Healing for the heart

CHARLOTTE — Had a difficult breakup and don’t know how to move on? Then join the Charlotte Gay Break-Up/Divorce Rebuilding Group through Meetup. This self-help initiative is geared toward gay men who are experiencing the trauma of ending and/or reconciling a relationship with a significant partner and would like to have a group of like-minded individuals who can offer advice and support to one another outside of the online and bar scenes.

The first event will take place on Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. at Caribou Coffee at Foxcroft, 7804 Fairview Rd.

The group will be utilizing “Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends,” a book written by Dr. Bruce Fisher and Dr. Robert Alberti. It is devoted to steps to “mend a broken heart.” On a weekly basis, members will discuss informally the concepts brought forth from this guide and learn how to best deal with current and future issues, such as pain, anxiety, stress, divorce, separation, etc. Advanced reading is requested in order to obtain maximum value through shared dialogue.

It is not mandatory for everyone to attend every Meetup due to the nature of individual needs.

To learn more, visit meetup.com/The-Charlotte-Gay-Break-Up-Rebuilding-Group.

Guild bound

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Business Guild will hold its first meeting of the year on Jan. 19 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 201 S. McDowell St.

Guest speaker will be Vincent Berkeley, chief diversity officer and member of the executive committee at Compass Group, North America.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will start at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program following.

Cost is $15 for members, $25 for guests and non-members, with $5 added for members without reservations.

Reservations are due by noon on Jan. 15 by calling 704-565-5075 or by email to businessguild@yahoo.com. No shows will be charged for the event.

A social will take place on Jan. 13 at The Bar at 316, 316 Rensselear Ave. from 5:30-7 p.m. as part of its regular second Wednesday Social.

For more information, visit charlottebusinessguild.org.

Movie time

CHARLOTTE — Unity of Charlotte, 401 E. Arrowood, will show “For the Bible Tells Me So” on Jan. 15.

Dinner is from 6-6:45 p.m. (reservations required by Jan. 12). The movie will be shown between 7-8:30 p.m., followed by discussion from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 for dinner and movie and $6 for the movie only.

This ground-breaking film by filmmaker Daniel G. Karslake, addresses the loaded topic of Christianity and Homosexuality. It will be followed by a discussion guided by Kate Cameron.

Dinner will be catered by Qdoba Mexican Grill and will include its Hot Naked Burrito Bar (rice, beans, marinated chicken and steak, three types of salsa, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, tortilla chips, brownies, cookies).

For more information or to make reservations for dinner, contact Kate at 704-523-0062 or email coach.kate@yahoo.com.

Set ’em up!

CHARLOTTE — The Human Rights Campaign is hosting its annual Bowling for Equality on Jan. 31, 2-5 p.m., at the AMF Centennial Lanes, 4501 South Blvd.

Spend an afternoon full of food, friends and fun.

Tickets are $150 for lane captain (up to five people); $35 singles; $25 student (with valid ID, ages 12-21); and $15 youth (under 12) and include bowling, shoe rental, prizes and an annual HRC membership.

To become a lane sponsor, email jasonmccraw@aol.com.

To get tickets, visit hrcactioncenter.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=101481.

This article was published in the Jan. 9 – Jan. 22 print edition.

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen is QNotes' former associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director.