Sex and Love Anonymous
S.L.A.A. believe that sex and love addiction is a progressive illness which cannot be cured but which can be arrested. It may take several forms such as a compulsive need for sex, extreme dependency on people, or a chronic pre-occupation with romance, intrigue, or fantasy. More information at The Pride Center at Equality Park in Bldg A, Room 200 Fri, Feb. 24, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visit Slaafws.org
Exhibit of Nudes and Nature Studios
Mangum Gallery will host the first South Florida exhibit of critically acclaimed New York photographer Kelly Grider, involving 30 original works of romantic nudes and nature studios. The exhibition runs Feb. 17 to March 15. Grider's work is a mix of the romantic and ethereal. “Grider blends sensuality, eroticism, awe and power.” Call Greg Mangum at 954-514-7149. Visit MangumGallery.com
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
On Saturday, March 10, Downtown Fort Lauderdale will transform into a sea of green for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Fort Lauderdale. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. along East Las Olas Boulevard and end at Huizenga Plaza. Visit GoRiverwalk.com
It’s here! The first annual Taco Cook-off with craft beer and local music, all at beautiful Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. For the pre-sale price of $25, you will receive 6 tickets that can be used for either tacos or craft beer, or both. Brewers such as Cigar City, Magic Hat and others will be showcased. Visit GoRiverwalk.com
Love, Desire, & Relationships: Transform Your Life
Love is the most important thing in our lives. We want to love better, and we can if we stop thinking so much about what others can do for us, and start thinking more about cherishing them. $10/class or $23/series includes vegetarian food after class Feb. 16 - The Meaning of Life: Learning to Cherish Others; Feb. 23 - Connecting with Gratitude: The Kindness of Others; March 1 - The Source of Happiness: Benefits of Cherishing Others. Call Elizabeth Jurado at 954-537-9191
Conquering Anxiety: Life & Death, Self & Others
We suffer a lot from anxiety. Anxiety over our wishes and plans, our successes and failures, reputation, finances, etc is the source of most of our mental pain. We need a fresh perspective that will get us out of our obsession with our own problems of the moment. $10/class or $23/series; Feb. 12 - Starting with Joy: Our Precious Human Life; Feb 19 - Overcoming Worry: Death Meditation; Feb 26 - Changing Our Focus: Exchanging Self with Others. Call Elizabeth Jurado at 954-537-9191
2012 Duck Fest Derby
The Duck Fest Derby presented by JM Family is one of Fort Lauderdale’s signature events as 15,000 rubber ducks make their way to the finish line down the New River to win the Grand Prize of a six night Hawaiian getaway, complete with volcano and surfing experience. Will take place Sat, Feb. 25. at Esplanade Park located at 400 S.W. 2nd Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 each by visiting www.duckfestderby.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. The group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Visit Fisponline.org.
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
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
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. Everyone is welcome to attend, including well-behaved, leashed pets. There is plenty of room to set up chairs, blankets and picnic baskets to experience the fabulous entertainment.
Florida Renaissance Festival
Journey back to the 16th century, Feb. 11 to March 11, as you step through castle gates and into the days of yore. Explore the artisans' village and view live demonstrations of glassblowing, steel-fighting, archery, and more. Weekends only, plus President's Day, 2/20. Visit Broward.org/Parks/QuietW
Young Adult GLBT
A social group open to all LGBT people ages 18-35. This group 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: [email protected]?ast.net
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.
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
Tue Nite Eatin’ Meeting will be held at The Alternative MC Clubhouse at 4322 NE 5th Ave in Oakland park. There will be fun, food, and fellowship. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs, all the fixins, cold drinks, desserts, and snacks. The meeting will begin at 8pm and end around 9pm. For more information Visit Alternativemc.com/events/florida-events
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
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
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
The Third Annual 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 bring chairs. $175 Tailgate space – Includes 8 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
Palm Beach State College's Drama Club
Celebrate Pride South Florida with Equality Florida
Are you ready to celebrate Pride this March 10-11? Pride is an incredible opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate our strength, our diversity, and (of course) our pride. It's also our best chance to build the grassroots power to win equality in 2012. Join Equality Florida members from across South Florida at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale as we all celebrate Pride South Florida 2012.
Sober Sisters AA
Support group is dedicated for lesbians who are recovering from alcoholism. This meeting happens every Monday at 7 p.m. at the beautiful 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.
MS Walk - The Palm Beaches
Sign up for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2012 MS Walk on Sunday Feb 26 at 7am. Help raise awareness and funds for research, programs, services and advocacy. MS Walk is the rallying point of the MS movement; a community of friends, family and co-workers coming together with a shared commitment and determination to create a world free of MS. Visit Walkfls.nationalmssociety.org
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
Miami Beach International Fashion Week
March 21 - 24, 2012, Miami Beach Convention Center at 9 p.m. Emerging Designers Prelude & Miami Style Showcase featuring Florida's Fashion Stars. Prelude Designers: Lisu Vega, Zula Studio, Crystal 4 U, By Misha, K. Hendrik, Erin Healy. Miami Style Designers: Viviana G. for Petit Pois, Kayce Armstrong for Art of Shade, Ema Savahl Couture. For more information visit Miamifashionweek.com
Celebrate the 'Month of Love' with A Wine Appreciation Class
For true passion and a long-lasting love, why not treat yourself, or someone you love, to a six-week wine appreciation course? Join other sympathetic souls every Monday from Feb. 20 to March 26 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm. $275.00 per person. Limited to 16 people. Call 305-442-4408
Business Builders Luncheon
Aqua Girl 12
There will be 14 diverse events for everyone to choose from. Aqua Girl is more than a party…it’s a week for a cause. Aqua Girl 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 - 6 in South Beach.
Miami City Ballet 26th Anniversary Gala
Three of the world’s biggest artistic sensations come together for one spectacular evening when Miami City Ballet, Florida’s Internationally Acclaimed Company. The performance and gala take place on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Call 305-929-7010
Pride After Party - Poolside SwimWear Fashion Show & Auction
From Feb. 29 to March 5 come to party at the Winter Party, which has grown into one of South Florida's premier events. The Beach Party is set to be held on Sunday March 4th and attracts over 6,000 people to dance on the sands of Miami Beach every year.
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
Aqua Foundation’s Second Annual Family BBQ
The Aqua Foundation for Women will be having their second annual family BBQ on Feb. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This event is the perfect opportunity for LBT families to connect with one another in a fun, social place. The beach and playground will be available for your use, there will be delicious food on the grill, and there will be fun activities for all ages. Visit Aquafoundation.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
*52nd Annual Key West House & Garden Tours