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Events at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of South Florida

News release:

Sweetheart’s BINGO!  (Saturday, February 9th, 7 p.m., GLCC Main Hall)
Have you heard about BINGO night?  People are talking, because it is fun, and very popular!  Come in hungry – the kitchen is open!  BINGO happens the second Saturday of each month and is not your Grandma’s blue-haired Bingo, but you can bring her along-- or wear your own blue hair! This Saturday’s theme is “Sweethearts Bingo” so you can come as a heart, in red, or a red boa or anything you want!   It’s about fun, so be prepared-- adult humor happens!  Please bring a nonperishable food item to Bingo and be entered in a raffle to win a special prize.

Bingo Sponsorships are available for $25 (call one game). Make announcements before and/or during the game, promote your organization and/or event, bring banners and paraphernalia, set up a display table and that’s it.   It’s a great opportunity!  Other sponsorship opportunities include being a raffle sponsor by donating a raffle prize to be given away after the 50/50 drawing.   In any case, show up and have fun… Just by being there you help us support GLCC programs and services including free HIV testing by the GLCC of over 250 people per month.   Have fun and help your community.

Name That Tune, Not-So-Serious-Seniors  (Tuesday, February 11th, 1-3:00 p.m., GLCC Main Hall)

This event for seniors and their friends is growing in popularity FAST and is a lot of fun…  Definitely a place to meet people, have some good clean fun and mix it up with tunes of yesteryear.  Don’t leave your memory at home or your dancin' shoes -- you will need it for Name That Tune!  It’s your chance to get together and take a walk down memory lane! You will be in good company!!  A small donation of $5 is suggested at the door and includes refreshments.  For more information contact Ken Merrifield, Group Chair at 954-561-0988

Dolphin Democrats (Wednesday, February 13th, 7:30-9:30 p.m., GLCC)

Did you know the Dolphin Democrats meet at the GLCC every month? Their mission statement includes to:  “foster good will between gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) members of the Democratic Party and the community at large. We (Dolphin Democrats) seek individual freedom in the framework of a just society and political freedom in the framework of meaningful participation by all citizens."  If you are a politically mind person from our community and want to become more active, this could be a great place to start!  Nominating and Election Committee has been organized for the election of Officers and Directors at this February 13, 2008 meeting.  Don't miss the opportunity to join and have your voice heard.

Florida Round Up Drag King and Queen Pageant (Saturday, February 16th, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., GLCC Main Hall)

Fun, Fun, Fun….This event last year was standing room only at the GLCC if you can imagine that!   Boys and Girls dressing up to confuse gender identity and promote either their own sense of self, or to make a statement, it doesn’t matter…this is good clean fun.  This non-alcoholic event is sure to be a blast and tickets are available at the door for only $12 per person.   Refreshments will be served! 

Stars of the Rainbow Crystal Ball Gala & Celebration
(Saturday, February 17, 5-10 p.m., Marriot Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale)

Did someone say Stars of the Rainbow? Who are these stars? Did we miss a new TV production? It’s not that kind of star. This is the GLCC’s annual event to recognize and celebrate the stars in our community.  These stars are volunteers, activists, and agencies in our community who are represent spirit, drive and dedication in supporting our GLBT community. There are nine categories ranging from “Individuals” (Honorees are Michael Greenspan, Judy Shepherd, Tony Timiraos and Larry Wald), to “Volunteer” (Honoree is Marc Hansen), and Media (Honorees are Howard Finkelstein and Dale Madison).   For information about additional honorees, please go to www.starsoftherainbow.com or www.glccsf.org.   Tickets can be purchased in advance and sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 954-463-9005 or by emailing Robert Boo, Director of Development at rboo@glccsf.org

Would You Like to Be Updated About GLCC Events and Services?

The GLCC of South Florida sends out regular EVoice email newsletters that will keep you current and ‘up to the minute’ on events, services and helping you Connect With Your Community!   If you do not currently receive the GLCC’s EVoice and you would like to learn more about everything from travel services and events, to how to get help with your health or emotional well being, please visit the GLCC website, www.glccsf.org and sign-up to receive the EVoice.  It’s easy to do!


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