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Here are our Power 98 upcoming Public Service Announcements.

You can send your PSA’s to Francene Marie at Fran.Marie@bbgi.com!

Remember dates, times, and details are subject to change.

 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library celebrates African American History Month in February

When: February 1st to February 28th

Time: For times call: 704-416-0101

Where: Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – 310 N. Tryon Street Charlotte, NC

To find more info about this event log onto: www.cmlibrary.org . Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites the public to celebrate African American History Month with free programs, including author events, films, storytelling, and fun and educational activities for children and teens. Library staff have also compiled valuable book lists, topic guides, and online resources to assist in learning, exploring and having conversations about the moments and people that have shaped our collective past. These events and resources can also help those seeking historical context for the current issues and movements within our community

 

PNC Bank Presents Gantt After Dark

When: February 16, 2017

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Charlotte, NC

Where: Harvey B. Gantt Center – 551 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC

This event is presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center. The first Gantt After Dark of 2017 starts the year off with a bang! February’s Gantt After Dark will focus on: THE ARTIST. Come indulge in artist talks, live music, food, painting, drawing, and short films.

Queen City Urban Art Showcase 

When: February 17, 2017

Time: 6pm to 10pm

Where: Industry (NC Music Factory)

Michael Calloway’s Create Amazing LLC is offering more family-friendly events! The Queen City Urban Art Showcase is free and open to the public. Individuals, companies, and organizations interested in becoming a sponsor of the Queen City Urban Arts Showcase or other Create Amazing LLC events should contact Michael Calloway at 704-771-3522 or email info@createamazingllc.com.  This event has a unique twist with onsite vendors, live music, free gift card giveaways to some of Charlotte’s hottest fashion stores and a live painting raffle. More fun: Five fashion designers showcasing their respective clothing lines. Best male outfit and best female outfit prizes. Original art painting raffle, food drinks and vendors, and don’t forget about the free about the gift card giveaways to fashion stores.

 

It’s BBQ at Church!

When: February 17, 2017

Time 11am to 4pm

Where: Pleasant Grove AME Zion Church- 9900 Christenbury Rd Concord NC (past Concord Mills Mall)

Annual BBQ sale with a choice of chicken. All plates are $8.00 and the church will make deliveries for large orders.

 

Innovative Works

When: February 18, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Where: 701 N. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC

This is not a free event, but sounds fun! It’s presented by Charlotte Ballet at Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance, Charlotte Passion, intensity & movement. Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux created Innovative Works a contemporary ballet in an intimate venue. The first Innovative Works performance was in 1997, just after Jean-Pierre took over as artistic director. Twenty years later it is one of Charlotte Ballet’s most popular performances, now housed in the 200-seat theater at the Patricia McBride & Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance.

 

Bags 4 Bagless

When: February 18, 2017

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Where: 945 N College Charlotte North Carolina 

The outstanding 16 year old student , Righteous Keitt who attends Philip O Berry Academy is founder of the non-profit: Bags 4 Bagless, and needs our help! The organization collects backpacks filled with daily necessities like, toothbrushes, blankets and more. The organization passes these items to the homeless in our community. For more info email Righteous Keitt at Bags4bagless@gmail.com or log onto www.bags4bagless.com

 

Grier Heights Black History Festival

When: February 25, 2017

Time: 11am to 2pm

Where: Grier Heights Community Center

Let’s have fun celebrating Black History Month by working on projects that revolve around Black history beginning in Africa. Our first station will provide children with materials that help them create African face mask that depict Ethiopian royalty. Every station will work through history until we make it to the present. At the end participants will create a poster that states “I Matter,” which will be signed using every child’s hand print.

 

 

Official CIAA FUN!!!

When: February 20th & 21st

Time: Times Vary (Website below

Where: Bojangles Coliseum

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) – 2017 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament is calling Charlotte home for more than a decade. The well anticipated event is comprised of 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Tournament will tip off is at Bojangles Coliseum from February 20-21, 2017 and then move to Time Warner Cable Arena February 22-25, 2017. Visit www.ciaatournament.org for more information.

 

Do You Have A Prom Dress To Donate?

When: Now through February 28, 2017

Where: ImaginOn – The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. Seventh Street, Charlotte

Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. is asking for public donations of gently used or new prom attire, sizes 0-26, including bridesmaids, cocktail and formal dresses. Your dress will be donated to high school girls who are not able to afford to buy their own. Donate your dress during the dress collection until Feb 28, 2017. If in need of a dress you’ll have until February 28, 2017 to register for Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.’s Prom Project. The big event day on March 4, 2017 will take place at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. During the event, girls can choose a prom dress and accessories at no charge. Did you know that girls attending Girl Talk Foundation teaches lessons on social etiquette, dating safety and offered other resources to make milestone occasion memorable. For more information log on: www.girltalkfoundationinc.com or email inquiries to: Janine@girltalkfoundationinc.com

 

Ultimate Step “Afrika” Event

When: March 3rd & March 4th

Time: 12am for both performances

Where: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte – 300 E. Seventh St. McColl Family Theater Charlotte, NC

Experience the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping, an art form born from African-American fraternities and based in African traditions. The dancers use their bodies as instruments and their intricate kicks, stomps and rhythms mixed with spoken word. Age groups: Adults (18+), Kids (5-8), Teens (13-18), Tweens (9-12). For more info call: 704-973-2828.

 

Repticon Charlotte Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

When: March 11th & 12th

Time: 10am to 4pm

Where: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center – 4751 Highway 49 North Concord, NC

Repticon Charlotte is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Admission: Adults – $10, Children (5-12) – $5, Under 5 –

For more information call 863-268-4273 or 863-268-4273

 

Female First Responders Open House

When: March 25, 2017

Time: 10am to 1pm

Where: 1770 Shopton Road Charlotte, NC.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Recruiting Division will be hosting a “Female First Responders Open House” for the public. Female representatives and Recruiters of local first responder agencies will be at the event to provide career insight and information on the application process . Agencies in attendance will include the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Fire Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, Mecklenburg EMS Agency(Medic), NC Highway Patrol, and various Military branches. Recruitment Background Investigator Grant will be available to speak with various media outlets regarding this upcoming event and the importance of women first responders. If you would like to schedule Officer Grant to speak with you during a radio program, a news segment or for the newspaper please contact her at mgrant2@cmpd.org to schedule an appointment.

 

FREE Yoga Class For Cancer Patients & Caregivers

When: April 1st Fridays & April 14th – Monday

Where: Yoga for Life, at 1410 West Morehead Street

Time: 5:45pm

Yoga for Life is offering the gift of yoga with free weekly Yoga classes for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Yoga for Cancer classes is specifically designed to meet the challenges of cancer patients and survivors. They take place on Mondays, at 5:45 p.m., starting April 4th, 2016, and Fridays at 11 a.m., starting April 1st. Pre-registration is required. The first 20 participants will receive a free pair of Toe Talk Warrior Chick socks. Pre-registration is required. For more info: http://yogaforlifecharlotte.com/yoga-for-cancer/

 

Let’s Celebrate Earth Day!

When: April 6, 2017

Time: 12pm to 6pm

Where: 5046 Old Pineville Rd Charlotte, NC 28217

(This is not a free event, but sounds fun) This is a company-sponsored event, and employee teams can participate in a hands-on volunteer project at a Charlotte area nonprofit, keeping the Charlotte a great place to live and work! Companies can connect with other business leaders who value corporate social responsibility, employees will have fun and build stronger team relationships and get to know local conservation leaders. The day consists of a volunteer project followed by a Celebration with refreshments, food and awards at Three Spirits Brewing. For more information feel free to call: 919-687-4840.

 

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