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2017 Seniors Festival


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What's On ...

BEAT Beechworth Exercise Activity and Training

Monday 9 October 11am
Come along and enjoy instructions and participation in line dancing.
Venue: Beechworth Senior Citizens Centre, Harper Avenue
Enquiries: Judy Smith 0407 352 519 (no bookings required).
Cost: Free entry

Yackandandah Library

Monday 9 October 10am-11am
"The rise of China", Mr Gerry Engwerda
Gerry has an extensive background in international politics and will give a presentation on the emergence of contemporary China as a world power.
Venue: 34 High Street Yackandandah
Enquiries and bookings: 02 6028 1180
Cost: Free entry

Rutherglen Senior Citizens

Monday 9 October 10am
Venue: Rutherglen Senior Citizens Centre-Douglas Street
Blooms Ladies clothing. Come along and see the latest fashions from Blooms. Afternoon tea provided.
Enquiries: 0438 875 060
Cost: Free

Wahgunyah Community Meal

Wednesday 11 October 12pm
Venue: Wahgunyah School of Arts
Bookings: Mandy 1300 365 003
Cost: $10

Beechworth Men's Shed Open Day

Wednesday 11 October 10am-4pm
A chance for the mens shed members to meet the community and show them around the shed. A sausage sizzle will be held with sausages in bread available for $2. Bookings not required.
Venue: Building 6, 58 Sydney Road Beechworth.
Enquiries: www.sites.google.com/site/beechworthmensshed
Cost: Free

Beechworth Library

Thursday 12 October
10.30am-11.30am
"Branching out".
An introductory workshop exploring the rich array of resources available for family and local history research
Venue: 101 Ford Street Beechworth
Enquiries and bookings: 03 5728 8043
Cost: Free entry

Indigo U3A (University of the Third Age)

Monday 16 October 2pm-4pm
"Beyond a Family Tree: writing an account of your family's past to bring them to life."
Presenter: Heather Meyer
In this session, illustrated with a variety of examples, Heather will show you how to research, collate and publish a family history.
Venue: Beechworth Youth Centre 3 Harper Street Beechworth.
Enquiries: Gerri 0438 282 259 email courses.indigo.u3a@gmail.com
Cost: Free. All welcome. http://indigou3a.net

Out of Town Nursery and Hummingbird Garden

Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 October 9am-5pm
Garden Open Days
Venue: 980 Beechworth Chiltern Road Beechworth.
Enquiries: 03 5726 1554
Cost: Free entry to the two hectare garden.
10% discount on plants with every purchase over $25.
www.outoftownnursery.com.au

Chiltern Lifelong Learning Group

Monday 16 October 10am-12pm
Come and Try Morning-we do a variety of crafts each Monday morning. It is a get-together to do a group craft, bring your own or just have a chat.
Venue: Indigo North Health Multipurpose Room. Main Street Chiltern.
Enquiries: Lois Hotson 03 5726 1358
Cost: $5 including morning tea.
RSVP appreciated to Lois by 12 October

Indigo U3A (University of the Third Age)

Tuesday 17 October 1pm-3pm
"Afghanistan-easy to get in, harder to get out."
Presenter: Gerry Engwerda
Just one of Gerry's fascinating and informative presentations on international relations, held weekly during three semesters throughout the year.
Venue: Beechworth Youth Centre, 3 Harper Street Beechworth.
Enquiries: Gerri 0438 282 259 email courses.indigo.u3a@gmail.com
Cost: Free. All welcome. http://indigou3a.net

Yackandandah Library

Tuesday 17 October
10.30am-11.30am
"Branching out ... into your family history". An introductory workshop exploring the rich array of resources available for family and local history research
Venue: 34 High Street Yackandandah
Enquiries and bookings: 02 6028 1180
Cost: Free entry

Yackandandah Men's Shed

Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October 10am-12pm
Men's Shed Open Days.
Visitors will see men working on projects, see displays of our activities and join them for morning tea.
Venue: Yackandandah Men's Shed, 20 Issacs Avenue.
(Behind Yackandandah Health)
Enquiries: Frank 0417 130 541
Cost: Free www.mensshed.yackandandah.com

Rutherglen Community Meal

Wednesday 18 October 12pm
Venue: Rutherglen Senior Citizens Centre-Douglas Street
Bookings: Joanne 0438 875 060
Cost: $10.50

Beechworth Boomerang Bags

Friday 20 October 10.30am-2.30pm
A Boomerang Bag Come and Try Workshop. Our workshop involves ironing, pinning, sewing and talking. This model reduces the reliance on plastic bags and is creating awareness, discussion and behaviour change, and a preferred future for sustainable living.
Venue: Corner Church & Ford Street Beechworth. (Next door to Indian restaurant).
Enquiries: Iris 0457 431 933 beechworthboomerangbags@gmail.com
Cost: Free. Option to purchase "Bought To Support" Bag for $3.

Yackandandah Community Meal

Friday 20 October 12pm
Venue: Yackandandah Senior Citizens Centre
Bookings: Mandy-1300 365 003
Cost: $10.50

Chiltern Community Meal

Monday 23 October 12pm
Venue: Chiltern Senior Citizens
Bookings: Mandy-1300 365 003
Cost: $10.50

Beechworth Health

Friday 27 October 2pm
Please join us for a tour of the Beechworth Health Service Gardens with our Gardener Kel Clark. Learn about the services that Beechworth Health provide along the way. The tour concludes with afternoon tea.
Accessible parking is available.
Venue: Beechworth Health, 52 Sydney Road Beechworth
Enquiries and bookings: Beechworth Health 03 5728 0200
Cost: Gold coin donations

Beechworth Women's Shed

Friday 27 October 10am-3pm
Open Day to showcase workshop activities.
Venue: Ford St Beechworth (former Maternal & Child Health building)
Enquiries: Via their Facebook page or beechworthwomensshed@gmail.com
Cost: Free

Tangambalanga Community Meal

Friday 27 October 12pm
Venue: Coulston Park Tangambalanga
Bookings: Mandy 1300 365 003
Cost: $10.50

Beechworth Bakery

Mon-Fri 9-13 October
Take your favourite Senior out on us.
Venue: Beechworth Bakery, 27 Camp Street Beechworth
Enquiries: http://www.beechworthbakery.com.au/whats-on
Cost: One Devonshire tea
Shout a Senior to celebrate. Take your favourite Senior for a visit to the original Beechworth Bakery between Monday 9-Friday 13 October, buy one Devonshire Tea & mention the Victorian Seniors Festival, and you will receive another Devonshire Tea for free.

Stanley Goose Cottage

Book two or more nights during the month of October to obtain a five percent Seniors Discount. Seniors Card details must be provided to obtain this discount. Accommodation must be used during the month of October 2017 www.stanleygoose.com.au/bookings

Indigo Libraries

17-20 October
Up and down Australia: selected stories from Australian authors
One of the Indigo Library Staff will come to your organisation and read an Australian story.
Enquiries and bookings: Chiltern 02 6028 1143 or Rutherglen 02 6033 6801
Cost: Free