October 20, 2016


Pink dinner/supper dance

Saturday, October 22 at Shepparton United FC Rooms, 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 on 0419852463.

Learn to square dance

At Church of Christ hall, 105 Corio St, Shepparton, Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm. Classes open to all. Phone Darcy on 0428197824.

Tin Shed Rockers

Swing and rock-and-roll dance lessons. Lessons for children eight years and older from 4.30pm to 6pm. Adults’ lessons 7pm to 9.30pm. Phone 58311574 or email rock-the-shed@hotmail.com

Social dancing

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.

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.

Thursday night dance

Every Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm at Cricketers Arms Hotel, Mooroopna. Proceeds to Hospice. Phone 58214426.


Goulburn Valley Vietnam Veterans

Meet on the third Thursday. Odd-numbered months at Numurkah RSL, and even-numbered months at the Shepparton RSL. Purchase your own meal at 6pm with meeting at 8pm. Phone secretary Jeff on 0419135909.

Cuppa and conversation

A social group for people living with acquired communication disability. The group meets once a month at Billabong Garden Complex’s Garden Cafe in Numurkah Rd, Shepparton. Phone Karen Oswald on 57232074.

Vintage Radio Club

Vintage Radio Club of North East Victoria meets at 1.30pm on the fourth Saturday of the month (except December). Meetings are held in alternate months at the R.I.S.E. Centre, Packham St, Shepparton or the Uniting Church Hall, Carrier St, Benalla. Phone Marcus on 57253276, Dennis on 57652321 or Rodney on 58251354.

Kialla Cubs and Scouts

Join the wide world of Scouting, ages 6-14 years. 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.

Girl Guides

Are you a girl, aged between 6-17 years and looking for something exciting to do, an opportunity to gain life skills, grow in confidence, develop friendships, learn respect for the environment, and develop a sense of community all in a safe and friendly environment? Phone Pam on 0438352526.

Young Sheppartonians

A Shepparton social group for young professionals who are new or old to the town, for them to meet at least once a month. Visit http://youngshepps.wordpress.com

Art group

Meets Wednesdays, 12.30pm to 3pm at Belstack Strawberry Farm, Kialla West. $5 includes a cuppa. Phone Amanda on 58231514.

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.

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.

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.

Lone fathers’ group

Shepparton branch meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. Phone Keith on 0408501855.

Shepparton Adventure Club

October 22-23: Mt Buffalo overnight walk to Rocky Creek Camp via Mollisons Galleries (12km). Phone Jill or Greg on 58241143. Midweek walk: October 26, phone Diane on 0437289281. Next meeting October 25 at 6pm at Club Shed for barbecue. Website www.shepadventureclub.org.au

Southern Cross Probus Club Shepparton

Invitation to all 60+ years to join. For all active retirees. Meets third Friday of each month at the Community Centre, Ave Maria, Shepparton. Phone Greta on 58221846.

Orchard Day Club

Meets on second and fourth Thursday of each month, 10.30am to 2.30pm, at Shepparton RSL for friendly company, gentle exercises, mind games, cards, guest speakers. Phone Judy on 58235941 or Betty on 58213838.

Single 60+ Club

Looking for a group of friends to go out with? Friday, October 21: lunch at Verong Vittles, Mooroopna. 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.

Broken Creek Field Naturalist Club

Meets fourth Sunday of the month. Guided walks, observing nature, sharing knowledge. Phone the secretary on 58623789.

Social strollers

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.

Motorhome Club

GV Gypsies 71st Chapter of CMCA. Rallies held monthly. All motorhome owners or those thinking of motorhoming are welcome to join. Phone Allan on 0427812600.

GV Epilepsy Support Group

Meets at Regional Information and Advocacy Council, 190 Benalla Rd, Shepparton. For meeting details, phone Gabrielle on 58317096.

Goulburn Valley Leathercrafters

Meets fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm in Mechanics’ Institute, 227 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Phone Jim on 0427203137.

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 gveg@mcmedia.com.au or phone John on 58269557 or Peter on 58271378.

Konnexions Singles social group

Would you like to socialise and meet new people? Meets each Friday and Saturday night. Phone Karen on 58253484, Jeanette on 0408056448, Irene on 0407920104, Roger on 0427541611 or Glenys on 0411316429. Email konnexions-singles@hotmail.com


Mother Goose program

For parents/carers and children aged 0-3 years, this free, enjoyable, interactive group meets every Monday during the school term from 10am to 11am at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. To book phone Meredith or Jenny Morgan on 58233200.

Gowrie St PS

Playgroups and occasional care, at Gowrie St Primary School. Occasional Care: Monday and Friday from 9am to 1pm, Mondays from 3pm to 5pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1pm to 5pm. Phone the school on 58213100.

St George’s Rd Primary School

Early Years programs from Monday to Thursday for children aged 0-5 years old and their carers. Monday: run, hop, jump, play; Tuesday: Mother Goose; Wednesday: sensory play; Thursday: paint ’n’ play. Phone Michelle on 58213383.


Table tennis

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. Presented by Shepparton Table Tennis Association. Phone Chris Anders on 0428398026.

Table tennis for Keen-Agers

Recreational program for adults over 50 years. Focuses on fun, making friends, being active and enjoying the health benefits of playing. At Shepparton Sports Stadium, 120 Numurkah Rd. Tuesday: from 9am to 11am, phone Chris on 0428398026 or email chris@theoffice.net.au Thursday: 1pm to 3pm, phone Jeanette on 0402740504 or email strawbs@bigpond.com

Social badminton

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

Calisthenics is a team-based dance sport set to music in fun and interesting routines. Weekly classes held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at SYC Hall, Vaughan St, Shepparton. For ages three to 16 years. Phone Aime on 0474758089.

Social tennis

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.


Day at gardens

Family-friendly and free, work and play with the Friends in the Gardens on Sunday, October 23. Working bee 9am to 11.30am with morning tea and information about the future development of the site. Play: tours at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. At Australian Botanic Gardens, Kialla Tip Rd, Kialla. Phone 0419594397 or 0401394361.

Oaks Day luncheon

Thursday, November 3 at noon at Sherbourne Terrace, 109 Wyndham St, Shepparton. $40 per person. Fashion parade, two-course meal, sweeps, Best Dressed Lady and more. Bookings essential. Phone Marg on 0418586034, email mws24403@bigpond.net.au Presented by Soroptimist International of Shepparton.

History Week

Murchison Heritage Centre: Open every day during History Week until Sunday, October 23 from 11am to 2pm, entry by 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.

Fashion parade

Monday, October 23 at 1.30pm at Scots’ Church Hall, Fryers St, Shepparton. Kaye’s Fashions. $7 includes afternoon tea. Phone Marg on 58216530.

Oaks Day luncheon

Thursday, November 3 at East Shepparton Bowls Club. Tickets $30 for two-course luncheon, one free drink and afternoon tea all afternoon. Proceeds to Riding for the Disabled and Parkinson’s Support Group Shepparton. Table bookings phone Lorraine on 0434020520.

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. Phone Murchison Neighbourhood House on 58262373, or email murch-nh@hotmail.com

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 23, $2 a ride, all ages. Closed footwear must be worn. Presented by Mooroopna-Shepparton Miniature Railway Society. Phone 0427824308.

Kids’ club

Tuesdays from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at Baptist Church, Wyndham St, Shepparton. Games, stories, craft, afternoon tea, for primary school children. $2. All welcome. Phone 58312022.


Every Tuesday night at 7.30pm at Mooroopna Golf Club. Prizes for winners, least wins, lucky door and raffle. Entry $2.50. Phone Lloyd on 58252352.

Dookie Rail Trail

Starting at the carpark next to the CWA Gardens, the rail trail goes north from the town for more than 5km. It is a scenic fully sealed off-road path, offering great views of the Dookie countryside. Phone Peter on 0439118872.


Every Wednesday, 7.30pm, at Mooroopna Bowls Club, Echuca Rd, Mooroopna. Bring a friend and have fun. Phone 58252675.


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.

Grow group

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.

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.

Gamblers’ Help

Free and confidential counselling program at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Available to those affected by gambling behaviour; partners or family welcome. Appointments can be arranged between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Phone 58233200. Gamblers Helpline on 1800156789 is a 24-hour service.

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.

Seymour Al-Anon

When you don’t know where to turn because someone drinks too much, Al-Anon Family Groups can help. Seymour meetings held on Monday at 12.30pm in the Old Hall, Uniting Church, Crawford St. For local contact phone 0422879388 or Australia-wide 1300-ALANON.

S-Anon meeting

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

Stroke support group

Meets third Friday of the month, 12.30pm at North Shepparton Community and Learning Centre, Parkside Dve, Shepparton. Carers welcome. Offers a supportive and social environment. Phone Ted on 58260220 or Kaylene on 0421025235.


Senior citizens’ concert

Next concert: Thursday, October 27 at 1.30pm at Shepparton Senior Citizens’ Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton. Guest artists: Olive Bice, Kerran Keets, Joyce Yates. Entry $5 includes afternoon tea. All welcome; for bulk bookings phone 58219580 or 58214921.

Country music charity day

Sunday, October 23 from noon to 5pm at GV Hotel, Shepparton. Guest artists: The Hoffmans. Walk-up artists welcome. Paul Zito and On The Run Band. Entry $7 includes tea/coffee. Meals available. Proceeds to Hospice. Phone Joyce on 0408218411.

Shepparton Concert Band

Do you play or want to learn to play trumpet, trombone, saxophone or any concert band instrument or percussion? Meets Monday nights during school terms, 7pm at Shepparton High School. Phone Lachlan at Shepparton High School on 58214322 or visit vicnet.net.au/~sheppconcertband/scb.htm

Murray Valley Brass Band

Practice Wednesday evenings at 7pm at old Drill Hall, Dillon St, Cobram. Phone 58722440.



Two hours of meditation with the crystal singing bowls Friday, October 21, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, at Harmony Place; cost $25.

Nordic walking

Nordic walking involves walking using specially-designed poles which get your body using more muscles than regular walking. Tuesday, Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton from 8.45am; Friday, Chinaman’s Gardens, Mooroopna from 8.45am. $2 per session. Registration and medical clearance are required. 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 the centre on 0427107616 (Tuesday only) or Clive on 0427521919 or Cathy on 58265177 any time.

Volunteers needed

Great opportunity to learn about permaculture, organic gardening and more. 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.

Volunteer opportunities

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. Phone 58589898.


Merrigum Shalom worship centre

Family worship, Sundays 10.30am at 116 Waverley Ave, Merrigum (opposite cafe in main street). Children welcome. Phone Ps Felicity Reid on 58552429 or 0429866478, email: shalom.felicity@gmail.com or visit shalomworshipcentre.vpweb.com.au For other meetings, phone Ps Bob and Ps Helen Mathewson on 58231473.


Shepparton museum

Shepparton Heritage Centre Inc meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7pm at Morvell Cottage, Heritage Centre, 154 Welsford St. New members welcome. 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. 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.


Soroptimist Club

Shepparton meets on the third Thursday of each month, at The Pines motel, Numurkah Rd, Shepparton, at 6pm for 6.30pm for a dinner meeting with guest speakers. Phone Ann on 0431520406.


Goulburn Valley Seed Savers

Interested in growing your own fruit and vegetables? Meetings held last Sunday of each month. Phone Carley Tranter on 0400027278 or visit http://gvseedsavers.blogspot.com/

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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