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Can Assist fundraiser

It's been years since Johnny English last hit the screens and now he's back. On Thursday, September 20, Can Assist will present a screening of the new movie Johnny English Strikes Again. Starring Rowan Atkinson and Olga Kurylenko, the movie follows the mission of British Spy Johnny English as he is forced out of retirement and back into the action in order to discover the identity of a mastermind hacker. This screening will be run to help raise money for local cancer patients and their families. Tickets are available now at the Empire Cinema box office for $25 which includes refreshments. The evening will get underway at 6pm.

Coffee, crafts

Moss Vale CWA presents Coffee and Craft at the rooms at 66 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale, on September 19. Would you like to meet with a group of women who are interested in helping with the drought, the homeless, injured wildlife or more wider community matters, in an environment of a chat, a cuppa and maybe some knitting or sewing? You are welcome to stay for a while or just a short time from 9.30 till noon. Some days there are visitors from DSA or Harbison as well. Consider making friends at Moss Vale CWA. Details: Jennifer on 0418 600 068 or 4862 3454.

Outback barbecue

Mittagong Uniting Church will host a Frontier Services Great Outback Barbecue at the church on September 19. This will begin at midday for 12.30pm and will be available for a $10.00 donation. There will be entertainment and door prizes. Frontier Services is a national agency of the Uniting Church started by "Flynn of the Inland" in1912. They raise funds to resource bush chaplains, advocate for people of remote Australia giving them a voice, and provide drought relief and other forms of practical support through Outback Links.  All are welcome. Details: Shonagh Moore on 4871 1369.

Community services expo

Find out about help available for you or your family in your community. Talk to a person not just a telephone. The Wingecarribee Community Services Expo 2018 will be held on October 11 between 10am and 1pm at the Bowral Memorial Hall, Bendooley Street, Bowral,  (just in front of the Library). Entry is free and there will be more than 60 tables and lots of information for the whole family. A Devonshire Tea will be served, as well as food tasting and a sausage sizzle. Relax in the open square in front of the library and enjoy the live entertainment presented by local musicians. Details: Cath Brennan on 4868 0761. 


The Southern Highlands Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Mittagong RSL Club from 7.30pm. Come and learn how to speak in public in a relaxed, non-judgemental environment. Details: Colin Emerson on 0429 389 744.

Morning tea and support

Every Friday morning between 10am and midday the foyer of the Mittagong Anglican Church is open to the public for free morning. The church’s professional barista knows how to make one of the best coffees in town. A professional counsellor offering free support to those who might want to talk privately is also available. Come and join the group and make new friends in a relaxed and warm environment. St. Stephens Church is on the corner of Station and Main Streets and has been reaching out to the community for more than 140 years. 

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.