Next week: former Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt, others.
Larken Egleston announced that the Young, LGBT and Hispanic Democrats organizations would jointly host a candidate forum on Monday, Feb. 29. More details to come.
Gary Leake announced that Trevor Fuller’s State of the County speech will be Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Government Center.
Yolanda Holmes asked for volunteers to proctor tests at schools in the West Mecklenburg feeder pattern. Questions: Sherri Moore by e-mail.
Sherri Moore announced that those who have already volunteered as advisory board members for the West Mecklenburg High School Career and Technical Education Academy, focusing on hospitality and tourism, and business entrepreneurship, will soon receive a written invitation to a March organizational meeting. More volunteers are needed. Questions: E-mail Sherri Moore. Partially built website here.
Nakisa Glover announced that “The Agenda,” the new name for the spinoff from the Forum she and Vakala began last month, will next meet on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at BluNotes, 3425 David Cox Rd., to discuss “Moving On Up: Who Are Charlotte’s Jeffersons, and What Are We Doing to Create Them.”
Ken Koontz announced that he was taking a get-well card to Malachi Greene, who welcomes calls and visits.
Ken Simmons announced that the Sankova Consortium involving Gyasi Foluke, Queen Thompson, Maurice Jones and himself would meet with westside CMS parents at the Mecklenburg County Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Rd. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. to discuss student assignment. The room is too small for public participation, he said.
Lesha Dodson announced a free Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS Breakfast hosted by St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church and Carolinas CARE Partnership on Thursday, March 3 from 9:30-11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave. Donations accepted. RSVP required to Dodson by e-mail or 704-496-9578. Details here.
Alysia Osborne announced “The Countdown to CIAA,” a seminar on building community wealth and becoming a year-round vendor for the CIAA, on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 1-4 p.m. at the Johnson C. Smith University’s New Science Building Auditorium. Details here. Reservations required here.
Alysia Osborne announced that the Charlotte Center City Partners’ 2016 Vision Awards ceremony would be held on Thursday, April 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Convention Center. She said Sarah Stevenson would be among those honored. Flier here.
Thomas Moore announced that the Tuned In Choir will practice at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St., on Thursday, Feb 11 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. The choir will perform on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Supporting Housing Communities annual fundraising luncheon.
LaTarzja Henry left a flier about the CMS student assignment survey.
Blanche Penn sent in a photo of a display at the free “Highlighting African-American Achievers” exhibit at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center. Flier here. The exhibit closes Thursday, Feb. 11. Questions: Penn at 704-432-6775.
Millard McCluney sent in an announcement that the deadline is March 4 for applications from students planning to attend college, technical or vocational schools for Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarships, which range from $500-$3,400 per year. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Feb. 8 Board Bulletin.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement of Family Day at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art on Saturday, Feb, 13 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Details here.
LaWana Mayfield sent in an announcement that she will hold a District 3 workshop on the city budget on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m.-noon at the West Service Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd. Details here. RSVP to Kim Oliver by e-mail or 704-336-2180.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of the 100-page Feb. 5 U.S. District Court opinion in Harris v McCrory that invalidated the voting maps in the 1st and 12th Congressional Districts.
Dee Jones sent in a save-the-date for the March 5 N.C. Democrats’ Annual Sanford Hunt Frye Reception in Charlotte. Tickets $40 to $5,000 here.
Monika Rhue sent in details on Black History Month events on the Johnson C. Smith University campus on Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 25.
Rob Hillman sent in an announcement of Charlotte’s 21st Annual Taste of the Nation on Monday, April 18 from 6-9:30 p.m. at Fillmore Charlotte, 820 Hamilton St. Tickets for $85-$120 here. Proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and Community Culinary School of Charlotte.
Betty Howell Gray sent in an announcement of a Community Town Hall Forum on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 5-8 p.m. at UNCC Center City Building, on issues on educational equity in CMS along with solutions on empowering males of color to meet high standards of achievement. Details here.
Laura Clark sent in the Feb. 8 edition of the Renaissance West Community Initiative newsletter.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Details here.