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LGBTQIA+ events: Community picnic Oct. 1

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A community picnic is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, from noon to 2 p.m., at Robbins Farm Park. Meet by the dog statue near the top of the steep hill up from the play area.Rainbow Commission

In an email, the commission wrote: "It was wonderful to see so many visitors to our booth at Town Day. There were rainbow beads everywhere you looked.

"For those 60-plus people who joined our mailing list, thanks so much for taking an interest.

"We've heard from a number of people that they'd like more opportunities to meet others in the community. We thought a picnic would be a nice way to mix and mingle.

"Bring your own food and blanket, and meet your LGBTQIA+ neighbors and allies."

No RSVP necessary.  

About Arlington's LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission

Arlington’s LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Commission was created by Town Meeting in 2017 to promote LGBTQIA+-affirming policies for all residents of the town of Arlington. Current commissioners are Molly Gillis, Lisa Krinsky, Helene Newberg, Andy Rubinson, Susan Ryan-Vollmar, Kari Sasportas. Kymberli Goldsmith, Laura Gitelson and Paloma Cotton-Herman. The Rainbow Commission is Co-Chaired by Lisa Krinsky and Susan Ryan-Vollmar.
Rainbow Commission meetings are generally the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm and are currently held on Zoom. All Rainbow Commission meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meetings: Thursday, Oct. 20, and Thursday, Nov 17. Check the town calendar to confirm meeting dates and locations.
Notice to the public on remote meetings: In the interests of preventing abuse of video-conferencing, all participants, including members of the public, wishing to engage via the Zoom App must register for each meeting and will notice multi-step authentication protocols. Please allow additional time to join the meeting. Further, members of the public who wish to participate without providing their name may still do so by registering to receive the meeting info and using the telephone dial-in information provided.
All Rainbow Commission meetings and events are open to the public. Please email the Rainbow Commission if you need accommodations. We regret that we generally do not provide ASL interpretation or assistive listening devices. We need at least two weeks’ notice to hire an ASL interpreter.

 This announcement was updated Sept. 22, 2022, based on information from the Rainbow Commission newsletter. 

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