Car boot sale
Tocumwal Charity Market
Tocumwal Lions Club will host a nightwear charity market at Tocumwal Bowling Club on Sunday from 1.30 pm to 4 pm. The market will support HOPE Project Cambodia, a community organisation in north-west Cambodia that assists the poorest families in their community. HOPE Project Cambodia founder Liz Hoban will be at the market to sell 100 per cent cotton nightwear for women, men, boys and girls.
Community Support Group
GROW is a community support group where people share their challenges to help each other to help themselves.
If you want to make a difference in your life, come and join. Meetings are free and confidential.
For more information, call John on 0428 745 282, Lindy on 0448 052 769 or www.grow.org.au
Cobram Barooga RSL
The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, November 13 at 7.30 pm in the garden room at the Barooga Sporties. All welcome. People are invited to join in the fun at our pre-Christmas dinner on Wednesday, November 29 at Cobram Barooga Golf Club.
For more information, phone Glenda on 0407 040 208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A holistic approach to mental health and a tribute to Amanda Grennan will be held Saturday at Federation Park, Cobram. The day will involve a variety of activities including music, guest speakers, a raffle, a jelly-eating contest and a fashion show. It’s on from 9 am to 4 pm.
For more information, phone Jem Houzaife on 0447 862 598.
The next old-time dance will be held at the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall on Friday from 8 pm.
This will be a special evening combining old-time dancing and rock and roll.
All welcome. Please bring a plate for supper.
For more information phone Maureen on 5872 2414.
Strathmerton Lions Club country music
The next country music event will be held on November 18 at the Strathmerton Hall from 7 pm.
Entry is $25 and includes a light supper. BYO drinks and nibbles.
Performers will be Tom Maxwell, Robyn Gleeson and Joe Reeves.
To book, phone Fred on 0427 503 859 or Murray on 0428 732 493.
Safe plate day
Cobram Neighbourhood Watch in conjunction with Cobram police and the Cobram Kiwanis Club will be holding a safe plate day on Saturday, November 18, at the Woolworths car park on Punt Rd.
Bring your car and get one-way screws fitted. It only takes a few minutes and may prevent your plates being stolen and used to commit a crime.
For more information phone Ron on 5872 2376.
The Barooga Advancement Group will hold a car boot sale on Sunday, November 19. Sellers should register at the Barooga BP General Store as spaces are limited. It’s on at the Lions Park on Golf Course Rd, Barooga from 8 am to 1 pm. For information, phone Neil Duffield on 5873 4483 or 0448 899 526.
Combined Anglican fete
This popular annual event organised by Cobram Anglican Grammar School and the Anglican Parish of Cobram will this year be held in the church grounds in High St on November 24 from 3.30 pm. The change of venue is due to major construction works at the school. The fete will feature a monster 17-metre inflatable crocodile as well as all the regular attractions.
Koonoomoo community Christmas party
The Koonoomoo Improvement Group invites all residents of the district and their family and friends to the community Christmas party.
A barbecue tea and soft drinks will be provided free of charge. You are welcome to bring your own food if you wish.
There will be plenty of entertainment for the kids including a visit from Santa as well as a raffle with a variety of prizes to be won.
All proceeds from the raffle go back into community projects.
The party is on Sunday, November 26, from 5 pm at the Koonoomoo Recreation Reserve.
Magical, Musical Christmas
The Cobram Senior Citizens choir presents Magical, Musical Christmas on Monday, November 27 and Thursday, November 30 at 1.30 pm in the Senior Citizens Club rooms on Hay Ave, Cobram. Entry is $2 for both days. Raffle tickets will be three for $2. A lucky door raffle and afternoon tea will be provided.
Give croquet a go
If you are looking for an activity that’s easy on the joints and fun to play, come and give croquet a go. We are a fun group that don’t take ourselves too seriously and we love a laugh. We play on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to noon at the tennis courts in William St, Cobram. Four free lessons and all equipment supplied. For more information, phone Annette on 0408 296 683 or Dianne on 0407 563 500.
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.
If you’re wanting to lose weight in a natural way, join Weight Watchers now. It’s not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle. No need to give up your favourite foods; you can still have chocolate or sweets, which can be incorporated in a healthy lifestyle by making better choices. Meetings are on Wednesdays at Cobram Community House in Punt Rd at 6 pm. For information, phone Ruth on 0429 186 075.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take Off Weight Naturally
Cobram Barooga TOWN Club (Take Off Weight Naturally) meets on Mondays from 4.45 pm to 6.15 pm at the Senior Citizens’ Club rooms. All welcome. For information, phone Lois Trainer on 5871 1408.
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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