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Boambee Gardens Retirement Village, 17 Walco Dr Sawtell, will take part in R U OK? Day. Morning tea Tuesday from 10am for residents and the public. R U OK? Day is a national day of action that fosters meaningful conversations about life's ups and downs aiming to make a more connected world. Beyondblue estimates 10 to 15% of older people experience depression, with many over 65 feeling there is a stigma attached to depression and anxiety. If you are affected by depression or anxiety and need to talk, contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyondblue 1300 224 636. Pictured. residents Danny Boon and Garry Adair.
Boambee Gardens Retirement Village, 17 Walco Dr Sawtell, will take part in R U OK? Day. Morning tea Tuesday from 10am for residents and the public. R U OK? Day is a national day of action that fosters meaningful conversations about life's ups and downs aiming to make a more connected world. Beyondblue estimates 10 to 15% of older people experience depression, with many over 65 feeling there is a stigma attached to depression and anxiety. If you are affected by depression or anxiety and need to talk, contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyondblue 1300 224 636. Pictured. residents Danny Boon and Garry Adair.

Coffs Harbour Embroidery Guild meets first and third Saturday of each month, 9am at Park Beach Bowling Club. Share your skills or learn new ones. Contact 0427824411 or 0431013919

Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group offers classes and workshops in acrylics, pastels, oils, drawing, watercolours, fibre arts and calligraphy at their showground gallery. Details facebook, 0448 655 960, 0417 650 447, colleen.little@bigpond.com or coffsharbourartsgroup.com.

Boambee East Community Centre senior ladies craft group every second Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along anything you may be working on (sewing, knitting, card making etc). Cost $4 includes morning tea. 6658 4655.

Coffs Fresh Quilters & Sewists informal quilt group meets second and fourth Sundays each month 2-5pm at CH Scout Hall, Harbour Dr. Info: facebook.com/coffsfreshquilters or 0419 206 679

Coffs Harbour Writers' Group. Friendly collection of people meets 10am first Wednesday of the month at Cavanbah Centre, lunch afterwards Chill Out café. Regular social gatherings and workshops. Aspiring writers, family history buffs, dabblers, and polished, published writers all welcome. Details www.coffsharbourwriters.com or 0412 668 315.

Art Lessons at Sawtell Art Gallery Monday to Saturday. Adults and youth, day or evening classes. Any medium, three and two hour lessons. Details sawtellartgroup.com.au or 6658 9596

Coffs Harbour Embroidery Guild meets 9am first and third Saturday of each month at Park Beach Bowling Club. Share your skills or learn new ones. Contact 0427 824 411 or 0431 013 919.

Coffs Quilters & Needlecraft Inc. Regular workshops for quilting, embroidery, knitting etc every Thursday at Cavanbah Cte 9am to noon. $4 includes morning tea. 6651 4697

CAN you knit? Turn your hobby into an act of kindness by knitting for Hope Bears. A local group meets the first Tuesday monthly at the Neighbourhood Cte 9am-noon share a cuppa and knit gifts to be donated to local cancer patients. Cost $3 includes morning tea. Bring your knitting. 6654 8420.

Coffs Harbour Men's Shed 138A Howard St Coffs harbour (far end, near Council depot). Open 8am to 2.30pm MOnday to Friday. Open to all men. Tools to produce primarily woodworking projects. No time frame to complete projects, mentors on hand. Meet friends. 6652 5420.

Northern Beaches Writers Group. Write, swap ideas and encourage each other. Meet first Tuesday of each month 2-4pm. Inq 6656 1111

Coffs Harbour City Orchestra rehearses at the O theatre block at CHEC. Seeking all players, especially violinists. All musicians welcome, must have own own instrument. 0418 515, 617 6654 7700, coffsorchestra.org.au

Sing Australia no auditions. Meet Mondays, Anglican Hall, 4 McLean St, Coffs 7-9pm. Inquiries 66527402, singaustralia.com.au.

Coffs Regional Brass Band. Just for fun. Players of all ages welcomed. 6658 0226

Coast Recorder Players. A small ensemble looking for new players, must be level two or above. 6658 8396, 6655 9192.

Coffs Calligraphers meet monthly at Creative Art Gallery. Beginners and visitors welcome. 6659 4030

North Coast Porcelain Painters meet monthly Saturday 10am at the Botanic Garden. Workshop dates 6652 4057 or ncppainters@gmail.com



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