What’s on in Wagga

DONE: Neville Smith celebrates with Lauren, Abbey, Joanne and Wayne Medlin the Faculty of Science graduation at Charles Sturt University last week. Picture: Emma Hillier
DONE: Neville Smith celebrates with Lauren, Abbey, Joanne and Wayne Medlin the Faculty of Science graduation at Charles Sturt University last week. Picture: Emma Hillier

CARD PARTIES

FEBRUARY 25, 2019: St Andrews PWA  at St Andrews Hall at 12.30pm. Afternoon tea will be served, donation $8. Contact Grace 6922 5073.

MARCH 11, 2019: Help Cambodia at Riverina Gums, noon to 4.30pm. Entry $8, afternoon tea, trading table, lucky door. Contact Pat 6971 0029 or Sue 6921 3385.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

COME TO BETHLEHEM: Saturday, December 22 to Monday, December 24 from 8pm to 9.30pm COME TO BETHLEHEM walk through the ancient city at Holy Trinity, Bardia Street, Ashmont. Contact. 6931 3601. 

WAGGA WAGGA BONSAI SOCIETY INC: Meet at the ARCC Hall on Tarcutta Street, third Saturday of the month from 1pm to 5pm. New members welcome, no experience needed. Contact Gail on 6922 4356. Email:  ww.bs@hotmail.com, facebook: www.facebook.com/WaggaWaggaBonsaiSociety, waggawaggabonsai.blogspot.com.au.

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. (No encyclopaedias, video/sound tapes, magazines or material in poor condition). Material can be left at Elders, Kincaid Street. (If collection needed phone 6926 1027 or 6922 3739 or  www.waggarotary.org.)

COMMUNITY VISITORS SCHEME: Do you have some spare time? 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. Contact Riverina Community College on 1800 000 212.  

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 8pmat the Calvary Riverina Drug and Alcohol Centre. All welcome. Contact Mary 6932 6800.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

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 – 4pm Saturday to Thursday inclusive. Closed Friday’s unless by appointment. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Please contact Nigel Webster on 0411 840 769 for further information.

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. 

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 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. 

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.

6.30pm: WAGGA EVENING VIEW CLUB meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the RSL Club for a 7pm start. Contact Ros 0418 649 817. Money raised goes to the Smith Family to support the Learning for Life program. 

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, DECEMBER 20

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: 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: 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: PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP meet third Thursday of each month at the Sportsman’s Hotel. Contact Sue 0418 455 038. 

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.

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. 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. 

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. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

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 on 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. 

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