Community diary

Find out what’s happening this month around Sorell, the Tasman area and the East Coast.

Tasman Christian Services (for August, 2019)
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Tuesdays: Bible Study
Sundays – Praise and Worship 10.30am
Contact: Pastor Keith Marsh Ph. 6250 2196/0409 096 015

CATHOLIC
Sunday 11th: MASS. St. Albans, Koonya. 1pm
Sunday 18th: LITURGY SERVICE, St. Albans, Koonya. 1pm
Contact: Fr. Terry Rush 6260 2189. Ann McGinniss 04 8833 6797

ANGLICAN: See below

Anglican Parish of Sorell Richmond & Tasman – Services
COAL RIVER VALLEY – Richmond 9am 2nd and 4th Sundays (M.P.2nd, H.C.4th) – Colebrook 3pm H.C. 3rd Sunday

SORELL – 10am Sunday Worship every week – 1st Thursday 11.30am H.C. lunch follows

TASMAN – Koonya 3pm H.C. 1st Sunday, 10am M.P. 3rd Sunday – Dunalley 3pm H.C. 2nd Sunday, 3pm 4th Sunday Worship in Hall – All welcome to all services.

COPPING CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (APOSTOLIC)
2186 Arthur Highway, Copping. Sunday service 10am including Childrens Church.  Fortnightly life groups in various locations. Contact Danny or Alex on 62535206 or email admin@coppingchristianfellowship.com.au

Key to Life Church of Christ (Sorell Performing Arts Centre, Sorell School) Weekly Sunday Service – 10am Contact Bev Turvey 0488 959 304 Anyone is most welcome to join in these services.

Richmond Community Church
Richmond Town Hall, Every Sunday at 10am.

Salvation Army Carlton
Sunday Service 10:00am every week. Contact Margie Brown-Thomas 0410 160280

Southeast Christian Church (Independent)
Service 3.00pm every Sunday at Beaches Conference Centre (Ramada Resort) 78 Surf Road, Seven Mile Beach.
Contact John 0466 021 770 E: southeastcc78@gmail.com

Beachside Quilters
Dodges Ferry. We meet every Tuesday in members’ homes from Sorell to Dodges Ferry. All welcome. Phone Lynne 0429421864.

Bicheno Golf Club
Tuesdays:  Ladies’ Day from 9am, Wednesday & Fridays: Chicken Run – all day Saturdays:  Mens’ and Ladies’ Competition Day. Contact the club Wed/Thurs/Frid on 0363751208 VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO JOIN IN

Community Care Arthur Highway, Copping
FOOD RELIEF & OP-SHOP – For those in need or with Healthcare cards or Pension cards, Clothing outlet – Open to general public w/ great prices!! Open Wednesday and Friday 9:00 – 4:00 Closed Public Holidays.
Phone 6253 5502

Coal River Valley Garden Club Inc.
Meets the fourth Monday of the month, from February to November at the Richmond Football Club Rooms, Victoria Street, Richmond at 7.30pm and includes guest speakers, trade table and supper. 
Phone 6260 2727 for further information.

CWA Highcroft
Meet on First Wednesday of each Month at The Old School 1 Clarks Rd Stormlea, call Carey 62502992/0408145043, or Marion 62502284 for more info, or Follow us on Facebook Highcroft-Stormlea CWA

CWA Nubeena
We meet at 1.30pm on the first Thursday each month (except January) in the CWA room Nubeena.  Visitors welcome Secretary  K Sainsbury  62502514

CWA Sorell
Meets first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 in the CWA Room at Sorell Memorial. New members are welcome. Phone Madeline on 0428 122 098 for more info.

DIGnity Supported Gardening
10:30 – 13:00 Thursdays weekly @ Okines Community House.
10:30 – 12:30 Fridays fortnightly @ Tasman Community House.

Come plant, weave, pick, share lunch, potter, sit and natter and be part of your local Community Garden with support from a wonderful team of DIGniteers! Call 6253 5579 or 6265 7016, or like ‘DIGnity gardening’ on facebook for more info.

Dodges Ferry Badminton Club
Meets every Wednesday at the Dodges Ferry Primary School Gym 7.30 – 9.30 pm. All ages and levels welcome. $6 adults. For more information phone Brian on 0438 520 744

D’Ferry Flicks
Dodges Ferry Film Society presents film screenings the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Dodges Ferry Primary School at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. Annual Membership $35/$25 conc. (join on the night). Guests can attend for $5.00  Bring a soft cushion for comfort and a spirit of adventure! 

Dodges Ferry Horse Riding Club Inc.
Monthly rallies – we meet every 1st Sunday of the month at Pembroke Park Equestrian Centre, Montagu Street, Sorell. Contact: dodgesferryhorseriding@gmail.com or ph. 6265 7551.

Dodges Ferry Senior Citizens Indoor Bowls
Have fun with fellow senior citizens every Thursday 12.45-4pm at the Dodges Ferry Recreational Community Centre next to the Dodges Ferry Primary School, Old Forcett Rd. For more information phone Jan Patmore on 6265 8208

Dodges Ferry Southern Beaches Lions Club
Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6-30pm in the Lewisham Tavern. All welcome, for more info contact Rodney Haigh 0409 963 067 or rodney_haigh@bigpond.com

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House
“Op Shop behind Dunalley Neighbourhood House.  Open 10am – 2pm (or when the signs are out), 7 days a week.  Run by outstanding volunteers with the proceeds going back into community projects and activities.”

Eaglehawk Neck Hall August events

Movies at the Neck:
The Eaglehawk Neck Hall Film Society screens films every month. Saturday 10th AUGUST at 7.00pm – The Favourite (MA15+ 119 minutes) – Quirky Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster) take on the reign of Queen Anne and her court, and starring Olivia Coleman (Broadchurch), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) and Emma Stone (La La Land). Hot food and snacks served from 6.00pm. Ring Dave for more information on 6250 3949.

Eaglehawk Neck Hall Market:
Saturday 10th August,  9.30am – 12.30pm. Come along  on the second Saturday of the month for local art and craft, books, plants, home baked goodies, and bric-a-brac.  The Pirate’s Pantry serves teas, espresso coffee and delicious snacks. For stall bookings and information contact Sallie on 0458 726 425

Eaglehawk Neck Film Society AGM
Saturday, 10 August, 4.00pm, Eaglehawk Neck Hall. All welcome.

Eaglehawk Neck Community and Hall Association. The Annual General Meeting of the Eaglehawk Neck Community and Hall Association will be held at the Hall on Saturday September 28th, 2019 at 11 am to confirm the minutes of the last AGM and to receive from the committee and other persons acting on behalf of the Association, reports on the activities and transactions of the Association during the preceding financial year.

Office bearers and committee members of the Association will be elected.

A Special Resolution to update the Rules of Association to bring them in to line with the Justice department’s Model Rules will be tabled, and approval sought from members for the update. The draft update, including a summary of the proposed changes, will be emailed to members two weeks before the AGM.

There will also be a short meeting meeting to discuss general business following the AGM.

John Gardner (Secretary/Public Officer) 0409 331 903.

Facial Pain Support Group
A meeting for Trigeminal Neuralgia and other facial pain sufferers and interested persons is scheduled on 31 August from 9.55 am-midday at the Rosny Library 46 Bligh St Rosny Park. All welcome. For more info contact Helen Tyzack 0459 022 883 or newtyzack@gmail.com

Hobart Embroidery Guild
Learn, stitch and share! Feel free to visit us at our weekly gatherings every Thursday at Lenah Valley. Lenah Valley Baptist Centre Pottery Road Lenah, Valley. Mornings 10am to 2.30pm and Evenings 7pm to 9.30 pm.

Bring along a current project of your own if you wish.  All welcome. You don’t have to be experienced, just interested!

Call Heather on 62726122.

Lions Club of Sorell
Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month6.30 for 6.45pm at Lions Club rooms, Station Lane
ALL WELCOME. For further information call President Mike 0438 358 538 or email: sorell@lionstasmania.org

Midway Point Op-Shop
Open: Wed & Friday mornings from 9.30am. Lots of clothing, knic knacks and much more. Located behind the hall, Raynors Road, Midway Point.

Nubeena Market
3rd Saturday of the month at Tasman Community House 10am to 1pm. For stall Bookings phone Sally on 0427 761 118

Nubeena Tennis Club
The club is desperate for social tennis players of any age or ability. Come along for some fun and improved fitness. Coaching available. Only need soft shoes, all other equipment provided. Phone John on 62502952 or Barb on 62502128.

Okines Community Garden
Our wonderful community garden across from the Dodges Ferry School is thriving. Open Mondays 9-4pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-3pm.  Garden Tucker held on the first Monday of every month 11am-1pm (harvest, cook and eat from the garden). Keep an eye out on our website for other events such as Full Moon Weaving, Summer Soirees, workshops and working bees. Slow down, listen the rhythm of the earth, drink cuppas, gather with community, share skills, knowledge and laughter and connect! And if you want to work then go ahead! All welcome.  Project Co-ordinators Gabe and Claire are also on site Mondays. 
Email: dig@okinescommunityhouse.com.au or phone: 62657016.

Okines Food Co-op
Okines Food Co-op has BULK WHOLE FOODS, LOCAL HONEY, OLIVE OIL, FRESH BREADS, NON-TOXIC CLEANING PRODUCTS & MUCH MORE ON OFFER!  Order weekly online (with electronic funds transfer) & collect and/or shop during open hours of TUESDAY 2-5pm & SUNDAY 9.30am-12pm.  We are always keen to welcome new members – active (greater discount) or non-active – with annual membership $20/$15 concession or $5 per quarter.  We are situated in Okines Community Garden, next to Okines Community House & opposite Dodges Ferry Primary School. 
For more info on our full range of products, view our website: okinescommunityhouse.com.au/wpms/foodcoop/products/
email: okines.food.coop@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook: @okinesfoodcoop

Peninsula Singers
We meet weekly, 4.30pm Thursdays in the CWA Rooms Nubeena. (Except School Holidays) Anyone interested is most welcome to join us. Enquiries Alanna Godfrey 0427 477 452

Pittwater Art Group Painting in all Mediums 
Venue:  Supper Room Memorial Hall, Cole Street, Sorell 
Enquiries: Gail Burnett 0427 658 775, Francine Mitchell 0439 485 114, Cheryl Bolch 0400 740 148

3rd TERM: September 3rd – 3hrs, 10th – 2hrs , 17th – 2hrs , 24th – 2hrs ,October 1st – 3hrs BREAK

October 22nd – 3hrs, 15th  –  2hrs , 29th  –  2hrs  November 5th – 2hrs

Pop Up Book Stall
PUBS are now selling books at the hall (old Council Chambers building) 1 Vicary St Triabunna.

Opening hours 10am-2pm, Wednesday to Saturday and public holiday weekends. All proceeds are donated to community organisations and activities. Enquiries: Judy 62571262; Richard 0427355229; Beth 0407571181

Pittwater Neighbourhood House:
PINGO
Played the same as Bingo, but for grocery prizes. $10pp (10 games) Mondays 12pm-2pm Cuppa & Cake provided. Call 62651155 for more information. 

Kids Club
First & Third Wednesday’s of each month. 3pm-5.30pm, Gold coin donation. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Light meal provided. Eating with Friends – Second & Fourth Fridays of each month. $10pp for a 3 course meal bookings essential 62651155

Pittwater Photography Group
Have a camera and love taking photos, then join in with the Pittwater Photography Group for occasional fun excursions. Contact Michelle on 0407 851 706.

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management The Port Arthur Historic Site Managemen Authority invites you to our next talk entitled: Old, new, large, small, basic, luxury: Port Arthur’s relationship with the cruise sector presented by Anne McVilly.  The cruise-shipping sector is one of the fastest growing travel sectors globally. With more than 23 million people expected to take a cruise in 2020 this growth represent challenges and opportunities. Anne McVilly will present a snapshot of this sector, and discuss the challenges faced by Port Arthur. Can we capitalise on cruise growth for the benefit of site and region, while ensuring the protection of our heritage values? Anne is the Director of Tourism Operations for PAHSMA, and sits on the Board of the Australian Cruise Association. Having previous acted as Manager of the Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre in Hobart and Director of Destination Southern Tasmania, she has over 20  years’ experience in the Tasmanian tourism and cruise industry.  At the Junior Medical Officer’s conference room, Port Arthur Historic Site, Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 5:00 p.m. For more information call 6251 2324.

Primrose Sands Community Hall
EATING WITH FRIENDS
The 3rd  Sunday of each month. Bookings essential 3 days before. 

LINE DANCING
Fridays between 10 am and noon.  Cost is $4 only.  It’s informal and light-hearted so you won’t be growled at if you put a foot wrong!  The ladies are a fun-loving group.  Just turn up.                                  

PLAY  GROUP
Tuesday 10 am until noon  ($3)

LADIES’ DAY
Alternate Wednesdays – noon until 3 p.m.   Come join our friendly group.  Bring your sewing or knitting.  Play Cards or scrabble, etc.  $8 is all it costs for lunch and a chance to win a prize.  Need more info contact  Maree Voss on 6265 5304 and Joy Randall on 6265 5226.  

COMMUNITY YOUTH GROUP
Wednesday evenings 5pm – 7pm, 8 – 16 yrs old Ph. Greg Brimfield 6265 5869.

Richmond Village Singers
Love to sing? Then come along and join us!  If interested, contact Margot Lampkin (our Musical Director) on 6244 5344 or Chris McNab on 0412 978 871.

Rotary Club of Sorell
Meets every Monday 6.30pm for 7pm at the Sorell RSL. We welcome anybody to come along and get involved in helping our community. Fellowship, meal, and guest speaker weekly. For any enquiries call president Wayne Newitt on 0409 652 737.

Rotary Club of Tasman Peninsula
2018/2019 President:   Mrs Robyn Bradshaw.
The club meets on every second and fourth Monday of the month at Stewarts Bay Lodge in the restaurant “On the Bay” from 6.30 pm for drinks then dinner from 7 till 8.30 pm. This is a small but active club. We welcome visitors and people interested in being part of a global organisation.

Rhythm & Beaches
Social singing group meet at 7-9pm on Tuesday evenings at the Okines House (opposite Dodges Ferry Primary School). Shared supper. $5.00 No Auditions. New Members Welcome. Contact: Mervyn Haines 0417 462 310.

Saltwater River Indoor Bowls & Senior Citizens Club
Meets each Monday at the Saltwater River Hall 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.  No previous experience necessary, all equipment supplied. New Members very welcome, Male and Female.   For information phone Margaret on 62503153.

South East Pingo
Every Tuesday Morning 9.45-11.45AM $10 for 28 games. Everyone wins a prize. Morning tea provided. Located at the rear of the old council chambers Cnr Main road and Somerville St For further information please phone Elizabeth on 62652305 or Beth on 62693839

Sing Australia Sorell
This is singing for fun for everyone. NO AUDITIONS. The group meets each Wednesday night at 7pm in the Midway Point Hall, 31 Raynors Road, Midway Point. Contact Robyn 6265 2096. / 0419 576 127 or John 6269 2952.
Everyone welcome.

Sommers Bay Quilters
Meet at Murdunna on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 1.30pm. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Contact Margaret on (03) 62535609 for details. A free motion quilting service is also available.

Sorell Bowls Club
For information call 0427 033 801

Sorell RSL Sub Branch Inc in partnership with South East Arts present  ‘Windows into Wartime‘ at the Sorell RSL, 49 Cole St, Sorell. 

from Sat 31 Aug to Sun the 22 Sept. Opening times 3 – 8 pm Weekdays,           1 – 4pm Weekends (except Sat 14 Sept ) 

These pictures are a record of how Australians responded to the call of the Empire. From school children to newly established groups (The Red Cross) and the jingoistic calls to ‘the real men’ to come forward and enlist. Fascinating stuff showing us to ourselves as we were at the time of WW1. Highlighting the social changes since.

Social Indoor Bowls
Civic Centre Nubeena 10am Mondays $4. And A Plate For Afternoon Tea. All Welcome

Sorell Friendship Group
Meets on the 3rd Friday of every 2nd month The Frazer Room, 45, Arthur St, Sorell,  at 1.30pm.
New members very welcome. For more info contact Merrilyn Jones – coordinator, 62651320.

Sorell Junior Soccer Club
Sorell Junior Soccer Club will field Under 6, 7 and 8 teams in the 2016 season. New players welcome. For further information, contact Gus Yearsley on 0432 620 253, or find us on Facebook

Sorell & Districts Garden Club
Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1.30 to 3 pm at the South East Community Care, Cole St, Sorell. New members are welcome.

Sorell Historical Society
The committee meets 1.30pm 3rd Thursday each month at our History Room at Sorell Memorial Hall (inside main entrance, first door on right). New members and guests most welcome. Open other days by appointment. See sorellhistory.org or phone Graeme Evans 0418 462 591 or Peta Kelly 0437 588 848.

Sorell ‘Men’s Breakfast’
St Georges Church Hall Sorell 3rd Wednesday in every month, 7.30 am. Guest Speaker. All welcome. Enquiries (03) 6248 1878

Sorell Men’s Shed
Open Monday to Friday 9-00am to 3.30pm.
Located Station Lane Sorell Phone 0478 051 266 during opening hours.

Sorell On Stage
Amateur Theatre Group meets in Sorell. New members, actors and backstage crew always welcome. For further information phone 6106 0071

Sorell Quilters
Meet at Sorell in Marie’s home 1st Tuesday of each month – enjoy the company of other quilters and learn from each other. Contact Marie on 0409 974 245 – I’d love to meet you!

Southern Beaches Clean Up Group
Volunteers welcome.  We clean up the approaches to our beautiful area.  Meet at 8.30am on the last Sunday of every month at the entrance to the Dodges Ferry Football Ground on Old Forcett Road.
Contact Lorraine on 62658626, email lorraine.cotter7@gmail.com

Southern Beaches Coastcare
25+ years of community caring for coast and country.
We hold monthly working bees to care for the local environment and meet most months at Okines Community House to plan our activities. Check out southernbeachescoastcare.org and facebook.com/sbcoastcare/ or phone Gwen Egg on 0484 617 832.

Southern Beaches Historical Society
Meet on the last Monday of every month at 7.30 pm (except January) for information about the meetings or the history of the area please contact Judy Pearson on 62658085 or Moya Sharpe on 62657325.

Sorell Red Cross
Looking for a better year, new volunteers welcome now!
Friendship Group meets 3rd Friday of every 2nd month in Fraser Room 451 Arthur St, Sorell We have morning teas etc. for fundraisers and a few other things.
Contact Merrilyn Jones, Co-ordinator on 62655130 for more details.

Sorell Tennis Club
Social tennis, last Friday night of each month 6.30pm onwards, All welcome. Non-members $3.
New members welcome (Membership deals currently available)
Contact Steve Thomas 62692505 for details.

Sorell Youth
A youth group for students in Grade 3-12
Wednesdays 3:30-5pm St George’s Anglican Church Hall (next to information centre), Gold Coin Donation
A ministry of the Anglican Parish of Sorell, Richmond and Tasman
Contact 6265 2445  Email: office@srtanglican.org.au

South East Community Band
Your local youth and adult band. Brass, woodwind, percussion etc instruments welcome. Basic to advanced skill level. Rehearsal every second Monday from 6.30-8pm at Sorell Primary School music room. No cost. Watch our Facebook page for details – South East Community Band – or call 0428 110 725 for details or to book us for a gig.

Spring Bay Community Boat Shed
Now located at The Village opp. Triabunna District School. The members of the Community Boat Shed, which has been registered with the Tasmanian Men’s Shed Association, meet every week, to work on boats, plan trips to other like-minded sheds, wooden boat festivals, etc and to share lunch. There are a number of boats in the collection; many are ‘sailable’ while others are waiting for a bit of TLC. On water activities, some in conjunction with other groups such as the Living Boat Trust, the Wooden Boat Guild and Women on Water, are a major part of the Shed’s function. The Shed is open Mondays and any other day by arrangement, drop in for a chat or a bite to eat at lunch time (small donation). Contact David Gatenby 0400 432 331 or go to:  http://springbaycommunityboatshed.weebly.com/

Tasman Community Op-Shop & Library Inc. Will be open Fridays 10.00-12.30 & 1.15-3.00 Saturdays 10.00-1.00. We do not have EFTpos services. “Our winter break – Last trading day Saturday June 29th – Reopening Friday August 16th.

Tasman Golf Club (August events)
4th – Stroke – AGM 3pm
11th – Stableford
18th – Doug McNally Memorial – 2 Player Ambrose – Select Partners
25th – Monthly Medal – Stroke – Meeting
1st Sept – Stroke
tasmangolfclub@gmail.com

The Tasman Peninsula Community Centre at Taranna
Holds general meetings every three months (March, June, September, December) on the 2nd Tuesday of those months commencing at 4.00 pm. All residents are most welcome as we would appreciate your input as to how best to utilise the facilities. Residents views are most important. For further information please contact Peter Wilson on 0417 037 109.

Tasman Peninsula Historical Society
K Sainsbury President 62502514.

Tasman Men’s Shed
Anyone interested in participating in the activities of the shed or becoming an office bearer is invited to be at the Shed at 1450 Nubeena Road, Nubeena. Tea and coffee will be available on the day. Open Mondays and Thursdays 9.30pm to 1.30pm. For more information contact, Don 0429 859 305 or Tasman Health and Community Service 6250 9000

Tasman Peninsula Marine Protection
TPMP is a Peninsula based community group.  
Join us!!  email: contactusTPMP@gmail.com or call: 0499787299. TPMP is a diverse group of Peninsula rate payers concerned about the expansion of the Salmon industry into Storm Bay, Port Arthur, & Norfolk Bay.  TPMP is for anyone concerned with the effects of the Salmon industry on their lives or the community, such as – environmental, social, visual, noise, economic, water quality and effects on recreational and native fisheries. FB: Tasman Peninsula Marine Protection.

Tasman U3A (University of the Third Age)
Is a volunteer organisation that provides a friendly and informal opportunity for people to engage in the pursuit of learning.  During the winter months, Tasman U3A will offer a new program: ‘Winter Warmers – Fireside Conversations’.

You are invited to join us each Wednesday at 10 am, for coffee and an hour of interesting discussion – a different topic each week – at Lufra Hotel, Eaglehawk Neck.

Our normal program of presentations will recommence on 11 September 2019.

Enquiries: tasmanu3a.email@gmail.com, or phone 0448047720, or visit our website: www.tasman.u3anet.org.au

Triabunna Village Market
The Village holds a Community Market on the Third Sunday in each month from 10.00am to 1.00pm, come rain, hail or shine. There are always a range of stalls including second hand books, bric a brac, local craft, seasonal plants for sale, locally made jams & preserves and seasonal fresh fruit & vegetables. There is a Bunna burger & sausage sizzle BBQ, with cold drinks or coffee & tea available. The Barn is open and any current Art Exhibition is able to be viewed, with work for sale. All proceeds from these activities go to the daily operations of The Village. The Triabunna Village, 20 Melbourne St Triabunna (opposite the School).  For details phone Jane & Tom 6257 7583 or email triabunnavillage@gmail.com

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