Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:30pm
Dale F. Halton Theater
1206 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
Night at the Theater. An opportunity to join your fellow League members for a dress rehearsal performance of "Bridges of Madison County."

All seats are specially priced at $12. Tickets can only be purchased here.

Sign up and purchase tickets here:

Enter Attendee Name(s):
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St., Room 280
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - City Government. Session 1 of Civics 101

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge on exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30pm-8:00pm
The Government Center, Uptown Charlotte
600 East 4th Street, Room 280
Charlotte, NC
Protecting Judicial Independence. The North Carolina General Assembly, on April 10, 2017, introduced HB717, An Act to Revise Certain Superior Court Judicial Districts. This bill introduces partisanship to judicial elections and fundamentally alters how judges are elected to the district court bench. This event features a panel discussion with local government and legal experts discussing their perspectives on this issue. The event aims to educate citizens on the impacts of House Bill 717 from the perspective of stakeholders and to discuss proposed judicial legislation and reforms. Event starts promptly at 6:30 and building doors close at 6:30.so arrive early! Seating capacity limited. We hope you will join us.

See LEAGUE EVENTS for link to RSVP.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
 
Mecklenburg Courthouse
832 East 4th
Courtroom 5370
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Mecklenburg County Courts. Session 2 of Civics 101

Park at the 4th Street Deck, directly across from 3rd/4th St./I-277 exit ramp.

Using the crosswalk, cross McDowell St. and enter the courthouse through the McDowell St. entrance.

NOTE: Remove all metals from your person, including belts and steel-toed shoes.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St., Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Session 3 of Civics 101

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge upon exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00-11:00am
Amity Presbyterian Church
2831 N. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC
East Side Education Forum. Enter the parking lot from Pearson Drive to access Johnston Hall (in the back)

Charles Jeter, Government Relations Coordinator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will lead the audience through the maze of school funding sources and the elected officials responsible for each. Jeter lives in Huntersville and was twice elected to the NC House. He represented District 92, which stretches down the Catawba River from Huntersville to Lake Wylie, from January 2014 until last year when he was appointed to the CMS staff.

The urgency to pass the school bond issue will be voiced by Brandon Neal who is on the bond campaign committee. Information about the bonds can be accessed here

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6-8:30pm
Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th St. Room 267
Charlotte, NC 28202
Civics 101 - Mecklenburg County Government. Session 4 of Civics 101

Parking available in the garage across the street. Enter on Davidson between 3rd and 4th. Take a ticket to enter, but there will be no charge upon exiting.

NOTE: Give yourself extra time to go through Security

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. There will be no this month; however, the Education Action Team is sponsoring two Education Funding Forums on October 14th and 21st. Please attend the Forum event that's closest to you in place of League Talk. Check LEAGUE EVENTS for information.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 - 11:00am
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC
West Side Education Forum. Charles Jeter, Government Relations Coordinator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will lead the audi-ence through the maze of school funding sources and the elected officials responsible for each. Jeter lives in Huntersville and was twice elected to the NC House. He represented District 92, which stretches down the Ca-tawba River from Huntersville to Lake Wylie, from January 2014 until last year when he was appointed to the CMS staff.

The urgency to pass the school bond issue will be voiced by Brandon Neal who is on the bond campaign committee. Information about the bonds can be accessed here

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6-8:30pm
Charlotte Observer
550 S. Caldwell Street
Charlotte, NC, 28202
Civics 101 - Graduation Dinner + Meet the Press. Session 5 of Civics 101

On-street parking is available as well as in two nearby ground-level, paid parking lots.

Your dinner is included in your registration.

Click on CIVICS 101 to Register.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00pm and 11:00pm
WTVI, Charlotte
PBS Charlotte Time Warner HD Channel 1174
Channel 42 on AT&T U-VERSE, DirecT, Dish, and Comporium
Mayor Candidates Debate. Save the date for the second round of mayoral candidate debates sponsored by WTVI and the League
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6:15pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Board of Directors Meeting.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Check back for details about this month's program.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
TBD
TBD Holiday Party. Save the date and check back for more details about our Annual Holiday Party.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Check back for details about this month's program.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. Check back for details about this month's program.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
11:30am
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
Lunch with the League. Check back for details about this month's program.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm
League Education Center
1817 Central Avenue, Room 210
Charlotte, NC 28205
League Talk. Check back for details about this month's program.