Local clubs making a difference on the Coffs Coast
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: VIEW members wearing purple, teale and white will welcome spring with a morning tea at 10.30am on September 1 in City Square, Harbour Dr. This is your opportunity to learn about six VIEW clubs on the Coffs Coast. Join the ladies for a cuppa, have a chat about attending monthly meetings (day or evening) to make friends with women in your region, and to learn about how VIEW helps The Smith Family Learning for Life program. VIEW is Voice, Interests and Education of Women and is open to women of all ages. Learn more, phone Lesley 66589806.
DO YOU have a passion or an interest you would enjoy sharing with like-minded people? U3A is looking to expand the classes offered and is seeking volunteer tutors. Classes are held during the day in school terms and can be weekly, fortnightly, one term or a year in duration. Learn more at coffs.u3anet.org.au or phone 6696 3390 or 0410083502.
THE Orara Valley Supper Dance at Upper Orara Hall on September 9 is a community fundraiser for this venue. Live music by Simply Us from 7-11pm. BYO drinks and supper. $10 per head. Table bookings to 0400 310 480.
WESTPAC Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Op-Shop Scarba St (next to R & R Carpets) is holding a winter half-price sale on clothing and shoes until September 2. Grab a bargain, 9am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to noon on Saturdays. Designer clothing and shoes for ladies, men and children on offer.
BOOKFEST drop-off at Coffs Harbour South Rotary Club on Sunday, 2-4pm at Coffs Harbour Showground. Inquiries to 0418 656 114.
FREE junior croquet afternoon on September 3 from noon to 4pm for ages 9+ at Woolgoolga Croquet Club, Ganderton St, (behind the library), Woolgoolga. Come and learn croquet with the Croquet NSW junior co-ordinator. Inquiries to 0407940 294.
COFFS Harbour Friendly Travel Club's next meeting will be at C.ex Coffs, August 30 at 1pm. Next day trip is Bellingen.
LAPIDARY and Silversmithing group meets at their shed, Coffs Showgrounds every week. Contact 0427524959 or 6652 4959.
BOAMBEE East Community Centre Dance Practice Group, Thursdays for beginners from noon to 1pm; general dance group 1-3.30pm. Join in for new vogue and old-time styles of dance. Experienced volunteer teachers. Cost $3 includes cuppa. Phone 66584655.
COFFS Harbour Combined Probus Club Inc. meets 10am, third Wednesday of the month at Coffs Rugby League Club, Stadium Dr. If you are retired and would like to make new friends and enjoy social interaction, phone 6659 4042 or 6651 5541.
COFFS Harbour and District Amateur Radio Club meets at Rex Hardaker Oval clubhouse Thursdays, 10am to 2pm. For those interested in amateur radio and electronics. Assistance provided for those wishing to obtain operator's licence or to upgrade. More info at www.qsl.net/vk2ep.
COFFS Coast Diners Social Group meets on Friday evenings and for monthly Sunday lunches. Venues varied. Singles and couples welcome. 0497067736.
COFFS Harbour Pacific City Lioness Club meets 10.30am first Tuesday of month at Park Beach Bowling Club. Lunch/ coffee afterwards. Make new friends and be part of our community service. 6651 3859.
COFFS Social Boomers meets for dinner and entertainment, Saturday and occasional Friday evenings, and for Sunday outings. Contact chbabyboomers@ gmail.com or 0487 206 439 between 6-8pm weekdays or until noon Saturdays.
CROSSLINKS Salvation Army Mastracolas Rd, Coffs Harbour meets last Wednesday monthly, 9.30- 11.30am, morning tea provided. Designed for residents/visitors 50+, offering friendship and fun. Be informed and entertained by variety of guest speakers and artists. Bus pick-up available, Phone by Monday prior. Bookings/info to 6658 7380.
COME along to Bonville Memorial Hall and enjoy the camaraderie of Bonville CWA on Tuesdays at 10am to socialise, third Tuesday for meeting. Phone 6652 3656.
SOCIETY Dog: Have fun, socialise your dog and make new friends with other dog lovers. Monthly walks take place at leash-free beaches on the Coffs Coast. A project of Animal Protection Association of Aust. Phone 0409 824 803 or email@example.com.
SATURDAYS 8am, road cyclists and triathletes enjoy one-hour social ride, meet at JR Cycles at the Promenade on Harbour Dr. Coffee afterwards. Phone 6651 6231.
QUOTA International of Pacific Coast meet at lunchtime, first Wednesday of the month with the aim to improve the status of women and children and support those with hearing and speech difficulties. Phone 6652 9666.
COFFS Bicycle User Group easy ride every Thursday, Howard St to Sawtell headland. Sunday rides to different destinations. Details, phone 6652 5310 0478 788745 or www.bug.com.
COFFS Coast Dragons Abreast meet on the second Saturday of month at Mylestom. All breast cancer survivors and their supporters welcome. Phone 0411 084 917.