Christmas Parade Registration
Registration is now open to be in the Apex Christmas Parade on December 3, 2011. Registration forms are available at www.apexrotary.org.
Support Groups at Salem Baptist Church
Divorce Care: Don’t go through separation and divorce alone. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk along side you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. It’s where you can find help as you recover from the hurt of separation or divorce.
GriefShare Support Group: If you’ve lost at spouse, child, family member or friend, you have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This group is led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.
Both groups are free and open to the public. A new session begins September 11 at 5:00 PM at Salem Baptist Church in Apex, NC. For more information, on GriefShare, please visit www.salem-bc.org or call us at (919) 362-7327. Salem Baptist Church is located at 1821 North Salem Street, Apex, NC 27523
American Legion Post 116 Events
The American Legion Post 116 will be having its annual Oktoberfest Saturday September 17 at 3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 116 on 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina. There will be food, music, beer, raffles and lots of fun for all. Food and beer tickets can be purchase on the grounds and there will be 50/50 and raffle tickets for great prizes. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each for 5 people and you could will $1000.00. Your corporation could win $500.00 for purchasing groups of tickets. Cash Bingo will be played on the hour 1-5:00 p.m. (blackout/coverall) as a 50/50. Proceeds for the raffles and bingo will go to the homeless veterans.
-The Sons of the American Legion Post 116 is holding their annual Horseshoe Tournament Saturday, September 24th at 1:00pm at the American Legion Post 116 on 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina. Please show up early to register. The entry fee is $10.00 and teams are randomly picked. There will be trophies for 1st and 2nd place as well as a gift for the first team out. There will be food and entertainment along with 50/50's all day long. Should it rain the rain-date is set for Sunday, September 25.
-The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, October 15 from 4-7:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 116 on 6400 Johnson Pond Rd., Fuquay-Varina. Tickets are $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for kids 10 and under and may be purchased at the door. Take out will be available also.
Grammy Winner Featured Storyteller
Grammy-winning, Native American performer Bill Miller is the featured teller for Wake County’s 29th Annual Storytelling Festival on Sept. 24, 2011, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh. Presented by Wake County Public Libraries and Wake County Parks, Recreation & Open Space, the festival is free and open to the public. Other noted storytellers, performing in a variety of traditions, include Lyn Ford, Didgeridoo Down Under, Tim Lowry, Priscilla Best, Dasie Roberts and John Golden.
For details, call 919-250-1200 and visit www.wakegov.com.
The event also offers hayrides, music, face painting and a food vendor, and will take place rain or shine.
African American Cultural Festival
The Board of Governors of the African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is proud to present its second annual Festival in downtown Raleigh over Labor Day weekend. This celebration of African American art and culture will take place on City Plaza, Charter Square and along the 300 and 400 blocks of Fayetteville Street on September 3 and 4, 2011.
On Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.,
attendees will enjoy an African American arts and crafts market, specialty items and food vendors. A family-friendly Village featuring performances and educational, interactive programming for school-aged children will be another key feature of the festival. Highlights here include the Kenya Safari Acrobats, the African American Quilter Circle, Obakunle, and more.
City Plaza, Raleigh’s “public living room,” is the site for the Main Stage. Local, regional and nationally recognized acts will enliven the Festival site both days. Audiences will enjoy numerous performances of traditional and contemporary African American music and dance including Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trouble Funk, the African Children’s Choir, Plunky and Oneness, Troop 41, Sensory
Expressions, the African American Dance Ensemble, and JJ Wilkins and the Wake Chapel Choir. Performances are scheduled from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Festival is free and open to the public. For a complete list of performances, activities and an up-to-date Festival schedule visit www.aacfralwake.org.
Apex American Legion Post 124 Apex-American Legion Post 124 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant, US Hwy. 64 West. All eligible veterans welcome. For more information contact Mike Sayers, 919-345-3566, firstname.lastname@example.org; Clifton Morgan, 919-423-7676, email@example.com; or Lashonda Harris, 919-931-3968 msqueen22 @msn.com Kiwanis Club The Kiwanis Club of Apex meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. on the second floor of Anna’s Pizzeria in downtown Apex. For more information please contact Betty Gentle-Obremski at 859-5810 or firstname.lastname@example.org Apex Rotary Club Apex Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:30 p.m., at Carrabas Grill, Haddon Hall Drive, Apex. The Rotary Club is an International and local service club that sponsors both community and International programs. They sponsor the annual Kyle Byrd Auto Show, Annual Peakfest Pancake Breakfast and the Annual Apex Christmas Parade. If you would like more information on Apex Rotary's membership and activities, call Karen Byrd, Chair of Membership, at 387-1040. Apex Lions Club The Apex Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the C.C. Jones Building, Holleman Street, Apex. Call 362-5876. Apex Leads Group Apex Leads Group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., at Carrabba's Italian Grille located at Haddon Hall, Apex, 27502. Free for all first time visitors and $3 for each visit thereafter. To learn more about building business through local networking, please contact Shelly Lammon at email@example.com or at 919-342-5993. The Apex Leads Group offers a unique, non industry exclusive atmosphere in which to meet local business professionals, share knowledge and information, and build business relationships. To learn more about the Apex Leads Group and its activities in the business community visit www.apex leads group.com Apex Toastmasters Apex Toastmasters Club: Your Road to Better Speaking and Leadership Skills! Toastmasters can help you speak clearly and confidently. Apex Toastmasters meets Tuesday evenings, 7-8 p.m. at Spring Arbor Assisted Living Center, 901 Spring Arbor Court, Apex. Contact: Carole Hoffman 542-1363. Al Beam 306-5156 or visit www.ApexToastmasters.org . Recovery International Non-profit support group offers self-help for stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and fear. Weekly meetings are held at Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Rd in Cary on Monday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 919-886-7768 or see lowselfhelpsystems.org. Apex Newcomers and Friends Club Apex Newcomers and Friends Club is open to all individuals in Apex and its surrounding communities. Meet new people, get involved in your community and enjoy many fun activities. Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the C.C. Jones Building on Holleman St. Child care is available. Call 577-6774.
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group The Fuquay-Varina Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the Windsor Point, and the third Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Carillon Assisted Living. This is an informal, open discussion meeting and everyone is invited to attend. We especially welcome those who are caregivers for persons having Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. For directions please call Becky Hicks at Windsor Point at 552-4580, Kim Mayer at Carillon at 577-8102. For information about the meeting and/or Alzheimer’s Disease, please call Frances at 363-2484.
Holly Springs Garden Club
Holly Springs Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at Bass Lake Park Conference Center, 900 Bass Lake Road. Activities include speakers, plant exchanges, field trips, and community gardening projects. Visitors are welcome! Share “green thumb” tips and swap plants with beginning and long-time gardeners. First two meetings are free. For more information contact Stephanie at 919-362-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion Post 116 Bingo Bingo is back! Hard Card Cash Bingo Open to the Public every Wednesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Game time is at 7 p.m., 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina. Come out and enjoy yourself and support your Veterans.
Local Military Families Connect Homeland Heroes Military Family Program will be held the second Monday and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. (Childcare & snacks provided) at Triangle Baptist Church, 9713 Old Stage Rd., Raleigh, 661-7755, www.tribaptist.org These meetings are to connect local military families, including parents of soldiers, friends, and supporters that don’t live near a military base to find resources and the support they need. You will learn many things: military life, how/what to do when your soldier deploys to a war zone, communicate, support your soldier, and deal with your feelings/worries. Call Ronna Jones, Coordinator, 772-3482 or email email@example.com Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group The self-help group brings together people who share a common life experience, for support, education and mutual aid. They meet the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church in the church parlor at 301 N. Woodard St., Fuquay-Varina. For more information contact Mary at 919-552-7680.
Raleigh Christian Women's Connection The Raleigh Christian Women"s Connection meets for a luncheon the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the NC State University Club on Hillsborough St in Raleigh. Bring a friend and hear an interesting feature and an inspiring speaker. The cost is $15 and there is a free nursery with reservations. Call Essie at 761-8633. or email firstname.lastname@example.org Magic Club Meets Triangle magicians and hobbyists meet at 7 p.m. on the first Saturday and third Thursday of the month at New Horizon Fellowship, 820 E. Williams St, Apex 55. Our group is for youths (over 13) and adults with varying degrees of skill from amateur hobbyist to full professional. “Enjoyable Magic” is our goal. See our website for more information: www.magician. org/member/raleigh or call 468-5486. Hospice needs volunteers Community Hospice, serving Wake County as well as Durham and Chapel Hill, needs volunteers to visit terminally ill patients, provide respite for caregivers or help with office tasks. Flexible schedules, training and appreciation provided. Contact Sue Humphries at 233-1100 or email@example.com. Business networking group Triangle Business Exchange: business networking, leads and referrals. Meetings are 1st and 3rd Wednesday noon at the Daniels Italian Restaurant in Apex and another group meets 2nd & 4th Wednesday for lunch 12 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Fuquay Varina. Info and RSVP at www.Triangle Bus inessExchange.com or 577-6364. Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. each Monday at Greenwood Forest Baptist Church at the corner of Kildaire Farm and Maynard Road. Call 406-9300 or visit www.triangleoa. org for more information Triangle Business and Professional Women The Triangle Business and Professional Women's organization meets the second Thursday of each month at the Wyndham Garden Hotel on S. Miami Blvd in RTP. Networking and regisration begins at 6 p.m. To RSVP, contact Arlene McKay at 361-4653. Red Hat openings Red Hat chapter has openings. Join the “Glitzy Daytime Dollies” for fun and frolic…women over 50…or be a Pink Hatter…under 50! We meet on the 2nd Thursdays monthly during the day. For more information call 362-3902 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at redhatsociety.com and northcarolinaredhats.org.
Volunteer drivers needed If you have daytime hours on your hands and like to drive, be a hero to someone in your community! The Center for Volunteer Caregiving urgently needs active volunteers to provide daytime transportation to seniors and adults with disabilities in southern Wake County, primarily for medical appointments. No fixed assignment; respond to requests you want. Volunteer uses own car (no trucks or SUVs). Background checks performed. Please visit www.volunteercaregiving.org or call Dorothy at 460-0567. Cary Newcomers Club Cary Newcomers Club meets the first Wednesday of each month, except the month of July at 9:45 a.m. at the Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary across from Saltbox Village. All new residents of Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina are invited. Call Margie Korn at 379-9519 for more information or e-mail email@example.com or Gert Oldfield, 467-1375 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the web site at www.carynewcomers.com Cancer support group Cancer Centers of North Carolina (CCNC) will hold regular support group meetings for people diagnosed with cancer, their families and members of their support system. The meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month, at CCNC's facility at 4101 Macon Pond Road, off of Blue Ridge Road in west Raleigh. For more information, please call (919) 781-7070, or visit www.cancer centersofnc.com. Mothers and More Mothers & More Southwest Wake Chapter meets every 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the New Horizons Annex on N.C.55 in Apex (826 E. Williams St. 27502). For more information, call Karla G. at 380-8133 or e-mail email@example.com NCER seeks volunteers The North Carolina Emergency Reserves (NCER) has opportunities for all who wish to be involved in most aspects of disaster-response. Membership is open to all state citizens age 18 and up. For information on time and place of monthly training meetings in your area, call (919) 269-3453 or email ncerpio@ yahoo.com . Civil War reenactors The 27th N.C. Regiment, Co. D, a local reenacting unit, is seeking new recruits from central and eastern North Carolina. Those intersted in participating in living history programs, battle reenactments, and preservation efforts can obtain additional information and a recruiting packet by contacting Bryan Craddock at (919) 467-9342.