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Soul Time

Soul Time will be held on April 16 from 10.30- 12pm at the Henrietta Rose Room, Bendooley St. It will include live music, audio-visual pieces, readings from faiths and philosophers, authors, leaders and indigenous cultures. The theme is ‘A Time for Renewal’, reflecting on rejuvenation and transformation, and how these two principles affect our material and spiritual development. Live music provided by Louise Charman-James, who uses voice as a healing tool with a deep connection to song as spiritual practice. It is a free community service event open to all. Contact soultimebowral@gmail.com or Sally on 0458 021 893.

Parkinson's Support

The next meeting of the Southern Highlands Parkinson's Support Group will be held on April 18 at 10am at the Mittagong RSL. The guest speaker will be Professor Stephen Lord who will talk on Falls Prevention.

Author talk

Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries will host award-winning Australian author Andrew Patterson on April 18. A former Detective Sergeant in the West Australian Police, Mr Patterson has also served as chief investigator with the NSW Commission Against Corruption. He will speak at the Henrietta Rose Room at 10am. The cost will be $10 for FOWL members and $15 for non-members. Bookings essential. Payment can be made at Wingecarribee Libraries, direct debit (Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries BSB: 641-800 Account: 200256114 and include full name or mail cheque to Treasurer FOWL PO Box 375 Bowral 2576.

Garden Morning Tea

The Rodmell Fund will hold a Garden Coffee Morning on April 20. The morning will begin at 10.30am at 58 Eridge Park Road, Burradoo. The cost will be $20 and includes a raffle ticket. RSVP by April 18 to Dee Morgan at deemo_2000@yahoo.com.

First Fleeters 

The Fellowship of First Fleeters Southern Highlands Chapter in conjunction, with the Berrima District Museum will host a Stitched with Love exhibition. The exhibition will feature convict bonnets dedicated to the pioneering ancestors of the Highlands and will coincide with the National Heritage Festival. Members and friends of the First Fleeters chapter created the bonnets. Linda Emery will open the exhibition on April 19. It will run until May 21 from 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Entry $5 at the Berrima District Museum.

Royal Society

The Southern Highlands branch of the The Royal Society of NSW will host Professor Michael Kennedy on April 20. He is Conjoint Associate Professor UNSW and Clinical Pharmacology St Vincent’s Hospital Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist. His interests are in forensic pharmacology, drugs in sport and adverse drug reactions. Professor Kennedy’s talk will be about “what happens to drugs after death”. He will discuss some spectacular criminal convictions directly related resulting from interpretation of drug concentrations after death. He will be at the Performing Arts Centre at Chevalier College. The cost of the lecture will be $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Following the lecture, there will be a dinner with the lecturer,at The Briars. For dinner booking contact Hub Regtop on 0411 192 917 by Monday, April 18.

Foursquare guest speaker

Pastor John Fergusson will be the guest speaker at the Foursquare Church at Welby on April 23. He is an accomplished teacher and public speaker. He has pastored for many years in the US and Australia while travelling the world. He will speak at 9.30 at the church at 82 Mittagong Street, Welby. Details: 4871 3290.

Bushwalkers

Southern Highlands bushwalkers will enjoy an overnight camp on Blue Gum Mountain on April 23. The stay will include an exploratory walk through the rainforest gully and mountain views over Nattai River. Details: Greg 0419 330 908.

Singalong

Mittagong Uniting Church will hold a singalong on April 24. All will be welcome to come along and be entertained by the Mittagong Senior Citizens Ukelele Band. Afternoon tea and large print songbooks available. A gold coin donation would be appreciated. The singalong will start from 1.30pm. Details: Shonagh on 4871 1369.

Child support

Fairness in Child Support (FICS) will meet on Thursday, May 4. The meeting will commence at 7.30pm at the Coniston Community Hall, Coniston. Contact John Flanagan on 0415 899 574 for further details.

Art of listening

An eight week program to improve your relationship with others and yourself will start in the Highlands on May 6 from 12pm. Participants will learn the importance of listening in all areas of life. The program will be held on Saturdays at the Highlands Family Centre, 2 Holmhale St., Bowral. For details and booking call 0429 234 111.

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