Events

The Ladies of the Rainbow Holiday Show to Benefit APSV will be December 9th at the VFW in Brattleboro.  More details to come…..

 

 

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Online Benefit and Chinese Auction to benefit AIDS Project of  Southern Vermont was a success! Thank you to everyone who participated by purchasing tickets or donating goods/services. Special thanks to Scott and Dave of Frog Meadow for their continued support of our programs!

 

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30th AIDS Walk for Life
raises record sum of $34,121

Banner carriers David Carr and Shirley Squires at our 30th Walk

Banner carriers David Carr and Shirley Squires

Over 70 people joined us May 20th at the River Garden as we remembered friends and family we’ve lost to HIV-related illnesses, called attention to the effects of the epidemic in our community, honored those who make a difference in this challenging work and thanked the community for 30 years of support.

Read Kevin O’Connor’s article in the Brattleboro Reformer

iPad Raffle:  iPad donated by Brown Computer Solutions was won by Howie Peterson!  Congratulations, Howie!

Many thanks to:
Sponsors – Against the Grain Gourmet, Brown Computer Solutions, Caracal Consulting, Re-Pete Property Maintenance, The Richards Group and West River Family Dental.

Prize donors – Bennington Potters, Brattleboro Bowl, Brattleboro Food Coop, Brown Computer Solutions, Dutton Farms, Mocha Joe’s, Vermont Quince and Walker Farm

Lunch donors – Brattleboro Retreat/Sodexho, Price Chopper and board members

Musicians – Samirah Evans and Sharon Leslie

We raised over $34,000!  Thank you!2017 AIDS banner

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Events and Happenings

December 10th: Holiday Drag Show featuring the Ladies of the Rainbow

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With heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful event:
The Ladies of the Rainbow, the
VFW and the energetic audience who braved the weather to come see this spectacular holiday show!
Our event sponsors: Brown Computer Solutions, Marlboro College, and West River Family Dental
Gold table sponsors: Brattleboro Food Co-Op, Joe Heslin Strategies, Tracy J. Sloan
Table sponsors: Brattleboro Retreat, Brown Computer Solutions, Caracal Consulting, Flamingo Diner, Ginger Soulless, Hotel Pharmacy, Recycle Away, Re-Pete Property Maintenance

We hope to see everyone back again next year!

 

 

December 1: World AIDS Day celebrationworld_logo1
noon to 1 pm • at the River Garden

Candlelight vigil, music, updates on HIV around the world as well as the viewing of a 15-minute film by local director Michelle Wood. Living two decades longer than he ever imagined possible with HIV, Quinn’s life unfolds in this artistic representation of his loss, love and celebration. “And Counting” takes you on an experimental journey and invites you into a different type of cinematic experience. Michelle will be available to answer questions.  Light refreshments will be served. FMI: 254-4444

A Weekend to Remember & Celebrate: Life, Loss, Love

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on Saturday, October 15 at the Latchis Theatre to see Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.  The local talent was amazing.  Many thanks to Susan MacNeil for producing this event; Latchis Theatre for hosting; and the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation for being the lead sponsor.  A memorable weekend for all involved.

ELEGIES-LOGO-WEBA celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score   –   from Samuel French’s website.

Honor and support the work of APSV! Purchase your tickets now for a one-night-only performance of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, the first show written about the AIDS pandemic. Originally performed off-Broadway in 1989, Elegies is a song cycle with music by Janet Hood and lyrics and additional text by lyricist, Bill Russell. Each of the monologues is written from the perspective of characters who have died from AIDS, and the songs represent the feelings of friends and family members dealing with the loss. Special opening performance by Jody Sperling, founder of Time Lapse Dance.

Lead sponsor The Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, helping to create a vibrant Vermont LGBTQ community and ensure that LGBTQ Vermonters are connected, healthy, appreciated, safe, and empowered.

Learn more about the history of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens.

And on Sunday, October 16th join us for All That Heaven Allows starring Rock Hudson. This film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

There is no set cost to attend this film. Donations gratefully accepted online or at the door.  For more information: 802 254-4444

Both events at Latchis Theatre, 50 Main Street, Brattleboro

 

 

9th Annual Frog Meadow Event held July 16

Scott and Dave of Frog Meadow Farm held their Annual Barbecue and Garden Party Benefit on Saturday, July 16.  Approximately 100 men came out to support the AIDS Project and enjoyed the beautiful gardens, hiking trails, swimming pond, lawn games, and the chance to win fabulous prizes in the auction!

The AIDS Project applauds Scott and Dave on all the work they put into making this a successful fundraiser to support HIV prevention efforts in southern Vermont.  We truly appreciate their efforts and generosity!

Thanks to sponsors: Against the Grain Gourmet, West River Family Dental, Thom Dahlin, Mountainside Campground, and Rock River Preservation.

 

29th Annual AIDS Walk raised over $27,000!

AIDS Walk 1Thank you to everyone who came out on a beautiful sunny Saturday in May to support us as we remembered individuals we’ve lost to AIDS and honored those who continue the good work of reducing HIV transmission in southern Vermont.

Many thanks to the Brattleboro Union High School cast of RENT for providing delightful music.  It truly made the day extra special to have your energy surrounding us.

Read more about the event in this article written by Kevin O’Connor for the Brattleboro Reformer.

It’s not too late to make a donation to this event:

Click here to see our 29th Annual Walk for Life FirstGiving page

 

 

Many thanks to The Brattleboro Union High School Music Department for including us in the February 2016 production of RENT.rent poster full web

AIDS Project staff and board members were pleased with the number of attendees who visited our education table in the lobby during all three performances. Read The Commons News article.

 

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50/50 Raffle at Rock Voices January 8th concert benefited APSV.  We appreciate the support! read the Brattleboro Reformer article


2015 Events and Happenings

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Many thanks to our Christmas Angel who brightened the holidays for our clients again in 2015.

 

 

 

 

WAD2Our World AIDS Day Celebration was held Tuesday, December 1 at the River Garden in Brattleboro

Twenty-five community members joined us as we honored those affected by HIV/AIDS and those who work to combat AIDS worldwide.  The free event opened with a 10 minute candlelight vigil on the sidewalk, followed by a short program of speakers. The music provided by Becky Graber and members of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus was uplifting and set just the right tone.

Many thanks to Strolling of the Heifers for use of the space and sound system, BCTV for the loan of the microphone, and the 30 members of the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus for their beautiful songs.

 

Giving-Tuesday Click here  to donate to the AIDS Project’s Giving Tuesday campaign.

 

 

 

Story Slam held October 17th

APSV-Story-SlamwebMany thanks to everyone who joined us at 118 Elliot Street on October 17th as we listened to ten brave souls share their personal stories.  Special thanks to: Hillary Boone  for hosting the event; Lissa and John for giving us a break on the cost of the venue; our volunteer bakers and all the community members who came out to support us.

 

 

8th Annual Frog Meadow Garden Party frogmeadowbbq2 held July 18th

Scott and Dave of Frog Meadow Farm held their Annual Barbecue and Garden Party Benefit on Saturday, July 18.  Over a hundred men came out to support the AIDS Project and enjoyed the beautiful gardens, hiking trails, swimming pond, lawn games, and the chance to win fabulous prizes in the chinese auction!

The AIDS Project applauds Scott and Dave on all the work they put into making this a successful fundraiser (over $5,000) to support HIV prevention efforts in southern Vermont.  We truly appreciate their efforts and generosity!

Thanks to sponsors: Against the Grain Gourmet, West River Family Dental, Thom Dahlin, Mountainside Campground, and Rock River Preservation.

 

An Evening with the Ladies of the Rainbow – a benefit Drag Show for the AIDS Project of  Southern Vermont held on May 30th

Ladies-copyA glamorous success!  Thank you to everyone who came out to support the AIDS Project and enjoy a fabulous show with the most glamorous Ladies in town.  Together we raised over $4,000 for our direct service and prevention programs.

Many thanks to…

Cabot Cheese for providing the delicious cheese in many varieties for our cheese/cracker platters.

Major sponsors:  Brown Computer Solutions and West River Family Dental

Cheese/Cracker Platter Sponsors:  Brattleboro Retreat, Brown Computer Solutions, Center for Health & Learning, Ginger Soulless, Green Mountain Crossroads, Hotel Pharmacy, Joe Heslin Strategies, Joe’s Hideaway,  Marlboro College Graduate & Professional Studies, NEFITCO, Otter Pond Bindery, Re-Pete Property Maintenance Service, and Tracy Sloan, CPA.

 

 

 

28th Annual AIDS Walk for Lifewalkhalfway copy held on May 16, 2015

Nearly 100 participants raised $27,500 for the AIDS Project at this year’s Walk for Life.  This year’s event held at the River Garden on Main Street honored the local Comprehensive Care Clinic for providing state-of-the-art medical services to the HIV+ community for 20 years.

Many thanks to:  West River Family Dental and The Richards Group for sponsoring the event; Maple Leaf Music for providing the sound system; Andy Davis for the inspiring music; Polar Beverages for drinks; Brattleboro Food Coop, Brattleboro Retreat and Price Chopper for lunch fixings; Bennington Potters, Brattleboro Bowl, Brown Computer Solutions, Joe Cardamone of Glass Fusion Studios, Latchis Theatre, Newfane Greenhouse, and Walker Farm for providing prizes.