Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Nov. 11

Christensen to address Democratic men

Rob Christensen of The News & Observer will address the Wake Democratic Men’s Club on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Clarion Hotel, 320 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Christensen will provide his insight and analysis on the previous week’s election results and what they mean for the country going forward. RSVP to awdellingerjd@yahoo.com. The doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30, and the program begins at 7 p.m.

Group for grandparents of those with autism

An informational meeting for grandparents who have grandchildren with autism is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the ASNC office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. The meeting will include a panel discussion on siblings. To RSVP, email Maureen Morrell at mmorrell@autismsociety-nc.org.

Substitute Teachers meeting

The Substitute Teachers of Wake County will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. Timothy’s School, 4523 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. To RSVP, email stawakecounty@gmail.com.

Timely Topics speaker announced

Glen Anderson, an international specialist in climate change, will speak at the Timely Topics brown bag lunch for the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Nov. 16, in Finlator Hall at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Anderson is the senior manager of the International Resources Group. His topic will be Global Climate Change and Adaptations to It.

For more information, visit www.lwvwake.org or call 919-783-5995.

FEM It Forward fundraising

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.

For more information about FemCity Raleigh, go to femfessionals.com/FemCities/Raleigh.htm.

Friendship Force holiday party

The Friendship Force of Raleigh will hold a holiday party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The club participates in exchanges with Friendship Force clubs in the United States and other countries to build understanding. For more information, visit www.friendshipforceraleighnc.com or call 919-846-5743. RSVP with payment for the buffet dinner by Monday, Dec. 3.

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.