Old time dance
Come along and enjoy an old time dance at Yarroweyah Memorial hall on Friday, November 9. Doors open at 7.30 pm, music from 8 pm. Beginners are welcome. Please bring a plate for supper. Inquiries to Maureen on 5872 2414.
Craft and coffee at Cobram library
This session will be held on Wednesday, November 14, at 10 am. Send some handmade Christmas cheer. Come and learn some card making skills to create your own Christmas cards.
Welcome to Barooga
The Barooga Advancement Group is planning a barbecue to welcome new residents to the town. If you have taken up residence in Barooga in the past 18 months, you are invited to attend. The event will take place at the Barooga Community Hall on Sunday, November 18, from 1 pm. Contact Jacky Klaver on 0428 491 121 as bookings are essential. If you are an immediate neighbour of a new resident please encourage them to attend the event.
Get tech savvy at Cobram library on Monday, November 26, at 10 am. If you want to know how to find things to buy, where to buy from, and how to make payments safely over the internet then this session is for you.
State to state walk
Soroptimist Cobram-Barooga is holding a state to state walk from Thompsons Beach to Barooga Community Centre on December 2 to raise funds for White Ribbon.
Story time is held at Barooga library on Wednesdays at 10.30 am. All preschoolers and their parents and carers are welcome. Stories are read and fantastic craft is always created. School holiday programs are held every school holidays for school-aged children. All free, all fun, all welcome.
Cobram CWA night branch
A new Cobram CWA night branch has been successfully formed. Meetings will be on the first Monday of the month at Cobram Senior Citizens rooms, Hay Ave, Cobram, at 7 pm.
The first meeting will be Monday with a Melbourne Cup theme. Wear your favourite hat or fascinator. Women of all ages, come along and join this new progressive branch. New members welcome. For information, contact secretary Heather Ingram on 0409 230 586.
Cobram and District U3A members and guests are invited to enjoy coffee morning at Killara House, Cobram Showgrounds on Tuesday, November 13, at 10.30 am. The guest speaker is Anne Grigg, U3A network development and support officer. Please contact Ruth on 5872 1417 for further information.
Cobram Senior Citizens are always looking for new members. The group has started rehearsals for its Christmas concert. You do not have to be a good singer, it is all about the fun and enjoyment. So come along and have a sing, cuppa and chat afterwards. The group will practice at 1.30 pm every Monday at its clubrooms in Hay Ave, Cobram. For information phone Bernadette on 5874 3454.
Cobram Community House Playgroup is held at Cobram Community House, 43 Punt Rd, on Tuesdays from 10 am to noon during school terms. The cost is $2 a family a session. For more details, phone 5872 2224.
Cobram and District Pony Club meets on the first and third Sunday of each month. Volunteers are welcome. For more information phone 0419 273 335.
Give croquet a go
If you are looking for an activity that’s easy on the joints and fun to play, come and give croquet a go. It is played on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to noon at the tennis courts in William St, Cobram. Four free lessons and all equipment supplied. For more information, phone Annette on 0408 296 683 or Dianne on 0407 563 500.
Take Off Weight Naturally
Cobram Barooga TOWN Club (Take Off Weight Naturally) meets on Mondays from 4.45 pm to 6.15 pm at the Senior Citizens’ Club rooms. All welcome. For information, phone Lois Trainer on 5871 1408.
Get crafty in Katamatite
Katamatite Craft Group is looking for new members. The group meets every Tuesday at 10 am in the room at the back of the Uniting Church in Beek St, Katamatite. All crafters are welcome to join in for a cuppa and chat and to share craft ideas. Inquiries to Kaye Poustie on 0419 885 443 or Margaret Hodges on 0400 854 032.
Barooga Botanical Gardens is looking for volunteers to help in the gardens each Tuesday from 9.30 am to 11 am, followed by coffee. For more information, phone Jan Cullen on 5873 4597.
Literacy for Life
Cobram Community House is taking expressions of interest from people looking to improve their reading and writing skills in a supportive and friendly environment with small classes.
Classes would run for three hours over seven weeks and may be run either in the evening evening or during the day, depending on demand. Phone 5872 2224 to discuss this opportunity.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
Women’s social tennis
Women’s social tennis will be played at the Barooga Sports Club on Tuesdays from 10 am. No set teams, just a social hit of tennis. For information, phone June Whiteman on 5872 2656.
Looking for a bargain?
There are good quality children’s and adults’ clothes and collectibles at the Cobram Uniting Church op shop, behind church hall in Hay Ave, Cobram. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 3.30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12.30 pm. Inquiries to 0458 221 123.
Get more out of life
The free life program helps prevent diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Groups will run during the day and at night. Phone Kelly at Cobram Community Health Centre on 5871 0900 to see if you are eligible.
Cobram social bowls
Bowls is played each Tuesday at 7 pm and Sunday at 1.30 pm at the Seniors Hall, 3 Hay Ave, Cobram. Smooth-soled shoes are a prerequisite. All levels of play, all welcome. For information, phone Rosemary on 5871 2170 or John on 0414 650 636.
Social craft group
The Sit ‘n’ Sew craft/social group meets on Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm at the Cobram Senior Citizens Hall, Hay St. All welcome. Bring your craft work and enjoy the company of others. BYO lunch. For more information, phone Peg Oliver on 0448 310 580.
The Cobram Historical Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the old school in Punt Rd. Meetings start at 8 pm. The society maintains the Log Cabin and collects local items of interest to display at the old school.. For more information, phone 5873 4379 or visit the Cobram Historical Society Facebook page.
The Cobram-Barooga Kiwanis Club is always looking for new members. It meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meeting locations vary, but mainly at the club shed at Scott Oval. For information phone Peter Edgar on 5872 1111 or Les Martin on 0488 053 175.
If you’re wanting to lose weight in a natural way, join Weight Watchers now. It’s not a diet, but a healthy lifestyle. No need to give up your favourite foods — you can still have chocolate or sweets, which can be incorporated in a healthy lifestyle by making better choices. Meetings are on Wednesdays at Cobram Community House in Punt Rd at 6 pm. For information, phone Ruth on 0429 186 075.
The Cobram and District Arts Society meets every Thursday at Barooga Community Hall from 10 am to 3 pm. Come along and share friendship and a common interest in art. If you like to draw, sketch, paint — acrylic, oil, watercolor, charcoal — whatever your medium, this will be for you. Bring along lunch, materials and inspiration. Some materials can be sought from the storeroom if you are just starting out. For information phone Sandy Anderson on 0427 734 699.
The Be Connected program for people who want to get online and increase their digital skills is held at Cobram Community House on Thursdays from 10 am to noon. Attendees will be supported to access and use the Be Connected learning portal. All welcome.
Cobram Masonic Lodge No. 282 meets on the last Thursday of the month (except December) at the Cobram Masonic Centre at 13 Main St. Phone James Wilson on 0400 542 141 for more information.
Cobram District Health Ladies’ Auxiliary meets on the second Thursday of the month (except for January and July) at 2 pm in the hospital’s board room.
The group raises funds for the hospital, Irvin House and associated facilities. New members are always welcome. For information, phone Eve on 5871 3274.
The Cobram Quilters meet at Cobram Community House on the second Friday of every month from 9.30 am to 4 pm for social sewing. All welcome to join in for the whole day or part of it. Anyone new to patchwork can ask for help, and current members will be glad to share their experience. The club also meets on the fourth Sunday of every month at Yarroweyah hall.
Friday night badminton at the Cobram stadium runs from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Night fees are $3 a person and racquets are available for hire. All ages are welcome so bring the family for a great social activity. For information, phone Margaret Watson on 5876 3221.
The Cobram Men’s Shed in Punt Rd, next to Cobram Community House, is open Tuesday to Thursday from 9 am to noon. Any men who would like a place for a chat and a cuppa with other men are welcome, as well as those who ‘miss’ their shed after moving. Call in for details or phone president Rob Butler on 0400 815 714 or secretary Terry Langton on 0409 598 406.
Cancer support group
The Cobram and District Cancer Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month at 1.30 pm at Killara House, Bank St, Cobram. The group operates with the generous support and funding from Ritchie’s IGA. For more information, phone Diana on 5874 2352, Trish on 5872 2346 or Pat on 5872 1821.
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