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Voice Interests & Education For Women - Women's groups that meet for friendship and fun while supporting the Smith Family in providing educational opportunities for Australian children.
BONVILLE- BOAMBEE VIEW CLUB
WE MEET on the second Thursday of the month at Sawtell RSL club for a lunch meeting with interesting guest speakers to educate us after our meeting. Recently we were privileged to have the Toormina High School debating team present their views on the legalisation of medicinal marijuana. This led to much discussion between club members and the students where people were able to express their personal views. As well as our meetings members meet later in the month for social outings. An outing in August was held to commentate the Horses Birthday and members came dressed in their race meeting attire with one member entertaining us all with her jockey and "horse" attire. New members are always welcome to join our club and ideas for guest speakers are also invited. For information check our website and Facebook or call Lorraine on 66586336.
GRAFTON SENIOR CITIZENS
WE HAVE continued our activities as before, since moving in July, to our new venue at Kensei Lounge, Racecourse, Powell St, Grafton. Recent activities have included a winter Christmas, at South Grafton Services Club, in July; a 7 day coach tour to Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, & Brisbane areas in August; a singalong, with morning tea, & entertainment by local ukulele group, the Ukettes, & a day coach trip to Summerland House Farm, near Alstonville, both in September. Recent activities have included a day coach trip to Madura Tea, near Murwillumbah, a day trip planned for Evans Head for an annual picnic in November and annual Christmas luncheon upstairs at racecourse function room, in December. This is in addition to regular weekly activities of housie, carpet bowls, mah jong, craft, hoi, euchre and monthly meeting on second Tuesday of month. Special activities and bus trips for next year are now being planned. New members welcome, all enquiries should be made at seniors rooms, at monthly meeting, or any Thursday morning, or call publicity officer Sandra on 66427720.
PROBUS CLUB OF COFFS CITY
OUR members recently had a very enjoyable morning tea amongst the spring time display at Total Gardens. The nursery gave a very interesting short talk to the members on making your garden look great. If you would like to be part of this very friendly group contact president Jan on 66529619 or just come along to the Cavanbah Centre on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10am.
SUNDAY, October 29 is a day to celebrate the life, times and achievements of grandparents and all older people.
JETTY Food and Wine Festival, Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshores 12-9pm, Saturday, November 25. Food, wine, beer. Live music from The Groove Robbers; Joelene, Da Boyzos, facebook.com/ thejettyfoodandwine festival.
GROW AN ORGANIC KITCHEN GARDEN
ABC Mid North Coast gardening guru Steve McGrane will show you how to grow organically sustainable food in your own backyard in this hands-on Coffs Ambassador workshop in a Korora backyard on Sunday, November 26. Learn about sustainable design, soil treatment, plant selection, pruning, pest management and making a 'no dig' patch, making cuttings and saving seed to save you money. Bookings online at ourlivingcoast.com.au.
REMEMBRANCE DAY (POPPY DAY)
CEREMONIES will be held around the Clarence, Coffs Coast and Nambucca on November 11 to remember the end of World War I, when hostilities ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11, 1918.
LITTORAL rainforest, rock platforms, beaches and headlands are all included in this 3km medium grade walk with some steps and stairs on November 11. Walk through the northern section of the Coffs Coast Regional Park from Mullaway Headland to Cabin Beach and back along the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk with Coffs Ambassador guide Echah Wright. Bookings: ourlivingcoast.com.au.
DISCOVER the Coffs Harbour Regional Community Garden in Combine St on Sunday, November 12 with garden co-ordinator Arlan. Learn about tasty sub-tropicals like amaranth, taro and native ginger and how to prepare them. The garden has a fruit forest, banana circle, nursery, sensory garden, wood-fired pizza oven, mandala garden, communal and individual garden plots. ourliving coast.com.au.
COFFS Coast Emergency Services Expo, Harbourside Markets, Jetty Foreshores Event Space, Sunday, November 12. Say thanks and learn how to be safer. Games, music, food, fun and more.
CONNECT with your local food industry at FoodCon2017. Open 9am-4.30pm Monday November 13, Coffs Harbour Showground, tix $45. Make connections, share ideas, gain knowledge, be inspired. Keynote speaker John Stanley, international expert in food tourism. Producer showcase and ticket info can be found online at www.foodcon.com.au or phone Nicole McLennan 66484834.
SOME of the fastest drivers behind a steering wheel will arrive to test the tracks around the Coffs Coast during the Kennards Hire Rally Australia from November 16-19. See the stars and cars close up from daily spectator points; at the Service Park and at the official start and finish ceremonies. A major highlight will be the Destination NSW Super Special Stage on Friday and Saturday afternoons at the Jetty foreshores.
SEA turtles of the Solitary Islands is the title of a Coffs Ambassador guided walk near Emerald Beach at Look at Me Now Headland. Learn how to spot turtles and hear stories of these amazing creatures as well as enjoying stunning views on this medium-grade 1.5km walk from 10am-noon on Saturday November 18. Coffs Ambassador tour guide Karla will share her scientific knowledge of coastal management and experience in sea turtle research with interested people. Bookings www.ourlivingcoast.com.au
REDUCE, REUSE AD SCAVENGE
HELP give Coffs Creek, one of the city's best-loved spaces, a massive clean-up as part of this year's Sustainable Living Festival on Saturday, November 18. The popular Seaside Scavenge crew will be at the Festival at Coffs Harbour Showground from 9am-1pm co-ordinating the clean-up. Entry to the festival is via gold coin donation which covers all the activities and events on the day. For info: ourlivingcoast.com.au/slf.