Tari Cottman announced that the West Charlotte Recreation Center renovation has been pushed back to August, and will remain open for the teen summer day camp held at the center. The Forum, however, will still relocate as of May 6 to the Ivory Baker Center. See more info here.
Sarah Stevenson asked for prayers for longtime Forum participant Vernon Herron, who is at home in Hospice care.
Bobbie Parks announced a candidate forum sponsored by the Democratic Party’s auxiliaries on Wednesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St.
Matt Newton announced that registration for Saturday’s Mecklenburg Democratic Party Annual Convention begins at 9 a.m. at West Charlotte High School, 2219 Senior Drive. Meeting begins 10:30 a.m.
Larken Egleston announced Taste of the Nation at Wells Fargo Atrium on Wednesday, April 15. The fundraiser to end child hunger begins at 6; tickets are $85. More here.
Marc Friedland announced that the keynote speaker at Saturday’s Democratic Party Annual Convention is N.C. House Democratic leader Larry Hall (District 29, Durham).
Terry Ellington announced a fundraising 5K run for Carolinas Care Partnership on June 20. Details here.
Keith Kelly announced that Rep. Alma Adams would hold a constituent services fair on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8 p.m. in the Greensboro District office, 1600 E. Wendover Avenue, Suite I. Details here. He said a fair would be held in Charlotte soon.
Tommie Robinson announced that the last day for his art exhibition at the Latibah Collard Green Museum would be Wednesday, April 15.
Levester Flowers announced that the African American auxiliary of the Mecklenburg Democratic Party would hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at 5700 Executive Center Drive Room 206.
Carlenia Ivory announced that the Forum was the recipient of an Arch of Triumph award at Johnson C. Smith University’s 7th Annual Arch of Triumph Gala on April 11.
Sarah Stevenson announced that she was pleased that the JCSU student from South Africa who introduced her at Saturday’s Arch of Triumph Gala “mentioned my ‘SHHHHH’, that everybody gets quiet when I do that. I’m happy she did NOT tell how I have to YELL to get y’all out of this building…. I love you. See you next week.”
Sarah Stevenson announced that Harry Jones had published “How Cancer Cured My Soul,” a cancer survival story available at Amazon.
Tammy Johnson left a palm card about free WGIV radio advertising and a search for an on-air radio personality.
Matt Newton sent in an announcement that he is a candidate in Saturday’s Mecklenburg Democratic Party convention election for party chair.
Dedrick Russell sent in a reminder of the National Association of Black Journalists Institute on Education on Thursday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at CPCC Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr. off Morris Field Drive. Continental breakfast, lunch and snack provided. RSVP to Russell by e-mail. More info here.
A free town hall announced in this space earlier in connection with the Institute on Education, “Supporting and Empowering Parents with Educational Tools – Powered by Black Alliance for Educational Options and Education Post,” will be held Wednesday, April 15 at the Park Expo, 800 Briar Creek Rd., from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Janet Cowell sent in an announcement of her bid for re-election as N.C. Treasurer.
Delores Hurt sent in an announcement of a Founders’ Day celebration on Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive, sponsored by the Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. Tickets are $40; RSVP to Ann Moore at 704-536-1711 by Friday, April 17. Scholarship recipients are Myasia Jaaber, Cochrane Collegiate Academy; LaMarcus Smith-Kelly, Lake Norman Charter High; Damaria Ferguson, Mallard Creek High; and Deanna Turner, North Mecklenburg High.
Kim Roseboro sent in an announcement that registration is open for two summer programs, to be held at Plaza United Methodist Church, 5600 The Plaza. Info: Roseboro by e-mail or 980-202-1772.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her April 13 Board Bulletin.
Jenifer Daniels sent in an announcement of GoodCamp, “a user-generated unconference fusing public relations, social media, marketing, and technology for nonprofits” on Saturday, April 18 from 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at The Garage at Packard Place, 222 S. Church St. Tickets for $28-$50 here. Details here.