Club Notes, March 12

March 10, 2014 

Diabetes Support Group

Raleigh Diabetes Support Group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at Milner Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. The meeting will be a cooking class entitled “Health Starts Here.” Call 919-604-3519 to register.

AARP meeting

Judy Kopetsky, president of Your Next Move, will be the featured speaker at the March luncheon meeting of AARP Raleigh-Wake County chapter at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Atria Oakridge, 10810 Sandy Oak Lane, Raleigh. Kopetsky will discuss assisted moving and senior housing options. Lunch is $6 per person, but not required to attend. Call 919-435-0861.

Vanderbilt Bridge Club

Vanderbilt Bridge Club offers competitive bridge games Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings at the Quail Hollow Swim Club, 800 Orleans Place, Raleigh. Beginner bridge classes are also offered. For more information, call 919-847-8963.

Capitol Bridge Club

The Capitol Bridge Club meets for competitive bridge 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Jaycee Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave., Raleigh. For more information, call 919-996-6833.

Grief support group

A grief support group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at wakefieldhealingacommunity@gmail.com.

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors 50 and older to its dance club, which meets 8-10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the 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.

Newcomers Club

Newcomers Club of Raleigh invites all members and prospective members to their Welcome Coffees held the first Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The coffees are held at the JJ Crowder Masonic Lodge, 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.

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

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

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

For more information, call club leader Stacie Madsen at 919-996-2148.

Newcomers Alumni

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

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