Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 28/3/2014

Carpet Bowls


There is a small but enthusiastic group of regular attendees at the Club’s carpet bowls session each week that are looking for new players.  No previous experience necessary.  Why not give it a try; it is a relaxing and gentle form of exercise with great company.

Carpet bowls are on each week from 12.00 to 1.30pm on Wednesdays in Hall 2.

Photographs – for the Website and Club Flyer

Over the next week or so, Jenny from the Tai Chi group will be taking photographs of members participating in various activities in the Club.  The purpose is to refresh the photos on our website and for use in an updated Club flyer.  If any activity groups have particular photos they would like to share we would be delighted to receive them.

Please let Jenny know if you do not want to be photographed. 

Connect and Participate Expo – Saturday 29 March 2014

The Connect and Participate Expo is a free event that will showcase over 70 stalls from sport and recreation groups, art, craft, music, leisure, cultural, performing arts, hobby, social and special interest groups.  It is a great way for people of all ages to discover the wide range of special interest groups in Canberra.  It will include live performances, food stalls, kids’ entertainment, prizes and raffles. 

Our Bridge teacher Margaret Kennedy will be sharing a stall with the Valley Bridge Club.

There will be free ACTION buses to the event from Platform 3 in the Civic City Bus Station every 20 to 30 minutes between 11am and 4pm.

When:       Saturday 29 March 2014, 11am – 4pm.

Where:     Old Bus Depot Markets, 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston.

Cost:        Free

For more information visit www.connectandparticipateexpo.com.au

Voci Stupende Recital – 2pm, Sunday 30 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

When:       2.00pm Sunday 30 March 2014

Where:     Woden Seniors Club

Cost:        $35 adults, $25 pensioners and students

Contact Polly on 6282 2573 or Frasers of Arran on 02 6778 1233 for tickets.

Justice of the Peace

A new Club member, who is a Justice of the Peace has offered to make herself available to members for Justice of the Peace matters.  You will find Maureen in the Anne Murray room on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 2pm.

Neighbour Day – Sunday 30 March

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, bringing together the people next door, across the street or on the next farm for a beer, a barbie or just a cuppa.

Held on the last Sunday in March every year, it’s the perfect day to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there when I needed you most.

Responsibility for Australia’s annual celebration of community, Neighbour Day, was assumed by Relationships Australia from 1st January 2014.

Relationships Australia, is asking people to tell their story of a wonderful neighbour or an extraordinary neighbourly act.

More information about the day is available at www.neighbourday.org.

Grahame’s Blog

In addition to his occasional talks at the Club, Grahame Hellyer has started a Blog on modern consumer products, particularly from a Senior’s point of view.  You can find it at http://thedigitalaged.org/ .

Lyons Community Easter Festival – Saturday 5 April

Come and enjoy your community!  There will be a sausage sizzle, refreshments, face painting, jumping castle, Easter craft activities, tug-o-war, water balloon volleyball, Chinese food stall, Samoan food stall, Toddler Play Area, Chess Tent, Seed planting stall and much much more!

When:       5 April, 11 am to 3 pm

Where:     Lyons Neighbourhood Oval, Launceston Street, Lyons

Cost:        Free

All food, drinks & activities are free!

Supported by the combined churches of Lyons & Fusion Canberra.

Book Fair – Friday 8 to Sunday 10 August 2014

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.

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 greatly appreciated.  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.