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Q-Community Events

PRIDE Q-MIX at Three Cups Coffee House joins with Clatsop County Marriage Equality Project.
Third Wednesdays LGBTQ-Mix, formally hosted at the Cannery Café prior to the December fires, will takes place the month of April, at the Three Cups Coffee House in Astoria, THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 6pm to 8pm.

Clatsop County Marriage Equality Project will be on hand to informally discuss the progress of the Statewide ballot measure campaign, led by Basic Rights Oregon and the Rural Organizing Project. Currently Q-Mix is set to schedule for an event every other month at varying locations. If you would like to receive information, send your email and mailing address to ccmepinfo@gmail.com.

Tillamook County Human Dignity Group offers info on Marriage Equality.
Tillamook County Citizens for Human Dignity will offer a brief program and conversation on what the prospect of marriage equality for same-sex couples might mean at its regular potluck on TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hatfield Room at the Tillamook County Library, 1716 Third Street. Beverages are provided, but bring your own place setting and a potluck dish to share. For more information call 503 398 5223.

Monday Night Q-Mix at the VooDoo Room.
The Voodoo Room located at jksjkfs Commercial in Astoria, hosts an LGBTQ Mixer the FIRST MONDAY NIGHT of the month. Stop in, enjoy a slice of famous Voodoo pizza, relax and schmooze and be your big gay self! 6pm on.

Q-JAZZ coming in May
The Bridgewater Bistro in Astoria begins a new offering in May. Q-Jazz and Song Social invites the LGBTQ Community and friends the THIRD THURSDAY of each month to enjoy the Basin St. Northwest Jazz Trio, complimentary apps, and piano bar hosted by friends and performance associates Dinah Urell and Walt Trumbull.

Arrive at 8pm for complimentary appetizers and to catch a sampling of piano trio led by Chuck Wilder, and featuring guitarist Dave Drury, through 8:30. At 8:45, Dinah and Walt will sing it up and welcome you to bring in a standard tune and share your pipes and love for the American popular standard, jazz or blues.

“Think of it as a mixture of karaoke meets Mike Douglas. Songbooks will be available. Its all in the name of fun. And a beautiful spot to spend an evening of socializing and song,” says Urell.

Lower Columbia Pacific PFLAG Going on!
The new convergence of a Lower Columbia Pacific PFLAG organization (Parents and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender people), now meets at the Arts and Cultural Exchange, 120 10th St., Suite #2A, the first Thursday of the month, 6:30pm. Since February 2011, The group has welcomed several guest speakers, including the Reverend Tara Wilkonson, Executive Director of the Portland-based Community of Welcoming Congregations who spoke eloquently about the work of inclusion and equality for transgender, lesbian, bisexual, gay and questioning persons. In April, the group invites Astoria Chief of Police Peter Curzon.

Want to get in touch with PFLAG. Attend a meeting at the Arts and Cultural Exchange, also email Drew Herzig: drewherzing@yahoo.com.

Tongue Point Gay/Straight Alliance
On Saturday, APRIL 9TH, as part of Astoria’s Second Saturday Art Walk, Arts & Cultural Exchange will unveil “MAKING WAVES”, an art installation created by the Tongue Point Gay/Straight Alliance and friends!

The Tongue Point Gay/Straight Alliance will also be observing the Day of Silence on APRIL 15TH. On the National Day of Silence hundreds of thousands of students nationwide take a vow of silence to bring attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in their schools. And for more information about the Day of Silence, check out the website – http://dayofsilence.org/.

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