Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Oct. 24

Functional medicine for children

Dr. Michael Sharp will lead a Q&A on the use of functional medicine to treat autism, AD(H)D, learning disabilities, PDD NOS, sensory integration and more at the New Possibilities Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Parents of children with improved symptoms will be available for questions and networking after the session. To RSVP or for more information, contact Beth Secosky at bsecosky@nc.rr.com or 919-539-4668.

Democratic Women of Wake meeting

Democratic Women of Wake County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Dr. David McLennan, professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science at William Peace College, will speak.

Lunch is $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers and $5 for anyone wishing to attend and not eat. For reservations, email democraticwomenwakecounty@gmail.com or call 919-467-0151 by 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Timely Topics luncheon of LWV

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.

Railroad trip for autism chapter

The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will visit New Hope Valley Railroad at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. Cost is $10 per rider older than 2. For tickets and more information, visit www.wakecountyautismsociety.org.

FEM It Forward fundraising campaign

FemCity Raleigh, a professional women’s group, has launched the FEM It Forward campaign to raise money for local charities.

In the campaign, which runs through Nov. 23, FemCity Raleigh members “sell” goods or services on Benefacting.org, with all of the money going to local charities such as Boys and Girls Clubs serving Wake County, Fight for 1in9 in Raleigh and Stop Hunger Now. Members post services they are willing to perform in exchange for a donation to charity, and then they and prospective donors come to terms. The donations are made directly to the charity through PayPal.

Any adult, professional women are invited to join FemCity Raleigh members in the campaign. For more information, go to www.benefacting.org/groups/FemCityRaleigh. Additionally, all community members are encouraged to support the FEM It Forward campaign by “sponsoring” participants’ posted benefactions at the same Web address.

Since FemCity Raleigh’s founding in October 2011, the group of community-minded women has enabled the development of new, authentic friendships; generated sincere business opportunities valued at upward of $1,000-$2,000; donated 105 pounds of food to Urban Ministries; as a result of a private fashion event at Saks Fifth Avenue, helped contribute to a combined in-kind and cash donation to Dress for Success Triangle valued at $600; and, with the support of FemCity Research Triangle Park, generated more than 22 woman-hours of volunteer work at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Farm. For more information, go to femfessionals.com/FemCities/Raleigh.htm.

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.