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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 Jan 2015



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TUESDAY JANUARY 6 2015 COMMUNITY DIARY 27 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA DARWIN Waterfront free school holiday program from 10am-noon, Tue, Jan 6: Kidz Yoga, Wed, Jan 7: Corrugated Iron Circus workshop, Thurs, Jan 8: Waterslide on the lawns, Fri, Jan 9: Tennis. For more info waterfront.nt.gov.au LOUD at the Library, Friday, Jan 9: Charlie Powling, noon-1pm, at Casuarina Library and Sideshow Aly, 12.30pm, at City Library. Tango classes, starting Thursday, Jan 8, Beginners, 7pm, Continuing 8pm, at 24 Musgrave Cres, Coconut Grove. Cost $12 per class. Bookings 0448 664 593. FUN in the Parks 10am-12.30pm: Wed, Jan 7, Cooking activities Malak Community Centre, 13 Malak Cres, Malak. Fri, Jan 9: Leaf and recycle weaving with Lia Gill, Lyons Community Dr, 25 Damabila Drive, Lyons. Free activities for primary school-aged children. THE Royal Life Saving Society Australia NT Branch is conducting an intensive 10-day vacation swimming program VACSWIM commencing on Monday, Jan 12, from 9am-10am or 10am-11am, Monday to Friday, at Casuarina Pool for 5-year-olds and up. And Sunday Life Saving program at Nightcliff pool for infants/children from 6 months to 13 years. Starting on Sunday, Feb 8, from 8am. For bookings and information, contact RLSSA NT Branch on 8927 0400 or email programsnt@rlssa.org.au EXHIBITION Before Tracy, until Sunday, January 25, NT Library, Parliament House. Clogging is a great way to get out and meet people in Darwin and it keeps you fit! Picture: PATRINA MALONE FUN in the Parks 10am-12.30pm: Monday, January 12, Make grass heads and pet rocks, Nightcliff Community Centre, 18 Bauhinia St, Nightcliff. Wednesday, January 14, Nightcliff. Kevins Mobile Disco, Malak Community Centre, 13 Malak Cres, Malak. Free activities for primary school- aged children. Friday, January 16: Recycling trash to treasure, Lyons Community Centre, 25 Damabila Drive, Lyons. AUSTRALIA Day Black Tie Ball on Saturday, January 24, at Darwin Convention Centre. Tickets: $220 a person with tables of eight. OZ Fusion Free event for family on Monday, January 26, 5-8pm, Kalymnian Hall, Batten Rd, Marrara. AUSTRALIA Day Ute Run 2015, Monday, January 26, at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin. Cost $10. Gates open at 10.30am. Cost $10 per ute, all proceeds to Variety, the Childrens Charity NT. DARWIN Railway Clubs Annual Quiz, Friday, January 30, 7pm. Cost $15 per head. Call 8981 4171. MARKETS PARAP, Saturday, 8am-2pm. Phone 0438 882 373. NIGHTCLIFF, Sunday, 8am-2pm. RAPID Creek, Sunday, 7am-1pm. BERRY Springs, 8am-noon, last Sunday. Berry Springs Reserve, Cox Peninsula Rd, Berry Springs. Call 0448 679 357 or email berryspringsmarkets@hotmail. com.au for details. KATHERINE, Ryan Park, Saturday, 8am-noon. 0428 730 363. COOLALINGA Rural Market, Saturday, 8am-1pm, Freds Pass Reserve. Call Trish on 0410 836 880 for more information. BATCHELOR, second Sunday of month, 8am-1pm, Batchelor Oval. Call Marilyn 0437 760 028 or email recreation@coomalie.nt.gov.au NOTICES THE Darwin Digital Hub. Go to digitalhub.darwin.nt.gov.au or drop in to learn about all things internet, next to City Library in Civic Centre. BROADBAND for Seniors, NT Library, free access to computers, internet and basic training. Call 1800 019 155 or email ntl.into@nt.gov.au KATHERINE Regional Arts Inc events call 8971 0928 or go to katherineregionalarts.org.au DADS in Distress Support Services helps men going through separation or grief. Call 1300 853 437 or visit dadsindistress.asn.au GET your Palmerston community event, program or activity funding. Visit palmerston.nt.gov.au/cbs PARLIAMENT House and Information Sessions, free tours for NT community groups, any time weekdays. Call 8946 1430. ANGLICARE NT needs volunteers to offer friendship to socially isolated residents of aged care homes. Call 8985 0000 or email charbinson@ anglicare-nt.org.au BARBARA James House, for rural people accessing cancer treatment in Darwin needs donations of DVDs. Call 8980 6100. COTA NT, seeking volunteer drivers holding a current LR licence, to help multicultural seniors get out and about within Darwin on Mondays and Thursdays. Call Lina 8941 1004 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm). COTA NT, Seniors Help, information, advocacy, support and social activities for those aged 50 and over. Call 8941 1004 or email events@cotant.org.au BILLINGS Ovulation Method teaches symptoms of fertility. Call 8948 2722 or emal billingsnt@ bigpond.com THE Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc (EDO NT) seeks volunteer law students. See edo.org.au/edont for details. DARWIN Asylum Seekers Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN). Email: dassan2011@gmail.com or dassan@weebly.com THREE-Year-Old Kindy offering free sessions. Call Shirley 8985 4565. PEARL Supported Care needs volunteers to interact with older people. Call Jenny List 8946 1800. CHILDBIRTH Education Darwin Pregnancy & Parenting Library, Antenatal Classes, Bounce Back After Baby Classes, Baby Massage and more. Call 8948 3043 or email info@ceadarwin.asn.au MENTAL Illness Fellowship, free Relaxation Massage, with Betty, 10-11am, 2/273 Bagot Rd, Coconut Grove. Call Nicole 8948 1051. AUTISM NT, 7-9pm, Parent Support Group, second Wednesday of month and Teacher Support Group. Using school calendar, Tuesday night of Weeks 3 and 7. Call 8948 4424. ARTHRITIS & Osteoporosis Support, information 8948 5232 between 9.30am and 2pm, Mondays to Thursdays or visit aont.org.au THE Hot and Cold Big Band, Darwins premier big band, is looking for a bass player (electric and/or upright), keyboard player, trombone player and tenor/alto saxophonist. Call Casey Nicholson 0405 680 992. iPad Training for Seniors, accepting expressions of interest for classes. 8941 1004 or events@cotant.org.au QUOTA Darwin meet first Tuesday of the month 7.30pm Airport Management Centre. 0447 622 623. CWA Palmerston/Darwin craft days, first and fourth Tues, 10amnoon, Farrar Medical Centre. Call Brenda 8931 1554 / 0457 862 400. PARKINSONS Support Group, third Tuesday of month, 10am-noon, Quest Apartments, Palmerston. Call Jean 8983 2474 or email jcjagst@ gmail.com DARWIN Toastmasters Club meets first and third Tuesday. 8981 8689. PROBUS Club first Wednesday, 10.30am, Tracy Village Club, Tambling Tce. Call 0417 082 182. DARWIN National Servicemens Association, Darwin North RSL Club, second Sat, 1.30pm. Call 8981 5516. GIRL Guides NT Trefoil Guild, second Saturday. Call 8948 3080. WEEKLY EVENTS SPORT BADMINTON. Daytime social games. Wed, Fri 9-11am. 21 Albatross St, Winnellie. New players welcome. Call 0437 652 249 or just turn up. SQUAD training Casuarina Storm Swimming Club, Casuarina pool, 3.20pm, Mon-Thur. 0419 684 591/ casuarinastorm@yahoo.com.au CYCLE groups, 7.30am, Sundays, Wulagi or Parap. 8930 0431/ healthydarwin@darwin.nt.gov.au PCYC Gymnastics, Vanderlin Drive Campus, adults Mondays 7-8.30pm, juniors Saturdays hourly sessions 9am-1pm, Fridays 4.30-7.30pm. Call 8947 1370 or email pcycdarwin@ gmail.com DARWIN Gymnastic Club, ages 5 and over. Adults Tues, Weds, 7pm. darwingymnastic.org.au BOOTCAMP, Mon and Weds 6am, Dinah Oval. Cost $10. 0449 783 250. SURFBOAT Rowing, Come & Try Fridays, 5.30pm, Darwin Surf Life Saving Club. DARWIN Stingers Masters Swimming Club. Call 8981 5919. PETANQUE, Darwin Ski Club, Thursdays 7.30pm. 18 or supervised. Call 8981 6630. SOCIAL tennis at Gardens Tennis Club, Sundays, 4.30pm. 8985 1942. DRAGONBOATING at Cullen Bay. Call 0403 080 208 or go to arafura dragons.com.au ARAFURA Outrigger Canoe Club. Call Rosa 0438 228 559. THE Darwin Golf Club Thursday Business Ladies Club. 8927 3592. CRICKET. Call 8944 8900. DARWIN Bowls Club, Wednesdays 6.30pm. Social bowls Tuesdays 9.30am. 8981 3221. NIGHTCLIFF social bowls, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun. Call 0434 071 755. HUMPTY Doo Bowls Club, social bowls. Call 8988 9860. SOCIAL Bowls, Palmerston Golf and Country Club. 0407 199 408. WEEKLY Heart Foundation walks, Palmerston. Mon-Thurs. 8981 7035. YMCA Palmerston seniors carpet bowls. Call 8932 1096. ROYAL Life Saving Society NT, pool lifesaving, 6-7pm, Wednesday. Call 8927 0400 or email sportnt@ rlssa.org.au PILATES, 5.30-6.30pm, Fridays, Sanctuary Lakes, Palmerston, $10/1hr class. Call 0423 278 863. MUSIC AND DANCE CLOGGING Crocs (Appalachian tap dancing) Easy Intermediate: Mon, 7-9pm, Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap; Beginners: Sat, 12.45-1.30pm and Sun, 9-10am, Coconut Grove Seniors Hall. Invite to come and try Saturdays/Sundays free. Call Carol 0428 496 234. SENIOR citizens choir Still Belting Out, 9.30-10.30am, Thursdays, $25 for eight rehearsals. Requirement: passion for singing, all ages. Call 8946 6013. DANCE swing style, Wednesday nights, Railway Club, Somerville Gardens Rd, Parap and Sundays, 4.30pm, the Jetty, Nightcliff foreshore. Call Quito 0401 118 786. ARAFURA Wind Ensemble, Thursdays, 7-9pm, at Kormilda College. Call 0408 322 539. ARAFURA Scottish Dancers, fun and fitness. Thursdays 6-8pm, Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap. Cost $6. Call Mara 0438 842 138. ROCK n Roll social dancing, Tues 7.30-10pm, Darwin Golf Club, Link Rd, Marrara. Call 8985 6680. PLAYFORD Plus (English country dancing). Tuesdays 6.15-7.45pm, Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap. Cost $6. Call Anna 8981 6400. NULINE Dance, Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm and Friday 3.305.30pm at Malak Community Hall; Sunday 2.30-4.30pm at Howard Hall, Whitewood Rd, Howard Springs. Call 0418 826 778. BELLYDANCE classes, Howard Springs and Leanyer. Call Myf on 0418 850 441. TUBA lessons, beginners bass class Saturdays. Call 0400 771 436. SING and dance with Celina Lai, speech pathologist, Casuarina Library, Saturdays, 10-10.30am. SING Australia Group, Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Essington Sch, Nightcliff. Call 0408 731 497. DARWIN Chorale Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Charles Darwin University orange building 6. Call 8945 0935. CemeNTjam, free adult drama workshops, Chambers Cres Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre, Thursdays, 6.30pm. Call 8945 7347. LINE Dancing Top End Mustangs, fun, fitness and friendship, 1st lesson free, $10/class ($8 concession). Begs/int: Mondays 6.30-9pm, Thursdays and Saturdays 10am12.30pm, Easy begs/int: Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm at Seniors Hall, Musgrave Cres, Coconut Grove. Begs/int: Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm at Howard Springs Community Hall, Whitewood Rd. Call 0428 784 951 or visit topendmustangs.com.au DARWIN Line Dancers: Tue, begs, 7-9pm, corner Henbury Ave and Trower Rd. Tues, begs/int, 10am, Nightcliff Sports Club. Thurs, int, 7pm, corner Henbury Ave and Trower Rd. Sat, begs/int, 1.30pm. Sun, begs, 10am, Coconut Grove Seniors Hall. 0417 088 477. DARWIN City Brass Band, Weds 7.30pm. Learners Saturday am, Abala Rd, Marrara. 0418 857 744. TANGO Practica, Seniors Hall, Coconut Grove, Sundays, 5-7pm. 0448 664 593. PALMERSTON Senior Scooters, seniors line dancing Weds 2.30pm to 4pm at Gray Community Hall, Palmerston. Call Dottie 8927 7635. RINCE Na hEireann Darwin Irish Dance school, Sat 9am-2pm, at Masonic Hall, Parap. Call 8945 3636. ART AND CRAFT MENTAL Illness Fellowship, free art program Tues and Fri, Coconut Grove. Call Nicole 8948 1051. ART group for painting, drawing and sculpting, Fridays 10am-1pm, Agoya yoga centre, Parap. Cost $8. Call Betty 0418 386 587. CWA Darwin craft, Mondays and last Saturday of month, 9.30am, 1/27 Bishop St, Woolner. Call Joan 8941 3179 or 0415 381 791. PENSIONERS Workshop atmosphere, woodwork, needlework, craft area. Tues, Thurs, Fris, Winnellie. Call 8947 7098. CREATIVE Crafts, Weds, 9amnoon, Casuarina Baptist Church. 0427 288 732. HUMPTY Doo Fibrecrafts Guild, Wednesdays 10am-1pm. Opposite Taminmin High School. Call Jan 8988 5440. COMMUNITY GROUPS ENGLISH for Everyday Living, 9am-12pm, Mondays, at Casuarina Public Library. Call Cecilia 8927 3108. PLAYGROUP Assn, services for kids 0-5 and carers PLAYGYM: Monday 9, 10 and 11am; FRANGIPANI: Wednesday 9-11am; PLAYCONNECT: Friday 9-11am; MYTIME: Wednesday 11am-1pm, at Playgroup House, Marrara. Call 1800 171 882. ROTARY Litchfield/Palmerston meets Wednesdays, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Palmerston Game Fishing Club, 28 Catalina Rd, Marlow Lagoon. Visiting Rotarians and locals, who want to help out in their community, are welcome. Call 8983 1541 or 0407 155 639. MENTAL Illness Fellowship, GARDEN Project, Thursday, 9.30am1pm, tips from Bunnings; YOGA with Sanjit, free, Monday, 10-11am; MI PLACE provides a drop-in centre, for coffee and chat, all welcome, Monday-Friday, 9.30am-1pm, 2/273 Bagot Rd, Coconut Grove. Call Nicole 8948 1051. DISABILITY Support Group for people with disability. Call 8948 5400 Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.30am-2.30pm or email office@idainc.org.au. Website: idainc.org.au FREE computer workshop, 2-4pm, Monday-Friday, Darwin Community Arts, Malak Shopping Centre. Beginners welcome. Call 8945 7347. THE Multicultural Council of the NT needs helpers for Homework Club, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm. Call Melanie 8945 9122 or email sgp@mcnt.org.au FREE Chinese (beginners) evening class, (12-wk). Call 0422 969 014 or email nt.chinese.class@gmail.com FREE adult English classes, Casuarina Community Care Centre, Mondays, 6-8pm. NT Multiple Birth Club, Wednesday 9.30-11.30am, Cas Uniting Church, Vanderlin Drive. 0404 601 650. PALMERSTON 50+ Club, Tuesday 9am-1pm at Gray Community Hall, corner Essington Ave and Victoria Drive, Gray. Call Mary 8931 0963. ROYAL Life Saving Society NT, pool lifesaving training, Weds, 6-7pm, Casuarina Pool. Fun and exciting environment for children and adults. Call 8981 5036. AQUA ZUMBA, Sundays, 9am. A$12, C$8. Darwin Waterfront. Classes will resume January 18. TAI CHI. Darwin Waterfront, Saturdays, 7am. Free. Resuming February 7. FREE meditation, 7.30-8.30pm, Thursdays, International Buddhist Temple, Leanyer Drive, Leanyer. Call Ven Ashin 0405 582 405. DARWIN Community Legal Service, free drop-in legal advice sessions, 6-7pm, Monday, Palmerston Library; 5.30-7pm, Thursday, 8 Manton St; 10-11.45am, Saturday, Casuarina Library. Call 8982 1111. FRIENDS of the Darwin Botanic Gardens meet Thursdays, 8.30am12.30pm. Call 8927 1461. CemeNTworx Community Theatre, weekly adult drama workshops, Thursdays 6.30pm. Free, no experience required. Call 8945 7347. GIRL Guides, Humpty Doo, Darwin, Palmerston, Casuarina. 8981 3628. MENTAL Illness Fellowship NT, support groups for carers in Darwin and Coolalinga weekly. Also one-onone support. Call Melissa 8984 1051. PREGNANCY stretch classes Wed 5.30-7pm Nightcliff Community Centre. Thurs 6-7.30pm Palmerston Health Precinct. Call 8948 3043. DARWIN Tripe Club. Call 0408 947 890. ROTARY Club of Darwin North 6pm, Monday, Holiday Inn Esp. Call 0427 015 494. TOP End Gem & Mineral Club, Tues 9am, Weds 6pm. Knuckey Lagoons, 3326 Brandt Rd. Call 8927 1964. SOCIAL Bingo for Seniors, come along for games and make new friends, costs up to $17, 10am-1pm, Mondays. At Spillett House, 65 Smith St, Darwin. Call 8941 1004. INTERNET Club, Casuarina and city libraries. Call 8930 0200. DARWIN Bridge Club, Mon 9.15am, Tues beginners 7pm, Wed 7pm, Sat beginners and intermediate 1.15pm. 45 Parkside Cres. 8945 4134. BINGO at Bees Creek, Fridays 8pm. Call Andrea 8988 9841. ROTARY Club of Darwin Sunrise meets 7am, Friday, DoubleTree on the Esplanade. Call Frank 8981 0493 or email darwinsunrise@gmail.com THE Ionian Club of Darwin, for women new to town. 8942 0430. MEDITATION workshop, Mon and Thurs, 6-7.15pm, 20 Kidman St, Alice Springs, meditation, mindfulness training, counselling. 0488 082 312 or suzanne aus@gmail.com DARWIN Sri Chinmoy meditation, Thursdays 8pm, Sundays 7pm. Call 0449 847 008. U3A Darwin Inc. Mahjong. Mondays, 1pm, Casuarina Library. Call Judith 8932 7545. FOR KIDS BABES n Books, story time and sing-along for parents and carers of children aged 3-12 months, 1pm, Wednesdays Casuarina Library, Mondays City Library. STORYTIME, Casuarina Library 10am Mon and Weds. City Library 10am Weds and Sat, 11am Fri. Karama and Nightcliff 10am Tues and Thurs. STORYTIME, Taminmin Library, for 1-4 year olds, 10.30am Tues and Thurs. Nurserytime for babies under 1, 10.30am Mon. Call 8988 1200. FREE wet season program, Little Explorers, Fridays, 9.30-11am, at Museum and Art Gallery. Hands-on learning experience, with singing, stories, fish feeding and museum walks. Call Kathy 8936 4208. CITY of Palmerston Library, NURSERY TALES: Weds, 1010.45am, babies 0-12 months; TUNES AND TALES: Tues and Thurs 10-10.45am, ages 1-5; KIDS ACTION TIME INDOORS: Mons 9.30-11am, ages 0-5, Moulden Park Primary School Community Access Room. Call 8935 9999 or email palmerston. nt.gov.au/ library LITTLE Tots Tennis, 3-6 years, Mon and Fri at Marrara, Sun at Palmerston, indoors. Call 8945 5178. LUDMILLA Preschool Playgroup, 9-11am, 0-4 years. Call 8999 3236. YOGA for Kids, Tuesdays 3.304.30pm, Saturdays 11.30am12.30pm. $10. Call 8948 2299. PALMERSTON Drop-in Centre for 12-17-year-olds, Mon to Thurs, 2.30- 5pm, Fri, 2.30-9pm and Sat, 12-4pm, in Satepak building. THIS WEEK COMING UP Community Diary is a free weekly service provided by the NT News. Send contributions to ntnmail@ntnews.com.au or fax 89816045. Deadline is noon Friday.