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
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:
Can’t Wait to see you there!
There’s only us
There’s only this
No other road No other way No day but today!
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
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
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.
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!
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
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?
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!
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!
Join ARE for National Transgender HIV Testing Day April 18th!
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!