Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Oct. 14

Lions Club dinner meeting

North Raleigh Lions Club is having an open dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Bayleaf Community Center, 11617 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Greg Traylor from AAA will speak about driver safety. For more information, contact Maggie Crisafi at 919-803-6222 or maggie.crisafi@gmail.com.

Stein to address senior Democrats

Josh Stein, candidate for Senate District 16, will address the Wake County Senior Democrats on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Crabtree Marriott Hotel on Glenwood Avenue. A Dutch lunch will begin at 11 a.m.; the program will follow.

Organizer to address AARP chapter

Sally Nelson, owner of Free Spaces - Organizing Services, will address the AARP at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Abbotswood at Stonehenge, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. The topic is “Life is a Puzzle.” Lunch is $7 per person; participants are welcome to attend but not eat. For more information, call 919-435-0861.

Substitute Teachers Association meeting

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. To RSVP, email stawakecounty@gmail.com.

Diabetes support group meeting

A diabetes support group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Milner Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Suzanne Hixson, a geriatric nurse practitioner, will speak on body mass index. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Mary at 919-604-3519 or 919-803-3119.

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.

Opportunity discussion at LWV luncheon

Alexandra Forter Sirota, director of the N.C. Budget and Tax Center of the N.C. Justice Center, will speak during the Timely Topics luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Oct. 26, at NCSU University Club, 4300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

Sirota will discuss “The Growing Gap between the Haves and the Have-nots in North Carolina.” Cost is $16 per person. Reservation must be made by Monday, Oct. 22. To register, visit www.lwvwake.org.

Fashion show for Dress for Success

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will hold “All Dressed Upwith 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.

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 bas27613@yahoo.com.