Cary News

Club notes: May 20

Cary Community Lions Club

The Cary Community Lions Club held their first annual yard sale on May 5. Proceeds from the yard sale will support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight.

The club meets at noon on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at IHOP, 1301 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary. For details, contact President Rob Moncure at

Cary Fine Arts League

The Fine Arts League of Cary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Dr. Kate Carroll will speak on French textiles at the Chateau du Compiegne.

Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club

The Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser, Pig Pickin’ in the Park, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. June 2 at the Cary Senior Center in Bond Park, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. There will be music, clowns and door prizes. For tickets or sponsorships, call 919-468-8518 or visit

Cary Lions Club

The Cary Lions Club meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the D&S Cafeteria off Buck Jones Road in Cary. Contact Jim Irvin at or 919-467-2719.

Cary Newcomers Club

The Cary Newcomers Club offers a wide selection of welcoming and fun activities every month. The Trailblazers walking group and Chat-A-Wyle will be held Tuesday, May 22. Bead crafting and MahJongg will be held Thursday, May 24. For details, email or visit

Democratic Women of Wake County

The Democratic Women of Wake County will hold the 43rd annual Jefferson-Jackson Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The program will begin at 9 a.m. Maxine Waters, U.S. congresswoman from California and Nina Turner, state senator from Ohio, will be the keynote speakers. Tickets are $40. For tickets, visit

Holly Springs Community Band

The Holly Springs Community Band is looking for adult woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, bass and guitar musicians to practice with the band every Wednesday from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Musicians must be able to read music. Some positions are available for aspiring, talented and mature junior- and senior-level high school musicians. For details, visit

Holly Springs Rotary Club

The Holly Springs Rotary Club presented Owen Robinson, who sits on the board of directors of the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home, with a $1,000 donation from funds raised at the recent Rotary Golf Classic. Robinson developed and operates the Summer Enrichment Program at the Boys and Girls Home.

Morrisville Community Garden

The Morrisville Community Garden is currently planning, planting and seeking members to join the garden. Interested community members can visit the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. For information, email or visit

National Charity League

The National Charity League, Inc., Carolina Lily Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center in Cary. The meeting will celebrate the official chartering of the chapter and the newly elected board members will be inducted.

For information, visit or email

Southern Wake Republican Club

The Southern Wake Republican Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Bentwinds Country Club, 6536 Dornoch Place in Fuquay-Varina. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. For details, visit

VFW Post 7383

• Members of Cary Franklin-Sloane VFW Post 7383 will place U.S. flags by the headstones of veterans at Cary cemeteries at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 27. At the request of some churches, some flags will be postponed until Monday at their respective cemeteries.

• A ceremonial retirement of no longer serviceable U.S. flags by incineration will be performed at noon Sunday, May 27, at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. Unserviceable flags may be dropped off any afternoon from 1-5 p.m. For details, call 919-467-1188 or visit


XYZ Club

The XYZ Club meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place in Bond Park. For details, call Becky Furno at 919-467-8332.