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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011



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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, May 3, 2011. NT NEWS. 29 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 9 C O L O R : C M Y K Community Diary WHATS ON VOLUNTEER CLUBS & GROUPS COMMUNITYDiary is a freeweekly service provided by theNorthern Territory News. Send contributions to Aunchalee Boonmanee andMelanie Yovich at ntnmail@ntnews.com.au or fax 8981 6045 Deadline is noon on Friday WEEKLY EVENTS SPORT n LITCHFIELD Bears Rugby League, senior training, 5.30pm, Tues, Thurs, Freds Pass Reserve. Call 0412 035 969. n SWAMPDOGSRugbyUnion B-grade training, 6.30pm, Tues, Thurs, Freds Pass Reserve. n PALMERSTON Football Club Inc training: Under 6-11, Tues, Driver Oval.WomenandYouths,Mon,Wed, 5.30pm, Bakewell Oval. Under 19 and Mens Premier League,Marrara Christian School, Tues, Thurs 5.30-7.30pm, Sun 4-6pm. n DARWINGymnastic Club, ages 5 and older. Adults, Tues,Weds, 7pm. www.darwingymnastic.org.au n SURFBOATRowing at Lake Alexander. Call Taj 0424 529 003. n SOCIAL Tennis at Gardens Tennis Club, Sundays, 4.30pm. 8985 1942. n ARAFURAOutrigger CanoeClub. Saturdays 7.30am, 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. Phone 8981 1677. n NIGHTCLIFF Social Bowls, Tues 6pm,Wed 5.50pm, Thurs 6pm, Sun 10am. Call 0434 071 755. n DARWINBowls Club,Weds 6.30pm. Social bowls, Tues 9.30am. Call 8981 3221. n HUMPTYDooBowls Club Challoner Circuit, social bowls,Wed, Fri, 7pm. Call 8988 9860. n SOCIAL Bowls, PalmerstonGolf and Country Club. 0407 199 408. n WEEKLYHeart FoundationWalks Palmerston. Call 8981 7035. n YMCAPalmerston Seniors carpet bowls, Thurs 9-11.30am, YMCADropIn Centre. Call 8932 1096. n SELF-DEFENCE for beginners, Tues, Thurs, 6.30pm, Sat, 5pm, Nakara Primary School. 0426 971 889. MUSICANDDANCE n DARWIN Line Dancers:Mon, Beginners, 7pm, Lyons Community Hall. Tues, 10am, Thurs, 7pm, Nightcliff Sports Club. Sat, 1.30pm, and Beginners, Sun, 5pmat Coconut Grove Seniors Hall. Call 0417 088 477. n DARWINCity Brass Band,Wed 7.30pm. Learners, Saturday am, Abala Rd,Marrara. Call 0418 857 744. n BATCHELORCommunity Dance Night, 3rd Saturday, 7.30pm till late, at RJT. Call 8976 0510 n PALMERSTONSenior Scooters, Seniors Line Dancing,Mon, 10am, at Malak,Wed 4.30-6pm. Call 8927 7635. n ROCK n Roll social dancing, Tues 7.30-10pm, DarwinGolf Club, Link Rd, Marrara. Call 8985 2822, 8948 2170. n LINEDancing Top EndMustangs beginners class. Call 0428 784 951. ARTANDCRAFT n CWAPalmerstonmeetings and craft days, first and fourth Tues, 10.30-1.30pm, FarrarMedical Centre. n CWADarwin, third Tues. Craft meetings, second and fourth Monday. Call 8928 0196 or 8927 0604. n NT Lacemakers, first and third Saturday, Gray Primary School, 1-4pm. Call 8932 2318 ah. n HUMPTYDoo Fibrecrafts Guild, Wed 10am-1pm, opposite Taminmin High School. Call Jan 8988 5440. COMMUNITYGROUPS n ENGLISH for Every Day Life at Casuarina Public Library,Mon,Wed, 9am-noon. Call 8927 3108. n GIRLGuides, Humpty Doo, Palmerston, Darwin, Casuarina. 8981 3628. n MENTALHealth Carers NT support groups,Wed 2-4pm, Goyder ElectorateOffice, Coolalinga. Friday 1-3pm, Nightcliff. Call 8948 1051. n PREGNANCYStretch Classes,Wed 5.30-7pm, Nightcliff Community Centre; Thurs 6-7.30pm, Palmerston Health Precinct. Call 8948 3043. n NT Library, Parliament House, free computer training for seniors, 8.30-9.30am, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Call 8999 7177. n ROTARYClub of Nightcliff,Wed 6.45pm, Casuarina Club. Phone 0400 715 060. n QUOTADarwin, first and third Tues, 7.30pm, AirportManagement Centre. 0409 281 787. n PROBUSClub, firstWednesday, 10.30am, Casuarina Club, 8976 0339. n DARWIN Tripe Club. Phone 0408 947 890. n ROTARYClub of DarwinNorth, Mondays, 6pm, Holiday Inn Esplanade. Call Paul on 0427 015 494. n LIONSClub of Litchfield, Freds Pass, 7.30pm, secondMon, 8983 3655. n TOP EndGem&Mineral Club, Tues 9am,Wed 6pm, Knuckey Lagoons, 3326 Brandt Rd. Call 8927 1964. n INTERNETClub, Casuarina andCity Libraries. Call 8930 0200. n TOP EndNative Plant Society, third Thursday, 7.30pm,Marrara Christian College, Call 8983 2131. n DARWIN Seniors Computermeets first Saturday ofmonth, 2pm, Casuarina Library. Call 8948 1274. n DARWINBridge Club,Mon, 9.15am, Tues, beginners, 7.15pm.Wed, Fri, 7.15pm. 45 Parkside Cres. 8945 4134. n DARWINNational Servicemans Association, DarwinNorth RSL Club, second Saturday, 1.30pm, 8981 5516. n BINGO, third Sunday, Coconut Grove Seniors Hall, Musgrave Cres. Call Terry 8981 5516. n NAMELESSNomadsCar Club club run, second Sunday. 8983 2041. n MYSisters Kitchen,Mon, 2-5pm Chambers Cres Theatre,Malak. Call 8945 7347. n ROTARYClub of Litchfield/ Palmerston,Wed, 7pm, Palmerston Sports Club. 8983 1541. n BINGOat Bees Creek, Fri 8pm, ring Andrea 8988 9841. n ROTARYClub of Darwin, sunrise meets, 7amFriday, Holiday Inn Esplanade. Call Frank on 8981 0493. n ROSTRUMPublic Speaking Club. 8981 2776, 8985 4787. n DARWIN Toastmasters Clubmeets first and third Tuesday, 8981 8689. n THE Ionian Club of Darwin for womennew to town. 8941 4794. n DARWIN Sri Chinmoymeditation, Thurs 8pm, Sun 7pm. Darwin Yoga SpaceWarehouse. 11/1, 10 Caryota Cres. Call 0449 847 008. FORKIDS n Support for anyone affected by Congenital or AcquiredHeart Disease. Call Amanda on 0459 574 346 or chddarwin@rocketmail.com n THERoyal Life Saving Society Australia NT Branch,Wed 6-7pm, Casuarina Pool, andAlice Springs TownPool, 4-5.30pm. n LUDMILLA Preschool Playgroup, 9-11am, 0-4 years. Call 8999 3236. n SATURDAY storytime, 9.30am, City Library. n AMANDARIN Song and Story Time for all, Tues 10am, Casuarina Library. n Fun for 1-4 year olds, Tues and Thurs, 10.30am. Nurserytime for unders 1s,Mon 10.30am, Taminmin Community Library. 8988 1200. n GIRLGuidesNT Trefoil Guild, second Saturday. 8983 2041. n NTMultiple Birth Club,Weds 9.30-11.30am, Casuarina Uniting Church, Vanderlin Drive. 0404 601 650. NOTICES Volunteer at Alawa n SAHAJAYogameditation programs are held in Darwin. Call 8948 1183. n ANGLICARENT, through the Community Visitors Scheme, is looking for volunteers to provide friendship to socially isolated residents of aged careHomes around the Territory. Call 8985 0000 or charbinson@anglicare-nt.org.au n CHILDBIRTH EducationAssociation classes cover various topics. For information seewww.ceadarwin. asn.au or email info@ceadarwin. asn.au or call 8948 3043 n ARE you anAmputee or do you knowof someonewho is Amputee? Integrated disAbility Action Inc is looking to set up a support group for interested people. Call 8948 5400. n TheAustralian Sex Partywants community input. Call Seranna, 0406 748 691 sshutt@sexparty.org.au n STANDARDS for being a good student and child. Call Lee, 0468 831 197, glctuition@gmail.com n ENGLISHChinese Language Exchange Program. Contact 0432 832 931. n CHINESE English Language ExchangeWomen toWomen only. CallMeihong, 0468 718 298. n INTERACTIVE English Chinese learning. Call 0468 831 197. n VEGECookery Show. Contact: vege-green@live.com n ORTHODOXChinese Teaching CallMei, 0468 718 289. n LEARNINGTheAnalects of Confucius. Call Lee, 0468 831 197. n BARBARA JamesHouse, accommodation for rural people accessing cancer treatment in Darwin, needs donations of DVDs for our library. Drop themoff at 9Mirambeena St, TheGardens or phone 8980 6100. n CSIRO staff and students are welcome to join the CSIROAlumni. Visit: www.csiroalumni.org.au. n NTMercOwners group forming. Seemercownersnt.yolasite.com n TROPICALCooks/Tropical Gardeners AlawaPrimary School wants volunteers for its Stephanie Alexander KitchenGarden Program. Call 8927 9122. n ARTHRITIS &Osteoporosis NT, 18 Rapid Creek Business Village, 48 Trower Rd,Millner, has newoffice hours ofMondayThursday, 9.30am-2pm. Call 8948 5232 or visit www.aont.org.au n ANT Support Line is available for people livingwith Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Call Anne 8941 2365. n GREENINGAustralia Nursery, Saturdays 9am-1pmand Tuesdays 8.30-5pm. Call 8981 1344. n THEMulticultural Council of theNT needs volunteers for its Homework Club. CallMelanie, 8945 9122. n DARWIN anddistricts pipes and drumspractice is on Tuesday nights. Call Gary, 0415 650 659. n COMMUNITY Playgroup for children 0-5 years. Friday 9.30-11am, during school term, at LivingWater Community Centre. Call Kathy, 0419 848 916. n FIRE extinguishers are available on loan fromMilne Volunteer Bushfire Brigade. Call 8978 2091. n PARKINSONs Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of themonth, at Quest building, behind Palmerston Library. Call 8932 9566. COMING SOON n WORLDYouth Day Student fundraiser, OLoughlin Catholic College and St Johns College holding a fundraiser screening Tomorrowwhen theWar Began, at Deckchair Cinemaat 7.30pmon Thursday,May 12. Gates open at 6.30pm. Ticket at the gate, cost $30 Family, $15 Adult, $11 Concession, Kids $7. n INTEGRATEDdisAbility Action, AGMon Saturday,May 14, at the Casuarina LibraryMeeting Room from2-5pm. Guest Speakers: JennyUpton, NDSNTManager andVicki OHalloran, Chair of the NDSNTBoard. Call 8948 5400. n HUMPTYDoo and rural area golf club, FunQuiz Night Saturday,May 14, 7.30pm. Tickets $10 a head, 6 to a table. Call 8988 1118 to book. n AFRICAAustralia Friendship Association (AAFA), AGM , 1pm, onMay 21, at Casuarina Library. Call James 0402 654 148. n MILNEVolunteer Bushfire Brigade, Next generalmeeting will be held at brigade headquarters on BynoeHaven Rd, Sunday,May 22, at 9am. All arewelcome. Call 8985 1187l. n ARTHRITIS &Osteoporosis NT invites anyonewho liveswith pain, or lives, works or cares for someonewho liveswith pain, to a forumcalled PracticalWays of Managing Your Pain on June 12 at the Darwin Convention Centre from10am to 4pm. Formore info call 1800 011 041. n LIFE. Be In It, will be running a 10,000 Steps Community Challenge. The program is open to everyone across theNT,May 10-June 21. Free register. Visit www.nt.lifebeinit.org n MILKWOODSteiner School Tour,May 14, 9.30am. And The annualMilkwood Steiner School BushDance,May 28, 5.30pm10.30pm, at 107 Boulter Rd, Berrimah. Bookings, call 8947 0608, or viawebsite: www.milkwood.nt.edu.au. n TAMINMIN Library, Challoner Cct Humpty Doo - National Simultaneous Storytime - Library and InformationWeek, 10am, May 25.www.ntl.nt.gov.au for more details. Booking 8988 1200.The Open Garden Scheme is off and running again this week with a showing at Bees Creek THIS WEEK n CHILDBIRTH EducationAssociation Darwin Inc is having aMothers Day MumsMorning Tea, Friday 10amnoon, JingiliWater Gardens. Free goodie bag for first 100mums/ carers. Gold coin donation. n THEOpenGarden Scheme - the Tropiculture at 110 Horne Road, Bees Creek, thisweekend, 10am-4.30pm. Admission is $10. Call 8932 9922 or www.opengarden.org.au n DARWINWaterfront, FreeMothers DayCraft Fair on Sunday, 9am-2pm. www.waterfront.nt.gov.au n NIGHTCLIFF Seabreeze Festival Program: Today - 10.30am, Nightcliff Library Story Time. Tomorrow - 7pm fist full of films, film night at Groove Cafe. Thursday - 10.30amNightcliff Library Story Time. Saturday, Frillies Fair Trade Coffee, Organic Produce& OpShop, Nightcliff Uniting Church, Sunday - 10.30am, NightcliffMarkets - JigsawMarketmusic.More details www.nightcliffseabreeze.com n THENoonamahTavernGolf Day (BashCar 64), 4ManAmbrose, on Saturday, at Humpty DooGolf Club. Sign on 11am for shotgun start at noon. All proceeds to Variety, the Childrens Charity NT. Cost $200 per teamof 4. Call Tony 0408 851 483 or the Tavern 8988 1054. n DARWINHorse and PonyClub Annual Show2011, thisweekend starting 8am, DHPCgrounds, Lagoon Rd, Knuckey Lagoon. Formore info: dhpc.inc@gmail.com n CASUARINA and the City Libraries livemusic Fridays. Casuarina and the City Libraries on Friday, at Casuarina, theMoil Primary School guitar quartetwill be playing a selection of classical pieces between noon and 1pm. And at the City Library, classical guitarist Stephan Bulmerwill entertain between 12.30pmand 1.30pm. n NIGHTCLIFF Library is temporarily closed today and Thursday for stocktake. The librarys after-hours return chutewill still be operational during this time. Darwin City Council Libraries apologise for any inconvenience. n KARAMALibrarywill be temporarily closed from tomorrow until June 8 for renovations. Borrowed items can be returned to Casuarina, City or Nightcliff libraries. Call 8930 0200. n POPULAR childrens author Justin DAthwill visit Darwin City Council Libraries today until Thursday talking about hiswriting and books and presenting creativewriting workshops for children. www.darwin.nt.gov.au/libraries n TERRITORYCraft Gallery Exhibition Battered Fish, byMarita Albers, Karen Roberts and Janie Andrews. Open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm, andweekends, 10am to 4pm, Territory Craft GalleryMuseum grounds, Bullocky Point. n TERRITORYCraftWorkshop - Glass Postcards from the Top End, Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Cost: $110 incl materials. Printingwith found objects - a textileworkshop, Saturday, 9.30am-3.30pm. Cost: $90 inclmaterials. Call 8981 6616. n NORTHERNTerritory Library Parliament House Events: TerritoryWomen -Online exhibition and display, 100 years of InternationalWomens Day until May 31. Exhibition - Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Whats UpCroc? by KimToft until May 15. Bilingual Baby Board Books, Thursday, 12.10pm. Aya-I-Gas AlbertMedal Exhibition, 12.10pm, Friday. Visit libraryevents@nt.gov.au Call 1800 019 155. n U3ADarwin Inc - Jenny Bloomfield: TheNorth-West Passage, 10am, today.Mary Beames: Behind the Scenes at the Darwin Entertainment Centre, 10am, Thursday, at Casuarina Library. Call Judith 8927 1636. n DARWIN Seniors Computer Clubs AGM, to elect newexecutive and others, Saturday at 2pmat Casuarina Librarys Community Room. n Anight of cultural food, performance and celebration of Darwins sister cities,Monday, 6pm8pm, at Arafura Central,Marrara Sporting Complex. Performance of happy bamboo dance by the Australia China Friendship Society. Free event. Call 8930 0695. n DARWINVisual Arts Association Inc AGM, Friday, 6pm, 56Woods St. n DARWINBaseball LeagueAGM, May 8, 5.30pm-6pm, at Tracy Village. n THEWanderingArchers Humpty Doo, beginners course on Sunday. Cost: $50 incl all equipment hire, five lessons and three-month club membership. Call Shirley 8988 1580. MARKETS n PARAPMarkets, Saturday from 8am-2pm . Phone 0438 882 373. n NIGHTCLIFFMarkets, Sunday 8am-2pm. n RAPID Creek fresh foodmarkets, Sunday, 7am-1pm. n FANTASIA Emporium Indoor Market, weekend, 8am to 2pm. n COOLALINGAMarkets Saturdays 8am-1pm. Call Trish 0410 836 880. n BATCHELORMarkets, second Sunday 8am-1pm. 8976 0510. n BERRY Springs Community Markets, from8am-noon, last Sunday ofmonth. The Feral Ladies Festival, on Sunday, June 26, from 8am-1pm. Call 8988 6674. n KATHERINE CommunityMarket Ryan Park. Saturday, 8am-noon.