Probus Club in­vi­ta­tion

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Some mem­bers of Shep­par­ton District Probus Club will be lunch­ing at the Spor­ties in Ba­rooga at mid­day to­mor­row (Thurs­day). They have in­vited any Co­bram Ba­rooga Probus mem­bers who are avail­able to join them. Ask at re­cep­tion where the Shep­par­ton group is sit­ting. This is a good chance to meet with other Probus club mem­bers.

Co­bram and District U3A

Mem­bers and guests are in­vited to en­joy morn­ing cof­fee at Kil­lara House, Co­bram Show­grounds, on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3 at 10.30 am for the group’s AGM and a so­cial get-to­gether. For in­for­ma­tion, phone Ruth on 5872 1417.

GROW meet­ings

GROW is a group of like-minded peo­ple who are will­ing to help each other to im­prove their own lives and their fam­i­lies’ lives, and make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity. For in­for­ma­tion, phone John on 0428 745 282 or Michael on 0412 533 918.

Evening fel­low­ship

The Unit­ing Church Evening Fel­low­ship will be held at Muriel Bau­mann’s home, 37 Cooray St, Co­bram on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18 and will be a footy night start­ing with a footy tea at 6 pm. It’s an evening for every­one, men and women. For in­for­ma­tion, phone 5872 1259.

Moira Film Group

The next film to be shown by the Moira Film Group is the com­edy Go­ing in Style star­ring Michael Caine, Mor­gan Free­man and Alan Arkin. This film will be shown on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 20 at Yar­roweyah Hall, start­ing at 1.30 pm. Afternoon tea is avail­able af­ter the film, vis­i­tors wel­come.

Unit­ing Church con­cert

Co­bram Unit­ing Church will hold a con­cert at Irvin Hall, Hay Ave, Co­bram at 2 pm on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17.

En­try is $10 per per­son, and every­one is wel­come. The con­cert will fea­ture lo­cal and vis­it­ing artists and in­cludes afternoon tea.

Look­ing for a bar­gain?

There are good qual­ity chil­dren’s and adults’ clothes and col­lectibles at the Co­bram Unit­ing Church op shop, be­hind church hall in Hay Ave, Co­bram. Open Wed­nes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day from 10 am to 3.30 pm and Satur­day from 9 am to 12.30 pm. In­quiries to 0458 221 123.

Lit­tle Aths needs helpers

Ba­rooga Lit­tle Ath­let­ics needs vol­un­teers. If you are keen or have been an ath­lete in the past, the club would love to see you at the Ba­rooga oval for the up­com­ing ath­let­ics sea­son. It will be on Mon­days at 4.45 pm from Oc­to­ber 9. There will be a come-and-try night on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18. Share your ex­per­tise with chil­dren aged five to 16. If you are in­ter­ested, phone Mar­cia on 5876 3202 or 0427 800 516. Vol­un­teers will need to have a Work­ing with Chil­dren card, which the club can help you to get.

Sorop­ti­mist 25th an­niver­sary

Sorop­ti­mist Co­bram Ba­rooga will cel­e­brate its club char­ter 25th an­niver­sary on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 14 at 7 pm at the Spor­ties Co­bram Ba­rooga Golf Club. Tick­ets are $40 each. In­quiries to Barb Noo­nan on 0458 734 456 or email: bandb­noo­nan@ big­pond.com

Lit­er­acy for Life

Co­bram Com­mu­nity House is tak­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from peo­ple look­ing to im­prove their read­ing and writ­ing skills in a sup­port­ive and friendly en­vi­ron­ment with small classes. Classes would run for three hours over seven weeks and may be run either in the evening evening or dur­ing the day, de­pend­ing on de­mand. Phone 5872 2224 to dis­cuss this op­por­tu­nity. Train­ing is de­liv­ered with Victorian and Com­mon­wealth govern­ment fund­ing.

Ba­rooga vol­un­teers needed

Ber­ri­gan and District Home and Com­mu­nity Sup­port has started a Meals on Wheels ser­vice for clients in Ba­rooga and needs vol­un­teers to de­liver the meals on week­days. If you could spare a cou­ple of hours a month and would like to vol­un­teer, phone the of­fice on 5883 2044.

Rhyme and sto­ry­time

Rhyme and Sto­ry­time is on ev­ery Fri­day at 10.30 am in the new Co­bram Li­brary. Ses­sions be­gin with rhymes and songs, fol­lowed by sto­ries and then a sim­ple craft. Ba­bies, tod­dlers and pre-school­ers, with their carers, are all wel­come to join in. Rhyme and Sto­ry­time con­tin­ues through the school hol­i­days.

Co­bram so­cial bowls

Bowls is played each Tues­day evening at 7 pm and Sun­day afternoon at 1.30 pm at the Se­niors Hall, 3 Hay Ave, Co­bram. Smooth-soled shoes are a pre-req­ui­site. All lev­els of play, all wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion, phone Rose­mary on 5871 2170 or John on 0414 650 636.

Hospi­tal aux­il­iary

Co­bram District Health Ladies’ Aux­il­iary meets on the se­cond Thurs­day of the month (ex­cept for Jan­uary and July) at 2 pm in the hospi­tal’s board room. The group raises funds for the hospi­tal, Irvin House and as­so­ci­ated fa­cil­i­ties. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Eve on 5871 3274.

Can­cer sup­port group

The Co­bram and District Can­cer Sup­port Group meets on the first Fri­day of each month at 1.30 pm at Kil­lara House, Bank St, Co­bram. New mem­bers are wel­come and peo­ple can turn up on the day or phone be­fore­hand. The group op­er­ates with the gen­er­ous sup­port and fund­ing from Ritchies IGA. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Diana on 5874 2352, Tr­ish on 5872 2346 or Pat on 5872 1821.

Gar­den club

The Co­bram and District Gar­den Club meets ev­ery third Thurs­day of the month at Co­bram Com­mu­nity House. New mem­bers wel­come. In­quiries to Kath Gre­gory on 5872 2921 or Cam Black­ley on 5871 1536.

Ba­rooga so­cial bowls

Want to meet new peo­ple while learn­ing a new sport? Join Ba­rooga Sports Bowls Club’s bowlers’ cof­fee club on Wed­nes­days at 9.45 am. No pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence needed; flat shoes are re­quired. Bring a friend or just come by your­self. Tu­ition is in a re­laxed game for­mat fol­lowed by cof­fee at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions. In­quiries to Ruth Camp­bell on 0438 426 615 or just turn up.

Spin­ners and weavers

Co­bram and District Spin­ners and Weavers meets ev­ery Tues­day at Yar­roweyah Hall from 10 am to 3 pm. Knit­ters and cro­cheters are wel­come. BYO lunch.

Toy li­brary

Co­bram and District Toy Li­brary is open ev­ery Fri­day and Satur­day from 10 am to 11 am dur­ing school terms in the Fam­ily Ser­vices build­ing, 16 Hay Ave, Co­bram. The toy li­brary of­fers af­ford­able ac­cess to a var­ied se­lec­tion of safe, clean and ageap­pro­pri­ate toys, cater­ing for chil­dren from birth to about six years. Yearly mem­ber­ships start at $30 for duty mem­bers and $70 for non-duty mem­bers. Fam­i­lies can bor­row up to six toys a fort­night. Play­group is held on Tues­day mornings from 10 am to noon dur­ing Victorian school terms. For in­for­ma­tion, phone Liz on 0412 605 436.

Al-Anon sup­port

If some­one else’s drink­ing is af­fect­ing you, Al-Anon can help. A weekly meet­ing is held in Co­bram. For in­for­ma­tion, phone 0438 625 347.

Men’s Shed

The Co­bram Men’s Shed in Punt Rd, next to Co­bram Com­mu­nity House, is open Tues­day to Thurs­day from 9 am to noon. Any men who would like a place for a chat and a cuppa with other men are wel­come, as well as those who ‘miss’ their shed af­ter mov­ing from their farm or larger house. Call in for de­tails or phone pres­i­dent Rob But­ler on 0400 815 714 or sec­re­tary Terry Lang­ton on 0409 598 406.

Call­ing all quil­ters

The sewing groups of Tocumwal in­vite all helpers to a sewing day for the Victorian Quil­ters Guild di­vi­sion Very Snug­gly Quilts, to be held at Tocumwal aero­drome ter­mi­nal build­ing on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18 from 9 am to 4 pm. Very Snug­gly Quilts vol­un­teers distribute some 200 quilts a month to pa­tients at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal. Please bring your ma­chine and sewing req­ui­sites, also lunch, a mug and some­thing to share for morn­ing and afternoon tea. Every­one is very wel­come — and there are lots of jobs for non-sew­ers too.

Phone Joan Es­cott on 5874 3897 or Anne Jones on 5874 3424.

Co­bram play­group

Co­bram Com­mu­nity House Play­group is held at Co­bram Com­mu­nity House, Punt Rd, Co­bram, on Tues­day and Thurs­day mornings from 10 am to noon dur­ing the school term. Cost is $2 per fam­ily per ses­sion. For more de­tails phone 5872 2224.

The ac­cepts no­tices for the di­ary from not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­nity groups. Con­tri­bu­tions must be emailed by 5 pm on the Fri­day prior to pub­li­ca­tion.

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