Queens’ bingo is calling

RALEIGH, N.C. — “God Save the Queens! Keep Calm and Play Bingo” will be held on Jan. 23, 6 p.m., at the Double Tree by Hilton Raleigh, 1707 Hillsborough St.

Surprise guests and special prizes will “grace” the event. It will celebrate all things British. Proceeds will benefit Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina.

Ticket sales are available at ticketor.com.

info: aas-c.org.

Dance slated at center

RALEIGH, N.C. — A SAGE Raleigh sponsored Valentine’s dance will be held on Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St.

This annual event is tailored for seniors and includes an evening of “dance, drink and delicacies.”

Suggested contribution is $10 per person.

Volunteers are requested to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to create a disco-inspired space. DJ Robert Murray will spin tunes.

In other news, the organization will hold its monthly dutch-treat luncheon on Jan. 18, 12 p.m., at Sweet Tomatoes, 2310 Walnut St., in Cary, N.C.

info: lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

Senior housing study proposed

RALEIGH, N.C. — SAGE Raleigh is on the precipice of launching efforts to establish affordable housing for LGBT seniors with the help of the city government.

The Committee to Study LGBT-Friendly Housing in Raleigh is seeking volunteers who are interested in being involved with the initiative. Only serious parties will be entertained for inclusion as the committee holds regular meetings, works on surveys and focus groups, promotes and takes part in community town hall meetings. Planning is one of the key elements in the work ahead.

There is no age limit to participate. Those with prior experience are encouraged to contact organizers.

SAGE Raleigh has already met with the director of housing and neighborhoods for the city, as well as two members of the Human Relations Commission. The city is engaged in planning to supply more affordable senior housing that supports diversity and inclusion.

Email lgeller@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com to learn more.

info: lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

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Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

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.