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CALLING ALL WOMEN in Palm Beach County ...

Let’s have a BLAST!

BLAST (Bi, Lesbian and Straight Together) Women of the Palm Beaches is a networking group for women, ladies, lesbians, bisexual gals, girlie-girls, butches, femmes, lesbian-feminist womyn, questioning, aces/aros, drag kings, and gay-friendly straight feminists. Our mission is to build the local women's community, share resources, and make it easy for members to set up events by, for, and about women in Palm Beach County. Note: Mostly Gen X and Baby Boomers, but we have members ranging from Millennials to Greatest Generation. All ages welcomed with open arms.

ANTI-RACISM & #SAYHERNAME ... Workshops, discussions, speakers, trainings, films, and events

AQUABABES ... Snorkeling, biking, kayaking, beach parties, paddleboarding, Peanut Island, etc.

BABES IN THE GLADES ... Twice-a-year women’s weekends at Vitambi

BIKE RIDES ... Enjoy the beautiful Palm Beach County scenery on your bicycle with other women

BLAST BABES GOT GAME ... Board games, Hearts, craps, roulette, Left Right Center, Euchre, and more

BLAST BOOKWORMS ... Read books by women, discuss, exchange ideas. BLAST GIVES BACK ... Community service volunteering

CIGAR LOUNGE LIZARDS ... Beginners/curious nonsmokers welcome

CONCERTS & THEATER PRODUCTIONS ... Lesbian & feminist entertainment live (house concerts and bigger venues) and online

DOG PARK GATHERINGS ... Bring your dog(s) to local dog parksaround Palm Beach County

DRUMMING ... Occasional lessons and women-only drum circles

HAPPY HOURS ... Gatherings to kick back, explore new places, and enjoy each other's company

HOWL (Hanging Out With Lesbians) ... Laid-back socializing

LEAPING LESBIANS ... Tandem skydiving - beginners welcome

MOVIE NIGHTS ... Film screenings followed by discussions

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS ... Jorjet Harper Presents (series); Art History With Harriet (series); and more

PAGAN CIRCLE ... Come out of the broom closet. For pagans, Wiccans, and all Earth-based spiritualities

POLITICAL NETWORKING ... with NOW, League of Women Voters, etc.

QUEENS RULE POKER CLUB ... Low-stakes games and free lessons - beginners welcome

SCIENCE GALS ... Share excitement and info about STEM topics (science, technology, engineering, medicine)

SOARING: INSPIRATION & SUCCESS GROUP ... Monthly women's structured discussion live or online

WOMEN OF ALL CULTURES TOGETHER (WACT) ... (1) Potlucks in various neighborhoods; women and food, how far wrong can we go? ... (2) Discussions regarding race, culture, religion, civil disobedience, etc.

FACEBOOK: Search for BLAST PANDEMIC PARTY

SEE ALL BLAST EVENTS: https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/events/calendar/

Upcoming events (4+)

Zoom Conversation hosted by SFL Sporty Lesbians

Online event

You are invited to a Zoom conversation. Let’s talk!

TONIGHT’S ZOOM
Join SFL Sporty Lesbians for this easy and meaningful conversation as we step into the new year, perhaps with some uncertainty and pandemic fatigue. A time to reflect and look ahead to 2022. We can discuss what you would like to do in the coming year. Our only agenda here is to offer a platform for anyone who’d like to share or just observe, and possibly meet new friends in the process.

TO PARTICIPATE
Join the zoom at 7:30:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74330126358?pwd=X10epUnZGdch03N9KQadD_OJ_KWlhC.1
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: tj2p5n

ABOUT SFL SPORTY LESBIANS
This MeetUp group is run by BLAST member Sharon. Most in-person activities are held in Broward County. https://www.meetup.com/SFL-Sporty-Lesbians-Meetup/

QUESTIONS?
Contact [masked] - (561)[masked]

JOIN BLAST QUARANTINE PARTY ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/910190896083857/

BOOKMARK THE BLAST CALENDAR & CHECK IT OFTEN
https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/events/calendar/

Bike Ride (Singer Island-Juno Beach)

Johnny Longboats

17.2 miles of beautiful scenery! This bicycle ride takes us from the south end of Singer Island to the Juno Pier and back again. Ride at your own pace. We never leave anyone behind.

MORE ABOUT THIS RIDE
It's all pavement. Riders are encouraged to wear helmets. Atlantic Ocean to the east; Lake Worth lagoon to the west. We'll start at Johnny Longboats and ride up to the Juno Pier. We'll take a break, then return. This will be a fun, pleasant ride, not a race.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE…
For anyone who wants to, we'll complete our outing by having a social-distance lunch and/or drinks outside on the patio at Johnny Longboats or Mulligan’s when we're done. There is a municipal beach right there if you want to stay afterwards to swim.

COVID SAFETY
Fully vaccinated riders only, please. And bring a mask for if we are close to each other while not riding. Thanks.

KIDS
Not recommended for small children, as this is a road-based ride.

COST
Free to ride. Bring whatever $$ you want for lunch.

TIME TO MEET
Let's meet at 9:45am and plan to roll out at 10am sharp.

PARKING AND HOW WE’LL FIND EACH OTHER
Free parking in the Johnny Longboats lot. Come to the FRONT of the building - NOT the ocean side. Look for Janis.

WHAT TO BRING
· Bike
· Helmet
· Sun screen
· Plenty of water

ABOUT SINGER ISLAND
http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/singer-island.html

FOR MORE ABOUT THIS RIDE
Janis: (561)[masked] - [masked]

FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST
Toni Jr.: [masked]

JOIN BLAST QUARANTINE PARTY ON FACEBOOK
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BOOKMARK THE BLAST CALENDAR & CHECK IT OFTEN
https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/events/calendar/

Amigas Latinas Discussion (Zoom)

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Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago invites us to join a virtual conversation with the founders of Amigas Latinas, Evette Cardona and Mona Noriega, as well as former Amigas Latinas board member Lourdes Torres, for a conversation about the Amigas Latinas archival collection and how artists and scholars continue to use this dynamic collection today. The discussion will be facilitated by artists Amanda Cervantes and Jose Luis Benavides. (3pm Florida time; 2pm Chicago time.)

AMIGAS LATINAS
Founded in 1995, Amigas Latinas was a volunteer-run organization that specifically served the LBTQ Latina community through monthly discussion groups, support groups, workshops, educational training, public programs, and events. The group advocated to ensure that legislators, funders, and other not-for-profit organizations consider the intersection of issues faced by LBTQ Latinas, who often struggle within Latina/Latino communities and within larger LGBTQ organizations.

MODERATORS AMANDA & JOSE
Queer Latinx artists Amanda Cervantes and Jose Luis Benavides have collaborated using the Amigas Latinas collection in their current work, most recently a symposium for the Global Center for Advanced Studies: Latinoamérica in Chile and are also part of a virtual exhibit online (Follow the Dust).

COST: Free

REGISTRATION
Registration is required.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvd-mgqjIrGdRKWFCI_vWCvlTbZrwMP7ia

GERBER/HART LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
The Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, founded in 1981, is the largest circulating library of gay and lesbian titles in the Midwestern United States. Located in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, it houses over 14,000 volumes, 800 periodical titles, and 100 archival collections.
https://www.gerberhart.org/

QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST?
Toni Jr. - [masked]

JOIN BLAST QUARANTINE PARTY ON FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/910190896083857/

BOOKMARK THE BLAST CALENDAR & CHECK IT OFTEN
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DATE CHANGE Zoom Concert: Big Bad Gina & Open Mic Hosted by Nancy Scott

Zoom Concert and Open Mic series by National Women’s Music Festival
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Next up will be Big Bad Gina; Renée Janski, Melodie Griffis and Jori Costello (Jorian Lee). The Open Mic will be hosted by Nancy Scott.
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COST…. This event is free to WIA/NWMF members, $10 for non-members.
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REGISTER …. Register or buy tickets at https://bbg-openmic.bpt.me
Members will be emailed the password to register.
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CHECK THESE OUT …. https://www.facebook.com/bigbadgina/ ….
http://www.nancyscottmusic.com/about.html …. https://www.nwmf.info/
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JOIN BLAST QUARANTINE PARTY ON FACEBOOK….. https://www.facebook.com/groups/910190896083857/
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