What’s on in Wagga

MUSIC: Ruby McRae, 12, plays flute with Henschke Primary School during the 98th Wagga Eisteddfod school instrumental performances at Joyes Hall. Picture: Les Smith

MUSIC: Ruby McRae, 12, plays flute with Henschke Primary School during the 98th Wagga Eisteddfod school instrumental performances at Joyes Hall. Picture: Les Smith

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

10am: WAGGA PATCHWORK AND QUILTERS GROUP, ARCC hall, Tarcutta Street until 4pm. Contact Carol 6926 4572. 

10am: Kooringal Friendship Group meet to 1pm. Cost $5. Contact Mary 6921 4770 or Fay 0418 207 480.  

10am: RIVERINA BRANCH OF NSW JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION provides a service every Thursday at Wagga Courthouse office until 1pm. Contact Rod Kilby 6922 9735 or 0455 048 003. 

10.30am: Wagga Day VIEW club meet at the RSL Club. Contact Claire 6933 1383 or www.view.org.au. 

11am: Wagga Railway Station Museum, open until 2pm. Contact Rob 0401 763 211.  

1pm: RIVERINA PRODUCERS MARKET, Hammond Pavilion, Wagga Showground until 6pm. 

1.30pm: 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. 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. 

7pm: Wagga Wagga Prostate Support Group meets at Lilier Lodge at 7pm. Contact 6926 4210 (ah). 

7.30pm: WAGGA ORCHID SOCIETY INC meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street. . Contact Anita on 6925 3097 or Janet on 6922 6675. www.waggaorchidsociety.org. 

7.30pm: BINGO in the Allawah Community Centre Hall, Coolamon. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

9am: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch  6933 1112. 

9.30am: OLDER MEN:NEW IDEAS meets every Friday at 9.30am at the Ham Radio Hall, Small Street, for social support and friendship for men over 50 years. Contact Vince King 6926 2146. 

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. 

11am: Wagga Railway Station Museum, open until 2pm. Contact Rob 0401 763 211. 

7pm:  WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL Club from 7pm. Contact 0417 779 481 between 9am to 6pm.

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

10am: RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is open to 4pm. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Contact  Nigel Webster 0411 840 769. 

10am: TOY LIBRARY WAGGA is open from 10am to 1pm  in the children's section of the Wagga library. Family membership is $30 (for 13 months) and $2 a toy for one month, four items at a time. Contact 6971 9722.

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: WAGGA BONSAI SOCIETY meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street until 5pm. Contact Gail on 6922 4356.

1pm: 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 5pm. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112. 

1pm: WAGGA WAGGA SAILING CLUB. Come try sailing and racing with own boat or as crew or try one of the Club's boats if experienced already. Learn to sail. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351. Near the Boat Club, Nelson Drive (off Plumpton Road), Lake Albert.

6pm: 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. 

SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 16

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.  

10.30am: MINIATURE RAILWAY at the Botanic Gardens until 4pm. Lunch break from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Covered footwear essential. $2 per ride. Contact John Lennon on  6925 2249. 

1pm: Rock and roll and classic gold music to dance or listen to with the TAKE 4 BAND plus Deju Vu until 4pm at Mount Austin Primary School Hall. $5 entry includes afternoon tea. Proceeds to Compassion Children’s Fund. Contact 6926 4901.

2.30pm: THE WAGGA SAILING CLUB is hosting RC model yacht racing at Lake Albert. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351 or email geoffrey.tapper@live.com.au.

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Baptist Church, 154 to 156 Tarcutta Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

MONDAY,  SEPTEMBER 17

10am: The Wagga Wagga and District Family History Society open to 1pm. Open Friday by appointment only. Contact Lyn 6925 0319. See more at www.waggafamilyhistory.org.au. 

10am: BETTER HEARING AUSTRALIA, lip-reading classes and hearing management. Contact 6922 1197 or 6931 7446. 

10.30am: FLOWERDALE DAY VIEW CLUB meets at the Sportsman Hotel in Kincaid Street, Wagga, at 10.30am for an 11am start. View Clubs support The Smith Family Learning for Life Programme. Contact Ruth on 6925 3452 or Robyn on 6971 0290. 

10.30am: GROW meets at the mental health unit, Wagga Base Hospital. 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. 

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome.

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.  

Noon: WAGGA SOCIAL SLIMMERS meet at the Commercial Club, Gurwood Street. Weigh-in from noon; meeting 1pm. Contact Jen 6926 2884. 

Noon: WAGGA AL-ALNON FAMILY GROUPS is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics.  St Paul’s church on the corner of Fernleigh and Mitchelmore roads. Contact 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666) www.al-anon.org.au. 

2.30pm: TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS at Wesley, Uniting Church Johnson Street. Cost $5 for this approved falls prevention and arthritis approved course. Contact Lorraine 6926 3203 or 0458 884 955. 

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS women’s meeting, Anglican Church Hall, Corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.

6pm SCOUTS (boys and girls)  each Monday from 6pm to 8pm at Glenfield. Phone: 0414 527 436. 

7pm: CANTILENA SINGERS’ new members night. If you love to sing, why not join the Cantilena Singers Wagga at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music at 7pm. 

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS at the Calvary Drug and Alcohol Centre, 1 Emblem Street.

7.30pm: WAGGA WAGGA MODEL RAILROADERS INC. meets every Monday at 7.30pm at hall, corner Dobney and Veale streets. Visitors welcome. Contact Graeme Hearn on 6920 3726. 

7.30pm: WAGGA AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY holds a monthly meeting with a speaker at the Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens site on the third Monday of each month. All welcome. 

TUESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 18

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

10am: TANDA PLACE CRAFT and FRIENDSHIP GROUP meets every Tuesday at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place Glenfield, next to Aldi until noon. All welcome. Contact Ellen 6922 4806. 

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 Norma 6922 3393 or Anne 6922 6404. 

10am: RSL DAY CROW CLUB meet in the Vintage and Veteran Car Club. $10 for lunch and morning tea and an hour of entertainment. Transport is available for those unable to find their way. Contact Marie O’Keefe 6921 4154. 

10am: Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga - every third Tuesday at 10am those who wish, gather for french conversation at the Artisan Baker, Morgan Street.

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street for light lunches, tea and coffee. All very welcome.

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. 

12.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, RCD&A Centre, corner Meurant and Emblem street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

1pm: 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.

1pm: The RIVERINA WOODWORKERS CLUB meets every Tuesday until 4pm in their club rooms at the Botanic Gardens, Wagga. Come along and learn how to develop skills and produce items using lathes and other woodworking equipment. Contact 0418 624 161.

2pm: PLEASANT TUESDAY AFTERNOON third Tuesday of the month to 4pm at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place, Glenfield. Short devotional, entertainment and afternoon tea. All welcome, free.  Contact Ellen 6922 4806 or Merran 6971 3302. 

6pm: Turvey Park Girl Guides, junior guides, girls five to nine  years, every Tuesday, 6pm to 7.30pm, at 32 Sunshine Avenue, Turvey Park. Contact Ros 0411 430 404. 

7pm: WAGGA WAGGA AND DISTRICT HIGHLAND PIPE BAND meets each Tuesday night, 7pm at the Band Hall, Wagga Beach. Learners most welcome. Contact wwdhpb@gmail.com or Bob Scott 69262305. Contact Rob 0401 763 211.

7pm: Social table tennis at Jim Elphick Tennis Centre until 9pm, Cost $5. Contact 0409 170 345.

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: The RIVERINA CONCERT BAND (a community band) rehearses every Tuesday until 9pm. at South Campus, entrance Hely Avenue. New members always welcome. Contact Ros 6921 2256 or Don 0417 495 266. 

7.30pm: WAGGA WAGGA FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB is one of the longest running 4WD clubs in Australia. It encourages family activities with regular trips to places of interest in the bush and social events. Meet every third Tuesday at Wagga RSL Club. Visitors welcome. Contact Paul Kingdown 6922 3868 or email wagga4wdc@yahoo.com.au. 

7.30pm: SING AUSTRALIA Wagga meets at the Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Go to www.singaustralia.com.au.