The next running day for the Highlands Miniature Railway will be on June 22 at the Moss Vale Showground. This will be held from 9.30am to 2.30pm (weather permitting). The railway is situated at the far eastern (Robertson) end of the showground. Signs will be out. There will be several trains running and the group welcomes new members. Details: Laurie Kent on 0408 419 768.
A singalong will be held at Mittagong Uniting Church on June 24. Come along and be entertained by Southern Highland Folk Dancers. The group has large print songbooks and afternoon tea is served. A gold coin donation is always appreciated. The day's activities begin at 1.30pm and all are welcome. Details: Shonagh Moore on 4861 1369.
Learn how to apply for grants at a workshop at the Wingecarribee Shire Council chambers in Moss Vale. Southern Tablelands Arts will present the free grant writing workshop on June 27 from 4-6pm. Details and to register:Caitlan at Southern Tablelands Arts email@example.com or 4823 4407.
Creativity is now on show at the Robertson CTC located at 58-60 Hoddle Street, Robertson. The mixed exhibition "Expressions" officially opened on June 8 and will continue until June 29 and will be open each Thursday, Friday and Saturdys from 10am to 4pm.
Australia's energy and climate future will be the discussion topic at the next Royal Society Southern Highlands branch gathering. Professor Ken Baldwin will be the guest speaker at the event to be held at Mittagong RSL Club on June 20. Prof Baldwin has been a member of the Project Steering Committee for the Australian Energy Technology Assessment since 2011. He is also a board member of the South East region of renewable energy excellence and was appointed to the socio-economic modelling advisory committee of the South Australian nuclear fuel cycle royal commision in 2015. His presentation will outline Australia's energy resources and capabilities in an international context.
The presentation will begin at 6.30pm in the Joadja/Nattai Rooms. Doors will be open from 6pm and entry is $10 for non members, $5 for members and free entry for teacher and students. There will be a dinner with the lecturer following the presentation.
Coffee and craft
Moss Vale Evening CWA will hold its Coffee and Craft morning on June 28, at the Community Hall, Queen Street, Moss Vale. The timing is from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Come along and join the happy team of members for a morning of fun, friendship, chatter and a bit of crafting. Morning tea will also be served. New friends are welcome and please if you have any questions call jennifer on 0418 600 068.
The Iona Anglicans Church congregation at Sutton Forest will meet on June 30 at 10.30am at St Patrick's Church on the Illawarra Highway at Sutton Forest. Guest speaker aiwll be palliative Care specialist Dr Frank Brennan who specialises at St George and Calvary Hospitals in Sydney. He will speak on the topic "Spirituality at the end of days". He has major clinical interests in the care of patients with end stage kidney disease and Motor Neurone Disease.
The Iona Anglicans follow the traditional Church of England service while meeting at St Patrick's Church, Sutton Forest, on the second and fifther Sunday of each month from 10.30am. Thre priests share the role of leading service. They are Fr Ian Crooks, Fr Chris Welch and Rev Catherine Eaton. The congregation also welcomes guest speakers from time to time.
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. Details: 0451 234 323.
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. Details: 4862 1701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Health care professionals and providers are welcome to encourage or refer clients or patients.
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. A fee of $6 is charged and a light supper is provided. Details: Shonagh on 4871 1369 or email Judy at email@example.com
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
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.
Tai Chi class with Thelma is held on Tuesdays from 1pm at the Mittagong Seniors Club. Meanwhile a new ukulele class with Shirley will began on June 6 at 11.30am. The Serniors Club meets at its Queen Street premises, next to the library. Details: Shirley on 0404 957 710.
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.
The scheduled walk to Bonnum Pic on June 23 has been changed. Southern Highland Bushwalkers Inc will now take a stroll around Berrima Village. The short walks will include a visit to the weir, cemetery, WW1 internee's camp and the Stone Quarry walk. Details: Malcolm on 0405 524 707.