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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



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26 NT NEWS. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -A P R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 2 6 C O L O R : C M Y K The NTRTA Kids Convoy to raise funds for the Starlight Room at Royal Darwin Hospital kicks off at noon on Saturday THIS WEEK n LIVEmusic, this Friday: City Library, traditional Irishmusic set by KevinMcCarthy between 12.30pm1.30pm, andCasuarina Library, guitarist Stephan Bulmerwill be performing between noon-1pm. n ARTISTS Film Screening and Talk, TheHeart of the Journey, byMayu Kanamori, Friday, 5.30pm, at The MuseumandArt Gallery theatre. Cost: $10. Bookings: http:/ /ajantapril-rss.eventbrite.com.au/# n THIS Friday at Casuarina Campus Vocal Concert, by The Idea of North, anARIA-winning a capella vocal quartet, CDU TheatreOrange 3, 8pm; Cost $20. VocalWorkshop, Orange 6.1.08, Cost $15. Both events $30. Tickets 8946 7186. n LITCHFIELDRugby LeagueClub Homegame, Saturday , Junior games, 9amatWebber Park, Freds Pass Reserve, Coolalinga. A-grade game Litchfield Bears v Katherine Tigers at 7.30pm. Call 0407 714 303. n THENTRTA, Kids Convoy, to raise funds for the Starlight Roomat Royal DarwinHospital on Saturday,muster at noon, begins at 2pm. Reg. fee $100 per truck. Travelling fromBerrimah Business Park, around theNorthern suburbs, andCBD, ending at the Foskey Pavilion, Darwin Showgrounds. n DARWINBaseball LeagueGala Day, Sunday, at Tracy Village Baseball Ground, Tambling Terrace,Wulagi. Free. Games from11amwith A-Grade games at 3pmand 6.30pm. Jumping castle, sausage sizzle. www.darwin.baseball.com.au n ORIENTEERING, atMalakOval, Darwent St,Malak, Sunday, starts from7am. Beginnerswelcome. www.topend.nt.orienteering.asn.au/ or topendorienteersNT@gmail.com or call 0407 180 299. n U3ADarwin IncDiscussion: Town CouncilsDoweneed them?, 10am today. Visit to IndoPacificMarine, 10.15am, Thursday. Call Judith 8932 7545. COMINGSOON n ATALKwith author Tony Park, on April 12, at Casuarina at noon and the City Library at 5.30pm. Bookings required.www.darwin.nt.gov.au/ libraries or ask at your library. n FREE Beginner Chinese Lessons. To meet the demandwewill hold an additional class at the City Library, April 23, 12.30pm-2pm. Bookings essential, class sizes limited. Call 0422 969 014. n FIND outwhat you can do at the City of Darwin Libraries this April School Holidays. Pick up a program at your Library or www.darwin.nt.gov.au/libraries. n LIB-Con - An anime, comic and pop culture convention for youth. Presented byCity of Darwin Libraries during YouthWeek in April. Pick up a flyer at your Library or www.darwin.nt.gov.au/libraries n YWCAEncore after breast cancer gentle exercise program, the program runs eightweeks for two hours aweek, starts Saturday, April 20, noon-2pm, at Coconut Grove. Free. Call 8981 8323. n CHARLESDarwin Symposium2013. Indigenous Knowledges in a ChangingWorld, onApril 21-22, at CDUCasuarina. Free. For details and to register www.cdu.edu.au/cdss2013. n NTBromeliad Society, Bromeliad Learning and Sales, onApril 21-22, at Tracy Village Sports Club, Lyons. To register 8931 3743 or 0427 817 261. n PLANT Sale, April 28, 9am-1pm. Friends of Darwin Botanic Gardens nursery (access via GeraniumStreet entrance to Gardens). Refreshments and produce available. Call Jill 8927 1461. n ST Johns Catholic Colleges inaugural past students, staff and friends dinner onMay 18, at the Darwin Sky City CasinoGrand Ballroom. Register your interest by emailing events.stjohns@nt. catholic.edu.au n SHALLWeDanceGala Ball, at Government House, 6.30pm till late, onMay 24, cost $250pp, dress Black Tie. For bookings: Vicci Reid 0438 156 642 or viccireid@bigpond.com. COMMUNITYDiary is a freeweekly service provided by theNorthern Territory News. Send contributions to Aunchalee Boonmanee at ntnmail@ntnews.com.au or fax 8981 6045 Deadline is noon on Friday WEEKLY EVENTS SPORT n SUNDAYCycle, 7.30am for an hour every Sunday.Meet atWulagi Park. The group caters for all fitness levels. Call 8930 0431 or healthydarwin@darwin.nt.gov.au n LITCHFIELD Bears Rugby League Club training, U6 to U16 from5.30pm andU18, seniormen andwomen from6.30pm, Tues and Thurs, at Webber Park, Freds Pass Reserve, Coolalinga. All old and newplayers and familieswelcome. Call Greg 0407 714 303. n DARWINGymnastic Club, ages five and over. Adults Tues,Weds, 7pm. www.darwingymnastic.org.au n BOOTCAMP,Mon andWeds 6am, DinahOval. Cost $10 a session. Call VIP BodyConditioning 0449 783 250. n SURFBOATRowing at Lake Alexander. Call Taj 0424 529 003. n DARWIN StingersMasters SwimmingClub Inc, for adults. Call 8981 5919. n PETANQUE, Darwin Ski Club, Thurs 7.30pm. 18 or supervised. 8981 6630. n SOCIAL Tennis at Gardens Tennis Club, Sundays, 4.30pm. 8985 1942. nDRAGONBOATING at Cullen Bay, Arafura Dragons Come N Try Beginner SessionsWed 5.15pm&Sat 8.45am. Call 0403 080 208. www.arafuradragons.com.au n ARAFURAOutrigger CanoeClub. Sunday 4.15pm, Ski Club, Fannie Bay. Call Rosa 0438 228 559. n THEDarwinGolf Club Thursday Business Ladies Club nine-hole competition. Tee off 4pm. 8927 3592. n WOMENS cricket. Call 8981 1677. n NIGHTCLIFF Social Bowls Tues 6pm, Weds 5.50pm, Thurs 6pm, Sun 10am. Call 0434 071 755. n DARWINBowls Club,Weds 6.30pm. Social bowls Tues 9.30am. 8981 3221. n HUMPTYDooBowls Club, social bowls,Wed, Fri, 7pm. Cost: $5 Social Membership. Call 8988 9860. n SOCIAL Bowls, PalmerstonGolf and Country Club, Tues and Fri 6.30pm. Junior Thurs 5pm. Call 0407 199 408. n WEEKLYHeart FoundationWalks Palmerston.Mon 5.30pm, TEMCHO Office Rolyat St; Tues 8.30am, Hungry Hearts Cafe;Weds 6pm, The Square; Thurs 4.30pm, Southern Districts Cricket Club. Call 8981 7035. n YMCAPalmerston Seniors carpet bowls Thurs 9-11.30am, YMCADrop In Centre. Call 8932 1096. MUSICANDDANCE n JAM (Just AddMusic) every Thursday 6-8.30pm. Call or text 0428 966 273. n TUBA lessons, Beginners Bass Class Saturdays, 9amDarwin City Brass BandHall, 2 Abala RdMarrara. Call Iris 0400 771 436. n SING andDancewith Celina Lai, speech pathologist, Casuarina Library, Saturdays, 10-10.30am for traditional songs and rhymes. n SINGAustralia Group every Tuesday, 7-9pm.Music Centre, Essington School, Rossiter Street, Nightcliff. Call 0408 731 497. n DARWINChorale every Wednesday, 7.30pm, Charles Darwin University orange building 6 (near TopFM). Call 8945 0935. n CemeNTjam, free adult drama workshops, Chambers Cresc Theatre,Malak Shopping Centre, Thurs, 6.30pm. Call 8945 7347. n LINEDancing Top EndMustangs Beg/int,Mon, 6.30pm. Intermediate, Wed 7pm. Beginners to Intermediate, Thurs 10am-12.30. Begs/int, Sat 10am, Seniors Hall, Musgrave Cres, Coconut Grove. 0428 784 951. n DARWIN Line Dancers:Mon, Beginners, 7pm, Lyons Community Hall. Tues, Begs/int, 10am, Nightcliff Sports Club, Thurs, Intermediate, 7pm, corner Henbury and Trower Rd. Sat, Begs/int, 1.30pm. Sun, Beginners, 10am, Coconut Grove Seniors Hall. 0417 088 477. n DARWINCity Brass Band,Weds 7.30pm. Learners Saturday am, Abala Road,Marrara. Call 0418 857 744. n TANGOPractica at Coconut Grove Seniors Hall, Sundays 5pm-7pm. Call 0448 664 593. n PALMERSTONDanceClub, every Thursday, at Gray Community Centre, Palmerston. Learners hour 7pm, social to 9.30pm. Call 8948 0838. Call Geoff or Casey 0402 427 188. n PALMERSTONSenior Scooters, Seniors Line DancingWeds 2.30pm to 4pmat Gray Community Hall, Palmerston. Call Dottie 8927 7635. n ROCK n Roll social dancing, Tues 7.30-10pm, DarwinGolf Club, Link Rd, Marrara.Call 0428 818 442. n RINCENahEireanneDarwin Irish Dance school, Sat 9am-2pm, at Masonic hall Parap. Call 8945 3636. ARTANDCRAFT n ART group for peoplewho like to paint, drawand sculpt, Fridays 10am to 1pm, Agoya Yoga centre, Parap. Beginnerswelcome. Cost $8 to cover roomhire. Call Betty 0418 386 587. n CWADarwin Craft,Mondays, 9.30am, 1/27 Bishop St,Woolner. Call Wendy 8928 0196. n PENSIONERSWorkshop atmosphere,woodworkworkshop, needlework, craft area. Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8.30am-2pm, at 2/48 Albatross St, Winnellie. Call 8947 7098. n CREATIVE Crafts,meets everyWed, 9am-noon, at the Casuarina Baptist Church. Call Nita 0427 288 732. n HUMPTYDoo Fibrecrafts Guild, Weds 10am-1pm, opposite Taminmin High School. Call Jan 8988 5440. COMMUNITYGROUPS n DISABILITY Support GroupA Voice and Support Network for peoplewith a disability. Integrated disAbility Action Inc is the peak consumer organisation for Territorianswith a disability. Call 8948 5400 Tues,Wed, Thurs 9am to 2pmor email office@idainc.org.au. Websitewww.idainc.org.au n THEMulticultural Council of theNT needs helpers for Homework Club, Weds and Thurs, 4-6 pm. CallMelanie 8945 9122 or email sgp@mcnt.org.au. n ARTHRITIS &Osteoporosis NT, 18 Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Rd,Millner,Mon-Thurs, 9.30am-2pm. Call 8948 5232. n SAHAJA FreeMeditation, Casuarina LibraryMeeting Room, Monday, 7.30-9pmandYarrawonga, 4 AdamsRoad, Tuesday, 5.30-6.30pm Call 0423 260 430. n FREE Chinese Lessons for beginnersAt the City Library Thurs, 12.30pm-2pm. Call 8930 0230. At Nightcliff Library Fri, 9.30am11am. Call 8985 1461. Katherine LibraryWed, 11am-12.30pm. Call 0422 969 014. n FREE Community English Classes, Casuarina Community Care Centre, Mon, 6-8pm, adults only. n NTMultiple Birth Club,Weds 9.30-11.30am, Cas Uniting Church, Vanderlin Drive. 0404 601 650. n PALMERSTON 50+Club, Tuesday 9.30am-1.30pmat Gray Community Hall, corner Essington&Victoria Drive, Gray. CallMary 8931 0963. n AQUAZUMBA, Sunday, 9am. A$12, C$8. DarwinWaterfront. n ROYAL Life Saving Society NT, pool lifesaving training,Wednesdays, 6-7pm, Casuarina Pool, fun and exciting environment for children and adults. Call 08 8981 5036. n TAI CHI. DarwinWaterfront, Saturdays, 7am. Free. n DARWINCommunity Legal Service, free drop-in legal advice sessions, Monday, 6-7pm, Palmerston Library, Thursday, 5.30-7pm, 8Manton St, Darwin. Saturday, 10-11.30am, Casuarina Library. Call 8982 1111 or 1800 812 953. n FRIENDS of the Darwin Botanic Gardensmeet Thursdays, 8.30am12.30pm. Call 8927 1461. n NT Library Parliament House Individual Computer training, 8.30-9.30amTues, Thurs. Call 8999 7177. Expressions of interest taken for newclasses to start at Taminmin Library, 9am-10amWeds. n CemeNTworx Community Theatre, weekly adult dramaworkshops, Thurs 6.30pm. Free, no experience required. Call 8945 7347. n GIRLGuides, Humpty Doo, Palmerston, Darwin, Casuarina. Call 8981 3628. n MENTALHealth Carers NT support groupsWed 2-4pm, Goyder ElectorateOffice, Coolalinga. Friday 1-3pm, Nightcliff. Call 8948 1051. n PREGNANCYStretch ClassesWed 5.30-7pmNightcliff Community Centre. Thurs 6pm-7.30pm PalmerstonHealth Precinct. Call 8948 3043. n DARWIN Tripe Club. Call 0408 947 890. n ROTARYClub of DarwinNorth 6pm, Mon, Holiday Inn Esplanade. Call 0427 015 494. n TOP EndGem&Mineral Club, Tues 9am,Weds 6pm, Knuckey Lagoons, 3326 Brandt Rd. Call 8927 1964. n INTERNETClub, Casuarina and City Libraries. Call 8930 0200. n DARWINBridge Club,Mon 9.15am, Tues beginners 7.15pm,Wed 7.15pm, Fri 7.15pm. 45 Parkside Cr. 8945 4134. n BINGOat Bees Creek, Fridays 8pm, call Andrea 8988 9841. n ROTARYClub of Darwin Sunrise meets 7am, Friday, Holiday Inn Esplanade. Call Frank on 8981 0493. n THE Ionian Club of Darwin for womennew to town. 8942 0430. n DARWIN Sri Chinmoymeditation, Thurs 8pm, Sun 7pm. 0449 847 008. n U3ADarwin Inc.Mah-jong. Mondays, 1pm, Casuarina Library. Call Judith 8927 1636. FORKIDS n ZUMBATOMIC, amodified Zumba program, for 4-5-years-old. Fridays 10amat Casuarina Library,Mondays 9amat Karama Library. n BABES n Books, a story time and sing-a-long session for parents and carers of children 3-12months, 1pm, Weds at Casuarina Library andMons at City Library. n STORYTIME - Casuarina Library, 10amMonandWed. City Library, 10amWedand Sat, 11amFri. Karama andNightcliff, 10amTues and Thurs. Taminmin Library for 1-4 year olds, 10.30amTues&Thurs. Nurserytime for babies under one, 10.30amMon. 8988 1200. n LITTLE Tots Tennis, Ages 3-6 years, Mons and Fris atMarrara, Suns at Palmerston, indoors. Call 8945 5178. n LUDMILLA Preschool Playgroup, 9-11am, 0-4 years. Call 8999 3236. n YOGA for Kids, Tues 3.30-4.30pm, Sat 11.30-12.30pm. $10. Call 8948 2299. n PALMERSTONDrop-in Centre for 12-17-year-olds,Mon to Thurs, 2.30pm- 5pm, Fri, 2.30pm-9pmand Sat, 12-4pm, in Satepak building. MARKETS n PARAP, Saturday, 8am-2pm. Phone 0438 882 373. n NIGHTCLIFF, Sunday, 8am-2pm. n RAPID Creek, Sunday, 7am-1pm. n PALMERSTON, Friday, 5pm. Phone 8988 1177. n COOLALINGARuralMarket, Saturday, 8am-1pm, Freds Pass Reserve. Call Trish 0410 836 880. n BERRY Springs, 8am-noon, last Sunday ofmonth. 0417 854 744. berry springsmarkets@hotmail.com.au n KATHERINE, Ryan Park, Saturday, 8am-noon. 0428 730 363. n HAPPYYess, first Sunday of the month, 2-6pm, 56Woods St, Darwin. Call Bry 0414 919 302. NOTICES n THEDarwin Digital Hub is now open. Go digitalhub.darwin.nt.gov.au or drop in to learn about all things internet, next to the City Library in the Civic Centre. n NORTHERNTerritory Library Parliament House events: ntl.nt.gov or call 1800 019 155. n KATHERINE Regional Arts Inc events call 8971 0928 or go katherineregionalarts.org.au. n DADS in Distress Support Services is a peer support organisation that helpsmen going through separation grief and related issues. Call 1300 853 437 or visit dadsindistress.asn.au. n GETYour Palmerston Community Event, Programor Activity Funding. To find out elegibility visit www.palmerston.nt.gov.au/cbs, Applications can bemade to Council, throughout the financial year. n PARLIAMENTHouse and Information Sessions, Free tours, for NTCommunity Groups, any time week days. Call 8946 1430. n BILLINGSOvulationMethod teacheswomen to recognise their symptomsof fertility, enabling them to achieve or avoid pregnancy. Call 8948 2722, billings-nt@bigpond.com. n HEALTHYPalmerston, invites residentswith Senior or Concession cards. Reduced cost activitiesmay include Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Boxing, Tai Chi and Yogalaties. Visit www.palmerston.nt.gov.au/healthypalmerston or call 8935 9943. n THE Environmental Defenders Office (NT) Inc (EDONT), seeks volunteer law studentswith an interest in environmental law. See edo.org.au. n DARWINAsylumSeekers Support andAdvocacyNetwork (DASSAN), letterwriting, donations etc. Email dassan2011@gmail.comor visit dassan.weebly.com. n PEARL Supported Care needs volunteers to interactwith older people. Call Jenny List on 8946 1800. n FREE internet and email lessons for men andwomen, 55+, Spillett House, 65 Smith St. Call 8941 1004. n ANGLICARENT needs volunteers to provide friendship to socially isolated residents of aged care homes. Call 8985 0000 or email charbinson@anglicare-nt.org.au n CHILDBIRTH Education Darwin Pregnancy&Parenting Library, and Antenatal Classes, Pregnancy Stretch Classes, Bounce BackAfter BabyClasses, BabyMassageClasses andmore. Call 8948 3043 or info@ceadarwin.asn.au. n ARE you an amputee or know someonewho is? Integrated disAbility Action Inc is looking to set up a support group. Call 8948 5400. n BARBARA JamesHouse, accommodation for rural people accessing cancer treatment in Darwin, needs donations of DVDs. Drop off at 9Mirambeena St, The Gardens or call 8980 6100. n THREE YearOld Kindy offering complementary sessions. Call Shirley 8985 4565. n SENIORSComputer Club, Improving Computer Literacy first Saturday of eachmonth at Casuarina Library and firstWednesday at Palmerston Library, 2pm. Adults all ageswelcome.More info: call 8948 1274 aftermidday or email: dscc@training-my-computer.com. n CWALitchfield Branch,meetings first Thurs of eachmonth, 7pm, at Kezia Puricks office, Coolalinga. Call Donna 0434 536 489. n NT Lacemakers first and third Saturday, Gray Primary School, 1-4pm. Call 8932 2318 AH. n BREASTCancer Survivorsmorning tea, second Tuesday ofmonth, 10am, Oasis Xpress Cafe, Palmerston. Call 0427 845 950. n CWADarwin Craftmeetings second and fourthMonday. Call Wendy 8928 0196. n LIONSClub of Litchfield Freds Pass 7.30pmsecondMonday 8983 3655.