Southwest Wake: Community

Club Notes: Feb. 26.

Wake County Autism Chapter

The Wake County Autism Chapter will meet from 6:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, with speaker Louise Southern at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. The meeting is open to people with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

Lupus support group

The Lupus Foundation of America’s North Carolina Chapter will host a support group meeting for people with lupus, their families and caregivers from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Waters Edge Office Park Conference Room, 4917 Waters Edge Drive, suite 250, Raleigh. For more information, call 877-849-8271, ext. 2, email, or go to

Fine Arts League of Cary

The Fine Arts League of Cary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Ginger Gehres will talk about her artwork. Visitors are welcome. For details, call 919-465-1791.

Raleigh Stamp Club

The Raleigh Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. Visitors are welcome. For details, call 919-832-6040 or go to


The AARP Cary Chapter will meet at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place. Sam Ratto of Videri Chocolate Factory will talk about making chocolate. For details, call 919-467-1424.

Fat Tuesday fundraiser

The Cary MacGregor Rotary Club will host the eighth annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, at The Atrium, 11000 Regency Parkway, Cary. The event will include live music by The Blasting Caps, food and an auction. Tickets cost $50 in advance or at the door. For tickets, email

Cary Newcomers Club

Dr. Garry Crites of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University will speak with the Cary Newcomers Club at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, in the lower level of Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive. Membership is open to anyone. For details, go to

Golden Age Club fundraiser

The Golden Age Club will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the C.C. Jones Community Building, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Plates of chicken pastry, green beans, apples, cornbread and desserts cost $8. Plates are available for eat-in or take-out.

Cary Photographic Artists

The Cary Photographic Artists will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. John Viehe will present “Shooting Video With Your DSLR.” For details, call Bobbi Hopp at 919-388-3395 or go to

Girl Talk

The Carolina G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Inspiring Real Life Success) chapter of Girl Talk will meet from 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Rex Healthcare Training Room, 781 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs. For details, email Stacey at

Triangle Sons of Italy movie night

The Triangle Sons of Italy’s seventh annual movie night will feature “Sister Italy” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the C.C. Jones Community Center, 309 Holleman St., Apex. Admission, which includes popcorn, pizza, salad, dessert and coffee, costs $10 per member, $12 per guest and $5 per child at

Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disability

The Cary Mayor’s Task Force on Disability meets from noon to 1 p.m. every second Wednesday at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Cary or Apex residents interested in creating awareness, improving accessibility and advocating for people with disabilities are welcome, regardless of age or ability. Details:

Arthritis-Joint Replacement Club

The Arthritis-Joint Replacement Club meets to share resources, information and support from 1:30-3 p.m. every third Wednesday in classroom one of Rex Wellness Center, 1505 Cary Parkway, Cary. For details, call 919-387-0080.


• The Perimeter Park Toastmasters meet every other Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the United Way office at 2400 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150, Morrisville. Details:


• The Heart of Cary Toastmasters, which focuses on public speaking, meets from 7-8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the second-floor meeting room of the Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave. Visitors are welcome.

• The Techtalk Toastmasters Club meets from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Thursdays at NetApp Building Two, 7301 Kit Creek Road in Research Triangle Park. The club helps members sharpen communication and leadership skills. Details:


Rotary clubs

• The Apex Rotary Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1201 Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. Details: 919-387-1040.

• Cary Kildaire Rotary Club meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at McGregor Downs Country Club, 430 St. Andrews Lane, Cary. New members and visitors are welcome. Details:


• The Cary Page Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. Fridays at Woodland Terrace, 300 Kildaire Woods Drive. Details: 919-522-0104 or


XYZ Seniors Club

The XYZ Seniors Club meets at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place in Bond Park. For details, call Becky Furno at 919-467-8332.

Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s family support group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 901 Spring Arbor Court, Apex.

Carolina Veterans Support Group

The Carolina Veterans Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month at Cary American Legion and Auxiliary Post 67, 8523 Chapel Hill Road, Cary. The organization raises awareness and solutions for homeless veterans.

Holly Springs Community Band

The Holly Springs Community Band is looking for adult woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, bass and guitar musicians to practice with the band from 7-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Musicians must be able to read music. Some positions are available for aspiring, talented and mature junior- and senior-level high school musicians. Details:

Apex Kiwanis Club

Apex Kiwanis meets most Wednesdays at Anna’s Pizzeria, 100 N. Salem St., Apex. Details: Betty Obremski at 919-859-5810 or

Cary Leads Group

The Cary Leads Group meets for networking with business owners and professionals from 9:45-11 a.m. Thursdays in the second-floor workshop at Hope Community Church, 821 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Meetings start at 10 a.m. For details, go to

VFW Post 7383

• The VFW hosts bingo on Thursdays with $2,500 paid out each week. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary; pack sales begin at 6:15 p.m. The early-bird game starts at 7 p.m. and the main game starts at 8 p.m.

• The VFW accepts unserviceable U.S. flags any afternoon after 1 p.m. at 522 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. Details:


Kiwanis Club of Cary

The Kiwanis Club of Cary meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 908 U.S. 64, Apex. For details, call 919-363-8209 or visit

Keep Fit Club

Keep Fit uses the Power 90 Extreme home-fitness program to support members through their weight-loss journeys. The club meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Connections Event Center, 1280 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh. Details: 919-324-6828.

Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club

The Cary Cross Trailers Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays in the fellowship hall at Cary United Methodist Church, 117 S. Academy St. Visitors are welcome. Details:

Open mic-Apex

Quarter Note Music hosts an open-mic event from 6-9 p.m. Fridays at 1583 Beaver Creek Commons Drive, Apex. Details: 919-387-3939.

Morrisville Community Garden

The Morrisville Community Garden is planning, planting and seeking members to join the garden. Anyone interested can visit the garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 219 Church St. Details: or

Cary Multiple Sclerosis

People with MS lead monthly meetings of The Cary Multiple Sclerosis self-help group. Details: call Mary Ann at 919-779-2101.


The Moms Offering Moms Support of Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs invites all at-home moms of Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs and Willow Spring to join the chapter. The club provides support for at-home mothers and takes part in community service projects. Details: