Summer reading and a street party
The National Summer Reading Club will return to the Berrigan Library and online at summerreadingclub.org.au.
This event takes place in more than 1000 libraries across the country.
Created for children between 5 and 12 years, the Summer Reading Club is a free program that instils a love of libraries and reading.
This year’s theme, Curious Creatures, encourages young readers to discover new worlds through reading and online.
Come to the street party this Friday on the library lawn to register and have fun with other activities.
The Christmas Market Night/Carols will be held this Friday.
This year the Carols will also be held on the same night as the market night.
There will be stalls, the Red Cross Extravaganza and plenty of entertainment for the children including a pie eating competition.
As always the main street will be closed to traffic.
There will be tables and chairs for the public (although please bring your chair if you can) to enjoy a meal, drink and entertainment.
Of course Santa will be making an appearance and looks forward to seeing everyone there.
This year at the Market Night a new competition called ‘The Voice’ will take place between 6pm and 7pm.
It is open to all ages and abilities and there are prizes to be won.
For more information and to book your spot, please phone Damien Taylor on 0416 426 367.
Free gentle exercises are held every Monday and Wednesday from 10.15am to 11am at the Madill Centre.
Co-ordinator is Beth Trewarne and she would love to see you there.
If you have any questions about the class please give Beth a ring on 5885 2797.
Wendy and Chantelle Henderson are busy putting their Christmas lights up, getting ready for the festive season.
The BDDA would love to see as many houses lit up this year.
There will be prizes for business, best lighting, best decorated and encouragement awards.
These awards will be announced at the Dawmac/Lions Club Community Breakfast on Saturday, December 22.
The breakfast event is free, and all that is required is your attendance to make it a wonderful gathering.
Amaroo Ladies Auxiliary has a basket in IGA for donations towards a Christmas hamper, which will be drawn on December 12 at lunch.
In the past six months the auxiliary has purchased trolleys for the Curtin Wing, and blood pressure machines on stands for the hostel.
Your donations will go towards a very good cause.
A great night was held last Sunday night for the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party hosted by the Lions Club.
Guests were treated to a two course meal and entertainment by Colleen Rockliff.
Thank you to everyone who attended to make the evening a great night.
The next film afternoon will be held next Tuesday, December 11 in the library meeting room at 1.30pm.
‘The Bookshop’ is about Florence Green, a free-spirited widow, who puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop — the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies.
The movie stars Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson and Bill Nighy.
Sympathy is extended to Gwenda and the extended McNamara family on the passing of Tony McNamara last week.
Tony is a well known local identity around the Riverina and recently retired to the area with his wife Gwenda. Tony was farewelled at a funeral at St Columba’s last Monday and was laid to rest at the Berrigan Lawn Cemetery.
Catherine and John O’Dwyer at the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party.
Edna Hocking and Joan Crew enjoying the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party.