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People & Places Feb. 11

Foundation grant writing class

CHARLOTTE — Funding for Good is bringing its one-day Grant Writing & Research Workshop to Charlotte on March 6.

This 8-hour workshop will cover the basic dos and don’ts of grant writing, the seven elements of almost every proposal and how to customize proposals for better success. Participants will also learn the process for successful grant research and how to better develop and manage donor relationships.

Real stories from the non-profit world will serve as case studies and participants will also be able to review successfully funded proposals.

The workshop is March 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Queens University of Charlotte Levine Center, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte, NC 28274.

For detailed information and to register, visit https://fundingforgood.org/grant-writing-and-research-workshop-march-6-charlotte-nc/. For additional questions, contact Amanda Pearce at 704-614-8703.


Life Tree Cafe

KANNAPOLIS — Lifetree Café is a weekly, hour-long interactive experience that features real people’s real stories on film, guided conversation, biblical insights, and time to build relationships, tackling the topics that most people deal with: family, friends, fears, busyness, balance, money, materialism, health, heaven, peace, purpose.

Life Tree Cafe meets Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. at 13 West 1st St., next to the Gem Theater. Learn more by email: aliburkmiller@gmail.com


Rowan History Club meets Tuesday


Members of the R. A. Clement Association and the West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council (WRNCAC) board members will make a presentation to the Rowan Museum History Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St.

The presentation is being coordinated by Dr. Catrelia Steele Hunter, Secretary of R. A. Clement Association, and past vice president and acting president of Livingstone College. Other program participants are Brenda Gaither Avery, Shirley Vaughters Cuthbertson, Ruby Kesler Ford, Leonard Hall, Patricia Rice Moriniere, John H. Pharr and Lonnie Gaither.

The historic R. A. Clement Rosenwald School Building, constructed in 1928, began as a one-room schoolhouse for African American children in 1878. Rufus and Emma Clement, both born into slavery, donated land and funds for the original construction. The one room school was expanded to three classrooms in 1920, and in 1928, with assistance from Rowan County and the Rosenwald Fund, from which the current building was constructed.

The last high school class graduated from R. A. Clement in 1968 and students all went to West Rowan High School. R. A. Clement became West Rowan Junior High in the fall of 1968, with George Knox continuing as principal until the new West Middle School was built.

After desegregation in 1968, school classes were discontinued at the Rosenwald School. This building was secured from Rowan County by the WRNCAC and used for community activities, including a senior meal site and a Head Start program.

Since 2003, WRNCAC, in partnership with the R. A. Clement Alumni Association has completed restoration of 70 percent of the building.

The west side of the building is now being used on a limited basis, as a meeting place for organizations and special events. Line dancing classes are held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Contact Catrelia Hunter to register.

For more information visit www.raclementschool.com and Facebook

The Rowan History Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June and is open to all. No dues or admission fees. Refreshments are served.


Accepting applications for IMF Treasure Feamster scholarship

The Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Scholarship Committee is accepting applicaitons for the 2018 IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship.

Applications will be received through April 6 and must be postmarked by that date.

The scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an IMF-affiliated church, regardless of their chosen field of study.

High school seniors can check with their guidance office or affiliated churches for applications or information.

For additional information, call 704-639-1894 or 704-433-3277.

Special Displays: Billy Graham’s 100th Year

CHARLOTTE — For more than 70 years, Billy Graham proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ—and as we celebrate Billy’s 100th year, the Billy Graham Library is taking a look back at the remarkable ways God has used him to share the Gospel with millions.

Come enjoy fascinating photos, memorabilia, and stories during 12 months of rotating special displays at the Library.

The schedule for the displays is:

• January–February: “A Ministry Begins” – 1940s and 1950s

• March–April: “To the Ends of the Earth”—1960s and 1970s

• May–June: “New Frontiers”—1980s and 1990s

• July–August: “Reflections”—2000s

• September–October: “Looking to the Future”—2010s

• November–December: “Then and Now”—Today

Located in the Journey of Faith, these special displays are free to the public and no pre-registration is required. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, https://billygrahamlibrary.org/


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