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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 May 2014



The Northern Territory news Tue 6 May 2014

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TUESDAY MAY 6 2014 NEWS 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA U3A Darwin Inc, 10am: today, May 6, Vicki Simlesa: Crocodile Farming. Call Judith 8932 7545. SPECIAL Seabreeze Festival Storytimes at Nightcliff Library, today and Thursday, May 6 and 8. COTA NT, Yoga For Seniors, 11amnoon, today, May 6, Spillett House, 65 Smith St, Darwin, 4 weeks, $10pp per session. All welcome. Call for registration 8941 1004 or email events @cotant.org.au BABES n Books, starting at Karama Library, 9.30am, tomorrow, May 7. COTA NT, Fabulous Feet, free podiatry workshop, 10-11am, tomorrow, May 7; PRACTISING Mindfulness, free meditation DVD lectures, 10-11.30am, Thursday, May 8; BRAIN GYM, exercise for grey matter, 10amnoon, Friday, May 9, at Spillett House, 65 Smith St, Darwin. All welcome. Tea and coffee available for gold coin donation. WORLD Red Cross Day, 7.30pm, Thursday, May 8, Deckchair Cinema, Fundraiser for Red Cross, movie The Book Thief, Food from Hanuman. Call for tickets 8981 0700 or visit deckchaircinema.com.au EVENING Saltwater Craft Fair, 4-8pm, Friday, May 9, at Darwin Waterfront. Work by Darwins best artisans and craftspeople will be on sale. Call 8999 5155 or visit waterfront.nt.gov.au LOUD at the Library, Friday, May 9, noon, at Casuarina Library see Scott Murphy. From 12.30pm at the City Library see David Garnham. Mall Tunes at Raintree Park will feature Shel OToole from 12pm on Thursday, May 8. FREE Family Fun Day, 10am-2pm, Saturday, May 10, Coleman St, Muirhead, opening of three new display homes and raising funds for Royal Darwin Hospital. Meet Fairy Jill, Hyper the Clown and much more All welcome. MARKET Day, Red Cross Shop Palmerston, 8.30am-2.30pm, Saturday, May 10, 32 Essington Ave, Gray. $1 all clothing and books. Sausage sizzle, cake and cuppa stall, face painting. 9.30-11.30am. TAHNEES Chinese Buffet Luncheon, noon-3pm, Sunday, May 11, Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Marrara. Fundraiser, tickets $55pp. Call Donna 8985 5665/0437 112 633. FREE legal workshop, Darwin Community Legal Service, 9.30am-1.30pm, Monday, May 12, Hilton Mitchell St, Darwin. Registration required. Call 8982 1111 or email info@dcls.org.au Artist Andrea McKey with one of her glass plates, which will be available at the Saltwater Craft Fair on Friday Picture: HELEN ORR HOLY Family P&F Deckchair Cinema Fundraiser, 6pm, Thursday, May 15, spend a night under the stars, movie E.T. Call 0410 546 070 or visit deckchaircinema.com.au FREE monthly movies, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (G), 7-9pm, Saturday, May 17, peninsula lawns, Darwin Waterfront. No glass or alcohol is permitted. Visit waterfront. nt.gov.au LIBRARY and Information Week, Monday-Sunday, May 19-25, at all libraries. Drop in for a free morning tea at your local library and find out about the wide range of services the City of Darwin libraries have to offer. NATIONAL Simultaneous Storytime, Too Many Elephants in this House by Ursula Dubosarsky, 10am, Wednesday, May 21, at City and Casuarina Libraries. OPERA Gala, 6.30-8pm, Saturday, May 24, Darwin Waterfront. The Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the Darwin Waterfront Corporation bring you a spectacular evening of opera. HARMONY Soiree, 4-8pm, Saturday, May 31, Darwin Waterfront. Come along, enjoy the festival atmosphere and celebrate the cultural diversity. LAWN SALE, 7am-1pm, Saturday, May 31, Moil Primary School. Grab a bargain or two, and have some fun supporting the school. Food and drinks for sale. To sell your own stuff, tables $20. Call Christina 8920 6868. CLOGGING Association Annual Convention, Friday-Sunday, June 2022, Marrara Indoor Stadium and Darwin Basketball Centre, includes a beginners workshop, Come along and clog for fun. Call Jenny 0409 121 749. CARNIVAL, Gala Ball, 6.30pm until late, Friday, June 27, at Government House, presented by Government House Foundation of the NT Inc, $250pp. Bookings, call Vicci Reid 0438 156 642 or email viccireid@ bigpond.com RAAF reunion for personnel stationed in Darwin before, during and after Cyclone Tracy, 5pm, Friday, August 1, SGTS Mess, RAAF base. Call 8945 2882 or 0411 440 927. MARKETS PARAP, Saturday, 8am-2pm. Phone 0438 882 373. NIGHTCLIFF, Sunday, 8am-2pm. RAPID Creek, Sunday, 7am-1pm. BERRY Springs, 8am-noon, last Sunday. 0448 679 357. berry springsmarkets@hotmail.com.au KATHERINE, Ryan Park, Saturday, 8am-noon. 0428 730 363. ADELAIDE River Craft Market, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 8am-noon. Glen Huitson Park. adelaiderivermarket@gmail.com COOLALINGA Rural Market, Saturday, 8am-1pm, Freds Pass Reserve. Call Trish 0410 836 880. BATCHELOR, second Sunday of month, 8am-1pm, Batchelor Oval. Call Marilyn 0437 760 028 or recreation@coomalie.nt.gov.au MINDIL Beach markets, Thursdays 5-10pm, Sundays, 4-9pm. 8981 3454. www.mindil.com.au Dundee Beach Foreshore, Saturdays, 11am-3pm. 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. NT Library Parliament House events: go to ntl.nt.gov.au or call 1800 019 155. KATHERINE Regional Arts Inc events call 8971 0928 or go to katherineregionalarts.org.au DADS in Distress Support Services helps men going through separation, grief and related issues. Call 1300 853 437 or visit dadsindistress. asn.au GET your Palmerston community event, program or activity funding. Visit www.palmerston.nt.gov.au/cbs PARLIAMENT House information sessions, free tours for NT community groups, any time weekdays. Call 8946 1430. HEALTHY Palmerston invites Palmerston residents with a seniors or concession card to reduced-cost activities such as yoga, Zumba and pilates. Visit palmerston.nt.gov.au/ healthy-palmerston or call 8935 9943. 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. MEDITATION at Sundari, 7pm, Tuesdays, at Myilly Point. Casual and beginners. Call 0407 728 839. COTA NT, seeking volunteer drivers (community-minded retirees) on Monday and Thursday to pick up and deliver seniors in a 14-seater bus (car licence only) to various locations around Darwin. Call Lina 8941 1004. BILLINGS Ovulation Method teaches symptoms of fertility. Call 8948 2722, billings-nt@bigpond.com THE Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc (EDO NT) seeks volunteer law students. See edo.org.au/edont DARWIN Asylum Seekers Support and Advocacy Network (DASSAN). Email: dassan2011@gmail.com or dassan@weebly.com THREE Year Old Kindy offering complimentary sessions. Call Shirley 8985 4565. PEARL Supported Care needs volunteers to interact with older people. Call Jenny List on 8946 1800. CHILDBIRTH Education Darwin Pregnancy & Parenting Library, Antenatal Classes, Bounce Back After Baby Classes, Baby Massage and more. Call 8948 3043 or info@ ceadarwin.asn.au. MENTAL Illness Fellowship, free Relaxation Massage, with Betty, 1011am, 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. DARWIN Community College, exstaff interested in reunion gettogether, contact Diane on dlunn02@gmail.com. ARTHRITIS & Osteoporosis Support, call for 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. SENIORS Computer Club, Improving Computer Literacy first Saturday of month at Casuarina Library, first Wednesday at Palmerston Library, 2pm. Adults all ages welcome. Call 8948 1274 after midday or email: dscc@training-mycomputer.com. GIRL Guides NT Trefoil Guild, second Saturday. Call 8948 3080. PROBUS Club first Wednesday, 10.30am, Tracy Village Club, Tambling Tce, 0417 082 182. DARWIN National Servicemens Association, Darwin North RSL Club, second Saturday, 1.30pm. Call 8981 5516. LIONS Club of Litchfield Freds Pass 7.30pm second Monday, 8983 3655. LITCHFIELD Lions, meet second and fourth Monday of each month, All welcome. Call 0438 802 653/ 0428 816 696. WEEKLY EVENTS SPORT SQUAD training Casuarina Storm Swimming Club, Casuarina pool, 3.20pm, Mon-Thur. Call 0419 684 591/casuarinastorm@yahoo.com.au CYCLE groups, 7.30am, Sundays, Wulagi or Parap. Call 8930 0431/ healthydarwin@darwin.nt.gov.au PCYC Gymnastics, Vanderlin Drive Campus, adults Mon 7-8.30pm, juniors Sat hourly sessions 9am-1pm, Fri 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 at Lake Alexander. Call Taj 0424 529 003. DARWIN Stingers Masters Swimming Club. Call 8981 5919. PETANQUE, Darwin Ski Club, Thurs 7.30pm. 18 or supervised. 8981 6630. SOCIAL tennis at Gardens Tennis Club, Sundays, 4.30pm. 8985 1942. DRAGON BOATING at Cullen Bay. 0403080208, arafuradragons. com.au ARAFURA Outrigger Canoe Club. Call Rosa 0438228559. THE Darwin Golf Club Thursday Business Ladies Club. 8927 3592. CRICKET. Call 8944 8900. DARWIN Bowls Club, Weds 6.30pm. Social bowls Tues 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. Call 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 season, 6-7pm, Weds. 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 DANCE swing style, Wednesday nights, Railway Club, Somerville Gardens Road, 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 6pm-8pm, Masonic Hall, Stokes St Parap. Cost $6 Call Mara 04388 42138. PLAY FORD 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; Saturday, 3-5pm Masonic Hall, Stokes St, Parap; Sunday 2.304.30pm, at Howard Hall, Whitewood Rd, Howard Springs. Call 0418 826 778. NULINE Clogging, Fris, 4.455.30pm, Malak Community Hall. Call 0418 826 778. BELLYDANCE classes, Howard Springs and Leanyer. Call Myf 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, Tues, 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, Thurs, 6.30pm. Call 8945 7347. LINE Dancing Top End Mustangs, Seniors Hall, Coconut Grove. 0428 784 951. DARWIN Line Dancers: Tue, begs, 7-9pm, cnr Henbury Ave and Trower Rd. Tues, begs/int, 10am, Nightcliff Sports Club. Thurs, int, 7pm, Cnr 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. Call 0418 857 744. TANGO Practica, Seniors Hall, Coconut Grove, Suns, 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. ROCK n Roll social dancing, Tues 7.30-10pm, Darwin Golf Club, Link Rd, Marrara. Call 0428 8184 42. 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, Mons and last Sat of month, 9.30am, 1/27 Bishop St, Woolner. 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, Weds 10am-1pm. opposite Taminmin High School Call Jan 8988 5440. COMMUNITY GROUPS ENGLISH for Everyday Living, 9am12pm, Mondays, at Casuarina Public Library. Call Cecilia 8927 3108. PLAYGROUP Assn, services for kids 0-5 and carers _ PLAYGYM: Mon 9, 10 & 11am; FRANGIPANI: Wed 911am; PLAYCONNECT: Fri 9-11am; MYTIME: Wed 11am-1pm, at playgroup house Marrara. Call 1800 171 882. ROTARY Litchfield/Palmerston meets Weds, 6.30pm for 7pm start, Palmerston Game Fishing Club, 28 Catalina Road, Marlow Lagoon. Visiting Rotarians and locals, who want to help out in their community, are welcome. 89831541 or 0407 155 639. MENTAL Illness Fellowship, GARDEN Project, Thurs, 9.30am1pm, tips from Bunnings; YOGA with Sanjit, free, Mon, 10-11am; MI PLACE provides a drop-in centre, for coffee and chat, all welcome, Mon-Fri, 9.30am-1pm, 2/273 Bagot Rd, Coconut Grove. Call Nicole 8948 1051. DISABILITY Support Group for people with disability. Call 89485400 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, Weds and Thurs, 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, Mons, 6-8pm. NT Multiple Birth Club, Wed 9.3011.30am, Cas Uniting Church, Vanderlin Drive. 0404 601 650. PALMERSTON 50+ Club, Tuesday 9am-1pm at Gray Community Hall, corner Essington Ave & Victoria Drive, Gray. Call Mary 8931 0963. AQUA ZUMBA, Sundays, 9am. A$12, C$8. Darwin Waterfront. ROYAL Life Saving Society NT, pool lifesaving training, Weds, 6-7pm, Casuarina Pool. fun and exciting environment for children and adults Call 8981 5036. TAI CHI. Darwin Waterfront, Saturdays, 7am. Free. DARWIN Community Service, free drop-in legal advice sessions, 6-7pm, Mon, Palmerston Library; 5.30-7pm, Thurs, 8 Manton St; 10-11.45am, Sat, 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, Thurs 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. 0408947890. ROTARY Club of Darwin North 6pm, Mon, Holiday Inn Esp. 0427 015 494. TOP End Gem & Mineral Club, Tues 9am, Weds 6pm. Knuckey Lagoons, 3326 Brandt Rd Call 8927 1964. DARWIN Bridge Club, Mon 9.15am, Tues beginners 7pm, Wed 7pm, Sat beginners and intermediate 1.15pm. 45 Parkside Cres. 8945 4134. INTERNET Club, Casuarina and City libraries. Call 8930 0200. BINGO at Bees Creek, Fridays 8pm, call Andrea 89889841. ROTARY Club of Darwin Sunrise meets 7am, Friday. Holiday Inn Esplanade Frank 8981 0493. THE Ionian Club of Darwin for women new to town. 8942 0430. MEDITATION workshop, Mondays and Thursdays, 6-7.15pm, 20 Kidman Street, Alice Springs. Call 0488 082 312/email suzanneaus@gmail.com DARWIN Sri Chinmoy meditation, Thurs 8pm, Sun 7pm. 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 3-12months, 1pm, Wed Casuarina Library, Mon City Library. STORYTIME, Casuarina Library 10am Mon & Wed. City Library 10am Wed & Sat, 11am Friday. Karama & Nightcliff 10am Tue & Thurs. STORYTIME, Taminmin Library for 1-4 year olds, 10.30am Tues & Thurs. Nurserytime for babies under 1, 10.30am Mon. 8988 1200. 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 Pri Sch Community Access Room. Call 89359999 LITTLE Tots Tennis, 3-6 years, Mon and Fri at Marrara, Sun at Palmerston, indoors. Call 8945 5178. LUDMILLA Preschool Playgroup, 911am, 0-4 years. Call 8999 3236. YOGA for Kids, Tues 3.30-4.30, Sat 11.30-12.30. $10. Call 8948 2299. PALMERSTON Drop-in Centre for 12-17-year-olds, Mon to Thurs, 2.30pm- 5pm, Fri, 2.30pm-9pm and Sat, 12-4pm, in Satepak building. Thurs, 2.30pm- 5pm, Fri, 2.30pm9pm and Sat, 12-4pm, in Satepak building. THIS WEEK COMING SOON 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. Surfboat rowing is available at Lake Alexander

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