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LGBT BOWLING LEAGUE  HAS FORMED
Asheville had an active LGBT Bowling League, years ago, and thanks to new transplants a revival has been achieved. Sky Lanes in West Asheville will be hosting the league. Check the Calendar for Summer League Bowling.  
All interested in becoming part of the league and bringing back bowling as a LGBT sport, sign up on the Meet Up Page and watch the Calendar for Meetings and future events involving the league. 

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Many of you know Shelley from her workshops at the National Women's Music Festival and MichFest. 

Join Shelley for Singing in Sacred Circle at the Senior Opportunity Center, 36 Grove St, Asheville, NC 28801 on Saturday, November 18 · 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Doors open at 1:40 PM No preregistration. No special singing skills required. $10-20 sliding scale, cash or check, with no woman turned away for lack of funds.  

The Singing In Sacred Circle “playshop” is an opportunity for women to come together to share voice and spirit through song. While learning short, repetitive women-centered and earth-based songs from a variety of traditions, (Goddess, Native American, Buddhist) power rises from the center of the circle as all voices create an energy that is empowering, loving, healing and transformative. This opportunity is intended to allow women, regardless of singing experience, to share their spiritvoices in a noncompetitive, relaxed safe space. Come sing along! Percussion instruments are welcome! 
“We are fortunate to have Shelley Graff among us. She is generous of heart and skill -- infused with love for the promise that comes when women sing together.”-Carolyn McDade
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 For more information e-mail Sue Ellen at AMSESL@AOL.COM

Singing in Sacred Circle with Shelly Graff 
is returning to Asheville!
Artistic Director of Asheville's Gay Men's Chorus
                                            Cantaria
                                Simone Bernhard
 Her many years of experience as a choral and orchestral conductor have honed her talents as an ensemble leader, vocal builder and diction specialist. As a jazz singer, 
Simone has appeared with trios and small groups as well as traditional big bands. She has also performed in operas and dinner theatre, and has appeared in and directed musical theatre productions. Simone has served as cantor and soloist in numerous churches of varied denominations. She is especially excited about joining forces with the singers of Cantaria to create popular and classical presentations to delight both audiences and participants. When she is not making music, Simone stays busy creating custom headwear for her millinery business, Chapeaux by Simone. She lives in the River Arts District with her partner, Robert, and his 5 year old son, Hunter.
A SPECIAL LGBT ISSUE CANDIDATE FORUM WILL BE HELD OCTOBER 25… Join fellow community members as they learn more about the final 6 candidates for city council and their policy positions specific to LGBTQ. This is a non-partisan event and cosponsored by Tranzmission, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Western North Carolina AIDS Project (WNCAP) and the Campaign for Southern Equality. There is no endorsement of any candidate or their positions. 
Forum will be held at First Congregational UCC Church, 20 Oak St. Asheville, NC 28801 (downtown) In Fellowship Hall. Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM. 
  Child care will be provided. 
Everyone, including allies are invited to come and participate. 
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Attention All LGBT Caregivers
Food, Speakers, Resources, Door Prizes and Self-Care Demos and more!!