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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.

Monthly Op Shop

The monthly op shop at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Bowral is on again on December 1 from 10am to 4pm and December 2 from 9am to 3pm. New stock is available with plenty od variety and bargains. Among the items for sale are clothes, bri-a-brac, linen, toys, collectables and even somegift ideas for Christmas. All are welcome at the op shop located on the corner of Bendooley and Wingecarribee Streets, Bowral.

Highlands Singers

The Highlands Singers Christmas concert will be held at the Bowral Baptist Church auditorium, 13 Merrigang Street, Bowral on December 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.

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 head to the Shoalhaven for their next trek on December 3. They will embark on a walk along Bomaderry Creek and if time permits will also take on Ben’s Walk in Nowra.These are two interesting walks in the Nowra area – both with lookouts, stone steps and creeks. One will also involve a river crossing. THe total walk will cover about 11km. Details: Julie on 4889 4508 or 0408 480 150.

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.