What’s on in Wagga

MUSIC MAKERS: Clarice, Christabel, Felix, Clarence and Wandile Machiridza at The Merger opening night. Picture: Chelsea Sutton
MUSIC MAKERS: Clarice, Christabel, Felix, Clarence and Wandile Machiridza at The Merger opening night. Picture: Chelsea Sutton

CARD PARTIES

SEPTEMBER 10: Liberal Party ladies, Catholic Hall Bardia Street Ashmont. Contact 6921 3919.

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

OCTOBER 15: Pilgrim Church, noon to 4.30 pm. Entry $8.  Afternoon tea, raffle, trading table, lucky door.  Contact Marcia 6933 1536 or Kay 6921 1737.

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

COMMUNITY NOTICES

TENPIN BOWLS AFTERNOON: Can Assist Wagga bowling afternoon at Wagga Bowl and Diner, Sunday, September 9, at 3pm. Cost: one game $15 per person/two games for $20 per person. Bookings required payment within 24 hours of booking limited places so be quick to join us. If you would like to dress as a person out of Grease this is an option. Contact Kerri on 0408 196 515. 

STEAMPUNK BALL: The annual fundraiser for the Demonstration Gardens returns Saturday, September 15 at the North Wagga Hall. Dancing, dinner, dress-up, BYOG. Music by Floozy Blue. Tickets $40 adults, $20 concession, $5 children. Contact Chris 0459 352 508. 

WAGGA WAGGA HIGH SCHOOL REUNION DINNER: At the Commercial Club on Saturday, September 22 for students and teachers 1961 to 1963. A 55-year dinner. Contact virginia.patto@bigpond.com  0476 483 032 or normaemery@optusnet.com.au 0401 514 576. 

FASHION/HIGH TEA: Tuesday, October 16 at 2pm, Friends of the Athenium Theatre present Wedding Fashions through the Years and  High Tea at Athenium Theatre, Junee, until 5pm. Cost $30. Bookings Essential by October 13. Tickets; Eventbrite, or Karen Clemson 0428 242 445. Visit www.athenium.org.

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.

BOOK FAIR: The Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga Book Fair is on May 4 and 5, 2019 and the club in now welcoming donations of books, sheet music, CDs, & DVDs. in good condition, suitable for resale. (But not encyclopaedias, video/sound tapes, magazines or material in poor condition thanks).  Material can be left at Elders, Kincaid Street. (If collection needed phone 6926 1027 or 6922 3739 or www.waggarotary.org.)

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. Volunteers visit once a fortnight for social support and companionship. 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.

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 Lilier Lodge at 7pm. The group provides support and advice to those with prostate cancer together with their families. Contact 6926 4210 (ah).

WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 5

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 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 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, 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.

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, Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road. Contact  0427 263 476 or www.aa.org.au.