Learn the art of bellydance. Improve self-confidence, self-esteem, grace and fitness, and have fun. Phone Kristen on 0439029181.
Shepparton and District Nu Vogue Dance Group holds regular dance classes on Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Kialla Hall. Phone Max on 58292271 or Carol on 57903208.
Cool Cat rockers dance classes
Wesley Hall, Shepparton, Tuesdays, 7pm to 9.30pm, including ’50s rock ’n’ roll and partner dances. All progressive, no partner required. Welcoming social atmosphere. Phone Anne on 0429956177 or Kaye on 58215465.
Picola old-time dance
Saturday, May 14 from 8pm to midnight at Picola Hall. Music provided by Ian Stewart. Adults $8. Phone Jeanette on 58691274.
Congupna Tallygaroopna Landcare Group
Annual general meeting: Tuesday, May 17, 7.30pm, Congupna Hall. Bring casserole to share for tea. New members welcome. Phone Trish on 58298255.
Early Years playgroups
St George’s Rd Primary School runs Early Years programs from Monday to Thursday for 0-5 year olds and their carers. Programs include Monday: run, hop, jump, play; Tuesday: Mother Goose; Wednesday: sensory play; Thursday: paint ’n’ play. All welcome to join in the fun at the free programs. Phone Michelle on 58213383.
Goulburn Valley Vietnam Veterans
Meet on the third Thursday. Odd-numbered months at Numurkah RSL, and even-numbered months at the Shepparton RSL. Purchase a meal at 6pm with meeting at 8pm. All veterans, veterans’ widows and their families welcome. Phone secretary Jeff Stanyer on 0419135909.
Splinter Contemporary Artists
Splinter members encourage and support each other by sharing ideas and skills and creating challenging exhibitions. The group welcomes new artists who have a contemporary focus, all media. Annual fee $40. Phone Bev on 58235664 or Janet on 58317992.
For families with children aged from birth to school age. Playgroup runs on Tuesdays during school terms from 10am to noon at St Augustine’s Hall, Orr St, Shepparton. Bring 50¢ and a piece of fruit for morning tea. Phone Emily on 0439371135.
Shepparton Men’s Shed
Situated at Vision Australia, Shepparton, operates regularly on Thursdays 9.30am to 4pm and Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm. Meets for social interaction, listening to guest speakers, visiting interesting places around the Goulburn Valley and making/repairing things. Phone Gary Gray on 58271495 or 0458380357, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shepparton Miniature Gamers
Meet every Saturday from noon to 9pm at South Shepparton Community Centre, 11 Service St. Focuses on the hobby of table-top miniature gaming, providing a relaxed environment for a variety of card and board games. Phone Trent Baker on 0438217482.
Lodge Eshcol Daylight 785
Meets 10.30am on fourth Monday each month. New members and unattached Freemasons welcome. Wives and partners of members invited to lunch following each meeting. Phone 58252166.
Playgroups and occasional care
At Gowrie St Primary School, corner Gowrie St and Balaclava Rd. Occasional Care: Monday and Friday from 9am to 1pm, Mondays from 3pm to 5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1pm to 5pm. Many different playgroups. Phone the school on 58213100.
Shepparton Legacy Widows
Monthly meeting: Friday, May 13, 1.30pm, at Legacy House, 20 Edward St, Shepparton. Bring along your wedding memories. All Legacy widows welcome. Afternoon tea provided.
Calling all Bettys
If you have always been known as Betty you are invited to lunch and a get together at the RSL, Shepparton on Monday, May 16 at noon. Husbands and partners welcome. Phone Betty on 58318290 evenings.
Mothers of pre-schoolers group
MOPS meets first and third Wednesday of each month, excluding school holidays, 9.15am to 11.30am at Shepparton Assembly of God Hall, 155 Verney Rd, Shepparton. $5. Program is designed to give mothers time-out to connect and encourage each other in motherhood. Phone Barb on 58242008.
Shepparton Adventure Club
Bushwalking, day walks, overnight walks, camping, canoeing, bike riding and other outdoor activities. Visitors welcome. May 21: 9am to noon, kayak from Shepparton to Mooroopna and back, phone Rachel on 0400238276. May 25: midweek walk at Chesney Vale/Winton wetlands, phone Dianne on 0437289281. Website www.shepadventureclub.org.au
Southern Cross Probus Club Shepparton
Invitation to all 60+ years to join. For all active retirees. Enjoy fellowship, new interests, health and travel, and stay in the loop of life. Meets third Friday of each month at the Community Centre, Ave Maria, Shepparton. Phone Greta on 58221846.
Learn to speak in public with confidence. Learn leadership skills in a relaxed, supportive setting. Shepparton Toastmasters meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at Mechanics’ Institute, Wyndham St, Shepparton from 7.15pm. Phone 58242351 or 58222878 or visit www.shepparton.freetoasthost.info
Single 60+ Club
Looking for a group of friends to go out with? Single 60+ Club meets at Terminus Hotel in Shepparton on the second Tuesday of the month for dinner at 6pm to plan activities. Friday, May 13: lunch at Mojos. Phone Sylvia on 58212603 or Barry on 0419323351.
Woodturning and woodworking
Are you 18+ years, interested in expanding your skills? Woodturners of the Goulburn Valley, 96 Packham St (next to the velodrome) has day or evening sessions. Women welcome. Phone Len on 0458777901 or Chris on 0407320102.
Art Mooveau Craft Group
Meets every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Bring your current project or just come for a chat. Held at All Saints Anglican Church parish hall, 20 Francis St, Tatura. Phone Jane on 58561748. Gold coin donation for costs.
Disability and Carers Social Group
No fees, no registration, total BYO. Get together for a cuppa/barbecue, talk, share problems and solutions, and relax with others in similar circumstances. Phone Paul on 58318580.
Next meeting: Saturday, May 21, a social evening for singles and couples aged 45-70. Meet new people and enjoy the company of others for dinner. Phone Marg on 58251114 or Val on 0427217018 for venue and time.
Shepparton Camera Club
Meets third Tuesday each month at 7.30pm at Bill Hunter Room, Civic Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton. Membership open to all persons interested in photography. Phone secretary Leigh on 58622341 or president Bruce on 57981680.
Association of Independent Retirees
Meets third Monday of every month at 10am at Overlander Hotel/Motel, Benalla Rd, Shepparton. Next meeting: May 16. Guest speaker: Dr Sturt Malone, Riverview Dental. Share group meet at 9am. For all partially or fully self-funded retirees. Visitors welcome. Phone Bill on 58211854.
NV Arms Collectors Guild
Meets second Friday every month at 7.30pm at Sporting Shooters Range, 1175 Midland Hwy, Shepparton East. Caters for those who collect firearms, weapons, militaria, ammunition, historic, game-sport and associated items and memorabilia. Membership: 12-18 years no fee; 18+ $40; pensioners $40. Phone Geoff on 58219015, John on 57981486 or John on 58213192.
Open night every Thursday, 7pm, at Shepparton Sports Stadium. Grades for all standards, male and female from eight to 80 years old. Juniors and seniors, inter-association challenge matches, coaching and training available. Great social atmosphere. Presented by Shepparton Table Tennis Association. Phone Chris Anders on 0428398026.
Kialla Park Tennis Club
Tuesday night mixed competition, 7pm. New teams/players welcome. For more information or to register phone Wendy on 0407040357.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Shepparton Volunteer Group of Cancer Council Victoria will be having a morning tea on Thursday, May 26, from 10am at the Anglican Church Hall, Orr St, Shepparton. Entry $6 plus raffle. Phone Shirley on 58283355.
Murchison meteorite stories
Seeking anyone living in the Murchison area when the meteorite hit on September 28, 1969. Tell your story and be part of an exciting project to capture oral histories. Also looking for memorabilia, photos and articles from the event. Phone Murchison Neighbourhood House on 58262373, or email email@example.com
St Brendan’s Day celebrations
Special day to celebrate the Feast of the Patron Saint. Sunday, May 15, after the 11am Mass, at St Brendan’s Catholic Church, 121 Knight St, Shepparton. Food to enjoy, entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family. Something for everyone, children, youth, mums and dads as well as grandparents and friends in general. Everyone welcome.
Gloria’s Handbag is on Sunday, May 15, at Numurkah Library, 2pm. Attendance is free, but as the audience size is limited, bookings are essential and admission will be by ticket only. For tickets please visit Numurkah Library, or phone on 1300374765, by Friday, May 13.
Service of Remembrance
A service to remember loved ones who have died, and to draw strength from each other and foster hope for the future. Sunday, May 22, 2.30pm, at Wesley Church, Maude St, Shepparton. All welcome. Presented by Goulburn Valley Hospice Care.
Miniature railway, Shepparton
Runs second and fourth Sunday of each month subject to weather conditions from 10am at Emerald Bank, Melbourne Rd, Kialla. Next ride: May 22, $2 a ride, all ages. Closed footwear must be worn. Presented by Mooroopna-Shepparton Miniature Railway Society. Phone 0427824308.
Matinee The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith (two times Oscar winner). Thursday, May 12, Village Cinemas Shepparton, 1pm arrival for a 1.15pm film, followed by afternoon tea, $20 per person. All event proceeds will be donated to Grutzner House (Psycho-geriatric) and Mary Coram (Rehab) wings of GV Hospital. Tickets available at Mimma’s Hairdressing, Wyndham Mall Walkway, phone 58318220 or from members. Phone Lolene on 58219182. Presented by GV Health Extended Care Auxiliary.
Activities for seniors
At Treacy Community Room, Mooroopna. Group meals: Monday and Thursday at noon, $8.50. Free transport can be arranged. Phone 58251774. Card craft: first and third Tuesday of the month. Phone Barbara on 58253774.
Third Saturday morning of each month, visiting Shepparton and Pine Lodge cemeteries. Bus will pick up at your home. Phone Vilma on 58313607 to arrange a time.
Scots’ Uniting Church Hall, Fryers St, Shepparton. First and third Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm. $2.50, afternoon tea and trading table. All welcome. Phone Joan on 58221051.
GV Chronic Pain Support Group
Meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 1pm to 3pm at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Come along and share in support. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0458510416 between 10am and 4pm.
CHISM Support Group
Chronic Health and Illness Self-Management (CHISM) Support Group meets third Thursday of each month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Primary Care Connect. Gold coin donation. Open to anybody with any form of ongoing health condition. Learn more about managing your health and wellbeing, and meet other people who understand. Phone Kait on 58323200.
Shepparton Unit meets regularly in Shepparton. For venue or further information, phone Shirley on 58283355. All welcome.
MS support group
Shepparton and Regional MS Peer Support Group meets third Tuesday of each month at Shepparton Sports Stadium, Numurkah Rd, Shepparton. To register phone Gayle Homann at MS Society on 98452763 or toll-free 1800042138.
Are you affected by someone’s sexual behaviour? S-Anon might be able to help. Visit www.sanonaustralia.org or phone (02)99904535, or email sanonaustralia@ gmail.com
Is someone else’s drinking causing you a problem? Al-Anon offers help and hope for the families of problem drinkers. Weekly meetings on Fridays at 10.30am at Church of Christ, corner of Nixon and Corio Sts, Shepparton. Tuesdays at 7pm at St Augustine’s Hall, Orr St, Shepparton, phone 58312371.
Programs including iTots, iKids and eLearning for beginners, craft and coffee morning. Phone 1300374765 for more information.
Goulburn Valley Regional Library’s Shepparton Thursday Night Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm and has vacancies for members. The group does not meet at Shepparton Library. Phone Jan at Library Administration on 1300374765.
North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre Inc
Do you need free help to lodge your tax return? Maybe you want to become part of a Men’s Shed Group, or join a group of volunteers who make items for those in need, maybe you would like to learn how to use a computer, the internet or emails, or study a course to be able to work in childcare, family day care and kindergartens. Then we can help. Come to 10-14 Parkside Dve, Shepparton, visit www.nsclc.com.au or phone 58215770 and see what classes we offer.
Violet Town community market
Held on the second Saturday of each month. Tulip St, Violet Town from 8.30am until 1pm. Great variety of items, plants, gourmet foods, bric-a-brac, books, handcrafts, organic produce, great coffee and hot food, and live music. Visit www.violettownmarket.com.au or phone 0416233584.
Tocumwal farmers’ market
Held every third Saturday of the month from 8am at Anglican Church, Finley St, Tocumwal. Fresh produce, coffee, craft, entertainment and breakfast. Stall and other inquiries to Lyn on 0418870469 or 58743853 or Kerri on 0428965146.
Mooroopna farmers’ market
Held third Sunday each month at Ferrari Park, Mooroopna from 8.30am to 1pm. Fruit and other produce available, free entertainment. Hosted by Mooroopna Lions Club. Phone 0459432162.
Turaton Music Co. and Oxalis Wind Quintet Concert, Saturday, May 21, 2pm, at Sir Ian McLennan Centre, Mooroopna. Tickets $20 each available at the door. Afternoon tea provided. Phone Dot on 58251045. Presented by Mooroopna Lawn Tennis Club.
Fun, interactive music sessions for young children and their parents, 30-minute music session followed by morning tea, then play time for children (birth to school age). Grandparents and carers are welcome. Wednesdays, 10am to 11.30am, All Saints Hall, 20 Francis St, Tatura. Cost: $3 per child, or $5 per family. Phone Iola on 58548265 or 0401511919.
Country music charity day
Sunday, May 22 at noon at GV Hotel, Shepparton. Guest artist: Trevor Dennis. Walk-up artists welcome. Entry $7 which include tea/coffee. Bistro meals available. Proceeds to Hospice. Phone Joyce on 0408218411.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Free pap tests
Available at headspace Shepparton for women aged 18 to 25 years, Tuesday to Friday. Come and have a chat with Suzanne. Phone 58238800.
Various classes to nurture the body and soul. Day and evening. Mature bodies, fit bodies, children, parents with babies. Venues at Kialla and Mooroopna. Phone Jo on 0409101500 or 58283239.
For arthritis and osteoporosis. Chair-based program developed by Arthritis Victoria involves cardiovascular, strengthening, flexibility and stretching exercises that are safe and effective for people who are unable to attend mainstream exercise programs. Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am. Gold coin donation. To register phone Sonia at Primary Care Connect on 58233200.
Connect Meditation Group
Group meditation is beneficial for individuals and the community. Benefits include less stress, better sleep, improved memory, stronger immune system and happiness. Join us every Thursday at 7.30pm at Harmony Place, 9A Edward St, Shepparton. Cost $8. Suitable for beginner and experienced meditators. Find the group on Facebook by searching for Things of Spirit. Phone Lisa Shortridge on 0419562790.
Walk For Life
Primary Care Connect in collaboration with the Heart Foundation invites members of the community to participate in a free walking group. Walking is a suitable exercise for most people; it provides known health benefits physically and mentally through social connection. Each person is encouraged to walk at their own pace. The walking group meets weekly on Monday mornings. Registration essential. Phone Sonia at Primary Care Connect on 58233200.
Home visit volunteers needed
The Community Visitor Scheme covers the Hume Region and has been running for more than 20 years and needs more volunteers in the Shepparton and Mooroopna area for one-on-one home and facility visits. Phone Jennifer Clement on 57210253 or email email@example.com
The Smith Family has opportunities for people to get involved with their community by helping students through tutoring, at learning clubs in primary and secondary schools. Training and ongoing support provided. Phone 58589898.
Shepparton meets on the third Thursday of each month, at the Pines, Numurkah Rd, Shepparton, at 6pm for a 6.30pm dinner meeting with guest speakers. If you are interested in joining a club of service to the community, fellowship and new friends phone Ann on 0431520406.
Do you want to do something for your community but don’t know where to start? For information on your local Kiwanis club, phone these after-hours numbers: McLennan Mooroopna 58252241; Mooroopna Kiwanis 58252686; Shepparton Kiwanis 58215797.
Kiwanis — Sunrisers
Serving the community with a smile. Priority one: children. Meets first and third Thursdays of the month, 7am to 8am at The Pines Motor Inn, Numurkah Rd, Shepparton. Phone Gavin Doherty on 58211895.
Tatura Garden Club
Meets on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the Community House, Kerford St, Tatura. New members welcome.
Mooroopna garden club
Mooroopna and District Garden Club meets on the third Friday of each month at 1pm at Sir Ian McLennan Centre, Echuca Rd, Mooroopna. New members welcome. Mooroopna Garden Club. Phone Joy on 0408347050.
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