Anti-vaccination group critical of anthrax studies. Going without.

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Anti-vaccination group critical of anthrax studies. 163 words 16 February 2003 Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News ABCNEW English (c) 2003 Australian Broadcasting Corporation An anti-vaccination lobby group says it doubts the Federal Government has information proving the safety of the anthrax inoculation being given to Australian troops. Defence Minister Robert Hill has offered to share his information on the vaccine with Australian Medical Association president Kerryn Phelps, after she expressed concerns about its safety. Meryl Dorey from the Australian Vaccination Network says the Government should release all documents it has on the vaccine because most of the information about it in the public domain is not positive. "Out of all the studies that have been done recently, there's only one of them that puts a positive light on the vaccine, and that's one that was put out by the Institute of Medicine, but was funded by the Department of Defence in the United States," she said. "I believe that they had a bit of a vested interest in making sure that that study came out positive." Document abcnew0020030218dz2g000cp

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Going without. 278 words 3 April 2003 Herald-Sun HERSUN 26 English (c) 2003 Herald and Weekly Times Limited AGAINST IF you are allergic to chicken eggs, stay away from flu vaccine. WHO's Alan Hampson said chicken eggs were used to grow the virus, so anyone with a severe egg allergy should not have the vaccine. "Anyone who thinks they may have an allergy should check with their doctor," Mr Hampson urged. He said there was no alternative vaccine for people who were allergic. "Occasionally you also hear people say, `I got the flu from the vaccine', but that is totally impossible," he said. "It has been considered possible that people may get mild symptoms but in many ways I think this is a myth." Mr Hampson said a study that gave a group of people the vaccine and another group a placebo solution, found the only reaction was that out of those given the vaccine, some had a sore arm. But Australian Vaccination Network Meryl Dorey said people should not feel forced to take up the vaccination. Ms Dorey said there were many side effects, including auto-immune diseases which had been linked to the flu vaccine. "People should look at the manufacturers infor-mation leaflet which comes with the vaccine, as it contains the ingredients, side effects and the reasons why vaccination is not appropriate for everyone," she said. Ms Dorey said another disadvantage was that the flu vaccine did not guarantee protection. "The manufacturers guess which three strains are included so people are getting a vaccine for a strain that might not necessarily appear," she said. Ms Dorey said for the average healthy person, getting the flu was not normally anything more than an inconvenience. Net link: www.avn.org.au. Document hersun0020030402dz430008d

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News And Features - Anthrax jabs mutiny widens amid fears of cancer, sterility. By Craig Skehan. 559 words 13 February 2003 The Sydney Morning Herald SMHH 1 English (c) 2003 John Fairfax Holdings Limited. Not available for re-distribution. The anthrax rebellion in the armed forces has widened, with another eight sailors en route to or already in the Persian Gulf refusing inoculations bringing the total to 11. The protests have been prompted by fears of serious health problems despite assurances from the Federal Government. The Australian Defence Force confirmed yesterday that the eight were being sent back to Australia. Three sailors on HMAS Kanimbla who earlier refused the protective jabs are already back in the country. Dozens of other Australian personnel have expressed serious concerns, fuelled by internet reports linking the anthrax vaccine to sterility in men and serious diseases like cancer. There have been documented cases of major allergic reactions experienced by about one in 100,000 people being vaccinated. Other serious short-term results have also shown up among a very small proportion of the millions inoculated worldwide. Claims of other, longer-term dangers have not been established, with some experts arguing that there is not enough evidence. Rumours are circulating among service personnel that at least one Defence Force member has had a serious adverse reaction, but the force has denied this. An anti-vaccination group, the Australian Vaccination Network, claimed yesterday that a Defence Department official had said privately that the affected person had been on board HMAS Darwin. The Defence Minister, Robert Hill, maintained yesterday that there was no danger. "There have been some service personnel that have been reluctant to be vaccinated, which I don't quite understand because I am advised that it's a perfectly safe vaccination," he told ABC Radio. About 2000 Defence Force personnel are being sent to the Gulf, and all must have an anthrax inoculation to serve in the area. In the United States, there has been a campaign against the compulsory vaccination of military personnel. More than half of the 16,000 British forces being sent to the Gulf have refused the anthrax vaccine. Page 4 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

One of the three sailors sent home from the Kanimbla, Able Seaman Simon Bond, said there had been threats to the careers of those refusing, even though the vaccinations were supposed to be voluntary. "All my mates are still on board the Kanimbla and they've still got concerns about this and there's nothing they can do about it," he said. "They've definitely created a morale issue. No one was happy about it." The Defence Force chief, General Peter Cosgrove, denied at a Senate estimates committee hearing yesterday that there had been unfair pressure on service personnel. He did not want to discuss the numbers of those resisting because continuing "sympathetic discussion" was reducing the level of concern. The Defence Force has acknowledged that originally 25 sailors on the Kanimbla objected to receiving the vaccine. Senior officers said yesterday that the inoculations did not begin until February 5, when the ship was already en route, because medical personnel had been waiting for educational material. But the Opposition's spokesman on defence, Senator Chris Evans, last night criticised the delay, saying: "This increased risks faced by those on the Kanimbla. As a result those on board could not make the decision with the support of family and friends. "Labor is very concerned about reports that sailors were subjected to pressure to take the vaccine." Document smhh000020030212dz2d00099

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News - Letters - Vaccination not compulsory. 334 words 13 January 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 15 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited.www.f2.com.au. Not available for re-distribution. CHILD-CARE centres, service providers, and schools are misleading parents over the issue of vaccinating their children. Also importantly, the Government has been slow to rectify this misinformation. Both vaccinating and non-vaccinating parents are equally entitled to child-care assistance and fee relief. Vaccination exemptions - either medical, religious, conscientious or through natural immunity - are included in Maternity and Child Care Payment Acts 1997, and 1998. School is compulsory, vaccination is not. In fact, it is normal and beneficial for children to have these early childhood diseases - they prime and mature the children's immune systems. You are not bound to have your child vaccinated for them to be eligible to attend school. A vaccination certificate may be required, but is not essential. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, then your doctor will fill in a simple form, at your request, which is called the "Declaration of Exemption from Vaccination". This form will advise Centrelink and Medicare about your decision not to vaccinate your child, and that your doctor has discussed this issue with you the parent, or guardian. Outbreaks of measles or whooping cough are of particular concern to the Health Department. There is one particular "safeguard" that has been emplaced deliberately to try to enforce vaccination. Which is, if there is a confirmed report of either disease at a school or child-care facility, then there may be a two-week (or more) exclusion period imposed, from school, for any unvaccinated child. But note: The Health Department ONLY, and not the school, can enforce this rule. In some cases the initial diagnosis has been wrong, with children being removed from school unnecessarily. Pathology testing is required to enforce this exclusion. The government blue book lists very little information, and excludes details about the individual vaccines. This important information can be found on the Australian Vaccination Network web site www.avn.org.au or in the MIMS book (accessible at doctors and pharmacies). -C BOHACKYJ, Towradgi. Document ilm0000020030113dz1d0006z

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Monday Magazine From Coledale Down To Berry, Your Billboard 8,755 words 6 October 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 42 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. Community Billboard is a free service to publicise the work of organisations which are not profitorientated. Contributions are welcome. They should be as brief as possible and will be published subject to space restrictions. They should be sent by post, fax or email. Please do not phone us. They must reach us by 1pm Thursday. Address: Community Billboard, PO Box 1215, Wollongong, NSW, 2500. Fax: 4221 2337 Email: billboard@wollongongadvertiser.com.au COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. Coledale Oysters: Winter swimming club invite new and existing members to swim at Coledale Pool, 9:30am. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. HELENSBURGH Helensburgh Girl Guides: Raise the Roof Trivia Night at Helensburgh Workmens Club on Oct 18 at 7pm. Tables of 8. Ph 4294 1070 or 4294 3756. AUSTINMER Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. Red Cross Personal Support Volunteers: All trained volunteers in the Helensburgh and Illawarra area are invited to attend the next meeting/workshop for Personal Support Volunteers. Helensburgh Workers Club on Oct 1 from 7.30pm. THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmaster Club: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Tues 7:30-9:30pm. Ph 4267 3714. Thirroul VIEW Club: next meeting at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club on Oct 1 at 10.30am. Ph Christine 4285 7277. Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Page 7 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph 4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. Hardie Rubber Factory reunion: Oct 25. Contact Edith Robertson, ph 42843323. BULLI Balls Paddock Children's Centre: Stall holders wanted for garage sale Oct 12. $20 per stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Branch Country Women's Association: Holds meetings on the third Tues of each month at the Woonona Salvation Army Hall from 10am. Ph 4267 3171. Parents Unplugged: air your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young children. Meets Thurs (upstairs) at the Bulli Resource Centre (11.30am-1.30pm) or (7.30-9.30pm). Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Bulli Soccer Club Garage Sale: stall holders wanted, Oct 12. $20 a stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 42834866. Bulli Resource Centre: seeking volunteers for proposed craft group, belly dancing classes each Fri (5.30-.6.30pm), relationship counselling, expressions of interest for creative memories (photographic scrap booking). Ph Elizabeth 4284 7006. English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. NSW Arthritis Foundation Woonona-Bulli Branch: meets first Wed of the month from 10am. Guest speaker Michelle Doughty on the Stroke Unit. Meet at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Page 8 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Woonona-Bulli Branch of the NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at the WoononaBulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Oct 1 at 10am. Speaker Michelle Doughty of the Stroke Unit. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona/Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Junior Surf Club: registration day on Oct 5 (10am-12noon) at the clubhouse, Morgan Pl, Bellambi. Ph Laura 4283 4465. Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 10.00am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Corrimal Bubs Playgroup: meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Older Women Network: inviting older women who are new to the area, or are interested in issues affecting them, or who just want to socialise. Fortnightly meetings at Corrimal Commnity Centre on Thurs (10.30am). Ph 4229 3219. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Page 9 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Towradgi Park Bowling Club. 7am-8.30 am. Ph Ann on 4274 9155. Seniors for Friendship & Fun: Congregational Hall, 8 Carters Lane. Craft on Tues (10am-12noon), A Time for Learning Sencare on Thurs (10am-1pm). TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE Learn to spin: or refresh your memory with a happy, relaxed small group of ladies who meet at Balgownie Community Hall CWA room on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month. Ph Pat McKenzie 4228 5156. Balgownie Heritage School Museum: insight into the social and working life of everyday people in Balgownie from 1800s. Open first Sun of the month (1-4pm). Balgownie Village Playgroup: Welcomes new members ages 0-6 years. Phone Peter on 4284 0368. Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. Get Fit For Free: Active over 50s gentle exercise class, Fridays during school terms 1pm-2pm, Balgownie Village Community Centre. Phone 4283 3499. South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. Keiraville Playgroup: vacancies on Thurs 10am-12noon. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Page 10 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG Illawarra Porcelain Artists Association: meets Oct 3 at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, W'Gong from 1pm. Ph 4229 5891. NSW Justices' Association - Wollongong Branch: Justices of the Peace able to sign documents, Oct 4 from 11am-2pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, W'gong. Ph 4261 7333. Fellowship of First Fleeters: South Coast Chapter meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Contact 4257 5575. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Contact Roger 4229 5821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Friendly dinner meetings. Ph Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra Inc: meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wed of each month at St Aidans Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd, Dapto. Ph 42627675. Display Day on Oct from 9am-3pm. Australian Vaccination Network Wollongong Branch: vaccine information service - know your rights. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction, or injury. Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Ph Patricia 4284-6143. Society for Creative Anachronism: mediaeval arts and crafts Tuesday evenings and combat Wednesday evenings at the University of Wollongong. Ph Greg 0409 393 004. Menopause information and support group: New group starts in October at Illawarra Women's Health Centre. For women who want to know more about options regarding menopause and keeping themselves healthy. Ph 4296 7077. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Ph Matt 4268 0617 or e-mail to guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Sub Branch: welcomes returned service personnel and their families between 10am and 3pm Mon/Tue/Fri for information on meetings, welfare and services. Ph 4272 5884 or email vaaill@fishinternet.com.au Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation, including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 42764241. Page 11 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Illawarra Battlegamers: playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc at Coniston Hotel (upstairs), meets from 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph 0417223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans fork Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Hardie Rubber Factory Reunion: Oct 25, contact Edith 4284 3323. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 42837333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Apex Club of Wollongong: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 7pm at Master Builders Club. Fundraising, community service and social for women and men ages 18 to 45. Contact Rob 0418 426382. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone 4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Free Contact & Residency Class: A guide to working out issues regarding your children after spearation. For parents and grandparents. Bookings to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Page 12 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Baha'i Community: Information Nights every Friday 7:30 pm, Mangerton. Ph 4229 1503. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Bridge Lessons: Every Saturday at 1.30pm at the Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone Fran Chapman on 4226 1195. Bridge played Wednesday & Friday mornings and Monday evenings. Parents and Carers Together (PACT): Does your baby/child have special needs due to disabilities, chronic illness and /or genetic disorders? Known or Undiagnosed? PACT is a friendship/ support group initiated and run by parents and carers who know and understand. Meet every Wednesday from 12.30pm. Phone 42 627622 or 42 622480. Cancer Patients and Carers Resource Library: Wollongong Hospital Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Support Group meetings 1st Sat monthly 10.30am - 12. 111 Church St Wollongong. Ph 4284 2378 or 4283 1776. Fellowship of First Fleeters South Coast Chapter: meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, 10am. Next meeting October 7, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Refreshments follow. Genealogy and history buffs welcome. Contact 4257 5575 . Co-dependents Anonymous: A fellowship for men and women seeking healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets Wednesdays 5.30-7pm at Wollongong Congregational Church, cnr Market and Coombs St. Comedy Writing and Ideas: Workshopping Group. Stand Up to Pantomime. Let's talk comedy! Fun group. Meets Saturday afternoons. For information please phone 0415 395 604. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Courthouse Quilters: meet every Thursday at The Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your current project & lunch. Everyone welcome. Cost is $4. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Drug Arm NSW: looking for caring people to volunteer in the street outreach program. Full training provided. Ph Sheree 4285 6422 or 0411 141 205. Dutch-Australian Choir: For service, health, confidence and friendship. Let our experience coach your gift of song on Fridays at 7.15 pm in the Legacy Hall, 96 Market St, Wollongong. Phone Martin on 4228 5971 or 0412 657 540. Embroiderers Guild: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at TIGS, Powell St entrance. BYO mug. Phone 42625119. Fly Fishing: Share enjoyment in the art of fly fishing and tying flies. Illawarra Fly Fishers Club meets 1st Tuesday every month 7:30pm at Collegians, Wollongong. Guests most welcome. Phone 4229 2087. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Free contact & residency class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation. Incl. parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential, ph 4276 1939. Page 13 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Gamblers Anonymous: meets Wed and Thurs 7.30pm. Congregational Church real hall, Market St. Ph 4283 6241. Illawarra Amateur Radio Club: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the SES headquarters in Montague St, North Wollongong at 7:30pm. Illawarra Cancer Patient Support Group: Meets at community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St on 1st Tuesday each month at 10am. Illawarra Bird Observers Club: Meetings held 2nd Monday of each month in the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, 7.30pm. Many activities. Ph Daryl 4296 1316 or 0427 143 251. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners at 7:30pm Tuesdays. Held in IBA clubroom, Figtree Park. Phone 4267 3699. Illawarra Chordiality: welcomes men to sing 4 part harmony. Meets Thursdays 7:30pm, back hall, upstairs, Baptist Church in Smith St, Wollongong. Ph Carmel 4228 0536. Illawarra Complementary Therapists: discussion group meets 1st Monday evening of the month. (FebNov) Ph Cheryl 4285 0422. Illawarra District Orchid Society: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, Market St from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 4227 2917. Illawarra Dog Training Club: Every Saturday from 3pm (except long weekends & Xmas school holidays) JJ Kelly Park, Swan Street, Wollongong. Ph 4226 6932. Illawarra Philatelic Society: meetings held 3rd Friday of month, Wollongong Primary School, Church St. 7.30pm. Illawarra Early Holden Car Club: meets every 2nd Tues of the month 7.30pm at Wests Illawarra. Ph 0419 194 878. Illawarra Festival Chorus: We are a friendly group, recently formed, who sing for pleasure and to bring enjoyment to others. New members very welcome, especially tenor or bass. Ph Louise 4228 9778 or Kerrie 4285 9451. Illawarra Natural Therapists Association: Meet monthly for discussion group, Feb to Nov. Networking, support, and the chance to swap ideas and information. Phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Ramblers Bushwalking Club: Discover our beautiful Illawarra region with our friendly club. Ph John 4227 3928 or Fred 4256 3396. Newcomers welcome. Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club: Meets every Friday morning at 7am at the Novotel Northbeach. International Craft Group: Meets every Thursday 10.30-12.30 in back hall at Wollongong Baptist Church Smith St. All Welcome - Bring a craft - Share a craft - Learn a craft. Phone 4227 2367. International Play Time: for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers, on Wednesdays 10am-12 noon at Wollongong Baptist Church hall, 69 Smith St. Everyone welcome. Ph 4229 1671 to register. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Lifeline: needs truck drivers to pick up donated goods and other driving jobs. Also general maintenance/handypersons for approx 2 to 8 hrs per week. Ph 4228 0722. Lighthouse Christian Centre: Offers group meetings for confident living, healing for life and kids club dynamics. Ph 4229 9744. Love to sing?: Wollongong Welsh choir offers a warm welcome every Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Market and Church Sts Wollongong. Ph John Jones, 4297 0385. Meditation/Stress Relief: Wednesdays 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall (Cedar Room) Free. Just come or phone 4285 2199. Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Marianne 4271 4475 Page 14 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mental Health Week: launch of Mental Health Week, Tues Oct 7, 10am at Wollongong mall amphitheatre. Illawarra Historical Society: next meet Oct 2, museum building 11 Market St at 7.15pm. Speaker is Eric Ekland and topic is Port Kembla. Ph Joyce 4229 8225. Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Parent support: and parenting programs for parents of adolescents. Groups in most suburbs. Ph 4271 2606. Parents of Children with a Vision Impairment: Does your child have a vision impairment? Would you like contact with other families facing similar issues? Anyone interested in forming a support group to hold local meetings is invited to contact Catherine on 4271 5978. Relaxation for Cancer patients: weekly. Contact Evelaine Berry 4229 2755 or 0413 385 759. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. Rotary Club of Wollongong Central: Meets Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Salvation Army Centre, Outside Inn, 16 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Contact John Sandercock Ph 4229 1404. Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Wollongong Division requires volunteers for radio and sea duties. All training provided. Call the membership officer on 4262 1811. Sathya Sai Centre: Devotional singing, study circle, children classes, community service. Meet every Sunday from 8:30am. Contact 4226 1754. Scrabble Club: Meets at Collegians, Wollongong, Thursdays 1-4.30pm and Mondays 7-10.30pm. Phone 4271 5076. Sibling Support Group: for those who have lost a brother or sister, meets 2nd Monday of each month in the Wollongong area from 6.30-8pm. Ph Susanne 0418 646 833 or Donna 0421 418 517. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. SLASA: Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance has a new community settlement services officer, available at the Migrant Resource Centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Ph 4229 6855. Spanish Lessons for Adults & Children: Migrant Resource Centre each Thurs evening during school term. Call Veronica or Beatriz 4229 6855. Spirituality For Now: Weekly discussion group on making spirituality practical in our daily lives. Phone 4227 2241. Sporting Shooters Association: Meets at Kemblawarra Portuguese Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday each month. Phone 4296 2866. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. Page 15 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society: meets the 2nd Tue of the month in the SES HQ, Montague St Nth Wollongong at 7.30 pm. The Meditation Space: courses `learn how to meditate' and `positive thinking' No charge. Ph 4227 2241. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Call Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034 for information about our friendly dinner meetings. Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Wollongong Horticultural Society Inc: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at The Old Court House, Cnr Marine Drive & Harbour Street, Wollongong at 10am. All welcome. Phone: 4229 6836. Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Police Youth Club: Inviting young people to participate in the many activities held at the club including boxing, boxercise, break dancing, fencing, kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, weights or wrestling. All coaches professionally accredited. Come in and try the vast range of recreational activities for the whole family. Phone 4229 4418. Wollongong Revolve Re-Use Centre: Wollongong's largest garage sale. Donate or buy at low cost preloved or re-usable items including books, furniture, electrical, computer, office, whitegoods, household, bric-a-brac, industry discards, hospital and school equipment and much more. Phone Christian 4226 5233 (330 Keira St, Wollongong). Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. FIGTREE Kids Funday for K-6 Primary School: A Whale of a Day, Oct 2 (10am-12.30pm) at Figtree Anglican Page 16 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Church, Gibson Rd. Ph 4272 1322 Figtree Lions Club: Meets at the Figtree Hotel, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for community service and fellowship. Phone 4272 2751. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. CRINGILA Cringila Children's House: long daycare. Vacancies for children 0-6 yrs. Very reasonable fees and trained staff. Ph 4275 2348. Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities at the Unanderra Community Centre on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for people aged 12-18 years. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc. Ph 4272 5582. Epilepsy Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of month. Unanderra Community Centre. Young Parents Social Group: commences 2/10/03 for parents under 24 yrs. Free childminding. Gentle Exercises: Thursday 1-2pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Ph: 42712213. Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Unanderra Community Centre: Computer classes, epilepsy support group 1st Mon each month, gentle exercise Thursdays 1-2pm. Ph 4271 2213 Drama classes: Held on Sat mornings for young people 8-11 years (9:30am to 10:30am) and 12-18 years (10:30am to 11:30am) at the Unanderra Community Centre. Cost $6 per person. Phone 4272 5582. Illawarra Computer Enthusiasts Club: Meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Phone Bodo on 4284 8754 or Ron on 4225 1531. Illawarra Machine Knitters: Meet at rear of Unanderra Community Hall on first Friday of each month from 10.30am and first Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Share patterns and information and learn from demonstrations. Cost $3.50. Contact Dianne on 4285 1422. Manna House: share a meal of soup, toasted sandwiches and cakes every Thurs 5pm-7pm at the Girl Guides Hall, Unanderra Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Royal Life Saving Society: has senior first aid (Workcover aprvd) courses in Unanderra every month. Ph 4272 6131. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. Unanderra Community Centre: offers gentle exercise, computer classes, epilepsy group. Ph 4271 2213. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School: class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old Page 17 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Community Centre: Child's Play group Tuesdays. Pottery classes, and writers group. Ph Jenny 4276 3433. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. Enquiries Marion 42742851 Volunteer Coast Guard: Seeking volunteers 18 years and older to join the Association as regular members. No previous experience is required. Suitable volunteers will be trained in first aid, marine radio procedures and basic seamanship. Phone 4284 8822 or visit http://www.coastguard.com.au Country Womens Assoc: Port Kembla Branch meets 1pm on 3rd Tues each month, Allan St. Craft, friendship, social outings. New members welcome. Ph Rita 4256 4734. Motor Neurone Support Group: meet 2nd Tues of month. Listen to various therapies & those experiencing disease & gain useful ideas to cope. Tea & coffee. Activities room, Port Kembla Hospital, 10am-12pm. Ph Lesley or Pam: 4223 8000. Port Kembla Youth Project: looking for young women, 16-18yrs interested in scriptwriting & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary for young women to express their creativity & thoughts on issues surrounding young women today. Ph 4276 1229 on Mondays. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. New members would be warmly welcomed. Enquiries Marion 42742851. Port Kembla Returned and Services League: Sub-branch monthly meeting on the 4th Wed of each month. All ex-service personnel from navy, army and air force are welcome. Port Kembla View Club: monthly dinner Tues Oct 7 at Port Kembla Leagues Club, 7pm. Guest speaker Marnie Jones about American traditions and Thanksgiving. Guests warmly welcome. Cost $17. WARRAWONG English Classes: For adults. Warrawong Anglican Church Cottage, First Ave. Mon & Wed 9.30am11.30am during school term. $20 per term. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Dental Health Action Group: meets fourth Thurs of the month at the Division of Population Health and Planning, suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St. Ph 4271 2552 or 4271 7627. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. The Spiritualist Church of Serenity: meets the first Sunday of each month at Warrawong Community Centre at 2.30pm. Phone Dorothy 4296 2404. Playgroup for Children 0-5 Years: Kids Time is a time for parents and their children at the Diana Princess of Wales Children's Family Centre, 13 Greene St on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs (10am-1pm). Ph Kathy 4275 8575. Illawarra Consumers Oral/Dental Health Group: Meets 4th Thurs of month, at Division of Population Health and Planning, Suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St Warrawong. Residents and Consumers welcome. Warrawong Community Centre: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Glass painting Wednesday 10am to 1pm. KIaW Youth Project - young people welcome 12 to 18 years on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 -6pm. Phone 4275 1875. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Page 18 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Illawarra Toy Library: Educational toys from newborn to seven year olds. Open Tues, Weds and Thurs (9am-3.30pm). 434 Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley. Ph 4272 1178. Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Barnardos South Coast: Before and after school care and vacation care at Berkeley Public School for five to 12 year-olds. Phone 4275 8575. Berkeley Combined Pensioners: Craft and social Mondays from 10am. Friendly bingo on Wednesday and Friday 10am. Fun Friday every month. Phone 4271 5143. Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. Berkeley Walkers: Walking group for all ages. Meets every Tuesday in front of Berkeley Medical Centre at 9am. Phone 4274 0281. Keep Young and Fit Classes: Exercise and tap for mixed adults, pensioners, etc at PCYC Lake Illawarra. Phone 4296 4448. DAPTO Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: enjoy freshly brewed coffee, read a magazine or the paper, or join in on a card or board games or play pool or fuse ball with new or old friends. Coffee Afternoons are every Thursday 12.30-2.30pm. Also vacancies in patchwork & quilting, word burning, folk art and creative craft classes. Phone Lucy 4262 1919. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Science Centre Show (Oct 2), crystal sun catches (Oct 7), painted pillow cases (Oct 10). Ph 4261 6161. Dapto CWA: Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Dapto Uniting Church Hall. Everyone welcome. For details, phone Mavis on 4261 1027. Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, outings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto & District Heritage Society: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7.30pm. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto Poultry Club: Welcomes fanciers of all ages. Regular monthly meetings at Dapto Showground every 2nd Wed of the month 7.30pm in the poultry pavillion. All fanciers welcome including waterfowl. Ph 42614748. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Housie: Every Wednesday at the bingo factory at Kembla Grange 10.30am-12.30pm. For Dapto Junior Rugby League injured players fund. Illawarra Canoe Club: holds learn to kayak and training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Ph 4262 7221. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Page 19 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Koonawarra Youth Project: Drop in Mon - Fri 4.30pm to 7.45pm. Indoor soccer, basketball, pool, volley ball, indoor cricket, board games, music, etc. arts & crafts Wed 6pm-8pm. Video supper night alt. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. Ph 4262 1005. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Dapto Poultry Club Annual Show: Dapto Showground Poultry Pavilion, Oct 11 (9am). Ph 4261 4748. Also, next meeting on Oct 8 from 7.30pm Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. Leisure Coast Orchid Society: meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Hwy, Dapto, at 7.30pm. Ph 4237 7171. Mental Health Week: Around the Twist 60s theme dance at Ribbonwood Centre, Oct 10, 7.30pm. Entertainment by Taildraggers. Details ph Fay 4295 2302. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra: Meets at 7.30pm 4th Wednesday of each month. St Aidan's Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd Dapto. Phone 4262 7675. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Has pilates, fitball, body sculpture, jazzercise, kickboxing, Wollongong lace group, playgroup, craft classes, women's group and creative memories. Phone 4261 6161. ALBION PARK Australian Air League Illawarra Boys Squadron: Boys 8 years and up interested in aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping. Meet at Albion Park Scout hall at Albion Park Show Ground on Thurs (7-9pm). Ph Michael 0419992332. Albion Park RSL Sub Branch: meets first Wed of the month at Albion Park RSL Club from 7pm. Ex Service men and women or currently serving regular or part time service personnel welcome to attend. Ph 4256 2072. Albion Park Neighbourhood Association: school holiday program, mosaic pencil case (Oct 2), basket weaving (Oct 7), beaded gecko keyrings (Oct 10). Ph 4257 3342. Amputee support group: for amputees, families and friends. Meet 2nd Sat each month, APR Community Centre, 10am. 1st Albion Park Scouts: meeting at Station St Albion Park Rail. Ages 6-14 yrs. Open to boys and girls. Al Anon: Albion Park Rail meets Sat 2.30pm at Community centre, Ash Ave. Marshall Mount CWA: organising a Country Garden Ramble as a fundraising venture on Oct 4 at 269 North Macquarie Rd, Albion Park from 10.30am. Ph 4256 2026. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park Guides: are looking for girls aged 5 to 15 years who are wanting to have adventures, try new things, help the community they live in, and make new friends. Ph Melanie 4257 6021. Albion Park Home and Community Care Centre: Volunteering opportunities available in Shellharbour for people interested in working with the frail aged or disabled. Phone Ken on 4256 3749. Albion Park Rail Jumping Joeys Playgroup: meets Tues (10am-12noon) for craft, singing, toys, stories for 0-5 year olds in a relaxed and friendly environment, Uniting Church, cnr Princes Hwy & Creamery Rd. Ph Lissa 42569291. CWA Evening Branch: Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm in the Staff Room, Albion Park Primary School. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Ph Kerry 4257 1076. Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Woodcarving: Sydney Woodcarving Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Artsmart Craft Centre Page 20 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

(near Childcare Centre), Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail, 9.30-1.30. Ph Sandra 4234 1545. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684.OAK FLATS Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 4257 8173 or Ron on 4295 1431. Dancing: Free lessons and social dance at Oak Flats Bowling Club on the third Sat of the month. Old time and Latin. Live band. Lessons from 7pm to 8pm and then dance until 11pm. Phone 4284 2480. Illawarra Social Group: Picnic from Lakeview Hotel beer garden at Oak Flats, each Saturday at 1pm. All singles are invited to make new friends. Meetings are each Thursday at 7pm. Phone Reg on 0403284615 or 42560077 for details. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. St Vincent de Paul 60s & 70s Dance Night: Oak Flats Bowling Club on Oct 4 from 7pm. Tickets available from Oak Flats Bowls and St Vincents at Oak Flats. WARILLA Arthritis Foundation: meets 3rd Thurs of month, 1.30pm in auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Ph 4272 6678. Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Are you over 40 years young?: Or are you looking to change work or are unemployed? To use our free services of networking, resume preparation, interview skills, drop into Office 5 number 4 George St, Warilla or ph 4297 3788. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Neighbourhood Centre: Each Friday free legal aid. Ph 4296 3433. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, 1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Warilla Shellharbour Arthritis Foundation: Meets at 1.30pm third Thurs of month. Auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Women's Health Centre: Counselling services. Free, friendly and confidential - service for women only, staffed by women only. Lesbian-specific services available. Also Self Esteem Group, Womens Action Arts Group, Women-only Addiction Support Group, Community Garden Project. Ph 4296 7077. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Girl Guides: new unit for younger girls aged 4-6 years on Thursday afternoons. Vacancies in other units for girls aged 7-10 and 10-14 years. Contact 42 962632 or 42 377851. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Page 21 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Rotary Club of Shellharbour: meets Wed nights, 6.15pm at the Shbr Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Blackbutt Parent's Support Group: Support group for families, initiated and driven by parents and carers, aimed at improving coping skills. All parents welcome. Held at Blackbutt Youth Centre. Phone 4295 3820 or 4271 2606. Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. Laughter Club of Shellharbour: Meets Saturdays at 9.30am for 30 min session. Free and therapeutic. Meet at Shellharbour Reserve, near the pool. Phone Anne on 4257 5110 or 0407 211 525. Mental Health Week: Family Fun Day at Lake Illawarra Foreshore on Sat Oct 11. Details phone Fay 4295 2302. National Women's Register Illawarra Group: An international non-political discussion group. Meet last Friday of the month. Visitors welcome. Phone 4296 2001 or 4297 0070. Rotary Club of Shellharbour: Meets Wednesday nights 6.15pm at the Shellharbour Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Shellharbour and South Coast Branch of the NSW Justices' Association: meets first Fri of the month at Woonona RSL Sub Branch Hall (next to McDonalds). Ph 4422 1620 Shellharbour Christian Surfers: Social Surf/ Breakfast BBQ. 1st Sat of month. North Shellharbour Beach from 7am. Phone Alex on 4256 8880. Shellharbour Girl Guides: For girls aged 7-14 and women who enjoy the challenge of leadership and community involvement. Phone 4296 2632. Shellharbour View Club: Monthly meetings and luncheons on 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am in the Sapphire Room, Warilla Bowling Club. Phone Bev on 4295 5716. Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Tues 9.30-11.30, for 0-5yrs. Salvation Army Hall, Barrack Hts. Cnr Leawarra/Ulster St. Just turn up, or phone 0402 912 913. U3A Shellharbour: U3A provides seniors with a chance to continue to learn, laugh and lead an active and stimulating older life. Contact Lorraine on 4257 9036. KIAMA Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents whose child has died, meeting 3rd Wed each month at Kiama Hospital. Ph Joan 4232 1642. Kiama Art Society: 25th annual exhibition, Wed Oct 1, 8pm, Kiama Leagues Club. Kiama Toastmasters: meets at Kiama Leagues Club on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ph Annette on 42 377371. Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Page 22 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, 11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph Hazel 4232 3550 Homework Study Assistance Program: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Meehan Drive. Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. BERRY Berry Country Fair at Berry Showground, Oct 5 from 8am-2.30pm. Document ILM0000020031006dza60005y

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Monday Magazine What's Happening From Stanwell Park To Kiama 7,631 words 27 October 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 44 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. OTFORD -- Otford Valley Country Fair: Otford Public School grounds, Station Rd, Nov 15 from 10am-3pm. HELENSBURGH Northern Illawarra Neighbour AID: AGM at the Neighbour Aid office, 2/114A Parks St, Helensburgh (rear of Coastline Real estate) on Nov 12 from 10am. Ph 4294 1900 Helensburgh Lions Club District Fair: Oct 25 & 26. All welcome. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. Stanwell Park CWA Market Day: Sun Nov 16 at Northern Reserve, Stanwell Park. Stall bookings available. Ph Elaine 4294 1257 or Lin 4294 1750. COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Public Schhool: will join in the 100 years of Coledale celebrations by holding a School Fair and Car Boot Sale on November 8 from 10am-2pm. To book a stall contact Deborah 4268 1834 Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. AUSTINMER Austinmer Uniting Church Adult Fellowship Book Fair: Nov 8 from 10am-1pm at Austinmer Uniting Church. Northern Suburbs Yoga Collective: yoga classes daily in a variety of styles at 62 Moore St, Austinmer. A non-profit community group run for and by yoga students. Ph 4267 5786. Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. Austinmer Town Bowling Club Fundraiser: we will be having bandanna bowls for all those keen to try bowls in aid of CanTeen Illawarra on Oct 25 from 1.30pm. Ph 4267 1030 THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmasters Club: Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month. 7:30 to 9:30 pm Railway Institute Hall, Railway Parade. Ph 4267 3714 Page 24 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thirroul VIEW Club: next meeting at Woonona-Bulli RSL on nov 10 from 10.30am. Ph Christine 4285 7277. Thirroul Uniting Playgroup Reunion: Years 1986-2003, Dec 6 from 7pm. Ph di 4267 4707. RSVP Oct 13. Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph 4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. BULLI Black & White Cocktail Party: proceeds to the Northern Illawarra Chamber of Commerce and major NICC funded community projects. Panorama House at Bulli Tops on Nov 7 from 7.30-11.30pm. Ph Mike 4294 1673 Northern Illawarra Congregational Uniting Church: a singalong will be held at the Uniting Church Worship Centre at Point St, Bulli on Oct 26 from 2pm. Ph Bruce 4267 1154 or Helen 4267 3045 Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 4283 4866. Bulli Resource Centre: Meditation group meets every Mon from 6-9pm (call Kerry Anne 4283 2073). Craft group meets every Mon from 10am-12noon. A Reader's Group commencing soon (call Elizabeth (4284 7006). English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Playgroup Vacancies: at Uniting Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon. Secure play area. All carers welcome. Bring morning tea to share. $2 per family. Ph 4267 1444 Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Friends of Woonona Nursing Home Bus Trip Factory Crawl: Nov 14 leaving Wollongong at 8am. Infor and bookings ph 4284 7367 Woonona Girl Guide Support Group: the 2nd Woonona Brownie Guides are celebrating their 50th Page 25 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

birthday with a Picnic in the Park in Strachan Park, Princes Hwy, Woonona on Nov 8 between 2-5pm. Bring a picnic chair or rug. Ph 4268 2679 or 4284 6187 Woonona-Bulli Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Nov 5 at 10am. Guest speaker Dianne Wikstrom about Dementia. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona High School: Yr 10 - 1983. A 20-year reunion for the class of 1983 will be held on Saturday 15 November 2003. For details contact Cindy Harrison(Price) on 02 4283 2008 or Michelle Benten(Gleaves) on 02 4284 7494 or email cindlou@vtown.com.au Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. NSW Arthritis Foundation Woonona-Bulli Branch: meets first Wed of the month from 10am. Guest speaker Michelle Doughty on the Stroke Unit. Meet at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona/Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Al-Anon Family Group: For relatives and friends of problem drinkers meet at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre, Cawley St, Bellambi on Tuesdays at 8pm. Gardening at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre: Tues and Thurs from Nov to Dec 5 (9.30am-12.30pm). No gardening experience needed. Ph Nancie 4285 3715 or Kim 0405 700142. Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 9am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Australian Plants Society: meets at the Corrimal Community Centre on the first Mon of each month at 7.30pm. Ph Edna 4229 1836 Corrimal Tiny Tots Playgroup: meets every Mon from 10am-12noon at the Corrimal Community Centre (Lilly Pilly Room). All mothers & carers of 0-10 mth old babies welcome. Ph Julia 4225 3300 or Emma 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804 St Vincent de Paul Society Special Sale: of nick-nacks and bric-a-brach at the Welfare Centre, 67 Railway St, Corrimal on Oct 29 from 9am-2pm. Corrimal Region Uniting Church: will hold a Bailey's Fashion Parade on nov 8 from 2pm in the centre, Russell St. Inq 4283 1361. Corrimal Bubs Playgroup: meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Page 26 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Older Women Network: inviting older women who are new to the area, or are interested in issues affecting them, or who just want to socialise. Fortnightly meetings at Corrimal Commnity Centre on Thurs (10.30am). Ph 4229 3219. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Seniors for Friendship & Fun: Congregational Hall, 8 Carters Lane. Craft on Tues (10am-12noon), A Time for Learning Sencare on Thurs (10am-1pm). TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Campus East main building, Cowper St Fairy Meadow 7am-8.30 am. Ph Ann on 4274 9155. Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE Balgownie Village Playgroup: Welcomes new members ages 0-6 years. Phone Peter on 4284 0368. Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each Page 27 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. Keiraville Playgroup: vacancies on Thurs 10am-12noon. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG Wesley Fellowship Church on the Mall Street Stalls: Oct 30 & 31 at the Wesley Church. Women's Rise: Women of the Illawarra celebrating womanhood through song and dance. Meet at Wollongong south beach, carpark behind WIN Stadium, Nov 10 from 7.30pm. Ph Bearena 4283 3451. Cancer Patient Support Group (Illawarra): annual Christmas Party for patients, their families and carers on Nov 22 at Heininger House, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Tickets from Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital or Wollongong Community Health Centre. Inq Jean 4285 2692. Wollongong Church of Christ Craft Group: Classes include folk art, creative memories (scrapbooking) and patchwork. Meets Fridays (9.30am-12noon) at the church, O'Brien's Rd, Figtree. Ph Tanya 4226 5022. Wollongong Green Left Weekly Dinner: enjoy an evening of great food, speakers & entertainment Nov 15 at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Kembla & Market Streets, from 7pm. Ph Will 0425 329963. A 13-week Christ-Centered Program called First Place: program incorporates prayer, bible study and scripture memorisation, healthy eating plan, exercise, fellowship and fun at the Wollongong Church of Christ in Figtree. Meetings held Mon 9.30am-11.30am. Email firstplaceaustralia@hotmail.com or ph Barbara 4226 5022 Illawarra Machine Knitters: Christmas luncheon & fashion parade, Dec 12. Stalls open at 9.30am. Parade of members knitted garments at 11am. Pre ticket purchase necessary. Ph Dianne 4285 1422 Gamanon: affected by other peoples gambling, Tues 7:30pm at Healthy City, rear of 63 Auburn St. Ph Lyn 4284 2619 Wollongong Children's Services Kid's Garden Groove: a National Children's Week activity on Nov 9 from 10am-2pm. Wollongong Botanical Gardens, Madoline St entrance. Aimed at the 0-12 age group. Plenty of activities and entertainment. Wollongong Horticultural Society 93rd Spring Flower Show Festival: Illawarra Grammar School Centre at West Wollongong on Nov 1 (11.30am-4pm) & Nov 2 (9am-3.30pm). Page 28 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Uruguayan Family Centre of Illawarra: advises members and friends who share Sundays with them that from Nov 1 the centre will open Sats until further notice, from 11am. Meet at Don's Farm, Rotary Club, Avondale Rd Dapto. Ph 4262 8161 or 4261 6527. Illawarra SSAA Branch 40th Anniversary Dinner: at Albion Park RSL Club, Flinders St on Nov 8 from 6.30pm. Bookings ph Alan 4262 2313. Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential. Ph Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Wollongong Sporting Car Club 50th Celebrations: a presentation dinner will be held at Dapto Community Centre (Laurel Room) on Nov 8 from 6pm. Ph Chris 0410 300184. Friends of Garrawarra: garage sale at the Garrawarra Centre on Nov 1 from 9am-3pm. Illawarra LETS Inc: October newsletter now out. Deadline for Nov is 7/11. Next meeting and trading day Dec. Ph 4285 3655. Wollongong PCYC Christmas Fair and Open Day: PCYC football field, Exeter Ave, Nrh W'Gong on Nov 23 from 10am-4pm. Cross Connections Art Exhibition: University of Wollongong, McKinnon Building Foyer, until Nov 7. Cancer Patient Support Group Christmas Party: Nov 22 from 10.30am-3.30pm at Heininger Hall, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. Tickets available from Cancer Care Centre (Level 2), Piccadilly Centre and Jean 4285 2692 Australian Irish Bureau & Resource Centre: Melbourne Cup lunch on Nov 4 from 10am-4pm. Friends of Wollongong Botanic Gardens Wollongong: conduct guided tours in the Gardens on the first Sun of each month (except Jan). Meet at Discovery Centre via Madoline St (2.30pm) Wollongong Grad Nurses Association 34th Reunion: Education, Level 8, W'Gong Hospital, Nov 1 from 10am. Ph 4229 2857 Parents Surviving Teenagers: Course run by UNIFAM. Ph 4229 9863 Australian Vaccination Network Wollongong Branch: vaccine information service - know your rights. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction, or injury. Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Ph Patricia 4284-6143. Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Northern Illawarra Men's Group: Men meeting every fortnight on Tuesday at 8pm to discuss issues in our lives. Supportive, friendly and confidential. Members needed. Ring Andrew on 42838440. Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Sub Branch: welcomes returned service personnel and their families between 10am and 3pm Mon/Tue/Fri for information on meetings, welfare and services. Ph 4272 5884 or email vaaill@fishinternet.com.au Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 4276 4241. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Page 29 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans for Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone 4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Baha'i Community: Information Nights every Friday 7:30 pm, Mangerton. Ph 4229 1503. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Bridge Lessons: Every Saturday at 1.30pm at the Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone Fran Chapman on 4226 1195. Bridge played Wednesday & Friday mornings and Monday evenings. Parents and Carers Together (PACT): Does your baby/child have special needs due to disabilities, chronic illness and /or genetic disorders? Known or Undiagnosed? PACT is a friendship/ support group initiated and run by parents and carers who know and understand. Meet every Wednesday from 12.30pm. Phone 42 627622 or 42 622480. Cancer Council's Relay for life: Sat 22nd to Sun 23rd November Beaton Park Enquiries 4225 3660 ww Page 30 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

w.ca ncer cou ncil. com .au Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Support Group meetings 1st Sat monthly 10.30am - 12. 111 Church St Wollongong. Ph 4284 2378 or 4283 1776. Co-dependents Anonymous: A fellowship for men and women seeking healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets Wednesdays 5.30-7pm at Wollongong Congregational Church, cnr Market and Coombs St. Comedy Writing and Ideas: Workshopping Group. Stand Up to Pantomime. Let's talk comedy! Fun group. Meets Saturday afternoons. For information please phone 0415 395 604. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Courthouse Quilters: meet every Thursday at The Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your current project & lunch. Everyone welcome. Cost is $4. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Drug Arm NSW: looking for caring people to volunteer in the street outreach program. Full training provided. Ph Sheree 4285 6422 or 0411 141 205. Embroiderers Guild: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at TIGS, Powell St entrance. BYO mug. Phone 42625119. Fly Fishing: Share enjoyment in the art of fly fishing and tying flies. Illawarra Fly Fishers Club meets 1st Tuesday every month 7:30pm at Collegians, Wollongong. Guests most welcome. Phone 4229 2087. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Illawarra Amateur Radio Club: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the SES headquarters in Montague St, North Wollongong at 7:30pm. Illawarra Bird Observers Club: Meetings held 2nd Monday of each month in the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, 7.30pm. Many activities. Ph Daryl 4296 1316 or 0427 143 251. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners at 7:30pm Tuesdays. Held in IBA clubroom, Figtree Park. Phone 4267 3699. Illawarra Chordiality: welcomes men to sing 4 part harmony. Meets Thursdays 7:30pm, back hall, upstairs, Baptist Church in Smith St, Wollongong. Ph Carmel 4228 0536. Illawarra Complementary Therapists: discussion group meets 1st Monday evening of the month. (FebNov) Ph Cheryl 4285 0422. Illawarra Ramblers Bushwalking Club: Discover our beautiful Illawarra region with our friendly club. Ph John 4227 3928 or Fred 4256 3396. Newcomers welcome. Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club: Meets every Friday morning at 7am at the Novotel Northbeach. International Craft Group: Meets every Thursday 10.30-12.30 in back hall at Wollongong Baptist Church Smith St. All Welcome - Bring a craft - Share a craft - Learn a craft. Phone 4227 2367. International Play Time: for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers, on Wednesdays 10am-12 noon at Page 31 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong Baptist Church hall, 69 Smith St. Everyone welcome. Ph 4229 1671 to register. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Love to sing?: Wollongong Welsh choir offers a warm welcome every Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Market and Church Sts Wollongong. Ph John Jones, 4297 0385. Meditation/Stress Relief: Wednesdays 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall (Cedar Room) Free. Just come or phone 4285 2199. Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Marianne 4271 4475 Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Parents of Children with a Vision Impairment: Does your child have a vision impairment? Would you like contact with other families facing similar issues? Anyone interested in forming a support group to hold local meetings is invited to contact Catherine on 4271 5978. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. Rotary Club of Wollongong Central: Meets Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Salvation Army Centre, Outside Inn, 16 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Contact John Sandercock Ph 4229 1404. Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Wollongong Division requires volunteers for radio and sea duties. All training provided. Call the membership officer on 4262 1811. Sathya Sai Centre: Devotional singing, study circle, children classes, community service. Meet every Sunday from 8:30am. Contact 4226 1754. Scrabble Club: Meets at Collegians, Wollongong, Thursdays 1-4.30pm and Mondays 7-10.30pm. Phone 4271 5076. Sibling Support Group: for those who have lost a brother or sister, meets 2nd Monday of each month in the Wollongong area from 6.30-8pm. Ph Susanne 0418 646 833 or Donna 0421 418 517. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. SLASA: Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance has a new community settlement services officer, available at the Migrant Resource Centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Ph 4229 6855. Spanish Lessons for Adults & Children: Migrant Resource Centre each Thurs evening during school term. Call Veronica or Beatriz 4229 6855. Sporting Shooters Association: Meets at Kemblawarra Portuguese Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday each month. Phone 4296 2866. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society: meets the 2nd Tue of the month in the SES HQ, Montague St Nth Page 32 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong at 7.30 pm. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Para Meadows School Art 7 craft Extravaganza: Nov 14-16 at Para Meadows, 56 Porter St, North W'Gong. Gala opening on Nov 14 from 7pm Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. Uni. Alumni Bookshop: now reopened in a cottage 119 Northfields Ave. Nth. W'gong. Open Every Sat/Sun 1-5pm and every Tues. 10am-2pm. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. U3A Toastmasters Club: Meets Tuesday from 10 to 12 noon. Master Builders Club (Oasis Room) Ph 4267 3714 FIGTREE Positive Thinking Course: a simple and very accurate statement. Find out more during a five lesson course beginning Nov 3 from 11am. Details 4227 2241. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday Page 33 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. CONISTON Illawarra Battlegamers: Playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc, meets the second and fourth Sun of the month from 1pm upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph David 0417 223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au CRINGILA Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Epilepsy Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of month. Unanderra Community Centre. Gentle Exercises: Thursday 1-2pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Ph: 42712213. Illawarra Computer Enthusiasts Club: Meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Phone Bodo on 4284 8754 or Ron on 4225 1531. Illawarra Machine Knitters: Meet at rear of Unanderra Community Hall on first Friday of each month from 10.30am and first Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Share patterns and information and learn from demonstrations. Cost $3.50. Contact Dianne on 4285 1422. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. Unanderra Community Centre: offers gentle exercise, computer classes, epilepsy group. Ph 4271 2213. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School: class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Community Centre: Child's Play group Tuesdays. Pottery classes, and writers group. Ph Jenny 4276 3433. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. Enquiries Marion 42742851 Motor Neurone Support Group: meet 2nd Tues of month. Listen to various therapies & those experiencing disease & gain useful ideas to cope. Tea & coffee. Activities room, Port Kembla Hospital, 10am-12pm. Ph Lesley or Pam: 4223 8000. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: is a women's chorus singing 4-part close harmony barbershop style. Open rehearsals every Wednesday night, from 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL Club. New members and visitors always welcome. Contact Helen : 4297 7620 Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. New members would be warmly welcomed. Enquiries Marion 42742851. WARRAWONG English Classes: For adults. Warrawong Anglican Church Cottage, First Ave. Mon & Wed 9.30am11.30am during school term. $20 per term. Ph 4228 8402. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. The Spiritualist Church of Serenity: meets the first Sunday of each month at Warrawong Community Centre at 2.30pm. Phone Dorothy 4296 2404. Page 34 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Warrawong Community Centre: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Glass painting Wednesday 10am to 1pm. KIaW Youth Project - young people welcome 12 to 18 years on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 -6pm. Phone 4275 1875. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. DAPTO Horsley Country Fair: West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre, 82 Bong Bong Rd, on Nov 9. Stall holders required for art & craft. trash & treasure stalls. Ph 4261 6161 Koonawarra Community Centre Psychic Fundraising Dinner: Dapto Leagues Club on Nov 3. Tickets through the Youth Project at the Community Centre. Ph Pam 4262 1005 Australian Tinnitus Association: meets 2nd Tues of the month at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, starting Nov 11 from 10am-12noon. Ph 8382 3311 William Beach Gardens Fete: Kanahooka Rd, Dapto on Nov 15 from 10am-1pm West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Horsley Country Fair, Nov 9. Stall holders required 4261 6161. Dapto High School Reunion: for 4th form from 1976 to 6th form in 1978 (25 years ago) at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre on Nov 15 from 7pm. Ph Chris Hadley on chadley@uow.edu.au or on 4262 2996. Illawarra Lapidary Club: Annual Exhibition, Nov 1-2, 2003 from 9-5 on Sat and 9-4 on Sun at Heininger House, 109 Princes Hwy Dapto Part of the Ribbbonwood centre Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, outings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Illawarra Canoe Club: holds learn to kayak and training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Ph 4262 7221. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Page 35 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Horsley Turning Point: meets Sunday evenings in the West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. We are a Christian church who welcomes everyone looking for meaning and direction in life. Contact David on 0412 404 938. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. ALBION PARK Albion Park Uniting Church Fellowship Floral Splendour: at the church complex, conr Terry & Russell Sts, Albion Park on Nov 8 (10am-5pm) and Nov 9 (12noon-4.30pm) 1st Albion Park Scout Disco: Nov 7 from 7-9pm, Scout Hall, Station St, Albion Park Rail. 6-12 years only. Ph 4257 0243 Albion Park RSL Sub Branch: meets first Wed of the month at Albion Park RSL Club from 7pm. Ex Service men and women or currently serving regular or part time service personnel welcome to attend. Ph 4256 2072. Amputee support group: for amputees, families and friends. Meet 2nd Sat each month, APR Community Centre, 10am. 1st Albion Park Scouts: meeting at Station St Albion Park Rail. Ages 6-14 yrs. Open to boys and girls. Al Anon: Albion Park Rail meets Sat 2.30pm at Community centre, Ash Ave. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park: St Paul's Primary School Spring Fair: Nov 1 from 4-9pm at Tongarra Rd, Albion Park Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684. OAK FLATS Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 0413-308897 or Ron on 4295 1431. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. WARILLA Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Neighbourhood Centre: Each Friday free legal aid. Ph 4296 3433. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, Page 36 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Rotary Club of Shellharbour: meets Wed nights, 6.15pm at the Shbr Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. Laughter Club of Shellharbour: Meets Saturdays at 9.30am for 30 min session. Free and therapeutic. Meet at Shellharbour Reserve, near the pool. Phone Anne on 4257 5110 or 0407 211 525. Rotary Club of Shellharbour: Meets Wednesday nights 6.15pm at the Shellharbour Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Shellharbour and South Coast Branch of the NSW Justices' Association: meets first Fri of the month at Woonona RSL Sub Branch Hall (next to McDonalds). Ph 4422 1620 Shellharbour View Club: Monthly meetings and luncheons on 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am in the Sapphire Room, Warilla Bowling Club. Phone Bev on 4295 5716. Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Tues 9.30-11.30, for 0-5yrs. Salvation Army Hall, Barrack Hts. Cnr Leawarra/Ulster St. Just turn up, or phone 0402 912 913. Warilla/Shellharbour Arthritis Branch: Monster Garage Sale at Warilla Scout Hall on Nov 1 from 8.30am3pm. All donations to Jan 4297 0762, Vicki 4295 1227 or Pam 4227 26678. Free talk by Dr Roger Cole: organised by Inner Space retreat Centre on Oct 28 at the Country Women's Assoication Hall in Kiama from 7pm. Dr Cole is the director of palliative care for the IAHS. Ph 46308124 or 4232 2136 Shellharbour/Warilla Menopause Information and Support Group: new group starts at the Illawarra Women's Health Centre on Oct 23. Ph 4296 7077 U3A Shellharbour: U3A provides seniors with a chance to continue to learn, laugh and lead an active and stimulating older life. Contact Ken on 4256 3749 KIAMA Kiama Tennis Club 50th Anniversary: celebrations with a dinner featuring guest speaker Bruce Elder on November 1. Ph Norma 4232 2431 or Barry 4232 3335 Ss Peter and Paul Primary School Car Boot Sale: Nov 15 from 8am to 1pm. Cost is $10.00 per car and $15.00 for car and trailer Page 37 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Kiama U3A: Jim Cullen will provide a talk on Community Mental Health at North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre on Oct 27 from 2-4pm. Ph 4236 0089 Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, 11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph Hazel 4232 1427 Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. JAMBEROO: The Jamberoo Arts and Crafts Market last Sun of the month at Reid Park, Jamberoo from 8am to 2pm. GERRINGONG: Gerringong Town Hall 13th Annual Quilt Exhibition and Craft Sale: Nov 7-9 from 9am5pm at Gerringong Town Hall. Proceeds to Children's Medical Research Institute. Ph 4234 1346 or 4234 1362 Berry Country Fair: Nov 2 at Berry Showground from 8am-2.30pm Document ILM0000020031027dzar00060

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Monday Magazine Your Billboard, From Coledale To Kiama 9,653 words 15 September 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 48 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. Community Billboard is a free service to publicise the work of organisations which are not profitorientated. Contributions are welcome. They should be as brief as possible and will be published subject to space restrictions. They should be sent by post, fax or email. Please do not phone us. They must reach us by 1pm Thursday. Address: Community Billboard, PO Box 1215, Wollongong, NSW, 2500. Fax: 4221 2337 Email: billboard@wollongongadvertiser.com.au COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. Coledale Oysters: Winter swimming club invite new and existing members to swim at Coledale Pool, 9:30am. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. HELENSBURGH Helensburgh Girl Guides: Raise the Roof Trivia Night at Helensburgh Workmens Club on Oct 18 at 7pm. Tables of 8. Ph 4294 1070 or 4294 3756. AUSTINMER Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmaster Club: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Tues 7:30-9:30pm. Ph 4267 3714 Adult Survivors of Child Trauma Group: Teaches useful skills in a light hearted manner. Facilitated by a trained counsellor. Starting soon. Ph Lindsey on 4267 4879. Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. Page 39 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph 4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. Thirroul Toastmaster Club: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall Tues, 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Ph 4226 2658. Hardie Rubber Factory reunion: Oct 25. Contact Edith Robertson, ph 42843323. BULLI Balls Paddock Children's Centre: Stall holders wanted for garage sale Oct 12. $20 per stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Branch Country Women's Association: Holds meetings on the third Tues of each month at the Woonona Salvation Army Hall from 10am. Ph 4267 3171. Parents Unplugged: air your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young children. Meets Thurs (upstairs) at the Bulli Resource Centre (11.30am-1.30pm) or (7.30-9.30pm). Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Bulli Bumblebees Playgroup: is looking for members to join their new Tuesday sessions. 10am-noon during school terms. Ph 4283 1779 or 4283 4940. Illawarra LETS Inc: August newsletter and annual register both out, deadline for offers, requests, news, views for Sep newsletter is 29/8. Enquiries about LETS (Local Energy Trading System) Ph 4285 3255 or email lets@illawarra.lets.org.au Bulli Soccer Club Garage Sale: stall holders wanted, Oct 12. $20 a stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 42834866. Bulli Resource Centre: seeking volunteers for proposed craft group, belly dancing classes each Fri (5.30-.6.30pm), relationship counselling, expressions of interest for creative memories (photographic scrap booking). Ph Elizabeth 4284 7006. English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Northern Illawarra Congregation of Uniting Church: Opp. Shop in their church hall, cnr Point St & Princes Hwy. Fri Sep 19, 9am-2pm. Free tea and coffee supplied. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Singalong: Sun Sept 28, 2pm, at Uniting Church Worship Centre, Point St. All welcome. Afternoon tea, free transport. Phone Phil 4267 5905 or Helen 4267 3045. Parents Unplugged!: are your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young chilren. Meet Thursdays upstairs at the Bulli Resource Centre, 11am-1.30pm or 7.30-9.30pm. Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Page 40 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Woonona-Bulli Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed (10am) of the month at Woonona-Bulli RSL. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona /Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Al-Anon Family Group: For relatives and friends of problem drinkers at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre (8pm). Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 10.00am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Corrimal View Club: next monthly meeting 11am Wed Sept 17 at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Guest speaker Derek Pyrah of Corrimal Rotary Club on CARE work in the Phillipines. Phone Norma 42833402. Corrimal Bubs Playgroup meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. Corrimal Region Uniting Church: Old Time Dance, Sat Sept 20, 8pm. Admission $7, supper provided. Music by Robert Browne (accordion) and Tony Mitchell (drums). Page 41 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Nick-knack Bric-a-brac sale day: St Vincent De Paul Welfare Centre, 67 Railway St, Wed Sept 17, 9am2pm. Lots to choose from. Your support appreciated. English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Towradgi Congregational Church Spring Fair: Sept 20, 8.30am-12pm. 8 Carters Lane, devonshire tea, cakes, craft, books, clothes, pre-loved treasures, sausage sizzle. Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Towradgi Park Bowling Club. 7 am - 8.30 am Visitors are very welcome. For info and to reserve a seat, please call Ann on 4274 9155 during office hours. TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Wednesday 10am-noon during school term, Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow. Cost $20 a term. Ph 4228 8402. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Fairy Meadow-Wollongong Red Cross: Meeting Sept 17, Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St. Luncheon 11am followed by Golden Girls fashion parade. Cost $4. All welcome. Ph 4285 1559. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE Trivia night: at Balgownie Public School, Friday September 19, 7pm at Balgownie Soccer Hall. Tickets $10 per person. Reserve a table of 8 to 10 people by contacting Balgownie Public School. Learn to spin: or refresh your memory with a happy, relaxed small group of ladies who meet at Balgownie Community Hall CWA room on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month. Ph Pat McKenzie 4228 5156. Balgownie Heritage School Museum: insight into the social and working life of everyday people in Balgownie from 1800s. Open first Sun of the month (1-4pm). Balgownie Village Playgroup: Welcomes new members ages 0-6 years. Phone Peter on 4284 0368. Page 42 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. Get Fit For Free: Active over 50s gentle exercise class, Fridays during school terms 1pm-2pm, Balgownie Village Community Centre. Phone 4283 3499. South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. English classes: For adults at Keiraville Anglican Church, cnr Moore and Eastern sts, every Friday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Keiraville Playgroup: Meets (Tues 10-12), (Wed 9.30-11.30) (Thurs 10-12) At Keiraville Scout Hall, Grey St. New members welcome. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG Fellowship of First Fleeters: South Coast Chapter meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Contact 4257 5575. Illawarra LETS: September newsletter now out. Annual General and Ordinary September meetings and trading afternoon 2pm, Saturday, September 20 at BRC. Ph 4285 3255 or email lets@illawarra.lets.org.au Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Contact Roger 4229 5821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Society for Creative Anachronism: mediaeval arts and crafts Tuesday evenings and combat Wednesday evenings at the University of Wollongong. Ph Greg 0409 393 004. Menopause information and support group: New group starts in October at Illawarra Women's Health Centre. For women who want to know more about options regarding menopause and keeping themselves healthy. Ph 4296 7077. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Ph Matt 4268 0617 or e-mail to guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Association: welcomes all returned service personnel and their families on Mon/Tues/Fri (10am-3pm). Ph 4272 5884. Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Page 43 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Illawarra Gaming Society Inc: playing Dungeons and Dragons, CCG's, etc. Meets most Friday nights at Smith Hill High School, Gipps St. Ph Ken Carcas on 0418 963 656after 4.30pm. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Smith's Hill High School Trivia Night: Sep 19 at the M.P.U from 7pm. Tables of 8. Ph 4283 7117 or 4229 4266. Wollongong West Street Centre: invites women who have experienced child sexual assault to attend a 12-week therapeutic group program on Tuesdays beginning Sep 9. Ph 4226 6441. Cram Foundation Ladies Auxiliary: bus trip to Sydney Warehouses on Sep 27. Cost $20. Ph Lyn 4272 1983. Para Meadows Foundation Charity Golf Day: Calderwood Golf Course, four person ambrose on Sep 19. Ph 4229 1922. Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation, including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 42764241. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Illawarra Battlegamers: playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc at Coniston Hotel (upstairs), meets from 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph 0417223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au Wollongong Traditional Arts Society: Art in the Park, an exhibition of paintings and craft at Brighton Beach, Belmore Basin. Sun Sept 21, 10am-5pm. Percentage of sales donated to charity. Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans fork Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 42837333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Hardie Rubber Factory Reunion: Oct 25, contact Edith 4284 3323. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Apex Club of Wollongong: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 7pm at Master Builders Club. Fundraising, community service and social for women and men ages 18 to 45. Contact Rob 0418 426382. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone Page 44 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Free Contact & Residency Class: A guide to working out issues regarding your children after spearation. For parents and grandparents. Bookings to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Australian Vaccination Network: Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Know your rights. Vaccine information service. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction or injury. Contact Patricia, 4284 6143. Baha'i Community: Information Nights every Friday 7:30 pm, Mangerton. Ph 4229 1503. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Bridge Lessons: Every Saturday at 1.30pm at the Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone Fran Chapman on 4226 1195. Bridge played Wednesday & Friday mornings and Monday evenings. Parents and Carers Together (PACT): Does your baby/child have special needs due to disabilities, chronic illness and /or genetic disorders? Known or Undiagnosed? PACT is a friendship/ support group initiated and run by parents and carers who know and understand. We meet every Wednesday from 12.30pm. Phone 42 627622 or 42 622480. Cancer Patients and Carers Resource Library: Wollongong Hospital Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Centacare: family relationship courses July to September. Ph 4227 1122 for info and bookings. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Support Group meetings 1st Sat monthly 10.30am - 12. 111 Church St Wollongong. Ph 4284 2378 or 4283 1776. Co-dependents Anonymous: A fellowship for men and women seeking healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets Wednesdays 5.30-7pm at Wollongong Congregational Church, cnr Market and Coombs St. Page 45 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Comedy Writing and Ideas: Workshopping Group. Stand Up to Pantomime. Let's talk comedy! Fun group. Meets Saturday afternoons. For information please phone 0415 395 604. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Courthouse Quilters: meet every Thursday at The Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your current project & lunch. Everyone welcome. Cost is $4. Cram Foundation Ladies Auxiliary: bus trip to Sydney warehouses on Sat Sept 27. Cost $20. Phone Lyn 4272 1983. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Drug Arm NSW: looking for caring people to volunteer in the street outreach program. Full training provided. Ph Sheree 4285 6422 or 0411 141 205. Dutch-Australian Choir: For service, health, confidence and friendship. Let our experience coach your gift of song on Fridays at 7.15 pm in the Legacy Hall, 96 Market St, Wollongong. Phone Martin on 4228 5971 or 0412 657 540. Embroiderers Guild: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at TIGS, Powell St entrance. BYO mug. Phone 42625119. English for Life classes: English classes for adults at St.Michaels Anglican Cathedral, corner of Church and Market Streets every Tuesday 10am to 12 noon. Phone 4228 8402 for more details. Fly Fishing: Share enjoyment in the art of fly fishing and tying flies. Illawarra Fly Fishers Club meets 1st Tuesday every month 7:30pm at Collegians, Wollongong. Guests most welcome. Phone 4229 2087. Food-Share Australia: Each month, participants pay $15 and do 2 hours voluntary community service of their choice, for which they receive a package of food & groceries worth around $30. Additional units may be purchased on the same basis. For information about Food-Share registration & food pick up venues, phone Illawarra Co-ordinator Peter Knox on 4225 3334. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Free contact & residency class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation. Incl. parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential, ph 4276 1939. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre, a new, not-for-profit, education and tourism facility. Looking for carpenters, electrical, general handyperson, computers, etc. Phone Volunteering Illawarra on 4225 7812. Gamblers Anonymous: meets Wed and Thurs 7.30pm. Congregational Church real hall, Market St. Ph 4283 6241. Illawarra Amateur Radio Club: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the SES headquarters in Montague St, North Wollongong at 7:30pm. Illawarra Bird Observers Club: Meetings held 2nd Monday of each month in the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, 7.30pm. Many activities. Ph Daryl 4296 1316 or 0427 143 251. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners at 7:30pm Tuesdays. Held in IBA clubroom, Figtree Park. Phone 4267 3699. Illawarra Cancer Patient Support Group: Meets at community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St on 1st Tuesday each month at 10am. Illawarra Chordiality: welcomes men to sing 4 part harmony. Meets Thursdays 7:30pm, back hall, upstairs, Baptist Church in Smith St, Wollongong. Ph Carmel 4228 0536. Page 46 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Peter 4296 5346 or Isobel 4256 3504. Illawarra Complementary Therapists: discussion group meets 1st Monday evening of the month. (FebNov) Ph Cheryl 4285 0422. Illawarra District Orchid Society: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, Market St from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 4227 2917. Illawarra Dog Training Club: Every Saturday from 3pm (except long weekends & Xmas school holidays) JJ Kelly Park, Swan Street, Wollongong. Ph 4226 6932. Illawarra Early Holden Car Club: meets every 2nd Tues of the month 7.30pm at Wests Illawarra. Ph 0419 194 878. Illawarra Festival Chorus: We are a friendly group, recently formed, who sing for pleasure and to bring enjoyment to others. New members very welcome, especially tenor or bass. Ph Louise 4228 9778 or Kerrie 4285 9451. lllawarra Holistic Therapists: discussion group meet 1st Monday evening of the month for discussion and networking. For more info phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Natural Therapists Association: Meet monthly for discussion group, Feb to Nov. Networking, support, and the chance to swap ideas and information. Phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Philatelic Society: meetings held 3rd Friday of month, Wollongong Primary School, Church St. 7.30pm. Illawarra Ramblers Bushwalking Club: Discover our beautiful Illawarra region with our friendly club. Ph John 4227 3928 or Fred 4256 3396. Newcomers welcome. Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club: Meets every Friday morning at 7am at the Novotel Northbeach. International Craft Group: Meets every Thursday 10.30-12.30 in back hall at Wollongong Baptist Church Smith St. All Welcome - Bring a craft - Share a craft - Learn a craft. Phone 4227 2367. International Play Time: for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers, on Wednesdays 10am-12 noon at Wollongong Baptist Church hall, 69 Smith St. Everyone welcome. Ph 4229 1671 to register. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Leukaemia Week: Meet and talk to patients about living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma & other cancers. Wed Sept 17, 2pm at Wollongong Hospital, level 8, block C. Info ph 4253 4570 or 42225472. Lifeline: needs truck drivers to pick up donated goods and other driving jobs. Also general maintenance/handypersons for approx 2 to 8 hrs per week. Ph 4228 0722. Lighthouse Christian Centre: Offers group meetings for confident living, healing for life and kids club dynamics. Ph 4229 9744. Love to sing?: Wollongong Welsh choir offer a warm welcome every Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Market and Church Sts Wollongong. Ph John Jones, 4297 0385. Meditation/Stress Relief: Wednesdays 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall (Cedar Room) Free. Just come or phone 4285 2199. Mental Health Week: launch of Mental Health Week, Tues Oct 7, 10am at Wollongong mall amphitheatre. Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Page 47 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Natural Health Society: Meets Sat Sept 20, 2pm, Wollongong Library Theatrette. Topic is Tibetan Healing Energy, presented by Paul Baker, herbalist and kinesiologist. Members $3, visitors $5. Healthy afternoon tea included. Inquiries phone Shirley 4295 4255. Parent support: and parenting programs for parents of adolescents. Groups in most suburbs. Ph 4271 2606. Parents of Children with a Vision Impairment: Does your child have a vision impairment? Would you like contact with other families facing similar issues? Anyone interested in forming a support group to hold local meetings is invited to contact Catherine on 4271 5978. Peace for the world: Can you spare 5 mins for world peace? Join others in sending peace & good wishes to all those in our world. A community celebration for International Day of Peace. Sun, Sept 21, 2-4pm at amphitheatre. Details ph 4227 2241. Relaxation for Cancer patients: weekly. Contact Evelaine Berry 4229 2755 or 0413 385 759. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. Rotary Club of Wollongong Central: Meets Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Salvation Army Centre, Outside Inn, 16 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Contact John Sandercock Ph 4229 1404. Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Wollongong Division requires volunteers for radio and sea duties. All training provided. Call the membership officer on 4262 1811. Sathya Sai Centre: Devotional singing, study circle, children classes, community service. Meet every Sunday from 8:30am. Contact 4226 1754. Scrabble Club: Meets at Collegians, Wollongong, Thursdays 1-4.30pm and Mondays 7-10.30pm. Phone 4271 5076. Sibling Support Group: for those who have lost a brother or sister, meets 2nd Monday of each month in the Wollongong area from 6.30-8pm. Ph Susanne 0418 646 833 or Donna 0421 418 517. Smith's Hill High School: Annual fundraiser Trivia night, Fri Sept 19, 7pm. $10 per head, tables of 8 welcome. Ph 4229 4266. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. SLASA: Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance has a new community settlement services officer, available at the Migrant Resource Centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Ph 4229 6855. Spanish Lessons for Adults & Children: Migrant Resource Centre each Thurs evening during school term. Call Veronica or Beatriz 4229 6855. Spirituality For Now: Weekly discussion group on making spirituality practical in our daily lives. Phone 4227 2241. Sporting Shooters Association: Meets at Kemblawarra Portuguese Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday each month. Phone 4296 2866. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Tennis Wollongong: Gala dinner to celebrate 75th anniversary. Proceeds will be shared with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Special guest Wally Masur. Raffle for Australian Open Tennis package. Sat Sept 27, 7pm. Portofino Convention Centre, 26 Atchison St. To book or raffle tickets phone Gay 0402 614 167. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. Page 48 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society: meets the 2nd Tue of the month in the SES HQ, Montague St Nth Wollongong at 7.30 pm. The Meditation Space: courses `learn how to meditate' and `positive thinking' No charge. Ph 4227 2241. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au U3A Toastmasters: Meets every Tuesday morning at 10am at the Illawarra Master Builder's Club, Wollongong. Learn to speak confidently. Phone: 4267 3714. Wesley School for Creative Living: Classes $10 per term. Knitting, crochet, cross stitch, leatherwork, Mah Jong, History, current affairs, art, cards, drama, and other types of craft. All ages. Ph 4229 2117, 9.30am-3pm. Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: Meets 4th Wed in Master Builders Club at 1pm. Ph 42297638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Call Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034 for information about our friendly dinner meetings. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Wollongong Horticultural Society Inc: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at The Old Court House, Cnr Marine Drive & Harbour Street, Wollongong at 10am. All welcome. Phone: 4229 6836. Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Police Youth Club: Inviting young people to participate in the many activities held at the club including boxing, boxercise, break dancing, fencing, kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, weights or wrestling. All coaches professionally accredited. Come in and try the vast range of recreational activities for the whole family. Phone 4229 4418. Wollongong Revolve Re-Use Centre: Wollongong's largest garage sale. Donate or buy at low cost preloved or re-usable items including books, furniture, electrical, computer, office, whitegoods, household, bric-a-brac, industry discards, hospital and school equipment and much more. Phone Christian 4226 5233 (330 Keira St, Wollongong). Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Nxt meeting, Sept 29, guest community worker Fran Thompson. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Page 49 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong Youth Centre: Open Day and 10th anniversary celebrations. Free lunch & entertainment incl. belly dancing, drumming & performers night, BBQ. Young ppl 12-24yrs welcome. Thurs Sept 18, 12-8.30pm. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. FIGTREE Figtree Lions Club: Meets at the Figtree Hotel, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for community service and fellowship. Phone 4272 2751. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. MOUNT KEMBLA South Coast Country Music Ass: Country have-a-go night. Learn microphone technique, play an instrument or sing. Wkshp every Wed 6.30-9.30pm. $2, kids free, light supper. Kembla Heights Hall. Sat Sept 13: acoustic/bluegrass night, 7.30pm, $2. Sun Sept 28: family day, line dancing 10am, walk-up jam session 12pm, musical entertainment 1pm. $5.50 non-members, $3.30 members. Ph Gary: 4285 8606. CRINGILA Cringila Children's House: long daycare. Vacancies for children 0-6 yrs. Very reasonable fees and trained staff. Ph 4275 2348. Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities at the Unanderra Community Centre on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for people aged 12-18 years. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc. Ph 4272 5582. Epilepsy Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of month. Unanderra Community Centre. Young Parents Social Group: commences 2/10/03 for parents under 24 yrs. Free childminding. Gentle Exercises: Thursday 1-2pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Ph: 42712213. Aglow Wollongong: meets Mon Sept 22 at Unanderra Community Centre, 10am. Cost $5, includes morning tea. Ph 4227 2982. Unanderra Community Centre: Computer classes, epilepsy support group 1st Mon each month, gentle exercise Thursdays 1-2pm. Ph 4271 2213 Drama classes: Held on Sat mornings for young people 8-11 years (9:30am to 10:30am) and 12-18 years (10:30am to 11:30am) at the Unanderra Community Centre. Cost $6 per person. Phone 4272 5582. Illawarra Computer Enthusiasts Club: Meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Phone Bodo on 4284 8754 or Ron on 4225 1531. Illawarra Machine Knitters: Meet at rear of Unanderra Community Hall on first Friday of each month from 10.30am and first Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Share patterns and information and learn from demonstrations. Cost $3.50. Contact Dianne on 4285 1422. Page 50 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Manna House: share a meal of soup, toasted sandwiches and cakes every Thurs 5pm-7pm at the Girl Guides Hall, Unanderra Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Royal Life Saving Society: has senior first aid (Workcover aprvd) courses in Unanderra every month. Ph 4272 6131 Trivia Night: fundraising event for Unanderra community centre. Make a table of 8. At centre, Sept 26, 7pm. Cost $5 each, BYO nibbles and BYOG. Book before Sept 19. Phone 42712213. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. Unanderra Community Centre: offers gentle exercise, computer classes, epilepsy group. Ph 4271 2213. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Community Centre: Child's Play group Tuesdays. Pottery classes, and writers group. Ph Jenny 4276 3433 Volunteer Coast Guard: Seeking volunteers 18 years and older to join the Association as regular members. No previous experience is required. Suitable volunteers will be trained in first aid, marine radio procedures and basic seamanship. Phone 4284 8822 or visit http://www.coastguard.com.au Country Womens Assoc: Port Kembla Branch meets 1pm on 3rd Tues each month, Allan St. Craft, friendship, social outings. New members welcome. Ph Rita 4256 4734. KAMI-O Magazine: Get published in a real magazine! Writing, artwork, layout, photography and more. Ages 12 to 18. Join the group on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 5pm at the Youth Project at Port Kembla Community Centre. Ph Clementina on 4276 1229. Motor Neurone Support Group: meet 2nd Tues of month. Listen to various therapies & those experiencing disease & gain useful ideas to cope. Tea & coffee. Activities room, Port Kembla Hospital, 10am-12pm. Ph Lesley or Pam: 4223 8000. Port Kembla Youth Project: looking for young women, 16-18yrs interested in scriptwriting & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary for young women to express their creativity & thoughts on issues surrounding young women today. Ph 4276 1229 on Mondays. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. New members would be warmly welcomed. Enquiries Marion 42742851. Port Kembla Returned and Services League: Sub-branch monthly meeting on the 4th Wed of each month. All ex-service personnel from navy, army and air force are welcome. Port Kembla View Club: monthly dinner Tues Oct 7 at Port Kembla Leagues Club, 7pm. Guest speaker Marnie Jones about American traditions and Thanksgiving. Guests warmly welcome. Cost $17. WARRAWONG English Classes: For adults. Warrawong Anglican Church Cottage, First Ave. Mon & Wed 9.30am11.30am during school term. $20 per term. Ph 4228 8402. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. Illawarra Dental Health Action Group: meets fourth Thurs of the month at the Division of Population Health and Planning, suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St. Ph 4271 2552 or 4271 7627. Playgroup for Children 0-5 Years: Kids Time is a time for parents and their children at the Diana Page 51 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Princess of Wales Children's Family Centre, 13 Greene St on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs (10am-1pm). Ph Kathy 4275 8575. Illawarra Consumers Oral/Dental Health Group: Meets 4th Thurs of month, at Division of Population Health and Planning, Suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St Warrawong. Residents and Consumers welcome. Warrawong Community Centre: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Glass painting Wednesday 10am to 1pm. KIaW Youth Project - young people welcome 12 to 18 years on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 -6pm. Phone 4275 1875. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Illawarra Toy Library: Educational toys from newborn to seven year olds. Open Tues, Weds and Thurs (9am-3.30pm). 434 Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley. Ph 4272 1178. Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Barnardos South Coast: Before and after school care and vacation care at Berkeley Public School for five to 12 year-olds. Phone 4275 8575. Berkeley Combined Pensioners: Craft and social Mondays from 10am. Friendly bingo on Wednesday and Friday 10am. Fun Friday every month. Phone 4271 5143. Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. Berkeley Walkers: Walking group for all ages. Meets every Tuesday in front of Berkeley Medical Centre at 9am. Phone 4274 0281. Keep Young and Fit Classes: Exercise and tap for mixed adults, pensioners, etc at PCYC Lake Illawarra. Phone 4296 4448. DAPTO Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: enjoy freshly brewed coffee, read a magazine or the paper, or join in on a card or board games or play pool or fuse ball with new or old friends. Coffee Afternoons are every Thursday 12.30-2.30pm. Also vacancies in patchwork & quilting, word burning, folk art and creative craft classes. Phone Lucy 4262 1919. Dapto View Club: Monthly meeting & luncheon Thurs Sept 18 at Dapto Leagues Club. Guest speaker Neil Bryant - self defence. All proceeds to Smith Family. Bookings phone Kath 42616025. Dapto CWA: Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Dapto Uniting Church Hall. Everyone welcome. For details, phone Mavis on 4261 1027. Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, oiutings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto & District Heritage Society: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7.30pm. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group Page 52 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto Poultry Club: Welcomes fanciers of all ages. Regular monthly meetings at Dapto Showground every 2nd Wed of the month 7.30pm in the poultry pavillion. All fanciers welcome including waterfowl. Ph 42614748. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Housie: Every Wednesday at the bingo factory at Kembla Grange 10.30am-12.30pm. For Dapto Junior Rugby League injured players fund. Illawarra Canoe Club: holds learn to kayak and training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Ph 4262 7221. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Koonawarra Youth Project: Drop in Mon - Fri 4.30pm to 7.45pm. Indoor soccer, basketball, pool, volley ball, indoor cricket, board games, music, etc. arts & crafts Wed 6pm-8pm. Video supper night alt. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. Ph 4262 1005. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. Leisure Coast Orchid Society: meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Hwy, Dapto, at 7.30pm. Ph 4237 7171. Marshall Mount Old Time Dance: Sat Sept 27, Oct 11, 8-12pm. Marshall Mount Road via Dapto. Cost $7 adults, $2 children. Mental Health Week: Around the Twist 60s theme dance at Ribbonwood Centre, Oct 10, 7.30pm. Entertainment by Taildraggers. Details ph Fay 4295 2302. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra: Meets at 7.30pm 4th Wednesday of each month. St Aidan's Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd Dapto. Phone 4262 7675. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Has pilates, fitball, body sculpture, jazzercise, kickboxing, Wollongong lace group, playgroup, craft classes, women's group and creative memories. Phone 4261 6161. ALBION PARK Australian Air League Illawarra Boys Squadron: Boys 8 years and up interested in aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping. Meet at Albion Park Scout hall at Albion Park Show Ground on Thurs (7-9pm). Ph Michael 0419992332. Amputee support group: for amputees, families and friends. Meet 2nd Sat each month, APR Community Centre, 10am. 1st Albion Park Scouts: meeting at Station St Albion Park Rail. Ages 6-14 yrs. Open to boys and girls. Albion Park Scout Disco: Fri Sept 26, 7-9pm. Scout Hall, Station St. Canteen open, well supervised. Strictly ages 6-12yrs. Cost $3. Ph 4257 0243. Al Anon: Albion Park Rail meets Sat 2.30pm at Community centre, Ash Ave. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park Guides: are looking for girls aged 5 to 15 years who are wanting to have adventures, try new things, help the community they live in, and make new friends. Ph Melanie 4257 6021. Page 53 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Albion Park Home and Community Care Centre: Volunteering opportunities available in Shellharbour for people interested in working with the frail aged or disabled. Phone Ken on 4256 3749. Albion Park Rail Jumping Joeys Playgroup: meets Tues (10am-12noon) for craft, singing, toys, stories for 0-5 year olds in a relaxed and friendly environment, Uniting Church, cnr Princes Hwy & Creamery Rd. Ph Lissa 42569291. CWA Evening Branch: Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm in the Staff Room, Albion Park Primary School. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Ph Kerry 4257 1076. Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Foodshare Albion Park: 2 hours of community work and $15 gets you a box of fresh food worth over $30. Contact Neil on 4257 3342 or Maria on 4256 6407. Woodcarving: Sydney Woodcarving Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Artsmart Craft Centre (near Childcare Centre), Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail, 9.30-1.30. Ph Sandra 4234 1545. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684. OAK FLATS Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 4257 8173 or Ron on 4295 1431. Lutheran Church Spring Fair: Cakes, bric-a-brac, jumping castle etc. Sat Sept 20, 9am, 1 Hopetown St. Dancing: Free lessons and social dance at Oak Flats Bowling Club on the third Sat of the month. Old time and Latin. Live band. Lessons from 7pm to 8pm and then dance until 11pm. Phone 4284 2480. Illawarra Social Group: Picnic from Lakeview Hotel beer garden at Oak Flats, each Saturday at 1pm. All singles are invited to make new friends. Meetings are each Thursday at 7pm. Phone Reg on 0403284615 or 42560077 for details. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. WARILLA Arthritis Foundation: meets 3rd Thurs of month, 1.30pm in auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Ph 4272 6678. Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Are you over 40 years young?: Or are you looking to change work or are unemployed? To use our free services of networking, resume preparation, interview skills, drop into Office 5 number 4 George St, Warilla or ph 4297 3788. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Neighbourhood Centre: Each Friday free legal aid. Ph 4296 3433. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, 1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Page 54 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Warilla Shellharbour Arthritis Foundation: Meets at 1.30pm third Thurs of month. Auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Women's Health Centre: Counselling services. Free, friendly and confidential - service for women only, staffed by women only. Lesbian-specific services available. Also Self Esteem Group, Womens Action Arts Group, Women-only Addiction Support Group, Community Garden Project. Ph 4296 7077. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Girl Guides: new unit for younger girls aged 4-6 years on Thursday afternoons. Vacancies in other units for girls aged 7-10 and 10-14 years. Contact 42 962632 or 42 377851. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Rotary Club of Shellharbour: meets Wed nights, 6.15pm at the Shbr Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Blackbutt Parent's Support Group: Support group for families, initiated and driven by parents and carers, aimed at improving coping skills. All parents welcome. Held at Blackbutt Youth Centre. Phone 4295 3820 or 4271 2606. Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. Laughter Club of Shellharbour: Meets Saturdays at 9.30am for 30 min session. Free and therapeutic. Meet at Shellharbour Reserve, near the pool. Phone Anne on 4257 5110 or 0407 211 525. Mental Health Week: Family Fun Day at Lake Illawarra Foreshore on Sat Oct 11. Details phone Fay 4295 2302. National Women's Register Illawarra Group: An international non-political discussion group. Meet last Friday of the month. Visitors welcome. Phone 4296 2001 or 4297 0070. PCYC Under 18s disco: Sun Sept 28, 6-9.30pm, at Shellharbour Workers Club. Cost $7 members, $11 non-members or $12 on night. Buy tickets at Workers Club or Lake Illawarra PCYC. Glow sticks $3. Details ph 4296 4448. Rotary Club of Shellharbour: Meets Wednesday nights 6.15pm at the Shellharbour Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Shellharbour Christian Surfers: Social Surf/ Breakfast BBQ. 1st Sat of month. North Shellharbour Beach from 7am. Phone Alex on 4256 8880. Shellharbour Girl Guides: For girls aged 7-14 and women who enjoy the challenge of leadership and community involvement. Phone 4296 2632. Shellharbour View Club: Monthly meetings and luncheons on 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am in the Sapphire Room, Warilla Bowling Club. Phone Bev on 4295 5716. Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Page 55 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Tues 9.30-11.30, for 0-5yrs. Salvation Army Hall, Barraqck Hts. Cnr Leawarra/Ulster St. Just turn up, or phone 0402 912 913. U3A Shellharbour: U3A provides seniors with a chance to continue to learn, laugh and lead an active and stimulating older life. Contact Lorraine on 4257 9036. KIAMA Kiama Bridge Club: meets Fri (9.30am) at the Kiama Community Centre, and Tues & Thurs (1.15pm) at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents whose child has died, meeting 3rd Wed each month at Kiama Hospital. Ph Joan 4232 1642. Kiama & District Arts Council: meets on the third Thurs of the month at Kiama Leagues Club (5pm). Next meet Sep 19. Ph 4232 1646. Kiama Art Society: 25th annual exhibition, Wed Oct 1, 8pm, Kiama Leagues Club. Kiama Toastmasters: meets at Kiama Leagues Club on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ph Annette on 42 377371. Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, 11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph 4232 3550. Homework Study Assistance Program: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Meehan Drive. Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. Illawarra Rose Society: September meeting Sat Sept 27, 1pm. At Kiama Community Centre. Guest speaker Peter Eisenhuth will show how to present award winning roses. Join for afternoon tea, bring `n' buy stall, extensive library and advice. Document ILM0000020030915dz9f0003q

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Monday Magazine From Helensburgh To Kiama, Your Billboard 8,929 words 13 October 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 50 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. HELENSBURGH -- Helensburgh Girl Guides: Raise the Roof Trivia Night at Helensburgh Workmens Club on Oct 18 at 7pm. Tables of 8. Ph 4294 1070 or 4294 3756. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. Stanwell Park CWA Market Day: Sun Nov 16 at Northern Reserve, Stanwell Park. Stall bookings available. Ph Elaine 4294 1257 or Lin 4294 1750. COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. Coledale Oysters: Winter swimming club invite new and existing members to swim at Coledale Pool, 9:30am. AUSTINMER Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. Red Cross Personal Support Volunteers: All trained volunteers in the Helensburgh and Illawarra area are invited to attend the next meeting/workshop for Personal Support Volunteers. Helensburgh Workers Club on Oct 1 from 7.30pm. THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmasters Club: Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month. 7:30 to 9:30 pm Railway Institute Hall, Railway Parade. Ph 4267 3714 Thirroul VIEW Club: next meeting at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club on Oct 1 at 10.30am. Ph Christine 4285 7277. Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph Page 57 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. Hardie Rubber Factory reunion: Oct 25. Contact Edith Robertson, ph 42843323. BULLI Op Shop: Church Hall Cnr Point St and Princes Hwy Friday 17th Oct 9am-2pm. Bulli Branch Country Women's Association: Holds meetings on the third Tues of each month at the Woonona Salvation Army Hall from 10am. Ph 4267 3171. Parents Unplugged: air your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young children. Meets Thurs (upstairs) at the Bulli Resource Centre (11.30am-1.30pm) or (7.30-9.30pm). Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 42834866. Bulli Resource Centre: Healty Living Group running a free Living Workshop on Oct 21 (call Meranda 0403771915). Meditation group meets every Mon from 6-9pm (call Kerry Anne 4283 2073). Craft group meets every Mon from 10am-12noon. A Reader's Group commencing soon (call Elizabeth (4284 7006). English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Playgroup Vacancies: at Uniting Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon. Secure play area. All carers welcome. Bring morning tea to share. $2 per family. Ph 4267 1444 Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Anglicare Chesalon: Nursing Home Fete Sat 18 Oct 10am-2pm. 20 Alice St. Woonona High School: Yr 10 - 1983. A 20-year reunion for the class of 1983 will be held on Saturday 15 November 2003. For details contact Cindy Harrison(Price) on 02 4283 2008 or Michelle Benten(Gleaves) on 02 4284 7494 or email cindlou@vtown.com.au Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. NSW Arthritis Foundation Woonona-Bulli Branch: meets first Wed of the month from 10am. Guest speaker Michelle Doughty on the Stroke Unit. Meet at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Page 58 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Woonona-Bulli Branch of the NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at the WoononaBulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Oct 1 at 10am. Speaker Michelle Doughty of the Stroke Unit. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona/Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 9am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Corrimal Bubs Playgroup: meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Older Women Network: inviting older women who are new to the area, or are interested in issues affecting them, or who just want to socialise. Fortnightly meetings at Corrimal Commnity Centre on Thurs (10.30am). Ph 4229 3219. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Seniors for Friendship & Fun: Congregational Hall, 8 Carters Lane. Craft on Tues (10am-12noon), A Time for Learning Sencare on Thurs (10am-1pm). Page 59 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Campus East main building, Cowper St Fairy Meadow 7am-8.30 am. Ph Ann on 4274 9155. Fairy Meadow/Wollongong Red Cross: Next Meeting Wed 22 Oct at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St. 9.30am followed by musical presentation and morning tea at 11am. Ph 4229 9429 Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE The Balgownie War Memorial Trust: organising a bus (shopping) trip to various warehouses in Sydney on Saturday, October 25. Cost $20 per person incl morning tea. Bookings Ph 4285 3225 Learn to spin: or refresh your memory with a happy, relaxed small group of ladies who meet at Balgownie Community Hall CWA room on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month. Ph Pat McKenzie 4228 5156. Balgownie Heritage School Museum: insight into the social and working life of everyday people in Balgownie from 1800s. Open first Sun of the month (1-4pm). Balgownie Village Playgroup: Welcomes new members ages 0-6 years. Phone Peter on 4284 0368. Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. Get Fit For Free: Active over 50s gentle exercise class, Fridays during school terms 1pm-2pm, Balgownie Village Community Centre. Phone 4283 3499. South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. Keiraville Playgroup: vacancies on Thurs 10am-12noon. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Page 60 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG City of Wollongong Eisteddfod Inc: AGM held at 30 Church St Wollongong on October 23 at 7.30pm. Ph 4268 4252 NSW Justices Assoc: Monthly meeting Tues 21 Oct, 7.30pm. Old Court House Cnr Cliff Rd and Harbour St. Ph 4261 7333 Wollongong Highland Games and Pipe Band Contest: at the Dapto Showground Saturday 18 October 2003 from 9am to 3.30pm. Illawarra WIRES: is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, October 25 to raise funds for its work helping native animals. Illawarra Master Builders Club from 7.30pm. Cost is $10 a head for tables of 8 people. Lots of fun and prize giveaways. To book, call Carmen on 4272 3333. Womens conference: Loving life when Reality bites. Guest speaker Chris Pringle 18 Oct, 9:30am-4pm, Gateway City Church 2 Victoria Street, Wollongong. Ph: 4226 4466 Cost: $15.00 Parents Surviving Teenagers: Course run by UNIFAM. Ph 4229 9863 Natural Health Society: Meets Sat 18 Oct, 2pm at the Wollongong Library Theatrette. Members $3, visitors $5. Helathy afternoon tea incl. Ph Shirley 4295 4255 Doll and Bear Fair: Sun 26 Oct Wollongong Town Hall 10am-4pm. A$5, C$2. Fellowship of First Fleeters: South Coast Chapter meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Contact 4257 5575. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Contact Roger 4229 5821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Friendly dinner meetings. Ph Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra Inc: meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wed of each month at St Aidans Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd, Dapto. Ph 42627675. Display Day on Oct from 9am-3pm. Australian Vaccination Network Wollongong Branch: vaccine information service - know your rights. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction, or injury. Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Ph Patricia 4284-6143. Society for Creative Anachronism: mediaeval arts and crafts Tuesday evenings and combat Wednesday evenings at the University of Wollongong. Ph Greg 0409 393 004. Menopause information and support group: New group starts in October at Illawarra Women's Health Centre. For women who want to know more about options regarding menopause and keeping themselves healthy. Ph 4296 7077. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Ph Matt 4268 0617 or e-mail to guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Page 61 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Northern Illawarra Men's Group: Men meeting every fortnight on Tuesday at 8pm to discuss issues in our lives. Supportive, friendly and confidential. Members needed. Ring Andrew on 42838440. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc. Meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Contact Matt on 02 4268 0617 e-mail guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Sub Branch: welcomes returned service personnel and their families between 10am and 3pm Mon/Tue/Fri for information on meetings, welfare and services. Ph 4272 5884 or email vaaill@fishinternet.com.au Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation, including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 42764241. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Illawarra Battlegamers: playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc at Coniston Hotel (upstairs), meets from 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph 0417223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans fork Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Hardie Rubber Factory Reunion: Oct 25, contact Edith 4284 3323. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 42837333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Apex Club of Wollongong: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 7pm at Master Builders Club. Fundraising, community service and social for women and men ages 18 to 45. Contact Rob 0418 426382. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone 4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Page 62 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Free Contact & Residency Class: A guide to working out issues regarding your children after spearation. For parents and grandparents. Bookings to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Baha'i Community: Information Nights every Friday 7:30 pm, Mangerton. Ph 4229 1503. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Bridge Lessons: Every Saturday at 1.30pm at the Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone Fran Chapman on 4226 1195. Bridge played Wednesday & Friday mornings and Monday evenings. Parents and Carers Together (PACT): Does your baby/child have special needs due to disabilities, chronic illness and /or genetic disorders? Known or Undiagnosed? PACT is a friendship/ support group initiated and run by parents and carers who know and understand. Meet every Wednesday from 12.30pm. Phone 42 627622 or 42 622480. Cancer Council's Relay for life: Sat 22nd to Sun 23rd November Beaton Park Enquiries 4225 3660 ww w.ca ncer cou ncil. com .au Cancer Patients and Carers Resource Library: Wollongong Hospital Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Support Group meetings 1st Sat monthly 10.30am - 12. 111 Church St Wollongong. Ph 4284 2378 or 4283 1776. Co-dependents Anonymous: A fellowship for men and women seeking healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets Wednesdays 5.30-7pm at Wollongong Congregational Church, cnr Market and Coombs St. Comedy Writing and Ideas: Workshopping Group. Stand Up to Pantomime. Let's talk comedy! Fun group. Meets Saturday afternoons. For information please phone 0415 395 604. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Courthouse Quilters: meet every Thursday at The Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your current project & lunch. Everyone welcome. Cost is $4. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Page 63 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Drug Arm NSW: looking for caring people to volunteer in the street outreach program. Full training provided. Ph Sheree 4285 6422 or 0411 141 205. Dutch-Australian Choir: For service, health, confidence and friendship. Let our experience coach your gift of song on Fridays at 7.15 pm in the Legacy Hall, 96 Market St, Wollongong. Phone Martin on 4228 5971 or 0412 657 540. Embroiderers Guild: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at TIGS, Powell St entrance. BYO mug. Phone 42625119. Fly Fishing: Share enjoyment in the art of fly fishing and tying flies. Illawarra Fly Fishers Club meets 1st Tuesday every month 7:30pm at Collegians, Wollongong. Guests most welcome. Phone 4229 2087. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Free contact & residency class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation. Incl. parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential, ph 4276 1939. Gamblers Anonymous: meets Wed and Thurs 7.30pm. Congregational Church real hall, Market St. Ph 4283 6241. Illawarra Amateur Radio Club: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the SES headquarters in Montague St, North Wollongong at 7:30pm. Illawarra Cancer Patient Support Group: Meets at community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St on 1st Tuesday each month at 10am. Illawarra Bird Observers Club: Meetings held 2nd Monday of each month in the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, 7.30pm. Many activities. Ph Daryl 4296 1316 or 0427 143 251. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners at 7:30pm Tuesdays. Held in IBA clubroom, Figtree Park. Phone 4267 3699. Illawarra Chordiality: welcomes men to sing 4 part harmony. Meets Thursdays 7:30pm, back hall, upstairs, Baptist Church in Smith St, Wollongong. Ph Carmel 4228 0536. Illawarra Complementary Therapists: discussion group meets 1st Monday evening of the month. (FebNov) Ph Cheryl 4285 0422. Illawarra District Orchid Society: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, Market St from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 4227 2917. Illawarra Dog Training Club: Every Saturday from 3pm (except long weekends & Xmas school holidays) JJ Kelly Park, Swan Street, Wollongong. Ph 4226 6932. Illawarra Philatelic Society: meetings held 3rd Friday of month, Wollongong Primary School, Church St. 7.30pm. Illawarra Early Holden Car Club: meets every 2nd Tues of the month 7.30pm at Wests Illawarra. Ph 0419 194 878. Illawarra Festival Chorus: We are a friendly group, recently formed, who sing for pleasure and to bring enjoyment to others. New members very welcome, especially tenor or bass. Ph Louise 4228 9778 or Kerrie 4285 9451. Illawarra Natural Therapists Association: Meet monthly for discussion group, Feb to Nov. Networking, support, and the chance to swap ideas and information. Phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Ramblers Bushwalking Club: Discover our beautiful Illawarra region with our friendly club. Ph John 4227 3928 or Fred 4256 3396. Newcomers welcome. Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club: Meets every Friday morning at 7am at the Novotel Northbeach. Page 64 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

International Craft Group: Meets every Thursday 10.30-12.30 in back hall at Wollongong Baptist Church Smith St. All Welcome - Bring a craft - Share a craft - Learn a craft. Phone 4227 2367. International Play Time: for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers, on Wednesdays 10am-12 noon at Wollongong Baptist Church hall, 69 Smith St. Everyone welcome. Ph 4229 1671 to register. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Lifeline: needs truck drivers to pick up donated goods and other driving jobs. Also general maintenance/handypersons for approx 2 to 8 hrs per week. Ph 4228 0722. Lighthouse Christian Centre: Offers group meetings for confident living, healing for life and kids club dynamics. Ph 4229 9744. Love to sing?: Wollongong Welsh choir offers a warm welcome every Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Market and Church Sts Wollongong. Ph John Jones, 4297 0385. Meditation/Stress Relief: Wednesdays 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall (Cedar Room) Free. Just come or phone 4285 2199. Northern Illawarra Men's Group: Men meeting every fortnight on Tuesday at 8pm to discuss issues in our lives. Supportive, friendly and confidential. Members needed. Ring Andrew on 42838440. Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Marianne 4271 4475 Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Parent support: and parenting programs for parents of adolescents. Groups in most suburbs. Ph 4271 2606. Parents of Children with a Vision Impairment: Does your child have a vision impairment? Would you like contact with other families facing similar issues? Anyone interested in forming a support group to hold local meetings is invited to contact Catherine on 4271 5978. Relaxation for Cancer patients: weekly. Contact Evelaine Berry 4229 2755 or 0413 385 759. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. Rotary Club of Wollongong Central: Meets Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Salvation Army Centre, Outside Inn, 16 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Contact John Sandercock Ph 4229 1404. Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Wollongong Division requires volunteers for radio and sea duties. All training provided. Call the membership officer on 4262 1811. Sathya Sai Centre: Devotional singing, study circle, children classes, community service. Meet every Sunday from 8:30am. Contact 4226 1754. Scrabble Club: Meets at Collegians, Wollongong, Thursdays 1-4.30pm and Mondays 7-10.30pm. Phone 4271 5076. Sibling Support Group: for those who have lost a brother or sister, meets 2nd Monday of each month in the Wollongong area from 6.30-8pm. Ph Susanne 0418 646 833 or Donna 0421 418 517. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. SLASA: Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance has a new community settlement services officer, available at the Migrant Resource Centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Page 65 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Ph 4229 6855. Spanish Lessons for Adults & Children: Migrant Resource Centre each Thurs evening during school term. Call Veronica or Beatriz 4229 6855. Spirituality For Now: Weekly discussion group on making spirituality practical in our daily lives. Phone 4227 2241. Sporting Shooters Association: Meets at Kemblawarra Portuguese Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday each month. Phone 4296 2866. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society: meets the 2nd Tue of the month in the SES HQ, Montague St Nth Wollongong at 7.30 pm. The Meditation Space: courses `learn how to meditate' and `positive thinking' No charge. Ph 4227 2241. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Call Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034 for information about our friendly dinner meetings. Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Wollongong Horticultural Society Inc: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at The Old Court House, Cnr Marine Drive & Harbour Street, Wollongong at 10am. All welcome. Phone: 4229 6836. Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Police Youth Club: Inviting young people to participate in the many activities held at the club including boxing, boxercise, break dancing, fencing, kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, weights or wrestling. All coaches professionally accredited. Come in and try the vast range of recreational activities for the whole family. Phone 4229 4418. Wollongong Revolve Re-Use Centre: Wollongong's largest garage sale. Donate or buy at low cost preloved or re-usable items including books, furniture, electrical, computer, office, whitegoods, household, bric-a-brac, industry discards, hospital and school equipment and much more. Phone Christian 4226 5233 (330 Keira St, Wollongong). Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 Page 66 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. Uni. Alumni Bookshop: now reopened in a cottage 119 Northfields Ave. Nth. W'gong. Open Every Sat/Sun 1-5pm and every Tues. 10am-2pm. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. U3A Toastmasters Club: Meets Tuesday from 10 to 12 noon. Master Builders Club (Oasis Room) Ph 4267 3714 FIGTREE Figtree Lions Club: Meets at the Figtree Hotel, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for community service and fellowship. Phone 4272 2751. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. CRINGILA Cringila Children's House: long daycare. Vacancies for children 0-6 yrs. Very reasonable fees and trained staff. Ph 4275 2348. Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities at the Unanderra Community Centre on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for people aged 12-18 years. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc. Ph 4272 5582. Epilepsy Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of month. Unanderra Community Centre. Gentle Exercises: Thursday 1-2pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Ph: 42712213. Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Unanderra Community Centre: Computer classes, epilepsy support group 1st Mon each month, gentle exercise Thursdays 1-2pm. Ph 4271 2213 Drama classes: Held on Sat mornings for young people 8-11 years (9:30am to 10:30am) and 12-18 years (10:30am to 11:30am) at the Unanderra Community Centre. Cost $6 per person. Phone 4272 5582. Illawarra Computer Enthusiasts Club: Meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Phone Bodo on 4284 8754 or Ron on 4225 1531. Illawarra Machine Knitters: Meet at rear of Unanderra Community Hall on first Friday of each month from 10.30am and first Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Share patterns and information and learn from Page 67 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

demonstrations. Cost $3.50. Contact Dianne on 4285 1422. Manna House: share a meal of soup, toasted sandwiches and cakes every Thurs 5pm-7pm at the Girl Guides Hall, Unanderra Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Royal Life Saving Society: has senior first aid (Workcover aprvd) courses in Unanderra every month. Ph 4272 6131. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. Unanderra Community Centre: offers gentle exercise, computer classes, epilepsy group. Ph 4271 2213. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School: class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Community Centre: Child's Play group Tuesdays. Pottery classes, and writers group. Ph Jenny 4276 3433. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. Enquiries Marion 42742851 Volunteer Coast Guard: Seeking volunteers 18 years and older to join the Association as regular members. No previous experience is required. Suitable volunteers will be trained in first aid, marine radio procedures and basic seamanship. Phone 4284 8822 or visit http://www.coastguard.com.au Country Womens Assoc: Port Kembla Branch meets 1pm on 3rd Tues each month, Allan St. Craft, friendship, social outings. New members welcome. Ph Rita 4256 4734. Motor Neurone Support Group: meet 2nd Tues of month. Listen to various therapies & those experiencing disease & gain useful ideas to cope. Tea & coffee. Activities room, Port Kembla Hospital, 10am-12pm. Ph Lesley or Pam: 4223 8000. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: is a women's chorus singing 4-part close harmony barbershop style. Open rehearsals every Wednesday night, from 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL Club. New members and visitors always welcome. Contact Helen : 4297 7620 Port Kembla Youth Project: looking for young women, 16-18yrs interested in scriptwriting & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary for young women to express their creativity & thoughts on issues surrounding young women today. Ph 4276 1229 on Mondays. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. New members would be warmly welcomed. Enquiries Marion 42742851. Port Kembla Returned and Services League: Sub-branch monthly meeting on the 4th Wed of each month. All ex-service personnel from navy, army and air force are welcome. WARRAWONG English Classes: For adults. Warrawong Anglican Church Cottage, First Ave. Mon & Wed 9.30am11.30am during school term. $20 per term. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Dental Health Action Group: meets fourth Thurs of the month at the Division of Population Health and Planning, suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St. Ph 4271 2552 or 4271 7627. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. The Spiritualist Church of Serenity: meets the first Sunday of each month at Warrawong Community Centre at 2.30pm. Phone Dorothy 4296 2404. Page 68 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Playgroup for Children 0-5 Years: Kids Time is a time for parents and their children at the Diana Princess of Wales Children's Family Centre, 13 Greene St on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs (10am-1pm). Ph Kathy 4275 8575. Illawarra Consumers Oral/Dental Health Group: Meets 4th Thurs of month, at Division of Population Health and Planning, Suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St Warrawong. Residents and Consumers welcome. Warrawong Community Centre: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Glass painting Wednesday 10am to 1pm. KIaW Youth Project - young people welcome 12 to 18 years on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 -6pm. Phone 4275 1875. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Barnardos South Coast: Before and after school care and vacation care at Berkeley Public School for five to 12 year-olds. Phone 4275 8575. Berkeley Combined Pensioners: Craft and social Mondays from 10am. Friendly bingo on Wednesday and Friday 10am. Fun Friday every month. Phone 4271 5143. Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. Berkeley Walkers: Walking group for all ages. Meets every Tuesday in front of Berkeley Medical Centre at 9am. Phone 4274 0281. Keep Young and Fit Classes: Exercise and tap for mixed adults, pensioners, etc at PCYC Lake Illawarra. Phone 4296 4448. DAPTO Dapto View Club: Monthly meeting Thurs 16 October. Dapto Leagues Club. Ph Kath 4261 6025 Illawarra Lapidary Club: Annual Exhibition, Nov 1-2, 2003 from 9-5 on Sat and 9-4 on Sun at Heininger House, 109 Princes Hwy Dapto Part of the Ribbbonwood centre Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: enjoy freshly brewed coffee, read a magazine or the paper, or join in on a card or board games or play pool or fuse ball with new or old friends. Coffee Afternoons are every Thursday 12.30-2.30pm. Also vacancies in patchwork & quilting, word burning, folk art and creative craft classes. Phone Lucy 4262 1919. Dapto CWA: Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Dapto Uniting Church Hall. Everyone welcome. For details, phone Mavis on 4261 1027. Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, outings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto & District Heritage Society: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7.30pm. West Dapto Page 69 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Neighbourhood Centre. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto Poultry Club: Welcomes fanciers of all ages. Regular monthly meetings at Dapto Showground every 2nd Wed of the month 7.30pm in the poultry pavillion. All fanciers welcome including waterfowl. Ph 42614748. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Housie: Every Wednesday at the bingo factory at Kembla Grange 10.30am-12.30pm. For Dapto Junior Rugby League injured players fund. Illawarra Canoe Club: holds learn to kayak and training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Ph 4262 7221. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Horsley Turning Point: meets Sunday evenings in the West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. We are a Christian church who welcomes everyone looking for meaning and direction in life. Contact David on 0412 404 938. Koonawarra Youth Project: Drop in Mon - Fri 4.30pm to 7.45pm. Indoor soccer, basketball, pool, volley ball, indoor cricket, board games, music, etc. arts & crafts Wed 6pm-8pm. Video supper night alt. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. Ph 4262 1005. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. Leisure Coast Orchid Society: meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Hwy, Dapto, at 7.30pm. Ph 4237 7171. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra: Meets at 7.30pm 4th Wednesday of each month. St Aidan's Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd Dapto. Phone 4262 7675. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Has pilates, fitball, body sculpture, jazzercise, kickboxing, Wollongong lace group, playgroup, craft classes, women's group and creative memories. Phone 4261 6161. ALBION PARK Australian Air League Illawarra Boys Squadron: Boys 8 years and up interested in aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping. Meet at Albion Park Scout hall at Albion Park Show Ground on Thurs (7-9pm). Ph Michael 0419992332. Albion Park RSL Sub Branch: meets first Wed of the month at Albion Park RSL Club from 7pm. Ex Service men and women or currently serving regular or part time service personnel welcome to attend. Ph 4256 2072. Amputee support group: for amputees, families and friends. Meet 2nd Sat each month, APR Community Centre, 10am. 1st Albion Park Scouts: meeting at Station St Albion Park Rail. Ages 6-14 yrs. Open to boys and girls. Al Anon: Albion Park Rail meets Sat 2.30pm at Community centre, Ash Ave. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park Guides: are looking for girls aged 5 to 15 years who are wanting to have adventures, try new things, help the community they live in, and make new friends. Ph Melanie 4257 6021. Page 70 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Albion Park Home and Community Care Centre: Volunteering opportunities available in Shellharbour for people interested in working with the frail aged or disabled. Phone Ken on 4256 3749. Albion Park Rail Jumping Joeys Playgroup: meets Tues (10am-12noon) for craft, singing, toys, stories for 0-5 year olds in a relaxed and friendly environment, Uniting Church, cnr Princes Hwy & Creamery Rd. Ph Lissa 42569291. CWA Evening Branch: Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm in the Staff Room, Albion Park Primary School. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Ph Kerry 4257 1076. Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Woodcarving: Sydney Woodcarving Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Artsmart Craft Centre (near Childcare Centre), Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail, 9.30-1.30. Ph Sandra 4234 1545. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684. OAK FLATS Oak Flats Garden Club: Annual Spring Festival Sat 18 Oct 9am-1pm at Oak Flats Neighbourhood Centre. 4296 6518 Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 4257 8173 or Ron on 4295 1431. Dancing: Free lessons and social dance at Oak Flats Bowling Club on the third Sat of the month. Old time and Latin. Live band. Lessons from 7pm to 8pm and then dance until 11pm. Phone 4284 2480. Illawarra Social Group: Picnic from Lakeview Hotel beer garden at Oak Flats, each Saturday at 1pm. All singles are invited to make new friends. Meetings are each Thursday at 7pm. Phone Reg on 0403284615 or 42560077 for details. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. WARILLA Lake Illawarra PCYC: Open Day Sat 25 Oct 10am-3pm. Bike rally 9.30am. Ph 4296 4448 Arthritis Foundation: meets 3rd Thurs of month, 1.30pm in auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Ph 4272 6678. Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Are you over 40 years young?: Or are you looking to change work or are unemployed? To use our free services of networking, resume preparation, interview skills, drop into Office 5 number 4 George St, Warilla or ph 4297 3788. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Neighbourhood Centre: Each Friday free legal aid. Ph 4296 3433. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, 1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Page 71 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Warilla Shellharbour Arthritis Foundation: Meets at 1.30pm third Thurs of month. Auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Women's Health Centre: Counselling services. Free, friendly and confidential - service for women only, staffed by women only. Lesbian-specific services available. Also Self Esteem Group, Womens Action Arts Group, Women-only Addiction Support Group, Community Garden Project. Ph 4296 7077. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Uniting Church: Marriage course running every Tuesday evening for 7 weeks, beginning Oct.14th. Suitable for couples at any stage of marriage. Bookings essential. Ph: 4295 5763 Shellharbour Girl Guides: new unit for younger girls aged 4-6 years on Thursday afternoons. Vacancies in other units for girls aged 7-10 and 10-14 years. Contact 42 962632 or 42 377851. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Rotary Club of Shellharbour: meets Wed nights, 6.15pm at the Shbr Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Blackbutt Parent's Support Group: Support group for families, initiated and driven by parents and carers, aimed at improving coping skills. All parents welcome. Held at Blackbutt Youth Centre. Phone 4295 3820 or 4271 2606. Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. Laughter Club of Shellharbour: Meets Saturdays at 9.30am for 30 min session. Free and therapeutic. Meet at Shellharbour Reserve, near the pool. Phone Anne on 4257 5110 or 0407 211 525. National Women's Register Illawarra Group: An international non-political discussion group. Meet last Friday of the month. Visitors welcome. Phone 4296 2001 or 4297 0070. Rotary Club of Shellharbour: Meets Wednesday nights 6.15pm at the Shellharbour Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Shellharbour and South Coast Branch of the NSW Justices' Association: meets first Fri of the month at Woonona RSL Sub Branch Hall (next to McDonalds). Ph 4422 1620 Shellharbour Girl Guides: For girls aged 7-14 and women who enjoy the challenge of leadership and community involvement. Phone 4296 2632. Shellharbour View Club: Monthly meetings and luncheons on 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am in the Sapphire Room, Warilla Bowling Club. Phone Bev on 4295 5716. Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Tues 9.30-11.30, for 0-5yrs. Salvation Army Hall, Barrack Hts. Cnr Leawarra/Ulster St. Just turn up, or phone 0402 912 913. U3A Shellharbour: U3A provides seniors with a chance to continue to learn, laugh and lead an active Page 72 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

and stimulating older life. Contact Ken on 4256 3749 KIAMA Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents whose child has died, meeting 3rd Wed each month at Kiama Hospital. Ph Joan 4232 1642. Kiama Toastmasters: meets at Kiama Leagues Club on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ph Annette on 42 377371. Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, 11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph Hazel 4232 3550 Homework Study Assistance Program: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Meehan Drive. Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. Document ILM0000020031014dzad0000f

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Monday Magazine Your Billboard, From Coledale To Kiama 9,331 words 22 September 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 46 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. Community Billboard is a free service to publicise the work of organisations which are not profitorientated. Contributions are welcome. They should be as brief as possible and will be published subject to space restrictions. They should be sent by post, fax or email. Please do not phone us. They must reach us by 1pm Thursday. Address: Community Billboard, PO Box 1215, Wollongong, NSW, 2500. Fax: 4221 2337 Email: billboard@wollongongadvertiser.com.au COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. Coledale Oysters: Winter swimming club invite new and existing members to swim at Coledale Pool, 9:30am. Coledale Senior Soccer Club Trivia Night: September 26 from 7pm at Coledale RSL Club. $10 per person. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. HELENSBURGH Helensburgh Girl Guides: Raise the Roof Trivia Night at Helensburgh Workmens Club on Oct 18 at 7pm. Tables of 8. Ph 4294 1070 or 4294 3756. AUSTINMER Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmaster Club: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Tues 7:30-9:30pm. Ph 4267 3714 Adult Survivors of Child Trauma Group: Teaches useful skills in a light hearted manner. Facilitated by a trained counsellor. Starting soon. Ph Lindsey on 4267 4879. Thirroul VIEW Club: next meeting at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club on Oct 1 at 10.30am. Ph Christine 4285 7277. Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Page 74 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph 4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. Hardie Rubber Factory reunion: Oct 25. Contact Edith Robertson, ph 42843323. BULLI Balls Paddock Children's Centre: Stall holders wanted for garage sale Oct 12. $20 per stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Branch Country Women's Association: Holds meetings on the third Tues of each month at the Woonona Salvation Army Hall from 10am. Ph 4267 3171. Parents Unplugged: air your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young children. Meets Thurs (upstairs) at the Bulli Resource Centre (11.30am-1.30pm) or (7.30-9.30pm). Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Illawarra LETS Inc: August newsletter and annual register both out, deadline for offers, requests, news, views for Sep newsletter is 29/8. Enquiries about LETS (Local Energy Trading System). Ph 4285 3255 or email lets@illawarra.lets.org.au Bulli Soccer Club Garage Sale: stall holders wanted, Oct 12. $20 a stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 42834866. Bulli Resource Centre: seeking volunteers for proposed craft group, belly dancing classes each Fri (5.30-.6.30pm), relationship counselling, expressions of interest for creative memories (photographic scrap booking). Ph Elizabeth 4284 7006. English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Singalong: Sun Sept 28, 2pm, at Uniting Church Worship Centre, Point St. All welcome. Afternoon tea, free transport. Phone Phil 4267 5905 or Helen 4267 3045. Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Page 75 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Woonona-Bulli Branch of the NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at the WoononaBulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Oct 1 at 10am. Speaker Michelle Doughty of the Stroke Unit. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona-Bulli Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed (10am) of the month at Woonona-Bulli RSL. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona /Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Al-Anon Family Group: For relatives and friends of problem drinkers at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre (8pm). Bellmabi Junior Surf Club: registration days on Sep 28 and Oct 5 (10am-12noon) at the clubhouse, Morgan Pl, Bellambi. Ph Laura 4283 4465. Chairty Bowls Day: organised through Bellambi Surf Club and Bellambi Bowling & Recreation Club, Sep 28 at the Bowling Club (10am). Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 10.00am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Corrimal Bubs Playgroup: meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Older Women Network: inviting older women who are new to the area, or are interested in issues affecting them, or who just want to socialise. Fortnightly meetings at Corrimal Commnity Centre on Thurs (10.30am). Ph 4229 3219. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Corrimal Surf Lifesaving Club: Junior (Nipper) and Senior Members 2003/2004 Registrations Dates. Sept 21 & 28 at Corrimal Surf Club from 11am-2pm Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Page 76 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Towradgi Park Bowling Club. 7 am - 8.30 am Visitors are very welcome. For info and to reserve a seat, please call Ann on 4274 9155 during office hours. Seniors for Friendship & Fun: Congregational Hall, 8 Carters Lane. Craft on Tues (10am-12noon), A Time for Learning Sencare on Thurs (10am-1pm). TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Wednesday 10am-noon during school term, Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow. Cost $20 a term. Ph 4228 8402. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE Learn to spin: or refresh your memory with a happy, relaxed small group of ladies who meet at Balgownie Community Hall CWA room on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month. Ph Pat McKenzie 4228 5156. Balgownie Heritage School Museum: insight into the social and working life of everyday people in Balgownie from 1800s. Open first Sun of the month (1-4pm). Balgownie Village Playgroup: Welcomes new members ages 0-6 years. Phone Peter on 4284 0368. Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. Get Fit For Free: Active over 50s gentle exercise class, Fridays during school terms 1pm-2pm, Page 77 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Balgownie Village Community Centre. Phone 4283 3499. South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. English classes: For adults at Keiraville Anglican Church, cnr Moore and Eastern sts, every Friday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Keiraville Playgroup: vacancies on Thurs 10am-12noon. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG Fellowship of First Fleeters: South Coast Chapter meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Contact 4257 5575. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Contact Roger 4229 5821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Friendly dinner meetings. Ph Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra Inc: meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wedof each month at St Aidans Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd, Dapto. Ph 42627675. Display Day on Oct from 9am-3pm Australian Vaccination Network Wollongong Branch: vaccine information service - know your rights. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction, or injury. Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Ph Patricia 4284-6143. Society for Creative Anachronism: mediaeval arts and crafts Tuesday evenings and combat Wednesday evenings at the University of Wollongong. Ph Greg 0409 393 004. Menopause information and support group: New group starts in October at Illawarra Women's Health Centre. For women who want to know more about options regarding menopause and keeping themselves healthy. Ph 4296 7077. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Ph Matt 4268 0617 or e-mail to guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Association: welcomes all returned service personnel and their families on Mon/Tues/Fri (10am-3pm). Ph 4272 5884. Page 78 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Illawarra Gaming Society Inc: playing Dungeons and Dragons, CCG's, etc. Meets most Friday nights at Smith Hill High School, Gipps St. Ph Ken Carcas on 0418 963 656after 4.30pm. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Sub Branch: welcomes returned service personnel and their families between 10am and 3pm Mon/Tue/Fri for information on meetings, welfare and services. Ph 4272 5884 or email vaaill@fishinternet.com.au Cram Foundation Ladies Auxiliary: bus trip to Sydney Warehouses on Sep 27. Cost $20. Ph Lyn 4272 1983. Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation, including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 42764241. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Illawarra Battlegamers: playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc at Coniston Hotel (upstairs), meets from 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph 0417223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans fork Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 42837333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Hardie Rubber Factory Reunion: Oct 25, contact Edith 4284 3323. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Apex Club of Wollongong: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 7pm at Master Builders Club. Fundraising, community service and social for women and men ages 18 to 45. Contact Rob 0418 426382. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone 4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Page 79 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Free Contact & Residency Class: A guide to working out issues regarding your children after spearation. For parents and grandparents. Bookings to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Australian Vaccination Network: Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Know your rights. Vaccine information service. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction or injury. Contact Patricia, 4284 6143. Baha'i Community: Information Nights every Friday 7:30 pm, Mangerton. Ph 4229 1503. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Bridge Lessons: Every Saturday at 1.30pm at the Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone Fran Chapman on 4226 1195. Bridge played Wednesday & Friday mornings and Monday evenings. Parents and Carers Together (PACT): Does your baby/child have special needs due to disabilities, chronic illness and /or genetic disorders? Known or Undiagnosed? PACT is a friendship/ support group initiated and run by parents and carers who know and understand. We meet every Wednesday from 12.30pm. Phone 42 627622 or 42 622480. Cancer Patients and Carers Resource Library: Wollongong Hospital Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Support Group meetings 1st Sat monthly 10.30am - 12. 111 Church St Wollongong. Ph 4284 2378 or 4283 1776. Co-dependents Anonymous: A fellowship for men and women seeking healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets Wednesdays 5.30-7pm at Wollongong Congregational Church, cnr Market and Coombs St. Comedy Writing and Ideas: Workshopping Group. Stand Up to Pantomime. Let's talk comedy! Fun group. Meets Saturday afternoons. For information please phone 0415 395 604. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Courthouse Quilters: meet every Thursday at The Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your current project & lunch. Everyone welcome. Cost is $4. Cram Foundation Ladies Auxiliary: bus trip to Sydney warehouses on Sat Sept 27. Cost $20. Phone Lyn Page 80 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

4272 1983. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Drug Arm NSW: looking for caring people to volunteer in the street outreach program. Full training provided. Ph Sheree 4285 6422 or 0411 141 205. Dutch-Australian Choir: For service, health, confidence and friendship. Let our experience coach your gift of song on Fridays at 7.15 pm in the Legacy Hall, 96 Market St, Wollongong. Phone Martin on 4228 5971 or 0412 657 540. Embroiderers Guild: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at TIGS, Powell St entrance. BYO mug. Phone 42625119. English for Life classes: English classes for adults at St.Michaels Anglican Cathedral, corner of Church and Market Streets every Tuesday 10am to 12 noon. Phone 4228 8402 for more details. Fly Fishing: Share enjoyment in the art of fly fishing and tying flies. Illawarra Fly Fishers Club meets 1st Tuesday every month 7:30pm at Collegians, Wollongong. Guests most welcome. Phone 4229 2087. Food-Share Australia: Each month, participants pay $15 and do 2 hours voluntary community service of their choice, for which they receive a package of food & groceries worth around $30. Additional units may be purchased on the same basis. For information about Food-Share registration & food pick up venues, phone Illawarra Co-ordinator Peter Knox on 4225 3334. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Free contact & residency class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation. Incl. parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential, ph 4276 1939. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre, a new, not-for-profit, education and tourism facility. Looking for carpenters, electrical, general handyperson, computers, etc. Phone Volunteering Illawarra on 4225 7812. Gamblers Anonymous: meets Wed and Thurs 7.30pm. Congregational Church real hall, Market St. Ph 4283 6241. Illawarra Amateur Radio Club: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the SES headquarters in Montague St, North Wollongong at 7:30pm. Illawarra Bird Observers Club: Meetings held 2nd Monday of each month in the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, 7.30pm. Many activities. Ph Daryl 4296 1316 or 0427 143 251. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners at 7:30pm Tuesdays. Held in IBA clubroom, Figtree Park. Phone 4267 3699. Illawarra Cancer Patient Support Group: Meets at community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St on 1st Tuesday each month at 10am. Illawarra Chordiality: welcomes men to sing 4 part harmony. Meets Thursdays 7:30pm, back hall, upstairs, Baptist Church in Smith St, Wollongong. Ph Carmel 4228 0536. Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Peter 4296 5346 or Isobel 4256 3504. Illawarra Complementary Therapists: discussion group meets 1st Monday evening of the month. (FebNov) Ph Cheryl 4285 0422. Illawarra District Orchid Society: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, Market St from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 4227 2917. Page 81 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Illawarra Dog Training Club: Every Saturday from 3pm (except long weekends & Xmas school holidays) JJ Kelly Park, Swan Street, Wollongong. Ph 4226 6932. Illawarra Early Holden Car Club: meets every 2nd Tues of the month 7.30pm at Wests Illawarra. Ph 0419 194 878. Illawarra Festival Chorus: We are a friendly group, recently formed, who sing for pleasure and to bring enjoyment to others. New members very welcome, especially tenor or bass. Ph Louise 4228 9778 or Kerrie 4285 9451. lllawarra Holistic Therapists: discussion group meet 1st Monday evening of the month for discussion and networking. For more info phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Natural Therapists Association: Meet monthly for discussion group, Feb to Nov. Networking, support, and the chance to swap ideas and information. Phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Philatelic Society: meetings held 3rd Friday of month, Wollongong Primary School, Church St. 7.30pm. Illawarra Ramblers Bushwalking Club: Discover our beautiful Illawarra region with our friendly club. Ph John 4227 3928 or Fred 4256 3396. Newcomers welcome. Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club: Meets every Friday morning at 7am at the Novotel Northbeach. International Craft Group: Meets every Thursday 10.30-12.30 in back hall at Wollongong Baptist Church Smith St. All Welcome - Bring a craft - Share a craft - Learn a craft. Phone 4227 2367. International Play Time: for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers, on Wednesdays 10am-12 noon at Wollongong Baptist Church hall, 69 Smith St. Everyone welcome. Ph 4229 1671 to register. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Lifeline: needs truck drivers to pick up donated goods and other driving jobs. Also general maintenance/handypersons for approx 2 to 8 hrs per week. Ph 4228 0722. Lighthouse Christian Centre: Offers group meetings for confident living, healing for life and kids club dynamics. Ph 4229 9744. Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Nxt meeting, Sept 29, guest community worker Fran Thompson. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Love to sing?: Wollongong Welsh choir offer a warm welcome every Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Market and Church Sts Wollongong. Ph John Jones, 4297 0385. Meditation/Stress Relief: Wednesdays 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall (Cedar Room) Free. Just come or phone 4285 2199. Mental Health Week: launch of Mental Health Week, Tues Oct 7, 10am at Wollongong mall amphitheatre. Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Parent support: and parenting programs for parents of adolescents. Groups in most suburbs. Ph 4271 2606. Parents of Children with a Vision Impairment: Does your child have a vision impairment? Would you like contact with other families facing similar issues? Anyone interested in forming a support group to hold local meetings is invited to contact Catherine on 4271 5978. Relaxation for Cancer patients: weekly. Contact Evelaine Berry 4229 2755 or 0413 385 759. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. Page 82 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Rotary Club of Wollongong Central: Meets Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Salvation Army Centre, Outside Inn, 16 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Contact John Sandercock Ph 4229 1404. Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Wollongong Division requires volunteers for radio and sea duties. All training provided. Call the membership officer on 4262 1811. Sathya Sai Centre: Devotional singing, study circle, children classes, community service. Meet every Sunday from 8:30am. Contact 4226 1754. Scrabble Club: Meets at Collegians, Wollongong, Thursdays 1-4.30pm and Mondays 7-10.30pm. Phone 4271 5076. Sibling Support Group: for those who have lost a brother or sister, meets 2nd Monday of each month in the Wollongong area from 6.30-8pm. Ph Susanne 0418 646 833 or Donna 0421 418 517. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. SLASA: Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance has a new community settlement services officer, available at the Migrant Resource Centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Ph 4229 6855. Spanish Lessons for Adults & Children: Migrant Resource Centre each Thurs evening during school term. Call Veronica or Beatriz 4229 6855. Spirituality For Now: Weekly discussion group on making spirituality practical in our daily lives. Phone 4227 2241. Sporting Shooters Association: Meets at Kemblawarra Portuguese Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday each month. Phone 4296 2866. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Tennis Wollongong: Gala dinner to celebrate 75th anniversary. Proceeds will be shared with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Special guest Wally Masur. Raffle for Australian Open Tennis package. Sat Sept 27, 7pm. Portofino Convention Centre, 26 Atchison St. To book or raffle tickets phone Gay 0402 614 167. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society: meets the 2nd Tue of the month in the SES HQ, Montague St Nth Wollongong at 7.30 pm. The Meditation Space: courses `learn how to meditate' and `positive thinking' No charge. Ph 4227 2241. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au U3A Toastmasters: Meets every Tuesday morning at 10am at the Illawarra Master Builder's Club, Wollongong. Learn to speak confidently. Phone: 4267 3714. Wesley School for Creative Living: Classes $10 per term. Knitting, crochet, cross stitch, leatherwork, Mah Jong, History, current affairs, art, cards, drama, and other types of craft. All ages. Ph 4229 2117, 9.30am-3pm. Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Page 83 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Call Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034 for information about our friendly dinner meetings. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Wollongong Horticultural Society Inc: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at The Old Court House, Cnr Marine Drive & Harbour Street, Wollongong at 10am. All welcome. Phone: 4229 6836. Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Police Youth Club: Inviting young people to participate in the many activities held at the club including boxing, boxercise, break dancing, fencing, kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, weights or wrestling. All coaches professionally accredited. Come in and try the vast range of recreational activities for the whole family. Phone 4229 4418. Wollongong Revolve Re-Use Centre: Wollongong's largest garage sale. Donate or buy at low cost preloved or re-usable items including books, furniture, electrical, computer, office, whitegoods, household, bric-a-brac, industry discards, hospital and school equipment and much more. Phone Christian 4226 5233 (330 Keira St, Wollongong). Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Nxt meeting, Sept 29, guest community worker Fran Thompson. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. FIGTREE Figtree Lions Club: Meets at the Figtree Hotel, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for community service and fellowship. Phone 4272 2751. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. MOUNT KEMBLA Page 84 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

South Coast Country Music Association: Country have-a-go night. Learn microphone technique, play an instrument or sing. Wkshp every Wed 6.30-9.30pm. $2, kids free, light supper. Kembla Heights Hall. Sun Sept 28: family day, line dancing 10am, walk-up jam session 12pm, musical entertainment 1pm. $5.50 non-members, $3.30 members. Ph Gary: 4285 8606. CRINGILA Cringila Children's House: long daycare. Vacancies for children 0-6 yrs. Very reasonable fees and trained staff. Ph 4275 2348. Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities at the Unanderra Community Centre on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for people aged 12-18 years. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc. Ph 4272 5582. Epilepsy Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of month. Unanderra Community Centre. Young Parents Social Group: commences 2/10/03 for parents under 24 yrs. Free childminding. Gentle Exercises: Thursday 1-2pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Ph: 42712213. Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Unanderra Community Centre: Computer classes, epilepsy support group 1st Mon each month, gentle exercise Thursdays 1-2pm. Ph 4271 2213 Drama classes: Held on Sat mornings for young people 8-11 years (9:30am to 10:30am) and 12-18 years (10:30am to 11:30am) at the Unanderra Community Centre. Cost $6 per person. Phone 4272 5582. Illawarra Computer Enthusiasts Club: Meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Phone Bodo on 4284 8754 or Ron on 4225 1531. Illawarra Machine Knitters: Meet at rear of Unanderra Community Hall on first Friday of each month from 10.30am and first Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Share patterns and information and learn from demonstrations. Cost $3.50. Contact Dianne on 4285 1422. Manna House: share a meal of soup, toasted sandwiches and cakes every Thurs 5pm-7pm at the Girl Guides Hall, Unanderra Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Royal Life Saving Society: has senior first aid (Workcover aprvd) courses in Unanderra every month. Ph 4272 6131 Trivia Night: fundraising event for Unanderra community centre. Make a table of 8. At centre, Sept 26, 7pm. Cost $5 each, BYO nibbles and BYOG. Book before Sept 19. Phone 42712213. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. Unanderra Community Centre: offers gentle exercise, computer classes, epilepsy group. Ph 4271 2213. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School: class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Community Centre: Child's Play group Tuesdays. Pottery classes, and writers group. Ph Jenny 4276 3433 Volunteer Coast Guard: Seeking volunteers 18 years and older to join the Association as regular Page 85 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

members. No previous experience is required. Suitable volunteers will be trained in first aid, marine radio procedures and basic seamanship. Phone 4284 8822 or visit http://www.coastguard.com.au Country Womens Assoc: Port Kembla Branch meets 1pm on 3rd Tues each month, Allan St. Craft, friendship, social outings. New members welcome. Ph Rita 4256 4734. Motor Neurone Support Group: meet 2nd Tues of month. Listen to various therapies & those experiencing disease & gain useful ideas to cope. Tea & coffee. Activities room, Port Kembla Hospital, 10am-12pm. Ph Lesley or Pam: 4223 8000. Port Kembla Youth Project: looking for young women, 16-18yrs interested in scriptwriting & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary for young women to express their creativity & thoughts on issues surrounding young women today. Ph 4276 1229 on Mondays. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. New members would be warmly welcomed. Enquiries Marion 42742851. Port Kembla Returned and Services League: Sub-branch monthly meeting on the 4th Wed of each month. All ex-service personnel from navy, army and air force are welcome. Port Kembla View Club: monthly dinner Tues Oct 7 at Port Kembla Leagues Club, 7pm. Guest speaker Marnie Jones about American traditions and Thanksgiving. Guests warmly welcome. Cost $17. WARRAWONG English Classes: For adults. Warrawong Anglican Church Cottage, First Ave. Mon & Wed 9.30am11.30am during school term. $20 per term. Ph 4228 8402. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. Illawarra Dental Health Action Group: meets fourth Thurs of the month at the Division of Population Health and Planning, suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St. Ph 4271 2552 or 4271 7627. Playgroup for Children 0-5 Years: Kids Time is a time for parents and their children at the Diana Princess of Wales Children's Family Centre, 13 Greene St on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs (10am-1pm). Ph Kathy 4275 8575. Illawarra Consumers Oral/Dental Health Group: Meets 4th Thurs of month, at Division of Population Health and Planning, Suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St Warrawong. Residents and Consumers welcome. Warrawong Community Centre: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Glass painting Wednesday 10am to 1pm. KIaW Youth Project - young people welcome 12 to 18 years on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 -6pm. Phone 4275 1875. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Illawarra Toy Library: Educational toys from newborn to seven year olds. Open Tues, Weds and Thurs (9am-3.30pm). 434 Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley. Ph 4272 1178. Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Barnardos South Coast: Before and after school care and vacation care at Berkeley Public School for five to 12 year-olds. Phone 4275 8575. Page 86 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Berkeley Combined Pensioners: Craft and social Mondays from 10am. Friendly bingo on Wednesday and Friday 10am. Fun Friday every month. Phone 4271 5143. Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. Berkeley Walkers: Walking group for all ages. Meets every Tuesday in front of Berkeley Medical Centre at 9am. Phone 4274 0281. Keep Young and Fit Classes: Exercise and tap for mixed adults, pensioners, etc at PCYC Lake Illawarra. Phone 4296 4448. DAPTO Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: enjoy freshly brewed coffee, read a magazine or the paper, or join in on a card or board games or play pool or fuse ball with new or old friends. Coffee Afternoons are every Thursday 12.30-2.30pm. Also vacancies in patchwork & quilting, word burning, folk art and creative craft classes. Phone Lucy 4262 1919. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: school holiday activities, hand puppers (Sep 29), Science Centre Show (Oct 2), crystal sun catches (Oct 7), painted pillow cases (Oct 10). Ph 4261 6161. Dapto CWA: Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Dapto Uniting Church Hall. Everyone welcome. For details, phone Mavis on 4261 1027. Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, outings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto & District Heritage Society: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7.30pm. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto Poultry Club: Welcomes fanciers of all ages. Regular monthly meetings at Dapto Showground every 2nd Wed of the month 7.30pm in the poultry pavillion. All fanciers welcome including waterfowl. Ph 42614748. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Housie: Every Wednesday at the bingo factory at Kembla Grange 10.30am-12.30pm. For Dapto Junior Rugby League injured players fund. Illawarra Canoe Club: holds learn to kayak and training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Ph 4262 7221. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Koonawarra Youth Project: Drop in Mon - Fri 4.30pm to 7.45pm. Indoor soccer, basketball, pool, volley ball, indoor cricket, board games, music, etc. arts & crafts Wed 6pm-8pm. Video supper night alt. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. Ph 4262 1005. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. Leisure Coast Orchid Society: meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Ribbonwood Centre, Page 87 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Princes Hwy, Dapto, at 7.30pm. Ph 4237 7171. Marshall Mount Old Time Dance: Sat Sept 27, Oct 11, 8-12pm. Marshall Mount Road via Dapto. Cost $7 adults, $2 children. Mental Health Week: Around the Twist 60s theme dance at Ribbonwood Centre, Oct 10, 7.30pm. Entertainment by Taildraggers. Details ph Fay 4295 2302. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra: Meets at 7.30pm 4th Wednesday of each month. St Aidan's Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd Dapto. Phone 4262 7675. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Has pilates, fitball, body sculpture, jazzercise, kickboxing, Wollongong lace group, playgroup, craft classes, women's group and creative memories. Phone 4261 6161. ALBION PARK Australian Air League Illawarra Boys Squadron: Boys 8 years and up interested in aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping. Meet at Albion Park Scout hall at Albion Park Show Ground on Thurs (7-9pm). Ph Michael 0419992332. Albion Park Neighbourhood Association: school holiday program, drama mask making (Sep 30), mosaic pencil case 9Oct 2), basket weaving (Oct 7), beaded gecko keyrings (Oct 10). Ph 4257 3342. Amputee support group: for amputees, families and friends. Meet 2nd Sat each month, APR Community Centre, 10am. 1st Albion Park Scouts: meeting at Station St Albion Park Rail. Ages 6-14 yrs. Open to boys and girls. Albion Park Scout Disco: Fri Sept 26, 7-9pm. Scout Hall, Station St. Canteen open, well supervised. Strictly ages 6-12yrs. Cost $3. Ph 4257 0243. Al Anon: Albion Park Rail meets Sat 2.30pm at Community centre, Ash Ave. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park Guides: are looking for girls aged 5 to 15 years who are wanting to have adventures, try new things, help the community they live in, and make new friends. Ph Melanie 4257 6021. Albion Park Home and Community Care Centre: Volunteering opportunities available in Shellharbour for people interested in working with the frail aged or disabled. Phone Ken on 4256 3749. Albion Park Rail Jumping Joeys Playgroup: meets Tues (10am-12noon) for craft, singing, toys, stories for 0-5 year olds in a relaxed and friendly environment, Uniting Church, cnr Princes Hwy & Creamery Rd. Ph Lissa 42569291. CWA Evening Branch: Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm in the Staff Room, Albion Park Primary School. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Ph Kerry 4257 1076. Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Foodshare Albion Park: 2 hours of community work and $15 gets you a box of fresh food worth over $30. Contact Neil on 4257 3342 or Maria on 4256 6407. Woodcarving: Sydney Woodcarving Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Artsmart Craft Centre (near Childcare Centre), Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail, 9.30-1.30. Ph Sandra 4234 1545. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684. OAK FLATS Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 4257 8173 or Ron on 4295 1431. Dancing: Free lessons and social dance at Oak Flats Bowling Club on the third Sat of the month. Old time and Latin. Live band. Lessons from 7pm to 8pm and then dance until 11pm. Phone 4284 2480. Page 88 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Illawarra Social Group: Picnic from Lakeview Hotel beer garden at Oak Flats, each Saturday at 1pm. All singles are invited to make new friends. Meetings are each Thursday at 7pm. Phone Reg on 0403284615 or 42560077 for details. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. WARILLA Arthritis Foundation: meets 3rd Thurs of month, 1.30pm in auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Ph 4272 6678. Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Are you over 40 years young?: Or are you looking to change work or are unemployed? To use our free services of networking, resume preparation, interview skills, drop into Office 5 number 4 George St, Warilla or ph 4297 3788. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Neighbourhood Centre: Each Friday free legal aid. Ph 4296 3433. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, 1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Warilla Shellharbour Arthritis Foundation: Meets at 1.30pm third Thurs of month. Auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Women's Health Centre: Counselling services. Free, friendly and confidential - service for women only, staffed by women only. Lesbian-specific services available. Also Self Esteem Group, Womens Action Arts Group, Women-only Addiction Support Group, Community Garden Project. Ph 4296 7077. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Girl Guides: new unit for younger girls aged 4-6 years on Thursday afternoons. Vacancies in other units for girls aged 7-10 and 10-14 years. Contact 42 962632 or 42 377851. Shellharbour Hospital Auxiliary: variety stall at Warilla Grove on Sep 26 (10am-3pm). Proceeds towards hospital medical equipment. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Rotary Club of Shellharbour: meets Wed nights, 6.15pm at the Shbr Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Blackbutt Parent's Support Group: Support group for families, initiated and driven by parents and carers, aimed at improving coping skills. All parents welcome. Held at Blackbutt Youth Centre. Phone 4295 3820 or 4271 2606. Page 89 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. Laughter Club of Shellharbour: Meets Saturdays at 9.30am for 30 min session. Free and therapeutic. Meet at Shellharbour Reserve, near the pool. Phone Anne on 4257 5110 or 0407 211 525. Mental Health Week: Family Fun Day at Lake Illawarra Foreshore on Sat Oct 11. Details phone Fay 4295 2302. National Women's Register Illawarra Group: An international non-political discussion group. Meet last Friday of the month. Visitors welcome. Phone 4296 2001 or 4297 0070. PCYC Under 18s disco: Sun Sept 28, 6-9.30pm, at Shellharbour Workers Club. Cost $7 members, $11 non-members or $12 on night. Buy tickets at Workers Club or Lake Illawarra PCYC. Glow sticks $3. Details ph 4296 4448. Rotary Club of Shellharbour: Meets Wednesday nights 6.15pm at the Shellharbour Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Shellharbour Christian Surfers: Social Surf/ Breakfast BBQ. 1st Sat of month. North Shellharbour Beach from 7am. Phone Alex on 4256 8880. Shellharbour Girl Guides: For girls aged 7-14 and women who enjoy the challenge of leadership and community involvement. Phone 4296 2632. Shellharbour View Club: Monthly meetings and luncheons on 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am in the Sapphire Room, Warilla Bowling Club. Phone Bev on 4295 5716. Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Tues 9.30-11.30, for 0-5yrs. Salvation Army Hall, Barrack Hts. Cnr Leawarra/Ulster St. Just turn up, or phone 0402 912 913. U3A Shellharbour: U3A provides seniors with a chance to continue to learn, laugh and lead an active and stimulating older life. Contact Lorraine on 4257 9036. KIAMA Kiama Bridge Club: meets Fri (9.30am) at the Kiama Community Centre, and Tues & Thurs (1.15pm) at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Blue Haven Fete: Havilah Pl, Kiama on Sep 27 from 9am. Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents whose child has died, meeting 3rd Wed each month at Kiama Hospital. Ph Joan 4232 1642. Kiama Art Society: 25th annual exhibition, Wed Oct 1, 8pm, Kiama Leagues Club. Kiama Toastmasters: meets at Kiama Leagues Club on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ph Annette on 42 377371. Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, Page 90 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph 4232 3550. Homework Study Assistance Program: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Meehan Drive. Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. Illawarra Rose Society: September meeting Sat Sept 27, 1pm. At Kiama Community Centre. Guest speaker Peter Eisenhuth will show how to present award winning roses. Document ILM0000020030922dz9m0002y

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Shot in the dark; All Australian children receive the MMR jab when they're a year old but serious concerns have been raised about the safety of this triple vaccine. BY TONY BOSWORTH By Tony Bosworth 1,232 words 30 September 2003 The Bulletin BLTN Volume 121; Number 39 English The Bulletin - © 2003 ACP Publishing Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. Families launching a class action against the government and pharmaceutical companies, a prime minister who will neither confirm nor deny whether his own son has received the vaccine, fathers who have been to court to force their children to have the injection against the wishes of their concerned mothers, and a high-profile GP who believes the vaccine can cause autism. No, it's not in Australia - this is all happening in the United Kingdom. But should we be concerned because nearly all our children receive the combined vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella when they reach the age of 12 months? MMR is one of a relatively new generation of combined vaccinations aimed at cutting the number of injections for children - typically, 16 separate jabs by the time they are aged 18 months. And, of course, MMR is also aimed at stopping potentially lethal childhood diseases such as measles. But it is the combined-vaccination approach that has raised concerns among parents and doctors in several countries where MMR is administered routinely. Worries over the safety of MMR are not new. A suggested link between MMR and autism was first put forward in 1988 by British GP Dr Andrew Wakefield, who discovered many children with late-onset autism also had intestinal damage. Wakefield believes the vaccine leaks through the gut wall into the central nervous system then into the brain, causing damage and particularly causing autism. He is carrying out further research into this potential problem but has so far failed to find a conclusive link between MMR and autism. Meryl Dorey, who launched the charity Australian Vaccination Network in 1994 after her eldest son became ill following routine vaccinations, says there is a wall of silence about vaccination problems in general. "During the 1998 MMR vaccination campaign in Australian schools, we issued press releases about the lack of information being provided to parents about the side effects of this vaccine. The government distributed booklets showing six mild side effects of the vaccine. They neglected to include the other 23 more serious side effects that were listed in the manufacturer's own package insert for the MMR II vaccine. We tried to get an injunction issued to stop the campaign until Australian parents could become informed about the issue more fully." As many parents are aware, there is always a risk - albeit rare - of serious side effects when children ar e vaccinated. These risks are generally accepted as minimal compared with the risk of an unvaccinated child contracting a dangerous disease or virus. But what has changed is the move towards combined injections - giving children several different strains of vaccination at one time, as in the case of the MMR vaccine. Dorey says this move may mean fewer individual injections but she believes combined injections overload a child's natural immune system, which can lead to serious neurological problems. Every vaccination does indeed inject a small dose of modified bacteria into a child's bloodstream so that an immunity builds up. Such is the fear and concern in the UK over the possible side effects of MMR that thousands of parents are choosing either to have their children subjected to three separate jabs for mumps, measles and rubella or they are not having their children vaccinated at all. When health departments in Australia launched the MMR vaccination in 1989, vaccination rates climbed to nearly 100%. In the UK, the rate is as low as 82%, a figure the World Health Organisation says is notgood enough to stop outbreaks. The British government and government-backed scientists say that MMR poses no more a threat to children's health than any other vaccine. The problem for the British government is that people remember when the same thing was said about BSE - that it was safe to eat meat - so there is a hig h level of distrust. Additionally, British Prime Minister Tony Blair will neither confirm nor deny that his Page 92 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

young son Leo has had the MMR injection or three separate jabs, again leading to public concern. "There is a massive increase in autism," says Dorey, echoing Wakefield's concerns that MMR may be contributing to a rise in the disorder. It has been suggested by Wakefield that MMR has caused a particular form of autism - known as new variant autism - in which children deteriorate over time. In Britain, doctors are paid to administer the MMR vaccine. In Australia, doctors receive $6 each time they vaccinate a child, an additional $18.50 if they vaccinate on time according to the schedule, and receive an additional bulk payment if they vaccinate 90% of eligible patients. "In this instance, you could say that doctors are no better than paid salesmen," Dorey says. However, Neil Branch, a spokesman for the federal Department of Health and Ageing, says: "Yes, doctors get paid a nominal amount but that's an incentive to ensure we receive a flow of data and that vaccinations are carried out to schedule. As a doctor, you'd need to have a major practice to make this any kind of money-making exercise. Payment just ensures data keeps flowing to our department." A significant amount of research has been carried out in Australia into possible problems with MMR because of the concerns raised in Britain, Branch says, and the results have been clear. "We are sure there is no problem. If you look at autism, yes, it is on the rise worldwide and no one knows why. It could be due to any number of factors but it's not due to MMR vaccines. Why? Because MMR is given to children at 12 months and autism normally doesn't show up until at least two years, so how could there be a link?" All of the evidence gathered by the WHO and the bulk of world scientists, including experts in Australia, points to MMR being a safe vaccine, Branch says. The Australian Medical Association is even more critical of Dorey and Wakefield. "We've looked at all of the available evidence on MMR and we are completely satisfied that MMR is a safe vaccine," says Dr Rod Pearce, the AMA's spokesman on immunisation As to Wakefield's research, Pearce says: "All research should be looked at but there is a question mark over whether Dr Wakefield's research should have been published in the first place." He added that it would not be possible for Australian children to be given three separate injections in place of the combined MMR - an option in Britain and Europe - for one good reason. "The Australia n health system does not carry separate shots of these vaccines. We are so confident of the safety of MMR that we don't stockpile separate vaccines for these viruses," he says. Care to comment? Letters to The Bulletin should be no longer than 200 words and sent to: bulletinletters@acp.com.au or Letters Editor, The Bulletin, GPO Box 3957, Sydney, NSW 1028. Fax: (02) 9267 4359. Only letters and emails with a daytime phone number, suburb and state will be considered for publication. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Document BLTN000020030930dz9u00011

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News; Letters Find Out More On Vaccination 858 words 27 September 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 27 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. THE National Meningococcal Vaccination programs to vaccinate children at 12 months, including a program to have children vaccinated at school, are well advertised. Any cases of the disease never fail to be reported in the media. These reports continue to instil fear and concern that your child could be the next victim. This is helping to convince parents, pushing them into vaccinating children. Few people know that the bacterium involved exists in the throat and body of most people. However, a majority will never develop the disease. Meningitis is known as an invasive infection. It waits until the body's defences have been knocked out or suppressed, and then takes advantage of this situation. One of the most common causes of immune suppressions is vaccination - both childhood and adult. The vaccines that are being used have been on trial for the last two years in the UK. It was reported in the Observer, a British newspaper, that more than 16,000 adverse reactions possibly were linked to two vaccines in 10 months, including 12 deaths in people after being vaccinated. Anorexia and loss of appetite are listed as possible side effects to this vaccine. Other reported reactions have been: unusual screaming, vomiting, diarrhoea, impaired sleeping, anaphylactic (life threatening allergic) reactions, respiratory failure, and others that manufacturers are apparently not reporting in their information leaflets. There are 13 strains of meningococcal disease. On average 35 people per year in Australia die of meningococcal disease, two-thirds of all the deaths are caused by group C. The group C bacteria that this vaccine is supposed to protect us from is the least common. Use of this vaccine is a considerable risk to take for a disease that is not prevalent. More children die every year from drowning in backyard pools and baths, than from this disease. This vaccine is also an experimental vaccine. The Australian Medicines handbook section 20.1, states that a study found some children developed meningitis after being vaccinated. It conceded that there was limited information about giving it with inactivated polio vaccine or varicella vaccine. Like most vaccines there are no paediatric doses, ie the same dose is give to a 12-month-old as to an adult. Parents should be given the information, and be allowed to make an informed choice. This information can be found on the Australian Vaccination Network web site www.avn.org.au or in the MIMS (Medication Index of Medical Specialities) reference book (accessible at doctors and pharmacies). -C BOHACKYJ, Towradgi. Bulli Show success THE Bulli Show is over for another year and the 2003 event was a resounding success. Blessed with good weather, excellent publicity (thank you Illawarra Mercury), the hard working, neverPage 94 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

say-die committee, headed by president Greg Gleaves, Michelle Benton and Lucinda Hewitt, were well supported by the Lions Club of Woonona, a major reason for such a favourable outcome. This year there were many features and innovations designed to please everyone. There were traditional favourites such as the horse events, exhibits of arts and crafts, poultry, many novelty stalls and ably supported by animal farm, pony rides, junior dancing girls, the brass band and music groups, performing pig shows and the sensational wood chopping. This last event is worthy of special mention and it was a real crowd pleaser, attracting large number of spectators to the special area. Woodchops bring enthusiastic onlookers of all ages. The older generation remembered with nostalgia a sport unique to Australia with its origins in the bush, while the younger spectators looked in amazement as the bite of the axe on specially selected mountain ash caused the chips to fly. Long before the advent of the chain saw and the bulldozer, the ring of the axe, the two-man saw and the bullock teams were the backbone of activity in the Australian bush. Wood chopping is one of the few sports where older contestants can outperform youth. Ability, experience and know-how won the day at Bulli when Brian Barker, aged 50 plus, off a back mark of 38 seconds, overcame the opposition in the final contest, a medley relay, in which he prevailed over the second backmarker by three strokes. The sustained applause by the crowd indicated their appreciation. I predict wood chopping at next year's Bulli Show will be more keenly contested than ever. Well done President Greg, your band of unsung heroes and the Woonona Lions Club who have done much to ensure this tradition will continue. -ALLAN BROWN, Austinmer. Headlands query IT is two months since (Headlands Community Action Group chairman) Dr Stephen Allen applauded the Land and Environment Court's decision on the Headlands development. I wonder what will now happen to the site. I still say we need a five-star hotel on the site with no down-grading of the landscape and I hope (hotel owner) Canyork comes up with a suitable plan. There needs to be a larger cross-section of the community to voice their opinion than a handful of protesters. -KEITH WOODWARD, Thirroul. Document ILM0000020030929dz9r00025

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Monday Magazine From Coledale Down Berry, Your Billboard 8,754 words 29 September 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 44 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. Community Billboard is a free service to publicise the work of organisations which are not profitorientated. Contributions are welcome. They should be as brief as possible and will be published subject to space restrictions. They should be sent by post, fax or email. Please do not phone us. They must reach us by 1pm Thursday. Address: Community Billboard, PO Box 1215, Wollongong, NSW, 2500. Fax: 4221 2337 Email: billboard@wollongongadvertiser.com.au COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. Coledale Oysters: Winter swimming club invite new and existing members to swim at Coledale Pool, 9:30am. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. HELENSBURGH Helensburgh Girl Guides: Raise the Roof Trivia Night at Helensburgh Workmens Club on Oct 18 at 7pm. Tables of 8. Ph 4294 1070 or 4294 3756. AUSTINMER Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. Red Cross Personal Support Volunteers: All trained volunteers in the Helensburgh and Illawarra area are invited to attend the next meeting/workshop for Personal Support Volunteers. Helensburgh Workers Club on Oct 1 from 7.30pm. THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmaster Club: Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Tues 7:30-9:30pm. Ph 4267 3714. Thirroul VIEW Club: next meeting at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club on Oct 1 at 10.30am. Ph Christine 4285 7277. Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Page 96 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph 4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. Hardie Rubber Factory reunion: Oct 25. Contact Edith Robertson, ph 42843323. BULLI Balls Paddock Children's Centre: Stall holders wanted for garage sale Oct 12. $20 per stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Branch Country Women's Association: Holds meetings on the third Tues of each month at the Woonona Salvation Army Hall from 10am. Ph 4267 3171. Parents Unplugged: air your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young children. Meets Thurs (upstairs) at the Bulli Resource Centre (11.30am-1.30pm) or (7.30-9.30pm). Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Bulli Soccer Club Garage Sale: stall holders wanted, Oct 12. $20 a stall. Ph 4284 9209. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 42834866. Bulli Resource Centre: seeking volunteers for proposed craft group, belly dancing classes each Fri (5.30-.6.30pm), relationship counselling, expressions of interest for creative memories (photographic scrap booking). Ph Elizabeth 4284 7006. English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. NSW Arthritis Foundation Woonona-Bulli Branch: meets first Wed of the month from 10am. Guest speaker Michelle Doughty on the Stroke Unit. Meet at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Page 97 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Woonona-Bulli Branch of the NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at the WoononaBulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Oct 1 at 10am. Speaker Michelle Doughty of the Stroke Unit. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona/Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Junior Surf Club: registration day on Oct 5 (10am-12noon) at the clubhouse, Morgan Pl, Bellambi. Ph Laura 4283 4465. Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 10.00am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Corrimal Bubs Playgroup: meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Older Women Network: inviting older women who are new to the area, or are interested in issues affecting them, or who just want to socialise. Fortnightly meetings at Corrimal Commnity Centre on Thurs (10.30am). Ph 4229 3219. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Page 98 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Towradgi Park Bowling Club. 7am-8.30 am. Ph Ann on 4274 9155. Seniors for Friendship & Fun: Congregational Hall, 8 Carters Lane. Craft on Tues (10am-12noon), A Time for Learning Sencare on Thurs (10am-1pm). TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE Learn to spin: or refresh your memory with a happy, relaxed small group of ladies who meet at Balgownie Community Hall CWA room on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month. Ph Pat McKenzie 4228 5156. Balgownie Heritage School Museum: insight into the social and working life of everyday people in Balgownie from 1800s. Open first Sun of the month (1-4pm). Balgownie Village Playgroup: Welcomes new members ages 0-6 years. Phone Peter on 4284 0368. Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. Get Fit For Free: Active over 50s gentle exercise class, Fridays during school terms 1pm-2pm, Balgownie Village Community Centre. Phone 4283 3499. South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. Keiraville Playgroup: vacancies on Thurs 10am-12noon. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Page 99 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG Illawarra Porcelain Artists Association: meets Oct 3 at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, W'Gong from 1pm. Ph 4229 5891. NSW Justices' Association - Wollongong Branch: Justices of the Peace able to sign documents, Oct 4 from 11am-2pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, W'gong. Ph 4261 7333. Fellowship of First Fleeters: South Coast Chapter meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Contact 4257 5575. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Contact Roger 4229 5821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Friendly dinner meetings. Ph Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra Inc: meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wed of each month at St Aidans Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd, Dapto. Ph 42627675. Display Day on Oct from 9am-3pm. Australian Vaccination Network Wollongong Branch: vaccine information service - know your rights. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction, or injury. Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Ph Patricia 4284-6143. Society for Creative Anachronism: mediaeval arts and crafts Tuesday evenings and combat Wednesday evenings at the University of Wollongong. Ph Greg 0409 393 004. Menopause information and support group: New group starts in October at Illawarra Women's Health Centre. For women who want to know more about options regarding menopause and keeping themselves healthy. Ph 4296 7077. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Ph Matt 4268 0617 or e-mail to guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Sub Branch: welcomes returned service personnel and their families between 10am and 3pm Mon/Tue/Fri for information on meetings, welfare and services. Ph 4272 5884 or email vaaill@fishinternet.com.au Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation, including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 42764241. Page 100 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Illawarra Battlegamers: playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc at Coniston Hotel (upstairs), meets from 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph 0417223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans fork Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Hardie Rubber Factory Reunion: Oct 25, contact Edith 4284 3323. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 42837333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Apex Club of Wollongong: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 7pm at Master Builders Club. Fundraising, community service and social for women and men ages 18 to 45. Contact Rob 0418 426382. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone 4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Free Contact & Residency Class: A guide to working out issues regarding your children after spearation. For parents and grandparents. Bookings to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Page 101 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Baha'i Community: Information Nights every Friday 7:30 pm, Mangerton. Ph 4229 1503. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Bridge Lessons: Every Saturday at 1.30pm at the Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone Fran Chapman on 4226 1195. Bridge played Wednesday & Friday mornings and Monday evenings. Parents and Carers Together (PACT): Does your baby/child have special needs due to disabilities, chronic illness and /or genetic disorders? Known or Undiagnosed? PACT is a friendship/ support group initiated and run by parents and carers who know and understand. Meet every Wednesday from 12.30pm. Phone 42 627622 or 42 622480. Cancer Patients and Carers Resource Library: Wollongong Hospital Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Support Group meetings 1st Sat monthly 10.30am - 12. 111 Church St Wollongong. Ph 4284 2378 or 4283 1776. Fellowship of First Fleeters South Coast Chapter: meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, 10am. Next meeting October 7, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Refreshments follow. Genealogy and history buffs welcome. Contact 4257 5575 . Co-dependents Anonymous: A fellowship for men and women seeking healthy and fulfilling relationships. Meets Wednesdays 5.30-7pm at Wollongong Congregational Church, cnr Market and Coombs St. Comedy Writing and Ideas: Workshopping Group. Stand Up to Pantomime. Let's talk comedy! Fun group. Meets Saturday afternoons. For information please phone 0415 395 604. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Courthouse Quilters: meet every Thursday at The Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin from 10am to 2pm. Bring along your current project & lunch. Everyone welcome. Cost is $4. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Drug Arm NSW: looking for caring people to volunteer in the street outreach program. Full training provided. Ph Sheree 4285 6422 or 0411 141 205. Dutch-Australian Choir: For service, health, confidence and friendship. Let our experience coach your gift of song on Fridays at 7.15 pm in the Legacy Hall, 96 Market St, Wollongong. Phone Martin on 4228 5971 or 0412 657 540. Embroiderers Guild: Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at TIGS, Powell St entrance. BYO mug. Phone 42625119. Fly Fishing: Share enjoyment in the art of fly fishing and tying flies. Illawarra Fly Fishers Club meets 1st Tuesday every month 7:30pm at Collegians, Wollongong. Guests most welcome. Phone 4229 2087. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Free contact & residency class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation. Incl. parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential, ph 4276 1939. Page 102 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Gamblers Anonymous: meets Wed and Thurs 7.30pm. Congregational Church real hall, Market St. Ph 4283 6241. Illawarra Amateur Radio Club: Meets on the second Tuesday of every month in the SES headquarters in Montague St, North Wollongong at 7:30pm. Illawarra Cancer Patient Support Group: Meets at community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St on 1st Tuesday each month at 10am. Illawarra Bird Observers Club: Meetings held 2nd Monday of each month in the Fairy Meadow Community Centre, 7.30pm. Many activities. Ph Daryl 4296 1316 or 0427 143 251. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners at 7:30pm Tuesdays. Held in IBA clubroom, Figtree Park. Phone 4267 3699. Illawarra Chordiality: welcomes men to sing 4 part harmony. Meets Thursdays 7:30pm, back hall, upstairs, Baptist Church in Smith St, Wollongong. Ph Carmel 4228 0536. Illawarra Complementary Therapists: discussion group meets 1st Monday evening of the month. (FebNov) Ph Cheryl 4285 0422. Illawarra District Orchid Society: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, Market St from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 4227 2917. Illawarra Dog Training Club: Every Saturday from 3pm (except long weekends & Xmas school holidays) JJ Kelly Park, Swan Street, Wollongong. Ph 4226 6932. Illawarra Philatelic Society: meetings held 3rd Friday of month, Wollongong Primary School, Church St. 7.30pm. Illawarra Early Holden Car Club: meets every 2nd Tues of the month 7.30pm at Wests Illawarra. Ph 0419 194 878. Illawarra Festival Chorus: We are a friendly group, recently formed, who sing for pleasure and to bring enjoyment to others. New members very welcome, especially tenor or bass. Ph Louise 4228 9778 or Kerrie 4285 9451. Illawarra Natural Therapists Association: Meet monthly for discussion group, Feb to Nov. Networking, support, and the chance to swap ideas and information. Phone Cheryl on 4285 0422. Illawarra Ramblers Bushwalking Club: Discover our beautiful Illawarra region with our friendly club. Ph John 4227 3928 or Fred 4256 3396. Newcomers welcome. Illawarra Sunrise Rotary Club: Meets every Friday morning at 7am at the Novotel Northbeach. International Craft Group: Meets every Thursday 10.30-12.30 in back hall at Wollongong Baptist Church Smith St. All Welcome - Bring a craft - Share a craft - Learn a craft. Phone 4227 2367. International Play Time: for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers, on Wednesdays 10am-12 noon at Wollongong Baptist Church hall, 69 Smith St. Everyone welcome. Ph 4229 1671 to register. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Lifeline: needs truck drivers to pick up donated goods and other driving jobs. Also general maintenance/handypersons for approx 2 to 8 hrs per week. Ph 4228 0722. Lighthouse Christian Centre: Offers group meetings for confident living, healing for life and kids club dynamics. Ph 4229 9744. Love to sing?: Wollongong Welsh choir offers a warm welcome every Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm at the Migrant Resource Centre, cnr Market and Church Sts Wollongong. Ph John Jones, 4297 0385. Meditation/Stress Relief: Wednesdays 7.30pm, Wollongong Town Hall (Cedar Room) Free. Just come or phone 4285 2199. Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Marianne 4271 4475 Page 103 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mental Health Week: launch of Mental Health Week, Tues Oct 7, 10am at Wollongong mall amphitheatre. Illawarra Historical Society: next meet Oct 2, museum building 11 Market St at 7.15pm. Speaker is Eric Ekland and topic is Port Kembla. Ph Joyce 4229 8225. Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Parent support: and parenting programs for parents of adolescents. Groups in most suburbs. Ph 4271 2606. Parents of Children with a Vision Impairment: Does your child have a vision impairment? Would you like contact with other families facing similar issues? Anyone interested in forming a support group to hold local meetings is invited to contact Catherine on 4271 5978. Relaxation for Cancer patients: weekly. Contact Evelaine Berry 4229 2755 or 0413 385 759. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. Rotary Club of Wollongong Central: Meets Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm, Salvation Army Centre, Outside Inn, 16 Burelli Street, Wollongong, Contact John Sandercock Ph 4229 1404. Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol: Wollongong Division requires volunteers for radio and sea duties. All training provided. Call the membership officer on 4262 1811. Sathya Sai Centre: Devotional singing, study circle, children classes, community service. Meet every Sunday from 8:30am. Contact 4226 1754. Scrabble Club: Meets at Collegians, Wollongong, Thursdays 1-4.30pm and Mondays 7-10.30pm. Phone 4271 5076. Sibling Support Group: for those who have lost a brother or sister, meets 2nd Monday of each month in the Wollongong area from 6.30-8pm. Ph Susanne 0418 646 833 or Donna 0421 418 517. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. SLASA: Spanish and Latin American Association for Social Assistance has a new community settlement services officer, available at the Migrant Resource Centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Ph 4229 6855. Spanish Lessons for Adults & Children: Migrant Resource Centre each Thurs evening during school term. Call Veronica or Beatriz 4229 6855. Spirituality For Now: Weekly discussion group on making spirituality practical in our daily lives. Phone 4227 2241. Sporting Shooters Association: Meets at Kemblawarra Portuguese Sports and Social Club at 7.30pm on 1st Thursday each month. Phone 4296 2866. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. Page 104 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

The Illawarra Amateur Radio Society: meets the 2nd Tue of the month in the SES HQ, Montague St Nth Wollongong at 7.30 pm. The Meditation Space: courses `learn how to meditate' and `positive thinking' No charge. Ph 4227 2241. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Call Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034 for information about our friendly dinner meetings. Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Wollongong Horticultural Society Inc: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at The Old Court House, Cnr Marine Drive & Harbour Street, Wollongong at 10am. All welcome. Phone: 4229 6836. Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Police Youth Club: Inviting young people to participate in the many activities held at the club including boxing, boxercise, break dancing, fencing, kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, weights or wrestling. All coaches professionally accredited. Come in and try the vast range of recreational activities for the whole family. Phone 4229 4418. Wollongong Revolve Re-Use Centre: Wollongong's largest garage sale. Donate or buy at low cost preloved or re-usable items including books, furniture, electrical, computer, office, whitegoods, household, bric-a-brac, industry discards, hospital and school equipment and much more. Phone Christian 4226 5233 (330 Keira St, Wollongong). Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. FIGTREE Kids Funday for K-6 Primary School: A Whale of a Day, Oct 2 (10am-12.30pm) at Figtree Anglican Page 105 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Church, Gibson Rd. Ph 4272 1322 Figtree Lions Club: Meets at the Figtree Hotel, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for community service and fellowship. Phone 4272 2751. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. CRINGILA Cringila Children's House: long daycare. Vacancies for children 0-6 yrs. Very reasonable fees and trained staff. Ph 4275 2348. Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities at the Unanderra Community Centre on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for people aged 12-18 years. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc. Ph 4272 5582. Epilepsy Support Group: 1st & 3rd Monday of month. Unanderra Community Centre. Young Parents Social Group: commences 2/10/03 for parents under 24 yrs. Free childminding. Gentle Exercises: Thursday 1-2pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Ph: 42712213. Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Unanderra Community Centre: Computer classes, epilepsy support group 1st Mon each month, gentle exercise Thursdays 1-2pm. Ph 4271 2213 Drama classes: Held on Sat mornings for young people 8-11 years (9:30am to 10:30am) and 12-18 years (10:30am to 11:30am) at the Unanderra Community Centre. Cost $6 per person. Phone 4272 5582. Illawarra Computer Enthusiasts Club: Meets 2nd Friday of each month at 7:30pm, Unanderra Community Centre. Visitors welcome. Phone Bodo on 4284 8754 or Ron on 4225 1531. Illawarra Machine Knitters: Meet at rear of Unanderra Community Hall on first Friday of each month from 10.30am and first Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Share patterns and information and learn from demonstrations. Cost $3.50. Contact Dianne on 4285 1422. Manna House: share a meal of soup, toasted sandwiches and cakes every Thurs 5pm-7pm at the Girl Guides Hall, Unanderra Playgroup: Unanderra, meets every Tues, Wed, Fri. Ph 4272 5900. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Royal Life Saving Society: has senior first aid (Workcover aprvd) courses in Unanderra every month. Ph 4272 6131. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. Unanderra Community Centre: offers gentle exercise, computer classes, epilepsy group. Ph 4271 2213. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School: class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old Page 106 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Community Centre: Child's Play group Tuesdays. Pottery classes, and writers group. Ph Jenny 4276 3433. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. Enquiries Marion 42742851 Volunteer Coast Guard: Seeking volunteers 18 years and older to join the Association as regular members. No previous experience is required. Suitable volunteers will be trained in first aid, marine radio procedures and basic seamanship. Phone 4284 8822 or visit http://www.coastguard.com.au Country Womens Assoc: Port Kembla Branch meets 1pm on 3rd Tues each month, Allan St. Craft, friendship, social outings. New members welcome. Ph Rita 4256 4734. Motor Neurone Support Group: meet 2nd Tues of month. Listen to various therapies & those experiencing disease & gain useful ideas to cope. Tea & coffee. Activities room, Port Kembla Hospital, 10am-12pm. Ph Lesley or Pam: 4223 8000. Port Kembla Youth Project: looking for young women, 16-18yrs interested in scriptwriting & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary for young women to express their creativity & thoughts on issues surrounding young women today. Ph 4276 1229 on Mondays. Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary: meets in the Activities Room at the Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm. New members would be warmly welcomed. Enquiries Marion 42742851. Port Kembla Returned and Services League: Sub-branch monthly meeting on the 4th Wed of each month. All ex-service personnel from navy, army and air force are welcome. Port Kembla View Club: monthly dinner Tues Oct 7 at Port Kembla Leagues Club, 7pm. Guest speaker Marnie Jones about American traditions and Thanksgiving. Guests warmly welcome. Cost $17. WARRAWONG English Classes: For adults. Warrawong Anglican Church Cottage, First Ave. Mon & Wed 9.30am11.30am during school term. $20 per term. Ph 4228 8402. Illawarra Dental Health Action Group: meets fourth Thurs of the month at the Division of Population Health and Planning, suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St. Ph 4271 2552 or 4271 7627. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. The Spiritualist Church of Serenity: meets the first Sunday of each month at Warrawong Community Centre at 2.30pm. Phone Dorothy 4296 2404. Playgroup for Children 0-5 Years: Kids Time is a time for parents and their children at the Diana Princess of Wales Children's Family Centre, 13 Greene St on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs (10am-1pm). Ph Kathy 4275 8575. Illawarra Consumers Oral/Dental Health Group: Meets 4th Thurs of month, at Division of Population Health and Planning, Suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St Warrawong. Residents and Consumers welcome. Warrawong Community Centre: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Glass painting Wednesday 10am to 1pm. KIaW Youth Project - young people welcome 12 to 18 years on Mon, Wed and Fri from 3 -6pm. Phone 4275 1875. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Page 107 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Illawarra Toy Library: Educational toys from newborn to seven year olds. Open Tues, Weds and Thurs (9am-3.30pm). 434 Northcliffe Drive, Berkeley. Ph 4272 1178. Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Barnardos South Coast: Before and after school care and vacation care at Berkeley Public School for five to 12 year-olds. Phone 4275 8575. Berkeley Combined Pensioners: Craft and social Mondays from 10am. Friendly bingo on Wednesday and Friday 10am. Fun Friday every month. Phone 4271 5143. Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. Berkeley Walkers: Walking group for all ages. Meets every Tuesday in front of Berkeley Medical Centre at 9am. Phone 4274 0281. Keep Young and Fit Classes: Exercise and tap for mixed adults, pensioners, etc at PCYC Lake Illawarra. Phone 4296 4448. DAPTO Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: enjoy freshly brewed coffee, read a magazine or the paper, or join in on a card or board games or play pool or fuse ball with new or old friends. Coffee Afternoons are every Thursday 12.30-2.30pm. Also vacancies in patchwork & quilting, word burning, folk art and creative craft classes. Phone Lucy 4262 1919. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Science Centre Show (Oct 2), crystal sun catches (Oct 7), painted pillow cases (Oct 10). Ph 4261 6161. Dapto CWA: Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Dapto Uniting Church Hall. Everyone welcome. For details, phone Mavis on 4261 1027. Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, outings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto & District Heritage Society: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7.30pm. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto Poultry Club: Welcomes fanciers of all ages. Regular monthly meetings at Dapto Showground every 2nd Wed of the month 7.30pm in the poultry pavillion. All fanciers welcome including waterfowl. Ph 42614748. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Housie: Every Wednesday at the bingo factory at Kembla Grange 10.30am-12.30pm. For Dapto Junior Rugby League injured players fund. Illawarra Canoe Club: holds learn to kayak and training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30pm. Ph 4262 7221. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Page 108 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Koonawarra Youth Project: Drop in Mon - Fri 4.30pm to 7.45pm. Indoor soccer, basketball, pool, volley ball, indoor cricket, board games, music, etc. arts & crafts Wed 6pm-8pm. Video supper night alt. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. Ph 4262 1005. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Dapto Poultry Club Annual Show: Dapto Showground Poultry Pavilion, Oct 11 (9am). Ph 4261 4748. Also, next meeting on Oct 8 from 7.30pm Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. Leisure Coast Orchid Society: meets on the third Thursday of every month at the Ribbonwood Centre, Princes Hwy, Dapto, at 7.30pm. Ph 4237 7171. Mental Health Week: Around the Twist 60s theme dance at Ribbonwood Centre, Oct 10, 7.30pm. Entertainment by Taildraggers. Details ph Fay 4295 2302. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra: Meets at 7.30pm 4th Wednesday of each month. St Aidan's Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd Dapto. Phone 4262 7675. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Has pilates, fitball, body sculpture, jazzercise, kickboxing, Wollongong lace group, playgroup, craft classes, women's group and creative memories. Phone 4261 6161. ALBION PARK Australian Air League Illawarra Boys Squadron: Boys 8 years and up interested in aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping. Meet at Albion Park Scout hall at Albion Park Show Ground on Thurs (7-9pm). Ph Michael 0419992332. Albion Park RSL Sub Branch: meets first Wed of the month at Albion Park RSL Club from 7pm. Ex Service men and women or currently serving regular or part time service personnel welcome to attend. Ph 4256 2072. Albion Park Neighbourhood Association: school holiday program, mosaic pencil case (Oct 2), basket weaving (Oct 7), beaded gecko keyrings (Oct 10). Ph 4257 3342. Amputee support group: for amputees, families and friends. Meet 2nd Sat each month, APR Community Centre, 10am. 1st Albion Park Scouts: meeting at Station St Albion Park Rail. Ages 6-14 yrs. Open to boys and girls. Al Anon: Albion Park Rail meets Sat 2.30pm at Community centre, Ash Ave. Marshall Mount CWA: organising a Country Garden Ramble as a fundraising venture on Oct 4 at 269 North Macquarie Rd, Albion Park from 10.30am. Ph 4256 2026. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park Guides: are looking for girls aged 5 to 15 years who are wanting to have adventures, try new things, help the community they live in, and make new friends. Ph Melanie 4257 6021. Albion Park Home and Community Care Centre: Volunteering opportunities available in Shellharbour for people interested in working with the frail aged or disabled. Phone Ken on 4256 3749. Albion Park Rail Jumping Joeys Playgroup: meets Tues (10am-12noon) for craft, singing, toys, stories for 0-5 year olds in a relaxed and friendly environment, Uniting Church, cnr Princes Hwy & Creamery Rd. Ph Lissa 42569291. CWA Evening Branch: Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm in the Staff Room, Albion Park Primary School. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Ph Kerry 4257 1076. Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Woodcarving: Sydney Woodcarving Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Artsmart Craft Centre Page 109 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

(near Childcare Centre), Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail, 9.30-1.30. Ph Sandra 4234 1545. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684.OAK FLATS Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 4257 8173 or Ron on 4295 1431. Dancing: Free lessons and social dance at Oak Flats Bowling Club on the third Sat of the month. Old time and Latin. Live band. Lessons from 7pm to 8pm and then dance until 11pm. Phone 4284 2480. Illawarra Social Group: Picnic from Lakeview Hotel beer garden at Oak Flats, each Saturday at 1pm. All singles are invited to make new friends. Meetings are each Thursday at 7pm. Phone Reg on 0403284615 or 42560077 for details. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. St Vincent de Paul 60s & 70s Dance Night: Oak Flats Bowling Club on Oct 4 from 7pm. Tickets available from Oak Flats Bowls and St Vincents at Oak Flats. WARILLA Arthritis Foundation: meets 3rd Thurs of month, 1.30pm in auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Ph 4272 6678. Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Are you over 40 years young?: Or are you looking to change work or are unemployed? To use our free services of networking, resume preparation, interview skills, drop into Office 5 number 4 George St, Warilla or ph 4297 3788. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Neighbourhood Centre: Each Friday free legal aid. Ph 4296 3433. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, 1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Warilla Shellharbour Arthritis Foundation: Meets at 1.30pm third Thurs of month. Auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Women's Health Centre: Counselling services. Free, friendly and confidential - service for women only, staffed by women only. Lesbian-specific services available. Also Self Esteem Group, Womens Action Arts Group, Women-only Addiction Support Group, Community Garden Project. Ph 4296 7077. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Girl Guides: new unit for younger girls aged 4-6 years on Thursday afternoons. Vacancies in other units for girls aged 7-10 and 10-14 years. Contact 42 962632 or 42 377851. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Page 110 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Rotary Club of Shellharbour: meets Wed nights, 6.15pm at the Shbr Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Blackbutt Parent's Support Group: Support group for families, initiated and driven by parents and carers, aimed at improving coping skills. All parents welcome. Held at Blackbutt Youth Centre. Phone 4295 3820 or 4271 2606. Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. Laughter Club of Shellharbour: Meets Saturdays at 9.30am for 30 min session. Free and therapeutic. Meet at Shellharbour Reserve, near the pool. Phone Anne on 4257 5110 or 0407 211 525. Mental Health Week: Family Fun Day at Lake Illawarra Foreshore on Sat Oct 11. Details phone Fay 4295 2302. National Women's Register Illawarra Group: An international non-political discussion group. Meet last Friday of the month. Visitors welcome. Phone 4296 2001 or 4297 0070. Rotary Club of Shellharbour: Meets Wednesday nights 6.15pm at the Shellharbour Workers Club. Visitors welcome. Ph 4296 2790. Shellharbour and South Coast Branch of the NSW Justices' Association: meets first Fri of the month at Woonona RSL Sub Branch Hall (next to McDonalds). Ph 4422 1620 Shellharbour Christian Surfers: Social Surf/ Breakfast BBQ. 1st Sat of month. North Shellharbour Beach from 7am. Phone Alex on 4256 8880. Shellharbour Girl Guides: For girls aged 7-14 and women who enjoy the challenge of leadership and community involvement. Phone 4296 2632. Shellharbour View Club: Monthly meetings and luncheons on 2nd Thursday of each month from 11am in the Sapphire Room, Warilla Bowling Club. Phone Bev on 4295 5716. Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Tues 9.30-11.30, for 0-5yrs. Salvation Army Hall, Barrack Hts. Cnr Leawarra/Ulster St. Just turn up, or phone 0402 912 913. U3A Shellharbour: U3A provides seniors with a chance to continue to learn, laugh and lead an active and stimulating older life. Contact Lorraine on 4257 9036. KIAMA Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents whose child has died, meeting 3rd Wed each month at Kiama Hospital. Ph Joan 4232 1642. Kiama Art Society: 25th annual exhibition, Wed Oct 1, 8pm, Kiama Leagues Club. Kiama Toastmasters: meets at Kiama Leagues Club on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Ph Annette on 42 377371. Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Page 111 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, 11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph Hazel 4232 3550 Homework Study Assistance Program: North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Meehan Drive. Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. BERRY: Berry Country Fair at Berry Showground, Oct 5 from 8am-2.30pm. Document ILM0000020030929dz9t00060

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News; Letters Come On Bob, Finish Rail Link 1,078 words 19 December 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 26 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. THE ALP led by Bob Carr made a commitment to review the Maldon-Dombarton rail link, and I am calling on him to honour his promise and then build the link as soon as possible for a number of reasons. Port Kembla requires the appropriate level of infrastructure to support the proposed expansion of the port. In addition, the use of rail to move large amounts of freight is the most environmentally friendly method of doing so, rather than relying further on articulated lorries. The historic Stanwell Park viaduct was not built to take the present level of freight traffic and has already deteriorated to the state it was before renovations were undertaken a few years ago. The Maldon-Dombarton link would take some of the freight traffic away from the viaduct. What is more cost-effective? Repairing the viaduct on an ongoing basis or to finish the Maldon Dombarton line, which the NSW people have already spent some $27 million? As a NSW resident I do not care if it was the Liberals that stopped work on the line. Bob Carr, you should be big enough to rise above petty party politics and do the right thing. Finish the Maldon-Dumbarton line. Here's hoping the Premier is listening to the people who voted for him. -SUSAN FLETCHER, Wombarra Peace plea THE lovely sound of "Peace on earth, good will to all men" sounds out everywhere at this time of the year. So please spare a thought for what's still going on, in our name, to the poor Iraqi people, first condemned with lies abounding, and then hit by the most destructive forces known to man. And let's not forget that all this is being done in our name, so why not join the call to stop all this, before another year's obscenity unfolds? -KEN O'HARA, Gerringong Golf site blues I AM surprised that the good motorists from Wollongong Golf Club insist on isolating their oldies in tower blocks at the far end of Corrimal St, as near to the new sewerage works as they dare. Surely it would make much more sense to build a new clubhouse there, and redevelop the clubhouse site for housing. That would ensure that the old people are near the city centre services they need, and that the new buildings reinforce and complement the city strategy instead of sticking up in the middle of nowhere. Page 113 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

This is a coastal zone remember - two storeys maximum recommended. Come on golfers, by great good fortune you have inherited a marvellous asset from the city. Now you owe it to us, and to yourselves, to do the right thing by the city. -DAVID WINTERBOTTOM, Gwynneville Jabbing problem CHILD-CARE centres, service providers and schools are misleading parents over the issue of vaccinating their children. Also importantly, the Government has been slow to rectify this misinformation. Both vaccinating and non-vaccinating parents are equally entitled to child-care assistance and fee relief. Vaccination exemptions for either medical, religious, conscientious or through natural immunity reasons, are included in Maternity and Child Care Payment Acts 1997 and 1998. School is compulsory, vaccination is not. In fact, it is normal and beneficial for children to have these early childhood diseases. They are there to prime and mature the children's immune systems. You are not bound to have your child vaccinated for them to be eligible to attend school. A vaccination certificate may be required, but is not essential. You can present the blue book, and they may photocopy the relevant pages at the back. If you choose not to vaccinate your child, then your doctor will fill in a simple form, at your request, which is called the Declaration of Exemption from Vaccination. This form will advise Centrelink and Medicare about your decision not to vaccinate your child. And that your doctor has discussed this issue with you the parent or guardian. Outbreaks of measles or whooping cough are of particular concern to the Department of Health. There is one particular safeguard that has been in place deliberately to try to enforce vaccination, which is, if there is a confirmed report of either disease at a school or child-care facility, then there may be a twoweek (or more) exclusion period imposed, from school, for any unvaccinated child. But note. The Department of Health only, and not the school, can enforce this rule. In some cases the initial diagnosis has been wrong, with children being removed from school unnecessarily. Pathology testing is required to enforce this exclusion. The Government blue book lists very little information and excludes details about the individual vaccines. This important information can be sourced from the Australian Vaccination Network web site www.av n.org.au or you can find this information in the MIMS book (accessible at doctors and pharmacies). -C BOHACKYJ, Towradgi Merging problems IN response to the letters to the Mercury regarding the correct etiquette in merging traffic, it's not a case of etiquette, it's simply commonsense. Why wait until the lane comes to an end before merging? The RTA or council workers involved in road works, etc erect signs some 300-400m before the lane actually ceases to exist. These signs are to advise drivers to merge, left or right, whichever is applicable, well before the problem arises. But you always get drivers, professional drivers as well, who want to or must get in front of the vehicles ahead of them. These are the drivers who cause the problems. If drivers merge at the first opportunity and drivers in the main stream allow them to, there would be very few problems and the traffic would flow much more smoothly. It was also mentioned about the procedure at roundabouts. As anyone can see there are no give way Page 114 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

signs at roundabouts. This is because when approaching one, you must give way to traffic that is already on the roundabout, regardless of whether it approached from your left or right. But drivers still treat them as regular intersections, approaching them at speed with the notion that if nothing is coming from their right, then they have the right of way. Courtesy is virtually non-existent on our roads, so let's all show a little commonsense. Maybe then some people may live a little longer. -J W LAMBERT, Dapto Document ILM0000020031219dzcj0001h

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Monday Magazine What's Happening From Stanwell Park To Kiama 7,814 words 20 October 2003 Illawarra Mercury ILM 44 English © 2003 Copyright John Fairfax Holdings Limited. . Not available for re-distribution. OTFORD -- Otford Valley Country Fair: Otford Public School grounds, Station Rd, Nov 15 from 10am-3pm. HELENSBURGH Northern Illawarra Neighbour AID: AGM at the Neighbour Aid office, 2/114A Parks St, Helensburgh (rear of Coastline Real estate) on Nov 12 from 10am. Ph 4294 1900 Helensburgh Lions Club District Fair: Oct 25 & 26. All welcome. STANWELL PARK Anglican Marriage Encounter Refresh Weekends: offer married couples an opportunity to stop and focus on each other and their marriage relationship at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in Oct. Ph 9769 0062. Stanwell Park CWA Market Day: Sun Nov 16 at Northern Reserve, Stanwell Park. Stall bookings available. Ph Elaine 4294 1257 or Lin 4294 1750. COLEDALE Coledale's Centenary: November 7/8/9. Planning Street Parade, Folk Concert, Opera by the Sea, Bush Dance, surf events, soccer, Historical and Art displays. Anyone with historical items, or interested in an artist trail/display ph Gary Turner, 42673196; Lorraine Beattie, 42674076; Jan Merrick, 42671631. Coledale Combined Pensioners: Meeting fortnightly for luncheon and entertainment. Monthly coach tour. For more info ph 4228 9005 after 6pm. Northern Illawarra Meals on Wheels: Urgently need volunteers to deliver mid-day meals to clients. Meals collected from Coledale Hospital 11.30am weekdays. Taking appointments one hour per month. Phone Janis 4285 6126. AUSTINMER Seniors Fun and Friendship: Sublime Point Day Club, Wednesdays 10am-2pm, Anglican Church, Moore St. Ph 4261 2464. Austinmer Town Bowling Club Fundraiser: we will be having bandanna bowls for all those keen to try bowls in aid of CanTeen Illawarra on Oct 25 from 1.30pm. Ph 4267 1030 Red Cross Personal Support Volunteers: All trained volunteers in the Helensburgh and Illawarra area are invited to attend the next meeting/workshop for Personal Support Volunteers. Helensburgh Workers Club on Oct 1 from 7.30pm. THIRROUL Thirroul Toastmasters Club: Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month. 7:30 to 9:30 pm Railway Institute Hall, Railway Parade. Ph 4267 3714 Thirroul VIEW Club: next meeting at Woonona-Bulli RSL on nov 10 from 10.30am. Ph Christine 4285 7277. Thirroul Uniting Playgroup Reunion: Years 1986-2003, Dec 6 from 7pm. Ph di 4267 4707. RSVP Oct 13. Page 116 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Thirroul RSL Sub Branch: meets 3rd Tues of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club from 6pm. Transport Authority Retired Employees (TARE): monthly meeting held third Monday of each month at Thirroul Bowling Club (9.45am). Enq 4284 5597. Encounter Healing: Meeting on Friday, 10am. People finding hope for the future. South Coast City Church, Thirroul. Ph 4268 1588. The Oasis Christian Centre: Playgroup run by professionally trained staff, Mondays 10am-12pm. Ph 4268 4652 or email reception@oasis.org.au Neighbourhood Centre: Adult watercolour painting classes; gentle exercise class, quilters group, playgroup; African drumming; garden club; youth acoustic club and English/ Maths tutoring. Phone 4267 2500. Hardie Rubber Factory reunion: Oct 25. Contact Edith Robertson, ph 42843323. BULLI Northern Illawarra Uniting Church Market Day Fete: Oct 25 from 9am-12.30pm on the cnr of Point St, Bulli. Northern Illawarra Congregational Uniting Church: a singalong will be held at the Uniting Church Worship Centre at Point St, Bulli on Oct 26 from 2pm. Ph Bruce 4267 1154 or Helen 4267 3045 Parents Unplugged: air your concerns and share a cuppa at a new social/support group for parents and carers of young children. Meets Thurs (upstairs) at the Bulli Resource Centre (11.30am-1.30pm) or (7.30-9.30pm). Bring nibbles. Ph Kirsten 4285 8567 or Elizabeth 4284 7006. Corrimal Auxiliary for Bulli Hospital: meets first Wed of the month at 10am at Corrimal Bowling Club. Ph 4283 8733. Bulli Combined Pensioners: Welcomes new and old members, special welcome to older people and carers, any person interested in older people's welfare. Indoor bowls, each Tues. Monthly coach trips. Meetings each pension Thursday. Visitors welcome. Ph 4284 1744. ASCA: Advocates for survivors of child abuse. Support group meetings held every second Wednesday at Bulli Resource Centre, 7pm. Ph 42834866. Bulli Resource Centre: Meditation group meets every Mon from 6-9pm (call Kerry Anne 4283 2073). Craft group meets every Mon from 10am-12noon. A Reader's Group commencing soon (call Elizabeth (4284 7006). English for life: English classes for adults. Permanent, temporary residents and visitors welcome. Every Monday 10am-12pm during school term. Anglican Church, 66 Park Rd, Bulli. Ph 4228 8402. Playgroup Vacancies: at Uniting Church, Thursdays 10am-12 noon. Secure play area. All carers welcome. Bring morning tea to share. $2 per family. Ph 4267 1444 Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: Meets at Woonona/Bulli RSL on 1st Thursday every month, 10.30am. For people recovering from strokes, and their carers. Ph Joan Adams 4267 1147 or Joan Robinson 4283 5825. Illawarra Carers Support Unit: Are you caring for someone with a mental illness. I am a carer advocate with the schizophrenia advocate and can provide you with support advocacy, information and education on all types of mental illness. Contact Toni Garrety 4285 0155 or 0422 406 616. Overeaters Anonymous: Meets Friday 6-7pm, 1st fl, Bulli Resource Centre. Ph 0416 273374. Red Cross: Bulli-Woonona Branch meets third Monday of month, 11am at Uniting Church Bulli. All welcome. Light luncheon -$3. WOONONA Woonona-Bulli Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Nov 5 at 10am. Guest speaker Dianne Wikstrom about Dementia. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Page 117 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Woonona High School: Yr 10 - 1983. A 20-year reunion for the class of 1983 will be held on Saturday 15 November 2003. For details contact Cindy Harrison(Price) on 02 4283 2008 or Michelle Benten(Gleaves) on 02 4284 7494 or email cindlou@vtown.com.au Illawarra Stroke Recovery Group: Meets 10am at Woonona Bulli RSL on the first Thurs of each month. Ph 4267 1147 or 42835825. NSW Arthritis Foundation Woonona-Bulli Branch: meets first Wed of the month from 10am. Guest speaker Michelle Doughty on the Stroke Unit. Meet at Woonona-Bulli RSL Memorial Club. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Salvation Army Family Store: Good quality pre-loved clothes, books, toys and crockery. Woonona-Bulli Branch of the NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets first Wed of the month at the WoononaBulli RSL Memorial Club. Next meet Oct 1 at 10am. Speaker Michelle Doughty of the Stroke Unit. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Lions Club: Meets alternate Mon 7pm at Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona/Woonona East Neighbourhood Watch: meets first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 7pm at Woonona East Public School to discuss local safety and issues. Ph Police liason officer 4226 7899. Woonona Lions Club: meets the second Mon night (6.30pm for 7pm) at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. Ph Alex 4284 4172. Woonona-Bulli NSW Arthritis Foundation: meets on the first Wed morning of every month at the Woonona-Bulli RSL Club. Next meeting today followed by AGM. Ph 4284 8054 or 4284 5897. Woonona Playtime: Music, craft and play for 0 - 5 years. Woonona Baptist Church Hall 477 Princes Hwy. Wed to Thurs. 10 to 12. Phone Ruth 4284 8069. BELLAMBI Bellambi Flotilla NF5: Australian volunteer coast guard is seeking team to work in boat duties and base duties. Courses available in seamanship, navigation. Phone 4284 8822. Bellambi Play Group: Vacancies exist on Mondays 9.30am-11.30am at Bellambi Public School. Phone Kath 4284 2292, Linda 4284 0820 or Kaz 4285 3983. Bellambi Walking Group: Meets every Thurs morning (during school term) 9am at the Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre. All welcome, no bookings required, just turn up, FREE Ph 42840355. CORRIMAL Corrimal Bubs Playgroup: meets Monday 10-12pm at Corrimal Community Centre. All mothers and carers of 0-18mth babies welcome. Ph Emma on 4228 4894 or 0419 964 804. Older Women Network: inviting older women who are new to the area, or are interested in issues affecting them, or who just want to socialise. Fortnightly meetings at Corrimal Commnity Centre on Thurs (10.30am). Ph 4229 3219. Corrimal Auxiliary: for Bulli Hospital, meets 10am 1st Wed of month at Corrimal Bowling Club. New members welcome. Ph 4283 8733. Alcoholics Anonymous: Sundays 8pm, St Vincent de Paul Centre. 67 Railway St. Corrimal Region Uniting Church Street Stall: in front of Op Shop on the highway, Oct 24 from 9am12noon. Australian Plant Society: Meeting 1st Monday of month at Corrimal Community Hall, Short St. 7.30pm. Ph 4229 1836. Corrimal Caledonian Society: Friday socials 1st Friday every month, 7.30pm-11.30pm at Corrimal RSL Club. Cost $7. Prizes, tea, coffee, biscuits. All welcome. Corrimal Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Wed at Corrimal Leagues Club. 6.30pm for 7pm dinner. Ph Norm 4229 7930. Page 118 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

English for life: English classes for adults at Corrimal Anglican Church, Princes Hwy, every Thursday 10am-noon during school term. Cost $20 a term. Phone 4228 8402. Experience True Meditation: Inner Peace & Balance. Wednesday 10am. Corrimal Community Centre (Bottlebrush Room) FREE. Just come or phone 4284 1134. Exploring Early Childhood classes: Corrimal High School Playgroup meets every Friday 9-10am. Free TAFE Full time and Part time courses: in reading, writing, maths Wollongong TAFE Campus. Ph 4229 0698. TOWRADGI Seniors for Friendship & Fun: Congregational Hall, 8 Carters Lane. Craft on Tues (10am-12noon), A Time for Learning Sencare on Thurs (10am-1pm). TARRAWANNA Illawarra Lapidary Club: Business meetings 1st Wed, social meeting 3rd Wed of month, 7.30pm at Tarrawanna Hall, 50 Meadow St. Ph 4262 7614. FAIRY MEADOW Business Network International: (BNI) North Illawarra chapter, meets every Thursday at Campus East main building, Cowper St Fairy Meadow 7am-8.30 am. Ph Ann on 4274 9155. Fairy Meadow/Wollongong Red Cross: Next Meeting Wed 22 Oct at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St. 9.30am followed by musical presentation and morning tea at 11am. Ph 4229 9429 Craft in the Meadow: Learn something new each Thursday from 10am at Fairy Meadow Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4284 6061. Fairy Meadow Senior Citizens: Guest Park, Princes Hwy open 10am-3.30pm for meetings, carpet bowls etc. Phone 4285 3146. Illawarra Quilters: 7:30pm, second Wednesday of the month at the Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St, Fairy Meadow. New members and visitors welcome. Junior Chess Club: Meets at Fairy Meadow Community Centre (opposite Woolworths) 4-6pm Thursdays (not on school hols). Competitions, fun games and chess tuition for U18s. Call John 4283 3080. Rotary Club: of Wollongong North-Fairy Meadow, meets every Monday 6.15 pm for 6.30 pm at the Master Builder's Club. Ph: (H) 4229 5669 (Mb) 0422 531507 Sing Australia Choir (Wollongong): For people who would like to sing in a mixed choir of all ages. No auditions, no pressure, no experience. Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm at Uniting Church Hall, Daisy St Fairy Meadow. Cost $5.50. Ph Suzanne 4285 2345. BALGOWNIE The Balgownie War Memorial Trust: organising a bus (shopping) trip to various warehouses in Sydney on Saturday, October 25. Cost $20 per person incl morning tea. Bookings Ph 4285 3225 Balgownie War Memorial Trust: organising bus shopping trip to various warehouse in Sydney on Oct 25. Ph Ciska 4285 5870 or Louise 4285 3225 Learn to spin: or refresh your memory with a happy, relaxed small group of ladies who meet at Balgownie Community Hall CWA room on the 2nd and 4th Wed of each month. Ph Pat McKenzie 4228 5156. Balgownie Heritage School Museum: insight into the social and working life of everyday people in Balgownie from 1800s. Open first Sun of the month (1-4pm). Country Womens Assoc: Balgownie branch welcomes new members to meetings, 1st Tuesday of each month, Community Centre, Balgownie, 10am. Ph 4284 0686. Get Fit For Free: Active over 50s gentle exercise class, Fridays during school terms 1pm-2pm, Balgownie Village Community Centre. Phone 4283 3499. Page 119 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

South Coast Holden Owners Club: Meets second Monday each month, 7.30pm, at Collegians Club Balgownie. Phone 4267 3578. KEIRAVILLE Adoption Wollongong Links: Discussion/support group. 2nd Monday each month 7.30pm at Keiraville Community Preschool. Ph Megan on 4229 2687. Keiraville Playgroup: vacancies on Thurs 10am-12noon. Ph 4225 1768 or 4227 6898. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: Vocal group for young people aged 14-25 years. Rehearsal time Fri 79pm in Keiraville. Ph 4227 2820 or 4271 2923. GWYNNEVILLE Food Intolerance Group: Information Nights, 2nd Friday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome, Ph 4229 8595 Polish language and dance classes: Free, for children and adults at Polish Centre, 143 Gipps St. Phone 4228 8803. Australian Red Cross: teaches First Aid (WorkCover and VETAB accredited). For bookings and schedule call 1300 367428. CONISTON FICS: Child Support Action Group for noncustodial/resident parents. First Thursday each month, Coniston Community Hall, 26 Bridge St Coniston (7.30pm). Ph 4226 1364 or 4296 6847. WOLLONGONG City of Wollongong Eisteddfod Inc: AGM held at 30 Church St Wollongong on October 23 at 7.30pm. Ph 4268 4252 NSW Justices Assoc: Monthly meeting Tues 21 Oct, 7.30pm. Old Court House Cnr Cliff Rd and Harbour St. Ph 4261 7333 Wollongong Highland Games and Pipe Band Contest: at the Dapto Showground Saturday 18 October 2003 from 9am to 3.30pm. Trivia Night for Illawarra WIRES: Oct 25 at Master Builders Club, Wollongong from 7pm. Ph Carmen 4272 3333 or Sheila 42287840. Wollongong City Platform: gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Ph 4285 7600 or 4229 2034. Illawarra LETS Inc: October newsletter now out. Deadline for Nov is 7/11. Next meeting and trading day Dec. Ph 4285 3655. Wollongong PCYC Christmas Fair and Open Day: PCYC football field, Exeter Ave, Nrh W'Gong on Nov 23 from 10am-4pm. Wollongong Doll Club Doll & Bear Fair: Wollongong Town Hall on Oct 26 from 10am-4.30pm. Aglow Wollongong: meets Oct 27 at Unanderra Community Centre, Princes Hwy, Unanderra at 10am. Ph 4227 2982 Cross Connections Art Exhibition: University of Wollongong, McKinnon Building Foyer, Oct 20-Nov 7. Illawarra Gaming Society Inc: Playing Dungeons and Dragons, CCG's, etc, meets most Friday nights at the Smith Hill High School, Gipps St. Ph Ken Carcas 0418 963656 after 4.30pm. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Contact Matt on 02 4268 0617 or e-mail = guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Mature Workers Program Mission Australia: a free service for people 40 plus, providing help with resumes, letters of application, advice regarding career path and retraining. Ph Bob Wallbaum 4225 1358 Page 120 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Cancer Patient Support Group Christmas Party: Nov 22 from 10.30am-3.30pm at Heininger Hall, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. Tickets available from Cancer Care Centre (Level 2), Piccadilly Centre and Jean 4285 2692 Australian Irish Bureau & Resource Centre: Melbourne Cup lunch on Nov 4 from 10am-4pm. Wollongong Secondary Home Science School: special Yearly Luncheon on Oct 29 at the Illawarra Master Builders Club. RSVP Oct 22. Ph 4271 1996 Friends of Wollongong Botanic Gardens Wollongong: conduct guided tours in the Gardens on the first Sun of each month (except Jan). Meet at Discovery Centre via Madoline St (2.30ppm) Illawarra Live Steamers: public running day offering steam train rides at the club track, northern end of Virginia St, North Wollongong (near Stuart Park) on Oct 26 from 10.30am. Wollongong Grad Nurses Association 34th Reunion: Education, Level 8, W'Gong Hospital, Nov 1 from 10am. Ph 4229 2857 Illawarra WIRES: is holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, October 25 to raise funds for its work helping native animals. Illawarra Master Builders Club from 7.30pm. Cost is $10 a head for tables of 8 people. Lots of fun and prize giveaways. To book, call Carmen on 4272 3333. Womens conference: Loving life when Reality bites. Guest speaker Chris Pringle 18 Oct, 9:30am-4pm, Gateway City Church 2 Victoria Street, Wollongong. Ph: 4226 4466 Cost: $15.00 Parents Surviving Teenagers: Course run by UNIFAM. Ph 4229 9863 Natural Health Society: Meets Sat 18 Oct, 2pm at the Wollongong Library Theatrette. Members $3, visitors $5. Helathy afternoon tea incl. Ph Shirley 4295 4255 Doll and Bear Fair: Sun 26 Oct Wollongong Town Hall 10am-4pm. A$5, C$2. Fellowship of First Fleeters: South Coast Chapter meets bimonthly, first Tuesday, old Court House, Belmore Basin. Contact 4257 5575. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Contact Roger 4229 5821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Friendly dinner meetings. Ph Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034. Species Orchid & Carnivorous Plant Society of the Illawarra Inc: meets at 7.30pm on the fourth Wed of each month at St Aidans Anglican Church Hall, Mt Brown Rd, Dapto. Ph 42627675. Display Day on Oct from 9am-3pm. Australian Vaccination Network Wollongong Branch: vaccine information service - know your rights. Help others by reporting any vaccine reaction, or injury. Are you concerned about the new meningococcal vaccine, MMR, etc? Ph Patricia 4284-6143. Society for Creative Anachronism: mediaeval arts and crafts Tuesday evenings and combat Wednesday evenings at the University of Wollongong. Ph Greg 0409 393 004. Menopause information and support group: New group starts in October at Illawarra Women's Health Centre. For women who want to know more about options regarding menopause and keeping themselves healthy. Ph 4296 7077. University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc, meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Ph Matt 4268 0617 or e-mail to guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Music and Drama at Port: Singing, drama and guitar classes for young people, gold coin donation. Tues 4-7pm. Ph Jenny 42763433. Artist connections: patchwork classes, Fri 9:30am-12noon. Cost $5 per week. Phone Robyn 4285 6430. Wollongong Alzheimers Support Group: meets fourth Wed of the month at the Master Builders Club from 1pm. Ph 4229 7638. Northern Illawarra Men's Group: Men meeting every fortnight on Tuesday at 8pm to discuss issues in our lives. Supportive, friendly and confidential. Members needed. Ring Andrew on 42838440. Page 121 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

University of Wollongong Guild: Playing Dungeons and Dragons etc. Meets most nights in the clubs and societies space of the Uni. Contact Matt on 02 4268 0617 e-mail guild@clubs.uow.edu.au Illawarra Vietnam Veterans Sub Branch: welcomes returned service personnel and their families between 10am and 3pm Mon/Tue/Fri for information on meetings, welfare and services. Ph 4272 5884 or email vaaill@fishinternet.com.au Free Contact & Residency Class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation, including parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Amnesty International Wollongong Group: meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.45pm. Ph 4284 9807. Australian Irish Welfare Bureau: runs a drop in every second Fri on Pension Week at the Migrant Resource Centre, Wollongong (10am-2pm). Compeer Illawarra: seeking something fun and different, volunteer opportunity exists for one-to-one, group, and admin, short and long term. Ph Jack 42764241. Futureworld: Volunteers needed to help in the development of the Futureworld Eco-Technology Centre a new environmental education and tourism facility. Phone Volunteering Illawarra 4225 7812. Illawarra Battlegamers: playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc at Coniston Hotel (upstairs), meets from 1pm on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month, upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph 0417223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au Wollongong PCYC: invites you to participate in various activities including Kindy Gym & Jelly Beans fork Kids aged 2-5, Beginner Gymnastics for kids, discounted Work Cover Accredited, Senior First Aid Courses. Ph 42 294418. Hardie Rubber Factory Reunion: Oct 25, contact Edith 4284 3323. Keira Toastmasters: meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm at the Old Court House, Cliff Rd, Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger 42295821 or Hilton 42837333. True Meditation, Inner Peace & Balance: Mondays 10.30am, Wednesdays 7.30pm at Wollongong Town Hall(Cedar Room). Free. Ph 42852199. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Dr, Berkeley, Tues Weds & Thurs (9am-3.30pm) Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Ph 4272 1178. Adcare Op Shop: Open Tues, Wed, Thurs on cnr Young and Victoria streets from 10am. Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels. Phone 4226 3872. Apex Club of Wollongong: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month 7pm at Master Builders Club. Fundraising, community service and social for women and men ages 18 to 45. Contact Rob 0418 426382. Separation and Divorce Recovery Workshop: A seven-week self-help workshop to grow in confidence. Ph Wollongong Church of Christ 4226 5022. Arcadians Lamplighters: Male voice choir seeking new members. Mondays from 9.30am to noon. Phone 4271 1752. Arthritis Foundation: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10.30am in Wesley Uniting Church Auditorium. Phone 4228 1576. Asbestos Disease Foundation: The foundation aims to assist and support victims of asbestos related diseases and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos in the community. and consequently reduce the number of victims in the future. Co-ordinator Shirley Shead. Ph 4274 2150. Association of Independent Retirees: Meets 10am second Friday of the month at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4229 3480. Assozione National Marinai D'Italia: Teach children Italian from kinder to high school. Classes two hours, every Sunday from 10am to 12pm in Comelli Building, 50 Crown St. Looking for more students. Phone 4284 0315 or 4275 2860. Page 122 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Free Contact & Residency Class: A guide to working out issues regarding your children after spearation. For parents and grandparents. Bookings to Illawarra Legal Centre 4276 1939. Australian Air Force Cadets: From 12 yrs old. Activities include Aeromodelling, Gliding, Powered Flying, Abseiling, Field Training, DEAS and General Service training at RAAF bases. Meets every Tues evening during school terms. Ph 4276 3906. Australian Air League City of Wollongong: aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping, pilot training and The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Australia. Girls meet weekly at Wollongong Public School Fri (7-9pm). Boys meet weekly at Dapto High School on Fri (7-9pm). Ph Lynne King 42762129 or 0412077304. Australian Navy Cadets: A community based organisation for youth aged from 12 and a half years offering many activities. TS Albatross meets every Saturday. Ph 4276 2845 during parade hours or during the week 4257 5511 or 4262 2904. Australian Red Cross: Volunteers are required for the Telecross Service. This volunteer work only requires a few minutes of your time, each day of the month, to ring clients within the Illawarra area. The Telecross service provides a daily lifeline to the elderly and medically dependent who live alone. Phone 42273433. Bowel cancer group: Will meet community health centre, unit 28-29, Piccadilly, Crown St, Wollongong. 4th Monday each month at 3pm. Cancer Council's Relay for life: Sat 22nd to Sun 23rd November Beaton Park Enquiries 4225 3660 ww w.ca ncer cou ncil. com .au Cancer Patient Support Group: For a range of support groups phone 0413 385759. Chess: Players meet at Collegians Rugby League Football Club every Tuesday 7:30pm. All players over 16 yrs are welcome. For further info call John on 4283 3080. Congo Capers: Infants/primary age group. Friday 4pm-6pm. Congregational Church Hall, 33 Market St. Games, craft, food and talk. Ph 4229 2697. Crossroads: Christian fellowship with disabled persons. 1st Friday each month at 7.15pm. Congregational Church hall, cnr Market and Coombe Sts. Games, craft, devotions, supper. Free. Ph 4228 6296. Divorce Care Help Seminar: Support group for people experiencing a broken relationship, divorce and/or separation on Mondays at Lighthouse Christian Centre (7.30pm) - and Thursdays (10.30am). Ph 4229 9744. Five Islands Outrigger Canoe Club: New members welcome for competitive or fun paddling. All categories - open, masters, juniors - men and women. Call: Sue @ 0418 638 389 or Brett @ 0414 99 7 670 for more info. Free contact & residency class: a guide to working out issues regarding your children after separation. Incl. parenting plans, consent orders and court process. For parents & grandparents. Bookings essential, ph 4276 1939. Illawarra District Orchid Society: Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at Legacy House, Market St from 7:30pm. Visitors welcome. Phone 4227 2917. Illawarra Philatelic Society: meetings held 3rd Friday of month, Wollongong Primary School, Church St. 7.30pm. Illawarra Festival Chorus: We are a friendly group, recently formed, who sing for pleasure and to bring enjoyment to others. New members very welcome, especially tenor or bass. Ph Louise 4228 9778 or Kerrie 4285 9451. Keira Toastmasters: develop your confidence with communication skills in a friendly, fun environment. We meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Old Court House, Cliff Road Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Ph Roger: 42295821 or Hilton 4283 7333. Lifeline: needs truck drivers to pick up donated goods and other driving jobs. Also general maintenance/handypersons for approx 2 to 8 hrs per week. Ph 4228 0722. Lighthouse Christian Centre: Offers group meetings for confident living, healing for life and kids club Page 123 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

dynamics. Ph 4229 9744. Illawarra Chronic Pain Support Group: last Wed of the month, in the activities room, West Wing, Port Kembla Hospital, 2.30pm. Ph Marianne 4271 4475 Multicultural English conversational group: Fridays 2pm-4pm at the Illawarra migrant resource centre, 70 Kembla St Wollongong. Ph 4229 6855 (Tue, Thu, Fri). Para Meadows: Ex students association, social activities for people with developmental disabilities. Meets every 2nd Wed, 7pm-9pm at Para Meadows School Hall, Wollongong. Volunteers also required, Cost $3, includes supper. New people welcome. Ph Helga 4256 5526. Relaxation for Cancer patients: weekly. Contact Evelaine Berry 4229 2755 or 0413 385 759. Retired: U3A has informal, interactive talks and discussions. Mondays and Thursdays 9.30am to noon at Salvation Army, Burelli St. Phone 4283 5393. South Coast Bushwalkers: Club specialising in interesting and challenging bushwalks. Day walks, weekend walks, extended walks and overseas trips. Ph Jocelyn on 4229 3284. Phone Trikki on 4226 6071. South Coast Rescue Squad: Needs new recruits. Telephone the squad president on 0422 754 953. Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide: is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm in the Wesley Church Hall, Court Lane Wollongong. Ph 42952539. Technical Aid to the Disabled: (TAD) Needs technical volunteers, PC hardware donations and financial support. Phone 4283 6975. Telephone Support Line: Maltese Community development worker for business and personal - last Thursday of every month from 1.30pm to 5.30pm. Free and confidential. Phone 4274 6121. Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia: Will be starting a support group in the Illawarra. For expressions of interest or further information please phone 4297 4573, mobile 0417 459 312 or e-mail mama3@austarnet.com.au Wollongong Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 4th Wednesday of each month at Master Builders Club from 1pm. Phone 4229 7638. Wollongong Apex Club: Grow, learn, make friends and have fun while helping others. Meets second Tuesdays, Master Builders Club, Wollongong. Phone 0418 835 849. Wollongong Botanic Garden : guided bus tours Mon-Fri. Bookings essential. (min 5 people) $5.50pp. Ph 4225 2636 Wollongong Meals on wheels: needs volunteers for deliveries. Ph 4226 5869 Wollongong City Platform: Gain communication skills and watch your confidence grow as a speaker. Call Lynn 4285 7600 or Margaret 4229 2034 for information about our friendly dinner meetings. Wollongong Senior Citizens: At Gwynneville has bowls Monday and Friday, bingo Tuesday and Thursday and cards Tuesdays. Phone 4229 1078. Wollongong CWA: Meets on the first Thursday of the month in the Wattle Room, Wollongong Town Hall from 11am. Bring your lunch and renew old friendships or make new ones. Everyone is invited. Phone Chris on 4262 7278 or Vera on 4228 0846. Wollongong Harmony Chorus: For women who love to sing 4 part harmony. We meet each Wednesday at 7.30pm, at Port Kembla RSL. New members always welcome. Phone Helen 4297 7620. Wollongong Horticultural Society Inc: Meets the 3rd Monday each month at The Old Court House, Cnr Marine Drive & Harbour Street, Wollongong at 10am. All welcome. Phone: 4229 6836. Wollongong Mood Disorder Group: For sufferers of Bipolar and Depression. Meets monthly. Louise 4227 1150 ah. Wollongong Police Youth Club: Inviting young people to participate in the many activities held at the club including boxing, boxercise, break dancing, fencing, kickboxing, karate, tae kwon do, weights or wrestling. All coaches professionally accredited. Come in and try the vast range of recreational activities for the whole family. Phone 4229 4418. Page 124 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Wollongong Revolve Re-Use Centre: Wollongong's largest garage sale. Donate or buy at low cost preloved or re-usable items including books, furniture, electrical, computer, office, whitegoods, household, bric-a-brac, industry discards, hospital and school equipment and much more. Phone Christian 4226 5233 (330 Keira St, Wollongong). Wollongong Sight Impaired Friends: meet last Mon of month. Illawarra Leagues Club, 10.30am. Ph 4228 7915. Wollongong Talking Newspaper: Free community news service on tape. Phone 4272 1322. Wollongong Toastmasters: Meets 7.15pm Wednesdays at Illawarra Master Builders Club. Phone 4261 2121. Wollongong Youth Ensemble: instrumental group for orchestral instrumentalists, 4th grade standard and upwards. Rehearse Mon 7.30-9pm at Mt.Keira. Ph 4227 2820 or 0409 668 845. Women on Wednesday: 10am. Small group Bible studies for women of all ages, with combined presentations and morning tea (childcare provided). Every week of the school term. Phone 4228 9132 for more details. Uni. Alumni Bookshop: now reopened in a cottage 119 Northfields Ave. Nth. W'gong. Open Every Sat/Sun 1-5pm and every Tues. 10am-2pm. WorkaholicsAnonymous: For people who want to stop working compulsively. Meets Saturdays from 9am. Phone 4268 5554. U3A Toastmasters Club: Meets Tuesday from 10 to 12 noon. Master Builders Club (Oasis Room) Ph 4267 3714 FIGTREE Figtree Lions Club: Meets at the Figtree Hotel, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6.30 pm for community service and fellowship. Phone 4272 2751. Free English Classes: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Church of Christ, O'Briens Rd Figtree. Free Bus transport from W'gong Uni. Ph 4226 5022 or 4274 1040. Pulse Kids club: for year 1 - 6 Primary school Tues 6:30pm - 8pm. Games, craft, drama, stories and a n emphasis on fun info: Figtree Anglican church 42721322. Illawarra Bridge Association: Bridge sessions throughout the week and beginners on 7:30pm Tuesday nights. Visitors welcome at all sessions. In IBA Clubroom, Figtree Park. Details phone 4267 3699. CONISTON Illawarra Battlegamers: Playing Warhammer, DBA, DBM etc, meets the second and fourth Sun of the month from 1pm upstairs at the Coniston Hotel. Ph David 0417 223609 or dfmbrown@mpx.com.au CRINGILA Cringila Children's House: long daycare. Vacancies for children 0-6 yrs. Very reasonable fees and trained staff. Ph 4275 2348. Cringila Community Cooperative: Support, information, referral and advocacy. Playgroup, youth drama workshops, womens/mens groups. WEA free English classes for permanent residents. Vacation care. Ph 4274 4033. Southern Suburbs Mobile Pre School: School readiness program 3-5yrs. Ph 4274 4033. UNANDERRA Unanderra Community Centre: Computer classes, epilepsy support group 1st Mon each month, gentle exercise Thursdays 1-2pm. Ph 4271 2213 Drama classes: Held on Sat mornings for young people 8-11 years (9:30am to 10:30am) and 12-18 years (10:30am to 11:30am) at the Unanderra Community Centre. Cost $6 per person. Phone 4272 5582. Rotary Club: of Unanderra, new venue, new meeting night. Club meets at Murphy's Bar & Grill, Princes Hwy Wed night 6pm. Ph 0407 100 622. Page 125 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Royal Life Saving Society: has senior first aid (Workcover aprvd) courses in Unanderra every month. Ph 4272 6131. Unanderra Youth Project: afternoon activities on Tues (3-6pm), Thurs & Fri (3-6.30pm) for young ppl 1218yrs. Drop in for pool, table tennis etc at Community Centre. Ph 4272 5582. PORT KEMBLA Port Kembla High School: class of 79-81. Happy 40th birthday to us! Come drown the sorrows of old age with a celebratory drink at Shellharbour Hotel Sunday November 9, 1pm. Ph Wendy 0438 429694. Port Kembla Youth Project Video Project: looking for young women 16-18 years old interested in script writing & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary about issues surroundng young women. Ph 4276 1229. Port Kembla Amateur Swimming Club Registration: Oct 26 in front of the Port Kembla Pool from 9am12noon Country Womens Assoc: Port Kembla Branch meets 1pm on 3rd Tues each month, Allan St. Craft, friendship, social outings. New members welcome. Ph Rita 4256 4734. Port Kembla Youth Project: looking for young women, 16-18yrs interested in scriptwriting & storyboarding, camera & interviewing skills for a short film/documentary for young women to express their creativity & thoughts on issues surrounding young women today. Ph 4276 1229 on Mondays. Port Kembla Returned and Services League: Sub-branch monthly meeting on the 4th Wed of each month. All ex-service personnel from navy, army and air force are welcome. WARRAWONG Warrawong Residents Forum AGM: Warrawong Community Centre, 9 Greene St, Warrawong on Oct 28 from 10am. Ph 4275 1875 Illawarra Dental Health Action Group: meets fourth Thurs of the month at the Division of Population Health and Planning, suite 3D Lighthouse Lane, 145-149 King St. Ph 4271 2552 or 4271 7627. Compeer Illawarra: a friendship program where you can join with other volunteers, have fun and make friends. Help someone who has experienced mental health problems get back into the community. Ring Jane 4276 4229 or Mary 4276 4241. The Spiritualist Church of Serenity: meets the first Sunday of each month at Warrawong Community Centre at 2.30pm. Phone Dorothy 4296 2404. LAKE HEIGHTS Just Walk It: Walking group. Ph 9219 2444 Tues/Thur. WINDANG Australian Volunteer Coast Guard: Lake Illawarra NF6 Flotilla are seeking new members, interested in joining for boat duties on Lake Illawarra and base duties. Courses available in seamanship and navigation. Phone 4443 6184. Windang Seniors Exercise: Gentle exercise activities organised each week designed for over 50s, at Windang Senior Citizens Centre every Tuesday 2-3pm. Phone 4274 0281. BERKELEY Al-anon Berkeley: Meets Monday 8pm at St Mary's Retirement Village Hall, Northcliffe Drive. Illawarra Toy Library: 434 Northcliffe Drive. Ph 4272 1178, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (9am3.30pm). Educational toys from new-born to seven years old. Barnardos South Coast: Before and after school care and vacation care at Berkeley Public School for five to 12 year-olds. Phone 4275 8575. Berkeley Combined Pensioners: Craft and social Mondays from 10am. Friendly bingo on Wednesday and Friday 10am. Fun Friday every month. Phone 4271 5143. Page 126 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre: Offers Women's Craft Group, fitball, time out for women, free school childrens breakfast, parents support group, and more. Ph Wendy 4271 1661. Berkeley Walkers: Walking group for all ages. Meets every Tuesday in front of Berkeley Medical Centre at 9am. Phone 4274 0281. Keep Young and Fit Classes: Exercise and tap for mixed adults, pensioners, etc at PCYC Lake Illawarra. Phone 4296 4448. DAPTO Australian Tinnitus Association: meets 2nd Tues of the month at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, starting Nov 11 from 10am-12noon. Ph 8382 3311 West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Horsley Country Fair, Nov 9. Stall holders required 4261 6161. Dapto High School Reunion: for 4th form from 1976 to 6th form in 1978 (25 years ago) at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre on Nov 15 from 7pm. Ph Chris Hadley on chadley@uow.edu.au or on 4262 2996. Dapto Toastmasters: learn to speak confidently in a friendly environment. Meet at Dapto Leagues Club each Mond at 7.15pm. Ph 4272 1050 Dapto Neighbourhood Centre AGM: Oct 27 from 7.30pm at the Scribbly Gum Room, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. Marshall Mount Old Time Dance: Oct 25, Nov 8 & 22, Marshall Mount Rd via Dapto (8pm-12midnight). $8 and $2. Illawarra Lapidary Club: Annual Exhibition, Nov 1-2, 2003 from 9-5 on Sat and 9-4 on Sun at Heininger House, 109 Princes Hwy Dapto Part of the Ribbbonwood centre Dapto CWA: Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Dapto Uniting Church Hall. Everyone welcome. For details, phone Mavis on 4261 1027. Dapto Singles Club: meets Mondays (7.30pm) for coffee, chat, cards, outings and new friendships. Ph 4261 4549 or 4262 2274. Duck Creek Catchment Community Group: Meets first Wednesday each month at 7.30pm, Yallah TAFE Library meeting room. Phone 4267 3744. Combined Pensioners & Superannuates Association: Dapto branch weekly events include craft, exercise, carpet bowls etc. Ph 4261 3414. Dapto & District Heritage Society: Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 7.30pm. West Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: Volunteer vacancies for Meals on Wheels, individuals transport, group transport, social support and respite care. Phone 4261 7880 or 4261 6096. Dapto Poultry Club: Welcomes fanciers of all ages. Regular monthly meetings at Dapto Showground every 2nd Wed of the month 7.30pm in the poultry pavillion. All fanciers welcome including waterfowl. Ph 42614748. Dapto RSL Sub-branch: Meeting first Monday of the month at the sub-branch hall in Dapto from 7:30pm. Free Breakfast: All ages community breakfast program on Mondays and Thursdays, 8.30-10am in Dapto Community Hall. Phone 4262 1919. Koonawarra Community Centre: Breakfast Club, Mon and Wed 7.30am-8.45am. Free nutritious breakfast provided to all students. Volunteers needed for one shift per week. Ph 4262 1005. Koonawarra Youth Project: Drop in Mon - Fri 4.30pm to 7.45pm. Indoor soccer, basketball, pool, volley ball, indoor cricket, board games, music, etc. arts & crafts Wed 6pm-8pm. Video supper night alt. Wednesdays 6pm-8pm. Ph 4262 1005. Ladies craft: Craft and coffee on the first and third Wednesdays of each month 11 am -2.30 pm at Dapto Baptist Church. Phone Maureen on 4262 7623. Page 127 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Learn English: Every Friday at 9.30am to 11.30am at Dapto Anglican Church Centre. Phone 4261 6986. ALBION PARK Australian Air League Illawarra Boys Squadron: Boys 8 years and up interested in aviation, model making, joy flights, bands, parades, camping. Meet at Albion Park Scout hall at Albion Park Show Ground on Thurs (7-9pm). Ph Michael 0419992332. Albion Park RSL Sub Branch: meets first Wed of the month at Albion Park RSL Club from 7pm. Ex Service men and women or currently serving regular or part time service personnel welcome to attend. Ph 4256 2072. Albion Park Garden Club: meets at the Scout Hall at the Albion Park Showground, first Tues of month from 9.30am. Ph 4257 3697 Albion Park Guides: are looking for girls aged 5 to 15 years who are wanting to have adventures, try new things, help the community they live in, and make new friends. Ph Melanie 4257 9076. Albion Park: St Paul's Primary School Spring Fair: Nov 1 from 4-9pm at Tongarra Rd, Albion Park CWA Evening Branch: Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm in the Staff Room, Albion Park Primary School. Women of all ages are invited to attend. Ph Kerry 4257 1076. Illawarra Sporting Shooters Association of Australia: 40th anniversary dinner, Sat Nov 8. Albion Pk RSL, 6.30pm. $25. Bookings ph: 42622313 or 429665178. Woodcarving: Sydney Woodcarving Group meets 3rd Saturday of the month at Artsmart Craft Centre (near Childcare Centre), Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail, 9.30-1.30. Ph Sandra 4234 1545. Tullimbah Land Care: meets 4th Sat of month doing bushland regeneration work to restore dry subtropical rain forest. Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Cl, Albion Park. Ph 4256 2684. OAK FLATS Oak Flats Garden Club: Annual Spring Festival Sat 18 Oct 9am-1pm at Oak Flats Neighbourhood Centre. 4296 6518 Oak Flats Lions Club: meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Albion Park RSL. Membership enquiries are welcome. Ph Andrew on 0413-308897 or Ron on 4295 1431. Dancing: Free lessons and social dance at Oak Flats Bowling Club on the third Sat of the month. Old time and Latin. Live band. Lessons from 7pm to 8pm and then dance until 11pm. Phone 4284 2480. Illawarra Social Group: Picnic from Lakeview Hotel beer garden at Oak Flats, each Saturday at 1pm. All singles are invited to make new friends. Meetings are each Thursday at 7pm. Phone Reg on 0403284615 or 42560077 for details. Oak Flats Neptunes Ladies Swimming Club: Great fun and exercise with our friendly group meets every Thursday morning at 10am at Oak Flats Heated swimming pool. Further info phone Barbara 4256 3396 or Chris 4256 1812. Oak Flats Progress Assoc: Meets 1st Tuesday of the month 7.30pm at Oak Flats N'bourhood Centre Hall. WARILLA Lake Illawarra PCYC: Open Day Sat 25 Oct 10am-3pm. Bike rally 9.30am. Ph 4296 4448 Warilla Arthritis Foundation:: meets third Thurs of the month at Warilla Bowls Club auditorium from 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678 Warilla/Shellharbour Arthritis Branch 18th Birthday: a luncheon will be held at Shellharbour Workers Club on Oct 28 from 12noon. Arthritis Foundation: meets 3rd Thurs of month, 1.30pm in auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Ph 4272 6678. Parkinson's support group: Southern Illawarra monthly meetings on second Thursday. Phone Judith on 4257 1945. Page 128 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Warilla/Shellharbour Branch of the Arthritis Foundation: meets in the auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club on Thursday at 1.30pm. Ph 4272 6678. Are you over 40 years young?: Or are you looking to change work or are unemployed? To use our free services of networking, resume preparation, interview skills, drop into Office 5 number 4 George St, Warilla or ph 4297 3788. Social gathering for Women: Join us for a friendly game of tennis and morning tea on Thursday mornings 9am to 11am. at Morley Park, cnr Bradman Ave and King St. Tiggers Tuesday Playgroup: Playgroup for 0-5yrs. Tues 9.30-11.30am. Salvation Army Hall, cnr Leawarra & Ulster Sts. Just turn up or phone 4297 5269. Warilla Early Childhood Centre: times changed for immunisation clinic. Now held 1st Thurs of month, 1.30-3.30pm. Ph 4296 4200. Warilla Shellharbour Arthritis Foundation: Meets at 1.30pm third Thurs of month. Auditorium of the Warilla Bowls Club. Support Group: for women diagnosed with advanced cancers. 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2pm to 4pm at Illawarra Women's Health, Belfast Avenue, Warilla. Phone 4296 7077 for more information. SHELLHARBOUR Shellharbour Uniting Church: Marriage course running every Tuesday evening for 7 weeks, beginning Oct.14th. Suitable for couples at any stage of marriage. Bookings essential. Ph: 4295 5763 Shellharbour Girl Guides: new unit for younger girls aged 4-6 years on Thursday afternoons. Vacancies in other units for girls aged 7-10 and 10-14 years. Contact 42 962632 or 42 377851. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: dedicated community group addressing issues of safety, law and the environment. Meets first Mon of each month at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6pm. Ph 4295 7979 Anglicare Chesalon Aged Services: Community Visitors Scheme is in urgent need of volunteers to visit residents in nursing homes and hostels in the Shellharbour area. Phone Leonie Snow 4226 3872. Blackbutt Parent's Support Group: Support group for families, initiated and driven by parents and carers, aimed at improving coping skills. All parents welcome. Held at Blackbutt Youth Centre. Phone 4295 3820 or 4271 2606. Craft: at Shellharbour City Church. Thurs 9.30-12.30. Learn teddy bear making, needlework, folk art, ceramics, glass painting, creche, being organised. Ph Deirdre 4297 7156. Craft by the sea: Shellharbour Village Fri mornings 9.30am-12pm. Teddy bear making, stump work, hardanger, patchwork & quilting, ribbon embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry etc. Phone June 4296 3367. Illawarra Outdoor Club: Organise indoor and outdoor social events for both singles and couples throughout the Illawarra. Suit people new to this region. Ph 4297 4177. National Women's Register Illawarra Group: An international non-political discussion group. Meet last Friday of the month. Visitors welcome. Phone 4296 2001 or 4297 0070. Shellharbour and South Coast Branch of the NSW Justices' Association: meets first Fri of the month at Woonona RSL Sub Branch Hall (next to McDonalds). Ph 4422 1620 Shellharbour Meals on Wheels: Volunteers needed for deliveries and cooking. Phone Margaret 4257 4403. Shellharbour Village Ratepayers & Community Action Group: community group addressing issues of safety, law, order & environmental issues. Meet 1st Mon of month, 6pm, Shellharbour Workers Club. Lake Illawarra PCYC U18s Disco: Oct 26 at Shellharbour Workers Club from 6-9.30pm. Tickets from Shellies or ph PCYC 4296 4448 Shellharbour/WarillaParents & Co Walking Group: Meets at Flinders Child & Family Centre, Munmorah Way Flinders. Walking along Shellharbour Beach , starting Thursday 23 rd October at 10.00AM. Running every Thursday for 6 weeks to 27th November 2003. Call Joanne 42 976758 Page 129 of 130 © 2012 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved.

Warilla/Shellharbour Arthritis Branch: Monster Garage Sale at Warilla Scout Hall on Nov 1 from 8.30am3pm. All donations to Jan 4297 0762, Vicki 4295 1227 or Pam 4227 26678. Free talk by Dr Roger Cole: organised by Inner Space retreat Centre on Oct 28 at the Country Women's Assoication Hall in Kiama from 7pm. Dr Cole is the director of palliative care for the IAHS. Ph 46308124 or 4232 2136 Shellharbour/Warilla Menopause Information and Support Group: new group starts at the Illawarra Women's Health Centre on Oct 23. Ph 4296 7077 KIAMA Compassionate Friends: Support group for parents whose child has died, meeting 3rd Wed each month at Kiama Hospital. Ph Joan 4232 1642. Kiama U3A: Jim Cullen will provide a talk on Community Mental Health at North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre on Oct 27 from 2-4pm. Ph 4236 0089 Kiama Bridge Club: meets Friday 9.30am at Kiama Community Centre, and Tues/Thurs from 1.15pm at the Kiama Rugby Club. Ph 4236 0231. Kiama Hospital Auxiliary: meets 1st Wed of the month, Kiama Hospital, 1.30pm. New members welcome. Kiama Legacy Laurel Club: meets 4th Thursday of the month in CWA rooms, Shoalhaven St, Kiama, 11.30am. All Legacy widows welcome. Ph Hazel 4232 1427 Reunion: Kiama High School 30 year reunion. Students, teachers, parents of students who left Kiama High School in 4th form 1973, 5th form 1974, 6th form 1975 please contact Holzy's Takeaway 4232 2598 8.30am-7pm. JAMBEROO: The Jamberoo Arts and Crafts Market" last Sun of the month (Oct 26) at Reid Park, Jamberoo from 8am to 2pm. GERRINGONG: Quilt Exhibition: Children's Medical Research Institute, Gerringong Committee, 13th annual quilt exhibition and craft sale at Gerringong Town Hall on Nov 7-8-9 from 9am-5pm. Document ILM0000020031020dzak0005u

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