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Announcements September 2012

(The Forum did not meet on Sept, 4, 2012 during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.)

 

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Announcements from Sept. 11, 2012:

Pamela Grundy announced that CMS social workers Barry Sherman and Beverly Sherrill, whose Aug. 19 Observer Viewpoint column explored the reasons for low teacher morale, would address the school board Tuesday night, Sept. 11, along with other groups. She said information on Mecklenburg Acts' experiences during the Democratic National Convention is here.

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Vernon Herron passed along a calendar of early voting sites and times. The Board of Elections office  is NOT an early voting site. The list:

Weekdays Oct. 18 through Nov. 2: Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College St. operates 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Other sites below operate 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Weekend hours for all locations: Saturdays Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays Oct. 21 and 28th: 1-4 p.m.

Other sites in addition to Hal Marshall Annex:

Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.

Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd.

Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave, Cornelius

Gibson Building, 11430 N. Community House Rd.

Hickory Grove Library, 5935 Hickory Grove Rd.

Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Dr.

Main Branch Library (Downtown), 310 N. Tryon St.

Marion Diehl Rec. Center, 2219 Tyvola Rd.

Mint Hill Library, 6840 Matthews - Mint Hill Rd.

Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.

Mountain Island Library, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way

North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville

Old Bradford Clinic, 196 South Trade St, Matthews

Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd.

South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Rd.

Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd.

Sugar Creek Library, 4045 N. Tryon St.

UNC Charlotte (Cone Center), 9201 University City Blvd.

University City Regional Library, 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd.

Veterans Park, 2136 Central Ave.

West Boulevard Library, 2157 West Blvd.

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In answer to a question, Robin Bradford announced that Black Political Caucus will announce its endorsements in the first week of October after its votes Sept. 30.

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Kim Ratliff announced a barbecue fund-raiser for her County Commissioner at-large campaign on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. See Ratliff for $20 tickets.

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Zack Hill announced Friday's 11 a.m. groundbreaking for BB&T Ballpark in Third Ward, a site designed to bring the Triple-A ball club back to Charlotte after 22 years in Fort Mill.

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Zack Hill announced that Steve Perry, founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn. would address MeckEdís annual community breakfast Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Tickets are $50.

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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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J.R. Black announced that the nonprofit associated with his family's Genesis Project business was awarded a $400,000 grant in July. About $200,000 must be shared with eight afterschool programs to pay for equipment. Black asked that afterschool operators interested in sharing in this equipment funding call him at 704-596-0505 for more information.

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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 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Lunch is provided. For tickets, see Peltzer.

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Grant Smithson announced Senior Democrats would meet at Democratic Headquarters on Morehead Street on Friday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Ninth District Congress candidate Jennifer Roberts will be present.

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Gwen Forney announced the death Sunday of Kenneth Funderburke of the Grier Heights Neighborhood Association. Funeral service is Friday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 232 Skyland Ave.

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Rob Hillman announced a community book fair on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Wadsworth Estate, 400 S. Summit Ave.

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Robin Bradford announced Black Political Caucus forums for local and national candidates this week, and for judicial candidates on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Streets.

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Michael Sexton passed along an announcement of an interfaith candlelight vigil for domestic violence victims and survivors on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beatties Ford Regional Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road.

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Announcements from Sept. 18, 2012:

 

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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Sheila Peltzer announced that KN2P, Kids Need 2 Parents, will air the Janks Morton documentary, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" on Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Lunch is provided. For tickets, see Peltzer.

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Grant Smithson announced that the African-American Caucus of the Mecklenburg Democratic Party will meet Tuesday evening, Sept. 18 at Democratic Headquarters on Morehead Street from 6-8 p.m.

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Grant Smithson announced that a candidates forum for judicial candidates sponsored by the Black Political Caucus in consultation with the John S. Leary Bar Association will be held Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:30 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church at 7th and McDowell Sts.

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Robin Bradford announced that the Black Political Caucus will hold its annual Fall Ball this Friday, Sept. 21 at the Sheraton Airport. Tickets are $75.

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Blanche Penn announced that the NAACP is holding a Freedom Fund Banquet on Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton. Tickets are $100.

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Trevor Fuller announced a fund-raiser for his at-large county commissioners campaign to be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson & McGee law offices, 225 E. Worthington Avenue, Suite 200.

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Robin Bradford announced that early voting begins Oct. 18.

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Faith Triggs sent in an announcement of the Annual Founder's Breakfast for the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund to be held Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m. at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive. CPCC President Tony Zeiss is speaker. Information and tickets: Faith Triggs by e-mail or at 704-572-7987.

 

Announcements from Sept. 25, 2012:

 

Geraldine Crooks announced Brisbane Academy's 11th South African Study Tour for March 28-April 7, 2013. Fee is $,3,388. Flier is here.

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Betty Howell Gray announced the creation of a North Carolina affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. The affiliate will hold three legislative forums on voter ID, zero tolerance and health.

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Betty Howell Gray announced the Annual Political Forum for candidates on the November ballot, sponsored by two chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The event is listed on the AKA website as tentatively scheduled for West Charlotte High School, 2219 Senior Drive.

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Rodney Moore announced a forum for entrepreneurs about access to capital and how to do business with the State of North Carolina, to be held Nov. 29 in Room 267 of the Government Center, 600 E. 4th St.

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Grant Smithson announced that Kim Ratliff is holding a fund-raiser for her county commissioner at-large campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 455 M St.

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Grant Smithson announced that Donnie Hoover is holding a fund-raiser for his District Court campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Spice Cafe, 230 E. WT Harris Blvd.

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J.R. Black announced that Genesis Project would hold a Q&A session for applicants interested in receiving funds from a Carol White Physical Education Program grant. The meeting will be Monday, Oct. 1 at noon at at 5108 Reagan Drive Suite 14. Details here  or e-mail Black.

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Paul Holmes announced that he and Carlenia Ivory had been named to the MLK Holiday Committee. For information, see Holmes.

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Trevor Fuller announced a fund-raiser for his county commissioner at-large campaign on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30 p.m. at the law offices of Jackson & McGee, 225 E. Worthington Ave. near South Boulevard.

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Frances Hamlin announced a Music at Mayfield concert by Dr. Wanda H. Wherry on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, 700 W. Sugar Creek Rd. Concert is free but a freewill offering will be collected. Flier is here.

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Sheila Peltzer announced that no tickets remain but that she has started a wait list to attend an airing of the Janks Morton documentary, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" on Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Foundation for the Carolinas. Lunch is provided.

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Rob Hillman announced a book fair at the Wadsworth House, 400 S. Summit Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Flier is here.

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Zack Hill announced a wellness health fair on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. the Little Rock Community Development Center. 401 North McDowell St.

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Zack Hill announced that PBS stations would broadcast the Frontline program "Dropout Nation: A portrait of students in crisis and those waging a daily struggle to get them to graduate" on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25. Watch the program online here.

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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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Tommy Robinson announced that he would have prints of his original paintings available during the book fair at the Wadsworth House on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Malachi Greene announced that he had lost 30 years of contact information. Send info to his e-mail.

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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that Charlotte AHEC and the Children's Home Society of N.C. and the Wise Guys Program would sponsor a lunchtime forum "Confronting Issues of Bullying and Violence Among Teen Males on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. Fee of $35 covers boxed lunch. Flier is here.

 

 



 

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