The next meeting for the Southern Highlands Parkinson's Support Group will be a social outing to the Bargo Hotel for lunch at midday on March 19. Coffee and chat at Bradman Cafe continues at 9.30am Saturdays with an optional nordic pole walk from Bowral Swimming Pool carpark to Bradman Cafe. Details: Dympna Irwin 4869 5252.
Moss Vale Evening CWA will hold its next coffee and craft morning on March 22 in the Community Hall, Queen Street, Moss Vale, from 9.30 to 12.30. New friends are welcome to attend and join in the fun, laughter and friendship that is the hallmark of the branch.Members will ensure that newcomers are made welcome. If you don't do craft, please come along and join us for a cuppa and the fun. Details: Jennifer 0418 600 068 or 4862 3454.
The Southern Highlands Toastmasters is held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Mittagong RSL Club from 7.30pm. Toastmasters provides an opportunity for people to 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 tea. 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.
The Southern Highlands Bereavement Care Service Suicide Bereavement Support Group will begin on March 5. This is facilitated by bereavement Counsellors Donna and Jo-Anne. This group will be ongoing and held from 6.30pm to 8.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month in Bowral. If you are living with grief after the suicide death of a family member or friend, you are encouraged to come along to the group. Meetings are held at in Bowral at a location yet to be advised. For all enquiries call 4862 1701 or email email@example.com Health care professionals and providers are welcome to encourage or refer clients or patients to to group.
Friends of Wingecarribee Libraries will hold a library book sale on March 29 at the Bowral Memorial Hall in Bendooley Street, Bowral. This will run from 8.30am to 4pm. All interested people are welcome and are encouraged to bring their own bags to collect books.
Can Assist fundraiser
Tickets are now on sale for the next major fundraising event for Can Assist. This will take the form of a Sunday lunch at Bowral Golf Club on May 5 from midday. Guest speaker will be 'the laughter master' Anthony Ackroyd. Tickets are $75 per person which includes a two course lunch, pre-lunch drinks and nibbles, tea and coffee. All funds raised will go to Can Assist which supports people with diagnosed with cancer in the Southern Highlands and their families. Details and bookings: Aurelia on 0474 647 506 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Direct payments can be made through the BDCU Alliance Bank BSB 802101 Account 358552. Your reference should be your surname and number of tickets.
A car boot sale will be held on March 30 at the Old Moss Vale Bowling Club site in Railway Parade, Moss Vale, to raise funds for Rainbow of the Southern Highlands Inc. Rainbow supports families of sick children and children with special needs who live in the Wingecarribee Shire. Sites for the sale are available for $25 and can be booked by calling Yetta on 0435 340 620. Food and cold drinks will also be available at the event.
Do you enjoy dancing or would you like to learn to dance? Here’s a great opportunity not to be missed. Dance your way around the world with folk dances taught in easy steps. Have you ever wanted to do Zorba, Tarantella or a gentle Hora from Romania or Israel? Come on Thursdays 10.30-11.30am to Bowral Presbyterian Church hall, Bendooley St, Bowral. Details: Margaret 0466 166 866 or 4861 2294
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.
A program offering gentle exercise at a gentle pace with a focus on mobility, physical and mental stimulation is available each Thursday at the Bowral Presbyterian Church hall in Bendooley Street, Bowral. Classes are from 11.45am-12.30pm. Details: Margaret 0466 166 866 or 4861 2294.
Southern Highlands Bushwalkers Inc will trek from Palm Beach to Barrenjoey Head/Avalon on March 24. This will follow a path along the beach, through rainforest, coastal heath and historic monuments. It promises 360 degree views over Pittwater, Broken Bay, Palm Beach. It will cover 3.5km return. Then with time permitting they will take on part of Bicentennial Coast Walk to Avalon and Bangalley Head - a bush covered headland with panoramic views - via a short steep ascent along a narrow track. This is an 8km easy/medium with some short steep sections. Travel will be by train and bus. Details: Margaret 0490 803 576 or 0405 524 707.
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