MERRY MEMORIES: Early Storytime sessions were held at the old library in Castle Street, Coffs Harbour. Some local children are pictured with Santa.
MERRY MEMORIES: Early Storytime sessions were held at the old library in Castle Street, Coffs Harbour. Some local children are pictured with Santa.

Group guide: Coffs and Clarence

COFFS CITY PROBUS CLUB INC.

WE WILL hold our next meeting at the Cavanbah Centre Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour on Wednesday, September 26 at 10am. The guest speaker will be from the community radio station 2Air FM. Morning tea will follow the guest speaker. This is a friendly mixed club and visitors and new members are always welcome. For further information, phone Brian on (02) 5619 2484.

GRAFTON SENIOR CITIZENS INC.

OUR most recent activity was a mystery bus trip, travelling several back roads, before driving over Harwood bridge and attending Cardiff Alpaca at Harwood for morning tea, talk, feed and view animals. Then travelled through Ashby and Tullymorgan to Lawrence, for lunch at Tavern, and afternoon tea and tour at museum. Group now preparing for eight-day tour to Mudgee area from mid September, to be followed by day trip to Eungai Creek Buffalo in October and annual picnic in November. A day trip in early March 2019, for matinee stage show of Irish singer, Daniel O'Donnell, now on sale. Annual Christmas lunch, in December, will go on sale at October meeting. Phone Sandra Connelly (publicity officer/tours) on (02) 6642 7720.

 

SET SAIL: The North Coast Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters will meet in Gulmarrad (near Maclean) on Sunday, September 30.
SET SAIL: The North Coast Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters will meet in Gulmarrad (near Maclean) on Sunday, September 30.

FELLOWSHIP OF FIRST FLEETERS

THE next Meeting of the North Coast Chapter of the Fellowship of First Fleeters will be held at the home of our President Pat & Darrell Davis at 45 King Parrot Parade, Gulmarrad (near Maclean) on Sunday, September 30 following an informal lunch. Our guest speaker for the day will be Robin Hosking on her ancestors John Small and Mary Parker.

We are a very social organisation and have several Social outings during each year. We have meeting every two months, usually on the first Sunday. We are a non-profit organisation and have members South from Nambucca and North to Maclean and out to Dorrigo. We welcome any interested persons and any further information can be obtained from Robyn Condliffe on (02) 6653 3615.

COFFS HARBOUR STORYTIME SESSION

DO YOU have fond memories of coming to Storytime at your local library? Or did you introduce your kids to the joy of reading through these ever-popular sessions? Help us celebrate 20 years of Storytime by sharing your stories and cake at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library on October 10.

"Storytime is often the first experience many local kids have of books and reading and the sessions remain among the most popular happenings we have at the libraries. The fantastic storytellers are like local celebrities," Library Operations and Programs Co-ordinator Catherine Turner said.

"It's wonderful that, in this age of online technology, they are still as popular as ever - and we're starting to see some of those early parents now coming back with their grandkids.

"As it's all about Storytime, we want people to share their memories or favourite picture books with us on the day - and beforehand on our Facebook page. Everyone is welcome."

The celebration will take place at the regular Coffs Harbour Storytime session on October 10 at 11am with Birthday Stories and cake. Attendance is free, but please register online for catering purposes, go to storytime _birthday. eventbrite.com.au. If you can't make it at 11am, you can drop in until 5pm on the day. Free Storytime sessions are held every week. Coffs Harbour: Wednesdays at 11-11.45am; Toormina: Thursdays at 11-11.45am; Woolgoolga: Tuesdays at 11-11.45am.


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