Club notes: July 31

July 29, 2013 

Cary Newcomers Club

The Cary Newcomers Club meets at 9:15 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive. The club is for those new to the area, newly retired or looking to meet new friends. For details, email membership@carynewcomers.com or visit www.carynewcomers.com.

Carolina Veterans Support Group

The Carolina Veterans Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at Cary American Legion and Auxiliary Post 67, 8523 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. The organization raises awareness and solutions for homeless veterans.

Perimeter Park Toastmasters

The Perimeter Park Toastmasters club meets every other Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Way office at 2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150, Morrisville. For details, visit www.perimeterpark.toastmastersclubs.org.

Heart of Cary Toastmasters

The Heart of Cary Toastmasters, which focuses on public speaking, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.

Holly Springs Community Band

The Holly Springs Community Band is looking for adult woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, bass and guitar musicians to practice with the band from 7 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Musicians must be able to read music. Some positions are available for aspiring, talented and mature junior- and senior-level high school musicians. For details, visit www.hollyspringsband.net.

N.C. Writers Network

The first Thursday of every month features an open-mic event at Royal Bean Coffee House and Gathering Space, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. If you plan to read a poem, short story or essay, email msherbondy@nc.rr.com.

Heart of Cary Association

The Heart of Cary Association meets at 8 a.m. the first Thursday of each month in downtown Cary. For details, visit www.heartofcary.org.No meetings in Nov-Dec

Holly Springs Newcomers Club

The Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month from September to May at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. For information, call 919-302-0451 or visit www.hollyspringsnewomers.com.

Cary Garden Club

The Cary Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. For details, call 919-380-9138.

Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake

The club meets at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on the first Thursday of each month. The social begins at 11:30 a.m., and lunch is at noon. Lunch costs $15. RSVP to Kathy Dusto at 919-244-6764. For information, go to www.rwcsw.org.

Senior gaming

Senior gaming meets from 2 to 4 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Games include sequence, rummy cube, pokeno, pinochle and bridge. Call 919-557-9602 for information.

Swift Creek Township Exchange

The Swift Creek Township Exchange club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at Barry’s Café, 2851 Jones Franklin Road, Cary.

Apex Lions

The Apex Lions meet at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the C.C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Call Nick Somma at 919-481-1888.

Holly Springs Civitan Club

The Holly Springs Civitan Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Holly Springs United Methodist Church, 108 Avent Ferry Road. Call 919-621-9906.

Needmore Ruritan Club

The Needmore Ruritan Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at 1812 Bass Lake Road, Fuquay-Varina. The club offers fellowship, goodwill and community service to the residents of Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. A meal is prepared by club members every meeting. For details, contact club president Mike Jones at 919-552-2003.

Cary Photographic Artists

The club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Call 919-388-3395 or visit www.caryphotographicartists.org.

TOPS in Cary

Take Off Pounds Sensibly holds morning meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. For details, email jettaminenow@gmail.com.

Apex Rotary Club

The Apex Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. For information, call Karen Byrd at 919-387-1040.

VFW Post 7383

•  The VFW hosts bingo on Thursdays with $2,500 paid out each week. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; pack sales begin at 6:15 p.m. The early-bird game starts at 7 p.m., and the main game starts at 8 p.m.

•  The VFW accepts unserviceable U.S. flags any afternoon after 1 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. Visit www.vfwpost7383.org for details.

Techtalk Toastmasters Club

The Techtalk Toastmasters Club meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at NetApp Building Two, 7301 Kit Creek Road in Research Triangle Park. The club helps members sharpen communication and leadership skills. For details, go to techtalk.toastmastersclubs.org.

Kiwanis Club of Cary

The Kiwanis Club of Cary meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 908 U.S. 64, Apex. For details, call 919-363-8209 or visit www.kiwanisofcary.org.

Keep Fit Club

Keep Fit uses the Power 90 Extreme home-fitness program to support members through their weight-loss journeys. The club meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Connections Event Center, 1280 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. For information, call 919-324-6828.

Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club

The Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall at Cary United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy St. Visitors are welcome. For information, go to www.carycrosstrailers.org.

Cary Page Rotary Club

The Cary Page Rotary Club meets for breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. every Friday at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive. For information, call Brian Blum at 919-233-0075.

Open Mic – Apex

Quarter Note Music hosts an open-mic event from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays at 1583 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex. For details, call 919-387-3939.

Morrisville Community Garden

The Morrisville Community Garden is currently planning, planting and seeking members to join the garden. Anyone interested in taking part can visit the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. For information, email membership@morrisvillegarden.org or visit www.morrisvillegarden.org.

Cary Multiple Sclerosis

The Cary Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets monthly. Groups are led by people with MS. For details, call Mary Ann at 919-779-2101.

MOMS Club

The Moms Offering Moms Support of Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs invites all stay-at-home moms of Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Willow Spring to join the chapter. The club takes part in community-service projects. For information, call 919-931-3333 or email momsclubfvhs@hotmail.com.

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