Midtown: Community

Club Notes, April 14

CEO to address N. Raleigh Lions

Dennis Edwards, CEO of the Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, will address the North Raleigh Lions Club during an open dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Bayleaf Community Center, 11617 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. To register, contact Maggie Crisafi at 919-803-6222 or maggie.crisafi@gmail.com.

Raleigh Christian Women’s Connection

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.

Author 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.

Senior Democrats meeting

John Maron, director of Investors Education Program, Securities Division, Department of State, will address the Wake County Senior Democrats on Wednesday, April 17, at Crabtree Marriott Hotel, 4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh. A Dutch lunch will begin at 11 a.m. and the program will follow. For more information, call 919-510-7915.

Justice to address Republican women

N.C. Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin will address the Wake County Republican Women’s Club on Thursday, April 18, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. A social begins at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch program begins at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is $19 at the door or online at www.wakerepublicanwomen.org. Reservations are due by Monday, April 15, by emailing 1wcrwc@gmail.com.

AARP program on legislative issues

Helen Savage will discuss legislative issues important to seniors during a meeting of the AARP Raleigh-Wake County Chapter 3689 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Abbotswood at Stonehenge, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. The event is free; lunch can be purchased for $7. For more information, call 919-435-0861.

Substitute Teachers Association

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. For more information, email stawakecounty@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.

Keith Sutton to address League of Women Voters

Keith Sutton, chairman of the Wake County school board, will speak during a brown bag lunch of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, April 26, at Finlator Hall in Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. He will discuss the “Challenging Issues Facing Wake County Public Schools.” For more information, call 919-783-5995 or visit www.lwvwake.org.

Dress for Success at Soroptimist

Pat Nathan, founder of Dress for Success, will address the Soroptimist International of Raleigh at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Hudson Memorial Church, 4921 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Operations manager Katie Lowek and several other Dress for Success employees will also speak. For more information, contact contactus@soroptimistraleigh.

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.