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)

DISCUSSION: ETHICS, SESSION 3 - ETHICAL DILEMMAS & FRAMEWORKS (Zoom)

This is the last of three sessions on ethics and ethical dilemmas, including philosophical schools of ethics. Discussion led by Ethel. TO PARTICIPATE https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85884927037?pwd=S0lESVJxNXNSdTBlczRRMUI0VTlpQT09 Password if you're prompted to give it:[masked]

BLAST BIRTHDAY! Pictionary Tailgate Party at Pizza Girls PBG

Pizza Girls Palm Beach Gardens

BLAST WAS FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 2008! Founders Toni Jr. & Janis Kidder - along with first members Pam & Lori - invite you to come celebrate. Enjoy your week by laughing in the company of happy women. WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT • Iffy weather: Check back here to see if this is still happening, or call Janis at[masked]. • Good weather: Come enjoy a tailgate party in the parking lot at Pizza Girls (Palm Beach Gardens). TONIGHT Desserts for everyone. PICTIONARY Pictionary free-for-all (no teams, no score, no timer). The worse you are at drawing, the more hilarious it will be. If you want to practice in advance, we use this random word generator: https://randomwordgenerator.com/pictionary.php TIME & WHAT TO EXPECT • Call in your dinner order between 5:30-6pm. • Pick up your order between 6-6:30pm. (Wear a mask indoors.) • Bring a chair, and join us in the parking lot over by the PNC Bank. • Plan to really keep your physical distance from everyone (other than those in your household). ABOUT PIZZA GIRLS RESTAURANT Pizza Girls is owned by BLAST members Jennifer and Phoebe - "together in life and all things pizza." This location has a dining room and bar with 73 seats inside and out on the patio. Women can have a sit-down meal, or stand and mingle on the bar side. See food menu here: http://www.pizzagirls.com/palm_beach_gardens.html COST No cover charge or to attend. Bring $$ to order your food and/or drinks. IMPORTANT: Bring money for tips. Plan to leave the standard 15%-20% please. We don't want to cheap out on our servers! PARKING Free in large lot DRIVING DIRECTIONS from I-95 PGA Exit 79B, Military Trail > Merge onto PGA > Turn right onto Military Trail > Turn left onto Garden Lakes > Make a U-turn > Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Military Trail > 10965 North Military Trail DRIVING DIRECTIONS from TURNPIKE PGA Exit 109 > Go east on PGA > Military Trail > 10965 North Military Trail QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS LOCATION? Contact owner Jen - [masked] QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST Contact Toni Jr. - [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

Tret Fure: "Live From Home" Online Concert

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TRET SAYS Join me for an intimate hour of songs I've not yet done in my previous nine livestream shows. I've taken requests and I'll choose the ones I haven't done and can easily do. TO WATCH Here is the link to the show. I hope to “see” you there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzLC7URcxrc&feature=youtu.be COST The show is free, but donations are always welcome because we musicians have no live gigs during Covid. • Any amount via PayPal: www.paypal.me/tretfure. • Any amount via Venmo (Tret-Fure) • Checks to 614 Main St, Newport News, VA 23605 • $15 or $20 via www.tretfure.com/concert­s

BLAST “TGIF” Zoom Cocktail Party

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Our previous online cocktail parties have included BLAST women zooming in from San Francisco, Chicago, Minnesota, Boston, Bloomington (IN), Philadelphia, the Carolinas, NY, Jersey, and of course various locations in Florida. TIME There will be many of us coming and going between 7-8:30pm, so plan to just jump in whenever you arrive and sign off whenever you feel like it. WHAT TO EXPECT Join us for this freewheeling cocktail party. BYOB, so it doesn’t have to be alcohol. Expect conversations, checking in, laughs, meeting new friends, and catching up. Janis, Kathleen, and Toni Jr. (photo above) will sort of moderate, but there’s no planned topic or agenda. TO JOIN THE FRIDAY NIGHT ZOOM COCKTAIL PARTY https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3535614134?pwd=U3Y2T3ZRcTRUakVtKzhqZERUNmhpdz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Passcode:[masked]

Past events (2,649)

UKE IN! (4th of 6 Free Online Ukulele Lessons)

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