Women gather for dance

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — The Association of Lesbian Professionals (ALPS) Gala Dance will be held on Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., at Club Eleven, 11 Grove St.

Diva DJ Linda will spin music. Food will be provided.

Admission is free for ALPS members. Guest cost is $10. Join or renew at the dance and get in free.

ALPS serves as a social organization for the High Country. It holds a dinner meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.

info: alpsofasheville.com.

Fringe fest comes to the High Country

visceradanceASHEVILLE, N.C. — The 11th Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (AFAF) will be held on Jan. 23-26.

Promoters say that the festival provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, collaborate across genres and bring innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences. The artistic mix has included local and imported actors, dancers, singers, videographers, painters and musicians presenting experimental works in cross-genre improvisation, Butoh dance, puppetry, sketch theatre, modern dance and performance art. Since its inception, AFAF has presented hundreds of performances involving an incredible number of artists of all kinds.

Charlotte’s Viscera Dance Theatre featuring Jack Kirven and Annie Vereen are among the approximate 40 performers who will showcase their talents for festival attendees at a variety of locations across town.

Individual event tickets and Fringe Freak passes are available online.

info/tickets: ashevillefringe.org.

Astrologer Gunn to do reading

lizgunnHENDERSONVILLE, N.C. — Area astrologer Liz Gunn will provide a public reading and discussion on Jan. 25, 10 a.m., at Crystal Visions, 5426 Asheville Hwy.

This intuitive astrologer will read from her book entitled “Entering the Mystery with Radical Trust – A Story of Faith.” She will also provide insights on personal discovery and the nature of change. She will challenge attendees’ thinking to re-frame the perception of what is possible.

One of the areas of special interest and experience includes working with mature women and lesbians who wish to explore their potential or life events requiring significant change from a practical, but deeply psycho-spiritual perspective.

Cost is a love offering.

info: crystalvisionsbooks.com.

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Does your organization or special interest group have events or great information to share with our readers? If so, be sure to send in your information to specialassignments@qnotescarolinas.com. In the upcoming months, we’ll feature one of you in our news notes section in each issue. Are you a part of a Meetup, Yahoo or Google group and do you do something that’s really newsworthy? Do you provide a service for the community or hold fundraisers for worthy causes? Do you educate the public about LGBT issues or concerns? Of course, this is only a sampling of things we are interested in. It’s the aim of these pieces to inform, enlighten and educate our readers about what we’re doing here in the Carolinas to champion LGBT rights, as well as offer resources for those who may be interested in what your group is doing.

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.