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July 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, July 2 SAGE of South Florida Monthly Luncheon 12:30pm – 2:00pm at the Herb Skolnic Center in Pompano Beach. Call (954) 634-7219 to reserve your space. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/ 


Monday, July 4 – Annual Benefit for the Pet Project for Pets – Noon – 9:00pm. Mona’s, 502 East Sunrise Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale. Hot Diggity Dog Cookout, Games, Money, Liquor, Beer Giveaways. Live Auction at 5pm, raffles all day long. www.petprojectforpets.org 

Friday, July 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.
 

July 8 -10 – Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus’s Summer Conference and Gala Bahia Mar, 801 Seabreeze Blve Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling (888) 370-0998. Join us as we prepare for Democratic victory in 2016! http://www.dolphindems.org 

Saturday, July 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/ 

Tuesday, July 12 – Mack Mixer Fort Lauderdale – 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Beauty & The Feast
601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.,Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 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, July 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, July 14 SAGE of South Florida Monthly Women’s Luncheon 12:00pm - 2:00pm at The Ark, 6255 Sterling Road, Davie, FL. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/ 

Thursday, July 14  – GLBX After Hours Networking  5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. The Pride Center, 2040 A North Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL. Mix & Mingle with a fun group of like-minded business professionals! https://www.facebook.com/fortlauderdaleglbx/

Thursday, July 14 - Dine OUT at Mojo, Fundraiser for SNMA - 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Mojo Restaurant and Lounge, 4140 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308. Enjoy a great night of fine cuisine, sumptuous desserts and delicious cocktails with friends, old and new, who support Stonewall National Museum & Archives. 20% of dollars spent on regularly priced menu and bar items will directly support the mission of Stonewall National Museum & Archives to preserve and share the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in American society. Make it a night out with friends for a great cause!RSVP via OpenTable.com or by calling 954-568-4443. https://www.facebook.com/events/884540178340854/ 

Thursday, July 19  – GLBX Council and Equality Means Business luncheon and panel discussion 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Tower Club, One Financial Plaza, 28th Floor, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33394. Mix & Mingle with a fun group of like-minded business professionals! Equality Florida Institute, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce GLBX Council, and Equality Means Business is proud to present a very special luncheon and panel discussion: Workplace Diversity: Supporting Equality and growing our businesses and our economy. Join us at the incredible Tower Club for the best view in town, a delicious lunch, and an exciting and illuminating discussion with a stellar panel:
-Suzanne Bogdan, Regional Managing Partner, Phillips Fisher

-Miguel Diaz de la Portilla - Florida State Senator
-Gina Duncan - Transgender Inclusion Director, Equality Florida-Fred Livingston - Vice President, PNC Bank
-Carlos Molinet - Vice President, Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors & Convention Bureau
-Stratton Pollitzer - Deputy Director, Equality FloridaLearn what the top companies in Florida know about the best practices of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and what the shifting environment of equality means for your business.http://events.ftlchamber.com/sbaweb/events/events.asp?details=true&cale_id=2858&month=7/1/2016 

Tuesday, July 19 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 - 6:30 Dockside with a optional Cruise from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Double Decker Water Taxi. Water Taxi at the Dock in front of Briny Irish Pub Riverfront, 305 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 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. http://ggfortlauderdale.sampleorg.com/events/ 

Wednesday, July 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, July 21 – GLLN Happy Hour – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. TBD. Happy Hours are on the 3rd Thursday of
every month at various locations
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by our Strategic Alliance Members: Alpine Jaguar, Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center, Edward Jones, and Seacoast Bank. 2-4-1 drinks and complimentary appetizers. Come networks with local professionals. For more information, visit www.glln.org. 

Monday, July 25 SAGE Men's Night Out 5:30 pm at Tropics Piano Bar and Restaurant. Every fourth Monday of the month, SAGE men meet at Tropics for cocktails, dinner and lively conversation. http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/ 

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 

Save the Date: 

August 1 - 6   LGBT Summer Senior Cabaret Camp   Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. Work with theater professional and other LGBT Seniors to develop an original cabaret show to perform at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Tell YOUR story through spoken world and musical performances. No experience required. Open to campers aged 45+ and FREE to participants. https://www.facebook.com/events/1611023029207974/


Tuesday, August 2 – Mack Power Lunch – 11:30am – 1:30pm at Beauty & The Feast
601 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach 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.  $34.00, Advance Registration required: www.mackplanet.com 


Thursday, August 4 – GLLN Social Luncheon – 11:45am – 1:15pm. Timpano Chophouse
450 E Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 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/ 


Wednesday, August 31 Legacy Luncheon presented by US Trust, EQFL and Our Fund 

Monday, August 22 – Equality Florida Connection event at CafĂ© Vico – 7:30pm. Happy hour event at with complimentary appetizers, drink specials, and an update from Equality Florida's leadership team. All are welcome!
 


August TBD  – GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon   11:30am - 1:30pm. TBD. Please join us for the GFLGLCC Quarterly Networking Luncheon, you'll meet new friends, make business connections and enjoy a wonderful luncheon prepared by the Riverside Hotel. Luncheon Details: The Riverside Hotel will serve a 3-course lunch, choice of nonalcoholic beverage, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Cocktails, wine and beer are available. Reduced Valet: $4. Fees/Admission: GFLGLCC Members: $35 Future-Members: $40. http://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events/details/the-cia-presents-the-gflglcc-quarterly-networking-luncheon-05-18-2016-714 

Tuesday, September 14 – Equality Florida Major donor event   6:00pm PM – 8:00pm. TBD Florida Council Mixer, a private cocktail reception in appreciation of the major donors to and sponsors of Equality Florida, hosted by Drew Tabatchnick and Ira Baer.
 

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 12 – VIP Sponsor Reception for Equality Florida Broward Gala 

Sunday, November 13 – Equality Florida Broward Gala – 6:00 PM – 9:00PM B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale, 1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Join us in celebration of the work of Equality Florida, a year's worth of progress towards full LGBT rights, and of Voice For Equality honoree, Martina Navritalova at this year's Gala, being held at the beautifully redesigned B Ocean Resort!! Tickets $175 includes full bar, light supper, and valet parking. Attire: cocktail 

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/

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