Out N Hastings, Port Macquarie’s GLBTIQ social group, has been busy organising events. They are holding a dance on Saturday, November 26 in the Dolphin Lounge of the Westport Club from 7pm. Tickets will be available at the door.

The group has also kicked off a recreational fishing tournament for LGBTIQ people called A Queer Fishing Classic 2011. This is their inaugural yearly fishing event and will take place in locations within the Hastings. Tides and where the fish are biting will determine each location and the length of the day.

With a successful round one completed, the next round will be on December 4 along Settlement Point. Round three will be held in February 2012.

All teams and individual competitors, identifying as, or allying with LGBTQI people are welcome to participate. To register your interest or for further information, please email onhfishos@gmail.com BYO BBQ food, if no fish caught.

The Macleay Valley Women’s Group holds a women-only brunch at 9.30am on the fourth Sunday of every month. Please contact Jen Clarke on 02 6562 4084 or Chonni and Lou on 02 6562 1885. Their next brunch will be held on Sunday, November 27.

As a part of the lead-up to World AIDS day, Anabell from ACON Coffs Harbour will have a bucket brigade collection at the Jetty Memorial Theatre production of Rent from November 19. Come along to see the show and throw some gold coins into the buckets to help raise funds for World AIDS Day.

The third annual coastal walk in Port Macquarie to speak out against violence toward women is being held on Sunday, November 27. This event is being organised by the Port Macquarie Domestic Violence Committee in conjunction with ACON. Please call Glenn Ferrero at ACON’s Port Macquarie outreach office for details.

INFO: For more about groups, services, organisations or community events on the Mid North Coast, contact ACON Port Macquarie on 02 6584 0943 or email mnc@acon.org.au ACON Coffs Harbour 02 6651 6017 or email athoener@acon.org.au

Glenn Ferrero is the Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Port Macquarie Outreach office.

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