Midtown: Community

Club Notes, March 31

Triangle Area Ostomy meeting

Sonya Withers will discuss social security disability during a meeting of the Triangle Area Ostomy Association at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Surgical Center waiting room of Rex Hospital, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. For more information, email triangleuoaa@embarqmail.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 April 4 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 www.wake-forest-womans-club.com.

Newcomers Club meeting

The Newcomers Club will meet for a Friday Coffee at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.newcomersclubraleigh.org.

Jaycees seek service award nominations

The Raleigh Jaycees are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Distinguished Service Awards. Nominees must be from Wake or Johnston counties, show exceptional leadership skills and have a record of personal achievement and community service. Nominations will be accepted until Saturday, April 6. For more information, visit www.raleighjaycees.org/projects/dsa.

Grandparents’ autism support group

A group for grandparents of children with autism will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the Autism Society of North Carolina office, 505 Oberlin Road, Suite 230, Raleigh. For more information, email wcgrands@gmail.com.

Triangle Women of Distinction awards

Soroptimist International of Raleigh will hold its annual Distinction Awards from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at North Hills Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh. Mary Cantando, founder of The Woman’s Advantage, will deliver a keynote presentation on this year’s theme of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Action. The event will also feature a reception and silent auction.

Five area women will be honored with Distinction Awards. The Violet Richardson Award will be given to Ashley Hayes, founder of Shepherd Youth Ranch, and Kristin Chung, for her work with Wags 4 Tags. The Women’s Opportunity Award will be presented to Patricia Drum. The $2,000 grant will help her pursue her dream of becoming a pastry chef through The Chef’s Academy. Tanisha Dildy and Sherry Wiggins will also receive a $500 award.

For more information, visit www.soroptimistraleigh.org or call 919-386-9910.

Grief support group

Grief support group meetings will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. Participants will be guided through a series of discussions as well as explore tools to assist them through the grieving process. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at wakefieldhealingacommunity@gmail.com.