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


Fortnightly News 21/10/2016

Friday Talk, 11am – 12:30pm Friday 28 October

Streaming music, films, TV, etc. over the internet to our phones, computers or TV.

Grahame Hellyer will be back to provide some advice on phones/tablets and the internet.

There are ever increasing ways to get your music, films, TV shows over the internet. Many of them are free.

Grahame will demonstrate a number of them in the Ann Murray Room. Free for Club members.

Melbourne Cup

It’s that time of year!

Our Melbourne Cup Party will be held as usual on Tuesday 1st November 2016, commencing at 1.30 pm.

Members and friends are invited to attend the Melbourne Cup afternoon. We will provide some drinks, please bring some food to share. We will have a sweep or two of course.

2017 Big Book Fair, 11 – 13 August 2017

Spring time, a good time to clean out those dusty bookshelves! We are seeking donations of books, games, DVDs, vinyl, CDs, postcards, and jigsaw puzzles for our 2017 Big Book Fair.

Christmas Luncheon Party – 12.30pm Monday 5 December

The Christmas Luncheon Party is on Monday 5 December 2016, at 12.30pm, catering is by the Olive restaurant and a special singer, Tony Haley will serenade us with Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra songs while we will be enjoying our festive lunch. Tony’s current passion is giving great songs a new lease of life with his own interpretation and feel.

Cost is $50 per person, please book and pay at the front counter. Let Polly know if you want to be seated with anyone in particular.

Club Closing Times for the Festive Season

The Club will close at 4pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 and reopen on Monday 16 January 2017. Activity groups can continue to use the Club through this period by arrangement with the front office.

Learn to Dance

Social dance lessons are available at the Club on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3:30pm in Hall 2 with Ian and Carla. The lessons cover ballroom (foxtrot, waltz, quickstep), Latin (rumba, cha-cha, jive). They are suitable for beginners up to intermediate. No partners required and there is no charge other than the normal Club activity fee. All welcome.

New Vogue Dancing is available in Hall 1 on Tuesdays from 1pm to 3.30pm, if you enjoy listening to pleasant music while exercising why not join them. Tuition is available from 11am to 1pm, it is not just for beginners, it is a shared time for learning, revising and rehearsing dances.

Tuesday Bridge

Tuesday Bridge recommenced on 6 September from 10am – 12.45pm. New players are welcome!

Spring Morning Tea – In the Gardens at Government House

The Marymead Auxiliary invites friends of Marymead to be their guests at a Spring Morning Tea to be held in the gardens at Government House, Yarralumla Wednesday 26th October 2016 from 10 am to 12noon.

To raise funds for Marymead a charge of $25.00 will apply.

For further information contact:Libby Amiel on 6296 6596 or email Libby at libri .

Please RSVP by Friday 21st October 2016.

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT

Alzheimer’s Australia ACT will host a Ceremony that acknowledges and pays respect to those that have died of dementia, those living with dementia, their family, friends, supporters, volunteer, health and community care professional, researchers and advocates.

There will be representatives invited to read a reflection and there will be a candle lighting ceremony to honour those affected by dementia and celebrate their memories.

You are invited to attend this special event.

Time: 10.30 – 12.30 pm

Date: Saturday 29 October 2016

Cost: Free

Venue: Charles Sturt University

15 Blackall Street

Barton ACT 2600

RSVP Mary-Ann Izzard

18 October 2016

6255 0722


Donations Welcome.

Spiral program

Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) which meets at the St. James Uniting Church in Curtin each Thursday from 10.00 am till midday.

October has arrived but Winter is still with us! Not too many more for the year.

October 27 Robert Macklin

Robert is a prolific author, film-maker and journalist. He will talk about his latest book, the biography of Hamilton Hume, which is already in its fifth print run. His works cover an extremely wide range of subjects. Books available for purchase and signing.

November 3 The Heartbeats

Last chance to catch this always entertaining, popular group performing your favourite songs.

November 10 Latham Primary School Choir

How many years does it take before we can call this a tradition? We welcome back these talented kids. It’s understandable that we enjoy the innocence of these young people but it seems that they enjoy spending time with us. Long may it continue.

November 17 To be advised

November 24 “How many people died in the making of your tea cup?”

Alice Bedlington is currently the Manager of Donor Relations for the Cancer Council of the ACT but in an earlier life she was an antiques dealer. I hope the title of Alice’s talk has intrigued you enough to come along and hear the answer. Quite a shocking story it is.

For more information please contact Gwenyth George on 6286 5004, Sue Murray on 6281 6974 or Sue Driscoll on 0418 697 240 or at suedrisc@hotmail.com. I’m still at yeatsb@iinet.net.au.

Please share this information and remember you can come to as many or as few events as you please.

Justice of the Peace

You will find Maureen in Club on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 10.30am and 2pm for Justice of the Peace matters