Search for treasure in Whitfield this weekend
GREEN Thumbs Garden Group will be meeting tomorrow at Sue McAlpin’s property located at 1427 Boggy Creek Road in Myrrhee at 10am.
All are welcome to come for a chat and to see the garden (byo cup for morning tea) with more information available by calling 5729 8383. SHOP for local produce and enjoy breakfast and a
STUDENTS from Whitfield District Primary School will host a trivia night on Friday at the Whitfield Recreation Reserve.
The event is being held to raise money for their latest social enterprise project, supporting Claire Crossman who helps injured animals, and also to support research towards the preservation of the Great Barrier Reef.
Tickets are $10 per adult ($5 for kids under 12) and a meal will be served, with the first question to be asked at 6.30pm sharp on the night.
SHOW your support for important local projects in communities like Moyhu and Whitfield and help them to secure government funding as part of the Pick My Project initiative.
Visit www.pickmyproject.vic. gov.au to register and then view all the local projects, where you have the chance to vote for your three favourites.
Projects include the renovation of the Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall, the establishment of a World War 2 Memorial Honour Board and water feature at the Moyhu Lions Park, a playground upgrade and community garden at the Moyhu Recreation Reserve and upgrading a netball court and adding fitness equipment to the Whitfield Recreation Reserve.
Voting is open now but will come to an end at 5pm on Monday, September 17, and those without internet access can call 1800 797 818 or visit the Voting Help Desk at the Wangaratta Library on Friday from 11am until 2pm.
THE next Moyhu community meal will be held on Wednesday, September 19 at the Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall at 12 noon.
RSVP is essential by September 12 to Neil on 5727 9464 or email neil.jarrott@ bigpond.com.
WANGARATTA Community Market, overseen by the Wangaratta Greyhound Racing Club and the 1st Yarrunga Scout Group, is held every Sunday at Avian Park Raceway in Newman Street from 7am.
Contact Neville on 0427 215 258 or follow the Facebook page for details.
AUTHOR Megan Goldin will talk about her bestselling books ‘The Girls in Kellers Way’ and ‘The Escape Room’ on Sunday at 3.45pm for a 4pm start at Café Martini.
Anyone interested in attending this free event, which includes a drink and nibbles, can contact Edgars Books and News on 5721 3758 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOMERANG Bags operates each Monday from 10am to 4pm at Armstrong House (part of Anglicare) on the corner of Ovens Street and The Close.
For details, see the Boomerang Bags Wangaratta Facebook page or phone 0438 433 543.
STRUGGLING with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship troubles, or coping with everyday life, or know someone who is?
Grow group meets weekly at Armstrong House (Anglicare), corner Ovens Street and The Close, on Mondays from 2pm, and Benalla’s Waminda Community House from 10.30am, and e-Grow group Tuesday from 7pm to offer peer support and use a proven program for mental wellness.
All welcome, no cost, phone 0448 052 769 for more information.
“I don’t just tell them what to do, I show them how to do it and it means the kids have that extra level of trust – it gives me better credibility as a coach,” she said.“If you put in the effort, train, listen and work on your technique, you can do it too.”Sophie said she has been involved with gymnastics since she was eight and “has never looked back” finding it a rewarding pursuit for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels.She said it’s a sport that can be modified to suit the participant and teaches skills which can used outside the gym.“It builds persistence and teaches you to never give up – you get to celebrate each other’s success and when things go wrong you learn to lose, but you just keep going,” she said.“All these beautiful little life skills fall into place through it.”It’s also a sport that has longevity, with masters events not only giving the seasoned gymnasts who competed at elite level a chance to relive their glory days, but to keep fit, keep their skills up and keep moving.Sophie said she hopes to inspire more people to take an interest in the exciting sport.“We encourage people to come and have a look and support the kids as they compete,” she said.“They’re pretty impressive and have been working so hard to get their routine perfect.”The event will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Moyhu District Youth Club in Bartley Street with competition starting at 9am, entry by gold coin donation and a barbecue lunch and coffee available throughout the day.TOP EFFORT: Sophie Enders came first overall in her age division during a master gymnastics competition held in Melbourne, but on the weekend the coach looks forward to watching her Moyhu team members in action.
A TRASH and treasure event will be held at the King Valley Community Memorial Hall (former RSL) on the main street in Whitfield this Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 3pm, with some exciting new stock up for grabs at bargain prices.Stall holders are also welcome to book a stand for $5 by calling Angie on 5729 8487, with funds raised going to support the upkeep of the community hall. coffee at the next Moyhu Community Market being held at the Moyhu Lions Park on Saturday.There will also be plants a seedlings, handmade craft and the chance to adopt a duck for the King River and District Fishing Club’s annual Rubber Duck Regatta being held on October 27.