• Queens Rule Poker Club (Boynton Beach)

    Shelley G's

    The Queens Rule Poker Club meets monthly for friendly, low-stakes games. Beginners are welcome. We play Texas Hold'em (usually 2-4 limit, occasionally no-limit). Beginners are welcome. SPECIAL PRIZE for anyone who gets four queens, as we are the Queens Rule Poker Club. WHAT TO BRING Whatever you want to drink COST: $5 buy-in TIME: 7-9pm PETS Dogs live here, but will be locked in a bedroom. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY House is wheelchair accessible except for the front-door threshold, where assistance for wheelchairs will be provided. DIRECTIONS from I-95 - PLEASE READ Exit 60 Hypoluxo > go west to Congress Go left on Congress Right turn on first street after shopping center Meadows Boulevard (Parks on either side and no traffic light) Left at first housing development, Lakeshore Follow Misty Meadows Drive > turn right on first street House is the fourth on the left, has turquoise trim 55 Misty Meadows Drive PARKING Free parking on street. Please don't park on the grass. LOST? QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT? Shelley: (561)[masked] - [masked] QUESTIONS ABOUT QUEENS RULE POKER CLUB? Janis - [masked] - (561)[masked] QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT or LOCATION? Shelley: http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • Democrat Debate: Four Female Moderators

    Janis's Home Movie Theater

    8pm gathering/coverage starts. 9pm debate. The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia will have four moderators — all of them women. Moderating the November 20 event: • Andrea Mitchell, host of "Andrea Mitchell Reports" on MSNBC and NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent • Rachel Maddow, host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC • Kristen Welker, NBC News' White House correspondent • Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post TEN CANDIDATES for PRESIDENT In order to qualify for the November debate, candidates need both 165,000 individual donors and to earn either 3% in four DNC-approved national polls or 5% in two approved early-state polls from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada. Here's how the candidates will be ordered on the stage from left to right: Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts Former Vice President Joe Biden Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont Sen. Kamala Harris of California Businessman Andrew Yang Businessman Tom Steyer IF YOU’RE WATCHING AT HOME Please indicate this in the comments below. We can “watch together” in different locations. 😊 WHAT TO BRING • Whatever you want to drink • Snacks if you want them COST: Free KIDS Up to mom. Older girls might understand the themes and politics. PETS None live here. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY First floor, no stairs, small bathroom with narrow door. DIRECTIONS from I-95 Blue Heron exit 76 Go east about 3 miles Pass US-1 (Broadway) Go over the big Blue Heron bridge Pass Phil Foster, Lake, and West Turn left at Park (PNC Bank on corner) Park deadends into our Sugar Sands village Look to the left for building 1201 Come to unit #6 downstairs - first floor PARKING • PLEASE CARPOOL IF YOU CAN! • Sugar Sands is not a gated community. • Please park in spot G or Guest (1201 parking lot) - or in the cul-de-sac just down the street. We are trying to minimize traffic jams at the front curb. Our elderly neighbors thank you! QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST? Toni Jr: [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • Meet the Artist Cheryl Principi at Brewhouse Gallery

    The Brewhouse Gallery

    BLAST member Cheryl Principi is one of the artists on display at Brewhouse Gallery. Her photos will be there through the end of November. Let's get together tonight to go see and support! TIME Cheryl will be there from 5-7pm to show us her work. At 7, an open mic for musicians will start. NOTE Since this is in a public place, it is unlikely to be a women-only audience. COST No cover charge. Bring money for drinks, maybe food, and tips. DRESS: Casual. AGE: 21 and older. PARKING Ample free parking out front in the lot and on the street DIRECTIONS from I-95 Northlake Blvd./exit 77 Pass Congress, make right onto 10th St. Left onto Park Ave. Brewhouse Gallery is on the right MORE ABOUT THIS VENUE: http://www.brewhousegallery.com MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT: Cheryl - [masked] MORE ABOUT BLAST: Toni Jr. - [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS: http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • BLAST Putt-Putt Miniature Golf Mixer

    Putt'n Around

    Come one, come all tonight to BLAST’s annual for-fun putt-putt golf tournament. We are playing tonight for bragging rights, laughs, and a little trophy. TIME & TEAMS • Please arrive early (6:45pm is good) to pay and get your equipment. • Teams will step off in order of arrival. • Happy hour drink specials run until 7pm. WHAT IF I’M NEW TO BLAST and/or COMING ALONE? Great. Meet new friends! We will put you on a team of friendly women based on your time of arrival. WHAT IF I’M A HORRIBLE MINI GOLFER? No skill needed. Really. Remember: “Every missed shot helps another woman.” WHAT IF IT'S RAINING? This is a weather-dependent event. We will post here if we need to postpone due to rain. KIDS This is a family-friendly event. COST • $11 for 18 holes (tax, ball, and club included). • There are discounts for seniors and military. • You'll pay Putt’n Around directly when you arrive. HOW THE EVENT WILL WORK • Show up and pay. • Teams will form and play through in order of arrival. • Teams can choose between two golf courses. • Trophy awarded at the end for lowest score. • Seating indoors/outside for those who finish early. • Suggestion: Bring insect repellant since it's an outdoor event. PARKING Free parking in large lot DIRECTIONS FROM I-95 • Exit 56 – Woolbright Rd. • Left on Woolbright • Right on US-1/N Federal Hwy. • 350 NE 5th Ave. is on the right QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS LOCATION? Putt’n Around: (561)[masked]http://www.puttnaround.net/ FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST Toni Jr.: [masked] Text to Janis (561)[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls/

  • BLAST Axe Throwing Tournament

    Game of Axes - Axe Throwing Bar

    The BLAST Axe & Archery Club invites you summon forth your inner amazon and throw axes (hatchets) with us. Beginners welcome! 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 & TOURNAMENT • Show up a little before noon to pay, sign the waiver, and join your team. • We will have a dedicated axe master helping us. • You will be competing individually for the tournament trophy, but we'll be playing in teams to make it all more fun. • Beginners are welcome. COST • $20/person for this tournament. Bring cash or check to reimburse Toni Jr. for paying our fee. • 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/

  • BLAST Hearts Night (Cards) at Pizza Girls PBG

    Pizza Girls PGA

    Come play Hearts at Pizza Girls (Palm Beach Gardens) - no previous experience required! Have a nosh - sample the selection of Florida craft beers, wine, and of course non-alcoholic drinks - and enjoy starting your week off laughing in the company of happy women. 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! ABOUT HEARTS It's a simple card game. Four players per table. Each woman is playing for her own individual score. Your goal is to take the fewest points possible. Each heart is worth 1 point, and the queen of spades is worth 13. If you manage to take all 26 points in a round, this is called "shooting the moon," and you get to subtract 26 points from your total instead, or ::: evil chuckle ::: add 26 points to everyone else's score. TIME & WHAT TO EXPECT Gathering at 6:30pm. Name tags will be given out, so don't be shy. Lesson on how to play Hearts for those who are new to the game. Games will begin whenever four women are available and ready to play. BLAST hosts will be there until at least 8:30. If you want to meet the owners, ask for Jen and/or Phoebe. IF YOU'RE A FAN of HAPPY HOUR Pizza Girls offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 3pm-6pm. We encourage everyone to come back and check this out on another day. WHAT TO WEAR Casual - dress to be comfortable 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/BLAST (https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls)wpb/polls (https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls)

  • BLAST Left-Right-Center Mixer at Penny's Bar

    Penny's at the Duke

    Meet new friends! Enjoy some laughs with women you already know! TIME • Gathering at 7pm • Instructions begin at 7:15pm sharp • There will be a second game if you arrive after 7:15 ABOUT LEFT-RIGHT-CENTER Left-Right-Center is a dice game played with three dice. Each woman starts with three bills. We gather around the pool table, taking turns and answering fun questions. One lucky woman ends up with all the dollars (and sudden increased popularity); second place also gets a prize. A great mixer! COST Free to get in. Bring $3 to play the first game, $7 to play the second game. Also bring $$ to buy a couple of drinks (alcoholic or nonalcoholic) and to tip the bartenders. AGE : 21 and older. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY First floor venue, no stairs to enter, accessible bathrooms. ABOUT PENNY'S Penny's at the Duke, the only lesbian bar in Palm Beach County, is a large non-smoking pub with a covered outdoor patio for socializing and smoking. Nice dance floor, professional DJ, two pool tables, raised stage, karaoke on Wednesdays. (Owned by BLAST members Penny Johnson and Julie Seaver.) FINDING PENNY'S & PARKING Plenty of free parking. Look for the giant C LIQUOR sign and park in the big lot. (Do not use spots labeled C Liquor.) Our bar is nestled behind C Liquors - look for the white PENNY'S awning over the outdoor patio. IMPORTANT Do NOT park in any spots that are labeled C Liquor. QUESTIONS ABOUT PENNY'S BAR? Text Penny at (561)[masked]. FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST Toni Jr. - [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS: http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls/

  • Poolside Potluck with Democratic Women's Club

    Shirley and Joan's

    Democratic Women's Club annual poolside party, potluck, and gift gathering. Elected officials and candidates will speak. Learn how to make a difference in 2020! TIME: noon-4pm COST: Free WHAT TO BRING • Whatever you want to drink (no glass poolside) • Food to share (plan to take home your leftovers) • NEW, UNWRAPPED gift for a woman or child • Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat • Enthusiasm for electing progressive Democrats to office 2020 WHERE Poolside at Shirley and Joan's: Portofino, 2600 North Flagler Dr. #207, West Palm Beach, 33407. DRIVING DIRECTIONS from PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD From Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., east until road ends at Flagler Dr., then left (north) 1 mile to 26th St. DRIVING DIRECTIONS from 45th STREET From 45th St., east until road ends at Poinsettia, then right (south) to 36th St., left on 36th (which becomes Flagler), continue to 26th St. WHEN YOU ARRIVE & PARKING Enter at “Portofino 2600 Entrance,” ring to open the gate, drive to front entrance. Door staff will assign you a parking space. To drop off anything heavy, go to the pool gate on the far right of parking lot. WHAT TO EXPECT • Shirley and Joan will provide soft drinks, tea, some food, and tables for the potluck food to be on. • This location has a gorgeous pool deck on the intracoastal, shaded tables, lounges, restrooms, and shower. • Note: This is not a women-only event. WHEN YOU RSVP Please include in the Comments section what food you are bringing to the potluck so we don't all bring the same thing. FOR MORE ABOUT THIS LOCATION, GROUP, OR EVENT Joan: [masked] Shirley: (561)[masked] FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST Toni Jr.: [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • BLAST 2019 Spelling Bee for Women & Girls

    Cheryl Sarkozy's

    Join us for BLAST's fourth annual spelling bee. We'll socialize starting at 2 and begin the Bee at 2:30 sharp. SPELLING BEE • This will be a friendly round-robin "semi-sudden death" competition - two successive misspellings will eliminate you. Depending on the benevolence of the crowd, you may or may not be given a chance to save yourself by spelling an item that is on display. • Each word will be pronounced, used in a sentence, then read again. Spellers will choose from four word lists: (1) Commonly Misspelled Words; (2) Geography & Politics; (3) Medical & Science; and (4) Foreign Words That Are Now Common in English. • The final winner will take home the 1st Place medal. COST: Free WHAT TO BRING Whatever you want to drink and fun food to share. KIDS Girls who can spell are very welcome to participate! PETS Cheryl has two gorgeous Siberian cats who will be in a bedroom with the door closed. DIRECTIONS FROM I-95 (from the south) • Exit 77 Northlake Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens • East on Northlake Blvd. to US-1 N in North Palm Beach • North on US-1 to 1030 (on east side of road) • Marina Bay condo development • First floor apartment #107 DIRECTIONS FROM I-95 (from the north) • Exit 79A PGA East • East on PGA to US-1 N in North Palm Beach • South on US-1 to 1030 (on east side of road) • Marina Bay condo development • First floor apartment #107 PARKING (CARS - NO TRUCKS) • Marina Bay is not a gated community. • Please park in GUEST spots. • Do not back in - your license plate needs to be visible. • Look for the sidewalk leading to the building - visible when you enter the parking lot. That walkway leads you very close to Cheryl's door. NO TRUCKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE PARKING LOT • If you drive a truck, you can park behind the Cheryl’s complex (on Marina Dr.) and use the stairway just north of the parking garages. To get to Marina Dr. turn off US 1 onto Yacht Club Dr. (south of Cheryl’s complex). • Please contact Cheryl to discuss the location of nearby street parking if these instructions aren't clear enough: [masked] - (561)[masked]. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY First-floor location without stairs. Small bathrooms with narrow doors. QUESTIONS ABOUT LOCATION? Cheryl – [masked] - (561)[masked] QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST? Toni Jr. - [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls