Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, March 13, 1998 Page: 49 of 72
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OUT THIS WEEK
Commissioner Debra Jean Lowery
prepares for 2 leagues in spring’s
women’s softball season
The North Texas Women's Sports
Association presents a pre-season mem-
bership sign-up party, 2-4 p.m. on Sunday
at Buddies II.
"Everybody that is going to play and
anybody that wants to play" is invited,
according to commissioner Debra Jean
Lowery. "Ninety percent of the people
coming will already have a team, but we
will try our best to get individuals hooked
up with a team."
The local association is for lesbians
interested in playing softball on all-
This season the association sponsors
two divisions, Lowery explained. One is
strictly for recreational play; the other pro-
vides a more competitive environment,
with the opportunity for top teams to par-
ticipate in the Gay Softball World Series in
"Sunday is a recreational league. It is
not eligible for the World Series. The
Tuesday league is competitive/alternative
and the champions go to the World Series
which is in Atlanta, Georgia this year,"
The recreational season begins on
March 29, and the competitive season
starts March 31. All the association's
games are played at Glencoe Park in
Lowery, active in the league for several
years, has watched it expand from one
league to two in her term as commissioner.
"I've been involved with the group proba-
Debra Jean Lowery is commis-
sioner of the North Texas
Women’s Sports Association.
bly 10 years, mainly as an umpire. The last
four years I've been the commissioner of
the league," she said.
So far, six teams are signed up to play in
the recreational division, and seven teams
are on the rolls for the competitive divi-
Women interested in participating in
either league should bring their drivers
licenses and a $25 dollar registration fee to
the party at Buddies II next Sunday.-AH
league players and commissioners will be
on hand to answer questions and tell war
stories about previous seasons, Lowery
— Jennifer Earls
MARCH 13 — MARCH 22
H Q EDI * Beth El Binah, gay and
I O rni lesbian Jewish Reform con-
gregation, conducts Shabbat service at 8:15
p.m. at Gay and Lesbian Community
Center, 2701 Reagan. Call 214-521-5342 ext.
• Legend, gay and lesbian employee group
at Texas Instruments, meets for happy hour,
6-8 p.m. at Jungle Red, 3102 Oak Lawn.
Happy hour snack buffet until 7 p.m. and
happy hour drink prices for Legend mem-
bers for duration of gathering. Call 214-343-
• Prime Timers of Dallas-Fort Worth, group
for gay men ages 40 and above, hosts
Cowboy cocktail party and reception in con-
junction with group's Anniversary
Weekend. $5 per person. 7-9 p.m. at The
Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, 6525
Inwood. Anniversary events continue
through Sunday. Call 972-504-8866.
H M OAT * Hispanic Ministry at
I ** Ort I Cathedral of Hope meets
for Hablas Espanol, a group for Spanish-
speakers, and a pot luck dinner. Call 214-
• Prime Timers of Dallas-Fort Worth con-
tinues Anniversary Weekend celebration,
with brunch at 10 a.m. at Fresco's, 4015
Lemmon Ave. Group's Anniversary
Banquet scheduled 6-9:30 p.m. at World
Trade Center, 2100 Stemmons, $25 per per-
son. Appropriate attire required. Call 972-
• Living Well with HIV series at AIDS
Resource Center presents program on
returning to work. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at
2701 Reagan. This program is free and lunch
is provided. Pre-registration required by
calling 214-521-5124. For additional details,
see the Health Calendar printed elsewhere
in this edition.
• Garland Women's Community holds
Coffeehouse featuring music of Rayn. 7-11
p.m. at Pleasant Valley Unitarian
Universalist Church, 1346 Pleasant Valley
Rd. Tickets $5. Call 972-240-4243.
• Congregation Beth El Binah, gay and les-
bian Jewish Reform congregation, holds
Purim costume party, 8 p.m. to midnight at
private residence in northeast Dallas. Please
RSVP the number in your party. Call 214-
521-5342 ext. 884.
• AIDS Resource Center presents seminar
on Considering a Return to Work, for HIV-
positive individuals whose health has
improved due to recent treatments. 9:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 2701 Reagan. Program is
free and open to public, lunch provided.
Pre-registration required by calling 214-521-
H C OI||L| • Prime Timers of Dallas-
I w dUll Fort Worth concludes
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Entering is Easy!!! _
Just stop by JR's on March 19th and fill out your Encounters Ad.
You're automatically entered. ALL PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AWAY
THAT NIGHT! You must be present to win.
invites you to our
first Spring Fling Party
Thursday, March 19th
9:30pm - 11:30pm
We'll be giving away great prizes at each Spring
Fling event including:
MARCH 13, 1998
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