Increase your fitness, confidence and co-ordination while learning the magic of belly dance in a fun and relaxed environment. Every Tuesday, 7pm to 8pm, Harmony Place, $10 per person. Bring your yoga mat or towel. Phone Erin on 0474493477.
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.
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. Phone Anne on 0429956177 or Kaye on 58215465.
Sunday, October 30, 11am to 4pm, Katamatite Hall. BYO lunch. Russell’s Dance Music. Cost $8. Door prize, raffle. Aircond/heated hall. Please bring a plate of afternoon tea to share. Phone Russell on 0428290339 or 0408831454.
Undera Angling Club
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm, at Mooroopna Golf Club. Phone George on 0417154016.
Beneath the Wisteria
Geoff Allemand will be the guest speaker at Beneath the Wisteria on Saturday, October 29 at 11am at northern end of Maude St Mall. Free. Some public seating available. Phone Robert McLean on 0400502199.
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.
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.
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 or visit www.gvu3a.com.au
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.
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.
Shepparton and district ALP
Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm at Terminus Hotel, High St, Shepparton. Interested persons can phone secretary Anthony on 0438583353 or email email@example.com
Lone fathers’ group
Shepparton branch meets on the fourth Sunday of each month. Phone Keith on 0408501855.
Shepparton Chess Club meets at Mechanics’ Institute, 227 Wyndham St, Shepparton, each Saturday at 1pm. Phone Jon on 58313487.
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.
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
Saturday, October 29, dinner 6pm at Royal Mail Hotel, Mooroopna. Phone Barry on 0419323351 or Sylvia on 58212603.
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.
Art Mooveau Craft Group
Meets every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 4pm. Bring your current project or just come along for a chat. Held at All Saints Anglican Church parish hall, 20 Francis St, Tatura. Phone Jane on 58561748. Gold coin donation for costs.
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. For inquiries phone Bruce on 58221782 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Goulburn Valley Leathercrafters
Meets fourth Monday of each month at 7.30pm in Mechanics’ Institute, 227 Wyndham St, Shepparton. All welcome. Phone Jim on 0427203137.
Goulburn Valley Orchid Club
Meets on first Monday of each month (except January) at 8pm at Kialla Paceway. New members welcome. Phone Chris on 0417923874 or 58290140.
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.
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 all. 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.
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).
Official opening of the first permanent public labyrinth in Greater Shepparton at Ferrari Park on Sunday, October 30 at 1.30pm. A facilitated walk and afternoon tea will follow. RSVP Lisa on 0419562790 or Heather on 0447777535.
Oaks Day lunch
Thursday, November 3 at East Shepparton Bowls Club. Tickets $30 for two-course lunch, one free drink and afternoon tea all afternoon. Good prizes for all sweeps as well as a raffle with many prizes. Proceeds to Riding for the Disabled and Parkinson’s Support Group Shepparton. For table bookings phone Lorraine Henderson on 0434020520.
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.
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. New members welcome. Phone 58214384.
Peer Support Group Shepparton
This group provides an opportunity for people living with type 1 diabetes to get together and share their experiences, make new friends, and learn from guest speakers. The group meets on a monthly basis (first Monday of every month), and may include guest speakers, social meetings and other activities. Meet at Goulburn Valley Health, Diabetes Centre Meeting Room, Graham St, Shepparton at 7.30pm. Phone 58323027 or email email@example.com
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.
Shepparton Unit meets regularly in Shepparton. For venue or further information, phone Shirley on 58283355. All welcome.
Shepparton Carers Support Group
Meets fourth Thursday each month at Ave Maria Community Centre, 25 Graham St, Shepparton from 10am to noon. Phone Liz Grogan or Rose Wyatt on 58313000 or Liz on 0427557042, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. If you are grandparents with full-time care of your grandchildren, or grandparents who have been denied contact with your grandchildren, or would just like some support from other grandparents, come along to the support group.
Programs including iTots, iKids and eLearning for beginners, craft and coffee morning. Phone 1300374765 for more information.
Juniors Book Club for children aged five to 12 years; Youth Book Club for teenagers aged 13 to 17 years; Early Years Book Club for babies and pre-schoolers up to four years old. Free membership. Presented by Goulburn Valley Regional Library. Email email@example.com or phone 58321622.
Tatura Toy Library
For children from birth to eight years. Open 3.45pm to 4.30pm Mondays, 10am to 11am Saturdays. Membership fee $30. New members welcome. Phone Mark Bailey on 0428377866, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cubby Toy Library
Keep children entertained with a variety of toys. Dress-ups, puzzles and games, baby toys, big toys and DVDs can be borrowed. 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. Internet Cafe: Open between 9am and 3pm week days when not in use by organised classes. $2/hour during school terms. Community singing: first and third Thursday of month, 1pm to 2pm. Heart Health Walking Group: every Thursday at 8am during school terms. New wi-fi: BYO laptop and get a unique access code for $2/hour. Open 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday during school terms.
Shepp South Community Centre
11 Service St, Shepparton, phone 58216172, fax 58218033, email email@example.com Shepparton Mobile Library attends the centre every second Monday from 11.30am to 2pm. Trimmers is a group whose members support each other while losing weight. Meets every Tuesday from 10am to 11am. Link To Us: Come and join, meet new friends, have some fun. Varied and diverse activities. Meets every Wednesday from 10am to noon. Learn to sew: Monday evenings 7pm to 9pm. Rooms for hire: SSCC has two large rooms for hire.
Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre
Activities to sign up for in the Term 3 are: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Discussion Group, gold coin donation: October 28. For bookings phone 58251774.
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.
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. New members welcome. Phone Shirley Ferguson on 58241547, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 musical secretary Ivan Barber on 0448214665.
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.
Sing Australia Shepparton meets Tuesday weekly at the Baptist Church from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. No auditions are held and an ability to read music is not required. Phone Meryl on 58312202 or 0418578369.
Mooroopna country music
Sunday, October 30 at Sir Ian McLennan Centre at noon. Guest artist: Kim Ritchie. Walk-up artists welcome. Members $6, pensioners/non-members $7, includes tea/coffee. Barbecue lunch available for purchase. BYO nibbles. Phone Andrew on 0419852463.
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
For health and well-being. Every week at 6pm Monday, 10am Tuesday and 7.30pm Thursday. No need to book, just come along to Harmony Place, 9A Edward St, Shepparton. Suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators. Each guided meditation session is one hour. Cost $8. Phone Dr Lisa Shortridge on 0419562790.
Modified Strength Training
Beginners – intermediate. Modified Strength Training sessions are facilitated daily for people with musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis and osteoporosis. Monday – Thursday 10am to 11am; Friday 10.30am to 11.30am. $2 per session. Registration and medical clearance are required to participate. Phone Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton on 58233200.
Community garage sale
Whole Town/Community garage sale and market, Sunday, October 30 from 9am to 1pm at Tallygaroopna footy ground. Organised by Tallygaroopna Community Plan Group. Market site $10. Phone Sue on 0408054233.
Home visit volunteers needed
The Community Visitor Scheme covers the Hume Region and has been running for more than 20 years and 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
Shepparton Spiritualist Centre
Sunday service, October 30, meditation noon, service 1.30pm. Medium: Elaine Busby, speaker Barry Busby. Bring plate of afternoon tea to share. At Mooroopna Education and Activity Centre, 23 Alexandra St, Mooroopna. Phone Jo on 0434670531.
Numurkah Heritage Centre
Cnr Melville and Knox Sts, open each Wednesday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. The Centre has a wealth of local history information and a number of publications for sale, displays changed frequently. 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. For other inquiries phone on 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.
Hospice opportunity shop
141 Fryers St, Shepparton, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday; 10am to noon Saturday. Clean clothing, linen, bric-a-brac, household goods required. Collection bins at Harvey Norman, Fairley’s IGA, Big W, Coles Mooroopna, Fisher’s IGA Tatura, Dookie. Collection of donated goods can be arranged. Volunteers required for a variety of tasks. Phone Sharyn on 58316448.
Tatura Opportunity Shop
177 Hogan St, Tatura. Great bargains, large range of secondhand furniture, clothing, household goods and collectables. Delivery available. Proceeds support the local community. 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. All profits stay in Mooroopna. Donations welcome. Phone 58254298.
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.
Would you like to grow your own vegetables, or do you have friends who love gardening but don’t have the space? 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 & Learning Centre on 58215770.
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/
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