Tempestt Harris announced “Walking with a Purpose,” a charity fashion show on Sunday, April 24 from 6-10 p.m. at Royal Orchard Event Center, 11812 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville. Proceeds earmarked for Level Up Foundation’s summer mentor program. Palm card here. Tickets $11.24 to $21.49 here. Cocktail or formal wear required. Handout here.
Ken Simmons announced a meeting on Thursday, April 7 at Greenville Memorial AME Zion Church, 6116 Monteith Dr., to present details of how United Voices for Inner-City Children’s Educational Success would deal with student assignment.
Brenda Robinson gave this update on the recent area visits of the Traveling Space Museum and NASA Space Camp.
Rob Hillman announced an annual blood drive and health fair at the Omega Fraternity House on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.at 3301 Statesville Ave. He said the blood is used locally, and used principally in sickle cell treatment.
Rob Hillman announced a save-the-date for Charlotte Literary Festival, to be held Saturday, Oct. 1. More on Facebook.
Larken Egleston announced Taste of the Nation on Monday, April 18. VIP admission from 6 p.m. for $120; general admission at $85 from 7 p.m., ending 9:30 p.m., at The Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St. Info here. Local beneficiaries are Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
Larken Egleston announced the monthly meeting of Mecklenburg Young Democrats on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the private room at Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza. Speakers: N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson and N.C. House candidate Chaz Beasley.
Sheila Peltzer announced a spring fundraiser to support this summer’s Shalom Park Freedom School, the fundraiser to be held at Shalom Park on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Shalom Park, 4901 Providence Rd.
Sheila Peltzer announced a Parental-Grandparent Alienation Awareness Rally for Children’s Rights on Wednesday, April 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Raleigh. Details here.
Nakisa Glover announced that TheAgenda would meet Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at TCB 54 Hundred Bar and Grill, 5400 Nevin Rd. Topic: Change in the climate in Charlotte.
Carlenia Ivory announced that Sarah Stevenson will be honored Thursday, April 7 with the 2016 Settlers Award during a Center City Vision Awards ceremony. Ivory said 700 are expected to attend.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement that American Indians & American Indian allies will press city and county governments to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Info: Shawn Greeson by e-mail.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcment that The Metrolina Native American Association is accepting vendor applications for space at an indoor Pow Wow on Sept. 24-25 at Carolina Courts, 240 Chestnut Parkway, Indian Trail. Candidates and nonprofits welcome to apply. Details here or here.
Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to a program to introduce winners of the 2016 Knight Cities Challenge, to be held Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Free Range Brewery, 2320 N. Davidson St. Details here. RSVP here.
Joyce Waddell sent in her March 31 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.