What we're about

CALLING ALL WOMEN in the West Palm Beach area...
Let’s have a BLAST!

BLAST (Bi, Lesbian and Straight Together) Women of the Palm Beaches is a social and professional networking group for women, ladies, kings, lesbians, bisexual gals, girly-girls, butches, femmes, bois, transwomen, lesbian-feminist womyn, questioning, aces/aros, and gay-friendly straight feminists. Our mission is 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.

BLAST BABES GOT GAME ... Board games, Hearts (cards), craps, roulette, and more.

BLAST BOOKWORMS ... Read books by women, discuss, exchange ideas. (Needs a leader.)

BLAST GIVES BACK ... Community service volunteering

CIGAR LOUNGE LIZARDS ... Beginners/curious nonsmokers welcome

CONCERTS & THEATER PRODUCTIONS ... Lesbian & feminist entertainment

DANCE CLASSES ... Taught by Grace Greenberg. Swing, Hustle, Merengue, Salsa, Tango, line dances.

DRUMMING ... Monthly lessons and occasional women-only drum circles

HAPPY HOURS ... Late-week 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)

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

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.

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Upcoming events (5+)

‘Hidden Figure’ Shares Her Story in NASA’s History

Eissey Campus Theatre

Learn about Dr. Christine Mann Darden’s journey from high school mathematics teacher to becoming one of NASA’s “human computers” featured in the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A on her experiences and opportunities in STEM fields, then light refreshments. TIME Doors open a 10:30am. Program starts at 11am. COST Free to attend. RSVP with the college is requested: https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries/ WHEN YOU ARRIVE Look for Shell & Trish - as well as other BLAST members (see RSVP list) - to say hello and maybe sit together. ABOUT DR. DARDEN Dr. Christine Mann Darden retired from NASA Langley Research Center in 2007 after 40 years of service. As a member of NASA’s Senior Executive Service, her final assignment at Langley was as Director of the Office of Strategic Communications and Education (OSCE). Darden also previously served as Director of the Aero Performing Center Program Management Office (APCPMO), as a Senior Program Manager in NASA's High-Speed Research (HSR) Program Office, and for nearly 30 years as an internationally known researcher in high-speed aerodynamics and sonic boom minimization research. Prior to her NASA career, she taught high school mathematics. During her NASA career, Darden authored over 57 technical papers and articles, primarily in the areas of sonic boom prediction, sonic boom minimization, and supersonic wing design. She is recognized as an international expert in these areas. PARKING Free in lot ABOUT PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE SPEAKER SERIES The Honors College Speaker Series aims to bring noteworthy speakers to PBSC campuses for the benefit of all students, faculty and staff, and the community at large. See: palmbeachstate.edu/Honors/SpeakerSeries FOR MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT Dr. Tony Piccolino:[masked] - [masked] FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST Toni Jr.: [masked] Text to Janis at[masked]

Herb Spiral Workshop (Permaculture Gardening)

Tiger Territory Community Garden

Join BLAST assistant organizer Susan MacDonald for another exciting workshop at the newly established Tiger Territory Community Garden. Look for Susan with the BLAST banner at noon at the community garden entrance. TODAY'S PROGRAM An herb spiral is a garden construction technique that creates multiple different growing environments in one space, enabling you to grow all of your herbs in one area of your garden. Learn the science behind the spiral, how to construct it, suggestions on plants for each microclimate, and permacultural techniques furthering the long-term success of your herb garden. Professional permaculture designer/educator Jason Clements will facilitate. COST: $15-$20 suggested donation WHAT IS PERMACULTURE GARDENING? Conventional gardening tends to use a one-size-fits-all method for growing food. Its central concepts are based on what gardeners want to grow, rather than on what plants best suit a particular piece of land. Permaculture gardening, on the other hand, is based on the concept of using the perfect plants for the climate, and utilizing only what works best for the local environment. Read more: https://greenglobaltravel.com/permaculture-gardening-techniques/ PARKING Lots of free street parking, since school is closed. WHAT TO BRING • A folding chair (if you can) • Hat and appropriate gardening clothes • Water • Bug spray • Anything to make you comfortable for a two-hour outdoor activity LOCATION At 8th Ave. & North K Street - located across from North Grade Elementary School. DIRECTIONS FROM I-95 • Exit 64 - go east on 10th Ave. North • Go south on US-1 > 8th Ave. North • Go east on 8th Ave. North > North K St. • Go north on K St. > 800 block • Look for garden across from North Grade Elementary QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT? Contact Susan - [masked] QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST? Contact Toni Jr. - [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

Axe Throwing with BLAST

Game of Axes - Axe Throwing Bar

The BLAST Axe & Archery Club invites you summon forth your inner amazon and throw axes (hatchets) with us. ABOUT AXE THROWING Indoor competitive axe throwing is a sport that is taking off nationwide. Axe-throwing bars are designed to allow people to throw (hatchets, knives, Ninja stars, etc.) at wooden targets. Often with drinks and, sometimes, food. TIME Show up a little before noon to pay, sign the waiver, and join your team. We will throw for an hour after the beginners receive instruction. COST • $20/person for an hour. Credit card only. If you don't have a credit card, bring cash and someone will work it out with you. • If you want a longer session at a future date, it's $35/person for a 2.5-hour group session- 6 or more people. ABOUT TODAY • Important: Wear closed-toe shoes. • Our lanes each have two targets, and two women will throw at once. • We'll divide into teams - beginners and those with experience. • Since there's a limit on how many can play, this event is for BLAST members. You can't RSVP+1 or bring a guest (except to watch). • Scoring: One point if the axe sticks anywhere in the wood. Two points if it sticks anywhere in the circular target area. Three points for a bullseye! ARE YOU THROWING or WATCHING? In the comments below, please write either THROW or WATCH so we have an accurate headcount to give the axe range manager. ABOUT GAME OF AXES Game of Axes opened in Boynton in February 2019. They have seven two-target lanes. Hatchets and big hatchets are currently available for throwing. (Will have knives eventually.) They also have a bar that serves beer, wine, water, and pop. • https://www.facebook.com/gameofaxes/ • https://gameofaxes.com/ ABOUT THE PHOTO ABOVE • These are all BLAST members, but this picture was taken at Axe Hole in Las Vegas. We'll get a current photo at Game of Axes once we've been there. :-) PARKING Free parking in lot AGE 18 and older FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST Toni Jr. - [masked] WHAT IS YOUR SHIRT SIZE? Please answer via this link: https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls/1276163/

Birthday Celebration for Cheryl OB.

O'Sheas Irish Pub

Join us to celebrate Cheryl's birthday at her favorite Irish watering hole. Her birthday is actually April 17th, but who doesn't celebrate all month! Party will take place rain or shine. We will be in the outdoor courtyard and moved indoors, if need be. Casual dress. BRUNCH, DINNER, AND FULL BAR MENU O'Shea's has a wonderful brunch and they serve dinner all day. Bar and seating inside and outdoors. There will be a cake later on so don't eat dessert. O'SHEA'S • BRUNCH: http://osheaspub.com/weekend-brunch-menu/ • DINNER: http://osheaspub.com/dinner-menu/ • ABOUT: http://osheaspub.com • ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/osheaspubwpb • (561)[masked] COST Please bring money/credit card for food, drink, and tips. MUSIC AND GAMES Music from iPod playing outdoors. Corn Hole and Jenga will be set up. Bring outside games, if you wish. BIRTHDAY GIFTS In lieu of gifts, please bring food for cats or dogs or supplies you may think of. There will be containers outside for you to place these in. Cheryl will deliver these to various animal shelters. Please help our furry pets with hopes that they find good homes. IMPORTANT: YOUR RSVP Will need to give the manager a head count about a week in advance so if you RSVP, please be sure you can attend as it effects their staffing. :) PARKING Sundays: Free parking at meters on street but, check first. Free parking in varying garages (Clematis Street garage is the closest). https://en.parkopedia.com/parking/west_palm_beach/?arriving=201904071500&leaving=201904071700 DIRECTIONS from I-95 • Take Okeechobee Blvd (SR 704) exit and head East • Turn Left onto S. Tamarind Avenue at traffic light • Turn right onto Clematis Street and go 2.2 blocks-its on the left. FOR MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT Cheryl OB - [masked] or text/call[masked] FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS: http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

Past events (2,327)

Train Dominoes: Strategy Lesson, Potluck, and Game

Janis K's Indoor Women's Fest

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