Give croquet a go
Cobram CWA night branch
A new Cobram CWA night branch was successfully formed last week. Meetings will be on the first Monday of the month at Cobram Senior Citizens rooms, Hay Ave, Cobram, at 7 pm.
The first meeting will be Monday, November 5, (Melbourne Cup eve) with a Melbourne Cup theme. Wear your favourite hat or fascinator. Women of all ages, come along and join this new progressive branch. New members welcome. For information, contact secretary Heather Ingram on 0409 230 586.
Cobram Lions Club
Club meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. Come and meet us at our monthly market at Federation Park held on the last Saturday of the month or outside your local hardware stores on the second Saturday of each month. Look for our bright orange food van. Follow us on Facebook or call Cheryl on 0401 456 252 for more information. New members welcome.
Old Time Dance
The next Old Time Dance will be held at Yarroweyah Memorial Hall on Friday. Doors open at 7.30 pm, music from 8 pm. Beginners welcome. Please bring a plate for supper. Contact Maureen on 5872 2414.
Craft and coffee at Cobram library
Today at 10 am learn how to make some easy Christmas decorations at home with an assortment of ribbon and other miscellaneous items.
Get tech savvy at Cobram library
Monday, October 22, at 10 am. This month we ask you to bring a question to us about your technology, whether it be about how to open emails, access Facebook on your device or even how to turn the thing on.
Author talk at Cobram library
Wednesday, October 24, at 2 pm. Join Leo Kennedy for a talk on his new book Black Snake: The Real Story of Ned Kelly. Written by the great grandson of one of the policemen murdered at Stringybark Creek, the book is the most telling rebuttal of the Ned Kelly myth ever told.
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 Tuesdays from 9 am to 11 am.
Moira Film Group
The next film to be shown by Moira Film Group is The Bookshop, an internationally co-produced drama starring Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy. This film will be shown at 1.30 pm Wednesday, October 17, at Yarroweyah hall. Afternoon tea is available after the film.
The October general meeting will be held on Monday at 7.30 pm in our new meeting room at Cobram Barooga Golf Club, Golf Course Rd, Barooga. Members, visitors and especially prospective members are invited to the meeting, where the guest speaker will be Cobram Secondary College principal Kimberly Tempest. Our sub-branch is currently creating care packages to send overseas to the troops on deployment, or you could volunteer to sell tokens during the poppy appeal. Membership inquiries to Glenn on 0429 169 791, general inquiries to Glenda on 0407 040 208 or email email@example.com
The Cobram Uniting Church Ladies Guild will hold its annual flower show on Friday at Irvin Hall in Hay Ave, Cobram. Doors open at 1.15 pm. Cost is $3 and $5 for afternoon tea. There will be the usual cake and produce/plant stalls. For the flower entry schedules or other information, phone Margaret Wallace on 5872 1272 or Rosemary Collie on 5872 1674.
The Ladies Hospital Auxiliary is holding a cards day on Thursday, October 18, from 11 am at the Barooga Bowls Club, Snells Rd, Barooga. You don’t have to play cards — bring along a game and your friends for a day of fun. There will be raffles and trading tables and cost is $20. There is limited room, so please phone Elaine Blizzard on 5873 4275 as soon as possible to book a table.
Safe plate day
Cobram police, Kiwanis Club and Neighbourhood Watch will hold a safe plate day on Saturday, October 20, in the Woolworths car par in Punt Rd, Cobram, from 9 am to 1 pm. Bring your car in and get one-way screws fitted to stop thieves from removing the number plates and using them to commit petrol drive-offs and other crimes. Screws are fitted for a gold coin donation and all proceeds to go to Heartkids Vic/Australia. For information phone Ron on 5872 2376.
Cobram Senior Citizens are always looking for new members. The group has started rehearsals for its Christmas concert. You do not have to be a good singer, it is all about the fun and enjoyment. So come along and have a sing, cuppa and chat afterwards. The group will practice at 1.30 pm every Monday at its clubrooms in Hay Ave, Cobram. For information phone Bernadette on 5874 3454.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Story time is held at Barooga library on Wednesdays at 10.30 am. All preschoolers and their parents and carers are welcome. Stories are read and fantastic craft is always created. School holiday programs are held every school holidays for schoolaged children. All free, all fun, all welcome.
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.
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.
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 Be Connected program for people who want to get online and increase their digital skills is held at Cobram Community House on Thursdays from 10 am to noon. Attendees will be supported to access and use the Be Connected learning portal. All welcome.
Friday night badminton at the Cobram stadium runs from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Night fees are $3 a 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.
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.
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.
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.
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