Dinner plans set

HICKORY, N.C. — AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance (ALFA) has announced its Dining for Friends 2013 event with a scheduled finale on Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., at Rock Barn Golf & Spa.

The finale features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, entertainment and silent auction.

Hosts are responsible for inviting guests for a fun-filled dinner while they make a contribution toward ALFA’s work. Parties can be anything from a simple bar-b-que to a full-on formal affair.

Community-wide events are sponsored by churches and civic organizations like spaghetti suppers, pancake suppers, pot lucks, etc., to raise money on that organizations behalf to donate to ALFA. Restaurants can participate in Dining for Friends’ Dine Out for Friends Restaurant Night by donating a portion of that night’s restaurant sales to the Dining for Friends Campaign.

All guests and hosts who contribute a minimum of $30 per person from individual Dining for Friends parties will receive a free admission to the finale. Other guests will be asked to make a $40 donation at the door.

info: 828-322-1447, ext. 224. alfadirect@alfainfo.org.

‘Real’ bingo time slated

HICKORY, N.C. — Not Your Mama’s Bingo will be out in true Hollywood style when it brings its “The Real Housewives of Hickory Bingo” to the lower Piedmont on Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., at La Rumba Night Club, 534 U.S. Hwy. 70 SW.

Queenie Garbo will have her Bingo Verifying Divas cast with her as she hosts this humorous event. All proceeds will go to support AIDS Leadership Foothills-area Alliance’s clients and services.

Tickets are $20 and include admission, game sheets and daubers. A special 50/50 game sheet is an additional $5 and is the only game played for money. All other game winners will receive prizes.

info: notyourmamasbingo.com. alfainfo.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.