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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, February 01, 1996, Image 10

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LIFESTYLES/ The Charlotte Post February 1,1996 Around Charlotte •The Charlotte Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Clubs, Inc. will sponsor its annual African American Heritage Ball 8 p.m. to midnigjt Feb. 9 at the Oasis Shrine Temple, Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund. The dona tion fee is $25. For more information, con tact Sarah Stevenson at 392- 9503. •The Small Business Center, Metrolina Minority Supplier Development Council and the main library are sponsoring a seminar for small business owners 6:15- 8:45 p.m. Feb, 13. The subject for the first seminar will be "Legal and Tax Considerations for the Small Business Person.” Two addi tional workshops will be con ducted Feb. 20 and Feb. 27. All workshops will be held at the main library, 310 N. Tryon St. For more information, con tact Emma Quinn at 342- 6900. •Planned Parenthood, 1341 E. Morehead St., will conduct Growing Up I series Feb. 17. The three-hour work shop reviews growth, develop ment and reproduction. The registration fee is $20 and includes educational material and refreshments. To register, contact Kim Madar at 377-0841. •The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Community Development Resource Center will present its sixth series of "The Small Business Journey" 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Feb. 6 through March 19. The series costs $100, and space is limit ed. For more information, con tact Rose Marie Cotton at NAACP-CDRC, 400-L Clanton Road; Charlotte, N.C. 28217. •The Carolina Sophisticate, Charlotte's Cat Fanciers' cat club, is hosting its annual Valentine's Weekend Cat Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10-11 at the Charlotte Hornets Training Center in Fort Mill, S.C. About 450 cats will be judged during the two-day event. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. •The 1996 North Carolina State Pageant will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn, Carowinds Exit. Registration begins at 10 a.m. There is no entry fee; howev er, admission is $6 for adults. $3 for students and $2 for children under six. Age divisions range from infant to young adults for females. Males age divisions go up to age six. For more information, con tact Sara Jones at (803) 427- 8758. •The Charlotte Mecklenburg Chapter of Las Amigas Inc. will sponsor its 13th annual Black History Oratorical Contest Feb. 11. The contest is open to all stu dents in grades 5-12. For more information, con tact Johnsie Young at 568- 1514. •The Adult Care and Share Center Inc., 6709 Idlewild Road, will sponsor its first Adult Care and Share Jubilee 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Omni Hotel. For more information, con tact 535-2720. • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Charlotte Alumni Chapter will host its fourth annual Graduate Chapter Fraternity Basketball Tournament at Cochrane Middle School, 6200 Starhaven Drive, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tournament will feature the alumni brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi. Donations will benefit the fund scholarships of the Sigma Beta Club, a youth component of Phi Beta Sigma. For more information, con tact Darryl Tyson at 554-0375. •"Braids, cornrows, hair wraps and dreads; A History of Black Personal Adornment in Coiffure" will be the subject of a workshop at the main branch of the pub lic library 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8. For more information, call 336-6228. • Museum of York County will present “Follow The Drinking Gourd” in February. Two hundred years ago, black children and their par ents who lived in the southern U.S. were slaves who used the Big Dipper, which looks like a drinking gourd, to guide them to freedom to the north. Slaves in Alabama and Mississippi taught their chil dren a special song about the Big Dipper; the words provid ed a “secret code” to find the way north. The program will be shown at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in the Settlemyre Planetarium. The 30-minute program is suitable for chil dren and parents. For more information, call (803) 329-2121. •The Beta Nu Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. meets 7 p.m. every second Monday of the month at Weeping Willow AME Zion Church, 2200 Milton Road. For more infor mation, contact Darryl Louder at 568-5644. All announcements for "Around Charlotte" must be postmarked, faxed or hand delivered to The Charlotte Post no later than 5 p.m. each Monday. E-mail: charpost@mindspring.com Social Lites ‘CWWilliams Health Center 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. • (704) 393-7720 r- ' 'ictSU „ "'-V ' ' "We Provide Primary & Preventive Medical Care for the ENTIRE FAMILY' On Site Pharmacy, X-Ray & Laboratory Services Call For Appointment or Information Hours: Mon. & Fri, 8:30ain - 530pm, Wed. 10am - 5:30pm, OPEN TWO EVENINGS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE Tue, & Thur. 830am - 830pm Medicare • Medicaid ■ Maxicare * Sliding Fee « Costwise/PCP • Private Ins.. 'WiiEiiE Cake /ia'P Compassio\ Comes Tocetiiek" Divas visit Queen City I f you consider yourself to like the "finer things of life," then you would have thoroughly enjoyed Symphony with the Divas. The event, sponsored by the Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was held at Ovens Auditorium Jan. 27. More than 2,000 people attended. Gospel extraodinaire Tramaine Hawkins, pop (former Supreme) legend Mary Wilson and mezzo-soprano Barbara Conrad were the featured divas. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and conductor Janna Hymes did a marvelous job accompanying the divas. Hawkins gave the most touching performance by singing her first pop crossover gospel hit, "Oh Happy Day." This was the Deltas of Charlotte's fourth annual fundraiser. "These funds will support Charlotte Alumnae Chapter's com munity-based projects, college scholarships and community charitable donations," said Wanda Webb, the president of Charlotte's graduate chapter. -Andrea R. Richards PHOTOS/ CALVIN FERGUSON Black Heritage Tour •What are the rumors about Queen Charlotte’s heritage? • How much did it cost to have a black university named after you? •What’s the connection between the new Carolinas’ NFL stadium and the nation’s first black hospital? •Who was the first black to win a PGA golf championship? And where was he from? Find oul the answers to these and many more intriguing facts about Charlotte's rich black heritage by taking our 2-1/2 hour 16.2 mile motorized tour. Twenty-eight exciting sites await you as we stroll through Charlotte's blackjiistory $13.50 Seniors (65& over )Children (12&iinder)»$l6.50 Adults Tickets can be purchased at Charlotte'1531 Camden Road*704/376*04*>6 Tours(Weekends) Saturday:9:30am & Sundays: 2:00pin* (BoardiiigiMcDoiiald's Park Hotel) For additional information on expanded and group tours call 704/566-0104 ®I)e Charlotte $DSt Low Prices Large Selection Outstanding Service It’s all at Charlotte’s Flooring Super Stofe Carpet & Rug Mill Outlet! 4600 North Tryon St. (At the old Lowes location) 5 ROOMS ^jREMNANTS Completely Installed with labor & pad. Based on 34yds. Furniture & take up excluded. Largest Selection in the City Carpet or vinyl 1,000’s in Stock. 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH! RUGS’xir No Wax Interflex Vinyl Easy to install over old floor No Plywood Needed. 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