Midtown: Community

Club Notes

Anime Club for grades 6-12

The Anime Club will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. Teens in grades six to 12 are invited. Participants will discuss their favorite titles and learn about new series. For more information, call 919-856-6710.

Wake Forest Woman’s Club meeting

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. A social followed by a program and business meeting will be included. For more information, email wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com or call 919-556-0387.

Newcomers Club of Raleigh

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March, 2, at the JJ Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit newcomersclubraleigh.org.

Patriotic art contest for youth

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10225, is looking for high school artists to participate in the Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest. For rules and criteria, go to www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/youth.html. Each student will be judged on the originality of concept and patriotism expressed, the content and clarity of ideas, the design, use of color and technique, and the total impact or execution and contrast. The national winner will attend the VFW and Auxiliary National Convention in Reno, Nev., in July. The deadline for submissions to the local auxiliary chairman is March 31. For more information, call Joy Clifton at 919-772-1062 or Helen Carter at 919-779-6314.

Optimist Club Oratorical contest

The Northern Wake Optimist Club is holding an oratorical contest on the topic “How my Optimism helps me Overcome Obstacles.” The first place boy and girl will advance to the zone-level competition. From the zone contest, winners will advance to the district level, which has a first prize of a $2,500 scholarship for boy and girl winners. The application and typed speech are due March 30. The speech must be at least four minutes but not more than five. The contest is open to students 18 and younger as of Dec. 31, 2011. For the rules and an application, call Barbara Timmons at 919-426-5824, email barbnjct@aol.com or visit www.optimist.org.