Valentine’s dance slated

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

This event is hosted by Jeanne K who has secured the services of DJ Robert Murray who will spin throughout the evening.

Attendees will be able to socialize, enjoy assorted snacks and dance the night away.

Cost is $10 per person. The soirée is open to the community, regardless of age or sexual orientation.

The organization will also have a ladies dutch treat lunch on Feb. 29, 12 p.m., at Brigs, 1040 Tryon Village Dr., in Cary, N.C.

Other upcoming events sponsored by the center or held in the Triangle are: Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., Mardi Gras Blue Light Bingo, Durham Armory, 220 Foster St. in Durham, N.C.; and Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Raleigh LGBT Game Night, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave.


ASO, others hold ball

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina Board of Directors, Empire Properties and ThemeWorks will hold its elegant Red Ribbon Ball on Feb. 20, 8 p.m., at the Stockroom at 230, 230 Fayetteville St.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and craft beers while dancing to music by DJ Fred. Pam Saulsby will entertain. Attire is creative semi-formal or formal.

Tickets are $75 (which includes two drink coupons) and are available online at


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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.