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As we gear up for a new school year, the Fuquay-Varina Chamber’s Teachers’ Closet is again asking for contributions to help stock the shelves to provide much needed materials for our local teachers and their classrooms. We are accepting surplus office supplies, school supplies and other items that can be used in art classes. Any items may be dropped off at Stephens Supply during regular business hours. A special collection opportunity will be at the Fuquay-Varina Chamber’s Business Expo on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center, 800 S. Main Street. Admission is free but attendees are asked to bring surplus office supplies to help stock the shelves of the Teachers’ Closet. For additional information on the Teachers’ Closet, contact the Fuquay-Varina Chamber at 552-4947 or Wanda Denning at 552-9844.
Dog Training Class
Dog Training Class at Doggie Village, 250 Premier Dr. Holly Springs, 27540
6 classes=$150 - Wed. Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26.
Basic Obedience and Manners class, as well as what to do about behavior problems and K-9 communication. Taught by Best Paw Forward Dog Education. Visit "www.bestpawonline.com" for registration, or call 557-2853. Join us on facebook!
Open Mic Night
Open Mic will be held the third Thursday at the lazy Lion Book Store, S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m. Featured readers include Alice Osborn, a published poet, and John C. Lloyd, a published writer. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Main Street Rag, and independent publisher in Charlotte.
Fall for the Arts
The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council kicks off their “Fall for the Arts” season on Sept. 9 with “Art After Dark”. Join them this season with more artists, more music, more venues, and more. For more information visit www.fuquay-varinaartscouncil.org. The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council is searching for people/companies to sponsor this event and to help make the second Friday art walks a year- long event.
Republican Women Social
Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake invite you to our regular business lunch/meeting at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on the first Thursday of each month. Social begins at 11:30 AM followed by the luncheon/program at noon. The cost is $15 for the buffet. Our special guest for the August 4th meeting will be Michelle Muir, candidate for Cary Mayor. RSVP to Victoria at 363-9574. Visit our web site for more information: www.rwcsw.org
Holly Springs Food Cupboard Golf Outing
Monday, October 3, 2011 - Devil's Ridge Golf Club - Holly Springs, NC
This golf outing will provide an opportunity for fun and fellowship, while raising money for a great cause. Sunrise United Methodist Church has teamed with the Holly Springs Food Cupboard (HSFC) to sponsor this event. Our goal will be to raise $10,000 (or more) to help provide food and other assistance to those families in need in the Holly Springs community. Your participation in this event is greatly appreciated.
The tournament is open to men and women of all skill levels. The maximum number of golfers if 144 (36 Foursomes), so sign up early to guarantee a spot! You can sign up to play and/or become a sponsor. Sponsors help make this event possible. For more information visit our website at www.hsfoodcupboard.org or contact Tony Perna at 919-552-4820. You can download registration and sponsor forms at the website. Thank you for helping us help others!
Kiwanis Club Holly Springs Kiwanis sponsors youth clubs and events that touch all facets of our community’s kids, such as High School Key Clubs, Kid’s Appreciation Day, Happy Holly Days Parade and the Wake County Kiwanis Literacy Project. For more info, contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487 or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/. 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 Rd. 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 email@example.com.
Holly Springs Rotary Club The Holly Springs Rotary Club meets each Wednesday morning from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Devils Ridge Golf Club, 5107 Linksland Drive, Holly Springs. The meeting includes a buffet breakfast and a speaker discussing subjects of interest to our members. Rotary is a community service organization for business and professional leaders. Our focus is on local community suppport as well as on large projects combining the efforts of thousands of clubs to have a global impact. A major Rotary International project has been our Polio Plus campaign with the goal of eliminating the scourge of polio from the planet. For more information on our club events and activities, visit our web site at www.HollySpringsRotary.com/PhotoAlbum.cfm and select the "Rotary Activities" album. For information on becoming a Rotarian, call club President Christine Quante at (919) 345-6863 (email: ChristineQuante@nc.rr.com).
The 14U Cleveland Wildcats Travel Baseball Team based out of the Garner/Clayton area is looking for a few experienced travel ball players for the 2011 Fall Season. They are one of the most successful teams in the state having won 20 plus tournament championships and back to back USSSA State Championships in 2010 & 2011. If you are interested in being part of a winning tradition please call Shawn Moore at 919-820-2691.
The Holly Springs Community Band practices every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs. The Community Band welcomes new members, no tryouts are necessary. Please join us! For more information visit www.hollyspringsband.net
Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church WEECare
Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church WEECare is now enrolling! We have openings for the 2011-2012 school year in: Part-time 3’s, Part-time 4’s, Half-Day Pre-K, and Before/After School Program, serving Fuquay-Varina and Lincoln Heights Elementary Schools. Call 919-552-9586 or stop by the office to register. WEECare has been a ministry of Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church for 48 years. We are located at 301 N. Woodrow St. Visit us at www.fvbaptist.org under “Ministries”.
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. Enrich Your Life! Are you searching for a way to give back, a rewarding experience? Join our Kiwanis Club of fellow Holly Spring citizens on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. –it just takes a few hours of your time to make an extraordinary difference in our community. Holly Springs Kiwanis sponsors youth clubs and events that touch all facets of our community’s kids, such as High School Key Clubs, Kid’s Appreciation Day, Happy Holly Days Parade and the Holly Springs Literacy Project. For more info, contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487, or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/.
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers Meals on Wheels is currently seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly and homebound in the Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs area. Meal delivery is done Monday through Friday from 10 am to 12 noon and takes about an hour. You may volunteer once a week or once a month. We are also in need of volunteers to lead activities or spend social time with our seniors. Call 552-5825 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Senior Bingo Senior Bingo is now being played on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fuquay Varina Community Center, 820 South Main St., at 1 p.m. Cards are $1 per card and is good for all of the games on that day. Please bring dollar bills. Where else can you have two hours of fun for only one dollar? Volunteers in the community are making this possible. For additional information, please contact Diann Nelson at 567-2746.
Yoga In The Park FREE yoga class every Sunday, 8-9 am, at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park on S. Main St. Classes are designed for any one of any age. Absolutely NO yoga experience is necessary. Give it a try and just see if it doesn't make your day a little nicer! Enjoy a little relaxation and stretching under the morning sky, surrounded by beautiful trees. Classes are taught by local yoga teachers volunteering their time to provide yoga for anyone who would like to practice outside. Bring a blanket, beach towel or yoga mat to practice on; you might want to bring an additional "something" to put under your mat and consider dressing in layers in case the ground is cool or damp. For more information - or if you are a teacher interested in volunteering your time - email info@YogaOnMainFV.com or call 919-387-3750.
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 directionsplease 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. 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. Overeaters Anonymous Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is your weight affecting the way you live your life? Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the OA Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. OA is not just about weight loss, gain or maintenance; or obesity or diets. There are no dues, fees, weigh-ins. Meetings are held at the Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, 1005 S. Judd Pkwy. SE Room 127 at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact 557-7712 or 771-1393 for more information.
Holly Springs Civitan
The Holly Springs Civitan Club invites you to join them each first and third Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. For further information, please call Randall Johnson at (919)906-7225.
GFWC of Holly Springs Do you enjoy arts, promoting education, and conservation projects? If so, then come visit the General Federation Women’s Club of Holly Springs. The GFWC of Holly Springs is part of an international service organization. Our motto is “Enriching our community through volunteerism”. Please call April at 303-1558 for complete details. Meetings are held at the Holly Springs Cultural Center on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Holly Springs Food Cupboard The Holly Springs Food Cupboard needs to collect 1200 pounds of food each month to help the those in need in Holly Springs. Please visit our website at www.hsfoodcupboard.org for a list of food drop off locations. You can also sign up to volunteer on this site. We thank you in advance for your support. For more information call 919-557-7503. Local Military Families Connect Homeland Heroes Military Family Program will be held the second Monday, and fourth Tuesday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Gaming First Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. and third Fridays of the month from 3 to 5 p.m., invite your friends to enjoy refreshments, games, and the company and conversation with other Seniors, Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 West Ballentine Street, Holly Springs, 557-9602. Some games we’ll play: Sequence, Rummy Cube, Pokeno, Pinochle, Bridge. Free!
The Holly Springs Community Band practices every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballentine St, Holly Springs. The Community Band welcomes new members, no tryouts are necessary. Please join us! For more information visit www.hollyspringsband.net
GFWC of Holly Springs
Do you enjoy arts, promoting education, and conservation projects? The General Federation Women’s Club of Holly Springs is the place to be! The GFWC of Holly Springs is part of an international service organization. Our motto is “Enriching our community through volunteerism”. We are inviting women of all ages to join us in this endeavor. Please call Lois at 552-3687 for complete details.
HGMS looking for 2011-2012 PTSA Volunteers Will you be returning to Holly Grove Middle School for the 2011-2012 school year? Are you a new bulldog family to HGMS? The HGMS PTSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the Executive Board, serve as chairpersons, and committee members for the next school year. If you have any questions please contact the PTSA at email@example.com.
Fuquay-Varina Garden Club
Learn more about gardening in the piedmont by coming to the F-V Garden Club on the third Thursday of every month, August - May. We meet at 602 N. Ennis Street. Social time begins at 7 p.m. with a program and meeting at 7:20 p.m. Call Bev McDougall, Membership Chair at 577-6510 for more information. The May meeting of the F-V Garden Club will be hosted by Johnson Concrete at their showroom, 1401 NC 42 Hwy in Fuquay-Varina. We will not meet in June or July, but will resume in August at the Women’s Clubhouse.
The Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club meets every Thursday in the large meeting room at the Golden Corral on Broad Street in Fuquay-Varina from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. We welcome visitors and guests and other Rotarians who have to make up meetings. The weekly meetings include lunch, a brief club meeting and a speaker. The speaker for this week's meeting is Ms. Kathie Scott. Ms Scott is a speech Therapist by profession and her program is focus on her work with people who have speech defects, want to learn to speak English without an accent, etc.
WIC Program The WIC Program provides supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care and community resources. Services are available in Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Zebulon, Wake Forest, and Brentwood. Those eligible must *be a pregnant or postpartum woman, infant, or child under age 5, *live in NC, and *have a gross annual income under 185 percent of the Federal poverty guidelines. For appointment, please call (919)250-4720. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
English as a Second Language Piney Grove Baptist Church is offering English as a Second Language for adult hispanic students. The classes are free. The classes will teach basic conversational English. The classes are being held on Wednesday nights from 7 - 8 p.m. in Room G-15. Piney Grove is located at the intersection of Hwy 42 and Piney Grove-Wilbon Road. Phone: 552-3522 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. Enrich Your Life! Are you searching for a way to give back, a rewarding experience? Join our Kiwanis Club of fellow Holly Spring citizens on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. –it just takes a few hours of your time to make an extraordinary difference in our community. Holly Springs Kiwanis sponsors youth clubs and events that touch all facets of our community’s kids, such as High School Key Clubs, Kid’s Appreciation Day, Happy Holly Days Parade and the Holly Springs Literacy Project. For more info, contact Joe LoFaro at 919-457-8487, or visit us at http://www.hollyspringskiwanis.org/. Fuquay Varina Woman’s Club Would you like to meet new people and work to improve your community? Then please consider visiting with the Fuquay Varina Woman’s Club. We meet the second Monday of each month - September through May - at our club house located at 602 N. Ennis Street. Social time begins at 7 p.m. followed by our meeting at 7:30. For more information please see our website at: www.fuquay-varinawomansclub.org or call Anne Moell, Membership Chairman, at 557-2435.
Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club The Downtown Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club is a brand-new Rotary Club for residents and business professionals in the area who need or prefer to meet before the work day starts! The club meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 at Stephens Hardware. Call Lynanne Fowle at 567-0322 or Tommy Phillips at 552-7878. Check out the club on Facebook as well!
The Southern Wake Quilters The Southern Wake Quilters meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 309 Ennis Street, Randsdell Hall (next-door to Thomas Funeral Home) Fuquay-Varina at 7pm. All levels of quilters are invited and anyone interested in learning to quilt is welcome. You may attend two meetings without becoming a member. For additional information, please call Sandra Strickland at 639-9843. Holly Springs Civitan Club The Holly Springs Civitan Club invites you to join us each first and third Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs. Civitans enjoy fellowship and work to enhance the lives of the developmentally challenged. First time guests will receive a complimentary meal. For more information please call Chip Moore at (919) 816-5165. Solid Rock Ministries Solid Rock Ministries invites you to come and join Sinai Baptist Church / Iglesia Bautista Sinai, as they hold services on Sundays, from 3 - 5 p.m. and on Thursdays, at 7:30 p.m. at 340 East Wimberly Street, Angier, 919-639-2013. Solid Rock Ministries invites you to join them each Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible Classes and 11 a.m. for Worship Service. We meet each Sunday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. with classes for all ages. SRM is an inter-racial, non-denominational worship center, 340 East Wimberly Street, Angier, 919-639-2013. Senior Bingo Senior Bingo is now being played on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fuquay Varina Community Center, 820 South Main St., at 1 p.m. Cards are $1 per card and is good for all of the games on that day. Please bring dollar bills. Where else can you have two hours of fun for only one dollar? Volunteers in the community are making this possible. For additional information, please contact Diann Nelson at 567-2746. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers Meals on Wheels is currently seeking volunteers to deliver meals to the elderly and homebound in the Fuquay-Varina/Holly Springs area. Meal delivery is done Monday through Friday from 10 am to 12 noon and takes about an hour. You may volunteer once a week or once a month. We are also in need of volunteers to lead activities or spend social time with our seniors. Call 552-5825 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Meals on Wheels available Meals on Wheels is looking for people 60 years old and up to join us for a hot meal, fellowship and activities. We meet weekdays at Pine Acres Community Center from 9:30 a.m. until 12 noon. We are located at 402 McLean Street in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Transportation to and from Pine Acres is available. C call 552-5825 for more information. Needmore Ruritan Club The Needmore Ruritan Club holds its monthly dinner meeting the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1812 Bass Lake Road. Join us as we work to build a better America through fellowship, goodwill, and community service. Call club President, Bruce Church, 919-422-8520. Fuquay-Varina Optimist Fuquay-Varina Optimist meeting is every Tuesday, 8 a.m., at FVCOC. We are collecting the following Individual size items for our BackPack Buddies food drive: Meats and stews, breakfast items, packaged noodles, canned vegetables and fruit, 100 percent Juice boxes and milks and Healthy snacks. Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of children by providing nutrition, academic challenges, sportsmanship and safety for all. For more information on our food drive, please contact: Barbara Timmons 426-5824, Bob Adams 398-3264, Carol Horne 608-9823, Craig Morgan 521-2022, David Fritz 602-6386, Craig Morgan 521-2022 or Debby Sams 621-0001. Fuquay-Varina Museums Open Squire Ballentine Schoolhouse, Fuquay Springs Post Office and the Centennial History Museum are open. Tours by appointment can be arranged. Call Shirley Simmons: 552-5562. Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection The Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection is joining the Raleigh CWC and will now meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch 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. Please call Essie at 761-8633 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Scouts Cub Scout Pack 444 meets every 1st and 3rd Friday at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay Varina. Any boy in the 1st-5th grades are welcome to join! Boy Scout Troop 444 meets every Monday night at 7:15 pm at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay Varina. Any boy aged 11-17 are welcome to join! http://troop444.hemlockdistrict.org Venture Crew 444 meets the second and fourth Fridays at 7 p.m. at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church on Sunset Road. All boys and girls aged 14-20 are welcome to attend this coeducational adventure program! Mothering Matters! Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets at Kennebec Baptist Church in Angier the second and fourth Monday of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. MOPS is open to all mothers of children birth to age 5. Meetings are designed to encourage and equip mothers of young children. Childcare is provided. Email kennebecmops@ gmail.com or call the church office at 639-4021 to register or find out more. Southern Regional GAP (Grandparents as Parents) Kincare Support Group The mission of the Southern Regional GAP is to provide ongoing support not only to grandparents but all family members caring for other family members. GAP meets once a month on the third Friday night of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church at 310 N. Ennis St.; Fuquay-Varina (Downstairs meeting room/back entrance). Bring a dish for a potluck dinner and join our group for a chance to gather useful information and talk with other family member just like you. Childcare provided. Contact Ruth Cole at 919-567-1017 or Debi Sikes at 919-341-2914. Memory Loss Caregiver Support Group Memory Loss and Dementia Caregiver Support Group. Provides emotional support and practical information for family members and caregivers of those with memory loss and dementia. Meets at Sunrise Assisted Living of Cary second Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. RSVP to 919-462-9147 Clothes Closet is open The Clothes Closet at Saint Augusta Missionary Baptist Church is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. except for the third Saturday of each month. All clothing is free at the church located at 605 Bridge Street in Fuquay-Varina. For more information, contact Velma Coleman through the church at (919) 552-3825. Bible Buddies New Life Wesleyan Church is offering Bible Buddies, a special needs class, for ages K-5th. Held every Sunday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The class focuses on music, sensory activities, art, snacks, and one on one Bible teaching. Each child is prayed for every Sunday. All disabilities are welcome. Lots of fun for the kids and a chance for parents/caregivers to relax, take a class and enjoy the worship service. Call Lisa for more info: 919-934-7497. AA Meeting There is an AA Meeting on Tuesday at 8 p.m., Promise Group OD, 2014 Elliott Bridge Rd., Bunnlevel, in the Old Flat Branch Fire Department basement, corner of Elliott Bridge Rd. and NC 210S, Bunnlevel. Sisters of Hope Breast Cancer survivors meet for dinner and fellowship the 3rd Monday of every month at 6:30. All are welcome. Call for information and location, Linda Johnson at 552-4707 or Pam Mitchell at 552-7445. Volunteers needed Interact’s Pass It On thrift store, 309 South Main St., Fuquay-Varina, is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to work as sorters and cashiers. Pass It On sells high quality, gently used women’s and children’s clothing at low prices. Proceeds from sales at Pass It On support counseling services for victims of domestic violence and rape/sexual assault at Interact’s Southern Wake Outreach Center. Contact Pass It On’s store manager at 919-557-8020, if you are interested in volunteering. Fuquay-Varina Food Pantry Fuquay Varina Emergency Food Pantry needs a few strong backs to help carry out boxes to clients cars on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 6 p.m. Can volunteer 2-4, 4-6, 2-6 once a month or every week. Call Food Pantry Tuesday 9-12 or Thursday 2-6 552-7720 for more information or “come on in”. Myasthenia Gravis Support Group Our goal is to provide an informal atmosphere for family and friends of MG patients to meet, have a meal, share experiences and provide outreach to newly diagnosed Myasthenia Gravis patients. Meetings will be in a rural area adjacent to Hwy. 42 and Hwy 401 near Fuquay. The location is centrally located between Raleigh, Research Triangle and Fayetteville. Other towns within a one hour drive include Durham, Chapel Hill, Sanford, Clayton, Smithfield and Dunn. Meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 12 noon. More details about the group and detailed directions to the meeting place can obtained by sending an email to email@example.com. Faith Community In Action Southern Wake Faith Community in Action (SWFCA), a local nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance to needy persons living in Fuquay-Varina and Willow Springs, has relocated its office to 605 Bridge Street inside Saint Augusta Missionary Baptist Church. SWFCA is open to serve clients Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. For more information, please call 567-8100. Alcoholics Anonymous Willow Springs 12-step group of Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at the First United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina, at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday. Call 868-7394 for more information. Fibromyalgia Support Group Fibromyalgia Support Group meets first Thursday monthly at New Horizons Fellowship, Hwy. 55, Apex (1-4 p.m.) More info call: 362-3902 or 269-2053. www.fibromyalgiatreatment.com Fuquay-Varina Kiwanis Club Would you like to support the youth of our community? If so, consider joining the Fuquay-Varina Kiwanis Club. Our local club sponsors two very active youth organizations known as The Key Club of Fuquay-Varina High School and The Builders Club of Fuquay-Varina Middle School. We also participate in other worthwhile civic projects. The first and third Monday of each month we meet at the Golden Corral in Fuquay-Varina at 6 p.m. Those who are interested are invited to join us at this dinner meeting. Pet Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed for the hospitality pet program at WakeMed Fuquay-Varina Outpatient and Skilled Nursing Facility. Adult volunteers and their canine companions are needed to make short in-room visits with eligible, consenting patients. Dogs will be physically and behaviorally screened by veterinarians and their owners will complete volunteer orientation. There are no restrictions on dog breed or size, however the dog must be calm, loving and well-behaved. Volunteer hours are flexible. If you are interested, please call 350-2363. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) The Holly Springs AA Group meets every Saturday evening at 7 p.m. (open discussion) and Monday evening at 8 p.m. (Open Beginners’ Meeting at the Holly Springs Moravian Church, 104 Osterville Dr. (off of Bus. Hwy 55), Holly Springs. GFWC Junior Woman’s Club GFWC Fuquay Varina Junior Woman’s Club meets the first Monday night of each month (Sept.-May), social time 7:15 p.m., meeting 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse on Ennis Street. Visitors are welcome! See our web site at www.hyphentown. com for more details. Southwest Wake Area Genealogy Forum The Southwest Wake Area Genealogy Forum will meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center. The Southwest Wake Area Genealogy Forum is an informal discussion forum. It is a great place for newcomers and experienced researchers to receive one-on-one help with genealogy questions, free. For more information, call Janis at (919) 552-0656. Fire Department The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department Explorers Organization is seeking new members between 14 and 18 years of age with an interest in the fire service. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Contact Wayne Sherrod at 795-8068 or the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department at 552-0422 for more information. Join The Fuquay-Varina Police Department Explorer Post Details: If you are 14 – 20 years old, and have an interest in Law Enforcement you are invited to join the Fuquay Varina Police Department Explorer Post. Our post is going to meet for an hour every other week at the Police Station. We offer career guidance and the opportunity to get hands on experience with various police training opportunities. For more information: Contact Officer Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org Flags Disposal Site If you have an unserviceable American flag, the Fuquay-Varina American Legion Post will properly dispose of it. Call 557-5990. Masonic Lodge #258 The Fuquay-Varina Masonic Lodge meets the first and third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Rental of the fellowship hall is available for parties and functions. For directions go to www.fuquay258.org. AA Meeting The Fuquay-Varina Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at Fellowship Bible Church, 401 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina. Come join us on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. for closed discussion meeting and Fridays at 8 p.m. for open speaker meeting. McCullers Ruritan Club The McCullers Ruritan Club, a community service club on Ten-Ten Road north of Fuquay-Varina, meets monthly, the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. Baker and Associates, Inc., a local insurance agency, was recently recognized by the McCullers Ruritan Club. F-V Lion's Club The Fuquay-Varina Lion's Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Golden Corral. Call Phil Proctor at 552-5496 or Gene Porter for more information. Wil-Pine Homemakers The Wil-Pine Homemakers meet on the first Monday of every month. Newcomers are welcome. For more information call 552-4635. HGMS looking for 2011-2012 PTSA Volunteers Will you be returning to Holly Grove Middle School for the 2011-2012 school year? Are you a new bulldog family to HGMS? The HGMS PTSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the Executive Board, serve as chairpersons, and committee members for the next school year. If you have any questions please contact the PTSA at email@example.com.