Group guide: Central Coast
LOCAL writers meet monthly to encourage and develop their writing skills. Meeting on the fourth Saturday of each month - arrive at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. There is no meeting in December. Meetings are held at Woodbury Park Community Centre, 1 Woolmers Crescent, Mardi. Inquiries with Mei-Ling Venning, president on 07 4333 7489, email meilingvenning @hotmail.com or go wyongwriters.org.
Brisbane Water Evening
WORKING for the Smith Family, we hold a monthly dinner meeting in the Function Room at the Grange Hotel, Renwick Street, Wyoming on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm for 7pm. New members and visitors are most welcome. Phone Valda on 02 4325 1688 or Helen 02 4367 5670.
WE MEET on the second Friday of the month at Club Toukley RSL at 10.30am. We have lucky door prizes, raffles and lunch followed by guest speakers or members anticipation. We also have outings, Friendship Morning Teas, Soup and Damper days raffles and interesting discussions. Come along and make new friends. VIEW stands for voice, interests, education of women. VIEW is a valued part of the Smith Family and raises money for Learning For Life sponsorship and education of disadvantaged Australian children and young adults. Phone Kathie on 02 4393 0647 or 0413 424 949.
U3A CENTRAL COAST
U3A (University of the Third Age) Central Coast (NSW) Inc recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary in style at The Panorama Room at The Entertainment Grounds, West Gosford. U3A Central Coast was incorporated in 1998 after breaking away from the Sydney Branch which it had been a member of since 1993. The organisation has grown steadily since that time and now has over 700 members on the Central Coast offering over 70 courses and activities each semester to mature aged people.
The celebratory lunch on October 22 was a great success with over 200 attendees enjoying good food, champagne, a celebration cake, stimulating company and a great guest speaker. The NSW Network of U3A was represented by Hunter and Central Coast regional representative, Laurene Mulcahy who is also the president of the South Lakes branch situated at the top end of the Coast at Morisset. Attendees were treated to a fun and informative presentation by comedian, performer and writer Jean Kittson, who had the audience in the palm of her hand. She certainly knows how to celebrate the Third Age in style. The premise of U3A worldwide is that you are never too old to learn and grow and enjoy life!
U3A courses and activities are held at venues all over the Central Coast and range from one-off forums by exciting visiting guest speakers and our own leaders, to six-week courses, play reading groups, drawing classes, card groups, theatre outings, day trips and so much more. Inquiries can be made to our duty officer on 0408 704 701 or go to u3a@central coast.u3anet.org.au.
DYING WITH DIGNITY
OUR last meeting of the year for Dying with Dignity NSW, Central Coast group was on Friday, November 23. For more information regarding meetings in 2019, phone 02 4369 8053 or email centralcoast @dwdnsw.org.au.
CHRISTMAS FAIR 2018
THE Central Coast's favourite Christmas event turns 11 this year and returns to the beautiful waterside and tranquil location of Mt Penang Gardens and Event Park Kariong. There you can enjoy the Coast's largest free outdoor Christmas shopping experience while chilling-out near the water or under the trees in a relaxing environment with plenty of free parking available across the whole location with the Kangoo Road entry being your easiest and most chilled entry and exit to the venue and setting the tone for a relaxed day!
This event is also "Fully Accessible and Inclusive" and has designated disabled parking zones in Kangoo Rd and Festival Dr and quiet zones and noise-cancelling headphones for those who need some time out and the wonderful students from Options Disability Support Kariong will have a stall on the day with all their treats.
Our favourite local foodie Julie Goodwin will make a special appearance and book signing & Star 104.5FM will be broadcasting live through the day and have loads of prizes and interactive promotions in their Live Lounge.
Come along and support the Coast's best Christmas community experience with the whole family at the beautiful location of Kariong and The Christmas Fair proudly brought to you by Fixx Events and Colorbomb Decor.
On Sunday, December 2 from 9am-2pm at the Mt Penang Gardens. Gold coin entry. For all event information, go to fixxevents.com.au.