See below:                                                                                                                                     
     April Meet & Greet at Colonial Tavern in Eustis on the 15th!  (see calendar for more details)
     Domestic Partnership in Tavares, see below.

The Triangle Connection Events Calendar


 
 
 
 
MEET AND GREET
Our April Meet & Greet will be on
Tuesday the 15th at
The Colonial Tavern,
2060 S. Bay St., in Eustis

Don't forget your gift of canned goods
(or paper goods, or cash)
to Lake Cares

And of course, there will be another exciting 50/50 drawing!




A message from Charly:

Every once in a while, some members of our group are harassed by bigoted, small-minded people, either verbally, physically, or both.

Often our immediate reaction is to strike back, but that might prove unfruitful and could actually escalate a situation.

Since 99.24% of us have cell phones with photo capability, let's use social media as a get-back at them.

If you see any nastiness starting to happen, or your gut tells you to be alert, get the phone camera ready.  Take a picture, or, even better, a video.

Know the law.  If you are experiencing the threat of harm and there is a likelihood that it would be carried out, that is assault.  If you are hit, touched, pushed, bumped, or shoved, that is battery.

If, during the assault/battery, you are called names, that could make it a hate crime.  Prosecution with video evidence would be swift.

Let's stand up for our rights.  Everywhere.

Charly




     Domestic Partnership Update:
 
Couples who wish to register as Domestic Partners with the City of Tavares may make an appointment with the City Clerk's office at (352) 742-6209.
REMEMBER:  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE IN TAVARES TO REGISTER YOUR DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP.  For example, any couple who might utilize the facilities at the Florida Hospital Waterman is encouraged to consider this opportunity.
You must come in person and bring identification.  The initial registration fee is $68.50 ($50.00 plus recording costs of $18.50). 
 The actual ordinance as well as all the forms and answers to frequently asked questions are available at their website:
 
 
To save time in the office you can print out the form from the above website and complete up to the point of signature.  They will accept checks.

 
 
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New E-Mail Policy
 The Triangle Connection will be sending fewer e-mails to its members, trusting that our new website and calendar will keep you tuned in to what's happening in our community.  Let us know what you like and don't like.  Drop a line to  webmaster@thetriangleconnection.com
  

DINING OUT

THE MEET-AND-GREETS
Our purpose is to bring good people together, and it all starts at our monthly Meet-and-Greets.  Many of our terrific Triangle Area restaurants open their doors to us as we make new friends and reconnect with those whom we call family.  Click on the calendar entry for more details.
 
 
FRIDAY EVENING AT PISCES RISING
Eat your heart out, Key West, we've got the deck at Pisces!  Many of our members gather informally each Friday evening at Pisces Rising (click on the calendar entry for more details).  Come raise a glass or two with our neighbors, gay and straight, young and--seasoned.  The week doesn't end until Happy Hour at Pisces!
 
 
THE BREAKFAST CLUB(s)
Breakfast groups meet Monday mornings at 9 a.m. at Betty's Greenhouse Grill, 3725 Old Hwy 441, Mount Dora and Thursday mornings at Geronimo's, 129 Juniper Way, in Tavares.  Feel free to join us any time, rain or shine.
  
 
LUNCH AT CECILE'S
Once a month, you need that gracious event--the leisurely, tasty lunch at Cecile's with your friends.   Enjoy a quiche, soup, salad, sandwich, or crepe on the patio or inside.  Beer and wine available. 
 
 
SMALL DINING GROUP 

This group meets on an occasional basis, visiting smaller restaurants that could not accommodate our larger events. The group is open to visiting restaurants outside the Golden Triangle area and to restaurants featuring various ethnic cuisines. Feel free to suggest a venue, or drop an email to dining@thetriangleconnection.com to be added to the small-group dining list. RSVP's usually required.
 

ARTS & CRAFTS

STITCH & BITCH

The Triangle Rainbow Sewing/Quilting group (aka "Stitch & Bitch") is hosted at Sew-Mini Things (click on the calendar entry for more details).  Feel free to BYOB and a pot luck snack to share. Can't sew? That's ok. We can help you out. You don't sew but want to come with your partner and be social? You're still invited to participate. More info: Stuart & Timm, 352-483-0082; toll Free 888-238-6903. Website: www.sewminithings.com.

PERFORMING ARTS

BAND & COLORGUARD
The new Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Colorguard is looking for musicians, flag twirlers, baton twirlers, Band Aides, sponsors and supporters! Get your Instruments Out of the Closet! For more info:  www.cflsfband.org.

ORLANDO GAY CHORUS
A new season is underway, so please visit www.orlandogaychorus.org for a schedule. Or, contact Bob Smith-Trent at racrjs@aol.com to get involved. 

SOCIAL GROUPS

4 CORNERS RAINBOW GROUP
This group meets for coffee & free wi-fi on the 3rd Friday of each month from 7pm-10 pm at Starbucks located on US 27 in front of Lowes in Clermont (2 miles north of Hwy 192 & 35 miles south of SR 44 in Leesburg).
For More Information:
contact Larry:  gizmozoebob@yahoo.com 

OVER THE RIVER

Volusia & Seminole counties' gay, lesbian, transgender, & straight supportive social group; meets twice a month. One event is on the 4th Sunday of every month and is usually held at La Hacienda Mexican Grill, 2260 South Volusia Ave, Orange City, 386-851-0966. To contact the group, email: overtheriver@yahoogroups.com or call: 407-928-8376.

RAINBOW FAMILY & FRIENDS
For activities of interest to LGBT people in The Villages, go to www.rainbowfamilyvillagesfl.org
 
 
SPORTS 
GOLF
A Central Florida LGBT Golf League is forming. Here is an opportunity to meet other family golfer and make new friends. All levels of players welcome. The organizers would like to start out with a once a month golf outing; if the interest is there to play more often it will be arranged. The days will alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested call Maryann at 352-516-8941 or e-mail golfer1179@yahoo.com.

HORSEBACK RIDING
Horseback Riding: Anyone interested in organizing some outings?  Register your interest by emailing: horsebackriding@thetriangleconnection.com.

MOTORCYCLE/SCOOTERS

Motorcycle/Scooter Interest Group: If you are interested in joining a motorcycle/scooter interest group, please contact Bob Dumais or Jamie Simpson at 508-958-0496 or ssalg4@aol.com. There are plenty of great places to ride along the back roads of Lake County and vicinity.
 

RAINBOW PADDLERS
Rainbow Paddlers, Central Florida LGBT kayak paddlers: We explore our springs, rivers and coastal waterways at least monthly, often with rentals available. Novices welcome. For information on upcoming events, register at groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowpaddlers. 

WOMEN'S GOLF
Women's Golf League & Just Plain Golf: If you are interested in playing golf and would like to join a women's golf league at the Country Club of Mount Dora, call Heather Earnest at 325-735-7183 or email earnesth@ci.mount-dora.fl.us. 

ANYTIME GOLF
Any men or women who would like to golf at any time, contact Glenna at 352-383-9189 or glennaburch@mac.com 

 

 

 

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Watermark

Hard copies of Watermark, Central Florida’s twice monthly LGBT news magazine, are now available free in the Mount Dora-Eustis-Tavares area at the following locations:



Barrel of Books and Games
144 W. 5th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Betty’s Greenhouse Grill
3725 Old Hwy 441, Mount Dora, FL

Bowersock Gallery
137 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Pisces Rising
239 W. 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Sew-Mini-Things
3820 N Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, FL
 

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Want to form a group or organize an event?

Contact us with the details and we'll spread the word! We’ve had a group that met occasionally to play euchre at a member's home. Perhaps you'd like to team up with other bird enthusiasts for occasional forays into the great birding trails in our area.

How about organizing a couple carloads to go see a show in Orlando? A cooking club? A bowling night?

While the organization's distribution list is confidential, we'd be happy to distribute your plans and have interested members contact you. Email: events@thetriangleconnection.com.