charlotteguidlogoJoin the Charlotte Business Guild for its Annual Holiday Party and Gift Drive on Dec. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St., from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

DJ ’lil Betty from Hartigan’s will be on deck spinning dance tunes. Buff Faye will be presenting a number of special guests who will be mingling and performing all evening long.

The event is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and Aprille Shaffe, as well as Hartigan’s, Petra’s, Buff Faye and Waddell and Reed.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

Members in good standing or renewing or joining before this date are admitted free. Reservations are required. Old, new and prospective members are encouraged to attend. Cost for guests and non-members is $25 ($20 added for members without reservations). Reservations should have been made by noon on Dec. 11, 2009 by email to or by phone to 704-565-5075. Individuals making reservations who do not attend will be charged for the event.

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.