Wake Forest Woman’s Club
The Wake Forest Woman’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The Feb. 7 meeting will begin with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by a community service program and business meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, email Kathy at email@example.com or visit our website, www.wake-forest-womans-club.com.
Falls River Community Senior Club
Cynthia Shaffer of N.C. Audiology Associates will speak on senior hearing loss at the meeting of the Falls River Community Senior Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at The Greenway Club in Falls River. Visitors welcome. For more information, call Judy Sanner at 919-847-7045.
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Optimist Club essay contest
The Northern Wake Optimist Club is holding an essay contest with the topic “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?” The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 10.
The essay must be 700-800 words, not including the title, footnotes and bibliography. Hyphenated words count as one word. The contest is open to high school students 19 and younger as of Dec. 31, 2012. To see all of the rules and apply, go to www.optimist.org and search “Essay Contest.”
Winners will be invited to read their essays at the club’s meeting on Tuesday, March 5. At the district level, a $2,5000 scholarship will be awarded.
Sutton to address Wake Democratic Men
Keith Sutton, chairman of the Wake County school board, will address the Wake Democratic Men’s Club at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Clarion Hotel, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Doors open at 6 and dinner begins at 6:30. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy moving speaker
Margaret Mitsock, PTA of Total Motion Physical Therapy, will address the Raleigh Arthritis/Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Group at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Heritage Senior Living, 1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh. For more information, call Esther at 919-782-6784.
Autism support group for grandparents
A meeting for grandparents of children with autism is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Autism Society of North Carolina office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. To RSVP, email Eileen Hancox at email@example.com.
Northern Wake Optimist Club
The Northern Wake Optimist Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the IHOP, 6707 Knightdale Blvd., Knightdale. The club will be working to complete a room makeover for a 3-year-old through the Childhood Cancer Campaign.
BPW panelist of speakers
The Business and Professional Women of Raleigh will present a panel of speakers on the community transformational effects of nonprofits at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Brier Creek Country Club, 9400 Club Hill Drive, Raleigh. Dinner will begin at 6:15. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.bpwraleigh.org.
Optimist Club oratorical contest
Northern Wake Optimist Club is holding an oratorical contest on the topic “Why My Voice is Important.” Applications and typed oration must be received by Sunday, March 31. The speech must be 4-5 minutes long. The contest is set for Sunday, April 7.
The contest is open to high school students 19 and younger as of Dec. 31, 2012. For the official rules and to apply, go to www.optimist.org and search “Oratorical Contest.”
Winners will be invited to give their oration at the club’s Tuesday, April 23 meeting. At the district level, $5,000 in scholarships will be given to the top three winners.