CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 19 and will welcome Take the Lake, a social group in the Lake Norman area that converges on local establishments, and Q.U.I.C.K. Queers United in Concord/Kannapolis, as its presenters.

Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St., with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Dinner follows. Reservations are $15 members/$20 without reservations (at the door) and non-members. To reserve a spot, call 704-565-5075 or email Aren’t a member? Join at the door and get in free.

Attend a free CBG at the Movies event on Oct. 20 at the Van Landingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza from 6-9 p.m. “The Blind Side” will be the featured film. This screening is open only to members and their guests (limited to one per member) and entitles each to free admission, parking and concessions (hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and candy). Jud Gee serves as event sponsor.

Membership dues are: $50/single; $80/couple; $40/senior (60+); and $25/student (21+ with current student identification). For more information, visit

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.