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What's on in Cobram and district

New Zealand nationals will celebrate Waitangi Day on February 6 at Barooga Botanic Gardens.

JESS CRAIG February 9, 2012 10:39am

Cobram and District Spinners and Weavers meets at Yarroweyah Hall every Tuesday between 10am to 3pm and new members are always welcome.

The Chat and Sew group meets every second Thursday from 10am to 3pm.

February dates are February 9 amd February 23.

The old-time dance is on the second Friday every month.

The Rock and Roll group meet on the third Tuesday of every month starting on February 21 and new members always welcome.

Cobram Senior Citizens Choir will resume practice on Monday, February 6 at 1.30pm in the Senior Citizens Clubrooms in Hay Ave.

If you enjoy singing, please come along and join in as the choir is always looking for more members.

All men and women aged over 50 are welcome to join.

For more information, phone Muriel on 58721259.

The Cobram-Barooga Men’s Probus Club will host a guest speaker from the Council for the Ageing on Monday, February 6.

The safe use of medicines will be the aim of the address.

The meeting will start at 10am and end at noon in the Senior Citizens building in Hay Ave, Cobram.

In March, the club is open to membership from men and women.

People are welcome to come along and enjoy a cuppa too.

New Zealand nationals and other residents are invited to a barbecue to celebrate Waitangi Day on February 6.

Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s national day of celebration.

The barbecue will be at the Barooga Botanic Gardens from 6.30pm. Bring your own meat, drinks, salds and chairs for a relaxed night out.

Due to overwhelming support for the Barooga Red Hatters, it has been decided to launch a sister group in Cobram.

Ladies aged 50 and over who have a zest for life are invited to join our fun-loving, friendly group.

Members are asked to wear a red hat (or headpiece) along with a purple outfit.

The Cobram group will meet on the second Thursday of each month.

If you are interested in being a part of Red Hatters, phone Gwen on 58722097.

ABC Open Summer School will host a mobile understanding workshop tomorrow.

The workshop aims to take the mystery out of technology and help people learn to understand their mobile phone at Cobram Community House.

The two-hour ABC Open class will help people make sense of their phone and how to use all of its features. This free workshop has limited places available and bookings are essential.

For more information, phone Cobram Community House on 58722224.

Cobram Outdoor Pool will run a four-week swimming lesson program starting next week.

The program, which involves one 30-minute lesson a week, aims to get as many of the region’s young people competent in this important life skill as possible.

As a result, the program will be heavily discounted, with prices at $5 per lesson for members/concession card holders and $7.50 for non-members.

Phone the pool on 58722196 or send an email to for more information.

Old-time dances will return to Yarroweyah Hall this year, thanks to Mywee Community Group.

The dances start at 8pm on the second Friday of each month and include supper, music, dancing and other activities.

The next dance will be on Friday, February 10 with music by Ian Stewart.

For more information, phone 58745248 or 58745342.

Big Boys’ Toys is on at Cobram Trotting Track on March 10. The APEX-presented event will feature a Show n’ Shine and Lawn Mower Races.

Gates open at 9.30am and racing starts at 10.30am.

All motorbikes, boats, cars and trucks are welcome.

To register or for more information, phone Francis Crisafulli on 0407722083.

A fun run and family day has been planned for March 11 at Thompson’s Beach.

The inaugural event, sponsored and hosted by Recopak and Cobram Show, includes prize giveaways and plenty of activities.

Participants can choose a 5km walk or run or a 10km walk or run around the Thompson’s Beach and Quinn Island areas.

There is also a 10km or 20km bike ride.

Money raised will support Barooga Little Athletics and Cobram Children’s Services.

More details will be available closer to the date.

Alternatively, people can visit for an entry form.

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