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COMING EVENTS

Apex Reunion: Former members of the Warilla-Mt Warrigal Apex Club formed in 1976 are invited a reunion to be held around September/October 2018.  Please phone Eric Taylor for details 0421 333 676.

Carer information session at Wollongong Hospital: Do you  care for someone with disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or who is frail aged. A one hour information session will be held on Tuesday, June 19 from 10am to 11am.  Learn about services and supports for carers. Free. Level 5, Block C, Allied Health, Wollongong Hospital. No need to book. Ph: 4253 4501 for details.

Dapto Red Cross general monthly meeting will  be held at 10 am on 18 June at Dapto Citizens Bowling Club. All Welcome.

Fairy Meadow/Wollongong Red Cross meeting: June 20 at 9.30 followed by MT and talk on Red Cross activities in the Illawarra. All welcome. Congregational Church Hall , 8 Carter’s Lane Towradgi. Enquiries 42844376

Kiama Prime Time Seniors Lunch: Topic: Coober Pedy Highs and Lows of Underground Living. $6. June 13 at 11am, Kiama Anglican Church, 2 Terralong St.  Phone: 42322066

Leisure Coast Orchid Society Winter show: June 16 & 17, Old Court House, 1 Harbour Street,  Wollongong. 

The Music Teacher's Association of NSW Illawarra Branch Student Concert: Sunday, July 1 at 2pm Cedars Christian College, Waples Road, Farmborough Heights.  All welcome to attend. Entry Fees: Adults $10, Concession $7, Children $5, Family $20. MTA Illawarra Members and MTA performing students free. Inquiries:illawarra@musicnsw.com.au or 0438098347.

The Music Teachers’ Association of NSW Illawarra Branch general meeting: on June 18 at 10.30am Dapto Anglican Church Café, Moombara Street, Dapto, NSW. Enquiries: illawarra@musicnsw.com.au  or 0438098347. 

Wine Tastings & Tours: June 17, Yarralaw Springs Wines, 11am – 4pm. Admission: Free. Ph: 4844 7188

Wollongong ME/CFS/FM Support Group are holding displays at Wollongong, Corrimal and Thirroul Libraries for the month of May for the awareness of neuroimmune illnesses. Support Group Meeting posters are available from all Branch Libraries from Helensburgh to Gerringong, as well as many other Illawarra venues.

CHILDREN’S GROUPS

2518 Playgroups: Ages 0-6. Tues-Fri, 2 hour playgroups in Corrimal, Bellambi, East Corrimal.  0458 205 002

Balgownie Village Community Centre playgroup: Mon 9.30am for two hours. 4285 3225.

BaptistCare playgroups: Mon, Wed 9.30 to 11.30 at Centre Hill St Warilla. Thu 9-11 at Mt Warrigal PS. Free. 0411 659 698.

CareWays Koonawarra Playgroup: Wed 9.30-11.30am (not school hols). Open to all carers & children 0-6yrs. Gold Coin Donation. Morning Tea provided. 36 Fowlers Road Koonawarra. Ph: 42618426 or email: melaniej@careways.org.au

Corrimal Playgroup: Tues 10am-noon, Corrimal Anglican Church, 121 Princes Hwy. 0401 647 942.

Corrimal Uniting Play: Mon 9.45-11.30am, children under 5 and their parents/carers,  Corrimal Region Uniting Church. 0488 428 360.

Cooinda/ Budda Jitji playgroups: for Koori families. Bellambi, Mt Warrigal, Koonawarra and Port Kembla. 2hr playgroups from 10am.  4275 8575.

Dapto Ribbonwood centre playgroup, 0 to 5 years, Monday, 10am to 12pm. Contact ribbonwood@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or Phone: 4227 8877 or just come and join the fun.

Figtree/Unanderra Playgroup NSW: Tues 9.30-11.30am. 0-6 age. Presbyterian Church Hall, Unanderra

God’s Grommets: Albion Park Uniting Church, Fri 4-6pm, 5-12yr olds. 0423 521 767.

Horsley Community Centre Playgroup: Wed 10am-noon (not school hols) $4 per session/family. 82 Bong Bong Road Horsley. Email Carly at carlyp@careways.org.au

Illawarra Toy Library:  Over 4000 educational toys for newborns to age 7. Tues to Thurs 10am-4pm.  Friday by appointment.  Suite 10A, 102 Princes Hwy, Unanderra. Inquiries 4271 8509 or 0408 979 396.

Kids Time playgroups: Bellambi, Warrawong and Berkeley, 2hr playgroups, 10am. 4275 8575

Little Swallows Playgroup: every Friday from 10am to 12pm,  Corrimal St, Wollongong.  4228 1609.

My Time Carer Support Group & Playgroup: A carer support group & playgroup for families who have a child with a disability & their siblings (0-16 years). Thursdays  10am-12pm (excluding school holidays) Horsley Community Centre. 82 Bong Bong Road Horsley. Details Sherrin 0413 462 557

Play Connect Playgroup. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder & their siblings, Mon 9:30am-11:30am (excluding school hols). Horsley Community Centre meeting room, 82 Bong Bong Road Horsley. Email  Kylie kylie72@gmail.com, Ph 1800171882

Play Ranger Dapto: Park-based playgroup. Tuesday, 2hrs from 10am. 4275 8575

Stanwell Park playgroup: Weds 10-noon, Stanwell Park Children’s Centre, Stanwell Ave. 0-5yrs old, $4. 0406 404916

Warrawong Playgroup Wed 9.15-11.15am (school terms) at Warrawong Public School. Ages 0-6. 0423 791 430.

COMMUNITY CENTRES

Albion Park Youth and Community Care: activities for women, seniors, quilters, Tai Chi, walking, men’s group, heart & soul fitness, computer lessons for seniors. Parkinson’s support & community garden. Information & referral as well as EAPA vouchers for people on low incomes experiencing difficulty paying gas & electricity bills. Youth worker runs activity programs & assists young people. Outreach services provides hearing tests, Weight Watchers, playgroup, child & family counselling, Council Youth Services & Activities.  Details: 4257 3342

Albion Park Rail Community Centre offers free activities for Women on Mondays 10am – 12pm; Women’s Pop-Up Health Clinics; Tuesday Overeaters Anonymous; Thursday Heart & Soul Fitness 10am – 11am; Free Legal Aid for Civil Law matters; Saturday social group for mature Widows and Divorcees 10am; Saturday Alanon 2.30pm; JP services, information support and referrals; EAPA vouchers for those on low incomes experiencing difficulty paying electricity or gas and Sydney Water bills; Phone 42564404 for details and appointments.

Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre: Art Classes, Monday night 6.30 til 9.00. 4284 3586.

CareWays: Leisure Activities & Skills, Dapto Neighbourhood Centre. Community Breakfast, Scrapbooking, Patchwork & Quilting, Free Legal Aid, Creative Craft, Knit and Knatter, Computers for Beginners, Switched on Seniors computer help, help with your tax return. 4262 1918 

CareWays Community Sensory Room Horsley Community Centre, 82 Bong Bong Rd, Horsley. Available for whole community 7am-12am 7 days/week, $16.50 half hour/$33 full hour. Requires a 30 min induction before booking your session. Details: email Carly carlyp@careways.org.au to book your induction www.careways.org.au

Corrimal Community Centre: Zumba class Wed, 6.30-7.30pm. First Class Free, $10/pp thereafter. Beginnings welcome. Details: 0411099857.

Dapto Neighbourhood Centre: cardmaking & papercraft, Mon, 9.30-1pm, 16yrs & over for people with a passion for papercraft. Cost: $10 yearly CareWays fee plus $8 per week.

Horsley Community Centre Garden Group: Fortnightly Thursdays 10am-12pm (excluding school holidays). Come & help us transform our gardens into beautiful spaces for our community!

Illawarra Lace Makers Group:  Horsley Community Centre every Friday 10am-2pm (except school hols) Cost $8 per session, morning tea provided. Come and join us and learn a new craft with a friendly group. Contact: illawarralace2530@gmail.com

Koonawarra Community Centre CareWays: Free Breakfast Tues & Weds, Playgroup Weds, Youth Drop In Tues, Seniors Gentle Exercise Weds, Painting Group Tues, and Community Garden coming soon!

Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre: Activities, games, quilting, social groups for a fee of $2 a week, $20 membership. Free community lunch, community pantry, work and development orders to help pay fines. Op Shop. Northern Illawarra Youth Project. Details: 4267 2500.

Unanderra Community Centre: info & referrals Mon-Thurs, 9-2.30pm, hall hire, food parcels, transport vouchers for the disadvantaged, computer classes, mental health recovery discovery group, senior activity group, gardening group, combined pensioners, cyber club, Women and Mens 50+ Fitness, financial counselling, youth projects, Manna van, free meal Tues 530-6.30pm Seeking volunteers for management committee. Ph: 4271 2213.

Warilla Neighbourhood Centre Inc, Mon: Financial Counselling, Craft 2nd Mon, Tues: Line Dancing  Weds: Financial Counselling, Youth drop-in, Older women’s craft network. Thurs: Legal Aid, Family Law..Exercise by Dance, Youth drop-in. Fri:  Womens Craft.  JP Daily by appointment.  Daily Information & Referral. Assistance with Telstra & Sydney Water bills. Call for date of the next Intro to Computers. Ph: 42963433

Warilla North BaptistCare Community Centre: 2-6 Hill Street Warilla. Playgroup Wed & Thur 10-12pm, NILS & StepUp loans, Assistance with Utilities- EAPA (Electricity), Breakfast at Mt Warrigal PS, DVAS Supported accommodation, Hall Hire and Community Events. Ph: 4298 7204

DANCE

Sequence dancing: 25 venues around Illawarra each month. Day & evening dances. Couples & singles welcome. Details loutiz.net or email illawarradancing@gmail.com.

Silver Belles Dance Group: Dance classes for senior women wishing to learn tap & jazz ballet. St Stephen's Anglican Church, Port Kembla. Call 4227 4961. 

Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club: Wed, 8pm, Wongawilli Community Hall, West Dapto. $4. 4296 7780.

GROUPS

Albion Park Evening View Club: 3rd Tuesday of the month, Oak Flats Bowling Club 7pm. Inquiries paulinecurry37@gmail.com

Albion Park Garden Club: 1st Tuesday of the mth, Uniting Church Hall, Albion Park. 9.30am. 42971830

Albion Park/Oak Flats Probus Club, is seeking new members. Meet new friends and enjoy outings and company. Ph Margaret Reed 4295 7156.

Alumni Bookshop UOW. Used academic & general  at very cheap prices,10.30 - 2.30 Sat, nissen hut north end of Innovation Campus Fairy Meadow.

Art for Healing uses the creative process, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture to explore & express emotions, thoughts, memories & ideas.  Fridays 10-11.30am, Salvation Army, Level 3, 11-13 Burelli St, Wollongong 4229 1079.

Australian Air League Albion Park: meets 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tue, Tullimbar Public School, ages 8 and up. 0412077304.

Australian Sewing Guild: meets 1st Tue of the month, Corrimal Community Centre, 10am-3pm. Details: 4272 6762.

Apia Steppin Out Walking Group: Thursdays, 7.45am, from Apia branch Stockland Shellharbour.

Art Classes: Red Point Artists workshops. Info: redpointart.org.au or call 0418 644 342.

Balgownie Heritage School Museum: Open 2nd Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm. 4283 4070.

Beachside Ladies Probus Club: 1st Mon of mth, Gainsborough Community Centre, 9.45am-noon. 4237 7714.

Black Diamond Heritage Centre Museum: Bulli Railway Station East - Exhibition : Cataract Dam and how it killed Sherbrooke - The Lost Village on Bulli Mountain. Open Sundays 1-4pm. Entry $3-$12. Groups midweek by appointment -bdhcbulli@gmail.com or phone 02 42 836429.

Book club – Ladies book club looking for new members, enjoy a lively discussion in a social setting.  3rd Mon each mth in Wollongong @ 6.30pm. ph 0417 436 012.

Bridge lessons: Free bridge lessons, Illawarra Master Builders Club, Saturdays 1pm. Competition play: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10am. Details: 0403 966 750.

Bulli Corner Quilters: Meet 4th Wed of each mth, Northern Illawarra Uniting Church, Bulli at 9.30am. 4231 4097.

Bulli Connecting Threads Sewing Group: Meet every Wed, 9.30am, Northern Illawarra Uniting Church, Bulli. 4231 4097.

Bulli Vista Social Club: A free weekly meet-up for blokes, to get out the house, have a yarn, and meet new mates. Meet 8am – Ruby's Cafe in Bulli. 

Centrelink problem? Illawarra Legal Centre can provide free help & legal advice. Ph: 4276 1939

Child Support? Illawarra Legal Centre provides free legal advice to carer parents who want to apply for child support or change the amount of child support they are paid. Ph: 4276 1939

Compeer Program: Volunteersneeded to support people with a diagnosed mental illness through friendship and social interaction. Phone: Megan 4276 4229 for information.

Computer Help Sessions for seniors. Free lessons held at Unanderra, Innovation Campus, Warilla, Shell Cove, Coniston. (livingconnected.org.au or ring 0409 753 808).

Corrimal Garden Club: 2nd Tue of the month, Uniting Church Hall, Corrimal. 10am. 4271 4565.

Corrimal Knitting and Craft group: Meet Corrimal library each Riday 10am to noon. Enquiries 42278179

Court Lane Craft Shop next to Wesley Church on the Mall has jams & chutneys  and a huge range of baby wear & accessories. 4229 2117.

Craft, Conversation & Coffee enjoy the fellowship & support of others, Thurs 10-12 noon, $5 session.  Salvation Army, Level 3, 11-13 Burelli St, Wollongong 4229 1079.

CrossRoads Christian Community Cafe Market – cnr Princes Hwy/Jardine St, Fairy Meadow; 2nd Sat of the mth; 8:30-11am. 

Dapto Daytime Toastmasters, Dapto Leagues Club, 10am-12 noon  2nd & 4th Tues of each mth. Improve your speaking & listening skills. 

Dapto Garden Club: 4th Wed monthly, 10am, Uniting Church Hall. 4262 5229.

Dapto Junior Girl Guides: Girls 5-10yrs. Monday's 4:30-6. Unit for 10-15yo, Monday's 6:30-8. 0422 074 205.

Dapto VIEW Club: 3rd Thursday of the mth, Dapto Leagues Club, 10am. 4261 1622.

DENNY Foundation Boost Market Days, 8-12pm,  June 9th, July 14th, 2 Commerce Drive, Warilla, fresh fruit, vegs, meat and more.

English Classes: Free, beginners to advanced. Thurs, 12.45pm-2.45pm during school terms, Corrimal Region Uniting Church Hall, Russell Street, Corrimal. 4284 4033.

Enz Meet Cafe: Grow in friendship over free lunch, coffee, live music, Wed, 11-1pm, Corrimal Region Uniting Church Hall. 4284 3605.

etc…:  support group for families affected by suicide. 1st Tues mthly, 6pm-8pm, Salvation Army, level 3, 11–13 Burelli St, Wollongong. 4229 1079.

Fairy Meadow Evening View Club: meets 2nd Tues. of mth, Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow, 7pm. fairymeadowviewclub@gmail.com

Fairy Meadow Wollongong Red Cross meeting June 20,9:30 followed by MT and talk on Red Cross activities in the Illawarra. Congregational Church Hall ,8 Carter’s Lane Towradgi.Enquiries 42844376. New members welcome.

Farmborough Heights Community Tennis Club, newcomers welcome for social nights. 271 Farmborough Road, Tuesdays 7.30-9pm. 

Fellowship of First Fleeters: Graham and Elizabeth Bevan will talk about their hobby of raising Bromeliads on July 3 at 10am. A light lunch follows the meeting. Entry: $2 donation. More: John Boyd 4261 6893, Fae McGregor 4271 3762.

Figtree Evening VIEW Club: meets 3rd Wed each mth, Wollongong Golf Club 6.30pm. Contact figtreeeveningviewclub@gmail.com

GrOw4h…Get together, Garden & Grow. Opportunity to get together for mutual support.  Tues & Fri 4pm-5.30pm, Salvation Army, Level 3, 11-13 Burelli St, Wollongong 4229 1079.

Gwen Booker Centre for the Visually Impaired.: Tues, Corrimal Community Centre. Friendship & a happy environment for mature aged people.  Contact: Manuel Caruana 0431 152 530.

Horsley Garden Group: Fortnightly Thurs 10-12pm (excluding school hols). All welcome. 82 Bong Bong Rd, Horsley. Details: Email Carly at carlyp@careways.org.au

Illawarra Bird Observers Club, 2nd Mon of the mth. Fairy Meadow Community Hall, 7.30pm. 4284 8230.

Illawarra Breakfast Poets: Wed, 7am-9am, Coniston Community Hall. 0411 107 000.

Illawarra Bridge Association: Figtree/Thirroul, sessions weekdays & Sat. Regular lessons. 4285 1971. Lighthearted bridge tutorials, Thurs mornings, clubroom in Figtree Park, 9.30.  0438 538 393.

Illawarra Bromeliad Society: 1st Sat of the mth, noon, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. 4272 4110.

Illawarra Cancer Carers Crafters: meet Fridays, Dapto Showground 9am. 4261 4130.

Illawarra Country Women's Association: (CWA) Info on your nearest branch 42562142.

Illawarra Dragon Boat Club: Wed, 5.30pm, Sat/Sun 8am. Details: 0409 910 947.

Illawarra Family History Group: Free family history research sessions, Wed, Fri, 9.30am-noon, Wollongong Library. Details: illawarrafhg.blogspot.com.au

Illawarra Lace Makers: Fri, 10am-2pm (not school hols), Horsley Community Centre, $8. Details: illawarralace2530@gmail.com.

Illawarra Legal Centre Free Legal Advice to the public by telephone & at our centre (by appointment). Ph: 4276 1939.

Illawarra Outdoor Club: caters for singles, couples and people new to the Illawarra. 4297 4177.

Illawarra OWN Wellness Centre for women over 45. Coniston Community Hall, Bridge St, returning April 30th, Mon/Tues (school terms only), Tai Chi, Folk Dancing, Gentle Exercise and Drumming  on Mon, Thai Yoga/Ukulele, Tues. Ph: Barbara 0406 627 493.

Illawarra Philatelic Society: Stamp Sales & various topics displayed/discussed, 3rd Wed each mth, 7pm, room 2 Master Builders Club. Info: Ph 4256 1471.

Illawarra PC User Group. Meets 4th Sat, 1pm of each month (Feb to Nov), in the small hall at the back of the Unanderra Community Hall.  www.illawarrapcug.org.au or 4229 6558. 

Illawarra Quilters Inc. 2nd Wed each mth, 7pm, Sewing groups meet 1st & 3rd Weds 9:30-2:30 pm; Sats 10am-2pm. Corrimal Community Church, Augusta St.  Details: illawarraquiltersinc@gmail.com

Illawarra Ramblers Club: Bushwalking, bike riding and kayaking activities most days. Details: Illawarraramblers.com.au

Illawarra Toastmasters meets Berkeley Sports & Social Club, Upstairs, Robert Jenkins Room, 2nd & 4th Thurs of each mth, 7.15pm for a 7.30 start until 9.30. 0419 866 440

Illawarra VIEW Club: Murphy’s Bar and Grill, Unanderra, 1st Tue of mth, 11am. 4295 4799.

Keira Toastmasters Old Courthouse, cnr Harbour St/Cliff Rd Wollongong, fortnightly, Mon, 7.30pm. Improve your Public Speaking & Leadership skills  Ph: 0414 426 367.

Kiama–Shellharbour Camera Club: Meets 7:30pm, 1st & 3rd Wed of mth, Warilla Recreation & Bowling Club, Barrack Heights. www.kscameraclub.org

Kiama Toastmasters:  conquer your fear of public speaking. 1st & 3rd Tues, 7pm,  Kiama Leaques Club. Ph: 4232 2573. 

Manna from Heaven: Thu, 5pm, Figtree Anglican Church. Providing food, friendship, hope. Bus picks up at Unanderra station at 5pm. Details: 4272 1322.

Multicultural Meals on Wheels: 4229 7566. Roster details: Kiama, 4232 3735; Port Kembla, 4274 8230; Wollongong, 4226 5869; Northern Illawarra, 4285 6126.

New Steps: Support group for divorced, separated and single again meets first & third Mon of mth, Southern Life Care, Albion Park, 7pm-8.30pm. 4256 8898

NSW Justices’ Association: 7pm, 2nd Tues of the mth, 92 Church St, Wollongong Band Hall. Wollongong Library 1st Sat of the mth, Thirroul Library 1st Thurs of the mth. Dapto Mall 2nd Sat of the mth and 3rd Wed of the mth, 4261 7333.

Nth Illawarra Ladies Probus Club: is seeking new members for outings & friendship. 2nd Mon of each mth, Woonona Bulli RSL, 10am. Call 0433 308 780.

Parameadows Ex-Students Group: Volunteers needed. Fortnightly. Wed, 7pm-9pm. Social night for adults with disabilities. 0417 651 862.

PFLAG  (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gay), 0410147435 pflagillawarra.southern@gmail.com

Pilates Yoga Fitness Classes: Mon, 9:30am & 6:15pm, Wed 9:30am & 5:30pm, Friday 9:30am at Fairy Meadow Surf Club. Tues: 6:15pm & 7:30pm at Balgownie Community Centre. Ph 0421 482 770 to book.

Port Kembla Men’s Group: Wed, 9am-3pm, Community Project Hall, Port Kembla. Projects, gardening and courses. 0416 549 558.

Quota Leisure Coast:  Meets 7pm, 2nd Tue of mth, Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 179 Princes Hwy, Unanderra. 0438 817 320.

Radio Operators, Marine Rescue: seeks volunteers to train in rescue work.  4274 4455.

Red Cross Dapto Branch: meets 2nd Mon each mth, RSL Hall, Dapto, 11am. Enquiries 0433 228 559.

Rental property problems? Free advice & assistance from the Illawarra & South Coast Tenants Service, Illawarra Legal Centre.  Ph: 4274 3475 or 1800 807 225

Serenity is a 12 step christian support group, for people stuggling with additions. Sat, 5pm, Albion Park Neighborhood Centre Russell st, Albion Park,  Jono 0412174181

Shared Sentence: Support for families with a loved one in jail or on parole. First Mon of mth, 5-6.30pm, Salvation Army, Burelli St, Wollongong. 4229 1079.

Shellharbour VIEW Club: Warilla Bowling Club, 11am every  2nd Thurs of mth. Ph: 0409 561 160.

Shellharbour Woodcarvers/Pyrographers 1st Mon & 3rd Sat of each mth, 2 Wilga Close, Albion Park Rail. Ph: 4283 3124

Social Scrabble players wanted! Thirroul  Library Mondays 1pm-4.30pm. 4284 3027.

South Coast Vegans: Midday, 1st Sun each mth. 0400 083 886.

South Coast Writers Centre's 'Word Salad', Wed, 6.30pm, Janes Cafe, 40 Flinders St, Nth Wollongong. $5 entry. Free for SCWC members. 0411 525 086.

Southern Youth Group: Fun for high schoolers. Friday 7-9pm, Southern Life Care, Albion Park. $3. 0448 877 610.

Street by Street Project: seeks people to turn streets into communities through social activities. 0413 706 233 or www.streetbystreet.org.au

Sudu Dragon Boat Club trains Tues, Thurs & Sun from Lake Illawarra, all ages welcome. Call Jean 0409 910 947.

Tennis – men: New members welcome any Wed 1pm or Sat 12.30pm at Oak Flats Tennis Courts, Kingston St. Contact Vic 4237 6983.

Thirroul Happy Wanderers: Meet alternate Tuesday’s Thirroul Community Centre. Monthly day trips, holiday trips. 4267 4413.

Thirroul Men’s Shed: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, from 9am. Men meet in a friendly social atmosphere for woodwork, photography and community service. 4267 1137.

Thirroul Toastmasters: Woonona Bulli RSL Club, 1st and 3rd Tue of the month, 7.30pm. 4283 3951.

Transport Authority Retired Employees: Meets 3rd Mon of month, Thirroul Bowling Club. 4284 5597.

Very Important Families support group for parents & relatives with family members on the destructive path of substance abuse. Last Tues of the mth, 7pm-9.30pm, Salvation Army, 11–13 Burelli St, Wollongong 4229 1079.

Wesley Tea Shoppe is seeking new volunteers to join our team at 116 Crown Street Wollongong. Enq: contact Rose 0433 430 634.

Widow and Divorcees (WIDOO) social club for widows, widowers & divorced. Sat 10am-11.30am, Oak Flats Neighbourhood Centre. Contact Tina: 0431 096 301.

​​Wollongong 500 Club meets at the Balgownie Collegians Club for cards each Monday from 12.50 to 4pm. 

Wollongong Camera Club:  Photography Group 7.30pm, 2nd & 4th Tues of each mth. Movie Makers 7.30pm 1st & 3rd Tues of each mth. Figtree Heights Primary School. wollongong.myphotoclub.com.au 

Wollongong Daytime Toastmasters: Wollongong Tennis Club, 37 Foley Road, Gwynneville, Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon. Ph: 4283 3951.

Wollongong Traditional Arts Society: Meets Old Court House, 2nd Wed of month, 10am.

Wollongong WEA Film Society: Screens films of critical appeal from silent classics onward. 7.15pm, Wednesdays. 4229 6716.

HEALTH

ACON Regional outreach: Here for LGBTI health. 0437 891 397.

Albion Park Al-Anon Support Group: Meet Sat, 2.30pm, Albion Park Rail Community Centre.

Al-Anon  12-step program for families & friends of drinkers: Weds, 7pm to 8.30pm, Sth Coast Private Hospital, (room near entrance, 112 Burelli St, Wollongong. Ph: 0411 524 539.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 4285 6788.

Art Therapy for Cancer Patients: Mon 9am-12 noon, Scribbly Gum Room, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Exp. guidance & instructors, morning tea provided. Phone Rob 4261 7716.

BK Meditation: All Welcome, Thursday June 14. Meditation and topic Attention, Intention, Meditation  7pm to 8.30pm. Facilitator: Klig Akerly

​​​​​​​​​​​Cancer Patient Support Group Illawarra Inc, 10am, 1st Tue of the mth, Acacia Room, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Guest Speakers & Morning Tea provided. Carers, family and friends welcome.  Phone Irma 42843742.

Carer Info Sessions, Wollongong Hospital: Do you  care for someone with disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or who is frail aged. Tues May 15th, 10am to 11am.  Learn about services and supports for carers.  Free. Level 5, Block C, Allied Health, Wollongong Hospital. No need to book. Ph: 4253 4501 for details.

Citylife Community Initiatives ADHD support Group meetings. Dapto: 2nd Thurs of the mth, Dapto Leagues Club, 10am near the children's playground. Fairy Meadow: Last Fri of the mth, Citylife, 129 Jardine St.. Info:  Amy 0402 642 770.

Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis: Illawarra Support Group.1800 138 029 or info@crohnsandcolitis.com.au

CVIP Inc: Information and activities for the blind or vision impaired. Diggers 10.30 1st Wednesday of each month. Ph 4271 2050.

Dapto Anxiety Disorder Support Group: 6pm, 2nd Mon of the mth, Dapto Ribbonwood Community Centre. Details: 9339 6013 or supportgroups@wayahead.org.au.

Dragons Abreast Lake Illawarra: Women or men getting over treatment for Breast Cancer & their family/carers. Wed evenings, Sat & Sun mornings. Contact Helen 0403 844 880.

DTEXT: Diabetes text messaging. Free research project to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes. Visit DTEXT.com.au or call 4221 6723 to register.

Free workshop for Carers in Fairy Meadow: Do you provide support to a family member or friend because of chronic illness, disability,  mental health issue or frail age, our 3 day workshop covers services, supports, planning ahead, health & wellbeing with an opportunity to meet other carers. June 20, 27,  July 4, 9.30am-2.30pm. Free. Booking: 4253 4501 or email evelyn.jelercic@health.nsw.gov.au

Friends of Wollongong Hospital: seeks volunteers to provide services to patients. 4222 5696.

Healing Rooms Albion Park: Fri 11am-2pm, 87 Terry St. Receive prayer for healing. 0407 961 622.

Hepatitis C assessment, treatment, support and information. Dr Simon Marlton GP 75 Cygnet Ave Shellharbour 4297 0037 Free service.

HIV test: To find you nearest sexual health service, NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.  

Illawarra Breast Cancer Support Group  2nd Tues of each mth. St Peter & Paul Catholic Church Hall, Manning Street, Kiama, 10am to 12 noon. Info: Moira 0429340324 or Helen 0403844880.

Lymphoedema Support Clinic: Illawarra Cancer Carers help cancer patients manage lymphoedema, free clinic, second Fri, Feb-Nov, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre. 4256 5019.

North Illawarra Stroke Recovery Support Group: 1st Thur, 10.30am, (Feb-Nov) Woonona Bulli RSL: Bus outing 2nd Thurs. 4284 5668

Overeaters Anonymous: Tue 6.30-7.30pm, Albion Park Rail Community Centre. A 12-step recovery group.   4295 7473.

Parkinson's Support Group - North Illawarra Meets 2nd Wed mthly, 10:30am and 4th Wed mthly at 11:30am, Corrimal RSL Club. Details 0437 376 220.

Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary meetings, 11am, 1st Thurs of each mth. New Members needed. Info: 4261 3520.

Shellharbour Hospital Auxiliary meets, 1pm, 4th Tues of each mth, Warilla Senior Citizens Hall, Benard Crescent. Contact Chris 4296 5696.  

Soul Recovery: For people suffering from drug, alcohol, gambling, food and sex addictions. Friday. 7:30pm, Corrimal Community Church, 9 Augusta St, East Corrimal. 0412 174 181.

Southern Illawarra Stroke Support Group: 2nd Tue mthly, 10.30am, Albion Park Bowling Club. Outing, 4th Tue each month. 4271 3807.

STROKE North Illawarra Recovery Support Group, 1st Thurs, 10.30am,(Feb-Nov) Woonona Bulli RSL. Bus outing 2nd Thurs. 4284 5668.   

Vision Australia Wollongong: for people who are blind or have low vision. No cost, no wait list, home visits available and lots of equipment for sale. 4220 4300

Wollongong Anxiety Support Group: 1st Tues of the mth, Wollongong Tennis Club, Beaton Park. Come and share, all welcome. Ph: Carol Foord  0430 856 410.

Women’s Counselling & Info Line, Illawarra & Shoalhaven areas. Mon-Thurs 10-2pm school hols hours, Thurs 12.30pm-8.30pm. Free counselling 1800 TALK HI, 1800 825544.

Women’s Health Service, free Well Women’s Clinics providing free pap smears, health advice and information about women’s health issues. Call 1300 792 755 to book appointment. To speak with a Women’s Health Nurse in the Illawarra 0477 723 421.

MUSIC

 Arcadians Lamplighters Male Choir: extends an invitation to men interested in learning more about male choirs to “sit-in” on any of our Monday morning practice sessions, 9.30 to 11.45am at the Miners Lamp Theatre Princes Highway Corrimal. More:
 Barry Swan on: 42 842763  email marbar@dodo.com.au.

Dapto Seniors Concert Group: meets every Monday, 12.30pm, Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre. 4274 4182.

Illawarra Choral Society performs in mixed four part harmony, Mon, 7pm-9.30pm, University of Wollongong. New singers welcome. Call Diane on 0420 243 404.

Illawarra Festival Chorus Inc: Practice every Mon, 7pm-9pm, OES Hall, Denison Street, Wollongong.  4285 0573

Illawarra Recorder Association. 3rd Sat of each mth 1pm - 4pm, 4227 5637.

Illawarra Union Singers: Thu 6-8pm, Diggers Club, Wollongong. 0448 429 623.

Illawarra Women’s Health Centre: Has drumming, ukulele, musical moments groups. 4255 6800.

Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Assoc runs a variety of musical groups fortnightly either Wednesday or Thursday at 6:30pm at Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace, 11 Wyalla Rd. Call 0488 549 838.

Love your UKE? Come and join J.U.G.S - our happy group at Jetty's by the lake, Windang. Practice each Monday 6.30pm til 8.30pm. Call 0424 768 684. 

SilvertO.W.N.s Ladies Choir: Rehearsals every Fri, Woonona School of Arts, 12.30-2.30pm. Details Roma 4267 3753.

SingGongGo: Anyone wanting to sing: old pop, new pop, folk, other cultures. Tues 7-9pm, ParaMeadows School Hall, Porter St, North ‘Gong. 0403 008 570.

South Coast Country Music Association: have-a-go-night every Wed. Music workshop 6pm, followed by Have-A-Go  from 6.45pm. 4272 1029.

Wollongong Barbershop Chorus Practice Wed, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Baptist Church, 330 Keira St, Wollongong. Ph: John on 0418 611 773.

Wollongong Harmony Chorus: Thurs, 7.30pm-10pm, The Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. 4228 0982.

Wollongong Welsh Choir welcomes new members. Practice every Tuesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm, UOW, Creative Arts, Building 25, Room 128.

OP SHOPS

Berkeley Life Centre Op Shop: Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4.30pm, cnr Parkway Ave/Winnima Way, Berkeley. 0411 357 460.

Corrimal Uniting Church Op Shop: 165 Princes Highway. Mon-Fri. 10-4. Tel 42845356.

Dapto Anglican Church Op Shop: Dandaloo Shopping Centre, Brownsville Ave, Brownsville 10am 4pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 2.30pm Sat. Ph: 426L4435

Dapto Uniting Church Op-Shop: Mon-Fri 9am-3.30pm, Sat 9am-noon. Adjacent to the car park off Osbourne Street behind the Dapto Hotel.

Oak Care Op-shop, 69 Wentworth St, Port Kembla, Wed to Friday & Sat Mornings. Clothes, shoes, homewares & toys. Help with gas, electric & water bills  Fridays 9.30am.11.30am www.oakcare.org.

Port Kembla Baptist Church pre-loved clothes. Every Wednesday and Thursday (except school holidays) 9.00am-12.30pm, Cnr Illawarra & Cowper Street. Port Kembla.

SENIORS

Berkeley Seniors Group: Weekly card game, Berkeley Neighbourhood centre, 9.30-12pm. 4272 2840.

CPSA Corrimal: Corrimal Library craft classes, learn to knit or crochet (Mon 9am to noon); Indoor bowls (Tue 9am to noon); fortnightly meetings (Thu 10.30am - noon). 4284 9250.

Dapto Seniors: has activities every day for the over 55s including cards, bowls, exercises, concert group and more. Call 4274 4182 

Dapto William Beach Seniors Club: Meet Fridays, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 9.30am till 1.30pm. 0421 907 333.

Living Connected Free 1-on-1 Computer Help Sessions for seniors  Tuesdays and  Thursdays 9:30-11:30am  iAccelerate, in the Innovation Campus. Also at Unanderra CC 2pm Mondays and Vinnies, Coniston, 10am-12 on Wednesdays. 0409 753 808.

​​​Northern Illawarra U3A. Wed 9:30-12 noon, Thirroul Community Centre (Library). For information www.northernillawarra.u3anet.org.au​ or phone Moira 0415 673124.

Oak Flats Seniors Citizens Club meet the first Monday of the month at 1.30pm. Contact paulinecurry37@gmail.com

Off Our Rockers: is for grandparents and other relatives raising children. 3rd Tue mthly 10.30am-12.30pm, Salvation Army, Burelli St, Wollongong. 4229 1079.

Older Women’s Network: 1st and 3rd Thurs, 10.30am-12.30pm, Corrimal Community Centre.  Ph: Jeune 4284 8120

Probus Club, Port Kembla, Warrawong: Warrawong Community Centre, 9 Greene St, Warrawong, 10am, Fri.  Register: Ph: 1300 630 488  

Probus Club, Figtree: Figtree Community Hall, 11 Princes Hwy, Figtree, 11.30am Weds.  Ph: 1300 630 488.

Probus Club, Corrimal: Corrimal Community Centre, 15 Short St, 10am, Thurs. Register: Ph 1300 630 488. 

Seniors computer classes and carpet bowls: Computer classes Tue, Wed, Thurs. Carpet bowls, Tue morn, Bulli Senior Citizens Hall. 4285 0136.

Shellharbour City U3A: Meets Tue, 2pm, cnr Bradman Ave/King St, Lake Illawarra (old Catholic Church). Courses available for all tastes. 42954830

Stanwell Park U3A: Mon, 9.30am, Hillcrest House, Stanwell Park. 4294 3475.

Warilla Senior Citizens Club, 69 Benaud Cres, Warilla. Meetings held 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, followed by a bus trip.

Warilla branch of the Combined Pensioners and Supperannuants Association  10A Commerce Drive, Warilla. 1st Wed of each mth. Contact Janelle Jarman 0432 072 779.

Wollongong U3A: Mon 9.30am-1pm & Thurs with a Topical talk 9.30am-10.30am & 11am to 12noon, classic/vintage movies 1pm-4pm, Salvation Army Centre, Burelli St. 0422 068 627, Wollongong.u3anet.org.au.

SERVICE CLUBS

Corrimal Lions Club Meets 2nd & 4th Thurs of each mth,  Corrimal RSL Club. 6:30 for 7:00 pm. Details 0488 186 305.

Dapto RSL Sub Branch: Meets first Monday of the month, RSL Memorial Hall, Bong Bong Road, Dapto at 7.30pm.

Lions Club Wollongong: Alternate Thurs, Collegians, Balgownie. Details: jmcgowan7@bigpond.com.

Rotary Club of Corrimal: meets Weds, 6pm upstairs, Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow. Details: www.corrimalrotary.org.au.

Rotary Club of Fairy Meadow 1st & 3rd Mondays of each mth, Collegians Balgownie, at 6:30pm. Details email secretary@fairymeadowrotary.org.au

Rotary Club of Wollongong – meets every 2nd Wednesday  7 to 8am  – Details 0412 120 314.

Shellharbour City Rotary Club: Meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm at Warilla Bowling Club - Details 0431 975 345

West Wollongong Rotary Club meets Centro CBD, Wollongong, Wed 6-8pm.  Details: 0419 403 699.

Woonona Lions Club: Meets every 2nd Monday 6.30pm at Woonona Bulli RSL. Details: 4261 4130.

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