Sarah Stevenson announced that the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum will be among the honorees at Johnson C. Smith University’s 7th Annual Arch of Triumph Gala black-tie fundraiser to be held Saturday, April 11 at the Convention Center. As of Tuesday afternoon, four of the 20 $175 tickets at Stevenson’s tables remained available. To purchase, call Doris Burns at 704-378-1020. Invitation here. Honorees here. More info here.
Tommie Robinson announced that the exhibit of his art will remain open for free viewing at the Latibah Collard Green Museum, 720 Tuckaseegee Rd. through April 15.
Trymaine Gaither announced that the Be the Match organization will now be in Charlotte on May 2 to collect cheek swabs for a database of potential bone marrow donors to assist patients with leukemia and sickle cell disease. Collection venue is yet to be set. Info on Be the Match here.
Sean Gautam announced the Mayor’s International Community Awards ceremony on May 5 at Booth Playhouse uptown.
Arnold Tyler announced that the Soul Food Festival will be held Saturday, May 30 at the Route 29 pavilion, 5660 Sandusky Blvd. in Concord. He said he was looking for the best cooks of fried chicken, collard greens, mac and cheese and sweet potatoes. Flier here. Website here.
Jamila Freelain announced that her Encouraging Words academic consulting practice will be holding college tours next week to Fayetteville State University and to the CPCC Harris Campus. Program details here. FSU trip details here and CPCC trip details here.
Elyse Dashew announced that she, Dorothy Counts-Scoggins, Steve Crump and the UNCC Center City School of Education are preparing a free event called “The Swann Song,” a discussion and recognition of the Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education decision. The event will be held Tuesday, May 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the UNCC Center City Building, 320 E. 9th St. Register here. Flyer here.
Blanche Penn announced that the Senior Games will be held in May and the Silver Fox Cheerleaders will participate. A video from their recent presentation to a DSS conference at the Sheraton is here.
Carlton Gabriel announced a “Unity in the Community” event to be held Saturday May 2 at the United House of Prayer for All People at 2321 Beatties Ford Rd. More information next week.
Carlenia Ivory announced that meetings would begin next week to plan a 90th birthday celebration for Sarah Stevenson on Oct. 26. Proceeds from the event will support an exchange year to Johnson C. Smith University by two students from South Africa.
Carlenia Ivory announced Tommie Robinson’s birthday. Video here.
Charles Thomas announced a free Impact3 Demo Day presentation for the Queen City Forward’s current class of 7 entrepreneurs, on Thursday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University, 801 W. Trade St. Reservations here.
Fran Moore sent in a link to her book “A United States Citizen Opinion.”
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement that Carolyn Millen’s resignation opens a seat on the Citizens’ Review Board. This group that reviews police actions meets the second and fourth Tuesdays as needed at 4 p.m. at the Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. Online application for the position may be filled in here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an invitation to join a conference call with Rep. Rodney Moore on his racial profiling bill, on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. by dialing 712-775-7031 and using ID number 543—340-846. Details here.
Robert Dawkins announced that he would be honored Saturday, April 11 in Raleigh at the Black Workers for Justice 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Support for Labor Banquet. Details here.
LaWana Mayfield sent in a copy of her March 26 newsletter.
Lee Cauble sent in an announcement of a $2 Mini Chef event focused on “Fun Parfait” for children “getting messy while following recipes and creating healthy foods” on Thursday, April 9 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd. Reservations at 704-432-3048.
Joie Cook sent in an invitation to A Hero’s Ball on Saturday, May 16. at Hope Haven Conference Center, 3815 N. Tryon St. Free jobs fair noon-4 p.m. Dinner tickets $40 here. Website here. Facebook here. Flier here. Proceeds benefit women’s health programs at VA Hospital Salisbury.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement of a Gantt After Dark program on Thursday, April 9 at 6 p.m. featuring artist Nellie Ashford, jazz trombonist Ivan Hall, Angela Strothers and Daryl Rice. Details here. RSVP here.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement that Council for Children’s Rights and Arts & Science Council will hold a screening of “Spiral Bound” on Friday 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 after school programs. All proceeds will go to the Arts & Science Council and Council for Children’s Rights. The Juan Taco food truck will be there to provide food. To boost attendance, the groups are offering free tickets here. Those willing to pay ($6.17 with service fee) for tickets can purchase them here. The Spiral Bound movie trailer is here.
Joyce Waddell sent in a copy of her March 31 newsletter.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his March 31 newsletter.