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Kiama Woodcraft Group Exhibition and Sale of members work. Kiama Old Fire station, Terralong Street. Thursday 2nd January to Wednesday 8th January 2020. Thursday 1pm-4pm. Fri-Wed 9am-4pm.


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:

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. Free 2hr playgroups from 10am. 4275 8575.

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

Dapto Tiddlywinks playtime: Children aged 0-5 & parents or carers, 9.30-11.30, Weds (during school term), Dapto Uniting Church. Info: Hayley 0459 519 421.

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

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

Horsley Community Centre Playgroup: Wed 9.30am-11.30am (not school hols) $4 per session/family. 82 Bong Bong Rd Horsley. Email Carly at

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, Ph 1800171882

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

Stanwell Park playgroup: Mon 9:30-noon, Stanwell Park Childrens Centre, Stanwell Ave. 0-5yrs old, $4. 0434 434481

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


Albion Park Youth and Community Care: activities for women, seniors, quilters, Tai Chi, walking, men's group, heart & soul fitness, computer lessons for seniors. Parkinsons 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, Ash Avenue offers free activities for Women Mondays 10am - 12pm; Selfie Challenge as part of Get Online week; Wollongong Homeless HUB Mobile Van for people in need; Women's Pop-Up Health Clinics; Tuesday Overeaters Anonymous; Thursday Heart & Soul Fitness 10am - 11am; Free Legal Aid for Civil Law matters; 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.

Berkeley Community Centre: Ph: 4271 1661. Mon: Seniors group 9.30am-1pm, Craft 11.30am-1.30pm, free tax help 10am-1.30pm. Tue: Basic Computer Course 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Aunty Jean Program 9:30am-2:30pm, Multicultural Group 10am-1pm, Garden Group 11am-1:30pm (1st Tue of the mth) Wed: Carer's /Support Group 2nd Wed of the mth, Meditation Group 10am, payment by donation, Barnardos Play Group 10am-12pm (Tel: 4275 8575), Thur: Mental Health Group, Fitness for over 50 9.30am-10.30am ($7 per session Tel : 0407 008 297), Coffee Club 10.30am-12pm, Women Inspired, last Thurs of the mth, 10.30am-12:30pm. Fri: Songbirds (Choir) 9:00am-11am. Mon to Fri, FREE Coffee, Chill and Chat 10am-12pm, FREE Internet to assist your needs when staff /volunteers are available Mon, Wed, Thu 10am - 3:30pm, Fri 9am-12pm.

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 to book your induction

Corrimal Community Centre: Zumba class Wed, 6.30-7.30pm. $10/pp payable only when you attend. 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.

Koonawarra Community Centre CareWays: Free Breakfast Tues & Weds, Playgroup Weds, Youth Drop In Tues, Seniors Gentle Exercise Fridays 1st 4 free then $8, 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 womens 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 Baptist Care 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

Warrawong Community Centre Group Fitness Classes. Starting June 3rdgroup exercises classes, 7pm. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Classes will go for 45 minutes and may include weighted/Body weight training, Boxing, cardio training and HIIT (high intensity interval training). All classes are $10. Ph: 0404 275 218.


Marshall Mount old time dance: Marshall Mount Hall every fortnight. $10 adults $2 children supper provided ph 0425235552.

Scottish Country Dancing: Monday evenings 7.30pm-10pm, beginners welcome. $3. Wollongong Central Church Hall, cnr Kembla and Burelli Sts. Further details ph: 0490 329 185.

Sequence dancing. 25 venues around Illawarra each month. Day and evening dances. Couples and singles welcome. Details:

Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club: Wed, 7.30pm, Wongawilli Community Hall, West Dapto. $4. Ph: 0475 565 443.


Albion Park Evening View Club: 3rd Tues of the mth, Oak Flats Bowling Club 7pm. Inquiries Kate 0413729829

Albion Park Garden Club: 1st Tues 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. Ph Margaret Reed 4295 7156.

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

Art classes and workshops to suit everyone, available in every medium at Red Point Artists weekdays and weekends. Details or call 0491 115 705.

Art for Healing uses the creative process of drawing, painting, collage, sculpture to explore and express emotions, thoughts, memories and ideas. Fri, 10-11.30am, $5 session. 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 Tues of the mth, Corrimal Community Church Hall, 9 Augusta St, Corrimal East, 10am-3pm. Details: 4272 6762.

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

Balgownie Heritage School Museum: Open 2nd Sun of the mth, 11am-2.30 pm 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: National Trust Heritage Festival - "Our Changing Lives & Times - Our Stories & Your Stories of the Black Diamond Districts" Open Sun 1-4pm. Entry $3-$12. Groups midweek by appointment - or phone 0427007916.

Bulli Walkie Talkies meet Tue mornings for exercise & social interaction. Easy grade, we provide an extension for those who want a greater challenge, between 1 to 3 hrs with a coffee stop. Cont: Anne 42832272 or Marlene 42835270.

Bridge lessons: Free bridge lessons, Illawarra Master Builders Club, Sat 1pm. Competition play: Mon, Wed, Fri, 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: Free weekly meet-up for blokes. Fri beers, The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, 7.30pm. Sun, morning coffee, Ruby's Cafe, Bulli. 8-9am.

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

Chats and Chapters book group are welcoming new members. Fourth Fri at various Illawarra venues. This group is for Ladies over 50. Own transport required. Non smokers. Details: 0428 229 130.

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

Corrimal Garden Club: 2nd Tues of the mth, Uniting Church Hall Corrimal. 10am. Guest speakers, morning tea, plant sales, trips and visits to local gardens, website and newsletter, monthly raffle and wish book. For further details phone: 0409532081.

Corrimal Knitting and Craft group: Meet Corrimal library each Fri, 10 to 12noon. Enquiries 42278179

Corrimal Probus Club: Invite you to join our meetings, Corrimal Community Centre, 15 Short St, 10 am, last Thurs of the mth.

Court Lane Craft Shop next to the Church on the Mall has locally made bags, baby wear, knitwear and toys. Plus jams, chutneys and fruitcakes. Visit us, like us on Facebook. 42292117

Craft, Conversation & Coffee: every Thurs 10-12 noon, $5 session. Salvation Army, Level 3, 11-13 Burelli St, Wollongong 4229 1079.

Dapto Daytime Toastmasters, Dapto Leagues Club, 10am-12 noon 2nd & 4th Tues of each mth. Improve your speaking, listening skills confidence in public speaking. Info: Lesley Brennan: (0402 903 188)

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 Red Cross meets 2nd Mon of the mth, 10am in RSL Hall, Bong Bong Road, Dapto. All welcome.

Dapto VIEW Club: 3rd Thurs of the mth, Dapto Leagues Club, 10.30 am. We support the Smith family. Ellen 4261 1158.

Daytime Toastmasters Wollongong: Beaton Park Tennis Club, 10am-12.15pm, every 2nd & 4th Tues each mth. Make new friends, improve speaking skills, gain confidence when attending job interviews and become a better speaker. Call Sylvia on 0410 483 859 or just come along to a meeting.

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

English Classes: Free English conversation classes for intermediate to advanced level students, Conversation Cafe, Wollongong Baptist Church, 330 Keira St, Wollongong. Every Wed during school terms, 12:30 to 2:30pm. Everyone welcome. Ph. 0433 827 431

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

Euchre: Card players are wanted in the Shellharbour district, contact Jim on 0481 275 016 or Tony on 0412 423 688.

Fairness in Child Support (F.I.C.S.)Thur Feb 6th 7.30pm, Coniston Community Hall, Coniston. Contact John Flanagan on 0415 899 574 for further details.

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

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

Fairy Meadow/ Wollongong branch of the Red Cross meets 3rd Wed of the mth, Congregational Church Hall, Carters Lane Towradgi, 9.30am. All are welcome. Enq: 42844376.

Family Member Serving Time? Shared Sentence is a support group for those with a loved one in gaol or on parole. First Mon of mth, 5-6.30pm, Salvation Army, Level 3, 11-13 Burelli St, Wollongong. 4229 1079.

Family Support Very Important Families is for people whose loved ones are on the destructive path of substance abuse. Last Tues of the mth, 6pm-8pm, Salvation Army, Level 3, 1113 Burelli St, Wollongong 4229 1079.

Farmborough Heights Community Tennis Club, newcomers welcome for social nights. 271 Farmborough Rd, Tuesdays 7.30-9pm. $5. 0411 464 159.

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

Figtree hand weavers and spinners: Balgownie Community Hall, Balgownie Village, meets 2nd & 4th Wed of the mth 9.30am-1pm. Friendly group will help all visitors and new members with related fibre crafts. 4229 7129.

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

Grandparents Raising Children Off Our Rockers is for relatives raising children. 3rd Tue monthly 10.30am-12.30pm, 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.

Gwynneville Girl Guides has vacancies for girls aged 7-13 years. For more info 0490769871 or

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

Illawarra Art Society meets 1st Sat of each mth, Tarrawanna Community Hall for a paint day. Beginners welcome. Details 42851986

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

Illawarra Breakfast Poets, meet Wednesday 7am to 9am at Marco Polo Aged Facility, Watergum Way, Woonona. Contact Ken Potter on 0417 707 879.

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:

Illawarra Lace Makers: Fri, 10am-2pm (not school hols), Horsley Community Centre, $5. Details:

Illawarra Leisure Coast Orchid Society Meet 3rd Thursday every month, Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow. Details Ph: 0413 614 367

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 will close for the Christmas break on December 19 and recommence classes on Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th of February 2020. Tai Chi. International Dancing, Gentle Exercise, Fitness Training, Drumming Monday. Thai Yoga, Ukulele Tuesday, Thai Yoga Thursday. Coniston Community Centre Bridge Street, Coniston. Contact Barbara 0406627493 or Janice 0437721353.

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 mth (Feb to Nov), in the small hall at the back of the Unanderra Community Hall. or 4229 6558.

Illawarra Quilters Inc. General Meeting 2nd Wed each mth, 7pm. Sewing groups 1st & 3rd Weds 10am-3pm, 1st & 3rd Sats 10am-3pm, Corrimal Community Church Hall, Augusta St. Thurs Old Courthouse, Belmore Basin, Wollongong 10am-2pm. Fabric Art Play Days 2nd Tues of the mth 10am-2pm Contact secretary for details.

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

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

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

Illawarra Woodworkers Group: Meets every Saturday morning from 8.30am at Fairy Meadow Demonstration School. Ph Tony 0490 337 229.

Keira Toastmasters City Diggers Club , cnr Burelli & Church St Wollongong, 1st & 3rd Mon of every month, 7.30pm- 9.15pm . Improve your Public Speaking and Leadership skills. Ph Tony 0414 426 367

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

Leisure Coast Ladies Probus Club Inc meetings 3rd Mon of each mth, Fraternity Club, 10am for friendship and morning tea.

Manna from Heaven: Thu, 5pm, Figtree Anglican Church. Providing food, friendship, hope. 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.

Nan Tien's Health & Wellbeing Market 1st Sat of every mth, 9:30am-3pm, Nan Tien Institute Plaza, 231 Nolan Street Unanderra. Cash only., 4272 0600

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

Northern Illawarra Toastmasters: Woonona-Bulli RSL Club, 455 Princes Hwy Woonona, 7.30pm, 1st and 3rd Tues of each mth. Make new friends while developing public skills and gaining greater self confidence. Call Jim 4283 3951 or just come along.

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, 0419 293 524.

Oakey Creek Bushcare meets in Oak Flats fortnightly on Wednesdays. Contact Council for more details on 4221 6111

Oak Flat Lions Club pre-loved Car Book Sale, 3rd Sun of each mth, 9am-2pm, books from a $1, Lake View Hotel Oak, 4 Government Rd, Oak Flats.

Oak Flats Probus Club, is seeking new members. Meet new friends and enjoy outings. Ph Kathy Windows 0417 472 600.

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

Photography - Seacliff Shutter Nutters: Northern Suburbs, for all skill levels and ages, casual, fun, monthly theme with an excursion and a get together. Contact Deb on 0412 882399.

Pilates Yoga Fitness Classes: Mon, 9:30am, 5.40pm & 7pm, Wed 9:30am & 5:40pm, Friday 9:30am & 11 am, Fairy Meadow Surf Club. Other times available via booking. Ph 0421 482 770

Poetry: Thirroul Library Poets, Thirroul Library, 3rd Tue of mth, 4pm - 5pm. Free group for anyone interested in sharing their poetry, writing different poetry styles, helping one another develop poetry writing skills & having a laugh or two. Ph 0421 603 881.

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

Quota International of the Leisure Coast is a women's service group focusing on the needs of disadvantaged women & children, speech & those with hearing difficulties. Meets 7pm, 2nd Tue of mth, Murphys Bar & Grill, 179 Princes Hwy, Unanderra. or 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, 10am. Enquiries 0433 228 559.

Red Cross Kiama Girl Guide Cottage, Collins Lane, Kiama (adjacent to Hindmarsh Park), 1st Fri of the mth, 1.30pm. call Gill Divers on 4263 3178.

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

Repair Café wants you! Enjoy fixing things, like to help other people & want to learn new skills, 3 Station St, Wollongong. Friday, 10am & 1pm. Details

Shellharbour Garden Club 2nd Weds of each mth, 12.30pm. Senior Citizens Centre, Benaud Cres, Warilla. Speakers exhibitions, outings.

Shellharbour Probus Club meet Warillia Bowling Club, 2nd Mon of the mth, 9.30am. Ph: Kay 0414741863

Shellharbour residents. Take your opportunity to change! Learn how to speak in public with a supportive and friendly group at Kiama Toastmasters. Call Noelene on 0415 419 002 or 4232 2573.

Shellharbour VIEW Club: Meets at Warilla, 11am every 2nd Thurs of mth. Phone: 0481 481 379.

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.

Social tennis players wanted Fairy Meadow Weds and/or Balgownie Sat afternoons. Con: David on 0402139188.

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

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

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

Suicide Bereavement Support Group etc is for people affected by suicide. 1st Tues mthly, 6pm-8pm, Salvation Army, Level 3, 1113 Burelli St, Wollongong. 4229 1079.

Table Tennis (Social): Weekly on Wed 12.30pm- 2.30pm. Beaton Park Leisure Centre. All standards welcome. Phone Rose: 0481 083 484

Table Tennis (Social) Tues, Shellharbour Club, 6.30pm-9 pm Beginners welcome. Bats provided if needed. Ph Lorraine 42 961566.

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

Tennis players welcome for social mixed doubles at Guest Park, Fairy Meadow; 9:00 am to 11:30 am Mon & Wed. Greg 0424 959 879

Thirroul Happy Wanderers: Meet alternate Tuesdays 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. 0428 747 920.

Tongarra Tukka - Southern Illawarra Church of Christ free weekly community meals, Albion Park. Tongarra Tukka is a place to share a conversation over good food, 5.30pm, Thurs during school term. Info or a lift from Albion Park Rail station, call Jeannie 0418 223 049

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

12 Step Recovery Support Group: Drug & alcohol addiction, sex & love addiction, gambling, co-dependency etc. Weds 7pm, Central Church, 4 Fitzwilliam St, Port Kembla. Ph: Les 0411065798 or Jono 0412174181.

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 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.

Zonta Club of Wollongong Inc. A global organisation which aims to empower women worldwide through service & advocacy. Meets 6:30pm, 3rd Wed of month, Murphys Bar and Grill, Princes Hwy, Unanderra. Visitors welcome. Details: or Facebook


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

ADHD Support Group meets third Thurs of every mth, 10 am, Dapto Leagues Club, near the children's play equipment. For more information contact Amy at or go to

Albion Park Rail ALANON support group for family and friends of alcoholics meets every Saturday, Albion Park Rail Community Centre, 2.30pm 4.30pm. Info 42564404

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.

Alanon group St Marks Church, 7 Menangle St, Picton, Thursdays 11am.

Wollongong AL-ANON support group for family & friends of drinkers meets 12:30-2 pm every Thurs, Lighthouse. 1 Railway Station Square, Wollongong. Newcomers welcome. Helpline: 1300 ALANON (1300 252 666)

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 0429 340 234.

Illawarra Prostate Cancer Support Group: 3rd Monday of the Mth (Feb-Nov), 6pm to 7:30pm, Dapto Leagues Club, Corner Station St & Bong Bong Rd, Dapto. Info & RSVP: Don 0435854999 or email Next meeting February 17

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

Mental Health Carers ARAFMI Illawarra Support Groups: Walking group, 1st & 3rd Sat of the mth. Coffee Mornings for carers supporting someone with mental health conditions 1st Wed & 3rd Thurs of the mth. General support group, includes guest speakers on Thurs, 6.30pm, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow. My Sanctuary Support Group is for carers & family members who provide support to someone living with Borderline Personality Disorder or traits of this disorder, 1st Tues of the mth, 5.30pm, 17 Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow. Please call to register for any of these groups or to get more information 4283 3993 or email

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

Overeaters Anonymous: From August 6, Tue 6.45pm-7.45pm, Albion Park Rail Community Centre. A 12-step recovery group. 4295 7473.

Parkinson's Support Group - North Illawarra Meets 2nd Wed mthly, 10:30am, Corrimal RSL Club. Details Barbara 4284 6447.

Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary. Meetings resume Thurs Feb 6th, 11am. Contacts 4261-6649 or 4274-4323. New members welcome

Serenity: A new 12-step group for those who want freedom from drugs, alcohol, smoking, overeating, gambling etc. We meet weekly on Sat 5 pm at Albion Park Community Centre.

Shellharbour Hospital Auxiliary meets, 1pm, 4th Tues of each mth, Warilla Senior Citizens Hall, Benard Crescent. Contact Gabby Kilborn 0402 070 357.

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.

Stepping On Falls Prevention: program to help reduce falls in older people commencing at Albion Park Rail Community Centre. Participants must be able to walk by themselves or with a walking stick. Bookings 4267 0164.

STROKE. North Illawarra Recovery Support Group, meets 1st Thurs of month, 10.30am, (Feb-Nov) Woonona Bulli RSL. Bus outing 2nd Thurs. Phone 1300 650 594.

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

Warilla Dementia Carer Support Group 1st Tues of each mth, 10 am to 12 noon, (Feb to Nov), Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club, Jason Ave, Barrack Heights. Enq: Paula at Carunya 4297 1011

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.

Wollongong Dementia Carer Support Group 4th Tues of each mth, 10.30 am to 12 noon, St Mark's Anglican Church 429 Crown St, West Wollongong. Enq: Paula 4297 1011.

Womens 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.


Arcadians Lamplighters Male Choir first practice 2020 Mon Jan 20th, extends an invitation to men interested in learning more about male choirs to sit-in on our Mon morning practice sessions or bookings from the public for performances, 9.30 to 11.45am, Miners Lamp Theatre, Princes Hway, Corrimal. Info: Barry Swan, 4284 2763 email

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, Community Hall, Cnr Towradgi Rd & Moray Rd, Towradgi. Ph: 4285 0573

Illawarra Pipe Band Get free tuition as drummers or playing bagpipes. Contact Susie 0438 377 292

Illawarra Recorder Association. Come and play the recorder, 3rd Sat of each mth 1.00pm - 4.00pm, 4227 5637 or

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 Wed or Thur, 6:30pm, 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.

Sing Australia Kiama meets Wed @ 7.30pm. Fun packed and harmonious. Phone Maree Shepherd 0414 752 982.

Sing Australia Wollongong Have fun singing. No auditions and no experience needed. Wed 7:30 pm, St Therese School Hall, enter from Powell St West Wollongong. Details Sue 0421 316 296.

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.

Songbirds at Berkeley. A small group of people who like singing, Fridays, 9.15am, Berkeley Community Centre for an hour's enjoyment. Cost is $35 for a school term and you are very welcome to come and join us.

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 Men's Barbershop Chorus (WMBC) are welcoming all visitors & new members interested in Barbershop Acapella style Singing. Training can be provided to those in need. Singers or non singers always welcome. Pop in at 330 Keira St, Wed Night, 7:30pm. Contact John 0418 611 773, or Claudio 0407 012 721

Wollongong Harmony Chorus: 4-part a cappella for women. Every Thurs 7.30-10.00pm, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Visitors welcome. Phone Liz: 0410 797380.

Welsh Choir, Wollongong. Seeking new enthusiastic singers who really enjoy 4-part harmony. Please come along and see what we do, the rewards are amazing. Tues 7.30pm - 9.30pm, University of Wollongong, Creative Arts, Building 25 Room 128.


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

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


Albion Park Macquarie Day Seniors Club: Mon, Albion Park RSL Club, 9.30am till 1.30pm 4257 6670.

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

Corrimal Probus Club: Invite you to join our meetings, Corrimal Community Centre, 15 Short St., 10 am, last Thursday of the month.

Corrimal Dementia Carers Support Group will meet on the 8th January at 10am at the Corrimal Community Centre, Short street Corrimal. New members welcome-ring 42295926 for details.

CPSA Corrimal: Corrimal Library craft classes, learn to knit or crochet (Mon 9am to noon); Indoor bowls (Tue 9am to noon); fortnightly meetings (Thu 10am - noon). 4284 9250.

CPSA Windang, meets at the Hall, 50 Kurrajong St, Windang 2nd Mon of the mth. We have craft on Wed, Indoor bowls Fri, & bus trip 4th Mon of the mth. Come and enjoy our friendly group

Dapto Seniors meets fortnightly, Heininger Hall, Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. Interesting activities every day including craft, card playing, carpet bowls and more. New members are always made welcome, for more details phone 4274 4182.

Dapto William Beach Seniors Club: Meet Fridays, Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 9.30am till 1.30pm. 0448 424 034.

Euchre players wanted to boost our seniors group at Collies Balgownie. Phone 4284 8652

Just Dance Illawarra for Fun and Fitness: Figtree Scout Hall. Mon & Wed. Senior women's dance group offering tap & jazz classes. Beginners & experienced dancers welcome. Enquiries: 0403 043 579.

Leisure Coast Ladies Probus Club Inc: We would like you to join us at our meetings held on the 3rd Monday of each month at Fraternity Club at 10am for friendship and morning tea.

Living Connected FREE Computer/tablet/phone Help Sessions: Mon 1:30pm Unanderra Community Centre; 1st and 3rd Thurs 3pm Woonona Bulli RSL (both closed Dec/ Jan); Home visits and Tues & Thurs 9:30am on Innovation Campus (Bookings needed Dec/Jan 0409 753 808)

My Aged Care. The COTA, Information Hub will recommence on January 15 from 11am to 2pm and continue on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Wollongong Library, Burelli Street, Wollongong. If you need help navigating the My Aged Care system ,call in, no appointment necessary.

National Seniors Association Illawarra Branch: Fraternity Club, Fairy Meadow 2nd Tues in the mth, 11 am, for people 50 years & over & involves mthly meetings, outings & social contact. Contact Caroline 0418269721 for further information

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

Oak Flats Seniors Citizens Club meet the 1st Mon of the mth at 1.30pm. Contact Anne 42843017

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

Over 60 connect with like-minded people in your community, join My Club Connect for free today. For more info or to register your group: 1800 927 744

PC Computer Lessons for Seniors: Seniors who are beginners or want to refresh their skills with their PC. Learn word processing, working with photos and internet skills. Classes Tuesday and Thursday 1 pm-2.30 pm at the Bulli Seniors Hall in Hospital Rd, Bulli. Contact: Peter McInnes 0432330093 or 42850136.

Table Tennis: Social table tennis, Wed 12.30 to 2.30 pm. All standards welcome. Beaton Park Leisure Centre. Enquiries: Ph 0481083484 (Rose)

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

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

Sublime Point RSL day club meet every Wed, 10 am till 2 pm for seniors. Lunch and morning tea for $10. We have community bus to pick you up. We are in Moore St, Austinmer. Contact Peter 0419 016 545.

Warilla Senior Citizens Club, 69 Benaud Cres, Warilla. Meetings held 3rd Wed of the mth at 10 am, 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.

U3A Wollongong meets on Mondays 9.30 till 1pm and Thursdays with a Topical talk 9.30am till 10.30am. A Topical Talk 11am till 12 mid and Classic/ vintage movies 1pm till 4pm, at the Salvation Army Centre, Burelli Street Wollongong. For further details phone 42628429 or 0422068627 or see our website:


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:

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

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

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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