Because of Father's Day, the NorthEast Coalition has changed its usual third Sunday meeting date to June 14.The meeting will be at 3 p.m. at the University City Library on West W.T. Harris Boulevard.
A panel of state, county and city lawmakers and leaders will discuss their priorities and what the public wants their priorities to be. The panel will be moderated by Brien Blakely of Fox Charlotte, Channel 18.
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The Women's Impact Fund has awarded $409,000 in grants to five nonprofit organizations for projects benefiting the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community.
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The fund focuses its grant-making on arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services.
Grants included $78,000 to the N.C. Dance Theater for a community outreach dance program; $100,000 to KIPP: Charlotte for an extended-day academic program; $82,000 to American Forests for an urban ecosystem analysis project; $60,000 to Community Health Services for a physicians reach-out program, and $89,000 to United Family Services for a domestic violence legal representation program.
Membership in the Women's Impact Fund is open to all women. Members make a five-year commitment to donate $1,200 per year, and donations are pooled to award grants annually. The fund is a program of Foundation for the Carolinas. For more information, visit www.womensimpactfund.org.
The city of Charlotte will host a free seminar for small-business owners from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Friendship Baptist Missionary Church conference center, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. The event features three panels of local experts providing advice on sales and marketing, human-resource issues and funding strategies. Details: 704-392-0392.
Enjoy National Trails Day on Saturday by hiking one of the more than 70 miles of trails, such as Chestnut Trail at McDowell Nature Center, that are part of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation system.
Ages 12 and older also can work alongside park and recreation staff from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help clear debris, remove invasive species and restore trail markers at McDowell. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for volunteers.
McDowell Nature Center is at 15222 York Road. Details: 704-588-5224.
The Charlotte Ole Miss Alumni Club is holding its seventh annual scholarship golf tournament at Raintree Country Club in South Charlotte on June 8.
Proceeds will help provide a scholarship to the University of Mississippi for Sophia Yates Smith, a senior at Myers Park High School.
The tournament, with registration at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m., will be a four-person captain's choice format. The donation to play is $100, with special rates for foursomes and sponsorship packages.
Details: Pepper Pounds, 704-281-3590 or ppounds@ exervio.com. Compiled by Carol-Faye Ashcraft