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money fair

Australian and International Coins, Banknotes, Stamps, Supplies, Appraisals and more. Belmont Unification Church, July 16.

■, [email protected], Facebook: Western Money Fair

book sale

The Uniting Barwon end of the month book sale will be held on Friday 29th July between 10am and 2pm at the Uniting Barwon Grovedale location, 272 Torquay Road.

A large selection of new and old stocks to browse through and all books are only $1.

Geelong jukebox rockers

Social Monday nights at Geelong West City Hall from 7pm to 9pm, admission $3.

Beginner and Intermediate Dance Block Lessons Thursdays at Geelong West City Hall 7pm-8pm and 8pm-9pm, $12.

Monthly dance evening at Club Italia. Membership $20 initially, $10 annually.

■ Inquiries, 0432-503 997


Wanted, partners in the cards to play the Bolivia game on Sunday afternoon and evening. For the venue email Ingrid who is house bound.

[email protected]

Sing the Australia Geelong Choir

The choir meets every Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at the Senior Center, 52 Thomson St, Belmont. No audition required, just love to sing. A choir can also be booked for entertainment.

■ Maria, 0419 278 456

chess clubs

For chess fun, just drop by and see yourself, play chess, meet some members, with no obligation to join. We welcome players of all skill levels. Ocean Grove, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove; Portarlington, Mondays at 9.30am, Parks Hall, 87 Newcombe Street, Portarlington; and St Leonards, Thursdays at 9.30am, Unit 2, 1375-1377 Murradoc Road, (on Blanche Street), St Leonards.

■ Ralph, 0431 458 100 (Ocean Grove), Rob 5259 2290 (Portarlington), Lyn 5292 2162 (St Leonards)

Scottish dance classes

GOG Scottish Country Dance classes are held every Tuesday at 7:30pm at Leopold Hill Hall. All welcome.

■ Jane, 0481 126 022 or Andrew, 0408 369 446

Geelong Anglers Club

The Geelong Anglers Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at 9 Yuille St, Geelong West. Membership is open to all and all are welcome. The club holds monthly fishing competitions, both within the club and between clubs.

On June 28th at 8pm, the club will host an inflatable lifejacket seminar and flare demonstration by Kelvin Bertacchini, Safety Training Officer at MSV.

This event is open to both members and non-members with free admission.

■ Alan, 0418 992 672

Afternoon tea dance

Life Activities Club [Geelong Inc] hosts afternoon tea at the Belmont Park Pavilion on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. Admission: $5. All welcome

■ 52513529


Geelong Philatelic Society Inc welcomes visitors. Meets on the first Saturday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West and on the third Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont.

■ Julia, 0438 270 549

Grovedale Seniors

indoor bowling, Monday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; gentle exercise, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; Tickets (Euchre), Tuesday 1pm to 3pm; Bingo, Thursday 1pm to 3pm.

All events will take place at the Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Road, Grovedale.

■ Julia, 0419-549 521

Ocean Grove Seniors

Ocean Grove Seniors play Deck 500 every Thursday at 1:15 p.m. If you’re new to the game, a quick lesson will get you started. The core group of 6 players adapts to each number and you will enjoy the friendship of like-minded players. Cost of $20 per year and coffee included. 102 The Terrace, Ocean Grove.

■ Lyn, 52562540

Geelong Harmony Chorus

Four-part harmony singing of the women. All ages encouraged. Learn to sing and perform. Rehearsals every Monday from 6:45 p.m. in Herne Hill.

[email protected] or 0406 666 737

children church

Group lessons for children aged three to six years; 7-10 years; and 10+ years at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 171a Latrobe Terrace, Geelong, on the first Sunday of the month during the school year, 10.30am-11.30am. All children are invited to sing along, tell stories, play and do handicrafts.

■ Suzie, 0402 963 855 or Althea, 0403 005 449

Polish language for children

Two-week Polish classes for children aged 7-11 in one of Geelong’s libraries.

■ Dorota, 5224 1105


Springs TOWN Club (Take Off Weight Naturally) Clubs meet Mondays 9-10.30am at the Community Hub, 23 Eversley Street, Drysdale. Weigh-ins, group therapy and regular relaxation sessions. Cost: $5 per session, $51 annual fee.

■ Janice Bell, 0403 221 737 or [email protected]

GROW Australia

Grow Australia is a community organization offering practical steps and peer support to restore and maintain your sanity through free in-person and online groups. Tuesdays from 7pm via Zoom, Thursdays from 7pm at 284 Latrobe Terrace, Newtown, Fridays from 12:30pm at Vines Road Community Centre, Hamlyn Heights.

■ or 1800 558 268

Music for preschool children

Mainly Music is a music and movement program for babies to preschoolers. The group meets at St Albans-St Andrews Uniting Church, 276 Wilsons Road, Whittington on Tuesdays during school terms at 10am. Parents/carers and children are welcome.

■Ronda, 0437 241 345.

grandstand hits

The Geelong Rostrum Public Speaking Club Inc meets every Monday.

■ Andrew, 0408 369 446, or Jan, 0407 296 953

Scrabble Club

The Geelong Scrabble Club has a new home. The group now meets every Saturday at 1pm in ChristChurch Hall on the corner of Moorabool Street and McKillop Street. All players, from beginners to experts, are welcome.

■ Marlene, 5275 0363, or John, 0434 142 282


Geelong Philatelic Society Inc. Visitors are welcome. Meets first Saturday of month at 7pm at Virginia Todd Community Hall, 9-15 Clarence St, Geelong West. 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Belmont Library, 163 High St, Belmont.

■ Julie, 0438 270 549,


Laughter Club Geelong on Tuesday mornings at 8am is open to anyone who wants to get involved. Laughs from all over Australia and even from Switzerland.

Start your day with a boost of energy by sharing lots of laughs that will put a smile on your face and make you feel empowered, healthier and happier.

Consecutive link you can use to join Laughter Club Geelong’s 30 minute session with Laughter Leader Phillipa Challis.

■ Join Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 773 6843 7028

Password: laughter


Drysdale Day VIEW Club supports The Smith Family for fun and friendship while supporting disadvantaged students. Please consider joining us and coming to our meetings at Clifton Springs Golf Club for lunch every fourth Friday of the month.

■ Margaret, 0431-636 090.

Probus hits

The Belmont Combined Probus Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 10:00 am. New members and visitors welcome. Friendship, speakers, post-meeting lunches, dining out, mahjong outings.

■ Pam, 5243 4042

Make new friends and enjoy many fun activities. The Grovedale Marshall Probus Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10am at The Grovedale Hub, 45 Heyers Road, Grovedale. New members and visitors welcome.

■ Anne, 0425-356 973

The Probus Club of Ocean Grove meets on the first Monday of every month except January at 10:00 am at the Surf Life Saving Club on Surf Beach Road for fun and friendship.

■ Barry, 0409-161 129

The Grovedale East Ladies Probus Club meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 10am at the Waurn Ponds Hotel, Waurn Ponds. New members welcome.

■ Sally Nelson 0402-450 610, [email protected]

The Combined Probus Club of Belmont Central meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am at the Waurn Ponds Hotel. New members and visitors welcome. Come and join in the fun and all the different activities, communities and friendships on offer. The next meeting is on Wednesday July 13th.

■ Secretariat, 0417-555 547

The Combined Probus Club of Hamlyn Heights meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10am at Bowls Club, 200 McCurdy Road, Herne Hill. New members and visitors welcome.

■ Noël, 0425 706 339

The Combined Probus Club of Geelong East meets on Monday 18th July at 10am at East Geelong Uniting Church, corner of Boundary and Ormond Roads. Guest speaker is Dale Fuller, who will talk about the Otway Ark Project and fox control. Visitors are welcome.

■ Malcolm, 0419376380.

Geelong Amateur Radio Club

Meets every Friday at 7.30pm and Wednesdays at 2pm at his clubhouse on Storrer Street, East Geelong. The club, in its 75th year, has 50 members and offers training for those wishing to get their ham radio license, as well as presentations on all facets of ham radio.

■, Peter 0407-096 163


Scrabble, chess, board games or cards. Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at All Saints’ Parish Hall, 113 Noble St, Newtown. All welcome. Bring your set or just yourself. Afternoon tea provided.

■ Dinah, 0418 547753


Music provided by Charles Pedder, dinner provided, door prize and raffle. Globe Theatre, Winchelsea, Saturday 9 July, 8pm-11.30pm, Cost $10.

■ Maureen King, 0409-253 188 or Charlie Hartup 0419-501 032.


Coryule Chorus, Bellarine’s popular community choir, will present a winter concert on Thursday

30 June at 2pm at St James Church Hall Drysdale with songs from around the world as well as songs highlighting the choir’s call to a more peaceful world.

$5 admission fee includes afternoon tea.

Geelong Numismatic Society

Meeting point: United Church, 46 Thompson St Belmont. The next meeting dates: July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, November 25. Sessions begin at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

[email protected]


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