Cyber for seniors
The Moira Film Group will screen the A. A Milne biography Goodbye Christopher Robin, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald, at the Yarroweyah Hall today at 1.30 pm. Afternoon tea is available after the film. Visitors are welcome. Bring a friend.
Volunteers will hold a plant sale at Barooga Botanical Gardens on Saturday from 8 am to noon. Many varied plants for sale. All proceeds go towards maintaining the gardens. Plants are also for sale on Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 11 am.
The next general meeting of the Murray Valley Orchid Club will be held on Sunday in the Senior Citizens Hall in Hovel St, Yarrawonga. The hall will be opened at 12.15pm for setting up and plants must be benched by 1.15 pm for judging. The meeting will start at 1.30 pm sharp. Our guest speaker will be Anna from Lawranna Orchids in Beechworth, so come along and listen to an expert. If you missed out at our last orchid sale, Anna will have more of her lovely orchids for sale at the meeting. Author visit On Tuesday, May 22 at 2 pm, join author Scott Whitaker at Cobram Library for a talk about his book Railway Hotels of Australia. Scott will also talk about the history of the railways and offer researching tips. Refreshments provided.
Get tech savvy
Cobram Library will host a free and friendly session to learn about Instagram on Monday, May 28 at 10 am.
Bowel cancer awareness
May is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowelscan kits are available at Paul Ukich Pharmacy, Cobram Discount Drug Store, Barooga St George Pharmacy and Louis Hamon Discount Pharmacy, Numurkah. The cost is $15. It is supported by Australian Rotary Health and the Rotary Club of Cobram. Last year 152 kits were sold with 10 returning a positive indication.
Cobram and District U3A members and guests are invited to enjoy a coffee morning at Killara House at Cobram Showgrounds on Tuesday, June 5, from 10.30 am. The guest speaker will be Jenny Thompson, who is the community engagement co-ordinator at Villa Maria Homes in Shepparton. Please phone Ruth on 5872 1417 for more information.
Friday night badminton at the Cobram Stadium runs from from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Night fees are $3 per person and racquets are available for hire. All ages are welcome so bring the family for a great social activity. For information, phone Margaret Watson on 5876 3221.
Cobram Masonic Lodge No. 282 meets on the last Thursday of the month (except December) at the Cobram Masonic Centre at 13 Main St. Phone James Wilson on 0400 542 141 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cobram and District Garden Club meets the third Thursday of every month at Cobram Community House. New members welcome. Inquiries to Kath Gregory on 5872 2921 or Cam Blackley on 5871 1536.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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