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August LGBT Events in Ft. Lauderdale

On this Blog, I will post a highlight of some of the LGBT non-profit and political events that are going on in Ft. Lauderdale each month, so folks who want to attend can put them on their Calendars. 

Monday, July 29 – Dining with Pride at Christina Wans – 7:00pm. Christina Wans, 664 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Eat at Christina Wan's on July 29th for lunch and dinner and they will donate a percentage of your check to The Pride Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/128746777334658/
 
Tuesday, July 30 – The Pride Center’s Fouders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. Exit 66 Beach House Lounge, 219 S.  Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Founder's Circle are individuals who make a monthly gift of $100 to the Pride Center. If you are interested in attending the event to see what it is all about, just email me at rubinlee@yahoo.com and I will put you on the Guest list. There is no commitment to become a Founder, just a chance to meet folks and hear about the great work the Pride Center is doing. 

Saturday, August 3 – Pride Center Flea Market – 8:00am – 2:00pm. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie HWY, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Looking for something special? Come to the Pride Center's Flea Market - every first Saturday of the month! www.pridecenterflorida.org

Saturday, August 3 – Paverello’s 23rd Annual Bowling to Fight Hunger – 11:00am – 3:00pm. Sawgrass Lanes, 8501 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL. – Formerly, Poverello's bowlathon, Bowling to Fight Hunger is a high energy fun charity bowling event. Teams consist of 5 bowlers each. Register, form a team and start raising money to fight hunger. All proceeds to help Poverello carry out its mission of proving life-saving food and basic life essentials to those living with HIV / AIDS. www.HungerFighter.org

Tuesday, August 6 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Grille 401
401 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. At the beginning of every Power Lunch we offer approx. 30 minutes to introduce yourself and chat with fellow attendees in a social setting. There may be a very brief presentation by an event sponsor to share insights and industry information. Then the rest of our time is enjoying lunch and breaking the ice to develop professional friendships with everyone around you.  $33.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com


Tuesday, August 6 – GFLGLCC Event: Networking & Social Media Presentation with Pink Banana Media – 5:30am – 8:00pm Dapur Asian Tapas and Ultra Lounge, 1620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33305. Join GFLGLCC for complimentary cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres, followed by an informative presentation by our Media Partner, Pink Banana Media.  They will talk about the latest in social media integration with search, influencers and #hashtags.  Learn how you can maximize your social media outreach.  The focus is LGBT, but the strategies remain the same. http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=siv77qhab&oeidk=a07e7uzek7t15933f93 

Tuesday, August 13 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Dapur, 1620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Fun, yet professional, cocktail socials in Fort Lauderdale. There’s no doubt MACK continues to redesign how business people create new relationships and establish friendships - regardless of sexuality. MACK aims to be the most reliable business and social network for the Gay and Lesbian Community of South Florida. Join their mailing list, register for a lunch, swing by one of the mixers, but most important - bring your friends! Everyone is welcome. MACK is less about orientation and all about discovering untapped opportunities! For information, visit: http://mackplanet.com

Saturday, August 17 – The Amazing Race to benefit Broward House  – 9:00am – 3:00pm. You have seen or heard about the television show, now experience it for yourself. This is a fun, but hectic day of figuring out destinations, clues, and then completing tasks in order to win a cruise for two on Holland America Cruise Lines. http://www.browardhouse.org/events.html 

Sunday, August 18 – Equali-Tea Dance – 2:00pm – 6:00pm. Royal Palms Resort and Spa, 717 Breakers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304. Equality Florida and The Royal Palms Resort and Spa invite you to join us for an Equali-Tea Dance, a free event! The Royal Palms' chic design and tropical comforts along with Florida's largest statewide LGBT civil rights organization combine to create a fun afternoon of relaxing by the pool, dancing to music, drink specials, raffles, and a short program about the work of Equality Florida. The Royal Palms is located in the North Beach area of Ft. Lauderdale. RSVP here: www.eqfl.org/equaliteadance

Tuesday, August 20 – The Pride Center’s Fouders Circle Reception – 6:00 – 8:00pm. New River Fine Art 914 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The Founder's Circle are individuals who make a monthly gift of $100 to the Pride Center. If you are interested in attending the event to see what it is all about, just email me at rubinlee@yahoo.com and I will put you on the Guest list. There is no commitment to become a Founder, just a chance to meet folks and hear about the great work the Pride Center is doing.

Wednesday, August 21 – The Equality Garden Club – The Equality Park Garden Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month except December.  It is a Gay and Straight friendly garden club with a variety of plant related events.  Meetings include a guest speaker with a horticultural topic, plant exchange, raffle table, and refreshments. For more info contact for Chuck Nicholls at canick@aol.com

Thursday, August 22  – Wilton Manors Business Association Networking Lunch. 12:00pm. Networking lunches are the fourth Thursday at 12:00 Noon from January through October at member locations. http://wiltonmanorsbusinessassociation.com/

Thursday, August 22  – Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Gay and Lesbian Business Xchange (GLBX) Business After Hours. 5:30pm - 7:00pm. S3 @ Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, 505 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL. Broward County's premiere gay-friendly networking organization, maximizing our members business profitability. The GLBX Business After Hours receptions are a key element in creating and fostering these relationships. The GLBX meets either the second or the fourth Thursday of each month, depending on venue. http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=GLBX_home&category=GLBX

Saturday, August 24  – TEAL PARTY: A Benefit to Support the HEALTH + LIFE of Greg Hardy – 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The Manor Complex, 2345 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305 he Teal Party is to honor our friend and long time community leader Greg Hardy. Enjoy LIVE Entertainment, Drinks and Good Company while learning about a Silent Killer (Colon Cancer). Did you know? There are more deaths from Colon Cancer than AIDS and Breast Cancer combined.  It is time that our community comes together to bring awareness to this disease! Now Greg needs your support more than ever as he battles colon cancer. Join us as we raise funds for Greg’s treatment and celebrate a man who has dedicated himself to our community. http://tealparty.ticketleap.com/tealparty/c/3ecb7af4-f723-11e2-af79-12313d1f35d0/t/895282851e578a6822e82a0c3ca75f72/

Wednesday, August 28th – Lambda Legal's Fort Lauderdale Mixer5:30pm – 7:30pm. J. Mark's 1245 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Lambda Legal proudly announces its Summer For Lauderdale Mix and Mingle. Guest will enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails. Come learn more about Lambda Legal’s recent victories and the work ahead of LGBT equality. Please RSVP by August 27th, to sroevents@lambdalegal.org or by calling 408-897-1880


Save the Date:  

Monday, September 9 – Stonewall National Museum and Archives New Exhibit Opening – 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Stonewall National Museum & Archives, 1300 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. THE BIG PICTURE, Gay Movie Posters from 1953-1978 and COLOR CODING GAYS, Visible Signs for Invisible People.  Opening Night receptions are for individuals who donate are annual $250+ donors to SNMA.  If you are interested in attending, please email David Jobin at david.jobin@stonewallnationalmuseum.org or call 954-763-8565 to be added to the guest list.  There is no commitment to become a donor, just a chance to meet supporters and learn more about Stonewall Museum.  The exhibits both run through November 3. 

Saturday, September 21 – Broward Bares It! IV – 8:00pm. Paradise Live at the Seminole Heard Rock Hotel and Casino. 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. Broward Bares It! Is one of the most fun nights you can spend in the theater. It is a night of burlesque, comedy, and overall raunchiness. It is billed as South Florida’s Sexiest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and has won accolades from the South Florida community four years in a row naming it “South Florida’s Favorite Fundraiser.” http://www.browardhouse.org/events.html

Saturday, September 28 – Julian’s Second Annual Reverse Quinceanera to benefit SunServe – 7:00pm – 11:00pm. The Sanctuary Second Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 Julian's Reverse Quinceanera is back and BIGGER than last year. Come watch as local celebrity damas compete for the title of Miss Reverse Quinceanera 2014 in the categories of philanthropy, presentation, silent auction item popularity, lip-syncing performance and, of course, FABULOUSNESS.  http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1257508

Saturday, October 19 – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Broward Event – 7:00pm – 9:30pm. At the home of Dr. Russell Sassani & Michael Schneider, 139 Fiesta Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Join the Task Force for an evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Executive Director Rea Carey. $50 suggested donation. For more information, email rubinlee@yahoo.com


Friday, October 25 – Broward House’s 25th Anniversary Gala  – 8:00pm – 11:00pm. Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, 1881 SE 17th Street Causway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 Get ready to channel your inner Madonna, Ferris Beuler, Divine, Boy George, Cyndi Lauper, Pee Wee Herman, Don Johnson, or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Broward House takes you through a time machine back to the 80’s. http://www.browardhouse.org/events.html


Saturday, November 9 - National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Miami Recognition Dinner. – 6:30pm - Midnight. The Miami Recognition Dinner is an important South Florida tradition. It not only allows the LGBT community and its supporters to celebrate our heroes, it also provides a vital source of funding for the community on the local and national levels. The 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, will return to the spectacular Sparkle Ballroom of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The evening features two cocktail receptions (one for VIP guests), a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, an awards ceremony, and dancing. http://www.miamirecognitiondinner.org/

Thanks,
Lee Rubin
rubinlee@yahoo.com


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