Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Roanoke Pride Releases Schedule of Weekend Events

Roanoke's annual Pride in the Park celebrates 20 years of LGBT pride this weekend. Beginning as a small event that barely registered any notice, last year's attendance was about 6,000. Not bad for a small southern city that time forgot.

The Roanoke Pride Committee has released the following schedule on its FaceBook Page. I'll be there taking pics, catching up with friends and maybe getting an interview or two for the blog. Please step up and say hi.

Roanoke Pride 2009 Schedule

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of ROANOKE PRIDE, PRIDE is a WEEKEND long event!

Thursday, September 17-Sunday, September 20

Plan NOW to attend! Spend the weekend in Roanoke!

Thursday, September 17
7:00 p.m. Drag Bingo at the Drop-In Center (369 Church Ave. SW)
9:00 p.m. Pride Celebration at Backstreet Cafe (365 Salem Ave. SW)

Friday, September 18
7:00 p.m. "Far From Heaven" movie at MCC of the Blue Ridge (806 Jamison Ave. SE)
9:00 p.m. Kick-Off Party at The Park Night Club (615 Salem Ave. SW)

Saturday, September 19
7:00 a.m. PrideWorks Community Service at Elmwood Park (760 S.Jefferson St.)
We'll gather at Elmwood Park and divide into teams to go to our service sites (one is construction, one is cleaning up outside, and one is an indoor activity for persons with allergy/mobility/preference issues). The activity is free, but tegistration is required and available on our website:
5:00 p.m. Dinner at Macados Restuarant Downtown (120 Church Avenue SW)
(You're responsible for paying for your own dinner and drinks)
7:00 p.m. "Stonewall" movie at MCC of the Blue Ridge (806 Jamison Ave. SE)
9:00 p.m. Pride Party at The Park Night Club (615 Salem Ave. SW)

Sunday, September 20
10:00 a.m. MCC of the Blue Ridge Pride Worship Service at Elmwood Park (760 S. Jefferson St.)
11:00 a.m. 20th Annual Pride in the Park Festival at Elmwood Park (760 S. Jefferson St.)
9:00 p.m. Closing Party at The Park Night Club (615 Salem Ave. SW)

For more information, be sure to regularly visit our website:

Be sure to register for our email listserv to stay updated about LGBTQIA events in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.

Registration is available on our website:
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