Cary News: Community

Club Notes: Dec. 31

Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club

The Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month, from September through May, at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St. For details, go to www.hollyspringsnewcomers.com.

Cary Newcomers Club

The Cary Newcomers Club will meet from 9:15-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary. Representatives from Atlantic Tire of Cary will discuss winterizing cars and share safety tips. For more information, email membership@carynewcomers.com or go to www.carynewcomers.com.

Cary Garden Club

The Cary Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Linda at 919-651-9144.

Triangle Italian American Women’s Club

The Triangle Italian American Women’s Club meets for socializing, food and discussions on the second Tuesday of each month. For details, including meeting times and locations, email the group at triawc@gmail.com or go to triawc.wix.com/home.

Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disability

The Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disability meets from noon to 1 p.m. every second Wednesday at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. All people interested in creating awareness, improving accessibility and advocating for people with disabilities are welcome. Details: www.carydisability.org.

Toastmasters

• The Perimeter Park Toastmasters meet at noon every other Wednesday at the United Way office at 2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150, Morrisville. Details:

www.perimeterpark.toastmastersclubs.org

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• 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.



Rotary clubs

• The Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at 405 Broad St., Fuquay-Varina. New members and visitors are welcome. For details, go to

www.F-VdowntownRotaryclub.org

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• The Apex Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. Details: 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. Details:

www.cary-kildairerotaryclub.org

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• The Cary Page Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. Fridays at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive. Details:

www.carypagerotary.org

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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.

Holly Springs Community Band

The Holly Springs Community Band is looking for adult musicians to practice with the band at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Musicians must be able to read music. Details: www.hollyspringsband.net.

Apex Kiwanis Club

Apex Kiwanis meets most Wednesdays at Anna’s Pizzeria, 100 N. Salem St., Apex. Details: Betty Obremski at 919-859-5810 or bgentle627@aol.com.

Holly Springs Newcomers Club

The Holly Springs Newcomers and Friends Club meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month from September to May at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Details: www.hollyspringsnewcomers.com.

Holly Springs Civitan Club

The Holly Springs Civitan Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Holleman Room of Town Hall, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. Use the entrance facing Avent Ferry Road. For more information, call 919-346-1675 or go to www.hollyspringscivitan.org.

N.C. Writers Network

The first Thursday of every month features an open-mic event at Royal Bean Coffee House and Gathering Space, 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. If you plan to read a poem, short story or essay, email msherbondy@nc.rr.com.

Cary Garden Club

The Cary Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Place. Visitors are welcome. For details, call 919-651-9144.

Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake

The club meets at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on the first Thursday of each month. Social time begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon, a speaker’s presentation will be at 12:30 p.m. and the business meeting will be at 1 p.m.. Lunch costs $20. Details: www.rwcsw.org.

Senior gaming

Senior gaming meets 2-4 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. Games include sequence, rummycube, pokeno, pinochle and bridge. Details: 919-557-9602.

Apex Lions

The Apex Lions meet at 6:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the C.C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. The Apex Lions support local charities with a special emphasis on the visually impaired. Call Nick Somma at 919-481-1888, or go to www.apexlions.org.

Holly Springs Civitan Club

The Holly Springs Civitan Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Holleman Room of Town Hall, 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs. Use the entrance facing Avent Ferry Road. For more information, call 919-346-1675 or go to www.hollyspringscivitan.org.

Ruritan Club

The Needmore Ruritan Club meets 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at 1812 Bass Lake Road, Fuquay-Varina. The club offers fellowship, goodwill and community service to the residents of Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs. A meal is prepared by club members every meeting. For details, contact club President Mike Jones at 919-552-2003.

TOPS in Cary

Take Off Pounds Sensibly holds morning meetings at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Details: jettaminenow@gmail.com.

Cary Leads Group

The Cary Leads Group meets for networking with business owners and professionals from 9:45-11 a.m. Thursdays in the second-floor workshop at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Meetings start at 10 a.m. For details, go to caryleadsgroup.net.

VFW Post 7383

• The VFW hosts bingo on Thursdays with $2,500 paid out each week. 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.



• The VFW accepts unserviceable U.S. flags any afternoon after 1 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. Details:

www.caryvfw.org

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Keep Fit Club

Keep Fit uses the Power 90 Extreme home-fitness program to support members through their weight-loss journeys. The club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Connections Event Center, 1280 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Details: 919-324-6828.

Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club

The Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall at Cary United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy St. Visitors are welcome. Details: www.carycrosstrailers.org.

Open mic-Apex

Quarter Note Music hosts an open-mic event from 6-9 p.m. Fridays at 1583 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex. Details: 919-387-3939.

Morrisville Community Garden

The Morrisville Community Garden is planning, planting and seeking members to join the garden. Anyone interested can visit the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. Details: membership@morrisvillegarden.org or www.morrisvillegarden.org.

Cary Multiple Sclerosis

People with MS lead monthly meetings of the Cary Multiple Sclerosis self-help group. Details: Call Mary Ann at 919-779-2101.

MOMS Club

The Moms Offering Moms Support of Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs invites all at-home moms of 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. Details: mcfvhs@gmail.com.

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