Sarah Stevenson announced that the Forum will again at the Aug. 2 Forum collect books and other school supplies for young people.
Keiba Young announced that First In Families will hold free budget workshop for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families on Wednesday Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at 4530 Park Rd. Suite 300. Flier here. More information: Young by e-mail or 704-536-6661 ext. 437.
Jeremiah Chapman announced that Rep. Alma Adams’ congressional office can help citizens with veterans, Social Security and other issues with federal agencies.
Nasif Majeed announced that Mecklenburg County Commissioners had approved $1 million for planning and design work for the Plaza-Eastway Park and Recreation Center, a $40 million, 3-year project.
Blanche Penn announced that she is promoting having fathers taking their children to school on the first school day in August.
Burch Walker announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center will hold a health fair on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 pm. at 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. Flier here.
Judith Wilson Burkes announced that she would begin a Celebrate Connections radio show on WGIV on Aug. 15. She also announced she is working with the Single Saved and Serious group to launch a Christian Lounge experience. Flier here.
Ken Koontz offered his view that the Forum “is not a DO-body. This Forum is an information collection body and we are the doers.” Video is here.
Trymaine Gaither announced a Know Your Rights summit for adults and children to explore police stops and other know-your-rights issues, on Aug. 13 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 Myers St.
April Barnes left a save-the-date for the Mecklenburg Council on Aging’s panel discussion on “Transitioning from end of career into retirement” on Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd. Palm card here.
Kim Ratliff sent in an announcement that Rep. Alma Adams will hold a workshop on applying for federal grants on Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. at Dream Center Charlotte, 2229 Village Lake Dr. Details here. Register here.
Victor Mack sent in the July 26 UNCC College of Education newsletter.
Maria Macon sent in an announcement of auditions for children aged 6-18 for production of her play, “The Star That Hangs Closest to the Earth.” Auditions will be Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Little Rock Cultural Center, 401 N. Myers St. Details here. Background on the play here.
Carla Archie sent in an announcement that the N.C. Commission on the Administration of Law & Justice will hold a hearing on Thursday, Aug. 25, in Room 267 of the Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., to gather citizen input on “what our courts are doing well and what needs improving.” Flier here. Online background here. Online comment form here.
Kim Roseboro sent in an announcement of “Parenting Today’s Teens” on Thursday, July 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 8401 Medical Plaza Blvd., Suite 325. Details here.