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Datebook: August 2007


Montrose Counseling Center offers a Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group for GLBT and questioning youth, ages 13-20, on Fridays, 5-6:30 p.m., at the counseling center. Register: Allison Vogt, LBSW, 713/529-0037, ext. 339.

Montrose Counseling Center has also now offers Domestic Violence/Abuse Survivors Group Therapy sessions for GLBT persons that meet on Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m., at the counseling center, second floor. To join: Melany Morrison, 713/529-0037, ext. 306.

Houston GLBT Political Caucus PAC votes on endorsements for the November elections at its Aug. 1, 7 p.m., meeting at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Havens Center. Details: 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

Houston Potters Guild Clay Arts Museum and Educational Organizational presents the second annual Emerging Artists Show, Aug. 1-31, at The Artful Corner. Details: 713/528-7687, www.houstonpotters.com.

This month, Coffee Camp , the social group for HIV-positive gay men, moves to Inversion Coffee House in the new Art League Houston building on Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: Kevin White, kevinw@houston.rr.com.

AIDS Foundation Houston holds its Positive Opinion Leaders meeting on Aug. 7, 6 p.m., and every Tuesday at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: Nike Lukan, 713/623-6796 x248, Lukann@afhouston.org.

Greater Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce holds a networking breakfast on the second and fourth Wednesday (Aug. 8 and Aug. 22), 7:15-8:30 a.m. at Harry’s, led by chamber vice president Danny Kallen, account executive with the Perfect Wedding Guide. RSVP: dannyrk@sbcbglobal.net.

Ryan White Planning Council , the volunteer planning group that determines local usage of federal funds disbursed through the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act, meets on Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m., at 2223 West Loop South, Room 416. Details: 713/572-3724, www.rwpc.org.

GLBT Behavorial Health and Wellness Coalition meets on Aug. 9, 3:30 p.m., at Montrose Counseling Center, second floor. Details: Mike Migura, education3@montrosecounselingcenter.org.

Houston Equal Rights Alliance and Houston GLBT Political Caucus hold their monthly workday on Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at their office. Details: 713/522-HERA, www.houstonera.org , 713/521-1000, www.hglbtpc.org.

Scorpio’s Rainbow Poetry Reading Club , a group started by poet Lesa Jackson (“Out Front,” July 2007 OutSmart ), meets on Aug. 11, 1 p.m., at the Houston GLBT Community Center. Details: Jackson, LJScorpio5@yahoo.com

Continuing the conversation around resolutions presented at the 2005 Conference on Houston’s LGBTI Future (read “The Gay Agenda,” January 2006 OutSmart ), Houston GLBT Community Center hosts the quarterly meeting of the working group on Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m., at the center. Details: 713/524-3818, www.houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org.

On Aug. 12, new Mother of Montrose Morgan Fairview presents her Mother’s 1 st Born Show fundraiser, 5 p.m. at Mary’s…Naturally benefiting Legacy Community Health Services. Details: skipwillett@yahoo.com.

A new weekly support group dealing with relationships launches on Aug. 15, 7 p.m., at 1712 Fairview. Facilitators are psychotherapist Bebe Cooper, LMSW; hypnotherapist and life coach Devan Tindall, CH; and Marilyn Woodard and Brenda Thompson, 15-year life partners and certified teachers in the spiritual teachings of don Miguel Ruiz inspired by the wisdom of the Toltec civilization of Mexico. Ruiz’s book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) has been featured on Oprah Winfrey’s television program and in her O magazine in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, a Ruiz follower. $10/week. Details: Marilyn Woodard, 713/256-6586, marilynwoodard@earthlink.net.

On Aug. 18, Greater Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce presents the Amazing Race scavenger hunt and progressive dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. at Salud! Winery. Details: www.thechamberhouston.org.

Houston Museum District hosts Museum District Day on Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with free admission at 14 cultural institutions, including Holocaust Museum Houston, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Details: www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org.

The Ripcord hosts the second annual Spankfest weekend, Aug. 24-26. Details: 713/521-2792, www.theripcord.com.

During ArtWalk on Aug. 25, Galveston Arts Center opens The Art Guys: Cloud Cuckoo Land, an exhibition of work from the 25-year collaboration of the Houston art team of Michael Galbreath and Jack Massing. The exhibition remains on view through Oct. 7. Details: 409/763-2403, www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Houston Theater District Association presents its annual Theater Open House on Aug. 26, noon-5 p.m., at five downtown venues, including the Angelika Film Center, Alley Theatre, and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Buffalo Bayou Partnership offers 30-minute boat tours on the Bayou Breeze pontoon boat. Details: www.houstontheaterdistrict.org.

Mr. Prime Choice Gregory Miscakayan and David Barron present Live 2007 , the annual show benefiting PWA Holiday Charities on Aug. 26, 7 p.m., at Brazos River Bottom, with special guest emcee Marcia Mink Gill. Details: marciaminkgill@yahoo.com.

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