Shepparton and District Nu Vogue Dance Group annual ball, Friday, September 30, 8pm to midnight, Kialla Central Hall, Euroa Rd, Kialla Central. Music by Geoff Evans. Delicious supper, Lady of the Evening and Beau, $12 per head. Phone Carol on 57903208.
Saturday, October 1, Katamatite Hall, 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Russell’s Dance Music. Cost $8. Door prize, raffle. Airconditioned/heated hall. Please bring plate of supper to share. Phone Russell on 0428290339 or 0408831454.
Thursday night dance
Every Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm at Cricketers Arms Hotel, Mooroopna. Proceeds to Hospice. Phone 58214426.
Picola old-time dance
Saturday, October 8 from 8pm to midnight at Picola Hall. Music provided by J & M Hughes. Adults $8. Phone Jeanette on 58691274.
Undera Angling Club
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm, at Mooroopna Golf Club. Social family fishing trips monthly, weather permitting. Phone George on 0417154016.
Shepparton art incubator
Discover or develop your artist within. Meets Wednesday mornings, 9.30am to 1pm. For venue, phone Amanda on 0419361996.
Goulburn Valley Quilters
Meets on the first Monday of each month at 7pm, and third Saturday of each month for sit and sew at Mechanics’ Institute, Wyndham St, Shepparton. Phone Christine on 58242785 or Gael Thompson on 58215797.
Goulburn Valley U3A
U3A offers learning for pleasure in retirement. Courses are held each day of the week at the Goulburn Valley U3A Hall, Esson St, Shepparton. Membership is open to anyone over 50 who is retired from full-time work. Phone 58213333. Visit www.gvu3a.com.au
Shepparton Men’s Shed
Situated at Vision Australia, Shepparton, operates regularly on Thursdays 9.30am to 4pm and Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm.Phone Gary Gray on 58271495 or 0458380357, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Shepparton social group for young professionals who are new or old to the town, for them to meet at least once a month. More details on website http://youngshepps.wordpress.com
Membership is open to all retired leaders of Girl Guides and any female adult who has made, or is prepared to make, the Girl Guide Promise. For details of the evening meeting, phone Barb on 58655321 or Jenny on 5821 4125; for lunchtime/afternoon meetings phone Marj on 58283420 or Lesley on 58269604.
Greater Shepparton Police Service Area annual general meeting: Tuesday, October 4, at 7.30pm at Shepparton Police Station. Residents from all towns and areas of Greater Shepparton are invited to discuss issues of community safety and crime prevention. Phone Cathie on 0434343327 or email: email@example.com.
Shepparton and district ALP
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm at Terminus Hotel, High St, Shepparton. Phone Anthony on 0438583353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Phone Glenys on 0409626647 or email email@example.com
Codger’s Capers men’s group
A social group for men aged 18+ of all faiths and cultures, who may be widowers, lonely, isolated, bored or just looking for a place to meet new friends. Meets every Tuesday (except public holidays) at Church of Christ Hall, 105 Corio St, Shepparton between 10am and 3pm. Phone Robert on 58217699 or Ron on 58232886 or check the website www.codgerscapers.webs.com
Dog obedience club
Shepparton and District Obedience Dog Club newcomer classes, first Sunday of each month, February to November, at Chas Johnson Reserve, corner Balaclava Rd and Packham St, Shepparton. Phone 58254815, 58548265, 58292220 or 58253155.
Amateur radio club
Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club meets first Saturday of each month at 1pm, Scout and Guide Complex, Echuca Rd, Mooroopna. Write to SADARC Inc, PO Box 692, Shepparton 3632, or visit www.sadarc.org
Shepparton VIEW club (part of the Smith Family) is a friendship group of women who meet on the first Friday each month, 11.30am for noon at the Terminus Hotel, Shepparton. Phone Helen on 58217503.
Shepparton Adventure Club
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 4, location to be advised, at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. Website www.shepadventureclub.org.au
Diversity Group Shepparton
Diversity is Greater Shepparton’s only Same Sex Attracted and Gender Questioning young persons’ social support group for 14-to-25-year-olds (and their friends). Phone/SMS Damien on 0437134625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to speak in public with confidence. 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
Morris Minor enthusiasts
Central Victoria Morris Minor Car Club Inc meets first Friday each month at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 368 High St, Golden Square (Bendigo). Phone Lorna on 54479929 or Laurel on 54470839.
Goulburn Murray Fly Fishing Club
Meets first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Lifesaving Clubrooms at Shepparton’s Aquamoves. Phone 0409162253.
Single 60+ Club
Friday, September 30: lunch noon at Terminus Hotel. Saturday, October 8: at RSL for tea, 6pm. Phone Barry on 0419323351 or Sylvia on 58212603.
Bicycle users group
Greater Shepparton Bicycle Users Group (BUG) meets for recreation, exercise and fun. Rides every Saturday and Sunday around the Goulburn Valley ranging from 15km to 80km. Visit www.sheppbug.com.au or phone Doug on 0409368492, Catherine on 0402313867 or Pat on 0418356591.
Katandra West CWA
CWA meetings held first Thursday of the month at a member’s home at 1.30pm. Phone Aileen on 58283477.
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, October 8, a social evening for singles and couples aged 45-70. Phone Marg on 58251114 or Val on 0427217018 for venue and time.
National Servicemen’s Association
Were you called up for National Service (army, navy, airforce) between 1951 and 1972? Are you interested in becoming a member of the association? Nashos meet on the second Monday of every month at 2pm at Shepparton RSL. Phone James Douglass on 58252052.
NV Arms Collectors Guild
Meets second Friday every month at 7.30pm at Sporting Shooters Range, 1175 Midland Hwy, Shepparton East. Phone Geoff on 58219015, John on 57981486 or John on 58213192.
Get Active Shepparton
Free one-hour fitness program for those who are less active than they would like to be. Every Sunday, 9am, meet at Aquamoves All Abilities Playground. See and follow Facebook page — Get Active Shepparton.
Saturday afternoon, 1pm to 3pm. Beginners Friday mornings at 9am at Shepparton Croquet courts, Winston St. First two weeks free, then $5 green fees. Flat shoes required. Phone Trudy Serafini on 58220178.
Goulburn Valley Sportfishing Club
Goulburn Valley Sportfishing Club meets first Tuesday of each month in building at rear of S.H. Wallace and Co, Wheeler St, Shepparton at 8pm, supper provided. Phone Colin on 58216319 (AH).
Nathalia Agricultural Show
Saturday, October 1 from 9am. Rides, face painting, cattle, lambs, poultry, ‘Angel Babies’ knitting competition, bathtub races, sheep dog trials and music. Official opening noon, Grand Parade at 2pm. Horse events postponed due to wet conditions. Phone Ellen on 0447529878.
Creative art exhibition
CWA Goulburn Valley West presents the GV West Creative Arts Exhibition, Sunday, October 2, 10am to 3.30pm, at Victory Hall, Hogan St, Tatura. Admission $5. Devonshire Tea $5. Phone Barbara Carter on 0448852666.
Blumes summer fashion show
Wednesday, October 5, 10am, at Congupna Hall, Congupna. $6 entry includes morning tea. Presented by Tallygaroopna Presbyterian Ladies Guild. Phone Lynne on 58269404.
Murchison Pink Ribbon event
Saturday, October 8, from 8am at Murchison Community Centre, Watson St. Tickets at Murchison Neighbourhood House and Lindsays Gifts; $20 per ticket, tables of eight still available. No tickets available on day. Phone Sharon after 6pm on 0438262172.
Open garden, Tongala
Sunday, October 2, 1.30pm to 4pm. Open garden walk at the home of Ken and Helen Hastie, 1966 Curr Rd (between Finlay and Matheson Rds), Tongala. Entry $6 includes afternoon tea. All proceeds to St James Anglican Church, Tongala. Phone Bev Davis on 0438590654.
Do you care about the rights of people seeking asylum?
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre is running a one-day workshop for those who want to take action and work with others to achieve a sustainable change in community attitudes. At Monsignor Jeffrey Centre, Saturday, October 8, 9.30am to 5pm. Phone 92749895 or RSVP http://tinyurl.com/zr5elpt
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.
Boat licence seminars
Held second Tuesday of each month, 6pm at 245 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Registration a must. Phone Barry on 0408384492.
Scots’ Uniting Church Hall, Fryers St, Shepparton. First and third Tuesday of each month at 1.30pm. $2.50, afternoon tea and trading table. Phone Joan on 58221051.
Shepparton Unit meets regularly in Shepparton. For venue or further information, phone Shirley on 58283355. All welcome.
Shepparton district, phone 58316742. Monday at Numurkah, 8pm, Community Centre, cnr Melville St and Katamatite Rd. Tuesday Daily Reflections Group at Mooroopna, 6pm, The Hub, cnr Alexandra and Morrell Sts. Wednesday at Mooroopna, 8pm, meeting room, Treacy St. Thursday at Shepparton, 12.15pm, Scots’ Uniting Church hall. Friday at North Shepparton Community Centre, Parkside Dve, Shepparton at 8pm. Saturday at Mooroopna at The Hub, corner Alexandra and Morrell Sts, AA A New Life, 11am to 12.30pm, phone David on 0432217647. Sunday at Shepparton, 8pm, GVBH. Phone 1300222222.
Grandparents’ Support Group
Meets on the first Thursday of each month from 10am to noon at Family Relationship Centre, 68 Wyndham St, Shepparton, phone 58200444.
Programs including iTots, iKids and eLearning for beginners, craft and coffee morning. Phone 1300374765 for more information.
Tatura Toy Library
For children from birth to eight years. Open 3.45pm to 4.30pm Mondays, 10am to 11am Saturdays. Phone Mark Bailey on 0428377866, or email email@example.com
Cubby Toy Library
The Toy Library caters for families with children aged up to six years. Grandparents and family day-care providers are welcome to join. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to noon. Cnr Balaclava Rd and Wyndham St, Shepparton. Phone 58314898.
Shepp South Community Centre
11 Service St, Shepparton, phone 58216172, fax 58218033, email firstname.lastname@example.org Activities include Shepparton Mobile Library attendance, Trimmers, Link To Us, Learn to sew.
North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre Inc
Courses, events etc include: lodging tax return, internet or emails and more. Come visit at 10-14 Parkside Dve, Shepparton, visit www.nsclc.com.au or phone 58215770.
Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre
Celebrate Seniors’ Week on October 5 from 1.30pm, free light lunch provided. Bookings are essential. Computer For Beginners: October 4, 6.30pm to 9pm. For bookings phone 58251774.
Held second Sunday of the month at Jubilee Parkland from 9am to 1pm. Phone Merrill on 0438678323.
Girgarre farmers’ market
Held second Sunday each month at Girgarre Reserve from 8am to noon. Phone Doug on 58572270.
Violet Town community market
Held on the second Saturday of each month. Tulip St, Violet Town from 8.30am until 1pm. Visit www.violettownmarket.com.au or phone 0416233584.
Nathalia community market
First Saturday of each month at Nathalia along the creek from 9am to 1pm. New stallholders welcome, $10. Proceeds to local charities. Phone Veronica on 58662439.
Nagambie Lakes Community Market at Blaney Reserve on the edge of Lake Nagambie on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm. Free entry. Phone Julie on 57941691 or 0408602841.
Stanhope monster garage sale
Second Sunday each month, 8.30am to 1.30pm, Birdwood St. Undercover if wet. Sites $10. Phone 58572866 or 58572415.
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). 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.
Turaton Music Company
A group of like-minded people who enjoy singing and acting. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights at The Shed, Pyke Rd, Mooroopna. Phone Shirley Ferguson on 58241547, email email@example.com or visit www.turaton.org.au
Shepparton Brass Band
Meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Sound Shell at Queen’s Gardens, Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone musical secretary Ivan Barber on 0448214665.
Senior citizens’ concert
Next concert: Thursday, September 29 at 1.30pm at Shepparton Senior Citizens’ Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton. Guest artists: Jimmy Johnson and Riddy Ahemet. Entry $5 includes afternoon tea. Phone 58219580 or 58214921.
Sing Australia Shepparton meets Tuesday weekly at the Baptist Church from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Phone Meryl on 58312202 or 0418578369.
Solar City country music
Sunday, October 9 at Shepparton Bears Football Club, Deakin Reserve, Harold St, Shepparton, at noon. Guest artists: Rob and Vin. Walk-up artists welcome. Members/pensioners $6, non-members $7 includes tea/coffee. BYO nibbles. Phone Trish on 0408758264.
GV Pipes and Drums
Meets every Thursday, 7pm to 9pm at The Hub, Morrell St, Mooroopna. Experienced and learner pipers and drummers welcome. Band instruments and uniform supplied. Phone 58252709.
Shepparton Concert Band
Do you play or want to learn to play trumpet, trombone, saxophone or any concert band instrument or percussion? Meets Monday night during school terms, 7pm at Shepparton High School. Phone Lachlan Gallacher at Shepparton High School on 58214322 or visit vicnet.net.au/~sheppconcertband/scb.htm
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Energy clearing workshop: Sunday, October 2, 1pm to 3.30pm, at Harmony Place, $35.
Heart Foundation Walking
The Wise Owls walking group meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, 8.30am; Tuesday, Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, 8.45am; Friday, Chinaman’s Gardens Mooroopna, 8.45am. Registration and medical clearance are required to participate. Phone Primary Care Connect on 58233200.
Riding for the Disabled volunteers
Volunteers needed to help lead horses and side-walk with riders at RDA’s Shepparton facilities at William Orr Campus, every Tuesday from 9.30am to noon, and/or 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Lunch provided for minimal cost. Phone 0427107616 (Tuesday only) or Clive on 0427521919 or Cathy on 58265177 any time.
Volunteer at FamilyCare
FamilyCare is a non-profit community agency offering support and services to families, carers and children with disabilities. Currently recruiting volunteers to support the recreation and host programs in the Disability Support Services. Phone 58237000.
Numurkah Heritage Centre
Cnr Melville and Knox Sts, open each Wednesday and Sunday, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Phone 58621582 or 58621141. Visitors welcome.
Murchison Heritage Centre
4 Stevenson St. Open each Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm. Groups welcome at other times by arrangement, phone Janet on 58262363. Other inquiries phone Kay 0477674747 or Lyndon on 0438528542 or visit http://murchisonhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com
Rushworth Historical Society
Museum open Saturday mornings, 10am to noon; Sundays 11am to 3pm; or by arrangement. Gold coin donation. Phone 58561827 or 58561705.
Mooroopna Museum and Gallery
Park St, Mooroopna (near golf course), 15+ rooms of many different collections from past to present. Open every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm, and each Sunday from 1.30pm to 4pm. Adults $5, students $2, children $1. Open any day by appointment. Meetings held at same address on second Monday of each month at 8pm. Phone 0428252144 or 58253458.
The Community Garden at North Shepparton Community HUB is currently seeking people with seeds/seedlings and some time to come and help make the Community Gardens brighter for the whole community to enjoy. Phone North Shepparton Community and Learning Centre on 58215770.
North Shepparton Community Garden — garden gatherings, held first Sunday each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm at North Shepparton Community Hub, Parkside Dve, Shepparton (opposite Wanganui Park Secondary College). Email Michael Hatton at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0417141585.
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