ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Association of Lesbian Professionals (ALPS) will hold its First Annual ALPS Extravaganza dance on Aug. 18, 7:30-11 p.m, at 11 on Grove, 11 Grove St.

A host of door prizes will be up for grabs for those attending this soirée, as well as participation in a silent auction including a night’s stay at Mountain Laurel B&B, gift certificates from Lowe’s, chiropractic services and more.

ALPS is a Western North Carolina social group that focuses on community understanding and enjoyment. They are entertaining ways to fundraise to support its work.

Membership is $15 per year which nets attendance at monthly meetings, receipt of monthly newsletter, free announcements in the newsletter, free listing on the website, access to ALPS activities and entrance to two annual ALPS-sponsored dance parties.

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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.