Natheley McElrath announced that the Forum Christmas Party will be on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast catered by Friendship Trays. Please bring an unwrapped gift for the Take a Gift game, “something that Aunt Suzie gave you and you never liked… this way you can say to Aunt Suzie that you donated it to a charity and she won’t be angry at you.”
Brenda Robinson announced that registration for Aviation Camp of the Carolinas closes Dec. 17. Details here.
Sandra Clory announced that WDAV will hold its annual Christmas Festival on Friday, Dec. 4 from 6-8 p.m. Details here.
Faith Fickling announced that she would be a candidate for District Court Judge. Video here.
Blanche Penn announced that she graduated Nov. 7 with a master’s in educational leadership with a 3.97 grade point average.
Yolanda Holmes announced that the West Mecklenburg High Strategic Partnership team would have representatives at both services at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 7237 Tuckaseegee Rd., on Dec. 6 about mentoring and employment opportunities. She invited people willing to mentor West Meck youth to sign up with her or Carlenia Ivory.
Bobbie Parks announced that the Mecklenburg Senior Democrats would meet at noon on Friday, Dec. 11 at 5700 Executive Center Drive, Room 206.
Ben Thalheimer announced that he would be a candidate for District Court Judge. Video here.
Tracy Hewett announced that she would be a candidate for District Court Judge. Video here.
Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Choir would meet Thursday at 5:45-6:45 p.m. at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St.
Thomas Moore announced that the children’s choir of Covenant United Methodist Church would perform on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the church, 6824 Tuckaseegee Rd.
Trevor Fuller announced that he would be a candidate for re-election to an at-large seat on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. Video here.
Elyse Dashew was recognized for her election to the CMS Board of Education. “I am just honored and thrilled to have been elected and I promise to work hard and listen carefully and keep on learning and thank you for your support and let’s just keep on working together.”
Carlenia Ivory announced that mentors were needed at West Meck High School for contact at least once every two weeks.
Judith Wilson Burkes announced that MoRA (Monroe Road Advocates) will have a tree-lighting event on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Meridian Place on Monroe at Conference Drive.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement that AMC Concord Mills had opened more seats for the private screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the AMC Concord Mills 24, 8422 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord. Advance ticket purchases here. Details here.
Ariel Smith sent in an announcement of the Black Political Caucus Chair’s Open House on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 6-10 p.m. at 1326 Prince Hall Ave. Bring canned goods for Double Oaks Food Bank. Details here.
Sylvia Grier forwarded an announcement that the Charlotte Checkers will donate $5 from online ticket purchases for its Jan. 17 game, with proceeds going to area mental health organizations. Details here.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to his Agitator Radio interview with Sherwin Forte, one of the six original Black Panthers.
Justin Harlow sent in thanks to donors who helped him surpass his $3,000 goal to raise $5,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Details here.
Carla Cunningham sent in an announcement explaining why she filed for re-election to the N.C. House. Details here.
Rob Hillman sent in an announcement of a free “Inside the Executive Suite with Gayle S. Lanier, SVP at Duke Energy,” sponsored by the Charlotte chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers and held on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6-8:30 p.m. at AccruePartners, 1000 W. Morehead St. Suite 200. Palm card here. Register here.
Eric Montgomery sent in an announcement that he will publish a book in early 2016. Details here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Democratic Women of Mecklenburg would hold a holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6-9 p.m. at Tin, Fulton, Walker & Owen, 301 E. Park Ave. Details here.
Joyce Waddell sent in her Nov. 25 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.
Alysia Osborne sent in an announcement that Center City Partners will host a drop-in on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at The Wadsworth Estate, 400 S. Summit Ave., to receive feedback on its proposed work program for the next three years.
Blanche Penn sent in an announcement that a Kwanzaa event will be held at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center on Monday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at the center, 440 Wesley Heights Way.