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Happy Wednesday, QCity!

Today, read about how the Harvey B. Gantt Center plans to celebrate 50 years, nonprofit funding and notes from the mailbag.

Today in History: In 1958, Coretta Scott King, Harry Belafonte, Jackie Robinson and other Black leaders led the Youth March for Integrated Schools in Washington, D.C. More than 10,000 young people — mostly high school and college students — attended.

Today in Charlotte: Hornets vs. Hawks

Today’s Hot Job: Crisis Assistance Ministry is looking for a director of development.


Gantt Center unveils 50th-anniversary programming

The Harvey B. Gantt Center (pictured above) will celebrate its 50th year anniversary with a year-long variety of programming. October 2023. (Jalon Hill/QCity Metro)

The Harvey B.Gantt Center will celebrate its 50th year with a special year-long celebration, including community reads, public talks, a music series and more.

 The Gantt Golden Year’s programming will be centered around one of five arts and cultural pillars: dance, afro-culinary foodways, literary talks and community forums, art exhibitions and music, like a community dinner with food expert Stephen Satterfield, host of Netflix’s “High on the Hog.”

Read more. [Jalon Hill]


$400,000 to support local families

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Foundation, part of Foundation for the Carolinas, recently awarded 26 local nonprofits $400,000 in funding to support families in the county.

Awards range from $5,000 to $25,000 and include programming for teen parents, custody advocacy, trauma-informed care, health services, affordable housing and marriage support, among others.

Read on. [Destiniee Jaram]


Hiking trail spotlight: Broad River Greenway

With 1,400 acres of land and 24 miles of trail, Broad River Greenway has plenty of hiking in store.

The trail is also good for mountain bikers and horseback riders. There’s even a fishing pier.

Learn more about Broad River Greenway and other spots in our guide to 25 nearby hiking spots.


Scholars Academy application is open for 2024-2025

Scholars Academy offers a challenging and differentiated educational program designed to meet the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of highly gifted children in grades K-8.

Their application period for 2024-2025 is open for families in North Carolina. Learn more.


Continuing West Charlotte’s lion pride

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In response to: Restoring the Roar,’ West Charlotte’s principal aims to increase school pride

“Principal Robinson is an outstanding education leader.” – Ruby Jones

“Excellent article. So proud of Principal Robinson for his new initiatives!!” – JoAnn Dunn

“I pray that Mr Robinson and his staff will succeed beyond belief in their efforts to reposition [West Charlotte] to a higher degree of acceptable performance in not only athletics, but scholastically, personal and mental growth.” – T. Wayne Murdock


Wind down in SouthPark

Appetizers at Suffolk Punch Brewering in SouthPark. (QCity Metro)

Suffolk Punch Brewing in SouthPark offers truffle fries, veggie burgers, tacos and more on its menu. Plus, its a great spot to relax after work.

The ample amount of seating inside and outdoors will help you enjoy your experience, rain or shine.

Read our guide on six restaurants to try in SouthPark.


Family-friendly things to do in Charlotte

There’s plenty of wholesome fun to be had in Charlotte, like the upcoming Global Rhythms Dance Workshop at the Harvey B. Gantt Center.

The Gantt Center is one of several spots in the Queen City that offer fun activities to do with the whole family.

Check out our list of eight family-friendly things to do in Charlotte.

More news

➡️ Category: One person was killed, and two others were injured during a shooting at a gas station in north Charlotte Tuesday night. (WBTV)

➡️ Coming Soon: “The Tipsy Pickle,” a new pickleball and entertainment complex, is set to come to Charlotte. It’ll have food and drinks, too. (Charlotte Observer)

➡️ National: More than 260 charter flights believed to be carrying migrants from Haiti have touched down in Nicaragua in recent months, according to flight data and experts in the region, adding to a historic crush of migration by people hoping to reach the U.S. (AP News)

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