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A Little Song, A Little Dance

Please join ARE for the 14th Annual “A Little Song, A Little Dance.” The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Holidome in Frederick, MD.

There will be music, dancing, female impersonations, a silent auction, cash bar, and more!

Saturday November 22nd, 2014 at 8:00pm

Get your tickets for the event at or call 301-834-5096 for more information.

The proceeds from this event benefit ARE and the Frederick County, VA PFLAG chapter.



Don’t miss it!


Ladies Night 2013

Ladies Night 2013

All Male RevueWe would like to invite all the ladies of the community to come out for an all male revue show. In addition to an evening of entertainment, we are taking the opportunity to provide health information for a group that is often overlooked within HIV Awareness Efforts.  One in four people living with HIV in the United States are women. Locally, 30% of our consumers are women. This event will bring all the ladies in the community together for a fun filled educational evening.

Awareness Event

Ladies Night – All Male Revue Show

Friday, June 14, 2013

Best Western Lee Jackson Conference Room 711 Millwood Avenue, Winchester, Virginia 22601-5168
Phone: 540-662-4154

Doors Open at 6PM (Advance Ticket Sales Only)

At the door tickets will be offered starting at 7PM. (Limited Seating so we suggest purchasing your ticket in advance)

Tickets $25 (plus processing fee) and includes Hors D’Oeuvres – All ticket sales are final (no refunds)

Cash Bar and local Vendors on-site.

Please drink responsibly. Best Western is offering discounted room rates for this event.

Ladies Only

(you must be 18+ years of age with a valid photo ID to enter) 

Winchester Little Theatre


Winchester Little Theatre

Winchester Little Theatre Presents a special performance of “You Know I can’t Hear You When The Water is Running!” They are graciously donating this performance to ARE so we receive all the proceeds. Please join us for this comedy act that makes fun of everyday life.

The performance will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 8:00PM. The doors will open at 7:30PM and we suggest you arrive early for the best seating. You may purchase your tickets using the online form below or visit our office to pay with cash or check.

Below is a summary of the plot for the play and each of the four acts.

You know I can’t hear you when the water is running is a collection of four unrelated one-act comedy plays by Robert Anderson. In The Shock of Recognition, playwright Jack Barnstable auditions Richard Pawling for a role that requires nudity and discovers the overeager actor is more than willing to show his stuff. The Footsteps of Doves focuses on Harriet and George, a married couple shopping for twin beds after many years of marriage. George, who is opposed to the change, strikes up a conversation with Jill, a considerably younger fellow shopper who shares his view. In I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Chuck and Edith realize how empty their marriage has become as they await the arrival of their adult children. I’m Herbert is a scattered conversation between Herbert and Muriel, an elderly couple with memory problems who try in vain to recall their earlier relationships.

*This performance is for mature audiences


7th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit Feb 9, 2013

Mardi Gras Benefit 2013

7th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit – Feb 9, 2013

7th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit 2013

We are busy planning and prepping for the 7th Annual Mardi Gras Benefit 2013.  The party will be held at Best Western Lee Jackson Banquet Room.  Here is a quick list of the fun things to enjoy.

  • Dinner
  • Dancing
  • Cash Bar
  • VIP Tickets
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffles
  • Beads

If you have attended before, you know how much fun it is so don’t wait to buy your tickets.  If you haven’t, please buy your tickets today and join us for an evening filled with fun and excitement.  For additional information please click the button below.

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World AIDS Day 2012

Chuck Panozzo - World AIDS Day 2012 Special Guess

World AIDS Day Celebration of Life

Chuck Panozzo - World AIDS Day 2012 Special Guess

Special Guest
Chuck Panozzo of STYX

December 1, 2012

12:00 PM

Goodson Chapel

Shenandoah University

This is free and open to the public so please join us for this special day of celebration.

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

Chuck Panozzo will be our special guest speaker. He is the co-founder of the rock band STYX and also the bass player for the band. He has been HIV positive since 1991 and has been working hard lately to help those with HIV live healthier lives.

There will also be musical selections provided by Alpha Psi Omega/Shenandoah University Students.

Rocky Horror…Antici-pation Pre-Sale Tickets Available


Do you feel the …antici…………(wait for it) …..pation?
yes, we do…

Early pre-sale tickets are available through The Alamo link below.  $20pp (better pricing) includes your evening of devilishly, naughty fun. Goodie bag is included and show starts at 11pm. The Alamo expects 2 theaters so once the 1st one fills up (we hope your with us in that one!) they sell the next one.

Specialty Rocky Horror Limited Edition Beads will be sold in the lobby. Costume contest, raffles, door prizes, hotel room specials for overnight guests and just loads of fun…if you’ve never been- shame on you! It’s a must for all….

Click the link below….hit the 11pm show tickets and it’ll take you to the reserve site. Small Alamo processing fee applied but we’ll make it worth it!

Local HIV/AIDS Walk Coming Up-Register Now


AIDS Response Effort Inc (ARE) HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk is coming up:
Aug 5th, Sunday….


Cost $20pp..

cut & paste to your page, tell your friends to register online here:

Monty Python Holy Grail Tickets on Sale Now

Monty Python Holy Grail

Monty Python Holy Grail

Monty Python Holy Grail (Classic movie) Sing AlongWhen: July 19th, ThursdayTime: 7pm.. only 1 SHOWING!Cost: $15pp (includes participation bag)raffle, drawing, costume contest and more…Don’t miss this classic.  Only showing one time & could sell out!Team ARE….we’ll be there and DRESSED THE PART!!!”IT’s only a flesh wound”….. “Run away!”   

Team ARE


Get your tickets online now:

Tickets on Sale Now for The Laramie Project


The acclaimed Laramie Project tickets are on sale now…. or via phone: 540-539-0682

$15 pp for adults- $12 per student

Show-times: June 22-23 & June 29-30. June 24 & July 1 so plenty of opportunities to catch this event.

Location: Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601
Produced by Selah Theater Project/Directed by La Tash Do’zia-Early

Harpers Ferry, WV ‘River Riders’ Gay Pride Day Event


 River Riders, Harpers Ferry, WV

2nd Annual Gay Pride Day

June 24, 2012

Lots of great events going on that day. Come on out, ARE will be present with an “Awareness” Table there…

We hear there will be a drag show with a surprise guest performer we haven’t seen in awhile. Stop by, say hi …

Team ARE