Woden Seniors Inc

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

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Fortnightly News 14/4/2014

Craft 
The Craft group meet each week from 10.00 to 12.00pm on Thursday in the Verandah, why not drop in if you are interested is a bit of stitching, knitting or crocheting and of course a chat.
 
Voci Stupende Concert
Over 85 people enjoyed the Voci Stupende concert in the Club on a cold and wet Sunday afternoon recently.  The Group’s repertoire which included Bizet’s ‘Toreador Song’, Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’, Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’, Mendelssohn’s ‘Nachtlied’, Lehar’s ‘The Merry Widow’, Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’, Di Capua’s ‘O Solo Mio’ and Delibes’ ‘Lakme’ had members of the audience humming along.
 
“In fact, not only were all the melodies such a pleasure to listen to, it was very difficult to just sit still and listen as there were many moments when we wanted to stand up and dance, or sing, or even conduct the rhythmic pieces!” noted one member.
 
The accompanist displayed an amazing sensitivity to every song and impressed by the way he enriched the melody for each singer.  The Solos, Duets, Trios and the group Recital, as well as the solo segments from the accompanist, gave the audience a wonderful variety of performances that brightened their afternoon.
 
Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa
Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa offers art and craft activities, especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents in the National Museum of Australia.
 
Bookings are essential and can be made via phone 1800 026 182 or at bbokings@nma.gov.au. 
Cost includes refreshments.

This Museum Friends, the membership program of the National Museum, run program welcome members of the public. 
The Museum Friends endeavour to provide unique events, engaging programs and increased benefits for their members.
When:        10am, 02 April 2014 – 07 May 2014
Where:      National Museum of Australia, Acton Peninsula, ACT
Cost:          $10
 
Justice of the Peace
You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters.
 
Living a healthy life with long-term chronic health conditions
ACT Health, in partnership with SHOUT Inc., is running an evidence-based course for people with a chronic health condition, and their carers and friends.  The course will cover symptom management including pain, fatigue and depression, dealing with difficult emotions, communicating with health providers, physical activity, healthy eating, action planning, problem-solving and decision making.
 
A chronic condition is defined as any medical condition lasting six months or longer, for example, asthma, arthritis, cancer, obesity, diabetes, chronic pain and heart disease.
 
When and Where: The course runs for two and half hours a week for six weeks.  Belconnen Community Health Centre commencing 6 May 2014, 10.00am-12.30pm or Phillip Health Centre commencing 8 May 2014, 10.00am-12.30pm. 
 
More information and RSVP: Phone 6207 9977 Monday to Friday 8.00am-5.00pm, or email SelfManagement@act.gov.au.
 
Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014
You’ll be getting tired of me telling you about this but as you know the Club will be holding a three-day book fair over the weekend of 8-10 August 2014.  We will also be selling cakes, jams and other goodies and offering morning and afternoon tea.  We might also have a bit of singing.
 
Margaret Burke is leading preparations for the Book Fair and is seeking assistance to sort, clean, price and pack books that are arriving in a steady trickle at the moment.
 
If you can spare an hour or two on Mondays between 10.30am and 3pm to drop by to help out, and probably for a bit of a chat, that would be great.  Oh and Margaret needs boxes… not too big.  Reflex boxes (used for paper) are good… these come in 2 sizes A4 and the A3 size which is better.  Wine boxes are good too.
 
Thank you to all those that have already dropped books off at the Club.