Laura McClettie announced that she is collecting testimonials from those who have “benefitted from attending Tuesday Morning Breakfast, by meeting someone, or getting a contract, getting words of encouragement.” She said some of the testimonials would be videotaped for an October event marking Sarah Stevenson’s 92nd birthday. Reach McClettie by e-mail.
Peter Kelly announced a Brookhill Rising cookout on Saturday Aug. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Details and flier here.
John Powell asked for help with his City Council at-large campaign. Details here.
Blanche Penn announced a push to have men take children to school on the first day on Monday, Aug. 28.
Ashelyn James announced that the CMS Foundation Alumni Sharing Project is collecting adults’ memories of their favorite teachers. Details here.
Ashelyn James announced that the CMS Foundation will host its annual Schoolannthropy Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Details and tickets here.
Levester Flowers announced that he is assisting Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church in collecting school supplies for children attending schools serving Hidden Valley. Details: Flowers at 704-968-3391.
Bobbie Parks announced that Mecklenburg Senior Democrats would meet Friday, Aug. 11 at noon at 5700 Executive Center Dr., Room 206.
Vinroy Reid announced the Youth Hope International’s fourth annual Jerk Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9 from noon-10 p.m. at 636 Char-Meck Ave. off Monroe near Wendover. Details here.
Darrell Bonapart asked for support for his City Council District 5 campaign. Details here.
Thelma Byers-Bailey announced that Classroom Central, seeking school tools for children, has arranged for Postal Service employees to pick up materials left at mailboxes on Saturday, Aug. 19. Flier here.
Raphael Basisa announced that the African Caribbean Political Action Committee will hold a candidate forum on Aug. 29, which he said was a Thursday.
Walter Spruill announced that Charlotte NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) meets Saturday, Aug. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at 200 E. 36th St. and would like to hear from candidates during that meeting.
Ann Caughran announced that N.C. Rep. Kelly Alexander will hold a town hall to discuss medical marijuana and industrial hemp on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1-4 p.m. in McKnight Hall in Cone Center at UNCC, 9025 University City Blvd.
Kim Graham announced a formal opening on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. for the affordable housing apartments being named for Sarah Stevenson in the Brightwalk community.
Carlenia Ivory offered information on her preparation to serve on City Council here. Video here.
Carlene Switzer-Greene left a flier listing the rules and registration dates for the Belmont Community Development Corp.’s annual Back-to-School Tool Drive.
Colette Forrest sent in an announcement that she would have Black Political Caucus Banquet tickets for sale on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m. at Kanvas Galery & Lounge, 25 E. 6th St. Details here.
LuAnn Ritsema sent in an announcement of First Wednesdays workshops on special education and school discipline, with the first scheduled for Sept. 6 at noon-1:30 p.m. at Children & Family Services Center Training Room 1, 601 E. 5th St. Bring lunch. Reserve space by e-mail or 704-372-7961. Brochure with program descriptions here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Aug. 7 Board Bulletin.
Munro Richardson sent in the Aug. 7 Reach Charlotte newsletter.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that UNC Law Professor Gene Nichol would meet with Mecklenburg Democratic Women on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at International House Auditorium, 1817 Central Ave. Details here.
Henry Rock sent in an announcement that CityStartupLabs would begin a new class of Charlotte Entrepreneurs & Innovators on Sept. 7. Details here.
Monique Alisa sent in an announcement that she would serve $1 samples of gluten-free and vegan cinnamon rolls at a block party on Saturday, Aug. 19 from noon-5 p.m. at Carole A. Hoefener Center, 610 E. 7th St. Details here.
Colette Forrest sent in an announcement of how to purchase $130 tickets for the Black Political Caucus banquet featuring U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton, 555 S. McDowell St. Details here. Sponsorship levels here.
Ann Harlan sent in a list of town hall meetings scheduled by U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger.
Donna Marie Woodson sent in an announcement of a Coalition of United Progressives “Cookout for a Cause!” event on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Freedom Park Shelter #3, 1900 East Blvd, Charlotte. Flier here.
Debbie Snowdon sent in an announcement that Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, first African-American President of the League of Women Voters USA, will speak at the Charlotte League’s Women’s Equality Day celebration on Friday, Aug, 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Midwood Center Auditorium, 1817 Central Ave. Details here.
Donna Marie Woodson sent in an invitation to a screening of “Get in the Way,” a documentary on the life and work of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3435 Nevin Rd. Flier here.
Angela Caffee sent in an announcement of a My Brother’s Keeper Parent Forum Resource Fair on Saturday Aug. 12 from 8 a.m-1:30 p.m. at E.E. Waddell Language Academy, 7030 Nations Ford Rd. Register here. Flier here. Agenda here.
Mary Johnson left an announcement of a Veterans Community Action Center to be operated Aug. 16-19 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement of the inaugural free Charlotte American Indian Artist Showcase – Arts & Crafts Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2-5 p.m., with an artist & cultural presentation beginning at 1 p.m., at Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Rd. Flier here.
Christine Edwards sent in an announcement of an anonymous survey, the Mecklenburg Community Health Assessment, which “is conducted every four years and gives county health officials an overview of prioritization needs throughout the county. Survey in English and Spanish here.
Stephanie Counts sent in an invitation to an Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange open house marking their new location at 2151 Hawkins St. Details here.