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Spring into Wellness with ARE!

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Spring into Wellness with ARE!

Join ARE on April 13th from 10am-3:00pm to dive into your personal health and wellness! You can boost your immune system through a number of healthy activities, including fitness, wellness services like meditation & mindfulness, and even by working on your financial health!

There will be vendors from the community, give-aways, and even a motivational speaker!

This is a free event open to the community. It’s time to invest in yourself!

The event will be held at 329 N. Cameron St, Winchester, VA, 22601. Call 540-536-5147 if you have any questions.

See you there! Happy Spring!

The Birdcage at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Community, Events | 0 comments

The Birdcage at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Join ARE and the Alamo Drafthouse Winchester for a special screening of “The Birdcage” on April 29th at 7pm!

Proceeds from this event go to support ARE’s Education & Outreach program. The team works to promote HIV, Hep C, STD, and prevention awareness to the community, as well as provide free testing services, referrals, and access to care.

Come out and see a fabulous movie that supports a great cause!

You can get your tickets at: https://drafthouse.com/winchester/show/the-birdcage-presented-by-are

Creatures of the Night: Masquerade Ball

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Creatures of the Night: Masquerade Ball

Join ARE on February 23rd at 6pm for our 13th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration! 

 

This year’s theme is Creatures of the Night, so your best fantasy costumes are encouraged. There will be a costume contest and the winners will be named King and Queen of the event!

 

The night will be filled with dinner, cocktails, beer, cider, wine, drag performances, live and silent auctions, exotic destination packages up for bid, and dancing!

 

Tickets are on sale now and if you order a table of ten by January 18th, you’ll receive a $50.00 gift card to Crush Wine Bar, our generous sponsor! If you order single tickets by January 18th, you’ll receive a free bottomless beer/cider cup with purchase!

 

 

So don’t hesitate to order. For tickets go to Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/masquerade-ball-creatures-of-the-night-tickets-54165919724?aff=arewebsite 

 

#creaturesofthenight #AREMardiGras2019

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