Sarah Stevenson announced that there will be no Forum next week on Nov. 8, Election Day.
By drawing, members were named Tuesday to the MJ Entrepreneurial Action Fund Grants Committee. Members are Maritza Adonis, Maurice Jones, Rachelle Joyce, Laura McClettie and Jason Terrell. Named as alternates were Patricia Camp, Beverly Corpening, Shawn Greeson, Doris Shrivers and Keva Womble. The Grants Committee is to report at the final Forum in December 2016 on its decisions on any 2016 grants. Details of the drawing are here.
Larken Egleston announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party and Young Democrats will hold a free Election Night party on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Slate in SouthEnd at 200 E. Bland St. Details on Facebook here.
Deborah Walker announced that Bryan Stevenson, who is featured in the Netflix feature “13th”, will speak on “Grace, Justice, and Mercy” on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia, S.C.
Deborah Walker announced that One Charlotte will hold a gathering on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St. Details here.
Sonia Cox announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center would hold a “Dine to Donor” fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Improper Pig, 110 S. Sharon Amity Rd. in Cotswold Shopping Center, with 10% of food service receipts between 5-9 p.m. pledged to C.W. Williams.
Sonia Cox announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center’s dental center has opened, with minimum fee for service $50.
Yolanda Holmes announced a Future Leaders Reception fundraiser to benefit West Mecklenburg High School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Academies on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at CPCC’s Van Every Culinary Center, 425 N. Kings Dr. Fee of $25 per person or $40 per couple includes food and drinks. All proceeds go to providing resources to the CTE. Tickets here. Donate here. Video here.
Levester Flowers announced that Kelly Services Educational Staffing continues to recruit about 200 substitute teachers per day for service in 13 CMS schools in the Beacon initiative.
Loán Sewer announced the Gantt Center’s annual Jazzy Holiday Gala fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets $250. Details here.
Carlenia Ivory announced that a fundraiser on the occasion of the recent birthdays of Sarah Stevenson and herself, held Sunday, raised close to $15,000 for Johnson C. Smith University scholarships. For forms to participate in the donations, see Ivory.
Carlenia Ivory announced that the Gantt Center needs volunteers. For information, see Valaida Fullwood.
Jan Valder announced that Sister Simone Campbell will present a free voter education workshop, ”Election 2016: Voting Your Values,” on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. at the YWCA, 3420 Park Rd. (details here) and a presentation on income inequality, “Working to Mend the Gaps,” at 7 p.m. at the Ketner Auditorium at Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. (details here).
Eric Montgomery sent in an announcement of a meet and greet with Vince Rozier, candidate for N.C. Court of Appeals, on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. at 6135 Park South Dr. Suite 510.
Dena Diorio sent in her Oct. 31 Board Bulletin.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg will elect officers at its meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Details here.
Lisa Crawford sent in the Oct. 28 edition of the Vote Yes for City Bonds newsletter.
Victor Mack sent in an announcement that UNC Charlotte will host Let’s Explore Africa 2016 Quiz Competition in the UNCC Student Activity Center Salon C on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m. for K-12 students. Flier here. Details online here. Registration here.
Stephanie Counts sent in an announcement of Women’s Inter-Cultural Exchange’s Holiday Styling party on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Eileen Fisher store in Phillips Place, 6822-G Phillips Place Court off Fairview Road.
LuAnn Ritsema sent in an announcement of a free training for parents and professionals on 504 plans (using federal laws to ensure your child receives services needed for success) on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at noon at Council for Children’s Rights in the Children and Family Services Center, 601 E. 5th St. Flier here. Info by e-mail.