What’s on in Wagga, November 24, 2016

PUPPY LOVE: Raqaya Al-Musawy, Niamh Finucane and Macey Bullock learn about responsible pet ownership with Lindy Morris and the dog Spice. Picture: Lorri Roden

PUPPY LOVE: Raqaya Al-Musawy, Niamh Finucane and Macey Bullock learn about responsible pet ownership with Lindy Morris and the dog Spice. Picture: Lorri Roden

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

9.30am: UNITING CHURCH SUPPORTED PLAYGROUPS offer a safe and secure environment for children three to five  years who are challenged by disadvantaged situation, various special needs, and a family environment where English is a second language. The main focus of the supported playgroups is to transition children to school. Early Childhood professionals support children and families to make this transition as smooth as possible. Family worker helps parents by making referrals to other social service centres. From 9.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 3pm. Contact 6921 4275. 

10am: WAGGA PATCHWORK AND QUILTERS GROUP meets at the ARCC hall on Tarcutta Street until 4pm on first, third, fourth and fifth Tuesdays and every Thursday. Contact Carol 6926 4572. 

10am: KOORINGAL SENIORS meet at Sacred Heart Church each Thursday during school terms from 10am to 2pm for a day of enjoyment and friendship. Activities include craft, cards and bingo. Morning tea and lunch are provided. Cost $7 and transport is available. Contact Fay 6922 6883 or Mary 6921 4770. 

10am: Do you need a JP? At the Wagga Courthouse every Thursday until 1pm, offering help for witnessing, signing and certifying documents. Contact Rod Kilby on 6922 9735.

1pm: RIVERINA PRODUCERS MARKET, Wollundry Lagoon, Tarcutta Street until 6pm. Fresh and locally grown/made  beef, pork, lamb, sour dough bread, eggs, fruit and veggies, olive oil, berries, home baking and much more. Free entry. (Held at the Baptist Hall 80m up the road if it's wet.)

1.30pm: STORYTIME at Mount Austin Public School every Thursday for all children (regardless of where they live or school they wish to attend) until 2.30pm. Come to the school library and share in stories, games, activities, songs, craft and afternoon tea - all run by an experienced teacher. Contact 6925 2481. 

2pm: GROW meets at Sunflower Family Services, 47-49 Gurwood Street. GROW is a 12-­step group offering friendship, support and help in the area of mental health. Contact 1800 558 268 or visit www.grow.org.au.

7.30pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the rear of St Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, Wagga.

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS at Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22, or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

9am: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street invites you to drop into the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 3pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112.

9.30am: SCHOOL FOR SENIORS open to anyone 45 and over until 2.30pm. Fee for each term is $10 at Wesley Uniting Church, Johnston Street. Light exercises, old time dancing, current affairs, speaking with confidence, guest speakers on a wide variety topics and services in Wagga, basic computer lessons for beginners, art and ladies choir, morning tea. Contact Gordon Mowbray 6926 2218. 

9.30am: OLDER MEN:NEW IDEAS meets every Friday at 9.30am at the Ham Radio Hall, Small Street, for social support and friendship for men over 50 years. New members are welcome. Contact Vince King 6926 2146. 

10.30am: DROP-IN CENTRE open each weekday at the Wesley Complex, 21 Johnston Street, for light lunches, tea and coffee.

7pm:  WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL club on Friday from 7pm. Contact 0417 779 481. 

7pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Ashmont Hub, Blakemore Street. 

7pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au. 

SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 26

9am: WAGGA DEMONSTRATION GARDEN is open on Shaw Street until noon. Organic vegetables such as kale, silverbeet, rhubarb, lettuce, bok choy, herbs and more. There is also a veggie buy/swap. Contact Kerri 0429 386 429. 

10am: RAAF WAGGA HERITAGE CENTRE is open from until 4pm. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Volunteers welcome. Contact David Bridgfoot on 6937 5723. 

10am: TOY LIBRARY WAGGA is open from 10am to 1pm  in the children's section of the Wagga library. Family membership is $30 (for 13 months) and $2 a toy for one month, four items at a time. Contact 6971 9722. 

1pm: WAGGA WAGGA SAILING CLUB. Come try sailing and racing with own boat or as crew or try one of the Club's boats if experienced already. Learn to sail. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351. Near the Boat Club, Nelson Drive (off Plumpton Road), Lake Albert. 

1pm: WAGGA RIVERINA LAPIDARY CLUB INC at 7 Small Street, Wagga invites you to drop into the clubroom during a session and see what they do and how they do it until 5pm. Contact Cheryl Lynch on 6933 1112.

6pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Anglican Church Hall, corner Mitchelmore Street and Fernleigh Road, (hall around the back). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

10am: RAAF WAGGA HERITAGE CENTRE is open from until 4pm. The centre showcases the history of the RAAF and its significance to the Riverina. Admission is free. Volunteers welcome. Contact David Bridgfoot on 6937 5723.

10.30am: IF YOU HAVE BEEN LONELY, stressed, or feel like no-one understands you, why not give God a chance at our new House Church in Kooringal? It's on the second and fourth Sunday. Contact Larissa on 0478 229 948. All welcome.

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Baptist Church, 154 to 156 Tarcutta Street. Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

WAGGA WAGGA SAILING CLUB ONE DAY HISTORY REGATTA: Sunday, November 27 from 9am to 6pm. This day is for those who may have sailed before to re-engage with the sport, have a boat of their own, a neighbour or friend languishing unloved in a yard or driveway to bring it down and give it a go in a supported and friendly environment or just come try sailing for the first time. BBQ lunch and cold soft drinks available. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351. Near the Boat Club, Nelson Drive (off Plumpton Road).

DRAGON BOAT REGATTA:  At Lake Albert, Sunday, November 27 from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Free entry to the public. Come along to support Bidgee Dragons and your local community teams participating in fast, furious and fun dragon boat racing. Information and registration at www.bidgeedragonswagga.com or call 0438 293 049.

WAGGA HORSE TRIALS AGM: Wagga Horse Trials Club Annual General Meeting: Tuesday, December 6 at 7.30pm at the Commercial Club, Gurwood Street. We encourage all members to come along and get involved for the 2017 year. The current committee will be meeting for dinner at the club at 6PM before the AGM, if anyone would like to join us, please RSVP by Friday,  December 2. 

BOOK FAIR: The Rotary Club of Wagga Wagga BOOK FAIR  is May 6 and 7, 2017 and the club in now welcoming donations of saleable books, sheet music, CDs, & DVDs. Material can left at  ELDERS, Kincaid Street. (If collection needed contact 6926 1027 or 6922 3739 or www.waggarotary.org.) 

RENDEZVOUS: Singles and couples welcome to Rendezvous for weekly meals and Wednesday night trivia at the Thomas Blamey Hotel. Contact Judith 0400 421 958.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Leisure Time after school activities for kids with a disability provided by The Leisure Company, for school aged children, offering school pick-ups and activities. Contact sarahm@theleisurecompany.org.

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