Search for trea­sure in Whit­field this week­end

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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 edgars@edgars­book­sand­news.com.au

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.

DON’T for­get, if you have an event, an an­nounce­ment or a story to tell, please con­tact me via email at am­cpher­son@ ne­me­dia.com.au or give me a call on 5723 0122.

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.

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