Note on primary candidacies: For the duration of the municipal primary season (through Sept. 12), the announcements will carry links to all materials sent to the Forum from candidates. In the past, announcements were generally limited to events open to the public. Links will be collected by office and name, and displayed at the bottom of each set of announcements. This policy will be reviewed after the primary election, and may change or be continued. The change is motivated by the crowded primary field and by the scribe’s sense that well-meaning candidates need some help competing for voters’ time amid a Twitter-dominated news cycle.
Larken Egleston announced National Night Out events at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at Progress Park, 1301 Parkwood Ave. involving Belmont, Optimist Park and NoDa neighborhoods; and at The Vine Church, 2101 Belvedere Ave., involving Plaza-Midwood.
Natheley McElrath announced a yard sale and fish fry fundraiser for Blanche Penn’s school board District 3 campaign on Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Details here.
Mary Johnson announced the Blackberry Brunch on Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $50.
Judith Wilson Burkes announced a Gospel Hip Hop Open House on Saturday, Aug. 5 from noon-4 p.m. at Doghouse Bar & Grill, 7200 Albemarle Rd. Palm card here.
Judith Wilson Burkes announced a first Griertown Community Bash on Saturday, Sept. 9 from noon-4 p.m. at Grier Heights Community Center, 3100 Leroy St. Palm card here.
Jeffrey Young announced a fundraiser for his organization Veterans Helping Veterans and Their Communities that will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. Flier here. More on Facebook.
Stephanie Counts sent in the July 26 WIE newsletter.
Kim Roseboro sent in an announcement of a free event for high school juniors and seniors with tips on testing, scholarship applications and preparing for college, to be held Saturday, July 29 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St. Details here. Flier here.
Azizi Coleman sent in an announcement of fundraiser for Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency, “A Knight of Laughter & Jazz” on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. at Knight Theater. Info and $75 tickets here. Donations here. Flier here.
Azizi Coleman sent in an announcement of Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency’s 3K Run/Walk fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 8 a.m.-noon. Flier here.
Dena Diorio sent in her July 24 Board Bulletin.
Joyce Waddell sent in her July 21 Waddell Weekly Bulletin.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement of the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County Doris Cromartie Fundraiser and gala on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolina Golf Club, 2415 Old Steele Creek Rd. Details here.
Rashaad Hamilton sent in a save-the-date for Rep. Alma Adams’ Find Your Capital small business summit on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at International House Auditorium, 1817 Central Ave. Flier here.
Colette Forrest sent in a list of Black Political Caucus municipal primary endorsements.