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Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012



Sun newspapers Wed 14 Nov 2012


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY, November 14, 2012. 9 *Subject to your policys waiting periods, annual limits and having the appropriate level of extras cover, when selected from the $199 designer range. Price complete with PENTAX standard single vision lenses with scratch resistant coating with UV and sun tint in one pair of glasses. Multifocals and bifocals also available at an extra cost. Second pair must be from the same price range of frames and lens range or below. Must be same prescription. Extra options not included. Price of other lens types may differ. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Price correct at time of print. Frames available while stocks last. See in store for full details. This advertisement is issued by Specsavers. For all related queries, please contact Specsavers. Medibank logos are registered trademarks of Medibank Private Limited (ABN 47 080 890 259) and are used by Specsavers with permission. 2012 Specsavers Optical Group MCCANN_SPE2030. Hibiscus Shoppingtown: 8927 5139, Oasis Shopping Village: 8932 6188. Visit specsavers.com.au to fi nd out more. N O W I N C L U D E S D E S I G N E R P R E S C R I P T I O N S U N G L A S S E S * W H E N S E L E C T E D F R O M T H E $ 1 9 9 R A N G E Plants for sale BIG PLANT SALE THE Friends of the Darwin Botanic Gardens will hold a pre-wet-season fundraising plant sale on Sunday, November 11, 9am to 1pm. It will be held in the Friends nursery enter by the Geranium St entrance to Gardens. Plants include exotic trees, bromeliads, colourful shrubs, succulents, palms and cycads. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available from Snakebeaners Community Gardeners. Call Fiona on 8985 4179 for more details. IT SUPPORT THE Darwin Seniors Computer Club invites you to its monthly meetings two hours of computer news, lessons and support for home computer users. Here you can discover computer tips and tricks and learn about computer maintenance, internet security, new technologies and lots more. You can ask questions, seek help with difficult issues and make new friends. The club meets at Casuarina Librarys meeting room from 2pm on the first Saturday of each month, and Palmerston Librarys meeting room at 2pm on the first Wednesday of each month. WRAPPED UP THE Somerville Community Services Christmas Gift Wrapping Service will be held again at Casuarina Square, Palmerston Shopping Centre and Mitchell Centre. Somerville is looking for volunteers to help in the stalls, which will be open from December 4 to 24 during normal trading hours. If you are interested in supporting this event, or you know of someone who would like to help, please contact Carolyn Cendo or Liza Metcalfe at Somerville administration office on 8920 4100. XMAS LIGHTS DO YOU have the biggest and brightest Christmas tree on your street, or show your Christmas spirit by decorating your house with lights each year? Then Make-A-Wish Australia needs your help. Make-AWish grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions, providing hope, strength and joy at a time when its needed most. If your front yard has become a Christmas attraction, it could provide a perfect fundraising opportunity. To find out more call 1800 032 260 or email events@makeawish.org.au LISTEN TO THIS DID you know that Palmerstons Own Writers have members who have won NT Literary Awards, have had their work published worldwide and others whose first language is not English? They all live locally and will be sharing their talents on Friday November 23 at the Palmerston Library from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The group invites you to join in. QUIZ NIGHT WANT to help the RSPCA? Why not take part in a quiz night at the Casuarina Club on November 24 from 7pm. The cost is $10 per person and tables of six are required. Come along with your friends and be in the race for some great prizes. All money raised will go to the local RSPCA shelter. For more details, call 0406 580 396 or email christine.bach@ntschools.net DISABILITY AID Integrated disAbility Action Inc (IdA) is the Northern Territorys peak consumer organisation for Territorians with disability. IdA actively supports and represents the views of people with disability and those of their family members, carers and guardians. For more information, call 8948 5400 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am to 2pm or email office@idainc.org.au or visit the website www.idainc.org.au HEALTH INFO HEALTHY Darwin, Arthritis & Osteoporosis NT and Territory Sportsmedicine will offer an information session on osteoarthritis on Monday, November 12, at Malak Community Hall at 9.30am. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 8948 5232. HOUSING THE Darwin Womens Housing Association is looking for caring, sincere women in need of affordable long-term housing. They must participate in the DWHA administrative committee work, often two meetings a month. The not-for-profit group aims to alleviate poverty and housingrelated stress for women and their families. It cannot provide emergency housing. For details, call 0428 566 401. 50+ CLUB IF YOU are over 50 years old and want to meet people, come along to the Palmerston 50+ Club. The club meets at Gray Community Hall on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 1.30pm. There are many activities, including a monthly lunch and guest speaker. For more information call 8931 0963 SURVIVORS LADIES who have survived breast cancer can get together for morning tea every second Tuesday. The event is a way to get support and make new friends. The group meets at Hungry Hearts Cafe in Palmerston at 10am. For information on the next meeting call Jennie Copley on 0427 845 950. CARE HELP IF YOU care for someone who lives with a mental illness, there is support available. Mental health carers support group meets every Wednesday 2pm to 4pm at Kezia Puricks electorate rooms in Coolalinga. For more information phone Mental Health Carers NT 8948 1051. MEDITATION WANT to achieve mental silence? Learn to meditate and connect with your body at Sahaja Yoga Free Meditation. The state of meditation reached in Sahaja Yoga is known as thoughtless awareness or mental silence and is recommended by many doctors as a useful tool in dealing with anxiety and stress as well as other illnesses. The sessions are free. For more information call 0423 260 430. ORCHID LOVE LITCHFIELD Orchid Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Howard Park Hall, Whitewood Rd, Howard Springs. Come along and learn how to grow and care for orchids. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start. Call 8983 2946 for more information. AUTISM GROUP TERRITORIANS with autism have a place to seek information and support. Autism NT information and support groups are held in Kezia Puricks electorate office on the third Wednesday of every month between noon and 2pm. Visit autismnt.com.au or call 8948 4424 for more details. RELAXATION MEDITATION is being taught every Monday and Tuesday night in Palmerston. Classes are run at 7.30pm on Monday evenings at the Casuarina Library meeting room and on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm at Old Kakadu Winery, 4 Adams Rd, Yarrawonga. Call 0450 472 571 or 0423 260 430. BE DRAMATIC DARWIN Community Arts holds free adult drama workshops at Chambers Crescent Theatre in Malak Shopping Centre every Thursday at 6.30pm. Call 8945 7347 or see darwin communityarts.org.au INDIGENOUS WOMEN from indigenous and refugee backgrounds are encouraged to attend My Sisters Kitchen at Chambers Crescent Theatre in Malak Shopping Centre, Mondays from 3.30pm to 6pm. See mysisterskitchen.org.au AMPUTEE? ARE you an amputee or do you know someone who is? Integrated disAbility Action Inc is looking to set up a support group for amputees with an aim of regular meetings in a relaxed, social setting. Contact 8948 5400. PARKINSONS PARKINSONS disease support group meetings at the Quest Apartments, Palmerston, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 10am to noon. People with Parkinsons, their carers, and other interested persons are welcome.