Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries October Author Talk will have a strong connection with Mental Health Month which falls in October. Guest speaker will be academic and author Kim Hodges who will chat about her latest book, Girl Over the Edge. This is about her lived experience of mental illness.This is a follow up memoir to her successful debut story Girl on the Edge. The talk will be held on October 16 from 10am at the Henrietta Rose Room, next to Bowral Library. It will be followed by morning tea. Cost is $10 for FOWL members and $15 for non-members. Bookings essential and can be made at Wingecarribee Libraries by correct cash or cheque.
The Mittagong Branch of CWA will meet at the rooms in Winifred West Park, Mittagong, on October 17. Activities will include the General meeting at 11.00am, followed by lunch at midday and an Annual meeting at 1pm. Visitors are welcome. Details: Beverley on 4871 1483.
Moss Vale CWA branch will hold its annual meeting at the rooms at 66 Elizabeth Street, Moss Vale, on October 18 from 10.00am for a 10.30am start. Details: Jennifer 0418 600 068 or 4862 3454.
The next gathering of the Southern Highlands Parkinson's Support Group will be an outing to A Seafood Affair, Moss Vale, on October 18 at midday. Contact Mrs Irwin on 4869 5252 for further details.There will also be a Parkinson's NSW Education Seminar on October 24 at Mittagong RSL from 9.30 to 2.30. Please register by calling Parkinson's NSW InfoLine on 1800 644 189.
Mittagong Uniting Church will hold its monthly singalong on October 22 in the Church commencing 1.30pm. Everyone is welcome and afternoon tea is served after the singing. A gold coin is always appreciated. Come along and bring your friends for a friendly get together. Details: Shonagh Moore on 4871 1369.
Moss Vale/Berrima Red Cross is holding a Melbourne Cup lunch at Moss Vale Golf Club on November 6. This will include a fashion parade featuring outfits from Whites. The event will begin at midday and tickets are $35 per person. Bookings close on October 30. Details: Zelda on 4868 1813.
New Woodies workshop
Southern Highlands Woodies Inc will introduce a new workshop on October 20 at Harbison Aged Care Centre maintenance shed, 2 Charlotte Street, Burradoo. See a demonstration of woodturning, check out the work that the woodies produce which will be on display or see the equipment available to anyone wishing to join the club. The afternoon of woodturning and refreshments begins at 3pm. Details: Peter Doris on 0418 474 099.
The next adventure of the Southern Highlands Bushwalkers Inc. will be at Mount Annan Botanic Gardens on October 21. This will be a 12km moderate walk around the tracks and gardens including some steep sections. If anyone wishes to purchase coffee etc prior to start of walk please arrive early as the cafe is very crowded. Details: Stephanie on 0490 803 576.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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