This file includes announcements from Feb. 26 and March 5.
Everett Blackmon invited all to participate in community discussions of the book The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Info here.
Christine Edwards announced a deadline extension to March 8 for the 2nd Annual Student Art Contest. Details here.
Andrew Knoblich announced that the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is looking to place 500 youth as paid interns in area businesses for the summer. Details.
Qiana Austin announced that there was scholarship support available for students age 25 or older planning to attend CPCC. Go here, then type the word Gratitude into the search box. Deadline March 26.
Dawn Hill left an announcement that the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is seeking physicians to host paid interns under the program for the summer. E-mail her.
Brenda Robinson announced that seats are open for children 9-18 at Aviation Camps of the Carolinas events April 16 at Charlotte airport and June 25 at Monroe airport. The fee is $125 for all students including Boy Scouts. For a guaranteed seat, register here. Some seats free; details here. E-mail registration instructions here. Magazine article background in downloadable PDF here. Donate online here.
Goodwill hosts VITA tax assistance clinics through the week of April 13, Details.
Judith Brown observed that, in distributing material from a food drive, Project 70Forward found that half of Charlotte recipient families eligible for food assistance include a person with a disability. Half, not the national average of 25%.
March 4: New class began for NCDOT Construction Trades Academy.
March 6: Civics 101 on county courts, 6:15-8:30 p.m., County Courthouse. Fee $50 for 5-week series; register and pay here.
March 6: MeckEd professional development. Fee $30.
March 9: Goodwill bridal clothes pop-up, 3609 South Blvd, 7 a.m. until sellout.
March 12: Civics 101 on Board of Education, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Government Center. Fee $50 for 5-week series; register and pay here.
March 13: Democratic Women, 801 E. 4th St. from 6:30 p.m.. Free parking across street. Speaker: Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe on “Improved Medicare for All.”
March 13-14: Dr. Kathy Obear, founder of the Center for Transformation and Change, in two sessions at UNCC. Register here.
March 16: College Mindset: Life After graduation. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Northside Academy, 333 Jeremiah Blvd.
March 19: Civics 101 on county government, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Government Center. Fee $50 for 5-week series; register and pay here.
March 19: League of Women Voters, 6:30 p.m., 1817 Central Ave.. free. Speaker: Sherry MacQueen, co-chair, League ERA Action Team.
March 21: C.W. Williams Community Health Center 3rd Annual Women’s Health & Doctor Recognition luncheon fundraiser, noon, Hilton Center City, 222 E. 3rd. St.
March 22: Alma Adams lunch and roundtable on women’s suffrage, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
March 23: Pop-up Village celebrating National Single Parent Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2701 Freedom Dr., free.
March 26: Civics 101 on the press, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Charlotte Observer. Fee $50 for 5-week series; register and pay here.
March 28: Jane Ellen sings Diana Krall, 7 p.m., Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd., free. Register here.
March 29: Wills for seniors and veterans, info session, free, 10 a.m. Beatties Ford Road Library, 2411 Beatties Ford Rd.
April 3: MeckEd professional development. Fee $30.
April 4-6: Sol Summit.
April 5: Hampton University High School Day bus trip.
April 6: 7th Annual Charlotte African-American Festival,10 a.m.-10 p.m. at Spirit Square 345 North College St., free. Nominations are being accepting for the 2019 Black Business of the Year and The 2019 Black Elected Official of the Year Award. Details here or by e-mail.
April 11-14: Charlotte Black Film Festival, Convention Center.
April 13: United in the Community Day fundraiser for Beatties Ford Road Vocational Center and Fathers United, free. Organizations interested in having information booths call 980-349-4067.
April 16: Aviation Camps of the Carolinas event. Charlotte-Douglas Airport. Some seats free; details here.
May 4: Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Gala, 6 p.m., Le Meridien Hotel Charlotte, 555 S. McDowell St.
June 24-Aug. 2: Four Court Camps for youth 14-18 at Mecklenburg Courthouse. Details.
June 25: Aviation Camps of the Carolinas event. Monroe Airport. Some seats free; details here.
July 15-20: Biloxi/New Orleans Casino trip.
News & Handouts
Joyce Waddell one two
City Startup Labs
Knight Foundation one two
Mecklenburg Board Bulletin Feb. 25 March 4
Partners for Parks
Women’s Inter-cultural Exchange one two three