Cantaria holds Xmas concert

ASHEVILLE — Cantaria, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville, will hold a Christmas concert, “Sing We Joyous,” on Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 21, 4:30 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 Oak St.

Tickets are $20/regular, $25/VIP and are available online or at Malaprops, 55 Haywood St.


Women hit dance floor

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A pre-holiday dance will be held on Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Eleven on Grove, 11 Grove St. Lesbians in the Mountains serve as host.

Hit the floor while Deanna the DJ spins tunes to dance the evening away.

Snacks and filtered water will be provided, as well as a cash bar.

Admission is $10 and entitles attendees with a hand stamp from the bartender to free entrance to Scandals downstairs.


Board welcomes new member

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — SisterCare WNC has announced that Linda Jones has joined its board as secretary.

She joins Sandra Franklin, president, Sandra Johnson, vice president, Kathi Lehew, vice president of volunteer services, and Cindy Moors, director of first impressions (public relations and communications).

The organization is always on the lookout for volunteers and welcome their participation. Contributions are also important to make sure that the work of the group is sustained.


Youth group slates gala

HICKORY, N.C. — OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley has announced that their Fourth Annual Evening of Distinction, “Silhouettes on a Winter’s Evening,” will be held on Jan. 31, 2015, 6:30 p.m., at Youssef 242, 242 11th Ave. N.E.

TIckets are $100 per person and can be purchased online. Last year’s event was sold out, so early orders are encouraged.

The group is also looking for sponsors and contributors as well.


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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.