HICKORY, N.C. — A celebratory wine and cheese tasting of OUTright Youth of Catawba Valley will be held on May 10, 5:30 p.m., at Trade Alley Art, 25 2nd St. NW.

The free event is sponsored by Beverly Biser and Christle Teague, Jim and Evan Ellis-Raymer, Ed Farthing, Richard and Kathy Greathouse, Trade Alley Art and the 25 artists of Trade Alley Art.

info: outrightyouthcv.org.

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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.