Erie GLBT Upcoming News/Events

Jul 30 (Tue) – Beans on the Bay go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 5 PM. Jake’s Blues. Bring blankets, chairs and a cooler full of sodas and snacks, and claim a spot. No alcohol can be brought into the park, but you can purchase it there. Get there early as it gets crowded fast. The Beans ( Kim and Andrea ) usually hang out towards the top of the hill and on the east side. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-7557. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org/.

Aug 2 – 4 (Fri – Sun) – LEATHER WEEKEND – Mr Jones Leather Contest & More (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Mr. Jones Pond Leather Contest on Saturday night plus a day filled with leather themed events. Whether you’re new to leather or a seasoned pro — you don’t want to miss this weekend! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 2 (Fri) – G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel, 55 West Bay Drive, Erie, PA 16507) 6 PM – 8 PM. Is it really August already? Where is this summer and this year going? Hope all is well with everyone. We will be heading to our bay front this August. Will start in the lobby bar and if the weather is nice some can enjoy the view from the deck. Hopefully you will be able to join our August Event. See you soon. G2H2/Erie takes place every month in a new location around town, providing GLBT professionals, and our colleagues and friends, the opportunity to meet, network or just hang out once a month. You can also sign up for the email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com. Venue Phone: (814) 454-2005. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. RSVP/Register/Tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1375244739366013/. Browse to venue web site http://www.sheraton.com/eriebayfront.

Aug 3 (Sat) – Jocks & Socks Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 3 – 4 (Sat – Sun) – LGBT Table at Blues and Jazz Fest (Frontier Park, 1501 W 6th St, Erie, PA 16502) NW PA Pride Alliance, Inc. will have an LGBT community table at the Blues and Jazz Festival. The Blues and Jazz Fest runs from Saturday August 3 to Sunday, August 4 in Frontier Park at W 8th and the Bayfront Highway, Erie PA. The event is organized by the Erie Art Museum, and draws thousands of people. There has been an LGBT table for several years now, and this is a great way to reach out to the greater Erie community in a fun and relaxed setting. Individuals are welcome to stop by to just say hello or to help staff the table. We usually run from noon to about 8 PM each day. Other related groups are very much welcome to also share table space, but we do ask that your group has representatives to help staff at least part of the event. To let us know, either register online at http://www.nwpapride.org/ and fill in the name of your organization for Group name for info table or contact Michael Mahler at (814) 456-9833 or mmahler@nwpapride.org. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: president@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org/article.php?recordid=201308bjfestpromo. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.nwpapride.org/register.php?prideid=47.

Aug 3 (Sat) – Veronyca’s Showgirls Drag Roulette Show (Rockin’ Ricks, 543 Spittler Lane, Limestone, NY 147653) 10 PM. $6 cover. Phone: (702) 505-4771. Browse to http://www.myspace.com/rockinricks.

Aug 4 (Sun) – PFLAG Butler meets (Covenant Presbyterian Church, 230 E. Jefferson Street, Butler, PA 16001) 5 PM. Persad Center’s Community Safe Zone coordinator discusses the legal landscape for the LGBTQ community; what the law does (and doesn’t) say about discrimation and hate crime protection. Support group for parents, friends and families of lesbians, gays and transgendered people. Contact: Joshua Crawford. Phone: (724) 602-8447. Venue Phone: (724) 287-7731 . Email: president@pflagbutler.com. Browse to http://www.pflagbutler.com. Browse to venue web site http://covenantbutler.org/.

Aug 5 – 9 (Mon – Fri) – VACATION WEEK – Another Fun Filled Week (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) Blender parties, classic TV comedy night, Tea Dance, and a whole lot more. Come “rest” with us for the perfect summer week. Non-Seasonal guests check our web site for mid week specials. Come join the fun! Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 5 (Mon) – REAL TIME (Community United Church, 1011 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508-2540) 6 PM – 8 PM. REAL TIME IS FOR LGBTQ FRIENDS + ALLIES (ages 14-24) who reject negative labels and want to overcome difficulties in a positive way. Real Time, Real Talk, Real Friends! Everyone faces tough situations at home, at school and around town. But no one should ever be bullied or harassed for who they are. REAL TIME is about finding ways to deal with tough times. REAL TIME is about taking care of yourself + standing up for others. Fun, food, friends, FREE! Come check it out @ Persad-Erie, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Contact: Leann Romitti. Phone: (412) 538-7862. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4429. Email: lromitti@persadcenter.org. Browse to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Services-of-Persad/372314872889919. Browse to venue web site http://www.uccwebsites.net/commuceriepa.html.

Aug 6 (Tue) – LBT Women go to 8 Great Tuesdays (Liberty Park, Lawrence Pier, Erie, PA 16507) 5 PM – 8 PM. “Beans on the Bay” – Thump Daddy ( Urban R & B and Funk ) . Bring blankets, chairs and a cooler full of sodas and snacks, and claim a spot. No alcohol can be brought into the park, but you can purchase it there. Get there early as it gets crowded fast. The Beans ( Kim and Andrea ) usually hang out towards the top of the hill and on the east side. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-7557. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.porterie.org/.

Aug 8 (Thu) – GEAE Sponsored LGBT Night at the Erie SeaWolves (Erie SeaWolves, 110 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16501) GEAE has reserved two suites – Tickets $32.50. Includes: All you can eat food, beverages, and ice cream bars; air conditioned seating and balcony outdoor seats. Only 40 spots available, tickets going fast! Email geaeinfo@gmail.com and/or call 1-866-229-1974 Phone: (866) 229-1974. Venue Phone: (814) 456-1300. Email: GEAEinfo@gmail.com. Browse to http://greatereriealliance.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t106.

Aug 9 – 11 (Fri – Sun) – Bears in the Woods Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) The Steel Valley Bears 2nd Annual Bear Run at Camp Davis! Make your plans early! Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Aug 9 – 11 (Fri – Sun) – MARDI GRAS WEEKEND & MASQUERADE BALL – 100 Block Party (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) The 100 Block will be hosting its Beads and Boys block party. Golf cart parade with prizes for the best golf cart decorations. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Aug 9 (Fri) – LBT Women go to St. Paul’s Italian Festival (St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 1617 Walnut St, Erie, PA 16502) 5:30 PM. Meet Laurie and Janice at 5:30 in the food line for the Pasta Fagioli Dinner. Afterwards we will stroll around the festival grounds for a bit. If you are coming, please e-mail Laurie at LFinch003@neo.rr.com so we can find you before we get in the food line. Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 459-3173. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.stpaulrc-erie.com/.

Aug 10 – Sep 1 (Sat – Sun) – Play: The Birds Attack (Buffalo United Artists, 119 Chippewa, Buffalo, NY 13205) Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcokcs masterpiece. Phone: (716) 886-9239. Browse to http://www.buffalobua.org.

Aug 11 (Sun) – LBT Women meets (Zodiac Dinor, 2516 State St, Erie, PA 16503) 11 PM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at Zodiac Dinor. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 455-3543. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.facebook.com/pages/Zodiac-Dinor/117165571627059.

Aug 12 (Mon) – Deadline for September 2013 Erie Gay News print edition (Erie Gay News, 1115 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16502-1105) Please have all articles, ads, and submissions in by this date. This issue will be released the evening of August 20. For a complete list of upcoming deadlines and release dates, check the print edition schedule at www.eriegaynews.com/printedition/deadlineschedule.php. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Email: info@eriegaynews.com. Browse to http://www.eriegaynews.com.

Aug 12 (Mon) – Bears Do Dinner (Colony Pub and Grille, 2670 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505) 5 PM. This month instead of a bar night outing, come join the Bears for a casual dinner of food and fun! Dinner is on your own. Contact: Gary Snyder. Phone: (814) 446-2327. Venue Phone: (814) 838-2162. Email: info@drenchedfur.com. Browse to http://www.drenchedfur.com. Browse to venue web site http://www.colonypub.com/.

Aug 12 (Mon) – PFLAG Erie/Crawford County meets (Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Erie, 7180 New Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16508) 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Support group for parents, friends and families of gay, lesbian and transgendered people. Meets 2nd Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 PM Contact: Jayne May. Phone: (814) 367-3311. Venue Phone: (814) 864-9300. Email: pflag.erie.crawford@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/pages/PFLAG-Erie-Crawford-Counties/184575144935872. Browse to venue web site http://www.uuerie.org.


Win Accalia by Kimberly Olsen

Win Accalia by Kimberly Olsen. To enter, just fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201308accalia&sourceid=2 between July 30 and August 20.

Reasons why werewolves are better than vampires

Before Twilight there was Beauty and the Beast, which highlighted why having a relationship with a werewolf was way better than with a vampire.

Kimberly Olsen’s new book, ACCALIA, portrays a dark, modern-day Beauty and the Beast love story. Following the seemingly ordinary Diana, it soon becomes apparent that she is hiding a dark and dangerous secret. Afflicted with an ancient curse, Diana must spend eternity as a werewolf, which leads to a constant struggle between her animal instincts of self-preservation and human instincts of love.

This paranormal thriller takes a romantic turn when Sebastian Micchetti, a forensic investigator, looks into a series of mystery murders. When the main characters paths cross, they eventually fall in love, but will the duality of light and darkness truly learn to co-exist?

With themes of denial, self-acceptance and transformation, ACCALIA paints the melancholy reality of hiding the real you that relates to young adult life, as well as older audiences.

ACCALIA | By Kimberly Olsen
Available at www.xlibris.com, www.amazon.com, and www.barnesandnoble.com

About the author

Kimberly Olsen is a wine consultant at her family winery. Originally from New Jersey, Olsen has lived in several countries and currently lives in South Africa.


Win a copy of Acapella from Karmin!

 

Win a copy of Acapella from Karmin! “ACAPELLA,”the brand-new single from superstar pop duo KARMIN. Available now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/acapella. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201308karmin&sourceid=2 between July 26 and August 16.

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Win Star Trek FAQ 2.0 by Mark Clark from Applause Books

Win Star Trek FAQ 2.0 by Mark Clark from Applause Books! Erie Gay News is giving away 3 copies of this fascinating compendium. To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201308startrekfaq2&sourceid=2 from July 26 through August 16.

 

Star Trek FAQ 2.0

Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond 
by Mark Clark

“I’ve developed a sneaking fondness for Mark Clark’s Star Trek FAQ….Clark’s blend of goofy trivia and backstage dish punches all my pleasure buttons, and it managed what even J.J. Abrams could not: it inspired me to check out the original 1960s series for the first time in twenty years.”
—Kirkus Reviews

As J.J. Abrams’ sequel Star Trek film launches into the cinema this summer, Mark Clark sets off to create the final frontier of Trek scholarship in the follow-up to his highly praised book, Star Trek FAQ.

Star Trek FAQ 2.0 (Applause Books, June 2013, $22.99) picks up where Star Trek FAQ left off, chronicling the historic comeback of the “failed” series and its emergence as a pop culture touchstone. While the first book covered only the 79 episodes of the classic Trek program, this volume covers all eleven feature films, 176 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and overviews of the spin-off series, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. It also offers profiles of the actors, directors, writers, producers, and technicians whose excellence fueled the franchise’s success. This book explores often-overlooked aspects of the Star Trek phenomenon, such as unofficial, fan-made productions. And what FAQ would be complete without quirky chapters like “The Foods and Beverages of Star Trek,” “Patrick Stewart’s Finest Moments,” and “The Quotable Next Generation”?

Star Trek FAQ 2.0 is an enjoyable voyage through the franchise that once struggled to survive from one season to the next but has become immortal.

Mark Clark (Mentor on the Lake, OH) is a film historian and has authored Sixties Shockers and Smirk, Sneer and Scream: Great Acting in Horror Cinema, and has contributed essays and articles to numerous other books and magazines. He’s a former film critic for theLouisville Courier-Journal and has also taught film history and genre theory for the Factory Digital Film Production Program at Douglas Education Center in Monessen, PA.

Star Trek FAQ 2.0
June 18, 2013

9781557837936
Paperback
$22.99
400 pages
6″ x 9″
Illustrations throughout


Yours sincerely,

Michael Kenton Mahler, Erie Gay News
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