Home' The Chronicle : Canberra Chronicle 18-08-2015 Contents 29 - Tuesday, August 18, 2015
GREENWAY PROBUS SOCIAL CLUB
Come along to the next meeting of the
Greenway Probus Club and listen to guest
speaker Libby Stewart speak on the Museum
of Democracy. Libby is a senior historian at the
museum. All welcome. Tuesday, August 18.
10am. Vikings Town Centre Sports Club.
Ph: 6294 7207.
FALLS PREVENTION INFO SESSION
COTA ACT will host Diane Percy from the Heart
Foundation, speaking about how to lower your
risk of falling. She'll also provide info about
upcoming free falls-risk testing. Delicious
afternoon tea provided. Free. Wednesday,
August 19. 2pm. Hughes Community Centre,
Wisdom Street, Hughes. Ph: 6282 3777 or
PELVIC FLOOR WORKSHOP
Women of all ages are invited to attend this
workshop presented by professionals from
ACT Health directorate. This workshop will
provide information, education and self help
strategies for women who are experiencing
continence problems or wishing to prevent
them. Tuesday, September 1. 1pm-4pm.
Belconnen Community Health Centre, 56
Lathlain St, Belconnen. Ph: 6207 9977.
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.
Get back to basics with a workshop that will
teach you how to dye your own fabrics at home.
Come along to the Canberra Environment
Centre's making plant based dyes with textiles
artist Sally Blake and learn how simple it is to
make natural dyes of your very own. Tuesday,
August 25. 6pm-8pm. Canberra Environment
Centre, cnr Lawson Crescent and Lennox
Crossing, Acton. See: ecoaction.com.au.
ROTARY ANTIQUES AND
The antiques fair brings together 22 dealers
from around Australia and is the perfect
opportunity for collectors, and those just
browsing, to buy high-quality antiques and
collectables at reasonable prices. Home-made
cakes, slices and light lunches also available.
Adults $7, concession $5. Children under 14
free. August 21-23. Albert Hall, 100
Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla.
Ph: 6231 5244.
THIRD CANBERRA GARDEN CLUB
The Garden Club, which celebrates its 45th
birthday this year, is seeking new members to
join garden tours, discussions and
presentations featuring guest speakers
around the gardens of beautiful Canberra. All
welcome. Third Wednesday of every month.
From 10am. In winter meetings take place in
the Botanic Gardens' auditorium.
Ph: 6248 6570 or Ph: 6288 6990.
ROTARY TRASH AND TREASURE
Come and visit Rotary's Trash and Treasure,
with plenty of great stalls, fresh fruit and veg,
lots of tools, vintage and children's clothing,
plants and much more.
Every Sunday. 6am-1pm. Jamison Centre,
Email: email@example.com or
We invite ladies over 50 to a friendship group.
The afternoon consists of a short activity and
then a chat over afternoon tea. Meetings are
held the 4th Monday of each month.
Yarralumla Uniting Church, Denman Street,
Ph: 6282 9248.
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,
Ph: 6251 4023 for more information and to
arrange a partner if necessary.
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, BBQs and lunches at a local club.
Thurdays, from 1.30pm.
Weston Creek Uniting Church, 16 Parkinson
St, Weston. Ph: 0407 331 620 or
KNIT AND TALK
An informal group for migrant women who want
to learn to knit and to improve their English
through conversation. It is free and knitting
materials are provided. Friday mornings,
10am-12pm. Tuggeranong Public Library,
Cowlishaw Street, Greenway.
Ph: 0421 992 516.
IS FOOD A PROBLEM FOR YOU?
Do you eat when you're not hungry? Do you go
on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is
your weight affecting the way you live your life?
Call Overeaters Anonymous. Ph: 6231 4171.
KINGSTON MINIATURE RAILWAY
Hop aboard steam and diesel miniature trains
run by Canberra Society of Model and
Experimental Engineers. Rides $3 each or all
day tickets for $15.
Second and last Sunday each month.
Kingston Miniature Railway,
Geijera Place, Kingston. Ph:1300 73 1954 .
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.
ANU CLASSICS MUSEUM
The ANU Classics Museum is a gem in the
Canberra museum scene, and has a collection
of some 600 authentic artefacts concerned
with life in ancient Greece and Rome. 9am--
6pm weekdays (except public holidays)
voluntary guides give free hour-long tours on
the second Friday of each month. All welcome.
AD Hope Building, ANU, at the end of Ellery
Crescent. Ph: 6273 2153 or
WALKING IN CANBERRA
Joining a regular walking program is a simple
and enjoyable way of life. During winter,
Walking for Pleasure conducts walks at
9.30am on Sunday, Tuesday, 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
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 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:
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/.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ACT
The Red Cross is currently looking for people
who are willing to share some of their time and
interests with older people to provide
companionship and social interaction. The
ACT branch is particularly looking for people
who are available on weekdays during daytime
hours. Volunteers are carefully matched with a
person, according to their interests, times of
availability and location, personal preferences.
Must be over 18-year-old. Ph: 6234 7634 or
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