Probus Club invitation
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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