Learn to square dance
At Church of Christ hall, 105 Corio St, Shepparton, Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm. Phone Darcy on 0428197824.
Tin Shed Rockers
Swing and rock-and-roll dance lessons. From beginners to advanced. Lessons for children eight years and older from 4.30pm to 6pm. Adults’ lessons from 7pm to 9.30pm. Phone 58311574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday and Friday night from 8pm to 9.30pm at Mooroopna Mechanics’ Hall. Learn a variety of social dance styles. Phone Bruce on 0412687458.
Echuca Dance Group
Social ballroom dancing. Third Saturday each month. October 15 and 16: Gala dance weekend, Jo’s Dance Music. Moama Bowling Club Parquetry Room. Cost $7. Phone Leonie on 54801707 or 0408122457.
Rock ’n’ roll classes
Every Monday night, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, beginners to advanced, singles and couples welcome. At Church of Christ, Nixon St, Shepparton. Phone Diane on 58215589.
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.
Craft for a Cause
The Craft for a Cause (C4C) group is seeking more members to make items to donate to charity organisations. The group meets every Friday in school terms from 10am to 2pm at North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre (Parkside Dve, Shepparton). Phone 58215770.
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. Phone Bev on 58235664 or Janet on 58317992.
Kialla Cubs and Scouts
Kialla Cubs meets on Mondays from 5.30pm to 7pm. Kialla Scouts meets Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm. Weekly meetings held at the Scout Hall, Kialla Recreation Reserve. Phone David Brown on 0419315665.
Are you a girl, aged between 6-17 years and looking for something exciting to do, an opportunity to gain life skills, and develop a sense of community all in a safe and friendly environment? Then Girl Guides may be for you. Phone Pam on 0438352526.
Magic the Gathering tournaments
In Shepparton every Sunday at noon. Free prizes. Friday night poker, cash tournys from 8pm. Phone or text 0417629780 for details.
GV Gem, Mineral and Craft Group
Workshop and group meeting at 12 Gilchrist St, Shepparton. Workshop every Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Phone George on 58318466 after 6.30pm.
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. Phone Trent Baker on 0438217482.
Goulburn Valley Rail Club
Meets second and fourth Tuesday each month at 7.30pm for work/model train run nights at the Shepparton Railway Station. Rail enthusiasts and modellers (15 yrs +) welcome. For monthly Sunday meeting visit the Facebook page at Goulburn Valley Rail (G V RAIL) or phone 58241139 or 0407845247.
Campaspe 50-70 Y-O social group
For men and women, divorced, separated, widowed or single. Phone 58590156 or 0417742662.
Shepparton Chess Club meets at Mechanics’ Institute, 227 Wyndham St, Shepparton, each Saturday at 1pm. Phone Jon on 58313487.
Shepparton South combined Probus Club
Meets second Friday of every month, 10am, at RSL Club, Shepparton. Meet other retirees and enjoy friendship, fellowship and fun. Phone Irene on 58231311.
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.
Goulburn Valley Writers’ Group
Meets on the second Wednesday of each month (except January) at 7pm in the Gallery Room at the Terminus Hotel, Shepparton to share writing. Phone Pat on 58265355.
Probus Club of Shepparton Inc
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 9.30am at The African House, 54 Poplar Ave, Shepparton. For men and women, retired or semi-retired. Phone Kevin on 58222673 or Marie on 58315256.
Orchard Day Club
Meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10.30am to 2.30pm, at Shepparton RSL. All ages and genders welcome. Phone Judy on 58235941 or Betty on 58213838.
Single 60+ Club
Saturday, October 8: at RSL for tea, 6pm. Friday, October 14: Nagambie Hotel for lunch at noon. Phone Barry on 0419323351 or Sylvia on 58212603.
Goulburn Valley Pride Inc
Greater Shepparton’s social group for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning and allied (GLBTIQA) communities (friends and families welcome too). Phone/SMS Cris on 0400053892 or visit www.gvpride.org
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.
Shepparton Bridge Club
Meets 7pm to 11pm Monday; Thursday nights 7pm to 10pm and Wednesday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. The venue is the U3A hall, Esson St. Phone Derek Poulton on 58254112 or John Moore on 0438455741 or visit www.wix.com/sheppartonbridgeclub/2014
Meets at South Shepparton Community Centre, every Monday morning during school terms at 9am for a one-hour leisurely walk followed by a cuppa and chat. Phone 58216172.
Katandra West CWA
CWA meetings held first Thursday of the month at a member’s home at 1.30pm. Phone Aileen on 58283477 for details.
Shepparton Philatelic Society
Meets second Tuesday of every month at the Mechanics’ Institute, Wyndham St, Shepparton, 7.30pm. Phone 0419560813 or 58253194 (AH).
GV Gypsies 71st Chapter of CMCA. Rallies held monthly. Phone Allan on 0427812600.
Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club
Meets second Wednesday of each month at 8pm, 14 Broomfield St, Shepparton. Includes enduro, motocross, speedway, touring, vintage and veteran. Phone Leckie on 0408221372 or Alan on 0408998521 or write to PO Box 1086, Shepparton.
GV Epilepsy Support Group
Meets at Regional Information and Advocacy Council, 190 Benalla Rd, Shepparton. For meeting details, phone Gabrielle on 58317096.
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.
Goulburn Valley Environment Group
Protecting the environment for future generations. Meet and join with like-minded community members to better understand, enjoy and protect our natural environmental assets. Email email@example.com or phone John on 58269557 or Peter on 58271378.
Konnexions Singles social group
Meets each Friday and Saturday night. Phone Karen on 58253484, Jeanette on 0408056448, Irene on 0407920104, Roger on 0427541611 or Glenys on 0411316429. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Thursday from 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. 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.
Get fit and enjoy a social afternoon at Tatura Stadium from 1.30pm to 3pm, excludes school holidays. Cost $5. Phone Lyn on 58241359 or Maartje on 58241543.
Greater Valley Calisthenics Club
Weekly classes held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at SYC Hall, Vaughan St, Shepparton. For ages three to 16 years. Fees include all costume hire and competitions. Phone Aime on 0474758089.
Every Monday morning from 9am at McEwen Reserve Tennis Complex, Brauman St, Shepparton. Men and women of all standards welcome; $4 includes morning tea. Turn up or phone Norm on 58214076.
Murchison Pink Ribbon Event
Saturday, October 8, 8am onwards at Murchison Community Centre, Watson St. Tickets on sale now from Murchison Neighbourhood House and Lindsay’s Gifts. $20 per ticket, tables of eight still available. No tickets available on day. Phone Sharon after 6pm on 0438262172.
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: October 9, $2 a ride, all ages. Closed footwear must be worn. Phone 0427824308.
Boat licence seminars
Held second Tuesday of each month, 6pm at 245 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Registration a must. Presented by Australian Volunteer Coast Guard. Phone Barry on 0408384492.
Tuesdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Baptist Church, Wyndham St, Shepparton. Games, stories, craft, afternoon tea, for primary school children. $2. Phone 58312022.
Dookie Rail Trail
Bring your family out to Dookie and ride, walk or push a stroller on the rail trail. Starting at the carpark next to the CWA Gardens, the rail trail goes north from the town for more than 5km into the Dookie countryside. Phone Peter on 0439118872.
2016 Joseph Furphy Commemorative Literary Prize
Closing date October 14. Short Story and Poetry writing competition. Short Story, three sections: Open, Youth (13-18 yrs), and Junior (up to 12 yrs). Poetry competition, two sections: Open, and Youth (up to 18 yrs). All entries must be accompanied by an entry form. For conditions of entry and entry form go to any GV Libraries branch library or www.gvlibraries.com.au or phone Jan Sutton at GV Libraries Administration on 1300374765. Competition sponsored by the Furphy Foundry Pty Ltd.
Shepparton senior citizens’ activities
Monday: cards 1pm to 3pm. Tuesday: over 55s, 9.30am to 11am. Friday: cards 1pm to 3pm. Saturday: bowls 1pm. The last Thursday of the month is the concert, 1.30pm to 3.15pm. Phone 58214384.
Offering help and support to women with a drinking problem. Meets Wednesdays, from 6.30pm to 8pm, at Mooroopna Hub, cnr Alexander and Morrell Sts.
Coeliac Support Group
Provides information and social support to those with medically diagnosed coeliac disease, and their family and friends, about living well on a gluten-free diet. Meets first Thursday every second month from 7pm to 9pm at South Shepparton Community Centre, 11 Service St, Shepparton. Please bring a small plate of gluten-free food to share. Phone Meredith on 58232716 (AH) or 0428232716, or Helen on 58532174.
Grow Peer-Support Group: Feeling depressed? Anxious? Isolated? Groups meet weekly and use a proven program for mental and emotional wellbeing. The Shepparton group meets on Wednesdays at 1pm, at South Shepparton Community Centre. Phone Lindy on 0448052769.
V-Anon women’s group
Offering help and support to women affected by another’s anger or violence. For more information email email@example.com
Kinship Support Group
Provides support and information to those caring full-time for a child from their family or social network who cannot live with their parents. This group is run by Berry Street Victoria and meets every Wednesday during the school term from 10am to noon at Goulburn Valley Christian Fellowship, 9 Pine Rd, Shepparton.
United Disabled Persons
Get together and discuss medical, legal, housing, political and other issues. Create a social avenue such as barbecues, dancing, holidays and other activities. Phone Paul on 0429621425.
Parkinson’s support group
Shepparton and District Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, 20 Edward St, Shepparton. Next meeting: October 11 at 1.30pm, following a BYO lunch at 12.30pm. Phone Kevin on 0448265104 or Peter on 58299411.
Diabetes Support Group
Offers information, support and guidance to those affected by diabetes. Meets second Monday of each month from 1pm to 3pm at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Phone 58233200.
Cancer Support Group
For carers or people affected by cancer, provides information and support. Meets second Wednesday of each month from 10am to noon at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Phone 58233200.
Acquired Brain Injury support group
A support group working to help people within the Goulburn Valley who are living with or caring for someone with an acquired brain injury (ABI) and/or road trauma. Meets on the second Wednesday every month at 190 Benalla Rd, Shepparton, 11am to 1pm. Phone Robyn Greening on 0408511317.
GV Pregnancy and Family Support Service
A not-for-profit organisation that provides a free and confidential service to expectant parents of all ages, families, carers and guardians with at least one child up to the age of six years. Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm at 15a St Andrews Rd, Shepparton, phone 58210826. Volunteers are vital; if you are interested in supporting, please phone during office hours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Stanhope monster garage sale
Second Sunday each month, 8.30am to 1.30pm, Birdwood St. Undercover if wet. Sites $10. Phone 58572866 or 58572415.
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. Barbecue lunch available to purchase, BYO nibbles. Phone Trish on 0408758264.
Murray Valley Brass Band
Practice Wednesday evenings at 7pm at old Drill Hall, Dillon St, Cobram. New members welcome. Phone 58722440.
Home visit volunteers needed
The Community Visitor Scheme needs volunteers in the Shepparton and Mooroopna area for one-on-one home visits and facility visits. Phone Jennifer Clement on 57210253 or email email@example.com
Seeking people willing to be involved in ‘Permablitzing’ the Goulburn Valley area. Great opportunity to learn about permaculture and organic gardening. Visit www.permablitz.net or phone Jo on 0418451977.
Volunteer at FamilyCare
FamilyCare is a non-profit community agency offering support and services to families, carers and children with disabilities. Phone 58237000.
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.
GV Spiritualist Centre
Centre day, Sunday, October 9 at North Shepparton Community Centre, 12 Parkside Dve, Shepparton from 1pm. Note the earlier start; workshop will be held from 3pm to 4.45pm with Gerry Baker. Phone Jan on 0427745354 if you wish to attend the workshop.
Shepparton Heritage Centre Inc meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7pm at Morvell Cottage, Heritage Centre, 154 Welsford St. Museum opens even-dated Sundays from 1pm to 4pm. Adults $3, students $2, wheelchair access. For weekday group tours or inquiries, phone Peter on 58217717 or Bruce on 58221782.
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. Meetings held at same address on second Monday of each month at 8pm. Phone 0428252144 or 58253458.
Hospice opportunity shop
141 Fryers St, Shepparton, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday; 10am to noon Saturday. Phone Sharyn on 58316448.
Tatura Opportunity Shop
177 Hogan St, Tatura. Phone Neville or Peter on 58243059 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm; Saturday, 9am to noon.
Mooroopna op shop
Mooroopna Life Church op shop, 4-6 Mill St, open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm, and Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 58254298.
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.
Society for Growing Australian Native Plants
Next meeting: Tuesday, October 11 at 8pm at Vision Centre, Channel Rd, Shepparton. New members welcome, supper provided. Phone Jenny Polinelli on 58254210.
Shepparton plant group
Herb and Cottage Plant Group meets second Monday of each month from 11.30am to 3pm at South Shepparton Community Centre, 11 Service St, Shepparton. BYO lunch; tea and coffee supplied. Phone 58216172.
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