OUR EVENTS

February 14, 2019

Join us Thursday night for our first PRIDE night of the year at The Guardian Brewing Company in Saugatuck, MI. See details below:

February 2, 2019

Downtown Holland is thanking the community in a big way! On Saturday, February 2, participating merchants will be donating 15% of all sales to 15 local non-profits.

Out On The Lakeshore is one of them! You get to select which organization you want to donate to with every purchase you make. A big thank you to Beacon Sotheby’s International Realty for sponsoring this event along with Downtown Holland.

**Bring a healthy, non-persishable food item to donate, and be entered to win a Downtown Holland giveaway! All food items will be donated to area food pantries by Ottawa Food.

OUR PROGRAMS

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OPEN DROP IN HOURS

Come see us at the Community Center at 451 Columbia Avenue every Tuesday from 5-7pm and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 -5:00pm.

BOOK CLUB FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

This is a book club for high school and college age students.

Every month we’ll pick a new YA LGBTQIA book to read and chat about. Snacks will be provided as well as the books!

We meet the first Tuesday of the month at the Out On The Lakeshore Community Center from 3:30pm-4:30pm

Come join us!

GAME NIGHT FOR ADULTS

Join us the third Thursday of the month for fun and fellowship while playing games together. We meet at 5:30pm at the Out On The Lakeshore Community Center. Snacks and laughter provided!😀

MOVIE NIGHT FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

On the fourth Thursday of the month we have Movie Night starting at 5:30pm at the Out On The Lakeshore Community Center. Movie style popcorn and drinks will be provided. Watch our Facebook page for upcoming movie titles.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

On the third Tuesday of the month we will have an adult book club. We will meet at the Out On The Lakeshore Community Center beginning at 5:30pm. Watch our Facebook page for books we will be reading and discussing. Snacks provided.

OUT IN FAITH

On the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8:15pm, LGBTQ+ supportive pastors will be at the Out On The Lakeshore Community Center to share stories, comfort, listen, answer questions, offer resources, and primarily support the LGBTQ+ community. These monthly gatherings are open to all ages and allies too! Come to our safe space, be yourself, and know you are loved.

ARTS AT OOTL

More information coming soon!


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OTHER PROGRAMS OF INTEREST

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Gender SAFE

Gender SAFE (supporting All for Equality) meets twice a month. For more information or personal questions please contact Penny Jansen and Michelle Jansen at penny_jansen@hotmail.com.


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Equality Michigan Pop up hours

Equality Michigan and their department of victim services personal will be available for pop up office hours to answer questions or concerns about domestic violence, sexual assault, hate violence, harassment and discrimination. Pop up hours are the second Monday of the month from 2:00 – 7:00pm at Out On The Lakeshore Community Center. There will be no winter hours. Hours will resume on March 11, 2019.


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PFLAG Holland/Lakeshore


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Past Events

Shakespeare BEYOND Bars – led by Curt Tofteland

Description: Facilitator, Curt Tofteland is a freelance theater artist – actor, director, producer playwright – and the founder of Shakespeare Behind Bars. Using art, theatre, the collected works of William Shakespeare, and original writing, Shakespeare BEYOND Bars is a personal exploration into what it means to be a human being. Within a circle-of-trust and confidentiality, participants seek to live into four essential questions:   1. Who am I?   2. What do I love?  3. How will I live my life knowing I will die?  4. What is my gift to humankind?

The Shakespeare BEYOND Bars Restorative Circle process uses the concepts of Tribe – human beings are social creatures; Story – the only way to heal trauma is to find language for it; Reflection – the only way to become who we wish to be is to be present with who we are and understand who we were and where we came from.