Willie Ratchford welcomed the Forum to its new home at Belmont Regional Center, 700 Parkwood Ave.
Deborah Ross, a candidate in the March Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, had to leave before announcements. Her campaign website is here.
James Cyrus announced that he is a candidate for a District Court judgeship.
Joyce Waddell announced that she had forms to give to volunteers willing to help her N.C. Senate re-election campaign.
Tracy Hewett announced a kickoff fundraiser for her District Court judge campaign on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, 301 E. Park Ave. Details here.
Araminta Johnston announced that St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will host a live stream conference of Trinity Institute’s “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice,” Jan. 21-23. Details and registration on the St. Martin’s website. Schedule of events here. Questions: E-mail Johnston.
Nasif Majeed announced that his N.C. House District 40 campaign headquarters would have an opening event on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 4-6 p.m. at 508 Eastway Dr.
Nancy Carter announced that the Soil & Water Conservation District tree sale would be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m.-noon or until sold out, at Hal Marshall Center, 700 N. Tryon St. Details here.
Mary McCray announced that all are invited to attend the CMS State of Our Schools address on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 8:30-10 a.m. at West Charlotte High School, 2219 Senior Dr.
Mary McCray announced that the CMS Board of Education will hold a retreat on Friday, Jan. 22 at Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, to discuss board development and the superintendent search.
Mary McCray announced a group of educators will meet on “Re-igniting the Fire in Public Education” on Monday, Jan. 25 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Ranson Middle School, 5850 Statesville Rd.
Maurice Jones announced a STEM Olympics on April 18 at Discovery Place. Girls at the Ivory Baker Recreation Center STEM class are entered in the engineering competition. Details here.
Nakisha Glover announced that a North Carolina League of Conservation Voters meeting with U.S. Rep. Alma Adams previously scheduled for Tuesday will be rescheduled.
Pam Grundy offered to take groups of Forum participants to Shamrock Gardens Elementary after a future Forum meeting.
Blanche Penn invited Forum participants to attend the free “Highlighting African-American Achievers” on Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m., and a black history program and fashion show on Saturday, Feb. 20 at noon, with all events held at Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center, 440 Wesley Heights Way. Details here.
Gary Leake announced a kickoff reception for County Commissioner Trevor Fuller’s re-election campaign on Monday, Jan. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Jackaloupe Jacks, 1936 E. 7th St. Facebook page here.
Thomas Moore broke into song: “I have an announcement!” which was that the Tuned In Choir meets nearby at McCreesh Place, 2120 N. Davidson St., from 5:45-6:45 p.m. “Come and help us strengthen our community.”
Lesha Dodson sent in an announcement of 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 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.
Louise Woods sent in an announcement that the League of Women Voters’ Civics 101 class begins Feb. 2 and registration closes Friday, Jan. 22. Details here.
Lesha Dodson announced that Carolinas Care Partnership will hold a fundraiser titled “Southern Postcards from the Edge Art Project and Benefit” on Friday, April 1 from 5-8 p.m. at Light Factory, 181 Central Ave. Details here.
Carol Sawyer sent in an announcement that OneMECK invites all to visit OneMECK.org, sign up for the OneMECK eNews, and join its Facebook Group. Upcoming forums and discussions of pupil assignment are on the OneMeck calendar.
Maria Macon sent in an announcement of a free Expunction Clinic to be held Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Community Relations Committee offices, 700 Parkwood Ave. Details here.
Stephanie Counts sent in an announcement of a “Women Worth More Business Summit” on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 9-11 a.m. at Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr. Free, or $25 if no RSVP by Feb. 5. Details here. RSVP here.
Robert Hillman sent in a save-the-date for Taste of the Nation on Monday, April 18 from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Jan. 19 Board Bulletin.