Cobram Uniting Church Ladies’ Guild will hold its Annual Flower Show on Friday, October 20 in Irvin Hall, Hay Ave, Cobram and is looking forward to a beautiful display of cut flowers and arrangements. Doors open at 1.15 pm. Cost of entry is $3 and cost of afternoon tea is $5. There will be the usual cake and produce/ plant stalls. For flower show entry schedules or other information, phone Margaret Wallace on 5872 1292 or Rosemary Collie on 5872 1674.
Cards and games day
Cobram District Health Ladies’ Auxiliary invites the community to attend its very popular Card, Games and Luncheon fundraiser. Fun and games will be had at the Barooga Sports Bowls Club at 11 am on Thursday, October 12. A lunch and afternoon tea will be provided and there will be a ticket for a lucky door prize. Price of entry is $20. There will be a trading table with baking, preserves and bric a brac. Raffle tickets will also be available. You don’t have to play cards, just bring along a game and your friends for a great day out. Book a table by phoning Elaine Blizzard on 5873 4275. The event is popular and tables go quickly.
Cup day at Cobram
The spring racing carnival is fast approaching and Cobram Harness Racing’s Melbourne Cup Day Carnival Family Day on Tuesday, November 7 is just weeks away. Great prizes have been donated for the popular Fashions on the Field, so fashion enthusiasts are encouraged to get their wardrobe ready for the big event. Free children’s entertainment and free icy-poles for the younger generation are also on the program. Marquee packages are available for groups looking for a fun social day. Book with Bob Watson on 0409 401 189.
Moira Film Group
The next film to be shown by the Moira Film Group is the romantic drama My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Iain Glen. This film will be shown on Wednesday, October 18 at the Yarroweyah Hall at 1.30 pm. Afternoon tea will be available after the film. Visitors are welcome.
Plants for sale
Volunteers will hold a plant sale at Barooga Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 14 from 8 am to noon. Plants for sale include hydrangea, daisies, fuchsia, begonia, canna, chrysanthemum, succulents, ferns, trees and many others. All proceeds go towards maintaining the gardens. Plants are also for sale each Tuesday from 9 am to 11 am.
Cobram Garden Club
Cobram Garden Club’s next meeting will be held at Cobram Community House at 10 am on Thursday, October 19. Arrangements for the flower show at Cobram Show will be finalised at the meeting. We will also have a show and tell time where we can talk about something good or bad in our own garden. Please give your name and money, $50, to Fred Gregory for the coach trip to High Country and Maze at Goughs Bay in the Mansfield/Eildon area. The trip is on November 16 and cost includes coach, morning tea and admission to the garden. There will be seats available for non-club members, who are very welcome. For more information, phone Kath Gregory on 5872 2921 or Mary Kennedy on 5872 2472.
Christmas lunch to share
Doug’s Christmas Lunch is for all singles and couples over 50 who would otherwise be on their own for lunch on Christmas Day. Bookings are essential. Please book through Cobram Community House on 5872 2224. Volunteers to help on Christmas Day are required, please contact Cobram Community House for further information.
Get crafty in Katamatite
Katamatite Craft Group is looking for new members. The group meets every Tuesday at 10 am in the room at the back of the Uniting Church in Beek St, Katamatite. All crafters are welcome to join in for a cuppa and chat and to share craft ideas. Inquiries to Kaye Poustie on 0419 885 443 or Margaret Hodges 0400 854 032.
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.
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.
Women’s social tennis
Women’s social tennis will be played at the Barooga Sports Club tennis courts on Tuesdays from 10 am. No set teams, just a social hit of tennis for women. For information, phone June Whiteman on 5872 2656.
The Cobram Quilters meet at Cobram Community House on the second Friday of every month from 9.30 am to 4 pm for social sewing. All welcome to join in for the whole day or part of it. Anyone new to patchwork can ask for help, and current members will be glad to share their experience. The club also meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at Yarroweyah Hall.
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.
Put on a red hat
Want to be part of the Red Hat Society? The ‘Raving Reds’ group is looking for new members — women aged 50 and over who have a zest for life and wish to take part in a fun-loving friendly group that has no rules and no committees. The only exception is the dress code: a red hat (or something frivolous) worn with a purple outfit. The group meets regularly at various venues. For information phone Gwen Rhodes on 5872 2097 or 0409 016 929.
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.
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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