Jan. 15: MLK Wreath laying ceremony, noon, Marshall Park.
Jan. 15: United Voices candidate interviews, 11 a.m., Jyoti’s Restaurant, 7128 Albemarle Rd.
Jan. 18: MLK Parade, 10 a.m.
Jan. 18: United Way Call to Service, noon-2 p.m., Park Expo.
Jan. 18: Invitation-only Growing the Dream Award lunch, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.
Jan. 19-20: Harrah’s Cherokee Overnight Trip.
Jan. 20: McCrorey YMCA MLK Holiday Breakfast, doors open 7:30, program 8 a.m., Convention Center. Single tickets $45 here.
Jan. 20: MLK national observance, Halton Theatre, CPCC. Speaker: Andrew Young.
Jan. 21: League of Women Voters, Dr. Diane Schneider on gender pay gap, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 23: A conversation with CMS Supt. Earnest Winston, 6-8 p.m., Charlotte East Language Academy, 6108 Wilora Lake Rd.
Jan. 25: N.C. Legislative Delegation Bipartisan Listening Town Hall, 3-5 p.m., Aldersgate Community Center, 3800 Shamrock Dr.
Jan. 25: Blanche Penn’s celebration of her Ph.D., 6 p.m. See Penn for details.
Jan. 26: Kickoff event for Cynthia Wallace’s campaign for 9th District Congress, 3-5 p.m., further details via e-mail.
Jan. 29: Urban League Annual Meeting, 6-8:30 p.m., Mint Uptown.
Jan. 29: United Voices candidate interviews, 11 a.m., Jyoti’s Restaurant, 7128 Albemarle Rd.
Jan. 30: CMS Title 1 District Parent Advisory council meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3205 Freedom Dr. More details and registration here.
Jan. 30: Over The Counter Medicine Giveaway, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 2220 Milton Rd.
Feb. 1: Black Political Caucus annual gala, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 6-10 p.m. Speaker: The Rev. Dr. William Barber II. Tickets $125, Jan. 20 deadline for $1,000 tables here. Sponsorships here.
Feb. 6: Levine Museum historian Willie Griffin on the 1894 Fusion Movement, with Peter Kelly (a preparation for Feb. 20 Zucchino event below), 6:30 p.m., 1801 Oaklawn Ave.
Feb. 8 (tentative): Screening of “Erasing Family” documentary, free, noon, YWCA Park Road. Trailer on YouTube.
Feb. 18: Greater Charlotte Alliance of Black School Educators reception for CMS Supt. Earnest Winston, 6:30 p.m., 2219 Senior Dr. Website.
Feb. 20: “The Roots of Voter Suppression” with David Zucchino, author of “Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy.”
Feb. 29: League of Women Voters Annual Gala, 6-11 p.m., LeMeridian Hotel, 555 S. McCowell St. Info on tickets here.
March 12: C.W. Williams Community Health Center’s Women’s Health & Doctor Recognition Luncheon. Sponsorship and ticket info here.
March 12-15: “My Brother And Me,” Profound Gentlemen’s Community Impact Assembly.
March 21: CMS Family and Community Engagement Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 3351 Griffith St.
April 4: Charlotte African-American Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
April 23-24: Southern Regional Grant Professionals Association Conference: Connecting Our Communities, Greenville, SC. Register here.
July 13-18: Winners Plus Agency party trip to Tunica casinos.
News & Handouts
Dimple Ajmera 1-14
Aretha Blake 1-14
Nasif Majeed 1-08
City Startup Labs 1-14
Knight Foundation 1-13
Mecklenburg Board Bulletin 1-14
Profound Gentlemen 1-09
Urban League 1-14