Fu­tures grants

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Are you a com­mu­nity-minded in­di­vid­ual with a project for your lo­cal area?

The Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety of NSW Foun­da­tion’s Com­mu­nity Fu­tures Grants have opened.

Grants up to $25 000 are avail­able to fund projects in ru­ral or re­gional NSW.

Ap­pli­cants must part­ner with a lo­cal com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion to be el­i­gi­ble and pro­vide a clear plan on how they in­tend to com­plete their project.

On­line ap­pli­ca­tions close Fe­bru­ary 10.

Hol­i­day pro­gram at Co­bram li­brary

Craft on tap at Co­bram li­brary is on dur­ing the school hol­i­days. Come down and make your own hol­i­day bucket list or rockin’ birds. Mov­ing paper fish is on at the li­brary on Jan­uary 10 at 10.30 am. Come along and learn how to make fan­tas­tic look­ing fish. Make your own dream catch­ers on Jan­uary 17 at 10.30 am. En­joy weav­ing and thread­ing to make beau­ti­ful dream catch­ers.

Probus meet­ing

Co­bram-Ba­rooga Probus Club will meet on Mon­day, Jan­uary 14, at 10 am in the Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cub Rooms, Co­bram. Guest speaker will be Rachel McKay. Ms McKay is Co­bram Ceme­tery Trust sec­re­tary/trea­surer. She has been lead­ing walks at the ceme­tery, which have been en­joyed by those at­tend­ing. Vis­it­ing Pro­bians wel­come.

Sum­mer read­ing bingo

Play read­ing bingo game at Co­bram li­brary and col­lect a small prize ev­ery time you tick off any four boxes. Tick off all the boxes and en­ter the draw to win an iPod touch. Com­pe­ti­tion closes on Jan­uary 31.

Free movies

Head along and en­joy free movies at the Ba­rooga li­brary on the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month, start­ing at 2 pm. Bring a friend, ev­ery­one wel­come.

Story time

Story time is held at the 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

Co­bram CWA night branch will meet on the first Mon­day of the month at Co­bram Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ rooms, Hay Ave, Co­bram, at 7 pm. Women of all ages are in­vited to come along and join this new pro­gres­sive branch. For in­for­ma­tion phone sec­re­tary Heather In­gram on 0409 230 586.

Co­bram Lions Club

Club meets sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of each month at 7 pm. Come and meet us at our monthly mar­ket at Fed­er­a­tion Park, held on the last Satur­day of the month, or out­side your lo­cal hard­ware stores on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month. Look for our bright or­ange food van. Fol­low us on Face­book or call Cheryl on 0401 456 252 for more in­for­ma­tion. New mem­bers wel­come.

Pony club

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.

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.

Cam­era Club

The Fin­ley and Dis­trict Cam­era Club has mem­bers from De­niliquin, Fin­ley, Tocumwal, Ba­rooga, Co­bram and sur­round­ing dis­tricts. It meets on the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month from 7.30 pm at Ba­rooga Pub­lic School li­brary. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone Mau­reen Arthur on 0408 521 493 or Val Lee on 0407 357 471.

Gar­den vol­un­teers

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.

Women’s so­cial ten­nis

Women’s so­cial ten­nis will be played at 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 the 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. For in­quiries phone 0458 221 123.

Spin­ners and weavers

Co­bram and Dis­trict Spin­ners and Weavers meet ev­ery Tues­day at Yar­roweyah Hall from 10 am to 3 pm. Knit­ters and cro­cheters are wel­come. BYO lunch.

Be Con­nected

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 so­cial bowls

Bowls is played each Tues­day at 7 pm and Sun­day at 1.30 pm at Co­bram Se­nior Cit­i­zens’ 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.

Weight Watch­ers

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.

Arts so­ci­ety

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.

His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety

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 Co­bram His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s Face­book page.

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.

Put on a red hat

Want to be part of the Red Hat So­ci­ety? The ‘Rav­ing Reds’ group is look­ing for new mem­bers — women aged 50 and over who have a zest for life and wish to take part in a fun-lov­ing friendly group that has no rules and no com­mit­tees. The only ex­cep­tion is the dress code: a red hat (or some­thing friv­o­lous) worn with a pur­ple out­fit. The group meets reg­u­larly at var­i­ous venues. For in­for­ma­tion phone Gwen Rhodes on 5872 2097 or 0409 016 929.

Ki­wa­nis Club

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.

Quilt­ing club

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 the Yar­roweyah hall.

Gar­den club

The Co­bram and Dis­trict Gar­den Club meets on the third Thurs­day of ev­ery month at Co­bram Com­mu­nity House. New mem­bers wel­come. In­quiries to sec­re­tary Cora MacKay on 5873 2114 or pres­i­dent Mary Kennedy on 5872 2472.

Men’s Shed

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.

Rhyme and sto­ry­time

Rhyme and Sto­ry­time is on ev­ery Fri­day at 10.30 am at the Co­bram li­brary. Ses­sions be­gin with rhymes and songs, fol­lowed by sto­ries and then a sim­ple craft. Ba­bies, tod­dlers and preschool­ers, with their car­ers, are all wel­come to join in.

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.

The ac­cepts no­tices for the di­ary from not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­nity groups. Con­tri­bu­tions must be emailed by 5 pm on the Fri­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion.

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