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43RD SUMMER FESTIVAL OF
Join about 1700 competitors in the flagship
event of the Australian Bridge Federation.
Workshops for beginners, celebrity speakers
for more experienced players, and prize money
for winners are all on offer. Donations
collected at this year's event will go to
neurological research at The Prince Charles
Hospital in Brisbane. January 13-25. QT Hotel,
1 London Circuit, New Acton.
Ph: 0401 509 616 or
IS FOOD A PROBLEM FOR YOU?
Do you eat when you're not hungry? Do you go
on eating binges for no apparent reason? Is
your weight affecting the way you live your life?
Call Overeaters Anonymous. Ph: 6231 4171.
Just Friends is a friendly social group for
people over 50 who would like to meet new
people in their life. Warmer weather is here, no
need to be bored or idle, join the group for a
variety of activities including dinners, lunches,
picnics, barbecues, walks, theatre, music
venues, exhibitions, movies, day trips out of
Canberra and weekends away. Ph: 6242 0840
or 6281 3549.
NATIONAL SENIORS AUSTRALIA
The Canberra South Branch of NSA is holding
its first monthly meeting for 2015. The guest
speaker will be Mark Redenbach, who will give
a presentation on a canal boating trip he and
his wife undertook in Wales. Those who are not
NSA members are most welcome to attend.
Wednesday, January 28, 10.30am. Weston
Creek Labor Club, Teesdale Close, Stirling.
Ph: 0417 778 244 or
WODEN VIEW CLUB
Meet the ladies of Woden View Club for a
delicious two-course luncheon. This is an
activity to support The Smith Family and its
Learning for Life Program. Visitors and
interested ladies are warmly welcomed. $25.
Tuesday, January 27, from noon. Bookings
essential. Ph: 0414 240 648 or
AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS ACT
The Red Cross is looking for people who are
willing to share some of their time and
interests with older people to provide
companionship and social interaction. The
ACT branch is particularly looking for people
who are available on weekdays during daytime
hours. Volunteers are carefully matched with a
person, according to their interests, times of
availability and location, personal preferences.
Must be over 18-years-old. Ph: 6234 7634 or
CSGA JUNIOR GIRLS GOLF DAY
The local district women's golf association
(CSGA) sponsor this event to enhance girls'
participation in golf. Open to girls aged 18 and
under. Equipment, coaching and a barbecue
lunch provided. $7. January 22, 9am-4pm.
Laverton Avenue, Canberra International
Airport. Ph: 0431 550 857 or
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
See the Australian War Memorial brilliantly
illuminated and pay your respects on the
centenary of the First World War during late-
night openings of the Commemorative Area.
Volunteer guides will provide insights into the
Commemorative Area and tell stories of those
who served. Various dates throughout January,
7.30pm-9.30pm. Treloar Crescent, Campbell.
Ph: 0409 600 038 or visit: awm.gov.au.
RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S
Ickle Pickle Productions presents Rodgers and
Hammerstein's Cinderella. Suitable for the
whole family, this musical features a cast of
nearly 40 adults and children who have been
rehearsing since September, and is the perfect
school holiday entertainment. Tickets from
$20. Until January 24, 2pm-4pm. Belconnen
Community Centre, Swanson Ct, Belconnen.
Ph: 6275 2700 or
The compassionate Friends ACT &
Queanbeyan offers support, friendship and
understanding to each other following the
death of a child of any age from any cause. The
group meets for social activities. First Tuesday
of the month, 7pm. The Grant Cameron
Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street, Holder.
Ph: 6286 6134 or 6290 2538.
FRIENDLY GOSPEL CHOIR
The Gospel Folk is a friendly bunch of women
and men who enjoy singing gospel, folk and
popular songs, usually in four-part harmony.
No auditions, low membership fees, lots of
support. Practice is on Wednesdays 7.30 to
9.30pm at St George's Church Hall, 67
Pethebridge Street, Pearce. Come and listen --
no obligation to join. Just turn up or call
Suzanne on 0403 677 495 or visit
PYMBLE PUBLIC SCHOOL REUNION
Former students of Sydney's Pymble Public
School are hoping to find more ex-students
and staff who were at the school during the
1950s and 1960s. A visit to the school and
reunion dinner are being organised for
September 2015. Join the Facebook
group: ''Pymble Public School 1950s/1960s''
or email: email@example.com.
WALKING IN CANBERRA
Joining a regular walking program is a simple
and enjoyable way of life. During summer,
Walking For Pleasure begins walks at: 8.30am
on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
and 9.30am on Tuesday. Walks are between
one and two hours long. You can choose walks
appropriate for your level of fitness from the
weekly schedule. Walks are planned for
various locations around Canberra. For details
about the current program of walks, please
call: 1300 799 719.
QUEANBEYAN RELAY FOR LIFE
This is Queanbeyan's very own Relay for Life
event and all local community members and
businesses are encouraged to get involved in
2015. Come join in the fun and help celebrate,
remember and fight back against cancer.
February 21 and 22, 9.15am Saturday to
10am Sunday. Queanbeyan Showgrounds. To
register, visit: relayforlife.org.au, search for
Queanbeyan in the top right and create a team.
ABBEYFIELD ACT SENIORS'
Secure and companionable residential
accommodation for low income, independent
seniors over 65. A lovely homely atmosphere
for seniors at houses in Ainslie and Garran,
with a housekeeper who cooks the two main
meals of the day. Nursing support is not
provided. A fortnightly contribution covers
food, rent and electricity. Contact Alison,
ph: 6254 2475 or visit: abbeyfield.org.au.
Save the date for a fun, family-friendly festival
themed around Gungahlin Town Park's Bunyip
sculpture. Celebrate Gungahlin will feature a
variety of activities and attractions. Participate
as a stallholder or come along on the day. April
11, Gungahlin Town Park. For further
information call: 6293 6500 or
Toastmasters learn from their peers through
evaluation and through practice in a friendly,
fun environment. Visitors are most welcome to
attend meetings, either as an observer or jump
right in and have a go! Every Monday, 7pm-
9pm. Southern Cross Club, Bowman Street,
Macquarie. Ph: 6161 2825 or
CANBERRA COMPANIONS SOCIAL
New in town, or just looking for something to
do? Then why not join an active over 50s group
of men and women who enjoy activities such
as folk music, movies, restaurant dinners,
lunch in the surrounding country towns,
weekends away and more. Please call Judy on
6241 5136 or John on 6254 7206.
CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL FOLK
Offers dances from around the world at all skill
levels. No partner required. $8 first three
nights. Every Wednesday, 7.45pm-10pm.
Uniting Church Hall, Denman Street,
Yarralumla. Ph: 6281 6314 or email: judy_
GRIEVING DUE TO DEATH OF ONE'S
Solace ACT Inc is a self-help group of sufferers
grieving because their partners have died and
who can listen, support and comfort, due to
their similar experiences and thus help re-
establishing their lives and go on living.
Meetings are held every first and third
Wednesdays of the month 12.30pm--2.30pm
at Phillip and also the first and third
Thursdays of the month 7.30pm--9.30pm at
Jamison. Please telephone 6297 1052 for
further details. Note this number is kindly
manned, 24 hours, by a funeral director.
Further information may be found at
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