News Briefing

BINGO for AIDS group

Fighting AIDS Continuously Together Bucks County will host “Sparkles and Spurs BINGO” at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in New Hope to raise money to support its work combating the epidemic in the region. 

Attendees are encouraged to come in Western attire for a night of fun, food and games. There is a $20 admission fee, which will cover a light dinner, desserts and a free card game. A cash bar will be provided by The Raven. The event will be held at New Hope Eagle Fire Company, 46 N. Sugan Road. Attendees must be 21 to enter and prepaid reservations are suggested. For more information, call FACT at 215-862-3325 or visit

Learn about Medicare

The LGBT Elder Initiative will host a free seminar about Medicare and the open-enrollment process from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at University of Pennsylvania. The event will feature seminars on Medicare parts A, B, C and D. Topics include hospital stays, prescription drugs, coverage of doctor visits and Medicare Advantage. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LGBTEI at [email protected] or 267-546-3448.

Point process opens

Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-grant organization for LGBT students, opened its latest scholarship cycle Nov. 1. Applicants who will complete undergraduate or graduate work during the 2013-14 academic year are eligible to apply. Candidates will be evaluated on their academic excellence, leadership experience, financial need and community involvement. Students who have been financially abandoned by their families because of their gender identity or sexual orientation will be given added consideration. Each scholarship, which is supplemented by a mentor program and other benefits, is valued at $25,000. Interested applicants can apply at — Angela Thomas