Community Diary, Sunday, July 15

NORTHERN DIARY

SUNDAY

Northern Tasmanian Masters Athletics: We conduct runs/walks for those over 30 years of age every fortnight at various locations around Launceston during the winter months. The next run/walk will be from the Prospect Market Place car park on July 15 commencing at 9.45 am. Distances will be three and 6 kilometre.

Deloraine Walking Club - East Beach: Head towards Bell Buoy beach and stop for lunch along the way. Length of walk will depend on the weather. Grade: M/E. Details: Di and Lyndsay 0407 879 893.

Launceston Historical Society Meeting: 2pm, Meeting Room, QVMAG, Inveresk. Speaker: Alison Alexander talking on "The O’Connors of Connorville". All welcome, afternoon tea will be served. Cost: $4 for non members. Details: Marion Sargent 6331 4890.

Free Community Drum and Percussion Circle: 10am-noon, Launceston Cataract Gorge, meet near the swimming pool. Details: Diane, Tassie Drum Circle 0439 189 886.

MONDAY

St Marks Anglican Church Parish “Share & Care”: St Mark-on-the-Hill, Hobart Road, South Launceston. 10am-12pm. Cost: free. Morning tea, music and fellowship, all welcome.

Launceston Computer Group (OPEN): 1 Pipeworks Road (behind the RSL) South Launceston. Answering machine monitored 10am-3pm. The club provides computer lessons and specialised programs to help seniors. Run by volunteer tutors at Studio Works.. Details: 6343 4928.

Circle Dancing at Norwood: St Catherine’s Hall, 190 Penquite Road, Norwood at 10.30am. Dances are based on folk dances from many cultures, styles are gentle and meditative to more energetic, every dance is taught if needed. Dress comfortably including flat shoes. Cost: $5 per visit or term fee of $30. Details: Julie 0402 048 147, 6334 4149 or Estelle 6327 2685.

Singcognito Community Choir: 7pm-9pm, St John Parish Hall, corner Elizabeth Street and St John Street, Launceston. All aspiring choir singers are welcome. Details: Elaine 6326 4252, Glenn 6330 1129 or web search for Singcognito at acapella central.

Croquet: 10am and 1pm, Northern Tasmania Croquet Centre, St Leonards Sports Centre, St Leonards. Come and Try. All  equipment provided. Please wear flat soled shoes. Details: Lee 0439 310 070.

Kickboxing fitness: 6am, Fit 'n' Kicking, East Launceston. Details: 0419 587 717.

Launceston Scrabble Club Meeting: 3pm - 5pm, back room at Steve's Grill, Centennial Hotel, corner of Balfour and Bathurst Streets. We play International Scrabble rules. Boards and dictionaries provided. Cost: free. Details: Diana 0410 447099 or Tony 0417 366 660.

TUESDAY

Probus Club of Kings Meadows: 10am, Kings Meadows Bowls Club, 18 Carr Street, Kings Meadows.Details: Secretary 6393 7478 or 0419 130 227.

Crossroads North: 6pm, 128 Georgetown Road, Newnham. A friendship group for those living with a disability of any kind. We have a shared tea (bring a plate), an activity that changes every month and a state, holiday weekend and annual rally. Occasional weekend bus trips and lots of fun. All welcome. Cost: $3 per person. Details: Carolyn 0407 843 715.

Al-Anon Meeting: 11.30am-1pm, Apostles Church Presbytery, 44 Margaret Street, Launceston. For friends and family, for recovery programmes. Details: Desma 6339 2629.

Dragon Boating Tasmania: 5.15pm. Try paddling a dragon boat on the Tamar River, all equipment supplied. Cost: $5. Details: 0448 690 954.

Grumpy Old Guy's Coffee Club: 10am, Cafe Culture, Trevallyn. Join us for an hour or so, yack about times past, how to fix the world, tell a joke or two or just relax. Details: John 0418 137 641 or Kevin 0497 788 932.

Launceston Computer Group (OPEN): 1 Pipeworks Road (behind the RSL) South Launceston. Answering machine monitored 10am-3pm. The club provides computer lessons and specialised programs to help seniors. Run by volunteer tutors at Studio Works.. Details: 6343 4928.

Retro Rockers - Rock'n'Roll and social dancing: 7.30pm, Australian Italian Club, Westbury Road, Prospect. Cost: $5. Beginners Rock'n'Roll classes comprising two weeks introduction followed by six week beginners course held throughout the year. 7pm to 8pm. Cost $5. Also intermediate lessons taught following beginners classes. Partners recommended. Details 0409 442 962 or 0459 465 942.

WEDNESDAY

Launceston Horticultural Society Meeting: 8pm, Windmill Hill Hall, High Street, Launceston. Guest Speaker: Nick Purcell talking on "Gardens in Europe". There will also be a plant stall, raffle and supper.. All garden enthusiasts are welcome.

National Book Council Tasmania Meeting: 1pm, Launceston Library (LINC), second floor. Details: Nella 0429 147 882 or nationalbookcounciltasmania@gmail.com

West Tamar Diabetes Support Group  - 1.30pm-3pm, Beaconsfield Neighbourhood House, 33 Grubb Street Beaconsfield. Cost: Gold coin donation. Details/bookings: Sandra 0429 777 870.

Alzheimer's Tas Carers lunch: 12pm-2pm, free light lunch included. Details/bookings: Alison or Tammy 6326 3488.

Launceston Computer Group (OPEN): 1 Pipeworks Road (behind the RSL) South Launceston. Answering machine monitored 10am-3pm. The club provides computer lessons and specialised programs to help seniors. Run by volunteer tutors at Studio Works.. Details: 6343 4928.

Choir of High Hopes:10.30am to noon, City Mission. All welcome. No experience necessary. Contacts; Merelyn 6334 0965, Office 6335 3000.

Craft Group: Club rooms Residential Village, Prospect. Kit for City Mission and other local charities. Details: Elizabeth 6343 0664.

THURSDAY

Grief and Bereavement Support Group: 2pm-4pm, Cancer Support Centre, Howick Street, Launceston. For anyone who has been affected by cancer  Details: Janny Wagenaar 6341 8411.

The Launceston Orchid Society Inc: 7.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, Newnham. Details: 0499 430 551 or secretary@launcestonorchidsociety.net.au

Ballroom-Old Time Dancing: 7.30pm-10.30pm, Heather Hall, corner Robin Street and Penquite Road, Newstead. All welcome, especially gentlemen, no partner required. Come and dance the night away. Cost: $5. Details: Janice 0439 961 404.

Launceston Computer Group (OPEN): 1 Pipeworks Road (behind the RSL) South Launceston. Answering machine monitored 10am-3pm. The club provides computer lessons and specialised programs to help seniors. Run by volunteer tutors at Studio Works.. Details: 6343 4928.

AA Launceston Meeting: 5.30pm, Salvation Army Building, rear of, Elizabeth Street, Launceston. Is drinking affecting your life? Come along to a free local meeting. Details: Laura 0437 455 905 or Pat 0487 099 415.

Badminton for over 35's: Evening, Elphin Sports Centre. Enjoy some friendly competition. Details: Mike 0438 575 304.

City of Launceston RSL Brass Band rehearsal: 7.30pm, bandrooms, QVMAG, Inveresk Rail Yards. New and old members welcome. Band available for hire. Details: Kim 0417 037 623 or Peter 0419 889 010.

Peeps After School Youth Program: 3.30pm-5.30pm, Uniting Church Hall, George Town Road, Newnham. Focused on fun activities, community connections and building relationships. For youths from grade 6 and up. Cost: free. Details: 6326 6776.

FRIDAY

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour: 7pm, The Tramsheds, Invermay. The 2018 tour will transport you to the steep backcountry powder of British Columbia in Canada, to exposed ridgelines in the French Alps. Be introduced to inspiring swimmers, committed skiers, groundbreaking alpinists, an award-winning Australian adventure photographer and a crew of slackliners making a difference in Lebanon.

Samurai Ju-jitsu Dorset: 6.15pm-7.45pm, University gym at the campus in Newnham. Samurai ju-jitsu is a self-defence oriented martial art highly suitable for people of all ages, body type and gender. Details: facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jujitsudorset/ or 0428 613 220.

Launceston Computer Group (OPEN): 1 Pipeworks Road (behind the RSL) South Launceston. Answering machine monitored 10am-3pm. The club provides computer lessons and specialised programs to help seniors. Run by volunteer tutors at Studio Works.. Details: 6343 4928.

Make Time To Play Parenting Group: 10am-noon, Northern Suburbs Community Centre, 1 Dover Street, Mowbray. Details: 6326 5506.

NSCC Men's Bizz: 10am-2pm, Rocherlea Hall, Archer Street, Rocherlea. Cost: gold coin donation.   Details: 6326 5506.

Trinity Uniting Crafty Corner: 9.30am, Punchbowl Christian Centre, Punchbowl. Details: 6344 4813.

Waverley Primary School Playgroup: 9am-10.30am, Waverley Primary School, Waverley. For families with children from birth to five years. All welcome. Details: 6339 1455.

SATURDAY

Deloraine Walking Club - Bakers Beach: A stroll on Bakers Beach to Copper Cove and/or Archers Knob. Bring your own coffee. Grade: E/M. Details: Sheila Bannister 0409 983 583.

Beaconsfield Market: 8.30am-1pm, Uniting Church Complex, 123 Weld Street, Beaconsfield. Homemade cakes, jams and preserves, fudge, craft, jewellery, plants and more. Stalls available for $8 a table. Details: Barbara 6383 1647.

Westbury Market: 8am-1pm, Grounds and Hall of St Andrews Anglican Church, Lonsdale Promenade, Westbury. Homemade cooking, honey and honey products, fresh vegetables, plants, crafts and more. Stalls available. Details: Rob 0417 931 619.

The George Town Baha'i Group  Meeting: 4pm at Christine and Ron Price's home, 6 Reece Street, George Town. Baha'is believe in the underlying unity and oneness of the world's religions, and their progression as human civilization evolves. Details: 6382 4790.

Baha'is, Weymouth Meeting: 10am, 14 Miller Street, Weymouth. Details: The Baileys 0429 085 083.

Saturday Walkers and Talkers (SWAT): 9am, The Esplanade, Beauty Point (opposite the fish shop). Formerly Beacon Runners. Details: Nye 6383 1559, Ros 6383 4980.

East Tamar Men’s Shed: 9.30am-2pm, 308 John Lees Drive, Dilston. New members welcome, but places are limited (8 currently). Facilities have been expanded for metal work and wood work. We encourage community projects for our skills in practical support. Details: Jon Hosford 6328 1163.

COAST DIARY

SUNDAY

North West Country Music Club Social: 12pm lunch available, 1pm-5pm live entertainment, Senior Citizens Club rooms, Jones Street, Burnie. Cost: Lunch $6, Show $4. Details: Neville 0417 576 149 or Janenne 0405 640 309.

Sunday Scribblers Writing Group: 2pm, Ulverstone community House, Lugana Avenue, East Ulverstone. Details: hazebrun1@westnet.com.au.

Axeman’s Makers Market: 9am-3pm, Axeman's Hall of Fame, Bells Parade, River Road, Latrobe. Local and Tasmanian art, crafts, jewellery, soaps, homemade cakes and local produce. Details: 6426 2099.

Axeman’s Indoor and Outdoor Market and Car Boot Sale: 9am-3pm. Axeman's Hall of Fame, Bells Parade, River Road, Latrobe. Cost: $2 donation to go to charity. New stallholders welcome. Details: 6426 2099.

Latrobe Village Market: 7am-1.30pm, across from the Council Chambers, Gilbert Street, Latrobe. Details: Mel 0429 779 990.

MONDAY

Books and Art Monthly Reading Group: 6pm-8pm, Devonport Regional Gallery. Yearly membership fee $20 or $10 concession. Details: www.devonportgallery.com or 6424 8296.

Probus - Women's Longford: 10am, Longford Bowls Club, Archer Street, Longford. For anybody over 50, come and join us for fellowship and friendship, new members welcome. Details: Pat 6391 1334.

Community Zumba Class: 7pm-8pm, Moriarty Hall, Moriarty. Details: Jackie 0427 969 429.

WEDNESDAY

Accelerate Women: noon, LaPisa, Best Street, Devonport. Non-members $25, members $20 (includes lunch). Details: Mandy 6423 2851 or 0419 349 708.

Devonport Salvation Army Companion Club:  1.30pm-3.30pm fortnightly, 166 Williams Street Devonport. Come along and join us for a few hours of fun and laughter. Guest speakers etc, afternoon tea  provided. Don’t be alone. Cost: $2. Details: Christine 0438 895 463.

Community Zumba Class: 10.30am-11.30am, Moriarty Hall, Moriarty. Details: Jackie 0427 969 429.

THURSDAY

Community Zumba Class: 7pm-8pm, Moriarty Hall, Moriarty. Details: Jackie 0427 969 429.

Axeman’s Makers Market: 10.30am-4pm, Axeman's Hall of Fame, Bells Parade, River Road, Latrobe. Local and Tasmanian art, crafts, jewellery, soaps, homemade cakes and local produce. Details: 6426 2099.

FRIDAY

Community Zumba Class: 10.30am-11.30am, Moriarty Hall, Moriarty. Details: Jackie 0427 969 429.

SATURDAY

Community Zumba Class: 8am-9am, Moriarty Hall, Moriarty. Details: Jackie 0427 969 429.

REUNIONS

GENERAL

Charles George Croft: I am seeking information on Charles Croft who served in the RAN in WWII. He was born in Launceston on February 6, 1906, the son of Charles George and Edith Holman Croft at 12 Quadrant. He died in Launceston on May 18, 1953 at his sisters home a 4 Campbell Street, Newstead. He had seven nephews, Peter, Barry and Graham Croft, Alan and Neil Huxley, John and Ian Joyce. Phone: Mike on 6331 5591 if you can help.

JULY

National Service Army Reunion 13th Intake: 6.30pm, July 17, Steves Grill, Launceston. The 13th Intake, July 17, 1968 to July 17, 1970, 50 years on get together. Wives and partners are most welcome to attend. Details: David Carswell 0428 836 647 or Brian Roles 0409 622 104.

NOVEMBER

Smithton High School 1968 (50 Year) Reunion: Saturday, November 10 at the school. Details: Robyn Jackson (Innes) 0488 588 380 or Paul Saward 0428 571 240.

JANUARY 2019

Launceston Teachers’ College students, 1959-60 Luncheon: January 19. Help us celebrate our 60 year reunion. Details: Alma Ranson (nee Davis) almaranson@gmail.com or Judy Freeman (nee Eastoe) 03 6398 2117 or Alida Beattie (nee Hellinga) 03 6424 7536 or Helen Harding (nee Gregg) 0400 972 707.

FEBRUARY 2019

National Service, 15th Intake 50 Year Reunion: To be held in Launceston in February 2019. Details: Barbara Imlach 0419 312 985.

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