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• Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM with this week’s guest is Sheriff Lupe Valdez; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in the black community (UBE Connected) at 7 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month at 3116 Commerce St., Suite C; Core Group Meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at  7 p.m.; Fuse game night every Monday evening except the last of the month at 8 p.m. at the Fuse space in the Treymore Building, 4038 Lemmon Ave, Suite 101; FuseConnect every Wednesday from 7 p.m. For more information call or e-mail Jalenzski at  214-760-9718 ext 3 or

• June 3: Metroball
Debbie Gibson and Tiffany headline Metroball, the annual fundraiser for the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund. Chris Chism also performs. Silent auction. Raffle. 7 p.m.-closing at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 4: El Paso PrideFest

• June 4: Mayor’s Summer Reading Program kickoff
Begins at 2 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Branch Dallas Public Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 9: Senior Moments: Final Preparations
Panel discusses making final arrangements. From 6-8 p.m. at LGBT Community Center, 5750 Cedar Springs Road. Free.

• June 9: Signing
Social sign language classes. At 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Branch Dallas Public Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 9-11: Turtle Creek Chorale presents Heartstrings
Love and marriage comes to the stage at 7:30 p.m. at City Performance Hall, 2025 Flora St. $20-55.

• June 9: Preston Hollow Democrats
Preston Hollow Democrats meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Preston Royal Library auditorium, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, with Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, as the guest speaker. His topic will be “The Tale of Two Cities — the Bifurcation of Dallas.” The program is free and open to the public.

• June 10: Calcutta Auction
Comedian Dana Goldberg is the auctioneer for auction items and caddy packages for Saturday’s Fairway to Equality golf tournament. 6:30 p.m. at Sue Ellen’s, 3014 Throckmorton St.

• June 11: Jackie K. Jones Memorial Ride
AIDS Services of Dallas holds the second Jackie K. Jones Memorial Ride, which raises money to help build and maintain Jackie’s Garden as ASD’s Revlon Courtyard, 720 N. Lancaster. Donations and volunteers are welcome. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. at the Revlon building, and the 40-mile ride begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to make a donation, visit

• June 11: Longview Pride

• June 11: Fairway to Equality
The 21st annual HRC Fairway to Equality golf weekend. 1:30 p.m. at Buffalo Creek Golf Course, 624 Country Club Drive, Rockwall.

• June 11: LGBT Day at Bahama Beach
LGBT Day at the city’s water park off South Hampton Road. Bahama Beach,1895 Campfire Circle. $9. Evening movie at the water park. $5.

• June 11: The Girls of Nashville
Business Council for the Arts and Dallas Songwriters Association present “The Girls of Nashville,” a songwriters’ showcase celebrating musicians, songwriters and women in music, at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis St. Bar opens at 6 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Features Alyssa Micaela, Ashley Ray and Heather Morgan, with headliner Liz Rose. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $25 for reserved gallery seating and $140 for VIP table seating for four, available at

• June 11: Jazz Jam
The jam attracts some of the area’s finest jazz musicians. From 5-7 p.m. at Labyrinth Walk Coffee House, Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, 3839 W. Kiest Blvd. Free.

• June 11: Turtle Creek monthly clean up
Join Turtle Creek Association’s monthly clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.

• June 15: Spirit of Equality Award and Mayor’s proclamation
Mayor Mike Rawlings issues his Gay Pride Month proclamation. The Mayor’s LGBT Task Force presents its Spirit of Equality Award and CAPE serves cake and punch. Noon in the Flag Room, Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St.

• June 18: Beach Blanket Gaybingo
Monthly fundraiser for Resource Center takes place 6-9 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at Rose Room at S4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 214-540-4458 or email

• June 18: Turtle Creek monthly clean up
Join Turtle Creek Association’s monthly clean-up of the shores of Turtle Creek. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Beasley steps at Hall Street and the Katy Trail.

• June 18: Juneteenth Unity Festival
Dallas Southern Pride and Abounding Prosperity present a Juneteenth celebration from 3 p.m.-midnight at Bungalow Beach Club, 3221 Ross Ave.

• June 19: Men Having Babies
The first Men Having Babies South Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo features community resources and 20 U.S. and Canadian service providers, as well as information about financial assistance for prospective gay parents. 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Wyndham Dallas Suites–Park Central, 7800 Alpha Road.

• June 19: Father’s Day at the Arboretum
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, celebrates Fathers Day with remote control airplane demonstrations and exhibits, with remote control flights by North Dallas RC Club launching every  hour on the hour above the Concert Lawn,  from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  There will also be walk-up sessions with the Perot Museum’s TECH Truck Staff in the Children’s Adventure Garden, and the Super Hero Dads Craft Corner for children. Admission is free for members; for non-members, $15 per adult, $12 for seniors,  $10 for children 3-12, free for children under 3. There is an additional $3 fee for the Children’s Adventure Garden, plus a fee for parking.
For information call 214-515-6615.

June 21: Volunteer orientation
Anyone 14 or older may become a library volunteer. At 6:30 p.m. p.m. at the Oak Lawn Branch Dallas Public Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road.

• June 23: Black Tie Sneak Peak Party
Black Tie Dinner announces some of its speakers and entertainment at Park Place Motors, 6113 Lemmon Ave.


Dash For Beads donates funds


The 7th annual Good Space Dash for the Beads 5K and Mardi Gras Festival raised $24,000 for schools and organizations serving children and youth in Oak Cliff, including $11,000 presented to the Rosemont Dad’s Club on behalf of students at Rosemont Elementary School (pictured). Other beneficiaries this year included The Kessler School, Raul Quintanilla Middle School, James S Hogg Elementary School, The Promise House, Hector Garcia Middle School, Kidd Springs Sailfish Swim Team, Life School, Anson Jones Elementary School, John H Reagan Elementary School, Cliff House KidzClub and Dallas Youth Athletic Association. Dash for the Beads 5K and Mardi Gras Festival was founded in 2009 by Chad West and David Sassano.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 3, 2016.