Dubbo Stroke Support Group
The next monthly get-together of the Dubbo Stroke Support Group will be on Wednesday, March 14, at the David Palmer Centre, Old Lourdes Hospital, 84 Cobbora Road, Dubbo from 10am to 12 noon. People affected by stroke, their family, carers and friends are welcome. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact Victor on 6885 4800.
Drone Remote Pilot’s Licence (REPL) Training Package
Upcoming 5 day Drone REPL course in Dubbo coordinated by NSW Farmers. Looking to start on Wednesday, April 25, (ANZAC Day) and run through to Sunday, April 29. Course cost is $2,990, but may reduce slightly with increasing numbers. The course covers such topics as map reading and direction; air legislation, meteorology, principles of flight and practical sessions on an aircraft itself. We also discuss topics including lipo batteries, pre and post flight checklists, job safety assessments (JSAS), the importance of ground crew and relevant procedures, business practices, insurance, etc. There’s no precourse study required for your REPL and you will learn everything needed on the course for both the theory and practical flying assessments. For further inquires please call Bruce Duncan on 0409 515 471.
Dubbo Prostate Cancer Group
The next meeting for the Dubbo Prostate Cancer group will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 7.30 at the RSL. Guest speaker in attendance.
Dubbo Garden Club Meeting
First meeting for the year on Wednesday, March 7, to organise our program for the next 12 months. There will be no meeting in February. Notice for our get together will be placed in the Photo News. If anyone out there has a garden and would like to be included in our program please call Kay on 0428 821 538 or Margaret on 6882 6559.
Dubbo Garden Club First Garden Visit for 2018
Will be on Wednesday, March 7. We will meet at the Forestry Commission Nursery, now the ICAN Nursery, on Cobra Street (Entrance via Monash Street) at 10am. Guest speaker will be Robert Riley. Please bring a plate to share, your mug and a chair. New members most welcome. Hope to see everyone there. For enquiries, contact Kay on 0428 821 538, Margaret on 6882 6559 or Pushpa on 6882 7506.
Dubbo Base Hospital Graduate Nurses Group
Are holding a luncheon on Saturday, March 3, at the Westside Hotel Large Function Room. Lunch from 12 midday. For details, contact Sue on 0438 845 225.
NALAG Blue Healers Program
The NALAG Centre in Welchman St Dubbo are holding a free weekend Blue Healers program on Saturday, March 10, and Sunday, March 11, to assist people in managing Depression , Stress and Anxiety. Meet with like-minded people in a small group setting and equip yourself with tools to help you cope better with everyday events & start enjoying life again. Drop into the centre or call 6882 9222 to register or obtain further details.
Neami National Suicide Prevention Optimal Health Program
Seeking referrals. Our goal is to run this free Optimal Health Program in Dubbo aimed at people who have been impacted around the subject of suicide. Contact CJ on 0434 331 299 or cassandraw[email protected]inational.org.au.
Coffee and Craft
Enjoy a cup of coffee and make some craft. 74 Boundary Road (corner of Taylor and Boundary Road). 9.30am-12pm on Thursday, March 1 and Thursday, March 15. All ladies welcome. Contact Beth on 6885 3153.
Women on their own are welcome to enjoy dining out in a friendly atmosphere. We will meet on Saturday, March 3, at Dubbo City Bowling Club’s Twilights Thai at 7pm. Contact Chris on 6884 1179.
Wongarbon Swap Meet and Market Day
Will be held on Sunday, March 11, at the Wongarbon Park Grounds, 17 kilometers from Dubbo on the Wellington road. The event will run from 8am-1pm. There will be various stalls, including cake stall, white elephant, food kiosk with bacon and egg rolls, sausage sizzle and a fruit and veggie raffle. Sites $10. Enjoy country music on the day. Proceeds to Wagon Wheel Club raising much needed funds for Royal Far West Caring for Country Kids. For any enquiries, contact Lorraine on 02 6887 8371 or Margaret on 02 6884 6907 or 0400 166 907.
Talbragar CWA First Meeting for 2018
Will be held on Saturday, March 3, commencing at 2pm in the CWA Hall, 45L Boothenba Road, Dubbo. This meeting will be a planning meeting, looking at the dates set for the three street stalls this year, Group Council meetings and the Dubbo Show display. Members are encouraged to attend and have your say on the above items. New members are always welcome. For more information, please contact either Ronda on 6888 5231 or Linda on 6882 7351.
Will hold their next meeting and luncheon at 11.45am on Monday, March 5, at the RSL Club. All widows of ex-servicemen are very welcome. For catering purposes, please ring Mary on 6882 5686, by 1pm on Friday, March 2.
Will be held at 10am on Thursday, March 8, at Sporties, 101 Erskine Street, Dubbo. Guest speaker will be Sue Curley from the Dubbo Laughter Group. All members are welcome to join us afterwards for an optional social lunch. Venue to be decided at the meeting. For further information, phone Heather on 02 6887 2359 or 0431 583 128.
Orana Writers’ Hub, Saturday group of the Outback Writers’ Centre
Will have their next meeting on Saturday, March 3, at 10am in the Board Room of the WPCC. This will include the Quarterly Meeting. Bring 12 copies of your own writing to discuss or come to discuss the work of others. 300 word challenge is War or Peace. Morning tea with gold coin donation. Visitors and new members always welcome.
Railway History Enthusiasts want to form a group who would meet regularly. Phone Mike on 0409 995 267.
Festival of Small Halls
Will be at the Toongi Hall, Obley Road, Dubbo, Dubbo, starting 6.30pm on Friday, March 23. Staring Dave Gunning and Claire Anne Taylor, plus local act Katie Thorne. Tickets $25. For more information, visit www.toongihall.com.au.
9.30am for 10am, FIRST Thursday of the month, at Sporties, Erskine Street. New members welcome. Contact: Marion, 6884 2957.
10am, FIRST Thursday of the month, at Wongarbon CWA rooms. Contact: Marjorie, 6884 5558.
10am-1pm, FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of the month, at the Art and Craft Cottage, 137 Cobra Street Dubbo. Classes also Sunday and Monday. See day listings below. Contact: Shirley, 6887 3150.
Dubbo Orana RSL Day Club
10am-2pm, at the Country Club. $5 includes morning tea, card playing, games and light lunch followed by Bingo. Transport can be arranged for $2. Contact: Ailsa, 6882 0036.
Dubbo War Widows Guild
11am, FOURTH Thursday of the month. Please register your attendance or apology by 12pm the Wednesday before. Contact: Avis, 6882 5710.
South Dubbo Veteran’s & Community Men’s Shed Bingo
11am-12.30pm, West Dubbo Bowling Club. New players welcome. Contact: Barry, 0439 344 349.
Seniors Strengthening Exercise Group
1.30pm-2.30pm at St Brigid’s Hall. Usual arrangements, $2 donation. Contact: Richard and Elva, 6888 5656.
Dubbo Community Men’s Shed
1pm-5pm. Small joining fee and annual membership fee after three visits. “All men are welcome”. Also open Monday and Saturdays. Contact: 6881 6987.
Conversational English in Dubbo
2pm-3pm, at Wesley Community Hall, corner of Church St and Carrington Ave. Attendance is free. All welcome. Contact: Chris, 6884 0407.
6.30pm-9pm, at Carrington Ave RSL Hall Clubhouse. Contact: Kathy, 6888 5287.
Woodturning and Carving Evening
6pm-9pm, at Art and Craft Cottage, 137 Cobra Street Dubbo. Contact: Phil, 6887 3257.
Dubbo City Croquet Club
PLAY on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday commencing at 8.15am. Twilight croquet is played on Wednesday evening commencing 6pm. New players of any age are welcome, where men and women compete on equal terms. The club is located at the rear of the City Bowling Club, Wingewarra Street. Contact: Elizabeth, 0408 682 968.
Lorna, 0416 240 626.
Central West Makers Place
12 noon-6pm, at South Dubbo Veterans and Community Men’s Shed, corner of Palmer and High Streets, Dubbo. Activities include 3D printing, basic electronics, robotics, silk screening and pottery. Contact: Adam, 0431 038 866.
Alzheimers & Dementia Support Group
2pm, FIRST Friday of the month. Contact: Kath, 6881 3704.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
8pm, at Dubbo Community Health Centre, corner of Cobra and Palmer Streets. Contact
1300 222 222.
3pm, Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre. Assists individuals with changing problematic behaviour, including alcohol and drugs, gambling, food, shopping, internet, and others.