Coffee and craft
Moss Vale Evening CWA will hold its coffee and craft get together on May 24 at the community hall, Queen Street, Moss Vale, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. New friends are welcome to join the happy band of local women working for the community. Bring along your current project or just come for a cuppa and a chat. Details: Jennifer on 0418 600 068
A singalong will be held at Mittagong Uniting Church on May 27. All interested people are welcome to the event that will begin at 1.45pm. Entertainment will include the U3A Scottish Country Dancers. A gold coin donation on entry would be appreciated and afternoon tea will is served. Details: Shonagh Moore on 4872 1369.
The next outing for the Southern Highlands Parkinson's Support Group will be on May 21. This will be a guided tour of Harbison Nursing Home, 36 Yarrawa Road, Moss Vale. It will begin at 10.45am and will be followed by lunch at Moss Vale Services Club at midday. All are welcome. Further details: Mrs Dympna Irwin on 4869 5252.
The next monthly meeting of the Mittagong Branch of the CWA will be held in the meeting rooms in Winifred West Park, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, on May 22. Come along for craft at 10.30am (bring your own project or join the ladies knitting squares), followed by lunch at 12:00pm. The meeting will commence at 1:00pm. Find out today what CWA is all about and how it makes a difference in the community. New members and visitors are always welcome. Details: Elva on 0409 828 313 or Dell on 0414 247 703.
Free English lessons are now on offer each Thursday at the Moss Vale Presbyterian Church. The lessons are for those keen to learn English as their second language. They will be held from 1.30pm to 2-30pm. Further details: 0451 234 323.
Did you join in the Dashing White Sergeant at Brigadoon? Would you like to learn more and improve your balance, stimulate your mind, enjoy the music and learn jigs, reels and strathspeys? Southern Highlands Scottish Dancers are keen to share their skills with others. All dances are walked through first and new dancers are welcome. The group meets at Moss Vale Uniting Church hall each Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with lessons led by accredited teacher Helen Wales. A fee of $6 is charged and a light supper is provided. Participants get to put their newfound dance skills to the test at special events held during the year including a Spring and Christmas Social. Details: Shonagh on 4871 1369 or email Judy at email@example.com
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 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.
Take a tour of Frensham, Range Road, Mittagong, which will be held on August 31 from 1pm to 3pm. Interested people can now sign up at www.frensham.nsw.edu.au/admissions/sample-frensham/heads-tour
The Southern Highlands Bereavement Care Service Suicide Bereavement Support Group is held on the first Tuesday of each month. This is facilitated by bereavement counsellors Donna and Jo-Anne. This group will be ongoing and held from 6.30pm to 8.00pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Health care professionals and providers are welcome to encourage or refer clients or patients to to group.
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 Highland Bushwalkers will tackle Three Peaks at Mittagong on May 26. This is an undulating walk around Mittagong. It will cover about 18km over Mount Gibraltar, Mount Gibbergunyah and Mount Alexandra.Details: David M on 0431 858 611.