What’s on in Wagga

TIDY TEAM: Ten-year-olds Lucy Croker and Caity Jay, from South Wagga Public School, get into the Clean Up Australia spirit. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
TIDY TEAM: Ten-year-olds Lucy Croker and Caity Jay, from South Wagga Public School, get into the Clean Up Australia spirit. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

CARD PARTIES

MARCH 26:  Wagga Evening CWA claim the date – Pilgram Church, Glenfield. Contact Julie 6931 2002.

APRIL 23: St Albans Church Hall, Lake Albert Road 12.30pm to 4pm. Rear gate on Grove Street open at noon. Cost $8. Lucky door prize. Contact Judyth 6922 3859.

MAY 14: Wagga Day VIEW Club at noon. Riverina Gums $8. Contact Sue 6931 1917.

MAY 21: Wagga Women’s Bowling Club at Pilgrim Church at 12.30pm. Contact Judyth 6922 3859 or Norma 6921 4610.

JUNE 4: Wagga Breast Cancer Group, Riverina Gums, noon. Contact Sue 6931 1917.

SEPTEMBER 17: Wagga Day VIEW Club at noon. Riverina Gums $8. Contact Sue 6931 1917.

NOVEMBER 5: Wagga Breast Cancer Group, Riverina Gums, noon. Contact Sue 6931 1917.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

POULTRY SALE: The Riverina’s newest poultry club,  Junee Poultry Club, welcomes you to join the Helmsman poultry sale on Saturday, March 10  at the Smith Pavilion, Junee Showgrounds, Park Lane, Junee, from 9.30am to 11am. All birds must be booked in before Friday, March 9 otherwise pens may not be available. No more than three birds per pen, $5 a pen. Contact Jenny Tokley 6927 6999, or email dannytokley@yahoo.com.au.  

RHYTHM N RAIL: Junee Rhythm n Rail Festival from March 9 to 12. Join us for our bush dance and barbecue dinner on Friday evening. Stroll through our markets and listen to music on Saturday. Watch our street parade Saturday morning (or march in it). Take a ride on a miniature train in Railway Square or do some train spotting at Pete’s Hobby Railway. Enjoy the poet’s breakfast Sunday morning… and lots more! Visit: www.RhythmNRail.com. 

AGM: Association of Riverina Cultural Club AGM on Wednesday, March 21 at the ARCC Centre, Tarcutta Street at 1.30pm. Contact 6926 3447. 

BUS TRIP TO CARTIER, THE EXHIBITION: The Carmelite Ladies Auxiliary is having a bus trip to“Cartier, The Exhibition in Canberra on Sunday, May 6. Cost is $75 per person and includes travel, ticket into the Cartier exhibition and morning tea. Contact Maxine Weidemann 0448 111 860. 

BONSAI BEGINNER CLASS: Beginners class in bonsai start February 17 and run for six months through the Wagga Bonsai Society as part of the monthly meeting. Held at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street, third Saturday of the month at 1pm. Contact ww.bs@hotmail.com, 6922 4356 or Wagga Wagga Bonsai Society.

COMMUNITY VISITORS SCHEME (CVS): Do you have some spare time? One hour a fortnight?  We are in need of new volunteers to visit with aging residents in nursing homes and in private residential housing. If you would like to become a community visitor contact Riverina Community College on 1800 000 212.  

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

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: LEISURE TIME after school activities for kids with a disability provided by The Leisure Company, for school aged children, offering school pick-ups, recreational and social activities. Contact Sarah Manley 6921 2330 or sarahm@theleisurecompany.org.

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.  A Support group takes place every week on Thursdays 7pm to 8pm and is held at the Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblen Street, Wagga. All welcome. Contact Mary 6932 6800.

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. Material can be left at Elders, Kincaid Street. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN open on Shaw Street until noon. Contact Kerri 0429 386 429. 

9.15am: THE COFFEE DROP from 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: 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 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: 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. Visitors and new members are most welcome. For venue details and enquiries phone Nola on 6922 6626.

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: 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.  

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). 

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 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 on 6933 1112. 

5pm: Wagga Community Kitchen at the Baptist Church, 154-156 Tarcutta Street. Need a meal or company? Come at 5pm for a cuppa, dinner served at 5.30pm, every Wednesday during school term. Contact 6931 7322 or email waggacommunitykitchen@gmail.com. 

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. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351 or geoffrey.tapper@live.com.au. 

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. 

6pm: Turvey Park Girl Guides, girls 10 to 13 years, every Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm, 32 Sunshine Avenue, Turvey Park. Contact Claire 0438 428 827. 

6pm: Turvey Park Girl Guides, senior guides, girls 14 to 18 years, every Wednesday, 6pm to 8pm, 32 Sunshine Avenue, Turvey Park. Contact Claire 0438 428 827.  

6pm: Wagga League Slimmers at the Commercial Club every Wednesday. 6pm weigh-in for 7pm meeting. Contact Sue on 6931 1803.

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

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, MARCH 8

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 Friendship Group (including seniors) meet every Thursday in school terms from 10am to 1pm. We offer friendship, activities, cards, bingo and a light lunch. Cost $5. Contact Mary 6921 4770 or Fay 0418 207 480. 

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.

10.30am: Wagga Day VIEW club meet second Thursday of the month at the RSL Club for meeting and lunch. Contact Claire 6933 1383 or www.view.org.au.  

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. 

7.30pm: WAGGA ORCHID SOCIETY INC meets on the second Thursday of the month at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street, Wagga. We have flowering orchids on display, new members and visitors who wish to share the joy of growing orchids are most welcome. Contact Anita on 6925 3097 or Janet on 6922 6675. www.waggaorchidsociety.org. 

7.30pm: BINGO in the Allawah Community Centre Hall, Coolamon. Proceeds to fund essential equipment in the Coolamon-Ganmain Hospital and Allawah Aged Hostel. Jackpot, lucky door raffle and a super supper.