The physics of the Mind: Exploring sentience, freewill and morality will be the discussion topic at the next Royal Society meeting on October 17. Rocket scientist and university lecturer Dr Ian Bryce will speak at the meeting to be held at Mittagong RSL Club. This presentation will cover the four basic forces of physics explaining, at a fundamental level, everything going on in the universe. Yet arising from that we see brain function, consciousness, freewill, religion, and all belief systems. The presentation will begin at 6.30pm in the Carrington Room at the Mittagong RSL. Doors open at 6.00pm. Entry is $5 for member, $10 for non-members and Teachers and students free. Following the lecture, there will be a dinner with the speaker, open to all members and non members.
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
Red Cross luncheon
Moss Vale/Berrima Red Cross are ready for a day of racing fun on November 5. The group will hold its annual Melbourne Cup Day luncheon and guests are encouraged to don their hat or fascinator and join in the fun fundraiser. The event will be held at the Moss Vale Golf Club and tickets will cost $40 which includes a two course meal. Funds raised will go to projects supported by the Red Cross. Details: Di on 0413 869 454 or Zelda on 4868 1813.
Feather flower workshop
Master Craftsman and Milliner Peggy Stone is supporting Southern Highlands Botanic Gardens with a Feather Flower Workshop onsite at SHBG on November 3 from 10am to 1pm. This is an ideal opportunity to create your own flower to use as a fashion adornment or for decorative use. Materials supplied but bring your own sharp scissors and tweezers. No prior experience required. Cost is $75 which includes morning tea and lunch. Bookings: www.trybooking.com.au
Biographers ready to go
If you or someone you know has a life limiting illness who could do with some emotional support the biography service at Southern Highlands Community Hospice could be just what's needed. Contact Annette on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. And let someone help you tell your story.
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 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 Highlands Community Centres Inc will hold its Annual General Meeting on October 25 from 10am to midday. This will be held in the CWA Bowral Branch rooms at 40 Wingecarribee Street, Bowral. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by October 18 to Joanne at email@example.com or call 4862 1122.
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 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
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.
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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.