What’s on in Wagga

DANCE PATRON: Former principal dancer at the San Francisco Ballet Compan, Damian Smith, with students at Allegro Ballet School. Damian is the new patron of the Wagga dance school. Picture: Contributed
DANCE PATRON: Former principal dancer at the San Francisco Ballet Compan, Damian Smith, with students at Allegro Ballet School. Damian is the new patron of the Wagga dance school. Picture: Contributed

CARD PARTIES

1pm: RSL women’s auxiliary card party on the third Wednesday of month at RSL with afternoon tea provided. Contact Marie O’Keefe 6921 4154.

FEBRUARY 12, 2018: MS Support Group Wagga at the Pilgram Church Glenfield.

FEBRUARY 19, 2018: St Andrews PWA, 1pm, cost $8. Contact 6922 5073.

FEBRUARY 26, 2018: St Albans Church claim the date.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY: The Compassionate Friends of Wagga will be launched at a Candle Lighting Ceremony where grieving families unite to remember their lost children.  This ceremony will be held in Collins Park 0n Sunday, December 10 gathering from 6.30pm for the hour-long candle vigil starting at 7pm.  In order to make the Candle Lighting Ceremony as personal and as meaningful as possible, organisers would love anyone wishing to attend to contact her with their child’s details – it is also OK to just turn up on the night.  Please bring a chair along. Contact The Compassionate Friends group please phone Maria on 0434 031 884 or www.tcfnsw.org.au. 

COMMUNITY BINGO: Community bingo conducted by Rotary Club of Coolamon on Thursday, December 14, at 7.30pm in Allawah Community Centre Hall, Coolamon. A special promo until Christmas -  every $5 bingo book purchased earns a ticket in the draw to win $400. Proceeds funding essential aged care equipment  for our District Hospital. Everyone welcome. Come along and support your local hospital. Great fun, BIG jackpot prize, lucky door raffle and supper. 

RENDEZVOUS: Singles and couples welcome to RENDEZVOUS for weekly meals and Wednesday night trivia at the Thomas Blamey Hotel. Contact Judith 0400 421 958.

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PROSTATE SUPPORT:  Wagga Wagga Prostate Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at the RSL Club at 7pm. The group provides support and advice to those with prostate cancer together with their families. Contact 693 64210 (ah).

BOOK FAIR: The Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Book Fair is May 5 and 6 and the club in now welcoming donations of books, sheet music, CDs and DVDs in good condition, suitable for resale. (But not encyclopaedias, video/sound tapes, magazines or material in poor condition.) Material can be left at Elders, Kincaid Street. 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street until noon for a pizza day. Bring some dough and the children and make some delicious food. A good chance to meet other parents and community groups. Contact Kerri on 0429 386 429. 

9am: The GUNDAGAI RAILWAY MUSEUM is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Cost is a $2 donation which goes towards helping preserve the site. Visit gundagairailwaymuseum.wordpress.com. 

9am: THE ROCK MEN’S SHED meet every Wednesday at 9am until 3pm. All are welcome. Contact 0427 005 158. 

9.15am: THE COFFEE DROP, Wednesdays, 9.15am to 11.15am at the Ashmont Baptist Church, 17 Malta Crescent (beside Ashmont Oval). All free, drop in and join us for morning tea, cake and a great friendly atmosphere. Meet people and be in a safe warming environment.  

9.30am: Social tennis at the KOORINGAL TENNIS CLUB at Henwood Park, Lake Albert Road. Contact Barb 0431 260 006.  

9.30am: ANGLICAN PARISH OF WAGGA WAGGA ACTIVITY GROUP for active independent people who need social interaction from 9.30am to 2.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room, Church Street. Cost $5 including morning tea, cooked lunch, afternoon tea, Holy Communion, social, fun. Contact 6937 7522.  

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: THE SALVATION ARMY WOMEN’S LEAGUE is a women’s fellowship group with a Christian focus. They meet weekly and enjoy a range of activities. Contact Joan on 6922 1234 or the Salvation Army Office on 6921 7895.

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: Come to STORYTIME at the library and discover the wonderful world of literature with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers. Sessions held weekly for 0 to five year olds (excluding school holidays). 

10am: PLAYTIME @ INSPIRE for newborn to five year olds at Inspire Church, 555 Kooringal Road until 11.30am. All welcome for craft, storytime, games and morning tea. Cost is a gold coin donation. 

10am: THE WAGGA AND DISTRICT OSTOMATES SUPPORT GROUP meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 10am to 11am at the Men’s Shed, 11 Ashmont Avenue. Contact David on 6971 3346, 0428 116 084 or Baz on 6922 4132. 

10.30am: YATHELLA COURSING BRANCH OF CWA meet on the first Wednesday of the month, in members’ own home. Contact Anne 6932 0150 or 0433 694 551. 

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE opens at Wesley Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Tea or coffee available. All welcome.

10.30am: WAGGA HANDWEAVERS AND SPINNERS GROUP meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. Contact  6922 3539. 

11am: Come to STORYTIME at the library and discover the wonderful world of literature with stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers. Sessions held weekly for 0 to five year olds (excluding school holidays). 

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.  

12.30pm: OLD TIME NEW VOGUE DANCING at Glenfield Park Scout Hall Dalman Parkway. Dancing 12.30pm to 4pm. New members welcome. $4 entry includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Contact Carolyn on 6931 1912 or Peter on 6971 8489.  

2pm: 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 9pm. Activities include wire-wrapping, silversmithing, faceting, cutting, and polishing gemstones and rocks. Contact Cheryl Lynch 6933 1112. 

5.30pm: 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.

6pm: SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE GROUP meets at the RSL Club.  Aim of the meeting is to provide and foster mutual support for those bereaved after suicide.  A care and support pack for families and friends bereaved by suicide is available. For further information or support phone Nola on 6922 4438 or David and Sandra on 6922 3823 or email: wwsasgroup@gmail.com.

6.30pm CUB SCOUTS each Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm at Glenfield. Phone: 0414 527 436. 

5.30pm: Wagga Wagga Al-Anon Family Group, for family and friends of Alcoholics, St Paul Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road (hall around the back). Contact 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666) www.al-anon.org.au. 

7pm: CHORALE FRANCAISE DE WAGGA is a group which sings in French at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Contact Sally Burns 0427 538 377 or sburns@rivconmusic.org.au or Sally Taylor on 0428 226 803 or dr_greengrass@hotmail.com. 

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church cottage, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact  0427 263 476  or www.aa.org.au.  

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

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 Carol 6926 4572. 

10am: KOORINGAL SENIORS meet at Sacred Heart Church each Thursday during school terms from 10am to 2pm for a day of enjoyment and friendship. Activities include craft, cards and bingo. Morning tea and lunch are provided. Cost $8 and transport is available. Phone Fay on 6922 6883 or Mary on 6921 4770. 

10am: Looking for a JP? RIVERINA BRANCH OF NSW JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION provides a service every Thursday at Wagga Courthouse office until 1pm for witnessing and certifying documents. Contact Rod Kilby 6922 9735 or 0455 048 003. 

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: RIVERINA PRODUCERS MARKET, Hammond Pavilion, Wagga Showground until 6pm. Fresh and locally grown/made  beef, pork, lamb, sour dough bread, eggs, fruit and veggies, olive oil, berries, home baking and much more. Free entry. 

2pm: GROW meets at Sunflower House, 4 The Esplanade, Wagga. 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. 

7pm: Family and addiction workshops. Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre are offering free support for people who are caring for people in addiction. Individual appointments can be made on Wednesday and Thursday between 7am and 5pm by phoning CRDAC on 6932 6800.  Support group is run every on Thursdays 7pm to 8pm. The support group will be held at Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem St, Wagga. All welcome. Contact Mary 6932 6800. 

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the rear of St Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, Wagga. 

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS at Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22, or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.