Club notes: Sept. 4

September 2, 2013 

The Cary Woman's Club Board honored new members at a reception on Wednesday, Aug. 21. Here, from left, are Mitzi Underwood, Silvia Barba, Geraldine Ritter, Susan Schmidt, Vicki Jeter and Betty Frederick.


Cary Newcomers Club

The Cary Newcomers Club meets 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 or visit

Cary Blanketeers

The Cary Blanketeers meet from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Wednesday of every month at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Blankets are donated to Project Linus and Loved Twice. Details:

Apex Golden Age Club

The Apex Golden Age Club meets 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the C.C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Call 919-906-9216 or 919-362-6988.

Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s family support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 901 Spring Arbor Court, Apex.

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. Details:

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 7-8:45 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. Details:

Holly Springs Newcomers Club

The Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month from September to May at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. For details, go to

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.

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

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 No meetings in November-December.

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 $20. Register by calling Lisa at 919-303-8870. For information, go to The meeting will feature local candidates from municipal races.

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.

TOPS in Cary

Take Off Pounds Sensibly holds morning meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Details:

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

•  The VFW accepts unserviceable U.S. flags any afternoon after 1 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. 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. Details:

Kiwanis Club of Cary

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

Keep Fit Club

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

Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club

The Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club meets 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall at Cary United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy St. Visitors are welcome. Details:

Cary Page Rotary Club

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

Open Mic-Apex

Quarter Note Music hosts an open-mic event 6-9 p.m. Fridays at 1583 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex. Details: 919-387-3939.

Morrisville Community Garden

The Morrisville Community Garden is planning, planting and seeking members to join the garden. Anyone interested can visit the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. For information, email or visit

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.


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

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