Club Notes: Nov. 20

November 18, 2013 

Holly Springs Writer’s Guild

Published and aspiring authors are invited to the Holly Springs Writer’s Guild 6-7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. Make reservations at www.meetup.com/Holly-Springs-Writers-Guild.

Democratic Women

The Democratic Women of Wake County’s monthly luncheon meeting will start with a buffet at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting at noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Jill Bullard, CEO of Interfaith Food Shuttle, and Sylvia Wiggins, director of Helping Hand Mission, will speak. The group will collect donations for the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s Buddy Backpack Program. Lunch costs $20. For reservations, call 919-319-8375 or email cindydwwc@yahoo.com.

Wake County Autism Chapter

A meeting for people with autism spectrum disorders, their families and caregivers will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh.

Lupus support group

The support group of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the N.C. Psychiatry Association, 4917 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 250, Raleigh. For details, go to www.lupusnc.org.

Toastmasters

• The Perimeter Park Toastmasters club meets every other Wednesday noon-1 p.m. at the United Way office at 2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150, Morrisville. Details: www.perimeterpark.toastmastersclubs.org.

• The Heart of Cary Toastmasters, which focuses on public speaking, meets 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays in the second-floor meeting room of the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Visitors are welcome.

• The Techtalk Toastmasters Club meets 5:30-6:45 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: techtalk.toastmastersclubs.org.

Air Force Association

The Tarheel Chapter 207 of the Air Force Association invites anyone interested in flight or the Air Force to meet 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. For details, call Bill Mickey at 919-772-8237 or go to afa.org.

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: cyberpam@mindspring.com.

DAR

The Asbury Station Chapter of the DAR meets 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Glenaire Retirement Community, 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary. Details: Jan Gorham at jangorham@bellsouth.net.

Arthritis, Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Support Group

An arthritis, chronic pain and fibromyalgia support group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in classroom one at the Rex Wellness Center, 1515 Cary Parkway, Cary. Details: 919-387-0080.

Cary Playwrights’ Forum

The Cary Playwrights’ Forum meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the second-floor conference room of the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Meetings are open to anyone who is writing a play or interested in learning about writing plays. For information, contact Phil Lewis at phil.lewis@caryplaywrightsforum.org, or go to www.caryplaywrightsforum.org.

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. Wednesdays 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: www.hollyspringsband.net.

Apex Kiwanis Club

Apex Kiwanis meets most Wednesdays at Anna’s Pizzeria, 100 N. Salem St., Apex. Details: Betty Obremski at 919-859-5810 or bgentle627@aol.com.

Cary Photographic Artists

The club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave.

Swift Creek Township Exchange

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

Caregiver support

• Homewatch Caregivers of the Triangle is an in-home companion and personal care agency. The support group meets on the third Thursday of each month at Cambridge of Apex. For information, call 919-960-6038.

• Family Caregiver Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Woodland Terrace Senior Living Community, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive, Cary. For information, call 919-465-0356.

Fuquay-Varina Garden Club

The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club meets 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at 602 N. Ennis St.

TOPS in Cary

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

Apex Rotary Club

The Apex Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. Details: 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. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary; 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: www.vfwpost7383.org.

Kiwanis Club of Cary

The Kiwanis Club of Cary meets 6 p.m. Thursdays at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 908 U.S. 64, Apex. Details: 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 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: www.carycrosstrailers.org.

Cary Page Rotary Club

The Cary Page Rotary Club meets for breakfast 7 a.m. Fridays at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive. Details: 919-522-0104 or www.carypagerotary.org.

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.

Warriors 4 Epilepsy Group

The Warriors 4 Epilepsy Group meets 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every second and third Saturday of the month at the gathering space by the café at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Details: war4epilepsy@gmail.com.

Morrisville Community Garden

The Morrisville Community Garden is planning, planting and seeking members to join the garden. Anyone interested can visit the garden 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. Details: membership@morrisvillegarden.org or 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 at-home moms of Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Willow Spring to join the chapter. The club provides support for at-home mothers and takes part in community service projects. Details: mcfvhs@gmail.com.

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