Three Fairbanks parties benefit LGBT groups

Get ready for summer by planning PFLAG's entries in the Golden Days Parade and Tanana Valley State Fair, then party, party, party to raise money for Fairbanks PFLAG, the Imperial Court, and Alaskans Together.

PFLAG plans for Fair and Parade 4/18, 4 p.m.
This year's Tanana Valley State Fair theme is "Barn in the USA." PFLAG will be planning our Golden Days Parade theme and entry for mid-July at our next meeting, on Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. Fairbanks PFLAG meets on the third Sunday of the month at 814 6th Ave.

Dance Party, PFLAG fundraiser 4/24, 9 p.m.
DJ White Chocolate/Nicole will once again be spinning your favorites along with new dance music so be ready to shake, shake, shake your booty! The dance party at Jeff's house is open to GLBT people and our allies 21 or older. It's also a fundraiser for Fairbanks PFLAG to help pay for the LGBT community's entry in the Golden Days parade in July and the booth at the Tanana Valley Fair in August. Suggested donation: $5 or more.

Pretty 'n Pink Prom, Imperial Court fundraiser 4/30, 7 p.m.
It is show time again in Fairbanks! You can be the next Prom King or Prom Queen. Join the ICOAA for a great show and lots of fun hosted by the reigning Grand Duke and Duchess of Fairbanks, Stephen and DixiE Normous. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $12, and all proceeds benefit the Imperial Court of All Alaska. Open to everyone age 18 and above, must provide proof of age. The Prom and Drag show will take place at the Pioneer Park Civic Center.

Kentucky Derby Party, Alaskans Together fundraiser 5/1, 12:30 p.m.
They're off! Mint Juleps, mimosas and snacks, contests with prizes, like the most Fabulous Hat contest, as well as Virgin Gambling. Saturday, May 1 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Cafe Alex building in Fairbanks (310 1st Avenue). 21 and over only. The actual Kentucky Derby race will be on at 2 p.m. Alaska time, and we'll have a TV set on so we can watch the action. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10-$25, and there will also be a 50-50 raffle, with the proceeds going to Alaskans Together for Equality. Hope to see you at the Kentucky Derby Party!

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