NEW TRADITIONS GRACE 1: DINNER WITH FRIENDS1545698700000

Monday Evening December 24, 2018
Dec 24, 2018 · 4:45- 6:15PM

NEW TRADITIONS GRACE 1: DINNER WITH FRIENDS during the month of December as the year draws to a close, GRACE has been the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network's (50-Plus) unifying theme. GRACE refers to different things for different people for starters it is often viewed or seen in a religious context, for some it is elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action while for others it is to favor or forgive. For me GRACE is an inner beauty and strength that when shared can be transformative. GRACE or the lack of it can be expressed in many ways in the things we do or say with regards to others and the way we live our lives. This year we welcome our friends from The Bridgemen for the first time.

PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE BETWEEN 4:45 TO 5:00 PM: The premise behind this dinner is simple to bring the members of the 50-Plus Network & The Bridgemen together to not only feed hungry bodies and but to celebrate diversity, discover commonalities and the buried treasures of our life experience. We gather together to share each other's company, give thanks and kick-off the holiday season. The menu served family style is still being planned. Alcohol is available but on your own. You can attend both GRACE 1 & GRACE 2, just one or the other space permitting but you must RSVP for each segment individually.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT:
• THIS IS NOT AN OPEN INVITATION
• ACTIVE 50-PLUS & BRIDEMEN MEMBERS ARE PRIORITIZED
• AN RSVP IS REQUIRED
• PLEASE DO NOT RSVP WITH BOTH 50-PLUS & BRIDGEMEN
• PLEASE RSVP IF WAITLISTED WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN SPACE CLEARS
• GUESTS ARE BY APPROVAL ONLY
• PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE EVENT BETWEEN 4:45-5:00 PM.
• WE PLAN TO START SERVICE AT 5:00PM
• PLEASE INFORM US OF ANY MOBILITY ISSUES SO THE RESTAURANT CAN PLAN ACCOORDINGLY

RSVP BEGIN NOW: Please RSVP once. AGAIN, do not RSVP with both 50-Plus & Bridgemen. As this event is usually at capacity we will prioritize those who have attended at least one 50-Plus or Bridgemen event or activity since July 1, 2018. Those not meeting that criteria will be placed on a Wait List.We reserve the right manage the attendee list as we see appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited space and priority is given to active 50-Plus/Bridgemen Members. Guests must be approved and also note that there are some people who are not on Meetup and that not all RSVPs are listed here. In the past the program has done well accommodating those on the Wait List. If you have any questions please call or email. You can RSVP on the Meetup or for more information you can also EMAIL [masked] or CALL[masked].

We will send out confirmations with exact details hopefully by Friday December 21, 2018.

NEW TRADITIONS GRACE 2: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON1545703200000

NEW TRADITIONS: GRACE 2: SOUNDS OF THE SEASON: Join the 50-Plus Network & The Bridgemen as we celebrate the holidays with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. This event, the 7:00 PM performance, takes place immediately after our GRACE 1: DINNER WITH FRIENDS. We will need to start lining up at around 6:00 PM. You can attend both events or just one or the other space permitting but YOU MUST RSVP FOR EACH SEGMENT SEPARATELY.

AGAIN PLEASE NOTE SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT:
• THIS IS NOT AN OPEN INVITATION
• ACTIVE 50-PLUS & BRIDEMEN MEMBERS ARE PRIORITIZED
• AN RSVP IS REQUIRED
• PLEASE DO NOT RSVP WITH BOTH 50-PLUS & BRIDGEMEN
• PLEASE RSVP IF WAITLISTED WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN SPACE CLEARS
• GUESTS ARE BY APPROVAL ONLY
• PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AT THE EVENT BY 6:00 PM.
• WE HOPE TO BE AMONG THE FIRST SEATED
• PLEASE INFORM US OF ANY MOBILITY ISSUES SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY

RSVP BEGIN NOW: Please RSVP once. Do not RSVP with both 50-Plus & Bridgemen. We expect the response to be strong and will establish a Wait List. We reserve the right manage the attendee list as we see appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited space and priority is given to active 50-Plus/Bridgemen Members. Guests must be approved and also note that there are some people who are not on Meetup and that not all RSVPs are listed here. In the past the program has done well accommodating those on the Wait List. If you have any questions please call or email. You can RSVP on the Meetup or for more information you can also EMAIL [masked] or CALL[masked].

We will send out confirmations with exact details hopefully by Friday December 21, 2018.

Bridgemen Planning Group Meeting1546484400000

Would you like to get more involved with Bridgemen on a deeper level? Would you like to help decide what community service projects we do? Is there a nonprofit that’s near and dear to your heart that you’d like to see us work with? If so, we would love to have you join us and hear your input!

The Bridgemen Planning Group is always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives in helping us select our projects. Come join us for the evening, enjoy some food and share your ideas for projects we can get involved with.

Here are the general guidelines we follow for selecting service projects:

1. Events will be chosen at planning meetings through consensus, and any major concerns or objections from a Planning Group member will prevent a project from moving forward.
2. Every service project must have a designated Project Lead before it can be approved.
3. Bridgemen must always work in teams.
4. All events must allow for a minimum of 15 participants, and events with larger capacities will be prioritized over smaller ones.
5. Bridgemen must not be required to attend training on a different day than the actual event.
6. Bridgemen are not responsible for supplies and will not seek donation of supplies for events. The organization will be responsible for getting supplies.
7. Bridgemen will not register participants into a database for partnering organizations. Individuals are allowed to register with partnering organizations on their own.

Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate head count.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup or by email at [masked].

TFTATFW: Lake Merritt Walk + Lunch1546542000000

Start out the New Year with a little exercise with friends! The Bridgemen and 50-Plus are doing another urban hike, this time in Oakland! For our very first East Bay urban hike, we’ll be walking around lovely Lake Merritt. This will be the first of a new monthly event called “TFTATFW” (The First Thursday After The First Wednesday).

Lake Merritt is a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, just east of downtown, surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. It is historically significant as the first official wildlife refuge in the US. A 3.4-mile path runs along its perimeter.

We’ll meet at the Lake Merritt BART Station in Oakland at 11 AM. From there, we’ll walk together up to the Lake Merritt Amphitheater and begin our walk counterclockwise around the lake. Just before completing the loop, we’ll head west into Oakland Chinatown and enjoy lunch together at a Chinese restaurant (TBA), compliments of Bridgemen/50-Plus!

Things to bring:
-- Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated!
-- Sunscreen and/or a hat.
-- Jacket and/or layers if it’s chilly.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Bridgemen Coordinator Alex Ray here on Meetup, by email at [masked] or by cell phone at[masked].

Strut Art Opening - “Tarot Erotique” by Jessalyn Ann Ragus-Glasgow1546660800000

The Art at Strut program has been exhibiting the work of local and international gay or queer artists once a month for over 16 years. It has always been an important part of Magnet. We are excited to announce that for the month of January, we are exhibiting the work of Jessalyn Ann Ragus-Glasgow in her show titled “Tarot Erotique.”

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jessalyn Ragus is a Psychedelic Erotic Artist living in the Haight district of San Francisco. Through her artwork she explores sexuality and eroticism and mixes it with the metaphysical, botanical and religious/female iconography. Her work references womxn/queer issues and experiences, her own personal experience as a queer womxn and life in the city. Using Psychedelic Erotica she hopes to eliminate the stigmatization around sex and sexuality by approaching eroticism in sweet, mind-altering and humorous ways that invite everyone to the party. This event will showcase a selection of framed prints from her Tarot Erotique Deck. The deck includes 78 original collages born by combining queer imagery with the beauty of sex. Based on the original tarot deck illustrations by Pamela Colman Smith. The full deck is available for purchase for $55.

The Art Opening starts at 8 PM sharp, and will go until 10 PM. Free drinks and light snacks will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact our Community Events Organizer Baruch Porras Hernandez at [masked].

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