A Great Outback Barbecue fund raiser for Frontier Services will be held at the Mittagong Uniting Church on September 17. This will be held in the grounds of the church (or inside if it rains). It will begin at midday for 12.30pm. Come along and be entertained by Ian Woolfe and his guitar. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. All welcome. Details: Shonagh Moore on. 4871 1369.
The next singalong at the Mittagong Uniting Church will be held on September 23 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Guest entertainers will be Southern Highlands Christian Band. All are welcome. Details: Shonagh Moore 4871 1369.
The Southern Highlands Orchid Society annual orchid show will be held on September 28 in the Alexandra Room at Mittagong RSL Club. This will run from 9am to 2pm and entry is by gold coin donationto go to charity. There will be orchids for sale and potting demonstrations. Details: Bronwyn Stanton on 0427 849 755 or Shirley Doyle on 0404 283 887.
The next meeting for the Southern Highlands Parkinson's Support Group will be on September 17 in the Springs Room, Mittagong RSL 10.00am for 10.30am start. The guest speaker will be Speech Pathologist, Alexandra MacCrae. All welcome. Further details: Mrs Dympna Irwin 4869 5252.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fellowship of the First Fleeters Southern Highlands Chapter will meet next on October 9 from 10.30am. This will be held at the Mittagong Community Centre on the Corner of Albert Lane and Queen Street, Mittagong. Guest speaker will be Ted Westwood who is a descendent of First Fleeters John Martin and John Randall. He will speak on the topic Elizabeth Macarthur - A life at the edge of the world. Members and guests are welcome to attend. Admission is by way of a $5 donation and includes morning tea.Details: Wendy on 4862 4849.
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Mittagong Uniting Church Busy Bees preschool playgroup is held in the church hall each Friday morning from 10am to noon. Everyone with little people are welcome to join the group.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
Join the Southern Highlands Bushwalkers for a moderate treak around Thirlmere Lakes on September 22. This walk will be followed by afternoon tea in Thirlmere Park and a visit to a private garden which is under threat from developers. Details: Malcolm on 0490 803 576.