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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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