*Sidelines 2012 Florida AIDS Kick-Off Beach Party
Sidelines Sports Bar will be transformed into a beach-themed, tropical haven with funky music in the air, specialty drink & shots and sexy guys & girls clad in tropical beach attire and even swim wear! Come to this awesome beach themed party on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. No Cover Charge. Visit Sidelinessports.com
*Rest Your Mind: Meditation After Work
On Mondays from 6-6:30 p.m. there will be Guided meditation w/ western Buddhist teacher Gui Passow. Looking for a way to rest and re-charge before starting your evening? Come in for a free guided meditation to clear your mind at the end of the day. This class is free at Drolma Buddhist Center. Call 954-537-9191 or visit meditationinfortlauderdale.org
*Buddhist Meditation Classes Happiness from a Different Source: Exchanging Self with Others
All the happiness there is in the world arises from wishing others to be happy. By abandoning self-centered thoughts and replacing them with the belief that others are important, we will overcome our suffering and find true happiness inside our own hearts. $10/class or $30/series includes vegetarian food after class. Call The Drolma Buddhist Center at 954-537-9191.
*Intimate Partner Abuse Group
SunServe is offering a new weekly support group for LGBT people that are experiencing abuse in their intimate relationships, or have just left an abusive intimate relationship. Abuse includes: name calling, put downs, slurs, humiliation, isolation, being kept from friends and family, economic deprivation, threats, intimidation, violence, sexual coercion, and sexual violence. Call 954-764-5150 extension 104.
Jim Bobick’s first solo art exhibition will be at Gallery 101 in Fort Lauderdale from April 7 through May 4. The opening reception is on Saturday, April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Inspired by the work of the color field painters of the 1960’s and armed with a keen interest in the romantic landscape paintings of the 19th century, Jim’s canvases seeks to simplify the patterns of a traditional landscape in a way that transcends the physical and draws us into the spiritual. Call Jim Bobick at 212-463-7047
*Ultimate Easter Gospel Brunch and Dinner with the Divas
*Lambda United's Car Wash
*Lambda United's LGBTQA Prom
*Mack Power Lunch at The Capital Grille
Networking is one of the most proven means of developing leads, referrals, and valuable future alliances. This is where power lunch has made an entrance for almost four years. Come to The Capital Grille on Tuesday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit Mackplanet.com
Team Sidelines Takes a Stroll Down the Beach
Sidelines Sports Bar is proud to once again announce its sponsorship of the 2012 Florida AIDS Walk. Team Sidelines, a group of the popular gay sports bar’s patrons, staff, friends, family, sports team members and selected vendors will take to Fort Lauderdale Beach on May 20, to help in the fight to stamp out HIV/AIDS. This will be Sidelines’ fifth year as sponsor and participant in the annual walkathon. Visit SidelinesSports.com
*Dream Car Classic
Every Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-1980s classic cars, modern classics and custom cars from 1981-2012 will be showcased. $10 car registration from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Show Car Entrance: 20th Avenue & Tyler Street). People's Choice Award - 2 Classes; Top Ten Vehicles Award. Call 954-214-2457
Fusion in Wilton Manors will be having a free workshop on healthy choices, and healthy living on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This workshop provides interactive learning, practice and mastery techniques for a healthier and more active life, and positive changes for quality of life. Call 954-630-1655
*Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Network Fundraiser
Community-Wide Weight Loss Challenge Set
This is a community-wide eight-week weight loss program aimed for people ages 15 to 80 to shed excess weight. The “Body Beach Challenge” will take place from April 7 to June 2. Part of the proceeds will benefit the 2012 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Cost is a $25 registration fee. Participants will receive a body transformation guide with weight loss and healthy living guidelines as well as a spiral bound daily exercise and nutrition guidebook. The individual with the most dramatic improvement will be declared the winner. The grand prize includes a $400 personal training package at Push Fitness. Visit PushFitnessFTL.com.
Fort Lauderdale Garden Club Presented "America Celebrates with Song"
Designing a Nature Scape for Wildlife Presented by the Fort Lauderdale Garden Club
Diana Guidry Diana Guidry, Naturescape Broward Outreach Coordinator will present a program on “Designing a NatureScape for Wildlife.” Diana has been teaching environmental programs for over 11 years and is the only National Wildlife Federation host in SE Florida.
Wilton Manors resident Lloyd Meeker will be speaking about trends in gay literature and reading from his recent novel, Traveling Light at the Stonewall Library on Saturday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served. Meeker joins local colleague and wTell-known mystery writer Neil Plakcy, who launches Zero Break, his most recent novel in the Mahu series, at this event. Call 954-655-582.
The Chubs in Paradise
This event is a gay men’s gathering for chubs, chasers and bears oh my! This event will take place at the Shubert Resort, which is also the host hotel on April 12, 13, and 14. If you like them big hairy and sexy this is one event that you will not want to miss. Chubs in Paradise Nightly Room Rates are: $99 Small Room, $109 Kings Suite off Pool, $119 King Suite Pool Side. Chubsinparadise.com/index.html
Life Coaching program
Latinos Salud's Life Coaching program is for Latino gay/bi guys ages 18-44. Come by Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for free one-on-one life coaching with certified CRCS coaches. Set your goals, and meet action steps to make them come true. Stop in for more info at 2330 Wilton Drive or call 954-765-6239. Visit Latinossalud.org
Sex and Love Anonymous
S.L.A.A. believes that sex and love addiction is a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which, like many illnesses, can be arrested. It may take several forms -- including, but not limited to, a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on one or many people, or a chronic pre-occupation with romance, intrigue, or fantasy. Meets at The Pride Center at Equality Park in Bldg A, Room 200 Fridays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit Slaafws.org
A Survivor Support Group
A Survivor Support Group is being held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the 211 Community Center, 250 NE 33rd Street, in Oakland Park. The Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) is sponsoring this free support group and is open to all family members and friends of those who have died by suicide. Call 954-384-0344 to register. Meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit Fisponline.org.
Grief Support Group
Meets every 3rd Tuesday at American Burial & Cremation Center @ Jennings Funeral Home 1801 E. Oakland Park Blvd. from 2-4 pm. Call 954-731-4321.
Eating Disorder Support group
Meets Friday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. At Sun Serve’s Wilton Manors location at 2123 Wilton Drive, second floor. A “drop-in” psycho-educational support group. Free. No registration required. Donations welcome. Call 954-764-5150
SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch
First Sunday of every month. An ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's scenic Riverwalk. Live, outdoor concert series bringing the area's best local jazz artists. Listen to the soulful sounds on four different stages. Well-behaved, leashed pets welcome. Plenty of room for chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.
Young Adult GLBT
A social group open to all LGBT people ages 18-35. Meets Fridays at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors from 7:15-9 p.m. Meeting starts with a discussion on current events followed by introductions and then a group activity. Visit PrideCenterFlorida.org/contact-us
Boardwalk Friday Fest
Come out to Hollywood Beach Theatre East of A1A at Johnson St and the ocean. Admission: Free every Friday of every month. Live jazz, blues, pop and everything in between along Hollywood's signature 2.5 mile boardwalk. Charming oceanfront cafes and restaurants serve up delicious innovative cuisine while you enjoy the best array of live music and tropical ocean breezes. Visit Hollywoodfl.org or call 954-924-2980
Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of about 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or so. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian. Toastmasters meet at the GLCC/Pride Center Monday at 7:15 p.m. Call Ted Verdone at 954-599-7916 or email: Tedverdone@comc?ast.net
Safe “T” is a support group for gender variant adults. Meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Sunserve’s Wilton Manors location at 2312 Wilton Drive, second floor. A “drop-in” psycho-educational support group. Free. No registration required. Donations welcome. Call 954-764-5150.
GreenMarket Pompano Beach
At the corner of Dixie Highway and Atlantic Blvd. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Includes the freshest fruits and vegetables, juices, baked goods, seafood, gourmet teas and coffees, as well as orchids, plants, and health-related products and services. Held every Saturday through April 28. Also features art shows, antique automobile shows, and environmental exhibits. Visit GreenMarketPompano.com
Alternative MC Tuesday Night Eatin Meeting
Tuesday Night Eatin’ Meeting will be held at The Alternative MC Clubhouse at 4322 NE 5th Ave in Oakland Park. Fun, food, and fellowship. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, all the fixins, cold drinks, desserts, and snacks. Meeting begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Visit Alternativemc.com/events/florida-events
Gay Men’s HIV+ Long Time Survivors’ Group
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. Meets on 1st and 3rd Thursday at SunServe 2312 Wilton Drive from 6:30 – 8 p.m. No cost. Donations welcome.
Gay Male Empowerment Group
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
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
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. Starts at 7 p.m. Call 954-630-1655.
Women4Women Personal Growth Support Group
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
Man2Man Discussion Group
Man-2-Man talk is an informal discussion group of gay men, with all age ranges and backgrounds welcomed. Bldg A, Room 206. Visit Glccsf.org/calendar/
Palm Beach County
Victory after Party
Dinner and dancing, featuring renowned DJ, Adam West, at the Victory After Party to celebrate the International Gay Polo Tournament sponsored by The Rotary Club of Wellington at Graffito at 3410 Equestrian Club Road, Wellington, FL. on Saturday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and include a two-hour open bar, buffet dinner and fun. Contact: Maggie Zeller at 561-715-9262 or go to Wellingtonrotary.com
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Opening Night Film & Party (Muvico CityPlace, West Palm Beach, FL), Private VIP Party, Closing Night Film & “It’s A Wrap” party with filmmaker awards (at the luxurious Two City Plaza in West Palm Beach, FL) all of this and more at this year’s Palm Beach International Film Festival being held April 12-19. Visit Pbifilmfest.org/index.html
Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival
The 2nd Annual Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival is back April 27-28. Held at Quite Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. Friday night features two events, the VIP dinner under-the-stars; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. which is an intimate 4 course wine and food pairing dinner with your own personal chef and wine sommelier, and the Grand Tasting Launch Party; 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with gourmet food tastings, wine and spirits, with live entertainment. Saturday begins with the Jazz Blues Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon, with plenty of Bloody Mary's & mimosas and that evening, 50 chefs converge for the Grand Tasting event; 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit DeerfieldBeachWineAndFoodFestival.com
Gay Polo Tournament
The Third Annual Gay Polo Tournament will be held April 14 at the Grand Champions Polo Club located at the corner of Lake Worth Road and South Shore Boulevard in Wellington from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature top polo players from the Gay Polo League (GPL). Visit GayPoloTournament.blog.com/tickets/ or call 561-753-3389. Cost: $20 General Admission. Please provide own chairs. $175 Tailgate space – Includes eight general admission tickets & one tailgate parking space.
Victory After Party
Dinner and dancing, featuring renowned DJ, Adam West, at the Victory After Party to celebrate the International Gay Polo Tournament sponsored by The Rotary Club of Wellington at Graffito at 3410 Equestrian Club Road, Wellington, FL. on Sat. April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and include two-hour open bar, buffet dinner and fun. Contact: Maggie Zeller at 561 715- 9262. Visit Wellingtonrotary.com
Sober Sisters AA
Support group is dedicated for lesbians who are recovering from alcoholism. Meeting happens every Monday at 7 p.m. at Lambda North Clubhouse. Visit LambdaNorth.net
PBC Gender Support Group
All ages support group dedicated for transgender individuals. This meeting happens the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm. These meeting will take place at The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Palm Beach County. Visit Compassglcc.com
Good Orderly AA
Seniors vs. Crime
Seniors vs. Crime is a free service that provides help to seniors who have been victimized by businesses or service providers and need assistance. This event will take place at Mae Volen Senior Center at 1515 W. Palmetto Park Road. By appointment only so call 561-736-3820 or 561-395-8920.
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. 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
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 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 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
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
*Award Winners Show their Stuff
*Business Builders Luncheon
*Gay & Lesbian Walking Tours of South Beach
Gay & Lesbian Walking Tours of South Beach – South Beach – April 28. The MDGLCC, Greater Miami Convention Visitor Bureau (GMCVB), and the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), present a ninety-minute guided Gay & Lesbian Walking Tour of South Florida. Tour starts at 5 p.m. and departs from the MDPL Art Deco Welcome Center at Ocean Dr. and 10th St. Miami Beach. No reservation needed. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased at MDPL's Art Deco Welcome Center. Free to MDPL and MDGLCC members. RSVP to 305-672-2014.
Women's Empowerment Luncheon
*Aqua girl 12 VIP Cocktail Reception presented by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables
April 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. If you are a woman of sophisticated taste and love the fusion of art, food & culture, then our fabulous VIP Kick-Off event is for you. Join Aqua Girl as they celebrate their 13th Anniversary featuring a unique live auction, entertainment, and recognition ceremony. Featuring: Citizen Jane. $85 in advance / $95 at the door Members: $75 in advance. Visit Aquagirl.org/events
*MGLFF Centerpiece Women’s Film and After Party
May 2 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Film Screening at the Colony Theater 1040 Lincoln Lane. After-party at the Shore Club 1901 Collins Avenue Aqua Girl and the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival join forces to bring you girl trash, the soon to be released lesbian film that will be the centerpiece of the annual Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival along with a chic after-party at the chic Shore Club. Tickets include the screening, the after-party and a complimentary cocktail. $30 in advance / $40 at the door Members $25 in advance. Visit Aquagirl.org/events
*Business Builders Luncheon - Coral Gables
Galla Luncheon Networker @ Morton’s Steakhouse
Business Builders Luncheon
Aqua Girl 12
There will be 14 diverse events for everyone to choose from. There is something for everyone including dance parties, a comedy show, live music, pool parties, a bowl-a-thon, a jazz brunch, a dine-out event, a VIP reception, and celebrity meet-and-greets. From May 2 through 6 in South Beach.
Lambda Dade Clubhouse
A meeting place for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender communities and friends in recovery. Hosts Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon, Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA), Debtors Anonymous (DA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), meetings. (305) 573-9608. 212 NE 24th Street. Miami. Visit Lambdadadeclubhouse.org
Key West Pride
On June 6 - 10, come show your pride in our tropical paradise, and you'll find yourself in the midst of a celebration unlike any other. From the opening party to the closing parade, you'll discover quickly that the best place to show your pride is on an island whose official motto is "one human Family." The welcoming island invites you to join us at Key West Pride! Visit Gaykeywestfl.com
17th Annual Hospitality Open Golf Tournament