Whether you are living at or heading up the coast, as the months start to cool down there’s plenty going on to spark your interest or warm up your winter.

On Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 May, Mark Orr, ACON President, will be holding public consultation meetings in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie about the future location and direction of ACON’s MNC Outreach Project. To have your say call the Port Macquarie office on 6584 0943 or visit www.acon.org.au.

In Coffs Harbour on Saturday 24 May at the Aero Club, Trouble in Paradise XI dance will be themed Euro Trash. For more details about this ever-popular event visit www.troubleinparadise.com.au.

A little further south, the Mid North Coast’s Coastal Lynx are hosting a formal dinner on Saturday 24 May in Kempsey and a Black Friday Dance Party on Saturday 14 June in Port Macquarie. For venue and ticket details for both events visit www.coastallynx.com.

Newcastle’s Rainbow Visions are kicking off their Twisted Cabaret night at the Gallipoli Legion Club in Hamilton on Saturday 31 May from 7.30pm. Tickets are available from ACON Hunter, $25 for members and concession or $30 full price. With a fabulous line-up of talented entertainers, supper provided, raffles and prizes on offer, this is definitely a great value fundraiser. Visit www.rainbowvisions.org.au.

For people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C as well as their service providers and carers, an Oral Health Forum will be held on Wednesday 18 June. To find out more, call ACON or Karumah on 4940 8393.

The Office of the Public Guardian is hosting a GLBT information session on Thursday 12 June. Important and valuable information for all individuals and same-sex couples to plan well for their future will be discussed. At least 20 attendees are required so RSVP to ACON by Friday 6 June.

The fortnightly Krave dance parties at The Grand Hotel in Wyong, Central Coast, are held on the first and third Saturday each month from 10pm. Entry is $10. Visit www.krave.com.au.

If you want any information about groups, services, organisations or community events taking place in the Hunter, New England, MNC or Central Coast contact ACON Hunter/MNC on 4927 6808 or email hunter@acon.org.au.

Sean O’Rourke is the Education and Community Development Officer at ACON’s Hunter/MNC Branch.

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