Mecklenburg County is hosting free workshops on the county’s FY24 budget on Feb. 16, West Charlotte Recreation Center; Feb. 22, Eastway Regional Recreation Center; March 1, Hickory Grove Recreation Center; March 8, Naomi Drenan Recreation Center; March 15, Matthews Sportsplex; March 18 via Zoom. More info here. A community survey on budget issues is here through March 6. Additional info on budget is here. Flier here.
Tara Vannoy, who was part of a panel at the Forum in 2021 about assistance available to struggling households, left a brochure on Blue Ridge Community Action’s Weatherization Program that services Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union Counties.
March 24: Delta Sigma Theta online applications due for annual scholarships award to Mecklenburg-resident female and male high-school students and nontraditional students 25 and older. Online application here.
Through March 8: League of Women Voters Civics 101 program. Info here.
Feb. 15: “Government: Who Does What?” free, 5:30 pm. resource fair, 6:30-8 p.m. community engagement, free, Reeder Memorial Baptist Church, 3725 Beatties Ford Rd.
Feb. 15: “Mind, Body & Sex: Let’s Talk Black Women’s Health, 6-8 p.m., free, Pauline Tea-Bar, 2326 Arty Ave. Register here.
Feb. 14: “Emotional Intelligence and Political Conversations: 5 steps for regulatiing your emotions during political conversations,” guest, County Commissioner Arthur Griffin, 11 a.m.-noon, Zoom link here.
Feb. 19: Delta Sigma Theta dropoff of coat and clothing donations for male and female nursing home residents, 2-4 p.m., Accordius Health at Midwood Nursing Home, 2727 Shamrock Dr.
Feb. 20: Mecklenburg Democratic Party Big Blue Breakfast fundraiser and MCDP awards, 9-11 a.m., SMS Catering, 1764 Norland Rd. Tickets $50 here.
Feb. 20: Dance Wars and Talent Showcase, 4-9 pm., Grady Cole Center, 310 N. Kings Dr. Tickets $15, and more info here.
Feb. 23: Park and Recreation listening session about initial master planning recommendations for Latta Place, free, 6 p.m., Quest at Latta Nature Preserve, 6345 Sample Rd., Huntersville. RSVP here. Background here.
Feb. 25: NC Sen. Natasha Marcus town hall, 10-11 a.m., Westbrooks Library 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. and virtual. Register here.
Feb. 25: Pride Magazine Awards and “Day Ball” gala, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Westin. Tickets $324.21. Info and tickets here. Press release here. Program here.
March 9: Park and Recreation listening session about initial master planning recommendations for Latta Place, free, 6 p.m., Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N Myers St. RSVP here. Background here.
March 17-19: Profound Gentlemen Community Impact Assembly. More here.
March 23: Park and Recreation listening session about initial master planning recommendations for Latta Place, free, 6 p.m., South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Rd. RSVP here. Background here.
March 25: Health & Community Affair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendor registration due March 1 here.
April 10-14: Diamond Tours trip with Dr. Blanche Penn and Petronila Clark for Myrtle Beach Show Trip, $675.
May 19: Urban League Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards. Details to come.
Sept. 19-21: Diamond Tours trip with Dr. Blanche Penn and Petronila Clark for Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains Show Trip, $395.
Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Diamond Tours trip with Dr. Blanche Penn and Petronila Clark for The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum near Cincinnati.
Candidates & Elected Officials
Joyce Waddell 2-14
Governments & Nonprofits
Caregiver TLC 2-13
Carolina Youth Coalition 2-14
Charlotte Housing & Neighborhood Services 2-14
Delta Sigma Theta Events 2-9
Democracy Innovation Project 2-10
Goodwill Industries 2-8 2-9 2-13 2-14
Knight Foundation 2-13
NC Administrative Office of the Courts 2-9 2-9 2-13
NC Community Action Association 2-9
New Rural Project 2-10
Pride Magazine 2-10
UNCC Urban Institute 2-14