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The Musical RENT in November for World AIDS Day!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

The Musical RENT in November for World AIDS Day!

RENT is the Broadway musical that changed Broadway forever!

Come celebrate World AIDS Day 2018 on Monday, November 26th @ 7pm with ARE at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester for the showing of RENT!

The film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City

struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Proceeds benefit ARE‘s Education & Prevention Department. 

Come early to visit our awareness table and get information on ARE and grab some freebies!

Joining us will be Healthy Families and our local Department of Health!

Don’t wait! Purchase your tickets today at:

drafthouse.com/winchester/show/rent-presented-by-are-aids-response-effort-inc

Can’t Wait to see you there!

 

 

 

 

There’s only us

There’s only this

Forget regret– or life is yours to miss.

No other road No other way No day but today!

 

 

Gift Wrapping Fund Raiser with ARE!

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Gift Wrapping Fund Raiser with ARE!

Gift Wrapping Fundraiser with ARE!

Holiday Gift Wrapping at Apple Blossom Mall

Do you love the holidays, but stress over wrapping gifts for your family and friends?

ARE is here to help! We will expertly wrap your gifts, big or small, to help ease some of your holiday stress.

Join us from November 23rd -25th and December 8th – 24th for holiday gift wrapping at the Apple Blossom Mall.

 

Would you like to help us gift wrap? We can always use volunteers!

To sign up for holiday gift wrapping go to: http://signup.com/go/VZicaVz

 

Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit ARE’s housing programs.  Happy Holidays from ARE!

 

 

 

Amazing Trips from Amfund

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Amazing Trips from Amfund

Ever wanted to explore exotic destinations with your loved ones? If you attend ARE’s 3rd Annual Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza on October 20th, you’ll be able to bid on amazing destination packages like exploring the Chateaux’s of France, the Castle’s of Ireland, wine country in California, the majesty of Alaska, and more!

This is all possible thanks to our sponsors at Amfund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation raising funds
for hundreds of other nonprofits each year to help support their worthy causes!  To find out about Amfund, go to amfund.org.

To attend the event and have a chance at bidding on one (or more!) of the vacation packages, go to https://3rdannualdragshow.eventbrite.com 

There will be no ticket sales at the door.

Check out the beautiful vacation packages below! We’ll see you at our Studio 54-themed 3rd Annual Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Join ARE and the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in our annual benefit showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show October 27th at Midnight!

Ticket purchases from the event will benefit ARE services.

Costumes are encouraged for the show. The Alamo will provide all the amazing props needed for the quote-a-long.

Will this be your first time with Rocky Horror?

You are in for an amazing experience with “a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania!”

“With a bit of a mind flip…

You’re into a time slip…

And nothing can ever be the same.”

Tickets are on sale now! Go to https://drafthouse.com/winchester/show/rocky-horror-picture=show-movie-party

“I see you shiver with antici…pation!”

“Let’s do the time warp again!”  Can’t wait to see you there! Get your tickets now!

3rd Annual Cha Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza

Posted by on Sep 13, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

3rd Annual Cha Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza

Please join ARE in celebraing our 3rd Annual Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza! The theme this year is Studio 54!

This event will feature some local and amazing tristate Drag Queens, including Nicole James, Ashley Bannks, Stephanie Micheals, Alexa V. Shontelle, Chica Lopez, Chi-Chi Ray Colby, Araya Sparxx, Butch Kelley, and more! There will be a special appearance by Miss Gay Maryland! With DJ Tracy Popkins.

There will be bottomless beer cups for sale, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction featuring desitination vacation packages from Amfund.

This year we have select your own seating. So, don’t hesitate to order your tickets.


Costumes are encouraged!

Proceeds from this event will benefit services at ARE! Sponsors for this event are Avita Pharmacy and Amfund!

We will see you there!

Questions? Please call Brittney Jones at 540-536-5931.

 

Order tickets at https://3rdannualdragshow.eventbrite.com 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show! In July!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

The Rocky Horror Picture Show! In July!

Who’s ready to do the Time Warp again??

This year, we won’t have to wait until October so see that enigmatic transexual transvestite from Transylvania!

 

 

The Alamo Drafthouse Winchester and ARE are partnering on July 21st at 11:30pm for a screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

This event supports on-going LGBTQ inclusive events in our community!

Tickets are on sale now at: https://drafthouse.com/winchester/show/rocky-horror-picture-show-movie-party

So what are you waiting for?

“I see you shiver with antici…..pation!” 

#fightthestigma #rockyhorrorpictureshow

ARE Quarterly Newsletter

Posted by on Jul 6, 2018 in Community | 0 comments

ARE Quarterly Newsletter

ARE wants to let you know that we have expanded our HIV and Hepatitis C testing venues into Warren and Page Counties! These tests are free and confidential.

We also offer numerous housing services to the community! Call 540-536-5394 for more information.

We also have many events coming up in the next few months, like the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester on July 21, 2018!

Check out al the info on our new Quarterly Newsletter!

#fightthestigma

Consumer Advisory Board Open House

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Consumer Advisory Board Open House

Are you a person living with HIV?

Would you like to connect with other people living with HIV in your community?

Then join ARE on April 23rd for a Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) Open House meeting. The CAB is a group of HIV+ individuals who talk about living with HIV, address stigma, and give back to the community through a variety of projects.

Join us for pizza and refreshments to learn more about the CAB!

#fightthestigma

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Join ARE for National Transgender HIV Testing Day April 18th!

In the U.S. nearly 22% of transgender women are living with HIV.

Let’s end the stigma around HIV and get ourselves regularly tested!

ARE will be offering free HIV testing at the Winchester Book Gallery from 11:00am-5:00pm on April 18th.

We will have guest speaker Gia Martinez, a free make-up beauty bar offering make-up tutorials, raffles, and more!

So let’s celebrate #NTHTD together. Know your status, get tested!

#transFORM #NTHTD

Rubbermaid Sale on March 31st

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Rubbermaid Sale on March 31st

Please join ARE on March 31st for a Rubbermaid Sale at Belk parking lot, located at the Apple Blossom Mall!

 

Rubbermaid items will be on sale from 8:00am-12:00pm. Proceeds benefit services at ARE.

 

If you’d like to volunteer to help ARE at the Rubbermaid sale, please contact Board member Aleta Hoover at 540-665-6580.