Club Notes, Sept. 22

September 20, 2013 

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

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.

Ostomy group

Jeff Taylor, a sales representative with Ostomysecrets, will address a meeting of the Triangle Area Ostomy Association at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the waiting room at Rex Hospital Surgical Center, 4420 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh. For more information, visit

Newcomers club

The Newcomers Club of Raleigh will hold a welcome coffee meeting from 10 a.m. to noon for all members and prospective members Friday, Oct. 4, at J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge, 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. For more information, visit

Stress reduction for pain

Debra May will discuss Stress Reduction for Pain Relief at the Raleigh Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue support group meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Heritage Senior Living, 1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh. For more information, contact Esther Heidepriem at 919-782-6784 or Carole Hostetler at 919-871-0651.

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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