Thursday by 5 p.m. (7 days prior to publication date) is the deadline for submission of items to be submitted for the following week’s paper, and they can be faxed to 919-552-7564. E-mailed submissions go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PWLA Spring Fling
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Leadership Association will hold its Annual Spring Fling Social on May 4, at On The Snap. Tickets will be $10/$12 at the door and can be purchased at the Chamber or from a PWLA Steering Committee member. Proceeds are used for scholarships. For more information about PWLA go to http://www.fuquay-varina.com/membership-pwla.cfm.
Annual Box Lunch
The Fuquay-Varina Woman’s Club Annual Box Lunch will be held May 10. All orders are pre-sales. Please contact Vicki Currin by May 4 at 919-612-9547. The menu includes turkey croissant with lettuce and tomato, potato salad, homemade Earthquake Cake, all for $6. Pick up or delivery available. Interested in the awesome Earthquake Cake recipe? Ask about our latest FV Woman’s club cookbook.
ChoirFest 2012 will be held Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at Abiding Presence Luthern Church, 7300 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay-Varina. Over 100 voices will fill the room with praise and worship. Choirs from many local churches and various faith traditions will offer a wonderful musical variety – from gospel to folk, a cappella singers, to small group ensembles. An offering at this event will go to Southern Wake Faith Community in Action to help those in emergency financial distress in our community.
The Substitute Teachers Association of Wake County on Thursday, May 17, from 5-7 p.m. at St. Timothy’s School at 4523 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh. RSVP to email@example.com.
The men’s group at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Willow Spring announces its first annual Mothers’ Day Weekend fish fry, on Friday, May 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the church. For $7, diners will enjoy a large portion of fish, fresh hush puppies, cole slaw, and homemade dessert, plus beverages. The plates are available for Take-out or Eat-in. No delivery is offered. Proceeds from the sale will support mission causes of the congregation. The church is located at 1459 White Memorial Church Road in Willow Spring, between Hwy. 210 and Mt. Pleasant Road, just 4 minutes from McGee’s Crossroads. Give mom a break from the kitchen this weekend! She (and you too) will enjoy this fresh cooked meal in an enjoyable atmosphere. For further information contact the church at 919-639-9973.
Angier Fellowship PFWB Church Homecoming
Angier Fellowship’s Homecoming will be May 6. The Taylors will be singing at 10 a.m. and a special speaker is scheduled for the morning service. Lunch served after the services. Come and enjoy the services and have lunch with us afterwards. Angier Fellowship is located at 100 Tippet Rd., Angier
The Apex United Methodist Men’s Group will hold its 20th annual chicken and pork barbecue on Friday, May 4, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The church’s BBQ event traditionally kicks off Apex’s “Peak Fest” weekend. Barbecue customers will have the option of fast, curb-side takeout or dining-in at the church’s activity center. The BBQ plates will cost $8 per person. Proceeds from the event fund the church’s diversified outreach mission, including local programs like Western Wake Crisis Ministry, Habitat for Humanity and Apex Outreach Service Project, a program that repairs homes in Apex, Holly Springs, and New Hill. The AUMC campus is located adjacent to Apex’s historic downtown business district at the corner of Chatham and Hughes Streets. More BBQ event information and directions to the AUMC campus can be obtained online at www.apexumc.org/ or by calling the church office at (919) 362-7807.
American Legion 2nd Annual Crawfish, Shrimp & BBQ
The American Legion Post 116 of Fuquay-Varina is hosting it’s 2nd Annual Crawfish, Shrimp & BBQ Dinner Saturday May 5, from 3 - 7 p.m. at 6400 Johnson Pond Rd. Each plate is $10 where you can pick two (2) of the Crawfish or Shrimp or BBQ. All plates include Boiled Potatoes, Corn & Jalapeno Cornbread. For an extra $5 you can get an extra helping of seafood. Please come on down and enjoy the feast while supporting your local American Legion Veterans!
American Legion Auxiliary 1st Annual Vendor & Craft Sale
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 116 is hosting it’s 1st Annual Vendor & Craft Sale Saturday June 16, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The American Legion Post 116 on 6400 Johnson Pond Rd. in Fuquay-Varina. There will be indoor and outdoor vendors selling items from home decor to buying gold to art. There will be raffles, concessions, free drinks and so much more to see, buy and do.
Food Pantry and Clothes Closet
Chalybeate Springs Baptist Church will have a food pantry and clothes closet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 238 Chalybeate Rd., Fuquay-Varina.
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 program for the May 3 meeting will be Congresswoman Renee Ellmers. RSVP to Lisa at 919-303-8870. Visit our web site for more information: www.rwcsw.org
YLS Summer Lacrosse
Any K-8th grade students in the Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Middle Creek areas who are Beginner or Experienced players are encouraged to sign up soon for the Youth Lacrosse System summer lacrosse programs. Information and Registration available at www.YLSLacrosse.com. Limited equipment is available for rent. For questions, contact Directors@YLSLacrosse.com.
Celebrate the month of May in downtown Fuquay-Varina with bingo every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 will feature a 55 number cover all at Soiree. These events are completely free to participants, and the prizes will begin at $25. Each subsequent Tuesday, an additional $5 will be added until there is a winner. For more information call either Judy, (919)-669-5411, or Mae, (919)-552-0592, and visit www.theshoppesonmainfuquayvarina.com.
Princesses and Prince Party
Soiree at the Shoppes on Main at 212 S Main St in downtown Fuquay-Varina will hold a grand party for Princesses and Princes of all ages on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Cupcakes punch and more will be provided by Soiree. Cost is $10 per person, and be sure to reserve a spot quickly because there is limited space. To make your reservation, call Judy at (919)-669-5411 or Mae at (919)-552- 0592. For additional information, please visit www.theshoppesonmainfuquayvarina.com.
MMIA Volunteers Needed
There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone in need of assistance. There are many volunteer opportunities available at Military Missions in Action (MMIA). MMIA is a nonprofit organization with a vision of setting the standard of support for our veterans with disabilities and members of the Armed Forces by engaging neighbors, businesses and organizations. Whether your tool of choice is a stapler or a hammer, whether your work place of choice an office or a residential construction project, the possibilities of a rewarding service-driven volunteer position with MMIA is only as limited as your imagination allows. Join MMIA in their rewarding mission of assisting veterans with disabilities to achieve independent living while continuing to support our troops. Contact Mendy Rausch at 919-552-1603 for more information.
Military Families Meet for Support and Education
Do you have a soldier deployed, will be soon, or home? Are you worried/scared/don’t understand much about the military? Come together with others that truly understand how you feel and what you are going through. Learn about deployment/resources, ptsd, care boxes, other things, and help each other through this. Anyone is welcome-spouse, parents of soldiers, family, friends, supporters. Contact Ronna Jones, 919-772-3482, Coordinator. Military Family Support Ministry meets second Mondays and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Child care and snack provided at Triangle Baptist Church, 9713 Old Stage Road, Raleigh. For more information call 919-661-7755; www.tribaptist.org
Food Cupboard Fundraising Raffle
You can help the Food Cupboard and win some cash. The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is having the annual Raffle Fundraiser! Tickets are $20 each and only 400 tickets will be sold. All raffle donations will help us help those in need in our community. The drawing will be held on May 5. To purchase your tickets and help feed others, contact Tony Perna at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-552-4830. Prizes: first prize- $1,000 - second prize- $500 -third prize - $250.
Summer Rowing Camps Triangle Rowing Club’s Summer Rowing Academy These camps are designed for both novice (brand new) and experienced rowers! Dates: Session #1: June 11-15, 2012 Session #2: July 16-20 Session #3: July 30-Aug. 3 Email: email@example.com for registration forms and more information. We include sweep and sculling instruction, and maintain a one boat per coach ratio. All of these programs will meet at Lake Wheeler, Raleigh. Typical week is Monday-Friday, 9:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., and a snack is provided for the campers each day. Cost: $180.
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 7 p.m. 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 Mary Smith, 762-1934.
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 Food Cupboard
The Holly Springs Food Cupboard provides food to those in need in our community. The Cupboard is an all-volunteer organization and is a 501(c)(3) so donations are tax deductible. You can help by donating healthy non-perishable food items such as broth, powdered milk, peanut butter, oatmeal/cereal, canned vegetables, dried beans, rice, canned meats, canned fruits, mac and cheese, personal hygiene products and toilet paper. Your donation can be dropped off at any of the drop off location listed on our webpage firstname.lastname@example.org or by appointment at the Food Cupboard by calling 919-577-2210. If you would like to setup a Food Drive in your neighborhood or with your organization please email mailto:email@example.com. Monetary donations are also accepted. Thank you for Helping Us Help Others.
Fuquay-Varina Baptist Church WEECare is now enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year, offering preschool for ages 2 – pre-K and a before/after school program serving Fuquay Elementary School and Lincoln Heights. In addition to full day programs for all ages, part-time classes will be offered for transitional students ranging from pre-K – 4 year old students. Call 552-9586 or stop by the office to register. WEECare has been a ministry of Fuquay Varina Baptist Church for 49 years. WEECare is located at 301 N. Woodrow St. For more information, visit www.fvbaptist.org.
Pentecostal Holiness Church
Evengel Pentecostal Holiness Church offers Sunday worship beginning with a prayer at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., evening worship at 6 p.m., Women’s Ministries and Men’s Ministries at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. On Wednesday there is a Bible study for all ages. Pastor is Marjorie Teachey.^
Living by the Word - new location
Living by the Word Praise and Worship Center has moved from Johnathan’s House Christian Academy. We are now located at 1655 Atkins Road, Fuquay-Varina. Call 919-552-0354 or 919-594-9320 for more information. Services include Bible study on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Pleasant Grove Baptist
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Fuquay-Varina, 1005 Lake Wheeler Rd., will hold services Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. For more information call 919-552-4634 or go to pleasantgrovebaptistonline.org.
Wake Chapel Cookbook
The Women’s Fellowship of Wake Chapel Christian Church has published a second edition of its cookbook, “Feed My Sheep”. From simple salad recipes to desserts, or main course meats, the cookbook contains a variety of recipes contributed by members of the church. The cost is $14 and “Feed My Sheep” may be purchased by calling 552-4300. Proceeds to benefit the church.
Office Volunteers Needed
Military Missions In Action is looking for office volunteers which can assist with a variety of clerical and project responsibilities. No set hours are necessary, however it would need to be during regular business hours at the MMIA office at 411B North Judd Pkwy in Fuquay-Varina. MMIA is a nonprofit organization which provides home modification services to veterans with disabilities as well as supports our troops currently serving on active duty. Contact 919-552-1603.
GriefShare is a friendly and caring group of people who walk with each other through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to grieve alone. The group is led by someone who wants to help and who understands what you’re going through. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and to look forward to rebuilding your life. In addition to the support from others, the weekly dvds provide solid, reliable teaching from the best experts in the field. New Horizons Fellowship, 820 E. Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Terri Risdon at New Horizons Fellowship, 303-5266 x 200.
Depression Support Group
Wake County Human Services and NAMI (Nation Alliance of Mental Illness) have joined forces in an effort to help people with mild - moderate depression. St. Bernadette Church at 1005 Wilbon Rd., Fuquay-Varina is allowing us to offer a free peer support group in room #4 on Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms:
* Exaggerated guilt and self-criticism
* Different sleep patterns
* Lack of energy
* Lack of interest
* Feelings of hopelessness
* Lack of appetite or increased appetite
* Inability to concentrate
If so, you could be experiencing stress or mild depression.
Most people have short periods in their lives when they feel depressed, have setbacks or feel uninspired. NAMI Wake County and Wake County Human Services are offering FREE peer support groups where people facing difficulties have a safe place to voice their concerns and explore options for making positive changes in their lives with others who have similar experiences.
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 through 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. Guests are welcome.
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, 100 S. Judd Pkwy. SE Room 127 at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Contact 557-7712 or 771-1393 for more information.
Search for American Legion History
The American Legion Post 116 in Fuquay-Varina is searching for information on the history of the American Legion in Fuquay-Varina over the last 50 years. If you have any information or documents about the American Legion please contact Verne Beckman at 919-772-1199.
Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection
The Southwest Wake Christian Women’s Connection meets for a luncheon the third Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 $16 and there is a free nursery with reservations. Call 919-566-5540 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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. For more information contact Janet Rommel at 941-626-6561.
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 Mark Shank at (919) 523-4963 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or club President Elect Christine Quante at (919) 345-6863 (email: ChristineQuante@nc.rr.com).
Holly Springs Civitan
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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. 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 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.
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.
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.
Cub Scout Pack 444 meets every first and third 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 p.m .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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Willow Springs AA
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.