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Announcements May 2006

ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 9, 2006:
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Next week at the Forum: Timothy Tyson, author of "Blood Done Sign My Name," a book recounting race relations in Oxford, NC in the 1970s {Full schedule at end of this message]. May 23: Angeles Orgega Moore on immigration.
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Queen Thompson announced Christian Women of Elegance's "Gospel Day in the Park: A Day to Celebrate Women" for Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Independence Park at the corner of Hawthorne Lane and 7th Street. Proceeds are to support the Beatties Ford Road Counseling and Family Rehabilitation Center.
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Queen Thompson also announced that on May 23 in Raleigh, the NAACP State Conference and other groups would hold a "Justice and Unity Legislative Day," beginning at 9 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St. More info: www.ncacdc.org or Erin Brown at 919-831-9710 ext. 112.
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Laura McClettie announced that Black Business Owners - Charlotte United would hold a reception May 20 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Charleston House, 3128 The Plaza, for business owners and local and state elected officials to discuss ways to increase participation of black businesses in the next CIAA Tournament to be held in Charlotte. Info: Robin Bradford at 704-488-6708 or desiresneedsdreams@yahoo.com
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Andrea Huff asked that participants save Saturday, June 24, for the 23rd annual Blackberry Lunch, to be held at Charleston House. Tickets are $25, and sponsorships and ads are avaiable.
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Jackie Hemingway of Parks and Recreation announced a meeting of an advisory committee May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Ray's Splash Planet, and a series of free movies to be shown at Freedom Park. "Bring your blankets and lawn chairs."
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Sarah Coleman announced that the Rockaway (NY) Revue, an "awesome" group of touring senior citizens, would appear Saturday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at West Charlotte High School, sponsored by the Second Ward High School Alumni Foundation. Tickets are $1, with proceeds going to the Foundation's scholarships and programs.
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Sarah Stevenson asked Forum participants if they wanted to take a vacation day on May 30, the Tuesday after Memorial Day. No hands went up. Thomas Moore finally asked, "Sarah, would YOU like to take a vacation day?" "Why do you think I asked," she quipped. The upshot: "We'll do something on the 30th."
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Laura McClettie announced a fashion show and book signing for this Saturday, May 13 from 5-8 p.m at the Betty Ray Community Center on Tuckaseegee Road, featuring "Chatty Hattie" Leeper, the first black female deejay on WGIV-AM, who will be signing her book.
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Lucy Bush sent in an announcement of the full schedule for Timothy Tyson's visit to Charlotte, which is being coordinated by the Presbytery of Charlotte:
-- Monday, May 15, 7-8:45 p.m., all are welcome at First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Trade St., Charlotte, with Rev. Vernon Tyson (Tim's father), Eddie McCoy (African American activist in the book; first black elected County Commissioner), Mrs. Mary Williams (“psalmist” who will sing title song)
-- Tuesday, May 16, Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum.
-- Tuesday, May 16: 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m., Pre-Presbytery Meeting session, The Portico Presbyterian Church, Charlotte.
-- Tuesday, May 16, afternoon, Presbytery meeting.

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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 16, 2006:
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Next week at the Forum: Angeles Ortega Moore, executive director of Charlotte's Latin American Coalition, on immigration.
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Malachi Greene announced public forums to be held by the School Buildings Task Force. The last of the three is at 6 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 17, at the Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.
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District 5 City Council member Nancy Carter urged citizens to speak out Monday night, May 22, at a hearing on the city budget. "We are probably going to have to raise taxes."
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Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation's Greg Clemmer introduced himself and said he would be attending the Forum on behalf of the department beginning in July. "Are you the son of [longtime CMS administrator] Greg Clemmer?" former school board member Sarah Stevenson asked. "I am," Clemmer replied.
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Andrea Huff announced that Saturday, June 24, would be the 23rd annual Blackberry Brunch, to be held at Charleston House. Tickets are $25, and sponsorships and ads are avaiable. Speaker will be Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Associate Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court.
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Andrea Huff also announced the Charlotte Police Community Relations Committee Awards Ceremony this Friday, May 19. at 7 p.m. at the Police and Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Road.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council and Mecklenburg Ministries would sponsor an interfaith worship concert for victims and survivors of domestic abuse on Sunday, June 25 at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, at 6 p.m. The public is invited. Information: Mecklenburg County Women's Commission at 704-336-3210 or The Shelter for Battered Women at 704-332-2513.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 23, 2006:
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Next week at the Forum: Financial adviser Ben Cooley on "those issues that [most] brokers and bankers won't tell you about your investments."
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Howard McClure announced a Town Meeting sponsored by the Citizens Council for Equal Opportunity for June 10 at 2 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
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Sylvia Grier announced that, after a request for inclusion of additional African-Americans on a city study panel on immigration was rebuffed by Mayor McCrory, a group would begin meeting at Landmark Restaurant, 4429 Central Ave., at 8 a.m. Thursdays to discuss immigration issues.
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Queen Thompson announced that a free bus headed for Wednesday's "Justice and Unity Legislative Day" sponsored by the NAACP State Conference and other groups would leave for Raleigh at 5 a.m. from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Beatties Ford Road. More info: www.ncacdc.org or Erin Brown at 919-831-9710 ext. 112.
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Rodney Moore announced that the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Weeping Willow AME Zion, 2220 Milton Road.
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Louise Woods announced that County Commissioners would discuss education-related budget items on Wednesday, May 24, at 3 p.m. in the Government Center.
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Louise Woods also announced that Pamela Grundy and others had established a Web site called Mecklenburg ACTS (Mecklenburg Area Coming Together for Schools) which promotes signatures on a Community Commitment to Schools. The group plans "short and sweet" newsletters twice a month.
The site is at http://home.earthlink.net/~mecklenburgacts/
Further information: mecklenburgacts@earthlink.net
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Malachi Greene announced that he learned during a recent visit to Friendship Trays of an immediate need for volunteers to deliver meals to recipients, and that blacks represent the bulk of the persons on a waiting list because of lack of drivers. He encouraged people with time during the late morning to call Lucy Bush or her staff at Friendship Trays, 704-333-9229 to ask about volunteer opportunities.
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Neil Carroll of Parks and Recreation announced that free summer movies at Freedom Park would begin Friday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. and run throughout the summer.
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Blanche Penn announced a variety of activities that have been staged at West Charlotte Recreation center, and that one of the center's young people had won a $20,000 college scholarship. "I know," she said, "that West Charlotte Recreation Center got it going on."
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Andrea Huff announced that Saturday, June 24, would be the Black Women's Caucus's 23rd annual Blackberry Brunch, to be held at Charleston House. Tickets are $25, and sponsorships and ads are avaiable. Speaker will be Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Associate Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court. Copy for ads is due on June 2.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS from May 30, 2006:
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Next week at the Forum: Richard McElrath and Malachi Greene and possibly others, about the CMS School Building Solutions Committee.
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Thomas Moore announced for Charlotte Museum of History CEO Pamela Meister that the museum at 3500 Shamrock Drive would feature a World War II encampment on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. featuring reenactments and exhibits.
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John McClelland of Parks & Recreation announced that a Juneteenth celebration would be held June 15-18 at Independence Park at 7th Street and Hawthorne Lane. Additional info: www.juneteenth.com
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Laura McClettie announced that Saturday, June 24, would be the Black Women's Caucus's 23rd annual Blackberry Brunch, to be held at Charleston House. Tickets are $25. Speaker will be Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Associate Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that she had tickets to the annual NAACP Legal Defense Fund dinner on June 10. Tickets are $75.
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Blanche Penn announced that children involved in West Charlotte Recreation
Center programs would entertain the Forum sometime during the summer.
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Blanche Penn also announced that two female police officers would hold a workshop on domestic violence at the Center this Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m.
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Polly Little announced that N.C. Rep. Becky Carney is co-chair of the appropriations subcommittee on education. Contact Carney with your concerns, she said.
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Michael Sexton of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council sent in an announcement of a Lunch & Learn session on 50-B restraining orders today, May 30, at 12:30-1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic, 507 S. Tryon St. in the basement education center on the College Street side. Validated parking available at the On-The-Green parking garage on South Tryon Street. Park in guest spots or any St. Peter's Church space not marked for staff. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Presenter is Karen Johnson with the Magistrate's office, and Deputy Mark Leech with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department.
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