• Let's Play Craps (Dice!) - "Come 7, Come 11"

    Penny's at the Duke

    Learn to play basic craps from women who are comfortable with casino dice gambling. Join any craps table with confidence after you take this lesson. TONIGHT'S PROGRAM • The playing field • Rules and table etiquette • How to bet (best strategies) • How to avoid sucker bets COST $10 suggested donation for this lesson and practice session. It's a 50/50 game: Half goes to the player who ends up with the most chips when play stops, the other half to benefit BLAST. 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] Janis - text to[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS: http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls/

  • Discussion: Be a Lamp, a Lifeboat, a Ladder

    Janis K's Indoor Women's Fest

    Inspiration! Success! Let's talk! TONIGHT'S PROGRAM In what ways have we had a positive effect in other people's lives? Tonight we'll review and consider specific things we can do, moving forward, to "be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder" in the lives of the people around us. Everyone will have a chance to speak. THE SOARING SUCCESS & INSPIRATION GROUP Monthly. You are invited to join with other women to discuss where YOU find inspiration and how YOU create success. Whether you are currently enjoying a triumph, working on goals, struggling with a block, or trying to find your muse, come and share your experiences. A time for introspection and sharing... we learn from each other's stories and strategies. (Location of these meetings vary each month.) Discussions are facilitated by BLAST assistant organizer Sonya. TIME The group has unstructured socialization from 6:30-7:00. The structured group discussion begins at 7pm sharp and stops at 8:30pm. COST: Free WHAT TO BRING • Respectful listening skills and willingness to be supportive • Whatever you want to drink PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO... • Come to the group unimpaired • Silence all cell phones and no texting • Listen without interrupting each other • Go for understanding rather than judgment • Respect confidentiality • Make no assumptions about the sexual orientation of others AGE High school and up. Mature topics are sometimes discussed. PETS No pets live here. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY First floor location, 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 - first floor PARKING PLEASE CARPOOL IF YOU CAN! Sugar Sands is not a gated community. Park in the cul-de-sac at the end of the street, or in spots J, A, G, L (remember: "Janis - Always Greetings Lesbians"), or any GUEST spot in the lot next to our building. The less congestion at the front curb, the better - our elderly neighbors thank you! FOR MORE ABOUT THIS DISCUSSION GROUP Contact Sonya: [masked] -[masked] FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST or THIS LOCATION Contact Toni Jr.: [masked] - or text to Janis at[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls/

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon (movie)

    Regal Royal Palm Beach & RPX

    Come see BLAST member Shell Gott's son Zack starring in this breakout feature film! It has won audience awards at film festivals, and has been receiving tons of TV and print media attention. SYNOPSIS After running away from a residential nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a pro wrestler, a man who has Down Syndrome befriends an outlaw who becomes his coach, ally, and ultimately friend. "The bold casting and watery setting provide a welcome edginess that enhances the inevitable sweetness, making it genuine." ~ Common Sense Media MOVIE TRAILER https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4364194/videoplayer/vi2636364825?ref_=tt_ov_vi TICKETS It's opening night in the film's wide release, so it's advisable to get tickets online in advance. (Note: An RSVP here on the BLAST site is not a paid ticket.) TIME Show starts at 7:40pm. Let's meet in the lobby at 7:30 to say hi. SEATS BLAST members have reserved the following seats, if you want to sit near us: E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, .... and F5, F6, F7, F8, F9

  • BLAST Death Cafe: Prepping for Death

    Janis K's Indoor Women's Fest

    Death Café is a worldwide movement, bringing people together to discuss a subject that impacts us all. TONIGHT'S TOPIC: PREPPING FOR DEATH • How it feels to prep for death (your own, someone else's) • Paperwork (living will, last will, and medical/legal POAs) • Planning the memorial/funeral (your own, someone else's) • "Swedish Death Cleaning" • What and how do you still need to prepare? WHAT TO EXPECT • Death Cafés are philosophical/practical discussions, not grief support or counseling sessions. Discussions are confidential and respectful. • Death Cafés have no intention of leading participants to any specific conclusion, product, belief system, or course of action. • Cake will be provided, because life is short and we should have cake. COST: Free WHAT TO BRING • Whatever you want to drink • Small amount of food or cake to share • Respectful listening skills • Willingness to share your ideas, musings, and questions RSVPs This event is for BLAST members only, so you won't be able to bring a guest or RSVP with a +1 . AGE: 16 and up PETS None live here. Please leave yours at home. 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/Federal/Broadway Go over the big Blue Heron bridge Pass Phil Foster, Lake, West Turn left at Park (PNC Bank on corner) Park dead ends into our Sugar Sands village Look to the left for building 1201 Come to unit #6 downstairs PARKING PLEASE CARPOOL IF YOU CAN! Sugar Sands is not a gated community. Please park in the cul-de-sac just down the street, or in spots J, A, G, L (remember: "Janis - Always Greetings Lesbians"), or any GUEST spot in the lot next to our building. If you must park at the curb in front of the building, please do not be in the yellow stripe. (We are trying to minimize traffic jams at the front curb. Our elderly neighbors thank you!) DEATH CAFE SoFL Death Café South Florida is a general group that meets in Delray Beach. See www.meetup.com/deathcafesofl. (The graphic above is one they use. This event is not affiliated with them.) QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT, LOCATION, or BLAST? Contact Toni Jr. at [masked] Or text to Janis at (561)[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • It's BUNCO Time!

    Tappy's House of Bunco Fun

    Learn how to play Bunco! ABOUT BUNCO It's a fun and easy party game anyone can play. No skill or prior knowledge is needed. Bunco is a social dice game where you change partners and tables after every round. You will get to meet all the players and you may end up with painful cheeks from laughing too hard - and/or one of the cash prizes. COST Only $5 to play YOUR RSVP IS IMPORTANT Bunco is played in groups of four. The space is limited, so please be very mindful of your RSVP. It's really problematic when players cancel at the last minute. WHAT TO BRING • Potluck lunch to share • Whatever you want to drink • Good sense of humor and playfulness POTLUCK LUNCH Please put in comments below what you're bringing for the lunch, so we don't all bring the same thing. TIME Potluck lunch at noon; play will start at about 12:30. Bunco usually takes approximately 2.5 hours. PARKING This is a single family home with a large lot. There's plenty of parking on the grass (no sprinkler system) and along the roadway. Just please no parking on the grass directly in front of front door as it is the drain field. It'll be marked off. AGE Girls who have the attention span to play games are welcome. PETS Two old Siamese cats and one loving chihuahua are in residence. All are friendly and don't bite. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY No stairs. Small step-up at front door. FOR MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT or LOCATION "Tappy" aka Patty - text/call[masked] [masked] FOR MORE ABOUT BLAST [masked]

  • Lecture: The Wonders of Walking Sharks

    Manatee Lagoon

    Each month, join Manatee Lagoon’s Manatee Masters and an expert speaker for a lecture to learn about a new topic. Today: "The Wonders of Walking Sharks." TODAY'S PROGRAM Manatee Master and FAU graduate student Andrea Hernandez will talk about epaulette sharks and how they are adapted for walking underwater. She will also take a deeper look at different forms of locomotion in sharks, and why it’s important to understand shark body shape and movement. COST Free, but advance registration is strongly recommended. REGISTRATION In addition to RSVPing here on the BLAST site, Manatee Lagoon requests you advance register so they can tracking the number of expected visitors and plan for seating. Use this link: https://visitmanateelagoon.doubleknot.com/registration/register.aspx# PARKING Free in large lot KIDS & PETS This is a family-friendly event. Please leave pets at home. DRIVING DIRECTIONS from I-95 Exit 45th St. (exit 74) Go east on 45th to Broadway Turn north/left > drive up to 59th Turn east/right onto 59th Turn south/right onto N. Flagler Dr./Poinsettia Ave. Address: 6000 N. Flagler Dr. MORE ABOUT MANATEE LAGOON http://www.visitmanateelagoon.com QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST? Contact Toni Jr. - [masked] Text to Janis at[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS https://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • Anti-Racism Workshop: Lessons From the Central Park Five

    Janis K's Indoor Women's Fest

    Anti-racism work: "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." TODAY'S PROGRAM We will watch the Oprah Winfrey/Ava DuVernay special that focuses on the series When They See Us. This will be a springboard for discussing the life-destroying problems people of color have within the justice system, institutional racism, and the critical concerns/fears experienced by women of color compared to white women. WHEN THEY SEE US When They See Us (originally Central Park Five) is a 2019 American drama web television miniseries created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix, that premiered on May 31, 2019. The series was based on events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives of the five suspects who were prosecuted on charges related to her assault, and on their families. The five juvenile males of color were convicted by juries of various charges of rape, assault, and related crimes in 1990. They were sentenced to maximum terms. After the assailant was identified in 2002 by confession, DNA evidence, and other evidence, the DA's office requested that the court vacate the convictions of the five men (a legal position in which the parties are treated as though no trial has taken place). By that time, all the men had served their sentences. The state withdrew all charges against them from the 1989 case. They filed a suit against the city for wrongful conviction and were awarded a settlement in 2014. COST: Free WHAT TO BRING Whatever you want to drink, and willingness to discuss this difficult subject openly. NOTE ABOUT SEATING If the group is very large, we’ll get cozy - some women may be sitting on the floor on pillows (leaning against furniture) due to limited couch and chair space. 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. Park free in the cul-de-sac down the block, or in spots A, C, G, J, K, L or any GUEST spot (parking lot). We're trying to minimize congestion at the front curb. QUESTIONS ABOUT BLAST? Toni Jr: [masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • BLAST Pie Fest!

    Janis K's Indoor Women's Fest

    Fruit pie, pot pie, ice cream pie, shepherd's pie, pizza pie, calzone, quiche, turtle pie, moon pie ... any kind of pie! We meet for the sheer joy of enjoying pies and conversation together. COST: Free WHAT TO BRING • Whatever you want to drink • Some kind of pie • Write what you're bringing in the comments below 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/Federal/Broadway Go over the big Blue Heron bridge Pass Phil Foster, Lake, 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 PARKING PLEASE CARPOOL IF YOU CAN! Sugar Sands is not a gated community. Please park in the cul-de-sac just down the street, or in spots J, A, G, L (remember: "Janis - Always Greetings Lesbians"), or any GUEST spot in the lot next to our building. If you must park at the curb in front of the building, please do not be in the yellow stripe. (We are trying to minimize traffic jams at the front curb. Our elderly neighbors thank you!) QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT, LOCATION, or BLAST? Contact Toni Jr. at [masked] Or text to Janis at (561)[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls

  • 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 Mixer at Benny's on the Beach

    Benny's on the Beach/Front Bar

    Enjoy an evening of socializing with other women at one of Palm Beach county’s most popular beachfront restaurants. Come alone or with friends - all women welcome! OUR NIGHT The front bar and open-air patio will be available to us for mingling and dancing the night away, with access to the pier and beach for a lovely evening stroll. WHEN YOU ARRIVE Look for Susan MacDonald and Lou Ann (to get your BLAST name tag) in the front bar and on Benny's side porch FOOD & LIBATIONS Two-for-one beers and well drinks all night. Bar menu and full dinner menu also available. Price deals for women with BLAST name tags. PARKING Metered parking in lot. DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM I-95 Exit 61 Lantana Rd. > go east 13.8 miles Follow Lantana Rd > FL A1A N/S Ocean Blvd. Go to metered parking lot > walk to Benny's KIDS & PETS 21 and older. Please leave pets at home. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY First floor, no stairs, on the pier. Most areas are accessible. Contact Susan MacD for more specific details. MORE ABOUT BENNY'S http://bennysonthebeach.com - (561)[masked] - [masked] MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT Susan MacD - [masked] - (917)[masked] MORE ABOUT BLAST Toni Jr. - [masked] Janis - text to[masked] PLEASE TAKE OUR QUICK, ANONYMOUS POLLS http://www.meetup.com/BLASTwpb/polls