Midtown: Community

Club Notes, March 3

Wake Forest Woman’s Club wins art awards

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club, a student and the Murdoch Developmental Center took top honors at the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs District VI annual Arts Festival on Feb. 23 at the First Baptist Church of Raleigh.

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club won two first-place honors for its yearbook and its monthly newsletter.

Edward Czuba, an eighth-grader at Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School, won first place for his watercolor painting. His painting of a deer had advanced from the woman’s club contest.

Four residents of the Murdoch Developmental Center won first place for arts and crafts submissions. The Wake Forest Woman’s Club sponsored six Murdoch entries.

The winners will receive monetary awards and compete at the State GFWC Arts Festival on March 8 and 9 at Campbell University in Buies Creek.

N. Raleigh Lions Club dinner meeting

The North Raleigh Lions Club will have an open dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Bayleaf Community Center, 11617 Six Forks Road. District Governor Elect Sandy Scarlett will speak about recent advances in eye research. Contact Maggie Crisafi at 919-803-6222 or maggie.crisafi@gmail.com for reservations.

Triangle Area Ostomy Association meeting

The Triangle Area Ostomy Association will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Rex Hospital patient waiting room, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. Terri Kuczynski, a family counselor at the Rex Cancer Center, will speak. For more information, go to www.RaleighUOA.org or contact TAOA president Sam Bundy at sambundy5@aol.com.

Wake Forest Woman’s Club meeting

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club meets the first Thursday of each month, September through May, at the Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. The March 7 meeting will begin with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by a community service program and business meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, email Kathy at wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com or visit the website, www.wake-forest-womans-club.com.

Fashion Forward show, benefit

The Junior League of Raleigh will hold a runway fashion show at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at Belk in the Crabtree Valley Mall, 4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh.

The event will include hors d’ouevres, beverages and a guest appearance by fashion designer Karen Kane.

General admission tickets cost $30 and include a gift bag and a $10 Belk gift card. VIP tickets cost $75 and include a pre-event reception, a Diamond & Champagne raffle ticket and priority seating. Ticket holders will receive a 20 percent discount on most purchases made during the event.

To purchase tickets, visit www.jlraleigh.org. All proceeds will go to the Junior League of Raleigh.

Autism support group for grandparents

A meeting for grandparents of children with autism is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Autism Society of North Carolina office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh.

Speech-language pathologist Amy Cameron and occupational therapist Brigid Dohse will speak. To RSVP, email wcgrands@gmail.com.

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

Club offers scholarships to women

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh offers scholarships to college students residing in Raleigh. Scholarships of $250 to $1,500 are offered to women 30 or older, who are attending a college or community college in North Carolina after a break in their education.

For requirements and an application, go to www.womansclubofraleigh.org. For more information, email scholarships@womansclubofraleigh.org or call 919-782-5599.

Rescue Mission Boosters seek members

The Raleigh Rescue Mission Boosters Club is seeking new members to help meet the needs of the mission through community outreach, projects and support. The club meets at 10 a.m. the second Monday of each month at 314 E. Hargett St., Raleigh. For more information, contact Emalie Levine at emalielevine@gmail.com.