Alicia Bell announced a forum on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1-4 p.m. at Johnson C. Smith University’s Grimes Lounge to connect news organizations to the people in neighborhoods that journalists want to cover. Details here.
Alicia Bell announced a Housing People’s Assembly on Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at West Charlotte High School, 2219 Senior Dr. to discuss tools for solving Charlotte’s housing crisis.
Jackie Edwards Walton announced a back-to-school bash and blood drive on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Faith CME Church, 457 Wellingford St. Details here.
Pam Grundy announced that she will join West Charlotte High alumni Ella Dennis and Tim Gibbs on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks on Monday, Aug 28 from 9-10 a.m. to take calls from listeners and to discuss “Color and Character,” Grundy’s new history of West Charlotte High. Book is available at Amazon and at Park Road Books. More on the book here.
Sara Spencer announced a free celebratory concert honoring the life and work of Mary Lou Paschal on Sunday, Aug 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Halton Theater on the CPCC Elizabeth campus. Details here.
Larken Egleston announced that early voting for the Sept. 12 municipal primary begins on Thursday, Aug. 24. He invited all to his District 1 Council campaign’s tailgate lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 24 at Hal Marshall Center, 700 N. Tryon St.
Natheley McElrath announced that McCrorey Y is having a Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26 and is looking for African-Americans who operate food trucks to participate, joining a large group of venders who sell only desserts. Details from Antoinne Gibson by e-mail. Flier here. Tickets here.
Sarah Stevenson announced a book signing for “Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: The Elders” by Stephana Colbert, a collection of profiles including one of Sarah Stevenson. The event is Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3001 Beatties Ford Rd. Flier here.
Pam Grundy sent in an announcement of a book launch party for “Color and Character” to be held Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Beatties Ford Road Public Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd.
J’Tanya Adams sent in Tommy Nichols’ invitation to Charlotte Black Film Festival’s free “West Side Stories” screening under the stars on Friday, Aug. 25 from 8 p.m. at 135 W. Trade St. Details here.
Eric Erickson sent in an announcement of a District 2 Council campaign fundraiser and backpack drive on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1-3 p.m. at Good Fellas Barbershop, 4005 Sunset Rd. Suite B.
Jade Jackson sent in an invitation to a fundraiser for At-large Council candidate Braxton Winston on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Moo & Brew Restaurant, 1300 Central Ave. Online donations here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement of Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County’s Doris Cromartie Fundraiser/Gala on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Aug. 21 Board Bulletin.
Colette Forrest sent in a list of places where tickets will be on sale for the Black Political Caucus banquet on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Ann Harlan sent in an announcement of a voter registration effort at the Puerto Rico Festival on Sunday Aug. 27 from noon-8 p.m. at SouthPark’s Symphony Park. Sign up for 2- to 4-hour shifts by e-mail.
Karine Apollon sent in an Aug. 24 Reading Partners newsletter.