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LISA’S LIST in Iowa City on Wednesday afternoons with other gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender seniors. This is your opportunity to meet new people in a welcoming environment. Activities are determined based on the interests of participants. For more information call Thomas at 319-354-1784. CONNECTIONS WELCOME WAGON: Ever been the new kid in school? It can be lonely and scary. Connections is looking for volunteers to meet and greet GLBT people who move to Iowa City and are looking for information about the community. We are looking for friendly people who have lived in the area for a few years who could have a cup of coffee with a new Iowa Citian and answer their questions. Not a huge time commitment. We are hoping to have a big enough pool that we could match up like-minded people. Contact Bridget if you are interested in helping at or 319-338-0512. JANE AND JANE MAGAZINE: You can read the entire issue of Jane and Jane Magazine on-line absolutely free by going to http://www. ART FEED: A new website that promotes local Corridor artists is on-line at The Art Feed is part online gallery and part promotional tool for artists. Artists can upload images of their art for a low annual membership. The public can come and browse as well as find out about art-related businesses and events. CEDAR RAPIDS CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION IS RETOOLING: The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission has two articles concerning important GLBT news. Also, they are at the climax of a long process of a total retooling of our civil rights code which will serve as an example of  how-to for communities nationally. Visit, May%20200 9.pdf, and http://cedar-rapids. org/civilrights/documents/2007-2008%20 Annual%20Report.pdf. FAMILY POTLUCK IN DES MOINES: A group in Des Moines holds casual family potlucks. People interested in joining the group should e-mail or call Matt Fender at 515-288-4019 ext 202. FEMINIST, POLITICAL, SMART, ESSENTIALLY ESTROGEN! Check out for blogs by and concerning women. The link blogroll.html has a list of Iowa blogs of all different sorts by women of all different sorts. For feminist blogs, go to www.esssentialestrogen. com/essential-feminists.html. Check it out! OUTHISTORY REQUESTS HISTORIES OF LGBT EMPLOYEE AND OTHER GROUPS: Knowledgeable members of the public can create on-site histories of LGBT corporate employee groups, unions, and professional groups. Any logged-in users can contribute to the site. The entries can be accessed on OutHistory through their group titles: LGBT Employee Groups: A History; LGBT Union Groups: A History; and LGBT Professional Groups: A History. OutHistory. org is a freely accessible, nonprofit, educational website produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. For more info, e-mail Jonathan Ned Katz at GLBT EVENTS LIST: Bridget Malone sends a comprehensive monthly (and sometimes more often) listing of GLBT events in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. To get on her list, e-mail Bridget’s list comes

the fun guide out twice per month, around the 1st and the 15th. If you hear of GLBT related events, please send them to her at QUAD CITIES GROUPS: The Lesbian Book Club is reading books by or about lesbians. Nonlesbians are welcome to attend. All meetings are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, and meet the 4th Saturday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. OUT (Our United Truth): A GLBT Support Group meets every Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m., also at the Unitarian Universalist Church (address above). For more info, call 563-359-0816. CEDAR RAPIDS GLBT SPIRITUAL GROUP: The GLBT Spiritual Group meets to socialize, discuss topics, share stories, hang out and have fun! The current plan is to meet alternating months for dinner and get together to do a fun activity other months. To be included on future e-mails and invitations, contact Susan at Or sign up for the new Google Group cedar-rapids-glbta-interfaith-group@ ONE IOWA, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy organization, is dedicated to supporting full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals living in Iowa through grassroots education and advocacy. Check out their website, donate, volunteer, and become involved: http:// OLD CAPITOL CITY ROLLER GIRLS: Iowa City’s roller derby team is up and rolling! For more info or if you want to join, contact: Sarah Carter (Huzzie Lecher #FU), Coach, Asst. Team Manager at 515-201-0161 or kaylola3@aol. com; or Amanda Sergent (Kila Kaylola #H8), Team Manager, Asst. Coach at 515-201-4743 or Visit the Old Capitol City Roller Girls at oldcapitolcityrollergirls or e-mail occrgirls@ NEW WOMEN IN MUSIC CDs! Visit www. for the best of women in music! DO YOU GET LC? Lesbian Connection is the free worldwide forum of news, ideas, and information for, by, and about lesbians, with info on festivals, travel, conferences, retirement communities, books, health issues, relationships, politics, and much more.  Ambitious Amazons have been publishing since 1974, and they mail issues out every other month in plain brown envelopes. If you’d like to start receiving LC for free, all you need to do is email elsiepub@aol. com with your full name and mailing address.  LC’s official name and address is Elsie Publishing Institute (EPI), PO Box 811, East Lansing, MI 48826, ph 517-371-5257, fax 517-371-5200. EPI is a tax-deductible 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. WEBSITE FOR MIDWESTERN EVENTS: If you want to know what’s going on in neighboring states for women, check out Kai Phillipi’s website BETA SIGMA PHI is an international women’s friendship network. It provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. It includes women of all ages, interests, and educational and economic backgrounds. It’s the largest organization of its kind in the world. For more info, contact Mackenzie Hootman at or call 319-721-2105. IOWA PRIDE NETWORK: If you are interested in getting more involved and active in Iowa’s GLBTQ community, focusing on safe schools and LGBT student leadership and development, check out the Iowa Pride Network’s new website Register at to join this LGBT and Allied network of students and supporters. WOMEN’S CULTURAL COLLECTIVE:

Check out the happenings in Des Moines and the surrounding areas that are sponsored or supported by the Women’s Cultural Collective (WCC) at IOWA COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN: Visit to find resources and tools for women, ICSW initiatives, and information for girls. PRAIRIEWOODS: Check out all the events for women and friends at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha. If you’ve never been there, you don’t know what you’re missing. Visit for more info and a long list of events.


Monday, February 1, 7-9 p.m., CONNECTIONS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 2nd Floor Plaza Room hotelVetro, downtown Iowa City. For more info, e-mail malone.bridget@ Tuesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m., WHAT IS THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION? Teleclass facilitated by Prairiewoods Franciscan Center. This teleclass will review the evolving field of mind-body teamwork and will include learning methods for dialoguing with one’s body, regulating and reducing the experience of pain and sending loving, healing energies to yourself and others. This and future teleclasses will be led by enlightenment coach Theresa O’Connor, who will facilitate the retreat, Your Life, Your Light: Enlightenment, July 4-10 at Prairiewoods. Cost for the teleclasses: $20 per session or $85/package of 5 sessions. More teleclasses of various topics for March-June are listed at www. You may participate in any one or more of the classes. Register at www. Tuesday, February 9, 7 p.m., BOOK READING AT PRAIRIE LIGHTS, 15 South Dubuque St., Iowa City. Reception and Book Signing: 7 p.m. Program: 7:30–8:30 p.m. The UI Alumni Association presents the third installment of the Modern Love Series: Negotiating Legitimacy and Recognition for Same-Sex Couples. How do members of same-sex marriages negotiate legitimacy and recognition for their families? How do women and men make sense of the multiple identities they can face in same-sex relationships? What are the cultural realities of gender roles in samesex relationships?   Join us as Dr. Ellen Lewin discusses these issues and research exploring community and morality in same-sex commitment ceremonies. Copies of Dr. Lewin’s books, Gay Fatherhood and Recognizing Ourselves, will be available for purchase at the event. Wednesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m., AN EVENING WITH ROSANNE CASH, at The Englert Theatre, Iowa City. For more info, visit www. Wednesday, February 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., ONE IOWA LOBBY DAY AT THE CAPITOL, 315 E. 5th St., Des Moines. One of the most effective things you can do this year to demonstrate your support for equality is to meet face-to-face with your state legislators. Meet at The Capitol Room. For more info and to RSVP, visit Thursday, February 11, 7:30 p.m., CATS at the Five Flags Center, Dubuque. For more info or tix, visit Friday, February 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m., VALENTINE WINE TASTING at Vineria Wine Shop, 264 Blairs Ferry Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids. $20 to attend, get $10 back with purchase of wine. Must register in advance by calling 319-373-6141 or by e-mailing Includes hors d’oeuvres and chocolates. Saturday, February 13, 6 p.m., OWLS (Older Wiser Lesbians) POTLUCK in Iowa City. For more info and directions, e-mail katharn@

ACCESSline Page 15 Tuesday, February 16, 9 p.m., SYKE CARRASCO and AMI SARAIYA, The Tuesday Night Social Club, at The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. Come indulge your post-St. Vincent comedown with a beautiful night-cap of music featuring the classicallyinfluenced leanings of vocalist / violinist Skye Carrasco. Chicago’s Ami Saraiya plays as well, unfolding her eerie old timey folk songs all over our winter-coated ears. Free! Visit www.icmill. com and or call 319-351-9529 for more info. Friday, February 19, 8 p.m., CARRIE NEWCOMER at CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. For more info, e-mail info@, visit, or call 319-364-1580. Ticket sales are now happening over for all CSPS shows. Sunday, February 21, 5 p.m. (EARLY SHOW), THE AWFUL PURDIES in a Benefit for Pat’s Learning Advenure at The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. Iowa City’s top-notch all-female folk outfit Awful Purdies return to the Mill with a brand new record under the arms. A long time in the making, this album promises to feature intimate and assured songwriting as well as some well-plucked acoustic instruments. $7 benefits Pat’s Learning Center. Kids 15 and under get in free. For more info, visit and or call 319-351-9529. Wednesday, February 24, 8-10 p.m., KIMBERLI MALOY at Daniel Arthur’s Six Feet Under Lounge, 821 3rd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. Thursday, February 25, 8 p.m., CATIE CURTIS at CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. For more info, e-mail info@, visit, or call 319-364-1580. Ticket sales are now happening over for all CSPS shows. Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 8 p.m., MISS MIDWEST INTERNATIONAL AND MISS MIDWEST INTERNATIONAL PLUSS. Come out and support the community at a unique event that brings performers to town from other states throughout the Midwest. This is a preliminary regional event leading up to the Miss International Pageant. Tables can be reserved for $10 by calling 319-550-4275. Tables must be reserved by Feb 15 and paid in full by Feb 20. The pageant starts at 9 p.m. on Friday at Hamburger Mary’s, 222 Glenbrook Dr. SE, Cedar Rapids and at 10 p.m. on Saturday at Club Basix, 3916 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402—but get there early! February 26-March 14, THE PRODUCERS, presented by Theatre Cedar Rapids, in the re-opened Iowa Theatre Building, 1st Ave and 3rd St. SE, downtown Cedar Rapids. For more info or tix, visit The Grand Re-opening of the theatre after the flood of 2008 is on Friday, February 26, with special cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, champagne, and the show for $75 per person. Saturday, February 27, 1-4 p.m., ANTIMICROBIAL ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HEALTH Workshop at Prairiewoods, 120 Boyson Rd., Hiawatha. Prairiewoods staffer Mary Ellen Dunford is teaching this class on how to use essential oils to enhance your health by protecting you from germs and other microorganisms. Participants will become familiar with 8 highly ranked antimicrobial essential oils. No prior knowledge is required. Cost: $25. Call Prairiewoods to register: 319-395-6700. Saturday, February 27, 6 p.m. (EARLY SHOW), THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St., Iowa City. Ever wonder what it would be like to hear women talk about their down theres on stage

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