Ken Koontz announced that he would return to the air with a new TV show that “is going to be all-encompassing and it’s going to address a whole lot of things. It’s going to set a whole lot of things straight, some things that you won’t see anywhere else, and some things you probably wished you didn’t see…. So I will have a show, and we will get some answers….” Koontz said more information would be forthcoming.
Charles Vakala announced an economic development project that would link Charlotte and Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the creation of a production house. More information forthcoming.
Ella Scarborough announced that the Black Women’s Caucus would hold its 30th annual Blackberry Brunch on Saturday, June 27. See Scarborough for $50 tickets.
Doug Jones announced that Project LIFT schools are in need of proctors for year-end testing. For info on available dates, e-mail Jones.
Elyse Dashew announced that Tuesday night’s “Dream Again Deferred” discussion on May 5 is fully subscribed, but the session will be taped and shared on the Education NC website.
Blanche Penn encouraged friends of Vernon Herron to visit him at home.
Greg Phipps announced that he would host a town hall Tuesday, May 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Oasis Shriners Headquarters, 604 Doug Mayes Place, next to Sam’s Club in the Shoppes at University Place. Details here.
Sarah Stevenson announced the 51st annual Prince of Peace Lutheran Church barbeque at 3000 Beatties Ford Road on Friday, May 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See Stevenson for $8 tickets.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her May 4 Board Bulletin.
Joel Ford sent in a copy of his May 1 newsletter.
Shawn Greeson sent in an announcement that some Plaza-Midwood residents are organizing to oppose the Vanlandingham rezoning. Details: E-mail Greeson.
Rodney Moore sent in a copy of his May 4 Raleigh Report.
Beth Pickering sent in an announcement that the Community Relations Committee will offer two-day “Dismantling Racism” training. Next opportunity is July 15-16. Details and registration here.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement of professional development sessions for out-of-school providers on May 14 ($30), May 19 (free), and May 26 ($30). All are at 10 a.m. at the Council for Children’s Rights, 601 E. 5th St.
Rita Miles sent in a newsletter about Passport for Fashion to be held Saturday, May 9 from 6:30-11:59 p.m. at the Le Meridien Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. Details here. Tickets available online. As of 8 p.m. May 5 tickets range from $37.92 for single tickets to $92.56 per seat at $370.24 VIP tables. Portion of proceeds support Lasco Cancer Fund.
Terry Bradley sent in an announcement of “How to Respond When Approached by Law Enforcement,” a panel discussion with judges, district attorneys, police officers and lawyers, to be held Wednesday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Little Rock Community Development Center, 401 N. McDowell St.; and “Political Empowerment and the Black Church” featuring Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC, on Saturday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Conference Center, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd.
Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to Impact3 Demo Day on Thursday, May 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnson & Wales University Hanes Auditorium. Details here.