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Announcements August 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Aug. 2, 2011:

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Michael Halle announced that Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx would announce his candidacy for re-election on Monday, Aug. 8. Filing will be at 11 a.m. at the Board of Elections, with a speech at 6 p.m. at Irwin Avenue Elementary School, 329 N. Irwin Ave.
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Ken Koontz invited folks to listen in to the roundtable discussions held each Wednesday from 6-9 a.m. on live radio, broadcast on WGIV 1370 AM and 103.3 FM during the BJ Murphy Show. The show originates at Rudean's Restaurant, 2228 Beatties Ford Rd. at Keller Avenue."Just come to join the atmosphere," he said.
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Beverly Irby announced National Community Health Week Aug. 7-13. To mark the week, C.W. Williams Williams Health Center will host a community health forum on health reform, health disparities and community health, at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts. on Monday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. And the Center's annual community health fair is on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. A flyer is
here. Agencies wishing to participate in the fair should call 704-393-7720.
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Ericka Ellis-Stewart invited people interested in her candidacy for school board to see her website at www.ericka4cmsboard.com, which forwards to www.goodstewarts.com.
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Mary McCray announced that she had retired from CMS before filing for a school board seat, and that she is an advocate for children and educational employees.
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Claire Fallon announced that she was the founder of the Northeast Coalition, but that she resigned her position as president before filing for an at-large seat on Charlotte City Council.
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Gyasi Foluke left an announcement that the Kushite Institute for Wholistic Development would hold a Dinner Forum on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts. Admission fee of $20 covers food. The theme of the forum is: "Truths My Teacher Never Told Me: What's wrong with public education and how to fix it." Info: Foluke at 704-391-5582.
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Belinda Cauthen sent in an announcement that the Charlotte branch of the NAACP would hold a discussion, forum and one-on-one interviews with attorneys on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1-7:30 p.m. at its office at The Park, 800 Briar Creek Rd. Suite DD-213. "Come share your experience with testing, your thoughts on what's happening in your classrooms, and what you want to see instead." For more info: NAACP branch at 704-372-7193 or Jasmine or Caitlin at 202-728-9557 or jharris@advancementproject.org or cswain@advancementproject.org
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Belinda Cauthen sent in an announcement that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP would hold a "March Against Academic Genocide" on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9:00 a.m. at Marshall Park, marching to the Government Center. Speakers are to include N.C. NAACP President the Rev. William Barber, III. Info: NAACP at 704-372-7193 or naacp@charlottenaacp.com; and Action NC at 704-625-4050 or 704-244-1100 orhector@actionnc.org

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for Aug. 9, 2011:
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Next week: More school board candidates.
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Beverly Irby announced that the C.W. Williams Health Center would mark its 30th anniversary by hosting a community health fair this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. The fair includes free immunizations and physicals for children. A flyer is here. Agencies wishing to participate in the fair should call 704-393-7720.
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Deborah Whitfield announced that the Council for Children's Rights is taking its training on school discipline issues and the rights of special education students to the meetings of community groups. For info: 704-372-7961 or info@cfcrights.org.
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Gyasi Foluke announced that the Kushite Institute for Wholistic Development would hold a Dinner Forum on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts. Admission fee of $20 covers food. The theme of the forum is: "Truths My Teacher Never Told Me: What's wrong with public education and how to fix it." Info: Foluke at 704-391-5582.
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Joyce Waddell announced that the school board would be in a workshop Tuesday beginning at 12:45 p.m. to continue work on identifying qualities sought in the next superintendent, and reviewing the hiring process. "Come out so you know what's going on…. We want you to be involved in what you want in a superintendent. Let us know. Speak it, e-mail it, call us, so when it happens you can know that your voice was heard." The regular school board meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Government Center with public comments.
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Lawana Mayfield announced a Meineke Back to School Event at 2910B Freedom Dr. from from 8-10 a.m., where owner Godfrey Bell will distribute school supplies to students who need them.
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Lawana Mayfield announced a fund-raising brunch for her District 3 City Council candidacy, sponsored by Ann Wood and Mary Klenz at 7404 Sherwood Forest Dr. from 10-11:30 a.m. Minimum suggested donation of $25 at the door. Info: www.LaWanaMayfield.com.
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Mary Covington sent in an announcement of the Charlotte NAACP Branch 2011 Freedom Fund Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Hilton University, 8629 J.M. Keynes Dr. Tickets are $75. Info: Covington at 704-502-7410 or mwcovington@aol.com.
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Delores Hurt sent in an announcement of the Thomasboro Neighborhood Association's annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Thomasboro Church of Christ, 216 Bradford Drive. Students will receive free school supplies and there will be free health screenings, entertainment, food and clothing giveaways. A parade from Thomasboro Elementary to the church begins at the school at 10:30 a.m. Info or to arrange donations of school supplies, book bags and bottled water: Darwin Davis at 704-340-1255 or dydavis@yahoo.com.
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Ledger Morrissette sent in an request for nominations for the 2012 Lewis Hine Awards for Service to Children and Youth, an annual event honoring professionals and volunteers. Online nomination forms are due Sept. 30.
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Carol Baldwin sent in an announcement that, for a novel aimed at middle-schoolers, she would like to talk to people who could advise her on the typical treatment in 1950's Charlotte of a black teenaged boy taken into custody when resisting arrest when he came to the aid of a white girl hurt in an accident. Reach Baldwin at cbaldwin6@carolina.rr.com or 704-366-4076.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for Aug. 16, 2011:
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Next week: City Council candidates.
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Sylvester Fleming announced a fund-raiser for Lloyd Scher's school board campaign for Friday, Sept. 16 from 5-8 p.m. at the Marion Adams Shelter at Freedom Park. For $25 tickets see Scher or online here. Groups selling tickets get to keep $5 per ticket.
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Gyasi Foluke announced that the Kushite Institute for Wholistic Development would hold a Dinner Forum on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts. Admission fee of $20 covers food. The theme of the forum is: "Truths My Teacher Never Told Me: What's wrong with public education and how to fix it." Info: Foluke at 704-391-5582.
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Claire Fallon announced that N.C. House Speaker Tom Tillis would address the Northeast Coalition at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the University Regional Library, 301 E. WT Harris Blvd.
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Bill Anderson left an announcement that the Sept. 13 e-newsletter from Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education will feature a story on all 11 charter schools in Mecklenburg. Sign up for the weekly newsletter here.
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Thornton Howard III sent in an announcement of his new Going FourWord website at goingfourword.com. Info: Howard at thoward3@takeastepup.net or 704-564-4901.
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Pam Jefsen sent in an announcement that rehearsal time for the Tuned In Choir has changed to Thursday nights at 6 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St. Dr. Thomas Moore continues to direct this community-building choir and all are welcome – no experience required! Info: Jefsen at 704-335-9380, ext 25.
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Pam Jefsen sent in an announcement that the community's Pride Celebration will include an ecumenical service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Caldwell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1609 E. 5th St., near Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Thomas Moore will direct a community choir at this event. Rehearsal for the choir will begin at 3:00. All singers are invited. Info: Thomas Moore at 704-491-4317.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for Aug. 23, 2011:
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Gyasi Foluke announced that the Kushite Institute for Wholistic Development would hold a Dinner Forum on Friday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts. Admission fee of $20 covers food. The theme of the forum is: "Truths My Teacher Never Told Me: What's wrong with public education and how to fix it." Info: Foluke at 704-391-5582.
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Andrea Huff announced that the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County would hold their Annual Doris Cromartie Memorial Fundraising Reception on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th St.
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Michael Sexton passed on an announcement of a Fish Fry of $7 fish or wing dinners to benefit Fathers Against Violence and Repeat-Offenders on Friday, Aug. 26 from 6 p.m and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m., at 1601 Pondella Dr. Delivery available: 704-921-9902.
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Ericka Ellis-Stewart sent in announcement of a fund-raiser for her school board campaign on Sunday, Aug 28 from 4-6 p.m., no location mentioned. Suggested donation at door $25. Info: ericka4cmsboard@yahoo.com.

 

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