Your guide to community groups, services, activities, meetings and events in the Highlands.
Activate Inclusion Sports Day Wingecarribee
This Sport NSW event is for children between the ages of five and 18 with sensory, intellectual and physical disabilities. They can participate in different activities with adaptive equipment. It will be facilitated by specialised coaches with the support of students from local universities and community organisations. It is free and people can register through activateinclusion.com.au/events/activate-inclusion-sports-day-Wingecarribee.
Wingecarribee Abilities Unleashed- Adults
Disability Sports Australia invites adults living with disabilities to this free event. People can participate in various sport and recreation activities in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Register through Humantix.
Seniors can take part in Qigong classes, with gentle exercises to help people increase their energy and reduce stress. People must be members of Mittagong Seniors to participate, which is an annual fee of $10. The class has a weekly fee of five dollars. Those interested can turn up on the day, call the centre on 4868 0888, or email email@example.com for more information.
AUSfit leader Jane Reid helps seniors improve their flexibility, balance and movement through gentle exercises. To take part in classes, people must become a Mittagong Seniors member which has an annual fee of $10, along with a weekly attendance fee. Those interested can turn up on the day to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Justice of the Peace
Justice of the Peace volunteers are present to witness documents at the following locations:
Soul Food Co Op and Soul Warmers Café
East Bowral : Uniting for a Greener Tomorrow
Attendees can learn about WinZero's Fossil Off! campaign, which aims to reduce emissions in the Highlands. They can also learn more about East Bowral's community battery, and see displays of electric vehicles to see the benefits of cleaner transportation. It is free to attend and people can register through Eventbrite.
Yerrinbool Railway Garden
Residents are invited to explore this garden weekly. The community garden was founded in 2018 by volunteers who wanted to grow healthy and fresh produce. There is also a mini market on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Railway Street fresh food and produce market
Grab fresh produce, plants, organic sourdough breads and more which are made and grown in the Highlands.
Crop Swap Robertson
Exchange crops, plants and magazines at this weekly meet-up. People do not have to come with crops to take anything from the table. No money is exchanged. All are welcome.
Mittagong Junior Disco
Kids up to the age of 14 can strap on their dancing shoes and have fun with their friends. Gift vouchers can also be won. Entry is $5 dollars per child, with funds going back to children in the community. Call 0412 321 555 for more information. It is a cash only and no-alcohol event.
People are invited to bring their crafts to this weekly meet-up and share knowledge with others. It does not matter if it is cardmaking, upholstery, knitting, crocheting, or any other type of craft.
Come and make friends and learn line dancing in Mittagong. People must be members of Mittagong Seniors to participate, with an annual fee of $10 and a weekly attendance fee of five dollars. Those interested can turn up on the day to learn more or email email@example.com for more information.
People can learn more about playing the ukulele and make friends. People must be members of Mittagong Seniors to participate, with an annual fee of $10 and a weekly attendance fee of five dollars. Those interested can turn up on the day to learn more or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
International Folk Dancing group
Learn folk dancing at this weekly class. This group has performed at Tulip Time in the past. Classes are $10 per person. Email Margaret via email@example.com for more information.
Prancing for Parkinson's
People diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease can dance and improve their movements on a weekly basis. They are lead by occupational therapist and dance teacher Margaret Connor. Classes are one hour, followed by a 30 minute debrief with a cuppa. They cost $10 per person with Parkinson's, and friends, family members and carers can participate for free. For more information, call Margaret on 0466 166 866, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shine a Light Walk
Lung cancer survivor Melissa Brookes is hosting the Shine a Light Walk to raise funds for Lung Foundation Australia. Attendees take part in a lantern ceremony and walk to raise awareness and break the stigmas associated with the diseases. Purple lanterns represent those remembering someone lost to lung cancer, orange is for those living with the disease and green lantern holders are showing support for the lung cancer community. People can register through fundraise.lungfoundation.com.au/event/view/shinealightbowral23 and donate via fundraise.lungfoundation.com.au/fundraisers/melissabrookes/shinealightbowral23.
Volunteering opportunities through Volwing
Volwing is the region's volunteer resource organisation, where people can make a difference in the community, learn new skills and make friends. There are various positions available that cater to many interests. They include teaching learners to drive, greeting tourists at museums, serving food, being a reading assistant at a primary school, tending to gardens, and more. To find out more, go to volwing.org.au, call the office on 4869 4617, or visit the office from Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 1pm.
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