Midtown: Community

Club Notes, April 3

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 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.

Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meeting

The Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The cost is $16 and free nursery is available. Reservations are required. To register, call 919-337-8003 or email rcwcreservations@gmail.com.

Pam Beck to address Gardeners of Wake

Pam Beck, author of “Best Garden Plants for North Carolina,” will speak at a meeting of the Gardeners of Wake County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the N.C. State Faculty Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. For more information, visit www.gardenersofwakecounty.org.

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.