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Posted on 04 Jan 2007 at 6:55pm
By Staff Reports

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week kicks off with Harvest Moon Gala

Tarrant County Gay Pride Week kicks off Saturday night Oct. 6 with the Harvest Moon Gala, an evening of dining and dancing in the ballroom of the Best Western Inn and Suites, on Beach Street at Interstate 30 in Fort Worth.

The event includes a cash bar, dinner, music by a DJ and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and are available at Agape Metropolitan Community Church, 4615 E. California Parkway, at Best Friends Club, 2620 E. Lancaster St., and online at opendoorproductionstx.com. For more information, call 817-535-5002.

Temple Emanu-El to host panel discussion on Trinity River plan

Proponents and opponents of The Trinity River Project will be featured in a panel discussion Sunday, Oct. 7 at Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood’s Community Breakfast.

Mayor Tom Leppert, Councilwoman Angela Hunt, civic activist Robert Meckfessel and former Councilwoman Sandy Greyson will all participate in a panel discussion on the controversy surrounding the project.

The Brotherhood Community Breakfast Program begins at 9:30 a.m. in Temple Emanu-El’s Tobian Auditorium, 8500 Hillcrest Road. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and there is no charge to attend the program or for the breakfast. For more information contact Richard Wasserman at richw3@swbell.net.

“‘Shop for a Cause’ at Macy’s to benefit AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth

AIDS Outreach Center of Greater Tarrant County and Macy’s Ridgmar Mall of Fort Worth present the second annual “Shop for a Cause” event on Saturday, Oct. 13.

“Shop for a Cause” is Macy’s national day of support for nonprofits across America, and Macy’s has been a longtime supporter of AIDS Outreach Center, donating to AOC’s Mental Health Counseling Center and sponsoring the Lone Star Ride Fighting AIDS.

Individuals may purchase tickets with a $5 donation to AOC. Each ticket purchased allows shoppers to receive 10 to 20 percent off purchases throughout the day. In addition, shoppers will receive $10 off any item valued at $20 or more, and those shoppers will be entered into a drawing for a $500 Macy’s gift card.

To purchase tickets call AIDS Outreach Center at 817-335-1994, ext. 224.

Resource Center of Dallas seeks goods for rummage sale to benefit food pantry

Donations are being sought for a rummage sale to benefit the Resource Center of Dallas’ food pantry and hot meals program.

The rummage sale “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Dinner” is being organized by the Legacy of Success Foundation. It will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the parking lot of the Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

Tax-deductible receipts are available for donations.

To make a donation, contact Chastity Kirven at 972-533-1593 or cdkirven@aol.com.

Author of “‘Healing HIV’ to make presentation at Dallas hotel

Dr. Jon D. Kaiser, author of “Healing HIV,” will present a program on “Living a Normal and Healthy Lifespan with Cancer or HIV” on Monday, Oct. 15, at the Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas Love Field, 3880 West Northwest Highway.

The program will cover such topics as diet and nutrition, micronutrients that can enhance immune function, using the latest drugs and treatment interruptions. The conference begins at 7 p.m. Light snacks will be provided and there will be a free raffle. Admission and refreshments are also free. It is sponsored by Legacy Community Health Center, the Buyers Club of Houston, Gilead and the Resource Center of Dallas.RSVP by calling 800-350-2392.

Author of “‘The God Box’ to promote his book at Cathedral of Hope

Author Alex Sanchez will be appearing at The Cathedral of Hope on Oct. 21 to promote his new novel, “The God Box.”

“The God Box” is about gay teens in Texas who are also active Christians. It is being published on Oct. 9 to coincide with National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 5, 2007

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