Club Notes, Nov. 20

November 18, 2013 

AARP meeting

Maureen McKeon, vice president for external relations at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, will be the featured speaker at the November luncheon meeting of AARP Raleigh-Wake County Chapter 3689 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Abbotswood at Stonehenge, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Lunch is $7 per person. Those wishing to attend but not eat lunch are welcome to do so. For more information, call 919-435-0861.

Autism chapter meeting

The Wake County Autism Chapter will meet 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. The meeting is open to all with ASD, their families or those who care for them. For more information, email

Grief support group

A grief support group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. Participants are guided through a series of discussions and explore tools to assist in the grieving process. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at

Bridge Club

The Capitol Bridge Club meets to play competitive bridge 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Jaycee Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-6833.

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors 50 and older to its dance club, which meets 8-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The club dances to live ballroom music, including fox trot, waltz, swing and Latin tunes. The cost is $8 per person per week. For more information, call 919-831-6052.

Newcomers Club meeting

The monthly meeting of the Newcomers Club of Raleigh will be held 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Dec. 6, at JJ Crowder Masonic lodge, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Members and prospective members are welcome. For more information, 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 in a staff-to-participant ratio of four to one. Participants must fill out a Participant Information Form at

The social clubs are:

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

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

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

For more information, call club leader Stacie Madsen at 919-996-2148.

Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club

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

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