What’s on in Wagga

FAST: Jacob Doolan, 6, from Pleasant Hills Public School leads the charge to win the 70m race during the Greater Kengal athletics carnival at Jubilee Park. Picture: Les Smith
FAST: Jacob Doolan, 6, from Pleasant Hills Public School leads the charge to win the 70m race during the Greater Kengal athletics carnival at Jubilee Park. Picture: Les Smith

CARD PARTIES

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.

JUNE 18: St John’s Anglican Church save the date. $8 entry; lucky door prize. Contact  Margaret on 6922 3539.

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

AUGUST 27 Flowerdale View Club at Pilgrim Church Glenfield at 12pm Cost $8. Afternoon tea, lucky door. Raffle and Trading table. All welcome. RSVP to Robyn 6971 0290.

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

SEPTEMBER 10: Liberal Party ladies claim the date. Contact 6921 3919.

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

STAMP AND COIN FAIR: Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at Sturt Primary School Hall from 9am each day. Seven dealers in attendance for buying, selling and valuations, Wagga Stamp Club bargain table. Free admission, contact 6922 3393.

FREE SEMINAR ON WOMEN'S DEPRESSION:  Presenter: Dr Stephanie Johnson presenting her PhD findings on rural women's depression.Everyone is welcome to  attend this free public seminar to hear about the latest research on rural NSW women's depression experiences in accessing services and treatments. At Wagga Wagga Christian College on Wednesday, May 23 at 6pm to 7pm, includes supper. This is a free event for those interested in women's mental health. 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP: Wagga Wagga  MS Support Group is holding barbecue, cake stall and raffle on Saturday, May 26 at Bunnings Wagga. Your support to help us raise funds for Research and Support for local PwMS will be appreciated. Donations of pre-packed baked goods will be welcome. All items must have ingredients listed on label. Fresh cream not allowed.

VINNIES REFUGEE HOMEWORK PROGRAM: Vinnies is looking for more volunteers for its Refugee Homework Programs. There are have two programs:  Monday Program at Turvey Park Guide Hall in Sunshine Avenue from 3.15pm to 4.45pm. This program caters to Turvey Park Primary School students.  Wednesday Program at Mount Austin Primary School runs from 2.40pm to 4pm in the School Library. Both programs run for about 6 weeks in each school term.  Volunteers do not need teaching experience, just a willingness to help children with their homework and improve their English and maths. Volunteers are given training and must complete a Working with Children check.  Volunteers do not have to be available for a whole year, some flexibility in attendance is accommodated. Contact Cindy James @ Vinnies 69 231 909 or 69 231 904. 

BONSAI BEGINNER CLASS: Beginners class in bonsai  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.

COMMUNITY VISITORS SCHEME (CVS): Do you have some spare time? We are in need of new volunteers to visit with aging residents in nursing homes and in private residential housing. Volunteers visit once a fortnight for social support and companionship. CVS service Wagga, Tumut, Junee, Cootamundra, Harden, Coolamon, The Rock, Deniliquin, Leeton and Narrandera. Contact Riverina Community College on 1800 000 212.  

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street until noon for a pizza day. 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. 

9.15am: THE COFFEE DROP from  9.15am to 11.15am at the Ashmont Baptist Church, 17 Malta Crescent. 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: 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). 

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, 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 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. (Every Wednesday)

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: 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.  

6.30pm: WAGGA EVENING VIEW CLUB meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the RSL Club for a 7pm start. Contact Ros 0418 649 817. Money raised goes to the Smith Family to support the Learning for Life program. 

7pm: NSW JUSTICES ASSOCIATION - RIVERINA BRANCH meet in the Fife Room, Wagga RSL Club. Be informed of current changes in the law which are applicable to your duties as JP. A training session will be held at most meetings so come along and keep updates.  All JPs welcome. Contact John 0427 592 213 or Rod 6922 9735. 

8pm: WAGGA AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY is holding a speaker night with at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319. 

THURSDAY, MAY 17

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: 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: CRAFT AT KINGS CHURCH is held each Thursday, during the school term, from 10am to 3pm at Kings Church. The craft sessions are not only for people who can already do craft, but for those people wishing to learn in a helpful environment. Contact 6926 4444. 

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: PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meet third Thursday of each month at the Sportsman’s Hotel. Contact Sue 0418 455 038.  

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. 

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.  

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