Thursday, February 22, 2018

Community Connect

Editor January 14, 2015


CAMPASPE LIBRARIES will host Actor, Comedian and Audio Book Narrator, Stig Wemyss for a live show at the Echuca Shire Function Rooms on Wednesday, January 21 at 3pm. Entry requires a gold coin donation per person. Bookings essential and can be made on 5481 2400 or at

‘THE CUBBY’ TOY LIBRARY OPEN DAY will be held Saturday, January 31 from 9am to 11am at ‘The Cubby,’corner of Balaclava and Numurkah Roads, Shepparton. Everyone is welcome to attend with free children’s activities, memberships available, all toys on display, colouring competition and raffle. For further information, contact Kim on 0403 179 873.



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 0421 322 276.

TRANSPORT TO CEMETERIES On the third Saturday of each month Goulburn Community Transport provides transport to the cemetery to visit loved ones. For more information, contact Vilma Ondrus 5831 3607 or Goulburn Community Transport 5831 8515. Shepparton visits are $3 and Pine Lodge visit $4.

GRACE TALK All of your questions on the world today and God will be answered by a Bible Teacher of 35 years. The talk is a non-denominational, non-profit, no fee, totally free teaching of the Bible and its author. Phone 5825 5301 or 0418 560 575.

FREE SOUP KITCHEN Available Mon to Fri 5-6pm at Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, next to Skate Park, and Wednesdays 5-6pm at North Community House, Parkside Dve, Shepparton; Opportunity Shop, 4 Mill St, Mooroopna; Numurkah Park, Melville St, Numurkah; Hogan St, 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 5825 1160.

GROW GROUP Struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship troubles, or coping with everyday life? Thursday 2:30pm at Kyabram Community Learning Centre, 21-25 Lake Road, Kyabram. Shepparton group will re-open early October. For further information, call Lindy on 0448 052 769.

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.

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 Katharyn Polan.

CONNECT MEDITATION GROUP are inviting the community to enjoy the benefits of meditation. One hour sessions are held every Thursday night from 7:30pm at Harmony Place, 9a Edward Street in Shepparton and admission is $5. For further information, contact Lisa 0419 562 790 or Roger 0427 541 611.

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.

INVERGORDON HISTORY HALL, Community Reserve, Centre Road. Open to the public on 3rd Sunday of each month, 1.30pm until 3.30pm. Contact Rosemary Kennett, phone 5862 1707.

KONNEXIONS singles social activities every weekend. Meet new friends and widen your social network. Age group 45-65. Phone Glen 5827 1221, Kevin 0439 259 945, Karen 5825 3484 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. For further information phone Greta 5822 1846.

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 and Tongala and Shepparton on Sundays. For times or further information, phone 5831 6742 or 1300 22 22 22.

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.

THE COMBINED SHEPPARTON PROBUS CLUB meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30am at the Goulburn Valley Hotel. For those ladies and men, retired or semi-retired. Add zest to your lifestyle. For enquiries, phone Kevin on 5822 2673 or Joan on 5823 1987.

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 5831 2202 or 0418 578 369. Also on the sing Australia website

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.

SHEPPARTON PUBLIC Cemetery is announcing that the second stage of the mausoleum is completed and now on sale. The historic cemetery reminds the community it is not run by council and still has room available. For information, phone Jeanette Doherty on 5821 2289.

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.

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.

KYABRAM AL-ANON FAMILY Group meetings are held Mondays from 10:30am to 12pm and Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:15pm. Alateen Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:15pm. Held at Salvation Army Hall, 24 Unitt Street, Kyabram. Enquiries, 5853 1344 or 0407 522 496.

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 Marg Sarkady on 5825 5106.

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.

CAMPASPE REGIONAL LIBRARY are 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 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

Tell us about your ‘not for profit’ community events, fax 5832 8920 or email [email protected] (information is required at least 2 weeks before an event)