Possibilities Biomedical Support Group
The Possibilities Biomedical Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The group supports families treating autism, AD(H)D and other disorders medically. The meeting theme will be preparing for the holidays. Participants should bring a copy of their favorite gluten-free/dairy-free recipe for the holidays; recipes will be compiled and distributed to the group. For more information, contact Jenny at 919-816-7231 or email@example.com.
Railroad trip for autism chapter
The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will visit New Hope Valley Railroad at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Cost is $10 per rider older than 2. For tickets and more information, visit www.wakecountyautismsociety.org.
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Christensen to address Democratic men
Rob Christensen of The News & Observer will address the Wake Democratic Men’s Club on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Clarion Hotel, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Christensen will provide his insight and analysis on the previous week’s election results and what they mean for the country going forward. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30, and the program begins at 7 p.m.
Group for grandparents of those with autism
An informational meeting for grandparents who have grandchildren with autism is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the ASNC office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. The meeting will include a panel discussion on siblings. To RSVP, email Maureen Morrell at email@example.com.
Timely Topics speaker announced
Glen Anderson, an international specialist in climate change, will speak at the Timely Topics brown bag lunch for the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Nov. 16, in Finlator Hall at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Anderson is the senior manager of the International Resources Group. His topic will be Global Climate Change and Adaptations to It.
For more information, visit www.lwvwake.org or call 919-783-5995.
FEM It Forward fundraising
FemCity Raleigh, a professional women’s group, has launched the FEM It Forward campaign to raise money for local charities.
In the campaign, which runs through Nov. 23, FemCity Raleigh members “sell” goods or services on Benefacting.org, with all of the money going to local charities such as Boys and Girls Clubs serving Wake County, Fight for 1in9 in Raleigh and Stop Hunger Now. Members post services they are willing to perform in exchange for a donation to charity, and then they and prospective donors come to terms. The donations are made directly to the charity through PayPal.
Any adult, professional women are invited to join FemCity Raleigh members in the campaign. For more information, go to www.benefacting.org/groups/FemCityRaleigh. Additionally, all community members are encouraged to support the FEM It Forward campaign by “sponsoring” participants’ posted benefactions at the same Web address.
For more information about FemCity Raleigh, go to femfessionals.com/FemCities/Raleigh.htm.
Friendship Force holiday party
The Friendship Force of Raleigh will hold a holiday party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The club participates in exchanges with Friendship Force clubs in the United States and other countries to build understanding. For more information, visit www.friendshipforceraleighnc.com or call 919-846-5743. RSVP with payment for the buffet dinner by Monday, Dec. 3.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.