Natheley McElrath announced the Forum’s annual Christmas Party would be Dec. 19 at 8:30 a.m. at the Belmont Center, 700 Parkwood Ave. Bring on the 19th or any Tuesday before then any unwrapped, like-new items from the attic you’d like to offer for the “Take a Gift” game. Catered breakfast at a fees. Video from 2016 party is here.
Natheley McElrath announced that the Forum would arrange to deliver your gifts of toys to the Toys for Tots campaign. See McElrath for details.
James Mitchell announced, and Larken Egleston and Dimple Ajmera sent in messages, inviting all to the swearing-in ceremony for mayor and City Council on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Seating for the short ceremony is limited. Card here lists reception at 5:30 p.m. Others said reception would also follow ceremony.
Kim Ratliff announced a town hall on taxes on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Weeping Willow AME Zion Church, 2220 Milton Rd. Details here.
Joel Ford announced that proposals for judicial election redistricting and merit selection are under consideration in the N.C. General Assembly, which reconvenes Jan. 10.
Ceretha Sherrill announced a westside task force forum on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 2701-B Freedom Dr. to help train adults how to hold elected officials accountable.
Greg Phipps announced the Hidden Valley Community Parade & Festival on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Details on flier here.
Greg Phipps announced a community shoe distribution on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Martin Luther King Middle School, 500 Billmark Ave. Details here.
Blanche Penn announced that “The Voice of the People” will meet Saturday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at New Heaven Community Church, 8823 Albemarle Rd. Palm card here.
Patrice Funderburg announced a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 9 for people with a story to tell, a workshop that will give them the tools to tell their story in meetings where the story could influence public policy. Details and registration here. Palm card here.
Patrice Funderburg announced that two organizations are in need of volunteers and mentors: Center for Community Transitions operating the LifeWorks program at Goodwill, and Changed Choices operating at Jail North.
April Barnes announced the annual PACE of the Southern Piedmont holiday open house on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon at 6133 The Plaza. Details here.
Mary Johnson announced Johnson C. Smith University’s Christmas Vespers on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Smith Memorial Church on campus. Flier here.
Jarrod Jones sent in an request for IT workers to engage students at West Charlotte High School’s Career & College fair on Thursday, Dec. 7. Contact Tammy Lane Brown at 980-343-6060.
Alma Adams sent in a flier about open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act through Dec. 13.
Colette Forrest sent in an invitation to the Black Political Caucus Chairman’s Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Morehead Tavern, 300 E. Morehad St. Flier here.
Monika Rhue sent in an announcement that people with old photographs and documents are invited to have them scanned at the Beatties Ford Road Library for use in the Culture Blocks project. Days and times outlined here. Rhue by e-mail.
Alma Adams sent in an invitation to a drop-in coffee open house with on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m at her Charlotte 12th District office, 801 E. Morehead St. Suite 150. Details here.
Jade Jackson sent in an announcement of a town hall on the “The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call to a Moral Revival” on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. Details here.
Ann Harlan sent in an announcement of a fair courts town hall on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Midwood Cultural Center Auditorium, 1817 Central Ave. Details on Facebook.
Joyce Waddell sent in a statement on court fees.
Angela Caffee sent in an announcement of a workshop on how to help mentees themselves deal with their problems, on Monday, Dec. 4 from 9:30-11 a.m. at 3541 Randolph Rd., 2nd Floor.
Chris Jackson sent in Sanique’s story.