Midtown: Community

Club Notes

Wake Democratic Men’s Club

Brad Crone and Gary Pearce will speak to the Wake Democratic Men’s Club at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Clarion hotel in downtown Raleigh. A plate dinner will be served at 6:30. Crone and Pearce will draw on their backgrounds as political consultants to provide commentaries on the elections. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Make checks payable to Wake Democratic Men’s Club. To RSVP, email wakedemmen@wakedems.org by 10 a.m. the day of the event.

Wake Forest Garden Club

Ann May,educator for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will present “The Wildlife Value of Native Plants” at the Wake Forest Garden Club’s meeting on Tuesday, March 13. The meeting begins with social time at 9:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10 at the Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave. The Wake Forest Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May. For more information, email wfgardenclub@gmail.com.

Woman’s Club of Raleigh

The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will meet at noon Wednesday, March 14, at 3300 Woman’s Club Drive, Raleigh. Dr. Warren Eller will share his experiences in doing relief work in East Africa. Eller is an associate professor of public administration at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The cost is $15. To make reservations by Friday, March 9, call Jane Doby at 919-787-4736.

AARP Raleigh-Wake County meeting

The March meeting of the AARP Raleigh-Wake County Chapter 3689 will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Abbotswood, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Terri Conyers, the director of development at the Healing Place of Wake County, will give an overview of its programs and services. Cost is $7 for those who want lunch. For more information, call 919-848-9122.

FemCity Raleigh fashion benefit

FemCity Raleigh, the local chapter of Femfessionals, is holding a fashion event and benefit at Saks Fifth Avenue in Triangle Town Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Saks Fifth Avenue will donate 10 percent of sales during the event to Dress for Success Triangle.

This event is Part II: The Outer You and will include tips from international image consultants at Lily Winston on wardrobe styling and dressing for different body types, and a makeover reveal. Attendees will also receive tips from a professional photographer on getting a good headshot. Women who bring in women’s accessories to donate to Dress for Success Triangle will be eligible to win raffle prizes, including a free professional head shot photo shoot and a gift from Saks Fifth Avenue. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free for Femfessionals members and $25 for non-members. The event is free for Femfessionals members and $25 for non-members. For more information, visit www.femfessionals.com or email raleigh@femfessionals.com.

Doctor addresses diabetes group

A diabetes support group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Dr. Ernest Daniels will speak on “Exercise and Your Health,” followed by a discussion and lunch. The group is led by Mary Clark, R.N., a certified diabetes educator. For more information, call 919-803-3119.

Dubis to speak on state budget

Melanie Dubis, a partner at Parker Poe, will speak at the Timely Topics luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, March 23, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Dubis will speak about how the state’s budget cuts in education, particularly in preschool education, relate to the Leandro case. Cost is $15 per person for lunch. To purchase lunch, call 919-783-5995, email lwvwake@bellsouth.net or visit www.lwvwake.org by March 19.