Brian's Community Calendar October 5, 2011


Broward

*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 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

Peter Frampton

“Frampton Comes Alive! 35th Anniversary World Tour” Grammy winning celebrated artist Peter Frampton will bring his "Frampton Comes Alive! 35th Anniversary World Tour" to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on October 9 at 7:00 p.m. He will perform the legendary platinum-selling album Frampton Comes Alive! In its entirety. Tickets on sale now.  Hardrocklivehollywoodfl.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.

*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  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New Sun Serve Building at 2312 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors. Call 954-764-5150

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

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.

The Clubhouse II

Is a great spot for bi and gay men. On Tuesdays, there is “Leather Night,” which Clubhouse claims is the largest leather party in town. You get $4 off admission if you’re in leather, and it’s an open bar. Along with Tuesdays and Thursdays, the bar is also complimentary on Fridays and Saturdays. Pay $35 for a six-month membership. For a one-day pass, add $10 to your purchase of a room or locker. Lockers are from $13 to $19. The new Sunday special is $13. Rooms cost $24 and $30 for VIP. Clubhouse II is open 24 hours. Visit ClubHouse2.com

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 gay and lesbian business community and its supporters. Come to Maggiano's Little Italy on October 5 for a great networking experience. Visit Mackplanet.com

*Denim & Diamonds

On October 14, from 7pm-11pm come to Out of the Blue located on the waterfront in Jupiter at the Jonathan's Landing Country Club Marina. Tickets are $40 and include a lip smacking' good dinner, dancing' the night away, a silent auction, and rip roaring' good time. There's a cash bar and don’t miss taking a stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the evening breeze. Call Michelle at 561-301-3818

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.

*Latin Night Against HIV/AIDS for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

On Oct 15 at 9 pm come to The Coco Cabana Bar & Grill for The Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County provides and promotes education, advocacy, and compassion to individuals and families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in Palm Beach County. CAP has been conducting its Community Promise program within the Hispanic community to hinder new infections among Hispanics. Call Hernminia Mercedes at 561-472-2466 ext. 133.

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

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

*GALLA Networking Luncheon

GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) - Luncheon – Downtown - MDGLCC/GALLA presents a networking luncheon tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals on Wednesday, August 10th. Guest speaker (TBD). Truluck's Restaurant at 777 Brickell Avenue, 305-579-0035. Parking $6 on adjacent structure. Registration 11:30am with luncheon/networking from noon to 1:30pm. Limited to 20 persons. RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Business Builders Luncheon

Coral Gables – October 5 - MDGLCC presents its monthly networking program held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at Seasons 52 Restaurant, 321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-442-8552.  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 seated style lunch limited to 25 persons.  Street parking or $7 valet

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


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