The Coffs Coast Advocate - - COMMUNITY -

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. coff­s­ge­ 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 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 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 acoasyd­­dry-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: Coffs Coast Din­ers So­cial Group meets Fri­day evenings and for monthly Sun­day lunches. Venues vary. Friendly, so­cial group, sin­gles and cou­ples wel­come. Email coffs­din­ 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 chbaby­ 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.

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