The first monthly meeting for 2020 of the Mittagong Branch of the CWA will be held in the meeting rooms in Winifred West Park, Old Hume Highway, Mittagong on January 22. Bring your own craft/knitting project or sit and chat from 10.30 followed by lunch at 12:00pm. The meeting will commence at 1:00pm. The group will celebrate Australia Day with a typical Australian style luncheon. Come along and join in. Visitors and new members are welcome. Details: Elva on 0409828313 or Dell on 0414247703.
Coffee and craft
Moss Vale Evening CWA will hold its first coffee and craft morning for the new year on January 24. This will be held at the Community Hall, Queen Street, Moss Vale from 9.30 to 1.30. New friends are welcome to join in the morning of fun, laughter and friendship - plus a bit of knitting, sewing, crocheting or just chatting together. Details: Jennifer 0418 600 068.
Get crafty with CWA Bowral Branch craft group. Can you knit, sew, crochet or just interested in craft? Come and join the next gathering of the group on February 4. If you are new to the Highlands this is a good way to meet people in a fun and friendly environment. The group meets from 10am to 1.00pm in the CWA Bowral branch rooms at 40 Wingecarribee Street (adjacent to Corbett Gardens). Details: 4861 5425.
CWA Bowral branch will hold an information day on February 11 at its rooms at 40 Wingecarribee Street, Bowral. This will begin at midday and is open to new members and anyone interested in knowing more about the branch. A light lunch will be served. This will be followed by the first general meeting for 2020. Please RSVP to the secretary for catering purposes 4861 5425.
The NSW Floral Art Association Inc will present a Floral Design Competition and Demonstrations at the Mittagong RSL from January 31 to February 1, 2020. Class entries and attendance registration should be submitted by January 27. This can be done by contacting Ray Bradley at email@example.com or call 4861 4090. Further details about the event: www.nswfloralartsassociation.org.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.
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.
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
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.