November 17, 2016


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.

Echuca Dance Group

Social ballroom dancing. Dance weekend, Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, Ian Stewart’s 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. All progressive, no partner required. Welcoming social atmosphere. 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. All veterans, veterans’ widows and their families welcome. Phone secretary Jeff Stanyer on 0419135909.

Cuppa and conversation

A social group for people living with acquired communication disability which can result from stroke, brain injury, progressive neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, and cancer. The group meets once a month at Billabong Garden Complex’s Garden Cafe in Numurkah Rd, Shepparton. People can get together and socialise, share stories and experiences, and share tips around making their communication a little easier. If you would like to attend phone Karen Oswald on 57232074.

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. Annual fee $40. 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. For more information phone 58213333. 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.

Art group

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

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.

Lone fathers’ group

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

Chess club

Shepparton Chess Club meets at Mechanics’ Institute, 227 Wyndham St, Shepparton, each Saturday at 1pm. New members, learners and children welcome. Phone Jon on 58313487.


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. New members welcome. Phone Helen on 58217503.

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

Bushwalking, kayaking, camping and other activities. Website www.shepadventureclub.org.au

Southern Cross Probus Club Shepparton

Invitation to all 60+ years to join. For all active retirees. Enjoy fellowship, new interests, health and travel, and stay in the loop of life. Meets third Friday of each month at the Community Centre, Ave Maria, Shepparton. Phone Greta on 58221846.

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). A fortnightly group event to cook/eat dinner, obtain health information, discuss concerns, chat to others facing similar issues, talk about sexuality and have fun. Phone/SMS Damien on 0437134625 or email diversity@ucce.org.au

Calling all Bettys

Next meeting, Monday, November 21 at RSL, lunch noon. Husbands and partners welcome. Phone Betty on 58318290.

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, bus tours and lunch. All ages and gender welcome. Phone Judy on 58235941 or Betty on 58213838.

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. Friday, November 18: King City for dinner at 6pm. Friday, November 25: lunch at Bill & Beat’s, Mooroopna. 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 are designed to suit a range of abilities with emphasis on supporting and encouraging new cyclists. Rides are not races and are taken at the speed of the slowest rider. Rides every Saturday and Sunday around the Goulburn Valley ranging from 15km to 80km. Visit www.sheppbug.com.au or phone Doug Cousins on 0409368492, Catherine Meredith on 0402313867 or Pat Ryan on 0418356591.

Shepparton Bridge Club

Meets 7pm to 11pm Mondays; Thursdays 7pm to 10pm and Wednesdays 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

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.

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.

GV Epilepsy Support Group

Meets at Regional Information and Advocacy Council, 190 Benalla Rd, Shepparton. All welcome. 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. All welcome. Phone Jim on 0427203137.

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

Invergordon history

Open to the public on third Sunday of each month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm. At Recreation Reserve, Centre Rd, Invergordon. Phone Rosemary Kennett on 58621707.


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.


Mooroopna Lawn Tennis Club

Round Robin Doubles, Sunday, November 20 at 9am. Entries to Mark, phone 0429307373. Canteen available.

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. Bring a friend along and enjoy an outdoors work out at a level you are comfortable with in a welcoming environment where you will not feel embarrassed. See and follow Facebook page — Get Active Shepparton.

Golf Croquet

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. Come along and learn an enjoyable game. First two weeks free, after that pay $5 green fees. Flat shoes required, all other equipment supplied. Phone Trudy Serafini on 58220178.


Tallygaroopna fete

Tallygaroopna Primary School 125 years of Education Celebration fete, Sunday, November 20 at 11am. Phone 58298264.

Pre-loved fashion parade

Friday, November 25 from 6pm at Murchison Bowls Club. Parade includes designer labels and garments never worn. Presented by the Murchison Neighbourhood House. $15 includes two-course meal and complimentary champagne on arrival. Tickets on sale until November 22 (no sales on night). Phone 58262373.

Community dinner

In support of White Ribbon. Tuesday, November 22, at GV 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 events@primarycareconnect.com.au

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.

Cemetery visits

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.

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. New members welcome. Phone 58214384.


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.

Cancer Council

Shepparton Unit meets regularly in Shepparton. For venue or more information, phone Shirley on 58283355. All welcome.

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.


Friends of Mooroopna Library

Meetings are held monthly on second Tuesday at 5pm. Subscriptions fall due annually at annual general meeting, cost $3. December meeting will conclude with dinner. New members welcome. Contact Mooroopna Library for more information.

Book clubs

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 emmak@gvrlc.vic.gov.au 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 tcctoylibrary@mcmedia.com.au

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.


Tocumwal farmers’ market

Held every third Saturday of the month from 8am at Anglican Church, Finley St, Tocumwal. Fresh produce, coffee, craft, entertainment and breakfast. 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. Fruit and other produce available, free entertainment. Hosted by Mooroopna Lions Club. Phone 0459432162.


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/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.

Mainly Music

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/child, or $5/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 info@turaton.org.au or visit www.turaton.org.au

Senior citizens’ concert

Next concert: Thursday, November 24 at 1.30pm at Shepparton Senior Citizens’ Centre, Welsford St, Shepparton. Guest artists: Anthony Tenace. Entry $5 includes afternoon tea. All welcome, bulk bookings phone 58219580 or 58214921.


Conversations for change

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

Group meditations

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. $8. Phone Dr Lisa Shortridge on 0419562790.

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.

Modified Strength Training

Beginners/intermediate. Modified Strength Training sessions are facilitated daily for people with musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis and osteoporosis. The program involves cardiovascular, strengthening, flexibility and stretching exercises. Monday to Thursday 10am to 11am; Friday 10.30am to 11.30am. $2/session. Registration and medical clearance are required to participate. Phone Primary Care Connect on 58233200. 399 Wyndham St, Shepparton.


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 jennifer.clement@thecentre.vic.edu.au


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. Other inquiries phone 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.



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.


Community Garden

Would you like to grow 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 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 fruit and vegetables? Meetings held last Sunday of each month. Phone Carley Tranter on 0400027278 or visit http://gvseedsavers.blogspot.com/

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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