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PWACU Poinsettias

The People with AIDS Coalition of Utah has opened preorders for their red poinsettia plants, which they sell during the winter holidays to benefit Utahns with HIV/AIDS. The poinsettias stand approximately 15-19 inches and come in six inch pots. They are locally grown and come with care instructions. They cost $10 per plant or $75 for a batch of eight plants. Plants must be ordered by Nov. 20 and can be delivered on Nov. 25 and 28 or Dec. 2, 5, 9 or 12. Deliveries in Salt Lake County require no minimum order. Deliveries to Davis, Summit, Tooele, Utah and Weber Counties require a minimum order of eight plants and can only be delivered on the following dates: Nov. 25 and Dec. 5 for Davis and Weber Counties; Nov. 28 and Dec. 9 for Summit County; and Dec. 2 and 12 for Tooele and Utah Counties. Dates are subject to change.
Orders: Call (801) 484-2205 or visit pwacu.org.

Gobble, Gobble
The Utah Pride Center is planning its annual Pride Thanksgiving Dinner and need volunteers willing to donate prepared dishes and to help run the dinner.
When: Nov. 27, 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 @)
Info: Jennifer@utahpridecenter.org or (801) 539-8800 x 13

Donate to the Center

The Utah Pride Center is encouraging members of Utah’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to help it continue its work for equal rights and social justice issues by donating to its current fund drive. To donate visit utahpridecenter.org.

Comedy Show

The Center for Spiritual Living will present its “She Who Laughs Last: In-Genius Conscious Comedy Show,” an evening of musical comedy, parody, visual artistry and homemade commercials this week. Utah Pride Festival Emcee Karen Bayard will headline with opening act Annabeth Christie and list of local special guests including musician Mary Tebbs.
When: Nov. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Center for Spiritual Living (870 E North Union Ave, 7145 S)
Cost: $12 in advance or $15 at the door or purchased online at KarenBayard.com.

SVUUS Auction

The South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society will hold its annual Goods and Services Auction this month. The child-friendly party’s theme is Viva Las Vegas. A Neil Diamond tribute band will headline and refreshments will be provided. SVUUS welcomes and accepts gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
When: Nov. 15, 6:00—10:00 p.m.
Where: South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (6876 S Highland Drive, 2000 E)
Cost: $14 for adults and $5 for children in advance, $18 for adults and $7 for children at the door.
Info: (801) 944-9723, svuus@xmission.org, svuus.org.

Red Party

This December, Hotel Monaco and the Utah AIDS Foundation will hold the fourth annual Red Party at the hotel to raise money for UAF’s programs and services and commemorate World AIDS Day. This year’s bash, dubbed “Passion Party,” will feature “passion” themed drinks and food, interpretive dancers, an auction, prize giveaways and prizes for the best dressed people—who come wearing red, of course. Due to the party’s popularity, it will be moved upstairs this year. RSVPs are necessary.
When: Dec. 4, 5:00—8:00 p.m.
Where: The Hotel Monaco (15 W 200 S)
Cost: $25 suggested donation
RSVP: Nathan Measom at (801) 486-2323 or Nathan.measom@utahaids.org.

Transgender 101

Coloring Outside the Lines, Salt Lake Community College’s gay-straight alliance, will host a combination presentation and question and answer people about transgender people subtitled “everything you wanted to know about trannies but were afraid to ask.”
When: Nov. 12, 7—9:00 p.m.
Where: Salt Lake Community College, Redwood Campus Student Services Building (4600 S Redwood Rd).
Info: (801) 487-5959 or Dominique@q.com.

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