Kiama Region Community Calendar

Nature's beauty: Don't miss the sunrise happening each morning this week at Bombo Headland (weather permitting). Photo: Shannon Moroney
Nature's beauty: Don't miss the sunrise happening each morning this week at Bombo Headland (weather permitting). Photo: Shannon Moroney

EVENTS

Modern Quilt Show Australia at the Pavilion in Kiama, Friday, Saturday, August 16-17, 10am-4.30pm; Sunday, August 18, 10am-3pm.

Australian Ceramics Open Studios, Sat-Sun, Aug 17-18, 10am-4pm, free entry, Zeynep Testoni Ceramics Studio, 133 Headlands Drive, Gerroa. 0405 465 301.

Gerringong Bowling Club 60th birthday celebrations, Free Family Fun Day, Sunday, Aug 18, 11.30am-5.30pm, Werri Beach.

Wednesday, August 28, Meals on Wheels 49th year Volunteer Morning tea at Kiama Golf Club, Oxley Avenue, Kiama Downs. This is to thank all the volunteers with a morning tea. Open invitation for anyone to attend.

MARKETS

The Kiama Farmers' Market is held every Wednesday in Coronation Park at Surf Beach from 2pm-5pm.

Kiama Seaside Markets are on the third Sunday of the month (August 18) from 9am-3pm at Black Beach. Includes arts, crafts and collectables. For stall bookings, phone 0457 773 063.

Kiama Makers and Growers Markets are on the fourth Saturday of the month at Black Beach from 9am-2pm. A 'make it, bake it, grow it, sew it market'. Phone 4232 0464 for stall bookings.

Jamberoo Village Markets take place on the last Sunday of each month 9am-2pm, in Reid Park, Jamberoo. Includes art, craft, collectables and bric-a-brac. For stall bookings, contact Vivienne on 0402 101 343.

Gerringong Markets are on the third Saturday of the month (August 17) at Gerringong Town Hall and neighbouring park, 8.30am-1.30pm. For stall bookings, contact Margaret Hyslop on 4234 2564 or Patricia Crowhurst on 4234 4904.

GROUPS

Blowhole Buskers Ukulele Group meet each Monday at Village Centre Blue Haven: 2-3pm, beginners welcome. Thursday - North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre: 7-9pm. New members welcome.

Compassionate Friends is a worldwide organisation for parents, siblings and grandparents who have lost a child in the family. The Kiama group meet on the first Thursday of the month in the meeting room next to Ss Peter and Paul Church, Manning St. Kiama, 7pm. Denise 0408 360 034.

Friday Friends is a non religious group of elderly that meet each Friday at the Kiama Uniting Church from 9.30am-1pm. Morning tea, lunch, activities and great friendship are shared. Everyone welcome with bus services provided. Linda 4232 1215.

Friends of Blue Haven Aged Care meet the first Monday of the month, 2pm, Blue Haven dining room.

Gerringong and District Seniors meet each Wednesday at the Gerringong Town Hall at 9.30am for morning tea and a chat. Details, phone secretary Doreen Woods on 4234 2268.

Gerringong Red Cross meets 1.30pm on the first Thursday of the month in the RSL Hall Gerringong, 4234 1484.

The Illawarra Breast Cancer survivors group meet on the second Tuesday of each month at Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church Hall, Manning St. Kiama, 10am-12pm. Moira 4234 0324.

Jamberoo Red Cross meet the second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am, School of Arts Hall. Bingo is on the third Thursday of the month, 10.30am, Club Jamberoo. We hold a stall at Jamberoo Market in the park on the last Sunday of the month. Call Barbara 4236 0430.

Jamberoo CWA meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 10am at the Jamberoo Youth Hall. All welcome.

Jamberoo Valley Ratepayers and Residents Assoc. provides an open forum for all matters affecting the residents, property owners, tenants, lessees and business owners in Jamberoo village and valley. The Association meets the first Tuesday of every month at Club Jamberoo (Jamberoo Bowling Club) 7.30-8.30pm.

Kiama CWA day branch meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1pm for a 1.30pm start at the Kiama CWA Hall, 70 Shoalhaven St. Kiama.

The CWA Kiama Evening Branch meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Kiama Leagues Club (dinner at 6pm/mtg at 7pm). Inquiries to Brenda on 040874089 or via our FB page.

Kiama Central Precinct residents group meeting, 7pm, on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Joyce Wheatley Centre, Hindmarsh Park, Kiama.

Kiama Jamberoo Community Music Assoc. runs a variety of musical groups string orchestra/mixed chamber/group of mandolins/strings/woodwind/bluegrass group/folk group. All play fortnightly Wed/Thur, 6.30pm, Jamberoo Chapel Soundspace, 11 Wyalla Rd, Jamberoo. Contact KJcommunitymusic@bigpond.com or 0488 549 838.

Kiama Evening View Club meet the fourth Wednesday of the month at Kiama Leagues Club, 6.30pm. New members welcome. For information/attendance phone Betty on 4237 7770.

Kiama Pipe Band is keen to talk to anyone interested in joining the band. The band practises on Wednesdays 7-9pm at the Uniting Church Hall in Manning St, Kiama. Drop in for a chat or call John Kenny on 0434 989 253.

Kiama Group of Knitters Guild NSW Inc meet on the third Saturday of the month at Kiama Uniting Church, 1.30pm. Call Sue 42321798

Kiama Hospital Auxiliary meets on the first Wednesday of the month, 2pm in the meeting room in the Kiama Community Health Centre, Bonaira St. Kiama. Newcomers welcome. June Powell 4233 1394.

Kiama Quilters Group meets each Wednesday in the Joyce Wheatley Centre, from 10am-2pm. New members welcome. Please contact Ann on 0418868105 or Robyn on 0427655052 for more information.

The Kiama Spinners, Weavers & Embroiderers Inc. meet each Tuesday at the Coachhouse Gallery, Farmer Street, Kiama from 9.15am-12pm, all welcome.

Kiama U3A is looking for new members. North Kiama Neighbourhood Centre 28A, Meehan Dr, Kiama Downs. For full details see kiama.u3anet.org.au or call Margaret 0413187148.

Illawarra Women's Health Centre have various musical groups: drumming, ukulele, musical moments. For more information call 4255 6800 or find them on Facebook.

Parkinson's Support Kiama meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Kiama Leagues Club, 10.15-11.30am. We share what helps us in our daily lives, have guests like a Parkinson's nurse come and answer questions and help us navigate our way through the system. We also explore the latest research and medications. Find us on Facebook "Parkinson's Support Kiama", email parkinsonskiama@gmail.com, or ring Lesley on 0416219364 for information.

Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends) meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Kiama Preschool, 168 Shoalhaven Street, Kiama at 1pm. Enquiries 0428 858 790.

Red Cross Kiama meetings take place at the Girl Guide Cottage on Collins Lane, Kiama (adjacent to Hindmarsh Park) on the first Friday of the month at 1.30pm. If you are looking to join a friendly volunteer organisation and would like to support them in their fundraising efforts, call 4263 3178.

Craft get-togethers at St Paul's Church Hall, 17 Railway Ave. Minnamurra. Tuesdays during school terms 9.30am-12pm, bring your own craft project and do your own thing. Also first and third Wednesday nights (except Christmas holidays) a group for women in their teens and up interested in scrapbooking, creative card making, boxes and more. Inquiries: 4232 2066.

Sing Australia Kiama meets every Wednesday, 7.30pm. Fun packed & harmonious. Contact Maree Shepherd: 0414 752 982.

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.

Women's Health Service, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District: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 0477 723 421.

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