Levester Flowers announced that his school board campaign would help ferry voters to the polls for the Oct. 6 municipal primary free of charge. Details: 704-968-3391.
Blanche Penn announced that the Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center would host a crochet class along with bingo on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the center, behind Bruns Avenue Elementary off Beatties Ford Road.
Phyllis Perry announced that the Black Political Caucus will hold its 50th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at Founders Hall at 100 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $125.
Carol Anne Lawler announced that she is available for free talks to groups about Hospice, care for the caregiver and healthy aging. Lawler is communities of faith liaison for Hospice. Info: 704-732-6146 or by e-mail.
Nakisa Glover announced “Exploring Solutions: Climate Justice, Green Jobs and Ending Poverty,” a town hall on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2-5 p.m. at Little Rock AME Zion Church, 401 N. McDowell St. Flier here. Info: Joe Segal 571-344-1518. Register here. More info on Facebook.
Larken Egleston announced that Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County will host a free Fundraising 101 candidate training on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Open to all “and you don’t have to be young to be a Young Democrat.”
Maurice Jones announced a STEM program for afterschool children at Ivory Baker Recreation Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. around renewable energy, lowering carbon footprints and nanotechnology, to boost end-of-grade tests scores in science and math.
Natheley McElrath announced a fundraising event Sunday, Oct. 25 marking Sarah Stevenson’s 90th birthday, to raise money to give two students from South Africa a semester at Johnson C. Smith University. Details here.
Carlenia Ivory announced “Show Up, Show Out, Show Your Best Self,” a community conversation for students 6th through 12th grade and their parents, on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ivory Baker Recreation Center. Speakers include Coach Q and Titus Ivory. Details here.
Joel Ford sent in a cover letter and study analyzing “self-reported characteristics of the over 31,000 people on CHA’s Housing Choice Voucher wait list (formerly called ‘Section 8’). Summary points: Median annual income – $10,000; 1 in 4 self-described as homeless; 93% black; 86% female; Only 200-240 vouchers for new clients become available each year.”
Shay Merritt sent in an announcement of the Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. from Independence Park. The 3.6-mile route runs through Elizabeth, Belmont and NoDa. Sign up here.
Beth Pickering sent in a save-the-date for “The Science of Fairness: Exploring Implicit Bias,” a full-day conference on Friday, Oct. 23 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.
Charles Thomas sent in an announcement of “Innovation Challenge: Plenty,” a “competition for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to meet serious issues around food insecurity and hunger in our community.” Details here.
Colette Forrest sent in an request that people protest to school board members about not being included in what Forrest asserts is an effort to make Ann Clark the permanent CMS superintendent. Forrest’s note here; Observer story here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Sept. 28 Board Bulletin.
Jane Whitley sent in details of early voting for the Oct. 6 Charlotte mayoral second primary.
Kim Ratliff sent in the Sept. 11 Alma Adams newsletter.
Sharon Holm sent in an announcement that the Gantt Center would hold a screening of “I’m Walkin’ For My Freedom: The Selma March and Voting Rights,” a Steve Crump documentary, on Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon St. $10 tickets for nonmembers here. Details here.