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Announcements May 2010


ANNOUNCEMENTS through May 2, 2010:
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Aisha Dew sent in an announcement of a fund-raiser for the Kelly Alexander campaign, a reception hosted by Julius Chambers on Wednesday, May 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Historic Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Rd. Suggested donation at the door $25. Info: Dew at aisha.dew@gmail.com
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Cathy Sheafor sent in an announcement that the Charlotte Community School for Girls is accepting applications for fifth-grade girls through Sunday, May 30. Applicants must be eligible for free/reduced lunch. Sheafor's announcement included a brochure, a set of instructions in English, an application in English and Spanish, and an applicant questionnaire in English and Spanish. Details: 704-439-6740.
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Michael Sexton sent in a save-the-date of June 2 for the Men for Change Breakfast at Panthers Stadium, an annual free breakfast that raises money to support United Family Services' Domestic Violence Services. Details: Michael.Sexton@mecklenburgcountync.gov or 704-432-1568.
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement of United Family Services' next rape crisis companion training, to be held at the Cabarrus UFS office, open to Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Union County residents. Training is in six sessions, Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 and Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., beginning May 12. "Volunteers respond to survivors of rape and sexual assault through a 24-hour crisis line and accompaniment at local hospitals to provide emotional support, information, advocacy and education." Details: Joey Honeycutt at 704-367-2734 or jhoneycutt@ufsclt.org.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Tuesday, May 4 Lunch and Learn program, Voices of Survivors, will hear from Gaylene Macuska. The session will be Tuesday, May 4 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St., in Auditorium 1. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS through May 4, 2010:

A.V. Blake and Crystal Jones sent in announcements that the campaign for Judge Tyyawdi Hands will hold a fund-raiser on Thursday, May 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art & Culture, 551 S. Tryon St. Mayor Anthony Foxx will speak.
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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement that FAVAR Ministries would hold its 7th annual fund-raising awards banquet on Friday, July 23 at 6 p.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd. Donation $100. Speaker is former N.C. State basketball player David Thompson. RSVP at www.favarministries.com.
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Cathy Sheafor sent in an announcement that Charlotte Community School for Girls would hold an evening silent art auction on Friday, June 18, and a Saturday open house at the school, 1440 S. Tryon St. Suite 109.

 

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No announcements were recorded at the May 11 meeting.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 18, 2010:
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Kim Dickerson announced that Freedom Schools would on July 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. hold the Jubilee that marks the close of each summer's sessions. More than 1,000 children from North and South Carolina are expected at the event, to be held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame ballroom. Dickerson said the lunch is a showcase and education for the children, and a fund-raiser for the program.
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Michael Lawson announced that Democratic Party conventions for the 8th, 9th and 12th U.S. House districts would be held together on this Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. at the Cone Center on the UNCC campus. Boxed lunches available at pre-registration price of $5, $9 at the door and subject to availability. Info: June Mabry at june@junemabry.com.
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Thomas Moore announced that he visited with Charlotte City Council member Susan Burgess on Friday. "Keep her in your prayers." (Burgess' May 18 announcement about her health situation is archived on this website.)
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Thomas Moore said the "Tuned In" choristers of the Red Cross choir rehearse on Monday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Red Cross building on Park Road. "We don't turn anybody away."
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Travis Manigan, caseworker for 8th District U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, announced that the congressman's office stood ready to help constituents. Info: travis.manigan@mail.house.gov.
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Mary Nell McPherson announced a grassroots group of educators, PTA representatives and library workers will discuss asking Mecklenburg County Commissioners to put on the November ballot a referendum for approval of a quarter-percent increase in Mecklenburg's total sales tax rate to prevent further cuts in local government budgets. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at Whitehead Manor Conference Center, 5901 Sardis Rd., at the intersection of Sardis and Rama Roads. Driveway access is off Sardis.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that the N.C. Committee of the Legal Defense and Education Fund would hold its annual humanitarian awards banquet on Friday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Tickets are $1,000 for tables of 8 or $75 for individual tickets. See Stevenson for tickets.

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School board District 3 member Joyce Waddell left an announcement of a town hall meeting to discuss education concerns and volunteer opportunities, on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. at the CMS Education Center Board Room, 701 Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: joyce.waddell@cms.k12.nc.us.
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Blanche Penn left an announcement that the Silver Fox senior cheerleaders had won their local Senior Games contest and would advance to state competition in Raleigh in September.
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Blanche Penn left an announcement that the Black Women's Caucus will hold its 27th annual Blackberry Brunch on Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport. For $40 tickets, see Penn.
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Ericka M. Ellis-Stewart sent in an announcement that the C. Ray & Cynthia M. Kennedy Foundation would sponsor federally funded summer food service programs. Organizations interested in participating will need to have two staff members trained in advance of meal service beginning on June 11. Info:
Ellis-Stewart at 980-275-2519 or ellis_stewart@bellsouth.net.
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Sarah Stevenson called in an announcement that the Wadsworth Estate would debut its Carriage House Reader's Theatre with a performance of "1963" by N.C. playwright Judy Simpson Cook. Times are Saturday, May 22 with reception at 6:30 p.m. and performance at 7:30; and Sunday, May 23 with reception at 2 p.m. and performance at 3. Talkback with playwright and cast follow each performance. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door at 400 S. Summit Ave. Details: 704-332-3050.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 25, 2010:
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Pam Jefsen announced that she would leave the Red Cross. "After 25 years, it is time for a new adventure, so I'm looking for my new adventure. I will still be around. I will still volunteer in the Red Cross choir; I will not leave that, and I'm not leaving Charlotte either. I'm planning to stay." Observer story. Text cache.

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School board District 3 member Joyce Waddell announced a town hall meeting to discuss education concerns and volunteer opportunities, on Thursday, June 3 at 6 p.m. at the CMS Education Center Board Room, 701 Martin Luther King Blvd. Info: joyce.waddell@cms.k12.nc.us.

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Carlenia Ivory announced that County Commissioners would hold a public hearing on their budget at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at the Government Center.

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Carlenia Ivory announced the free premiere of the movie version of "The Fat Boy Chronicles to be held Wednesday, June 2 a 6:30 pm. at the Student Union.

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Susan Burgess sent in an announcement that during her Hospice care she is receiving communications at www.caringbridge.org/ visit/susanburgess. [Excerpt from a note posted by Brenda Johnson on Tuesday, May 25: "Susan went to the City Council meeting for about an hour last night. Her Hospice nurses have suggested that she limit herself to one event per day, but she doesn't always have the strength she needs to do even that. A wheelchair has made it easier for her to manage the many ramps in the Government Center when she does go there for Council or committee meetings."


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