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April 2016 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.

Saturday, April 2 – International Gay Polo League Tournament – Gates Open 10 am for tailgate set up & 12 pm for General Admission. International Polo Club
3667 120th Ave S
Wellington, FL 33414. Come watch great polo at one of the most elite polo destinations in the world, see over-the-top tailgate competitions and mingle with GPL and polo fans alike! http://www.gaypolo.com/the-event/

Thursday, April 7 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. Tee Jay Thai Sushi, 2254 Wilton Drive. Monthly luncheons are on the first thursday of every month. The mission for the gay & lesbian lawyers network is to provide a social network in which gay, lesbian and gay friendly lawyers can develop their practices through friendships, referral relationships and professional development. APPROVED FOR ONE (1) CLE ETHICS CREDIT FOR THIS LUNCHEON. http://www.glln.org/events/

Friday, April 8 – SunServe Silver Serve Luncheon – 11:00am – 1:00pm (Second Friday of the Month). ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL. Every Second Friday of the Month. SunServe is a model 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida. We provide high quality, compassionate, and progressive care for all, including those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, families, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. We also perform numerous education and outreach projects. Kindly RSVP by calling 954.764.5150 ext. 114.

Saturday, April 9  – Gilda’s Club 20th Anniversary Soiree – 6:30PM Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. Gilda's Club South Florida's signature event embraces Gilda Radner’s legacy of humor and courage when faced with a cancer diagnosis. The comedy cabaret-style evening features a delicious sitdown dinner, fabulous silent and live auctions and two hilarious comedic acts. Tickets are $175 at http://gildasclubsouthflorida.org/page/Live_From_South_Florida_Its_Saturday_Night/40/30/

Saturday, April 9  – Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30 p.m. doors open; 7:30 p.m. Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy, Wilton Manors. Main Hall, Schubert Building. Bingo; proceeds benefit The Pride Center. The cost is $15.00 for the Bingo Package.  There will be a concession stand open and there is a 50/50 raffle. In general about $1100.00 in prizes are given out. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/

Sunday, April 10 – The Pride Center 5K Run/Walk on Wilton Drive – A 5K run or walk through the city. Both the 5K Run/Walk will be professionally timed by Split Second Timing, with overall male & female winners as well as age-based category winners.In the heart of the City of Wilton Manors, Wilton Drive! A certified 5K race route is along Wilton Drive to Andrews Avenue and through beautiful city neighborhoods and back to Wilton Drive. https://www.facebook.com/events/1691286071087956/

Tuesday, April 12 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Blue Martini, 2432 East Sunrise Blvd., 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! Entry $10 includes one Kettle One Cocktail. For information, visit: www.mackplanet.com

Wednesday, April 13 – Dolphin Democrats Meeting – 7:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 A North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL. 7:00 pm – Pizza and social. 7:30 pm – Meeting. “Further, it shall be the mission of this organization to foster good will between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We seek individual freedom in the framework of a just society and political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens.” http://www.dolphindems.org/

Thursday, April 14 – GLBX Business After Hours – 5:30pm - 7:00pm. Sea Watch, 6002 N. Ocean Blvd. Fort Lauderdale. Come join us for great networking with other members of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce at one of Fort Lauderdale's finest dining establishments on Las Olas. Complimentary for members and $10 admission for nonmembers. http://www.ftlchamber.com/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=GLBX&refno=103807

Saturday, April 16 – Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy. Experience Stonewall Gallery, as part of the Art Walk On Wilton Drive. Free admission and festive offerings along Wilton Drive and throughout Wilton Manors. https://www.facebook.com/wiltonmanorsartexpo/?fref=photo

Sunday, April 17 – The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus’ 2nd Annual Fundraiser – 5:00-8:30 PM at Thirteen Restaurant on Wilton Drive. The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus (FTLGMC) is throwing a party! Come join us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. The evening will feature a fabulous meal that Thirteen’s gourmet kitchen serves up in the venue's warm ambience. Our time together includes great cocktails, door prizes, raffle items, goodie bags, and some great entertainment - the chorus! We will perform numbers from our phenomenal shows in the 2015-2016 season and from our appearance at the upcoming quadrennial GALA (Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses) festival in Denver, CO. So, mark your calendars and come out to the party! Cash bar available. The cost is $95 and tickets can be arranged by calling 954-832-0060.

Sunday, April 17 – Dolphin Democrats Luncheon – 11:30 AM. Tropical Acres Steakhouse, 2500 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. We will start with a Mimosa Mary Mixer from 11:30-12:30. The program will begin at 12:30.  Our emcee is Howard Finkelstein, Broward County's very own Public Defender, also known as "Help Me Howard" on WSVN, Channel 7. Our keynote speaker will be Congressman Ted Deutch. We will also be handing out a few awards, and will have a raffle at the door. http://www.dolphindems.org/events/

Tuesday, April 19 – GFLGLCC April Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Zuckerello’s, 3017 E. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.  Join us as Reyka Vodka presents the April Mixer for the GFLGLCC - Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. GFLGLCC Members: Free, Future-Members $10. One complimentary Reyka Vodka drink included. RSVP Not Required but Appreciated. https://www.facebook.com/events/974802075890308/

Tuesday, April 19 – Equality Florida Action PAC's Broward Reception for Carlos Guillermo Smith, Democrat for Florida House District 49! – 6:00 pm- 7:30pm. Hosted By Chuck Loring, 844 North Victoria Park Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. You are cordially invited to Equality Florida Action PAC's Broward Reception for Carlos Guillermo Smith, Democrat for Florida House District 49!Please RSVP: http://bit.ly/1QjlMvn

Wednesday, April 20 – 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, April 21 Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. Bayview Cadilac. 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, 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. Free parking is available but limited. RSVP by Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to RSVP@PrideCenterFlorida.org or 954.463.9005 x 104.
 
Thursday, April 28 – Dining Out For Life – 7:00am – 11:00pm. Broward House, welcomes you to one of its most fun and community engaging events....Dining Out For Life Broward County.YOU JUST NEED TO GO OUT FOR A SPECTACULAR MEAL...THAT'S IT! SO EASY! Dining Out For Life Broward County 2016 will be an spectacular and delicious event and we look forward to your participation.On behalf of our clients and staff, thank you, and we look forward to you having a good time and dining out with us at Dining Out For Life Broward County on Thursday, April 28. To find more information about this event as well as informational packets and forms for restaurants, volunteers, and donors, visit: http://www.diningoutforlife.com/BrowardCounty

Save the Date:

Tuesday, May 3 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Outback Steakhouse, 1801 SE 10th Ave. 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.  $34.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com

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Wednesday, May 4 – Opening Reception for Broward House Mega Men present Exposed Body Image and the Gay Man – 7:00pm – 9:00pm. The Pride Center, 2040 N Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors. The Broward House MEGA Men program is highlighting body image issues

with a new photo exhibit located at the Pride Center. Volunteers will share their candid thoughts, along with a shirtless photograph from the neck to the waist shot by photographer Mark Farrington. For more information about the exhibit, or the program, call (954) 568-7373 or email the program at megamen@browardhouse.org or visit www.browardhouse.org
 
Friday, May 13 –Diversity Honors, co-presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park – 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Diversity Honors event is a collaboration between two organizations, The Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park. Diversity Honors is designed to put South Florida on the International stage of LGBTQ rights and activism. The event will highlight those who have made a transformational effect on improving the lives of others, leading the change to promote inclusion and acceptance. Tickets: $150 per person. http://www.diversityhonors.com/
Saturday, May 14 – Pet Project’s ANNUAL NIGHT OUT FOR PETS –, hosted by Wilton Manors Animal Hospital. All funds raised at this event will be matched by a Pet Project supporter! $25 tickets can be purchased at petprojectforpets.org


Saturday, May 14 – Annual Night Out for Pets 7:00PM - 10:00PM. Wilton Manors Animal Hospital, 2201 Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors. Please join the Pet Project to help raise funds so they can continue their Mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability, aging to keep their pets. $25 includes buffet Dinner and drinks. Funds raised at the event will be matched dollar for dollar. Silent Auction. 50/50 Raffle. Tickets: www.petprojectforpets.org



Saturday, June 18 – Pet Pride Party 3:00PM-7:00PM. Hunters, 2232 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Please join the Pet Project to help raise funds so they can continue their Mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability, aging to keep their pets. Pet Costume Contest. Dog Tail Wagging Contest. Raffles throughout the event. Silent Auction. Drink Specials. 954-568-5678. www.petprojectforpets.org

Saturday, July 30 – The Pet Project Bowl-a-thon Registration 11:00AM-12:30PM. Bowling from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Manor Lanes, 1517 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors. Please join the Pet Project to help raise funds so they can continue their Mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability, aging to keep their pets. Door Prizes. 50/50 Cash Raffle. Trophy’s. Pre-register team of 5 at 954-568-5678 or PetProjectBowl@gmail.com

Saturday October 22nd – PAWS 4 PAWS “Twilight pet walk a thon”  6 PM registration – 11 PM includes Halloween Pet Costume Contest – entry $25. (or raise $50 per walker and the contest and the walk will be free) looking for sponsors and of course walkers. Contest winners 3 categories / raffles. Please join the Pet Project to help raise funds so they can continue their Mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability, aging to keep their pets.www.petprojectforpets.org

Saturday November 26 – PUSH-UPS FOR PETS – 12:00PM – 4 PM,  silent auction, trophies. Please join the Pet Project to help raise funds so they can continue their Mission. The Pet Project is a nonprofit organization that enables those who are financially challenged due to illness, disability, aging to keep their pets.www.petprojectforpets.org
 

Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month – 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. November through April, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. The official participants include galleries, eclectic stores, cafes, boutiques and upscale restaurants, which will host over 40 local artists. This is a grassroots collaboration bringing culture and business together for the public to enjoy.  Experience Stonewall Gallery, as part of the Art Walk On Wilton Drive. Free admission and festive offerings along Wilton Drive and throughout Wilton Manors. https://www.facebook.com/events/1636973699909440/

Pride Center Bingo – Second Saturdays of Each Month. 6:30pm. doors open; 7:30pm. games begin Main Hall, Schubert Building. Bingo; proceeds benefit The Pride Center. The cost is $15.00 for the Bingo Package.  There will be a concession stand open and there is a 50/50 raffle. In general about $1100.00 in prizes are given out. http://www.pridecenterflorida.org/

Pride Center Founders Circle Reception – 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm. TBD. 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, 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. Free parking is available but limited. RSVP by Wednesday, August 19, 2015 to RSVP@PrideCenterFlorida.org or 954.463.9005 x 104.












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  1. Thank you for the info! Me and my partner are soon going to stay in Fort for a while and in 2017 we'll move to Pompano, where we bought a place (here sabbiabeachcondos.com). We can't wait to meet new folks out there!

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