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Habitat in Harmony Community Garden

Habitat in Harmony Community Garden is Belmont Neighbourhood Centre's longest-running environmental project, operating since 1991!  Organic and permaculture techniques are used to maintain rich array of flora and fauna. It is wheelchair accessible and family-friendly. As there are bugs and bees that can sting, all children must be supervised by a parent. All welcome to come for a stroll. Where:  Belmont Neighbourhood Centre When:   Open Monday to Friday from 8am to 2pm. Open Monday - Friday from 8am - 2pm Fresh organic produce available for a gold coin.

Website: https://www.bnc.asn.au/

Address:
359 Pacific Highway
Belmont North
NSW 2280

Vintage New Vine

What: In response to the Corona Virus outbreak, New Vine are changing the location for Vintage New Vine to a Zoom meeting (via your computer, tablet or smartphone) - for an invitation, please email Vintage@nwvine.org.au or phone either New Vine on 4955 5877 or David Ridley on 0402 494 163.

Email: Vintage@nwvine.org.au

The Science of Weight Loss – dispelling myths

Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to make healthy eating decisions as you learn the science behind weight loss and dispel diet and nutrition myths. Whether you are trying to lose weight yourself, or are supporting others, this food and nutrition course will dispel common myths about weight loss and teach you the science behind healthy eating for a healthy weight. This course is not a diet plan – there are plenty of diet plans out there to choose from. Rather, this course will take you through the science behind weight loss and arm you with the knowledge and tools to make the right decisions.

Website: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/online-learning/the-science-of-weight-loss

Monthy Fishing Competitions on F.A.N.

Fishing Around Newcastle (FAN) is a family-friendly Newcastle-based fishing page on Facebook with local businesses as sponsors for free monthly mystery size fishing competitions. To join or for more details, follow them on Facebook : Fishing Around Newcastle.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/731037786932698/

Multicultural Neighbour Aid Program

Hunter Multicultural Communities provides companionship and social support for seniors through group bus outings, transport to medical appointments and assistance with shopping with volunteers. If you have some spare time and would like to volunteer, you'd be welcome! Call Gayle Grayson on 0425 090 670.

Vinnies Needs Volunteers

Vinnies Needs you.  Vinnies Volunteers make long-lasting friendships, make a positive contribution to people in need. You can meet Centrelink requirements by volunteering, gain additional skills, or the opportunity to share skills with fellow volunteers. Volunteers can complete as little as 4 hrs per week up to 3 days per week. ROLES available : Volunteer Drivers, Retail Volunteers, Volunteer General Hands and Offsider Volunteers. Drop in to your local Vinnies Shop or call (02) 4967 6277 and get involved today.

Website: https://www.volunteer.com.au

Raymond Terrace Men’s Shed Giant Wooden Toy Sale

Raymond Terrace Men's Shed are having a Giant sale of kids wooden toys that are great for birthday presents or Christmas presents for your child or grandchild. Plenty of things to look at, so feel free to come up and have a look between 9:00am and 12:00pm the first Saturday morning of every month. Raymond Terrace Men's Shed is located at 17g Irrawang Sreet Raymond Terrace.

Address:
17g Irrawang Sreet Raymond Terrace.
Turn into the Senior Citizens Hall carpark and continue up through there to the Men's Shed.

Hunter Horse Haven Needs Your Help

Hunter Horse Haven is a not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to caring for neglected and abused horses and is entirely run by volunteers.  If you can help with either a donation of funds, which go towards feeding, medicines and vet care or you can donate your time and volunteer at the organisation, please contact Hunter Horse Haven on 0422 870 075 or see email below.

Email: hunterhorsehaven@gmail.com

Girl Guides Trash and Treasure Sale

What : The Girl Guides are holding a Trash and Treasure Sale at the Guide Hall, Corner Lake and Young Roads, Georgetown. When:  Saturday 17 October from 8am to 1pm. More Info:  Call Lisa on 0418 627 161  

Free Digital Skills Session – Finding Reliable Health Related Websites and Apps

What:   The Place, Charlestown is providing free digital skills sessions on finding reliable health related Apps and Websites.  It will walk you through searching safely online for health and wellbeing information, tips for spotting reliable websites and much more. Free Refreshments will be provided and a lucky door prize is up for grabs!  Numbers are strictly limited.  Reserve your place via the website or call 4032 5500. When:  Wednesday 21 October 10.30am to 12noon and Wednesday 29 October from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Lap The Map for Diabetes

What:  Lions "Lap The Map" for Diabetes comes to Branxton.  Everyone is invited to the Lap The Map Walk for Diabetes.  Lions will be selling soft drinks and bacon and egg rolls after the walk. There'll also be a fruit and vege raffle.  All proceeds go to Lions Lap The Map for Diabetes. When:  Saturday 14 November.  Registration from 8am with walk commencing at 8.30am. Where:  Branxton Oval, John Rose Avenue to Miller Park and return.   2.5km walk on level ground. More Info:  Contact Alan on 0426 261 948 or email alanbeckley2001@yahoo.com

Cessnock Toastmasters Meeting

Cessnock City Toastmasters Club meets every Monday night at Cessnock Leagues Club at 7:00pm. Visitors are always welcome. Cessnock Toastmasters serves Cessnock and the Hunter Valley Wine Country. For more information: Phone Anna on 4990 4093 or Email anna.vannetten@bigpond.com

Date: Mon 5 October 2020 - Mon 14 December 2020

Website: https://www.cessnockleagues.com.au/

Email: anna.vannetten@bigpond.com

Address:
Cessnock Leagues Club
1 Darwin Street,
CESSNOCK
NSW 2325

Maitland Regional Museum Presents an Exhibition “Winning Isn’t Everything”

Maitland Regional Museum, the Clothing Museum and Easts Brough House Present an exhibition "Winning Isn't Everything". It is open Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 - 3.00 until 13th December. $5 adults, and children free.

Date: Sat 10 October 2020 - Sat 12 December 2020

Address:
73 Church Street
Maitland

Belmont Neighbourhood Centre

  Are you facing financial hardship due to the loss of your job during Covid-19? if you are not sure where to go for a helping hand, Belmont Neighbourhood Centre is there for you.  The friendly staff work alongside Oz Harvest providing food hampers for people who need assistance.  To arrange your hamper, call Belmont Neighbourhood Centre before 11:00am on 4947 0031, and pick up between 2pm and 2.30pm Wednesdays and Fridays.

Date: Mon 12 October 2020 - Mon 30 November 2020

Website: https://www.bnc.asn.au

Woodturners of the Hunter

The Woodturners of the Hunter are located at their own pavilion at Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow.  They are open on the first and third Sunday of every month, selling quality hand crafted products. Go along and see them from 8.30am to 12.00 noon in conjunction with the Newcastle Farmers Market.

Date: Sun 18 October 2020 - Mon 30 November 2020

Website: http://woodturners.org.au

Address:
Newcastle Show Ground
Griffiths Road Entrance

Phone: +61412937791

Makai Lakes Come & Try Day

What:  Makai Lakes Outriggers operate from Point Wolstoncroft Sport & Rec Centre, Gwandalan on beautiful Lake Macquarie.  They are having a Come and Try Day for people interested in this popular water sport.  No equipment is necessary and no previous experience is necessary.  Just come along and have a try at this really popular and fun sport. When:  Saturday October 24, Saturday October 31 and Saturday 7 November from 8.00am to 10.00am If Interested:  Call Michelle on 0432 681 938 or email makailakesocc@gmail.com

Date: Sat 31 October 2020 - Sat 7 November 2020

Cessnock Council Spring Compost Giveaway

What:  Cessnock Council will give away 200 bags of premium compost made from the material collected in the garden organics bin, completing the cycle from garden organics bin to garden bed.  To qualify for your bag of free compost, you will need to take along a rate notice or current driver's licence. Where:  Cessnock Sportsground, Vincent Street, Cessnock When:  Wednesday 4 November from 2.30pm until all given away. More Info:  https://www.yourorganicsbin.com.au or Cessnock Council's Facebook Page.  

Date: Wed 4 November 2020 - Thu 5 November 2020

Lake Mac Open Studios

Over Saturday 7 and Sunday November 8 2020, local artists and makers including glass, textile, oil and acrylic artists, sculptors and more, will throw open their studio doors and welcome the general public inside. Meet artists, learn about the creative process and purchase unique artworks to take home (just in time for Christmas!). This free event will run 10am-4pm both days, and a map brochure is available to help you plan your visit. See www.lakemac.com.au/openstudios for more info.

Date: Sat 7 November 2020 - Sun 8 November 2020

Website: https://www.lakemac.com.au/For-residents/Art-and-culture/Lake-Mac-Open-Studios

Email: openstudios@lakemac.nsw.gov.au

Address:
Various venues around Lake Macquarie. Please see brochure on website.

Phone: (02) 4921 0333

Recycling 1940’s Style at Miss Porter’s House Museum

What:  Miss Porter's House Museum is re-opening to visitors.  See what great-grandmother recycled at the next Miss Porter's House Museum Open Day.  Florence, Ella and Hazel made, mended and recycled soap, shoes, furniture, flour bags and much more. Adults $10, Concessioncs $8, Family $25, Children under 5 free When:  Sunday 8 November from 1pm to 4pm Where:  434 King Street, Newcastle West More Info:  Ph 4927 0202  

Date: Sun 8 November 2020

Art Exhibition

What:  An Art Exhibition by John Fryer and Cecily Waters featuring acrylics and oil paintings of land and seascapes of Lake Macquarie and beyond. Where:  Elermore Valle Shopping Centre, Croudace Road, Elermore Vale. When:   Tuesday 1 December to Saturday 5 December. More Info:  0414 478 745  

Date: Tue 1 December 2020

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