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Call Me by Your Name-at the Alamo Drafthouse

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

Call Me by Your Name-at the Alamo Drafthouse

A now Oscar-winning film by Luca Guadagnino “is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.”  The movie stars Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Timothy Chalamet.


This film is being shown courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester and benefits ARE’s Education and Prevention programs!

This will be the first of hopefully many LGBT friendly film showings to come! So buy your tickets at


And join ARE and the Alamo Drafthouse to #fightthestigma

Immortal Masquerade: Mystical Knights

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Immortal Masquerade: Mystical Knights

Please join ARE for our 12th Annual Mardi Gras celebration!

The theme this year is Immortal Masquerade: Mystical Knights. Tickets for the event are $50.00 and include an evening filled with live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks, Drag performances, dancing, and the chance to bid on exotic destination vacations, thanks to Amfund!


This event directly benefits services at ARE and is our largest event each year.


You can order tickets online only, at



World AIDS Day Events

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Community, Events | 0 comments

World AIDS Day Events

World AIDS Day is a time to reflect and remember all those we lost and those who are still fighting HIV. It’s a time to recognize the medical pioneers, activists, and loved ones who have fought since the early 1980’s to find an end to this epidemic.

This year, ARE is hosting three events to honor World AIDS Day. We hope you can join us.

November 27th–4pm-6pm

Join ARE in an open-house event located at ARE offices (124 West Piccadilly Street) to mingle with community members, have some food, learn about the history of HIV, and find out about ARE services.

November 29th–5pm-7pm

ARE invites you to Shenandoah University (Ferrari Room, Brandt Student Center) in watching “The Last One”, a film about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Popcorn and drinks are provided, and door prizes will be given out.

December 1st–5:30pm-7:30pm

ARE would like to invite the community to a World AIDS Day remembrance event at Shenandoah University (Ferrari Room, Brandt Student Center). There will be a candlelight vigil, songs by the Shenandoah Choir, and guests speakers to talk about living with HIV.

To find out more about these events, go to ARE’s Facebook event page at:

Holiday Gift Wrapping at the Mall

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Holiday Gift Wrapping at the Mall

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

ARE is here to help! Join us from November 24th-December 24th for holiday gift wrapping at the Apple Blossom Mall!

We will expertly wrap all of your gifts, small and large, to help ease some of the holiday hustle and bustle.


Would you like to help us gift wrap? We can always use volunteers!! To sign up for holiday gift wrapping go to: 


Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit ARE’s housing programs.

Happy Holidays from ARE!!!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Community, Events | 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!

Ticket purchases from the event will benefit client services at ARE.

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

Your first time with Rocky Horror
? You’re in for a treat!

“With a bit of a mind flip…You’re into a time slip…And nothing can ever be the same.”

“You’re spaced out on sensation. HAH! Like you’re under sedation!”

“Let’s do the time warp again!”

Tickets are on sale now. Go to: 

2nd Annual Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Community, Events | 0 comments

2nd Annual Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza!

Please join ARE in celebrating our 2nd Annual Cha-Cha Charity Drag Show Extravaganza!

This event will feauture some local and amazaing tristate Drag Queens, including Nicole James, Ashley Bannks, Stephanie Micheals, Alexa V. Shontelle, Candy Lee, Chica Lopez, Alondra Sanchez, Chi-Chi Ray Lopez, and Gabrielle and Noelle Sugarbaker as MC’s!

There will be bottomless beer cups for sale, hors d’oeuvres, and an auction featuring some amazing and exotic destination vacations, courtesy of American Fundraising Foundation – AmFund.

**There is select your own seating this year, so don’t hesitate to order your tickets.**

**No ticket sales will occur at the door.**


Tickets are available at:

Proceeds from this event will benefit services at ARE!

We’ll see you there!

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

National HIV Testing Day June 27th!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Community, Events | 0 comments

National HIV Testing Day June 27th!

National HIV Testing Day is June 27th!

ARE will be hosting a Community Health Resource Fair on June 27th at Our Health, Inc. campus to provide free HIV testing!

Several of our community partners will be there as well to provide blood pressure, glucose, BMI screenings, providing health information, freebies, and more!

This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome to join.

So join us on June 27th. Take the test. Take Control!

#nhtd #fightthestigma #endHIV


Other organizations joining the Health Resource Fair will be Our Health, Inc., Healthy Families of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, the NSV Substance Abuse Coalition, McGruff the Crime Dog, Valley Workforce Centers, Fremont Street Nursery, Free Medical Clinic of the NSV, The Laurel Center, Winchester Family Health Center, and Crossroads Treatment Center!

Immortal Masquerade: ARE Vampyre Ball

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Immortal Masquerade: ARE Vampyre Ball

Join ARE for our 11th Annual Mardi Gras celebration. This year’s theme is Immortal Masquerade: ARE Vampyre Ball. The event will be held at the Lee Jackson Banquet Hall in Winchester, VA. Guests of the event will enjoy an evening filled with dinner, drinks, entertainement, raffles, silent and live auctions, and culminating with a dance party.

Proceeds of this event will benefit ARE, a local non-profit. ARE provides complete wrap-aroun2017-mardi-gras-poster-11x17_3rd-proofsd services for clients living with or impacted by HIV. ARE provides free HIV testing, case management, linkage to care, mental health services, transportation and food services, as well as housing assistance to the community.
So please join ARE this February 25th for an exciting night of gothic romance.

Costumes are encouraged! There will be a costume contest.


Raffles and bars are cash-only.

Tickets are available for sale through Eventbrite only. If you have any ticket sale questions, please contact ARE at 540-536-5931.

Tickets are available at

World AIDS Day 2016

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Community, Events | 0 comments

World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is December 1st, 2016.

This day is a remembrance of the past 35 years of the HIV epidemic. Countless lives have been lost to the disease, and the epidemic changed the world.

There are still millions of people living with HIV today. Possibly hundreds of thousands more living with HIV that don’t know their status. HIV is still prevalent in many areas across the world, including the deep South.

We still have work to do to get to zero new HIV infections. wad-2016

Please join ARE December 1st at 6pm, at the Our Health Cam
pus to reflect and discuss the work still to be done. We can “Get to Zero” by 2020, but we must all work together.

Light refreshments will be served. A candle-light vigil will be held immediately after the ceremony.


Gift Wrap Fundraiser for ARE

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Community, Events | 0 comments

Gift Wrap Fundraiser for ARE

A.R.E. & Community Assistance Fund would like to invite you to volunteer this Holiday Season!

We are looking for Gift Wrapping Volunteers from November 25th-27th & Decgift-wrapping-flyer-2016ember 9th-24th to gift wrap at the Apple Blossom Mall in Winchester, VA!

This year’s funds will go towards ARE’s Housing Programs.

gift-wrapping-flyer-2016On behalf of our Staff and Board we sincerely thank you for your support this Holiday Season! #giveback

Here is the link to sign up for gift wrapping: