March 2017

PantSeat Performing Arts production of RENT

RENT-black_001[1]PantSeat Performing Arts production of RENT is happening at the Civic Playhouse in Newcastle in April. They are very generously doing a special Benefit Night performance to raise money for ACON Hunter on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

You can purchase tickets for this ACON Benefit Performance from ACON Hunter 129 Maitland Road Islington Mon – Wed – Frid 9am to 5pm  Tues – Thurs 9am – 6.30pm. tickets for this night are $25/$20. DONT’ MISS IT!!

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Karumah Craft Days

59b9acfcb52f725798e1a8fb6ed722d4[1]The craft days have started and the first one was a great success. The next craft day will be on Wednesday 29th March 2017 at Kurri Kurri followed on Wednesday 19th April 2017. Please bring along any craft work you are working on and a plate for sharing. 10 am – 2pm, please contact Catherine for more details

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Shopping Trip Wednesday 12th April

Shopping Bags Show Retail Store and BuyingWe are having a day of shopping going to Steggles Factory Outlet in Beresfield then onto Aussie Care (cheap groceries) and the Op Shops. If you are interested in going please contact Catherine on 0447 003 386 or

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ACON Northern Rivers Gay Men Retreat

This year’s Retreat is planned for Friday 23 to Tuesday 27 June. As in previous years participants will arrive on Friday late afternoon and depart on the Tuesday morning after breakfast. This Retreat is a residential retreat over 4 nights for gay men living with HIV and their partners/carers.  It offers participants structured activities such as workshops, small group discussions, fun and exercise activities; as well as lots of ‘free’ time for relaxation, reading, games and informal chatting. It is full catered with wholesome and delicious meals (diverse dietary requirements can be catered for).   We hope to attract gay men from all over regional/rural NSW and SE Queensland. Support may be available to assist participants away from the Northern Rivers to attend the Retreat.   We will be developing the content of the Retreat over the next 2 months and registrations will open in May. If you’d like to forward this information to a friend living with HIV who might be interested in being informed about the Retreat,  We hope to see many gay men living with HIV from all over NSW and SE Qld at this year’s Retreat. If I can be of any assistance or if you require more information, please contact me on (02) 6622 1555 or

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