Reception/dinner for new CATS chief

The Jan. 23 event will welcome Carolyn Flowers, chief executive officer of Charlotte Area Transit System.

QCAA basketball tryouts

Children ages 9 to 12 are invited to participate in team tryouts.

SAT/ACT test preparation session

The Women of Wisdom mentorship group is sponsoring an SAT/ACT test-taking preparation session.

Southern film festival begins in York, S.C.

The first film, “Hallelujah!,” is one of the earliest talkies to star Nine Mae McKinney, an African American actress from Lancaster, S.C.

Sistas meet to talk money, health and more

A Lott of Sista Love will hold an informational session at the University City Regional Library.

10 things I’m thankful for in 2010

By Sondra E.Z. Hines

As a new year begins, I count my blessings.

Calling all diva poets

Expect a night of raw, heart-moving poetic expression.

Bechtler museum opens

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opens its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 2.

Black Chamber of Commerce breakfast

Wesley Carter, publisher of Working Charlotte Magazine, will talk about building a sustainable business through branding.

After school clay class

The Mint Museum of Art is hosting a clay class for children ages 6-10.

Create art at the Mint Museum

The Mint Museum of Art is hosting a family art-making event using watercolors.

Gardening workshop

The Mint Museum of Art is hosting a Charlotte Garden Club lecture.

Black Women Film Showcase

Deltas of Charlotte Foundation is hosting its 7th Annual Legacy of Black Women Film Showcase on Jan. 22 at Spirit Square.

A discussion about race & culture

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Mint Museum of Art will host a discussion about race and culture.

“Civility Tour” coming to Charlotte

The Levine Museum of the New South will host Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, during his 50-state call for civil discourse in American society.

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