Community diary: What's on April 17, 2019

HAPPY DAYS: Our photographer Emma Hillier snapped Jackson Garner, 2, enjoying a day on the swings last week.
HAPPY DAYS: Our photographer Emma Hillier snapped Jackson Garner, 2, enjoying a day on the swings last week.

CARD PARTIES

MAY 13: Inner Wheel Club Wagga at Riverina Gums, noon Contact Joan 6926 1027.

MAY 27: Wagga Breast Cancer Group, Riverina Gums, noon. Contact Sue 0474 258 749.

JUNE 17: Auxiliary of the Home of Compassion, Riverina Gums, noon. $8 entry. Contact 6922 3278 or 6925 2363.

SEPTEMBER 2: Inner Wheel Club Wagga at Riverina Gums, noon Contact Lesley 6922 4602.

SEPTEMBER 23: Wagga Day VIEW Club, Riverina Gums, noon. Contact Sue 0474 258 749.

OCTOBER 14: Wagga Breast Cancer Group, Riverina Gums, noon. Contact Sue 0474 258 749.

OCTOBER 21: Pilgrim Fellowship card party at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Tanda Place South City from noon. $8. Afternoon tea provided. Contact Deirdre 0439 878 646.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

  • BEYOND THE STOMP: Are you an actor, dancer, school teacher, theatre maker? Ozfrank Theatre Film and our international membership of Nobbs Suzuki Praxis (NSP) practitioners are in Wagga, hosted by the Charles Sturt University for The Inaugural NSP Symposium, Beyond the Stomp, from April 15 to 18 at the Playhouse Theatre and evening activities at the CSU. Masterclass - Back to Basics, April 19 to 21 provides three days of open training (with or without attendance at the symposium) for actors, dancers, school teachers and theatre makers. Visit nobbssuzukipraxis.com. Contact Jacqui 0466 219 852.
  • TUMUT EASTER MARKETS: The 28th annual two-day Tumut Easter Markets return April 19 and 20 at the Boys Club Hall, 76 Fitzroy Street, from 9am to 4pm. Entry is free, with 60 stalls at the non-profit event. Proceeds to the Tumut Pony Club. Contact 4232 2337 or 0419 427 801.
  • EASTER RAFFLE: Easter raffle drawn at Markets by the Lake Saturday, April 20 from 9am. For tickets contact Bill on 0411 358 815. Supporting Can Assist and Thomas Bros Wagga Wagga Takes Two.
  • EASTER COMMUNITY MARKETS by Rotary Club of Coolamon on Easter Saturday from 9am to 2pm in Coolamon's Central Pieper Park. Various goods will be available, including variety of produce, art craft, vintage items, etc. Proceeds to fund local community projects. Contact Paul on 0429 318570, or Grahame on 0428 694448.
  • FASHION PARADE: Fashion parade at the Uranquinty Hall (presented by ladies of Uranquinty) on Sunday, April 28 at 1pm for 1.30pm. $20 entry at the door, concession $10. Contact: Anne Helyar 6922 9670. Proceeds to local charities. All fashions on the day for sale.
  • BOOK FAIR: The Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga's BOOK FAIR is on Saturday, May 4 (8am to 5pm) and Sunday, May 5 (9am to 3pm) at Kyeamba Smith Hall, Wagga Showground. The fair will offer around 50,000 good quality second-hand books, both fiction and non-fiction, sorted under many categories plus material for children and youth; collectible items; CD's, DVD's, sheet music, reference etc at realistic prices, EFTPOS available. Entry $2 adults, children free. www.waggarotary.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

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 $7 including morning tea, cooked lunch, afternoon tea, Holy Communion, social, fun. Contact 6937 7522.

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 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: 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).

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: Joey scouts 1st Wagga, Glenfield (boys and girls aged 5-8). Contact 0414 527 436.

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.

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: NSW JUSTICES ASSOCIATION - RIVERINA BRANCH meet in the Fife Room, Wagga RSL Club. Be informed of current changes in the law which are applicable to your duties as JP. A training session will be held at most meetings so come along and keep updates. All JPs welcome. Contact Michelle Henderson, 0409 048 148, imhendo@bigpond.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.

8pm: WAGGA AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY is holding a speaker night with at 24 Tarakan Avenue, Ashmont. New members welcome. Contact Lyn on 6925 0319.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

10am: Kooringal Friendship Group meets every Thursday during school terms in the foyer of the Sacred Heart Church from 10am until 1.30pm. We offer friendship, activities, cards, bingo, morning tea and lunch. Transport can be arranged. The cost is $10 per person. Contact Mary 6921 4770 or Fay 0418 207 480.

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: CRAFT AT KINGS CHURCH is held each Thursday, during the school term, from 10am to 3pm at Kings Church. The craft sessions are not only for people who can already do craft, but for those people wishing to learn in a helpful environment. Contact 6926 4444.

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

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.

6pm: Venturers (scouting for boys and girls aged 15-17) adventurous activities held every second week in Glenfield to 8pm. Contact 0418 601 096.

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.

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.

7.30pm: NARCOTICSANONYMOUS:At the rear of St Paul's Anglican Church, corner of Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, Wagga.

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22.

EASTER HOLIDAY

  • Please check times and details with individual groups over the Easter period as many may be on break.
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