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Announcements August 2012

Announcements from Aug. 14, 2012

 

Pam Jefsen announced that the Tuned In Choir will sing during the DNC Street Festival on Monday, Sept. 3 at the Legacy Village in the parking lot adjoining the Gantt Center on South Tryon Street. All are invited to rehearse with the choir at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St., on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Info: Jefsen at 980-721-8716 or Tuned In Director Dr. Thomas Moore at 704-491-4317.

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Sheila Peltzer announced that KN2P, Kids Need 2 Parents, will air the Janks Morton documentary, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" on Oct. 18 at the Foundation for the Carolinas. See Peltzer for tickets.

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Dorothy Brown Jackson announced that the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg will hold a Community Awards Banquet on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Sheraton Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. Tickets are $75 per person. A flier is here.

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Robin Bradford announced a meet-and-greet for her House 92 campaign on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Contact Bradford for location information.

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Rodney Moore announced a petition campaign to encourage Gov. Bev Perdue to act on a May petition by Ben Chavis and the then six surviving members of the Wilmington Ten for a gubernatorial pardon in the arrests and imprisonments that followed the firebombing of a grocery store in Wilmington in 1971. Moore's cousin Connie Tyndall, one of the Wilmington Ten, was buried last week. "These remaining men deserve to have the justice they are due," Moore said.

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Charlotte Brown Williams announced a fund-raiser for her District Judge candidacy on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the James, McElroy & Diehl law firm, 600 S. College St.

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Ty Hands announced a volunteer orientation for her District Judge campaign on Wednesday, Aug. 15 and again Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Hands law office, 3558 N. Davidson St.

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Louise Woods announced Taste of the World on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 4:30-9 p.m. at the Van Landingham Estate, 2010 The Plaza, showcasing the cuisine of area restaurants inspired by food from around the world. Tickets are here. The deadline for submitting works in the event's art contest is Aug. 31. More info on the art contest is here or on Facebook.

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Jackie Edwards Walton announced a town hall meeting with Walter Dalton, candidate for N.C. governor, on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. on the CPCCC Elizabeth Avenue campus.

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Blanche Penn left an announcement of the Million Father March, an annual event offering "an opportunity for Black men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year." Added Penn: "I'm taking my children to the first day of school on Aug. 28 and staying involved for the rest of the year."

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Dianna Davis sent in an announcement that the N.C. Film Factory sponsors the weekly Praise Cafe TV show. Tickets to be part of the Sunday afternoon audience are available by e-mail. Info: 704-777-9928.

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Tracy Montross sent in an announcement that Mayor Anthony Foxx would hold a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 7-8 p.m. at Biddle Hall on the JCSU campus, 100 Beatties Ford Rd., to discuss the DNC and "his vision for Charlotte's future."

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Valaida Fullwood sent in an announcement Giving Back, the book she wrote with Charles Thomas on African-American philanthropy, was awarded the Terry McAdam Book Award during the Aug. 9 Alliance for Nonprofit Management annual conference.

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Faith Triggs sent in a copy of the August edition of the Charlotte House Authority Scholarship Fund's "The Tassell" which announced the awarding of more than $157,000 to 97 scholars for the upcoming college year, and that the annual founder's breakfast would be held Friday, Oct. 19 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 Harris Campus Drive. Speaker is CPCC President Dr. Tony Zeiss. Info: Triggs at 704-5727987 or e-mail.

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Blakeney Brown sent in an announcement of a panel discussion of "Access to a Quality Education," the third in a series of dialogues sponsored by the DNC Charlotte 2012 Committee. Moderator is Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree, with panelists Dr. Robert Balfanz, Ericka Ellis-Stewart, former Gov. Jim Hunt and CMS Supt. Heath Morrison. The discussion will be Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Elizabeth Avenue campus.

 

 

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Announcements from Aug. 21, 2012:

 

Natheley McElrath announced that the Living Life Fully seniors group has a trip on Sept. 18 to Greensboro's Barn Dinner Theatre to see and dance to The Legacy singing from the Drifters, Coasters, the Jacksons, Earth Wind & Fire and other acts. Trip cost is $65 and includes buffet dinner and bus transportation. E-mail Natheley for info.

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Dorothy Brown Jackson announced that the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg will hold a Community Awards Banquet on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Sheraton Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive. Tickets are $75 per person. A flier is here. Those wishing to nominate people for the community awards should use the form here.

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Dorothy Brown Jackson announced that the Black Political Caucus will hold two candidate forums: Tuesday, Sept. 11 for candidates in Mecklenburg County races; and Thursday, Sept. 13 for candidates in state and federal races. Both forums will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at BPC headquarters in the old Double Oaks School, 1326 Woodard Ave.

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Jackie Edwards Walton announced Mayor Anthony Foxx's town hall on preparations for the DNC, to held Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 7-8 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University's Biddle Hall, 100 Beatties Ford Rd.

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Joyce Waddell left an announcement that the Hidden Valley Community Association will hold its 21st Annual Parade and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hidden Valley Elementary, 5100 Snow White Lane. Parade steps off from Mayfield Memorial Baptist, 943 W. Sugar Creek Rd. at 10 a.m.

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Pam Jefsen sent in an announcement that the Tuned In Choir will sing during the DNC Street Festival on Monday, Sept. 3 at the Legacy Village in the parking lot adjoining the Gantt Center on South Tryon Street. All are invited to rehearse with this multicultural community-building choir at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St., on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Info: Jefsen at 980-721-8716 or Tuned In Director Dr. Thomas Moore at 704-491-4317.

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Bill Anderson sent in an announcement of MeckEd's annual Community Breakfast with addresses by CNN education contributor Dr. Steve Perry and CMS Supt. Heath Morrison, at 8 a.m. at Crowne Plaza Charlotte Uptown, 201 S. McDowell St. Tickets are $50. An event flier is here.

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Dianne Davis sent in an announcement that community leaders are invited to the weekly tapings of the Praise Cafe, which airs Saturdays at 8 a.m. on Time Warner Channel 9. Tapings are Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 5457 Monroe Rd. Info: Davis at 704-777-9928 or by e-mail.

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Dianne Davis sent in an announcement that Carolina Kid News and CKN Sports TV shows are currently auditioning for youth reporters for the 2012-2013 school year. Info: Davis at 704-777-9928 or by e-mail.

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Charlotte Brown-Williams sent in an invitation to a reception for her District Court judge campaign on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Law Offices of James, McElroy and Diehl, 600 S. College St.

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Faith Triggs sent in an announcement of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Annual Founder's Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m. at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 Harris Campus Drive off Morris Field Drive. Speaker is CPCC President Tony Zeiss. Details are here.

 

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Announcements from Aug. 28, 2012:

 

Zack Hill announced that the Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr., senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church in New York City, who welcomed into his pulpit the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak this Sunday at 10 a.m. at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Rd.

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Zack Hill announced the weekly computer class for seniors on Saturdays from 1-3:30 p.m. at Ivory Baker Recreation Center, 1920 Stroud Park Court off Oaklawn Avenue.

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Paul Holmes announced that he has cards good for discounts at area drugstores.

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Sheila Peltzer announced that KN2P, Kids Need 2 Parents, will air the Janks Morton documentary, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" on Oct. 18 at noon at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Lunch is provided. For tickets, see Peltzer.

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Blanche Penn announced that the NAACP has moved its Freedom Fund Banquet to Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. She said that Forum regular Johnnie Collins is among the honorees.

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Blanche Penn announced that her Winners Plus Agency will take its play, STAR (Students Together Against Recklessness), on the road and may give the Forum a preview of it at a future meeting.

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Johnnie Collins announced that the NAACP Annual Fall Awards Banquet will be Friday, Sept. 21 at the Sheraton Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Drive, with reception at 6 p.m. and program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. A flier is here. Those wishing to nominate people for the community awards should use the form here.

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Jaci Mathis announced that You Belong holds on Saturday, Nov. 10 at a time and place to be announced its next quarterly Conversation aimed at young mothers but open to all "for open, honest conversation and dialogue and we try to match them up with a mentor… before we provide housing for our young moms."

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Estina Baker announced that many of the community caucuses during the DNC are open to the public but will require participants to be credentialed. More information is online here.

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Dorothy Brown Jackson announced that the Black Political Caucus will hold two candidate forums: Tuesday, Sept. 11 for candidates in Mecklenburg County races; and Thursday, Sept. 13 for candidates in state and federal races. Both forums will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at BPC headquarters in the old Double Oaks School, 1326 Woodward Ave.

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Beverly Irby announced that volunteers willing to work one-hours shifts are needed to run voter registration kiosks at both locations of C.W. Williams Community Health Center, 900 East Blvd. and 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. Volunteer via 704-393-7720 or e-mail.

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Terry Taylor-Allen announced that Democracy NC is encouraging voting-age adults to be certain they are registered, and will be helping voters get to the polls in November.

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Thomas Moore sent in an announcement that the Tuned In Choir will sing during the DNC Street Festival on Monday, Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Legacy Village in the parking lot adjoining the Gantt Center on South Tryon Street. All are invited to rehearse with this multicultural community-building choir at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St., on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Info: Pam Jefsen at 980-721-8716 or Moore at 704-491-4317.

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David Howard sent in an announcement that The Friends of Fifty Committee along with the Moriah Hemingsway Health Foundation will host a DNC Gala at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 honoring civil rights trailblazers, at Knight Theater. Honorees expected to be in attendance include Rev. Jesse Jackson, Attorney Julius Chambers, Dr. Kenneth Chambers, and The Greensboro Sit-in Four. For $50-$100 tickets, click here.

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Pamela Grundy sent in an announcement that MecklenburgACTS will be sponsoring two rallies for public education on Monday, Sept. 3 and Tuesday, Sept. 4. Click for details. For more information, e-mail Grundy.

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Queen Thompson passed along a YouTube video titled "Barack Obama What A Great Man"  attributed to retired schoolteacher Ms. Wilhelmina Wilcox.

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Belinda Cauthen sent in an announcement of an NAACP Ministerial Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Sept. 3 at 7 a.m. at Greater Galilee Church, 501 W. Park Ave. (Topic: Working together to GOTV) and a Community Meeting on Monday, Sept. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. (Topic: Crisis in 2012...YOUR VOTE COUNTS!) Flier is here.


 

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