March 16th 2011
Celebrate Arbor Day
The Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission will host an Arbor Day celebration at Old City Hall by passing out 100 Easter Redbud tree saplings and planting a Japanese Red Maple tree that has been “rescued”. The tree was rescued from a storm water project at Park Road and Kenilworth Avenue and will be replanted during the celebration.
The event will also mark the 31st consecutive year that Charlotte has been designated a “Tree City USA” by the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Friday, March 18
Alexander Street side of Old City Hall
600 E. Trade Street
For more information, contact City Arborist Don McSween, 704-336-3459.
CMPD Citizens Academy
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) Citizens Academy program continues with a workshop about CMPD officer recruitment, selection and training.
In addition to taking a tour of the Police and Fire Training Academy, attendees will learn about the hiring and screening process of CMPD officers, the 23-week long training each recruit must complete and the continuing education and development of police officers.
Tuesday, March 22
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
To register, complete the online registration form
or call 704-432-1655. You can also e-mail email@example.com
with any questions. Visit the Citizens Academy web page
for more information about the workshops offered including complete course descriptions and dates of future courses.
Strengthen the Foundations of Your Organization
Throughout March, Community University is offering a series of free workshops focused on organizational tools for community groups and steps to strengthening the foundations of community organizations.
Thursday, March 24 – Uniquely Yours: Branding and Marketing Your Neighborhood
Learn how to use available resources and tips to help “sell” your neighborhood.
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, Room CH-14
600 E. Fourth Street
Workshops are free and open to all Charlotte residents. For full class descriptions and to register, go to the Community University website
or call 704-336-2061.
For more information about Neighborhood & Business Services, visit http://nbs.charlottenc.gov
CU is the City’s neighborhood training program dedicated to providing high quality training to Charlotte residents to improve the strength and vitality of neighborhood organizations and the overall quality of community life. Courses are intended to engage, inform and equip participants with the training and assistance needed to help them improve and maintain their communities.
16th Annual Burnette-Nobles Golf Tournament
The CMPD HOPE Foundation is hosting the 16th Annual Burnette Nobles Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of Officers John Burnette and Andy Nobles at the Highland Creek Golf Club 7101 Highland Creek Parkway. Mark your calendar for Monday, April 11
and reserve your foursome now.
To register, print and fill it out the registration form
and mail it back by Friday, April 1. Entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, lunch, snacks/refreshments and a gift bag for each player.
The tournament format is captain’s choice “Best Ball” with two shotgun starts (7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Trophies will be awarded for both shotguns, to teams placing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Tournament proceeds benefit the CMPD HOPE Foundation, which provides emergency assistance for CMPD employees in crisis, and the Burnette Nobles Memorial Fund, which provides programs and activities for disadvantaged youth and seniors.
Connecting Community: A Symposium for Neighborhoods
The City of Charlotte will host the 16th Annual Neighborhood Symposium on Saturday, April 16. Attendees have an array of diverse activities from which to choose and participate, including many activities for the entire family.
The symposium’s “Connecting Community” theme will feature neighborhood-led presentations to encourage and inspire other neighborhoods to take action. Participants will learn about what neighborhoods are doing to connect community, create a safe environment, involve youth, secure funding for neighborhood projects and promote sustainability and energy efficiency.
Saturday, April 16
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
(Exhibits 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
In addition to the symposium, the CPCC Charlotte Clean & Green environmental festival and Sensoria Celebration of the Arts events will take place on campus as well.
A continental breakfast, lunch and parking are free.
Pre registration is required; for more details and to register, visit the Neighborhood Symposium webpage
or call 704-336-2061.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m.
This episode will give you an in-depth look at how CDOT repairs potholes and how you can report them in your area. You’ll also learn about robotic devices used by City surveyors; water conservation tips; and the historic number of passengers that passed through the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online
at charlottenc.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
If you know someone who would be interested in reading CMail, please forward it to them!
You can always visit www.charlottenc.gov, Twitter or Facebook for City information as well.