Next week, May 5, the Forum begins meeting at Ivory Baker Recreation Center. Details here.
Vilma Leake announced a District 2 town hall meeting on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Police & Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Rd. County departments will have representatives to answer questions.
Larken Egleston announced the Mayor’s International Community Awards ceremony, to be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at The Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. Info here.
Maria Macon announced the free Know Your Rights, an event on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University’s Grimes Lounge. Presenter is Assistant Public Defender Toussaint Romain. Details here.
Bruce Clark announced that he would announce his candidacy for an at-large seat on Charlotte City Council on Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m.
Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox Cheerleaders would appear on Saturday, May 2 at 6 a.m. to cheer on customers attending the $5 Charity Sale at Belk. Sale details here.
Frank Nelson announced Dale Carnegie Training of Charlotte would hold “Creating a Culture that Engages and Retains Millennials,” a free workshop on Friday, May 15, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Discovery Place, 300 N. Poplar St. Details and registration here.
Ramon Sims announced that his team is looking for youths ages 17-25 to assist area black farmers by helping work their land. Sims is at 704-910-9120 or by e-mail.
Vilma Leake announced a meeting of a small business consortium on Wednesday, April 29 at noon at the Government Center. Speaker: Qutevia Weaver, BB&T Small Business Development Officer. Details here.
Laura McClettie announced that plans for Sarah Stevenson’s 90th birthday party at Johnson C. Smith University on Oct. 25 would be available in May.
Ella Scarborough announced that the Black Women’s Caucus would hold its 30th annual Blackberry Brunch on June 27. See Scarborough for tickets.
Rodney Moore sent in a copy of his April 27 Raleigh Report.
Faith Triggs sent in the April edition of The Tassel, the newsletter of the Charlotte Housing Authority.
Rita Miles sent in an announcement of Passport for Fashion to be held Saturday, May 9 from 6:30-11:59 p.m. at the Le Meridien Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. Details here. Tickets available online as of 8 p.m. April 28 are $37.92 to $92.56. Portion of proceeds support Lasco Cancer Fund.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement of the Taste of Oakdale event on Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oakdale School, 1825 Oakdale Road. Flier here. Grier’s explanation of how she got involved is here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her April 27 Board Bulletin.