November 24, 2016


Bellydance classes

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 at Harmony Place, 9 Edward St, Shepparton; $10/person. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Phone Erin on 0474493477.

Katamatite Christmas dance

Saturday, December 3, 7.30pm to 11.30pm, Katamatite Hall. Russell’s Dance Music. Cost $8. Door prize, raffle. Aircond/heated hall. A plate of supper is appreciated. Phone Russell on 0428290339 or 0408831454.

Thursday night dance

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


Craft for a Cause

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

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.

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.

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

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. More details on website http://youngshepps.wordpress.com

GV Gem, Mineral and Craft Group

Workshop and group meeting at 12 Gilchrist St, Shepparton. Workshop every Saturday, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Regular field trips, gold detecting and prospecting. 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. There are two Trefoil Guilds in Shepparton, new members welcome. 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.

Neighbourhood Watch

Greater Shepparton Police Service Area meeting: Tuesday, December 6 at 7.30pm at Shepparton Police Station. Guest speaker: S/C Dean Lloyd. Residents from all towns and areas of Greater Shepparton are invited to discuss issues of community safety and crime prevention. Phone Cathie on 0434343327 or email catmcmaster@bigpond.com.

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 sheppartonalp@hotmail.com

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

Campaspe 50-70 Y-O social group

For men and women, divorced, separated, widowed or single. Phone 58590156 or 0417742662.

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, sit and chat, share skills, play games, enjoy gardening, cooking and bus trips to places of interest. Meets every Tuesday (except public holidays) at Church of Christ Hall, 105 Corio St, Shepparton between 10am and 3pm. All welcome. Phone Robert on 58217699 or Ron on 58232886 or check the website www.codgerscapers.webs.com

Lone fathers’ group

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

Amateur radio club

Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club meets first Saturday of each month at 1pm, Scout and Guide Complex, Echuca Rd, Mooroopna. Anyone interested in electronics, radios and computers welcome. Write to SADARC Inc, PO Box 692, Shepparton 3632, or visit www.sadarc.org

Shepparton Adventure Club

Bushwalking, Kayaking, camping and other activities. November 26: kayak at Barmah Lakes, meet in Shepparton at 8.30am, phone Rachel on 0400238276. Website www.shepadventureclub.org.au

Toastmasters Shepparton

Learn to speak in public with confidence. Learn leadership skills in a relaxed, supportive setting. 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

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 25: lunch at Bill & Beat’s, McLennan St, Mooroopna. Monday, December 5: tea 6pm at Shepparton Club. Phone Barry on 0419323351 or Sylvia on 58212603.

Broken Creek Field Naturalist Club

Meets fourth Sunday of the month. Guided walks, observing nature, sharing knowledge. New members welcome. 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.

Katandra West CWA

CWA meetings held first Thursday of the month at a member’s home at 1.30pm. New members welcome. Phone Aileen on 58283477 for details.

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.

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.

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. Guest speakers, bus trips to orchid shows and other orchid clubs. Phone Chris on 0417923874 or 58290140.


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. You don’t have to have children already at the school, it’s open to everyone. Bring a piece of fruit to share. For more information 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 welcome. Bring a gold coin donation and a piece of fruit. It’s a great way to meet new people and see a great small school in action. Phone Lynda Ludlow on 0412701582.

St George’s Rd Primary School

St George’s Rd Primary School runs Early Years programs from Monday to Thursday for children aged up to five years old and their carers. Programs include — Monday: run, hop, jump, play; Tuesday: Mother Goose; Wednesday: sensory play; Thursday: paint n play. All welcome to join in the fun at the free programs. Phone Michelle on 58213383.


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 workout 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.

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).

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.

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.


Murchison Safeplate day

Secure your vehicle’s number plates with security (one way) screws and reduce you chance of number plate theft. Riverside Gardens, Murchison, Saturday, November 26 from 10am to noon. Gold coin donation. Neighbourhood Watch volunteers to help.

Dedication service

Mooroopna Anglican Church Dedication Service to celebrate its new home at the old Ardmona Cannery Canteen, 13-17 Young St, Mooroopna at 10am on Sunday, November 27. Past parishioners and employees of SPC/Ardmona who knew the canteen well over the years are welcome to attend this service or later at 11.30am for morning tea to renew old friendships and share past memories.

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 until December 9, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. Supported by the Shepparton Lions Club.

Christmas tree drive

Trees on sale in Hogan St, Tatura (opposite the police station) on Saturday, December 3, 10 and 17 from 9am to noon. Trees from $50 upwards depending on size. Pre-orders can be taken to ensure you do not miss out. Phone 0416494476. Presented by Tatura Lions Club.

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: November 27, $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-aged children. $2. All welcome. Phone 58312022.


Coeliac Support Group

Provides information and social support to those with medically diagnosed coeliac disease, and their family and friends, about living well on a gluten-free diet. Meets first Thursday every second month from 7pm to 9pm at South Shepparton Community Centre, 11 Service St, Shepparton. No cost. Please bring a small plate of gluten-free food to share. Phone Meredith on 58232716 (AH) or 0428232716, or Helen on 58532174.

Polio Support Group

Share lunch and learn more about living well with polio. All people affected by polio, including partners, friends and carers welcome. Christmas meeting, Tuesday, December 6, 11.30am to 1.30pm, Milne Bay Room at Shepparton RSL, 88 Wyndham St, Shepparton. Order and pay individually, $11/person. Guest speaker: Greater Shepparton City Council accessibility officer Mark Tomkins. RSVP by December 5 to Rhonda White, GV Health Rural Allied Health Team, on 1800222582.

Peer Support Group Shepparton

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) at GV Health’s Diabetes Centre Meeting Room, Graham St, Shepparton at 7.30pm. Phone 58323027 or email gvtopsgroup@gmail.com

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.

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.

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, 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.


Tech Savvy workshops

At Mooroopna Library, Mondays from 10am to noon, November 28 and December 5. Bring your own device or use a library computer. Bookings preferred. Phone Mooroopna Library on 1300374765 or email mooroopna@gvrlc.vic.gov.au

Shepparton Library

Programs including iTots, iKids and eLearning for beginners, craft and coffee morning. Phone 1300374765 for more information.


Garage sale

Saturday, November 26, 8am to noon, at Church of Christ Hall, cnr of Nixon and Corio Sts, Shepparton. Great bargains, sausage sizzle. Phone 58217699.


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

Mooroopna country music

Sunday, November 27 at Sir Ian McLennan Centre at noon. Guest artist: Andrea Weel. 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.

Murray Valley Brass Band

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


Alzheimer’s modified strength training session

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


GV Spiritualist Centre

Christmas meeting, Sunday, December 4 at North Shepparton Community Centre, 12 Parkside Dve, Shepparton, 1.30pm. AGM at noon. Mediums Glenda, Jackie and Carol. Phone Jan on 0427745354.

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.


Soroptimist Club

Shepparton meets on the third Thursday of each month at Pines Country Club Motor Inn, 103-125 Numurkah Rd, Shepparton, at 6pm for 6.30pm for a dinner meeting with guest speakers. If you are interested in joining a club of service to the community, fellowship and new friends, phone Ann on 0431520406.


Shepparton plant group

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


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