Midtown: Community

Club Notes

Wake Forest Woman’s Club Antiques Show

The second Wake Forest Woman’s Club Antiques Show and Sale kicked off March 30 in a new venue: The Ledford Center at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The room allowed the club to more than double the number of dealers from last year’s inaugural event, to more than a dozen this year, in nearly 20 booth spaces.

“We hope this annual event will offer an avenue to promote general interest in antiques and also awareness of the many fine dealers in our own community,” said Gorland McBride, chairwoman for the show. “As it grows, our goal is for it to become a strong fundraiser for the club’s many service projects in Wake Forest.”

About 250 tickets were sold this year; some visitors came to browse and buy at Friday evening’s vintage-themed preview party, and others attended throughout the day Saturday and on Sunday afternoon. Dealers traveled from as far away as New Jersey; several hailed from Virginia, and a few were closer to home.

Tapping the knowledge base of local dealers, organizers added seminars to the show this year. Amanda Giustiniani of GC5 in Wake Forest explained the process of liquidating an estate, while George Rogers of Wake Forest Coins described how coins developed and changed through history. Other topics had guests “speaking Southern” and planning events “with a vintage flair.”

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club is a nonprofit group supporting the community since 1961 with projects in the arts, education, conservation, home life, international outreach and public issues. For more information, go to wake-forest-womans-club.com. Questions may be addressed to wakeforestwomansclub@gmail.com.

Leaders address Wake Democratic Men

U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge and state Rep. Bill Faison will address the Wake Democratic Men’s Club at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Clarion hotel in downtown Raleigh. Doors open at 6 and dinner will be served at 6:30. Cost is $17 for members and $20 for nonmembers. To RSVP, email wakedemmen@wakedems.org by 10 a.m. Monday, April 9.

Garden club meeting

Sharon Settlage, a freelance garden writer, will present “Gardening with Succulents in North Carolina” at the April meeting of the Wake Forest Garden Club at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave., Wake Forest. For more information, email wfgardenclub@gmail.com.

Woman’s Club of Raleigh luncheon, program

Dianne Davidian, operations manager for the Raleigh City Museum, will present a program on plans for the museum at a luncheon beginning at noon Wednesday, April 11, at the club, 3300 Woman’s Club Drive, Raleigh. A coffee and social hour begins at 11:15. Reservations required; cost is $13. Call Jane Doby at 919-787-4736.

Republicans hold ‘Meet the Candidates’

Northern Wake County Republican Club will hold its “Meet the Candidates” night from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Events at Newton Square, 230 Newton Road, Raleigh. Each candidate will be given two to three minutes to address the club followed by a question and answer session. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7. Dinner is $18. Cost is $6 for anyone wishing to attend dinner and not eat.

Rheumatologist to speak on sarcoidosis

Rheumatologist Dr. Joseph Shanahan will address the Triangle Sarcoidosis Support Group from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.meetup.com/Triangle-Sarcoidosis-Support-Group or email ncsarkies@hotmail.com.

Diabetes support group program

A diabetes support group meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Milner Memorial Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Suzanne Hixson, RN, GNP, will speak on how to tame your diabetes. A discussion and lunch will follow. For more information, call Mary Clark at 919-803-3119.

Subsitute Teachers Association

The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Cameron Village Library. RSVP to stawakecounty@gmail.com.

FemCity Raleigh to hold connection lunch

FemCity Raleigh, the local chapter of Femfessionals, a network of professional women, will hold its first Power Connection Lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Midtown Grille in North Hills, 4421-115 Six Fork Road, Raleigh. Organizational expert and author Barbara Hemphill will speak about Five Strategies for Accomplishing Work and Enjoying Your Life. The event will follow the format of the monthly Connection lunches, including a speaker, 30-second pitches and personal connections, but will be shorter in length. A one-course meal will be served. To register or for more information, visit www.femfessionals.com or email raleigh@femfessionals.com.

Timely topics speaker

Anne Franklin of the Capital Area Friends of Transit will speak at the Timely Topics brown bag lunch for the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, April 27, at Finlator Hall at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Franklin, a longtime advocate of transit planning, will discuss “The Future of Transit in the Triangle.” For more information, visit www.lwvwake.org or call 919-783-5995.