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Flower show

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@ big­

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.

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.

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.

Quilt­ing club

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.

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.

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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