Diary: mark this on your calendar

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.

Blood cancer education

Bowral Blood Cancer Education and support Group will meet next on November 22 at the Southern Highlands Private Hospital from 10am to midday. The group is for people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, mutliple myeloma, related blood disorders and is also open to their family and friends. RSVP is essential and can be made through Rachel Seath: rseath@leukaemia.org.au, 4222 0607 or 0466 491 793.

CWA meeting

The Mittagong Branch of CWA will hold its monthly meeting at its rooms in Winifred West Park, Mittagong, on November 22. Lunch will be at midday followed by the Meeting at 1pm. Details: Beverley on 4871 1483.

Miniature Rail

The next running of the Highlands Miniature Railway will be held at the Moss Vale Showground on Nowvember 25. Miniature trains will be running from 9.30am to 2.30pm (weather permitting). The railway is located at the far eastern corner of the showground (Robertson end), signs will be out. Highlands Miniature Railway group welcomes new members to help run the railway. Working bees are usually held on Tuesdays. The group needs members who can be trained in track laying, carriage maintenance, grounds improvement, driving and guards. For further information call Laurie Kent on 0408 419 768.

Bushwalkers

Southern Highlands Bushwalkers Inc will hold a Christmas party at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary on November 26. This will kick off at 10.30am with meat, tea, coffee and punch provided. Those attending are asked to bring a plate, cup and cutlery. Anyone bringing a salad, sweet or nibbles should advise the organisers a  few days prior to the event. Details: Margaret on 4889 8661 or 0409 803 576.

Mittagong singalong

Mittagong Uniting Church will hold a singalong on November 27 from 1.30pm. Come along and be entertained by the St Michael's School Choir. Large print songbooks will be available for those keen to singalong. Afternoon tea served at the end of the singing. A gold coin donation to take part in the activity would be appreciated. All are welcome. Details: Shonagh Moore 4871 1369.

Cancer support

The Southern Highlands Cancer Support Group will hold its next meeting on November 28 at the conference room at Southern Private Hospital from 10 to 11.30am. The group provides support for past and present Southern Highlands Cancer Centre patients and their carers. RSVP for catering purposes: facilitator katie Moran on 4862 9469.

Highlands Singers

The Highlands Singers Christmas concert will be held at the Bowral Baptist Church auditorium, 13 Merrigang Street, Bowral on Decemeber 2. It will begin at 2pm  and will feature canons by Mozart and Pachelbel. Conductor for the performance is John D’Arcy with Geoff Harvey on keyboard. All funds raised will go to Can Assist.

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.