Jacob Tobia will be the keynote speaker at the NC Trans Pride in Action on Sept. 20.

Trans group sets event date

GREENSBORO, N.C. — NC Trans Pride in Action will present their NC Trans Pride 2015 celebration on Sept. 20, 12-6 p.m., at Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St.

The second annual celebration brings in Jacob Tobia as its keynote speaker. The genderqueer activist, writer and part-time fashion icon has been featured in media such as MSNBC and more.

Entertainment will be provided by Lara Americo. Americo is a trans artist, photographer and musician.

Chasity Scott serves as host. Wilmington, N.C., theatergoers enjoy listening to her perform, alto voice and all.

The event objective is to encourage positive imaging, through showcasing, empowering and celebrating transgender/non-conforming persons. Admission and food is free.

info: facebook.com/events/812710915508810/.

Church celebrates decade plus

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Metropolitan Community Church of Winston-Salem, 4105 Patsy Dr., is celebrating their 21st anniversary from Sept. 11-13.

On Sept. 11, the church is hosting a family fun night, complete with board games, ice cream and popcorn.

The next day, Sept. 12, a Singspiration with other congregations will take place. Enjoy music, fellowship and a spaghetti dinner. The dinner is $6 per person which includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

On Sept. 13, Rev. Pressley Sutherland, associate director of the Office of Church Life and Health at the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches will deliver a message to congregants during worship services. A potluck follows.

The congregation is engaging in some special fundraising efforts over the next couple of months. A 50/50 auction will kick off on the first Sunday in September and will continue until the congregational meeting in October. One does not have to be a member of the church to purchase tickets.

Additionally, a jar will be placed in the vestibule of the church in order for attendees to have the opportunity to drop their change into it and watch its growth.

info: mccws.org.

Pride seeks assistance

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pride Winston-Salem has put out a call for volunteers to assist organizers with a plethora of activities for its upcoming celebration to be held on Oct. 17 in .

Committee areas that need staffing are: marketing and communications; parade; and Rainbow Run 5K. Day-long volunteers are needed for race day on Oct. 3 and for the parade and festival area on Oct. 17.

Other areas of interest include planning and operations; sponsorship and fundraising; vendor; pre-pride events; and more.

Interested parties should use Marketing, Parade or 5K in the subject line.

Signup for volunteers is available online.

Check the website for complete festival information, as well as vendor, food truck and other applications. Sponsorships are still available as well.

info: pridews.org.

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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.