Brian's Coomunity Calendar October 19, 2011

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Broward

*Rock The Manor

On Nov. 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. enjoy the best tunesfrom the 70's to today, along with great food and drink from the Manor. Get a Greek coffee & get your grounds read by The Amazing Helena. Tickets are $18 in advance/ $20 at the door. Your ticket stub will get you a discount to Congregation Etz Chaim's next dance Jan 22. Visit Livingthechailife.org or call 954-564-9232

*Jay Michaelson

Jay Michaelson will be speaking at Congregation Etz Chaim on Wednesday Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free. His book, God vs. Gay will be available for purchase. Congregation Etz Chaim is located at 1881 NE 26th Street, in Wilton Manors. Call 954-564-9232, or visit Etzchaimflorida.org

*Bereavement Support Group

Bereavement Support Group is a support group led by a Hospice of SE FL social worker to assist those who have lost a loved one in the grieving process. Light refreshments will be served. This group will meet beginning Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and every 3rd Tuesday of the month at American Burial and Cremation at Jennings Funeral Home 1801 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Call for reservation 954-731-4321

Senior Health Expo

On Saturday, Oct 22, come to the Pride Center at Equality Park for an epic, annual health fair and trade show will feature various LGBTQ-friendly medical, professional and financial services that benefit our Seniors.  Seminars, booths, vendors, food and more!  One-of-a-kind day at the Center. Visit PrideCenterFlorida.org

Sheriff’s Community Day at the Pride Center

The Pride Center at Equality Park will holding a huge community and family outreach day collaboration with Broward Sheriff's Office on Oct 29 and will include police vehicles, paintable fire truck, snow cones, MacGruff the Crime Dog, music, food, sketch artist, a Kid's Costume Contest and more. Visit PrideCenterFlorida.org

Gay Men’s HIV+ Long Time Survivors’ Group

This is a support group that gives men who have been HIV+ for a long time (5 yrs +) the opportunity to give and receive support around topics of interest and issues for concern that are raised by the members. This group meets on 1st and 3rd Thursday at Sunserve 2312 Wilton Drive from 6:30 – 8 p.m. There is no cost, but donations are welcome.

Gay Male Empowerment Group

Topic discussions include issues and concerns about being a gay man in South Florida. Meets on Thursdays at the Pride Center from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Call 954-353-9155 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tues. of the month at the Sunshine Cathedral at 1480 SW 9th Avenue to support the parents of LGBTQ youth in Broward. No charge. Visit community.pflag.org/pflagfortlauderdale for more information.

SunServe Therapy Groups

Provided for the LGBT community at SunServe on a regular basis. Groups require an intake interview. Call the Intake Coordinator at 954-764-5150 to learn which therapy groups have openings. Visit SunServe.org

Substance Abuse/Use Recovery Group

Weekly group designed to support one another, share struggles of recovery, and find different ways to maintain sobriety. October 5, between 7 and 8:30 p.m. There will be a mental health professional to facilitate the group and participants will gain an understanding about substance use/abuse, treatment, and recovery. Visit SunServe.org

Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour

The 60- to 90-minute walking tour of the ghosts of historic Fort Lauderdale begins on Las Olas Blvd. and ends near the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tour guide John Carr also reveals the history of Fort Lauderdale and the stories of pioneers such as Ivy and Frank Stranahan and the Philomen Bryan family. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. $20 for adults; $15 for children under 10; and free for children 5 and under. Visit Fortlauderdaleghosttour.com

Pumpkin Patch Time

The time for carving pumpkins are back at Kiwanis Club.  Come to this great pumpkin patch in Wilton Manors at five points and 26th St. The opening day is October 9, so come get your mini pumpkins, corn stalks, Indian corn and a limited supply of White Pumpkins. Call Randy Comer 954-303-3565

Fusion Wilton Manors - Connections

Gay men’s group discussion. Different subject every week. Dr. David Fawcett, a gay therapist, who has been in private practice in Fort Lauderdale for the last ten years, leads the event. No charge with no commitment to attend every week. Starts at 7 p.m. Call Fusion Monday-Friday at 954-630-1655.

Meth911

Group is held Mondays at the Pride Center at Equality Park between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. This is a free, weekly, drop -in group for confidential, non-judgmental information and support regarding gay men, substance abuse, and wellness. The key focus of the group is meth. Call 954-548-4602.

Gender Benders

Support Group for Youth who cannot-will not-choose not-do not confirm to gender "norms." This group meeting is held 7:00pm-8:30pm on  Monday night's at SunServe’s  Youth Room at 1480 SW 9 Ave in Ft. Lauderdale.. Call 954-764-5150

Women4Women Personal Growth Support Group

This is a safe and loving place to explore all the concerns and topics raised by group members. This open drop-in meeting is held Wednesdays at  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New Sun Serve Building at 2312 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Call 954-764-5150

Beach Boot Camp with The Health Colonel

Thinking of dropping a few pounds…The Health Colonel is here to help you keep in shape. Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Individual classes $15. Every session incorporates three elements – cardio, strength, and flexibility. The colonel says “The real issue has nothing to do with food -- or exercise for that matter. It has everything to do with how you think.” Visit NoMoreCryBabies.com

Cardio Strip & Pole Dancing Class

Every Thursday at The World Fitness Association grab that brass pole and shake that cellulite away. Cardio Strip & Pole Dancing Classes are fun from beginning to end.  Wrap your thighs around a stiff pole and sweat those pounds away. The best thing about these classes is that your first one is free. Call 954-564-6743

Palm Beach

Mack Mixer

MACK coined the term ‘Gay Owned. Straight Friendly.’ by launching their first business networking groups for the South Florida business community in March 2005: Power Lunch and Mack Mixer. Five years later, MACK continues to be a trusted name for the LGBT business community and its supporters. Come to Cantina Laredo on Oct. 19 for a great networking experience. Visit Mackplanet.com

Yoga On The Waterfront

Lake Pavilion at 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL / Yoga On The Waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach on Wednesday Evenings at 5:45 PM. Residents $40 per 8 week session, Non-Residents $50 per 8 week session, Drop-ins $10 per class. To register, please call 561-804-4902.

YOGA Among the Orchids

It’s time for Yoga Among the Orchids at the American Orchid Society, 16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach. Relax and replenish the flower inside with an hour of breathing exercises, toning, and yoga poses under a canopy of lush orchids. This is orchid headquarters so pick up a few pointers from the pros in between sun salutations. Classes are Wed. at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 and RSVP is suggested. Call 561-404-2011. Visit OrchidWeb.org

Jazz on the Palm

Jazz on the Palm - Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront - Gather with friends and family to enjoy the diverse vibrant sounds of jazz under the stars every 3rd Friday of month at the new Downtown West Palm Beach waterfront concert series. Free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit Wpbgo.com/2010/06/jazz-on-the-palm

Sunday on the Waterfront

Sunday on the Waterfront is a free concert series, which takes place the third Sunday of most months in the beautiful downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront area. Bring blankets, chairs, and coolers or purchase treats at the concert. Free parking in all city lots and at city meters. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. May through October. Visit OnTheWaterFront.com

BrothasSpeak

This group is a black gay men’s discussion group that is held at the Compass in West Palm Beach. Every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. this group will be directed toward issues for and about black men. Visit Compassglcc.com

Paths

Paths is a social/discussion group held at Compass in Lake Worth. This men’s group takes place every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Paths men’s group will be discussing relationships, coming –out, safer sex issues and more. Visit Compassglcc.com

Yoga

Yoga with Deborah will change your life. Bring a mat and get ready to stretch the stress away every Tuesday at The GLCC in Palm Beach from 6 to 7 p.m. This yoga experience will uplift and transform your life. $6 Entry Fee. You must bring your own mat. Visit Compassglcc.com

Living Buddhism

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Compass in Lake Worth will be holding a discussion group for overcoming obstacles and obtaining happiness. This group is great for getting internal enlightenment. Release your inner stress, and become free. Visit Compassglcc.com

Good Orderly AA

These meetings take place at Compass, and geared toward recovering alcoholics. Every Tues. and Thurs. at 7 p.m. and on Sat. at 6 p.m. These meetings will help recovering alcoholics cope with the stress of everyday life without the use of alcohol.

Miami

*Networker Mixer – Brickell

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents its Chamber spotlight mixer from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 19  at the “EPIC Hotel” located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way. Mingle and network with fellow members and guests. Free appetizers & Grey Goose Vodka with a cash bar and a drawing for great prizes. Complimentary admission for MDGLCC members. $10 general admission. Special reduced valet parking rate of only $5. RSVP requested at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 305.673-4440.

*Business Builders Luncheon — Upper Eastside

MDGLCC presents its monthly networking program held on the 2nd to the last Thursday of each month. On Oct. 20 at Soyka's Restaurant, 55th Street Station , 5556 NE 4th Ct. 305-759-3117. Registration 11:30am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:00 pm. Cost: MDGLCC members ($30), Potential Members ($40, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes lunch. RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Business Builders Luncheon – Downtown

MDGLCC presents its new addition to the monthly networking program held on the last Thursday of each month. City Hall The Restaurant on Oct. 27. 2004 Biscayne Blvd, 305-764-3130. Registration 11:30am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:00 pm. Cost: MDGLCC members ($30), Potential Members ($40, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes lunch. RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Dine Out Lauderdale

Dine Out Lauderdale, a six-week celebration of the area's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine. From October 1 through November 10. Greater Fort Lauderdale restaurants are offering specially-created, three-course menus at a $35 fixed price. Enjoy the very best restaurants set amid a tropical backdrop of turquoise waters, golden sands, emerald palms and sun kissed skies. Visit Sunny.org

Ability Explosion Blast-Off

A 5-day series of events helping to create awareness and improve the lives of people living with disabilities on Oct. 19. The Blast Off Party will be held in the Banyan Room at the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. Festivities include a performance by acclaimed performer Maryel Epps. In attendance will be Mayor of Miami Beach, Matti Herrera Bower. All proceeds benefit Access Now/Ability Explosion and will help people living with disabilities. Visit AbilityExplosion.org

13th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This year the IGFA inducts the 13th class into the Fishing Hall of Fame on October 25th. John Chibnall, Al Lindner, Allen and Buddy Merritt, Frank O’Brien, Jr., and Paxson Offield will join the ranks of fishing’s luminaries at the annual induction ceremony, emceed by 2004 Inductee Mark Sosin. Next to the privilege of having a great fish on the line, the event is one of fishing’s highest honors. Igfa.org

Save Dade Presents Hellrotika: Seed of the Beast

Hellrotika: Seed of the Beast, SAVE Dade's 17th Annual Halloween event, to be held Saturday Oct. 29, 8 p.m. at Jungle Island’s Sabal Palm Courtyard. Last year the event brought out 1,200 partygoers, and more are expected to attend this year's celebration, which is praised as the "premier" Halloween event in South Florida. The VIP experience includes premium open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 after Oct. 21 and at the door. Free valet parking. All VIP ticket holders will also receive a special gift bag. Visit Hellrotika.com

Dolphins Cycling Challenge 2011

Registration fee of $150 for all rides. The ride will be Nov 5-6. Registration fee includes: in-ride and post-ride food, beverages, medical supplies, mechanical assistance, Dolphins Cycling Challenge ride jersey, commemorative water bottle, two (2) tickets to the Miami Dolphins DCC celebratory game on Dec. 4, versus the Oakland Raiders, etc. An on-field ceremony will be held to at this game honoring cyclists and participants in the DCC. Visit Miamidolphins.com

Miami to Key West Ride

This coming Nov. 18 and 19 will be the Miami-Key West Ride for Charity. Every year, the SMART Ride donates 100 percent of donations to benefiting agencies.  Not only that, you decide which agencies receive the funds you’ve raised. Visit TheSmartRide.org

80’s Baby

Come to Badrutts Place every Tuesday and re-visit the days of bad fashion-sense and egos bigger than baggy pants. Happy hour is on Tuesday nights. European tradition and cuisine, with an 80’s twist, meet for a night that’s a bit more tasteful than acid-washed jeans. DJ Lenym plays 80’s favorites and there’s half off drinks from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ladies drink complimentary cosmos until 10 p.m. Visit Badrutts-place.com

Key West

Headdress Ball

Come to the Southernmost on the Beach at 8pm for this "over the top” Headdress Contest that includes an extravagant and entertaining show with lots of Key West razzle dazzle! You never know what’s going to happen next at the Headdress Ball.  This is an official event of Fantasy Fest Oct. 25. Visit Gaykeywestfl.com

Fantasy Fest Street Fair

Join most of Key West for Duval Street's mile-long entertainment extravaganza, featuring arts and crafts, food vendors, lively libations and costumed frivolity! The Street Fair is on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Visit Fantasyfest.net/street-fair.cfm

August: Osage County

In Key West at the Waterfront Playhouse on Dec 20, it’s August in Oklahoma. A father is missing, a mother is in the grip of addiction, a marriage is unraveling and lies are being exposed. This raucous dark comedy transforms one family gathering into an evening filled with sex, secrets, and really inappropriate behavior. One of the most lauded plays of the decade, August: Osage County is a can’t-miss hilarious and stinging look at the American family. Visit WaterfrontPlayhouse.org

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

In a quiet cafe a cell phone rings. And rings. The stranger at the next table has had enough. She confronts the owner of the cell phone, but, well...he's dead. She begins to answer his calls and suddenly finds herself enmeshed in his life and family. Unfortunately, the dead guy has quite a number of shady loose ends. This plays opening night is Feb 2 at The Waterfront Playhouse at 8pm. Visit Waterfrontplayhouse.org


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