Festival seeks supporters
RALEIGH, N.C. — The 34th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival Grand Gala, “Unmasked, Remembering, Revealing, Evolving,” will be held on July 26, 7 p.m., at Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, 409 W. Martin St.
The evening will feature a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Dressy cocktail attire is recommended, along with a mask (a few may be available in limited quantity for those who need one for early arrivals).
Tickets are $35/advance online, $40/at the door, $25/students advance online and $30/students at the door.
Center activities abound
RALEIGH, N.C. — The LGBT Center of Raleigh, 324 S. Harrington St., has kept pace with a plethora of activities this summer, including support and discussion groups, game nights, luncheon and dinner soirées, family-focused programming, literary offerings, mixers and more.
On July 23, SAGE will hold a screening and ice cream social at 7 p.m. Attendees will be able to view videos created as part of a grant that share significant events in volunteer subject’s lives. Ice cream sundaes will be served during intermission.
The center will welcome K.G. MacGregor, an award-winning lesbian romance author and North Carolina native, at a meet-the-author event on July 27 at 1 p.m. She will do a reading from her new novel, “Anyone But You.” A Q&A discussion and book signing will follow facilitated by local author D. Jackson Leigh.
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