Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Around the Old Pueblo

The year has been good so far for Transgendered folk singer-songstress Namoli Brennet: Her 2007 album Singer Shine Your Light is continuing to pick up momentum; she won the Tucson Folk Festival's songwriting competition; and now, she can add the title of Tucson Weekly's 2008 Best Local Performing Artist to her already impressive list of accomplishments. Come hear her sing at Wingspan, Friday, Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m. In the winter, you'll find the Front For more information, contact Geovanna De La Ree (520) 624-1779. ...

Fourth Ave Winter Street Fair will never be the same since a special two day weekend event featuring Boys R Us' 2009 Calendar Release Show will be held, Saturday, Dec. 13, 9:00 p.m. and a Sunday matinée Dec. 14, 5:00 p.m. at the Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave. This show stars Mistress of Affairs Janee Starr' and special guests that will keep you revved up for hot new pieces the Boys have worked hard to bring you. $7 general, $10 seating. For more information, contact Dante Celeiro (520) 304-2155. ...

Coffee Tawk with Senior Pride and Allies, Dec. 16, 11:00 a.m., so meet old friends and make new ones in this friendly neighborhood cafe and have a cup of java or Italian soda. Everyone welcome. We're on the move - let's meet at Epic Cafe, 745 N. 4th. For more information, contact Penelope Starr (520) 624-1779 x 122. ...

Go Beyond "Feel-Good" Volunteering . . . and Volunteer with TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network) – we have some wonderful Volunteer Opportunities for you:

Event Planners - Plan presentations for faith community members and trainings for our volunteers. Coordinate interfaith community events such as AIDSWALK, World AIDS Day, Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS and more! Administrative Support for TIHAN Staff - The TIHAN office seeks fun-loving people to help with a variety of tasks, including: detail-oriented people to assist with entering information into our database, individuals to make reminder calls, dependable volunteers sought to help with paperwork. Link Specialist – Do you like to talk to people on the phone? Then this volunteer opportunity is for you. You will make periodic check-in calls to our CarePartners, people living with HIV/AIDS, triage calls for CarePartners and provide administrative support to the Director of CarePartner Support Services

Care Team Member – Do you have a few spare hours each week to help make someone’s day a little brighter? Do you have extra time on your hands to help someone stay healthy by getting them to their doctor’s appointments? Do you want to help improve one of our CarePartners quality of Life? Then this volunteer opportunity is for you! Fundraising – We are in the planning stages of our annual Auction, “Treasures for TIHAN” which will be held in May. If you enjoy planning events, making phone calls, or working at events, we would love to have you join us. Orientation is not required for this Volunteer Opportunity. Board Members – We are looking for a few Professional individuals to fill expiring terms. If you have previous experience serving on non-profit boards and like to help organizations like TIHAN succeed - we would love to have you join us in the Nominating and approval process.

Your first step to volunteering is signing up for a Volunteer Orientation. All you have to do is call the TIHAN office, (520) 299-6647, and sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Orientation, Thursday, January 15th from 5:15 - 9:15 p.m. To discuss the Orientations, or your Volunteer opportunities, call (520) 299-6647, or E-mail Kim Talerico, Volunteer Coordinator,

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