North Raleigh: Community

Club Notes: June 28

Western Wake Republican Club

The Western Wake Republican Club meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Monday of each month except May and December at Danny’s Bar-B-Que, 311 Ashville Ave., #G, Cary.

Bedford Speaks!

The Bedford Toastmasters will host an evening of speeches and stories from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Bedford Clubhouse, 10630 Befordtown Drive, Raleigh. The group is looking for speakers to share their stories. Sign up in person from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Bedford Clubhouse. Space is limited. For details, call 919-792-0188.

Wake County Republican Women’s Club

The Wake County Republican Women’s Club meets the third Thursday of each month at the University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. A social begins at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch and program begin at 11:45 a.m. To register, go to www.wakerepublicanwomen.org.

Wake Forest Area Republican Club

The Wake Forest Area Republican Club meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Real McCoy’s, 3325 Rogers Road, Wake Forest. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.

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 in alternating Raleigh and Durham locations: Triangle Family Practice, Duke Primary Care, 6020 Fayetteville Road, Durham; or Duke Raleigh Hospital, Medical Office Building 7, 3400 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. The group supports people affected by brain aneurysms and AVMs by providing reassurance, recovery information, education and fundraising support for research. For details, contact Nicole Kuru at nicole.kuru@dm.duke.edu or 919-681-8709, or visit www.bafound.org.

Triangle Stroke Support Group

A support group for stroke patients, caregivers and people at risk of having a stroke meets at noon the third Tuesday of each month at St. Matthew AME church, 1629 Bennett St., Raleigh. All meetings are free and open to the community.

Hi Rise Toastmasters

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.

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 116 Brooks St., Wake Forest. For details, go to TheShoreGriefCenter.org.

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Support Group

Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Support Group meets at noon the third Tuesday of each month at Spring Arbor of Raleigh, 1810 New Hope Road, Raleigh. The group offers a safe place for caregivers, family members and friends of people with dementia to meet and develop a support system. To RSVP, email ermktg@hhhunt.com or call 919-250-0255.

Newcomers Club

Newcomers Club of Raleigh invites members and prospective members to Welcome Coffees the first Friday of the month (except July) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Harrington Grove Swim and Racquet Club, 12201 New Leesville Blvd., 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, 339 S. Brooks St. For details, call Bob Wallace at 919-671-9913.

Rotary clubs

▪ 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, email WakeForestRotary@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 to WakefieldRotaryNC.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.

Chess club

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.

Social clubs

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.

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