Club Notes: March 5

March 3, 2014 

Cary Newcomers Club

Dr. Garry Crites of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University will speak with the Cary Newcomers Club from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the lower level of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive. Membership is open to anyone. For details, go to www.carynewcomers.com.

Golden Age Club fundraiser

The Golden Age Club will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the C.C. Jones Community Building, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Plates of chicken pastry, green beans, apples, cornbread and desserts cost $8. Plates are available for eat-in or take-out.

Cary Photographic Artists

The Cary Photographic Artists will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. John Viehe will present “Shooting Video With Your DSLR.” For details, call Bobbi Hopp at 919-388-3395 or go to www.caryphotographicartists.org.

Girl Talk

The Carolina G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Inspiring Real Life Success) chapter of Girl Talk will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Rex Healthcare Training Room, 781 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. For details, email Stacey at wholesumgirls@gmail.com.

Triangle Sons of Italy movie night

The Triangle Sons of Italy’s seventh annual movie night will feature “Sister Italy” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the C.C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Admission, which includes popcorn, pizza, salad, dessert and coffee, costs $10 per member, $12 per guest and $5 per child at www.trianglesonsofitaly.org.

Apex Newcomers and Friends

The Apex Newcomers and Friends Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the C.C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Don Schwenneker, weather forecaster for ABC11-WTVD in Durham, will speak. For details, go to www.apexnewcomers.org.

Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disability

The Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disability meets from noon to 1 p.m. every second Wednesday at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Cary or Apex residents interested in creating awareness, improving accessibility and advocating for people with disabilities are welcome, regardless of age or ability. Details: www.carydisability.org.

Arthritis-Joint Replacement Club

The Arthritis-Joint Replacement Club meets to share resources, information and support from 1:30-3 p.m. every third Wednesday in classroom one of Rex Wellness Center, 1505 Cary Parkway, Cary. For details, call 919-387-0080.

Toastmasters

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

• The Techtalk Toastmasters Club meets from 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.

Rotary clubs

• 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.

• Cary Kildaire Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at McGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. New members and visitors are welcome. Details: www.cary-kildairerotaryclub.org.

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

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.

Air Force Association

The Tarheel Chapter 207 of the Air Force Association invites anyone interested in flight or the Air Force to meet at 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 the month at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Blankets are donated to Project Linus and Loved Twice. For details, email cyberpam@mindspring.com.

Apex Golden Age Club

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

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 7-8:45 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.

Holly Springs Newcomers Club

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

Holly Springs Civitan Club

The Holly Springs Civitan Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Holleman Room of Town Hall, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. Use the entrance facing Avent Ferry Road. For more information, call 919-346-1675 or go to www.hollyspringscivitan.org.

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 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. Details: www.heartofcary.org. 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. Details: www.rwcsw.org.

Senior gaming

Senior gaming meets 2-4 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Games include sequence, rummycube, pokeno, pinochle and bridge. Details: 919-557-9602.

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. The Apex Lions support local charities with a special emphasis on the visually impaired. Call Nick Somma at 919-481-1888, or go to www.apexlions.org.

Holly Springs Civitan Club

The Holly Springs Civitan Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Holleman Room of Town Hall, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. Use the entrance facing Avent Ferry Road. For more information, call 919-346-1675 or go to www.hollyspringscivitan.org.

Ruritan Club

The Needmore Ruritan Club meets 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: jettaminenow@gmail.com.

Cary Leads Group

The Cary Leads Group meets for networking with business owners and professionals from 9:45-11 a.m. Thursdays in the second-floor workshop at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Meetings start at 10 a.m. For details, go to caryleadsgroup.net.

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 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. Details: www.vfwpost7383.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 6:30-7:30 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 from 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.

Open mic-Apex

Quarter Note Music hosts an open-mic event from 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 from 10 a.m. to 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 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. Details: membership@morrisvillegarden.org or www.morrisvillegarden.org.

Cary Multiple Sclerosis

People with MS lead monthly meetings of The Cary Multiple Sclerosis self-help group. 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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