Club Notes, Aug. 18

August 16, 2013 

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 wakefieldhealingacommunity@gmail.com.

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors ages 50 and older to its dance club, held from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 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 more information, call 919-831-6052.

Lupus support group

The Lupus Foundation Support Group will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the N.C. Psychiatry Association, 4917 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 250, Raleigh. For more information, call 877-849-8271, Ext. 2, or visit www.lupusnc.org.

Wine tasting

The North Wake Chapter of the American Wine Society will hold August’s wine tasting from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at The Preserve at Smith Creek Clubhouse, 1153 Smith Creek Way, Wake Forest. The tasting will feature the following wines: 2011 Borgo Cortese, 2011 Vietti Roero Arneis, 2011 Terrabianca Dolcetto, 2011 Sant Evasio Barbera, 2007 Prinsi “Gaia” Barbaresco, and a 2006 Roccha Castamagna Rocche Dell’Annunziata Barolo.

The cost is $20 per person, and reservations are required. To register, e-mail northwakeaws@gmail.com and send a check made out to North Wake AWS to North Wake AWS, P.O. Box 34, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

Book club discussion

The Wonderland Book Club will discuss Leo Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina” from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 30, at the Center for Excellence, 3803-B Computer Drive, Suite 106, Raleigh. For more information or to register, contact Alice Osborn at 919-971-9414.

Ostomy association

The Triangle Area Ostomy Association will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the patient waiting room at Rex Hospital, 4420 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.raleighuoa.org.

Newcomers Club

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will meet for coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 6, at the J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge, Suite 743, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit www.newcomersclubraleigh.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.

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 www.raleighnc.gov.

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.

Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club

The Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club is seeking new members. The club holds weekly or monthly meetings of book club, game and card groups, plus luncheon and speaker programs. For more information on joining, email bas27613@yahoo.com.

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