Restaurant list announced for ‘Dinner with Friends’ fundraiser

PEORIA — Central Illinois Friends, an HIV/AIDS service organization in Central Illinois, has released the restaurant list for their annual “Dinner with Friends” fundraiser. Throughout September, people will eat at different restaurants with a portion of the bills going to support services for people living with HIV in the area. The restaurants are:

Wednesday, Sept. 4 – 6p-9p Country BBQ
Thursday, Sept. 5 – 6p-9p Ulrich’s Rebellion Room
Friday, Sept.

ILGRA to present ‘Rodeo Round Town’ August 23 -25

CHICAGO – The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association is pleased to announce it’s “RODEO ROUND TOWN” weekend will be held August 23rd thru the 25th in Chicago. In previous years, gay rodeo fans from across the country came to Chicago this last weekend in August for the Windy City Rodeo. As ILGRA works to rebuild and bring back live rodeo to the Windy City, they will host a series of events from Boystown to Andersonville to Rogers Park to continue the tradition of rodeo fun including an afternoon of “rodeo” competitions for prizes. The weekend features the “Rodeo Kickoff Hoe Down” at 8pm at Charlie’s Chicago on Friday night August 23rd, Touché’s annual “Cowboy Eye for the Leather Guy” makeover contest at 10pm on Saturday night August 24th and wraps up with the “Trails End Dance” at 4pm on Sunday with Chicago’s Original Country Dance at The Call Bar. Admission to all events are free and open to everyone 21 and older.

Phoenix Center Chix with Stix Golf Outing on Aug. 3

SPRINGFIELD — The Phoenix Center in Springfield will be hosting its annual Chix with Stix fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Lincoln Greens Golf Course. From the Facebook event:
Join us for the 5th Annual Chix with Stix Women’s Only Golf Outing. This year’s event will be held at Lincoln Greens, an 18 hole course. This is a “best ball foursome” event with prizes for longest putt, longest drive, and closest to the pin.

OUT of the Office 2019 on May 30

CHICAGO — OUT of the Office is hosting their kick off to Pride Month at IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge on Thursday, May 30. From the Facebook event:
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for OUT of the Office 2019: Thursday, May 30. Two ticket types:

1. VIP (early access, 2 drink tickets, appetizers, and a special VIP swag bag) opens at 5 p.m.

2. General admission (1 drink ticket, appetizers) opens at 6 p.m.

This event kicks off Gay Pride Month in Chicago and will raise money for Affinity Chicago, Heartland Health and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce.