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Public speaking and presentation skills
workshop on aspects of effective
communication. Come along and fulfil those
new year resolutions. Free for visitors. Today,
January 19. 5.30pm-7pm. Canberra City
Bowling Club, Elder Street, Braddon (opposite
Ainslie Primary School). Ph: 0415 261 310;
email: email@example.com or
EXTINCTION AT THE NATIONAL
Visit the National Dinosaur Museum this
school holidays and become a junior
palaeontologist. Take the Extinction Challenge
and receive a real fossil to take home. At noon
every day the museum is running guided tours
focusing on the numerous extinction events
that have occurred during the Earth's long
history. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Barton
Highway. See: nationaldinosaurmuseum.
com.au or Ph: 6230 2655.
Depressed? Anxious? Grow offers hope and
friendly practical help in a small-group setting.
Meetings held Mondays, Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Ph: 6295 7791.
NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
(NSA) - CANBERRA SOUTH BRANCH
The Canberra South Branch of NSA will hold its
first monthly meeting for 2016 featuring guest
speaker ABC personality Virginia Haussegger.
Non-NSA members are most welcome to
attend. Wednesday, January 27. 10.30am.
Weston Creek Labor Club, Teesdale Close,
Stirling. See: nationalseniors.com.au.
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ACT
The Red Cross is looking for people willing to
share some of their time and interests with
older people to provide companionship and
social interaction as part of the Community
Visitors Scheme. The Red Cross is particularly
looking for people in the Queanbeyan region
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 years old. Ph: 6234 7634 or
WALKING IN CANBERRA
During summer, Walking for Pleasure conducts
walks at various locations around Canberra:
8.30am or 6.30pm on Sunday, 9.30am on
Tuesday, 8.30am on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. Walks are between one and two hours
long. Walks appropriate for different levels of
fitness are available from the weekly schedule.
For details about the current program of walks,
please call: 1300 799 719 or
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
A group for mostly over 45s. Activities include
restaurant dinners, dances, barbecues, card
nights, theatre evenings and much more. For
more information, contact Judy,
ph: 0412 625 564 or see: cofsg.org.
BELCONNEN DAY VIEW CLUB
The Belconnen Day View Club holds its first
meeting for 2016 in February. All new
members are most welcome to attend. The
View Club promotes friendship while raising
money for The Smith Family Learning Club.
Cost $27 for a two-course lunch. Tuesday,
February 9. 11.45am for noon. RSVP
Thursday, February 4. Ph: 6242 9549 or
HOLIDAY ART FOR KIDS
Join in for a week of creative adventures, meet
new friends and learn new skills. Holiday art
workshops for children aged 10-16, covering a
range of projects like painting, drawing,
embossing and printmaking. All materials and
a snack included. Located in Bonner. January,
18-22. For more info and bookings, call
Antoinette: 0422 693 546 or
COME AND TRY CLOGGING
Clogging is a great workout and so much fun
you will barely know you are exercising. We are
a very friendly community group who enjoy
tapping our feet to a variety of music. Steps
are learnt gently over a period of time, then all
dances are cued for your enjoyment. No
partner required. Shoes available for hire and
classes are paid by the month. Come and try
for free. Classes begin February, held weekly in
Kambah, Melba and Bungendore. For more
information contact Louise,
ph: 0411 270 410.
CANBERRA CELTIC CHOIR
Like to sing? Need a new project for 2016?
Come along to the Canberra Celtic Choir and
sing the great old Irish, Welsh and Scottish
songs in two and four-part harmonies with
regular performances. No auditions. Choir
resumes Monday, February 1. Rehearsals
Mondays, 7.30pm-9.15pm. Canberra Irish
Club, Parkinston Street, Weston.
Ph: 6296 3375 or 6253 9856.
We are a friendly social group for people over
50 who would like to meet new people.
Summer is here, time to get out and join our
activities which include dinners, lunches,
picnics, barbecues, walks, theatre, music
venues, exhibitions, movies, day trips out of
Canberra and weekends away. Ph: 6242 0840
or 6281 3549.
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
Maxine: 6286 6134 or Sue: 6290 2538.
PC USERS GROUP
The PC Users Group provides 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 offers training courses
from absolute beginners onwards.
Ph: 1800 728 853 or see: pcug.org.au/wp/.
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FOLK
Offers dances from around the world at all skill
levels. No partner required. Cost $10 (first
three nights free). Every Wednesday, 7.45pm-
10.15pm. Yarralumla Uniting Church Hall,
Denman Street, Yarralumla. Ph: 6288 6138 or
Two free classes for people learning English
are held in Gungahlin by a combined churches
group. Conversation group on Thursdays
12.30pm-2.30pm at The Salvation Army
Centre, The Valley Avenue. Advanced class
with some IELTS practice on Wednesdays
7.15pm-9.15pm at Gungahlin library.
Ph: 0419 017 552.
AUTISM ASPERGER ACT GAMES
Do you have children with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD) and would like to meet other
families with children on the spectrum? Or
would you just like to socialise with other
adults in the ASD community? ASD is often an
isolating experience, and the Games Group
endeavours to bring together children and
families to help with social skills and building
friendships. Autism Asperger ACT has a great
range of games for the whole family to enjoy.
Meetings on the fourth Sunday of every month,
noon-3pm. AAACT headquarters, Chifley
Health and Wellbeing Hub, 91 Eggleston
Crescent, Chifley. Ph: 6176 0514 or
SEEK AND FIND OP SHOP
The Seek and Find Op Shop offers a wonderful
selection of clothing for women, men and
children, as well as toys, shoes, handbags,
music, CDs, DVDs, plants and knick-knacks.
Any donations of clothing or other items are
always welcome. Free lunch is provided on
Thursdays from 12.30pm. Open Monday to
Thursday, 9.30am-1.30pm. Baptist Church,
Jenke Circuit, Kambah. Ph: 0406 201 371.
KNIT AND TALK
This is 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. Every Friday,
10am-noon. Tuggeranong Public Library,
Cowlishaw Street, Greenway.
Ph: 0421 992 516.
KINGSTON MINIATURE RAILWAY
Hop aboard both steam and diesel miniature
trains run by the Canberra Society of Model
and Experimental Engineers. Rides $3 each or
all day tickets are available at $15. The second
and last Sunday each month. 10.30am-
2.30pm. The Kingston Miniature Railway,
Geijera Place, Kingston. Ph: 1300 731 954.
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