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MARCH
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.

• March 27: University of North Texas XTE HIV/AIDS Dance Society Benefit Concert
The UNT’s Dance Honors Society presents a benefit concert for the Resource Center featuring Big Rig Dance Collective and UNT Dance students at 8 p.m. at the Dance and Theater Building on the UNT campus, 300 Bernard St., Denton. $10 admission. Online contributions can be made at Gofundme.com/UNTXTEBenefit.

• March 27: Dedication of “Targeting” by George Tobolowsky
New sculpture dedication at 6:30 p.m., ilume Park, 3109 Douglas Ave.

• March 27: Fort Worth Food+Wine Festival Grand Tasting
The big-and-bold evening showcases more than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers and spirits from near and far, with spotlights on Fort Worth favorites. The sipping pairs perfectly with food from the best North Texas chefs, restaurateurs and artisan producers. 6–9 p.m. at The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, 200 Main Street, Fort Worth. For more information visit Fortworthfoodandwinefestival.com.

• March 28: George Tobolowsky exhibit opening
Art opening in conjunction with new sculpture dedication by the artist from 7-10 p.m. at ilume Gallerie, 4123 Cedar Springs, Suite 107.
• March 28: HRC Federal Club Spring Luncheon: “Beyond Marriage”
The Human Rights Campaign’s Federal Club leadership lunch features guest speaker Sarah Warbelow, HRC’s Legal Director from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Tower Club, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street, 48th Floor. RSVP required. Ticket prices vary. For more information and to RSVP visit Bit.ly/1BNjdYd.

• March 28: Celebration on the Lake Church Community Celebration
Outdoor event with beverages, food, live music and more open to the public. Entertainment includes MC Caiin aka Mr. Shawn Wm. Cain, Sr. a design evangelist/Christ-centered lyricist, CHANEY an engaging and passionate modern rock worship band and CHAOTIC RESEMBLANCE. Noon–6 p.m. at Celebration on the Lake Church, 9120 TX-198, Mabank. For more information call 903-451-2302.

• March 29: Joel Harper Book Talk at NUVO
The personal trainer to the stars and regular contributor to The Dr. Oz Show, Harper will discuss his new book Mind Your Body, which explores the connection between meals, moves, and mindset at NUVO, 3311 Oak Lawn Avenue #101, from 4–7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP e-mail RSVP to mindyourbodydallas@gmail.com.

• March 31: Transgender Day of Visibility at the Texas Capitol
Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility with Equality Texas, Legalize Human, Transgender Education Network of Texas, Texas Two Spirit Society, and Safe Schools Texas by educating legislators about discrimination based on bias against gender identity or expression and sexual orientation from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Equality Texas, 221 East 9th Street, Suite 302, Austin. For more information e-mail Cavan Ó Raghallaigh at cavanor@equalitytexas.org.

APRIL
• Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM.

• April 2: Fort Worth PFLAG meeting
Meets every first Thursday of the month from 7–9 p.m. at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth. For more information call 817-428-2329 or visit PflagFortWorth.org.

• April 2: Trans Network Affiliates Meeting: Dr. Steven Klemow, Parkland Hospital
Networking event and lecture for transgender organizations and service providers features Dr. Steven Klemow of the Amelia Court Clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital System. 7 p.m. at Brazos Room, Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street. For more information e-mail Nell Gaither at nell@tpride.org.

• April 2: Annual Dallas County Democratic Party Johnson Jordan Dinner
Annual dinner honors countywide elected and judiciary officials. Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson speaks. VIP Sponsor reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Dallas, Reunion Ballroom, 300 Reunion Boulevard. For more information e-mail eventsrsvp@dallasdemocrats.org.

• April 2: Resource Center Volunteer Orientation
Mandatory volunteer orientation 9:45 a.m.–1 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. For more information and to register call 214-528-0144 or visit the Resource Center.

• April 3-5: Grace United Methodist Church Easter Weekend Services
Grace UMC hosts a Good Friday service 7–8 p.m. and three Easter services from 8–11:45 a.m. Easter SONrise Service 8–9 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30–10:15 am for children ages 3–12, and a worship service 10:30–11:45 a.m. Grace United Methodist Church, 4105 Junius Street. For more information call 214-824-2533 or e-mail gumc@graceumcdallas.org.

• April 4: 8th Annual Stockyards Easter Run/Walk
1K, 5K and 10K run and walk starts at 8:30 a.m. in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards, East Exchange. Easter egg hunt and roll afterward. Benefits the All-Star Equestrian Foundation. $200 cash prize for largest team. Register at Bit.ly/1LOxI5S. For more information call or e-mail Veronica Merrill at 817-257-4480 or at v.merrill@tcu.edu.

• April 4: Easter Egg-stravaganza at Northaven United Methodist Church
LGBT family friendly event includes Easter egg hunts, raffle, egg races with prizes, brunch and photo opportunities with Easter Bunny. 10 a.m.–noon Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road. For more information call 214-363-2479.

• April 6: Hidden consequences of changing Texas’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act
(RFRA) Equality Texas, Texas Freedom Network and ACLU of Texas present a conversation on the impact of pending legislation on families, cities, local governance and businesses 7–8:30 p.m. at University Presbyterian SA, 300 Bushnell Ave., San Antonio. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. RSVP at Bit.ly/1Fl1LOJ.

• April 7: DFW Transcendence Trans/SOFFA Meeting
Trans and ally support group meets monthly on first and third Tuesdays from 7–9 p.m. at Agape MCC, 4615 East California Parkway, Fort Worth. For more information call Finn Jones at 214-499-0378 or by e-mail at sfinn.jones@gmail.com.

• April 8: GEAR: Trans men Community Session
Monthly meeting discussion topics relating to masculine gender identity and transitioning. 6–8 p.m. at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St.

• April 9: Fashion CITED: A Style Event
Style show benefits Legal Hospice of Texas. 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. Tickets available at Bit.ly/1DGAphZ.

• April 11: Hold Me Tight Couples Retreat
Randy Martin, LPC-S and Carolyn Solis, LPC facilitate a retreat focused on same-sex couples based on the work of Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. Open to couples and individuals. 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan Street.
$200 per person or $400 per couple. Registration fee includes lunch and the book Hold Me Tight.
Preregistration is required. For more information call or e-mail Randy Martin at 214-392-8247 or at martinlpc@yahoo.com.

• April 12: Oak Cliff Earth Day Celebration at Lake Cliff Park

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SPOTLIGHT: Easter Egg-stravaganza at Northaven United Methodist Church

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Northaven United Methodist Church is one of the area’s most well known LGBT-affirming churches. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise it is openly advertising its Easter weekend celebration as LGBT family friendly. Kids can scurry across the church ground during its Easter egg hunt while parents enjoy a raffle. And here’s something new: a competitive egg race with prizes. Don’t worry if you drop your eggs and don’t win a prize; you can still get a good helping of them at the free brunch. And unlike Christmas, there’s no Santa (or Christian fundamentalist) to judge if you’ve been naughty or nice. Regardless of your evil or good deeds, the Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities. The event culminates in a week of Easter Week services, which you can find in the calendar. 10 a.m.–noon Northaven United Methodist Church, 11211 Preston Road. For more information call 214-363-2479.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition March 27, 2015.