Southern highlands View Club will hold its next monthly meeting on September 9 at 1pm at the Mittagong RSL Club. The guest speaker this month is Inspector John Klepczarek from Moss Vale Police Station who will be talking about "Scams and Safety". Visitors, and new members are welcome. For inquiries, apologies or to book in guests please call Kath on 4871 3924 or 0437 590 819 by 6pm on the Sunday prior to the meeting.VIEW members support the education of disadvantaged Australian children by raising much needed funds for The Smith Family. Through fundraising activities and social events in local communities, members raise money that goes directly to The Smith Family's learning and mentoring programs for disadvantaged students
4K's Gents lunch
Tickets are now on sale for the annual Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids Gent's lunch to be held on October 25. The event will be held at the Highlands Golf Club, Mittagong, and will commence at midday. Entertainment will be provided by comedian Vince Sorrenti. The cost is $180 per person and bookings can be made at www.trybooking.com/BERAR. Sponsorship packages are also available. Further details: Tony Springett on 0414 622 222 or email email@example.com
Mittagong Uniting Church will present a singalong on August 26 in the church at 1-7 Albert Street, Mittagong. Come along and be entertained by a quartet consisting of Robin Smith on Piano, Adrienne Bradney Smith on clarinet, April Butcher on Flute and Sarah Hicks playing the Cello. Afternoon Tea will be served and large print songbooks are available. Entry is from 1.45pm for a 2pm start and all are welcome. A gold coin donation is always welcome. Further details: Shonagh Moore on 4861 1369.
Southern Highlands Bushwalkers will trek around Homebush, Parramatta River and Kokoda Track Memorial Walk on September 8. Participants will travel from Lidcome Station to Cabarita Ferry via Olympic Stadiums, Brickpit, Bicentennial Park, Mangrove Boardwalks, Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway and follow Parramatta River. This walk covers about 20 km with shorter options. Details: David M. on 0431 858 611.
Downton Abbey tickets
There are now more chances to attend a premiere screening of the movie Downton Abbey following a second ticket release. This Can Assist fundraising event will be held at the Empire Cinema on September 12. In fact it is a major annual fundraising event for the charity with all money used to support people in the Southern Highlands living cancer and their families. Additional tickets are now on sale. They are $25 per person which includes light refreshments and are available at the cinema box office.
Mittagong Branch of CWA will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 28 at the rooms in Winifred West Park, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong. Activities for the day will include handicraft from 10.30 am, lunch from midday, and the meeting from 1pm. Visitors are welcome. Details: Beverley on 4871 1483.
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.
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
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.
Lifeline will hold an eight week closed Suicide Support Group in Bowral beginning on September 17. Details: Anne Rogers at Lifeline on 4645 7200.
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
Southern Highlands Scottish Country Dance group members will put their moves to the test in a night of fun. The group, which now boasts 25 members, will make the most of their dancing skills at the annual social on September 7. This will be held at the Bowral Uniting Church hall from 7.30pm. The cost is $20, under 25 are $15 and spectators are $10. Details: 4871 1369 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plans are underway for the Warrigal Summer Fair to be held at 20 Hill Street, Bundanoon, on November 10. This will run from 9.30am to 3pm. Tables are for hire for $35 so that people can sell their bric-a-brac or Christmas craft or other goodies. Other attractions will include a barbecue, Devonshire teas, a cake stall, good quality pre-loved clothing stall, a raffle and much more. Details: Susanna on 0414 629 433 for information pack.
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.
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. The Seniors 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.
Mittagong Seniors Club has introduced a new option for getting fit while having fun. Line dancing classes will be held at the Community Centre in Queen Street, Mittagong, each Tuesday from 11am. New members are welcome and membership is $10 a year and $3 a day.
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.