Woden Seniors Inc

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


Fortnightly News 28/4/2017

Round Dancing Beginner’s Class

A new beginner’s class for Round Dancing will begin on Friday 28 April. A session of one and half hours will commence at 5.30 pm. Round Dancing is a couples activity, a form of ballroom dancing including all the usual rhythms (Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Rumba, Tango, Cha Cha and many more). Cost for the session will be $7 per person.

Social Ballroom Dancing- New Time Table

Social Ballroom Dancing is on every Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 – 3.30 pm in Hall 2.

2017 Big Book Fair, 11 – 13 August 2017

This year’s Big Book Fair from 11 to 13 August will be a bumper event. We already have many more books than this time last year and the container is almost full.

Thank you to all the people who have volunteered to help sort and clean the books – we have a very keen and dedicated team, who can always do with more help if anyone has an hour or so to spare on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning.


Spiral is a group of senior citizens (60+ to 90+) that meets each Thursday morning, they are non-denominational with people from varied backgrounds, occupations and origins. The Spiral Photo Album gives a good sense of who they are and what they do. There are no fees but a $1 contribution to costs is requested. Spiral is seeking new members, helpers and guest speakers. You are not obliged to come every week and you can come for the talk and/or the morning tea. Any questions or suggestions please contact me or one of the other people on the list below.

Location: The Uniting Church in Gillies Street, Curtin.

When: Thursday morning.

Time: Speakers will commence at 10.10 and most will join us for the morning tea that will follow.

April 27 Marg Peachey

ACT finalist in the Local Hero section of this year’s Australian of the Year awards joins us to talk about her 25+ years in wildlife rehabilitation and education, and the role of volunteers.

May 4 (and August 3) The Heartbeats

Are you one of the people who has been asking me when The Heartbeats are performing for us this year? Fun, laughter and familiar songs from the boys accompanied, as always, by the lovely Margaret on piano. Here are their dates. Note: when The Heartbeats play for us we will have morning tea first and they will perform from 11.00.

May 11 Diane Wright: Travelling to Antarctica.

Antarctica has been described as the world’s last great wilderness. It is the coldest, highest, loneliest place on Earth. Last year Diane travelled there and she will share her experience with us.

Spiral contacts.

Brett Yeats – phone 6281 7684 or email address is yeatsb

Mavis Angove – 0438 460 813 or 6292 1437 or mavisangove

Sara York – 0419 587 578 or sarawyork

Sue Driscoll – 0418 697 240 or suedrisc

Angelika Dunker – 6281 4023 or angelika.dunker

Betty Yeats – 6281 5679

Justice of the Peace

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