What’s on in Wagga

DECK THE HALLS: Henry, 12, and Marnie Stanyeriz at the Junee Christmas Carols at the Athenium last week. Picture: Emma Hillier
DECK THE HALLS: Henry, 12, and Marnie Stanyeriz at the Junee Christmas Carols at the Athenium last week. Picture: Emma Hillier

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

9am: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street  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. 

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 at 58 Plumpton Road, Kooringal.  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. For further information or support phone Nola on 0458 224 430 / 6922 4438 or David & Sandra on 6922 3823 or email: wwsasgroup@gmail.com.  

7pm:  WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL Club on Friday 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, DECEMBER 15

8am: TARCUTTA MEMORIAL HALL COMMITTEE MARKETS on the third Saturday of the month at Memorial Hall, Tarcutta.  

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN open on Shaw Street every Saturday 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 Bonsai Society Inc meets at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street from 1pm to 5pm. New members welcome, no experience necessary. Contact Gail on 6922 4356. Email ww.bs@hotmail.com, find them on facebook, or waggawaggabonsai.blogspot.com.au.

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. 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.  

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16

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 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, DECEMBER 17

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

10.30am: FLOWERDALE DAY VIEW CLUB meets on the third Monday of each month at the Sportsman Hotel in Kincaid Street, Wagga, at 10.30am for an 11am start. New members always welcome. 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. 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. Find pleasure with us on Monday evenings for two hours at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music at 7pm. There will be supper afterwards. 

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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 

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. 

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: 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 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.  

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

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. 

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