Club Notes, July 31

July 29, 2013 

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors ages 55 and older to its dance club, held from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The club dances to live ballroom music, including tunes such as foxtrot, waltz, swing and Latin. The cost is $7 per person, per week. For more information, call 919-831-6052.

Newcomers Club

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet for coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 2, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit

Folk dancing

The Raleigh International Folk Dancers will meet from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Glen Eden Pilot Park and Neighborhood Center, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh. The club, for adults ages 16 and older, features a new cultural dance style at each meeting. The cost is $1 per person, per meeting. Beginners are welcome.

Bridge Club

The Capitol Bridge Club meets to play competitive bridge from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Glen Eden Park, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh. Membership dues are $1 per person, per meeting.

Grief support group

Grief support group meetings will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. Participants will be guided through a series of discussions as well as explore tools to assist them through the grieving process. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at

Chess Club

The Worthdale Chess Club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the small meeting room at Worthdale Community Center, 1001 Cooper Road, Raleigh.

Cloggers club

The Hemlock Bluff Cloggers Club will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Club Room at Jaycee Park and Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave., Raleigh. The club is for advanced cloggers, ages 12 and older.

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.

Participants should be able to provide self care and function independently on a one-staff or chaperone to four-participant ratio.

Participants must fill out a Participant Information Form at

The social clubs are as follows:

Adventure Club – members, ages 15-24, will work on money-handling skills and appropriate community behavior.

Wildcats Club – members, ages 25-34, will work on money management, community skills and activity planning.

Dragons Club – members, ages 35 and older, will continue developing appropriate social and community skills, while focusing on independent living skills.

For more information, contact Club Leader Stacie Madsen at 919-996-2148.

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