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April 2018 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.

Thursday, April 5 – 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. www.glln.org/events

Saturday, April 7 – 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/

Wednesday, April 11 – Dolphin Democrats Meeting– Second Wednesday of Each Month. 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.” www.dolphindems.org

Thursday, April 12  – SAGE & Friends Ft. Lauderdale– Please join SAGE CEO Michael Adams on Thursday, April 12, in Fort Lauderdale as we embrace our diversity and reaffirm our commitment to our LGBT pioneers. This year we are proud to honor Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator at the Pride Center at Equality Park of South Florida, for his tireless work on behalf of LGBT older adults. Tickets are $100. https://www.facebook.com/events/213100599434420/

Friday, April 13 – 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 14 – 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/

Saturday, April 14 – SAVE THE DATE FOR GLLN’S 7th ANNUAL GALA– 4:00pm-7:00 pm. The Flagship, a historic venue located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE WE SELL OUT! Proceeds from this year’s Gala will go to Stonewall National Museum & Archives, which promotes understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their significant role in American Society. TICKET PRICES ARE 100.00 PER PERSON UNTIL MARCH 30TH AND 125.00 AS OF MARCH 31ST. A LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE! For a $1000 contribution, you will receive a reserved table, 5 tickets to the Gala, 2 bottles of champagne, and recognition at the event. To order a VIP package, please contact Meghana Saoji at saoji@cclawpa.com or (954) 525-6566.To purchase tickets to the Gala or to make a contribution to the Fund if you are not able to attend, please click here. https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/OurFund/gllngen.html

Tuesday, April 17 – GFLGLCC Mixer – 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. J. Marks, 1245 N. Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale. Join us as Reyka Vodka Presents the February Mixer for the GFLGLCC. Complimentary for GFLGLCC Members. $10 for Future Members. https://www.gogayfortlauderdale.com/events

Thursday, April 19 – Quarterly Networking Breakfast Presented by Northwestern Mutual – 8:30AM – 9:45 AM. The Westin Fort Lauderdale, 400 Corporate Dr, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33334. Join us as Northwestern Mutual - Striano Financial Group Presents the GFLGLCC- Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Networking Breakfast at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a plated breakfast with bacon, eggs, and potatoes served with pastries, muffins, orange juice and coffee. Complimentary Parking. NOTE: This is NOT the Westin Beach Location. Please Contact Raymond at Raymond@gflglcc.org for Further Details

Saturday, April 21 – Pet Project’s Jump Rope 4 Pets – 1:00 pm. Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Join in and get sponsored for the jump rope event of the year. Register for this event today by calling (954) 568-5678. All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project. www.thepetprojectfl.org/calendar.html

Saturday, April 21 – Wilton Manors Art Expo – Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month– 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. January through March, along the 1.1 mile Wilton Drive, in the Wilton Manors Art and Entertainment District. A Showcase of local artists, craftsmen, musicians, and businesses in the Arts & Entertainment District and Dixie Village. This cultural experience brings a multitude of visitors into our numerous unique galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants on Wilton Drive and vicinity. http://www.wmae.org

Monday, April 23 – SAGE of South Florida Men's Night Out –  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Rumors, 2426 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Every fourth Monday of the month, SAGE men meet at Tropics for cocktails, dinner and lively conversation. Please Note: Men's Night Out has moved to Rumors on Wilton Drive (across from Rosie's) http://www.sagewebsite.org/sage-calendar/

Friday, April 27 – Diversity Honors – The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s will be the setting for the Diversity Honors gala that kicks off Harvey Milk Day events across the nation and will benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park. This annual event is where the community can come together to honor men and women who, in their extraordinary lives, remind us all of the diversity of the human spirit and the values that define us. Tickets are $200 per person, or a table of 10 is $2,000. Attendees enjoy a Cocktail Reception with Dinner, Awards Presentation, Live Entertainment and Stoli After Party. http://www.diversityhonors.goodmanpr.com/tickets/



Save the Date:

TBD – Pride Center Founders Circle Reception– 6:00pm - 8:00pm. 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 to RSVP@PrideCenterFlorida.org or 954.463.9005 x 104.

Saturday, May 19 – Pet Project’s Date Night With Your Pet6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Wilton Manor Animal Hospital, 2201 North Dixie Hwy., Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Sponsored by Wilton Manors Animal Hospital & Better Homes and Garden Real Estate / Michael Camradello. Join us for us for dinner and drinks .... and bring the pooch in our beautiful animal hospital courtyard.Register for this event today by calling (954) 568-5678. All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project. www.thepetprojectfl.org/calendar.html

Saturday, June 23 – Swim Wear Auction for the Pet Project2:00 to 6:00 pm. Village Pub, 2283 Wilton Dr, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. From board shorts to speedos, an auction to dive into. Register for this event today by calling (954) 568-5678
All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project. www.thepetprojectfl.org/calendar.html

Wednesday, July 4 – Hot Diggity Dog 4th Of July Party1:00 to 7:00 pm. Mona's 502 E. sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304. Stop by and join us for dogs on the grill, games, prizes and much  more. Register for this event today by calling (954) 568-5678. All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project. www.thepetprojectfl.org/calendar.html

Saturday, July 28 – Pet Project’s Bowl-A-Thon– 1:00pm. ​​Manor Lanes, 1517 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors, FL 33305. After party at Smarty Pants 4:00 pm. Register for this event today by calling (239) 900-9890. All Proceeds Benefit The Pet Project. www.thepetprojectfl.org/calendar.html

September 21 to October 1, 2018 – The Pride of Italy Tour– Join Robert Boo on a magical journey totaling 11 Days/10 Nights (3 Nights in Upscale Hotel in Rome + 4 Nights in Luxury Boutique Hotel in Florence + 3 Nights in Upscale Boutique Hotel in Venice). The tour features the gay history of Rome, Florence, and Venice! http://nadasitaly.com/tours/99

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