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Asheville Pride Bowling Organization
The Asheville Pride Bowling Organization or Asheville Pride as we are known, begins bowling our 2nd full year on September 11th. We will have an organizational meeting beginning at 7pm.
Our bowling season is split into two 15 week seasons. Our first half finishes before the Christmas holidays and we start the 2nd half after New Years.
You do not have to bowl in both seasons to compete, but we are looking for bowlers that can commit to at least 15 weeks - and hopefully you will be able to bowl all 30 weeks and stay with the league for our laid back 12 week summer season that begins in May!
Last year we had 16 teams - great for our 1st year. But, we are hoping to be bigger and better in 2018-2019, so we are looking for returning bowlers and new bowlers to join us in September! All skill levels, including you bowlers who say you are terrible at bowling, are welcome. You are guaranteed to get better every week with practice! We are recruiting full teams of 4 bowlers, couples and singles. If you don’t have a team, we will find you one!
Asheville Pride is a member of IGBO - International Gay Bowling Association whose main mission is fun and fellowship across the U.S. and beyond. If you are new to Western North Carolina or lived here a long time and looking to make new friends, then Tuesday night is your place to be!
NOW SIGNING UP FOR FALL LEAGUE
Here is your chance to join GayAshevilleNC and
Asheville Friends as we cruise to Cuba and Key West
Cabins are double occupancy with per person price
Inside - $329 plus taxes and fees
Outside-Ocean View-$379 plus taxes and fees
Additional Cabins have just been added and are
available on a first come basis.
Find out all the details HERE
Dining Out For Life (DOFL) is an annual event benefiting HIV Prevention & Care that takes place in nearly 50 cities across the nation. This year, Dining Out For Life is on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
On that day, participating restaurants in Asheville and surrounding towns and counties will donate 20% of their gross sales to WNCAP. This means that you can go out to eat-breakfast, lunch, or dinner; and in doing so help generate funds for WNCAP to help people survive with education, advocacy, testing and support.
In November of 2018, President Trump proposed a rule change to Medicare Part D that could make it more difficult for Medicare beneficiaries to receive antiretroviral medications, which both treat HIV and prevent the virus from spreading. This means that more individuals will need help and advocacy that WNCAP provides through fund raisers like Dining Out For Life.
For a complete list of participating Restaurants click below
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Cabins are still available. Contact us.
Dining Out For Life Volunteer Ambassadors Needed
Volunteer Ambassadors are critical to the success of
Dining Out For Life.
Ambassadors invite their family, friends, and colleagues to come eat out at their assigned (or chosen) restaurant. They greet diners, thank them for supporting the event, and offer donation envelopes which will enter diners into a raffle for three amazing grand prizes.
Ambassadors make a difference in the lives of people living with
HIV in our community. And it’s a lot of fun!
If you’re interested in becoming an Ambassador,
or call (828) 252-7489
from remaining restaurants needing volunteers.
The approximate Shift times are as follows:
Breakfast 7:30am-10am; Lunch 11am-1:30pm
& Dinner 5:30pm-8pm)
TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY COMMUNITY ART SHOW
March 31st at 1:00 PM. Taylor Art Gallery
Coinciding with the 10th International Transgender Day of Visibility, Tranzmission will be showcasing art by local transgender, non-binary
and gender nonconforming artists at the Taylor Art Gallery, at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 31st. Admission will be sliding scale at the door, with $5-$25 suggested donations and no one turned away. Artist submissions will be displayed at the Community Center from March 18th until the evening of the event.
Pieces will be auctioned to attendees starting at 3pm, two hours after the start of the show. Proceeds benefit the artists featured, as well as Tranzmission, at the artists’ discretion. A 50/50 raffle will also be held, with tickets available at $1 for one and $10 for fifteen, and the winner announced upon the conclusion of the auction.
Raffle proceeds will benefit Tranzmission.
The International Transgender Day of Visibility was founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009, introducing a positive, celebratory holiday to contrast with the solemn and mournful Transgender Day of Remembrance, in which the year’s victims of transphobic violence are remembered and honored. In much the same way, Tranzmission has chosen tocelebrate this year’s Day of Visibility by honoring the amazing artists and storytellers who call our local community their home.
For over 17 years, Tranzmission has been dedicated to making the lives of transgender, gender variant, non-binary and gender nonconforming individuals healthier, happier and safer through education, advocacy and support.
Taylor Gallery 22 Riverside Dr. (Studio A) Asheville, 28801
Date: Sunday, March 31
Time: 1:00 PM Auction 3:00 PM
For more information about The Transgender Day of Visibility and Tranzmission,please contact Brynn Estelle by email at email@example.com
CASTING CALL FOR NEW DISNEY LGBT SHOW
A NEW Disney show entitled ENCORE is currently looking for cast members who performed musicals in high school anywhere from the 1980's, 90's, and 2000’s.
The premise of the show is to reunite former classmates and have them perform together one more time. The spirit of the show is to hear the stories of diverse and unique individuals who all shared the bond of doing musical theatre in high school.
Encore has two amazing executive producers; one is the actress Kristen Bell, and the other is Will Gluck, who is the producer, director and screenwriter of the theatrical remake of Annie, as well as the producer/director of Easy A and Friends with Benefits. Will Gluck is a recipient of the GLAAD award in the outstanding film category for his work on Easy A.
The goal of this show is to shed a positive light on the arts programs in schools and depict theatre departments as an accepting community to all individuals. We would love to have many members of the LGBTQ community represented in our show, which is why we're reaching out!
Information and casting application link can be found below.