The Centralian advocate Tue 11 Dec 2018
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TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 2018 LIFESTYLE 11 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA 10.30am to noon. Phone 8950 0555 to book a place. Modern tech is no problem. ered car bonnet benches at the north end of the mall, the collection of individually painted ceramic tiles decorating seating benches by Anderson and others around the Todd Mall and Parsons St intersection and Yeperenye moth designs by McManus in two locations. The map can be downloaded on the ASTC website: h t t p : / / w w w . a l i c e springs.nt.gov.au/living/livingalice-springs/public-art It is also available from Visitor Centre, ASTC Civic Centre, Library, Araluen. It will also be available in local shops, and in accommodation facilities, too. Anderson and Pip McManus explained their art works in a walk-through of Todd Mall. They included Richs recov Alice mayor Damien Ryan The Monthly Recycled Arts Club will be held in the Alice Springs Town Library on Friday from 3.30pm to 5pm All ages are welcome to attend as participants learn how to create wonderful treasures from items that would normally end up in landfill. This Club was created after the Librarys very successful Seniors Month recycled craft sessions, where participants were eager to meet regularly to create beautiful arts from upcycled goods. No bookings required, simply join the group on the third Friday of each month in the library meeting room. Tech session set to disconnect THE final Connect To Tech session for 2018 will be held at the Alice Springs Town Library on Thursday. It will be an introduction to creating and formatting documents, and putting what is learnt during the session into practise. It is a chance to find out about different types of documents and how to safely download files from the internet from the Be Connected: Downloading and saving documents course. This workshop session is free of charge but bookings are essential. It is on Thursday from Places to see mapped out for you AN informative guide to the various art and other items of interest has been produced by the Alice Springs Town Council. There are more than 20 places of interest within walking distance around the central business district. The map also points to 30 other places of interest further out from the centre of town. The launch of the new Alice Springs Public Art Map was held in Todd Mall. It was hosted by Mayor Damien Ryan and attended by tourism and art sector representatives. Artists Elliat Rich, Steve ALICE Springs will be hosting a national bridge competition here in September next year with some Australian representative players participating. If you want to get some practice in beforehand, the Alice Springs Bride Club plays Tuesday from 10am to 1.30pm, Thursday from 7pm to 10.30pm and Saturday from 1pm to 4.30pm at the 50 plus Centre, opposite the Todd Tavern at the end of the Todd Mall. There is no summer break, apart from Christmas Day, so play continues as usual through January. The venue has good airconditioning and members always enjoy our afternoon teas and suppers. Come along and look and learn. There are special sessions for learning on a Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm where people can come along to have a look or to learn to play bridge. Anyone is welcome. All ages can play bridge from 10 to 100 and older. The club has some members who started to learn when 80 years old. As we age, we cannot always do as much physically but with bridge you keep the brain ticking over and do not have to be physically fit. An article recently said if you play bridge you will live until you are 90! However, there are many people who play well past 90. ALICE'S ACTIVE SENIORS Play bridge? Yes, yes, yes There are many good rea sons to learn to play bridge. First and foremost it is a fun game to play. It doesnt matter about age or gender and that is why it is the most popular card game of all time and is called the King of card games. The challenge of bridge is to communicate with your partner and to solve problems. This makes good exercise for the mind. It is widely known that the brain benefits from exercise just as much as the rest of the body. You can enjoy bridge at different levels. So you can play socially or at the local club level and there are national and international championships if you wish to develop your skills even further. It is actually an easy game to learn, despite what you hear. Practice does make perfect. It certainly helps initially if you have played any type of card games, and if you like cards, but that does not preclude anyone from learning. It is mentally challenging, provides ongoing learning (good for mental health), provides social interaction and is a lot of fun. It is also an inexpensive hobby that offers travel opportunities (local/state/national/international). And it is a hobby that can be enjoyed with your partner. Anyone who is interested in playing bridge, or would like more information, contact Eileen Boocock on 0409677356. There are special sessions for learning how to play bridge on a Sunday afternoon from 4pm to 6pm. Picture: WARREN CLARKE Eileen Boocock Perfect time to take a break and enjoy muffins A NEW venue for people of all ages to take a break, enjoy a cup of award-winning coffee and something to eat opens in Alice Springs this week. Muffin Break is a popular international family-owned franchise which boasts more than 300 stores worldwide. There was a vacancy in the Yeperenye Shopping Centre and its management worked with the Muffin Break franchise to bring the chain here. Yeperenye Shopping Centre marketing manager Nicole Walsh is excited to be able to bring Muffin Break, and all it has to offer, to Alice Springs. Muffin Break is a locally owned business, employing local people she said. It is a new offering for the shopping centre. It is planned for Muffin Break to be open from 7am to 5pm. There are more than 100 muffins on the menu, there are b r e a k f a s t and lunch s e l e c t i o n s plus treats in between. T h e baker will start at 4am so everything is made fresh daily. There will be seating in side the cafe or people can sit in the centres food court. Muffin Break recently entered its coffee in the 12th Annual Pentair Everpure Golden Bean Coffee Roasters Competition recognised as the worlds largest coffee roasters competition. This year there was a record number of entries and Muffin Break was awarded a medal in four categories. Earlier this year, it won the Roy Morgan 2017 Coffee Shop of the Year award for the second year running. Muffin Break Cafe is in the walkway into the Yeperenye Shopping Centre from the covered carpark. Steve Menzies
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