Tell us about your ‘not-for-profit’ community events via email at [email protected] or fax on 5832 8920 (information is required at least 2 weeks before an event). Please note listings are to be fewer than 55 words.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF SHEPPARTON INC will be holding its charity pop-up shop/garage sale at the rear of the Fruit Market (opposite Bunnings Warehouse (entrance at the rear Overlander car park) on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22 between 9am and 3pm and on Saturday, March 23 between 8:30am and 3pm. If you wish to donate goods, contact Margaret on 0418 586 034.
NORTHEAST HEALTH WANGARATTA FRIENDS OF THE HOSPITAL is holding its March cake stall on Wednesday, March 20 at the hospital café from 8:30am until sold out. All proceeds go toward urgently needed clinical equipment for the hospital. For more details, contact Nadia on (03)5722 5069.
MOOROOPNA MUSEUM & GALLERY is located at 30 Park Street, Mooroopna (near the golf course). There are 15+ rooms of many different collections from past to present. Open each Wednesday from 11am to 3pm and each Sunday from 1:30pm to 4pm. Adults $5, students $2 and children $1. Open any other day by appointment. Meetings held each second Wednesday at 1:30pm. For further details, phone 0428 252 144 or 5825 3458.
THE BOOK INN IS A SECOND HAND BOOKSTORE located at 94 Wyndham Street Shepparton is open 10am to 4pm weekdays. The store is managed by dedicated volunteers and has a large variety of books catering for all ages. Donations of good quality books are gladly accepted. If you are interested in volunteering, contact FamilyCare on 5823 7000.
PEER SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS work alongside children and young people with a disability to provide support in-group activities at FamilyCare. People aged between 15 and 25 years of age interested in volunteering are encouraged to apply by contacting FamilyCare on 5823 7000.
THE PROBUS CLUB OF SHEPPARTON INC. meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30am at the African House, 54 Poplar Avenue. For ladies and men, retired or semi-retired. Add zest to your lifestyle. For enquiries, phone Kevin on 5822 2673 or Marie on 5831 5256.
PFLAG SHEPPARTON we are a group of parents, family and friends of gay, lesbian and bisexual people who meet regularly to offer support and friendship to families and particularly parents. For more information, phone Glenys 0409 626 647 or email [email protected]
SING AUSTRALIA GROUPS Shepparton meets Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Baptist church Shepparton (except school holidays). To participate in singing (no auditions needed), contact Meryl on 0418 578 369 or Robyn on 0411 819 299. Also on the Sing Australia website www.singaustralia.com.au
GROW GROUP; Struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship troubles or coping with everyday life? Know someone who is? Grow groups meet weekly to offer peer support and use a proven program for mental wellness. All welcome, no cost. Shepparton – Wednesdays 1pm at 11 Service Street, South Shepparton. Cobram – Thursdays 7pm at Moira Education Centre, O’Dwyer Avenue. Benalla – Mondays 10:30am at Waminda Community House, 19 Ballintine Street. For further information, contact Lindy on 0448 052 769.
GV CHRONIC PAIN Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 1pm to 2:30pm at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Come along and share in support. For more information, email [email protected] or phone 0458 510 416 between 10am and 4pm.
FREE BREAKFAST FOR EVERYONE at St Georges Road Post Office and Milkbar, 102 St Georges Road, Shepparton from Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am.
FAMILY ANONYMOUS is a self-help group for family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioural issues. Held every Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Church of Christ, 105 Corio Street, Shepparton. For more details phone 0426 673 848 or email [email protected]
GOULBURN VALLEY PRIDE INC. is Greater Shepparton’s LGBTI+ social-support group meeting monthly for walks, dinners, brunches, movies and more. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex community members + allies welcome! SMS or call Damien on 0418 511 562.
SHEPPARTON CHESS CLUB Inc. meet at Shepparton Access, 227 Wyndham Street Shepparton every Saturday at 1pm. Entry only through back door. New members are welcome. Adults $3 per day, juniors $1.50. Tea and coffee is provided.
GET ACTIVE SHEPPARTON provides free exercise classes for all ages and levels of fitness every Sunday morning at the hill next to Aquamoves at 8:30am to 9:30am. Contact David on 0419 332 422 or visit the Facebook page “Get Active Shepparton” for more details.
SHEPPARTON TOASTMASTER is a public speaking and leadership development club that builds self-confidence. Meet at Shepparton Access, 227 Wyndham Street, Shepparton on the first and third Tuesday every month. For more information, see http://shepparton.toastmastersclubs.org/
LODGE ESHCOL meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Masonic Centre, Welsford Street, Shepparton commencing at 10:30am. For enquiries, phone A Thomson on 0402 284 797.
VOLUNTEERS FOR YOUNG CARER MENTOR PROGRAM URGENTLY NEEDED. Have you got some spare time? Are you a good listener? Would you like to help a young person continue with their schooling? Not-profit organisation, Villa Maria Catholic Homes has young carers in the Shepparton area who desperately need support from an adult to help them cope with their day-to-day responsibilities. Contact Marion Rak on (03)5722 9046.
THE GOULBURN VALLEY QUILTERS meet on the first Monday evening of each month at the Mechanics Institute, Wyndham Street, Shepparton and run activities days on the third Saturday of the month. Always looking for more members. For further information, phone Gael on 0458 215 794.
MOOROOPNA PROBUS CLUB meets on the first Monday of each month from 10am to 12 noon followed by lunch at a selected venue. We have guest speakers at our meetings, and during the month we have outings such as a walk, breakfast at McDonalds, visits to interesting places and a lunch at a local venue. For further information, contact secretary, George Vearing on 5825 3193 or president, Margaret Campbell on 0439 118 842.
MOOROOPNA CROQUET CLUB play twilight golf croquet on Thursday evenings at 6:15pm. Come along and bring a friend to a game played by people of all ages, light exercise and a lot of fun. All you need are flat closed in shoes and the first evening’s play is free. For more information, phone 5825 4541.
SHEPPARTON CROQUET CLUB invites everyone interested in learning to play croquet, to come along and enjoy and learn this fun game for all ages. The first two sessions are free. Equipment is supplied. Be sure to wear flat soled shoes. Golf croquet runs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Association croquet runs on Tuesday and Saturday. Phone Margaret Gleeson on 5821 4416 for times.
SHEPPARTON ACTIVITIES run throughout the week. There is cards from 1pm to 3pm on Mondays, over 55s activities from 9:30am to 11am on Tuesdays, a concert from 1:30pm to 3:15pm on the last Thursday of the month and cards from 1pm to 3pm on Friday. New members are welcome. For further information, phone 5821 4384.
THE GOULBURN VALLEY KART CLUB meets on the last Sunday of the month (until Daylight Savings starts then they meet on the last Saturday of the month) at Katamatite-Nathalia Road, Numurkah. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact Ben on 0419 719 141 or Brent on 0417 503 068.
MOOROOPNA EDUCATION & ACTIVITY CENTRE offers the community art, exercise, line dancing, meals, courses and counseling at 23 Alexandra Street, Mooroopna. For more details, phone 5825 1774, check the website or find them on Facebook.
FREE OPEN HOUSE CAFÉ will be held at the Uniting Church, Mooroopna, corner of Alexandra and O’Brien Streets, every Wednesday during school terms. All welcome. For further information phone Jeanette on 0421 809 939.
KYABRAM AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP meetings are held Tuesdays from 3pm for the Despair to Hope session and from 4:30pm for the 12 Steps Study Group session in room 15 at the Kyabram Community and Learning Center, 21 to 25 Lake Road, Kyabram. Enquiries are welcome for the Alateen Group. For further information, phone 5825 1160.
SHEPPARTON VIEW CLUB is part of the Smith Family and is a friendship club that meets on the first Friday of each month from 11:30am at the Royal Mail Hotel, 47 McLennan Street, Mooroopna. Phone Helen on 5821 7503.
THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT SHOP is now open between 9:30am and 4:30pm every Saturday. Come in and see us for a friendly chat and find yourself some bargains at 3 Mill Street, Mooroopna.
MENTAL WELLBEING: DEPRESSED? ANXIOUS? ISOLATED? SUFFERING GRIEF OR LOSS? KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS? The Shepparton Grow group meets weekly to offer peer support and use a proven program for mental wellbeing on Wednesdays from 1pm at 11 Service Street, Shepparton. All welcome. For further information, contact Lindy on 0448 052 769.
ARE YOU A SINGLE OR STAY AT HOME DAD? Would you like to meet new people and build close friendships for you and your children? Do you enjoy a beer and barbeque with the boys? If yes, show your interest by emailing Shepp stay at home dads at [email protected]
LODGE ESHCOL meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Masonic Centre, Welsford Street, Shepparton commencing at 10:30am. Interested enquiries can phone A Thomson 0402 284 797.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at The Salvation Army Thrift Shop, 3 Mill Street, Mooroopna. Weekdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am to 1pm. Register your interest by visiting the shop or contact us on 5825 4308.
ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and gender welcome. For further information, phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.
SPEAKING ENGLISH CLASSES and help with paperwork available at the Church of Christ hall on the corner of Corio and Nixon Streets, Shepparton. Classes have commenced and run from 12 noon to 2:30pm. Bring your lunch and have a cuppa, call in for a cuppa and biscuit or just pop in for a chat.
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:45am at the Overlander Hotel, Benalla Road in Shepparton. Share group meets at 9am. For further information, phone Bill on 5821 1854.
SHEPARTON VIEW CLUB (part of the Smith Family)is a friendship group of women who meet on the first Friday of each month from 11am to noon at the Royal Mail Hotel, 47 McLennan Street, Mooroopna. New members welcome. For more information, phone Judi on 5825 2831.
NAGAMBIE LAKES COMMUNITY MARKET runs on the first Saturday of every month (except January) from 9am to 1pm. Lots of locally grown and made items, live music, food and drinks. Located in the main street of Nagambie on the banks of Lake Nagambie. Disabled access friendly. For further information, phone 0475 885 047.
SHEPPARTON MS PEER SUPPORT GROUP would like to welcome back all its members for the year, and also any new members who wish to join. Meetings and outings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from approximately 10am to 12:30pm. For further information, contact Ken Morelli on 0427 919 116 or Barry Flemming on 0411 468 489.
HEARTBEAT VICTORIA GOULBURN VALLEY meet on the first Monday of the month at the GV Health dining room from 6pm for a meal. Meeting and guest speaker starts at 7pm. For further information, contact Ian Powell on 0418 575 141.
EXTENDED HOURS at The Salvation Army Thrift Shop. Now open 9:30am to 4:30pm every Saturday. Come and see us for a friendly chat and find yourself some bargains at 3 Mill Street, Mooroopna.
COUNTRY WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION Congupna branch meetings are held at the Congupna Hall on the third Wednesday of the month from 11am. Everyone is welcome. For further information, contact Carmine Kelly on 5823 1237.
SHEPPARTON CENTRAL PROBUS would like to welcome new members who are of retirement age. We enjoy active social life with dine outs lunch and dinner and interesting bus trips throughout the year. We meet at The Overlander on the fourth Friday each month at 10am. For information, contact Thurlie Pearce on 5831 4305.
ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30am to 2:30pm at the Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and genders are welcome. Phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.
GOULBURN VALLEY TYPE ONE Peer Support Group Shepparton provides support for people living with Type 1 diabetes and meets on the first Monday of every month from 7:30pm at GV Health Community Therapy Room, Graham Street in Shepparton. Enquiries, email [email protected] or phone 5832 2674.
THE BIBLE JESUS: If you are seeking understanding, clarification and answers to the many bible based questions and contradictions you see in today’s traditional Christian church teaching and preaching. Join us by visiting www.thebiblejesus.org or phone 0409 953 107.
CAMPASPE REGIONAL LIBRARY is seeking interest for a proposed Computer Group to meet at Echuca Library on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10:30am. For more information, call David 0408 101 846, leave your name with library staff, or come along on the day.
SHEPPARTON SUNSET CWA meets on the second Monday of each month at the Shepparton Agricultural Society, 275 High Street, Shepparton at 7pm. New members are welcome. For further information, please phone Cathy Shields on 0400 037 026.
SHEPPARTON BRIDGE CLUB meets from 7pm Monday at U3A Hall Esson Street. Members are required to join Goulburn Valley U3A. For more information, phone Derek Poulton 5825 4112 or John Moore 0438 455 741 or refer to the website www.wix.com/sheppartonbridgeclub/2013
FAMILY ANONYMOUS is for families and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol or related behavioural issues. We are here to help. This is a 12 step program of recovery. Meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm at the Church of Christ, Nixon Street, Shepparton. For more details, phone 0426 673 848 or email [email protected]
LIFE OP SHOP holds free weekly barbeques on Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 5pm at 4-6 Mill Street, Mooroopna. All welcome. Weather permitting.
SHEPPARTON TOASTMASTERS Want to learn how to communicate more effectively and improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Shepparton Toastmasters meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7pm to 9pm, The Mechanics Institute Hall, 277 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Phone 0428 388 743.
FREE SOUP KITCHEN Available Mon to Fri 5pm-6pm at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, next to Skate Park, and Wednesdays 5pm-6pm at North Community House, Parkside Drive, Shepparton; Opportunity Shop, 4 Mill Street, Mooroopna; Numurkah Park, Melville Street, Numurkah; Hogan Street, Tatura; and in Nathalia and Kyabram.
IS SOMEONE’S DRINKING CAUSING YOU CONCERN? Are you troubled by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon Groups for adults and Alateen groups for children offer anonymous help and emotional support to those affected. For information, contact Al-Anon Family Groups 1300 252 666.
ESHCOL DAYLIGHT LODGE meets from 10:30am on the fourth Monday of every month. New and unaffiliated members are welcome to join and partners are welcome for lunch. For further information or enquiries, phone 5824 1274 or 5825 2142.
SHEPPARTON SOROPTIMIST CLUB meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Peppermill Inn, GV Highway in Kialla from 6pm for a 6:30pm dinner meeting with guest speakers. If you are interested in joining a service club, helping the community and making new friends, contact Jeanette 5823 1985.
HOLISTIC WELLBEING HUB is open from 9:30am to 12 noon at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. Drop in and join us to enjoy a relaxed morning with other women in the community. Listen to conversations provided to guide you on your life journey. Guest speakers attend between 10am and 11am. Morning tea and activities available. For further information, phone 5823 3200 or follow them on Facebook.
NEW HOURS FOR SALVOS THRIFT SHOP MOOROOPNA are Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 4pm and Saturdays from 9:30am to 3pm. Come and see us for a friendly chat and grab yourself a bargain at 3 Mill Street, Mooroopna or phone 5825 4308.
ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and genders welcome. Phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.
CWA OF VIC INC. invites fellow craft lovers to Shepparton East Football Club clubrooms on Central Avenue in Shepparton East for craft and friendship with no obligations. Meetings are held on the first Monday of month at 10am. Learn new crafts, update your knowledge or just sit and work on your craft. Refreshment facilities available. BYO lunch. $3 donation to cover costs. Phone Gwenda 0409 182 451 for further information.
THE LEUKAEMIA FOUNDATION Hume office provides information, assistance and support for people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS and MPN. Contact Lani Shiels, support services coordinator on 5821 0033. For volunteering or fundraising opportunities with the foundation, please ask for Kristin Paton on 0481 009 754.
ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10:30am to 2:30pm at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and genders welcome. Phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT RETIREES meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:45am at the Overlander Hotel, Benalla Road, Shepparton. Share group meeting will be at 9am. For further information, phone Bill on 5821 1854.
SOCIAL BADMINTON players meet at the Shepparton Stadium every Wednesday from 9:30am to 11am. New players, beginners to advanced are welcome. Enjoy a coffee and a chat after the game. Phone Julie on 0407 717 265.
ENABLING WOMEN GROUP meets once a month at Rights Information and Advocacy Centre, 190 Benalla Road, Shepparton. For further information, phone Sharon on 0429 621 843.
MAINLY MUSIC program is held every Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am at All Saints Hall, 20 Francis Street in Tatura. Cost is $3 a child or $5 a family. For more information, contact Iola Ibrhaim on 5854 8265 or 0401 511 919.
KIALLA SCOUTS Do you have a child aged 7-14, boy or girl, who’d like to join cubs or scouts? Kialla Cubs meet 5:30pm Mondays and scouts 7pm Tuesdays in the Scout Hall at Kialla Recreation Reserve. For enquiries, contact David at [email protected] or phone 0419 315 665.
MOOROOPNA CWA meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Royal Hotel, Mooroopna. Social time with a meal from 6:30pm and meeting follows from 7:30pm. New members are welcome. Further information, contact Barbara Carter 5825 1728 or 0448 852 666.
GROW PEER-SUPPORT GROUP Feeling depressed? Anxious? Isolated? Grow offers hope. The Shepparton group meets on Wednesdays from 1pm at the South Shepparton Community Centre, 11 Service Street. For more information, call Lindy on 0448 052 769 or visit www.grow.org.au
INVERGORDON HISTORY HALL Community Reserve, Centre Road Invergordon. Open to the public on third Sunday of November, 1:30pm until 3:30pm, or open by appointment. Contact Dot on 5862 3689, Vin on 5862 3448 or Rosemary on 5862 1707.
SOUTH SHEPPARTON COMMUNITY CENTRE has an ongoing garage sale from Monday to Friday between 10am to 2pm. A variety of bric-a-brac, books, kitchen items, home wares and much more. No clothing. Most items under $10. Visit 11 Service Street, Shepparton.
MINIATURE TRAIN RIDES AT SHEPPARTON FARMERS MARKET, Emerald Bank, Kialla runs on the first Sunday each month between 9:30am and 2:30pm. Presented by Moira Miniature Rail Inc. With the journey out and back more than 1km, a pleasant and safe ride is assured.
KONNEXIONS singles social activities every weekend. Meet new friends and widen your social network. Age group 45-65. Phone Karen 5825 3484, Jeanette 0408 056 448, Irene 0407 920 104, Roger 0427 541 611 or email [email protected]
SOUTHERN CROSS PROBUS CLUB invites all 60 years+ to join our club. This is for all active retirees. Here are five reasons to become a member, fellowship, new interests, stay healthy, travel and to stay in the loop of life. The club meets at the Terminus Hotel on High Street in Shepparton. For further information phone Greta 5822 1846.
MERCY ACCESS: Mentoring children of all ages with Mercy Access, reading opens doors. Do you have an educational background any level? Join us volunteering in a multi-cultural setting. On receiving your expression of interest, an application form will be forwarded with necessary details. Contact us on 04 2899 6975 or [email protected]
INVERGORDON HISTORY HALL at the Community Reserve, Centre Road, Invergordon is open to the public by appointment. Contact either Helen on 5865 5482, Vin on 5862 3448, Rosemary on 5862 1707 or David on 0413 338 783.
ORCHARD DAY CLUB meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month, from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers, bus tours and a delicious lunch. All ages and gender welcome. For further information, phone Judy on 5823 5941 or Betty on 5821 3838.
MEDITATION GROUP is now meeting on Tuesdays from 10am to 11am at Wesley Church, Maude Street and Thursdays from 7:30pm to 8:30pm at Shepp Osteo, 103 Nixon Street, Shepparton. Regular meditation brings many health benefits. We sit in a chair and are guided by trained facilitators into deep relaxation and meditation. Cost is $10 and there is no need to book, just come along. Call Dr Lisa Shortridge on 0419 562 790 or Roger Tacey on 0427 541 611 for more information.
FAMILY DRUG SUPPORT GROUP meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm at Primary Care Connect. The support group is for carers who have a loved one with alcohol or drug addiction. All welcome. For further information, contact Tina on 5823 3205.
HOLISTIC WELLBEING HUB: Drop in and join us every Thursday morning and enjoy a relaxed morning with other women in the community. Open from 9:30am to 12 noon. Listen to conversations provided to guide you on your life journey. Guest speakers attend between 10am and 11am. Morning tea and activities available. Held at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. For more, phone 5823 3200 or follow the Holistic Wellbeing Hub on Facebook.
CWA POTTERS: Are you new to the area, or looking for a group who can fill your creative arts and crafts needs and make new friends? We meet on the first Monday of each month at the Shepparton Library from 10am until 2pm.
For more information, phone Jenny on 0412 913 313.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meetings will be held in Mooroopna and Numurkah on Mondays, Mooroopna and Shepparton on Tuesdays, Mooroopna on Wednesdays, Shepparton on Thursdays, Shepparton and Tongala on Fridays, Mooroopna on Saturdays, Tongala and Shepparton on Sundays and Kyabram on Saturday evenings. For times or further information, phone 1300 222 222.
GOULBURN VALLEY U3A LEARNING FOR PLEASURE IN RETIREMENT COURSES are held each day of the week at the Goulburn Valley U3A Hall, Esson Street, Shepparton. Membership is open to anyone retired or semi-retired. For further information, phone 5821 3333.
GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meet on the first Thursday of each month from 10am to 12 noon at the Shepparton Family Relationship Centre, 68 Wyndham Street in Shepparton. For information, phone 5820 0444.