14 HOUSTON VOICE / AUGUST 16, 1996
Avengers Hold Yard Sale
The Lesbian Avengers Houston Chapter
will hold a Yard Sale Fund-raiser on Saturday, August 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
at 2610 White Oak (in the Heights). Saleable
items are still being accepted as donations.
Call their voice mail at 397-5062 ifyou have
something to offer.
Soiree VI Starts Early
Soiree Aubergine, beginning their sixth
year of existence, is having a raffle. Three
sets of two tickets each will be raffled for
Elton John's Smash Hits Celebrity Tennis
Match to be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at the
Raffle ticket sales begin Friday, Aug. 16,
with the winners being announced Sunday,
Sept. 8, at Gentry. To purchase tickets, ask
any Soiree member or your favorite bartender at Gentry. You need not be present to
win. Ticket prices are $2 each or three for $5.
Soiree Aubergine, through various
activities, strives to completely fund the
Bering Care Center Meals Program each
year. Thanks to the community's generosity, donations have allowed Soiree to
attain their goal from year to year. Tennis
Crossroads, a spiritual, educational
and social organization for Gays, Lesbi-
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
ans, Bisexuals and Transgender people
who have been or are on a church staff in any
capacity, is planning its next meeting for
Saturday, August !7 beginning at 11:00
a.m. The meeting location is undisclosed
to protect the confidentiality of those
"The Rhetoric of Intolerance: An Open
Letter Video to Pat Robertson" produced
by Dr. Mel White, former Southern Baptist
minister, author, and ghost writer for the
likes of Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Oliver North and Billy Graham, will be featured. Dr. White has attracted national attention since publicly coming out and an ensuing incident of a trespassing arrest and
then going on. a fast until his message was
delivered to Pat Robertson.
For more information please contact Rev.
Johnny Peden at 681-9082.
The Houston Professional Men's Association has planned their August brunch at
Crostini, 2411 S. Shepherd, for Sunday,
August 18, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The $18 brunch includes two mimosas or
orange juices, tax and tip. The restaurant
features an Italian menu. Those wishing to
attend should RSVP to Steve immediately,
The Montrose Counseling Center is offer
ing a therapy group for gay male survivors
of childhood sexual abuse. The group is
designed to provide a safe environment for
men who share this type of experience to
work together to resolve the impacts of the
trauma on everyday life.
Services are provided on a sliding scale
basis and insurance is accepted. Certain
restrictions apply. Call Shane Hennesey at
529-0037 for more information.
BCBC Hurricane '96
Brought to you by the Bayou City Boy's Ciub
(BCBC) and forecast to hit land Saturday,
August 24, Hurricane '96 will rage through
the night fed by energy of 1000 dancing men
gathered in the Garden in the Heights, 3926
Feagan, from 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.
This annual tropical event will produce
torrential benefits for Omega House, The
Assistance Fund and HIV/AIDS Education
and Services of the Houston Red Cross. At
the eye ofthe storm will be DI Mike Mitchell,
blowing in from Los Angeles, who will provide some of the hottest music of the season
for those weathering the night.
The Hurricane '96 survival kit (consisting of tickets, which include an open bar and a
map) may be purchased in advance for $30
locally at Basic Brothers and LOBO or $40 at
the door (if available). LOBO Austin also
has tickets for sale.
BCBC's recent hot-house fund-raiser,
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Socially responsible investing and how to
build an investment portfolio which compliments your views on topics such as: the
environment; equal opportunity employment; defense spending; animal testing;
employee relations; and charitable contributions, will be presented at The Lovett Inn, 501 Lovett Blvd., Thursday, August
22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Merrill Lynch and presented by Scott Garrison, participants are
encouraged to give a $10 donation to AFH/
Stone Soup. Please telephone Scott at 840-
4816 for more information or reservations.
Want To Parade?
Notice is hereby given that Thanksgiving
morning, Nov. 28, the 1996 Bank United
Thanksgiving Parade will roll through the
streets of downtown Houston spreading
good will, good times and holiday greetings to all Houstonians.
Come join the fun. The search is on for marching groups (musical, twirling, dancing)
musicians, skaters, low riders, gymnasts, clowns, cowboys and cowgirls,
Christmas Carolers, cheerleaders, costumed groups and other assorted talents.
The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will
wind its way through a route that covers 25
city blocks beginning at Smith and Walker
and ending at Louisiana and Walker. The
theme for 1996 will be "Once Upon a Time"
and will be based on children's storybook
For more information on how to join in on
the fun, and an application, contact Beth
Craig at 782-8811.
Smoke Free Dining
Tobacco Free Greater Houston will provide readers a lisi of smoke-free restaurants in the Houston area.
The coalition includes organizations
such as the American Cancer Society,
American Heart Association, American Lung Association, along with concerned individuals. The group works to promote health through the reduction of youth
access to tobacco and the promotion of a
For a smoke-free restaurant guide, send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to
Tobacco Free Greater Houston, P.O. Box
890769, Houston, TX 77289-0769.
Two free grief seminars; one for the
bereaved entitled "The Heart of Grief: Lessons in Hope and Healing" and one for professional and volunteer caregivers
seeking to enhance their caregiving skills
entitled "Lessons in Carin-g for the
Dying" will be held at the Ramada Hotel
Astrodome/Medical Center Wednesday, August 21. World-renowned author,
lecturer and practicing clinical thana-
tologist Dr. Alan E. Wolfelt will be the facilitator of these free informational and
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begin at 1:00 p.m. and will focus on the importance of the role of the professional and
volunteer caregiver in the lives ofthe terminally ill. Three hours of continuing
education units are available for LPC
TAADAC and social work. The evening session entitled "Lessons in Hope and Healing" will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is designed to
help the bereaved cope with their feeling of
This seminar is underwritten as a com
munity service by Crespo Funeral Homes
Cosponsors include AARP/Widowed Per
sons Service. Memorial Healthcare Systems and The Grief Center of Texas.
Registration will begin 30 minutes prior
to the start of each session. To preregister
for the seminar or to request more informa-
tion, contact N '
- Crespo at 485-