North Raleigh: Community

Club Notes: July 17

Bluebirders of Wake County

Bluebirders of Wake County will host a meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on the grounds of Mordecai Historic Park, 1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh. For more information, go to bluebirdersofwake.org.

Bedford Toastmasters

The Bedford Toastmasters meets at 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Bedford clubhouse, 10630 Bedfordtown Drive, Raleigh. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/bedfordtoastmasters or www.bedfordtoastmasters.com. The group focuses on becoming a confident public speaker and strong leader.

Single Women with Children support group

Where The Healing Begins, a support group of Single Women with Children, Inc., meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month at 500 New Hope Road, Suite 109, Raleigh. All are welcome. For more information, email swwc@bellsouth.net or call 919-250-3593 or 919-271-8198.

Carolina Dance Club

The Carolina Dance Club hosts swing-dance parties every Sunday at the Raleigh Elks Lodge, 5538 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh. An introductory lesson begins at 6:15 p.m., and open dancing is from 7 to 10 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. Admission is $10.

Garner Woman’s Club

The Garner Woman’s Club meets the second Thursday of the month except July, August and December at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to garnerwomansclub.org.

Wake Forest Kiwanis

Wake Forest Kiwanis hosts bingo from 6:30 to 9 p.m. every Monday at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. For more information, go to www.wakeforestkiwanis.com.

Brier Creek Seniors

The Brier Creek Seniors meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays for social activities, speakers, trips, and games at the Brier Creek Elementary School/Community Center, 9801 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh. For details, call 919-973-4044.

Triangle Singles Club

A dance club for single people age 40 and older meets from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on alternating Fridays and Saturdays at Northbrook Country Club, 4905 North Hills Drive, Raleigh. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for guests. The event features a DJ, food and soft drinks. For details, call Lewis Lemond at 919-740-3103 or go to www.meetup.com/Triangle-Singles-Club.

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.

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 shelton.russell@yahoo.com.

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 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 10580 Ligon Mill Rd., Ste. 210, Perkins Counseling, Wake Forest. Questions may be directed to 919-368-6286 or email info@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 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., Wake Forest. For details, email WakeForestRotary@gmail.com.

▪ The Rotary Club of Wakefield meets from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Heritage Golf Club, 1250 Heritage Club Drive. Wake Forest. 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., Wake Forest. 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., Wake Forest. 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, and other locations. One-year membership to the nonprofit weight loss support program costs $32. For details, call Laura Wickwar at 919-621-3613 or go to www.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 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.

Bridge clubs

▪ 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.

▪ 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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