Democratic Women of Wake County
The Democratic Women of Wake County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the NCSU University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. Amanda Eubanks, political strategist and fundraiser, will speak. The cost for lunch is $20; free to attend without lunch. For details, call Cindy Sinkez at 919-319-8375.
Raleigh Garden Club
The Raleigh Garden Club will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2015. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. For details, go to Raleigh-Garden-Club.org.
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• Feb. 4: Leslie Herndon will talk about art and plants.
• March 4: Charlotte Glen will talk about the N.C. Cooperative Extension Agency.
Social Justice Forum
The Social Justice Forum meets at 3:30 p.m. Sundays in the library of the Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 4900 Kaplan Drive, Raleigh. During the first three months of the year, the group will focus on the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Great Decisions lecture series
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh will host the Great Decisions program from the Foreign Policy Association throughout February and March at 3300 Woman’s Club Drive. The presentations will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 5 and ending March 26. The public is invited to the free events. For details, go to WomansClubOfRaleigh.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting applications for family-to-family education classes. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family members, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. Classes will be offered Thursday evenings in North Raleigh beginning Feb. 5. To register, contact Andrea Chase at NAMIWakeF2F@gmail.com or 919-848-8913, or visit NAMI-Wake.org.
• The Hi Rise Toastmasters meet from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Downtown Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh. For details, email BeachPeggy12@yahoo.com or call 919-807-4866.
• The East Awake Toastmasters will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the clubhouse of Walden Woods Condominiums, 4800 Walenda Drive, Raleigh. For details, go toEastAwake.ToastmastersClubs.org
Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group
The Triangle Brain Aneurysm and AVM Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Monday of each month, alternating between Durham and Raleigh locations. The group supports those who are affected by brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations by providing reassurance, recovery information, education and fundraising support for research. For details and meeting locations, contact Lazaro Gonzales at Lazaro.Gonzales@duke.com, or go to BAFound.org.
Wake Forest Survivors of Suicide
The Wake Forest Survivors of Suicide is a support group for those who have been affected by suicide. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Wake Forest United Methodist Church, 905 S. Main St. For details, go to TheShoreGriefCenter.org.
Newcomers Club of Raleigh invites members and prospective members to Welcome Coffees the first Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harrington Grove Swim and Racquet Club, 12201 Leesville Road, Raleigh. For details, go to NewcomersClubRaleigh.org.
Wake Forest Lions Club
The Wake Forest Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at The Forks Cafeteria, 229 S. Brooks St. For details, call Bob Wallace at 919-671-9913.
• The Rotary Club of Wake Forest meets for fellowship, dinner and presentations from guest speakers at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St. For details, emailWakeForestRotary@gmail.com
• The Rotary Club of Wakefield meets from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays at TPC Wakefield Plantation Country Club, 2201 Wakefield Plantation Drive, Raleigh. For details, go toWakefieldRotaryNC.com
Wake Forest Optimist Club
The Wake Forest Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St. For details, call Dawn Nakash at 919-926-1452.
Wake Forest Kiwanis Club
The Wake Forest Kiwanis Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St. For details, email Paul@FocusDesignBuilders.com.
The club meets for Bingo from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St. Participants pay a $20 entry fee and receive a packet of cards and the chance to win cash prizes. For details, go to WakeForestBingo.com.
A chess club for ages 16 and older meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Wake Forest Coffee Company, 156 S. White St., Wake Forest. For details, email TeriAtSchoolAtHome2012@hotmail.com.
Civil War Roundtable
The Raleigh Civil War Roundtable meets for a lecture program at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the Daniels Auditorium at the N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. Admission is free; new members are welcome.
TOPS Morning Club
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Morning Club hosts 9:30 a.m. weigh-ins and 10:30 a.m. meetings Mondays at Hope Lutheran Church, 3525 Rogers Road, Wake Forest. One-year membership to the nonprofit weight loss support program costs $28. For details, go to tops.org.
Specialized Recreation Services of the city of Raleigh offers three social clubs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The clubs encourage the development of appropriate leisure and social skills. For details, call at 919-996-2147.
• Adventure Club: Members, ages 15-24, work on money-handling skills and appropriate community behavior.
• Wildcats Club: Members, ages 25-34, work on money management, community skills and activity planning.
• Dragons Club: Members, ages 35 and older, continue developing appropriate social and community skills while focusing on independent-living skills.
Vanderbilt Bridge Club
Vanderbilt Bridge Club offers competitive bridge games Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at the Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. Beginner bridge classes are also offered. For details, call 919-847-8963.
Capitol Bridge Club
The Capitol Bridge Club meets for competitive bridge from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays at Jaycee Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For details, call 919-996-6833.
Seniors dance club
Pullen Park invites seniors 50 and older to its dance club, which meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The club dances to live ballroom music, including foxtrot, waltz, swing and Latin tunes. The cost is $8 per person per week. For details, call 919-831-6052.