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Crafternoon for World AIDS Day at Head & Hands!

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Do you like doing crafts or making videos? Do you want to support World AIDS Day and Head & Hands? Do you want to drink hot chocolate and have fun talking about safer sex with other rad crafters?

Then come join us at our Crafternoon on Monday, November 29!

Who: You and your buds!What: Making crafts (buttons, patches, etc) and a short video* to promote safer sex and getting tested for HIV– just in time for World AIDS Day!
When: Monday, November 29 from 4-6pm

Where: Head & Hands (5833 Sherbrooke Street West)
Why: To have fun, to get involved at Head & Hands, and to spread the word about the importance of safer sex and the FREE RAPID HIV TESTING NIGHT** on December 1st.

Bring friends, bring craft materials, bring creative energy for filming, and bring the fun! (though we will have all of the above on hand, too!)

*A note about the video: we’ll be filming different volunteers doing condom demonstrations on various random objects (e.g. chair legs, vegetables, doorknobs, fenceposts, etc.). Condom tutorial will be provided, and everyone is welcome to film a segment if they’re comfortable!
**A word on Rapid HIV Testing: Head & Hands is proud to host its first rapid HIV testing clinic on World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2010 between 5 and 8pm.  The service is free for youth aged 12 to 25, and allows people to get their results on the spot. Counseling, information and referrals will be offered on site.

Happy birthday, head & hands!

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I don’t know about you, but I sure am getting psyched for the Head & Hands 40th Anniversary Gala, or as I prefer to call it, the Gayla of the Year! The big soirée is tomorrow night at the magical Rialto Theatre – I just walked by today, and our name on the marquee made me smile. All week, past staff members, alumni and volunteers have been dropping by our office at 5833 Sherbrooke West to say hi and to pick up their tickets -including one who helped found H&H in 1970!  Radical!!

All of these wonderful supporters and friends will be partying down tomorrow night, with CBC Homerun’s Sue Smith hosting, and live music by Socalled, Lake Stew, and the Matthew Daher Jazz Trio. Do you have your ticket yet?? If not, hurry on over to buy online, because tickets are selling out, and online sales end at noon tomorrow.

Anyway, don’t listen to me – here’s what some other people-about-town are saying:

We’re 40, fabulous, and don’t feel a day over 25: time to celebrate! See you there!!