Club Notes, July 14

July 13, 2013 

Raleigh Christian Women to meet

Anna Marie Peterson, author of “The Ordered Life,” will address the Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Peterson will share creative ideas on organization. Lunch is $16 with free nursery. Reservations are required at 919-337-8003 or email

Oncology support group

A gynecologic oncology support group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the lower level classroom at the Duke Raleigh Hospital Cancer Center, 3404 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. For more information, contact Donna Allen at 919-862-5434.

Brain injury support group

The Triangle Brain Injury Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, in the Conference Dining room at WakeMed Raleigh Campus, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-618-3003.

Gardeners meeting

Ann Clapp, cohost of the Weekend Gardener show on WPTF radio, will deliver a talk titled The Weekend Gardener said What? during a meeting of the Gardeners of Wake County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit

AARP meeting

Karen Raines will speak at the Raleigh-Wake County Chapter 3689 meeting of the American Association of Retired Persons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Abbotswood at Stonehenge, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Raines will discuss a topic titled The Wisdom of Seniors. The meeting is free, but lunch costs $7. For more information, call 919-435-0861.

Diabetes support group

Mary Clark, certified diabetes educator and gerontology specialist, will address the Diabetes Support Group from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Milner Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Clark’s discussion is titled The Diabetic’s Declaration of Independence. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Mary at 919-604-3159.

Caged Bird Society

The Raleigh-Durham Caged Bird Society will hold Avian Idol 2013, a local bird talent contest, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Glen Eden Pilot Park, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh. Bring your birds and show off their talents. Membership dues are $1 per person, per meeting. For more information or to register, visit

Social clubs

Specialized Recreation Services of the City of Raleigh offers three social clubs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The clubs encourage the development of appropriate leisure and social skills.

Participants should be able to provide self care and function independently on a one-staff or chaperone to four-participant ratio.

Participants must fill out a Participant Information Form at

The social clubs are as follows:

Adventure Club – members, ages 15-24, will work on money-handling skills and appropriate community behavior.

Wildcats Club – members, ages 25-34, will work on money management, community skills and activity planning.

Dragons Club – members, ages 35 and older, will continue developing appropriate social and community skills, while focusing on independent living skills.

For more information, contact Club Leader Stacie Madsen at 919-996-2148.

Bridge Club

The Capitol Bridge Club meets to play competitive bridge from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Glen Eden Park, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh. Membership dues are $1 per person, per meeting.

Grief support group

Grief support group meetings will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. Participants will be guided through a series of discussions as well as explore tools to assist them through the grieving process. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors ages 55 and older to its dance club, held from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The club dances to live ballroom music, including tunes such as foxtrot, waltz, swing and Latin. The cost is $7 per person, per week. For more information, call 919-831-6052.

Newcomers Club

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet for coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, August 2, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit

Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club

The Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club is seeking new members. The club holds weekly or monthly meetings of book club, game and card groups, plus luncheon and speaker programs. For more information on joining, email

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