Mardi Gras has come and gone for another year. I hope your Mardi Gras was safe, fabulous and enormous fun.
How amazing was the Newcastle Mardi Gras Float! Featuring a rainbow beaming from the Nobby’s lighthouse, rainbow stained glass windows in the cathedral, Newcastle shaking from the earthquake and rising like a beautiful phoenix, the gorgeous vineyards and landscape of the Hunter Valley, the pristine beaches, and the happy shiny people of the Hunter. You want to live here, don’t you?
So now we move into March and the fun does not stop.
Back to the Cri is happening on Friday, March 19.  The evening will be hosted by Bubbles, and will feature drag kings, DJ Kerry, and other special guest stars. This year Back To The Cri is taking over the Gateway Hotel, so there will be entertainment in both bars. Tickets are available from ACON or the Gateway. $20 for dinner and shows, or $10 for the shows only. Back To The Cri is an ACON fundraiser. It is always a huge event, so get your tickets early.
Back to the Wicko is a quarterly event for GLBT women in the Hunter. The Next Back to the Wicko is on Saturday, March 20, kicking off at 4.30pm with live music, BBQ, raffles and more.
Coastal Lynx on the Mid North Coast are holding their AGM Tuesday, March 16 at the ACON office at 6pm. For details call 6584 0943.
There will be a women’s brunch in Port Macquarie at the Lighthouse Beach Kiosk on Sunday, March 21 from 10.30am.  For more info, call Kirsten on 0422 584 078.
Coastal Castaways Tennis and BBQ is on Sunday, March 14 at the Tinonee Tennis Courts. Call 0401 880 532 or 0411 693 458 for info.

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

Lisa Ronneberg is the Community Health Promotion Officer at ACON’s Hunter Office.

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