Club Notes, Dec. 1

November 29, 2013 

Merry Mingle

A networking and fundraising holiday party for marketing, advertising, communications and public relations professionals will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Cobblestone Hall, 215 Wolfe St., Raleigh. Tickets are $20 for members of hosting organizations, $25 for nonmembers, and $35 at the door. For more information and to RSVP, visit

Ostomy meeting

The Triangle Area Ostomy Association will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Rex Hospital, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. For more information, visit

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

NAMI meeting

The Southeast Raleigh Community Forum, an outreach of National Alliance on Mental Illness Wake County (NAMI Wake), will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Richard B Harrison Library, 1313 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. The guest speaker will be mental health expert Larry Cousar, owner of ASPIRE. For more information, call 919-749-8626.

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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