Coffs Harbour District Family History Society’s research rooms at rear of 169-171 Rose Ave Coffs are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm. Members free, visitors $7 per half day. Local, NSW, interstate and overseas records. Workshops fourth Saturday each month. email@example.com or 6651 6126. Dorrigo VIEW Club meeting April 26, Dorrigo RSL at 1.30am. Guest speaker will be Father Joseph (Joe) Holloway who worked with Bellingen Shire Council and following his ordination in 2013 has been appointed to the ecclesiastical office of Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St Mary’s Bellingen. Members of Dorrigo Sacred Heart congregation encouraged to attend. Bookings 6657 2151. Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Coffs Harbour Breast Cancer Buddies, May 22 from 10am to 11.30am at the Botanic Garden. Tasty treats to eat with a cuppa, raffle prizes to be won. All funds go to Cancer Council programs. 6658 4074. Sawtell Ukulele Group, intermediates Mondays 4.30-6.30pm at Sawtell Uniting Church, beginners Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm at Sawtell CWA Hall, advanced beginners Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm Sawtell CWA Hall. Info 0421 346 713 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mentors4Men is a local men’s support group. Would you like to be a mentor to other men? The group is expanding and recruiting volunteer mentors. Training and support is provided. The Mentors4Men program provides a one-on-one support link to men in need. Group meets Thursdays at the Neighbourhood Centre, Coffs Harbour. More info 0419 258 023 Parkinson’s Support Group Coffs Harbour meets 10.30am the first Tuesday each month at Sawtell RSL. If you have Parkinson’s or are a carer, come along. Listen to guest speakers, get practical support and knowledge on managing Parkinson’s. Stay for a social cuppa afterwards. Details Jane 6658 3355. Anchor Friendship Peer Support Group for parents/carers of children with disability, meets third Tuesday monthly 12.30pm at Coffs Botanic Garden. Run by Early Links Nortchott. Afternoon tea, guest speaker, children welcome. Inquiries 6650 9692. Tai Chi for Beginners, six-week course for ladies, May 14 to June 25, 11am-noon, $45pp course or $35 HCC holders. Women’s Health Centre, 45-53 Little St. Phone 6652 8111, payment on booking. Family market day 8am April 28 at the grounds of Sawtell/Coffs CWA, 21 Elizabeth St, Sawtell, from 8am. Many stalls, including craft, food, plants, barbecue breakfast. 0427 291 207 stall bookings. Australian National Servicemen’s Association invites current and past members to its reunion May 30. For event details, phone Kevin Wilson 0434 649 132 or Ray Grandemange 0413 578 457. Coffs Harbour Friendly Travel Club meets 1pm last Wednesday each month at C.ex Coffs. Day out once a month to different places, morning tea, lunch and entry to any attractions are included in cost for the day. 6653 7151 or 6653 1945. Racing Pigeons Club. Those interested in joining the Coffs Harbour Racing Pigeon Club, including beginners, are welcome to phone 0431 337 653 or 0438 665 326. Clubhouse at Rex Hadaker Oval, Hogbin Dr. Coffs Coast Scottish Country Dancing. Come along to a local dance class, you don’t have to be Scottish, wear a kilt or like bagpipes. Any age or ability, make friends, boost your fitness, no experience or partner needed. 6654 2484 for details. Boambee East Community Centre Inc is inviting potential art makers to join their new weekly Tuesday Art Group, 9.30am to 1.30pm. Tutored by local mixed media artist teaching various forms of art. Suitable for all skill levels. Make new friends, learn new skills. Workshop fees used as fundraising for the community centre. Details 6658 4655 Coffs City Choir Inc ,a community choir singing a variety of songs accompanied by a pianist, sings at public events, aged care facilities etc. Friendly group with a variety of ages. You don’t need to be an accomplished singer. Meet Thursdays 5-7pm, Seven Day Adventist Hall, cnr Pacific Highway and Valley St. 6658 1368. GO Girls Coffs Harbour a mature girlfriend group providing inspiration, innovation and good times. All welcome. For details on meetings/events, phone 0429 062 205. Boambee East Community Centre Dance Practice Group meets Thursdays noon to 3.45pm. No partner required. Join in for new vogue and old time. Experienced volunteer teachers. All ages and abilities welcome, $3 includes dance and cuppa. Marilyn 0422 685 758. Debbie’s Social Dance Classes, old time, modern, new vogue, Latin, novelty. Bellingen Memorial Hall on Mondays 7-9pm and Urunga Literary Hall on Saturdays 2-4pm. Details 6655 1531 or 0432 147 076 Coffs Coast Climate Action Group is an open collective of people taking action to stop climate change. Everyone welcome at meetings first and third Thursdays of month at 5pm for 5.30pm, Cavanbah Hall, Coffs Harbour. 0432 188 266. U3A (University of the Third Age) is a not-for-profit volunteer organisation whose aim is to provide stimulating learning and social situations for citizens over 55. Open in school terms, classes cover a wide range of topics. Join up, pay annual membership and choose from about 40 classes. Details coffs.u3anet.org.au or 0410 083 502 or 6696 3340. Dragons Abreast Coffs Harbour meets second Saturday of every month at Mylestom at 8am. All with a diagnosis of breast cancer and their supporters welcome. Phone 0411 084 917. Tai chi classes for beginners, Mondays at 1.30pm at Coffs Guide Hall in Harbour Dr. Practising this ancient Chinese art can improve balance and posture. $7 per lesson. 0425 220 281. 27 ACU – Coffs Harbour Army Cadets isa community-based youth development organisation focused on the Australian Army customs, traditions and values. Learn leadership, team building and survival skills that will set you up for life. 27 ACU parades 5.30pm Mondays during school terms at Fitzroy Barracks, Duke St, Coffs Harbour. Details on Facebook. Gypsy Art Group meets weekly. Activities include art journals, altered books, printmaking techniques, book binding, collage, watercolour and acrylic techniques, Chinese contemporary art/brushwork and more. Informal gathering, all welcome to share skills/ideas. Thursday 9-11.30am, Toormina Guide Hall, Minorie Dr. $6pw. All skill levels. Marion 0419 660 283. Lapidary and Silversmithing Group meets weekly at their shed, Coffs showground. Details Errol 0427 524 959 or 6652 4959. Saturday 12 steps ACA program. Anyone growing up in a dysfunctional family with or without alcoholism who identifies with the Laundry List acoasydney.com.au/who-weare/the-laundry-list/ is welcome to meeting, Saturdays 3-4.30pm at Coffs Neighbourhood Centre, Earl St. 0402 077 641. Coffs Harbour Combined Probus Club Inc meets 10am third Wednesday of the month at Coffs Rugby League Club, Stadium Dr. If you are retired and would like to make friends, enjoy social interaction etc, phone 6659 4042 or 6651 5541. Coffs Harbour and District Amateur Radio Club meets at Rex Hardaker Oval clubhouse Thursdays 10am to 2pm. For those interested in amateur radio and electronics. Assistance provided for those wishing to obtain operator’s licence or to upgrade. More info: www.qsl.net/vk2ep/. Coffs Coast Diners Social Group meets Friday evenings and for monthly Sunday lunches. Venues vary. Friendly, social group, singles and couples welcome. Email email@example.com. Coffs Harbour Pacific City Lioness Club meets 10.30am first Tuesday of the month at Park Beach Bowling Club. Lunch/coffee afterwards. Make new friends, be part of our community service. 6651 3859. Coffs Social Boomers meet for dinner and entertainment on Saturday and occasional Friday evenings, and for Sunday outings. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0487 206 439 from 6-8pm weekdays or until noon Saturdays. Coffs Coast Banana Benders, the local chapter of Campervan Motorhomes Club of Australia, meets once a month at various outdoor locations. New members welcome. If you are a CMCA member and would like to make new friends, join in for a weekend of activities and games, phone 6658 3954 or 6653 8336. Australian Air League teaches all aspects of aviation to boys and girls eight years plus. Courses cover theory of flight aviation, aero engines, aircraft construction, electronics, public speaking and more. Trial flights and field disciplines available to those interested. Coffs Harbour Squadron meets Wednesdays, 60 Aviation Dr, Coffs airport, 6.30-9.30pm. Details phone 6658 2315 or 0417 046 417.