Band to hold concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Pride Band, in association with Temple Beth El, will hold a holiday concert on Dec. 15, 3 p.m., at 5101 Providence Rd.

The program will feature seasonal favorites performed by small ensembles of Charlotte Pride Band including the jazz band, woodwind quintet, brass quintet, clarinet choir, sax ensemble, brass choir, trumpet choir and trombone quartet. The band is assisting Temple Beth El in its support to the Freedom School Partners, Inc., 1030 Arosa Ave., and Sterling Elementary School, 9601 China Grove Church Rd. Attendees can bring snacks and school supplies which will be donated to the schools. A list of requested school supply items is available online.

Admission is free.


Fundraiser slated

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — During five Wednesday nights in January 2014, The Scorpio and Charlotte Pocket Rocket will bring “Dragging with the Stars” to raise money for Charlotte Pride, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Don’t H8, Campus Pride and a surprise mystery charity.

Cierra Nichole, Angela Lopez, Buff Faye, Jessica Raynes and Felicia Monet will take to the stage to compete on Jan. 8, 15, 22 and Feb. 5 and 12.

These men will be vying to win $1,000 for their favorite charity at The Scorpio, 2301 Freedom Dr. Showtime is 11 p.m.

Audience members will help serve as judges and will select a winner.

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TOY seeks interns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Time Out Youth has announced that it is seeking interns who wish to obtain experience working with young people.

Volunteers help represent the organization during drop-in hours from 3-6:30 p.m. They answer phone, provide tours and present a friendly face to visitors. Interns are also asked to staff the lobby area at least two times per month.

To volunteer, email Sarah Alwran at

Additionally, Time Out Youth has expanded its youth services by providing quiet space in its Career Center on Mondays from 3-6:30 p.m. Youth can use this time to look for jobs, work on school projects and assignments or attend counseling sessions. No video games, television or group room activities will be available during this time.

For more information, email O’Neale Atkinson, MSW, at

For more information on Time Out Youth, see page 4 for additional detail about its new facility.



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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.