November 03, 2016



Learn the art of bellydance. Improve self-confidence, self-esteem, grace and fitness, and have fun. Phone Kristen on 0439029181.

Dance group

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.

Katamatite dance

Saturday, November 5, 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Katamatite Hall. Russell’s Dance Music. Cost $8. Door prize, raffle. Airconditioned/heated hall. Ladies bring a plate please. Phone Russell on 0428290339 or 0408831454.

Benalla old-time dance

Saturday, November 5, Senior Citizens Hall. Music by Thelma Reid. Please bring a plate of supper to share. Cost $8. Phone Nancy on 57621692.


Craft for a Cause

The Craft for a Cause (C4C) group is seeking more members. C4C is a group of volunteers that make items to donate to organisations such as GV Pregnancy Support, Ave Maria, Tarcoola, and GV Health Children’s Ward. The group meets every Friday in school terms from 10am to 2pm at North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre (in Parkside Dve, Shepparton). Phone 58215770.

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.

Shepparton Men’s Shed

Situated at Vision Australia, Shepparton, operates regularly on Thursdays 9.30am to 4pm and Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm. Meets for social interaction, listening to guest speakers, visiting interesting places around the Goulburn Valley and making/repairing things. Phone Gary Gray on 58271495 or 0458380357, or email garygg@mcmedia.com.au

Art group

Meets Wednesdays, 12.30pm to 3pm at Belstack Strawberry Farm, Kialla West. $5 includes a cuppa. Beginners welcome. 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.

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.

Trefoil Guild

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.

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.

PFLAG Shepparton

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 pflag@ucce.org.au

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

Radio-controlled car club

Shepparton Radio-Controlled Car Club race day, 9am on first Sunday of each month. Fun night held second Wednesday of each month from 5pm. Meet behind Shepparton Sports Stadium, off Numurkah Rd. Phone 0412004531.

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.

Shepparton Safer Communities, Neighbourhood Watch

Annual general meeting, Tuesday, November 8 at 7.30pm in the Senior Citizens’ Rooms, Welsford St, Shepparton. All residents of the City of Shepparton are welcome to attend. Phone Cathie on 0434343327.

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.

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 diversity@ucce.org.au

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.

Toastmasters Shepparton

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

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.

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.

Single 60+ Club

Looking for a group of friends to go out with? Single 60+ Club meets at Terminus Hotel in Shepparton on the second Tuesday of the month for dinner at 6pm to plan activities. Phone Barry on 0419323351 or Sylvia on 58212603.

Bicycle users group

Greater Shepparton Bicycle Users Group (BUG) is a keen bunch of social cyclists who meet 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.

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 refer to website www.wix.com/sheppartonbridgeclub/2014

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. Stamp swapping, sales and information. Phone 0419560813 or 58253194 (AH).

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 Milne on 0408221372 or Alan Jones 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.

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.

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


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 the school on 58213488 or just turn up.

Zeerust PS

Zeerust Primary School playgroup, Fridays during term, 9am to 11am. Babies/toddlers to five years old, all welcome. Bring a gold coin donation and piece of fruit. Phone Lynda Ludlow on 0412701582.


Kialla Park Tennis Club

Tuesday night mixed competition, 7pm. New teams/players welcome. For more information or to register phone Wendy on 0407040357.

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 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.


Warramunda fete

Friday, November 11 at Warramunda Village, Kyabram 3pm to 6pm. Barbecue, raffles, cakes and plant stalls and craft.

Church fete

St George’s Anglican Church, Numurkah, Saturday, November 5 in church grounds from 9am to 1pm. Devonshire tea, barbecue, cake and produce stalls, white elephant, mystery parcels. Live music: Numurkah Town Band, The Wattle Warblers, Phone Rev Sally Boothey on 58621046 or Rob Elliott on 0419546966.

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.

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. 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.


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


Gamblers’ Help

Free and confidential counselling program at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Available to those affected by gambling behaviour. 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. 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: November 8 at 1.30pm, following a BYO lunch at 12.30pm. Phone Kevin on 0448265104 or Peter on 58299411.

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 gv@carolinechisholmsociety.com.au

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.


Conversations for change

A research project which aims to raise awareness on family and community violence. Be part of creating a safer community. Join or host a conversation. Phone Broni or Nicole at Primary Care Connect on 58233200.

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, suitable for beginners to advanced. 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 as follows: 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.

Alzheimer’s modified strength training session

Join Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and Primary Care Connect for a weekly modified strength training exercise group. Monday 11.30am to 12.45pm including a cuppa and chat. $2 per session. Registration is required. Phone Julie at Alzheimer’s Australia Vic on 58233221. 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton.


North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre Inc

Do you need free help to lodge your tax return? Maybe you want to become part of a Men’s Shed Group, or join a group of volunteers who make items for those in need, maybe you’d like to learn how to use a computer, the internet or emails, or study a course to be able to work in childcare, family day care and kindergartens. We can help you. Visit 10-14 Parkside Dve, Shepparton, www.nsclc.com.au or phone 58215770 and see what classes we offer.


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.

Lakeside market

Nagambie Lakes Community Market at Blaney Reserve on the edge of Lake Nagambie on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm. Stalls include cakes, slices, biscuits, fresh fruit and vegies, craft. Free entry. Phone Julie on 57941691 or 0408602841.


Entertainment and dining spectacular

The King, The Queen and a Whole Lotta Cash, featuring Johnny Cash, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and June Carter Cash impersonators. Saturday, November 19, 6pm, Kyabram Bocce Club. $50 per person, under-12 $30, includes a three-course meal and show. Tables of 10. Drinks at bar prices. Limited seating, book early. Phone 0438636523, 0419157605 or 58521381.


GV Spiritualist Centre

November meeting, Sunday, November 13 at North Shepparton Community Centre, 12 Parkside Dve, Shepparton 1.30pm. Medium Christine Goritchan. Also Christine is holding a Workshop from 9am to noon ‘‘connecting with spirit’’. Phone Jan on 0427745354 for bookings and information.


Shepparton museum

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. 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.


Society for Growing Australian Native Plants

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 8 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.

Garden gatherings

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). Activities include workshops, meeting and greeting the community, and taste testing. Email Michael Hatton at mhatton@mcmedia.com.au or phone 0417141585.


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