What’s on in Wagga, December 1, 2016

FESTIVE: Gabrielle Bryce, 7, of Wagga, at the Country Hope Christmas party at the MTC with her doll from the movie Brave. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

FESTIVE: Gabrielle Bryce, 7, of Wagga, at the Country Hope Christmas party at the MTC with her doll from the movie Brave. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

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. 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: CRAFT AT KINGS CHURCH is held each Thursday, during the school term, from 10am to 3pm at Kings Church. The craft sessions are not only for people who can already do craft, but for those people wishing to learn in a helpful environment. Contact 6926 4444. 

10am: Looking for a JP? RIVERINA BRANCH OF NSW JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ASSOCIATION provides a service every Thursday at Wagga Courthouse office until 1pm for witnessing and certifying documents. Contact Rod Kilby 6922 9735 or 0455 048 003. 

1pm: RIVERINA PRODUCERS MARKET, Hammond Pavilion, Wagga Showground 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. 

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. 

7pm: 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. 

7.30pm: ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, Salvation Army Hall, Edward Street, (next to McDonalds). Contact 1300 22 22 22 or www.wagga.aagroup.org.au.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

9am: 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 3pm. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. Contact Cheryl Lynch  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. 

10am: SCRAP AND CHAT CLUB meet the first Friday of the month at Senior Citizens Hall, Tarcutta Street from 10am to 1pm. Come and go as you please. Gold coin donation for both days. Contact Kerrie on 6931 2183, 0438 817 661 or Amanda 6926 3515. 

10.15am: GRANDPARENTS DOING IT TOUGH (WAGGA) is a monthly support group for grandparents raising grandchildren, or grandparents seeking access to grandchildren meets at Community Learning Space, Level 1, Wagga City Library until 12.30pm. The group offers understanding, friendship, shared experiences, social activities, support, education, parenting support, guest speakers.  

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

5.30pm: ALLIANCE FRANCAISE de WAGGA meets on the first Friday of the month at 5.30pm for French conversation and on the third at 7.30pm for a variety of activities. It also offers French classes for beginners through to advanced for those wishing to learn the language. Contact 6920 2294. 

7pm:  WAGGA BABY BOOMERS SINGLES GROUP meets at the RSL Club on Friday nights from 7pm. Contact 0417 779 481 between 9am to 6pm.

7pm: NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: At the Ashmont Hub, Blakemore Street. (Every Friday)

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

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.

11am: WAGGA WAGGA RAILWAY MUSEUM, located on southern end of the Railway Station, open from 11am to 2pm. Various railway artefacts and enhanced historic photos are on display. Admission by gold coin donation. Contact Phil on 0421 590 252.

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. Friday activities are wire-wrapping and silversmithing. 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, DECEMBER 4

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: MINIATURE RAILWAY at the Botanic Gardens until 4pm. Lunch break from 12.30pm to 1.30pm. Covered footwear essential. $2 per ride. Contact John Lennon on  6925 2249. (

2.30pm: THE WAGGA SAILING CLUB is hosting RC model yacht racing at Lake Albert. Sailing will take place Wednesdays 5.30pm to 7pm, and Sundays 2.30pm to 4.30pm. All classes of model yacht welcome. Most members race the entry level one-design RG65, the Dragon Force DF65, available complete on the water for under $200. Contact Geoff 0481 103 351 or email geoffrey.tapper@live.com.au. (

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

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