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Fortnightly News 7/6/2019

Book Fair – 9, 10 and 11 August 2019

With only two months to go it is time to start getting the message out about our fantastic book fair.

Members can help by:

  • Handing out bookmarks to family, friends and groups you are involved in. (Supplies of bookmarks are at the counter).
  • Providing the information for local newsletters eg church, schools etc.
  • Asking a friendly shopkeeper, hairdresser, café etc to put up a poster. (Posters will be available from Polly soon).
  • Share the Facebook page www.facebook.com/wodenseniors.

If you are planning to donate books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles, please do it sooner rather than later to enable time for cleaning, sorting and categorising.

Simple & Healthy Eats for Seniors

This is a healthy eating workshop facilitated by an Accredited Practising Dietitian.
Learn how to make simple, nutritious recipes that require minimal preparation and finish with a group lunch featuring recipes prepared on the day.

When: Thursday 4 July 2019, 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Community Room, Chifley Health & Wellbeing Hub
70 Maclaurin Crescent, Chifley
Cost: $10 per person, includes 2-course lunch and handbook
RSVP: Tuesday 2 July to ACT Nutrition Support Service by Email info or phone 6162 2583

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Fortnightly News 24/5/2019

iPad Course – photos

Diana will be running this course run over two sessions from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday 29 May 2019 and Wednesday 5 June 2019.

It is suitable for those who can use an iPad but know very little about the camera in an iPad. The main areas to cover will be:

· Camera settings and buttons.

· Practice at taking photos.

· The Photo App and how the photos are organised.

  • Creating Albums & selecting photos
  • Sharing photos including emailing
  • Editing photos
  • Making & viewing videos
  • Photo Booth & Facetime

If you would like to enrol please contact the office. There will be six places.

New Bus Timetables

We have some new bus timetables for the Woden area at the club. There are a few available to take and Polly will keep one for reference.

The new bus timetable books for each area are available from the library, you just have to ask.

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Fortnightly News 10/5/2019

iPad course – Brush up on the Mail app

Judy will be running a two session course for those who wish to learn more about the Mail App. It starts on Thursday 23 May and finishes on Thursday 30 May from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm both days. The course will cover:

· Special keyboard features

· Mail settings

· Mailboxes

· Compose, Send, CC, BCC. Forward, Reply and Reply All

· Saving Draft messages

· Sending, receiving and saving attachments (e.g photos, documents)

· Saving addresses

· Updating Contacts

· Adding a new Mailbox

If you are interested please contact the office.

New Bus Timetables

We have some new bus timetables for the Woden area at the club. There are a few available to take and Polly will keep one for reference.

The new bus timetable books for each area are available from the library, you just have to ask.

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Fortnightly News 26/4/2019

Garden Working Bee

There will be a working bee with the garden group on Friday 10th May at 9.30 am to construct and install the Vegepods outside the Anne Murray Room. Morning tea provided. Please tell Polly if you are coming

Bridge Classes – all levels

No classes for 15th, 22nd & 29th April.

Classes recommence on Monday 6th May at 1.30 pm.

BIG Book Fair

Preparations are well under way for the BIG Book Fair which is now only four months away. It will be held on 9, 10 and 11 August this year.

If you or your friends are thinking about donating books we encourage you to do it sooner rather than later so that we have time to clean and categorise them.

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Fortnightly News 12/4/2019

Bridge Classes – all levels

No classes for 15th, 22nd & 29th April.

Classes recommence on Monday 6th May at 1.30 pm.

BIG Book Fair

Preparations are well under way for the BIG Book Fair which is now only four months away. It will be held on 9, 10 and 11 August this year.

If you or your friends are thinking about donating books we encourage you to do it sooner rather than later so that we have time to clean and categorise them.

The Woden Experiment

If you have noticed the “Woden Experiment” – in the square at Woden, we have been asked to tell you that any groups who wish to use this space, may take up the opportunity to do this.

Possible activities could be:

  • Craft workshops
  • Fitness, choir, dance demonstrations

If any members or groups at the club are interested please contact Polly and she will give you the relevant details. Otherwise just enjoy the space to meet and chat.

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Fortnightly News 29/3/2019

The Woden Experiment

If you have noticed the “Woden Experiment” – in the square at Woden, we have been asked to tell you that any groups who wish to use this space, may take up the opportunity to do this.

Possible activities could be:

  • Craft workshops
  • Fitness, choir, dance demonstrations

If any members of groups at the club are interested please contact Polly and she will give you the relevant details. Otherwise just enjoy the space to meet and chat.

Android Smart Phones – Need Help?

Graham Hellyer is giving a two-hour session at 1:30pm on Friday 5 April in the Anne Murray room on how to get the most out of your Android Smart Phone. Read More

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Fortnightly News 1/3/2019

iPad class – Brush up on Safari

Judy is offering a one session course on some of the more problematic features of the Safari app ie the Internet browser.

It will cover:

  • Bookmarking favourite sites
  • Creating folders for bookmarks
  • Using tabs
  • Accessing search history

It will be held on Thursday 21 March from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

There are six places.

If you would like to enrol please contact the office.

Mural on the South wall of the Club

Over the next couple of weeks you may notice a lot of activity on the south wall of the Club. The ACT Government is funding the development of a mural to cover the wall and the container in an attempt to reduce the amount of graffiti on the wall.

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Fortnightly News 15/2/2019

New iPad Course – Photos

Diana will run an iPad course on photos over two sessions from 10 am to 12 noon on Wednesday 20 March and Wednesday 27 March.

It is suitable for those who can use an iPad but know very little about the camera in an iPad. The main areas to cover will be:

· Camera settings and buttons.

· Practice at taking photos.

· The Photo App and how the photos are organised.

· Creating Albums & selecting photos

· Sharing photos including emailing

· Editing photos

· Making & viewing videos

· Photo Booth & Facetime

If you would like to enrol contact the office. There will be six places.

Book Fair – volunteers needed

The Book Fair group is looking for more volunteers. One of our regular volunteers has left Canberra and some others are currently unavailable. If you have a couple of hours to spare we would love to see you. The role involves sorting, cleaning, categorising and packing books that have been donated. Volunteers take on the role they feel comfortable with. You don’t need any particular skill to clean and pack books and help will be given in sorting and categorising if you are interested in doing that. You do not have to do any lifting if that is difficult for you. Why not give it a try? Come along on a Friday morning and we will be happy to show you how it works. 

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Fortnightly News 1/2/2019

Express of interest – Carpet Bowles

We are going to restart Carpet Bowles in the Club, date and time to be confirmed. Let Polly know if you are interested in playing and we will keep you informed.

Bridge Classes

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

The WOW Art Group

The Watercolour on Wednesday Art Group has an exhibition of members’ paintings in the foyer and the Anne Murray Room. Many of the paintings have been marked down for sale and 15% of the sale price is donated to the club.

Garden

The Club has received a grant to install 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self-watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up.

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Fortnightly News 18/1/2019

Club Re-opens Welcome back

Welcome back in 2019, many activities have already restarted.

Bridge Classes

Classes for all levels (including Beginners) resume on Monday 4th February at 1.30 pm.

The WOW Art Group

The Watercolour on Wednesday Art Group will have a new exhibition of members’ paintings in the foyer and the Anne Murray Room next Wednesday.

Garden

The Club has received a grant for 2 raised garden beds in which to plant various herbs and greens. We are planning to form a Garden Activity Group to install and maintain these self-watering beds. We also want to improve the surrounds of the club by designing & developing and planting out areas around the club. Anyone interested in being part of this process please leave your name & contact with Polly & we will follow up.

Xmas Lunch Feedback

Thanks to those that have provided feedback about our 2018 Xmas lunch, it will help us design next year’s celebration.