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PAIN SUPPORT ACT
Pain Support ACT Inc is a small community
group striving to help people living with persist-
ent or chronic pain. Come along to the first
meeting of 2016 which will include introduc-
tions, discussion of issues, information, ques-
tions and relaxation. Small donation. Friday,
January 29. Noon-2pm. 100 Maitland Street,
Hackett. See: painsupportact.org.au or
Ph: 6281 1036.
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, summer is
here, time to get out and join our varied activit-
ies which include dinners, lunches, picnics,
barbecues, walks, theatre, music venues, ex-
hibitions, movies, day trips out of Canberra
and weekends away. Ph: 6242 0840 or
Depressed? Anxious? Grow offers hope and
friendly practical help in a small-group setting.
Further details Ph: 6295 7791.
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 pro-
gram of walks, please call: 1300 799 719 or
OMNIA ADVENTURERS AND SOCIAL
Omnia is a club for over 50s who are seeking to
build new, active lives and make new friend-
ships. Omnia Members run regular activities
including walks, Friday night drinks, Trivia
nights, movie nights and much more. The club
is structured by a committee and provides a
monthly E-newsletter and weekly email for
activities. For information on becoming a
member visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or
CHARITY GARAGE SALE
Charity Garage Sales is back again with Can-
berra's biggest and best garage sale. Browse
through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and
household items, all at affordable prices.
Plenty of new items every month, including
kids clothes from just $1.50, adult clothing
from $2.50, books for $2 or less, DVDs $2,
CDs $1, kitchenware, toys, Bric-a-brac and
much, much more. All proceeds go towards
funding projects that promote sustainability
and self-reliance in poor communities. Sat-
urday, January 30. 7am-12pm. 5 O'Grady
Ainslie Toastmasters provides a public speak-
ing and presentation skills workshop on as-
pects of effective communication. Free of
charge. The next meeting is Tuesday, February
2, 5.30pm-7pm. Canberra City Bowling Club,
Elder Street, Braddon. Ph: 0415 261 310.
Al-Anon is for families and friends of alcohol-
ics. Meet other people who share your fears.
Learn about the disease of alcoholism and
feel the support of people who understand.
There are 11 weekly meetings to choose from
in the Canberra region. For more information
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 three rehearsals are free! Ph: 6278 5752.
Self help group for those grieving because
their partners have died and who can listen,
support and comfort, due to their similar ex-
periences 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:
A friendly bunch of women and men who enjoy
singing gospel, folk and popular songs, usu-
ally in four-part harmony. No auditions and lots
of support. $100 yearly membership. Wed-
nesdays 7.30pm--9.30pm at St George's
Church Hall 67 Pethebridge Street Pearce.
Just turn up or call Suzanne on 0403 677 495
or visit www.gospelfolk.com.au.
THE ENGLISH IN AUSTRALIA
Are you seeking understanding, friendship, ac-
ceptance and belonging? Welcome to T.E.A --
The English in Australia. An association of fun-
loving Anglophiles, their friends and non-
Anglophiles who just like the UK. Meetings are
held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.
10.30am-noon. Southern Cross Club, Woden.
Ph: 6257 2204.
The Compassionate Friends ACT & Queanbey-
an 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 Com-
munity Centre, Holder. For further information
please contact Maxine: 6286 6134 or
Sue: 6290 2538.
PC USERS GROUP
The PC Users Group provide the opportunity to
discuss and resolve all sorts of computer is-
sues, with various groups offering discussion
of computer topics at various levels. The group
also offer training courses from absolute be-
ginners onwards. Ph: 1800 728 853 or
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ACT
The Red Cross is looking for people who are
willing to share some of their time and in-
terests with older people to provide compan-
ionship and social interaction. The ACT branch
is particularly looking for people who are avail-
able on weekdays during daytime hours. Volun-
teers are carefully matched with a person,
according to their interests, times of availabil-
ity and location, personal preferences. Must
be over 18 years old.Ph: 6234 7634 or email:
ERINDALE SOCIAL AND CRAFT
This is a community group which meets for
craft and other activities or just drop in for a
cuppa and a chat. Morning tea and light lunch
provided. Children welcome. Thursdays,
10am--2pm. Cost $2. Erindale Neighbourhood
Centre, Corner Sternberg Crescent and Com-
rie Street, Erindale. Ph: 6296 5997 or
CONDER CRAFT GROUP
The Conder Craft Group is a group for women
who get together once a month to share the
craft ideas and skills in a friendly and casual
environment. The group meets the first Thurs-
day of the month. Cost $2. YWCA Mura Lanyon
Community Centre, Sidney Nolan Street, Con-
der. Ph: 6294 6201.
WESTON CREEK TOASTMASTERS
Improve your public speaking and leadership
kills. We are currently meeting at the Weston
Creek Community Centre, Room 1, on the first
and third Monday of February, 7.30 pm. All
welcome. $5.50 a meeting.
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND
The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) Canberra
is looking for volunteers. RSB has a wide range
of roles available for people of all ages and
skill sets to assist in the areas of: general
administration, marketing and fundraising,
assisting clients with daily tasks, general com-
panionship, program delivery, driving, food
preparation, event co-ordination and helping
the Royal Society for the Blind in the com-
munity. To make a difference and be a part of
something great, apply for a volunteer role
now. Email: email@example.com or
Ph: 6249 1239.
THE RAINBOW PROGRAM
The Rainbow Program, operated by The Mental
Health Foundation, is a psychosocial day pro-
gram which includes group-based activities
and social integration providing a place where
adults living with a mental illness can relax,
make friends, learn new skills or find support.
NDIS Funded. Open Monday-Friday. 10am-
4pm. Chifley Health and Wellbeing Hub,
1-2/70 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley.
See: mhf.org.au. Ph: 6242 6575 or
0406 377 678.
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