Carlenia Ivory announced that adults who have agreed to read, mentor or advocate for a child in the Beatties Ford Road and West Boulevard corridors will gather on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. at the steps to Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd.
Yolanda Holmes announced that September is Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. Materials here. More info here.
April Jones invited participants to volunteer for the Democratic Party through the Nov. 8 election.
Carol Sawyer asked for information about anyone’s collection of Charlotte Post newspapers from 1960 or earlier. Ken Koontz and Tom Hanchett are seeking to digitize older copies for a public archive, which they say does not now exist. Contact Hanchett by e-mail or 704-577-5103.
Cassandra Townsley announced that Corrine Mack and the local branch of the NAACP is seeking to create a Charlotte branch of the NAACP’s ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) scholarship program. Info: Townsley at 347-678-5941.
Cassandra Townsley announced a yard sale and raffle on this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1704 Beatties Ford Rd. to cover her son Malachi’s expenses to attend a convention in Dallas in November. Flier here. Online info here.
Maurice Jones announced a Science Innovation Fair featuring students’ projects in solar, fuel cell and nanotechnology, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Stratford Richardson YMCA, 1946 West Blvd.
Ken Simmons announced that a group of people including himself and Maurice Jones, who are focused on helping children learn civility, have not been invited into CMS schools.
Levester Flowers announced that Kelly Services is looking for adults to serve as substitute teachers in Beacon schools. He said daily pay is $84 for adults with an undergraduate degree, and $103 for former teachers. Kelly Educational Staffing Charlotte office is at 704-549-0160 or by e-mail.
Carrie Cook announced that the Nov. 8 ballot includes a $218 million city bond issue for transportation, housing and neighborhood projects.
Carrie Cook announced that she serves as a member of the Housing Advisory Board of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, a body “appointed to implement the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Ten Year Plan to End and Prevent Homelessness.” [Board previously known as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing received this new name in June 2015.] Cook encouraged people with concerns or suggestions on affordable and workforce housing to share them with the board. Contact Stacy M. Lowry at 704-336-3784 or by e-mail. A copy of the 2015 Homelessness and Housing Report is here. A report on the January 2016 Point in Time Homelessness Count is here.
April Jones announced that doors open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 for Hillary Clinton’s noon rally at Johnson C. Smith University, 100 Beatties Ford Rd.
Bobbie Parks announced that Mecklenburg Senior Democrats would hold a get-out-the-vote kickoff meeting at noon on Friday, Sept. 9 at Democratic Party headquarters, 5700 Executive Center Dr. Suite 206.
Queen Thompson announced a community meeting designed to create collaboration with CMS schools, on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 Norris Ave. Flier here.
Gwen Forney announced that students new to CMS this fall who have not filed a new N.C. Health Assessment Form face being barred from school around Sept. 27. State info here.
Laura McClettie announced that her AKA sorority will hold voter registration events at churches on Sundays. To suggest a church site, contact McClettie.
Patricia Campbell announced a roundtable discussion with candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot, on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal School, 750 E. 9th St. Sponsors are Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and St. Paul Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry.
Carlenia Ivory announced that Sarah Stevenson will be honored at the 14th Annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Luncheon at noon on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St. Tickets $150. Proceeds benefit the United Negro College Fund. Info packet here.
Sylvia Grier sent in an announcement of an open forum on mental health on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Genesis Project 1, 5103 Reagan Dr. Suite 5. Details here.
Dena Diorio sent in her Sept. 6 Board Bulletin.
April Benson sent in an announcement of a construction and business owners networking event on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Fresh Waters Restaurant, 516 N. Graham St. Details here. Sponsor letter here.
Jason Terrell sent in Profound Gentlemen’s Sept. 6 newsletter.
Sam Spencer sent in an announcement of the 21st Annual Adams Mad Hatter’s Luncheon and Hat Auction, a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, on Saturday, Oct. 16 at noon at Sheraton Charlotte Airport, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr. Details here.
Larken Egleston sent in an announcement that the Mecklenburg and N.C. Young Democrats will hold their annual Gantt-Watt reception at the Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St. on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-9 p.m. Info and tickets from $30-$2,000 here.
Jane Whitley sent in an announcement that the Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County will meet Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 6:30 p.m. at the Asian Library, 1339 Baxter St. Details here.
Ariel Smith sent in an announcement of a called meeting of the Black Political Caucus on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at 1326 Prince Hall Ave. Room A-3. Details here.
Charles Thomas sent in a Sept. 1 Knight Foundation newsletter.
Stephanie Counts sent in a Sept. 1 Women’s Intercultural Exchange newsletter.
April Benson sent in an announcement of a free young business professionals and business owners networking event on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at BluNotes, 3425 David Cox Rd. Register here.
Lawrence Toliver sent in an announcement of a United Nations International Day of Peace event on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at McCrorey YMCA, 3801 Beatties Ford Rd. Details here.