Probus club

Craft group

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Lunch

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.

Po­lice talk

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.

Old-time dance

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.

High tea

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.

Ki­wa­nis Club

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.

Pony club

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 play­group

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.

Bush­walk­ing club

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 co­bram­bush­walk­ing@gmail.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.

Cam­era Club

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.

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.

Weight Watch­ers

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.

His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 be­fore pub­li­ca­tion.

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