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Announcements April 2007


ANNOUNCEMENTS from April 3, 2007:
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Next week: Winners Plus Agency.
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Kaye McGarry announced the 12th annual CPCC Skyline Run on April 28. Register online until April 26, or by mail postmarked by April 20. Proceeds benefit CPCC scholarships. More info: www.cpcc.edu/foundation/skyline.
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Ahmad Daniels announced a free town hall meeting for Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the AT&T Building, 300 Brevard St., titled "Crisis of Young African American Males in Charlotte." More info: 704-537-1533.
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Rodney Moore announced that the Charlotte Housing Authority was accepting applications for Section 8 rent subsidy assistance. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 13. Charlotte Observer coverage: www.charlotte.com/217/story/72360.html
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Torre Jessup, recently promoted district director for U.S. Rep. Mel Watt, encouraged rising juniors in high school with a 3.0 GPA to apply for an appointment as a page on Capitol Hill this summer. Applications are due tomorrow, Wednesday, April 4. More information: Call Jessup or Teresa Gore at 704-344-9950.
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Sarah Stevenson thanked Natheley McElrath for continuing to serve breakfast at the Forum. McErath replied: "Thank Sarah for me doing breakfast because I do it for Sarah."
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Mary Williams announced that the nonprofit Family Credit Counseling Corp., 7516 E. Independence Blvd. Ste 110, has free MoneySmart financial literacy classes running on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Classes are free, but call first for registration to 800-449-0065. Williams said she also could meet with groups to deliver 35 programs on financial literacy issues.
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Deon Bradley sent in an announcement of the upcoming Art in Motion fashion show and fundraiser at the Afro-American Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St., on Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m. Details are at www.aacc-charlotte.org.
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Hattie Anthony sent in an announcement that the University Park Neighborhood Farmers' Market will be held Saturdays from May 5 through Nov 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Health Department campus, 2845 Beatties Ford Rd. Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations, walking trail, health screenings and information and much, much more. Information: Hattie Anthony at 980-253-8419.
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Michael Sexton passed on an invitation from United Family Services' Karen Parker Thompson to register for a May 8-9 conference on links between domestic abuse and animal abuse, and on compassion fatigue among counseling and caregiving professionals. For information: http://www.humanesocietyu.org/workshops_and_classes/first_strike_charlotte.html or 704-367-2760
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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 April 10, 2007:
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Next week: Several school board members are being invited.
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Lucy Bush Carter announced a fish fry on this Friday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Friendship Trays, 2401-A Distribution St., off Remount Road between South Tryon and South Boulevard. Plates and sandwiches. "Whiting, a little croaker, catfish and flounder; cornbread, slaw, baked beans. Cooking is Donna Deloris Alexander Thompson Davis, one of the best fish fryers in town." $7 at the event, benefits Friendship Trays, the meals-on-wheels program in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
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Michael Sexton sent in a message announcing L.Y. Marlow's May 3 free visits to the main library at 12:15 p.m. and the West Boulevard branch at 7 p.m. Marlow's "Color Me Butterfly" "shares how domestic violence impacted four generations of women from her family. The book is a triumph of survival and will enhance awareness and understanding about the perils of domestic abuse."
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Forum messages reach 351 addressees. To be removed from this list, send a reply message with your request.
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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 April 17, 2007:
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Queen Thompson announced that Carolina Advocates for Legal Reform is circulating a petition calling on Congress and the N.C. General Assembly to hold hearings on "the execution of education public policies and law in North Carolina." Further information: 704-661-6568 or queencharlotte33@bellsouth.net or http://members.aol.com/__121b_rUW2IBNAs8n811Z8mRNXCULSr6oGrDWq
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Mary McCray announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators will hold "community conversations" for parents, students, staff and the community to "strategize, problem solve and implement support for the success of our targeted schools." The 5 p.m.-9 p.m. events, including dinner and conversation, will be held for West Charlotte and Garinger communities on Tuesday, April 24 at Crossroads Charter School, 5500 N. Tryon St., and for West Mecklenburg and Waddell communities on Thursday, April 26, at the Carol Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St.
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Queen Thompson announced that Carolina Advocates for Legal Reform was also interested in reviewing cases where students receive a certificate of attendance instead of a high school diploma. Information: 704-661-6568.
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Rodney Moore announced that the NAACP meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Weeping Willow AME Zion Church, 2220 Milton Rd., would feature a fair housing presentation offered by the Community Relations Committee.
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Marvin Carter thanked members of the Forum for patronizing last Friday's fish fry held by Friendship Trays in South End. "The flounder was delicious," Sarah Stevenson said. "I made three meals out of two fish sandwiches."
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Tammy Bostick announced Access 2007 for minority and small business owners seeking a "gateway to government procurement opportunities" on Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waddell High School, 7030 Nations Ford Road. To register, call 980-343-0677 or e-mail govaccess@cms.k12.nc.us. Sponsors include CATS, CMS, CPCC and the City of Charlotte.
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Jerri Haigler sent in an announcement of CPCC's 12th Annual Charlotte Skyline Run on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Elizabeth campus. Deadline for online registration at www.cpcc.edu/foundation/skyline is midnight Thursday, April 26.
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Carol Sawyer sent in an announcement that a meeting to present findings of a study of weighted student funding would be held by the League of Women Voters on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Children and Family Services Center, 601 E. Fifth St. The League?s Education Committee has recommended that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools stop using weighted student staffing and drop any plans to move to weighted student funding. A shift in staffing last year that resulted in many high poverty schools losing
teachers to less needy schools helped to prompt the League?s study. Information and research on class size, weighted student funding, and equity is available at http://www.mecklenburgacts.org.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of a workshop to help women assist their sons "as well as better understand many of the challenges men face" that will be held Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4600 Holbrook Dr. Donation is $25 and includes workbook. To register: 704-537-1533.
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Forum messages reach 350 addressees. To be removed from this list, send a reply message with your request.
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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 April 17, 2007:
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Deacon Jones announced that Thereasea Elder would be among those honored at the 36th annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner hosted by NCCJ on Thursday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at the Westin Hotel, 601 S. College St. Forum participants interested in comp or discounted tickets should contact Nyala Hunt at 704-334-0053 or nhunt@charlottecoalition.org.
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Deacon Jones announced that Charlotte Housing Authority member Rodney Moore had to leave but wanted the Forum to know that details on the plans for Second Ward and the baseball stadium are changing, and that interested people should inquire about them.
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City Council member Nancy Carter announced that her next District 5 meeting would be on the Second Ward plan. Charlotte Center City Partners President Michael Smith, developer Bobby Drakeford and Charlotte Assistant City Manager Curt Walton had been invited to the meeting, which will be held May 3 at Eastland Mall's Community Room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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Richard McElrath announced that he was scheduling a meeting with City Council member Anthony Foxx to begin a discussion of how city housing policy can improve rather than destabilize public schools. For information: ram1238@aol.com.
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Deacon Jones announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators will hold a "community conversation" for parents, students, staff and the community to "strategize, problem solve and implement support for the success of our targeted schools" tonight, Tuesday, April 24 from 5-9 p.m. at Crossroads Charter School, 5500 N. Tryon St., for discussion focused on West Charlotte and Garinger High Schools.
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Mary Williams announced a First Time Homebuyers' Workshop this Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Family Credit Counseling Corp., 7516 E. Independence Blvd., Suite 110. The workshops will be held monthly. Information: 800-449-0065 or mwillilams@familycredithelp.org
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Louise Woods announced that the League of Women Voters would hold a meeting this Thursday April 26, gathering at 6, meeting at 6:30, to discuss the League's findings from a study of weighted student funding and weighted teacher staffing at CMS schools. Information and research on class size, weighted student funding, and equity is available at http://www.mecklenburgacts.org.
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Michael Sexton sent in a message announcing L.Y. Marlow's May 3 free visits to the main library at 12:15 p.m. and the West Boulevard branch at 7 p.m. Marlow's "Color Me Butterfly" "shares how domestic violence impacted four generations of women from her family. The book is a triumph of survival and will enhance awareness and understanding about the perils of domestic abuse." Information: 704-336-3210.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in the URL to a 30-minute video of interviews taped immediately after the April 12 town hall meeting "Crisis of Young African American Males in Charlotte." The URL is ww.hoodnewzz.com/Tv/Hood_Video.aspx?Matrix_Id=88.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of a workshop to help women assist their sons "as well as better understand many of the challenges men face" that will be held this Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4600 Holbrook Dr. Donation is $25 and includes workbook. To register: 704-537-1533.
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Forum messages reach 351 addressees. To be removed from this list, send a reply message with your request.
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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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