Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Oct. 3

Wake Forest Woman’s Club info session

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is holding an informational session from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Community House, 133 W. Owen Avenue, Wake Forest. The session will offer an opportunity for civic-minded women to learn more about the club, its initiatives, and how the efforts of the members benefit the community.

After the session, guests are invited to stay, enjoy refreshments, talk with club members and attend the business meeting and program provided by the Home Life Community Service Program area. For more information, contact Kathy at wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com or 919-815-1307 or go to www.wake-forest-womans-club.com.

Newcomers Club of Raleigh

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh is holding a coffee meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 5, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. Learn about the diverse interest groups and events at newcomersclubraleigh.org.

Society of the Daughters of the Union

The Galusha Pennypacker Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the Union welcomes its president general, Ellen Stortz of Villa Park, Ill., to a brunch meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Golden Corral, 6129 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Stortz will be speaking on women in the Civil War. RSVP to Genie Coats at 919-876-2482.

Cunningham to address Wake Democrats

Cal Cunningham will address the Wake Democratic Men’s Club on Monday, Oct. 8, at the Clarion hotel, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Cunningham will draw on his many experiences as an Army Reserve captain, state senator, candidate for U.S. Congress and spokesman for Veterans for Obama. RSVP to awdellinger@yahoo.com. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

Autism meeting for grandparents

A meeting for grandparents of children with autism is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Autism Society of North Carolina, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. TO RSVP, email Maureen Morrell at mmorrell@autismsociety-nc.org.

Woman’s Club candidates forum

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will hold a forum with candidates at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Woman’s Club, 3300 Woman’s Club Drive, Raleigh.

After the forum, N&O columnist Barry Saunders will speak at noon for the general lunch meeting. Cost for the lunch meeting is $15. Reservations are required by noon Friday, Oct. 5, to jane.doby1@gmail.com.

FemCity connection lunch

FemCity Raleigh will meet for its October connection lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Brio Tuscan Grille at Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Sheila Ogle of Ogle Enterprises will discuss how women can find, use and be successful mentors. Cost is $29 for members and $39 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.femfessionals.com or email raleigh@femfessionals.com.

BPW names Career Woman of Year

BPW Raleigh will recognize its Career Woman of the Year, Lynn Davis Minges, at a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Hilton RDU. Minges is the assistant secretary of tourism, marketing and global branding for the N.C. Department of Commerce. She is the chairwoman of the National Council of State Tourism Directors and was recently elected secretary of U.S. Travel’s Executive Committee. Minges also serves on the Business Advisory Council of the John A. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University.

For more information, go to www.bpwraleigh.org.

Fashion show for Dress for Success

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will hold “All Dressed Up…with places to go,” a fashion show luncheon and auction featuring winter and holiday fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue on Friday, Nov. 2.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.womansclubofraleigh.org. Proceeds will benefit Dress For Success and other club projects. For more information, call 919-510-5015.