Charlotte Business Guild Monthly Social

The Charlotte Business Guild will hold their monthly social on Wednesday, July 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Uptown’s 7th Street Market, 224 E. 7th St. Social attendees can tour the market with Chef Lisa Woodie and participate in wine tastings and samplings of locally-brewed beer. Free parking for the first 90 minutes at 7th Street Station. Enter from 6th St. beside Brixx or 7th St. beside Levine Museum. The Market will validate your ticket.

Next Tuesday, July 17, the Guild hosts Immigration Judge Barry Pettinato, a guild member. He will speak on President Barack Obama’s new immigration policies and give an update on LGBT asylum and other issues related to the Defense of Marriage Act. The dinner will be hosted at the Epicentre’s BlackFinn Saloon, 210 E. Trade St., 5:30-8 p.m.

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Miss Pride Charlotte

The Scorpio hosts the annual Miss Pride Charlotte Pageant on Wednesday, July 11, 10 p.m., 2301 Freedom Dr. Featuring: Miss Pride Charlotte 2011 Elaine Davis and other past Misses Pride Charlotte Cierra Nichole (2010), Felicia Monet (2009), Cinnamen (2008), Dorae Saunders (2007), Angela Lopez (2006) and Macy Alexander (Emeritus), plus Mistress of Ceremonies Tiffany Storm. For more information or to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.