Club Notes, Sept. 18

September 16, 2013 

Diabetic foot care

Dr. Alan Boehm, a physician at the Raleigh Foot and Ankle Center, will discuss diabetic foot care during the Diabetes Support Group meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Milner Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Lunch is provided. For more information, call Mary at 919-604-3519.

Autism meeting

The Wake County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. Participants can discuss communications and autism using iPads and applications. Respite care is available; registrations for respite care are required a week in advance. For more information, contact Judie Strickland at

AARP silent auction

The Raleigh-Wake County Chapter 3689 of the American Association of Retired Persons will hold a silent auction and fundraising event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Abbotswood at Stonehenge, 7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh. Lunch costs $7. For more information, call 919-435-0861.

School bond discussion

Dr. Jim Merrill, superintendent of the Wake County Schools System, will discuss the 2013 school bond referendum during a meeting of the League of Women Voters of Wake County at noon Friday, Sept. 27, at the N.C. State University Club, 4300 Hillsborough St., Raleigh. The event is free, but lunch can be provided for $16. Reservations must be made by Sept. 23 at

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

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.

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors ages 50 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 fox trot, waltz, swing and Latin tunes. The cost is $8 per person, per week. For more information, call 919-831-6052.

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.

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

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