What’s on in Wagga

TALENT: Local musician John Bond added a wonderful atmosphere with his cello at the Up2Date art exhibition opening in Coolamon. Picture: Contributed

TALENT: Local musician John Bond added a wonderful atmosphere with his cello at the Up2Date art exhibition opening in Coolamon. Picture: Contributed

CARD PARTIES

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 at Riverina Gums. 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

RETHINKING DEMENTIA: On August 8 at 6pm two short films will be shown at the Forum Cinemas aimed at challenging current thinking about dementia. The Dignity of Risk by Professor Joe Ibrahim and Art and Dementia by Catholic Healthcare will be shown with discussion and pizza following. The evening is free and supported by a Destination NSW grant and the Australasian Association of Gerontology, NSW Division. Contact: Associate Professor Maree Bernoth: 6933 2492. (until August 8)

RAW ROAR: Raw Roar slam poetry at the Home Tavern on the last Wednesday of the month from 7pm. Free event. All welcome. Contact the Raw Roar Committee: www.facebook.com/rawroarwagga.  

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? One hour a fortnight? If you do we would love to hear from you! We are in need of new volunteers to visit with aging residents in nursing homes and in private residential housing. CVS service Wagga, Tumut, Junee, Cootamundra, Harden, Coolamon, The Rock, Deniliquin, Leeton and Narrandera. 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 6921 2330.

PROSTATE SUPPORT:  Wagga Wagga Prostate Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at Lilier Lodge at 7pm. Contact 6926 4210 (ah).

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8 

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street. 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 from 9am until 3pm. All welcome. Contact 0427 005 158.

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. Open every Wednesday except school holidays. 

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 4pm, 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. 

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. 

10am: Salvation Army fellowship Connect and Grow. 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.   

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. 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. 

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. 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.

6pm: RETHINKING DEMENTIA - at 6pm two short films will be shown at the Forum Cinemas aimed at challenging current thinking about dementia. The Dignity of Risk by Professor Joe Ibrahim and Art and Dementia by Catholic Healthcare will be shown with discussion and pizza following. The evening is free and supported by a Destination NSW grant and the Australasian Association of Gerontology, NSW Division. Contact: Associate Professor Maree Bernoth: 6933 2492.  

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, AUGUST 9

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: 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. 

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: Wagga Wagga Prostate Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at Lilier Lodge at 7pm. The group provides support and advice to those with prostate cancer together with their families. Contact 6926 4210 (ah).  

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.

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.

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