Picola old-time dance
Saturday, November 12 from 8pm to midnight at Picola Hall. Music provided by Russell’s Music. Adults $8. Phone Jeanette on 58691274.
Sunday afternoon dance
Old Time/Nu Vogue, Tallygaroopna Memorial Hall, Sunday, November 13, 1pm to 5pm, Ian Stewart’s music. BYO plate of afternoon tea to share. Adults $8, students $5. Phone Trish on 58298255.
Learn to square dance
At Church of Christ hall, 105 Corio St, Shepparton, Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm. No partner required, classes open to all. 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 including Nu Vogue, Latin and rock ’n’ roll. Beginners to advanced, no partner required. 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 a meal at 6pm with meeting at 8pm. All veterans, veterans’ widows and their families welcome. Phone secretary Jeff Stanyer on 0419135909.
Shepparton art incubator
Discover or develop your artist within. Meets Wednesday mornings, 9.30am to 1pm. All levels and mediums covered. Small charge. Tea and coffee provided. For venue, phone Amanda on 0419361996.
Kialla Cubs and Scouts
Join the wide world of Scouting, ages six to 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.
For girls, aged between 6-17 years looking for something exciting to do, an opportunity to gain life skills, grow in confidence and develop a sense of community in a safe and friendly environment. For meeting times phone Pam on 0438352526.
A Shepparton social group for young professionals who are new or old to the town to meet at least once a month. More details on website http://youngshepps.wordpress.com
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.
Campaspe 50-70 Y-O social group
For men and women, divorced, separated, widowed or single. Phone 58590156 or 0417742662.
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.
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. Saturday, November 12: Peppermill Inn. 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.
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.
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 for costs.
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.
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.
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
Next meeting, Saturday, November 12, a social evening for singles and couples aged 45-70. Meet new people and enjoy the company of others for dinner. Phone Marg on 58251114 or Val on 0427217018 for venue and time.
Shepparton Camera Club
Meets third Tuesday each month at 7.30pm at Bill Hunter Room, Civic Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton. Phone secretary Leigh on 58622341 or president Bruce on 57981680.
Goulburn Valley Environment Group
Protecting the environment for future generations. Meet like-minded people to better understand, enjoy and protect our natural environmental assets. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone John on 58269557 or Peter on 58271378.
NV Arms Collectors Guild
Meets second Friday every month at 7.30pm at Sporting Shooters Range, 1175 Midland Hwy, Shepparton East. Caters for those who collect firearms, weapons, militaria, ammunition, historic, game-sport and associated items and memorabilia. Phone Geoff on 58219015, John on 57981486 or John on 58213192.
Mother Goose program
For parents/carers and children aged 0-3 years, this free, enjoyable, interactive group meets Mondays during school terms from 10am to 11am at Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton. To book phone Meredith or Jenny 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
St George’s Rd Primary School runs 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.
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 email@example.com; Thursday: 1pm to 3pm, phone Jeanette on 0402740504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, November 11 at Warramunda Village, Kyabram 3pm to 6pm. Barbecue, raffles, cakes and plant stalls and craft.
A free outdoor movie night, 7.30pm, Saturday, November 12 at Larsen Reserve, Fowler St, Tallygaroopna. Movie: Blended. Rated PG. Tallygaroopna Tennis Club will have a barbecue. All welcome.
Community Christmas Shop
Formerly the Charity Card and Gift shop. Two new locations: Greater Shepparton Visitor Centre (33 Nixon St) and Goulburn Murray Credit Union (Fryers St). Open from November 14 until December 9, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Supported by the Shepparton Lions Club.
In support of White Ribbon. Tuesday, November 22, at Goulburn Valley Hotel, 223 High St, Shepparton, 6pm for 6.30pm start. $80 for three-course meal, drinks at bar prices. To book phone Primary Care Connect on 58233200 or email email@example.com
Miniature railway, Shepparton
Runs second and fourth Sunday of each month subject to weather from 10am at Emerald Bank, Melbourne Rd, Kialla. $2 a ride, all ages. Closed footwear must be worn. Presented by Mooroopna-Shepparton Miniature Railway Society. Phone 0427824308.
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.
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.
Shepparton senior citizens’ activities
Membership $10 now due. 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.
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. Offers emotional support in a social way, as well as having ‘time out’ from demanding caring roles. Phone Ian on 58219879 or Helen on 58221078 or 0418221063.
Grow Peer-Support Group: Feeling depressed? Anxious? Isolated? Grow offers hope. 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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.
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. Food, lots of stalls. Undercover if wet. Sites $10. Phone 58572866 or 58572415.
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. Weekly attendance is not compulsory. Phone Meryl on 58312202 or 0418578369.
Solar City country music
Sunday, November 13 at Shepparton Bears Football Club, Deakin Reserve, Harold St, Shepparton, at noon. Guest artists: Fiona McGee. Walk-up artists welcome. Members/pensioners $6, non-members $7 includes tea/coffee. Barbecue lunch available to purchase, BYO nibbles. Phone Trish on 0408758264.
Shepparton Concert Band
Learn to play trumpet, trombone, saxophone or any concert band instrument or percussion. Free tuition. Any age. Monday nights during school terms, 7pm at Shepparton High School. Phone Lachlan Gallacher at Shepparton High School on 58214322 or vicnet.net.au/~sheppconcertband/scb.htm
Murray Valley Brass Band
Practice Wednesday evenings at 7pm at old Drill Hall, Dillon St, Cobram. New members welcome. Phone 58722440.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Nordic Walking involves walking using specially-designed poles, which gets your body using more muscles than regular walking and can also provide extra support to the joints. Tuesday, Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton, 8.45am; Friday, Chinaman’s Gardens Mooroopna, 8.45am. $2 per session. Registration and medical clearance are required to participate. 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.
Seeking people willing to be involved in ‘‘Permablitzing’’ the Goulburn Valley area. Great opportunity to learn about permaculture and organic gardening. Help others in the community — people helping people in the journey towards a more self-sufficient and sustainable future. 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. Currently recruiting volunteers to support the recreation and host programs in the Disability Support Services. 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
Next meeting, Sunday, November 13 at North Shepparton Community Centre, 12 Parkside Dve, Shepparton 1.30pm. Medium Christine Goritchan. Christine is also holding a workshop from 9am to noon ‘connecting with spirit’. Phone Jan on 0427745354 for bookings and information.
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: email@example.com or visit shalomworshipcentre.vpweb.com.au For other meetings, phone Ps Bob and Ps Helen Mathewson on 58231473.
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 of donated goods can be arranged. Phone Sharyn on 58316448.
Tatura Opportunity Shop
177 Hogan St, Tatura. Great bargains, large range of secondhand furniture, clothing, household goods and collectables. 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. Donations welcome. Phone 58254298.
Shepparton meets on the third Thursday of each month, at the Pines, Numurkah Rd, Shepparton, at 6pm for 6.30pm 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. New members welcome.
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. New members welcome. Mooroopna Garden Club. Phone Joy on 0408347050.
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