JUNE 5 Houston Heights Association’s 25th Annual Heights Fun Run offers a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a kids’ 1K. 7:30am. Marmion Park, 18th Street and Heights Blvd. • houstonheights .org • 713/861-4002.


A Feast of Faiths, a Cross-Cultural Culinary Experience, prepared by five local chefs, with music of the United Nations Association Houston Choir. Presented by Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance. 7pm. Houston City Club , One City Club Dr. Benefits the Boniuk Center.


2010 PCOS Symposium, a day of education, prizes, food, and more, focusing on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, an endocrine disorder that affects 10 pecent of women. 10am–3pm. Hilton Houston Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd.


Outdoor Portrait Photography with photographer David Vu. 7pm. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center in Memorial Park, 4501 Woodway Dr.• • 713/681-8433.


Summer Solstice Wine & Cheese Celebration features a Tai Chi class and a tasting of local honeys and mead. 7pm. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center in Memorial Park, 4501 Woodway Dr. • • 713/681-8433.

Weekly (Sundays)

The Women’s Group, a feminist group for all women. 10:15am. First Unitarian Universalist Churchís Sojourner Truth Room, 5200 Fannin St. • 713/529-8571.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market, presented by Central City Co-op. Noon–4pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • • 713/400-7336.

Weekly (Mondays)

TG Support Group. Helping TransGenders Anonymous is a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7–9pm. 604 Pacific St. •

Fathers First. Houston’s original gay fathers group supports gay dads who are dealing with coming-out issues and family challenges of life after being married to a woman. First three Mondays of each month, 7:30–9pm. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St., room 230 • fathersfirstof

Gay Dads’ Support Group helps gay men who are or were previously married to a woman and who had children within that relationship. 7:30–9pm. Grace Lutheran Church’s parlor, 2515 Waugh Dr. • 281/608-8134.

Weekly (Wednesdays)

Introductory Tai Chi in the nature sanctuary. 5:45pm. Houston Arboretum, 4501 Woodway Dr. • houstonarboretum .org • 713-681-8433.

Weekly (Thursdays)

GLBT-Friendly Depression & Bipolar Support Group. 7:15–8:30pm. Eclessia Church, 2015 Taft St, 7pm. Free. 713/526-1018.

Weekly (Sun., Wed., Sat.)

Love and Rackets. Houston Tennis Club welcomes players and enthusiasts of all skill levels. Sundays, 9am–noon; Wednesdays, 7:30–9pm; clinics, every Saturday 9–10:30am. Memorial Park Tennis Center, 1500 Memorial Loop. Annual membership, $30; court fees, $3 per session.


Monthly (1st Sun.)

Free Legal Consultations for PWAs. AIDS Foundation Houston and Katine & Nechman L.L.P. offer 30 minutes of free legal consultation on any legal issue to persons with HIV and AIDS, by appointment. Katine & Nechman, 1111 North Loop West, Suite 180 • • 713/808-1000.

Monthly (1st Fri.)

First Friday Happy Hour. Northwest Corner, a social and civic LGBT organization for Houstonians living northwest of Loop 610, meets. Time and location TBA.

Monthly (1st Sat.)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art, and local musicians entertain. 11am–6pm. Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th St. Free. yalestreetmarket .com.

Monthly (2nd Sat.)

AssistHers helps lesbians coping with life-threatening illnesses by providing non-medical assistance. Volunteers meet for fellowship and education followed by lunch at a local restaurant. 9:30am–noon. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. • • 713/521-4628

Second Saturdays at Winter St. Studios. Meet and hang with artists in the studios marked by a large red dot on or near the door. 6–10pm. Winter St. Studios, 2101 Winter St. • winter • 713/862-0082.

Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Community Center Dinner Night, presented by Houston GLBT Community Center. Participants pay for their own meals. 6:30pm. W. Gray Café, 415 W. Gray St. • houstonglbtcommunity • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (3rd Sun.)

LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship; bring some of both. 2pm. 1034 West 17th St.

Monthly (3rd Wed.)

Bingo with the Divas, hosted by An’ Marie Gill & Jessica Van Shelton. 8–10pm. Benefits Bering Omega Foundation. Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 W. Dallas St.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 Alabama St. •

Monthly (4th Sun.)

Share with the Clear Lake satellite of PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 2–4pm. Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, 17503 El Camino Real, Clear Lake •

Monthly (4th Wed.)

Lesbian Dinner Group. Single and coupled wome n come for a meal but stay for the camaraderie. 7:30pm. Cafe Express, 1422 W. Gray St. • [email protected]

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Thomas Street Clinic is offering HIV testing free to the public, Mon.-Fri. 9 am-1 pm. There is no need to establish eligibility (“gold-card”), no donation will be asked of the person seeking testing, and the test is free. Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas, 713/873-4157 or 713/873-4026.

The Montrose Clinic offers free confidential HIV testing at these locations:

Decades, 1205 Richmond, 713/521-2224, Mon. 6-10pm (Dennis);
EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 713/527-9071, Wed. & Fri. 10pm-1am (Rhonda & Lourdes);
Mary’s, Naturally, 1022 Westheimer, 713/527-9669, Wed. 4-8pm (Jack);
Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin, 713/522-2379, Tues. 9pm-1am (Carlos), Wed. 10pm-1am (Juan), Fri. 10pm-1am (Quincy);
Ripcord, 715 Fairview, 713/521-2792, Wed. 9pm-12am (Matthew);
Inergy/Mango Lounge, 5750 Chimney Rock, 713/660-7310, Mon. 9pm-12am (Carlos);
1415 Bar & Grill, 1415 California, 713/522-7066, Thurs. 9pm-12am (Carlos);
611 Hyde Park Pub, 611 Hyde Park, 713/526-7070, Tues. 3-7pm & Sun. 2-6pm (Matthew);
All Star News and Video Emporium, 3415 Katy Freeway & Studewood, 713/869-7878, Mon. & Thurs. 4-8pm (Jack);
Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos, 713/528-9192, Thurs. 8pm-12am (Matthew);
Cousin’s, 817 Fairview, 713/528-9204, Thurs. 8pm-12am (Jack);
Club Houston, 2205 Fannin, 713/659-4998, Tues. 8pm-12am (Dennis). For more info: 713/830-3000.

Planned Parenthood offers free anonymous or confidential testing at clinic locations throughout the area. To speak with an HIV counselor: 1-800-230-PLAN, Dickinson: 281/337-7725, Fannin: 713/831-6543, FM1960: 281/587-8081, Greenspoint: 281/445-4553, Huntsville: 936/295-6396, Lufkin: 936/634-8446 x223, Rosenberg: 281/342-3950, Stafford: 281/494-9848.


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