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Community Service Announcements

Australian Red Cross | CPR Courses

Australian Red Cross has organised 19 CPR courses to be held in Dubbo during September. 

The courses are being run every Monday and Wednesday night from 6pm and twice on Saturdays at 8:30am and 1pm.

Be prepared and book into an Australian Red Cross CPR course, or refresher course. 

Bookings are being taken now Phone 1300 367 428.



Australian Red Cross Blood Service News

This week Dubbo blood centre is 40+ donations short of what is needed to support patients in need. It is vital these appointments are filled to ensure supplies. 

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are days of particular concern. 

To make an appointment please call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au

You can also make appointments at the Dubbo Blood Donor Centre - 1/150 Darling Street

Monday 11:30am - 7pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 3pm
Saturday* 8am - 12:30pm

*Open first Saturday of the month only.



Back To Our Roots Weekend

The Foley descendants of the first settlers in the Collie district; "The Bishops" invite all of the Bishop descendants, the Ostlers, Meers, and the Healeys to come and meet us at Cooee Park Gilgandra on 15th Oct 2017 from around 10am weather permitting. 

This reunion has been over 100 years coming. Its BYO food and drink and please name tag yourselves e.g. Descent from FOLEY then your name BRIAN BAILEY.



batyr's Being Herd Workshop

On October 14th and 15th, youth mental health organisation batyr will be bringing their two day speaker training workshop 'Being Herd' to town. 

'Being Herd' runs over a day and a half and brings together a small group of young people between 18-30 years old to learn how to build the skills and confidence to share their lived experience of mental ill health. 

The workshop is open to anyone who has experienced mental health difficulties and is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health.  

The workshop is provided to young people free of charge, and is made possible by the generous support of the Cobar community who are co-funding the workshop. For more information, or to register your interest, head to http://www.batyr.com.au/being-herd/



Charity Art Exhibition

Quota International of Wellington Inc. will be holding its annual Charity Art Exhibition in conjuction with Wellington Springfest.

At Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club - opening 7:00pm Friday 22nd September.

Tickets at door - $20 per head.

Tickets include complimentary glass of champgne and light refreshments.

The exhibition continues:
Saturday 23rd | 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 24th | 10:00am - 3:00pm. Entry - adults $5, under 15 $2



Cobar "A Night To Remember Our Lost Miners"

As part of Cobar's Festival Of The Miners Ghost weekend this year we are having a memorial service in honor of all the Miners who lost their lives whilst working in the mines within the Cobar shire.

On Friday 27th October 2017 6pm  at the Cobar Heritage Park.

With guest speakers Deputy Mayor - Peter Abbot, Mining Engineer - Barry Grant and Museum Curator - Kay Stingemore.

Afterward a BBQ at Great Cobar Heritage Centre. 

For more information 
please contact Barry Knight on bazza.knight1@gmail.com or 0447 099 323



Dubbo Farmers Markets | 1st & 3rd Saturday of the Month

On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month - rain, hail or shine locals and visitors alike get together to enjoy and appreciate the feast of fresher, tastier produce from your local producers. 


Held from 8 am to 12 noon on the lawn of the home of the Dubbo Farmers Market, The Macquarie Lions Park, situated behind the Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Newell Highway and Macquarie Street, Dubbo. 

The markets offer a range of seasonal fresh produce, fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and plants. 

There is also fresh bread, a selection of local pork, beef and lamb, award winning olive oils, preserves, jams, marinates honey, wine, nuts and so much more. 

Enjoy our fresh breakfast and coffee options with family and friends before you start exploring the regional produce, sampling and taking home all the goodies you will need to prepare your own gourmet dishes at home.



Dubbo Make A Wish Cocktail Party

Please join us for a night under the stars at the inaugural Make A Wish Cocktail Party. 

Ticket Includes:
◦Live enertainment by local artists Gina Balenzano & Haleigh Hing ◦Canapes ◦Limited drinks 

Tickets available at: www.123tix.com.au 

Event proceeds will support the work of Make-A-Wish Australia to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. 

Having a special wish granted makes a very positive difference to a child’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This is regularly confirmed by families who have experienced the power of a wish first-hand. 

For more information please email mawdubbo@gmail.com or contact Amanda Carnegie on 0437 753 456.



Dubbo Parkinson's Support Group

Meets at the David Palmer Centre, Old Lourdes Hospital. 

On the first Friday of each month at 10:30am.

People with Parkinson's and their carers are welcome. 

Contact Lorna on 0416 240 626 for more information.



Dubbo Regional Disability Carnival

After a successful carnival last year , Breakthru will be once again hosting the Dubbo Regional Disability Carnival  in association with the Dubbo Athletic Club for 2017.

The Dubbo Regional Disability Carnival 2017  will be open to all competitors , no matter what their ability, with all disability providers in Dubbo and surrounds invited to attend and participate with their clients/customers.

This day has been arranged as a  a wonderful inclusive event for everyone, with no cost to participants or supporters.

Held on: Sunday 15th October 2017 from 9am with a start time of the events of 10am

Where:  Dubbo Athletics Oval, Barden Park , 33 Gipps, Street Dubbo

There will be a BBQ sausage sizzle lunch for all attending.

Everyone that competes will receive a Blue Ribbon for attending, and there will be a Trophy for Overall Male & Overall Female, sponsored by the Dubbo Athletics Club.



Dubbo Wagon Wheel Club Luncheon

Come down to the Masonic Hall on Church Street, Dubbo on Sunday 24th September
for a Luncheon commencing at 12 noon. Cost $12.00 with a lucky door prize. 

There will be a trading table, competition and Housie will be played.

Proceeds to The Dubbo Wagon Wheel Club for Royal Far West Caring for Country Kids.

Enquirers:
Lorraine - 6887 8371 or 0447 878 373
Margaret - 6884 6907 or 0400 116 907



Elders Outreach Group Open Day

Dubbo Elders Outreach Group are having an open day at Holy Trinity Church Hall 158 Brisbane Street on Tuesday 21st November from 11am to 2pm. 

Come along and join us for a free Devonshire tea and have a look at the crafts the Elders group have been busy making. All of the craft items will be for sale.



Free Pre Natal Yoga Class

Yoga by Jac is holding a free pre natal yoga class every Thursday night for expectant mums. 

Classes are held at Dubbo Early Learning Centre in Blueridge Estate from 6:30 to 7:00pm. 

Places are limited. To enquire or to reserve your place, please call the centre on 6884 5566.



Glen Davis 65th Year Reunion

The 65th year anniversary of the closing of the Glen Davis Shale Oil  Refinery will be remembered on the long weekend, 29th September to 2nd October 2017.

A reunion has been held each year and this year the reunion will once again be celebrating this momentous occasion.

Any ex-residents, their relatives or any other interested persons are invited to come down to this beautiful valley for the weekend to reminisce or learn about the history of this interesting town.

For further information please contact
June & Charlie Hewitt, Phone: 6352 2769 or Bernie & Jeanne Bennett, Phone: 0407 404 768.



Lillimur Opportunity Shop Sale

Lillimur Opportunity Shop will be having a 5 day $5 Bag Sale

Starting Monday 18th September through to Friday 22nd September 2017.

Hurry in and get your clothing bargains at 122 Brisbane Street. 



Make-A-Wish Cocktail Party

Please join us for a night under the stars at the City of Dubbo Turf Club for the inaugural Make A Wish Cocktail Party. On Saturday 14th of October, starting at 6:00pm.

Ticket Includes:
  • Live entertainment by local artists - Gina Balenzano and Haleigh Hing
  • Canapes 
  • Limited drinks
Tickets can be purchased at 123tix.com.au

Event proceeds will support the work of Make-A-Wish Australia to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Having a special wish granted makes a very positive difference to a child’s physical and emotional well being. This is regularly confirmed by families who have experienced the power of a wish first-hand.



Mumbil Black Wattle Fair

Come down to Mumbil for The Black Wattle Fair on Sunday 1st October!!

There will be plenty of activities such as the Chocolate Wheel, Kids Activities and
Billycart Races for both children and adults.
As well as the famous "Chuck-a-kubra Competition" - where you can win an Akubra Hat!

There will also be Market Stalls, Displays, Food and Drink Stalls.

Stall holders are invited!!
Enquiries:  Norma or Dale - 6846 7667  |  Dianne 0432 791 131  |  Michelle - 6846 7557

Email: mumbilbwf@yahoo.com.au or faram28@hotmail.com

Visit our Facebook Page or Website  for more information.



NARROMINE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY

Narromine Hospital will be holding their annual  'The Grandest Day'
on the 15th October, 2017 in the grounds of the Narromine Hospital. 

Includes a hot shots talent quest and lots of old fashioned fun.
See you there between 10am and 3pm. 

Morning tea - BBQ lunch - Cool Drinks - Afternoon tea. 

Learn all about what community health services are available in Narromine, after your lovely day out. Who knows, you might even have bagged a bargain. All funds raised to go to health.



National Police Remembrance Day

On Friday 29th September commencing at 11am a National Police Remembrance Day service will be held within Saint Brigid's Catholic Church, Brisbane Street, Dubbo.

Morning Tea will be served from 10:30am

All citizens are invited to join with retired and serving Police Officers at the Service.

For more information contact Ross Godfrey - Police Chaplain
Phone: 02 6846 7232
Email: theglebe7@bigpond.com



Nyngan Social Dance Group

Old Time/New Vogue Dance to be held at Nyngan RSL Club.
Sunday October 8th from 2:00pm till 6:00pm. 
Music provided by Phil Redenbach.



Orana Gardens Retirement Village Annual Spring Fair

Our Annual Spring Fair commences 12.30pm on Saturday 23 September at 12.30pm
at the Village's Country Club, 2 Charles Crescent, Dubbo. 

Our trading table includes home cooked slices, cakes, jams, craft and gift items. 
In addition, there are other tables featuring jewellery, candles, soaps, scarves, 
hats plus a wool spinning demonstration with home-made woollen garments for sale. 

As well as afternoon tea there is a humorous musical skit performed by our ladies. 

Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for students. 

Inquiries to Noeleen Finegan, phone 6882 3997



Orana Relay For Life

Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. 

Relay is a chance for the Dubbo community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives. 

Killing Heidi will be performing live on Saturday night!  

There's heaps for the kids to do - Face painting, Isaac Compton playing kids music, Zumba, egg & spoon and sack races. For the grown ups there's wall climbing, a 5km Midnight Madness fun run/walk, Target Foam Archery from Dubbo Action Sports, and lots of fun market games and stalls, plus delicious food and coffee.  

The event starts on Saturday afternoon 28th Oct and goes all night, finishing on Sunday morning - and you can be there for an hour or two, or the whole event. You can even camp the night! It's at Barden Park in Dubbo, and teams from right across the Orana region are invited to register and remember loved ones lost to cancer, celebrate those still fighting, and fight back against ALL cancers in ALL people. 

Registration is just $20 per person and includes a shirt, breakfast and Killing Heidi's concert. Families, sporting groups, work teams, schools, friends - anyone can team up and take part! Money raised goes to support local Cancer Council NSW services like Transport to Treatment and Sunsafe schools, as well as research into all cancers. Register, and find out more about Relay For Life at www.relayforlife.org.au/orana and follow us on Facebook - Orana Relay For Life



Wellington Garden Group

Wellington Garden Group Inc is holding an Open Garden Day this year to be held on Sunday October 22nd.

Featuring Historic Gardens and their homes as part of the celebrations. These include four country gardens and two town gardens. The gardens will be open from 9:30am to 5pm.

Artworks, plants and refreshments will be available to purchase. 

Costs to view all six gardens is $20 or $5 each, children under 12 free with all proceeds from the day to be donated to local schools. 

The Oxley Museum will also be open on the day for those interested in learning more about the area's history. Cost gold coin donation

While the homes will not be open to the public, a history of each of them will be available at the gardens.

For more information, go to www.visitwellington.com.au, search for Wellington Open Gardens on Facebook or phone Jennifer Wykes on 0417 427 839.



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