Laura McClettie announced that her sorority will hold voter registration events at churches on Sundays. To suggest a church site, contact McClettie.
Larken Egleston announced that Mecklenburg Young Democrats will discuss law enforcement with Sheriff Irwin Carmichael and a representative of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Duckworth’s, 330 N. Tryon St.
Ken Koontz announced the death Monday of William (Bill) Covington, who was among the first African Americans hired by the Charlotte Police Department. Funeral plans are incomplete.
Nakisa Glover announced that TheAgenda will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Mama’s Caribbean Grill, 1504 Central Ave.
Nakisa Glover announced the Hip Hop Caucus, Exodus Foundation and the Urban League will hold a community town hall “Respect My Vote! What Are Your Rights,” a session aimed at formerly incarcerated residents, on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Urban League, 740 W. 5th St. Seating limited; reserve one here. Flier here.
Nakisa Glover announced that Clement Memorial AME Zion Church, 2207 Newland Rd., will hold a Praise Day Party on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Details on Facebook here.
Betty Howell Gray announced a voter education seminar on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Park Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Rd., to encourage those who previously have only voted in presidential elections to be registered and know the full ballot.
Peter Noris announced that his N.C. House District 104 campaign will meet with campaign volunteers this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 4201 Chelmsford Rd. to review plans for canvassing the district beginning next week. Details on Facebook here.
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.
Tiffany Allen announced that EmpowHERment Inc. will hold its 6th Annual EmpowHERment Youth Summit on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at East Mecklenburg High, 6800 Monroe Rd. for the first 300 female registrants in grades 6-12. Register here. Orientations for 100 needed summit volunteers will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Flier here. Register for the summit here to receive location details. All volunteers must be registered with CMS.
Carrie Cook announced the 14th Annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at noon on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St. Tickets $125 before Aug. 12, $150 after. Proceeds benefit the United Negro College Fund. Info packet here.
Carlenia Ivory announced a CMS Literacy Festival for Title 1 Schools this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Waddell Language Academy, 7030 Nations Ford Rd. Students who attend Title 1 Schools and their families are invited. Flier here. Info here. Facebook event here.
Renea Steele announced that nonprofits can raise funds at Time Warner Cable Arena by having their volunteers staff arena vending sites during events. Steele said she is also employing youth age 18 and older in part-time jobs. Call 704-688-8218 to seek Steele and more information.
Natheley McElrath announced that the Forum is collecting books to give to children. Bring the books to the Forum Aug. 16.
Carrie Cook announced that the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce will host a 4th Annual Technology Summit on Friday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. Info here. Register here.
Isaac Applewhite announced that a group of “concerned citizens” had prepared “a group of ideas” concerning “economic development, jobs, and various other items that this community needs.” He said the ideas had been shared with county officials, and would be presented to city officials Aug. 16.
Sylvia Grier sent in a flier for a Know Your Rights event on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. Details here.
Helen Kimbrough sent in a plea for volunteer mentors for Reading Partners. Details here.
Justin Perry sent in a plea for participation at the current series of CMS community engagement forums. His note here. Schedule of meetings here. CMS list of schools by high school feeder pattern here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcemenet that SAFE Coalition NC has a new website.
Jason Terrell sent in the Aug. 4 newsletter from Profound Gentlemen.
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.