On the town, in the community.
On Jan. 2, Bering Support Network begins the Ladies Courage To Heal support group for survivors of childhood abuse, which meets 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, Room 108. Info: Mary, 832/202-4020, or Elaine, 713/647-7783.
The deadline for submitting a 2005 Pride Parade grand marshal nomination to the Pride Committee of Houston is Jan. 8. Info: 713/529-6979, www.pridehouston.org.
Jan. 15 is the deadline to submit an organization listing to the Pride Committee of Houston for the Pride.05 magazine. Info: 713/529-6979, www.pridehouston.org.
A new 9-week Coming Out Support Group begins at the Montrose Counseling Center on Jan. 17 and meets Mondays, 6-7:45 p.m. Info: 713/529-0037, www.montrosecounselingcenter.org.
Lesbian Film Night screens a movie on Jan. 28 at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Info: 713/528-3818, www.houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org.
On Jan. 31, Bering Support Network begins a 6-week Monday-evening grief group. Register: Beryl Kaminsky, 713/526-1017, ext. 208.
Montrose Clinic has announced a new HIV testing schedule:
YMCA South Central, 4-8 p.m. Mon.
All Star News & Video Emporium, 4-8 p.m. Mon.
The 611, 3-7 p.m. Tues.
Club Houston, 8 p.m.-midnight Tues.
Midtowne Spa, 8 p.m.-midnight Tues.
YMCA Downtown, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed.
Mary’s, 4-8 p.m. Wed.
Club O, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wed.
The Ripcord, 9 p.m.-midnight Wed.
Midtowne Spa, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wed.
EJ’s, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Wed.
All Star News & Video Emporium, 4-8 p.m. Thur.
Brazos River Bottom, 9 p.m.–midnight Thur.
Cousins, 8 p.m.-midnight Thur.
YMCA South Central, 4-8 p.m. Fri.
EJ’s, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.
Midtowne Spa, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.
The Meatrack, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.
Club Houston, 4-8 p.m. Sun.
Info: Prevention Services Information Hotline, 713/830-3070