and Thursdays 9am - 4pm. Phone 2487885, Cell 027 810 8880 Gore District Historical Society: Monthly meetings for people to socialise, learn about our history, share local knowledge, listen to speakers, and also explore historical places on guided bus trips. Meets on the second Monday of the month at 2pm at the St Andrew’s Church Hall. New members welcome - phone Bruce Cavanagh 208 7032 Lumsden Playcentre: Three free visits with no obligation to join. Quality early childhood education for children from birth to school age. Open 9.30am- 2.30pm, 33 Pluto Rd. Phone: 248 7259 or Yvonne on 021 0825 2372. Toy Library: The Mid Northern Southland Toy Library, opposite the Bafe in Lumsden is open from 10amnoon. Delivers to Mossburn, Kingston, Waikaia, Balfour, Riversdale and Mandeville. Phone 248 7470. Poetry: The Gore Poetry Group meets on the first Monday of the month at the Gore Library at 4pm. All welcome. Museum: meets first Tuesday of each month. New members welcome. Contact Nancy 208 1161. Gore District Walkers: Walking group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Going by bus around areas of Southland. Pick-up corner of Norfolk and Richmond Streets. For more information contact Ngaire on 208 4744. Gore Genealogy: resources, speakers and friendly help. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Gore Information Centre at 7pm. Visitors welcome. Inquiries to Elaine Scott 208 5392 or www.goregenealogy.weebly.com. Wyndham Playcentre: opens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 12 noon at 15 Raglan St, Wyndham. Three free visits, call in or call 03 214 2033. Eastern Southland Embroiders Guild: meets on the second and third Tuesday of the month at 10am at the James Cumming Wing in Gore. For more information contact Pam 208 9193. Gore Vintage Car Club: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Waimea St clubrooms. All welcome. Contact Murray 208 4768. Gore Spinners and Weavers Club: meets on the second and last Tuesday of the month at clubrooms at the Gore Showgrounds from 10.30 to 3.30. All fibrecrafts people welcome. Contact Daphne on 208-5824 or Beverley on 208-4025. Gore Country Music Club: holds a club night on the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30 at the Longford Function Centre. Visitors are welcome. $5 door entry. Kung Fu training: All ages and fitness levels welcome at Lumsden Memorial Hall, 6pm-7.30pm. Phone: John Titter 201 6226 or 027 491 7299. Balfour Playcentre: Balfour School grounds, 9.15am-12.15pm. First three sessions are free. Phone Rochelle 201 6178. Box Aerobix: Athol Hall, 7.30pm. Any fitness levels, all welcome. Phone Megan 248 8951. Seaward Downs Playgroup: 710 Seaward Road, Tuesdays and Fridays 9.30 am until noon. Contact Debbie Landreth, 553 5104 Gore Model Aero Club: meets on the first Tuesday of every month upstairs at the old high school. All interested people most welcome. Contact Alan 208 5779. Hokonui Tramping Club: meets on the second Tuesday of each month February to December at the the St Andrew’s Church hall, Devon St, at 8pm. Interesting speakers and two tramps a month. All welcome. Contact Gordon 208-6276. Gore Hokonui Lions Club: Meets at the Gore RSA on the second Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm. New members welcome. Any inquiries to Denise Ellery, 208 7530. Riversdale Playcentre : 66 Newcastle Street, Riversdale 9am -12noon, first three sessions free. Great facilities, all welcome. Contact Jordan 027 413 1077 for more information Gore Camera Club: competitions, workshops, field trips, speakers, tutorials. Meets on first Wednesday of the month, St Andrews Church Hall at 7.30pm. For more information phone Bob 208-4715. Waikoikoi Playgroup: meets at the Waikoikoi Hall 9.30am to noon on Wednesdays during school term. All welcome. Contact Desiree 027 683 7236. Lower Mataura Country Music Club: Club night on the second Wednesday of every month at the Wyndham Town and Country Club. 7.30pm, $5 entry for non-members. The Edendale Evergreens: (for all people 60+) meet every 3rd Wednesday at Edendale Presbyterian Church, 2.00 - 4.00 pm for fun, fellowship and food. Inquiries to Marion 231 3080. Blokes’ Shed: The Mataura Bloke’s shed is open on Wednesdays at 9:00 am, at Taylor’s Garage. Gore Wood Worker’s Club: Clubrooms at A&P Showgrounds open from 1pm-5pm. All welcome. Waimea Plains Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club: meets first Wednesday of every month at clubrooms at Riversdale, except in January.
Dunedin Railways will run a one-hour return trip between Gore and Mataura on May 8 in the Silver Fern Railcar. To book your seat on the Mataura Flyer call (03) 477-4449.