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CWA cafe

CWA Bowral Branch has a cafe open during Tulip Time from September 12 – 24.  Devonshire tea, sandwiches, slices, tea and coffee will be available.

Jams and pickles, handicraft and bric-a-brac is on sale. Opening hours will be 9.15am – 3.30pm. The CWA rooms are located adjacent to Corbett Gardens.

Biggest barbecue

A Biggest Barbecue will be held for Frontier Services in the grounds of Mittagong Uniting Church on September 19. This will be held from Midday for a 12.30pm start. Details: Shonagh Moore on 4871 1369.

Parkinson’s support

The next meeting of the Southern Highlands Parkinson's Support Group will be held on September 19 from 10.00am in the conference room of the Old Bowral Hospital. Entry is off Ascot Rd. Our guest will be Christine McGee from Parkinson's NSW and our speaker will be William Boag talking about the benefits of Nordic pole walking. Details: Dympna Irwin on 4869 5252.

Red Cross meeting

Red Cross Moss Vale-Berrima branch invites new and old members to come to the next branch meeting on September 20 at 2pm at 54 Mt Broughton Road Moss Vale. The meetings are friendly and fun. This meeting will focus on plans for the group’s next fundraising activity, a big cake bake to be held in October and the  Melbourne Cup lunch on November 7.

Enquiries ; President ; Zelda Williams - 48681813

Coffee and craft

Moss Vale CWA will hold its next coffee and craft day on September 20 from 9.30am to midday. Members are invited to join a morning of fun, laughter, friendship and a little craft.This month the group is meeting in the Moss Vale Guide Hall just behind CWA rooms. Morning tea will be served and visitors are welcome. Details: Jennifer on 4862 3454 or 0418 600 068.


The next meeting of the Southern Highlands Evening Branch, CWA NSW will be held on October 5. This will be the Annual Meeting and will be overseen by Beth Sharp, Exeter Branch CWA president. All office bearer’s positions will become vacant at this time. The monthly meetings are held on the first Thursday at the Mittagong CWA Rooms, Winifred West Park, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.  New members are welcome to come along for a night to see what makes the branch unique. Details: Ros Buick on 0418 282 308 or email:


Southern Highland Bushwalkers Inc will tackle Mount Jellore at Mittagong on September 24. This is a circuit walk in Jellore State Forest via Mount Jellore. There are great views from the top of Mount Jellore. This involves some strenuous, steep sections, a 140m ascent and descent of Mount Jellore and multiple steep creek crossings.This is for experienced walkers only and covers about 11km. Details: Michael on 0408 684 576.

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

Garden Party

The Can Assist Secret Garden Party is to be held on  September 24.

It will kick off at 3pm and continue until 6pm. 

Tickets are limited and cost $55 per person. 

This cost will include refreshments and entertainment. 

For further information about the event, including garden location, call Margaret on 4861 2347 or Merrillyn on 0403 620 777. 

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.


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