What’s on in Wagga, September 15, 2017

FOCUS: Maximus Menegazzo performs at the Riverina Playhouse for the Wagga Eisteddfod speech and drama program. Picture: Laura Hardwick
FOCUS: Maximus Menegazzo performs at the Riverina Playhouse for the Wagga Eisteddfod speech and drama program. Picture: Laura Hardwick

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 

9am: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop into the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 3pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch  6933 1112. 

10am: LEARNING CIRCLE FOR OLDER PEOPLE meet at Wesley Uniting Church Hall for dancing and beginners computing and 10am for all other programs. Lunch at the Drop In is at 12.30pm to  2.30pm.Contact Lorraine 6926 3203 or 0458 884 955.

9.30am: OLDER MEN:NEW IDEAS meets every Friday at 9.30am at the Ham Radio Hall, Small Street, for social support and friendship for men over 50 years. New members are welcome. Contact Vince King 6926 2146. 

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. 

11am: Wagga Railway Station Museum, open until 2pm. On display historic photos, working equipment and numerous railway artifacts. Clubs and groups by arrangement. Admission $2. New members and volunteers welcome. Contact Rob 0401 763 211.  

7pm:  WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL Club on Friday nights from 7pm. Contact 0417 779 481 between 9am to 6pm.

7pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Ashmont Hub, Blakemore Street. 

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

8pm:  Wagga Antiques Society meet at the ARCC Hall 131 Tarcutta Street Wagga at 8pm. Speaker for the night will be Rhonda Diffey who will speak on boxes with a variety of uses  both practical and decorative. Maybe you have some boxes with an interesting story if so please bring along and share their history. All are welcome please bring along a plate to share at supper. Contact president Rhonda  6926 3555 or secretary Liz  6922 6229. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

8am: TARCUTTA MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE MARKETS on the third Saturday of the month at Memorial Hall, Tarcutta. There will be a large range of stalls, barbecue lunch, sandwiches, a cake stand, tea, coffee and drinks available. Current and new stallholders welcome. 

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street until noon. Organic vegetables such as kale, silverbeet, rhubarb, lettuce, bok choy, herbs and more. There is also a veggie buy/swap. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429. 

10am: RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is open between 10am and 4pm every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Contact  Nigel Webster 0411 840 769. 

10am: TOY LIBRARY WAGGA is open from 10am to 1pm  in the children's section of the Wagga library. Family membership is $30 (for 13 months) and $2 a toy for one month, four items at a time. Contact 6971 9722.

11am: Wagga Railway Station Museum, open until 2pm. On display historic photos, working equipment and numerous railway artifacts. Clubs and groups by arrangement. Admission $2. New members and volunteers welcome. Contact Rob 0401 763 211.  

1pm: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop into the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 5pm. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112. 

1pm: WAGGA WAGGA SAILING CLUB. Come try sailing and racing with own boat or as crew or try one of the Club's boats if experienced already. Learn to sail. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351. Near the Boat Club, Nelson Drive (off Plumpton Road), Lake Albert.

1.30pm: WAGGA BONSAI SOCIETY meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. Contact 6922 4356.

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.  

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

10am:  RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is open between 10am and 4pm every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Contact Nigel Webster 0411 840 769.  

10.30am: MINIATURE RAILWAY at the Botanic Gardens until 4pm. Lunch break from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Covered footwear essential. $2 per ride. Contact John Lennon on  6925 2249. 

1pm: Rock and roll and classic gold music to dance or listen to with the TAKE 4 BAND plus Deju Vu until 4pm at Mount Austin Primary School Hall. $5 entry includes afternoon tea. Proceeds to Compassion Children’s Fund. Contact 6926 4901.

2.30pm: THE WAGGA SAILING CLUB is hosting RC model yacht racing at Lake Albert. Sailing will take place Wednesdays 5.30pm to 7pm, and Sundays 2.30pm to 4.30pm. All classes of model yacht welcome. Most members race the entry level one-design RG65, the Dragon Force DF65, available complete on the water for under $200. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351 or email geoffrey.tapper@live.com.au. 

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Baptist Church, 154 to 156 Tarcutta Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

10am: The Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society open Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 1pm, Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm. Open Friday by appointment only. Contact Lyn 6925 0319. See more at www.waggafamilyhistory.org.au. 

10am: BETTER HEARING AUSTRALIA, lip-reading classes and hearing management. Contact 6922 1197 or 6931 7446. 

10am: WAGGA MULTIPLE BIRTH ASSOCIATION meets every second Monday at the River City Hall on Lake Albert Road. The group provided a supportive and social environment for parents, families and carers of twins, triplets and quads. Contact Simone on 0419 976 700 or wwmba@hotmail.com. 

10.30am: GROW meets at the mental health unit, Wagga Base Hospital. GROW is a 12-step group offering friendship, support and help in the area of mental health. Contact 1800 558 268 or visit www.grow.org.au.  

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome. 

10.30am: FLOWERDALE DAY VIEW CLUB meets on the third Monday of each month at the Sportsman Hotel in Kincaid Street, Wagga, at 10.30am for an 11am start. New members always welcome. View Clubs support The Smith Family Learning for Life Programme. Contact Ruth on 6925 3452 or Robyn on 6971 0290. 

11am: Wagga Railway Station Museum, open until 2pm. On display historic photos, working equipment and numerous railway artifacts. Clubs and groups by arrangement. Admission $2. New members and volunteers welcome. Contact Rob 0401 763 211. 

Noon: WAGGA SOCIAL SLIMMERS meet at the Commercial Club, Gurwood Street. Weigh-in from noon; meeting 1pm. Contact Jen 6926 2884.

Noon: WAGGA AL-ALNON FAMILY GROUPS is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics.  St Paul’s church on the corner of Fernleigh and Mitchelmore roads. Contact 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666) www.al-anon.org.au. 

2.30pm: TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS at Wesley, Uniting Church Johnson Street. Cost $5 for this approved falls prevention and arthritis approved course. New Students classes 3.30pm to 4.30pm and returning students 2.30pm to 3.30pm All welcome contact Lorraine 6926 3203 or 0458 884 955. 

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS women’s meeting, Anglican Church Hall, Corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

6pm SCOUTS (boys and girls)  each Monday from 6pm to 8pm at Glenfield. Phone: 0414 527 436. 

7pm: CANTILENA SINGERS’ new members night. If you love to sing, why not join the Cantilena Singers Wagga. Find pleasure with us on Monday evenings for two hours at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music at 7pm. There will be supper afterwards. 

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS at the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street. 

7.30pm: WAGGA WAGGA MODEL RAILROADERS INC. meets every Monday at 7.30pm at hall, corner Dobney and Veale streets. Visitors welcome. Contact Graeme Hearn on 6920 3726. 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street every Tuesday until noon. Come, dig in and learn more gardening skills while working with local community groups. Contact Kerri 0429 386 429. 

10am: TANDA PLACE CRAFT and FRIENDSHIP GROUP meets every Tuesday at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place Glenfield, next to Aldi until noon. All welcome. Contact Ellen 6922 4806. 

10am: WAGGA PATCHWORK AND QUILTERS GROUP meets at the ARCC hall on Tarcutta Street until 4pm on first, third, fourth and fifth Tuesdays and every Thursday. Contact Norma 6922 3393 or Anne 6922 6404. 

10am: The Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society open Monday and Wednesday from 10am to 1pm, Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm. Open Friday by appointment only. Contact Lyn 6925 0319. See more at www.waggafamilyhistory.org.au.

10am: RSL DAY CROW CLUB meet in the Vintage and Veteran Car Club each Tuesday from 10am. $10 for lunch and morning tea and an hour of entertainment. Transport is available for those unable to find their way. Contact Marie O’Keefe 6921 4154. 

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome. 

11am: Wagga Railway Station Museum, open until 2pm. On display historic photos, working equipment and numerous railway artifacts. Clubs and groups by arrangement. Admission $2. New members and volunteers welcome. Contact Rob 0401 763 211. 

1pm: WAGGA AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY open from 1pm to 4pm for research at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn  6925 0319. 

1pm: The RIVERINA WOODWORKERS CLUB meets every Tuesday until 4pm in their club rooms at the Botanic Gardens, Wagga. Come along and learn how to develop skills and produce items using lathes and other woodworking equipment. Contact 0418 624 161. 

2pm: PLEASANT TUESDAY AFTERNOON third Tuesday of the month to 4pm at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place, Glenfield. Short devotional, entertainment and afternoon tea. All welcome, free.  Contact Ellen 6922 4806 or Merran 6971 3302. 

7pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

7pm: WAGGA WAGGA AND DISTRICT HIGHLAND PIPE BAND meets each Tuesday night, 7pm at the Band Hall, Wagga Beach. Learners most welcome. Contact wwdhpb@gmail.com or Bob Scott 69262305. Contact Rob 0401 763 211.

12.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, RCD&A Centre, corner Meurant and Emblem street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.  

7pm: SOCIAL TABLE TENNIS, PCYC until 9pm. All ages and standards welcome. Phone 0435 890 921.

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

7pm: The RIVERINA CONCERT BAND (a community band) rehearses every Tuesday until 9pm. at South Campus, entrance Hely Avenue. New members always welcome. Contact Ros 6921 2256 or Don 0417 495 266. 

7.30pm: SING AUSTRALIA Wagga meets at the Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Go to www.singaustralia.com.au. 

7.30pm: WAGGA WAGGA FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB is one of the longest running 4WD clubs in Australia. It encourages family activities with regular trips to places of interest in the bush and social events. Meet every third Tuesday at Wagga RSL Club. Visitors welcome. Contact Paul Kingdown 6922 3868 or email wagga4wdc@yahoo.com.au. 

WAGGA WOMEN’S SHED: WEDNESDAY: 9.30am to 11am Simply Sewing (Bec). 11am to 2pm Making Paper Roses (Jan). 2pm to 4pm Christmas Fair Workshop (Wendy, Sharon & Sue). FRIDAY: 11am to noon Meditation (Heidi). Noon to 2pm Mindfulness and Creative Writing (Renate). Noon to 2pm Restoring Chairs for WWWS Garden (Kerrie) – Outside.