The monthly community lunch at Cobram Community House is on Friday. The lunch will celebrate Neighbourhood House Week. All welcome. RSVP on 5872 2224 for catering purposes.
Probus Club of Cobram Barooga will meet at Cobram Seniors Hall on Monday at 10 am. Guest speaker will be Grant Duffy from Angel Flight. Visitors are welcome to see what happens at meetings. For information phone Kath on 58722 2921.
Katamatite Uniting Church Craft Group was very proud to this year win the event of the year and organisation of the year at the Katamatite Australia Day awards, as well as a certificate of appreciation at the Moira Shire Australia Day awards. Everyone is invited to its 30th annual craft day at the Katamatite Shire Hall on Tuesday, May 8 from 9.30 am until 2 pm. Many different crafts and lots of other things will be for sale, including ideal gifts for Mother’s Day. Entry is free. . There is wheelchair access and good parking. Wear your pearls and help celebrate
For information phone Margaret Hodges on 5871 1552.
Craft and coffee
A ‘‘painting pots and rocks’’ session will be held at Cobram Library on Wednesday, May 9, at 10 am. Paint a cactus pot or a Mandala rock, or create your own abstract design. All equipment is supplied for this free session.
Join neighbours and police officers for a free coffee and conversation morning on Thursday, May 10 from 10 am at Fee’s Coffee House, 16 Vermont St, Barooga. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighbourhood.
The next old-time dance will be at the Yarroweyah Memorial Hall on Friday, May 11. Doors open at 7 pm, with music from 7.30 pm. Beginners are welcome. Please bring a plate to share for supper. For more information phone Maureen on 5872 2414.
St Margaret’s Anglican Guild invites those who enjoy a fine afternoon tea to attend its popular high tea at the parish hall in Pine St, Cobram, on Thursday, May 10 at 1.30 pm. You will be assured of a sumptuous afternoon tea and some fine entertainment for a cost of $15. Bookings are essential by Friday, April 27. For information, phone Heather on 0438 087 937.
Cobram District Heath Ladies Auxiliary
Cobram District Health Ladies Auxiliary is low on stock to sell for fundraising.
If you are moving house or cleaning out and have saleable items in good condition, the auxiliary would be grateful to receive them to raise funds for equipment for the hospital, Irvin House and associated facilities. This includes items such as books, bric a brac, tools, material or anything which could sell. Please phone Eve on 5871 3274 (Cobram) or Marlene on 5873 4294 (Barooga) for collection or drop in to the auxiliary.
The Kiwanis Club is a worldwide organisation based in the US, but with our own Australia district. It is the second-oldest service club in the world and its focus is ‘‘the children of the world’’.
The Cobram-Barooga club currently has 11 members and is always looking for new members. It meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meeting locations vary, but mainly at the club shed at Scott Oval. For information phone Peter Edgar on 5872 1111 or Les Martin on 0488 053 175.
Cobram and District Pony Club meets on the first and third Sunday of each month. Volunteers are welcome. For more information phone 0419 273 335.
Cobram Community House Playgroup is held at Cobram Community House, 43 Punt Rd, on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon during school terms. The cost is $2 per family per session. For more details, phone 5872 2224.
Cobram Bushwalking Club has a walk on the fourth Sunday of each month and is encouraging members of the public to come along. Bring along morning tea and lunch. Please email email@example.com for further details.
Cyber for seniors
Develop your mobile device and laptop skills at these social and friendly sessions at Cobram Community House on Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm. Be Connected is a new program designed to help people aged 50 and over get online and develop confidence using mobile phones, tablets or personal computers. It is held on Thursdays from 10 am to noon. Participation is by gold coin donation.
Community support group
GROW is a peer support group that empowers individuals to create personal change that leads to social and emotional wellbeing. Everyone is welcome.
For details phone John on 0428 745 282 or Michael on 0412 533 918.
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. It is played 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 on 0400 854 032.
The Finley and District Camera Club has members from Deniliquin, Finley, Tocumwal, Barooga, Cobram and surrounding districts. It meets on the second Thursday of the month from 7.30 pm at Barooga Public School library. For more information, phone Maureen Arthur on 0408 521 493 or Val Lee on 0407 357 471.
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.
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.
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. Rhyme and Storytime continues through the school holidays.
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.
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. The group operates with the generous support and funding from Ritchie’s IGA. For more information, phone Diana on 5874 2352, Trish on 5872 2346 or Pat on 5872 1821.
The Cobram Historical Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the old school in Punt Rd. Meetings start at 8 pm. The society maintains the Log Cabin and collects local items of interest to display at the old school.. For more information, phone 5873 4379 or visit the Cobram Historical Society Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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