Chorus slates show

cwcnothinglikeadameDURHAM, N.C. — On May 31, the Common Woman Chorus will present “Nothing Like a Dame” at 7:30 p.m., at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Rd.

This program is packed with a revue of Broadway hits, both old and new.

The chorus is offering attendees the opportunity to become a Broadway Producer by sponsoring one of the songs on the program. Selections will come from “Wicked,” “Chicago,” “Dreamgirls,” “Hairspray,” “Avenue Q,” “American Idiot,” “Rent” and “Porgy and Bess,” in addition to others. Sponsorships start at a $100 minimum and can be made either individually or as a supporter pool. Email to learn more and to get a list of available songs.

Sponsorships are due by May 26. Payments are now being accepted via PayPal through the chorus’ website. Be sure to provide contributor’s name, song title and dedication (if applicable, 100-character limit).


Festival seeks support

RALEIGH, N.C.— The Crape Myrtle Festival (CMF) 34 Court has announced that it is at its half-way mark, with $50,000 raised so far, in meeting its goal with only four months left to go in its fundraising season.

They are attempting to reach $100,000. In order to finish out the campaign they have shared that they are keeping their expenses low, having only spent $5,000 so far. That means that a larger share of monies raised will go to local HIV/AIDS and LGBT organizations.

The CMF grants’ application process is underway and any organization which caters to the health and well-being of HIV, AIDS and LGBT organizations can apply. Applications are available online.

The Grand Gala will be held on July 26 and anyone who contributes at the host level will net a spot on the printed invitation and website.

Recurring payments and single donations are both welcome.


Council announces summit

DURHAM, N.C. — The National Diversity Council Carolinas will hold its Inaugural Generational Diversity Summit, “Leadership Across the Generations,” on June 24, 8 a.m., at North Carolina Central University, Alfonso Elder Student Union.

The Triangle event is a half-day training and panel discussion on generational differences in the workplace. Guest leaders will share their experiences with attendees. They are: Charelle Lewis, IT project manager, Global IT Innovation Committee and co-founder of the Early Career Network at GlaxoSmithKline; James Miller, executive director at the LGBT Center of Raleigh; Bob Crouch, assistant director of diversity, equity and inclusion at Duke University; Dr. Anthony Newkirk, senior manager of diversity and inclusion at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; and Scott McGrego, program manager two at Cisco Partner Sales Academy.


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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.