This week’s local club, organization and support group meetings in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Morrisville.
Western Wake Dems
Area Democratic candidates for the Wake County School Board and Board of Commissioners speak at the next meeting of the Western Wake Dems 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Mellow Mushroom, 4300 NW Cary Parkway, Cary. Open to the public. Social hour is 6-7 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Tarheel Base of U.S. Submarine Veterans Inc. meets at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Cary American Legion Post 67, 8523 Chapel Hill Road. Navy veterans who have earned the distinction “qualified in submarines,” gold or silver dolphins, may attend. For more information, go to www.ncsubvets.org.
Tom Magnuson will discuss “Moving into the Carolina Backcountry - Colonial Era” at the next meeting of the Cary chapter of AARP, 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. For more information, call 919-467-1424.
Holly Springs Newcomers
Howard Eason of H.E. Designs will speak at the next meeting of the Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club. The group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. The club meets the first Thursday of each month. hollyspringsnewcomers.com
Cary Garden Club
Bonsai tree enthusiast Harold Johnson discusses “Somewhere Between the Mind and the Heart” at the next meeting of the Cary Garden Club. The club meets at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Ballroom at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Visitors welcome. For more information, go to carygardenclub.org.
Robert H. Edmunds Jr., senior associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake Thursday, Oct. 6, at Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary. Visitors welcome. Check-in and social time is 11:30 a.m.; lunch is at noon. Cost: $20. RSVP: email@example.com.
Columnist to speak
News & Observer columnist and author Rob Christensen is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Cary Woman’s Club. Christensen will discuss “What Are the 2016 Elections Telling Us So Far?” at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Visitors welcome. To RSVP or for more information, call P. Keating at 919-274-9944. carywomansclub.com
N.C. Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam is the guest speaker at the October meeting of the Cary Page Rotary Club. Stam will discuss the legislative process at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive. Visitors welcome. To RSVP, go to bit.ly/2c88G6f.
Ticket sales are underway for the Garden Party Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Ballentine-Spence House, 109 E. Spring St., downtown Fuquay-Varina. Sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club. The event will feature tea, scones, sandwiches, desserts, a gift basket auction, raffle and a hat contest. Advance tickets are $20; $25 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at Mad Hatter, Shoppes on Main, David Anthony’s, Something You, Yellow House and the Garden Hut. To purchase tickets online, go to bit.ly/2chVSFI.
▪ The Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 135 S. Main St. 919-662-7119
▪ The Apex Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. 919-387-1040
▪ Cary Kildaire Rotary Club meets from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursdays at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. New members and visitors are welcome. cary-kildairerotaryclub.org
▪ The Cary Page Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. Fridays at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive. carypagerotary.org
▪ The Perimeter Park Toastmasters meet at noon every other Wednesday at the United Way office at 2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150, Morrisville. perimeterpark.toastmastersclubs.org
▪ The Heart of Cary Toastmasters, which focuses on public speaking, meet from 7-8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the second-floor meeting room of the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Visitors are welcome.
▪ The Techtalk Toastmasters Club meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, except on holidays, at NetApp Building Two, 7301 Kit Creek Road, Research Triangle Park. The club helps members sharpen communication and leadership skills. techtalk.toastmastersclubs.org
Cary XYZ Club
The Cary XYZ Club meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the ballroom of the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. 919-467-8332
Cary Photographic Artists
The Cary Photographic Artists meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at The Cary theater, 122 E. Chatham St. Visitors are welcome. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. caryphotographicartists.org
Carolina Veterans Support Group
The Carolina Veterans Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at Cary American Legion and Auxiliary Post 67, 8523 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. The organization raises awareness and solutions for homeless veterans.
Fuquay-Varina Arts Council
The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 E. Vance St. All are welcome. bit.ly/26xnoHx
Fuquay-Varina American Legion Post 116 hosts bingo games at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 6400 Johnson Pond Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be cash prizes.
Apex Kiwanis Club
Apex Kiwanis Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Wednesdays at Anna’s Pizzeria, 100 N. Salem St. apexkiwanis.org
TOPS in Cary
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge players meet from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 820 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. New players welcome. 919-552-1430
VFW Post 7383
The VFW hosts bingo on Thursdays. 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.
Cary Cross Trailers
The Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club meets from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall at Cary United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy St. carycrosstrailers.org
Cary Multiple Sclerosis
People with MS lead monthly meetings of the Cary Multiple Sclerosis self-help group. 919-779-2101
The MOMS Club of Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs invites all at-home moms of Angier, Apex, 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. email@example.com
Send Club Notes to firstname.lastname@example.org.