What’s on in Wagga

ART: Margaret Gardiner, president-chairman, and Elaine Simpson, treasurer, have retired from the Association of Riverina Cultural Clubs Inc board. Mrs Gardiner was also awarded life membership for her service. Picture: Contributed

ART: Margaret Gardiner, president-chairman, and Elaine Simpson, treasurer, have retired from the Association of Riverina Cultural Clubs Inc board. Mrs Gardiner was also awarded life membership for her service. Picture: Contributed

CARD PARTIES

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 7: Haven Auxiliary at Pilgrim Church, 12.30pm to 4pm. Admission $8,  lucky door, raffle, trading table – afternoon tea. All welcome. Contact Judy 6931 1682 or Kay 6921 1737.

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.

MAY 28: Home of Compassion Ladies  Auxiliary card party at Riverina Gums at noon.  Contact Kaye 6926 1561 or Margaret 6931 2804.

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

AUGUST 20: St Andrews PWA at St Andrews Hall, at 12.30pm. Afternoon tea provided. Contact 6922 5073.

SEPTEMBER 3: Inner Wheel Club of Wagga Wagga at noon.  Location to be advised. Afternoon tea provided. Contact Joan 6926 1027.

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

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. A great way to be introduced to bonsai and its techniques. 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.

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.

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. (For collection 6926 1027 or 6922 3739 or www.waggarotary.org.)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

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: Salvation Army fellowship Connect and Grow on the second Wednesday of the month. Share skills, knowledge and make friends at 188 Edward Street until 12.30pm with light lunch. Cost $3, or $1 without lunch. All welcome. Contact Joan 0410 889 350 or 6921 7895.

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 stories, rhymes, songs and craft for preschoolers. 

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: 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.

6.30pm:  TCF Wagga Chapter meet on the second Wednesday of each month, alternating between mornings and evenings at The Senior Citizens Centre, Tarcutta Street. Contact Louise on 0408 223 211 or Maria 0434 031 884 or visit tcfnsw.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, APRIL 12

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.  

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, sourdough 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.