Trevor Fuller announced that a group studying homelessness issues would report on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.
Harold Winston announced that the Sign of the Times jazz group would perform a free “5th Annual Giving Thanks Concert” on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 4-6 p.m. at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1421 Statesville Ave. Flier here.
Jackie Edwards Walton announced that families in need of toys for the holidays should contact the Belmont Community Center, 700 Parkwood Ave., at 704-379-7471. Applicants must call for an appointment and have the appointment scheduled this week.
Brenda Robinson announced that her Aviation Camps of the Carolinas would be at Rock Hill Airport for two one-day camps for 14- to 17-year-olds on Dec. 28-29. Fee is $75 per student. Details here.
Munro Richardson announced that Read Charlotte and the UNC Charlotte College of Education will co-host a free “What Matters in Literacy” on Monday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UNC Charlotte Center City Campus, 320 E 9th St. Featured speakers are James Kim of Harvard Graduate School of Education, CMS Supt. Ann Clark of CMS, Lee Keesler of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and Devonya Govan-Hunt of Black Child Development Institute. Details here. Flier here. Event is free but you must RSVP here or at 704-666-5619.
Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County would meet Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Whiskey Warehouse, 1221 The Plaza.
Robert Dawkins sent in a link to his Agitator Radio interview with Dr. Gary M. McClelland, Department of Psychiatry at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, about trauma and stressors that cause increases in crime.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement of Gantt After Dark on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Details here.
Blanche Penn sent in a link to a Silver Fox Cheerleaders GoFundMe campaign to raise $3,000 for uniforms and travel expenses.
David Howard sent in an announcement that his think tank ReThink CLT will host a forum on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Room 267 of the Government Center on “The Future of Government Opportunities.” Flier here.
Angie Caffee sent in an announcement that the Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance is accepting nominations for the group’s recognition awards that will be presented at an Alliance Awards Ceremony on Jan. 29. Nominations are due Sunday, Nov. 22. Flier here detailing the award categories. Nominate here.
David Howard passed along an announcement from GenerationNation inviting teens to become part of Youth Lead Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Class of 2016. Details here.
Robert Dawkins sent in an announcement of a private screening of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the AMC Concord Mills 24, 8422 Concord Mills Blvd. in Concord. Advance ticket purchases required by Nov. 26. Details here.