Community diary: from April 19

LEST WE FORGET: Services and commemorations will be held across the region to mark Anzac Day on Tuesday, April 25.

LEST WE FORGET: Services and commemorations will be held across the region to mark Anzac Day on Tuesday, April 25.

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, April 19

Salvation Army: Veterans band will perform a concert at 27 Rudd Road, Leumeah from 10.30am followed by a light lunch. Entry by donation. All welcome.

Camden Hospital Auxiliary: Members meet in the Heritage Auditorium from 10.30am. New members and visitors welcome. Details: Helen, 4655 9114 or Pauline, 4657 2123.

Turning Point Camden: Meets at 80 John Street, Camden on Wednesdays to provide free CV support for those re-entering the workforce or for the long-term unemployed. Details: 4655 1567.

Men’s Shed: Calling men with time on their hands wishing to learn new skills or just chat to like-minded men. The Glenquire Men’s Shed, Edgar Street, Macquarie Fields, could be for you. The shed is open Monday and Wednesday, 8.30am-4pm so feel free to drop in.

Table tennis: Campbelltown Senior Citizens Club offers table tennis for those over 50 on Wednesday nights, 7pm-10pm as well Friday nights, 7pm-10pm and Tuesdays 10am-2pm. There is coaching available and it caters for everyone from beginners to grade players. The centre is at 91 Queen Street, Campbelltown. The club also offers billiards Tuesday-Thursday and Mahjong every Friday, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Details: 4625 1509 or 0415 538 126.

Free card craft and jewellery making: On alternate weeks at Turning Point Community Connections, 80 John Street, Camden. Go along to participate or just join us for a good chat and laugh, followed by a free light lunch. Details: 4655 1567.

Thursday, April 20

Ingleburn RSL Photography Club: Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7.45pm in the board room of the Ingleburn RSL Club, 70 Chester Road, Ingleburn. Beginner to advanced photographers are all welcome. The next meeting on April 20 will feature a basic Photoshop tutorial, a member’s photography challenge and a digital audio visual presentation. Details: John, 0415 221 037.

Tutors sought: Campbelltown Senior Cyber Seekers - which conducts classes for seniors over 55 in the Campbelltown area - seeks seniors with solid basic computer skills and the ability to teach who would like to volunteer some time. Details: 4628 0484 or call in to Richmond Villa, 12 Lithgow Street, Campbelltown between 10am and 2pm Monday to Thursday for a chat.

Sudoku and Find a Word Group: Held at Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre on Thursdays. Great brain workout to keep you mentally activity and enjoy the company of other like-minded people. Morning tea provided. Details: 4625 1254 or visit www.woodbinenc.org.au.

Friday, April 21

Camden Coffee Group: Meets from 11.30am at Extract Espresso, Gregory Hills Business Centre, 4/1 Gregory Hills Drive, Gledswood. All welcome. Details: Sue, 0488 603 532.

Grow Groups: Are small friendly groups formed to learn how to overcome anxiety, depression and loneliness and improve mental health.  A group meets every Friday at 10am at Northside Macarthur Clinic, 90-96 Dumaresq Street, Campbelltown. Grow is anonymous, free and open to all. Bring a support person if you like. Details: 1800 558 268 or our www.grow.org.au.

Saturday, April 22

Yehudi Menuhin lecture: The Camden branch of the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies presents a lecture by Philip Bailey at Carrington Recreation Hall, Carrington Centennial Care, Gate 2, 90 Werombi Road, Grasmere from 4pm. Visitors welcome. Cost is $30 which includes light refreshments. Bookings essential. Details: Carla, 4655 9724 or Susan, 4655 1144.

Language classes: Presented by The Afghan Fajar Association Inc Dari Community Language School for students aged 5-20. Classes are held Saturdays during school terms at Macquarie Fields Public School. Details: Sayed, 0421 199 581.

Sunday, April 23

Army favourites: Camden RSL Sub-Branch and Macarthur Singers have combined forces to present a concert titled “Favourites of the Armed Forces” from 2.30pm at the Carrington Recreation Hall, Sheathers Lane, Camden. The concert will feature many favourites including “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” You can save money by pre-purchasing tickets ($20 adults and $45 family) at Camden RSL, Camden Art Centre, or Looking Class Fashions in Camden; or buy at the door for $25 adults and $50 family. Details: Margaret Haigh, 0421818777, visit www.macarthursingers.org or find Macarthur Singers on Facebook.

Fellowship of Australian Writers: Macarthur branch meets for fellowship, encouragement and discussion in the Jade Room, Campbelltown RSL Club, 1pm-4pm. Details: Margot, 4626 2424.

Gospel meetings: Held at Wilton Community Centre, 20 Broughton Street, Wilton, every Sunday, 3.30pm-4.30pm. All welcome.

Monday, April 24

Senior Services Club: Meets every Monday at Unit 10/156 Hartley Road, Smeaton Grange. Gold coin donation for morning or afternoon tea. Join them for a chat and a cuppa or join in. Activities include gym sessions, craft, tai chi, meditation, iPad and laptop tutoring, indoor bowls, gardening, board games and art classes. All seniors welcome from anywhere in the Macarthur. Details: Ell, 0402 258 383 or email ellgatt1980@gmail.com.

Campbelltown-Camden District Band: It’s never too late to learn an instrument. Join a new group open to all ages, every Monday, 6.30pm-7.30pm, at Campbelltown – Camden District Band Hall, Wickfield Circuit, Ambarvale. Details: 0416 256 039 or email secretary@ccdb.org.au.

Ready Set Sew: Community sewing group meets at Narellan Library in the Open Space, upstairs, every Monday, 10am-12.30pm. Friendly group who help each other with making, mending and motivation to complete projects. All welcome and it's free. Details: Narellan Library, 4645 5039.

Yoga classes: For children aged seven and up at Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre from 4.30pm. Also classes for adults, 9.30am-10.30am, during school terms. Details: 4625 1254 or visit www.woodbinenc.org.au

Social singers: Every Monday, 1pm-2.30pm, at Narellan Community Centre, Queen Street, Narellan. All ages and all abilities welcome. Cost $2. Details: 4647 1283 or info@camdenconnections.org.au

Tuesday, April 25

Waminda Markets: And Soldiers Settlement Museum, 9am- 2pm, at Campbelltown East Public School, Waminda Avenue, Campbelltown. Market stalls are $10. Visit this unique hands-on museum built in honour of the old soldiers settlement. Details: Gillian, 0407 996 620 or Karen, 0407 333 188.

Picton District Probus Club: meets at Picton Bowling Club from 10am on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The club welcomes retired and semi-retired men and women for a two-hour meeting which includes a coffee break for conviviality and conversation, followed by a guest speaker. You can simply turn up on the day or phone Geoff on 4647 8181 for further details.

Tai chi classes: are held at Harrington Park Community Centre (next to the shopping centre) every Tuesday, 10am-11am. Cost is $5 to join, then $8 per class. Tai chi is a meditative low impact form of exercise that involves slow and controlled movements. It has many health benefits including improved balance and co-ordination, boosting bone density, relieving the effects of stress and helping with arthritic pain. Details: Serene, 0424 438 995 or Carol, 0400 439 505.

Wellness Walkers: Group meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7.30am at 20 Broughton Street, Camden. Meet new friends and enjoy an hour’s walk followed by a herbal tea or organic coffee. Details: Marilyn, 4655 4666 or email marilyns@cabothealth.com.au.

English classes: Tuesdays, 6.30pm-9.30pm, Campbelltown Presbyterian Church, 40 Lithgow Street. Beginner to advanced, commences with light dinner at 6pm, free. Details: 0457 336 413.

FOR YOUR DIARY

Wednesday, April 26

Justices meet: Members of the Macarthur branch of the NSW Justices Association will hold their annual general meeting at Campbelltown Catholic Club from 7.30pm. Members and visitors welcome. Details: Daniel Bernal JP, 0417 426 881.

Wollondilly Older Women's Network: Welcomes new members to their meetings which are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Tahmoor Health Centre, Harper Close, Tahmoor from 1.30pm. There are monthly train and bus trips, weekly craft and gentle exercise classes. Details: Carol, 4657 1444.

Friday, April 28

Campbelltown Senior Cyber Seekers: Will hold their general Meeting at Campbelltown RSL Club from 10am in the Fitzroy Room.  New computer classes will be discussed. This is the quarterly meeting. Members and guests welcome. Details: 4628 0484.

Women’s Circle: Presented by Brand New Day Female Support Inc at Lifeline’s large meeting room, 13 McPherson Road, Smeaton Grange on the fourth Friday of the month,7pm-9pm. A chance for females from age 13 and up to connect with each other and with the community. Cost is $5 entry and bring a small plate of food to share. Wear comfortable clothing. The recreation session starts at 7.15pm sharp then there’s a break for supper followed by the recharge session at 8.30pm. Details: email info@brandnewday.org.au or phone 0467 629 942.

Saturday, April 29

Macarthur Rose Society: will hold their Autumn Show from 12.30pm at Ingleburn Community Hall, corner of Oxford Road and Cumberland Road, Ingleburn . There will be roses on show that have been grown by members who live in the Macarthur area, two of which will be exhibiting at the Royal Easter Show. Flowers will be for sale on the day. Details: Carol, 0411 516 778.

Campbelltown District: Family History Society meets at Campbelltown City Library, Hurley Street, Campbelltown from 1.30pm. Guest speaker is Dennis Allsopp on new software. Members and guests welcome. Details: 4621 1321.

Market day: At Tahmoor Anglican on Remembrance Drive, 8am-1pm. All welcome. Stalls include plants, tools, clothes, jewellery and many household items. There will be a barbecue, music and some children's activities. Details: Eileen, 4684 3093.

Tuesday, May 2

Macarthur Aviary Bird Club: presents Dr Jim Gill with a presentation on "Lesser Known Australian Parrots" from 8pm at the Catholic Church Hall, 58 Edgar Street, Macquarie Fields. A light supper and refreshments will be served. Free to members. Visitors welcome. Details: Dani, 9605 3432.

Camden Area Family History: members will meet in Camden Library from 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Anne Mathews, a volunteer at the Parramatta Heritage Centre who is involved with working on a list of 800 women who went through the Female Factory and the fight by the Parramatta Female Factory Friends to have the buildings Heritage listed. Gold coin donation for supper. Details: 4659 6197.

Picton VIEW Club: meets the first Tuesday of the month at Picton Bowling Club from 11.30am. Visitors welcome but please book by contacting Helen at 4677 3036. Details: VIEW.org.au

Saturday, May 6

Macarthur Textile Network: members will report back from recent textile workshops in The Grampians and Blue Mountains at their next meeting in the CWA rooms in Camden, behind Coles car park. There will be a show and tell of the resulting works from 2pm. Bring your own lunch from 12.30pm to catch up with members informally.  All welcome. Cost for members and visitors is $5.

Market day: At Campbelltown Uniting Church, 8 Allman Street, Campbelltown from 8.30am-1pm. Plenty of bargains for craft, cakes, plants, second-hand clothes, books, DVDs, toys and other pre-loved goods as well as Devonshire Tea, barbecue and Fijian food. Details: 4625 0783.

Tuesday, May 9

Campbelltown Bonsai Club: members meet the second Tuesday of the month, 7pm-9pm, at Ruse Community Hall, Oberon Road, Ruse. Beginners to advanced all welcome. Light supper served. Guest speaker is Allan Harding from the Lingnan Academy of Penjing. Details: Phil, 4648 2796.

COMMUNITY

Country Women’s Association: Campbelltown branch meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month for craft and fellowship, King Street, Campbelltown. Details: Jean, 9618 1970.

Macarthur Collegians Bridge Club: Meets every Tuesday at 7.30pm, Thursday at 10.30am and Sunday at 1pm at Campbelltown Catholic Club and 1pm on Saturday at Camden Senior Citizens Centre. Lessons are provided. A friendly and social club willing to help all bridge players of any standard. Details: Ted Lilliss, 0419 255 162 or Sue McGarrity, 0402 351 339.

Qi gong and tai chi classes: In the physio/gym room at Camden Hospital on Tuesdays, 11.30am-12.30pm, and Campbelltown Hospital on Tuesdays, 2pm-3pm. Cost to cancer patients and their family, ex-cancer patients and carers is a gold coin donation and others $5 to the Cancer Wellness Centre. Details: Serene Yong Harris, 0424 438 995

Embroiderers’ Guild: Campbelltown branch meets the first, third and fifth Monday of the month at Campbelltown Arts Centre, 10am-2pm, beginners welcome. Details: 4634 1394.

Scrabble: Enjoy a social game of scrabble every Monday from 1pm at Tahmoor Community Health Centre. Details: Dennis, 4683 0681.

Community concert band: Meets Tuesdays at Camden Public School during school terms. Intermediate band  starts at 6pm and senior Band at 7.30pm. New members always welcome, any age or musical ability. Instruments also available for hire. Details:  Cheryl, 04099 85902.

Macarthur Art Group: Meets every second Tuesday of the month at the Salvation Army Hall, 7pm, at the Supa Centre, corner of Narellan Road and Exchange Parade, Narellan, followed by guest artist demonstrations or art DVDs. On the last Saturday of each month from noon in the Ironbark Room, Narellan Library, a sketch group is conducted, with a live clothed model. Non-members welcome. Details: 0412 400 837 or gurneys1@tpg.com.au.    

Picton-Tahmoor Girl Guides: meet every Wednesday at Thirlmere RSL Club, Mason Street, Thirlmere, 5.30pm- 7.30pm. Girls from age five welcome. This term they are doing craft, Guiding traditions, cooking, and Easter hunt and a games night. New Guides get to try two nights for free.  Details: 0487 785 765.

Camden Lioness Club: Meetings are held the third Monday of the month at Camden RSL Club from 6.30pm. New members are welcome. Details: jennifermurphy1954@gmail.com

Pipes and drums: Learn to play the great highland bagpipes or drums with Ingleburn RSL Campbelltown Community Pipes and Drums. Free lessons at Ingleburn RSL, Chester Road on Mondays at 7pm. All ages welcome. Details: Peter, 0418 403 141.

MS Support Group Narellan: meets the second Friday of each month, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Narellan Community Health Centre, 14 Queen Street Narellan. Details: MS Connect, 1800 042 183.

Yoga and meditation: Tuesdays from 7.30pm, 203 Eagleview Road, Minto. Details: 0422 22 6724. Also every Friday, 6pm, at the CWA Hall, Camden (behind Coles car park). Gentle stretching suitable for beginners. Details: Dianne, 0438 556 387. Yoga is also on offer at Tahmoor Community Centre every Thursday, 5pm. Details: Julie, 0414 464 862. Prenatal yoga classes are held Saturdays, 10am, My Yoga Space, 1/25 Oaks Road, Thirlmere. Details: 4683 0786.

Children’s yoga classes: At Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre on Mondays. Classes for children on the autism spectrum, aged 6-12, 4pm and classes for mainstream children, aged 6 and up, 5pm. Details: 4625 1254 or woodbinenc.org.au.

Art lessons: In acrylic and watercolours on Mondays, 10am-1pm, at the Supa Centre, 1 Exchange Parade, Narellan. Beginners welcome. Details: Shirley, 0405 507 810.

Tai chi for over-50s: Classes held 10am-11am Tuesdays at Harrington Park Community Centre, helping relieve stress and arthritic pain. Joining cost $5, $8 per class. Details: Serene, 0424 438 995 or Carol 0400 439 505.

South West Networking Group (SWNG): meets every Wednesday, from 6.45am at Wests Leagues Club. Non-profit organisation of businesses with the goal of growing their business through networking and referrals. Details, bookings: Maureen, 0401 268 861.

Campbelltown Senior Citizens: Chinese painting every Monday, 91 Queen Street, Campbelltown. Details: Luis, 0415 538 126.

Women’s meditation classes: Thursday mornings, 9.45am-10.45am, Cawdor Public School’s St Jermon’s Church. Women of all ages welcome. Details: Jodie Skandalis, 0411 259 841.

Step by Step walking group: Meets Wednesday mornings, 9.30am, Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre, for one-hour walks. Details: Selena, 4625 1254 or woodbinenc.org.au.

Quota Club of Campbelltown: invites interested people to attend their meetings at Campbelltown RSL Club on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 7pm. Details: Barbara, Barbara, 4604 2126 or Gladys, 4628 5942.

Social Knitting and Crochet group: held Tuesdays, Woodbine Neighbourhood Centre during school terms. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Details: Selena, 4615 1254, or woodbinenc.org.au.

Karate Academy: classes run 6pm-7.30pm, Monday and Wednesday, Camden Senior Citizens club rooms, 65 John Street, Camden. Details: 4655 8941.

Macarthur Photographic Society: meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 8am, Currans Hill Community Centre, corner Currans Hill Drive and Tramway Drive. Details: Chris Brunton, 0423 175 215, macarthur.photographynsw.org.au  orsecretaryMPS@gmail.com

The Oaks Historical Society: meet in The Oaks, every Saturday 10am-4pm. Details: Sheila and Preston, 4657 1161.

Turning Point Community Connections: Women’s Support Network meets 10am Thursdays to connect women to support services, build friendships and engage in free activities, 80 John Street, Camden. Free morning tea and lunch provided, all welcome. Details: 4655 1567.

The Grange Toastmasters: meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7pm, Campbelltown RSL Club. Details: Helene Buckman, 0419 612 990, thegrangetm@hotmail.com, thegrangetm.org.au.

AGAPE Camden: art classes held Mondays 10am-noon, and Tuesday and Thursday nights, 7pm-9pm, Camden Uniting Church, John Street, Camden. $220 per person for eight weeks. Details: Daniela, 0402 922 216, daniela.fracarossi@gmail.com, or facebook.com/CreativeResolutions1.

Zumba classes: Wednesdays 8pm-9pm, Uniting Church Hall, John Street, Camden. Details: Danielle, 0411 242 111 or facebook.com/danielleszumbaclasses. Also on Thursdays, 4pm-5pm, WILMA Women’s Health Centre, $10 per class, booking essential. Details: 4627 2955.

Over 50s Social Club: meets Mondays, 10am, at The Cube, Campbelltown Catholic Club, for indoor bowls. The club also organises monthly get-togethers, day trips and extended holidays. Details: president Tom Allan, 0424 744 774.

Macarthur U3A: low-cost classes for over-50s, retired and semi-retired people, Campbelltown and Cawdor Uniting Church halls. Details: Margaret, 4658 1510 or Sandra, 4625 4070.

Campbelltown Halfpints Playgroup: meets Thursdays at Hurley Park Hall, Dumaresq Street, Campbelltown, 10am-noon. For children aged 0-5 and their carers. Details: Lorraine, 0406 380 551.

Australians In Retirement Macarthur: meets at Camden RSL Club on the third Friday of the month, 10am. Details: Keith, 0405 762 900, westonfamily7@gmail.com.

Macarthur Toastmasters Club: meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Wests Leagues Club, Leumeah, 7.30pm. Details: Barry, 0408 670 646 or macarthurtoastmasters.org.au.

Oakdale Mens Shed: meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30am-noon. Details: Frank, 0412 683 179, John, 0414 251 095 or Phillip, 0428 596 383.

Camden Red Cross: Meets the first Tuesday of the month at the CWA Hall, Camden, 10am-noon. Details: Judy, 4647 2318 or cwil7909@bigpond.net.au.

Tennis Camden: Hold a social hit at the Camden Showground courts every Sunday, 8.30am until lunchtime. Cost is $5 per person for as long as you stay. Six courts to play on. Details: info@tenniscamden.com.au or www.tenniscamden.com.au.

Camden Bush Care Group: Meet Tuesdays, 9am. Anyone who wants to enjoy doing something for the environment is wanted to volunteer. Details: Miriam, 04067 40737.

Chess Club at Camden Library: Meet Wednesdays, 10am. Training for novices is available by the more experienced players.  Details: Virginia, 4654 7951.

Camden Writers and Scribblers: Meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Narellan Library, 9.30am. Details: Grace, 4655 6064.

Ingleburn Bridge Club: Meet Tuesdays 10am-2pm and Thursdays 7.15pm-10.15pm at Ingleburn RSL, all welcome. Details: Phil Turner, 0412 285 438 or 4625 4685.

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