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The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009



The Northern Territory news Tue 22 Dec 2009

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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Tuesday, December 22, 2009 37 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:22-DGE:37 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K THIS WEEK POWERFUL HISTORY: Check out the Cyclone Tracy Exhibition from the librarys own collections ARTHRITIS &Osteoporosis NTs office is closed for 2009 andwill reopen on January 11, 2010. SANTA is coming toDarwin. Variety, the childrens charity, and theDarwin City Council will be hosting Father Christmas in the Galleria in the Smith StMall. Santa will be at his workshop 11am-2pm everyweekdayChristmas Eve. PALMERSTONDrop-in Centre is a safe place for youth to hang out. OpenMonday to Thursday, 2.30pm-5.00pm, Friday 2.30pm9pmandSaturdays noon-4pm. Located in the Satepak building (upstairs from theNABBank). For ages 12-17. PALMERSTONAquatic & Lifestyle Centre, free entry and swimming for everyone onSunday andMonday 31 Tilston Avenue. ANEXHIBITION of visual art and contemporary craft in the form of furniture by CDUCert IV students is on display at Casuarina Library. SIGNup for the Summer ReadingClub at Casuarina, the City, Karama orNightcliff libraries. The club is open to all librarymembers 18 years and under. Great prizes to bewon! More information at your library. PALMERSTONLibrary will be running a holiday program for children of all ages. Programs for events are available from the library or phone 8935 9999. YMCATop EndSchool Holiday Care program. Limited places are still available at Anula, Nightcliff and Parap. Ph 8981 8377 or visit www.topend.ymca.org.au NORTHERNTerritory Library Cyclone Tracy Exhibition now until Feb 7. An Exhibition from the librarys own collections. Cyclone Tracy on 24December 1974, virtually destroyedDarwin and the nextmorningmost were homeless. Free exhibition, open to the public. WEEKLY SPORT SURFBOATRowing at Lake Alexander. Rowing times and dates set by each crew. Call Taj 0424 529 003. PETANQUE, Darwin Ski Club, Thursday, 7.30pm.Must be 18 or supervised. Call 8981 6630. SOCIAL Tennis at Gardens Tennis Club, Sundays, 4.30pm. Call 8985 1942. ARAFURADragonboat Club beginners sessionsMondays and come and try sessionsWednesdays, 5.30pm.Meet under the Crooze Restaurant, phone Janice 8932 5062. DARWINGymnastic Club competitive and recreational classes. 8927 3040 or www.darwingymnastic.org.au THEDarwin Golf Club Thursday Business Ladies Club nine-hole competition. Tee off 4pm. 8927 3592. WOMENS cricket. Phone 8981 1677. DARWINBowls Club,Wednesday, 6.30pm, name down 6pm. Social bowls Tuesdays, 9.30am. Call 8981 3221. HUMPTYDooBowls Club, social bowls,Wednesdays & Fridays, 7pm. PhoneCarolyn on 8988 9860. SOCIALBowls, PalmerstonGolf and Country Club, Tuesday and Friday, 6.30pm. Junior bowls Thursday, 5pm. Call 0407 199 408. WEEKLYHeart Foundationwalks. Tuesday 8.30am, Hungry Hearts Cafe; Wednesday and Thursday 6pm, Shell Durack; Tuesday and Thursday 6pm, Amcal Humpty Doo. Call 8981 7035. KATHERINERugbyUnion, Friday, 6.30pm, Sports &RecClub, Giles St. All welcome. Call Jenny 0439 722 726. MUSICANDDANCE ROCK n Roll social dancing, Tuesdays 7.30-10pm, Darwin Golf Club, Link Rd,Marrara. Call Snow8985 2822 orMarilyn 8948 2170. RINCE na hEireanneDarwin Irish Dance school, Saturdays, 9am, Entertainment Centre. Call 8945 3636. STRICTLYSocial dance, 7-9.30pm. Bayside Dance Centre. 8948 0838. BALLROOMdancing beginners, Mondays, 10am to noonCnr Woodroffe/Temple Tce. 8932 2384. ARTANDCRAFT TERRITORYCraft workshops glass beads, clay work,mosaics andmore. 8981 6616 or tcdarwin@bigpond.com. COUNTRYWomens Association Darwinmeets third Tuesday ofmonth. Craftmeetings second and fourth Monday ofmonth. Call Judy 8927 0604 orWendy 8928 0196. CWAPalmerston Branchmeetings and craft days, first and fourth Tuesdays ofmonth, 10.30- 1.30pm, FarrarMedical Centre. NT Lacemakersmeets first and third Saturday ofmonth, Gray Primary School, 1-4pm. Phone 8932 2318 a/h. COMMUNITYGROUPS ROTARYClub of DarwinNorthmeets 6pm for 6.30pm,Mondays, Holiday Inn Esplanade, Call Paul on 0427 015 494. DARWINCity Council Libraries Youth reading groups, Casuarina Library. Primary school group, CaUGHTREaD HaNDEDmeets second and fourth Thursdays;Middle school group, Rear HOTREadERSmeets first and third Thursdays ofmonth. LIONSClub of Litchfieldmeets Freds Pass Reserve 7.30pm secondMonday everymonth. 8983 3655. TOPEndGem&Mineral Club, Tuesday 9am-noon orWednesday 6pm, Knuckey Lagoons Recreation Reserve, 3326Brandt Rd. Call 8927 1964. INTERNETClub, Casuarina andCity Libraries. Or basic internet or email sessions, call 8930 0200. THETop EndNative Plant Society meets third Thursday ofmonth, 7.30pm,Marrara Christian College, Amy Johnson Ave. Call 8983 2131. DARWINSeniors Computer Club meets first Saturday ofmonth, 2pm, Casuarina Library. 8948 1274. Darwin Bridge Club sessionsMonday 9.15am, Tuesday beginners 7.15pm, Wednesday 7.15pm, Friday 7.15pm. 45 Parkside Crescent. 8945 4134. DARWIN andDistrict Branch of National Servicemans Association, meets DarwinNorth RSLClub, Batten Rd,Marrara second Saturday ofmonth, 1.30pm. Call Terry 8981 5516. BINGO third Sunday ofmonth, Coconut Grove Seniors Hall, Musgrave Crescent. Call Terry 8981 5516. NAMELESSNomads Car Club club run second Sunday ofmonth. 8983 2041. MYSisters Kitchen,Mondays at Chambers Cres Theatre, Malak, 2-5pm. Call 8945 7347. ROTARYClub of Litchfield/ PalmerstonmeetsWednesday, 7pm, the Palmerston Sports Club. 8983 1541. SOMERVILLECommunity Services My Time, Tuesday, 10am, 3 Victoria Drive, Gray. Call 8935 1500. BINGOat Bees Creek, Fridays 8pm, free transport fromPalmerston, ring Andrea 8988 9841. COOLALINGAWednesdays Circle, support group formental health carers, Goyder Electorate Office, 2-4pm. Call Catherine 8948 1051. ROTARYClub of Darwin Sunrise meets 7am, Friday, Holiday Inn Esplanade. Call Frank on 8981 0493. ROSTRUMPublic Speaking Club meets 12.10pm, Tuesday, Paspalis Centrepoint. 8981 2776. NIGHTCLIFF Lions Clubmeets second and fourth Tuesday ofmonth. Phone 8985 4787. DARWINToastmasters Clubmeets first and third Tuesday ofmonth. Phone 8981 8689. YMCAPalmerston Seniors carpet bowls Thursdays 9-11.30am, YMCA Drop In Centre. Call 8932 1096. FORKIDS HEART 2Heart Family Support, for families of children of any agewith Congenital or AquiredHeart Disease. Wemeet once amonth at Palmerston McDonalds for information and support. Extrameetings can be arranged as needed. Call Amanda on 0403 289 812 or email figfug@gmail.com. GIRLGuidesNT Trefoil Guildmeets second Saturday eachmonth. Call 8983 2041. TODDLERStorytimes, Taminmin Community Library, children 1-4 years, 10.30amTuesdays and Thursdays, Challoner Circuit. Call 8988 1200. MULTIPLEBirth ClubNT coffee morning/play group fourthWednesday of themonth, 10am-12pm, Living Waters Community Centre on Buscall Ave. Call 0405 60 650. COMING SOON ENTRIES are invited for the 2010Northern Territory Literary Awards, in the categories of poetry, short story, youth fiction, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander fiction, and essay. Closing January 31 NORTHERNTerritory Library Christmas/New Year opening hours December 24, open 10am5pm; December 25-28, closed; December 29-31, open 10am-5pm; January 1-3, closed. Re-opening to normal hours on January 4, 10am-5pm. NOMINATIONSnowopen for theNTAchiever Award. Nominations close January 5. This prestigious award recognises an individual Territorian for excellence in either the arts, sport, career and/or community service. Call the Australia DayCouncil NT 8924 4204. COME and try Scottish country dancing February 6, 1.30pm. Social Scottish country dancing for beginners starts February 13 for 12 lessons, 1-3pm. Scottish country dancing youth class resuming February 1, 5.30pm7pm. Social Scottish dancing class for young dancers aged 9 and over at theMalak Community Centre. Call Angus at 8927 9203 or email anguka@internode.on.net DARWINBurns night 2010 January 30. Cost: $75 for four-coursemeal (incl shot of whiskywith haggis). Entertainment includes Darwin &District pipes & drums. Scottish attire available from Just Formals.Call Moyston 0424 265 668. PALMERSTONAquatic & Lifestyle Centre will run the famouswaterackety for children to use on January 4 and 6 from 1.30-3.30pmand January 11, 13, 15 and 18 from 1pm-3pm. 31 Tilston Ave, Palmerston. PALMERSTONRecreation Centre is running a school holiday program for 5-12 year olds onMonday,Wednesday and Friday from January 4-22. Bookings essential. Call 8935 9777. NOTICES DOyou haveGamba orMission grass on your property? Is your property in the Darwin Harbour Catchment? Greening Australia (NT) is available to Assist LandOwnersmanage for grassyweeds and fire. Gamba andMissionGrass are declaredweeds. Treat themnowbefore they set seed. To arrange a site inspection Call 8981 1344 or email catherine.orme@nt.greeningaustralia.org.au ARTHRITIS&Osteoporosis NT are calling for expressions of interest frompeople in Darwin andAlice Springs to attend a free nationally accredited training course to be held in both Darwin andAlice Springs late March/early April 2010. Call now.1800 011 041. ANTSupport Line is available for people livingwith Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Call Anne 8941 2365. IF YOU are disabled or affected by disability, join IntegratedDisability Action. Phone 8948 5400. GREENINGAustralia Nursery, Saturdays 9am-1pmand Tuesdays 8.30-5pm. Call 8981 1344. THEMulticultural Council of theNT is recruiting volunteers for its homework club, Thursdays 4-6pm. Call Melanie 8945 9122. DARWIN andDistricts Pipes and Drums is looking for pipers and drummers. Phone 0424 265 668. ONE in eight Australian womenwill develop breast cancer in their lifetime. BreastscreenNT is seeking women aged 50 to 69 years for free breast cancer screenings. Call 13 20 50. COMMUNITY Playgroup for children 0-5 years. Thursday 9.30-11am, LivingWater Community Centre. Call Kathy 0419 848 916. BE safe whenmowing or slashing your block. Loan fire extinguishers are available fromMilne Volunteer Bushfire Brigade. Call 8978 2091. PALMERSTONParkinson Support Groupmeeting, Palmerston Library, first, third Tuesday ofmonth. Call 8932 9566. AROUND Town is a free weekly service provided by the Northern Territory News. Send contributions to Aunchalee Boonmanee and Emma Smith at ntnmail@ntnews.com.au or fax 8981 6045 Deadline is noon on Friday. MARKETS PARAPmarkets, Saturday 8am-2pm. NIGHTCLIFFmarkets, Sunday 8am-2pm. RAPIDCreek fresh foodmarkets, Sunday 7am1pmandMonsoonmarkets, Thursday from 5pm-10pm. COOLALINGAmarkets every Saturday 8am2pm. Call Trish 0410 836 880. ADELAIDERivermarketsMonday,Wednesday and Saturday. PhoneMargaret 8976 7213. BERRYSprings communitymarkets, from8amnoon, the last Sunday of everymonthwith the exception of December, whichwill be held on the second last Sunday. Call 8988 6827. = FREE EVENT