Next week: Mary McCray, chairperson of the CMS Board of Education.
Tommie Robinson announced that he would stage his first Charlotte art exhibit in 12 years at the Latibah Collard Green Museum, 720 Tuckaseegee Rd., from March 20. Robinson has been named 7th African Artist-in-Residence at UNCC from March 9-20, and will conduct an open forum on “The Art of Environment and Race on Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. in Cone University Center. Details here.
Laura McClettie announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center will continue through March 15 to enroll people for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The Center is at 3333 Wilkinson Blvd.
Nelson Adesegha introduced William Jordan as new board chairman of C.W. Williams Community Health Center. Vice chair is Warren Williams, son of Center founder Dr. Charles Warren Williams.
Queen Thompson announced that the Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, which has a resource room at The Park Ministries at 800 Briar Creek Road, is looking to expand and create an archive. Contact Thompson about African-American organizations or others that should be part of such an archive, at 704-563-7360 or by e-mail.
Queen Thompson announced that a group meets at Memorial Presbyterian Church on the 3rd Saturday of the month at to consider genealogical records as a draw for tourism.
LaTrice McRae announced that business taxes are due March 15, personal taxes April 15.
Bobbie Parks announced that the next meeting of Mecklenburg Senior Democrats is Friday, March 13 at 11:30 a.m. at 5700 Executive Center Drive Room 206.
Jennifer Roberts announced the United Negro College Fund Walkathon this Saturday, March 7 at 8 a.m. at the Johnson C. Smith University track. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Sign up online or just show up. All proceeds create scholarships; goal is $25,000. Details here.
Democratic Party precinct organization meetings are being held this week and a number were announced. The list of meetings and addresses, organized by date rather than precinct number, is here. Not on the list: Precinct 60, Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m. Bojangle’s, on The Plaza at Eastway.
Harold Winston announced that the play “God’s Trombones” will be performed on Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1421 Statesville Ave. Info: 704-332-9137. New flier here.
Garcia Nelson announced a campaign reception for Mayor Dan Clodfelter on Wednesday, March 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. 7th St. Suggested donations $50-$100. Flier here.
Nancy Carter announced the 44th Annual Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Tree Seedling Sale of $1 and $2 seedlings on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-noon at Hal Marshall Building, 700 N. Tryon St. Species list and pictures here.
Nancy Carter announced that she had become chair of the Mecklenburg Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
Gyasi Foluke announced that on Monday he received his biggest-ever royalty check from the sale of his four books currently in print.
Louise Wood announced that the Children’s Theater is presenting “Jackie & Me,” and said it would be a way for children to learn some history. As of March 3, tickets appear to be still available for March 7, 14 and 15 here.
Harold Winston passed along a flier for the 2nd Annual Women of Excellence Coronation Luncheon sponsored by the NAACP Women in the NAACP group, on Saturday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. at Greater Providence Baptist Church, 2000 Milton Road. Speaker is the Honorable Nancy Shakir. Honoree is Sarah Stevenson. Details here.
Sarah Stevenson sent in an announcement that Friendship Trays will operate a Friendship Market restaurant at its 2401-A Distribution St. facility, with profits going to support the meals-on-wheels program. Grand opening is Wednesday, March 4 from 9:30 a.m.-noon; regular hours 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Observer story is here.
Abong Fankam sent in an announcement of a visit by Nobel laureate and Liberian peace advocate Leymah Gbowee to Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday, March 21. Details here. Fee for public $40. Register here.
Monika Rhue sent in an announcement of a Kamit Natural Foods Spring into Balance Event on Sunday, March 15. Details here.
Blanche Penn sent in a link to a video about the recent Black History program at Wallace Pruit Recreation Center.
Patrick Graham sent in an announcement of a kickoff reception for the Urban League’s Turner School for Construction Management partnership, on Tuesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Urban League, 740 W. 5th St. Program details here.
The Black Political Caucus sent in a message from Mrs. Kelle Pressley-Perkins about a Sheroes of the Movement event on Saturday, March 28 from 2-4 pm. at the Beatties Ford Road Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here. Facebook here.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement that the screening of Spiral Bound has been rescheduled for April 17 at 6 p.m. at Myers Park High School Theatre. “The documentary focuses on students in the Studio 345 program and the benefits of arts in afterschool programs.” Proceeds support the Arts & Science Council and Council for Children’s Rights. The Juan Taco food truck will be on site. Tickets $5-$10 here. Trailer here.
Dena Dioro sent in copies of her Feb. 23 Board Bulletin.
Kim Roseboro sent in an announcement of an iMATTER Girl Empowerment Program offering free group mentoring for girls in 6th-12th grade, on Saturday, March 7 from 10:30 a.m. Details here. Info: Roseboro at 980-202-1772.
David Howard sent in an announcement of a conversation with Brookings Institution Vice President Bruce Katz on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 p.m. at UNCC Center City Building, 320 E. 9th St. Details here. Free, but register at 704-336-4947 or by e-mail by March 16 at 5 p.m.