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Music / Dance


CAST - (Charlotte Arts & Science Today.) A group of volunteers who support the Arts & Science Council by assisting with cultural events throughout Charlotte,. Events include theater, arts, festivals, symphony, ballet, museums, etc. Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Meetings held at various restaurants around Charlotte. Membership is free; there are no bligations to commit to an assignment. For more information call the Arts & cience Council at 372-9667.

CHARLOTTE ART LEAGUE - Open to anyone interested in visual arts. Holds three or more juried art Shows each year, in addition to all-member shows, and manages gallery space in various locations. Monthly newsletter. Meetings are held at 7:15 on. the third Tuesday of each month at Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road. 375-ARTS.

CHARLOTTE ARTISTS SOCIETY - Meets at Queens Gallery and Art Center, 1212 The Plaza. Visitors are welcome. 596-2921, 364-9175.

CHARLOTTE SCREENWRITERS CLUB - Forming to support, advance and create opportunities for new and experienced screenwriters. Call Steve at 554-5657.

CHARLOTTE SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATING ARTS - Group meets the third Thursday of every month. Meetings always feature a nationally known designer, photographer or illustrator. $25 for guests, members free. Call 556-6511 anytime

CORPS DE BALLET - Volunteer organization to support the N.C. Dance Theatre. Monthly business and informational meeting. 847-2467


ANIMALSAVE - Animal rights organization dedicated to direct action for abused and exploited animals. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the SouthPark branch of the library on Morrison Boulevard. 543-2912.

CHARLOTTE DOG TRAINING CLUB - Provides skilled, professional training from puppy classes to advanced obedience. Newcomers are welcome. 331-5247.


GENERATION X' ENTREPRENEURS GROUP - Open to young entrepreneurs (21-34) who own their own business which is either newly developed or well-established. We promote the growth of our individual businesses through shared experiences and new sales/marketing ideas. Meetings are twice-monthly. Contact David Ellis at 347-5244.

CPA CLUB OF CHARLOTTE - Non-profit organization composed of professionals committed to providing continuing education and professional support to members of the Charlotte business community. 551-4824.

CHARLOTTE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Offer skills in individual management and community development through public service and social activities. Open to people ages 21-39. Meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 at the Boardroom Restaurant located in the First Citizens Bank Building. 331-5331.

CHARLOTTE JAYCEES - Provides men & women ages 21-39 the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills through community service and organizational involvement. Meet the first and third Thursdays of each month for 6:30 p.m. social and 7 p.m. program at the Charlotte Hilton Executive Park (Tyvola & I-77). 331-5331.

EARLY RISERS LEADS GROUP- Meets every Thursday, 8 a.m. at Cousins Restaurant, 2140 South Blvd. Contact Tina Graham at 587-0777 or 527-7872 for more info.


AMERICAN INDIANS OF METROLINA (AIM) - For Native Americans and anyone interested in native culture. Group meets at 3 p.m. Sunday. 563-7150.



ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP - Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. on the second floor of Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Providence Road. For further information, call 551-9120.


CHARLOTTE SCALE MODELERS - Local chapter of International Plastic Modelers Society. Activities include films, workshops, contests and trips to museums and shows. 398-0460.

CHARLOTTE JUGGLERS ASSOCIATION - Open to anyone who wants to learn how to juggle. Meetings held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Tuckaseegee Park. Group teaches and gives demonstrations; members hire out for parades, festivals and other local vents. No membership dues. 399-2626.

CHARLOTTE CHESS CLUB - Meets from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays at Shoney's (corner of Woodlawn & South Blvd.) Featuring weekly USCF-rated tournament play. Entry fee $2. New players and spectators welcome. 643-3821.

CAMERATURE CLUB - People interested in photography are welcome to attend meetings in which film, techniques, paper, equipment creativity and more are discussed. Call for more information at 342-0177.

CHARLOTTE CAMERA CLUB - Open to anyone interested in learning about photography. Monthly newsletter; monthly slide and print competitions. Meetings held at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the auditorium of the Piedmont natural Gas Building, 1915 Rexford Road. 846-7971.

CAROLINA CONJURERS - Local affiliation of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Memberships open to all interested magicians and associates that are currently members of the IBM or would like to be. Meetings are the third Wednesday of each month in the Community Room of the Cablevision building on Morehead street. 373-0888.


CHARLOTTE SHAG CLUB - Meets at 8 p.m.- midnight every Thursday in P.J. McKenzie's at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4800 S. Tryon St. Music by DJ's Randy Rowland & Ron Arey. $2 includes hors d'oeuvres. 365-9592.

CAROLINA COUNTRY & WESTERN DANCE ASSOCIATION - Open to anyone interested in country and western dance. Meetings are usually held the second Saturday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at Coyote Joe's, followed by workshops teaching new dances and moves. 597-1060.

CAROLINA MUSIC NETWORK - Charlotte-based musician's group, sponsoring seminars, events and activities. Write to CMN, P.O. Box 216, Newell, NC 28126.

CHARLOTTE BLUES SOCIETY - Meets at 8 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Double Door Inn, Formed to promote and preserve blues. Monthly newsletter. Membership discounts. Guest speakers/performers. Open mike blues jam. 331-8871.

CHARLOTTE COUNTRY DANCERS - Meet from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday at Unitarian Church, 234 N. Sharon Amity Road. Live music. No partner or prior experience needed. 847-0134 or 536-9594.

CHARLOTTE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY - Dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional folk music. Monthly meetings with open jam sessions, concerts, workshops and more. Monthly magazine. The Charlotte Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 9007, Charlotte, NC 28299 or 372-FOLK (3655).

CHARLOTTE INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS- Club meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of St. John's United Methodist Church, 4305 Monroe Rd. Music and dance from all over the world. Beginners welcome. Details: 847-0134 or 333-3400.


FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH CLUB FOR WORKING ACTORS OF CHARLOTTE - The club offers monthly newsletters, speakers, special projects and social events for professional and aspiring actors. New members are welcome. For more details call 561-2279 anytime.

CHARLOTTE WRITERS CLUB - Open to anyone interested in writing, professionals or amateurs. Club sponsors four workshops every year and writing contests every month. monthly newsletter. Club meets from September to May the fourth Monday of each month at the Holiday Inn, 3501 Independence Blvd. Dutch treat dinner at 6 p.m., followed by meeting at 7 p.m. 531-9944.

CHARLOTTE WOODWORKER ASSOCIATION - Meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Incarnation Lutheran Church, 6400 Old Reid Road. 553-1819.

CHARLOTTE ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE WOMEN - monthly meetings. 366-7982 extension 3221.

AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION - The mission of ABWA is to bring together women of diverse backgrounds and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. The group meets the first Tues. of each month. Contact Sue Hopper at 537-0526.


111TH SEARCH AND RESCUE SQUADRON F THE CIVIL AIR PATROL - Volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, providing search and rescue services, support for aerospace education and conduct of the Air Cadet program for teenagers. Meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Airport Drive and West Boulevard at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. Membership is available for adult volunteers and for those ages 13-18 who are interested in aviation, emergency services and possible military careers. 364-8170, 523-3505.


BLACK SINGLES CLUB Social group for unattached black single, divorced, widowed or separated people ages 21 & up hosts dances, parties, socials, hikes, dinners, trips, & more. Details: 558-6341.

CHARLOTTE JEWISH SINGLES Group hosts parties, sports events, dinners & more. May 26, Memorial Day BBQ. May 28, Dinner w/ a Twist (reserve by May 16). Details: Becky Cohen at 366-5007, ext. 203.

CHARLOTTE SHAG CLUB Social organization to preserve regional shag dance primarily for those 35 & up. Dancing 8pm-midnight every Thurs at PJ McKenzies, Embassy Suites Hotel, 4800 S. Tryon St. Details: 544-4670.

CHARLOTTE SINGLES GOLF ASSOCIATION For single golfers ages 21 & up. Tournaments & socials held monthly. Meets the 2nd Mon monthly, 6-8pm, at Spaghetti Warehouse, 101 W. Worthington. Annual dues are $20. Details: 331-LINX.

CHARLOTTE SOCIABLES Group for career-oriented singles ages mid-30s & up holds dances & socials monthly at Idlewild Country Club. Details: 565-5097.

CHARLOTTE ZODIAC CLUB Social organization for single, divorced, widowed or separated people ages 25 & up. Dances are held on the 2nd & 4th Fri of each month, 9pm-12:30am, at American Legion Post 262, Donald Ross Rd. Next dance is May 23, w/ music by Southern Magic. Admission is $7/members, $9/guests. Details: Bob at 535-6135.

EBONY & IVORY (INTERRACIAL) SINGLES Social group for single, divorced, widowed or separated people ages 21 & up who are interested in dating people of different races & cultural backgrounds. Group hosts dances, parties, socials, hikes, dinners, trips, & more. Details: 558-2289.

HIGHLIGHTERS SINGLES DANCE CLUB hosts dances the 1st & 3rd Fri monthly, 9pm-12:30am, at American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Rd; free hors d'oeuvres, BYOB. Open to anyone 40 & older. Next dance is May 16, w/ music by Colours. Admission is $7/members or $9/guests. Details: 523-5298 or 865-7216.

RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP is a workshop based on Hendrix's "Imago" theory. Open to singles not in a committed relationship. Meets Tues & Wed weekly for 10 weeks, 7-9pm. Cost is $25/session. Details: Kaye Strayer at 375-3730.

THE SINGLE GOURMET is an organization for upscale singles visiting Charlotte's finest restaurants. Supports theater, symphony & the arts in a social setting. Happy Hour 1st Thurs monthly. Next meeting is 6pm June 5 at Trios, 10709 McMullen Creek Parkway. For details & newsletter, call 332-7027, or e-mail

SINGLE NIGHT BY DIANE REED Singles dance & party for ages 21 & up is held 8-12midnight every Sun at Embassy Suites Hotel, S. Tryon & Billy Graham. Music by Rolling Thunder Productions, free appetizers, drink specials, prizes. Admission is $6. Details: 525-1640.

SINGLE PROFESSIONALS OF CHARLOTTE Social club for professionals in their 20s to 40s who want to meet others & enjoy Charlotte nightlife~. Weekly activities. No fee. Details: 559-5905.

SINGLES FELLOWSHIP at Christ Lutheran Church, 4519 Providence Rd. Fellowship, retreats, community activities, parties, movies, sporting events & more. Sunday School weekly at 9:45am. Details: Mary at 335-8248 or Tim at 364-3149.


GAY & LESBIAN SWITCHBOARD - Offers information for the gay and lesbian community on clubs, organizations and support groups. 535-6277.

CHARLOTTE BISEXUAL SUPPORT GROUP - Offers a non-judgmental discussion group by and for bisexuals. New location. 522-8432.


AUTOCROSS AND RALLY CLUB - If you love cars and driving competitively, join us at 6:30 p.m. the second friday of each month at Beauregard's Too at University Place for dinner and fun. We are members of SCCA and promote amateur motor sports in the carolinas through auto crossing and rallying. 938-4122.

CHARLOTTE JUDO CLUB - Meets two nights a week and Saturday mornings at CPCC. The club has nationally certified instructors and is affiliated with the U.S. Judo Association. accepting new members of any age. 342-5089 (Days) or 843-1705 nights).


CHARLOTTE TRAVEL CLUB - Non-profit club for singles who enjoy traveling and would like to meet others for traveling. Marrieds with spouses who don't travel are also welcome. Quarterly trips researched, planned, and organized by members. upcoming trips include a Caribbean cruise, a ski weekend, Cancun and Europe. $25 annual membership fee. No travel agents please. 845-8345.


CANCARE - Volunteer support service for people living with cancer and their families. Volunteers become mentors and offer support and encouragement. No Charge for services. 372-1232.


BONSAI SOCIETY - Meets 1:30 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at the UNCC McMillan Greenhouse. For people who want to learn or grow in their understanding of this horticultural artform. 552-6551.

ECU ALUMNI - Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at Southend Brewery 5:30-7:30 p.m.). Contact Kyle Heister at 567-0755.

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