Hume Phoenix will be having their coffee club again in Albury this Sunday, December 11.

A regular feature of this group’s monthly activities, the coffee club is a great way to catch up with friends, meet new ones and get the local buzz.
More info: 0458 216 464

The last Q2Q of 2011 will be held on Thursday, December 15 at the ACON Illawarra Community Space. Q2Q is an educational and social support group for school-aged same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people, or young people questioning their sexuality and/or gender.

If you or someone you know would like to attend Q2Q in 2012, or would like to find out about other youth groups in the area, please call 02 4226 1163 for more information.

For those visiting Wollongong, the ACON Illawarra office will be closed from December 23 and will re-open at 9am, Tuesday, January 3. Feel free to come in and see the team.

If you’re local, let us know what’s been happening over the break, or if you’re visiting, meet the local staff and find out what’s on offer in the area.
With 2012 almost upon us, that means Mardi Gras is just around the corner.
Illawarra Rising are already organising their Mardi Gras entry for 2012. If you would like to be involved, their next sign-up meeting is Sunday,January 8 from 2pm at the Phoenix Theatre (24 Bridge St, Coniston). This will be one of the last chances to sign up for this float, so organise your friends and come and get involved!

More info: steen@phoenixtheatre.net.au Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/illawarraRising

Keep checking ACON Illawarra’s Facebook for updates on community Christmas parties and other festive season events.

If you’re travelling this festive season, don’t forget to pack supplies — whether that’s condoms and lube, medications, or the portable “love swing” with tassels!

That’s all from me this year. Have a great break!

Take care, have fun, play safe.

Trevor Slattery is the Education and Community Development Officer at ACON’s Illawarra Office.

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