deadlines Monday by 5 p.m. (10 days prior to publication date) is the deadline for submission of typed, faxed and handwritten items to be submitted for the following week's paper, and they can be faxed to 552-7564. The deadline for e-mailed submissions is Thursday by 12 p.m. and they can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Candidate Forum Southern Wake Republican Club will hold a Garner & Fuquay Varina Candidate Forum on Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 to 9 p.m., at Needmore Ruritan Club, 1812 Bass Lake Road, Fuquay Varina (Parking Lot located directly across the street) firstname.lastname@example.org. For Garner Town Council - Gra Singleton (incumbent) and Arnie Osborn. For Fuquay-Varina mayor - John Byrne (incumbent), Fuquay-Varina Town Council - James Abernethy, Bill Harris, and Cindy Sheldon. All candidates regardless of political affiliation that are running for the Garner and Fuquay-Varina Town Council have been invited. For more information, visit southernwakegop.org or e-mail email@example.com, or Ken@HawthorneSearch.com. For a specific link to the meeting agenda, go to: http://southernwakegop.org/blog/2009/08/05/tentative-agenda-next-club-meeting-august-27th/ We will be holding a similar event for the Apex and Holly Springs candidates at the September 24 meeting, same location and start time.
Cruise-In Rain Date Set Aug. 28 The July 17th Downtown Fuquay-Varina Cruise-In was cancelled due to rain but the Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association is pleased to announce it has been rescheduled to Friday, Aug. 28 from 5 – 9 p.m. Cars will be located in the large public parking lot located at the corner of Main and Vance Streets across from Cooley’s Restaurant and in the private lot behind the restaurant. For a map, go to www.Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com. There will be music and food onsite. The event is sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association, Fuquay Cruisers and Haddock Collision Centers. The Music Sponsor is Tilley Bros. Body Shop.
Candidate Debate The Southern Wake Republican Club will host a Presidential style candidate debate/forum on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Needmore Ruritan Club in Fuquay-Varina. All candidates regardless of political affiliation that are running for the Apex and Holly Springs Town Council have been invited. For more information, visit southernwakegop.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ken@HawthorneSearch.com.
Arts & Crafts Fair Christmas in August is the theme of the Arts & Craft Fair on Aug. 28 at Coats Senior Center, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Vendor space $40. Call (910) 893-7233 Erica Gallion or email email@example.com
Second Chance Band The Second Chance Band performing at Howards BBQ, Lillington, Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. Free Admission. Located at 100 South Street by the Sensational River, the band will play a variety of music, Country, Beach Classics and more. Bring your Lawn Chairs, Blankets, etc. Will have food and beverages available for purchase. No coolers please. For more information David Averitt 893-4571
Fish Fry Fish Fry at Duncan Church of God 1066 Oakridge Duncan Road Fuquay-Varina, Aug. 29 5-7 p.m. plates $7 for directions or more information contact: Pastor Ricky Jones 919-552-2460.
Have A Hot Dog For Hospice Renaissance Funeral Home is offering hot dogs, chips, beverages, and ice cream on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their building located at 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Donations of $5 per individual or $10 per immediate family are suggested; additional donations are welcome. All money will go to Hospice of Wake County (www.hospiceofwake.org). For more information, call Renaissance at 919-866-1866 or go to their web site at http://rfhr.com/.
Healing Service Healing Service - Are you sick of being sick? Don’t wait until you’ve exhausted all your resources. Healing Service will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m., at Solid Rock Ministries, Church of The Living God, located at 340 E. Wimberly Road, Angier. For more information, call 919-639-2013 (srmcotlg.org). Garbage Pick-up for Labor Day For Labor Day, the Town of Fuquay-Varina garbage schedule for Monday, Sept. 7, will be on a regular schedule with no changes. please place containers out the night before to ensure pickup.
New Breed Christian Center New Breed Christian Center will hold a Family and Friends Day Celebration Aug. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, games, and fellowship. On Aug. 30, at 11 a.m., there will be morning worship. For more information visit us on the web at www.newbreedchristiancenter.org or call 910-814-9202.
PWLA Fashion Show and Wine Tasting On Thursday, Sept. 24, 6:30-9 p.m., at Adams Vineyards, 3390 John Adams Road, Willow Spring, the Professional Women’s Leadership Association will hold this Fashion Show and Wine Tasting to help raise funds for scholarships to go to women in the area. The show will feature women’s men’s and children’s apparel as well jewelry and make-up. There will be light hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and a three wine flight. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and is open to men and women. Tickets may be purchased at the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Adams Vineyards & Winery, Rainbow Home Interiors, Patriot State Bank and The Screenmobile of North Carolina. For information call Barb at the Chamber, 919-552-4947, limit 110 tickets.
Republican Women Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake invite you to our regular business lunch/meeting at Prestonwood Country Club on the first Thursday of each month. Social begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon/program at noon. The cost is $15 for the buffet. Our special guest for the Sept. 3 meeting will be Debra Goldman, Candidate for Wake County School Board, District 9. Please RSVP to Kathy Dusto at 303-5442. Visit our web site for more information: www.RepublicanWomenofCaryandSW-Wake.org Taste of Fuquay-Varina Sept.26 Sweet Things, Chicken Wings and Much More Create the Taste of Fuquay-Varina on Saturday, September 26th from 12 – 5 pm. Taste cakes from some of the finest bakers in Fuquay-Varina as they compete in five “taste” cake categories and view decorated cakes along Broad Street. You taste and decide who has the “Best Chicken Wings In Fuquay-Varina as local restaurants compete for the coveted title. Businesses along Broad Street get into “The Taste” with free samples, so visit them! Events begin at Stephen’s Hardware at 405 Broad Street. Tickets for tasting will be available at the event and programs highlighting the day’s events will be available at the ticket booth. Taste three pieces of cake for $5. Taste one wing from each participating restaurant for $5. Children’s entertainment and other goodies absolutely free! Family fun Fuquay-Varina style! For a list of participating restaurants or how to participate as a taster or baker, go to www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com. American Business Women The Tar Heel Capital Chapter of American Business Women’s Association invites you to join us for our monthly meeeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p..m., at the NC state University Club, 4200Hillsborough St, near the Fairgrounds. Dinner cost is $15. For more information or reservations, please contact Phoebe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-217-8261. Our speaker will be Molli Bot, Aquatic Specialist/Personal Trainer for Rex Healthcare of Cary. Her topic will be “Exercise and fitness for women of all ages, shapes, & sizes.” 7th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off Seeking great chili cooks! The Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association is calling all chili cooks for the 7th Annual Downtown Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 31 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. The event will be held during the Day in Downtown Festival. Individuals, businesses and non-profit groups are invited to show off their cooking skills and compete to see who has the best tasting chili in Fuquay-Varina. This is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to get out in the community and gain visibility. ...And winning the top prize could boost your bottom line by $500! Awards will be voted on by the public. The cook/team with the most votes will win the 1st place prize which is $500. Second and third place winners will receive $300 and $150 respectively. All winners will be given a 2008 Downtown Chili Cook-off trophy. If you’re up to the cooking challenge, learn how to enter the contest by downloading the 2009 Downtown Chili Cook-off Rules and Entry Form at www.Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com or pick one up at the FVRA at 116 Raleigh Street in Fuquay-Varina. Applications are also available at the FV Chamber at 121 N. Main Street. The entry fee is $20 and applications are due no later than Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. If you’re not a cook, but you love to eat chili, come on down to the Downtown Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 31st from 10:30 am – 3:30 p.m. and taste, taste, taste!! You can taste all the chili entries for $5. We’ll be located in the large parking lot on Main Street near Cooley’s Restaurant. This event is part of the Day in Downtown Festival located in Historic Downtown Fuquay-Varina. 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 7:00 PM at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church on Sunset Road. All boys and girls aged 14-20 are welcome to attend this coeducational adventure program! Chamber to Co-Host School Candidates’ Debate The Fuquay-Varina Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Garner Chamber and the Wake Education Partnership are pleased to announce a school board candidate debates Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at Wake Technical Community College, 9101 Fayetteville Road for the District 2 Wake County school board seat. The debate will last approximately two hours due to the number of announced candidates. The Eduaction Partnership will develop the questions and moderate the events. For more information, contact Tim Simmons, VP of Communications at Wake Education Partnership, 919.821.7609 or email@example.com. Fuquay’s Finest Step Team needs help Fuquay’s Finest Step Team representing Fuquay-Varina, has won 1st and 2nd place in various competition in the surrounding area. As a result of this, these young people have been entered in a step competition in Florida at the Disney Step Classic (www.disneystepclassic.com) on Sept. 4-5. However, due to limited funds we need your help. We are asking for donations to help get the team to Florida and to upcoming events such as the 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. We would greatly appreciate your help so that we can represent our beautiful town of Fuquay-Varina. Please contact Herminia Jacobs at 919-723-6480 for further information and mail donations to Fuquay’s Finest Booster Club, P.O. Box 1164 Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. Make checks payable to Fuquay’s Finest Booster Club.
Business Alliance Holly Springs Business Alliance The next meeting of the Holly Springs Business Alliance will be on Thursday, Sept. 3. The meeting will be held from 8-9 a.m. at Holly Ridge Middle School. The Holly Springs Business Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business leaders throughout our community and the educators at our middle and high schools. The Holly Springs Business Alliance helps to implement School-to-Career initiatives at the school level. We work with many organizations, both large and small to meet the identified needs of our student populations. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Holly Springs Business Alliance or if you would like to work with us on a project, please contact: Jenny Mizelle, Alliance Chair firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 557-3906 Mothering Matters! Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets at Kennebec Baptist Church in Angier the second and fourth Monday of each month from 9:30-11:30am. 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. Join us as we kick-off the new year on Sept. 14. Email email@example.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. • GAP meets at the Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church at 310 N. Ennis St.; Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526. (Downstairs meeting room/back entrance) •Sharing of resources and community support. • Informative speakers. • 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. Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov.20, and Dec. 18. Contact Ruth Cole at 919-567-1017 or Debi Sikes at 919-341-2914
AARP Driver Safety Class at Fuquay-Varina Community Center Join your friends in a safety learning experience by taking this AARP Driver Safety Program, one-day, refresher course especially designed for drivers aged 50+. (Class is open to all age groups) This is a new course especially designed for those who previously were unable or chose not to take the traditional two-day course. The content is the same with an emphasis on course videos and an expectation that the participants will read video review materials at home. This is the oldest and largest course of its kind and it will bring you up to date on such topics as knowing yourself, your driving partners on the road, safe driving techniques, today’s highways and laws, your vehicle and you and judging your driving fitness. No tests for score. Some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. Check with your insurance agent. Class will meet Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (with a 45 minute lunch break and other rest breaks. Participants must provide for their own lunch.) Fee: $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members (payable by check to AARP on first day of class) to cover the cost of workbooks and training aids. AARP members must bring their membership cards to class. Location: Fuquay-Varina Community Center 820 South Main Street Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 Call 919-552-1430 for reservations. Call early, class size is limited. Fall Lacrosse League Boys and Girls interested in playing lacrosse this fall in Holly Springs should go to www.YLSlacrosse.com and register for the 2009 YLS Fall Champions Lacrosse League by Sept. 7. Spaces are now limited. Contact YLS at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 247-6600. Golden Hawks Club The Holly Springs High School Golden Hawks Club has announced their 2009-2010 Quarterly General Meeting Schedule. The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the HSHS Media Center on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Parents/guardians of incoming Freshmen as well as any community members interested in supporting HSHS student athletes are encouraged to attend. No experience is necessary; just a willingness to have fun and a desire to support all Golden Hawks student athletes in their pursuit of excellence on the field and in the classroom. The remaining meetings will be held in the HSHS Media Center beginning at 7 pm on Nov. 17, Jan. 19, March 16 and May 18. For more information, contact Mr. Cary Binz at 552-9652. Disaster Response 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 email@example.com . Southern Gospel group The Southern Gospel group “Dumplin Valley” from Morrisville, TN, will perform at Fellowship Baptist Church 1701 Bud Lipscomb Rd., Willow Spring, Sunday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. No admission charge. Village Church The Village Church will present a night of worship featuring the Justin Teseniar Band on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Holly Springs Cultural Arts Center. The event is free and everyone is welcome. For Information call 552-5500 or go to www.justinteseniar.com FVAA U-16 Girls FVAA U-16 Girls Classic team is looking for players for the fall? Contact Coach Dave at 306-2776 for information. Southern Gospel Trio Greater Vision, America’s premier Southern Gospel Trio, will be in concert at Bethel Baptist Cary on Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Call the church office at 467-6789 to purchase tickets. Prices: $17 Stage Seating (Rows 1-5); $12 Floor Seating (Rows 6-16); $7 Balcony Seating. 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 before our meetings resume on Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center. Working through grief Heartland Home Health & Hospice will offer a five-week support group, “Working through a Season of Grief” (A Bereavement Support Group), beginning Thursdays at 6 p.m. concluding at 7 p.m., Aug.13-Sept. 10. Meetings will be held at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church. For more information, please contact Dot Murray, Bereavement Coordinator at (919) 877-9959. Republican Women Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake invite you to our regular business lunch/meeting at Prestonwood Country Club on the first Thursday of each month. Social begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by the luncheon/program at noon. The cost is $15 for the buffet. Our special guest for the Aug. 6 meeting will be Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears. Please RSVP to Kathy Dusto at 303-5442. Visit our web site for more information: www.RepublicanWomenofCaryandSW-Wake.org
Square Dance Club to Meet Free introduction to Square dancing for adult couples of all ages sponsored by TNT Twirlers Square Dance Club, Mondays, Sept. 14, 21, 28 at 7 p.m. at Swift Creek Community Center, 6221 Yates Mill Pond Road. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Joyce Billotte, email@example.com or phone 362-9248 for more info. Community Band The Holly Springs Community Band meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Holly Spring Cultural Center. Anyone who plays a musical instrument is welcome to join us. The Community Band is made up of adults of all ages who get together to have fun and make music. www.hollyspringsband. com, or they can email us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Cheerleading Clinic The Middle Creek High School Varsity Cheerleaders are hosting their 3rd Annual Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 29. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parent Exhibition is at 3 p.m. Cost of Clinic is: $45 (Preregistration) $50 (at the door) Price includes lunch and T-Shirt. Make checks payable to MCHS Stampede Club. Mail Payment and Registration Form to: Attn: Cheer Coach, 123 Middle Creek Park Avenue, Apex, NC 27539. Any questions contact Sonya Ehinger at SEhinger@wcpss.net Spend the Day with Three-Time National Champion Mchs Varsity Cheerleaders while they instruct you on: Tumbling, Stunting, Jumps, Cheers/ Chants, Dance, Games, & Banner Making. Participants will cheer Friday night, Sept. 11 at the Middle Creek vs. Holly Springs Varsity Game at the Middle Creek HS Stadium. Day in Downtown On Oct. 31 the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will host its 7th Annual Day in Downtown in the downtown historic business district on South Main Street. Come and enjoy arts and crafts, a business expo, a classic car show, a chili cook-off, Kids’ Kourt, entertainment and food vendors. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 919.552.4947 for vendor fees and information. An application will be available online at www.fuquay-varina.com Mid-August, as well as more details and entertainment schedules. Admission to the public is free. 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 Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, located at 301 N. Woodrow Street (corner of Church and Woodrow). 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 to the church, please call the church at 552-4644. For information about the meeting and/or Alzheimer’s Disease, please call Frances at 363-2484.
FVHS Class of 1999 You can now register for the FVHS Class of 1999- 10 Year Class Reunion on our class report web site: http://www.classreport.org/usa/nc/fuquay_varina/fvhs/1999/. The reunion is Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at Bentwind’s Country Club in Fuquay-Varina. The cost is $35 per person and you can pay on the class report website via Paypal. The event ticket includes the rental fee and a buffet dinner. There will be a cash bar (credit or debits cards only per Bentwind’s policy) and a DJ. Please contact Alison Chappell with any questions at email@example.com. Visual Fine Arts Association Artists - all levels. Our informal group meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Fuquay-Varina Community Center at 7 p.m. to plan activities such as painting/drawing sessions, museum visits, etc. Drop by or call George Howe at 508-517-0407 for information. Call for Artists Call For Artists - Western Wake Artists’ Studio Tour invites artists to apply for the 2010 tour to take place April 17 and 18, 2010. Applicants must be professional working artists with exhibition experience living inWestern Wake County including Apex, Cary, Holly Springs & Fuquay Varina and Morrisville. We strive for a well-rounded tour and seek quality work in all media. Applicants must have accessible studio space able to accommodate up to 100 people going through in one weekend. For application go to: www.WesternWakeArtistsStudioTour.com 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 Art after Dark Art After Dark will be held the second Friday of the month (Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11). Art walk in Holly Spring and Fuquay-Varina, various locations including the Holly Springs Cultural Center, Holly Springs Art Council, Java Divine Gelato & Coffee Bar, The Nature of Art, and Ashley’s Art Gallery, The Chocolate Bean and the Shops of Varina Merchantile in Fuquay-Varina. Details (919) 387-9448, www.TheNatureOfAr tFrameShop.com Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection The Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection is joining the Raleigh CWC and will now meet on the 3rd 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 rcwcreservations@yahoo. com .
Looking For Vendors On Oct. 31, the Fuquay-Varina Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 7th Annual Day in Downtown in the historic Fuquay downtown business district on South Main Street. The day will consist of an arts and craft fair, chili cook-off, Kids Korner, Business Expo, classic cars, entertainment, food vendors and more. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 919-552-4947 for vendor information. An application will be available on line at www.fuquay-varina.com Mid-August, as well as more details. Southern Wake Women Southern Wake Women Connections Support, Educate & Connect with women in business. We gather twice a month and have special outings & events throughout the year. Join us online at http://www.swwcgroup.ning.com Career Crisis Support Ministry Mission Statement: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is reaching out to our community to provide a Christian based ministry to offer a caring and encouraging support program for our church members, family, friends and surrounding neighbors going through career and / or income related crisis due to our challenging economic situation. If you or your spouse have lost a job, anticipate losing a job and / or your personal income has been adversely affected by our current economic situation, please attend our Career Crisis Support Ministry group. For information and directions: visit our website: www, pleasantgrovebaptistonline.org or call Ricky Lamm (919) 552-9286. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is at 1005 Lake Wheeler Road, Fuquay-Varina. Garden Club The Fuquay-Varina Garden Club invites you to join them on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. for an informative meeting and fellowship with other gardeners. The club meets at 602 N. Ennis St. in Fuquay. For more information contact Ging at 567-0065 or Carla at 341-4441. Cultural Center seeks volunteers The Holly Springs Cultural Center is seeking volunteers to assist at events as ushers, ticket takers and greeters. Please contact the Cultural Center by caling 567-4000 or by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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. For Information call club President, Joe Sanderson 552-3499. Help Prevent Child Abuse SAFEchild, a child abuse prevention agency in Wake County, needs volunteers to present a one hour, interactive and engaging presentation to first grade students in Wake County schools to teach them the skills they need to protect themselves from abuse. Daytime availability and a desire to keep children safe is required. Training, support and supervision provided. Volunteers particularly needed in Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and Garner. For more information contact Pilar Jennings at email@example.com or by calling Pilar at 919-743-6140. Training to be held in January. www.safechildnc.org Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group Fuquay-Varina Area Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group for people with Multiple Sclerosis and their families meets the second Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church, Room 131 A, 301 N. Woodrow St., Fuquay-Varina. There is no fee. For more information contact Mary at 919-552-7680 or The Multiple Sclerosis Society Eastern North Carolina Chapter at 1-800-344-4867 or 919 834-0678. 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. MOMS Club The MOMS Club of Fuquay Varina/Holly Springs is a local chapter that provides support for stay at home mothers and their children by offering monthly activities that include; playgroups, recipe club, Moms night out and local service projects. A general meeting is held monthly. For more information please contact Pamela at 285-4795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Moms in Touch Holly Springs High School Moms In Touch would like to invite all interested moms to join us each Thursday morning at 9:45 a.m. at the Sunrise Methodist Church in Holly Springs. It is located at 5420 Sunset Lake Road. We will meet every Thursday morning that school is in session to pray for one hour for your child and the school. Troop 444 Boy Scout Troop 444 meets every Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina. All Boy Scout age children (11-17) are invited to join. Cub Scouts Cub Scout Pack 444 in Fuquay Varina, NC meets at St. Bernadette Catholic Church at 6:30 PM on Fridays. All Scout aged children (1-5th grades) are invited to join. Red Hat Daytime Interested in joining a day-time Red Hat Society group? Our chapter is seeking a few new members -- congenial women 50 and older who want to have fun, meet new friends, lunch at a different restaurant each month, play RH bingo, ride to our outing in a limo, etc. We meet the first Friday of the month (subject to change for holiday months) at 11:30. For details, call the Queen Mum at 661-7368. 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. Fuquay Magnolias The Fuquay Magnolias, a local Red Hat Society group, is accepting new members. The Red Hat Society is a disorganization of women 50+ who wear purple clothes and red hats; Women under 50 wear lavender clothes and pink hats. Group meets on the weekends. For more information call Bobbie at 552-1775 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Grandparents As Parents The mission of Southern Regional GAP (Grandparents as Parents) is to provide ongoing support not only for grandparents but all family members caring for other family members. The Kinship Caregivers in the Southern Regional area (Wake, Harnett, and Johnston Counties) meet for support with helping you care for Kinship at Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church, 310 N. Ennis St., Fuquay-Varina, (downstairs meeting room/back entrance) the third Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish for a potluck dinner. Contact Bill or Ruth Cole at 919-567-0171 with any questions and to confirm each meeting. Children are welcome. Red Hat Chapter RED HAT chapter has openings. Join the “Glitzy Daytime Dollies” for fun and frolic…(women over 50)…or be a Pink Hatter…(womenunder 50!) We meet on the second Thursday monthly during the day. For more info. Call 362-3902 or write to avjeffer@bel