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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, non-binary theys, and gay-friendly straight feminists. Single, coupled, or poly, this group welcomes you. 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 college age to Greatest Generation. All ages welcomed with open arms.

ANTI-RACISM & #SAYHERNAME ... Workshops, discussions, speakers, trainings, films, and events
AQUABABES ... Snorkeling, 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, Mexican Train, 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
DISCUSSIONS: SUCCESS & INSPIRATION GROUP ... Live or 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
NATURE WALKS & PHOTOGRAPHY ... Wetlands around Palm Beach County
PAGAN CIRCLE ... Come out of the broom closet. For pagans, Wiccans, and all Earth-based spiritualities
PICKLEBALL & BOCCE ... Beginners welcome!
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) 
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.
ZOOM COCKTAIL PARTIES ... Women from all over the country invited

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

Upcoming events (4+)

Lake Worth Beach Bonfire with BLAST

Lake Worth Beach Park

The meeting location for BLAST will be near Momma Mia's Pizza in Lake Worth on beach.

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FINDING BLAST IN THE CROWD ….
Look for a chair with glow sticks and the BLAST flag. If you’re lost, text Linda at[masked] Note: This this beach chair area fills up, so come early to sit together if you can before dark. See you there. 🔥

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WHAT TO BRING….
• Beach chair or blanket for sitting
• Whatever you want to eat or drink
• There will be a smaller fire pit to make S'Mores; bring ingredients if you'd like
• Insect repellent
• Watch temperature to see if you should bring jacket

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ABOUT THIS GATHERING….
This bonfire is part of an ongoing series. Each event offers live music in various genres. Momma Mia has a great variety of Italian food and pizza for eat-in or take-out. Future dates include December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, and February 17, weather permitting!

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PARKING….
We’ll be on the beach closest to Momma Mia’s Pizza. You might want to enter this address into your GPS, and park as close as you can: 10 S. Ocean Blvd, Lake Worth, FL 33460 …
• From I-95, take 6th Avenue exit East
• Left turn onto Dixie Hwy
• Right onto Lake Avenue, head east to the beach
• After A1A intersection there is a roundabout/rotary, go left into the paid parking lot (same parking lot where Lake Worth Farmers Market is located)
• By foot make your way southeast to the store fronts on the beach (LaPlaya, Kilwins, Beach Shop, Momma Mia Pizza)
• Another parking option is to park in the paid lot just south on A1A and walk uphill northeast to Momma Mia and beach.

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT?
Linda: [masked]

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FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST … [masked]

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

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

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Democratic Women’s Club presents “Emergency! Permitless Carry” (Zoom)

Democratic Women's Club of Palm Beach County invites you to the zoom "Emergency! Permitless Carry," which will address the clear danger to public safety posed by FL House Bill 543, "Concealed Carry of Weapons and Firearms Without a License," introduced 1/30/23 and supported by Gov DeSantis. HB543 would allow people without a license or training to carry concealed firearms in public places. We will learn the facts, and discuss how to build bridges with all who are endangered by this bill.

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SPEAKERS ….
• Senator Lori Berman, FL-31, Sponsor of gun safety bill S.456/HB 215 "Firearm[s] in a Sensitive Location"
• Kelly Devito, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
• Representative Jervonte Edmonds, FL-88, on legislation of concern

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REGISTER IN ADVANCE…
ttps://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucuCqrTkoGtcXZbpe8YG7nRKNbImfDqxX
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the meeting

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FOR MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT or DWC …
Joan: [masked]
Shirley: (561)[masked]
Democratic Women's Club: https://dwcpbc.org/

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FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST … [masked]

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

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

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(ANNOUNCEMENT) IT’S SUPER BOWL GRID TIME AGAIN!

Online event

(This is an announcement, not an event.)
2023 SUPER BOWL GRID
• Interested in participating in the grid pool? $2/square. Minimum $10 (5 squares). No upper limit, but be sure to pay in $2 increments.
• It's a 50/50: half goes to the winners; the other half will benefit Mothers Against Murderers Assn. (MAMA West Palm Beach)
• One $25 winner guaranteed every quarter for every sheet sold.
• You do not have to be present to win.

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HOW TO SEND $$ FOR THE GRID
• Venmo to @Toni-ArmstrongJr
• PayPal to [masked] (choose SEND TO FRIEND to avoid fees)
• Zelle to[masked]
• Check to Janis Kidder, 1201 Sugar Sands Blvd. #6, Riviera Beach, FL 33404
• Be sure to put BLAST SUPERBOWL in the notes/message box and also (IMPORTANT!) include your email or phone # so you can be contacted if you win.

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ABOUT MOTHERS AGAINST MURDERERS ASSN.
MAMA was founded by Angela Williams, a long-time Riviera Beach resident who has lost several family members to gun violence. Her organization is based in West Palm Beach and offers direct support to families whose children have been murdered. Projects and services include raising money for and attending funerals; youth programs to keep kids off the violent streets; grief support groups; and various forms of public education and advocacy. https://mamawpb.org/

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QUESTIONS?
Contact [masked]

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

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

Pickleball & Bocce Social (Boynton Beach)

Hinda’s Clubhouse

Come have fun playing pickleball or bocce! There are two pickleball courts and we’ll rotate players. Beginners welcome. Bring a paddle if you have one.

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COST: Free

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PARKING & GATE CODES
Parking is to right of clubhouse. If lot full, park on even side of the street. First gate code: 0146 — 2nd gate code: 080

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DISCLAIMER
By RSVPing and or being on the premise. You agree to voluntarily participate at your own risk. You acknowledge that you are aware pickleball is a physical activity.

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COVID SAFETY
Outdoors venue. Vaccinated players only, please.

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CONTACT INFO
Hinda: [masked] — (561)[masked]

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FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST…
Toni Jr: [masked]

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

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

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Past events (3,270)

BLAST Left-Right-Center at Mad Hatter (Lake Worth)

Mad Hatter Lounge

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