As part of the World’s Greatest Shave, the Gateway Hotel is hosting an event on Friday, March 11 to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The night kicks off at 9.30pm and features the World’s Greatest Karaoke, sausage sizzle, hair colouring, head shaving, and more. Plus Miss Emma Loosenough will be performing, bald!

If you are in or around Newcastle, get along to Connected art exhibition at Art Systems Wickham. The exhibition is in celebration of Mardi Gras. It is open now and runs until March 13.

Back to the Wicko is a quarterly women’s event at the Wickham Park Hotel. The next Back to the Wicko is on Saturday, March 19. $5 entry, live music and BBQ.

Out Tonight, the Newcastle gay and lesbian music ensemble, is looking for new members. No singing experience necessary. For more info, email Catherine at Newcastlegaylesbianchoir@hotmail.com

Newcastle PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) meets Saturday, March 19, 1.30pm at ACON Hunter. For more info, contact Michelle on 0403 730 257.

GENQ is a social support group for GLBT or questioning young people on the Central Coast. GENQ Gosford meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Ph 02 4323 2374. GENQ Wyong meets first Wednesday of the month. Ph 02 4390 7888.

There is much happening in Tamworth in March. Sunday, March 13, picnic in the park, 11.30am at Bicentennial Park, Tamworth.

Saturday, March 19. Northwest Rainbow Connection Inc Committee meeting 11am, Chigley Room Dean House, Tamworth Hospital.

Saturday, March 19. Men’s dinner in Tamworth. Bookings essential. Contact 0427 529 739.

Sunday, March 27. Meet and greet coffee morning, 10am at the Coffee Club, Shopping World, Tamworth.

info: For more about groups, services, organisations or community events in the Hunter, New England, MNC or Central Coast, contact ACON on 02 4927 6808 or email hunter@acon.org.au

By Lisa Ronneberg, the Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Hunter office.

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