Next week: CMS Supt. Ann Clark.
Christine Edwards announced a Mecklenburg County Information Session held by Commissioner Vilma Leake on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus, 5301 Wilkinson Blvd. Flier here.
Monte Richey announced that Brooklyn Village redeveloper BK Partners will hold meetings on affordable housing and public open space on Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. and a duplicate session on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church Fellowship Hall at McDowell and 7th Streets.
Robert Hillman announced that 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte will hold a blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the UNCC Student Union, 9201 University City Blvd. Appointments available via Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website.
Brenda Robinson announced that after an aviation camp this weekend in Cape May, N.J., she returns to Charlotte to host Aviation Camps of the Carolinas from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Rock Hill Airport, Thursday, Oct. 27 for grades 4-8 (student tickets $79.74 here) and Friday, Oct. 28 for grades 9-12 (student tickets $79.74 here). Contact Robinson about sponsoring a child.
Jason Terrell announced that Profound Gentlemen and the National Black MBA Association will sponsor a panel discussion, “Promoting Social Mobility and Integration: Economic, Political and Educational Dimensions” on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Green at Wells Fargo Center, 435 S. Tryon St., 2nd floor. Members free. General admission $10. Flier here. More details here.
Ceretha Sherrill announced a community meeting designed to create collaboration with “failing” CMS schools “so that year after year after year, things are not being done TO us, but rather WITH us. Meeting is Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave. Fliers here and here.
Robert Hillman sent in an announcement that the Literary Book Festival of Charlotte will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. Separate online registrations for volunteers, non-food vendors and food vendors.
April Barnes sent in an announcement that Mayor Jennifer Roberts would proclaim September as PACE Awareness Month at an event on Thursday, Sept. 1 at Pace of the Southern Piedmont, 6133 The Plaza. The public is welcome. Flier here. RSVP to 704-617-7502 or by e-mail.
Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that the Mecklenburg and N.C. Young Democrats will hold their annual Gantt-Watt reception at the Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St. on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-9 p.m. Info and tickets from $30-$2,000 here.
Alan Teitleman sent in a press release about the swearing-in of Justin Moore to serve the final 128 days of the N.C. House term from which Charles Jeter resigned July 25. [Moore is not on the November ballot. Mecklenburg Republicans placed Huntersville town commissioner Danae Caulfield on the November ballot.]
Robert Hillman sent in an announcement that the Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity will hold its Sen. Charlie Smith Dannelly “Meeting the Candidates” Forum on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Omegas Fraternity House, 3301 Statesville Ave. Candidates: RSVP to Rob Hillman by e-mail.
Myron Patton sent in an announcement of the Annual Cherry Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Cherry Neighborhood Park, 1509 Baxter St. Flier here.