Com­mu­nity sup­port group

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Moira Film Group screen­ing

The next film to be shown by the Moira Film Group is the Rogers and Ham­mer­stein musical Carousel, star­ring Gor­don MacRae and Shirley Jones. This film will be shown at 1.30 pm to­day, Novem­ber 15, at the Yar­roweyah Hall, fol­low­ing the Christ­mas lunch at 12.30 pm. Afternoon tea will be served af­ter the film. For more in­for­ma­tion phone trea­surer Peter O’Reilly on 5872 1034.

Plant sale

Ba­rooga Botan­i­cal Gar­dens volunteers will hold a plant sale on Satur­day from 8 am to noon. Many hardy plants will be avail­able and all pro­ceeds help to main­tain the gar­dens.

Orchid club meet­ing

The next meet­ing of the Mur­ray Val­ley Orchid Club will be held on Sun­day at the Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ hall in Hovel St, Yar­ra­wonga. The hall will open at 12.30 pm for set­ting up plants and the meet­ing will start at 1.30 pm. There will be a talk about grow­ing Den­dro­bi­ums as well as other types of or­chids. If you have an orchid that needs re­pot­ting, bring it to the meet­ing to be fixed up, even if you are a non-mem­ber. Vis­i­tors most wel­come, es­pe­cially prospec­tive new mem­bers. For in­for­ma­tion phone Garry Luke on 5745 8393 or email g-nluke@op­tus­

Christ­mas party

The Lalalty Hall Christ­mas party will be on Novem­ber 25 at the Lalalty Hall start­ing at 7 pm. A se­li­cious spit roast with ve­g­ies and desserts will be served. Santa will also make a visit. RSVP by Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 22, for cater­ing pur­poses to Mar­cia on 5876 3202, Bob on 5876 3221 or Ja­son on 0428 355 168.

Christ­mas card­mak­ing work­shops

There will be Christ­mas card­mak­ing work­shops at Kata­matite Hall on Novem­ber 17 from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm and Novem­ber 18 from 10 am to 4 pm. They will be part of the monthly scrap­book­ing and card-mak­ing work­shops held ev­ery month by Beryl White. Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing or those want­ing more in­for­ma­tion can phone Beryl on 0403 408 425.

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, phone John on 0428 745 282, Lindy on 0448 052 769 or email

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 oneway 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.

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. Group in­vites all district res­i­dents to the com­mu­nity Christ­mas party.

A bar­be­cue tea and soft drinks will be pro­vided. 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 and 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.

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.

Rhyme and sto­ry­time

Rhyme and Sto­ry­time is on ev­ery Fri­day at 10.30 am at the 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.

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.

So­cial craft group

The Sit ’n’ Sew craft/so­cial group meets on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm at the Co­bram Se­nior Cit­i­zens Hall, Hay St. All wel­come. Bring your craft work and en­joy the com­pany of oth­ers. BYO lunch. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Peg Oliver on 0448 310 580.

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.

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.

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. 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 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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