Natheley McElrath announced that Goodwill Industries does free training for construction and other jobs. No appointment necessary. Details here.
Jackie Edwards Walton announced that the Belmont CDC would hold a back-to-school event Aug. 23, 3-5 p.m., Belmont Center, 700 Parkwood Ave. Info: Carlene Greene at 704-379-7471.
Larken Egleston announced that early voting for the Sept. 10 city primary begins Aug. 21. Details here.
Keiba Young announced that First in Families has backpacks for special needs children and their siblings. Contact Young by phone 704-536-6661 Ext. 437 or by e-mail.
Aug. 18: Ivy Hall Foundation 15th Year Reception, 4-7 p.m.
Aug. 18: Charlotte Day at Freedom Park. More info here and here.
Aug. 19: Women’s Equality Day celebration, 5:30-8 p.m., Science Building at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd.
Aug. 22: LaWana Mayfield campaign fund-raiser.
Aug. 24: Belk Charity Sale. See Blanche Penn for $5 tickets supporting the Silver Fox Cheerleaders.
Aug. 24: Alma Adams’ Mad Hatter Luncheon.
Aug. 27: Alma Adams listening session.
Aug. 28: Peer Support Day in Raleigh.
Aug. 31: Sickle Cell Run/Walk, 8 a.m., videos one two.
Sept. 4: Community Resource Fair, County Courthouse. See Jessica Davis for a table.
Sept. 7: HBCU Day at West Charlotte High, 12-3 p.m.
Sept. 19: NC Grant Professionals Association Regional Conference. Register here.
Sept. 21: EmpowHERment Summit, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Butler High School.
Sept. 28: 12th District Military Service Academy Day.
July 13-18: Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.