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Foundation all set for fundraisers

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford Green Foundation is all set for fun during the Feb. 27th weekend and beyond.

A scheduled event, “Bingo’s a Drag,” for Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., at The Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St., with host Shirli Stevenz, has been postponed due to weather conditions to March 6.

Tickets are $15/advance, $20/at the door, student and military/$15 at the door and are available online. Previously purchased tickets will still be honored on the new date.

For those who are unable to attend on March 6, email to choose an alternate date from April 24, July 31, Sept. 18 or Nov. 13.

The foundation has team up with The Poetry Collective so that attendees can enjoy the spoken word artist Buddy Wakefield. The “Riled Up and Wasted on Light” tour will be held on Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m., at the Community Theatre Greensboro Studio, 520 S. Elm St.

Guilford Green shared that Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, ABC Radio National, HBO’s “Def Poetry Jam,” NPR and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands, against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.

Tickets are $13 and are available online. Ticket holders can attend a poetry writing workshop with Wakefield on March 1 free of charge. Expeditious purchase of tickets is encouraged due to limited seating.

“The Poetry Collective is unifying the arts community for an evening of poignant, enlightening entertainment with opening acts from the LGBTQIA community and spoken word from Buddy Wakefield performing on issues such as social justice, equality, human rights, sexuality and social norms,” the foundation said.

Stonewall Kickball Greensboro will host a drag show on Feb. 28 at Chemistry Nightclub, 2901 Spring Garden St., with team players. Two shows are slated at 10 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the foundation.


Center seeks community input

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — North Star LGBT Community Center, 704 Brookstown Ave., is currently conducting a survey to ascertain community needs.

The 2015 survey is “designed to assess current LGBT needs in Winston-Salem, N.C. (and the surrounding Triad area) and to determine what programs community members would like to see implemented at the North Star LGBT Community Center,” organizers shared. It is available online.

All responses will be treated with confidentiality and anonymity.

A $50 gift certificate raffle to Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe is available to those who complete the survey.


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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.