What’s on in Wagga

MUSIC MAN: Malakai Tremain, 11, plays in the Kooringal Public School band during Grandparents Day last week. Picture: Les Smith
MUSIC MAN: Malakai Tremain, 11, plays in the Kooringal Public School band during Grandparents Day last week. Picture: Les Smith
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

9am: 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 3pm. 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. New members are welcome. Contact Vince King 6926 2146. 

10am: SCRAP AND CHAT CLUB meet the first Friday of the month at Senior Citizens Hall, Tarcutta Street from 10am to 1pm. Come and go as you please. Gold coin donation for both days. Contact Kerrie on 6931 2183, 0438 817 661 or Amanda 6926 3515.  

10.15am: GRANDPARENTS DOING IT TOUGH (WAGGA) is a monthly support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, or grandparents seeking access to grandchildren meets at Community Learning Space, Level 1, Wagga City Library until 12.30pm. The group offers understanding, friendship, shared experiences, social activities, support, education, parenting support, guest speakers. 

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

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.  

2pm:  SUPPORT AFTER SUICIDE GROUP meets 58 Plumpton Road.  Aim of the meeting is to provide and foster mutual support for those bereaved after suicide.  A Care & Support Pack for Families & Friends Bereaved by Suicide is available. Contact Nola on 0458 224 430 or David & Sandra on 6922 3823 or email wwsasgroup@gmail.com.

5.30pm: Alliance Française de Wagga Wagga - every first Friday at 5.30pm those who wish, gather for french conversation at the International Hotel, Wagga. All are welcome to come along and have a try at speaking french, from a beginners level to a more experienced level.

7pm:  WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL Club on Friday nights 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, NOVEMBER 3 

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street until noon. Organic vegetables such as kale, silverbeet, rhubarb, lettuce, bok choy, herbs and more. There is also a veggie buy/swap. Contact Kerri 0429 386 429. 

10am: RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is open between 10am and 4pm Saturday to Thursday inclusive. Closed Friday, unless by appointment. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Contact Nigel Webster on 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 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. 

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. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112. 

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.

7pm: THE DOWNSIDE BUSH DANCE at the Downside Hall, 8km along the Coolamon Road with traditional folk band The Tin Shed Rattlers. All dances are called, cost $4 adults, $1 children. Tea and coffee available. Contact 0400 222 089 or 0427 042 686. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

9am: Riding for the Disabled car boot sale, 321 Plumpton Rd, Wagga Wagga.Stall holders call Lizzie on 0477 080 705.

10am: RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is open between 10am and 4pm Saturday to Thursday inclusive. Closed Friday, unless by appointment. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Contact Nigel Webster on 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 Jim 0412 439 455. 

2pm: BIDGEE BLUES OPEN MIC AFTERNOON at the Home Tavern on the first Sunday of the month. Features houseband Bridge Burners Blues Band. Register at the door to perform. Cost is $5 for adults, minors must be accompanied by an adult for this event.

2.30pm: 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. 

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

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

10am: RAAF Wagga Aviation Heritage Centre is open between 10am and 4pm Saturday to Thursday inclusive. Closed Friday, unless by appointment. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Contact Nigel Webster on 0411 840 769.

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. New Students classes 3.30pm to 4.30pm and returning students 2.30pm to 3.30pm All welcome 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. We are inviting new members to come along and sing with our choir. Supper afterwards. 

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

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street until noon. Come, dig in and learn more gardening skills while working with local community groups. Contact Kerri on 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 at the RSL Club each Tuesday from 10am. $15 for lunch and morning tea and an hour of activities and entertainment. Transport is available for those unable to find their way. Contact Ron Edwards 0417 254 734. 

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 streets. 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: AFTERNOON of FRIENDSHIP at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place. Once a month until 4pm. Short devotional, entertainment and afternoon tea. No charge. Phone 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. 

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. 

7pm: MG CAR CLUB of Wagga meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the club rooms on Morrow Street. Anyone with an interest in MG cars is welcome. Ownership of an MG is not essential. Contact 0419 236 565.

7.30pm:  MASONIC LODGE WAGGA WAGGA No 22 meets at Masonic Centre, 210 Tarcutta Street, Wagga, on the first Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 7pm. All Masons are most welcome. Contact the secretary on 0429 205 370.