Woden Seniors Inc

Over 45 years of providing Community Service to the over-50s of Canberra


Fortnightly News 14/2/2014

Voci Stupende Recital – Sunday 30th March
Seven young singers from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music featuring Canberra’s own, Damien Arnold, Zoe Drummond and Sylvie Humphries from the 7 Sopranos will perform an exciting programme of operatic pieces including Bizet’s much loved duet from the Pearl Fishers.
Visit www.vocistupende.com for the full programme
Where:           Woden Seniors Club
When:             2.00pm Sunday 30 March 2014
Contact Polly on 6282 2573 or Frasers of Arran on 02 6778 1233 for tickets. Prices: $35 adults, $25 pensioners and students.
The Monday beading group are in need of pasta maker machines to help in the making of clay beads.
So if you have or know someone that has one tucked away in the back of the cupboard not is use or not needed any more could you please drop them into Polly.
Southside Community Service
Sometimes with retirement comes an opportunity to explore an interest in an art or craft.
To coincide with National Seniors Week, Southside Gallery, part of the Southside Community Services Inc. is looking for people who are taking advantage of retirement to develop skills in arts and crafts.
The Gallery plans to showcase the arts and crafts of seniors living in the Canberra region at ‘SENIORS ON SHOW’ 17 March 2014 – 3 April 2014
If you would like to share your work with others, email gallery@sscs.org.au or call Southside Community Services on 6126 4700 for an APPLICATION TO EXHIBIT or plan a visit to the Gallery to see what others have to exhibit!
The Southside Gallery is at 63 Boolimba Cres Narrabundah. It is open from 9am to 5pm weekdays, weekends by appointment.
Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014
The Club will be holding a three-day book fair over the weekend of 8-10 August 2014.  We are seeking your assistance with donations of books, we can pick-up from you if that helps.  We are also seeking assistance with pricing books for sale, if you have any expertise in this or would be prepared to help sell books we would be delighted to hear from you.
Libraries ACT Author Talk: Maggie Counihan
Maggie Counihan is the author of 2 books Backpacking to freedom: Solo at sixty and Bring on the Birthdays: Ageing with Adventures.
Maggie and her partner Rollo live by a couple of mantras – age is no barrier and do new things.
An inspirational speaker, especially for mature adults.
Kippax Library
Thurs 27 Feb
10.30 am – 11.30 am
Bookings essential: http://librariesact.eventbrite.com.au/
ANU Film Group
The ANU Film Group is a film society open to anyone who likes cinema. You don’t need to have had any connection with the ANU in the past.
More information about the film group’s history and previous programs is available at www.anufg.org.au
2014 brings possibly the best selection of films ever offered by the ANU Film Group.  You can see it here.  Cost for all this is $40 and you get three guest passes (cannot be used at No Guest screenings) or for $70 you get these plus another 80+ films in Semester 2 and six guest passes. You also get a book with reviews of all films.  If you join online you can avoid the scrum at the beginning of the semester and your membership card will be pre-laminated.  There is a credit card surcharge of $2 but you can avoid that by paying via direct deposit.
Commencing on Monday 17 February the Film Group offers 83 different films between then and Saturday 19 July.  Most films are from the US or the UK but there are ten ‘foreign films’ including one each from Israel, Canada, Singapore, Italy and even one from New Zealand, plus The Turning (Tim Winton) from Australia.  There four excellent documentaries. And ten films that were shown at the recent Canberra International Film Festival.
The films are shown in the Coombs lecture theatre – opposite the back of the National Film and Sound Archives, and at the back of University House.  The Group’s projectors, seating and sound are all excellent.  Parking is close and free.  Whilst in the early days most members were ANU students today members are very diverse in backgrounds and age.
The ANU Film Group does not show advertising before their screenings and they aim to start on time.