PROGRAMS

SAGE

The following are some of the programs that SAGE supports.

To make a reservation for an upcoming event, please see our activities calendar and fliers attached to our newsletter.

Monthly Social Events:
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Each month, a social event is presented for the entire membership and guests that encompass various activities. Several annual events are the February Valentine’s Dinner at which we honor those partners in a commitment. Our Holiday Party, Anniversary Party, and Annual Meeting are most popular with wonderful food, entertainment, dancing and the like. In addition, some months there are other activities including Meet Ups, a picnic, or a potluck dinner. The social committee works very hard to be innovative and to provide the best in food and entertainment. The monthly Lunch and Learn is the primary event of the membership and is usually well attended. Dinners are held in various parts of South Florida to provide variety and convenience for all the membership in the tri-county area. For information regarding the events, see our newsletter.

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Men’s Night Out:
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We changed the format of our Men’s Night Out to incorporate all male members & their guests.  Whether you are a single or in a relationship, we welcome you.  The 4th Monday of every month, SAGE Board member, John Chandler, coordinates cocktails and dinner at Tropic’s Piano Bar and Restaurant in Wilton Manors.  Cocktails, lively conversation, and meeting and making friends begin at 5:30 pm.  At 6:30 pm the party moves to the dining room where we enjoy a terrific “10 for $10” dinner.  See our newsletter for contact information.  For more information you may contact John Chandler @ 954.933.2963 or e-mail him at stonyman4u@aol.com.

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SAGE Women:

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The Women of SAGE meet once a month, on the second Thursday, for lunch at 12 noon at the the Golden Corral Restaurant (7401 Commercial Blvd. in Tamarac). Facilitated by Nancy Drennen you can reach her at 954.741.1540 for more information.  See the SAGE Newsletter for more information as well as follow us on Facebook.

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Most recently, SAGE Women started a regular potluck luncheon and gathering.  These potlucks bring together women from Broward and Palm Beach counties to enjoy company, discussions and the wonderful food that each person brings.  Follow SAGE of South Florida on Facebook or check our calendar on our website, or in our monthly newsletter.

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SAGE on the Border/Alternatives:

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It began as a “social experiment” and has, 7 years later, blossomed into one of our most popular programs. Seven years ago, at the invitation of the Senior Director of Operations of the mainstream Mae Volen Community Center in Boca Raton, SAGE of South Florida began a free weekly two-hour Co-Ed Discussion Group: for “an exciting and progressive group of like-minded people.”

With over 20 participants (50% women and men) meeting every week, discussions run the gamut from light to very serious. It’s a place to “open up and feel safe doing so.” And the Volen Center even provides complimentary coffee and cake.

Afterwards, many go on to lunch together. Friendships have formed and grown. There have been barbeques. Pot-luck dinners. And more formal dinners at various participants’ homes.

While SOB/A is open to all LGBT-people (and friends) in South Florida, if you live in North Broward or South Palm Beach County you should make it a point to join our group (familiarly called “Alternatives”). There are no dues or fees. But what you gain from it may be invaluable.
We meet every Monday (except holidays), 11 AM to 1 PM at the Volen Center.

Call SAGE of South Florida (954-634-7219) or the Volen Center (561-395-8920) for information and directions.

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Bereavement Group:
The Bereavement Support Group is provided by SunServe for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered people of all ages, faiths, and cultures – including their friends and family. Hopefully, by attending this support group and participating in the discussions that evolve during group exercises, many will find a new personal perspective and/or insight concerning their Grief and Loss and the Bereavement Process – and perhaps, even more important, awareness that life will and does continue.  The Group meets on Thursdays at 1:00 pm at SunServe 2312 Wilton Drive, in Wilton Manors, and on Thursdays at 7:00 pm at 1480 SW 9th Ave. in Fort Lauderdale.

If you are interested, please contact Anne Atwell at SunServe at 954-462-2004 ext. 208 or visit the SunServe web site to get times and location.

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Saturday Lunch and Learn:

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On the first Saturday of each month an informal luncheon is provided to all the members of SAGE of South Florida and their guests, at a nominal fee. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 954.634.7219.  The luncheon takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center (800 SW 36th Ave. in Pompano Beach, FL).

Click here for Google map and interactive directions. Great food, catered by Cafe Primavera, is served. At each of these luncheons, speakers from the Community, County and State are invited to discuss a wide variety of topics. In the past we have had representatives from senior day care centers, insurance and health providers, retirement planners, HIV/AIDS information for Seniors, Broward County Sheriff’s Office and AARP, just to name a few. So join us for lunch and stay for the program. See our newsletter for contact information and details on this activity.

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SAGE Movie Theater Presentations:

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SAGE of South Florida offers a different movie on the third Monday of each month at The Pride Center at Equality Park (Room 204) at 4:00 pm.  The movie changes monthly and you can find more information on our website in our newsletter or on Facebook for details.  Anyone interested may join us for dinner afterward.

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Book Discussion Group:
For those who enjoy a good book, you’ll particularly enjoy the monthly Book Bunch. Usually held the second Saturday of each month at The Stonewall Library (1300 E. Sunrise Blvd.), the discussion group meets at 11:00 am. A variety of books is discussed, and it is announced in the monthly SAGE newsletter. Occasionally, the book group is alerted to the Author being in attendance for book signing. New members are always welcome. See our newsletter for contact information.

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Drop Ins:
Feel like talking, joking and just hanging out. The afternoon drop-in sessions are just for you. Each Wednesday (men) and Monday (Co-Ed SAGE on the Border/Alternatives) members and non-members get together for company and conversation. What a great way to spend a few hours, meet new friends and get interested in our community. See our newsletter for more information.

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Co-Ed SAGES of SAGE:

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We are older and wiser and we support SAGE as an organization of and for mature LGBT persons. At Co-Ed SAGES of SAGE we offer our opinions and perspectives on a series of questions, each member getting the chance to express and to hear the insights and opinions of others. SAGES of SAGE meets the third Thursday of every month at 10:45 am in Room B-208 at The Pride Center at Equality Park. This is a wonderful way to spend an hour, meet new friends and get interested in our community. See our newsletter for more information.

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SAGE Friends:
We send appropriate get-well and sympathy cards to members and their partners when SAGE is informed. We are looking for friendly visitors; if you are interested call the SAGE office.

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Computer Club:
Are you tired of being upstaged by a young person who knows more than you do about computers? Do you want to be smarter than a fifth grader when using your computer? Come and learn how to use your computer more efficiently or to see what you’ve been missing.  We discuss all aspects of the personal computer including Windows 10, XP and Vista as well as Apple OS X operating systems. We start by discussing a specific topic of interest to the group, which can include security, email, Internet, using office programs, etc. We also allocate time to resolve any issues and answer questions that you may have.

We meet on Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Pride Center at Equality Park, Room 206. We often go to dinner with those who wish to join us. For information call the SAGE office at 954-634-7219.

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