Saturday at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa Street in Madison. The conference runs 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more info, go to the conference website by clicking here.

Saturday evening, the Mad Rollin Dolls present the Dairyland Dolls vs. the North Star Supernovas of Minneapolis at the Duck Pond at Warner Park, 2920 N. Sherman Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., action starts at 6 p.m.

August 23
Madison Bi/Gay Fathers meets at 4 p.m. on Sunday for social and potluck with discussion and support for dads. Location is confidential, so call 692-0149 if you want more info.

September 21
Retired Old/older Lesbians Lunch (ROLLers) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:30 pm. Call 608-219-7751 for location.

On-going Resource: Room to Breathe Smoking Cessation Program
Rm2Breathe is a state wide anti-tobacco program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual people in Wisconsin. Check out the web-site for more resources to quit.

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