TOP TEAM: Coffs City Probus club members from the elected committee for 2019/2020 (from left): Keith Williams (Membership), Jan Williams (Archives), Brian Burns (Publicity), Dorothy Burns (Activities), Sue Fernandes (Secretary), Pat Nally (Treasurer), Winston Fernandes (President), Ken Capps (Immediate Past President) and David Becker (Membership).
TOP TEAM: Coffs City Probus club members from the elected committee for 2019/2020 (from left): Keith Williams (Membership), Jan Williams (Archives), Brian Burns (Publicity), Dorothy Burns (Activities), Sue Fernandes (Secretary), Pat Nally (Treasurer), Winston Fernandes (President), Ken Capps (Immediate Past President) and David Becker (Membership).

Group guide: Mid North Coast

ARTS AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

DO YOU have a great idea for an arts and cultural project? Coffs Harbour City Council is inviting applications for the 2019-20 Arts and Cultural Development Grants program.

The grants program encourages the development of projects by artists (including visual, music, performing, literary and film based), arts organisations and community based organisations that enrich the arts and cultural life of the community.

Funding assistance of between $2000 and $5000 is available for events and projects that support new and exciting arts and cultural projects and initiatives in our communities.

The grants program supports projects that share one or more of the five priority areas outlined in the Creative Coffs Strategic Plan 2017-2022:

Engage our community and visitors in the cultural life of the area; Create and maintain vibrant cultural and public spaces; Understand and celebrate our Aboriginal and diverse cultural heritage; Value and support our creative industries and Encourage connections, collaboration and partnerships.

Applications that are well planned, show evidence of consultation and a clear rationale will be considered by an assessment panel comprising of community and arts representatives.

This is a great opportunity to ignite that creative idea and make it a reality.

Information including the online application form is available on council's website, go to coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au. Applications close on May 31, 2019.

FREE SESSIONS AT COFFS HARBOUR LIBRARIES

iPads & biscuits - Social Media

April 30, 10am-noon at Harry Bailey Memorial Library.

Come along to one or all of our series of free group learning sessions, iPads and biscuits.

Join up with other iPad users to discover how to use popular social media platforms like Facebook.

Use an existing account to post a status, share photos and videos, like pages and follow others. Learn about account privacy on social media.

Bring along your own device or borrow one of ours and we will work through all things iPad social media apps.

Get to know an iPads - Workshop for beginners

May 7, 14 and 21, 10am-noon at Harry Bailey Memorial Library.

Are you a little hesitant about using an iPad?

Book a spot and come to the three workshops especially designed to help you get confident with iPads.

If you have your own iPad and want to start at the beginning bring it along.

If you don't, borrow one of ours for free to get a taste and learn some skills that will open up a whole new world of information and entertainment.

For both programs bookings are essential.

Book online or phone 02 6648 4900 for additional information or email coffs.library@chcc.nsw. gov.au or visit the library website to see the list of upcoming programs.

Both programs will also be held at Toormina library in June.

For a full list of programs, go eventbrite.com/d/ australia--coffs- harbour/ipad.

PROBUS CLUBS

Coffs City

OUR next meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Dr, Coffs Harbour at 9.45am for 10am.

The guest speaker will be Hans Katala who will talk about Vietnam - Then and Now.

Morning tea will follow the guest speaker.

Probus clubs have expanded to encompass retired and semi-retired people from different walks of life.

This a friendly mixed gender club and visitors and new members are welcome.

For information, phone Brian on 02 5619 2484.


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