COM­MU­NITY DIARY

Lalalty Christ­mas party

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

Co­bram Ba­rooga RSL

Peo­ple are in­vited to join in the fun at our pre-Christ­mas din­ner on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 29 at Co­bram Ba­rooga Golf Club. For in­for­ma­tion, phone Glenda on 0407 040 208 or email co­bram­ba­rooga.rsl@gmail.com

Com­bined Angli­can fete

This pop­u­lar an­nual event or­gan­ised by Co­bram Angli­can Gram­mar School and the Angli­can Parish of Co­bram will be held in the church grounds in High St on Fri­day, 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 m in­flat­able croc­o­dile as well as all the reg­u­lar at­trac­tions.

Koonoomoo party

The Koonoomoo Im­prove­ment Group in­vites all dis­trict res­i­dents to the Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Party on Sun­day, Novem­ber 26 from 5 pm at the Koonoomoo Recre­ation Re­serve. A bar­be­cue tea and soft drinks will be pro­vided free of charge, but 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.

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.

Com­mu­nity lunches

Co­bram Com­mu­nity House’s fi­nal com­mu­nity lunch for the year will be held on Fri­day, December 1. Come and share a light lunch and meet new friends; en­try by gold coin do­na­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone 5872 2224.

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.

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.

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.

Gar­den vol­un­teers

Ba­rooga Botan­i­cal Gar­dens is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help in the gar­dens each Tues­day from 9.30 am to 11 am, fol­lowed by cof­fee. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Jan Cullen on 5873 4597.

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.

Cy­ber for se­niors

At Co­bram Com­mu­nity House on Fri­days from 1 pm to 3 pm. De­velop your mo­bile de­vice and lap­top skills at th­ese so­cial and friendly af­ter­noon ses­sions. Par­tic­i­pa­tion is by gold coin do­na­tion.

So­cial danc­ing

Part­ner danc­ing and rock ’n’ roll is on ev­ery Tues­day night at the Tocumwal Bowl­ing Club at 7 pm for begin­ners’ lessons. In­quiries to 0428 711 417. All wel­come.

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.

Get more out of life

The free Life pro­gram helps pre­vent di­a­betes, heart dis­ease and stroke. Groups will run dur­ing the day and in the evening. Phone Kelly at Co­bram Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre on 5871 0900 to see if you are el­i­gi­ble.

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.

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.

Co­bram CWA

Co­bram CWA meets on the first Thurs­day of the month at the Se­nior Cit­i­zens clu­b­rooms. Come and join like-minded women at at 1 pm for a 1.30 pm start. Please note the change of time for 2017. New and old mem­bers wel­come. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Anna Creighton on 5872 1402.

Toy li­brary

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.

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.

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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