Hey all!

 

Thanks to everyone who made the Pride Parade and Rally this past weekend such a success! We have some wonderful people in our community! There are some upcoming events, and, as always, another nifty contest to enter!


Sep 1 (Sat) - Camp Davis Holiday Weekend (Camp Davis, 311 Redbrush Rd, Boyers, PA 16020-1219) Dance Saturday and Sunday Night Contact: Jim. Phone: (724) 637-2402. Email: campd@aol.com. Browse to http://www.campdaviscampground.com.

Sep 1 (Sat) - Craze Patio Open (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) The Patio is still open at CRAZE...Come on out and enjoy while you still can! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Sep 1 (Sat) - NW PA NOW Annual Fundraising Party and Auction (Goodell Gardens and Homestead, 221 Waterford Street, Edinboro, PA 16412) 4 PM. Food! Drinks! Fund! Fee: $10 OR an auction item. Reservations required - call (814) 734-5467. Phone: (814)734-5467. Venue Phone: (814) 734-6699. Browse to venue web site http://www.goodellgardens.org.

Sep 2 (Sun) - Craze Karaoke Night (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) Come OUT and enjoy the "unofficial" end of summer...CRAZE Karaoke tonight! Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Sep 3 (Mon) - Craze College ID Night (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Sep 7 - 9 (Fri - Sun) - Jones Pond Friends & Family Weekend (Jones Pond Campground & RV Park, 9835 Old State Rd, Angelica, NY 14709-8729) NO nudity, Last Weekend for the Pool. Potluck and Karaoke. Phone: (585) 567-8100. Email: info@jonespond.com. Browse to http://www.jonespond.com.

Sep 7 - 9 (Fri - Sun) - Ohio Lesbian Festival (Frontier Ranch, 8836 York Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062) Performers, workshops, sports, merchants, etc. Venue Phone: (614) 431-3600. Browse to http://ohiolesbianfestival.wordpress.com/.

Sep 7 (Fri) - G2H2 (Gay Guy/Gal Happy Hour) (Alto Cucina, 3531 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM - 8 PM. 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) 835-3900. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=54742829807. Browse to venue web site http://www.altocucina.com/.

Sep 7 (Fri) - Moonlight on the Bay Gala (Perry Monument, Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA 16505) 6 PM - 10 PM. You are invited to join Honorary Chair, Michele Ridge and Chair couples James & Cheryl Martin and Michael & Craige Victor for this exclusive black-tie optional gala to be held at Perry's Monument on picturesque Presque Isle State Park on September 7th, 2012. Moonlight on the Bay is an event to bring attention to child abuse and raise much needed money to work towards eradicating this problem in Erie County. We have partnered with Vision of Hope, co-chair, Michele Ridge, a statewide organization that focuses solely on ending child sexual abuse. Our gala will promote all of the wonderful businesses and resources in Erie as we will serve lavish local food and celebrate our many local wineries but it will also take a step toward ending child abuse in all forms. Sponsorships are still available with a limited amount of general admission tickets on sale June 16th, 2012 at Noon. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at (814) 455-9414. Thank you to our current Major Sponsors: Highmark, Northwest Savings Bank and Eriez Magnetics. Phone: (814) 455-9414. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Browse to http://www.cvcerie.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.cvcerie.org/ai1ec_event/moonlight-on-the-bay-inaugural-gala/?instance_id=10. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Sep 7 (Fri) - VORTEX at CRAZE (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 9 PM. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Sep 8 (Sat) - Camp Davis Country Western 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.

Sep 8 (Sat) - A.P.P.E.A.L. Annual PRIDE! (War Veterans’ Park Pavilion, Front St. & East State St., Olean, NY 14760) 10 AM. Come out and show your PRIDE! Last year we had over 150 people on a week day---lets see if we can double that for our PRIDE Weekend, right here on the Southern Tier! Admission is free of charge and Everyone is welcome. Games for the kids, Entertainment for the adults and a good time had by all. Venue Phone: (716) 773-7460 . Email: appealofolean@gmail.com. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002562307236. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.facebook.com/events/426311734074064/. Browse to venue web site http://www.cityofolean.org/youth/parks.html.

Sep 8 (Sat) - BEANS at the Erie ZOO (Erie Zoo, 423 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508) 11 AM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Come and Hang with the Beans at the Erie Zoo. We'll tour the zoo, including riding the train and carousel, and check out all the exhibits. We will purchase lunch at the zoo as well. Jan and I are members and have some free passes left on our cards. If you would like a free pass, e-mail me at LFinch003@neo.rr.com. First come, first served on those! Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 864-4091. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.eriezoo.org.

Sep 8 (Sat) - Destiny's Birthday Draganza (Craze Night Club, 1607 Raspberry St, Erie, PA 16502) 11 PM. Starring Destiny Divine, Rhiannon, Eli, Buffy Lynn and Taylor. Phone: (814) 456-3027. Browse to http://www.facebook.com/crazenightclub.

Sep 9 (Sun) - LBT Women meets (Presque Isle Gallery Coffeehouse, 35 Peninsula Drv, Erie, PA 16505) 12 PM. Social group for lesbian, bisexual and transgendered women. Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at Presque Isle Gallery Coffeehouse. Sign up for email list at http://lists.eriegaynews.com/ Contact: Laurie Finch. Venue Phone: (814) 790-5615. Email: LFinch003@neo.rr.com. Browse to http://womynoferie.wetpaint.com/. Browse to venue web site http://www.picoffeehouse.com.

Sep 9 (Sun) - Pride Planning meeting & Potluck Picnic (Presque Isle State Park Beach 9, 301 Peninsula Drv #1, Erie, PA 16505) 2 PM. Join us for a potluck picnic at Beach 9! We will be also catching up on how the Parade and Rally went, doing some planning for the Edinboro Homecoming Parade on October 6 and the Candidate Night on October 14. Contact: Michael Mahler. Phone: (814) 456-9833. Venue Phone: (814) 833-7424. Email: mmahler@nwpapride.org. Browse to http://www.nwpapride.org. RSVP/Register/Tickets at http://www.facebook.com/events/486703081342582/. Browse to venue web site http://www.presqueisle.org/.

Win The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabakov by Paul Russell! 

Enter to win The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabakov by Paul Russell! The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabakov. Erie Gay News is giving away copies to 2 lucky winners! To enter the contest, fill out the form at http://www.eriegaynews.com/news/article.php?recordid=201209unreallifesergeynabakov&sourceid=2 from August 28 through September 18.

Winner of the Ferro-Grumley award The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov is an exciting and original novel by Paul Russell based on the extraordinary life of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov. Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his family and friends lived; from wealth and position in pre-revolutionary Russia, to the halls of Cambridge University, and the Parisian salon of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young narrator, that hook the reader: his stuttering childhood in the shadow of his brilliant brother, his opium-fueled evenings with his sometime lover Cocteau, his troubled love life on the margins of the Ballets Russes and its legendary cast, and his isolation in war torn Berlin where he will ultimately be arrested, sent to a camp and die in 1945.

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael Kenton Mahler, Erie Gay News

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