Dining event approaching

HICKORY, N.C. — AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) will host their “Party Like Gatsby” Dining for Friends Finale on Oct. 23, 6 p.m., at the Warehouse 18, 18 2nd St. S.E.

Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, silent auction, dancing and live music by Victoria Club while winding down and celebrating the annual fundraiser.

Attendees are encouraged to dress in period attire. A Best Dressed Award will be given out during the evening.

Silent auction items up for bid are showcased on a link to their Facebook page on the ALFA website.

Tickets are $30/advance and $40/at the door. Party hosts and guests contributing $30 or more gain free admission.

In other news, at press time Not Your Mama’s Bingo has raised $7,285. Additional contributions are encouraged and welcomed to help sustain ALFA’s work in providing services to the community.

info: alfainfo.org.

Pride seeks feedback

HICKORY, N.C. — Catawba Valley Pride is seeking the community’s input on their celebration.

Organizers want to know what they can do to improve events and seek to know what the community wants from the organization.

Participants who complete the survey will be eligible for a raffle entry for a free official 2015 event T-shirt. The survey is available online at svy.mk/1L0Db4e.

Catawba Valley Pride welcomes contributions in any amount to support its events, LGBT scholarship fund and more.

info: catawbavalleypride.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.