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March 06, 2013

RU12? Now Serving Coffee!


Coffe kim daniLisa Wagner, long-term volunteer for RU12?, recently donated a Keurig single cup coffee maker to the community center and we are loving it!

Lisa has been volunteering at RU12? since 2009 through a program at her place of employment, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, that lets employees do volunteer work during their work hours.

When we asked Lisa why she chose to volunteer at RU12?, she said, "I wanted to volunteer some place I could relate to." Since volunteering at RU12?, Lisa has worked in several areas of the community center including assisting on creating a database to help track contacts for grants and helping in the library. Recently, Lisa decided to give back in a new way. Last Wednesday she donated a new Keurig coffee IMG_7531 maker to the community center. "I wanted to give something to the community. I was really happy to see how much it is used."

Lisa is certainly right; the Keurig has already been much enjoyed. But don’t just take our word for it, stop by the community center and enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee yourself.

 

December 19, 2012

Big Gay Onion Thurs. 12/20 @ 6:30 PM!

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Every third Thursday at the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? hosts an open mic night. A coffeehouse featuring 3 open mic slots and a featured performer. 

To sign up for the open mic, email BigGayOnion@ru12.org All acts of music, interpretive dance, comedy and poetry are encouraged and welcomed. Live music lovers encouraged to listen and delight in the splendor of community. 

Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812.

 

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November 15, 2012

Big Gay Onion Turns 2!--This Thurs!

Come Celebrate 2 years of Oniony Queerness at the Block Gallery in Winooski!

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Every third Thursday at the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? hosts an open mic night. A coffeehouse featuring 3 open mic slots and a featured performer. 

To sign up for the open mic, email BigGayOnion@ru12.org . All acts of music, interpretive dance, comedy and poetry are encouraged and welcomed. Live music lovers encouraged to listen and delight in the splendor of community. 

Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812.

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October 17, 2012

Big Gay Onion --This Thurs!

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Every Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, with featured performer Antara! At the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? hosts an open mic night featuring community performers. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate: musicians, comedians, puppeteers, spoken word artists, and more! Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812. Email BigGayOnion@ru12.org to sign up for a performance spot, or just show up!


September 18, 2012

Big Gay Onion is Back!! --This Thurs!

 

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Thursday September 20th, 6:30pm-8:30pm

RU12? and Antara Present:

An open mic night featuring community performers. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate: musicians, comedians, puppeteers, spoken word artists, and more! Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812. Email BigGayOnion@ru12.org to sign up for a performance spot, or just show up!

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July 17, 2012

Waves of Adrenaline: CD Release Party -- This Thurs!!!

WAVES OF ADRENALINE Final

Catch the Waves and get yourself a copy of OFF ON A WILD ADVENTURE, the new CD everyone is talking about. Includes You Can't Drown Out Vermont --Their song about Tropical Storm Irene

Come on by and help the Waves celebrate the release of their new CD,  No cover, come early to be sure to get a seat!

The event will be held on Thursday, July 19th 6-8pm, at The Block Gallery, Winooski. NO COVER! 

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May 13, 2012

BIG GAY ONION: RU12?'S Open-Mic Coffeehouse Event

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Thursday May 17th, 6:30pm

The Block Gallery, Winooski


UPDATE: After the Open-Mic The Steph Pappas Experience will perform!! 8PM

Every Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, with featured performer Antara! At the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? hosts an open mic night featuring community performers. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate: musicians, comedians, puppeteers, spoken word artists, and more! Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812. Email BigGayOnion@ru12.org to sign up for a performance spot, or just show up!

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February 17, 2012

Join the Action Team!!!

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Join the RU12? Community Center's Development Committee Action Team (DCAT). DCAT is designed to produce events aimed at fundraising and/or 'friendraising' for RU12?. 

This is not your ordinary volunteer opportunity. Whether you want to lead the organizing, participate in only one particular aspect of the organizing such as advertising or outreach, or you only have time to show up at the event and help take care of logistics, we have the need for your time, energy, and commitment.

Help organize a Summer Semester of community classes, Yard Sales, Dinner Parties, Wine Auction, Bingo Nights and more!!!!

 

"The great thing about the Action Team is that I don't have to make a long term commitment and attend regular meetings. I can check in when I have the time and energy to help with an ongoing project or create a new project of my own. It's an amazing way to connect with my community and help support the important work that RU12? provides to strengthen our communities."

- Meg Tamulonis, Action Team Member

"RU12? is working hard to provide social and educational programs and events for all LGBTQ Vermonters and our allies. I am very excited that the Action Team has so many dedicated volunteers to ensure our success. The more people who get involved, the more we can do for our community." 

Kim Fountain, Executive Director

To join the Action Team please email DCAT@ru12.org or call 802-860-7812

  

February 13, 2012

This Thurs: Big Gay Onion Open Mic Coffeehouse!!

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Thursday, February 16th 6:30-8:30

at The Block Gallery, Winooski VT

 

Every Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, with featured performer Antara! At the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? will host an open mic night featuring 3 open guest performers who will dazzle our LGBTQ community members with their musical prowess or their mad skills in written word! Email: BigGayOnion@ru12.org or call 860-7812 to sign up for the open mic. Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812.

 

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January 18, 2012

This isn't your ordinary volunteer opportunity!

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When: Sunday, January 29th, from 11am-12:30

Where: RU12? Community Center, 20 Winooski Falls Way, Winooski, VT

If you are interested in joining us at this session, please contact Kim Fountain:DCAT@ru12.org or 802-860-7812

If you can't make it to the session, but are still interested in volunteering with DCAT, there will be another session on Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm.

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Do you know someone who you think would be perfect for DCAT? Download the DCAT and pass along to a friend!

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Events that you could help create:

 

Summer Semester

Summer SemesterOne of RU12? Community Center’s first programs is back! Summer Semester offers the opportunity for LGBTQ community members to draw upon the skill, ability and knowledge of our talented peers with short series of classes throughout the summer. Potential classes to be offered include: Basic Car Maintainance, Yoga, Financial Planning, Photography, Zumba, Resume Writing, Home Ownership and more!

Family Bowling!

When you host a bowl-a-thon, you recruit people to bowl on a designated day for your special event. Each participating bowler solicits a flat rate pledge among neighbors, friends, and relatives. This could be a fun way to get families to engage in supporting RU12? as well as having a great event for families to enjoy together.

Grab a Bite with Friends

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Help introduce the community to RU12? by working with your favorite local restaurants to host benefit nights.

 

 

House or Garden Party

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Team up with a friend or neighbor to put together a fabulous event for your friends. Let them know how much you care about your community and ask them to support a organization you believe in.

Tee Off With RU12?

Hosting a golf tournament can be a high-profile, and often very lucrative fundraising event. A great advantage of hosting a tournament is the connections you make with local businesses and celebrities that support the RU12? Community Center. Plan a whole day event with lunch and prizes.

 

Pitch us your own idea!

Contact Kim Fountain: DCAT@ru12.org or 802-860-7812

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 Make a Difference in Your Community 

Join the RU12? Community Center's Development Committee Action Team (DCAT). DCAT is designed to produce events aimed at fundraising and/or 'friendraising' for RU12?.

On January 29th, we will be hosting our first DCAT volunteer recruitment. This is not your ordinary volunteer opportunity. Whether you want to lead the organizing, participate in only one particular aspect of the organizing such as advertizing or outreach, or you only have time to show up at the event and help take care of logistics, we have the need for your time, energy, and commitment.

The recruitment session will introduce you to RU12's plans for 2012, outline the DCAT structure and present you with opportunities to get involved.

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January 12, 2012

27th Annual Lesbian Serenity (AA & Alanon) Retreat at Kirkridge, PA, April 20-22, 2012

Kirkridge viewCome join us for a unique and wonderful, clean and sober lesbian weekend in the Poconos.

Kirkridge is located on 280 beautiful acres of sacred grounds on the Appalachian Trail. There will be AA and Alanon meetings, workshops and topic discussions. 

Hiking, quiet time, meditation, dance and coffee house.

Great fellowship, old and new friends. 6 meals and lodging included with registration.

For more information or to register, go to www.annualserenityretreat.org or contact Pat at 908.879.8098.

January 06, 2012

Performers NEEDED for January’s Big Gay Onion

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RU12?’s next Open Mic Coffeehouse event is coming up on Thursday January 19th. Our extra-special, fabulous host ANTARA is looking for performers who will dazzle our LGBTQ community members with their musical prowess or their mad skills in written word! Email: BigGayOnion@ru12.org or call 860-7812 to sign up.

December 14, 2011

RU12?'s BIG GAY Onion Open-Mic Coffeehouse Event: Thursday 6:30p

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Come join us for some amazing local talent, coffee, treats, beer, wine and great community energy!

Every Third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm, with featured performer Antara! At the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? will host an open mic night featuring 3 open guest performers. Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812.

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December 05, 2011

Call to Artists: December Big Gay Onion Coffeehouse!!

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RU12?’s next Open Mic Coffeehouse event is coming up on Thursday, December 15th at The Block Gallery in Winooski, VT. Our extra-special, fabulous host ANTARA is looking for performers who will dazzle our LGBTQ community members with their musical prowess or their mad skills in written word! If you want to try some stand-up comedy or show us your interpretive dance routine, look no further than the Big Gay Onion. Email: BigGayOnion@ru12.org or call 860-7812 to sign up.

November 14, 2011

BIG Gay Onion Open-Mic Coffeehouse: Anniversary Celebration

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Antara & RU12? Present:

The Big GAY Onion Coffeehouse!! 
It's our one year anniversary!!

Featuring: Root 7, Waves of Adrenaline, Antara and more!!
This is going to be a BIG GAY event you won't want to miss.....

RU12?'s BGO Coffeehouse happens every third Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Block Gallery in Winooski, Antara hosts an open mic night featuring 3 open guest performers. Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812.

**If you'd like to perform at a future event, please email BIGgayONION@ru12.org

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November 08, 2011

Check out our temporary new space!

‎**IMPORTANT UPDATE**

The elevator in the Champlain Mill is out of service for the next several weeks. In order to remain accessible, all public meetings, support groups and HIV testing services will now occur in the RU12? Community Center Annex located on the second floor (accessible from the 2nd fl ramp) The temporary space that the staff affectionately calls "Narnia" is located one floor above our current space, on the left side of the building if you are facing the entrance from the outside. Stay tuned as we will provide more detailed information developes.

We still have use of the full community center but the accessible 2nd floor location will be the entry point for almost all center activities. Please call if you have questions: 802.860.7812

Check out the video to see where the RU12? Community Center Annex is located. 

 

 

 

November 04, 2011

Transgender Day of Remembrance November 20th at the BLOCK GALLERY

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October 28, 2011

RU12? Needs Volunteers to join GLAM Core Group!

 

6pm this Sunday: GLAM Core Group Meeting **Free Pizza**

GLAM is a group of gay, bi, queer and trans guys who are coming together and enjoying the connections we make. GLAM is a great way to meet friends, build community, meet that someone special, or just someone who wants to make out. We will feed you yummy dinner too!

What events do you want to see? Help plan our weekly events. Help plan fun events that build a stronger queer men's community in Vermont!

Help make it happen and have fun doing it!


For Guys, By Guys, Who Like Guys

RSVP on Facebook so we know how much pizza to order.

 

FMI about GLAM visit www.GLAMvt.org 

Email: GLAM@ru12.org

Call Jean-Denis Couillard or Mike Bensel at 802-860-7812

October 17, 2011

This Thursday at the Block Gallery in Winooski, RU12? hosts an open mic night Big onion featuring 3 open mic slots  and a featured performer.

 


Sign up for the open mic by emailing Antara for 3 songs of glory or 15 minutes of fame. All acts of music  and poetry encouraged and welcomed.

 

Live music lovers encouraged to listen and delight in the splendor of community.

 

Event is free but we will pass the hat for appreciation for RU12? For more information call RU12? 860-7812. Free Admission, All Ages

October 13, 2011

Sign Up to Perform at the Next BIG GAY ONION Coffeehouse

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Our extra-special, fabulous host ANTARA is looking for performers who will dazzle our LGBTQ community members with their musical prowess or their mad skills in written word! Email: BigGayOnion@ru12.org or call 860-7812 to sign up.

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