Next week: Mary McCray, chairperson of the CMS Board of Education.
Laura McClettie announced that the C.W. Williams Community Health Center has hired three doctors to serve its patients, and that the center is continuing to hold open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act through March 15.
Harold Winston announced that the play “God’s Trombones” will be performed on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1421 Statesville Ave. Info: 704-332-9137. Flier here.
Rashad Phillips announced that he had free copies of the Black History issue of New Growth Hair Magazine, which includes an article on the potential African ancestry of Queen Charlotte, and an article on the Latifah Collard Green Museum.
Marc Friedland announced that the Mecklenburg County Democratic Convention will be held April 18 at West Charlotte High School. Delegates to the convention are being chosen this week and next at precinct meetings. He said two-thirds of registered Democrats in Mecklenburg are African-American.
Carrie Cook sent in an announcement with these details of a BusinessFirst program mentioned this morning by Chamber President Bob Morgan. The Chamber, in partnership with the City of Charlotte, is reaching out to existing businesses in Mecklenburg County to inquire about their experiences with doing business in Charlotte, to better understand the challenges, successes and hurdles faced by area businesses. Business owners may contact Ashley Hedrick at 704-378-1345 to schedule an interview.
Charles Thomas sent in an announcement of ImpactU, an accelerator program “for aspiring college-age entrepreneurs seeking to launch or scale an innovative startup.” Apply through March 15. Details here.
David Howard sent in a reminder of a ReThink Charlotte forum for entrepreneurs and service providers on federal bid opportunities, to be held Thursday, Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon, in the Government Center Room 267, 600 E. 4th St. RSVP by e-mail or 704-336-4947. Flier here.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement of the 44th Annual Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Tree Seedling Sale of $1 and $2 seedlings on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-noon at Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St. Species list and pictures here.
Hans Faulstich sent in an announcement that the State Board of Education review panel has agreed to a Feb. 2 request to hear a proposal to transfer the Entrepreneur High School charter to Lighthouse Academies. The hearing will be March 3.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement of “Raisin’ The Praise” from 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. Advance tickets $10. Details here.