Midtown: Community

Club Notes, Jan. 20

Lions Club dinner meeting

North Raleigh Lions Club will meet for an open dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Bayleaf Community Center, 11617 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Jill Bullard from Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will speak. For reservations, contact Maggie Crisafi at 919-803-6222 or maggie.crisafi@gmail.com.

Wake chapter of Autism Society

The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary. The topic of the meeting is Resolving IEP Disputes. For more information, contact Judie at 919-459-2544 or nightskygazer2@aol.com.

Possibilities Support Group for parents

The Possibilities Support Group for parents treating autism, AD(H)D and other disorders with biomedical treatments will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, contact Beth Secosky at 919-539-4668 or bsecosky@nc.rr.com.

Triangle Apartment Association dinner meeting

The Triangle Apartment Association is hosting its bi-monthly dinner meeting for independent Triangle property managers at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Cary Reconstruction Education Center, 7920 ACC Blvd, Suite 220, Raleigh.

CPAs Kevin Bassett and Chris Donohue will speak about taxes for the income producing asset owners. Dinner will be provided by the Q Shack. Admission is free for TAA IRO members, $15 for TREIA members and $25 for nonmembers and guests. To make a reservation or for more information, contact Fred Dean at 919-782-1165 or visit www.triangleaptassn.org

Weiss, Aycock to address league

Jennifer Weiss, who served in the N.C. General Assembly from 1999 until 2012, and Ron Aycock, retired executive director of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, will speak at the Timely Topics brown bag lunch of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Jan. 25, at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Weiss and Aycock will offer their views on legislative measures that might come up during the long session of the N.C. General Assembly. For more information, visit www.lwvwake.org or call 919-783-5995.

Democratic Women of Wake County luncheon

Nina Szlosberg-Landis and Gwen Wilkins, candidates for First Vice Chair of the N.C. Democratic Party, will address the Democratic Women of Wake County at noon Thursday, Jan. 31, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Buffet lines will open at 11:30 a.m. The cost 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. The deadline for reservations is 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

Substitute teachers meeting

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Olive Garden, 4805 Capital Blvd., Raleigh. Spouses are invited.

Woman’s Club games, luncheon fundraiser

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will hold B B C (+M), a bridge, bingo, canasta and mahjongg fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 3300 Woman’s Club Drive, Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit Dress For Success Triangle NC and other community projects. The event will include the games, a luncheon and prizes. To reserve a table of four for bridge or a seat for bingo, canasta or mahjongg, email stephens965@att.net, call 919-845-0239 or go to www.womansclubofraleigh.org. Cost is $25 per person, with $11 of it tax-deductible.

Optimist Club essay contest

The Northern Wake Optimist Club is holding an essay contest with the topic “How Can I Help My Friends Realize Their Value?” The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 10.

The essay must be 700-800 words, not including the title, footnotes and bibliography. Hyphenated words count as one word. The contest is open to high school students 19 and younger as of Dec. 31, 2012. To see all of the rules and apply, go to www.optimist.org and search “Essay Contest.”

Winners will be invited to read their essays at the club’s meeting on Tuesday, March 5. At the district level, a $2,5000 scholarship will be awarded.

Optimist Club oratorical contest

Northern Wake Optimist Club is holding an oratorical contest on the topic “Why My Voice is Important.” Applications and typed oration must be received by Sunday, March 31. The speech must be 4-5 minutes long. The contest is set for Sunday, April 7.

The contest is open to high school students 19 and younger as of Dec. 31, 2012. For the official rules and to apply, go to www.optimist.org and search “Oratorical Contest.”

Winners will be invited to give their oration at the club’s Tuesday, April 23 meeting. At the district level, $5,000 in scholarships will be given to the top three winners.

Pullen Park Wednesday Dance Club

The Pullen Park Wednesday Dance Club is seeking new members. The club, for attendees 50 years and older, dances to live ballroom music by a different group from 8 to 10:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. Admission is $7.