The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed is always looking for new members.
The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed is always looking for new members. Belinda Scott



PROMOTE your club or community group for free. Submit up to 100 words and a photo but please ensure the quality is at least 180dpi and of people's faces and bright. The club notices deadline for the next issue is February17. Send your notices and inquiries to Nicky or Chris via email: We look forward to hearing from you.


DO YOU have some time on your hands or do you want to meet other men similar to yourself?

The Coffs Harbour Community Men's Shed might be the place for you to make that special project or you might want to help us with our shed jobs. Don't hesitate to give your local group a call and see about joining them. This is a great support network for men to get out and about and help out your community as well. What more could you ask for?

Located at 3/22-24 Marcia St, Coffs Harbour. For details, phone 66525420.

Other local shed phone numbers are:

  • Grafton Men's Shed 66422540
  • Nambucca Valley Men's Shed 65685090
  • Urunga Men's Shed 66556353
  • Dorrigo Men's Shed 66571145
  • Bellingen Men's Shed 66550805
  • Woolgoolga Shed Inc 66542813


MEETING on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.30pm in the rooms of Elizabeth St, Sawtell. New members are always welcome. For more details, phone 66525658.


AN independent and not-for-profit organisation based in the Clarence Valley since 1994.

"We have been known as Clarence Valley Council Care and Support Services but now it is time to have a new name and look," said Kerry Little, manager of the service.

The community is invited to the relaunch and open day on Thursday, February 16, 10am at the Grafton office located at 49 Queen St.

The Mayor will perform the official opening and this will be followed by entertainment, morning tea and a range of information stalls.

The staff of Clarence Care + Support will be there to answer any questions on aged and disability services. For more details, phone 66453669.


MEETS Monday mornings (except public holidays) at the Cavanbah Centre, near the corner of Harbour Dr and Earl St, Coffs Harbour.

Our voluntary tutors provide a wide range of topics for members to choose.

Members are encouraged to bring their questions to every session. Computer skills range from raw beginners to very tech-savvy.

Our club motto is 'Seniors Helping Seniors' so if you are over 50 and wish to learn more about using computers, you are most welcome.

Our club was incorporated in March 2002 after commencing operations in late 2001.

It aims to introduce people over the age of 50 to the joys of owning and operating a computer. Beginner classes are promoted before trying to go on to the more sophisticated programs, but members are given a wide choice of topics.

The tutors are volunteers and the club is always looking for those capable of tutoring, so our volunteers can be relieved from time to time. For details, phone 0427140844 or email


"YOU DON'T stop dancing because you get old, you get old because you stop dancing."

Home Nursing Group is proud to present Dance Therapy Group Sessions commencing Wednesday, February 8, for seven weeks only.

They are for people 65years young and over, no experience required, all levels of fitness and ability welcome.

Look after your heart, challenge your brain, have fun learning something new and be socially active.

Every Wednesday from February 8 to March 22 from 9.30-11.15am at Coffs Harbour.

Cost is $15 per person per session and morning tea is included.

Limited numbers and reservations are requested. Please phone Home Nursing Group on 1300698693.


THE group was established in 1986 for the purpose of creating an environment of support and encouragement for aspiring writers.

We offer members and visitors the opportunity to meet twice a month, including social coffee mornings, where we share writing skills and assist writers with improving their skills through the provision of learning opportunities in the form of seminars, workshops, study groups and guest speakers.

We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Cex Club, Vernon St, Coffs Harbour, from 10.30am-12.30pm (if attending a workshop, 1.30-3.30pm).

Social coffee mornings are on the third Thursday of the month at a member's home or nominated venue from 10am to noon. Member fee is $20 per annum plus $2 monthly meeting fee. Workshop/seminar fee is $7.50 for members and $15 for non-members.

For details, phone social and publicity officer Janice on 66528518, email alastier_terry@ or visit www.cofffsharbour


IF YOU want to cut and polish your gemstones or if you want to learn how to make that polished item into a piece of jewellery, we can help.

Tuesday nights we hold a Stage II Silver workshop, Wednesday night Lapidary and Thursday night Stage I Silver workshop.

For details, phone Vaughn on 66533939, Errol on 66524959 or John on 66564564. Email coffslapidary@


RESIDENTS danced the night away to Tim Pike at the Taloumbi Gardens Christmas party.

A lovely buffet meal was enjoyed by all. Janice Aird and Anne Windows were among the joyful guests.


SENIORS Newspaper is co-ordinating a Calendar of Events for the NSW Seniors Festival.

The theme this year is Inclusive Communities.

The event will be held from Friday, March 3, to Sunday, March 12.

We invite all our clubs and community groups to submit an event, including its name, date, time, a brief description, location, cost and contact and we will publish the information in the calendar.

It will be published in our February 27 edition. Email your submissions by Tuesday, February 14, to: office@seniors

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