Gala dance weekend
Saturday, October 15, 7.30pm for drinks and nibbles, dancing 8pm to midnight, Country supper, $12.50. Sunday, October 16: 11am to 4pm, roast lunch and afternoon tea provided, $20. Presented by Seymour Dance Club. Phone Lyn Waters on 0427198948 or Ian Ridd on 0419168918.
Pink dinner/supper dance
Saturday, October 22 at Shepparton United Football Clubrooms, Skene St from 6pm to 11.30pm. Entertainment Fiona McGee, Marke Kelly, Just Us Duo and Bush Poetry. Entry $20 includes dinner and supper. Bookings to Gina, phone 0419852463.
Shepparton and District Nu Vogue Dance Group holds regular dance classes on Wednesdays, 7.30pm to 10.30pm at Kialla Hall. Phone Bernie on 58231009 or Carol on 57903208.
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.
Cool Cat rockers dance classes
Wesley Hall, Shepparton, Tuesdays 7pm to 9.30pm, including ’50s rock ’n’ roll and partner dances. Phone Anne on 0429956177 or Kaye on 58215465.
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. Phone Jeff on 0419135909.
Shepparton art incubator
Discover or develop your artist within. Meets Wednesday mornings, 9.30am to 1pm. Tea and coffee provided. For venue, phone Amanda on 0419361996.
Goulburn Valley U3A
U3A offers learning for pleasure in retirement. Courses are held each day of the week at 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. 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. There are two Trefoil Guilds in Shepparton; for evening meeting, phone Barb on 58655321 or Jenny on 5821 4125; for lunchtime/afternoon meeting phone Marj on 58283420 or Lesley on 58269604.
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 website www.codgerscapers.webs.com
Shepparton South combined Probus Club
Meets second Friday of every month, 10am, at RSL Club, Shepparton. Meet other retirees and enjoy friendship. Phone Irene on 58231311.
Weight loss groups
TOWN (Take Off Weight Naturally) non-profit weight loss clubs. Sherbourne: meets Tuesdays 9am at Baptist Church, $5/week. Phone Sue on 58235460 or 0419693529.
Shepparton Adventure Club
October 15: Kayak at Gunbower Island. Moderate level of fitness required and some kayak experience necessary. Phone Rach on 0400238276. 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). Call/SMS Damien on 0437134625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn to speak in public with confidence. 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
Bicycle users group
Greater Shepparton Bicycle Users Group (BUG) meets for recreation, exercise and fun on regular organised bike rides. 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.
Single 60+ Club
Friday, October 14: Nagambie Hotel for lunch at noon. Phone Barry on 0419323351 or Sylvia on 58212603.
Talking Shepparton News
This paper is available on cassette, free of charge, to people with a print disability. Proudly supported by The News, Vision Australia and many generous volunteers. Phone 58319400.
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.
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.
Shepparton Family History Group, in the cottage in the Heritage Centre, 154 Welsford St. Open for research every Wednesday, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, second and fourth Sunday 1pm to 4pm, and first and third Friday 9am to noon. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month in the cottage at 2pm. Phone Bruce on 58221782 or email email@example.com
Shepparton Camera Club
Meets third Tuesday each month at 7.30pm at Bill Hunter Room, Civic Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone Leigh on 58622341 or Bruce on 57981680.
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.
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. Cost $5. Phone Barb on 58242008.
Bourchier St PS
For families with children aged from birth to school age, Fridays during school terms, 9am to 10.30am, at Bourchier St Primary School’s Creative Arts room. Open to everyone. Bring a piece of fruit to share. Phone 58213488 or just turn up.
Zeerust Primary School playgroup, Fridays during term, 9am to 11am. Babies/toddlers to five years old, all welcome. Bring a gold coin donation and a piece of fruit. Phone Lynda on 0412701582.
Get Active Shepparton
GAS offers a 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. A great game for males and females. Play for beginners is every Friday morning at 9am at Shepparton Croquet courts, Winston St. First two weeks free, after that pay $5 green fees. Flat shoes required, all other equipment supplied. Phone Trudy Serafini on 58220178.
Celebrate at Lockington and District Living Heritage Complex, Sunday, October 16 from 1pm to 4pm. Free entry. Lots to see from the district’s past. Restored 1888 cable tram, first pop-top caravan built in Australia, wagons and tractors. Murchison Heritage Centre: open every day from Sunday, October 16 to Sunday, October 23 from 11am to 2pm, entry gold coin donation, temporary display The Winter-Irving Story. Friday, October 21, 2.30pm, launch of second edition of Winter-Irving book, afternoon tea provided. RSVP: phone 58262518.
Friday, October 14 at Baptist Church, Goulburn Valley Hwy, Shepparton, 10am to 2pm. Gold coin entry appreciated. Traders include Veducci Fashion, Tupperware and jewellery. Phone Susanne on 0409331930. Presented by View Day Club Shepparton, supporting The Smith Family.
Monday, October 24 at 1.30pm at Scots’ Church Hall, Fryers St, Shepparton. Kaye’s Fashions. $7 includes afternoon tea. Phone Marg on 58216530.
Wednesday, October 19 at 2pm at Legacy House, 20 Edward St, Shepparton. Entry $5. Trading table, lucky door prizes and raffles. Presented by Shepparton Legacy Widows Club.
Alcoholics Anonymous 61st anniversary
Open public meeting, Shepparton North Community Centre, 10-14 Parkside Dve on October 15 at 2pm. Tea and coffee available. Phone Keith on 0405299328 or Jason on 0427827738.
Dookie open gardens
Saturday, October 15 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, October 16 from 11am to 4pm. $5 per garden or $20 for all four gardens and a doll display. Tickets to be purchased at a garden or doll display. Maps available at Dookie Shop, Dookie Emporium and Cafe or one of the gardens. Plant stalls, light refreshments available. Organised by the Cosgrove/Dookie Hospital Auxiliary.
Parish fair and garden party
St Augustine’s Church, Shepparton, Saturday, October 15, 8am to 3.15pm. Stalls, displays, children’s activities, barbecue, Devonshire tea, gourmet lunch. Free indoor concert in the church at 1.30pm. Phone Pat on 58313080.
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.
Shepparton Generalists Carers Group
A small group of carers, as well as past carers, with no particular set medical issues. Meets every third Thursday each month, noon to 2pm, at various venues. Phone Ian on 58219879 or Helen on 58221078 or 0418221063.
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shepparton Unit meets regularly in Shepparton. For venue or more 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.
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.
The library at 9-11 Morrell St invites pre-school children to join Rhyme and Story Time on Wednesday, October 19 from 10.30am to 11.30am for songs and craft. Phone 1300374765 to book. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
Programs including iTots, iKids and eLearning for beginners, craft and coffee morning. Phone 1300374765.
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.
Tatura Community House
For course bookings phone 58241315, 9am to 3pm weekdays. Including Internet Cafe, Community Singing and Heart Health Walking Group.
Shepp South Community Centre
11 Service St, Shepparton, phone 58216172, fax 58218033, email firstname.lastname@example.org includes Shepparton Mobile Library attendance, Trimmers, Link To Us and sewing lessons. Rooms for hire.
North Shepparton Community and Learning Centre
Offering courses on how to use a computer, the internet or emails, or working in childcare, family day care and kindergartens. 10-14 Parkside Dve, Shepparton, visit www.nsclc.com.au or phone 58215770.
Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre
Term 3 activities Food Handlers: October 17, 9am to 1pm; Food Supervisors: October 18, 9am to 4pm; Creative Writing: October 18, 5.30pm to 6.30pm. For bookings phone 58251774.
Broken Creek market
Held on third Saturday every second month. Next market: October 15 on the banks of the Broken Creek. Entry for site holders is at 6am; market from 8am until 1pm. Bookings to Doug on 0459322496. A Numurkah Lions Club project.
Tocumwal farmers’ market
Held every third Saturday of the month from 8am at Anglican Church, Finley St, Tocumwal. 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. Hosted by Mooroopna Lions Club. Phone 0459432162.
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 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. New players and visitors welcome. Phone Ivan on 0448214665.
Sing Australia Shepparton meets Tuesday weekly at the Baptist Church from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Phone Meryl on 58312202 or 0418578369.
GV Pipes and Drums
Meets every Thursday, 7pm to 9pm at The Hub, Morrell St, Mooroopna. Experienced and learner pipers and drummers welcome. Minimal cost. Band instruments and uniform supplied. Phone 58252709.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Two hours of meditation with the crystal singing bowls on Friday, October 21 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Harmony Place; cost $25. Still mind meditation for beginners: Sunday, October 16, 9.30am to 1pm at Harmony Place; cost $60 (includes CD).
Free pap tests
Available at headspace Shepparton on Tuesday, for women aged 18 to 25 years. Come along and have a chat with Suzanne. Phone 58238800.
Tai chi, Pilates
At Kialla Central District Hall, Mondays 11am: Strength and Tone classes/Dance/Pump; Tuesdays 9.30am: Tai chi and tai chi fan; Thursdays 9.30am: Pilates, using balls, bands and weights for maximum benefit. Phone Cheryl on 0412525093.
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 required. Phone Primary Care Connect on 58233200.
Alzheimer’s modified strength training session
Join a weekly modified strength training exercise group with Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and Primary Care Connect, at 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Monday 11.30am to 12.45pm including a cuppa and chat. Cost is $2 per session. Registration required. Phone Julie at Alzheimer’s Australia Vic on 58233221.
Numurkah Heritage Centre
Cnr Melville and Knox Sts, open each Wednesday and Sunday, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. A wealth of local history information and a number of publications for sale, displays changed frequently. Phone 58621582 or 58621141.
Murchison Heritage Centre
4 Stevenson St. Open each Saturday from 10am to 12.30pm. Groups welcome at other times by arrangement, phone Janet on 58262363. For other inquiries phone Kay on 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.
Meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Pines, Numurkah Rd, Shepparton, at 6pm for 6.30pm for a dinner meeting with guest speakers. Phone Ann on 0431520406.
Tatura Garden Club
Meets on the third Monday of each month at 7.30pm at the Community House, Kerford St, Tatura.
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. Phone Joy on 0408347050.
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