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National Servicemen

The National Servicemen’s Association Southern Highlands branch will hold its next meeting on November 8. The meeting will be held at the Mittagong RSL Club from 10.30am. The National Servicemen’s Association represents all former National Servicemen in matters relating to their service. Former National Servicemen are welcome to attend the monthly meeting at Mittagong. Details: Laurie Kent on 0408 419 768.

Fibromyalgia meeting

The Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on the second Friday of each month with the next meeting on November 10 from midday to 2pm. This is the final meeting for the year. Meetings will resume in January. It will be held in the Henrietta Rose rooms, Bendooley Street, Bowral. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Dianne on 0415 541 589 or Elaine on 0448 007 619. 

NDIS information

AN NDIS information session will be held on November 9 at Berrima Cottage on the corner of Ascot Road and Sheffield Street, Bowral. The session will be presented by One Door Mental Health and is tailored for people living with mental illness. It will be held from 10am to 12.30pm. For further information call Tamalain Anstess on 0428 190 676 or go to www.onedoor.org.au/events/ndis-info

Pre-Christmas stall

Christmas bits and bobs, handicrafts, home baked treats, plants and more will be on sale in Corbett Plaza on November 11. The Southern Highlands Evening Branch of CWA will hold a pre-Christmas stall in the plaza from 9am to midday. Raffle tickets will also be sold on the day with several great prizes up for grabs. Don’t miss out on the chance to bag a bargain. For further information send you inquiry to secretary.shecwa@gmail.com

Rose society

A Miniature Rose Show (including Floral Design) is planned for November. This is a unique show as it is the first to be held in Australia specific to Miniature and Miniflora Roses.  Mini workshops on breeding roses; growing miniature roses in pots and propagating miniature roses from cuttings will be conducted.  Activities will be held on November 18 from 12.00pm-5.00pm and November 19 from10.00am – 4.00pm.  Further details are available from Ralph Parsons on 4871 0091 or ralphros@bigpond.com.au

Cent day

Exeter Red Cross will hold a Cent Day on November 20. This fund raising event will be held at the All Saints Church Hall at Sutton Forest from 2pm.

Bible lessons

Casual, flexible and free seminars on learning to read the Bible effectively are available at the Loseby Park community hall each Sunday from 9.15am to 10.15am. The Highlands Christadelphians currently offer a continuous series of seminars designed to help people learn how to understand the Bible for themselves. No attempt is made to teach doctrines. This is more like a "How To" guide with hints on how to allow the Bible to interpret itself. The small group currently attending includes people from 18 to about 50 years of age. It is informal, and participants are invited to contribute their questions, or simply listen to the others. All are welcome. No bookings are necessary. Come and go as you wish. Come every Sunday if you wish, or just once to find out how it works. The seminars are not held during school holidays. Details: 0490 839 141.

Melbourne Cup fun

Fashion, food and horse racing will be the order of the day at the next special fundraising event to be held by the Moss Vale branch of Red Cross. The branch will hold a Melbourne Cup luncheon at the Moss Vale Golf Club from midday on November 7. A raffle and sweeps will be run on the day with funds raised going toward ongoing projects supported by the branch. Tickets are $35 per person. Details: Tricia O’Keefe on 0414 672 267.

Anxiety Support

The Moss Vale Anxiety Disorder Support Group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 3pm and the second Wednesday of the month from 10.30am at Moss Vale Services Club.The group is free and open to people with anxiety disorders and their friends and family. It is for people aged over 18 and is not suitable for people with schizophrenia of PTSD. Details: Rachel on 9339 6013 or email supportgroups@wayahead.org.au

Bushwalk

Southern Highlands Bushwalkers Inc. will follow  the Wodi Wodi Track to Stanwell Park for their next adventure on November 12. This will be a walk from the beach, through rainforest with some very steep sections. 

The total ascent/descent is about 400m.There will be a possible side track  to Mount Mitchell lookout which is very steep and strenuous. This could be an exploratory section depending on possible track closure. Details: Jenny on 4681 9992 or 0447 185 128.