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Announcements October 2009

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 6, 2009:
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Next week: City Council At-large candidates; Oct. 20; Charlotte mayoral candidates Anthony Foxx and John Lassiter; Oct. 27, Charlotte City Council candidates in District 6 and 7.
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Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs announced that Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education would hold the following school board candidate forums:
-- Wednesday, Oct. 7, District 2, candidates Richard McElrath and Kimberly Mitchell Walker. Held at 7 p.m. at Olympic High School, 4301 Sandy Porter Rd.; Jack Brayboy, moderator.
-- Monday, Oct. 12, District 5, candidates Eric Davis and Susan Walker. Held at 7 p.m. at Whitehead Manor, 5901 Sardis Rd; Jen Algire, moderator.
-- Wednesday, Oct. 14, District 3, candidates Nicole Hudson, Joel Levy, Vivian Mitchell, Hans Plotseneder, Aaron Pomis, James Ross, teresa Tudor, Joyce Waddell, W.L. (Pop) Miller. Held at 7 p.m. at First Ward Recreation Center, 610 E. 7th St.; Mary Newsom, moderator.
-- Thursday, Oct. 15, District 6, candidates Terri Dickinson, Tim Morgan and John Ross. Held at 7:30 p.m. at Providence High School, 1800 Pineville-Matthews Rd.; Moira Quinn, moderator.
Additional information: www.mecked.org.
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Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs announced that Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education and Levine Museum of the New South would jointly sponsor a bus tour exploring "the historical geopolitical context" in which Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools developed. Tour date is Thursday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $15 plus the cost of lunch. Required reading for Teach for America and New Leaders for New Schools participants is Frye Gaillard's book, "The Dream Long Deferred." Info: Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs at 704-335-0100 or rajacobs@mecked.org.
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Natheley McElrath announced that Blanche Penn and Delores Aklassou plan a celebration of the life of the late County Commissioner Valerie Woodard, who died Oct. 3, 2008. McElrath said the event was not a fund-raiser. Tickets are $25 and are designed to cover event costs. The event on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive will include a fashion show, line dances and door prizes. See McElrath for tickets. Information: Penn at 704-890-4101 or Akalassou at 704-891-5805.
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Dr. Vernon Herron reminded voters that early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College St. The remainder of the schedule for early voting is in a flyer posted at the Forum website, www.tueforumclt.org.
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Louise Woods announced Taste of the World for Thursday, Oct. 8 beginning at 5:15 p.m. at SMS Catering, 1764 Norland Ave., with a bus tour and dinner samplings at "mom and pop restaurants from all over the world." For $30 tickets call Carol Walton at the Simmons YMCA, 704-716-6619. More info: www.charlotteeast.com/tasteofworldnext.htm. [The website Wednesday afternoon said the event was sold out.]
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Louise Woods announced that the League of Women Voters and UNCC would hold a discussion on retention of teachers in high-needs schools on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 10 of the College of Education building at UNCC.
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Nancy Carter announced that she had heard interest in pursuing James Ferguson's idea of a city planning process on diversity to produce a plan similar to the Center City plan.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 13, 2009:
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Next week: Charlotte mayoral candidates Anthony Foxx and John Lassiter; Oct. 27, Charlotte City Council candidates in District 6 and 7.
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Natheley McElrath announced that Blanche Penn and Delores Aklassou plan a celebration of the life of the late County Commissioner Valerie Woodard, who died Oct. 3, 2008. Tickets are $25 and are designed to cover event costs. The event this Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, 8629 J.M. Keynes Drive will include a fashion show, line dances and door prizes. See McElrath for tickets. Information: Penn at 704-890-4101 or Akalassou at 704-891-5805.
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Natheley McElrath announced that at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund awards dinner Oct. 8, Sarah Stevenson was the only honoree who received a standing ovation.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that she had $50 tickets for the Greater Enrichment Center luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
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Ken Koontz announced that Johnson C. Smith University's homecoming game would be Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. with a parade beginning earlier that morning at West Charlotte High School.
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Michael Sexton passed on an announcement of "We Stand 4 The Youth Art-Tainment," a charity fund-raiser for domestic violence on Saturday, Oct. 17 p.m. at 8 p.m., presented by JazzUndaground & The W.E. Foundation at the Art House in NoDa, 3103 Cullman Ave. Ticket are $10 in advance at 704-713-0765, $15 at the door.
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Michael Sexton announced upcoming events marking Domestic Violence Month Awareness Month, including:
* The free 5th Annual Candlelight Vigil & Memorial honoring statewide DV-reated homicide victims over the past year, presented by the DVAC Interfaith Subcommittee at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th & McDowell Sts. on Monday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m.
* "Domestic Violence is a Men's Issue," an event including face painting, interactive games and sponsor giveaways at the Panthers Lair at Mint and Morehead Streets on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 20, 2009:
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Next week: Charlotte City Council candidates in District 6 and 7. Nov. 3: No meeting on Election Day, when the Recreation Center is used as a polling place.
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Maddy Baer announced that the mayoral candidates would participate in a debate tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Jewish Community Center that will be broadcast live by WBTV. Details: www.wbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11307569
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Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs announced that Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education and Levine Museum of the New South would jointly sponsor a bus tour exploring "the historical geopolitical context" in which Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools developed. Tour date is Thursday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $15 plus the cost of lunch. Required reading for Teach for America and New Leaders for New Schools participants is Frye Gaillard's book, "The Dream Long Deferred." Info: Rosalyn Allison-Jacobs at 704-335-0100 or rajacobs@mecked.org.
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Maddy Baer announced a Friends of Music at Queens concert this Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. featuring the American Chamber Players. Tickets are $15, free for students. Info: www.queens.edu/event_detail.asp?event_id=1572&section=queens.
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Johnnie Collins announced a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 24 to dedicate the new Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture, 551. S. Tryon St.
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Thomas Moore announced that he would once again lead an interfaith choir for the Communitywide Thanskgiving Service scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Rd. He said rehearsals would begin Sunday, Nov. 22 and more details would be available next week.
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For those who follow early childhood educator Thomas Moore's out-of-town bookings as a leading economic indicator, be aware that Thomas Moore announced that last Friday he keynoted a meeting of the S.C. Early Childhood Association, the following day was in Washington State for a similar assignment and this week will be in Pennsylvania for a state conference. "I'm happy," said Moore.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that the Substance Abuse Coalition for Kids would present a substance abuse education and prevention fall festival on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Beatties Ford Family Counseling Center, 1406 Beatties Ford Rd., across from Northwest School of the Arts. (CMS schools are closed that day.)
Info: E-mail bfrfcc@gmail.com.
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Vivian Mitchell left an announcement that her campaign committee would hold a family fundraiser for Vivian Mitchell, school board District 3 candidate, on Thursday, Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at Charlotte Sports Center, 8626 Hankins Rd. off West W.T. Harris Blvd. Admission is $7.00. CMS schools will be closed Oct. 29 for a teacher work day.
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Robin Bradford left an announcement that the final debate for District 1 school board candidates will be held this Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson, sponsored by the St. Alban's neighborhood and DavidsonNews.net.
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Amy Farrell sent in an announcement that school board candidates would address students' questions in a candidate forum sponsored by Kids Voting tonight at 6 p.m. at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St., moderated by Charlotte Observer Editor Rick Thames.
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David Howard sent in an announcement inviting all to a Final Stretch Fish Fry Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 23 at from 6-8 p.m. at the New Historic Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Admission is $25, attire "casual and down home." RSVP to info@votedavidhoward.com.
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Reginald Johnson sent in an announcement that Focus on Future Leaders is taking applications for its upcoming leadership class that begins in January. Cost is $250. Applications, including a $50 fee returned to those not accepted, must be postmarked Dec. 1. For more information: Johnson at reginaldjjohnson@gmail.com or 704-433-5657.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 27, 2009:
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Next week: No meeting on Election Day, when the Recreation Center is used as a polling place.
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Vivian Mitchell announced that her campaign committee would hold a family fundraiser for Vivian Mitchell, school board District 3 candidate, on Thursday, Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at Charlotte Sports Center, 8626 Hankins Rd. off West W.T. Harris Blvd. Admission is $7.00, including skates. CMS schools will be closed Oct. 29 for a teacher work day.
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Vernon Herron offered Richard McElrath congratulations on being endorsed by the Charlotte Observer editorial page in his race to become a school board member from District 2.
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Lucy Bush Carter asked folk to "vote" daily in support of a Slow Food Charlotte grant application to Tom's of Maine for $20,000 to expand the Friendship Trays Farms & Gardens project. Vote totals on the Tom's of Maine will determine five winners, and the Friendship Trays project was recently ranked 5th. "Votes this week could take us over the top," she said. A Web link to the Tom's of Maine voting site is at the top right of the Friendship Trays website, wwww.friendshiptrays.org.
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Natheley McElrath announced that Republicans outnumbered Democrats in early voting, and if this continues "Anthony Foxx will not be our next mayor."
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Mary Klenz sent in an announcement of "Healthcare Reform: A Needed Conversation" this Thursday Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Panelists include Ann Newman, associate professor nursing at UNCC; Martha Ann McConnell, government relations vice president at Carolinas HeathCare System; and health reporter Karen Garloch of the Charlotte Observer. Info: Bettie Anne Hayes at www.goleaguego.org.
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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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