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BELCONNEN DAY VIEW CLUB
The Belconnen Day View Club will be holding
its next meeting featuring guest speaker local
historian Alan Foskett. Cost $30 for a two-
course lunch. Tuesday, March 8. 11.45am for
noon. RSVP Thursday March 3. Contact Mary
Wheatley, ph: 6242 9549 or
Depressed? Anxious? Grow offers hope and
friendly practical help in a small group setting.
For further details ph: 6295 7791.
The next gathering of Field Naturalists' will
feature a talk by award-winning artist Catherine
Lidden, ''My Wildlife Art - A fabulous journey''.
All welcome. Thursday, March 3. 7.30pm.
Seminar Room, Gould Wing, Building 116,
Daley Road, ANU. For more information
contact Rosemary von Behrens,
ph: 6254 1763.
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 any time.
No audition is required. Singing experience is
advantageous. Your first two rehearsals are
free! Ph: 6278 5752.
WALKING FOR PLEASURE
Joining a regular walking program is a simple
and enjoyable way of life. In summer, Walking
for Pleasure walks begin at 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. You can
choose walks appropriate for your level of
fitness from the weekly schedule. The Group
walks in a variety of different locations around
Canberra. For details about the current
program of walks, please call: 1300 799 719
or see: CANwalk.org.au.
S-Anon is a 12-step fellowship dedicated to
helping those affected by the sexual addiction
of a family member or friend. Regular meetings
are held in Canberra. For further information
email: email@example.com or
WALKING, CYCLING, TRIPS
Come along for regular bike rides and walks
around Canberra. Bike rides are held on
Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Walks start at 9am on weekends and public
holidays and generally last 60 to 75 minutes.
Ph: 0478 619 250 or see: meetup.com/
walking-cycling-trips for further information.
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
activities, including dinners, lunches, picnics,
barbecues, walks, theatre, music venues,
exhibitions, movies, day trips out of Canberra
and weekends away. Ph: 6242 0840 or
NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
(NSA) -- CANBERRA NORTH BRANCH
The Canberra North Branch of NSA will hold its
March meeting featuring guest speakers Elyse
Moore and Kylie Carrol from the Royal
Australian Mint. In recognition of 50 years of
decimal currency they will discuss the topic
''History of Coins in Australia''. Non-NSA
members are most welcome to attend.
Thursday, March 10. 10am. Southern Cross
Club, Jamison, Catchpole Street, Macquarie.
See: nationalseniors.com.au or
ph: 6241 9395 .
Public speaking and presentation skills
workshop on aspects of effective
communication. Today, March 1. 5.30pm-7pm.
Canberra City Bowling Club, Elder Street,
Braddon (opposite Ainslie Primary School).
Ph: 0415 261 310; email: russell_
Come along for a bargain and be treated to a
well-stocked cake stall, plenty of books, a
varied array of pre-loved clothes including
men's suits, shirts, jackets and more. Free
tea/coffee and cake. All Welcome. Saturday,
March 5. 9am-noon. Christ Church Hawker, Cnr
Belconnen Way and Beetaloo Street, Hawker.
Ph: 6254 2782.
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. The next
Absolute Beginners Computing course will
start on March 9, 10am-noon, and run each
Wednesday for six weeks. Ph: 1800 728 853
or visit: pcug.org.au/wp/.
We are a friendly bunch of women and men
who enjoy singing gospel, folk and popular
songs, usually in four-part harmony. No
auditions and lots of support. $100 yearly
membership. Wednesdays 7.30--9.30pm at St
George's Church Hall, 67 Pethebridge Street,
Pearce. Just turn up or call Suzanne on
0403 677 495 or visit gospelfolk.com.au.
CANBERRA COMPANIONS SOCIAL
New in town, or just looking for something to
do? Then why not join an active over-50s group
of men and women who enjoy activities such
as folk music, movies, restaurant dinners,
lunch in the surrounding country towns,
weekends away and more. Please call Judy on
6241 5136 or John on 6254 7206
The compassionate Friends ACT &
Queanbeyan offers support, friendship and
understanding to each other following the
death of a child of any age from any cause. The
group meets for social activities. First Tuesday
of the month, 7pm. The Grant Cameron
Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street, Holder.
Ph: 6286 6134 or 6290 2538.
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
Thursday of the month. Cost $2. YWCA Mura
Lanyon Community Centre, Sidney Nolan
Street, Conder. Ph: 6294 6201.
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. Thursdays, from
1.30pm. Eternity Church hall, on Sulwood
Drive. 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.
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
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 fourth Monday of each month.
Yarralumla Uniting Church, Denman Street,
Yarralumla. Ph: 6282 9248.
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