Diary: Mark this on your calendar

Bowral CWA

The Bowral branch of CWA will hold its next meeting on August 14 at 1.30 pm. Afternoon tea will be served following the meeting. New members and guests are welcome at the meeting to be held at the CWA rooms, 40 Wingecarribee Street, Bowral (adjacent to Corbett Gardens).  Details:  Secretary 4861 5425.


The Southern Highlands Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month with the next get-together to be held on August 13. Meetings are held at the Mittagong RSL Club from 7.30pm. All are welcome to come along and learn how to speak in public in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment. Details: President Colin Emerson on 0429 389 744.

Craft morning

Put your craft skills to work at the Bowral CWA. The branch will hold its next craft group gathering on August 7, from 10am to midday in the CWA rooms 40 Wingecarribee Street (adjacent to Corbett Gardens). If you are new to the Highlands and looking to meet people, this is a fun and friendly environment while honing your craft skills. Details: 4868 2216 or 0417 682 165.

Soup, slice

Prepare for a choice of tasty treats with the next special offering from the Moss Vale Hospital Auxiliary. The auxiliary will hold a soup and slice lunch on August 6 at Moss Vale Senior Citrizen’s Centre in Queen Street, Moss Vale from midday for a 12.30pm start. Cost is $12 with all funds raised going to the purchase of equipment for Bowral and District Hospital. There will be a lucky door prize and raffle tickets sold on the day. Details: Penny on 4868 2213.

Busy Bees

Busy Bees Playgroup meets at the Mittagong Uniting Church 1-7 Albert St, Mittagong, each Friday during the school term. The playgroup is held in the church hall from 10.30am.

Tai Chi

Test you strength and agility with Tai Chi classes held at the Mittagong Senior’s Club located next to the Mittagong Library. Classes are held each Tuesday from 1pm. 

Seniors' Club 

Mittagong Seniors’ Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 2.30pm at the Community Centre in Queen Street, Mittagong. Come for morning tea at 10am to learn more. Activities include craft, games, ukulele and various outings.

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.


The Southern Highlands Bushwalkers Inc. will head to Bonnum Pic off Wombeyan Caves Road on August 12. This is an undulating walk from Wanganderry to narrow sandstone ridge. It promises spectacular views of Wollondilly Valley and Lake Burrangorang. A mixture of stunning large rocky areas and scrub will be featured along this 17km strenuous trek. This is a walk for members only and will be a long day. Details: Brett 0428 961 470.