Broward

*Celebration of Life Service Seminar

Preplanning your Burial or Cremation Celebration of Life Service Seminar will be at the Church of the Holy Spirit Song, (2040 N. Dixie Hwy (Equality Park) Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. A light dinner will be provided. In this brief seminar you will learn about your many options and the benefits of prearranging your service your way. This is sponsored by American Burial & Cremation Center @ Jennings Funeral Home. RSVP is a must. Call 954-731-4321.

*Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group led by Heartland Hospice 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. If you need support in your time of loss they invite you to attend.

*Eating Disorder Support group

An Eating Disorder Support group is starting Nov. 4. This group will meet Friday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. At Sun Serve’s Wilton Manors location at 2123 Wilton Drive, second floor. This is a “drop-in” psycho-educational support group.  No registration required, free- however donations are welcome. Call 954-764-5150 for more information

*Equality Park Garden Club

On Nov 16, at 730pm come and enjoy a meeting to discuss great holiday designing technics by Mark Turner a former concierge florist In Washington DC and event consultant for the white house. They are encouraging members to bring their creative ideas to share with fellow members. For more Information email Chip Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Shut Up! Workshop - "Coming Home"

Robin Korth will be presenting an ALL NEW workshop in the Insights On Aging - Shut Up! series called "Coming Home" on Sat., November 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Coming Home" is a workshop that helps us discover what is really driving our behaviors and thoughts. It is about discovering the who of who we are--both the good and the bad. Register at Insightsonaging.com/shut-up-coming-home.php

*Safe “T”

Safe “T” is a new support group for gender variant adults 18 plus that meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Sunserve’s Wilton Manors location at 2123 Wilton Drive, second floor. This is a “drop-in” psycho-educational support group.  No registration required, free- however donations are welcome. Call 954-764-5150.

Via Luna Italian Sunday Brunch

Sundays, Noon to 3 p.m. Savor the most spectacular oceanfront Sunday Brunch in Fort Lauderdale. A mouthwatering selection of breakfast favorites, gourmet delicacies, grilled-to-order dishes, fresh seafood, pasta and meatball buffet, imported cheeses, charcuteries, carved meats, lavish desserts free flowing Mimosas and Bloody Marys- all with an Italian twist- await at a spectacular Sunday Brunch with personalized Ritz-Carlton service. Visit Ritzcarlton.com

Food Truck Invasion

Through Dec. 26. Come hungry to the Food Truck Invasion at ArtsPark in Young Circle every Monday night from 5:30 p.m. to 10 pm. With 20 different food trucks offering various fares, there is something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Reserve nearby accommodations at B Ocean Fort Lauderdale and relax after a fun and food filled night. Visit Bhotelsandresorts.com

Light-Up Lauderdale

Light Up Lauderdale is a holiday centric promenade of lights in Riverwalk Park. This event connects the cultural, historical and business districts along New River. November to January 2012. Visit www.goriverwalk.com

New River Raft Race

Form a crew with friends, family or co-workers and compete for prizes. Course is 1.5 miles. Event takes place Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit NewRiverRaftRace.com

The All New Broward County Fair

The All New Broward County Fair is scheduled for Nov. 17-27 in Pembroke Pines. Celebrating 36 years. See the Winterfest Fantasy Boat Student Art. Visit BrowardFair.org

Rock ‘N Brews & Food Truck Fest

On Dec 3 a whole caravan of renowned gourmet food trucks will roll into Downtown Hollywood for a weekend of fabulous food, national entertainment acts, beers from around the country and an amazing craft village. Visit Rocknbrewfood.com

Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade

Get ready to catch your share of peppermints and candy canes at South Florida's premier holiday celebration, the 56th Annual Hollywood Beach Candy Cane Parade. An estimated 40,000 people will line the Broadwalk. Takes place Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Call 954-921-3404

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 October 18 from 2-4 and every 3rd Tuesday of the month at American Burial and Cremation Ctr. @ Jennings Funeral Home 1801 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Call for reservation 954-731-4321.

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

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.

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

Palm Beach

*Beach Bon Fire

The city of Lake Worth invites everyone to come out and enjoy the beach bon-fires with a different dress up theme each night. Bonfire Dates: Nov. 11th (Hawaiian)  &  25th  ( Thanksgiving ), December  9th  (Winter) &  23th  (Crazy Holliday shirt ), January 13th (New Year) & 27th  (Favorite Movie),  February 10th (Pirate) &  24th  ( 70’s Night ). Visit Lakeworth.org

*The Festival of Chocolate

Nov 19-20 come and get your sweet tooth on at the Palm Beach Convention Center. The Festival of Chocolate, named one of the Top Ten Chocolate Festival’s in the USA, is the Largest All-Chocolate Event in the Southeastern United States featuring an incredible Vendor Showcase with tastes and treats from the region's best Chocolatiers and Confection Companies. Festivalofchocolate.com

*Buzz Bake Sale 16

The Buzz Bake Sale is back and better than ever on Dec 3. Sixteen years and still going strong with more bands, more music and much more for your money. The Buzz Bake Sale is a South Florida Tradition, taking over West Palm’s Cruzan Amphitheatre and kicking the holiday season into high gear with a whole day full of live Rock. Visit Buzz103.com

*3rd Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5k Turkey Trot

The “Islanders” of the Town of Palm Beach United Way invite you to join them on Thursday, November 24, 2011 for the 3rd Annual Town of Palm Beach United Way 5K Turkey Trot. Kick-off the holiday by touring the beautiful island of Palm Beach with your family, friends and neighbors. Visit Palmbeachunitedway.org/turkeytrot

*Mack Mixer

On Nov 16 at 6:30 p.m. come to The Cottage for Palm Beaches new Gay/ Straight Friendly Professional Cocktail Social. Admission is $10 and includes one complimentary Grey Goose VODKA cocktail. Visit Mackplanet.com

*Salsa-Fest

On Sat. Nov19, between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. come to Greenacres Community Park and experience this spicy family festival in Palm Beach County featuring the rhythms of Salsa music, the best of Salsa dancing, and the tastiest of ethnic foods. They will feature carnival rides, Chihuahua races, bounce houses, salsa cook-offs, domino & dance competitions, business expo, arts & crafts, and many other activities.  Visitors are guaranteed to enjoy a great day with their family and friends. Visit Palmswest.com

*9th Annual Cocktails For Compass

On Dec 18 come to the Cocktails for Compass which is largest fundraiser which recognizes Compass' top donors and supporters while highlighting the successes of the year's achievements and programs. Contact Cocktails For Compass at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit compassglcc.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 p.m. 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

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

*Swan Song

On Nov. 28 at 11p.m. to 5 a.m. will be the last chance to see all the people you met at The White Party. Swan Song sets the stage as the longest-running favorite party of locals and tourists alike at Twist Nightclub. No cover. Visit Whiteparty.org

*MDGLCC/GALLA Luncheon

MDGLCC/GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) Luncheon. Monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month.  Guest speaker: Dana R. Quick, Bast Amron, L.L.P.  Truluck's Restaurant at 777 Brickell Avenue. For more information visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*MDGLCC Networker Spotlight Mixer

The MDGLCC presents its Chamber SpotlightMixer on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the "Lucky Strike Bowling Lanes Miami Beach" located at 1691 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach 33139.  Mingle and network with fellow members and guests.  Come ready to enjoy a fun night of free bowling, pool table, games, and music to the tunes of DJ Vertigo. $10 general admission. Limited to 250 people.  RSVP Requested 305-673-4440

*MGLFF Movie Series "GLOW" Presents a Double Feeature

On Nov. 22, starting at 7 p.m. HBO presents “GLOW”, a monthly screening series produced by the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The next installment of GLOW is a double-feature of “The Grove” and “Mom and Dad, I Have Something To Tell You.” Also a meet and greet with filmmaker and Israeli TV star Assi Azar. Visit MGLFF.com

*Aqua Affair

Come and join the Aqua Foundation on Nov. 13, between 6 p.m. -10 p.m. at the private and beautiful villa 221 estate for conversation, drinks, and light fare as The Aqua Foundation recognize our grant and scholarship recipients. Don’t miss out on this once a year celebration.  Entrance includes sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary glass of prosecco and their signature aquatini. Call 305-576-2782

Shecky's Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out is coming to Miami at The Moore Building in the Design District Ne 41st St Miami on Nov 18, and you’re invited! Discover unique designers, sip our delectable drinks, and cap your night with some pretty pampering and glorious Goodie Bags (trust us, you don’t want to miss the goodies). Visit Sheckys.com

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

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

*Key West World Championship Race

On Nov 6-13 come see theses awesome high-speed offshore powerboats race in Key West Harbor and surrounding waters to continue Key West's longstanding tradition in this 31st annual challenge, known internationally as the Indianapolis 500 of powerboat racing. Call John Carbonell at 305-296-6166

*Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas Holiday Celebration

On Nov. 24-Dec. 31 come get you’re jiggy on with great Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for photos with Santa highlight this event. Created as a gift to the community, the gala is produced by the Key West Bight Preservation Association and tenants of the Key West Bight. Call Tom Stroh at 305-304-2633

*Pirates in Paradise 2011

The Pirates in Paradise Festival celebrates the glorious days of sail & seafaring adventure and offers tall ship pirate sails, pirate encampments, music, storytelling, re-enactments, literary activities and live theater from Nov. 24 – Dec. 4. Featuring 11 days of swashbuckling fun, over 30+ special events are scheduled at the Truman Waterfront alone! Visit Piratesinparadise.com

*Key West Triathlon (TRIKW)

The second annual Olympic Distance and Sprint Triathlon event returns to Key West. A full-day Expo from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. is planned for Dec. 2 at the Casa Marina Resort; race is scheduled Saturday morning, Dec. 3. Call 305-294-0693 or visit trikw.com

*Keys Chorale 2011 Holiday Concert

On Dec 9, come see The Keys Chorale at Florida Keys Community College, under the direction of Dean Walters, presents its annual holiday concert featuring seasonal favorites from around the world. Highlights include a featured selection of "Gloria" by Antonio Vivaldi. Tickets for Friday night are $30 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. Staged at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. Call 305-296-1520

*Schooner Wharf Bar 21st Annual Lighted Boat Parade

On Dec 10th enjoy lighted and decorated vessels from rowboats to tall ships proceed around Key West's Historic Seaport and harbor areas. Holiday revelers can watch and applaud from bars, restaurants and resorts in and around the Historic Seaport. Starts at 6 p.m. Call 305-292-3302

*52nd Annual Key West House & Garden Tours

Come tour a series of elegant and a unique part of Key West on Dec 27-28 decorticated for the holidays. Proceeds help benefit the old Island Restoration Foundation.  Presented by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, this house and garden tour offers a rare opportunity to see inside some of key West's magnificent, charming and tropical residences. Call 305-294-9501 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Florida Keys New Year's Eve Celebrations

The Southernmost City celebrates with a conch shell drop at Sloppy Joe's Bar, 201 Duval St.; a descending 6-foot red high heel shoe carrying drag queen Sushi at the Bourbon Street Pub/New Orleans House complex, 724 Duval St.; and a pirate wench descending from a tall ship mast in the island city's Historic Seaport. Call 305-296-2388


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