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Announcements October 2012

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Announcements from Oct. 2, 2012:

 

Blanche Penn announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg chapter of the NAACP will hold its Freedom Fund Banquet on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton University, 8629 J.M. Keynes Dr. Tickets are $100, or $75 for life members. See Penn for tickets.

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Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox cheerleaders "came home with the first place trophy, so we have the gold."

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Brandi Williams announced that Project LIFT is considering extending the school year at all Project LIFT schools, and is holding community forums to receive community response to the idea. The forums are Thursdays at 6 p.m. during October: Oct. 4 at Walter G. Byers School, 1415 Hamilton St.; Oct. 11 at West Charlotte High, 2219 Senior Dr.; and Oct. 18, Thomasboro Academy, 538 Bradford Dr.

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Grant Smithson announced that Precinct 210 of the Mecklenburg Democratic Party would hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rameses Temple, 4919 Beatties Ford Rd. He said "there is a slight chance that Vice President Biden might be there."

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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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Malcolm Graham announced a grand opening for Mosaic Village for Thursday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m., with pre-gathering at 9:30 at the new development across from the Johnson C. Smith University campus, 100 Beatties Ford Rd.

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Corey Muhammad announced that the Honorable Louis Farrakhan will be in Charlotte Oct. 12-14, including an event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. to mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March. Tickets $20-$100; details here.

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Pat Cotham announced that the Uptown Democratic Forum would hear from N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall at the Levine Museum, 200 E. 7th St., on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon. Admission $10.

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Jackie Edwards Walton announced that Rameses Temple at 4919 Beatties Ford Rd. is a new early-voting site.

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Paul Holmes announced that sign-up dates for the MLK parade announced Sept. 25 were inaccurate (they have been removed from the announcement archive). He said he would share the correct dates when they are available.

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Geraldine Crooks announced after the meeting that two tickets remain for 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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Thomas Moore sent in an announcement that he had created a website devoted to declaring "that the well-being of the 47% is essential to the well-being of all people.... This is a critical time for us to come together. During this political season, let us be intentional about expressing our commitment to each other, as we set aside the things that tend to divide us."

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 9, 2012:

 

Beverly Irby announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center and other nonprofits would partner with Fifth Third bank on sustainable health events on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Arbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Rd. and on an unspecified date at the Fifth Third Bank parking lot at Wilkinson Boulevard at Ashley Road. Both event begin at 10 a.m.

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Robin Bradford announced a candidate meet and greet for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2-6 p.m. at Sunset Fish & Shrimp, 5009 Beatties Ford Rd.

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

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Connie Green-Johnson announced that the budget and public policy committee of the Board of County Commissioners would meet today, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. (listed at 3 p.m. in agenda items) in Room 267 of the Government Center to consider revisions to the board's Community Vision Statement. Proposed changes are marked in document here.

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Wayne Powers announced that yard signs for his County Commissioner At-large campaign had arrived and are "guaranteed to improve the property value of any place where they are installed."

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Sheila Peltzer announced that she had yard signs reading, "North Carolina Family Court is unfair to kids." No tickets remain but 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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Seanta Clark announced the Fourth Annual Kitchen Konversations, a dinner and dialogue with candidates on the November ballot, to be held Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at Community Outreach Christian Center, 1800 Brewton Dr. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance, $15 at the door. Details on flier here.

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Joel Ford announced that the Charlotte Housing Authority would hold a free reception this afternoon, Oct. 9, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive off Morris Field Drive to introduce to the community the Authority's new CEO and president, A. Fulton Meachem, Jr., originally from Greensboro and most recently with the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh.

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Grant Smithson announced a forum for judge candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Charlotte School of Law, 2145 Suttle Ave. He advised calling ahead to see if any seats remain.

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Zack Hill announced that the series honoring black cinema pioneers continues on Oct. 14, the 2nd Sunday of the month, at 1 p.m. at the Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St.

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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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Zack Hill announced that as part of his Charlotte visit to mark the 17th anniversary of the Million Man March, the Honorable Louis Farrakhan will visit the Johnson C. Smith University campus. He gave no details.

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Malachi Greene encouraged people to visit the America I Am exhibit at the Gantt Center, 551. S. Tryon St. Tickets are $12 for seniors, $10 for seniors students and military, $8 for children 3-13, with $8 group rates for 10 or more people with advanced registration. The exhibit, conceived by Tavis Smiley, runs through Jan. 1. Tickets available online here.

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Sarah Stevenson announced CMS is holding informational meetings about a proposal to move Project LIFT schools to an extended, year-round calendar beginning in August 2013. Next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at West Charlote High, 2219 Senior Drive. A flier and more details are here.

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Rodney Moore announced that early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 18. Details here.

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Rob Hillman announced a men's health symposium this Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd., for the uninsured, underinsured and men who don't have doctors. Flier is here.

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Luke Largess sent in an announcement that 16 sponsors have arranged for a free screening of "Hot Coffee," Susan Saladoff's exploration of "America's zeal for tort reform." The screening will be Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Epicenter Theaters, 210 E. Trade St. Free admission and free parking. Details here.

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Gyasi Foluke distributed two articles he wrote, one in The Charlotte Post and the other about the presidential contest

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 23:

 

Wayne Powers announced that the video of the WTVI debate with at-large candidates for the county commission may be viewed online here.

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Ken Koontz announced that everybody was invited to the Johnson C. Smith University homecoming weekend parade this Saturday, Oct. 27, and to stay for the football game in the afternoon. The 1.5-mile parade will step off from West Charlotte High School at 10 a.m. and proceed down Beatties Ford Road to the JCSU campus. Parade details are here.

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Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox Cheerleaders would be featured on Charlotte Today on WCNC-TV at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

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Brandi Williams announced that Project LIFT would hold its annual community meeting on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at West Charlotte High School on Senior Drive. Reservations requested for dinner, which will be served.

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Zack Hill announced a seminar at Johnson C. Smith University for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25-26 on foster parenting. He said the Saturday computer classes at the Ivory Baker Center would be cancelled for the the Johnson C. Smith University Homecoming weekend.

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Dorothy Brown Jackson announced that Black Political Caucus endorsement materials would be be available Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 7-8 p.m. at the group's office in the old Double Oaks School, 1326 Woodward Ave.

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Henk Jonker announced that Jennifer Roberts would hold events this week in connection with her campaign for 9th District Congress, including the item mentioned in this flier.

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Keith Kelley announced that the Praise Cafe TV show on Saturdays at 8 a.m. on cable channel 9 has expanded to 40 additional counties.

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Dianna Davis announced that Carolina Kid News has added a sports component to its TV show and is looking for footage from area games.

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Lauren Tucker announced a parent information meeting on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. about Aristotle Preparatory Academy, a new N.C. charter school to operate next school year at Christ Presbyterian Church at 2461 Arty Ave. Some info here.

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Martha Alexander announced she had available maps of the new N.C. House district in which she is running for an 11th term. Map is available here. "If you don't happen to live in this district, you will know people in this districtů. I need everybody. Every vote counts."

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Johnnie Collins read a letter from Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Dan Forest expressing regret at being unable to attend the Oct. 23 Forum.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Oct. 30, 2012:

 

Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the Forum would not meet on Election Day, Nov. 6.

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JR Black announced that Genesis Project Family Wellness Center, which won a federal grant to support youth fitness in afterschool programs, has selected eight sites that will receive $180,000 in equipment and other nutritional and educational benefits of the grant. "Look forward to the kids getting fit!"

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Linda Cruz announced that Charlotte Choice Charter School, scheduled for August 2013 launch on the west side, is holding interest forums for dialogue with parents and other interested citizens each Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Bruns Recreation Center on Bruns Avenue off Beatties Ford Road (Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Tuckaseegee Road).

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Felicia Pollard announced a Dudley Products hair fashion and talent showcase for Dec. 16 at a yet undecided location in the Beatties Ford Road corridor.

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Monika Rhue sent in an announcement of three free healthy communities workshops, all to be held on the Johnson C. Smith University campus: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7-8:30 p.m.: Eating Nutritiously is Not Hard, with instructor Monika Rhue; Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.: Jazz Up Your Health, with instructor Dr. Ama Bey; Friday, Nov. 30, 10-11:30 a.m.: What's Cooking, with instructor Dr. Ama Bey. A flier is here. More info: E-mail Rhue.

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"October was Bullying Month," wrote longtime Forum participant Ken Simmons. "Hardly anybody in our community said a word, yet children are suffering everywhere!" Simmons' article on character building as a part of school curriculum is posted here and may be downloaded from that page as a Word document.

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Dianna Davis sent along an announcement that the NC Film Factory is offering audio, video and social media classes to adults and youth. Info: E-mail Davis.

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Tahira Stalberte sent in an announcement of the last two CMS Community Town Hall meetings being held by Supt. Heath Morrison. They are Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at East Mecklenburg High, 6800 Monroe Rd.; and Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at Myers Park High, 2400 Colony Rd.



 

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