African American Book Group
The African American Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 760 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary. The book, “Torn Between Two Lovers” by Carl Weber will be discussed.
Afternoon Classics will meet at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Eva Perry Regional Library in Apex. The book, “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad will be discussed. To sign up, call 919-387-2100.
The Apex Lions meet at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at the C.C. Jones Building, 309 Holleman St. in Apex. Call Nick Somma at 919-481-1888.
Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia Support Group
An arthritis, chronic pain and fibromyalgia support group meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in classroom one at the Rex Wellness Center, 1515 Cary Parkway, Cary. For details, call 919-387-0080.
Cary Garden Club
The Cary Garden Club held its installation of new officers on May 3 at Glenaire Retirement Community. The Cary Garden Club officers for 2012-13 are Pat Mogren, president; Debbie Padgett, vice president; Annie Michie, secretary; Judy Buckingham, treasurer; Shelba Spivey, chaplain; Gail Robbins, parliamentarian and Georgeanne Kingsley, historian. The committee chairs are Linda Tracy, yearbook; Sue Grayson, publicity and membership; Judy Buckingham, finance; Michelle Blackley, projects and garden therapy; Jean Johnson, telephone; Shelba Spivey, friendship and hospitality; Isabel Stephens, awards and Margaret Williams, horticulture and flower show.
Cary Parents of Teens Anonymous
Cary Parents of Teens Anonymous provides support, encouragement and information to parents of teens. The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month. Call 919-704-6895 or visit www.meetup.com/Cary-PTA for details.
Cary Photographic Artists
The club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Call 919-388-3395 or visit www.caryphotographicartists.org.
Cary Playwrights’ Forum
The Cary Playwrights’ Forum meets at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the principal’s hall of the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Scripts – new, old or revised – can be brought to the meetings. For information, visit www.caryplaywrightsforum.org.
The Asbury Station chapter of the DAR will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, in the multipurpose room at Glenaire, 200 W. Cornwall Road. The state DAR regent Sue Andrson of High Point will install new officers. Lunch will follow at Embassy Suites. Visitors and prospective members are invited.
Fuquay-Varina Alzheimer’s caregivers support group
An Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers support group meets at 6:30 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at Carillon Assisted Living, 6516 Johnson Pond Road in Fuquay-Varina.Call Frances at 919-363-2484 or visit www.alznc.org.
Fuquay-Varina Garden Club
The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Women’s Clubhouse, 602 N. Ennis St. August through May.
Hearts of Carolina
Hearts of Carolina, a smocking arts guild, meets at 7 p.m. every third Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main St. in Fuquay-Varina. For information, call Dottie Vester at 919-552-5797.
Open Mic – Fuquay-Varina
Join the Cellar 101 Open Mic Night for poets and writers from 5 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Mitchell Building, 101 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. This event is free and open to the public. For details, see www.writerjanbparker.com.
N.C. Pastel Society
The Pastel Society of North Carolina will hold an art program called “Shooting for Painting the Seasons and Pastel Painting in Plein Air” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Yates Mille County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh. L. Diane Johnson will hold a presentation and demonstrate painting in pastel outside. Bring pastels. For information, visit www.pastelsocietyofnc.com.
Southern Wake Quilters
The Southern Wake Quilters meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Randsdall Hall on Ennis Street in Fuquay-Varina. All levels of quilters are invited. Visitors may attend two meetings without becoming a member. For information, call Mary at 919-762-1934.
Swift Creek Township Exchange
The Swift Creek Township Exchange club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month at Barry’s Café, 2851 Jones Franklin Road in Cary.
West Raleigh Exchange Club
The West Raleigh Exchange Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Williams Center at 830 Barringer Drive in Raleigh. For details, call Rhonda Bornman at 919-387-7201.