Broward

*Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour

The 60- to 90-minute walking tour of the ghosts of historic Fort Lauderdale begins on Southeast Sixth Ave. and Las Olas Blvd. and ends near the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. In the process of ghost stalking, 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. These Ghostly adventures begin Fridays and Sat. at 8:45pm. $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 and better than ever 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. Don’t forget to bring your kids, pets and camera so that you can creat lasting memories at their beautiful fall photo display set. For more Information call Randy Comer 954-303-3565

*The Village of Horrors

Come to the War Memorial Auditorium on Oct 13, 14,15th and experience some of the Scariest Haunted Houses in Ft. Lauderdale. The story of Cross Town runs deep in history rich with tales of murder, greed and debauchery. Once a bustling town with flourishing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, the thirst and hunger for power, lust and money really drove this quaint town of South Florida into a now deserted and barren village – A village cursed by murderers, thieves, demons and the paranormal – A Village of Horrors. Villageofhorrors.com

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.

GenderBending

Support group for youth who cannot-will not-choose not-do not confirm to gender "norms." This group meeting is held on Monday night's at the new SunServe building at 1480 Sw 9 Ave in Wilton Manors. This meeting is for transsexual-Drag Queen- Drag King- Trans men- Trans Women. 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 meeting is held Wed. 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the New Sun Serve Building on SW 9 Ave in Wilton Manors. Call 954-764-5150

The Depot Cabana Bar One Year Bar Anniversary

1 year anniversary at new location on Federal Hwy Saturday, October 1. They will be celebrating with a big Pool Party from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Special Guest Host - The World Famous Sushi (from Key West - and CNN's New Year's Eve Celebration) with the 801 Girls of Key West  and Special Guest DJ Bill Bennett - Presented by BigMuscle.com  North America's #1 Bear DJ. Call  954-537-7076

Halloween Fetish Ball 2011

This Halloween party is a tour-de-force of fetish clubbing featuring a huge multi-room space transformed into the most elaborately decorated fetish nightclub beyond your wildest imagination, filled with a fun and playful crowd. In years past, this party has been known to draw more than 2,000 fetish-frenzied partiers in a single night. The Halloween Ball takes place Saturday Oct. 29 and will be held at the incredible Exit 66 Nightclub on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Visit Fetish-Factory.com

Justin Ryan's "Ive Been There" Concert

Unity of Pompano Beach is hosting Justin Ryan's youth-inspired concert series "I’ve Been There" inspired by the overwhelming number of LBGT youth suicides in the past several years. The concert is free (Love Offering Accepted). This event will take place Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Unity of Pompano, 261 SE 13 Ave. Visit Unitypompanobeach.org

Temple Beth Torah

On Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. Temple Beth Torah is introducing something new on the first day of the Jewish New Year– a free Rosh Hashanah outreach service for interfaith couples and spiritual seekers. This innovative service is ideal for beginners and assumes no knowledge of Jewish tradition. Directed to both Jews and non-Jews, it strives to attract all individuals seeking to learn more about Judaism.   Everyone is welcome regardless of their religious affiliation. Visit Tbtonline.org

Beach Boot Camp with The Health Colonel

Thinking of dropping a few pounds…The Health Colonel is here to help you keep in shape. Come to Fort Lauderdale Beach Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Individual classes are $15. Every session incorporates three elements – cardio, strength, and flexibility. As you might expect, the man named The Health Colonel knows a thing or two about fitness. “The real issue,” he says, “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

Butterfly Gardening Workshop

Learn how to start your own butterfly garden, how to identify and attract local butterflies. Workshops are held indoors, at Butterfly World’s Grand Plaza, 3600 W Sample Rd. in Pompano Beach. This workshop is free with paid admission. Only one date left Oct. 8. Call 954-977-4434 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Palm Beach

*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.

*Clematis by Night featuring THE KINECTED

Every Thursday night in downtown West Palm Beach from 6-9pm in Centennial Square at the top of Clematis Street, Come enjoy live music and great restaurants every Thursday.  This Thursday night come experience live entertainment by The Kinected.  The Kinected is an original four piece hybrid, rock band whose music is filled with melodic and rhythmical hooks, combining relatable pop-songwriting and unique grooves with a futuristic vibe.  For more Clematis by Night info, please call the City of West Palm Beach Community Events Division at 561-822-1515.

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. This family-friendly event is the perfect way to unwind this weekend with good times and great entertainment for all ages with plenty of free kids’ activities. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and chairs and can bring coolers or purchase tasty 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

*Business Roundtable

Join other Chamber members to explore opportunities to expand your business and discuss the areas that the Chamber can assist in improving your bottom line. This event is going to be held in the Chamber Boardroom 1920 Meridian Ave. Miami Beach. For more information Call (305) 674-1300 , Visit 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

*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

*Dolphins Cycling Challenge 2011

All rides carry a registration fee of $150. The ride will be Nov 5-6.  This registration fee is non-refundable and DOES NOT count toward the rider's fundraising minimum. 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 December 4, 2011 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

Business Builders Luncheon - Downtown

Business Builders Luncheon – Downtown – Sept. 29 - MDGLCC presents its NEW addition to the monthly networking program held on the last Thursday of each month.  City Hall The Restaurant, 2004 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-764-3130.  Registration 11:30 a.m. with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:00 pm. Cost: MDGLCC members ($30), Potential Members ($40, $10 applied to new MDGLCC membership). Includes seated style lunch limited to 25 persons.  Please bring a friend. RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theater Night “Hairspray” Florida Regional Premiere

MDGLCC, in association with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, presents Theatre Night at the Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Mile Theatre (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables) on Thurs., Oct. 13. There will be a pre-performance reception with wine & hors d'oeuvres in the theater lobby at 7 p.m. $30 - Reception and Performance. Hairspray is Broadway's hottest musical-comedy phenomenon and a joyous tribute to the '60's. The show has won 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  RSVP Required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305-673-4440

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

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

The Incredible Dog Show

See canines perform Frisbee tricks, dog diving, run through an obstacle course, weave through poles and leap, jump and bark for the audience. Show features professional dog actors that have appeared in movies such as “Water for Elephants” and “Life is Ruff.” The show begins September 28 at Bicentennial Park. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 3:30 p.m. Saturdays; Noon, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 24. Call 1-787-331-0696 or visit TheIncredibleDogs.com

Ability Explosion Blast-Off

The Ability is kicking off the 2nd annual Ability Explosion on Oct. 19, a 5-day series of events helping to create awareness and improve the lives of people living with disabilities. The Blast Off Party will be held in the Banyan Room at the beautiful Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. The festivities include a performance by acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress, Maryel Epps. Also 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

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

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 October 25. Visit Gaykeywestfl.com

*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

*Goombay 2011 Black Tie Banquet

On Oct 1 come to The Doubletree Grand Key Resort in Key West for Key West Legends Men of Soul Concert Honoring the one and only "Mr. Lofton "Coffee" Butler. For ticket information please contact Melissa at (305) 293-2339 or (305) 294-1296.

*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 pm - 10 pm For more information Visit Fantasyfest.net/street-fair.cfm

*SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

On Oct 13 come to Tropic Cinema at 416 Earton Street in Key West .Wild & Scenic Film Festival is where filmgoers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our increasingly threatened planet. Festival Films illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Visit Web.keywestchamber.org

*USS Spruance Commissioning

The Spruance Commissioning Committee of the Navy League of the United States Key West Council, invite you to be a part of history on Saturday, October 1st at Sunset in Key West for the commissioning of the USS Spruance (DDG 111). All residents are encouraged to attend this special occasion; you can request an invitation by visiting Spruanceddg111.org.

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