GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Guilford Green Foundation is holding a women’s dance on Feb. 8, 7 p.m., as part of its 7th Annual Fundraising event at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 N. Green St.

Enjoy music, dancing, socializing and learn more about the foundation’s work on behalf of the LGBT community.

From 7-8 p.m., there will be a “Sisters Supporting Sisters” presentation, followed by the dance with a DJ spinning tunes.

A contribution is requested at the door.

In other news, Golden Girls Bingo will be held on Jan. 24, 6 p.m., at The Elm Street Center, 203 S. Elm St. Read more about this at

And, the Dawn S. Chaney Award nominations are open until Jan. 22. It is given to an outstanding woman (lesbian or straight ally) for their contributions and work within the Triad LGBT community. Women who have helped foster a better community or helped create positive social change for the LGBT community are the ideal nominees for this award. It is limited to the Piedmont Triad area. A nomination form is available online.

Chaney serves as a mentor to other women with an entrepreneurial spirit. She sponsored the first Green Party, helped to establish the foundation endowment fund and co-chaired the committee that raised the first $100,000 for it. Her experience at the first Women’s Party prompted her to say, “Strong women make a difference. Powerful women make change.”

Also, save the date for the foundation’s gala, slated for March 22. Details are forthcoming.


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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.