Larken Egleston announced that the Mecklenburg and N.C. Young Democrats will hold their annual Gantt-Watt reception at the Oak Room, 200 E Bland St. on Sept. 10 from 6-9 p.m. Info and tickets from $30-$2,000 here.
Ericka Ellis-Stewart announced a free QPR suicide prevention training on Sept. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mental Heaath America offices, 3703 Latrobe Dr., Suite 220. Lunch provided. Details here. MHA general information here.
Ericka Ellis-Stewart announced a free Mental Health America Coffee and Conversation event on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 9-10 a.m. at 3703 Latrobe Dr., Suite 220. Details here.
Ericka Ellis-Stewart announced a free “Mental Health First Aid” training on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sign up here. More info here. Location and other information: Nancy Woodard by e-mail.
Nancy Carter announced that the Mecklenburg Council on Aging will hold a panel discussion on “Transitioning from end of career into retirement” on Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd. Palm card here.
Nancy Carter announced that she had just joined a board attempting to organize a Chinese immersion charter school. More info from Carter.
Renea Steele announced a job fair for part-time, seasonal employment on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 2-7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. Details here.
Helen Kimbrough announced that Reading Partners will hold a volunteer orientation and engagement event on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 5:15-7:45 p.m. at South Regional Library, 5081 Rea Rd. Details here. Register here.
Ken Koontz announced that Rudean Harris, restaurateur since 1957, will retire Sept. 16 from the restaurant that bears her first name at 2228 Beatties Ford Rd. “There will be a new sheriff in town. I think you will probably find him interesting and maybe even like him.” A retirement party will be held at a later date.
Victor Mack sent in a call for proposals for presentations and workshops for an Oct. 3 national conference to be held in Charlotte on the education of African-American girls. Details here.
Victor Mack sent in the August edition of the UNCC College of Education newsletter.
Edwin D. Daniel sent in an announcement that he launched the nonprofit Make Learning Cool Again to put technology in the hands of honor roll students who do not have Internet access. His website is here. Flier here. Guidestar report here.
Stephanie Counts sent in a save-the-date for Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange’s 10th anniversary gala on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, 201 E. Trade St. Flier here.
Delores Johnson Hurt sent in an announcement of free a Women’s Equality Day celebration on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 p.m. at The Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. , Charlotte. Details here.