Local Briefs • March 20, 2009

Posted on 19 Mar 2009 at 8:29pm
By Staff Reports

Councilwoman to be guest speaker at LULAC Rainbow Council meeting

LULAC 4871 — The Dallas Rainbow Council will hold its general meeting on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Resource Center of Dallas, Blue and Yellow Room, 2701 Reagan St. New members are welcome.

Special guest speaker will be LGBT ally Councilwoman Pauline Medrano who represents Oak Lawn. Other speakers include representatives from Planned Parenthood who will brief the council on reproductive rights, and members of GEAR (Gender Educa-tion Advocacy Resources) who will talk about recent initiatives in the local Transgender community.

For more information about the Dallas Rainbow Council, go online to www.lulac4871.org.

Resource Center’s transgender group celebrating 3rd anniversary

The Resource Center of Dallas’ GEAR (Gender Education, Advocacy and Resources) program will celebrate its third anniversary with a mixer Thursday, March 26, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan.

GEAR Coordinator Marla Compton said the event will include remarks by Dr. Rita Cotterly, special guests, food and drinks.

Organization for older LGBTS to hear program on elder caregiving

Resource Center of Dallas’ GAIN (GLBT + Aging Interest Network) will present a program Thursday, March 26 on issues, resources and stress management for elder care giving.

The program, "Caring for the Caregiver," begins at 6:30 p.m., is free and open to the public, and will be held at Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan St. It will be presented by Zanda Hilger, who manages and provides elder caregiver education programs for the Area Agency on Aging of Dallas, Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas, and Area Agency of Tarrant County.

Hilger also conducts individual counseling with caregivers and runs support groups. She has a master’s degree in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor.

Art for Peace & Justice hosting Deep Ellum Gospel Brunch with Lee, Floyd
Art for Peace & Justice presents its first "Deep Ellum Gospel Brunch," featuring Denise Lee and Gary Floyd, on Sunday, March 29 at Excuses Extreme Café, 3025 Main Street in Deep Ellum. Doors open for the two seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the music beginning 30 minutes later.

Tickets are $35 and are on sale at www.h4pj.org. Seating is limited.

DIFFA/Dallas to preview 2009 Dallas Collection at party in Union Station

The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS: DIFFA/Dallas presents the DIFFA/Dallas 20th Anniversary Collection: Utopia Preview Party on Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Dallas’ historic Union Station.

The event offers the public a first glimpse of the 2009 Jacket Collection to be auctioned off at the Hilton Anatole Hotel on May 2. It features jackets by nationally and internationally renowned designers such as Michael Simon, Geoffrey Henning, Tadashi, St. John, Lela Rose, Kenneth Cole, Emma Watson for AFI, Tory Burch, The Muppets and costume designers from "Desperate Housewives," "Heroes" and "Ghost Whisperer" and more
Chef Wolfgang Puck will provide the food.

Union Station is located at 400 S. Houston Street in downtown Dallas. DIFFA/Dallas asks for a $20 donation at the door.

For more information call 214-748.8580 or go online to www.diffadallas.org.

Benefit for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society features pianist, painter

"Strokes for a Cure," an event bringing together two separate art forms, will be held Friday, April 3, at 8 p.m. at The Euforia Theater at Southside, 1409 South Lamar, Dallas. Proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The event will feature composer/pianist Seth Simmons performing his original compositions as fine artist Rolando Diaz paints original works on canvas.
Diaz’s original paintings created during the show will be sold in a silent auction following the performance.

More information and advance tickets are available at www.StrokesForACure.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 20, 2009.

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