The following are some of the programs that SAGE supports.
- Saturday Lunch & Learn
- SAGE on the Border/Alternatives
- Book Discussion Group
- Movie Matinee
- SAGE Night Out
- Women’s Group
- Co-Ed Drop In via ZOOM
- The Round Table
- SAGE Friends
- Bereavement Support Group offered by SunServe
- Monthly Special Events
- Movies in collaboration with Prime Gentlemen
To make a reservation for an upcoming event, please see our activities calendar and fliers attached to our newsletter.
Monthly Social Events:
Each month one or more social events are presented for the entire membership and guests that encompass various activities. Several annual events include our 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.
SAGE Night Out:
SAGE of South Florida’s SAGE Night Out includes SAGE of South Florida members & their guests. Whether you are a single or in a relationship, we welcome you. Cocktails, lively conversation, and meeting and making friends begin at 5:30 pm. Stay for dinner at 6:30 pm where you pay for the items you order from the menu. See our newsletter for contact information. For more information you may contact Ed Slough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. See the SAGE Newsletter for more information as well as follow us on Facebook.
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.
SAGE on the Border Co-Ed/Alternatives:
SAGE is in Palm Beach County. On the Border/Alternatives (SOB/A) began as a “social experiment” and has, for more than a decade, blossomed into one of our most popular programs. In 1999, at the invitation of the Senior Director of Operations of the 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 meeting every week, in person and via ZOOM, the discussions run the gamut from light to very serious. It’s a place to “open up and feel safe doing so.” The Volen Center provides complimentary coffee and cake.
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”) via ZOOM if you can not travel to The Volen Center. 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 and virtually.
Call SAGE of South Florida (954-634-7219) or the Volen Center (561-395-8920) for information and directions.
The Bereavement Support Group, a partnership between SunServe and Sunshine Cathedral, is 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 Monday at 1:00 pm at SunServe, 2312 Wilton Drive, in Wilton Manors.
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.
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 Palm Aire 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. Broward County League of Women Voters, 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.
SAGE Movie Theater Presentations:
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.
In addition, SAGE of South Florida, in partnership with The Pride Center often hosts the monthly SAGE/PRIDE Film Series. These award winning films are landmarks in our LGBTQ history. You will find announcements of these films on the SAGE of South Florida Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/SageOfSouthFloridaInc/).
SAGE of South Florida’s Co-Ed Drop in.
The Co-Ed Drop-In meets every Thursday at 3:00pm via the Zoom video-conferencing platform. If you don’t have access to video-conferencing devices, you can participate by calling in to the meeting on your cell phone. Check your emails from SAGE for the weekly announcement and link to the meeting. Discover SAGE of South Florida’s newest discussion group. Everyone is welcome!
Book Discussion Group:
For those who love to read, you’ll particularly enjoy the monthly Book Club. Held via ZOOM 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. Each book to be discussed 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.
Feel like talking, joking and just hanging out? SAGE afternoon drop-in sessions are just for you.
Monday SOBA in person at the Volen Center AND via ZOOM
Wednesday Men’s Drop In via ZOOM
Thursday Co-Ed Drop in via ZOOM
What a great way to spend a few hours, meet new friends and get interested in our community. See our newsletter for more information.
The Men’s Drop-In begins at 1 pm on Wednesdays. We hope to regroup soon on the 2nd floor of The Pride Center. Hope you will join us. There are occasional “holiday drop-ins” that include refreshments. To attend these special holiday gatherings, it is necessary to have registered at one of the regular Wednesday drop-in meetings.
Information about SAGE on the Border/Alternatives is found above.
This recently formed Co-Ed group, sponsored jointly with the Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen, Inc., meets to discuss contemporary topics and ideas from 2:30-3:30 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Room 206 of the Pride Center. Each session has a discussion leader who presents a brief background introduction on the topic chosen for the session and a facilitator who assists with refereeing the discussion. Topics have included The Recent Election – What Happened?, “Political Tribes and the Psychology of Liberals and Conservative”, Religion, Art and Civilization, and Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. Please watch the SAGE of South Florida’s Facebook page for notice of upcoming topics and background material for the sessions. See our newsletter for more information.
We send appropriate get-well and sympathy cards to members and their partners when SAGE is informed. We are always looking for friendly visitors to helps with these mailings. If you are interested call the SAGE office at (954) 634-7219.
Monthly Movie with Prime Gentlemen:
SAGE and the Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen have joined forces to present a new monthly film series featuring recently released popular films, shown at 1:30pm, on the 3rd Friday of the month, in the main hall of The Pride Center. Free popcorn and soda are provided.