Robin Bradford announced that her Happy Hour Rotary Club would present the Christmas Santa tree lighting ceremony at Birkdale Village on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 5-8 p.m. Flier is here.
C. Renee Jarrett announced that she would be reaching out to a number of community elders to explore “Charlotte’s ground – what’s in our ground, where we were, where we are and where we’re going.” She said she had in mind creating discussions among the generations, prompted by videos akin to the national StoryCorps project, to address Charlotte’s low national ranking in social mobility.
Robin Bradford announced that NAN Charlotte would host its Know Your Rights Legal Day on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Latibah Collard Green Museum.
Levester Flowers announced that the Mecklenburg Democratic Party is revitalizing its Senior Democrats organization for party members 50 and older. For information: Flowers at 704-968-3391.
Blanche Penn announced that she is returning to school to obtain a master’s in education leadership.
Blanche Penn announced that the Silver Fox Cheerleaders went to several of the election night victory parties and apologized for not making them all: “I tell you what, we were wore out and we didn’t get to half of them.”
Pat Cotham announced that the Uptown Democratic Forum will meet Thursday, Nov. 20 at noon at the Levine Museum, 200 E. 7th St. for an election wrap-up.
Karen Gipson announced the 21st annual MLK Holiday Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 19 at 8 a.m. Speaker is Ben Jealous, former president of the NAACP. Info here.
Gyasi Foluke announced that his book, “Truths My Teacher Never Told Me,” contains solutions to today’s education issues. He said his earlier work, “The Real-Holocaust: A Wholistic Analysis of the African American Experience, 1441-1994,” pursues the question of “what’s wrong in terms of African-Americans and how to correct the problems.”
Bobbi Parks announced that she wanted someone to explain why two miles of Statesville Road has been under construction for two years.
Nelson Adesegha announced that the C.W. Williams Community Health Center would hold its next board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Center at 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. “You’re invited to attend for the board meeting,” he said. When asked whether it was a public meeting, he replied, “It’s not a public (meeting), but the public is invited.”
Jane Whitley sent in a copy of the November issue of The Bray, a newsletter of Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County.
Bill Anderson sent in an invitation to a MeckEd conversation with five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council members at The Student Voice on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 8-9:30 p.m. at Novant Health/BB&T Building, 108 Providence Road. Parking is available in the Novant parking deck across Providence Road. RSVP here.
Greg Schermbeck sent in an announcement that the Council For Children’s Rights is partnering with the Arts & Science Council to screen Spiral Bound, a documentary about the arts in CMS schools, at Myers Park High School on Friday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for $10 to the public are here Proceeds benefit Council for Children’s Rights and the Arts & Science Council. Trailer to Spiral Bound is here.
Charles Thomas sent in an invitation to the Innovation Challenge: Food finale event on Nov. 19 from 4:30-8 p.m. at Johnson & Wales University Hance Auditorium, 801 W. Trade St. Tickets for $25 plus $2.37 fee are here. Keynote speaker is Cary Neff. Info here.
Dena Diorio sent in a copy of her Nov. 10 Board Bulletin.
Jaye Maxx Alexander sent in a copy of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Nov. 11 newsletter.