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Community Events

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25th Anniversary Celebration University City Regional Library

The Queen City at War: A Charlotte Museum of History Book Club

February 17, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm

Over the course of four books, the Charlotte Museum of History invites you to join us for an in-depth look at how the great wars of the early twentieth century altered the creative landscape of the United States. Langston Hughes' collection of short stories, The Ways of White Folks, explores the relationship between blacks and whites in everyday experiences in the 1920s and 1930s. Best known for his poetry in the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes examines with humor and truth the thoughts and emotions of each character during the Jim Crow era, leaving the reader sadden, amused, enlightened, often contemplative and always engaged.

This event is free and open to any members of the public looking to learn!

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African - American History Family Fun Day Celebration

FEBRUARY 24, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3500 SHAMROCK DRIVE, CHARLOTTE, NC 28215

Join the Charlotte Museum of History as we celebrate the history and culture of Charlotte's vibrant African-American community from the colonial period to the present.

Guests are invited to experience colonial life through the eyes of the enslaved people of the Alexander household and learn about the important contributions of these people to early story of the Queen City. Children are encouraged to create their own graphic novels honoring their heroes in Charlotte's history + including those who resisted and persisted to ensure that freedom applies to everyone.

This event is free and open to any members of the public looking to learn!

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Charlotte International Women's Day

PBS Charlotte hosts Town Hall Meeting about Upward Mobility

Friday, March 9th at 10:00am. Join PBS Charlotte in the studio. For more information click here: Upward Mobility Town Hall

Charlotte Women's March - seeking Volunteers

One woman's voice is loud, all of our voices can create change!

First we marched, and now we take action. The Charlotte Women's March Communications committee is looking for volunteers to help us create change in Charlotte, in North Carolina, and in America. We are looking for volunteers who have the skill, enthusiasm and time to assist with:

Project Management, Event Planning, Social Media, Writing, Graphic Art, Website/Email Management

We meet as needed, roughly every 2 months, and work via email and phone to support the activities of the various CWM interest groups and to assist in publicizing events. With many volunteers we can share the load so it is manageable for each of us.

Communications Committee 2018 Planning Meeting on 2/27, 6-7:30 PM

Location: St. Peters Episcopal Church, 115 West Seventh St. Library Room, 1st Floor

Parking: TransAmerica Parking Garage, bring your parking receipt inside for validation/free parking.

Let us know if you can join us or if you have questions about our work:

For purposes of finding it, St. Peter's is at the corner of N. Tryon and W. 7th Streets -- directly across from Rock Bottom Restaurant. The garage is on 7th St., next door to the restaurant and is marked with a large round blue and white P sign. (Think Spirit Square and Discovery Place area of town) Attendees can park in the parking deck across from the 7th Street entrance to the church offices and be buzzed in at the 7th St. entrance to the church offices. The garage also can be entered from 8th St., directly across from First Methodist Church.

Thank you,

Beth Davis and Gina Navarette

Charlotte Street Use and Event Information

Charlotte Event and Street Usage information to help you in your travels.

Street Use and Event Information

Charlotte on the Cheap suggestions

Check out the website: Charlotte on the Cheap for great ideas for things to do.