Cof­fee morn­ing

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Old time dance

Come along and en­joy an old time dance at Yar­roweyah Memo­rial hall on Fri­day, No­vem­ber 9. Doors open at 7.30 pm, mu­sic from 8 pm. Be­gin­ners are wel­come. Please bring a plate for sup­per. In­quiries to Mau­reen on 5872 2414.

Craft and cof­fee at Co­bram li­brary

This ses­sion will be held on Wed­nes­day, No­vem­ber 14, at 10 am. Send some hand­made Christ­mas cheer. Come and learn some card mak­ing skills to cre­ate your own Christ­mas cards.

Wel­come to Ba­rooga

The Ba­rooga Ad­vance­ment Group is plan­ning a bar­be­cue to wel­come new res­i­dents to the town. If you have taken up res­i­dence in Ba­rooga in the past 18 months, you are in­vited to at­tend. The event will take place at the Ba­rooga Com­mu­nity Hall on Sun­day, No­vem­ber 18, from 1 pm. Con­tact Jacky Klaver on 0428 491 121 as book­ings are es­sen­tial. If you are an im­me­di­ate neigh­bour of a new res­i­dent please en­cour­age them to at­tend the event.

Tech train­ing

Get tech savvy at Co­bram li­brary on Mon­day, No­vem­ber 26, at 10 am. If you want to know how to find things to buy, where to buy from, and how to make pay­ments safely over the in­ter­net then this ses­sion is for you.

State to state walk

Sorop­ti­mist Co­bram-Ba­rooga is hold­ing a state to state walk from Thomp­sons Beach to Ba­rooga Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on De­cem­ber 2 to raise funds for White Rib­bon.

Story time

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 school-aged chil­dren. All free, all fun, all wel­come.

Co­bram CWA night branch

A new Co­bram CWA night branch has been suc­cess­fully formed. 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 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 and Dis­trict U3A mem­bers and guests are in­vited to en­joy cof­fee morn­ing at Kil­lara House, Co­bram Show­grounds on Tues­day, No­vem­ber 13, at 10.30 am. The guest speaker is Anne Grigg, U3A net­work de­vel­op­ment and sup­port of­fi­cer. Please con­tact Ruth on 5872 1417 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Se­nior cit­i­zens

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 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 a fam­ily a ses­sion. For more de­tails, phone 5872 2224.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lit­er­acy for Life

Co­bram Com­mu­nity House is tak­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from peo­ple look­ing to im­prove their read­ing and writ­ing skills in a sup­port­ive and friendly en­vi­ron­ment with small classes.

Classes would run for three hours over seven weeks and may be run either in the evening evening or dur­ing the day, de­pend­ing on de­mand. Phone 5872 2224 to dis­cuss this op­por­tu­nity.

Train­ing is de­liv­ered with Vic­to­rian and Com­mon­wealth gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

Women’s so­cial ten­nis

Women’s so­cial ten­nis will be played at the Ba­rooga Sports Club on Tues­days from 10 am. No set teams, just a so­cial hit of ten­nis. For in­for­ma­tion, phone June White­man on 5872 2656.

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.

Get more out of life

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

Co­bram so­cial bowls

Bowls is played each Tues­day at 7 pm and Sun­day at 1.30 pm at the Se­niors Hall, 3 Hay Ave, Co­bram. Smooth-soled shoes are a pre­req­ui­site. All lev­els of play, all wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion, phone Rose­mary on 5871 2170 or John on 0414 650 636.

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.

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.

Ki­wa­nis Club

The Co­bram-Ba­rooga Ki­wa­nis Club 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.

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.

Arts so­ci­ety

The Co­bram and Dis­trict Arts So­ci­ety meets ev­ery Thurs­day at Ba­rooga Com­mu­nity Hall from 10 am to 3 pm. Come along and share friend­ship and a com­mon in­ter­est in art. If you like to draw, sketch, paint — acrylic, oil, wa­ter­color, char­coal — what­ever your medium, this will be for you. Bring along lunch, ma­te­ri­als and in­spi­ra­tion. Some ma­te­ri­als can be sought from the store­room if you are just start­ing out. For in­for­ma­tion phone Sandy An­der­son on 0427 734 699.

Be Con­nected

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.

Ma­sonic Lodge

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.

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 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.

Bad­minton

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.

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. 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.

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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