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Announcements November 2008

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The Forum did not meet on Nov. 4, 2008, Election Day.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 11, 2008:

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Sarah Stevenson announced that longtime Forum participant Mary Brooks was doing better and hopes to be home soon from Charlotte Health Care Center, the nursing home where she has been staying since a recent hospitalization.
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Donna Dawson announced the death Sunday of Stephanie Jennings, supervisor of the conflict management section of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee.
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Donna Dawson announced "The Dancer," a dance production this Saturday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Crossroads Charter School, 5500 N. Tryon St. Troupes include the Blue Satin Dance Team of J.C. Smith University, Crossroads Charter Dancers, the Louise Thompson Dancers and the West Side Fine Arts Program. The production was written by Najla Work, a 12-year-old student at Coulwood Middle. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. More information: www.jbuproductions.com/index.html.
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Donna Dawson sent in an announcement of the Fatherhood Town Hall to be held Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. before the game at Bobcats Arena. To be honored are father and father figures and 60 winners in an essay contest in which 1,600 schoolchildren participated. For tickets, which include the basketball game, contact Krys Mangandi at
704-336-2017 or kmangandi@ci.charlotte.nc.us. Info: www.fathers.com/charlotte.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Reimels Dental Group in Huntersville is participating in Give Back a Smile, an anti-domestic violence program founded by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Participants receive whitening treatments in exchange for a $225 donation to the Academy's foundation. The foundation supports reconstruction of teeth destroyed during incidents of domestic abuse, scarring victims who do not have access to such reconstructive surgery. Some information about the Reimels is at their website, www.reimelsdentistry.com. More on Give Back a Smile is at www.givebackasmile.com.
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Donna Dawson sent in a message that mecklenburgkids.com has partnered with local stylist Rosiland Beaty, owner of Que Sera Salon and Boutique, to launch a new ministry for bereaved youth, donating beauty services to a middle school age girl whose parent has died. For more information, e-mail meckkids@yahoo.com.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Nov. 18, 2008:
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The Forum will not meet on Nov. 25 during Thanksgiving Week.
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Nancy Carter announced that Anthony Foxx had declared his candidacy for Charlotte mayor in next year's city elections. "This is the sun coming up... this is a new day in Charlotte," she declared.
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Thomas Moore announced that Forum participant Pam Jefsen, head of the American Red Cross Charlotte chapter, was featured in the fall issue of "Intersection," the quarterly magazine of the Myers Park United Methodist Church, where Jefsen is a member.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that she and Thomas Moore had addressed a class at Queens University of Charlotte Karen Neal aon the subject of racial forgiveness.
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Sarah Stevenson welcomed back from "sabbatical" Polly Little and Angeles Ortega-Moore. Said Little, "I've been away praying for regime change and it worked." Ortega-Moore said she had gone back to school at Queens for an MBA and has one more year to go. She introduced Bill Garcia, a board member of the Latin American Coalition.
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Joyce Waddell announced that she was seeking appointment by the Board of Education to the District 3 seat vacated by George Dunlap.
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Martha Gamble Hall announced that her children's Christmas book, "A Note From Santa," was available at Barnes & Noble bookstores.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement of "Can We Talk to Each Other After the Election?" a panel discussion involving panelists Anthony Foxx, John Lassiter, Dan Ramirez and Jennifer Roberts ad moderators Moira Quinn and Claude Alexander, at Covenant Presbyterian Church this Thursday, Nov. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. Sponsors are the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, Community Building Initiative and Mecklenburg Ministries. Info: rthompson@ci.charlotte.nc.us or 704-336-2424.
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Michael Sexton forwarded a message that WGIV at 9349 China Grove Church Rd. in Pineville, and Jerry's Supermarket at 4227 Statesville Rd are collecting canned goods to benefit Mecklenburg County Community Support Services and the veterans, homeless and domestic violence victims they assist. WGIV will broadcast live from Jerry's in conjunction with the food drive this Saturday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Other sponsors include Bignonís African Hair Braiding & Weaving, Coca Cola Community Connection, Salon Se Swa and Covering Shampoo and Conditioning.
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Donna Jenkins Dawson sent in an announcement that LA East Boutique would hold a Fashion Friday this Friday, Nov. 21 to benefit Dress for Success Charlotte. The event is at 10:30 p.m. the KISS Lounge, 204 W. Woodlawn Rd. Admission is $10.
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement of three Charlotte events on Monday, Dec. 1 marking World AIDS Day. Metrolina AIDS Project hosts "The Essence of Leadership" from 9-11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 Allen St., a discussion of leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS. At that event there will be a special tribute to the late County Commissioner Valerie Woodard to acknowledge her leadership in the fight against the disease. Then the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) will hold events at noon at The Square and at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Info: Darrin Johnson at 704-644-4263.
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Pam Jefsen sent in an announcement of the rehearsal times for the Interfaith Choir that will participate in the 33rd Annual City-Wide Interfaith Thanksgiving Service sponsored by Mecklenburg Ministries. Rehearsals will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church this Sunday, Nov. 23 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.; on Monday, Nov. 24 from 6:45-8:45 p.m. and a final run-through in the hour prior to the 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25th service at Friendship, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Information: Thomas Moore at Thomas@drthomasmoore.com or Monty Bennett RMB10@aol.com.

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