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AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS-ACT
Red Cross is looking for volunteers for the
'Meals on Wheels' service. This service
provides a daily fresh and frozen meal delivery
to those who, because of advanced age or
disability, are unable to prepare their own
meals. The service aims to provide a nutritious
meal, support people to maintain their
independence, increase social contact and
provide a regular check on people's wellbeing.
The service is run out of the office in Holder
and volunteers are required between 9.30am
and 1.30pm. If you think you can help, please
contact CVAU: 6234 7634 or email
THE ABBA CHOIR
The Andante Andante Choir, otherwise known
as the ABBA choir, rehearses every Monday
night except during school holidays. New choir
members are welcome to join anytime. No
previous singing experience is required as
training in vocal technique is provided. Your
first two rehearsals are free. Ph: 6278 5752
or email email@example.com.
PEACEKNITS POP-UP EVENT
A celebration of craft, knitting and life beyond
war activities, the PeaceKnits event is a
unique opportunity for you, family and friends
to experience something different in our Anzac
Centenary year. Add your story to One-Long-
Yarn, make your own choc egg cosy or see a 7
metre knitted Lone Pine Pole Cosy, plus much
more. Saturday, April 11, from 10am-4pm.
Boab Book Cottage, 36 Crawford St
Queanbeyan. Ph: 0420 534 189.
BELCONNEN DAY VIEW CLUB
View Clubs raise money for the Smith Family
Learning for Life program. The next meeting of
the Belconnen Day View Club will feature guest
speaker Connie O'Day, from the ACT
Government, who will be speaking about
saving money on your energy bills. Cost $27
for a two course lunch. Tuesday, April 14.
11.45am for a noon start. Raiders League
Club, Hardwick Crescent, Holt. RSVP by
Thursday, April 9. Ph: 6242 9549 or
HERITAGE FESTIVAL EVENT
Come along to this special ACT Heritage
Festival event featuring a presentation by Mark
Butz on the history of the Jerrabomberra
Wetlands and a one hour guided walk. Brought
to you by the Woodlands and Wetland Trust.
Sunday, April 19. 10am-12.30pm.
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, 2 Dairy Road,
Fyshwick. For bookings
AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAY
Young artists from five to twelve years old are
invited to the Belconnen Arts Centre Autumn
School Holiday program. Enjoy a huge range of
activities including painting, paperworks and
workshops about Aboriginal cultures. All
materials are included. Free entry for adults
accompanying children under seven. Cost $15
per workshop plus booking fee. Tuesday, April
14, to Friday, April 17. Belconnen Arts Centre,
118 Emu Bank, Belconnen. Bookings
essential. Visit: belconnenartscentre.com.au.
CANBERRA LUNG LIFE MEETING
A support group for people with chronic lung
disease and their carers. Guest speaker
Emma Baldock on Mindfulness. Second
Thursday of every month. From 10.15am -
12pm. Burns Club, 8 Kett Street, Kambah.
Next meeting April 9.
MELANOMA PATIENTS AUSTRALIA
Melanoma Patients Australia (Canberra Group)
is for Melanoma patients and their families,
friends and carers who want to know more
about the disease. We share each other's
stories and give practical advice and support
where possible. All welcome. Second Friday of
every month. Next meeting April 10. From 1pm
- 2.30pm. Community Room 1, Canberra
Southern Cross Club, Woden.
Ph: 04 1201 6596.
We are a friendly social group for people over
50 who would like to meet new people in their
life, no need to be bored or idle, join us for
activities including dinners, lunches, picnics,
barbecues, walks, theatre, music venues,
exhibitions, movies, day trips out of Canberra
and weekends away. Ph. 6242 0840
THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
The Country Music Association of Canberra &
Monaro District walk-up concert is on Friday
10th April at the Deakin Football Club (behind
the Shell Service Station Deakin). Singers,
players and listeners are all welcome including
children. From 7.30pm. Bistro opens 6pm.
Cost $2. Ph: 0412 559 113
THARWA BUSH DANCE
The "Bush Capital Band" will keep feet moving
with bush dances and lively moves. Beryl will
be our caller for the dances so no experience
is required. Adults $25, Children $5. Saturday,
April 12, from 7pm-12am. Tharwa Hall.
Ph: 0402 812 741.
ANU RESEARCH DANCE CLASSES
Have you ever wanted to have fun and learn to
dance in a safe environment? If you are a
woman between the ages of 18 and 50, and
have a body mass index between 30 and 40
kg/m2, now you can! Researchers in the
Research School of Psychology at the
Australian National University are inviting
eligible members of the community to
participate in a 10-week dance program to
evaluate the effect of dance on psychological
well-being. Classes are fee-based, $180 for all
ten or $20 per class. will be run on a Monday
afternoon at the Canberra Dance Theatre.
Participants will meet with the researchers
before the classes begin, have their height and
weight measured, and complete some
questionnaires at the beginning and end of the
study and each class. Medical clearance from
your GP is needed but no previous dance
experience is required! Contact: Associate
Professor Elizabeth Rieger
firstname.lastname@example.org; Dr Kristen
Self help group for those grieving because
their partners have died and who can listen,
support and comfort, due to their similar
experiences and thus help re-establishing
their lives and thus go on living. Held every first
and third Wednesday of the month, 12.30pm--
2.30pm, at Phillip. Also the first and third
Thursdays of the month 7.30pm--9.30pm, at
Jamison. Ph: 6297 1052, 24 hours. Visit:
Al-Anon is for families and friends of
alcoholics. Choose from 12 meetings each
week in the Canberra region. For more
information visit: al-anon.org/australia.
WALKING IN CANBERRA
Joining a regular walking program is a simple
and enjoyable way of life. During autumn,
Walking for Pleasure conducts walks at:
9.30am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. Walks are between one and two hours
long. You can choose walks appropriate for
your level of fitness from the weekly schedule.
Walks are planned for various locations around
Canberra.For details about the current
program of walks, please call: 1300 799 719
The Compassionate Friends ACT &
Queanbeyan is part of a world-wide family of
bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents
offering support, friendship and understanding
to each other following the death of a child of
any age from any cause. We have regular social
activities, an excellent library and monthly
sharing meetings on the first Tuesday of the
month at 7pm at The Grant Cameron
Community Centre, Holder. For further
information please contact Jane on
6287 3350 or 0435 451 049 or
PC USERS GROUP
The PC Users Group provide the opportunity to
discuss and resolve all sorts of computer
issues, with various groups offering
discussion of computer topics at various
levels. The group also offer training courses
from absolute beginners onwards.
Ph: 1800 728 853 or visit: pcug.org.au/wp/.
WESTON CREEK MEN'S SHED
The Men's Shed is a social Shed where men
can meet for a cuppa and a chat. Activities
include guest speakers, visits to local
attractions, barbecues and occasional
lunches at a local Club. Thurdays, from
1.30pm. Weston Creek Uniting Church hall, 16
Parkinson St, Weston. Ph: 0407 331 620 or
Two free classes for people learning English
are being held in Gungahlin by a combined
churches group. Conversation group on
Thursdays 12.30-2.30pm. The Salvation Army
Centre, The Valley Ave and advanced class
with some IELTS practice on Wednesdays
7.15-9.15pm at Gungahlin library.
Ph: 0419 017 552.
WEEKLY BRIDGE CLUB
We are a non-profit organisation who play
friendly sessions of bridge twice a week. Free
tea and coffee provided. $3 per session.
Monday and Friday, 12.20pm-3.30pm.
Belconnen Bowling Club, 1 Beetaloo Street,
Hawker. Ph: 6251 4023 for more information
and to arrange a partner if necessary.
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