You’re Invited to PFLAG’s Holiday Potluck Dinner Party – Tuesday Dec. 13 at 7:30pm – Entertainment by New Wave Singers

Please join us at our  December meeting for our
Annual Holiday Potluck Dinner Party !

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
at Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way,  Columbia, MD 21045

We’ll be treated to a holiday musical performance
by the New Wave Singers.

Please join us,  bring a dish to share
and  be prepared to relax & enjoy!!

If you can , please bring a donation for homeless families at Grassroots Shelter
so they can enjoy the holiday.
Grassroots has given us the following suggestions for donations:

Must be a new item
Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Giant, Safeway, Sunoco, Exxon, BP, Shell, AMC Theaters are welcomed
Gifts for ages 12 & over in the Shelter might include:
 Sweaters, flannel pajama bottoms (keep store tags on them), sweats (small, M, L, XL), Sports Team Items, hand-held video games under $20, Footballs & basketballs.
Games, DVD’s, watches & wallets, robes & slippers, CD’s


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Jan. 10 – PFLAG meeting on “LGBT Heroes in African-American History”

Mark you Calendar !

Tuesday Jan. 10. 2017 at 7:30

PFLAG meeting on

“LGBT Heroes in African-American History”

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December 1st – Holiday Meet & Greet with Music & Dancing @ Bain Center

Come dance and enjoy community with LGBT family, friends and allies (age 18+).  Event sponsored by Bain 50+ Center, LGBT Older Adults Task Force of Howard County and the LGBT 50+ Group.
Thursday, December 1st Holiday Meet & Greet – fun dancing event at the Bain 50+ Center from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Refreshments provided.  Suggested donation of $1.00 and bring a non-perishable item for the Howard County Food Bank.
Remember to RSVP by November 28th at 410-313-7213.


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PFLAG meets Tuesday Nov. 8 for Presentation & Discussion of ‘What You Might Not Know about Transgender People”

What You Might Not Know About Transgender People:  

A presentation and facilitated discussion about the lived transgender experience, including language, myths, history, challenges and true stories. 
Tuesday November 8th – 7:30 p.m. at Owen Brown Interfaith Center
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PFLAG Membership Campaign

Membership Campaign

  • PFLAG’S new fiscal year started on October 1st.  This means it’s time for us to ask you to renew your membership or join PFLAG if you are not yet a member..
  • All donations to PFLAG Columbia-Howard Count are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
  • We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • We do not sell, lease, or loan our membership lists to individuals or organizations.
  • There are several ways to Join or Renew.
    You can download a Membership form Columbia  and mail it to the address on the form.
  • Or New this year:  Consider choosing a recurring sustaining Membership donation on either a monthly or annual basis using your Credit Card thru PayPal. Visit our Website  . Then click on the Credit Card Image in the upper right hand corner beneath the words  ‘Donate Now through PayPal’
    You can choose as little as $5. recurring monthly  or a minimum of $20. recurring annually.  (If you prefer, you can choose to make a one time donation.)
    Suggested monthly Donation:
    Premium: $20. — Standard: $10. –  Basic $5..
    Suggested annual donation: 
    Premium — $250. Flag Waver — $100 – Standard $60. – Minimum $20. as required.
  • Your annual donation to our chapter will also make you a member of National PFLAG.  Note that we will be sending  $15. of your annual donation to National PFLAG.  Take a moment to check out their website to see some of the information, Benefits and Services available to members.

Whatever the size of your gift, or  however you chose to give, your generosity will have a strong and measurable impact because it represents a vote of confidence in the underlying principles that sustain our work and our mission.

Thank you. Your gift makes a difference.
For accounting and tax purposes, our Tax ID# is 52-1914184.

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November 9th Fundraiser event at Bertucci’s to benefit PFLAG Columbia-Howard Co. Chapter !

Wednesday November 9, 2016 — Bertucci’s Fundraiser Event –11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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  Bertucci’s in Columbia   will donate 15% of what you spend back to PFLAG Columbia-Howard County Chapter when you  either dine-in or carry-out.
When you order, say that you want to take part in PFLAG Fundraiser. .
Print this bertuccis-fundraiser-flyer  or Show the image below on your phone.
What a great way to celebrate the end of  election season! 


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16th Annual PFLAG Family Picnic on Saturday October 1st – Noon to 3 p.m.

Each year, PFLAG's picnic brings together families, friends and allies to share an afternoon of food and fun.

Each year, PFLAG’s  picnic brings together families, friends & allies to share an afternoon of food and fun.

Chapter chair Pat English and chapter secretary Sue Garner enjoy some good grillin'.

Pat English & Chapter Chair, Sue Garner cooking up something good !


Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Noon to 3 p.m.  at Centennial Park , South Pavilion D , (off of Rt. 108)

NEW this year: Musical Performance at 1:45 Georgie Jessup
check her out HERE )

2nd Annual Cutest Dog Contest (1:00 pm)

What to Expect

  • Parents, family members, friends, LGBTQ+, allies and children of all ages
  • Games for all ages
  • Lots of seating for relaxing and chatting
  • A large pavilion to protect us in case of rain
  • Cutest Dog Contest !!

What is Provided

  • Charcoal and cooking utensils
  • Soft drinks and ice
  • Cups, plates, eating utensils and napkins

What to Bring

  • Something to barbecue and a dish to share
  • The kids
  • A friend
  • Dogs on leashes welcome
  • Suggested Donation of $5 per family is appreciated


  • From Route 29, take exit 21B to MD 108 W/Old Annapolis Rd toward Clarksville.
  • Turn right at Ten Mills Rd and follow the PFLAG signs.Judy - 2004
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